Month: May 2016

Love: Not everything is written in the Stars

  The film “From Affair to Chance” (1998) tells us two versions of the story of Helen, an executive (Gwyneth Paltrow) who was fired and runs off to catch the train. In the first version, she manages to take the train, arrives home early, but finds her boyfriend (John Lynch) in bed with another woman. […]

Dieting is Dangerous: What Neuroscience and Evolution Teach!

Only 1% of dieters will maintain the new weight without regaining what they lost by losing weight. This means that only 1 in 100 people who diet will have long-term success. These numbers get even more frightening when it comes to morbid obesity: only 1 in 1290 extremely obese men will maintain weight loss and […]

Monet’s Falls

Monet was long-lived. He was born in 1840 and died in 1926, aged 86 years. In 1908, at the age of 68 and already a renowned painter, articles from the time documented the extreme dissatisfaction with his deteriorating vision, as well as the eruptions of anguish that led him to destroy his canvases. The reason: […]

Fiction: Mighty Weapon of Men

  As we already know, our senses are limited and cannot interpret reality. Therefore, our reality is always partial and, moreover, relative. Relative because we always think in comparison. There wouldn’t be a night if it weren’t for the day, hunger if it weren’t for satiety, the fragrant if it weren’t for the stink. If […]