Category Archives: mentality

Vive la France

Vive la France ! Bon Appétit !

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Irish storytelling revival

An article, by Rory Boland on BBC Travel, tells the story of a possible revival of Irish folk storytelling. The seanchaí were Ireland’s original storytellers, travelling from village to village to tell tales. “Reporters, entertainers and historians” rolled into one. … Continue reading

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From perseverance to relieving pain and fever

Ibuprofen, is an anti-inflammatory drug that is used for relieving pain, helping with fever and reducing inflammation. It is one of the most widely used medicines around the world. A recent article on BBC tells the story of Dr. Stewart … Continue reading

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Are we happy? Are we content?

A guy named Jeff Haden has posted this nice philosophical piece, titled Why Doesn’t Anyone Ever Feel Rich? (Or Even Happy?), on LinkedIn Pulse (see here). He is a “ghostwriter, speaker and … editor”. This piece can be considered “motivational”, … Continue reading

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In Praise of Being ‘Unproductive’

Bethany McLean has written a very good opinion piece about Productivity and ‘measuring’ it. You can find it on LinkedIn: In Praise of Being Unproductive. Just go and read it. It is part of a LinkedIn series #ProductivityHacks, but it … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland – 150 years

Alice in Wonderland is a classic, a story loved by millions of people around the world. (If anyone needs a reference…). It was written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson – under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. He was ‘a mathematician at Oxford’. … Continue reading

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I’m there, and I’m not there. Like the glass in the window.

The BBC has featured an article, The people who think they are made of glass, about a strange psychological delusion where people think that they, or their parts, are made of glass. Here is an excerpt (with my comments): Lameijn … Continue reading

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