Habits, Flywheels and New Year’s Resolutions

Google noted that in 2022, there was a new record for the search, ‘Can I change?’ If the father of modern psychology, William James, was alive, he’d probably say, ‘of course you can. Change your habits’.  Most behavioural psychologists would say that habits are the key to understanding behaviour, and that habits are simply learned. …

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Turning a Blind Eye

Administrators are currently selling the assets of Melissa Caddick, who parted her family and friends with around A$23 million in a Ponzi scheme. Ms Caddick’s severed foot was found on a New South Wales beach three months after she mysteriously vanished from Sydney. I still find people who are convinced that she cut off her …

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It’s in the Bag

According to the magazine Paris Match, and various respected journalists, Putin’s bodyguards ‘collect his excrement on trips abroad and take it back to Russia with them.’ They are quite literally, carrying the can. At first, I wondered if they had taken the plea made to all tourists, leave only footprints behind, just a little too …

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