Category Archives: Culture

50 Shades of Cinderella

It is always the same stories we are fascinated about (at least some of us). They constantly reappear in various shades, and so does Cinderella. Not so much the fact of regurgitation is amazing, but its variation. The most popular … Continue reading

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The Posture: Hands on Waist with Elbows up And Pointed out.

It may be attributable to my latent prosopagnosia, but because I cannot read too much from facial expressions, I’m quite good at deciphering body language. When I recently came across a picture of a friend I was fascinated by the … Continue reading

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Berlin Pictures in Spring

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Picked-up Quote on Love

At a reading at the Leipzig Book Fair, Ipicked up the following quote today. Falling in love is just like handing over to someone the power to seriously harm you, but only those who don’t abuse deserve it.

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Why donkeys considered stupid and dogs the preferred pet of dictators?

The answer lays with psychology, human psychology. I found this remarkable quote in an Nature article that gives us the clue. “Dogs are the only naturally occurring models of psychiatric [anxiety-]disorders.”[1] During human evolution two kinds of animals were domesticated. … Continue reading

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Peak Beard

– A social psychological explanation of rising number of bearded men. – A few years ago a study appeared that tried to explain the growing popularity of beards. In a nutshell the theory goes that men’s attractiveness to possible mating … Continue reading

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Bird flu is the Loch Ness monster of the 21st century.

In previous centuries, whenever British newspapers sensed a silly season, any evidence however spurious about Nessi the monster from Loch Ness was warmly welcome to fill the newspaper pages. It is similar with bird flu nowadays except that it is … Continue reading

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What the Ukrainians Can Learn from the Swiss

In Medieval times, the Swiss were sought-after soldiers throughout Europe. They were brave and well trained. Though quite expensive, feudalistic rulers were eager to employ the Swiss wherever they could afford it. Out of that tradition, the Vatican even today … Continue reading

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Modern Sutlerism

People are not keen to be reminded of the limitations of their cognitive abilities. That’s a psychological problem. It’s a matter of self defense in those who are not fully conscious of what they are thinking and why, and who … Continue reading

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Mark Zuckerberg Reveals His Simplemindedness

The buisiness insider and many other newspapers reported a donation of $3 billion made by Mark Zuckerberg to cure all disease by the end of this century. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced today that their foundation will donate … Continue reading

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