Suggestion Saturday: December 22, 2012

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, photographs and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

The 45 Most Powerful Images of 2012. A worldwide 2012 digital photo album. Some pictures are inappropriate for younger or sensitive readers.

Average Life Satisfaction Score By Age. 50+ readers, how accurate is this chart in your experience?

Eyewire. So apparently this game helps to map neurons. Knowing more about where and how neurons are connected will give the neuroscientists who created it a better idea of how human neural systems work. Of course, if this was the opening scene in a horror movie we’d quickly discover that Eyewire turns its users into zombies or something so I can’t be held responsible if you wake up undead tomorrow. 😛

From 10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know Before She Turns 10:

 It is almost never about you. What I mean is that when people act in a way that hurts or makes you feel insecure, it is almost certainly about something happening inside of them, and not about you.

Atheist Census. Do any of these labels apply to you?

  • Atheist
  • Agnostic
  • Freethinker
  • Humanist
  • Rationalist
  • Secular
  • Non-religious
  • Other

If your answer is yes please fill out this census. At 5 questions it’s incredibly short and the results are tabulated almost instantly.  So far most of the respondents have been college or university-educated men under the age of 35 who live in the U.S., identify as Atheists and grew up in Christian homes.  It will be interesting to see the final results.

 

Is there a dark side to Mother Teresa’s work? In The Missionary Position Christopher Hitchens takes a closer look at the politics and ideology of a woman revered by millions. I don’t know enough about Hitchens or Mother Teresa to determine the validity of his claims but the book itself is well-written.

What have you been reading?

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0 Responses to Suggestion Saturday: December 22, 2012

  1. That chart is not my life. I’m 51 and have never been happier. I remember similar happiness during summertimes in my early teens, when all the busy-ness stopped for a few months and I could be outdoors most of the time.

  2. I like how USA was in proper alphabetical order at the survey site, forcing us to stop feeling so special as we scrolled down… 😉

  3. I would like to see a happiness chart that looks at trends of teenagers to age 30 about…just because that’s where I am. I also would like to see a happiness chart based on life events such as marriage, divorce, having children, buying/selling a home or business, etc.

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