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How Often Should You Shower? Celebrities Ignite a Ferocious Debate (WSJ)

The Wall Street Journal title: How Often Should You Shower? Celebrities Ignite a Ferocious DebateWSJ subtitle: Hollywood types including Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and Dax Shepard take a lax approach to hygiene, stoking a contentious uproar on how often one should bathe. It mirrors a similar discord in the medical community, and among everyday...

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A new Great Divide: generational conflict (2)

Last weekend's blog (eg, UK version) made me remember my early 2019 blog: The new generational conflict and divide. The anti-lockdown protests are also about a generational conflict: old(er) people who are pro-lockdown versus young(er) people who are anti-lockdown. Indirectly, this generational conflict is also about wealth. Young(er)...

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Half of Europe’s Smaller Businesses Risk Bankruptcy Within Year (Bloomberg)

Half of Europe’s Smaller Businesses Risk Bankruptcy Within Year (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: Half of Europe’s Smaller Businesses Risk Bankruptcy Within YearBy: Lucy MeakinDate: 22 October 2020"Over half of Europe’s small and medium-sized businesses say they face bankruptcy in the next year if revenues don’t pick up, underscoring the breadth of damage wrought by the Covid-19 crisis. One in five companies in Italy and France anticipate...

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Vacancy: rule-breakers for post-Covid politics (FT)

Financial Times title: Vacancy: rule-breakers for post-Covid politics FT subtitle: The pandemic has undermined trust in Europe’s leaders and is sending voters in search of new answers By: Simon Kuper Date: 17 September 2020 "Wile E Coyote, the cartoon character, runs off the edge of the cliff. For a second, before he realises there is no more ground beneath him, his...

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The fight-flight-freeze-fawn response

Conspiracies are not the inventions of ignorant people. You need to be creative to mix facts and fiction (eg, assumptions) into a narrative that is (somewhat) believable. It's probably safe to say that conspiracists are intelligent people with a (very) creative mind. However, they assume our leaders are (more) intelligent. What if that assumption is false? The...

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A century-old treaty haunts the Mediterranean (WaPo)

Washington Post title: A century-old treaty haunts the Mediterranean By: Ishaan Tharoor Date: 10 August 2020 "A hundred years ago, French, British and Italian officials convened in a famous porcelain factory southwest of Paris to carve up the Ottoman Empire. The Treaty of Sèvres, signed Aug. 10, 1920, concluded months of fitful negotiations among the victors of...

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