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Police Interviews and Interrogations
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Post No.: 0339   Furrywisepuppy says:   (The room is dark apart from the light of a single lamp blazing right in the suspect’s face. In the shadows, Furrywisepuppy is wearing a trench coat and fedora hat too why not … Read More

Pluralistic Ignorance and False Consensus
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Post No.: 0338   Furrywisepuppy says:   Pluralistic ignorance was very briefly mentioned back in Post No.: 0237 as one of the reasons why the ‘bystander effect’ sometimes occurs when people are in crowd situations.   ‘Pluralistic ignorance’ can be … Read More

Psychoactive Drugs on Developing Brains
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Post No.: 0337   Furrywisepuppy says:   Alcohol, tobacco (mainly nicotine), cannabis (mainly THC), caffeine, betel nut, LSD, MDMA, cocaine or indeed any kind of psychoactive drug generally negatively affects the developing brain, and not just temporarily. Alcohol, for instance, … Read More

Raising Kids with Active and Healthy Habits for Life
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Post No.: 0336   Furrywisepuppy says:   Children are born with relatively open minds, are highly inquisitive and are not ‘set in their ways’ yet, and so they should be raised to be aware that there are a lot of … Read More

Forgiveness for the Benefit of the Forgiver
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Post No.: 0335   Furrywisepuppy says:   Forgiveness is the ability to make peace without prejudice when things don’t go your way or when people don’t do what you want them to do. It’s a step towards the acceptance of … Read More

A Few Techniques to Help You Remember Things
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Post No.: 0334   Furrywisepuppy says:   Like with absolutely any other skill you wish to improve – you’ve got to want it, learn it, practise it, use it and then review your progress regularly. Plan and set ‘SMART’ objectives … Read More

Get Richer by Working Your Assets Off
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Post No.: 0333   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Assets normally appreciate faster than wage rises do i.e. the rate of compensation for one’s labour doesn’t usually rise as fast as the value of investment assets that just sit there, often doing … Read More

Peer Reviews, and Dodgy Scientific Practices
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Post No.: 0332   Furrywisepuppy says:   With scientific experiments, scientists must declare their hypotheses before they begin gathering any data. This is because – especially if you’re going to measure a lot of different things and especially if you’re … Read More

Can We Be Both Genetically Pre-Programmed and Free?
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Post No.: 0331   Furrywisepuppy says:   We’re all ‘pre-wired’ or ‘pre-programmed’ regarding our basic propensities, drives, emotions, instincts and behaviours. In some cases we might even be considered ‘hard-wired’. Although we may think we’re each unique, individual or totally … Read More

If More Women Were in Power
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Post No.: 0330   Fluffystealthkitten says:   It’s utterly, empathically and categorically indisputable that behind every great man there is a great woman!   …But would it be even better if more women were in front – in more leadership … Read More

I Gets No Sleep (Insomnia)
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Post No.: 0329   Furrywisepuppy says:   Your ‘sleep onset latency’ is the length of time it takes for you to fall asleep from the moment you tuck into bed and switch off the lights. A time of around 15-20 … Read More

Reactance and Reverse Psychology
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Post No.: 0328   Furrywisepuppy says:   Some people, in the face of authority and restrictions to their freedoms, automatically feel compelled to resist that authority, regardless of whether these restrictions are for their own benefit or not. Adolescents are … Read More

Carbon Capture and Other Tech to the Rescue
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Post No.: 0327   Fluffystealthkitten says:   You probably already know about photovoltaic solar panels, solar thermal energy, hydroelectric dams, wind turbines, bioenergy and geothermal energy when it comes to renewable energy sources or technologies. There’s also nuclear power, as … Read More

The Common Causes of Mental Health Problems
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Post No.: 0326   Furrywisepuppy says:   The causes of mental health problems can be social causes e.g. a traumatic life event such as a bereavement, job loss, being a victim of fraud, sexual harassment, severe trauma due to a … Read More

The Benefits of Exercise are Hardly Just Physical
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Post No.: 0325   Furrywisepuppy says:   Keeping regularly active and physically fit is not only good for a child’s physical health but is also good for their concentration and academic performance at school. Active kids tend to be more … Read More

Surely You Must Be Joking?
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Post No.: 0324   Furrywisepuppy says:   It could be said that jokes fall into or involve a few basic categories or elements. There are exaggerations that create wild mental images, understatements or sarcasm. There are puns such as words … Read More

Train Harder Than in the Test Situations
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Post No.: 0323   Furrywisepuppy says:   Most people say they personally prefer a certain learning style to another. For example, some say they’re more of a visual versus verbal or auditory learner, some prefer to read something on a … Read More

Is Religiosity in Decline?
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Post No.: 0322   Furrywisepuppy says:   In the industrialised world, religiosity has been on a marked decline, even in the USA. This may be because life has somewhat improved for many people overall over the past several decades, and … Read More

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