Category Archives: Human Behavior

Comfort For You Tipplers

[caption id="attachment_2606" align="alignright" width="678"] Not As Bad As You Think[/caption] Here’s good news for those of you who like an occasional tipple – or even those who drink regularly.   The recent paper in the Lancet suggested any amount of alcohol is bad for you.   Before that I had always comforted myself, as I sipped…
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Redemption on Caroline Street

I’m tempted to lead with some bad joke, like Christian Zammas is exchanging hard drugs for soft. It is true. He has gone from using hard drugs to peddling soft one(s) - caffeine. [caption id="attachment_2584" align="alignnone" width="725"] This[/caption]   All brought about by a sort of epiphany that has motivated him to gather up people with…
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Heart Apps Causing App-rihension

My brother-in-law Olly, a Dutch ex-merchant mariner is a bit of a character. But also a bit of a hypochondriac.   [caption id="attachment_2562" align="alignnone" width="666"] The Picture of Health?[/caption]   When Paula and I went to England for Christmas , the whole family decamped to stay at Fingals Hotel, which describes itself as  an “eccentric,…
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What Traumatizing Kids Can Do To Them

This is a piece I wrote for the Free Lance-Star about the incredibly long term effects adverse childhood events (ACE's) can have on people.   What's the prospects for kids currently being separated from their parents at the border?   Adverse Childhood Experiences     I was not giving much thought to the childhood experiences…
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