Knowledge is Power, France is Bacon

Angela Volkov
Humour, pop-psych, book reviews, and anything else that tickles my fancy
Created 03 Jul 2021
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  • The Psychology of Magic
    09 Dec 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    Illusions, points out Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller fame, are much less interesting than magic tricks. An illusion requires nothing of you as an audience member save for a pair of eyeballs with which...
  • You Should Be Sleeping Naked
    30 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Picture this: it’s bedtime. The curtains are drawn tight and your blue-light-emitting technological devices have been retired to your nightstand drawer. You’ve quit drinking after-dinner espressos (so...
  • The Five Loathe Languages: Apology to an Enemy
    24 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Image by Borzykh Sergey Oh, enemy mine, constant thorn in my side, dagger at my throat, I have had a revelation of sorts, and it is my ardent hope that sharing it will quicken us once more, breathing ...
  • When an Amputation is the Only Way You'll Feel Complete
    22 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 4 0
    In Gender Identity Ideology, I described the aetiological parallels between gender dysphoria (dissatisfaction with one’s sexed body) and body integrity dysphoria (dissatisfaction with one’s whole and ...
  • Book Review: Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung by Min Kym
    15 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    The underbelly of New Delhi, the court of Henry VIII, and the world of Salzburg concert halls are strikingly different—though equally vibrant—backdrops. I’ve relished and reviewed the manic and entire...
  • How to Improve Your Speaking Voice
    08 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 3 0
    An excerpt from a book I’m working on titled Psychology for World Domination, concerning the art of manipulating people by leveraging the quirks of perception, attention, memory, and decision-making c...
  • Gender Identity Ideology
    03 Nov 2021 • 13 min read • 3 0
    What is gender identity ideology? Image by luckakcul Many a critical thinker has been chastised for use of the phrase “gender identity ideology”. Supposedly, much like cancel culture, there’s no such ...
  • Realtor Responds To Irate Clients Who Purchased Haunted Homes
    19 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Image by Shafran Re: Slime oozing out of bathroom faucets Dear Mr Johnson, I’m so happy you and your family are enjoying the multiple bathrooms of your new home. It must be such a relief with a large ...
  • The Power of Metaphor Gives Substance to Thought
    12 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    “Metaphors of the Mind”, Image composed in Canva She’s got an explosive temper, he’s cold, and they’re both a bit shallow… but as they say, love is blind. Metaphors are ubiquitous in everyday speech. ...
  • Capgras and Cotard Delusions: The Unfamiliar Faces at Your Funeral
    04 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Capgras and Cotard delusions When pathways connecting to the limbic system are damaged, integrating emotion with perception is no longer possible, giving rise to two of the most unusual maladies known...
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