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Less = More vs More = Better

The more you know yourself, the shorter your relationships

Following her questions about (my) relationships, I suddenly received a weird thought: the more you know yourself, the shorter your relationships. Actually, this line summarizes my relationship history rather well: from very long to very short. She acknowledged that my thought also applied to her situation. I'm far from sure that my blog title will also apply to...

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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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Subtractive solutions

Several years ago, I wrote my blogs Less is More (2014) and More is Better (2016). Latter was about consumerism. The former has a broader context in our vocabulary. For some time, I've saved a 2021 Scientific American article for future blog use: Our brain typically overlooks this brilliant problem-solving strategy. Many problem-solving solutions have two basic...

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Confident humility (2)

Confident humility (2)

Last Sunday, someone asked me about Monday's blog. In her view, confident humility is about a fight in which the soul wins from the ego. Her view makes sense. In my terminology, the Body (eg, heart), the Mind (eg, ego) and the Soul would be neatly aligned (my blogs). This would then give a kind and humble person (artist, lyrics, video, Wiki).When the ego inflates,...

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The new kid in town

One of the great lines in this Eagles song is: "They will never forget you 'til somebody new comes along". That's what I've felt for the last couple of days. Female interest in my dating profile was that huge that technical problems suddenly prevented me from answering anymore messages. The site still hasn't figured out the reason for the problems (eg, maximum...

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By Losing Genes, Life Often Evolved More Complexity (Quanta)

Quanta Magazine title: By Losing Genes, Life Often Evolved More Complexity Quanta subtitle: Recent major surveys show that reductions in genomic complexity — including the loss of key genes — have successfully shaped the evolution of life throughout history. By: Viviane Callier Date: 1 September 2020 "When Cristian Cañestro set out in the early 2000s to study...

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