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Will Getting That Pay Raise Make You Happier?

The short answer is no… unless you earn less than $50,000 per year, a pay raise won’t make you happier.  Once your basic needs are met, earning more money will not make you any happier. Will becoming more attractive make

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Do we all “Fake it”?

Do we all “Fake It” ?  I listended to a excellent Freakanomics podcast over lunch on “faking it” that makes a lot of sense.  No, I’m not talking about “faking it” in the bedroom (although I’m sure some faking does go

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Science and Morality?

Sam Harris makes some interesting arguments for why science should be involved in evaluating moral arguments in his recent TED Talk. He argues that there is often not one “correct” position to take on an issue, but a range of

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Mr. Deity and the Magic

I couldn’t stop laughing as I watched this video.  Apparently Penn and Teller are magical beings, ignorance is truly bliss, and knowledge is bad.  A humorous illustration of why critical thinking is good.  Enjoy!

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Mr. Deity

A little bit sacrilegious, and extremely funny…  Finally Mr. Deity provides an answer that makes sense of evil in this world:

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Reinventing the Sacred across Cultures & Religions – Stuart Kuaffman

A great interview by Stuart Kauffman where he talks about reinventing the sacred as a shared space across cultures and religious traditions so the sacred can bring us together rather than be a point of division.   Stuart has also

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Santa Clause & Our Modern Christmas

This article was first printed in the Martlet (the UVic school newspaper) in about 1980. Unfortunately at this point in time, I do not know who the author is, which prevents me from giving appropriate attribution. The present festivities of

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