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Smile!

Sunday, May 20th, 2012 Posted in ... Other | No Comments »

Ron Gutman: "Smiling stimulates our brain-reward mechanism in a way that even chocolate [..] can not match. British researchers found that one smile can generate the same level of brain stimulation as up to 2000 bars of chocolate." ...

The sarcastic fringehead

Sunday, April 1st, 2012 Posted in ... Other | No Comments »

No, I don't make this up: this is actually the name of a fish (Neoclinus blanchardi): This blog is called Beauty of people, but when I came across a post about this creature it reminded me that if we are looking ...

In Focus (The Atlantic)

Saturday, March 24th, 2012 Posted in ... Other | No Comments »

In these posts I sometimes refer to The Boston Globe's Big Picture foto series. I have the Big Picture RSS feed in my RRSOwl feed reader. I just discovered The Atlantic's In Focus, and have added the In Focus RSS feed ...

Spanish festivals

Saturday, February 4th, 2012 Posted in ... Other | No Comments »

What do Spaniards have that other countries appear to be missing? There seem to be many bizarre traditions and abundant festivities that are unique to Spain. Example 1: The annual festival of Els Enfarinats. In the town of Ibi in Alicante, on ...

Owls

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 Posted in ... Other | No Comments »

I've always thought of owls as fascinating animals: But be warned: owls are not pets

People: Celebrations and protests

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 Posted in ... Other | No Comments »

The Boston Globe's Big Picture featured two photo series on the way people celebrate and protest: A step-by-step guide to celebrating Global protests My earlier posts in the series People: (1) (2) (3)

Having one of those days…?

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 Posted in ... Other | No Comments »

... where things just don't seem to work out? Here's the perfect antidote: Which other songs have this effect on you?

People – The way the world eats out

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 Posted in ... Other | No Comments »

Foreign Policy has a nice slide show about street food vendors (click to view). My earlier posts in the series People: (1) (2)

Happy new Year 2012!

Saturday, December 31st, 2011 Posted in ... Other | No Comments »

I wish you all a fruitful 2012. This one's for right before 0:00     This one's for after:     BTW: While I'm writing this post the Dutch radio channel Radio2 is doing its annual Top 2000 with Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (re-instated) at #1:     While searching for ...

Posting frequency down

Sunday, April 24th, 2011 Posted in ... Other | No Comments »

I have a great new job at Calco-IT, but that means more travel time, so the frequency of my posts has gone down last week. It's unlikely that I can maintain the one-post-per-day rhythm from the last couple of months, ...