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Creepiness Study - Results. First of all, Sara Koehnke and myself (Frank McAndrew) would like to thank all of you who took the time to complete our Creepiness Survey about a year ago. Sorry that it took so long to get the results out to you! We have just submitted a paper to a peer-reviewed psychology journal and hope to get it published. Please do not repost this anywhere on the intenet, and if you are a journailist or science writer, please do not write about any of this without contacting me first. It would be too boring and tedious to give you every scrap of what we found, but I will try to provide a summary of the high spots without all of the statistical mumbo-jumbo.

Here are some of the details: WHO WAS IN THE STUDY? Participants were recruited through invitations to Facebook events that were created by the researchers, through campus-wide emails distributed to students, faculty, and staff at a liberal arts college in the American Midwest, and through the “Social Psychology Network” website. Table 1. Marriage Isn’t For You | Seth Adam Smith. Kim and I Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me. Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.

I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten years until…until we decided no longer wanted to be just friends. :) I strongly recommend that best friends fall in love. Good times will be had by all. Nevertheless, falling in love with my best friend did not prevent me from having certain fears and anxieties about getting married. The nearer Kim and I approached the decision to marry, the more I was filled with a paralyzing fear. Then, one fateful night, I shared these thoughts and concerns with my dad. Perhaps each of us have moments in our lives when it feels like time slows down or the air becomes still and everything around us seems to draw in, marking that moment as one we will never forget. My dad giving his response to my concerns was such a moment for me.

Like this: Like Loading... 4 Ways to Discover Your Strengths. Mad Men's Don Draper is exceptionally good at saving a deal gone sour. When a client dislikes an ad campaign, the fictional ad exec can weave the perfect tale to change their minds. His storytelling ability is a gift that no one else at his agency has. To become a successful business leader, identify your own strengths and talents and foster them. Your strengths are ultimately the keys to your success. "When we do things we're already good at, our business acumen is quicker," says Todd Kashdan, a psychology professor at George Mason University and author of Curious? (William Morrow, 2009). "When it comes to the best way to leverage your ability, it's (best) to go through your strengths. " he says. Using these four tips, you can learn to recognize your core strengths. 1.

Related: How to Train Your Creative Mind Ask a close mentor when you appear most animated or observe yourself for a day. 2. 3. Related: 5 Ways to Rekindle the Passion for Your Business 4. 27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space. Playful as kids are, accidents happen. And the accident that befallen me at 7 years old was the feeling of the hot exhaust pipe of a motorcycle kissing the skin of my leg. Grandma was around and saw it. Immediately, she took out a knife and slice the thick lower part of the aloe vera plant by the garden and rubbed the exposed end on the burn. Looking back, I realized that it was important to have medicinal plants around the house cause you never know when you might need them.

So here are a list of plants that have the highest medicinal value compared to the other million species around the world worth planting around the house. Aloe Vera The aloe vera grows only under the sun with well drained dry or moist soil. Woundscutsburnseczemareducing inflammation Apart from its external use on the skin, aloe vera is also taken internally in the treatment of : ulcerative colitis (drinking aloe vera juice)chronic constipationpoor appetitedigestive problems Marsh Mallow Great Burdock Pot Marigold Gotu Kola. Psychological Catch-22s. Yossarian, the protagonist of Joseph Heller's classic novel, , wants to be excused from air combat.

To be excused, he needs only to prove that he is mentally unstable, but there's a catch: the very act of asking to be excused would show that he is sane. In other words, there's no way out. The term "catch-22" has since been used to describe any situation where circular logic guarantees an undesired outcome, no matter what a person does. Although catch-22s are typically found in legal or bureaucratic contexts, they also turn up in psychology.

Here are some notable examples. . The first psychological catch-22 that caught my attention was the disconnect between what I learned from all those teen magazines and movies about how to win over a crush (e.g., "Don't call him back! " Social rejection is a painful experience that signals to an individual that he or she is not valued by a group. Increasing self-esteem is unfortunately not as simple as telling yourself that you're great. 16 Beauty Secrets I Learned Working For A High End Skin Care Brand. The skin you have is pretty much not going to change. When I first started working at the brand I was super diligent with my skin, and it was awesome. I had good skin to begin with but now it was super soft and glowy. But that was with a 10/10 effort. Now I do like a 2/10 effort and it’s really not a drastic enough difference for me to care. I saw this again and again with customers.

You definitely can see a difference with great products, don’t get me wrong, but you aren’t going to get new genes. “Miracle” products are pretty iffy. There’s a lot of money to be made off of people’s insecurities. That said, there’s probably a cosmetic that can help with anything. If you have dark circles under your eyes, get one of those blue pens that off set the darkness and then cover it up with concealer.

The only skincare things that really matter are exfoliating and moisturizing. Exfoliating does 80% of the work, moisturizing does the other 20%. Get rid of zits while you sleep. Wrong. S Top 10 Films That Pass The Bechdel Test | Slutist. Slutist’s Top 10 Films That Pass The Bechdel Test Word’s out that Sweden is now officially rating films not only according to the usual sex, drugs, and violence trifecta, but also according to gender bias. An “A Rating” means a film has passed the Bechdel test, wherein at least two named female characters converse about a topic other than a man.

Slutist put together a Top 10 list of our favorite A Rated films that easily ace this surprisingly difficult criteria. 1. The Craft 2. Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. KristenKorvette syllabic stylist with a heart on for intersextional feminism. slutist founder. 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment.

Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances. How to Maintain Your Post-Vacation Bliss. 18 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think. 1. You complain about your body or face and everyone around you rolls their eyes. 2. You obsess over a tiny pimple no one is noticing, because you almost never have skin problems. 3.

One piece of hair won’t do what you want and you think everyone is looking at it. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Tagged Better, Body Image, Coffee, Face, Friend, Friendship, Gratitude, Hair, Happy, iPhone, Life, Looks, Movies, Sad, Skin, Television, TV, Work. 5 Things A Billionaire Can Teach You About Job Hunting. By John Sumser Life is good if you are Reid Hoffman. The self-made billionaire was a part of the founding team at PayPal. He took his winnings from that expedition and went on to found LinkedIn. Hoffman knows what success is. I'd like to tell you that I've been chumming around with him; that in his jet somewhere over the Pacific on the way to his private island, we bonded. Instead, I have to report that I never met the fellow. The Hoffman-Casnocha team does a really good job at delivering the scary truth. 10 kajillion faceless people in countries you've never heard of are waiting to take your job as soon as you get good at it.

Are you scared yet? As scary as it is, he's probably right. Anyone can be an entrepreneur. Actually, the point is more forceful. It's always day one. He stole this from Jeff Bezos. A million people can do your job. This one comes from a long standing billboard on Silicon Valley's Highway 101. Beware of success. Hoffman knows this terrain well. Weak links are critical. 40 Modern Nonfiction Books Everyone Should Read. 24 Comics That Capture The Frustration Of Anxiety Disorders. How To Be Alone: The Zine. Hello, daydream believers! Sometimes you have to be alone, and that’s okay. It’s okay to not date anyone, and it’s okay to take yourself to the movies, and it’s okay to watch 7 hours of “New Girl” on Netflix alone in your room with only Milk Duds and ennui to keep you company. It’s okay. There’s a stigma against doing things by yourself, partially because self-reflection is hard and partially because no one wants to look like they don’t have any friends.

But Vanessa and I think that it’s important to learn to be happy by yourself, so we made you a zine to help explain what we mean and why. (Take the entire emotional maturity quiz here.) (Listen to the playlist here!) If you want to make your own physical copy of this zine, click through the following two images, print them each on their own 11-inch-by-17-inch piece of paper, and follow this tutorial. Happy alone time-ing! 34 Writing Tips That Will Make You a Better Writer. James Chartrand – Web Content Writer Tips Nice collection of tips! Some I agree with, some I don’t, but I think what is important to remember is that each one of us has unique tips and tricks to offer for better writing.Two tips: Online content writing demands concise business writing.

Forget the flowery prose; web content needs more succinct language. Drop the passive language. “Is being”, “Is used,” “that is being…” Gone, gone, gone. Outdated. Passé.I’ll offer an extra fast tip, as I’ve found it’s one that many people aren’t aware of: Word offers a grammar check *and* a style check. If you can work on your writing to the point that you’ve eliminated every green line in your document, you’re that much farther ahead.

10 Reasons Being Intelligent Is Difficult. Calling yourself intelligent on the Internet or in real life is asking for backlash. Many people like to pretend that they want others to be confident and self-actualized. In reality, many people have such low, shaky, and/or warped self-esteem issues that the idea that someone could call themself something positive – intelligent, beautiful, etc. is taken as a personal affront. Intelligence as a social construct, is problematic. It privileges specific spaces and modes of thought and creativities over others. It privileges education levels, social-classes, and thus, even race. I get it. While I struggle with humility as a human being, calling myself intelligent is not one an act of a lack of humility in this respect.

TL; DR: If calling myself intelligent offends you; well, build a bridge… 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. The 42 Most Remarkably Beautiful John Green Quotes. “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.” “That’s the thing about pain,” Augustus said, and then glanced back at me. “It demands to be felt.” “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” “Thomas Edison’s last words were ‘It’s very beautiful over there’. I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.”

“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.” “The marks humans leave are too often scars.” “You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.” “I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. “Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we’re quoting.” “Grief does not change you, Hazel. “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” “You don’t remember what happened. 5 Types of Books that Increase Intelligence. Top 10 Funny Books to Revive Your Monday. 1. Tales From A Broad: An Unreliable Memoir by Fran Lebowitz Compared to Metropolitan Life, Fran Lebowitz’s Tales From a Broad is lesser known. Where Metropolitan Life is an accumulation of her essays, Tales is a cohesive narrative.

It recounts (at times unreliably) her and her family’s yearlong stay in Singapore. They moved there because her husband Frank found a job there, and it’s the most sardonic, hilarious take of New York transplants in Asia. Now it is Monday. 2. Martin Amis captures the astoundingly self-obsessed mind and ego of an 18-year-old boy in The Rachel Papers. With comb and fingertips I styled my pubic hairs. 3. Tommy’s Tale is a novel about a bisexual London club kid named Tommy, whose British cynicism and sarcasm would fit quite seamlessly in a lower east side loft space. But, perhaps most worthy of all is this novel’s seductive powers. 4.

Tina Fey kills me, and she masters the art of self-loathing in a way no woman has ever done before. 5. 6. 7. 8. Just take a look: 11 Novels That Will Actually Change Your Perspective On Life. 20 Books That Will Change Your Life. Don't Overthink It: 5 Tips for Daily Decision-Making. 10 Difficult Realities You’ll Continually Face Until You Learn How To Accept Them.

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