Month: June 2006

Cuckoo bird and averting fear

June 30, 2006 | 5 comments

It’s one of the biggest cons in the bird kingdom. The famous cuckoo bird rarely builds its own nest. When ready to lay eggs, mother cuckoo looks for a nest with eggs similar to hers already in it. When mom

Buffett and Gates’ money

June 28, 2006 | No comments yet

Warren Buffett is donating $30 billion to a foundation run by Bill and Melinda Gates. It’s heartening to see the world’s two richest people joining forces to remedy some major world ills. Much of the funding will be spent on

Fear not

June 26, 2006 | No comments yet

F.E.A.R. F.alseE.videnceA.ppearingR.eal Fear is not as scary as it appears when you know how to dismantle it and reduce it to nothing. False Evidence Appearing Real! False evidence is a condition, situation or circumstance that appears true, but is not.

Gritty rats and immune systems

June 22, 2006 | No comments yet

Two studies claim rats and mice living in sewers and filthy environments are healthier and have stronger immune systems than their cousins who live in squeaky clean labs. Researchers see a lesson for humans. People can overdo concerns about hygiene.

The Fisherman and the Industrialist

June 16, 2006 | 1 comment

A rich industrialist was horrified to find a fisherman lying comfortably beside his boat soaking in the warm afternoon sun. “Why aren’t you out fishing?” asked the industrialist. “I’ve caught enough fish for the day,” said the fisherman. ”Why don’t