Pipe and brick. Skills Tasmania HQ, the corner of Bathurst and Campbell Street. September 2013.
As you know, the Internet is a wonderful place filled with the rich and varied treasures of the world holds (and RSS feeds.) The following are some things that I've had a look at in the last week. I call this: a Compendium of Click-throughs for Monday Morning...
- What Happy People Do Differently.
- Smaller animals perceive time as if it is passing in slow motion.
- How Poverty Taxes the Brain: “The condition of poverty imposed a mental burden akin to losing 13 IQ points, or comparable to the cognitive difference that’s been observed between chronic alcoholics and normal adults”.
- The reasons for preserving biodiversity are becoming more widely understood... "George MacKerron and Susana Mourato from University College London and the London School of Economics recently looked at the relationship between happiness and nature. They found that people are happier in all outdoor environments (except in fog or rain) than they are indoors. What makes them happiest is taking exercise or bird-watching by the sea or on a mountain with someone they like."
- On average, drivers who search for a “good” parking spot end up no closer to their destination than those who park immediately.
- ‘Everyday Sadists’ Among Us.
- Anger found to be the most popular emotion on social networks.
- Julian Burnside's account of engaging with his mountains of hate mail should remind people of the importance of engaging ignorance with civility, rather than ridicule. Many are capable of changing their mind if acquainted with facts.
- Terrible real estate agent photographs.
- Why don't some parents like taking advice from non-parents? The thing is, nobody really knows how to raise a child. It's pretty much always on-the-job-training, the operative phrase being 'on-the-job'...