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THE PEDOMETER WITHIN: ACCURATE, AND PERVERSE

“Walkability scores” have permeated real estate in recent years, as Americans make the gradual, glacial, oceanlineresque turn toward a less car-centered lifestyle. But our onboard pedometer is not impressed. A new study of walking patterns shows that the brain is counting steps, and that its motto is: Less is best. Continue reading

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WOMEN JUST DON’T SEEM COMPETENT. PERIOD. SORRY.

Holywow, is this a problem! Scientists, people trained to be objective, ranked job applicantions higher, and worth more money, if they carried a male name. The same application, with a female name, was ranked as less impressive. What to do? … Continue reading

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DOGS DON’T GOSSIP (NEW URL: HANNAH-HOLMES.COM)

NEW URL: hannah-holmes.com! Humans gossip. When we know who’s worth dealing with, and who should be avoided, we save time and energy. But dogs judge for themselves. The underlying subject here is reputation. Because personality varies in every species, some … Continue reading

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OOPS!

My original URL (hannah-holmes.com) was snatched. The new one is www.hannah-holmes.com. If you had bookmarked the blog, I’m afraid you have to update it. Now I am going to undertake a bit of flim-flam, in the hope that the terms … Continue reading

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I DON’T ALWAYS DRINK PRUNO, BUT WHEN I DO IT’S NEVER GONNA BE POTATO PRUNO

Pruno: House-brewed wine served only in the most discriminating prisons. Pruno with a potato added: Botulism Bomb. Named for the fruit used by the first entrepreneur to ferment a batch, I presume, pruno is a jail-house concoction. The standard recipe … Continue reading

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