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NO. What’s wrong with ‘Measuring Sexual Identity: An Evaluation Report’? (2010) from the Office for National Statistics? Well for starters, the author’s admit that its methodology is fundamentally flawed by using a single measure and if they had they used a more appropriate measure then the figures for gay, lesbian and bisexual would most likely have [...] If any body language ‘expert’ wants to prove the myth that words only count for only 7% of any communication I have a challenge. Polish up on your open-gestures, upright, relaxed posture and perfect your smile, then next time you are on TV and get to say about 100 words, just work these seven words [...] Throughout the analysis to the run up to the 2010 UK General Election, the subject of ‘body language‘ or non-verbal communication has dominated. Faced with the first presidential style leaders’ debates, it’s often the simplest most televisual form of analysis. So, why discuss politics or policies when we can be discussing ties, smiles and hand [...] Every year I get asked by journalists and producers to comment on ‘Blue Monday’. . .the supposed most depressing day of the year based on a cod-equation. Every year I tell them that it’s just a PR exercise dreamed up by a PR compaany to promote a travel company to encourage us to cheer ourselves [...] Here are the top ten PsyCentral posts from 2009: Who Says So? Gender and the Social Construction of the Sewing Machine (& Other Power Tools) Dematerialization: Crystals & Car Keys The Dangers of Social Networking: Are We Frying Our Brains? Myth Busting Human Sexual Anatomy Quiz Body Language Myth: The 7% – 38% – 55% [...]