What is a memory palace? Humans have a real problem when it comes to remembering lists. Technology like computers - and before that the written word and printing press - are great when it comes to remembering lists, but we suck at it. When our brains were developing "way back", we lived in much smaller … Continue reading Memory Palaces
For those that care, I've uploaded a second youtube vid on the subject of the HealBe GoBe 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbE0Dmr2MPI Again, I'm really not trying to become a tech reviewer - but it's an interesting bit of kit with relatively little balanced information about it to be found online, so I wanted to share my thoughts. … Continue reading HealBe Gobe 2 redux 1
Meditation is, unlike most ideas covered in this blog, a subject about which I feel much more sure-footed in my stance. Usually I jump on a fad because it looks interesting, and then decide to look into it to see if there’s any substance to the claims before going too far down the rabbit hole. … Continue reading Meditation
An unusual post here which I didn't really set out to create, but found fun nonetheless. In my quest for a better me - fitter, healthier, more balanced, wiser, smarter, happier, more fulfilled, etc - I tend to recruit technologies. These vary from gadgets to supplements. I never intended to review them, but I wanted … Continue reading Product Review – Healbe GoBe 2
It's been a very long time since the last post here. I wanted to get a quick redux out to get me back into the habit of writing, because the good news is that my enthusiasm for this project hasn't waned, and there's a lot to write about.
I heard the hype (haven't we all) about Hydrogen water, so I went and bought myself a machine to produce it at home. Better late than never, I'm now doing the research to see whether there's actually anything to it! TL;DR Almost all supposed benefits are captured by the claim that hydrogen water is antioxidant, … Continue reading Hydrogen Water
Here's a challenge - organise my thoughts on politics. Here we go... Left and Right As I said in my post on the big five personality traits, the traditional Left/Right model is not useful. It lacks the nuance to fully explain the philosophies and values of real humans. Humans are complex. Ten aspects is a … Continue reading Politics
What I've learnt about The Big Five, and why I think it is such a valuable model. Applications in viewpoint diversity and educational institutions.
It's been a month (or thereabouts) since I put the first post live, so it's worth a few paragraphs reflecting on this project, how it's going, and where it's going. The purpose, at this stage at least, of doing this is not to reach lots of people, but to provide me with a creative outlet … Continue reading General Update – One Month In
TL;DR Beware overdosing on fat-soluble vitamins (D, as an example), as these accumulate in the body and may introduce health problems. Consider your diet, and whether you actually need supplements (in general, and on any given day). Pay attention to your body for symptoms which might tell you you're deficient (fatigue, etc) or have blood … Continue reading Dietary Supplements