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  • ABC to be Happy

    04 May 2018

    A = Keep Active (we know that activity and exercise are very effective ways of improving mood) B = Be Optimistic (we also know that positive, realistic thoughts are the drivers of happiness and the best way to overcome depression) C = Decide to Take Control...

  • What is the meaning of life?

    04 May 2018

    Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? What is the only goal in life worth pursuing? The great seventeenth-century theologians who formulated the Westminster Catechism began their treatise by answering all of those questions in fifteen words. Life...

  • Why Are We not Happier During the Holidays?

    04 May 2018

    Science shows, however, that high expectations are frequently both erroneous and toxic. Toxic because they may lead to letdown and even depression. Erroneous because we focus too much on the salient high points (e.g., the vacation, voyage, or feast) and...

  • Mieze im Kinderwagen: auf Deutsch

    12 June 2017

    Mieze im Kinderwagen Seht, das ist der Hund Knurr. Er sitzt vor dem Haus. Und da ist das Madchen Rosi mit der kleined Katze Mieze. Rosi will mit der Katze Mieze spazieren gehen. Angst und will nicht in den hof gehen Rosi ni nimmt den Kinderwagen und setzt...

  • The gentlest eyes, the loveliest face –

    05 August 2020

    In the immediate aftermath of Culloden, Rob Donn (1714-78), in “Song of the Black Cassocks” connects apocalyptic imagery with specific place and time: I am heartsick for Scotland The people, so badly divided: Motives, desires, the mind of the country,...

  • English flood-mitigation plans

    31 August 2020

    Scrutiny of local and national flood-mitigation plans appears to be poor and investments have been too low or have sometimes been made in plans with clear flaws. Communication of flood-mitigation plans is often flawed and one-sided, with critical questions...

  • chronic covid symptoms is vital

    20 August 2020

    Data collection on chronic covid symptoms is vital. If we don't know how many people have long tail covid or how long for or how it is affecting them we have little chance of effectively treating these people. There's likely to be big, ongoing illness...

  • Technology & the Amish

    29 April 2018

    Technology & the Amish The Amish are averse to any technology which they feel weakens the family structure. The conveniences that the rest of us take for granted such as electricity, television, automobiles, telephones and tractors are considered to be...

  • 2020 Lockdown Edinburgh Festival

    08 August 2020

    This year plenty many of Edinburgh residents that are delighted that the Festival has been cancelled this year. I used to love the buzz of the festival but simply too many 'culture tourists' making residents lives unworkable - sky high rents, not enough...

  • A true test of a good government

    19 July 2020

    The true test of a good government, ’ Alexander Hamilton wrote, ‘is its aptitude and tendency to produce a good administration.’ It is a test the United States and Britain have failed ruinously during the current crisis. A clue is in east Asia countries.......

  • pretty

    29 July 2017

    Pretty Vacant Sex Pistols There's no point in askingYou'll get no replyOh just remember a don't decideI got no reason it's all too muchYou'll always find usOut to lunch Oh we're so prettyOh so prettyWe're vacantOh we're so prettyOh so prettyA-vacant Don't...

  • Swede Jokes

    11 August 2018

    Why don't Scandinavians need sugar? Because they already have artificial Swedeners. How does every Swedish joke start? By looking over your shoulder. Whats the difference between a smart Swede and a unicorn? Nothing, they're both fictional characters...

  • Monday

    06 May 2019

    Monday and a day to cycle returning to an umbrella That I had left without thinking Such is life leaving things here there and everywhere got to take a notebook write down what I should do write down what I have write down to remember not to lose things...

  • tumeric

    12 May 2016

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turmeric Do you have a jar of turmeric languishing in your spice cupboard? Or perhaps you're looking for ways to add it to your diet in response to all the recent studies indicating its health-promoting and disease-preventing...

  • Amish Family Life

    29 April 2018

    Amish Family Life The family is the most important social unit in the Amish culture. Large families with seven to ten children are common. Chores are clearly divided by sexual role in the Amish home - the man usually works on the farm, while the wife...

  • Texas

    21 July 2017

    Poverty is a condition of deficiency, or an absence of the normal or generally satisfactory amount of cash or material. Nearly one in five Texans survive beneath the neediness level. Still more disturbing, more than one in four (26.6%) kids in Texas lived...

  • The clangers

    31 July 2017

    The clangers The Clangers whistle to communicate. The lovely food of the clangers was green soup that they would get from the soup dragon. The clangers lived in peace and harmony. The clangers lived on a small, hollow planet, far, far away:

  • The Fox

    06 May 2018

    When the fox dies, the fowls never mourn; for the fox never rears a chicken. — African proverb Kiedy lis umiera, ptactwo nigdy nie płacze; bowiem lis nigdy nie wychowuje kurczaka. Wenn der Fuchs stirbt, trauern die Hühner nicht; denn der Fuchs hütet nie...

  • The Glasgow Ice cream wars

    03 June 2020

    The Glasgow ice cream wars Help the Channel Grow Like, Comment & Subscribe! Hello and welcome back to another video and today we will be looking at the glasgow ice cream wars. War...... Wa... Channel 4 Documentary on TC Campbell & Joe Steele, the two...

  • Dirty Air

    04 May 2018

    Dirty Air In wild, empty parts of the world, the air is very clean. But in places where there are millions of people, the air is often dirty. That is because people burn fuels that pollute the air. Polluted air is bad for us and can harm our lungs. Smoke...

  • On the ferry

    06 September 2020

    on the ferry on the ferry looking back at the peninsula A cloudy look at the peninsula Speeding now away from the peninsula With the peninsula well away in the horizon now

  • Misleading

    05 July 2018

    Misleading. deceptive; tending to mislead to lead or guide wrongly; lead astray. to lead into error of conduct, thought, or judgment. to be misleading; tend to deceive: Misleading comes from before 1050; Middle English misleden, Old English mislǣdan. ....

  • Altars in the street

    11 June 2020

    Here is an altar that has been constructed It is the first one as you come out of the church Here is the second altar This is the Third Altar This is the last Altar which is in the cementary

  • marijuana

    30 July 2017

    A Summer's day. All is nice. Eagle hovering above. Marijuna in the fields . Cycling past some marijuana Until the field of marijuana ends. nn

  • Air is important

    29 April 2018

    Air is important How often do you think about the air around you? For most people, the answer is never: Yet air is very important to us: We simply cannot live without it. That is because air contains a gas called oxygen that all animals need to survive. Air...