Coping With COVID and Life’s Many Stressors…

Stress - welcome to 2021

I recall seeing a short film called “A Year to Remember”. I’d now like to see a movie called “A Year to Forget”! The reality is that, for many – perhaps most, of us, 2020 was an exhausting year. Mental and physical health concerns, concerns for elderly relatives and friends, job insecurity and/or dislocation, social […]

Is ‘Big Brother’ watching you?

Is big brother watching you

Surveillance seems to be everywhere… in our streets, our shops and malls and even in our home. But just how prevalent is it and are Google, Amazon and Apple really recording every thing you say? Stopped at traffic lights? Look around. Paying for fuel? Smile… you’re on candid camera. In your dentist’s waiting room? Yep, […]

The Long and the Short of Terms of Service Agreements or…

Terms of Service for major sites

‘I ain’t got time for that stuff!’ When was the last time you read the ‘Terms of Service’ for anything you signed up for? Did you read Facebook’s? How about LinkedIn? Uber? Your local ‘click and collect’ grocery store? Let’s face it, we’re unlikely to read them unless we have one or two needs: We […]

MAKING AMERICA GREAT WILL REQUIRE ENDING THE LIES

To make America great again, we need to stop the lies.

A lot has been made of Trump’s pathological lying and the damage it is doing to the fabric of our society. Not least of which is the current rocky transition to a new leader. But a compelling argument could be made that since the founding of our nation we have been pickled in lies and […]

Love is a Sound: The Intriguing Mystery of ASMR

The ASMR sensation is akin to an electrostatic-like ripple that travels across the scalp and down the spine. Some have quite literally described it as a ‘brain orgasm.’ Here’s what science says about the growing cultural phenomenon.

MAKING AMERICA GREAT WILL REQUIRE ENDING THE LIES

A lot has been made of Trump’s pathological lying and the damage it is doing to the fabric of our society. Not least is the current rocky transition to a new leader. But a compelling argument could be made that since the founding of our nation we have been pickled in lies and deceit. No […]

Republicans vs Democrats: Who’s Ahead in the Sex Surveys?

Republicans vs Democrats: Who’s Ahead in the Sex Surveys?

With the US presidential elections just a week away, the whole world is watching on as the most powerful country on earth struggles to redefine itself. For many, in fact, it has gotten so that watching the news in the United States is almost as worrisome as watching the news in a developing country. If […]

Australians are red hot over climate change!

Smoke-filled sky during Australia's 2020 bushfire disaster - Stanley Li

Four years ago I stood as an independent candidate for the Australian federal parliament. I didn’t win but I made a real dent in the expectations of the sitting member. My single biggest issue was the urgent need for climate change mitigation. The sitting member was – and still appears to be – a climate […]

Will I or won’t I? Yes or No?

Will I or Won't I - Free Will

Scientists still haven’t figured out free will, but they’re sure having fun trying… In 1983, American physiologist Benjamin Libet conducted an experiment that became a landmark in the field of cognitive sciences. It got psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers either very excited or very concerned. The study itself was simple. Participants were connected to an apparatus that measured […]