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The Alabama-Auburn trolling has really hit a fever pitch

There are 37 days until college football is back, which is exciting. Although far more people get excited by the eventual return of the NFL, I personally think college football is the greatest thing on the American sporting landscape. 663 more words

Fundamental Explainers

The Underexamined Concept of Sleep and the Morning Muse It Produces

 

This blog will discuss human beings’ concepts/perceptions of sleep and dreaming, as well as just what exactly the whole rest and recovery process is able to do for us, especially shortly after we wake up! 2,945 more words

Human Behavior

Can I get a Water With a BUNCH of Lemons, PLEASE?

As I have already mentioned to you in a previous blog (the one about the concept of sleep), one of the main things I will do with many of the blog posts I release will be to examine human behavior from my completely and totally insane perspective. 2,673 more words

Human Behavior

When someone harms us, they create the cause of their own suffering

 

This is an idea that seems difficult for Westerners to accept: when someone harms us, they create the cause of their own suffering. They do this by strengthening habits that imprison them in a cycle of pain and confusion. 160 more words

Zen

Brief thought exercise: does it really matter how many Twitter followers you have?

I used to work with this kid back in the day; almost three or four times a workday, he would tell someone (or speak to himself out loud, which I would classify as awkward but I do too) how many Twitter followers he had. 718 more words

Fundamental Explainers

Juxtaposition of Events

This summer Men With Gloves has observed the repeal of the Aussie carbon tax and the banning of fracking in Germany.  These two events seem to make the opposite of sense.   265 more words

Economic Performance

The Conscientiousness of Kidspeak - The New Yorker

I mean, you know, like, wow, who knew?

“. . .the study also shows that the use of the discourse markers is particularly common among speakers who score on a personality test as “conscientious”—“people who are more thoughtful and aware of themselves and their surroundings.” Discourse markers, far from being opaque, automatic, or zombie-like, show that the speaker has “a desire to share or rephrase opinions to recipients.” In other words, those “like”s are being used to register that what’s being narrated may not be utterly faithful to each detail—that it may not be, as a fourteen-year-old might say, “literally” true—but that it is essentially true, and, what’s more, that an innate sense of conscientiousness and empathy with the listener forbids the speaker from pretending to a more closely tuned accuracy than she in fact possesses.”

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Human Behavior