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The Prefrontal Cortex: Trying to Understand Angry Impulse and Calm Logic

Posted on July 12, 2024

When reading some recent comments about Gareth Southgate, I noticed a pattern. Those who were particularly nasty towards him used terms like "Wokegate" to be derogatory, similar to how they speak about politicians or other disliked figures. Upon examining the profiles of those who claimed they could manage better than Southgate and expressed intense dislike, a similar demographic emerged. These individuals appeared impulsive, angry, and ...

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Understanding NIMBY: Starmer’s First Gamble

Posted on July 10, 2024

Ever heard of the term "NIMBY"? No, it’s not the latest tech gadget or a quirky new dance move to rival twerking. NIMBY stands for "Not In My Backyard," a term that perfectly captures the sentiment of residents who are all for progress—just not when it happens close to their homes. Think of it as the neighbourhood equivalent of wanting your cake and eating it too. “Oh definitely…but not near my gaff”. The Core of NIMBYism At its ...

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Tories Plan to Resurrect Austin Maxi to Woo Voters

Posted on May 28, 2024

In a move that has left car enthusiasts scratching their heads and political analysts wondering if their teas has been spiked, the Conservative Party has announced a bold new plan to win over voters: resurrecting the Austin Maxi. Yes, you did read that right—the quintessentially British, boxy beast of the 1970s and early 80s is set to make a sensational comeback. Bewildered Press Conference Standing proudly in front of a fully restored ...

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Climate Change – Are Longer Wet Spells a Certainty?

Posted on May 27, 2024

Will Climate Change Cause Prolonged Wet Spells in the UK? Climate change and its effects are hot topics these days, and as a weather tragic, one question that's been on my mind is whether it will really (as recently suggested) lead to prolonged wet spells in the UK. Living here, we're used to unpredictable weather – it’s almost a national pastime to complain about it – but could climate change make things even wetter? I’m not an ...

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Tories Announce Controversial Plan to Bring Back Outside Toilets for Non-Privately Educated

Posted on May 26, 2024

In a move that has left many Britons scratching their heads and reaching for their winter coats, the Conservative Party has announced a new policy aimed at reintroducing outdoor toilets for those who didn't attend private schools. Traditional Values The policy, heralded as a return to "traditional British values," aims to instill a sense of character and self-reliance by requiring non-privately educated citizens to use outdoor lavatories. ...

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