Pokemon's Ten Most Disturbing Pokedex Entries Last week, Pokemon Black and White were finally released in America as the two latest installments of the long-running video game franchise. It’s something I’ve been looking forward to since it was announced, to the point where I’ve been reading through the Pokedex — the official in-game database that describes all 649 Pokemon — and in doing so, I’ve discovered something: For a game made for children about adorable monsters, there’s a lot of really disturbing stuff in Pokemon. Okay, okay, admittedly: It’s a game made for children about adorable monsters who are sent out to fight each other for the enjoyment of their owners like gladiators battling at the pleasure of a ten year-old Caligula. But it’s one thing to have Mewtwo listed as being the product of “years of horrific gene splicing” (Pokemon Red), and quite another to have multiple creatures whose sole purpose is to drag children kicking and screaming through the gates of Hell, and that’s not an exaggeration. Guys. Yeesh.
7 Reasons to Stop Proving Yourself to Everyone Else Sometimes we try to show the world we are flawless in hopes that we will be liked and accepted by everyone, but we can’t please everyone and we shouldn’t try. The beauty of us lies in our vulnerability, our complex emotions, and our authentic imperfections. When we embrace who we are and decide to be authentic, instead of who we think others want us to be, we open ourselves up to real relationships, real happiness, and real success. There is no need to put on a mask. 1. In the long run, it’s better to be loathed for who you are than loved for who you are not. Ignore the comparisons and expectations knocking at your door. 2. Don’t lose yourself in your search for acceptance by others. Let others take you as you are, or not at all. 3. In every situation you have ever been in, positive or negative, the one common thread is you. What you’re capable of achieving is not a function of what other people think is possible for you. 4. 5. 6. You are an ever-changing work in progress. 7.
DEAR BLANK, PLEASE BLANK - Pìcame – Visual arts smugglers. Un progetto ironico e geniale di Jared Wunsch e Hans Johnson. Le stampe si possono acquistare online ma la cosa più divertente è inviare le proprie submission e vedersele pubblicate sul sito. Altri esempi dentro al post. UPDATE: si può scaricare gratis l’app per iPhone da qui. An ironic and brilliant project by Jared Wunsch and Hans Johnson. The prints can be purchased online but the funniest thing is to send your own submission and see it published on the site. Comments comments Daniel Goleman: Yes, You Can Build Willpower (meditate on neuroplasticity!) (Editor’s note: Daniel Goleman is now conducting a series of audio interviews including a great one with Richard Davidson on Training the Brain. We are honored to bring you this guest post by Daniel Goleman, thanks to our collaboration with Greater Good Magazine.) Yes, You Can: New research suggests we can build our willpower – By Daniel Goleman Those of us who struggle to resist junk foods or otherwise suffer a lack of willpower will be heartened by some good news from neuroscience. First, the bad news. In a typical experiment on this effect, one group of people was made to watch a video of a boring scene; another was not. This all suggests we have a fixed willpower budget, one we should be careful in spending. But the good news is that we can grow our willpower; like a muscle, the more we use it, the more it gradually increases over time. As the muscle of will grows, the larger our reservoir of self-discipline becomes.
Awkward Stock Photos How to Not Care What People Think: 5 steps Edit Article1,518,336 views 157 Editors Edited 4 weeks ago If you're one of those people who constantly worry what others think of you, this article may help you get off in the right direction, reversing those unpleasant thoughts. No matter what it is that you obsess about — looking good for complete strangers, listening to rumors, getting into a negative cycle — this article should help let you begin to turn your life around. Ad Steps 1Stop over-thinking. 5Accept yourself for who you are. We could really use your help! Can you tell us aboutfirst aid? first aid how to strap a dislocated shoulder Can you tell us aboutdogs? dogs how to train a dog Can you tell us aboutdrywall? drywall how to tape and float drywall Can you tell us aboutproduct development? product development how to develop a product from start to finish Tips Love yourself don't be how others want you to be. Warnings
Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wi-Fi: Mashable's Favorite Wi-Fi Names In honor of Wi-Fi Day Tuesday — 8.02.11 — Mashable asked our community to tell us about the best Wi-Fi network names they've seen. We received a staggering number of responses. Submissions ranged from jeers at people stealing Internet, pop culture references (it seems our community loves Arrested Development and The Offspring), pranks and the occasional obscenity. Here are some of our favorites (click here to see the rest): Police Surveillance Van 2Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wi-FiUse This One MomAbraham LinksysSeries of Tubes404NetworkUnavailablePlzBringVodkaToApt1310Pretty Fly for a Wi - FiBluth Model HotelThe Banana StandI have Wi-Fi and You Don'tRouter? Did we miss your favorite?
The Secret to Not Caring What People Think Whether it is becoming plugged into our identity, quitting alcohol or even becoming more confident, our worry of what people think can really affect us. From the jobs we choose, to the people we date and the risks we take, we often limit our actions through fear of criticism or judgment from others. This is a serious issue, and a problem many people experience, therefore I’ve taken my personal experience and the advice of others to reveal the secrets to not caring what people think. Why we Care what people Think First of all, I want to say that sometimes caring what people think is not a bad idea; the part of our mind that produces this fear is often in place to protect us. I’ve spent months trying to understand why we care what people think, and as (surprisingly) usual, the answer is relatively simple and the heart of what this website is about. What people say about you is none of your business- Sean Stephenson Of course, your identity is not what people think of you, it is just…you. 1.
Twitter Parodies: 9 Top Literary Fakes It might be considered surprising that a platform that limits its users to 140 characters has so many literary-themed accounts. Our favorite of these are the parody accounts, spoofing famous authors from beyond the grave. For the purposes of entertainment and inspiration, we've pulled together our best-of selection. SEE ALSO: Top Fictional Accounts | Top Fake Celebs | Top Social Media & Tech Spoofs Take a look through the slideshow below for our favorites and suggest in the comments any we've missed. [UPDATE: Thanks for all the suggestions — we've added in Oliver Goldsmith as our tenth Tweeter.] Image courtesy of iStockphoto, joecicak