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MetaCarnival #1: a conversation across the blogosphere

Welcome to the first edition of MetaCarnival: a Carnival of Carnivals (announced here), the new, sycamore treemonthly, and interdisciplinary gathering of blogs and blog carnivals.

Let’s picture all participants in the shadow of an expansive sycamore tree, conducting a lively Q&A lunch discussion.

General Advice

Q: What would you recommend to live as long as possible, and as healthy as possible?
Hourglass (biology of aging): Try Not To Stab Yourself Repeatedly. Or smoke. Or eat that much fast food…you get the idea.  “The vast majority of people are quite comfortable engaging in habits that cause great harm to the old person they will one day be, cutting off years or even decades of health.”

Q: Can blogging help, too?
I and the Bird (birds): Indeed. Just read about these life-changing moments in the Kenyan highlands, brought together spontaneously as a collaboration between researchers, conservationists, bloggers. And, yes, birds.


Sports (Well… Brain and Sports)

Q: Tell me something interesting about athletes and “The Zone”.
Encephalon (neuroscience and psychology): why don’t we review this recent study on the Momentum Chain in Sports. You can conduct your own mini experiment while watching TV: watch the reactions of the players and the teams right after “precipitating events” to see if they actually lead to game-changing moments.

Medicine

Q: Should patients be patient?.
SurgeXperiences (surgical experiences): Patience in indeed a virtue, especially Read the rest of this entry »

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