Thursday, August 21, 2008

Jealousy & the Seduction of NeanderThink

It's an utterly ridiculous emotion yet comes so naturally...an evolutionary blueprint ingrained in our genetic coding, manifested as a function to protect what seems to be rightfully ours...yet we make the conscious choice of either holding onto it or letting it go. The more habitual it is the harder it is to perform the latter.

The epic battle between primitive nature and human decency rages on. I refer you to a write up from Psychology Today about the subject:

http://psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-20060721-000004.html

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

ecomodder! Wahooo!!!

So I decided to be a bit more green while saving some green in the process by visiting ecomodder.com. By using their various tips on how to "hypermile" I've driven my trusty 2005 Honda Civic Si 280 miles so far on a half tank of gas when I use to only get 200.

My iffy calculations estimate around 5 bucks worth of savings at each fill up so it might be worth it in the long run...if and only if you're a good enough driver and use that prefrontal cortex to think ahead of the game!

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Smell of Unconditional Love

Not only did great spiritual leaders like Jesus, Buddha, and Ghandi disseminate pearls of wisdom, they also smelled wonderful!

Studies have shown that people can in fact smell emotions. Since these historically enlightened beings were in fact truly happy their disciples and followers were not only willing to listen...they were also more than willing to smell.


http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg12717314.700

Friday, August 8, 2008

Scientific American Mind - My Letter to the Editor

Hey guys, just wanted to share my letter found in this months Scientific American Mind magazine which by the way is a great subscription. Scroll down to the subtopic The Stress Factor and you'll find my comment along with Wenner's response.

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=mind-letters-aug-2008&page=2