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Walk Towards The Sounds Of Gunfire

Fear is what stops us, everywhere in our lives, particularly the pointless fear of what other people will think. We know when something isn’t right. We should trust our instincts and risk saying so. 29 more words

Psychology

Paradoxical Pink

Pink is desaturated red, but it approximates in common usage to magenta, a colour which is odd in that it ‘doesn’t exist’ in nature.

On a colour wheel, magenta comes between red and blue, but red and blue light are at opposite ends of the spectrum. 145 more words

Psychology

Take Your Time

The interesting stuff doesn’t just roll over and ask to have its tummy tickled. We reckon it takes three hours of reading, thinking and researching to get into the right mood, when you might notice the unseen link, the mind-altering fact, the life- changing insight, lurking in the fireplace. 35 more words

Philosophy

A ‘Politically Correct’ Christmas

The story about a council attempting to avoid offence by renaming Christmas ‘Winterval’ continues to do the rounds despite it not being true. Eleven years ago, Birmingham ran a promotional campaign for businesses in the city that lasted the whole of the period from November to the end of January. 133 more words

Ignorance

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Charles Dickens is largely responsible for the way we celebrate Christmas today; before the publication of A Christmas Carol in 1843 Christmas seemed to be dying out in Britain. 244 more words

History