Believe It or Not: Study Finds People Who Like Drinking Black Coffee Are More Likely to Be Psychopaths

A released Austrian study has people across the Internet buzzing about a possible link between those who drink black coffee and psychopathy.

Source: Believe It or Not: Study Finds People Who Like Drinking Black Coffee Are More Likely to Be Psychopaths

English: A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto...

I like black coffee!

Where I lost my axe …? Now I have to do it with the chainsaw…







People Judge Your Personality Based On These 7 Small Things

People are quick to evaluate what you are and what you are not. Impressions matter and this is how people judge your personality the first time you meet.

Source: People Judge Your Personality Based On These 7 Small Things

I have some comments to add to this material.

Please see the source; the comments are under each of original titles.

Our skills to judge, in a glimpse, the person who just bypassed, who is introduced to us or who comes to us as a candidate looking for our votes, belong to feeling side rather than to logical side of our self. During the steep and very long path from the dark deeps of the beginnings until today, the Evolution endowed us with the necessary tools to keep us far enough from the danger. So, the feeling side is much closer to the instincts, which keep us alive, than the logical side, which takes to much time to yield a life-saving result.

1. Your handwriting

Years ago I used to “entertain” my acquaintances with the graphological analysis of their handwriting. At the first sight, this seems to be something like divination, a kind of pseudo-science. It is based on observations and patterning: some traits of handwriting seem to be more often viewed for a certain type of personalities.

The link between the hands activity and the cortex stood at the core of the studies about the human evolution because the complexity of hand movements is directly reflected in the flexibility and versatility of human cortex. Among the complex movements of hands are the handwriting, the play of a musical instrument, the use of tools and so on.

In our technologized word the analysis of handwriting is no more a feature that gives a path to understanding the behavior and personality of someone because the handwriting is replaced with (hand)texting.

The fluidity and the harmony of the handwriting (that means each word is written with a continuous movement for the whole length, with all the words separated with clear white spaces) show up a very high level of intellectual activity where the flow of thoughts is faster than the flow of the words that come from the tip of the pen. In our days, a Ph.D. person might have a very handicapped form of handwriting and, from here, the interpretation of his/her personality would be awfully wrong.

A grinning note comes here: the handwriting is performed with an instrument as a pen or alike. This NOT apply for the writing made by hands on the tiny keyboards of the gadgets.

2. Your color [preference, not skin!]

Once, I had to take the Lüscher color test. Meanwhile, I learned it is no more used as before but still gives some (amazingly) good precision; there are some other tests which show better what is behind our forehead.

Back then, I was completely thrilled by the accuracy of this test. During my teen years, I was looking for some meanings of my existence. The hard work for school gave me enough good impression about myself but, anyway, I was looking for some crystal ball capable of telling me more about who I am and what can I expect from my type of personality.

Nothing was able to give me the long searched for the answer. Until then, when the Lüscher test gave me all the details in a concise and clear language.

Indeed, the preference of colors tells a lot about us and must not be a disputed territory (as the Latin adagio says: De gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum – google for it!).



3. Biting your nails


4. Your shoes


5. Your eyes


6. Your punctuality


7. Your handshake


Directing Magnetic Energy Into The Brain Can Reduce Belief In God, Prejudice Toward Immigrants

Scientists stimulated a part of the brain that’s associated with detecting and responding to problems, then tinkered with it to reduce people’s beliefs in God.

Source: Directing Magnetic Energy Into The Brain Can Reduce Belief In God, Prejudice Toward Immigrants

Is this a good or a bad news?

For some of us, myself included, God is a matter of very personal choice. So personal that we have to keep it only for us. Our beliefs have to stay ours. When I say “beliefs” I mean it. This doesn’t come in a kit with religion. Too often we get caught in this trap that “religion” equals “God” or “religion” equals “beliefs”.
[At this point, on my path through the comment I had the intention to make, I just remembered seeing somewhere a very colorful quote about religion. Therefore, I did a search with the terms I recalled and the story continues here.]
So, finally, I figured out the quotes I was looking for:
“Religion is like a penis. It’s fine to have one and it’s fine to be proud of it, but please don’t whip it out in public and start waving it around…”
On the “waving” side, I would take any kind of identification of religion, any sign, garment or alike.
But …
I’m just talking to myself that, in the near future, we will see some magnetic treatments for some benign syndromes. Just in case. Volunteers?

Coma Patients In Vegetative State May Have Damaged Fiber Connections In Brain, Making Them Aware But Unable To Respond

Structural damage between the thalamus and primary motor cortex is the obstacle preventing intentional movement in coma patients who are unable to respond.

Source: Coma Patients In Vegetative State May Have Damaged Fiber Connections In Brain, Making Them Aware But Unable To Respond

This definitely is a good news, but what to tell those who are feeling guilty for taking out from life support some of loved ones, because of lacking of reaction?

Looking for answers

It is OK to be clever and thoughtful, once in a while, but it is hard to be soday by day, and mainly in write. I do my best in this direction, but very often I hit the fence.

So, sometimes, I have to look up and smile at our best friend Google.

I was on my way trying to put together a commentary for an experiment (found here) when I remember that I saw somewhere a very colorful and surprisingly quotes concerning, somehow, the subject, but where? So I asked for help our mighty friend, from above (in text, not much above). The third result, of the search, sent me to this amazing blog.

I am hesitating because of my English. It is neither the first nor the second language of mine. I am pretty sure that this is already obvious. I don’t have the easiness to put in the right place the right word or the right expression. Because are more meanings behind each word.

The aforementioned blog proves me wrong. Out there, in the wild, are quite a few mistakers against English.

What is the most appropriate language for a post? Those you think with for that specific post. For me are three languages and I use of each one by diving into the context. It is not a surprise that “my style” depends on my primary (maternal) language. There are expressions which match better in one language than another, but it is very difficult to translate (and adapt) between them.

I use a lot Google translate and Grammarly.

Let me introduce you this my new wordmistaker“: someone who makes mistakes (sinner – if you want). Neither Google-translate nor Grammarly wants it 😉

I would be very grateful for all of you who can take the time to comment on my English.


Is The Malaria Parasite The Cancer Cure We’ve Been Looking For? Accidental Discovery Displays Remarkable Results

Malaria distribution map. Most countries with ...

Malaria distribution map. Most countries with a high distribution of malaria also have a high distribution of parasitic worm infections. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Danish scientists may have accidentally found an effective cancer treatment in a protein found in the malaria parasite.

Source: Is The Malaria Parasite The Cancer Cure We’ve Been Looking For? Accidental Discovery Displays Remarkable Results

One simple question … | It Was Another Day

Source: One simple question … | It Was Another Day

When I gathered up enough despair for finding a smart idea to write about, I just stumbled upon some surprising subject that put me into an unexpected direction.

When I am able to take the time to reflect upon this kind of unexpectedness I realize that this is the rule and not the exception.

One of a few surprises of these days was the answer for this simple question:

What should every person be knowledgeable about or be proficient in by the age of 20?

Let me analyse, first, this question. It sounds mature, with a concern that casts the shadow of time running out for somebody too close to that milestone. There is a contrast between the preciseness of the question and the fuzziness that should stay behind that question. It looks like a parent who is looking for an objective answer, maybe a cool one. Or behind the question is somebody who knows – generally speaking – the colour of the answer and is waiting for the occasion to say “I told you…”

Now, when I write these lines, I suddenly have the revelation that the person behind the question might be me. I was looking for a neat pattern for what should be, do and have a person at 20. It is a metaphysic knowledge. I am long done for that milestone and the answer that I found puts me in a discomfortable position of being wrong at fifty, forget the twenty.

Now, one of the answers I prefer (taken from Quora):

  1. How to cook 10 good meals
  2. How to dress like an adult and not a teenager
  3. How to get enough sleep on a daily basis
  4. How to manage your tasks, projects, and calendars so that you never miss a date or forget anything important.
  5. How to read 100 pages in a day with the same comprehension you would experience if they were spoken to you.
  6. How to relate to the opposite sex without objectifying them or being afraid of them.
  7. How to break arbitrary addictions: soda, Facebook, TV, video games, tobacco
  8. How to pay bills on time and not spend more than you can afford
  9. How to be comfortable in your own skin, without the constant need of affirmation, showing off, sounding smart, whatever.

I told you …