Monthly Archives: May 2011

How happy people can drive you to suicide

At university, there was a girl with wavy blonde hair who was always smiling. It was slightly unnerving. We discussed whether she had been lobotomised. She was happy – and it was annoying, so we called her Prozac, which helped … Continue reading

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Does the Oscar curse exist?

Actress wins Oscar. Shortly afterwards, actress experiences break-up. Anecdotal evidence of the “Oscar curse”has been much discussed in the press. Sandra Bullock won an award for her 2009 film “The Blind Side”, and then separated from her husband Jesse James. … Continue reading

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