Mass and Social Media have done a good job of making people highly fearful of COVID-19. However, as we learn more about the virus, statistics and studies support a less fearful scenario. The media dwells on case counts but it is becoming obvious that confirmed cases are mostly mild and don't, in fact, represent the … Continue reading ‘Rona #24 Alberta and COVID-19 – Facts Amid the Fears
Vanity sizing (size inflation) is the phenomenon where ready-to-wear clothing of a particular size becomes bigger in physical dimensions over time.
Sysomos, a Canadian analytics company, surveyed 100 million blog posts (the Great Big Blogging Sea) to determine, among other things, where bloggers are located. They found the following statistics about writers from predominantly English speaking countries: (see the Sysomos website for the complete stats, which includes the non-English speaking countries) 29.22% came from the United … Continue reading Canada – a Little Fish in a Great Big Blogging Sea
How are you with Statistics? I get nervous whenever I see a bunch of them hanging around. I wonder what they are going to try to tell me or sell me. I know they are not liars, but I also know they aren't exactly telling the whole truth either. For example, last week I browsed … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Statistics in Canada – They Make me Nervous
FAT. How can so small a word have such a bad reputation? The dictionary lists 42 synonyms, not a single one of them complimentary. What a bad rap for something we all have and need! There is only one body type that doesn't appear to have much body fat, and that is the one coveted … Continue reading Fat Facts – An Obesity Epidemic or a Beauty Bias?
A Blogger by the name of Retired Syd recently talked about Marshmallows. She discussed some interesting research that was done by Stanford University on Delayed Gratification. A review of this was done by The New Yorker in an article titled Don't! The Secret of Self Control. The meat (or mallow) of the research was that … Continue reading Self Control and the Marshmallow Test
When I find ideas that speak to me, but I’m not ready to blog about them, I save them on my Fueled by Chocolate ‘Well of Lost Thoughts’ Page. Here are a few more thoughts that I've lumped together simply because they all start with the letter 'C'! For more posts is this series, click … Continue reading This and That – Letter C
There was a column in the National Post this morning called 10 Ways to Make Canada More Senior Friendly. It appears that the piece was written by National Post Staff members Joe O'Connor and Jeremy Sandler. It is a very good example of what the term "Ageism" means. In short, the article is a derogatory depiction of a group of people based … Continue reading Aging Woman and the Invisibility Factor