Ted Talks – Life Lessons From An Ad Man

Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a change in perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider “real” value -- and his conclusion has interesting consequences for how we look at life. https://www.ted.com/talks/rory_sutherland_life_lessons_from_an_ad_man

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Ted Talks – The Mathematics Of Love

Finding the right mate is no cakewalk -- but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone. https://www.ted.com/talks/hannah_fry_the_mathematics_of_love?referrer=playlist-the_weird_science_of_love

Ted Talks – Let’s Try Emotional Correctness

It's time for liberals and conservatives to transcend their political differences and really listen to each other, says political pundit Sally Kohn. In this optimistic talk, Kohn shares what she learned as a progressive lesbian talking head on Fox News. It’s not about political correctness, she says, but rather, emotional correctness. (Contains profanity.)   https://www.ted.com/talks/sally_kohn_let_s_try_emotional_correctnessContinue reading Ted Talks – Let’s Try Emotional Correctness

How To Make Stress Your Friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and … Continue reading How To Make Stress Your Friend

The Belief System “Mine’s Better Than Yours.” – Is It?

Whether one believes in a well known religious belief system, it may come from western, eastern or individualistic belief is not the point. The point is everyone has one. If they have none, then that is their belief system- to believe in nothing. All too often at yearly family gathering or business conferences there will … Continue reading The Belief System “Mine’s Better Than Yours.” – Is It?

The Real “Daddy Issue” Problem

All of us have heard  the term before and know what it means. The classic daddy issue defined: A girl has had a soggy relationship with her absent father which leads to resentment of the relationship. The girl as an adult goes on to find an older man relationship for her protection and safety. That's … Continue reading The Real “Daddy Issue” Problem

To Complain or Not To Complain, That Is The Question

You met them all the time. They're in the supermarket aisle gobsmacked at the price of milk. They're at the petrol pump disgusted at the price per litre. They're in the bus shelter or staff room stating political view and what they would do if... Welcome to the world of "The Complainer" What would they … Continue reading To Complain or Not To Complain, That Is The Question

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

DIRECTOR:  John Frankenheimer GUEST BLOGGER:  Vaughan  Tales of chaotic productions and catastrophic flops remain irresistible to film buffs, arguably more so than famous successes, and few films have illustrated this better than “The Island Of Dr. Moreau”. More than twenty years after its release the film continues to be a fixture of “Worst films of … Continue reading The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

“Back in my day.” The old, grumpy complainers.

Everyday I met people in my job that complain. They fall into one demographic "old." Why do "old" and "complainers" go hand in hand in the same sentence? Let's break it down and look at psychology of old baby boomer complainers that won't go away and are stuck in their ways: The Psychology of Lev … Continue reading “Back in my day.” The old, grumpy complainers.