Order of food in a buffet influence what is eaten

2020s, Economy, Food, Health, Thought Provoking

Interesting study.

“What ends up on a buffet diner’s plate is dramatically determined by the presentation order of food. Rearranging food order from healthiest to least healthy can nudge unknowing or even resistant diners toward a healthier meal, helping make them slim by design.”

Serving Healthy Foods First in Buffet Lines Improves Overall Meal Selection

Football is back! – Helsinki, Finland – 17 June 2020

2020s, Finland, Football, Helsinki, Photography, Sport, Thought Provoking

Enjoying watching Villa again having a beer in a bar. Life is almost back to normal.

TIL (Today I Learned) – The flu vaccine is not very effective in older people. The benefit is gained from younger people who don’t get sick and pass it on.

2020s, Thought Provoking

I frequently learn something new from any Bill Gates interview. This one on CNBC is no exception. The fact is at 11:40 but I recommend to watch the whole interview.

Is investing like gambling? Should you get into investing right now? Watch this video for a clear explanation about where the market is right now and what ordinary investors should do.

2020s, Business, Economy, Finance, Thought Provoking

So many interviews on financial television is full of bullshit, meaningless nothingness or jargon filled inability to communicate anything useful.

Just came across this interview with Howard Marks on Bloomberg and it was amazing to hear answers that was clear and direct to the questions that were asked.

Is it a good time to get into the market? Risk is higher now because the market has been on a bull run for a long time.

Is investing like gambling? Investing relies on four factors. Information, luck, timing and skill.

What if you don’t have skill or information? In the past, mutual funds were paid over 1% in fees. However, they have shown that generally they don’t beat the market. So invest in index funds aka ETFs.

Watch the video here.

Not like winter in Helsinki

2020s, Finland, Helsinki, Photography, Thought Provoking, Travel

The weather has been far too mild in Helsinki so far this year. Only a few days of snow earlier in the season. Nothing like the problems in Australia of course. Taking a walk in the centre during the weekend, even the market stalls don’t seem to fit the atmosphere.

Enjoying the James May travel series in Japan on Amazon Prime. Recommended!

2020s, Thought Provoking, Travel, TV

Japan is a fascinating place and I have loved visiting there. I would have loved to have lived there for a while but alas, it wasn’t possible. I’m thinking of going back there again this year. I just saw that James May of Top Gear fame has done a travel documentary on Amazon Video. I’m halfway through it and have really enjoyed it.

Loved the bits in Tokyo and Sendai so far.

I should start looking for flights soon…

Too much history! Is looking back too much a negative thought process?

2020s, Thought Provoking

Some people are always looking to the past, reflecting on past glories and forgetting about current issues. Other people, reflect brief and move on to the future. When I talk about people, I also talk about countries and cultures.

Which is healthier and provides a better future?