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Three random things I learned, or remembered, today

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Guy Fawkes Day

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MORNING

“Remember, remember, the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.”

BRITANNICA BLOG – WHERE IDEAS MATTER

The trouble with women……

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NIGHT

DON’T get angry. But do take charge. Be nice. But not too nice. Speak up. But don’t seem like you talk too much. Never, ever dress sexy. Make sure to inspire your colleagues — unless you work in Norway, in which case, focus on delegating instead.

By LISA BELKIN
Published: November 1, 2007

The New York Times carries an article on why the default image of leadership is still male.

THE FEMININE CRITIQUE

Population genetics

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NIGHT

Genetic Equilibrium in a large population is based on the Hardy-Weinberg Law

The link below describes what this is about and what factors might disturb this equilibrium.

THE HARDY-WEINBERG LAW

Animal lovers

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NOON

I have just discovered a site called “Advocacy for Animals.” It is a blog that seems to be part of Encyclopedia Britannica.

It quotes the following:

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

Mohandas K. Gandhi

And would also add that a nation’s treatment of its children and its elderly is also a measure of moral progress.

ADVOCACY FOR ANIMALS

Identical twins re-united

MORNING

I found this story about identical twins being reunited after 35 years more distressing than happy. Happy because they were at last united. Distressing because, unknown to them, they had been part of a cold, calculated experiment.

IDENTICAL TWINS RE-UNITED

The benefits of a mess

MORNING

When I enter a house that is an absolute mess, I think of three things.

Depression.
Creativity.
Far too busy combining work with a plethora of demanding life events.

Or a combination of all three. I never think of sloth, although doubtless that might be a factor sometimes.

It might too, be the house of a perfectionist. Where a mess is more acceptable than mediocrity.

Now, I can live in the most deplorable mess. And have done. In fact I am in a bit of a mess just now. I tell my children they are lucky to have a mother that can live in a mess. I tell them that this is a gift they should cultivate too, because at times it is a way to survive some of the awful things life may throw at them. Living in a mess can give time for rest and freedom.

It also teaches a lot about friends.

Some of them melt away from a really awful mess.

And that makes life interesting.

Confidence tricks

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MORNING

I suppose we all hate to be taken for a lemon.

There is, according to legend, a sucker born every day, and of course there are many confidence tricksters around who are all too ready to relieve them of their wealth.

Two main levers of confidence tricksters are gullibility and greed.

Here’s a link to help you recognising and avoiding the tricksters.

CONFIDENCE TRICKS