WRONG: The Animal You Spot First Says a Lot About Your Personality

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute No, it doesn’t. Sheesh. However, it says a LOT about the graphic design. The lion has a lovely DARK frame around it’s face (the biggest dark patch on that side of the image), making it quite prominent. We are predisposed … Continue reading

Finding meaning in life in a world without work

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This article misses the point. Assuming robotics renders many jobs obsolete AND we have the means to provide a basic living wage to all, this has the potential to free up masses of people to spend their time on things … Continue reading

Guest Post: Hunter-gatherers do not represent life in our Evolutionary Environment of Adaptation – Helga Vierich

Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes Are children keen to learn even when they have no schools? How can we teach empathy and self-control? This guest post looks at hunter-gatherer societies and gives us a glimpse into an approach to education and interaction that is different … Continue reading

Vital Importance of Summer Down-Time

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute What do you think of having a summer “off”? Do you think kids suffer from being away from school for 2 months in the summer? I think it is essential. I worry about what we lose when kids don’t have … Continue reading

21st Century Tech: Is it harder or easier to become informed?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve been pondering this for some time now. It is easier now than ever before in history to get your word out there. This blog is an excellent example. All I need is a little bit of computer knowledge and … Continue reading

5 Gamer Comments That Give Straight White Guys a Bad Name | Cracked.com

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute THIS: They’re playing in the comment section of a website about video games: That’s three levels of virtual world created only to entertain them. 5 Gamer Comments That Give Straight White Guys a Bad Name | Cracked.com. This is brilliant. … Continue reading

I Make Up Worlds – The Problem with ‘Boys Will Be Boys’

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I Make Up Worlds – The Problem with ‘Boys Will Be Boys’. An interesting parallel. I’ve always thought that parents needed to accept responsibility for at least some of the violence against women problem. But especially the moms – their … Continue reading

Sandy Hook Shooting: Video Game Violence Isn’t to Blame | TIME.com

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Sigh. Sandy Hook Shooting: Video Game Violence Isn’t to Blame | TIME.com. Dec. 20, 2012 Yesterday, Senator Jay Rockefeller introduced a bill calling on the National Academy of Sciences to “study” video game violence on children. Speaking of the recent … Continue reading