Packing tips and new inventions

January 20, 2015

Discussion with Simon Mercep on Critical Mass today was sparked by:

* The 15 best luggage hacks ever - not all of which I consider good advice and prompted me to ask when did the word hack replace tip?

and

* 26 clever inventions we need to add to our everyday lives.


Writers on writing and science on science

November 11, 2014

Discussion on Critical Mass with Simon Mercep today was sparked by:

and


Gardening and domesticity

October 28, 2014

Discussion on Critical Mass with Paul Brennan was sparked by:

* Sarah the Gardener

and

* The Domestic Executive


Chocolate chips and eggcorns

September 23, 2014

Discussion on Critical Mass with Simon Mercep today was sparked by:

* The science of the best chocolate chip biscuits (they called them cookies, but I prefer biscuits).

And

* Busted with an eggcorn. – malapropisms that ape the sound of a word.


Considerate flyer & a wellfesto

August 12, 2014

Discussion with Paul Brennan on Critical Mass today was sparked by:

* 8 ways to avoid being ‘that annoying passenger’ on a flight at Conde Nast Daily Traveler

and

* 10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out at the Wellfesto (which is a blog manifesto for wellbeing).

This post was sparked by an experience at a gym where the work-out coach was exhorting the class to imagine how they’d look.

The writer knew she didn’t want her daughter to be thinking of appearance as a motivation to fitness, instead she wanted her to know:

1. Strength equals self-sufficiency. . .

2. Fitness opens doors. . .

3. The bike is the new golf course. 

4. Exercise is a lifestyle, not an event. . .

5. Health begets health

6.  The bike is the new golf course. . . .

7.  Working out signals hard-working. . . 

8. If you feel beautiful, you look beautiful. . .

9. Nature rules. . .

10. Little eyes are always watching. . .

 


Playing with ears and words

July 1, 2014

Conversation with Simon Mercep on Critical Mass today was sparked by:

* An audio illusion

and

* Word games to determine which breed of English you speak

 


Smiles and tears

May 27, 2014

Discussion with Simon Mercep on Critical Mass today was sparked by:

* Does smiling make you happy?

* The Smile Project

and

* Looking at tears under a microscope.

 


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