Spotlight on a great blog (someone else’s)

If you take a look at my blogroll, you’ll see that not all the blogs I read are in English. This week I’d like to share with you a post from a Russian-language blog written by Anastasiya Milkova called O bogatstve, which translates literally as About wealth. It’s an excellent blog with a down-to-earth approach…

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…

Don’t sit and rot at your desk!

Happy New Year! I hope you had a great Christmas and a good start to the new year, despite recent events. When I got back home after my own winter break, I found 2015’s first edition of the ITI Bulletin waiting for me. In it was an article called A world of change, compiled by Ros…

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…