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People Care More about Dogs Than Humans

When I’m watching a movie you can pretty much do whatever you want to the hero and I don’t mind, but if their dog dies I cry like a little baby with “no-tears” shampoo in their little baby eyes. Why is that? We love our pets. And I don’t just mean crazy cat ladies who eschew traditional human relationships for feline companionship. According to a 2011 Harris poll, 90% of pet dog or cat owning Americans consider their furry cohabitors part of the family. Moviemakers exploit our empathy for animals all the time; if we’re supposed to like a character we just met, give him a loyal dog and boom! Instant good guy. And yes, I realize supervillains have white fluffy cats

Social Media Is Hurting Your Mental Health

We’re talking about the effect that social media has on your mental health. Don’t worry, this won’t be in the evening news “this new study says your kids are miserable” kind of thing; instead, it’ll be more like an examination of the often-overlooked detrimental factors that play a role in social media. Because there are some very common arguments against social media, mostly by older people who don’t understand social media and don’t like it, but that’s not what this is. In fact, there are lots of aspects of social media that are extremely positive. It creates a place of community and allows people to find each other who never otherwise would have. Especially for folks from marginalized identities, like queer people, it can be

Is the Internet Hurting Our Environment?

The internet is used by over 4 billion people worldwide. And Believe it or not, I’m one of those 4 billion. I not only spend large chunks of my days wading through twitter feeds and random Subreddits. In other parts of my life, I try to reduce my environmental impact. But for all the effort I put into creating environmentally ethical daily habits, my internet usage always seems to get a pass. One of the reasons I don’t think as critically about the Internet and the environment might have to do with the relative invisibility of the web’s inner-workings; it’s harder to see the impact. Because of that invisibility, today I’m going to dig into the infrastructure of the internet in order to truly understand its

Best Way to Flirt With Someone New

It doesn’t matter if you’re confident. It doesn’t matter if you’re shy. If you are shy, you need to learn this because this are crucial when you are meeting women. let me explain why flirting is important. Flirting is the subtle mating dance that pretty much every single person ever done if they ever been with a woman. Any woman and man who have ever gotten together, there was some flirting that was involved. This is way you show interest in someone, this is the way that you build attraction. This is also the way that you get a girl interested in you. My tip is when you’re flirting with a girl, what you want to do is create what I call an imaginary

4 Things your hair can tell you about your health

If you’ve ever dyed your hair the colors of the rainbow, or gotten a dramatic updo for a special event, you know that we often use hair for more than just keeping our heads warm. It can be an expression of our personalities, too. But how your hair grows — or doesn’t — can also be a sign about your personal health. And while that’s really convenient and everything, it’s also… pretty weird. Like, your hair is basically just a bunch of protein clumps, so it doesn’t seem like it should be able to tell you about other things happening in your body. But in reality, it’s affected by all kinds of systems. So from dandruff to hair loss, here are four hair symptoms that can

How to Have a Full Time Job and Still Do Work

Why the hell would you travel and do work? It doesn't make sense to me. If you're traveling for work, that's a different story. You are going somewhere, meeting a client or have a business meeting or you have a speaking gig or you're gonna close a deal, that's a different story, then you are traveling for work. However, if you're traveling for vacation, then, and again as an entrepreneur, we're all busy, we have a lot of things to do, a lot of things we need to get done. But sometimes you need to give yourself that downtime. This is kind of what I do, I'm not saying this is what you should do, I'm just saying that this is what I do. I

6 Steps To Improve Your English Fluency

Do you wanna improve your English? Do you wanna speak English more fluently? The English language changed my life. I was born in Hong Kong so English is not my first language. My first language is actually Cantonese, and my second language is Mandarin because my mother is from Taiwan, and my third language is English. So when I first immigrated to North America I couldn't speak a word of English. So today I wanna share with you five steps to improve your English fluency. The five things that I did to learn the English language. Step number one to improve your English fluency it's actually very simple and that is don't give a damn. Speak whenever, wherever, however, it doesn't matter if you speak with an accent,

In Many Ways, Death Is The Meaning of Life.

One thing I can say about you right now, is that you are going to die, and yes this is scary, that is why today i am going to use scientific principles to help you understand and cope with the inevitable ending of your life. Grade 7 was the first i ever processed the concept of dying. I remember freezing in my tracks and thinking, wait so, this is all just going to end? Mommy! I eventually agreed with my own brain to suppres this fear and just go through the motions of life. I put excessive energy into schoolwork, got pimples, started date girls, realizing I only wanted to to them about the Lizzie McGuire movie, so I started dating

15 Effective Ways to Overcoming Fear of Failure

We often set goals for ourselves, however, it’s not always possible to meet the desired outcome. When this happens, it’s referred to as failure. We may not like it, but it happens to all of us. Each time we attempt something we have never done before, we expose ourselves to the possibility of failure. While failing can lead to painful emotions that most people would rather avoid, knowing how to cope with failure in a healthy way not only takes some of the fear out of failing, but also allows you to spring back much faster. Here are 15 effective ways to handle failure. 1 - Accept What Happened Acceptance is the first step to handling failure. Don’t try to ignore it or hide it. Instead