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Elections are about what you feel, not what you Think

You might object that people were asked ‘What do you think?’ rather than ‘What do you feel?’, but this is a common misperception.

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Ask for what you want and when you don’t get it…

“You won’t get anything unless you ask for it. And if you ask for it and you don’t get it, maybe it wasn’t worth having in the first place. Some things are just never meant to be, no matter how much we wish they were.” Gilmore Girls, season 6 ep 22

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The young students who thought they were old

<<Imagine that I’m a professor, and I’ve asked you to come and see me in my office. You walk down a long corridor, into my office and sit down at a table. In front of you is a sheet of paper with a list of 5-word sets. I ask you to make a grammatical 4-word […]

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People don’t sue doctors they like

<<It’s how they were treated, on a personal level, by their doctor. What comes up again and again in malpractice cases is that patients say they were rushed or ignored or treated poorly. “People just don’t sue doctors they like,” is how Alice Burkin, a leading medical malpractice lawyer, puts it. “In all the years […]

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How Tom Hanks is special

<<The Hollywood producer Brian Grazer, who has produced many of the biggest hit movies of the past twenty years, uses almost exactly the same language to describe the first time he met the actor Tom Hanks. It was in 1983. Hanks was then a virtual unknown. All he had done was the now (justly) forgotten […]

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The Parthenon on a Nazi book-burning site

Argentinian artist Marta Minujín has used thousands of prohibited books to construct a replica of the Parthenon in ancient Greece on a Nazi book-burning site in Kassel, Germany. http://on.dezeen.com/Ykq6Nm  

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How and why we love art

“The very work of art has a personality: it may be serene or restless, courageous or careful, modest or confident, masculine or feminine, bourgeois or aristocratic. And our preferences reflect what we feel we don’t have enough of in our lives. We call a work ‘beautiful’ when it compensates for our imbalances in some way, […]

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As we decide and choose, so are our destinies formed

“We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch or the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within […]