The secret of success is concentrating interest in life, interest in sports and good times, interest in your studies, interest in your fellow students, interest in the small things of nature, insects, birds, flowers, leaves, etc. In other words to be fully awake to everything about you & the more you learn the more you can appreciate & get a full measure of joy & happiness out of life. I do not think a young fellow should be too serious, he should be full of the Dickens some times to create a balance.
LEROY POLLOCK (Brainpickings; From Fitzgerald to Reagan)
"The resource scarcity model states that people are more attractive if they display they have access to resources necessary for their own and their offspring’s survival.

For example, a person with slightly more body fat displays they have access to enough food to take care of themselves. Therefore they are perceived as being healthier and able to survive and reproduce. In cultures with lower socio-economic status, slightly heavier women tend to be considered more attractive.
In affluent cultures, the logic is slightly backwards. Since everyone has access to resources to survive, people who can maintain a healthy life at a less healthy BMI must be healthier than people who maintain a healthy life at a normal BMI. The same evolutionary psychology plays a role in judgments of male attractiveness based on testosterone exposure.”

(Perrett, et al., 1998)



Ep. 1: The Folklorist (webseries-pilot) from Runar Olstad on Vimeo.

This is the pilot and part of a webseries-concept that we have been working on for the recent 14 days. We wanted to tell stories on fairly general topics that most people have the prerequisites to know something about, but most people don’t know. In this case we chose the iconic and often overlooked people on our Norwegian money. This is our pilot episode.