Catholic Contentions (Part One)

…more to come when I get a chance to think about them more fully. (Namely, Patriotism -and- Christian Unification) but in the meantime, this struck me about my political philosophy whilst meandering around this morning on the interwebs: [This one’s gotta be quick, because I could write a book on the thesis.] Catholicism is being…

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Same Old, Same Old.

5 dangerous things for kids: & Are narcissists more charming?: On the basis of a realistic behavioral approach, the authors showed that narcissists are popular at zero acquaintance and aimed to explain why this is the case. In Study 1, a group of psychology freshmen (N = 73) judged each other on the basis of…

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The Greatest Lesson Ever Preached.

Silence is the greatest lesson ever preached. – Silence under irritation– Silence under criticism– Silence under disappointment– Silence when rebuffed– Silence under ingratitude– Silence under jealousy in oneself– Silence under the jealousy of others– Silence under disloyalty– Silence when self-pleased– Silence in sorrows of all kinds No practice seems of more value than silence. It…

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A Few More TEDs…

Ariely – Why do people cheat?: + Why a woman’s haircut can make her look drastically different: In four separate experiments, the researchers asked university students to make paired comparisons of attractiveness between female faces with identical facial features but different eye-mouth distances and different distances between the eyes. They discovered two “golden ratios,” one…

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