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It comes down to perspective. You don't get to choose what happens to you any particular day but you do get to choose how you react to it. Making positive choices, even ones which feel inconsequential, add up over the course of a day, week, month, or longer. I hate to sound cliche but it's a lifestyle choice. It starts when you wake up. Get out of bed without hitting snooze. Make that choice. Boom, now you've got 10 extra minutes for your morning routine and you won't feel rushed. Eat something good for breakfast, get some fiber or fruits and good poops tomorrow. Someone cuts you off on your way to work and you ignore it instead of yelling or driving aggressively. You don't even let it bother you, because you know there's shitty people everywhere and often they can't be helped. The person who drives like that is the literal reason traffic jams occur, don't be that person. After a while, it becomes second nature. The good choices you're making no longer require a conscious effort but are just the way you've always done things.

Find your stride, and go for it. Let the bullshit be bullshit, focus on what actually matters and remember the human. You'll do fine.

I Love This. Wise words

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Thanks :)

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My all-time favorite book. I the moment that really punched me in the gut was when Julia and Winston are in their love nest saying to each other, "We are the dead," right before they're found out. They fully realized the hopelessness of the situation, and then they immediately come face to face with the Though Police. Ahh fantastic, now I may have to go back and re-read it!

People steal my safe stopping space all the time.

This and consistent speeding are the main reasons I believe my city needs more highway patrol.

I see folks driving 80+ in a 65 every day all the time, I cannot exceed 70 in my company vehicle, and daily I practically get run off the road by people who cannot be bothered to follow someone going 68/69 IN THE SLOW LANE. Of course, at the next on-ramp I can already see the asshole going 45 with a huge stack of cars behind him and now he is getting ready to merge, but can't because the people behind him are cutting me off to fly around him. Now he is out of merge lane and needs to slow down and just decides to force his way in, causing everyone to slow down EVEN MORE.

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Every word of that just made my blood pressure go up. Happens all too often. Good driving is basically know what’s around you, try to be predictable, and don’t be a dick.

Keeping people artificially alive with zero expectation for meaningful recovery because family members don’t understand or can’t accept their loved one is dying and nothing will change the outcome. It’s not a matter of if they’re going to die, just a matter of when.

Worse is when they keep grandma ‘alive’ so they can keep collecting social security checks in the mail.

I thought Florida ceiling was a term until I got into high school. Don’t feel bad.

"No shirt, no shoes, no service" is a universal rule for many, many reasons...

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They never say anything about pants...loophole!

1.4k points · 1 month agoGilded1 · edited 1 month ago

It’s gotten pretty bad. I’m a brown skinned immigrant, moved here when I was 5-6, got citizenship a few years after. About a month ago I was walking to my car after a late day working and a drunk as shit college kid threw a beer bottle at me while screaming that this was trump’s America and that I should go back to my country and that I should stop stealing jobs. America is my country and I work as a pulmonary and critical care doctor. I earned my degrees and my position through hard work and dedication. But the tone of my skin apparently means I don’t deserve to be here and my entire decades long training process was a sham.

The whole experience shook me. This wasn’t in some backwoods hole but in a city in a blue state. It’s gotten to the point where I would fear for my safety in some parts of this country for no other reason than my skin color.

IMHO, one of the worst and likely longest lasting effects of this presidency is the end of civil discourse and the emboldened racists of this country who have the gall to blame all their problems on everyone but themselves. As long as they feel like they are allowed to hate, it’s much easier to do that than to reflect and improve.

To the person who gilded me, thank you. To everyone else, don’t waste your money on me. Instead donate to a cause you believe in. Donate to the ACLU, or to local politics you want to see happen, or to a food kitchen/shelter.

-9 points · 1 month ago

Trump isn't normalizing racism... You are using some anecdotal evidence to generalize all Trump supporters as racists when I assure you that is not the case.

IMHO, one of the worst and likely longest lasting effects of this presidency is the end of civil discourse

Well I wonder why that is when you have some shitty article that makes people think it's okay to call people racist because they voted for someone... that's the kind of shit, and identity politics, that leads to the end of civil discourse.

You can't go into a discussion with the assumption "this guy voted for Trump, and is therefore a racist" and expect any further discourse to be civil...

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I don’t think a person is racist if they voted for trump. I do think they’re ok with racists if they voted for trump. I think they’re ok with sexual assault. I think they’re ok with ridiculing handicapped people. I think they’re willing to overlook his numerous character flaws because it is politically expedient. A person who supports trump is a person who either actually approves of his behavior or is willing to look the other way because they believe it benefits them somehow.

I’m pretty sure in your day to day life you’re a decent person. I hope you have loved ones in your life who you care about and who care about you. I have no argument with you. Perhaps I happen to have different opinions than you on what is the best way to move this country forward. That doesn’t mean we can’t have a discussion. But that discussion has to be grounded in a shared reality, and the reality of the situation is that you can’t keep making excuses to yourself over these faults. You have to admit there’s questionable behavior for us to have some sort of common ground. If you can’t do that, if you really believe trump to be faultless, then I’m sorry and I hope to never cross your path again.

156 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Instantaneous destruction of the brain would likely not register. It's hard to say definitively, but by basic logic you can see that if a well placed blow to the head can render someone unconscious, then an exploding brain would be unconscious from the start. The brain is also a highly delicate organ, floating inside a pressurized fluid sac encased in bone; it doesn't function well outside a narrow range of ideal conditions.

In the case of the gunshot, it would depend on the location and extent of the damage. There is a report of a person having a railroad spike (see: Phineas Gage) through their brain with changes in personality and impulse control, but not death.

64 points · 1 month ago

I find it hard to imagine Aloy taking down a horus with bows and arrows. In the story, the old ones have a hard time even with plenty of tanks.

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Maybe it can be an infiltration type mission where you disable some sort of sensor then climb up on it and kill it from the inside.

Original Poster376 points · 1 month ago

The title of the post is a copy and paste from the title and subtitle of the linked academic press release here :

Men take shortcuts, while women follow well-known routes

Study confirms that men and women tend to adopt different navigation strategies and men navigate more efficiently than women

Journal Reference:

Alexander P. Boone, Xinyi Gong, Mary Hegarty.

Sex differences in navigation strategy and efficiency.

Memory & Cognition, 2018;

DOI: 10.3758/s13421-018-0811-y

Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758%2Fs13421-018-0811-y

Abstract

Research on human navigation has indicated that males and females differ in self-reported navigation strategy as well as objective measures of navigation efficiency. In two experiments, we investigated sex differences in navigation strategy and efficiency using an objective measure of strategy, the dual-solution paradigm (DSP; Marchette, Bakker, & Shelton, 2011). Although navigation by shortcuts and learned routes were the primary strategies used in both experiments, as in previous research on the DSP, individuals also utilized route reversals and sometimes found the goal location as a result of wandering. Importantly, sex differences were found in measures of both route selection and navigation efficiency. In particular, males were more likely to take shortcuts and reached their goal location faster than females, while females were more likely to follow learned routes and wander. Self-report measures of strategy were only weakly correlated with objective measures of strategy, casting doubt on their usefulness. This research indicates that the sex difference in navigation efficiency is large, and only partially related to an individual’s navigation strategy as measured by the dual-solution paradigm.

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It's an interesting read. A small sample but some significant differences. I wonder what other research is in this field, and what the leading thoughts on the reason. Any leads you recommend?

All parts of your body undergo mechanical and chemical degradation over time. Regular upkeep is important and occurs not only in muscles but in all other tissues.

My guess would be less use, less maintenance, less cleaning. By ensuring customers only are using the bathroom they at least know they’re getting something from the person using the store’s resources.

It’s ok to not know something. It’s not ok to leave it at that.

I got my groomsmen tumbler glasses (scotch glasses) engraved with their names, role, and the date of my wedding. I got myself one too and we toasted with them while getting dressed. It’s useful, and will always remind them of the day I got married. Also, they weren’t expensive at all!

The first time I came across the Flood in Halo it was too dark, too late, and I was too alone.

49 points · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

Hello Officer,

I swear she was dead before

I had sex with her.

It’s a common belief that working out leads to weight loss but it is more likely to accomplish improved conditioning and increased muscle mass. Effective weight loss is more about diet, and reducing caloric intake. People tend to overestimate the effects of working out and underestimate the calories they consume.

When someone takes a genuine, unforced interest in my hobbies I'll talk their ear off. I enjoy discussing recent games I've played, good books I've read and TV shows I've recently watched. It's not that I don't want to share things about myself or that I'm shy, it's just wading through meaningless bullshit interactions with the majority of people is wearisome. I can openly talk to a single person or small group about anything I have an interest in or my personal views and opinions as long as it's a discussion and not just people waiting for their chance to talk. When I sense someone doesn't really want to listen to what I have to say I, or if the whole interaction is just mundane small talk I tend to stay quieter and do more listening.

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