Balance is an important part of life. It keeps us healthy, happy, and hopefully sane.
So, I understand the thought behind putting calorie counts on menus. It’s convenient for those who keep an eye on such things, and given the growing rate of obesity in our country, it can’t hurt.
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I have good news arithmetically challenged, your aversion to math is not all in your head…well it is, but now there’s a study that may explain.
That pain you feel at the thought of long division, may be just that, pain. Turns out that those who strongly dislike math have similar brain activity to those experiencing physical pain when faced with the quadratic equation, or any other for that matter.
This may sound horrible, but think of the excuses you have now.
Students: It’s only a matter of time before a doctors’ note gets you out of math class permanently
Horrible Tippers: You can blame your stinginess on your painful aversion to percentages and the thought they require.
Waiters/Waitresses: Repeat after me: Sorry, I can’t break that $20/ $50/ $100. Doing math causes me psychological anguish, I’ll just keep the change.
Of course, there may be one flaw in this plan–the calculator, and the probability (yet another painful math thought) that there’s one on your phone.
All of you out there who stress over the arts, I’m sure your time will come. Be strong.
Reality can be rough. The world is not always kind. It’s a lesson we all must learn, probably over and over again.
Most of us are raised to believe that we can do anything, be anything, and generally accomplish anything we set our minds to. The fact of the matter is, that’s not necessarily true. Hey, I said reality is rough.
This fact has caused some to question the wisdom of instilling this belief in children. I have one thing to say to those people: Who crushed your dream?
Yes, the odds may be stacked against them, but that’s no reason to jade them. If they want to be the first astronaut, professional athlete, president, let them dream.
We live in an incredibly connected and constantly shrinking world where anybody’s business seems to be everybody’s business, and everyone has an opinion and continually forget to filter ourselves…says the girl with the blog.
2WC has made our stance on the participant trophy clear in the past, losing is a part of life (another valuable lesson), so is dreaming.
The point is that everyone can’t be the best, but anyone can.
“Should We Stop Telling Our Kids That They’re Special”: TIME
Of course, with great power comes great responsibility and not all contributors respect that power.
I am talking to you spoilers. Do you know what you’ve done? Probably not. Nonetheless you go on carelessly posting plot-revealing posts, and thus ruining the thrill for the rest of us.
Here’s a hint: any post that involves the phrase: OMG I can’t believe that…probably shouldn’t be posted…and not just because of it’s highly unoriginal word choice.
Some (see article below) are calling for Twitter to add a feature that allows Tweeters to hide posts that may spoil certain Olympic Opening Ceremonies for some people (2WC).
A good idea in theory, but let’s face it most of the people posting spoilers aren’t going to think to designate their series ending cliffhanger spoilers appropriately, but perhaps it’s worth a try.
Personally, I’ll continue avoiding all contact with media until I see my television program of choice through to the end…because that’s possible.
“A Plea to Twitter: Let Us Hide Our Spoilers”: TIME
Scottish researchers working for a Swedish company (suncare, an international affair) have created a new form of sun protection–a disposable bracelet that changes from yellow to pink when your skin has had enough.
Basically, it’s like an egg timer, but instead of measuring time, it measures your risk of skin cancer.
The bracelet reacts to the amount of UV radiation it’s exposed to. Yellow, you’re good. Pink, time to head towards the shade.
I know what you’re thinking. I already wear sunscreen, reapply obsessively, and keep to the shadows, isn’t that enough? Of course not.
And don’t worry, fair skinned ones, the bracelets come in different shades, as in skin shades. From dark to fair, you can have your very own melanoma band.
I can only hope for 2WC’s sake that it comes in “nearly-transparent.”
“A Wristband that Tells You When to Get Out of the Sun”: TIME
There really is a “Howcast” for everything…