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Texting Addiction and Misunderstanding

Texting: Addiction and Misunderstandings

Receiving and sending texts triggers dopamine in our brain, and addictive reward hormone. Not receiving an expected text triggers the release of cortisol, a stress hormone. Dopamine and cortisol create a cycle of pleasure and pain.  Addiction.  Even with emojis, text messages create confusion about the meaning and emotion of a message, causing painful misunderstandings

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Aldi Grocery Store Sucks

Aldis Grocery Store: It Sucks

Aldis Sucks! Wanna Know Why? You are charged if you need a shopping bag You need quarters to use a shopping cart The checkout lines are long The food quality is poor The produce section looks like it has storm damage They don’t have what you need or want The cheapest food is often the

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Upset Stomachs On Cruise Ship

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn is currently quarantined off the coast of Mauritius with a reported stomach illness onboard. “During Norwegian Dawn’s Feb. 13, 2024 South Africa voyage, a small number of guests experienced mild symptoms of a stomach-related illness. Upon the ship’s return to Port Louis, Mauritius, the vessel’s management team met with local authorities

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Tough Love? Bobby Knight

Bobby Knight: Tough Love or Abuse? Per Todd Jadlow who played basketball  Bobby Knight: >> Knight once had managers tape explicit photos of female genitalia inside Daryl Thomas’ locker, and that Knight threw tampons at Thomas. >>Knight once grabbed Thomas by the neck on a plane ride home after a loss. >> During a walk-through

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Harvard University

Good School System? Good College? Who Takes the Credit?

Harvard would have you believe they are responsible for the academic and career achievements of their students.  That’s bullshit.  The only thing Harvard can take credit for is recruiting top students that would be successful whether they went to Harvard or Dusty Shoe Vo-Tech.  Parents worry about putting their children into “good” school districts.  Well,

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Simple Lies vs Nuanced Truth

Embrace Nuanced Truth over Simple Lies

Embracing complexity builds confidence. Seeking the truth demands thoughtful consideration and nuanced understanding. However, cults lure in followers with simplistic lies, perpetuated by charismatic leaders who promote polarized worldviews. Members of such groups feel esteemed by their perceived access to exclusive knowledge. This tendency towards simplistic thinking at the expense of intellectual depth extends beyond

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floating prison

A Cruise Ship Is A Floating Prison

I Would Rather Have A Colonoscopy Than Go On A Cruise Ship-Here’s Why   Perhaps it’s being too generous to call a cruise ship a floating prison.  In prisons, you won’t get so seasick that you feel like shooting yourself to avoid nausea.  And in prisons, the beds and bathrooms are larger and more comfortable.   That

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Hate Work-Love Your Funeral - Conflict

Hate Work-Love Your Funeral

Have you noticed at funerals, there is rarely a picture of the deceased at work? This is a vivid example of one of the great paradoxes of the life we live…we invest the majority of our time and emotional capital in our jobs, but when we die, people finally get real and they could care

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Warehouse Grocery Stores-More is Less - Grocery store

Warehouse Grocery Stores-More is Less

We are forced to buy three items instead of one.  We save a little on the price, but much of what we buy is never used.  Sicko. Warehouse stores are a symbol of the sicko consumption addition of Americans.   We feel fulfilled by buying way more than we need, and we justify by saying boy

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Police Equipment

Police Wear Silly Equipment

Why do police and security officers wear that huge corded microphone across the front of their uniform?  That is 1970’s technology.  What not wear an ear bud paired to a cell phone like normal people do?  Maybe its about trying to look powerful with oversized equipment all over the body?

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