Guilt Branding

Guilt Branding

I still arrive home from work in time to watch the sun go down. Yet, as soon as I get to the supermarket I’m even more ashamed than usual to fill my basket with giant sticks of Toblerone. Covered in guilt-ridden Christmas packaging…

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The future of natural selection

The future of natural selection

Walking through the park yesterday I noticed that many features of the play area were bubble-wrapped. That’s metaphorical bubble-wrap but you get the idea, right? The roundabout went straight down to the pavement, remote enough even to release a dangling coat toggle. What is happening to the world?…

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Awkward conversations with the boss

Awkward conversations with the boss

Although I disliked working freelance full-time, it did come with certain benefits. A few of the best benefits included working alone, around your own schedule and being able to choose whether or not to work with the same employer again, once the task was completed. This meant that I soon fell into a terrible habit […]

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The expense of willpower

The expense of willpower

Last week I came across a very interesting article, involving an experiment investigating the link between cognitive processing and willpower. I suppose you could also describe it as ‘the likelihood of rewarding yourself after your brain has had to work hard’…

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Personal space, please

Personal space, please

A problem I often experience is that, when you’re small, people don’t respect your personal space. I’ve been pushed into the road, with the cars, in order to give a bunch of douche-bags enough space to walk within their path-dominating unity…

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The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard

Have you ever dreamed about what it would be like to be a V.I.P for a day? To be escorted around, surrounded by highly trained bodyguards at all times and chauffeured to your every destination? So had I…

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A personality lobotomy

A personality lobotomy

Sometimes the connection between your personality and your body can become dislodged (either accidentally or through a medical procedure), then what happens to your identity? If your personality changes but your face stays the same, are you still the same person?…

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Craig “Walter White” Sutcliffe

Craig “Walter White” Sutcliffe

When I first met Craig over a decade ago, he had hair down to his shoulders, facial hair that did as it pleased & eyebrows that resembled shocked caterpillars. The day he heard the news he shaved off his hair (still sporting a slight goatee) and picked up the nickname Walter White…

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KillSwitch

KillSwitch

In this beautiful, inescapable age of social media, getting over someone has never been harder. Things like movies, songs, food and places you pass daily, already remind you of those fun times you had together (between crying in the bath on the phone to your mum) and the last thing you need is to see his face/name/new hair cut/drunken photos on Facebook…

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