OK, there may not be seven problems, exactly, but we live in an age of Buzzfeed headlines, and I like symmetry! Anyone who has read my blog or Twitter feed regularly, knows I get a bit hot under the collar when it comes to pseudoscience, especially when it’s diet, exercise, physiology, biochemistry or drug related… More The Seven Most Problematic Statements In This Article…
[TW: depression, mental illness, suicide] If you were on social media or picked up a newspaper yesterday, you might have noticed that the UN deemed 20 March, International Day of Happiness. In light of that, I would like to share a video with you that I found profoundly poignant, heartbreaking but also hopeful, in equal measure: Andrew… More Get Happy, or don’t, whatever, it’s OK
Most people are probably familiar with the quote in the title of this post. However, it’s usually written “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings”. While metaphorically, it means, “don’t assume anything has ended till it’s actually ended…” (which I suppose is a pretty meaningless tautology), it’s rooted in the stereotype of an overweight opera… More “It ain’t over till the [XS, S, M, L, XL] lady sings…”
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This is the first in a series of posts about getting through the holiday period. Christmas is the festival I grew up with, and the one that is the hardest to miss in the UK as it approaches, but I think much of this could apply to any other celebration where people…
No, that’s not the opening of a joke… In fact, fun as it is, operatic singing is by no means easy, and opera is not ONLY about singing.* An opera singer is expected to be (ideally, in equal measures) a musician, a linguist, an athlete (let’s not kid ourselves, opera is an endurance sport in… More How is an opera singer like a physicist?
Hello readers! Yes, I’m perhaps the laziest blogger in all of bloggerdom (not really), but I have excellent excuses. I finished my Pharmacology & Physiology degree, started graduate studies in molecular psychiatry (schizophrenia research), started my own business (woop!) and am doing a wee bit more of that there opera stuff. Despite not blogging much,… More I’m the worst blogger in like, forever!
This is probably old news to many you, but I only found out/realised/ woke from a coma yesterday to notice that Innocent Smoothies (among other packaged smoothie brands) are pasteurised. Having been foodless all day due to food poisoning (I may never trust a bramley apple sausage again) I finally decided to brave something late… More Not so innocent?
Firstly, a big thank you to all the readers, followers and especially comment contributors of Shrokit’s Corner. You’ve driven up my blog stats :-) but more than that, you’ve kept an interesting conversation going both here and on twitter, and that’s been really rewarding for me as a fledgling blogger. Those of you who found… More A happy and ‘Fast’ 2013!
I briefly checked in to Twitter during a self-imposed hiatus (because, let’s face it, I’m an addict and when there’s something really cool on io9 I have to share it with my fellow Twitizens) and noticed a tweet by article82, that echoed the sentiment of a lot of folks this time of year: It’s almost… More I’m so full, I can barely move… Now, what’s for dinner?
No, not that F word (though I forgive those who know me for assuming that…). It’s been quite a hectic couple of months, hence the radio silence on the blog. Final year of a pharmacology & physiology degree takes a lot out of you , who’d have thought? Anyway, the F words that I am… More F words