Friday, December 28, 2018

Being kind to people you hate, and dealing with difficult people

It's time to decide on your next New Year's resolution, and I'm suggesting that in 2019 dealing better with difficult people, even somebody you hate, is well worthy of consideration.

Get some ideas about this from the Medium article:
Why You Should Be Kind to People You Hate

Also there's the excellent (free) Bookboon e-book
    Dealing with Difficult People
    (a PDF with
this direct download link).

This is available at the Bookboon website as a short article
    Seven tools for expertly dealing with difficult peopleimage

That's not asking too much of you, I sincerely hope.

Note that I' have no claim whatsoever for being good at doing any of the above!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Amazon Australia’s men’s polo shirt rip-off pricing

This image was just sent to me by a friend, his written comments say all that’s necessary

He calls it the Amazon “Australia Tax.”


(click the mage to view a larger size)

You must be really vigilant about pricing when purchasing from Amazon Australia, so check each item’s price carefully.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Contrary messages about the benefits of versus harm done by antioxidants?

Medical news items can claim one thing while the latest research from a given source can be pointing to a different, and perhaps the opposite, conclusion.

For example the following (May 2018) seems to be saying that antioxidants are good for you:
       How can antioxidants benefit our health?

However you don't get the same impression from this article (November 2018):
      Melanoma - More evidence that antioxidants speed up tumor spread

  • "... after investigating certain antioxidants that bind to mitochondria, the team has produced further evidence that the substances either do not affect tumor growth or speed it up "
  • "... further research into the mechanisms through which antioxidants influence tumor growth and spread is required."
  • "… we know that once you have cancer, even if it has not been diagnosed, antioxidants can contribute to increased tumor growth."
So the jury certainly is out on this