Month: December 2008

  • You’re the tops..

    The clincial psychologists ‘bible’ – the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders runs to 886 pages listing 297 things that could be wrong with your noggin. There’s another version in the pipeline and the chances are it will be even longer. It’s enough to make you suicidal, depressed or even, god forbid, turn to…

  • Thesis – Final Remarks

    At the very beginning of this doctorate, the very first book I bought was Greg Murphy’s introductory The Big Book of Concepts (Murphy, 2002). At the time, I was charmed and delighted by the title. I could not imagine a more appropriate title for anyone embarking on any Ph.D. The image of being armed with…

  • very clever

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  • Reasons to be cheerful.. scientifically validated!…de-2-minute.php It takes just two minutes a week to make yourself happier. All you have to do is sit down make a list of five things you are grateful for and you’ll be 25% happier. Jeremy at the always brilliant PsychBlog summarizes the evidence: Emmons and McCullough (2003) were surprised to find that happiness could…

  • Google maps pub finder This google maps + beer in the evening mash up is very handy. The pins are colour coded according to the rating.

  • ical = gcal, at last


    in Google Introduces Calaboration: Full Google Calendar Integration with iCal Google has released a configuration utility called that will allow you to fully integrate your Google calendars into iCal. About time too! Go here via MacResearch

  • New Humanist Advent Podcasts


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    My old friends over at the New Humanist are doing Christmas in style this year. Not only are they hosting several Festivals of lessons and Carols for the Godless. They are giving you a little podcast advent calendar. Day 1 is Stephen Fry and they have Alexei Sayle, PZ Myers and a few surprises over…