Mind Over Matters June/July 18

Self-Worth and Anxiety by Richard Nicholls

Studies into the psychological theory of what’s called ‘The Resources and Perception Model’ have shown us that feeling physically low can influence the way we see our external world. When tired, we tend to guess the gradient of a hill as greater and destinations in the distance are estimated as further away. But what we also find is that things that we might perceive as threatening, like tarantulas, are perceived as being closer to us rather than further away. This shows us that things that should be manageable actually feel more difficult than they actually are and so we could miss out on opportunities if we’re not careful. […]

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Tom’s Column June/July 18

When Did Comedy Lose its Right to Make the Powerful Feel Uncomfortable? by Tom Beasley

The rules of a comedic ‘roast’ are very simple. Nothing is off limits, as long as it’s funny. A roast is built on brutality and on the person at the centre of it all being enough of a good sport to understand the game that is being played. Unfortunately, the phrase “good sport” is not one that anyone would connect with Donald Trump and his administration. […]

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Bits and Bobs Column June/July 18

Old Friends, Mountains and Gadgets by Bob Garlick

We moved house recently, well it was actually eleven years ago but it seems like only yesterday. We had been in the previous house for over forty years. […]

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