Why are facts so hard to accept?
Any normal person, regardless of nationality, color or political stance, would strive to get the truth and a full set of facts before deciding on doing one or the other. We all would (I hope). So how come that some 72 million people in the USA went to vote for the latter?
Social Media is mostly about… me!
On July 30, 2014, the Danish Social Scientist and Historian, Michael Böss, pitched a commentary in the Danish national daily, Berlingske Tidende, about how we - the primate Homo Sapiens - use Social Media. This made me think about the monkeys with the sticks.
Are you laughing enough at work?
Laughter is most likely not the first thing you think of when you are asked to reflect on your job. Except perhaps if you are a stand-up comedian or a circus clown. But maybe we should start including the sheer concept of ‘laughter’ when planning our work.
Happier without the sour bungle
Do you belong to that part of frequent Facebook-users who are starting to feel a bit nauseated - or just plainly annoyed - by the growing amount of cackle and bungle in that forum? And do you overall believe, that the foundation for creating peace and a better world for all is our mutual ability and obligation to talk to each other respectfully and take joy in other people's happiness and luck? Well, there is another option!
Jim Al-Khalili – An Ambassador of Science
One has to keep one's mind fit and up-to-speed, when a global financial crisis leaves the number of possibilities at a low. Obviously a good deal of physical exercise helps - be it a jog in the woods or a swim in the pool. But by accident (or incident) I stumbled across a guy who has caught my full attention in the past few weeks, causing me to leave behind sneakers and several books, and exercise my brain instead.