Unknown.gif SOT says Bravo to the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre–now known also as ‘The M’–on their new logo and complete corporate makeover.

Check out their new website here …

SOT and The M have co-operated on many projects and initiatives over the past ten years–Food For Thought Luncheons, The Australian Thinker of the Year Awards and the World Thinking Congress to be held at The M in 2010.

We also like the innovative and colourful take on the ‘Necker Cube’ incorporated into the new logo. Very clever!

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The Funny Feeling Inside Your Head …

According to Wikipedia: Cognitive dissonance is a psychological state that describes the uncomfortable feeling between what one holds to be true and what one knows to be true.

Similar to ambivalence, the term cognitive dissonance describes conflicting thoughts or beliefs (cognitions) that occur:

– at the same time, or
– when engaged in behaviors that conflict with one’s beliefs.

In academic literature, the term refers to attempts to reduce the discomfort of conflicting thoughts, by performing actions that are opposite to one’s beliefs.

More from Wikipedia …

See also: How and Why We Lie to Ourselves: Cognitive Dissonance

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PRINCETON, NJ — Gender and education are both strong predictors of Democrats’ preferences for their party’s presidential nominee.

barack-obama-bw.png  Generally speaking, the more education a Democrat has, the less likely he or she is to support Hillary Clinton, and the more likely to support Barack Obama.

Additionally, women are more likely than men to support Clinton, while men are more likely than women to support Obama.

An aggregate of Gallup Poll Daily election tracking interviews with Democrats, conducted from Feb. 1 through Feb. 7, shows that these two variables combine to become a powerful predictor of a Democrat’s vote.

Among the most highly educated Democrats — those with postgraduate educations — both men and women are more likely to support Obama than Clinton.

Among the least educated — those with no college experience — both men and women are more likely to support Clinton than Obama.

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HOUSTON – Astronauts are opening the International Space Station’s (ISS) newest laboratory for business as they christen the European-built Columbus laboratory delivered by the shuttle Atlantis.
iss197,1.jpg Spacewalkers helped attach the 10-ton research laboratory for the European Space Agency (ESA) Monday, adding a shiny new room that astronauts began converting for orbital flight early this morning.

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