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✍ 2019-12-25

May you have a Christmas day as filled with warmth and joy as this cat.

Very happy cat

Categories: photography, social


✍ 2019-12-22

[Gerd Kempermann and his colleagues at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden in Germany] found an additive effect: exercise alone was good for the hippocampus, but combining physical activity with cognitive demands in a stimulating environment was even better, leading to even more new neurons. 

Link: Why Your Brain Needs Exercise

I wonder how games like Beat Saber fare for helping neuron-formation. It seems like it would be right in the intersection of cardio and thinking.

Categories: links, social


✍ 2019-12-12

The Knight Before Christmas is clearly propaganda funded by Big Hot Chocolate.

Categories: short, social


✍ 2019-12-06

Me constantly: *Hears about a researcher tangentially related to my interests*

*Instantly orders a used copy of their book*

Two hours later: *Remembers I pay Scribd money every month so I will stop doing that*

"You'd think I'd learn."

Categories: short, social


✍ 2019-12-01

Every year there is that one beautiful day in late November when I remember that Holiday Grapes exist.

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