Category Archives: Time

Half-Time

Today I turn 39. Based on the statistical life expectancy in Germany I have another 39 years to live. It’s half-time in my life. If this was a football match, you would watch some commercials and listen to daft commentary by a former … Continue reading

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What makes you old?

There are many rumours about what makes us old or what keeps us young. After months of scientifically studying the subject, I have come up with the ultimate list of things which don’t affect ageing and those that do. Things … Continue reading

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“For the Rest of my Life”

He closed the heavy door behind him as he left the grand house on Westbourne Terrace. It had become too late to catch a bus and anyway, it was still warm enough to walk. After midnight, London was at its … Continue reading

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Who Kills all the Old People?

I usually dismiss all conspiracy theories. I don’t believe in large groups of people getting together and controlling everything else and nobody, except some blogger in his pyjamas, finding out about it. As a methodological individualist, I generally have a … Continue reading

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What to do on New Year’s Eve?

It seems to be that time again in which at least some of the different calendars used around the world come to an end. No, I don’t mean the Mayan calendar. I mean those which only have 12 months and … Continue reading

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5 Things to avoid when you have to write an Academic Paper

Actually this article attempts to warn you about the 5 things not to do when you should rather engage in any time-consuming and complicated activity, especially when the deadline is close. I use the situation of having to write an academic paper … Continue reading

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Will the World come to an End in December 2012?

You have 42 days left to live if you believe the wackos who misinterpret the Maya calendar and believe that the end of the world will come on 21 December 2012. Thanks to the film “2012”, people are preparing for the worst. … Continue reading

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Time Management: “No thanks!”

Time management. To-do lists. Multi-tasking. 24/7 availability. Many of you are desperately trying out a lot of different methods to squeeze more productive time out of your days or weeks, to get more done and to become more efficient. Forget … Continue reading

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Wasting Time

A few years ago, when I still had my personal Facebook account, I installed the Chess application and played rather regularly with people from all over the world. With one of these virtual chess partners I played almost every day, … Continue reading

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The “Sunday must be work free” campaign by the Church

Christian churches everywhere are trying to keep Sundays “work free” and try to influence legislatures to keep shops closed on Sundays. I am all for a lot of free time and I think that most people put far too much … Continue reading

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