How Technology Affects Our Sleep
Throughout your life, you’ve probably been told how important sleep is for your body. However, did you know using technology could be negatively affecting your sleep patterns? According to The National Sleep Foundation, 95 percent of people surveyed admitted to using electronic devices prior to sleeping. Researchers have found using these devices so close to bedtime can lead to sleep disturbances, low energy and drowsy driving. Check out this infographic for more details on how technology affects your sleep – and what to avoid doing to get the best sleep possible for your body.
It is possible to be dedicated without being exclusive.
Just when you thought 3D printing was only going to be used to make guns and other stupid crap no one actually needs, the world’s largest network of museums has come up with easily the best use for the ground-breaking invention yet.
Sometimes it’s an easy call: If your therapist is a clock-watcher, calls you by the wrong name or dozes off, you should move on. By Jonathan Alpert.
So how is it handled in Spanish when someone is gender-neutral, in a language where nouns all have gender specificity? How do I say “Friend” and have it be gender-neutral?
There must be something in use.
Same goes for other languages….
There’s at least three forms of turning words into gender neutral.
First is writing “@” instead of “a/o”, as in “amig@” and it can be pronounced like “amigoa”. This is the most common among the Latin@ community.
Second is writing “x”, as in “amigx”. The inconvenience is that it can’t be pronounced. It’s seen commonly in the spanish written by Spaniards these last years, in what here is called the “queer” community (“genderqueer” in the anglosaxon language) and some feminist environments mainly.
Third is writing “e”, as in “amigue”, “doctore” or “cansade”. Few people use it yet, but it can be pronounced and is the natural neutral form for neutral words (so using it would be spreading that use to gendered words basically).
Those are all that I know of. Any spanish speaking non-binary is invited to follow this blog and add to the conversation!
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David Nutt is a brilliant psychopharmacologist who once served as the UK’s drug czar, until he was ousted for refusing to suppress the data that showed that many legal drugs were as bad or worse for you than illegal drugs, and that the war on drugs was a losing battle that wasn’t reducing abuse or crime.
Now he’s back in industry, and he’s got an awesome idea he’s trying to get funded: a tailored variation on alcohol that has exactly the same intoxicating effect but inflicts none of the physical damage of booze, and lets you get instantly, totally sober just by taking an antidote.
Online dating. Bitches be crazy, amirite? They’re stuck-up, self-centered, and take their sweet, slow time answering messages, if they answer at all. It’s hard out there for a pimp.
Have you ever wondered why? Well, I did. So I decided to answer any messages that came in, even if to politely say that I’m not interested (after thoroughly reading their profile and questions as well).
I think I figured something out about those “stuck up bitches”: most of them are just normal ladies that got worn down by a flood of messages from men who clearly stopped giving a shit.
So quite a few of the ladies try to protect their space, and don’t reply as often. Quite a few men feel even more ignored, and start sending out even more 1-5 word messages to whatever comes up on the website that happens to also have a vagina. Playing the numbers.
Thus, the cycle continues, ensnaring even the best-intentioned of all genders.
These are the lessons, with my personal examples, that I’d like to impart:
1. Read The Fucking Profile (RTFP). Yep. The whole thing.
If a person takes the time to write something out in detail, and drop all sorts of little crumbs for you to snatch up to start a conversation, use ‘em. I mean, if you’re actually interested in what they have to say, and getting to know them as a person.
If a person takes the time to say what they’re looking for, and you don’t meet those parameters, either move on or bring your A Game.
2. People (and women are people, bro) Do Not Owe You Their Smile, Time, or Conversation
If you’re a really low match, and/or our goals are not compatible, but you message me for a date anyway, then I can only assume:
A) You are looking for a nemesis to meet on the field of epic battle, one that shall live on in song and story throughout all the ages.
B). You didn’t take any of your time to RTFP, yet still think I should give you my time.
None of those are reasons that I need to reply to you, much less have an extended conversation, much less be friends, much less go on a date with you. Forget fucking (unless you’re a rapist, which some of your profiles may actually be indicating. I’m not kidding. Check yourself).
You sent me a message because you wanted my attention, and didn’t really care about what was going on on the other side of the line. Therefore, if I give you my attention, it will be on my terms.
Those terms usually involve me returning a polite hello, when I have the time, and saying that I don’t think we’d get along if you ask me out.
At least I’m answering, and honestly. Isn’t that what you want the women here to do?
3. The Only Way To My End-Zone is Through My Friend-Zone
I know that a high match score isn’t everything; it just means that we care about the same topics. There’s still personality and other factors to take into account, and that takes time.
With everything else going on in my life, I don’t have the time to set up dates with everyone that agrees with me, so I definitely don’t have the time to take with someone I know right off the bat that I’m not even going to get along with.
4. I Know What I Want
So when you ask, “Why do you say that we wouldn’t get along?”, I have two responses:
B) Why do you think that we would get along?
I have no shortage of all kinds of people in my offline life; I’m here looking for dates, and hopefully friends I can be close with. I’m here because I want to make that search easier, not harder.
I’m not talking about whether we both brush our teeth in the shower, don’t like snow, or eat a Reese’s cup the same way. I’m talking about major fucking issues for me, that definitely impact my dating choices.
For instance, did you notice that my profile said that I’m bisexual, polyamorous, and not religious? Why on Pesci’s green earth do you think I want to go on a date with a conservatively religious, heterosexist, monogamist?
Why on your god’s green patch of creation would you want to go on a date with me?
That’s right, you didn’t think about that. Or maybe it doesn’t matter to you. But it may very well matter to me. Go RTFP and answer your own question.
Some of you insist on insisting that I don’t really know what I want, or what you’re up to. Things like:
"How do you know unless you spend time with someone?"
"I don’t read the profiles or questions. They’re a bunch of crap."
"I just want to get to know you".
Oh, I’ve had relationships with all kinds of incompatible people before. I thought that being liberal meant who and how I let people into my life as well. I mean, how could I know what I really wanted, unless I tried it? I was fucking miserable.
Are you asking me out because you want to make me fucking miserable? Or, ick, you want to make yourself fucking miserable?
If you say that reading profiles or questions are a bunch of crap, then what you’re telling me is that you don’t really want to get to know me.
Go RTFP and make better use of your time with someone like you.
"I just want to say hello"
"I’m just trying to be nice."
Hello. No, you’re not just trying to be nice. You’re trying to get laid.
Which is fine, I’m sure there’s an entire field awash in pussy, waiting for you to go say Hello and try to be nice.
If I politely say that I’m not interested, and you call me a name or accuse me of having a bad attitude, then you’re obviously not interested in winning me over. You want to get back at me for not giving you the answer you wanted, and that, my non-friend, is a personality trait that I loathe. QED. We will not get along. I am not interested.
Don’t get me wrong, I like getting laid, too. I just want to be laid by someone I really like being with. I have standards. Don’t you?
Hide your coaches, hide your teachers. Cuz they indictin’ everybody around here.
Attorney General Mike DeWine will discuss new developments in the special grand jury investigation of the teen rape case.
"How do you hold kids accountable if you don’t hold the adults accountable?" DeWine said after reading through each new indictment