Wayne’s World

More, Not Less, Responsibility

Japanese cafes have now introduced an option of cuddling cats.  At the initial rate of the equivalent of $11.00 per hour, customers can handle and play with the resident cats.  For the Japanese who generally have little time or space for pets, this is...

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The Rewards of Hard Work

Most Eurozone countries are suffering under the severe cutbacks required by the debt crisis, but not Germany.  While French workers have slashed their leisurely lunches from the typical hour and a half twenty years ago to a brief twenty-two minutes in 2012, the...

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Companionship Has Its Rewards

A Finnish study over seven year of nearly 3,500 mean and women between the ages of 30 to 65 shows that people who lived alone were more likely than their peers who live with a partner to take anti-depressants.  In raw figures, 25% of those who live alone used...

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Renewing Will Power

According to recent story in www.Scienceandreligiontoday.com, depleted will power can be restored through sleep and eating.  Rested people demonstrate more will power than tired people.  In fact, will power proves to be highest in the morning and lowest in...

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Success Comes With Age

According to a recent study of Nobel Prize winners, researchers Bruce Weinberg of Ohio State University and Benjamin Jones of Northwestern University have determined that major scientific contributions tend to be made more frequently by older scientists than by...

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Daily Miracles

Performance artist Marni Kotak, age 36, gave birth inside a New York City art gallery October 25, 2011.  This is not a “couldn’t get to the hospital in time” story.  Kotak actually arranged to deliver her baby at the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, asserting...

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Self-Improvement Through Honesty

Honesty is not only the best policy when dealing with others.  It is also the best policy when evaluating oneself.  Researchers led by Young-Hoon Kim at the University of Pennsylvania have concluded an accurate self-assessment of performance – good or bad –...

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The Future of Religion

The Church of Kopimism has received official sanction from the government of Sweden.  Founded by a 19-year-old philosophy student, Isak Gerson, in 2010, the church considers computer file-sharing a holy act akin to prayer or meditation.   Authorities...

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Goals Worth Pursuing

If there was ever a doubt that capitalism has transformed China, consider the story picked up by the British Daily Telegraph from Shenzten TV in the province of Guangdon in June 2011.  A seventeen-year-old Chinese boy, identified only by the name Zheng, suffered...

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Books Are Still Valued

Pharmacies keep their narcotics behind the counter.  Supermarkets keep cigarettes behind the counter as well.  In each case, the idea was to make certain neither drugs nor nicotine get into the hands of the vulnerable.  That bookstores keep certain...

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What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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