Category Archives: Psychology

Crappy holidays:Singles Awareness Day

Looks like I’ve tapped a rich vein of material when it comes to “special days made up for questionable reasons.” Next up is Singles’ Awareness Day, which, as any fule kno, was celebrated on 15 February, the day after St Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Accept no substitutes

As anyone who’s ever glanced at this blog before – and who’s ever done more than glance at it? – I have a proud record of being last with the news. Always fashionably late to the punchline, that’s me.So it gives … Continue reading

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Alpha males

Like this guy, apparently. (Well, according to Google Images, anyway – if you search “alpha male”, it’s pretty much him or Don Draper from Mad Men). I might have started this post by claiming that “society wants me to be … Continue reading

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Blink-182 and the deceptions of memory

This is well-known pop-punk combo Blink-182 (2015 edition; they’ve had line-up changes):- It’s fair to say that they’re looking a bit the worse for wear after nearly 25 years of rock and roll, but then who isn’t? Anyway, whilst I wouldn’t claim … Continue reading

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Beheading people? How rude.

If there’s one thing the world has a surplus of, it’s moral outrage. It’s a rare day when something or other doesn’t happen to cause Twitter or Facebook to explode with righteous indignation, justified or not, and while this sort … Continue reading

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Anger isn’t an energy.

If there’s one thing the world isn’t short of, it’s angry people. Of course, the internet is a great place to find some impotent rage, but only because it’s a quick and easy means of expression for the pent-up anger that exists in real … Continue reading

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You know another thing I failed at? Therapy, that’s what.

In yet another entry in what looks like a long-running series – I fail at something. Only this time, for a change, it wasn’t an online failure. A few years ago, deciding that my real-world social life was not exactly … Continue reading

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