The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.

~ Fyodor Dostoevsky ~

Archive for August, 2012

How much weird stuff should we take off today?

Weird Stuff That’s Been Happening

August 21st, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 2 secs

The lengths some people will go with hair extensions…

Weird Stuff That Bears Do

Unlike the Norwegian mother bear who burst into a vacation shack in Norway with her three cubs, then downed a hundred cans of beer before trashing the furniture, some bears are more delicate. Like the black bear in Este Park, Colorado, who despite being greedy, demonstrated a better set of bear manners. Read the rest of this entry »

Just how compatible are your first names? And does it really matter?

How’s Your Love Match First Name Compatibility?

August 20th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 52 secs

If he’s Peter and I’m Mary, why should I bother about Paul?

Have you ever considered doing a love match first name compatibility test? No? Well, while I love first name compatibility matches, I don’t taken them even slightly seriously. Instead, to me, they’re hilarious. Horatio and Harriet, Michaela and Mungo, and the ever patient Algie and Eunice never make the hit list. But never fear because there are always plenty of regular names tipped as the ideal titles to confirm that certain, special relationship. Read the rest of this entry »

Are perfect 10 bodies really necessary?

Who Wants Perfect 10 Bodies?

August 19th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 43 secs

What’s behind the desire for perfect 10 bodies?

What drives us to seek out perfect ten bodies? Is it a hunger for perfection? Or, perhaps just a lust for what we see as ultimate beauty? Read the rest of this entry »

Two little guys pretending to be abandoned baby seal pups...

How An Abandoned Baby Seal Brings Out Our Best

August 19th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 38 secs

Okay, they’re not seals or abandoned. But they are pups!

Is there anything more forlorn than an abandoned baby seal? Its loss and loneliness touches us at every level, triggering our compassion and desire to shield. Wanting to nurture and protect, we connect. So, in a sense, seeing need in a vulnerable creature can bring out the best in us. Read the rest of this entry »

Because horoscope prediction is bound to let us down.

News Flash! Aries Tomorrow Horoscope Redundant

August 17th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 29 secs

Whatever you call it, horoscope prediction isn’t what it’s made out to be.

Yes, Aries tomorrow horoscope is redundant. You can skip it because it no longer matters. Nor do any of the other forecasts. What matters is who you are now and what you’re doing by being you. Read the rest of this entry »

With reasons you can believe in everything is easier.

Have You Got A Good Reason?

August 16th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 44 secs

Good reasons go the distance.

I marvel at the power of reasons. Collectively, we can create, construct, tear down, and deliberately destroy. With will, we can build huge buildings and edifices of every description. We can readily commit to years of study, to work in careers, devote our energies to that person we adore, or sacrifice our freedom to pursue things esoteric. We can even risk life in conflict; facing all the terror of injury and death. All for the sake of our reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

How about having a more beautiful life?

Finally Happy: How To Have a Beautiful Life Now Is Here

August 14th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 39 secs

Happy: How To Have a Beautiful Life Now has arrived and, yes, that’s Scallywag, the cat.

At last! Happy: How to Have A Beautiful Life Now has been released. There’ll be a wider rollout and I’ll create some direct links. But for now, you can easily get a copy from and The Book Depository without difficulty. I’ve also noticed it’s available from Barnes and Noble, though it appears without much description. Read the rest of this entry »

How can you be both smart and happy at once?

Does Being Smart Make You Happier?

August 13th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 27 secs

Can you really be both smart AND happy?

Would you regard yourself as being smart? If so, have you ever wondered whether your ability is having an impact on your happiness? You may have drawn the conclusion being smart and happy is like water and oil, and no matter what you do they won’t mix. Woody Allen traded on this theme throughout his filmmaking career, juxtaposing the miserable hero (usually himself) who was too intelligent and introspective for his own good. Happiness always passed him by. Read the rest of this entry »

Will computers even be reliable?

Why Are Computers So Much Trouble?

August 12th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 15 secs

How come computers fail so much?

All right, you bought it. Against your better judgment, but it was a good deal and your son declared you needed one. So there it sits amidst a tangle of wires. Your computer.  Yet, despite being told how easy it would be to use, that’s not how things turned out. Instead, this blinking thing has become a niggling hassle. Read the rest of this entry »

Study skills and high school success need some strategies.

Key Secrets To High School And Study Skills Success

August 11th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 7 secs

Vital high school and study skills are essential for success.

Nearly every student thinks high school and study skills success techniques are obvious. But that’s only half true. Read the rest of this entry »