Mental Health Mondays: Socratic Method Could Radically Improve Your Mental Well-Being.

by Jon Hawkins This is what happens when you start to ask questions. The Socratic method is predicated on asking questions. It takes our assumptions and enters them into a dialogue. It involves critically asking about those presuppositions, to discover whether they are in fact true. It asks questions like: According to Socrates, this methodContinue reading “Mental Health Mondays: Socratic Method Could Radically Improve Your Mental Well-Being.”

Yes, the Earth spun faster than usual on June 29, but scientists say it is not a cause for concern

Earth recorded its shortest day in modern history by 1.59 milliseconds, but scientists say this is not extraordinary because the length of each day fluctuates. Some people on social media (here and here) are wondering if they should be concerned about recent news reports that claimed Earth spun faster than usual on June 29, 2022.  “They broke news ofContinue reading “Yes, the Earth spun faster than usual on June 29, but scientists say it is not a cause for concern”

Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats

By MICHAEL TARM, KATHLEEN FOODY, STEPHEN GROVES. Highland Park, IL. Written for Associated Press HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder after firing off more than 70 rounds at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including the high-powered rifle used in the shooting, despiteContinue reading “Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats”

4th of July/Independence Day

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adoptedContinue reading “4th of July/Independence Day”