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“Positive Attitude” Bullshit: On the dangers of “radical self-love”

There is an endless supply of people who are ready and willing to inform us about what we are doing wrong, and how we can alter our behaviour so we can get ahead and inject magic and happiness into our lives. 1,953 more words

msgeekmedia reblogged this on Liberal, like my Mama... and commented:

Positive Thinking is not going to win over structural racism, structural sexism, structural able-ism or anything else beyond your control. The only thing that beats that is this: ORGANIZE AND FIGHT.

When science and math divorce

From Science of Doom’s series on renewables, listed as “A brief summary of reality:”

The fact that at some times of peak demand there will be little or no wind or solar power doesn’t mean it provides no benefit – you simply need to “backup” the wind / solar with a “dispatchable” plant, i.e. 693 more words

Environmental Propaganda

Kidney disease and the rabbit's foot.

I was reading an amazing article in Scientific American while trying to figure out where the idea of a lucky rabbit’s foot comes from. And it was interesting indeed to discover these tokens were considered a “reversal” of all the bad things it took to acquire them in the first place. 1,276 more words

Healthcare

Psychiatrist: fuck feelings

http://nypost.com/2015/08/23/psychiatrist-says-f-k-happiness-and-f-k-self-esteem/

Adults who want to be handled with kid gloves can indeed fuck right off.

Say you’ve been to therapy, or bought a self-help book, or thought about doing either of those things.

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Psychology

Magical Thinking Part 1

I like magic.

My favorite entertainers growing up were magicians. I loved seeing people disappear, get sawed in half, or switch places with someone else (who was usually tied up in a box of some kind.) I am a card trick aficionado. 311 more words

Magical

Cause and Effect - Cargo Cults and Carts Before Horses

Fetishizing failure is as dangerous as demonizing failure.


Catherine Swetel (@CatSwetel) June 19, 2015

Sometimes our love of shortcuts can make us really stupid. Take, for example, the idea of “Fail Fast”.

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Management And Governance