Why French Kids don’t have ADHD.

Why French Kids don’t have ADHD. This article discusses why is there such an epidemic of ADHD in the US compared to France.  The reason is a different classification system and approach to child rearing.  Many new articles could and should be written about the DSM  (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) system of classification in the…

What is Ugly?

Steven Heller at the Atlantic, reviews a new book by Stephen Bayley titled,  “Ugly:  The Aesthetics of Everything” and asks What is Ugly?  Certain psychological studies have shown there are some universal standards of attractiveness in regards to human figures such as facial symmetry. Other studies point towards the complexity level of what we view as an…

Cognition vs. Ideals

“The Smarter you Are, The Stupider  You Are.”  Interesting article in NPR about how being smart with numbers means you might be dumber with your convictions. I guess I understand why there is a sensationalistic headline.  It grabs ones attention…I sure clicked on it.  But misleading and  attention grabbing headlines are all too common now.…

from Tragedy to Comedy

“The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man … Tragedy is a shattering of the forms and of our attachment to the forms; comedy, the wild and careless, inexhaustible…