Chernobyl Years Later

On April 26, 1986 a nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine. There was an explosion  and the graphite moderator was exposed to the air. The moderator caught fire and large amounts of radioactive materials were released into the atmosphere. Thousands of people were relocated because of the radiation – and entireContinue reading “Chernobyl Years Later”

Me and all the People that Love Me

I heard a mother the other day getting frustrated with her toddler and then she said a phrase that got me thinking. I am sure you know the saying – “you aren’t the centre of the universe.” I have heard this many times over the years, and in many variations. “It isn’t all about you.” or “YouContinue reading “Me and all the People that Love Me”

Earth Hour – Such a Waste

Yesterday (March 31st 2012) millions of people around the world pretended to reduce their energy usage by turning off the lights and living in darkness for one hour. All in an effort to feel good about the wasteful consumer focused lifestyle they live the other 8759 hours of the year. Oh and also as aContinue reading “Earth Hour – Such a Waste”

Faking Happiness has a Downside

Turn that frown upside down! We’ve all heard that advice with the theory being that if you act happy, and seem to be happy, and use those smile muscles – well gosh darn it all you will be happy! Turns out that isn’t likely and in fact can end up making you feel even moreContinue reading “Faking Happiness has a Downside”