You see, I’m pretty good with deadlines. I don’t tend to procrastinate much. Deadlines are deadlines and if there is one on the horizon for me I can go as far as lose sleep over it. Yet, sometimes I do miss deadlines and sometimes I do procrastinate (and I hate myself for it). Like with … Continue reading

We Have to Go Back

Just watched a film that got me thinking about how once we choose one path, we can’t just turn back around and go down an alternative path should we not like our first choice. Our first choice is our only choice. We don’t get to live our lives twice. Once we make the very initial decision, it’s … Continue reading

12 HR Tricks My Company Could Use

Over the time I’ve been working at my current place of employment I’ve noticed how wonderfully some of the best HR practices work out in this place and how miserably the management fails when it comes to shortcomings they aren’t aware of. As I was reading up on human resources management, I pick out 12 … Continue reading

New Year 2013 by Maria Ivanova

Happy New Year

Want to write something about New Year, but not sure what I have to say. I think it’s a great holiday, psychologically. First, you feel part of a huuuge community that is celebrating the ending of a certain period in their life and the beginning of a new one. Sure, it’s bogus because nothing actually … Continue reading

My Preciousss

Just read this piece on how to pick best presents and thought it reflected my idea of picking out the best present. First, it has to be one present, because adding smaller ones to the kit reduces the value of the main gift, as it shows the giver was not sure one present was enough. … Continue reading

Best on Dyslexia

I’ve been browsing the web for dyslexia stuff these past days. Found good article on The New York Times (do read it). Wrote letters to experts mentioned in it. They replied. Referred me to other people, those haven’t replied yet. But that somehow inspired me to search for dyslexia groups on facebook. Found one where … Continue reading

You Don’t Have to Have Much to Show How Much You Care

Some French study, which I cannot find, but at least they claim so in one local news report discovered that girls are more open to giving their number to a cute stranger in order to grant him a date later in they meet the guy near a flower shop. 144 women (out of 600) gave … Continue reading

Ambiguous Loss

As Aimee Lee Ball writes in her column for The New York Times, the term liberated me. Ambiguous loss is a case of a person disappearing from your life without any explanation. It can be a case of missing person, children leaving home, lovers leaving with no reason stated, but it can also be a … Continue reading

Let’s Cheer Ourselves Up

I don’t know how to describe this, actually. I just think that many of Natalie Tran’s videos border on being pretty wonderful antidepressants))) Enjoy

Pupil dilation betrays the timing of decisions

As a junkie for anything on decision-making I was elated to find this research that basically says that pupils dilate the second a person makes a decision. NICE. As many of you know, pupils normally dilate when a person sees an object of interest, in some emotional states, e.g. fear, when a person experiences pain, … Continue reading


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