I’ve never understood the idea that because a small number of people have a gender identity problem, that we should extend that problem to others, especially our own kids. “Offering kids the opportunity to pursue what they’d like, freed from societal expectations, is an undeniably positive thing — whether it has to do with toys, […]
Psychologists at Harvard University have found that there are several elements that are very important and basic. It is not as complicated as you may think. All of them are quite obvious, but a good reminder all the same.
Wim Hof has not been the only person to promote cold water immersion as a means for health. However while he has encouraged research into his methods, he has come under fire for the claims people associated with him have put forth which are dubious at best. Pepijn van Erp has an interesting write-up on […]
I never would have directly thought of the benefits of singing, let alone that there was research into it, but it is one of those things that should be obvious. There’s a growing body of research into the impact of singing on well-being. We now know, for example, that group singing raises your pain threshold. […]
Just watch the trailer for this. Sometimes I feel that the loudest people don’t really want to solve the problems they are complaining about. If they did, they’d have nothing to say any longer. Here is a man who truly gets to the heart of things and makes an actual difference. Daryl Davis is an […]
What could be better than a service that you can use to royally piss off telemarketers who call you without permission? What better that the guy destroys Windows and IRS support scam call centres by flood-calling them with bots? You can listen to the audio of some of his calls — they are hilarious. Especially […]
Apparently a few trials are getting underway, or proposed, in various countries. It’d be very interesting to see the results of such a trial. Canada is also giving it a go. With social welfare coming under increasing financial and political pressure, some see basic income as an obvious solution. Providing a basic income can actually […]
This much reminds me of having to explain why words like “right” have a silent “gh” in their name. Language history can be quite fascinating. The names of stops on the London Underground can seem nonsensical: think Elephant & Castle or Shepherd’s Bush. But they actually hide 2,000 years of odd anecdotes and historic quirks. […]
Years of research by one firm into improving the Wankel engine, famously used by Mazda in its RX-series cars, may see it return far more efficient than before. Connecticut firm LiquidPiston has revived the old Wankel Engine idea and made it work, creating a better engine for the vehicle of tomorrow.