Category Archives: Personal development

The only technique to learn something new – Boing Boing

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Great at murder

Great at murder at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. What killed that day was a rifle and the people who profit by promoting its sales, its maintenance and its supply of ammunition. The solution isn’t armed guards with assault … Continue reading

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Walking the Walk …

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/todays-paper/Pedestrian+friendly+city+should+priority/5523186/story.html Ms Bramham’s stats confirm what I’ve believed for a long time. We just don’t need a car as much as we once did, and the quality of our neighbourhood is the main reason. We each walked 40 K in … Continue reading

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The hidden lives of eagles

My opinion about bald eagles changed while watching them hatch and raise their young in the nest at White Rock (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/index.php?topic=White-Rock-Eagle1#CloseUp). What was once rare is now common. Technology allowed us to peer into the nest from the moment the … Continue reading

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Many boomers in dark about Alzheimer’s

Many boomers in dark about Alzheimer’s BY PAMELA FAYERMAN Sun Health Issues Reporter pfayerman@vancouversun.com The Vancouver Sun 04 Jan 2011 A quarter of B. C.’ s baby boomers can’t name a single early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a … Continue reading

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Ahoy, earthling!

This morning’s paper has an item on Voyager, launched in 1977. In the first Star Trek movie, Voyager — called V’Ger — has moved so far from earth that it is adopted by a race of machines in a remote … Continue reading

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Strength training helps cognition…

Seniors’ strength training helps cognition, Vancouver study finds BY PAMELA FAYERMAN The Vancouver Sun 15 Dec 2010 A new study by Vancouverarea health professionals suggests that seniors who take part in strength-building exercise regimes can reap cognitive and other health … Continue reading

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Ten holiday movies …

No Christmas movies are being released this year … It’s just as well. Some of the Christmas releases have been awful in recent years. The Jim Carrey 3-D Scrooge was CGI gimmicky in the extreme but okay, and it’s not … Continue reading

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The Pleasantville Code of Conduct …

I have seen Pleasantville again. This makes at least 20 viewings of this film since it was released in the Nineties. The film has surfaces and layers that only reveal themselves in subsequent viewings. Its plot twists and turns through each … Continue reading

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A Literary bucket list …

Have you read more than six of the books on this list compiled by the BBC? The British Broadcasting Corporation notes that most people read only six of the 100 books on this list. Instructions: Copy this list. Bold those … Continue reading

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