Bobby McFerrin hacks your brain with the pentatonic scale

World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo. He’s musically amazing. From boingboing And for a bit of fun Again from here on boingboing And another link from boingboing if you haven’t seen it already as it has over 14 million views. Here is […]

Parkinson’s Law

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. From Wikipedia Parkinson’s Law is the adage first articulated by Cyril Northcote Parkinson as the first sentence of a humorous essay published in The Economist Somebody posted a copy of the original Economist article on the bulletin board at work. Interesting how it […]

Overeating is about fat, sugar and salt

Overeating, It’s not about willpower, it’s about our conditioned behavior. Which is played with by the food industry, fat, sugar and salt. We need to cool down the stimulus. So says David Kessler, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration Listen to this CBC podcast on The Current for May 26 where I […]

Hi-tech is distracting our brains

From the Guardian A study has shown that one in five suffers very badly due to the distractions triggering our brain and ending up with us procrastinating. Here is a good post with recommendations on how to cope with multitasking and other issues.

Modern communication is not what we need to keep happy

I have been trying to tell the kids that instant messaging is a waste of time and concentration. There are a number of reasons why, particularly that the non-verbal interaction — body language and facial expression — is a large part of how we communicate, not just the words. Tragically, there are now a whole […]