Monthly Archives: December 2010

Altruism, Couldn’t Be Better!

Freud once said “life is not easy!” Here’s a funny Seinfeld episode: George costanza tip jar                       Altruism Asks For Nothing in Return, Really!? George gets Steinbrenner (his boss) hooked on eggplant calzones from a local Italian restaurant. But George … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Negative Attitudes Towards Maths!

Poor teaching leads to the inevitable idea that the subject (mathematics) is only adapted to peculiar minds, when it is the one universal science, and the one whose ground rules are taught us almost in infancy and reappear in the … Continue reading

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Feel Good With Necessary Illusions!

The Manufacturing Consent In this video Noam Chomsky explains the consept of manufacturing consent, which Walter Lippmann wrote about in his 1922 novel Public Opinion. The creation of consent is not a new art. It is a very old one … Continue reading

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Wandering mind – as good as it gets!

Not all those who wander are lost. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose. ~ Bo Bennett The Harvard Gazette : Wandering mind not a happy mind The results: We spend at least half our time thinking about … Continue reading

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Step Into The Light With Plato’s Cave

This is the Allegory of the Cave, by Plato (427-347 B.C.) What is an allegory? It is a form of extended metaphor, in which objects, persons, and actions in a narrative, are equated with meanings that lie outside the narrative … Continue reading

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What Can 2010 Year In Review Do For You?

See how the World Searched with Google’s 2010 Zeitgeist : Re-live top events and moments from 2010 from around the globe through search, images, and video. Biggest Winner of 2010?   Biggest Loser of 2010?   Best Politician? Worst Politician? … Continue reading

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Feel The Easy Weight Loss

The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook. ~Julia Child Key concepts : Dieting by cellphone, Snacks That Power Up Weight Loss, Turn off the lights, Multitasking, Infomania, Downside to downsizing, Weight … Continue reading

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Have You Had Your Irritating Words Today?

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. – Lily Tomlin Which word(s) and phrase(s) do you find the most irritating? A top 10 of irritating expressions has been compiled by researchers at Oxford University : 1 – … Continue reading

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The “Mouseland”- a political fable

I want to share with you a story. It is a story of a place called the “Mouseland”. It is a political fable told by Tommy Douglas in 1944. Watch: Mouseland – Famous speech by Tommy Douglas about rich fat … Continue reading

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Shadow Education

I wanted to write on the topic of “Academic Dishonesty” for a very long time. I decided to write this blog after reading, 61% of undergraduates “admitted to cheating on assignments and exams. And this shocking news, Mathematicians protest degree … Continue reading

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