Proudly Fly the Flag

canada flagHave you spent any time recently on vexillology? That apparently is the study of flags. I must admit it was a new word for me but I became quite enthusiastic about it after seeing a TED talk today. It was given by Roman Mars for whom it seems to be somewhat of a passion. Continue reading

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You should laugh more

why we laughFew will disagree with the title of this post.. After all laughter is the best medicine we are told. But why do we do it? Sophie Scott is a cognitive neuroscientist who can explain to you exactly why we laugh. You can see her TED presentation below. It is fun to watch and worth every minute you will spend on viewing it. Continue reading

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Walking my dog

walking my dogEvery morning at about the same time I go with Tia, my dog, for a 25 minutes walk. We always go the same way and it got me thinking. Some might ask me,” Isn’t that boring?” My answer is a strong denial….. and why would I say that?

The best answer is probably that ancient quote by Heraclitus. You can never jump into the same river twice. There are so many ways in which the scene changes every time we visit. Continue reading

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Scottish referendum: Will teens freeze their grandparents pensions

scottish referendum yesThe CBC poses an interesting question this morning: Scotland referendum: Will slacktivists help secession succeed?  As is noted, the voting age in the Scottish independence referendum is 16 years and up.  Apparently slacktivists is the name for those between 16 and 18 years of age. Continue reading

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Would Scottish pensions be frozen pensions

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With the referendum in Scotland on separating from the United Kingdom occurring tomorrow, there is much discussion on a whole series of financial matters.  It seems that there is an intention that pensions as in the past would continue to be paid by the government in London.  However that raises a very interesting question. Continue reading

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Scotland please don’t leave

On September 18, those living in Scotland will be choosing in a referendum whether they wish to remain part of the United Kingdom or to be a separate country.  Current polls suggest the Yes side may be inching ahead of those wishing to stay in the UK.

Many outside Scotland feel that this would be a real tragedy.  That is why a BBC headline notes that on Scottish independence: Celebrities call for Scots No vote
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Is It Time For A New Ergonomic Office Chair

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This article is contributed by Jim Taylor.

If you’re one of those people that want to know what the big deal about ergonomic office chairs is, you need look no further than your own body. Without even knowing it, many individuals suffer needless negative health effects due to posture or sitting problems in the office. Continue reading

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Does Gray Hair Inspire Trust

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With advancing years, some seniors seem to be concerned that their gray hairs could confirm that they are past their prime. However, there is another side to this issue. Anyone who displays gray hair clearly accepts life for what it is and accepts what aging implies. Indeed, many would feel that getting older means getting better. Continue reading

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5 Things To Think About Before Risking Your Finances By Suing Someone

This article is contributed by Kevin Davis.

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When you decide to sue someone it can do one of two things. You could end up in a world of financial pain, or you will end up with a nice chunk of change in your pocket. You don’t know which of those situations you’re going to end up in, so before you think about suing anyone we’re going to look at a few questions you should ask yourself. Continue reading

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