Monthly Archives: April 2011

Minimalism fail?


I think I have the perfect shoe wardrobe now. But is it minimalistic?…well, rather not, coming from an extreme point of view, i.e., compared to folks who are content with only one pair of vibram five fingers or such. I … Continue reading

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Hello, atomic energy answer seekers!


Hi to everyone who is stumbling over my little blog here googling for nuclear power plants As you will see, this blog is not about forms of energy, or anti-nuclear activism. It’s about us living life a little differently, embracing … Continue reading

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Photo of the week


People using the Mangoro river in South-Eastern Madagascar to transport goods.

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The allegory of the cave


Disclaimer: Most of my information about this story comes from what I anecdotally knew before, spiced up with info from the web – I haven’t read the original “Republic” myself yet. In the cave allegory by Plato (he lets his … Continue reading

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Choice conflict


I’m just reading a book about behavioural economics (Why smart people make big money mistakes — And how to correct them by Belsky & Gilovich), and a passage about “choice conflict” stuck with me. They write about decision-making of customers … Continue reading

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How to be beautiful


Only eat crackers with diet cheese every day, until your body doesn’t look a day older than twelve. Use lots of make up and spray-tan, and botox from the age of 29. Read lots of advice books on how to … Continue reading

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Photo of the week


Small things can look intimidating when you come closer. Look at the jaws (mandibles) of these leaf-cutter ants in Panama!

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