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Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Shows Time Isn’t on Putin’s Side (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg opinion title: Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Shows Time Isn’t on Putin’s Side Bloomberg opinion subtitle: Russia’s president is overestimating the weakness of Europe’s democracies and underestimating Ukraine’s willingness to fight. By: Leonid Bershidsky Date: 8 September 2022 "A battle for initiative is raging in southern and eastern Ukraine, and signs...

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Parents learn children to speak; children learn parents to be silent.

My blog's title is a translation of a Dutch proverb that I once learned from a friend. He has four adult children but only speaks to two of them. I suppose he told me that proverb when we talked about out mutual situation. Recently, I noticed a similar article: My adult children say I wasn’t a good mother. Another friend told me about two couples in such a...

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Judging people

Tuesday last week, several people commented on my draft blog on Parenting. One of them included a nasty judgement about me without even knowing me. We live 2,000+ kilometers away. She claims she is my friend and even her brother. To me, her comment felt as betrayal of our (online) friendship. Her comment didn't hurt me though because you can only hurt someone with...

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Subscription services in Automotive

Last week, BMW announced a subscription service for heated car seatings (eg, Ars Technica, BBC, the Verge, WSJ). This development would allow for: (i) lower production cost (ie, standardization), (ii) an artificially lower manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), and (iii) increase of post-sale "rental" revenue. This innovative idea sounds too good to be true....

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Quitting dating is like quitting smoking

I hesitate writing this. I prefer not to give up on Hope. Dating at my age is becoming increasingly discouraging and sometimes outright depressing. I'm not alone in my view. Several people already said the same to me. Some stopped entirely. Last Sunday, someone used my fishing in troubled waters analogy. That analogy captures various aspects like demographics,...

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Why suffering is good (by Paul Bloom)

Big Think / The Well title: Why suffering is good By: Paul Bloom, a Canadian American psychologist (Wiki)Date 21 June 2022 "What are you proudest of in life? When you reflect on all you have done, what things stand out as the most celebrated, the most important — the most meaningful? The chances are that what comes to mind are those things that...

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