Look. Think. Live. 9.

The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum

 

Look.

Beautiful Chrome extension that reminds you how beautiful this planet is. *** Nature unleashed in the Grand Canyon. ***  Girl with the Pearl Earring reinterpreted by Banksy. *** The faces of Cuba. *** Why we like that repetitive song. *** Some beautiful Tango from Carlitos and Noelia.

Think.

“Sugar was a gift to capitalism: As a shortcut to instant energy, it allowed men and women to work harder than they were able to do in a sugar-free world. […] Sugar is our great shortcut. To calories, to corporate profits, to immediate satisfaction.”*** The economy of Burning Man, and what the gift economy entails: “Gifting – defined as the act of giving without the expectation of anything in return – alters the notion of value” *** Logical fallacies. The one I find the most frustrating: the authority fallacy. Assumed authority vs. expert authority. *** In an automatized cockpit, where pilots rely so heavily on technology, the chances of human error is higher when things go wrong.

Live.

I usually take a weird anthropological perspective every Halloween, wondering why grown-ups want to play dress-up, but also what their choices reflect. I somehow find it fascinating, yet could never devote myself to it. I still look at the fun costume ideas, or the DIY tutorial. My favorite this year: Little Red Riding Hood or Cheshire Cat Smile make-up tutorials. If only I had the skills for this. *** And some paper masks to print at home. *** ADHD gender differences matter. Women are more difficult to diagnose because what we know about it is based on studies on hyperactive boys. “ADHD does not look the same in boys and girls. Women with the disorder tend to be less hyperactive and impulsive, more disorganized, scattered, forgetful, and introverted. “They’ve alternately been anxious or depressed for years,” Littman says. “It’s this sense of not being able to hold everything together.” “*** Currently reading: The Devil’s Dictionary with words of wisdom, such as ““Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.”

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