A law to make us Good Samaritans*?

Last week, completely by chance, I stumbled across a radio programme called Unreliable Evidence. It was a discussion programme about what the participants dubbed a “Good Samaritan law”: a law that would make it compulsory to come to someone else’s aid in certain situations and a criminal offence to, well, walk by on the other…

Keep your wits about you!

Danger can lurk in even the most mundane situations, as you can see here. More seriously, everyday things have an effect in the long run, so it’s worth making sure they’re healthy. I haven’t always thought this way. Not that long ago, if I noticed I was slouching – especially at the computer – or…

Make the gadgets work for you.

I wrote last week about the electronic fixes that, given half a chance, will suck away your precious time. My own experiment in not mindlessly surrendering to them is still ongoing, but I’ve already noticed it can be surprisingly hard to resist the compulsion to check in, even when I’m short of time and there…