Throughout my life, I’ve always had a couple of emotionally deep, close friends at any given time. Upon moving to Europe in 2013, I blossomed, found more confidence, and cultivated a slightly wider circle of awesome friends.
During four years of living there, I had around eight emotionally deep, supportive, fun friendships. I felt as though I could confide in each of them, and it seemed they felt generally the same about me. …
An article in The Atlantic (published April 13th, 2021) says:
Too many U.S. institutions throughout the pandemic have shown little interest in the act of learning while doing.
They etched the conventional wisdoms of March 2020 into stone and clutched their stone-tablet commandments in the face of any evidence that would disprove them.
Liberal readers might readily point to Republican governors who rejected masks and indoor restrictions even as their states faced outbreaks.
People cheat for many reasons, some of which may be conscious, others that are more likely to be sub-conscious.
As long as monogamy is the default relationship model and structure, there will be infidelity. This is not to excuse it. This is also not to say that infidelity is not hurtful, nor that it isn’t a huge breach of trust. It is. Just, that as long as we have monogamy, there will also be cheating.
Because we have attached morality to sexual fidelity, many people tend to find cheating synonymous with thoughts such as, “this means my partner doesn’t love…
There are many positive, even wonderful things about cell phones.
A lifeline in a true emergency. The ability to track where someone is, again, in an emergency. I’m able to call my four close friends in Europe regularly and have long conversations with them for very little money, through apps like Viber or WhatsApp and thus, can remain closely connected with them.
So, of course, cell phones are not all bad. Like most anything, there are positives and negatives to our devices.
If used incorrectly though (and a lot of us do this), they can take away from our lives…
Dr. Jeffrey Hall, a professor at the University of Kansas, found that you can become “good friends” with someone if you spend 120–160 hours with them over the span of a few weeks, and “best friends” if you spend around 200 hours with them over about a month and a half. On the flip side, if you go more than a few months between your first meeting and the next one? A friendship is unlikely to ever form.
In general, it takes 90–200 hours to turn an acquaintance into a close friend.
Thus, friendship takes effort and investment. It’s worth…
As most people know and are sad to acknowledge (me included), a lot of things that taste awesome are terrible for your health and cause a lot of damage when we eat them. Sugar. Wheat. Alcohol. To name a few. It takes effort to exercise discipline, to not always eat everything you want to eat.
Grabbing and devouring everything delicious is the path of least resistance.
It’s also the path to way lesser overall health, weight gain, and more disease.
People who are the healthiest will regularly say “no” to certain things that, in their minds, they’d like to eat…
Nowadays (COVID notwithstanding), there has become a general approach to dating that entails a sense of disconnection, less investment, and an idea of false abundance. As a result, many people aren’t especially happy with the dating landscape.
There are likely several reasons for this, which could include:
More than a candy bar, more than soda, you name it.
This leads you to get diabetes. Here’s how.
Wheat is the number one offender for sending blood sugar levels into the stratosphere.
When I moved to Europe back in autumn of 2013, the first two friends I made were a man about my age from the Czech Republic and a woman in her sixties from England.
I met both of them when I attended a social gathering via meetup.com. I was trembling as I pulled open the restaurant door and walked in solo. I’d just moved from the Czech Republic to Germany and didn’t yet have any social connections there. I headed inside and sat down at the table I presumed was reserved for the English-German meetup group.
Two other people were…