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Friendly people & animals

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

These pictures will make you smile. They might even make you want to get a pet… Just To Remind You That Life Is Beautiful

Photos of perfection

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Things that fit together or form a regular shape… Oddly Satisfying Perfection Photos That Will Calm You Down

A bit of advice from 100-year-old people

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Here’s a video with three people who are over 100 years old. They have a bit of advice, and you can also get this advice from looking at them and hearing them: have a positive attitude. Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds

Tips for using Google

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From TechGumbo, here are some potentially useful tips for using Google. I use Google all the time, and I didn’t know some of these things. 12 Cool Google Search Tricks You Should Be Using!

Neuroplasticity

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This short documentary shows some of the science behind the idea that you can retrain your brain. Neuroplasticity is the idea that the brain can be changed, it isn’t fixed. Dr. Norman Doidge’s research into this revolutionary concept shows that it can be used to help people with various debilitating conditions: The Brain That Changes […]

Smoking will be banned at McMaster

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I applaud any and all restrictions on smoking. Here’s one that makes me think about moving to Hamilton: McMaster University banning smoking on all campuses

Not-so-great trends in pop music

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Have you ever thought that current pop music all sounds the same? If so, you’re not alone. Here’s a YouTube video from Thoughty2 that backs up this idea with science. Find out what’s been happening with timbre, melody, rhythm, and vocals: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Stanislaw Lem imagined things that came true

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So far I’ve only read one book by Stanislaw Lem, Solaris. But it seems in his works he predicted a bunch of technologies that we have today. Mikolaj Glinski on Culture.pl shows how Lem predicted ebooks, audio books, the Internet, Google, and more: 13 Things Lem Predicted About The Future We Live In

How to avoid a right-wing populist wave

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Here’s an article by Amanda Taub from The New York Times. She describes how all the ingredients for a right-wing populist wave exist in Canada, but because of a collection of reasons it doesn’t happen. Probably key is that “immigration and racial diversity are sources of national pride.” Taub gives some historical context, going back […]

Maybe Democrats shouldn’t impeach Trump

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

I was under the impression that Donald Trump as president was a unique threat to the US and that since there are several good reasons for him to be impeached they should get right on it. As for Mike Pence, who will become president if Trump goes away, I figured he was a more run-of-the-mill […]