Have you ever noticed in year books and in photo and in the ever growing phenomenon of selfies that people tend to show the left side of their face. In the video below, science writer Sam Kean, author of the upcoming book The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, explains the scientific origins of this phenomenon
With all the debate about "illegal" immigration in the US, I found this cartoon that was pretty humorous and points out the irony very well. If you have time, watch the video, How to Solve Illegal Immigration from the Pinky show which is clever, creative, and humorous.
Here is an interesting story from the Daily Mail Online. It will be of interest to those increasing number of us who have more sedentary occupations.
The study by researchers at Chiba University in Japan, concluded that bosses should limit the time their staff spend on computers.
Lead researcher Dr Tetsuya Nakazawa said: ' This result suggests the prevention of mental disorders and sleep disorders requires the restriction of computer use to less than five hours a day.'
Another report I read mentioned that use of computer leads to people zoning out which is why many have the urge to surf the internet in the afternoon.
It is also bad for posture and skeletal formation. Mark Sisson has come up with great adaptation that can be used in the office. I would like to see this in mine! He has tread-desks and stand up workstations!
The title of this blog is an allusion to the famous work of Blaise Pascal. This blog represents the variety of my interests and thoughts on any given day and are strung together, like Pascal's Pensees, in no particular order. I work in the field of mental health, education, and human rights. I write and am a human rights advocate. I enjoy poetry, jazz, spirituality, politics and a potpourri of other interests that you will see reflected in this blog.