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Why I Will Never Have a Girlfriend -

Why I Will Never Have a Girlfriend -
Tristan Miller German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence[1] 20 December 1999 Why don't I have a girlfriend? This is a question that practically every male has asked himself at one point or another in his life. Not the author, though. Lest anyone suspect that my standards for women are too high, let me allay those fears by enumerating in advance my three criteria for the match. That said, I now present my demonstration of why the probability of finding a suitable candidate fulfilling the three above-noted requirements is so small as to be practically impossible—in other words, why I will never have a girlfriend. Number of people on Earth (in 1998): 5 592 830 000[4] We start with the largest demographic in which I am interested—namely, the population of this planet. …who are female: 2 941 118 000[5] I'd've thought that, given the title of this essay, this criterion goes without saying. …in "developed" countries: 605 601 000[5] …currently (in 2000) aged 18 to 25: 65 399 083[4][5] Related:  Pop Culture ~ Aphorisms

10 places that don’t exist (but should) We've all read a book or watched a movie and wished the places it transported us to were real. Some of the most enduring destinations are fictional. Well, not completely. So, here are my top mythical locations. 10. The home of Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and friends, the lush and charming Hundred Acre Wood is the literary soul mate of Ashdown Forest in Sussex. 9. 8. The mythical city of gold has come to represent things opulent or unattainable. 7. Rumour has it only children can visit Neverland, but if you think happy thoughts you might just find your way to the famous home of Peter Pan, Captain Hook and the Lost Boys. 6. Who wouldn’t like to travel via rabbit hole? 5. Arthurian scholar Norris J. 4. The subject of debate since Plato first wrote about it in 360BC, Atlantis is said to have sunk into the seas one night around 9000 BC after its people (descended from the god Poseidon), invaded one kingdom too many. 3. 2. 1. Runners Up: Fantasia Stormwind

How to Detect Lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns Interesting Info -> Lying Index -> How to Detect Lies Become a Human Lie Detector (Part 1) Warning: sometimes ignorance is bliss. After gaining this knowledge, you may be hurt when it is obvious that someone is lying to you. The following deception detection techniques are used by police, forensic psychologists, security experts and other investigators. Introduction to Detecting Lies: This knowledge is also useful for managers, employers, and for anyone to use in everyday situations where telling the truth from a lie can help prevent you from being a victim of fraud/scams and other deceptions. This is just a basic run down of physical (body language) gestures and verbal cues that may indicate someone is being untruthful. If you got here from somewhere else, be sure to check out our Lie Detection index page for more info including new research in the field of forensic psychology. Signs of Deception: Body Language of Lies: • A person who is lying to you will avoid making eye contact. Bored?

Non-drinkers can finally meet everyone’s ‘judgmental’ expectations by adapting statements from typical college party-goers | Campus Basement After several years’ worth of attending college parties as a non-drinker, I am noticing a concerning trend: we alcohol-free anomalies just are not meeting everyone’s expectations. When we show up to parties, ready to enjoy ourselves without bothering anyone or making a scene, we are a disappointment. Why? Because we are not judging people enough. Not by a long shot. I’m simply not going to stand for this. Well fear no more, for I have come up with an ingenious plan to provide more than enough narrow-minded judgment for everyone that likes to party and party hard. Statements to use IMMEDIATELY 1) You drink? 2) Why do you drink? 3) Just try it one time! 4) I used to be scared of not drinking too, before I really knew what I was talking about. 5) Are you worried your parents will find out if you don’t drink?? 6) The more often you don’t drink, I promise, you won’t taste anything. 7) Come on, I bet you would be SUCH A FUN sober person. 9) Do I seem like I haven’t been drinking right now?

Murphy Laws Site - The origin and laws of Murphy in one place. The Noticing Game - (moving, sexy, fun) This little game had us both in tears the last time I played it… And the time before that, we were both smiling so much our cheeks hurt… It’s simple, easy, in-the-moment, and you can play it with your lover, a friend, on a date, or with someone you’ve just met. Below is a description of the game, an excerpt from our Games Night Manual. Here it is: The Noticing Game Requirements: 2 people Warning: You will both likely feel more present, playful, connected, and perhaps even turned-on after playing this game. Directions:Two people stand directly across from each other, standing or sitting, making eye contact. A: What I notice when I’m with you is…<fill in the blank> B: Hearing that, what I’m noticing is…<fill in the blank> A: Hearing that, what I’m noticing is…<fill in the blank> …and so on, alternating back and forth… …until you’re incapacitated with laughter, tears, or find yourselves passionately making out… …or, whenever seems like a good time to stop. The other person’s physical appearance:

Cheryl Strayed on Dealing With The Success of Others Designed by Dmitry Baranovskiy for the Noun Project The creative routines of famous creatives has been popular internet fodder this year. The Pacific Standard thinks this obsession and trend of emulating famous artist’s habits is problematic, to say the least. The larger picture, says Casey N. Cep, is that most artists did not always followed these routines they’re known for anyways. The idea that any one of these habits can be isolated from the entirety of the writer’s life and made into a template for the rest of us is nonsense. We often talk about process at 99U, so we think this is a great debate. Read the rest of the article here. 100 Ways to Serve Others I’ve continued to be inspired by people’s 100 lists and you’ve probably seen many that I’ve highlighted in recent resource lists. Dragos wrote one that triggered me to write another with his excellent post on 100 tips to write huge lists. This list is on my favorite subject and while the length of these lists makes them quite a challenge to make, this particular subject is one I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about and writing goals in so its a great topic for me to tackle in a list. The items were actually fairly easy to come up for me without any research or added web surfing, but the real effort was then in putting a short description or example for each. Anyway, I’m thrilled to have this list completed and can’t wait to experience and see the results of personally doing every single one on the list. 1. This is a great habit to develop to start each and every day and to practice whenever you have the chance. 2. 3. I mean when it comes to transportation or as a physical destination.

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