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What it means when you say "literally"

What it means when you say "literally"

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Thanksgiving as a kid VS Thanksgiving as an adult All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2014 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP London Riots: BlackBerry Messenger Used More than Facebook or Twitter As the riots in London look set to continue for a third night — and to spread to other parts of the UK — details are starting to emerge on how the rioters have been organizing themselves. The medium of choice? BlackBerry Messenger. The riots began as a protest at the police shooting of Mark Duggan, a resident of the Tottenham area of north London, last Thursday. A Facebook group quickly sprung up to commemorate Duggan; police and media attention was drawn to a particular post on the Facebook page which appeared to fan the flames, as well as the occasional tweet from rioters describing their deeds and where they were headed next. Some posted pictures of looting and burning police cars.

Star Wars Origins - Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey In 1949 Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) made a big splash in the field of mythology with his book The Hero With a Thousand Faces. This book built on the pioneering work of German anthropologist Adolph Bastian (1826-1905), who first proposed the idea that myths from all over the world seem to be built from the same "elementary ideas." Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961) named these elementary ideas "archetypes," which he believed to be the building blocks not only of the unconscious mind, but of a collective unconscious. In other words, Jung believed that everyone in the world is born with the same basic subconscious model of what a "hero" is, or a "mentor" or a "quest," and that's why people who don't even speak the same language can enjoy the same stories. Campbell's contribution was to take this idea of archetypes and use it to map out the common underlying structure behind religion and myth. Searching For The Hero

Caffeine-induced sleep disorder Caffeine-induced sleep disorder is a psychiatric disorder that results from overconsumption of the stimulant caffeine. "When caffeine is consumed immediately before bedtime or continuously throughout the day, sleep onset may be delayed, total sleep time reduced, normal stages of sleep altered, and the quality of sleep decreased."[1] Caffeine reduces slow-wave sleep in the early part of the sleep cycle and can reduce rapid eye movement sleep later in the cycle.[2] Caffeine increases episodes of wakefulness, and high doses in the late evening can increase sleep onset latency.[2] In elderly people, there is an association between use of medication containing caffeine and difficulty in falling asleep.[2] References[edit] Further reading[edit]

My Little Bag of Writing Tricks - Do Your Job Better By Rachel Toor In the progressive campus lab school I attended until sixth grade, my friends and I wrote poetry, celebrated the passage of Title IX, and did "new" math. The boys sewed and cooked in home economics, and the girls sawed and drilled their way through shop class. When I got to junior high, I realized that the kids who had gone to Catholic school knew things I didn't. They could drink without getting caught, and were able to name the parts of speech. Eventually I learned to sneak gulps from dusty bottles in my parents' liquor cabinet.

Steroids - Juiced Baseball Player - 46019 Citation: Jake. "Juiced Baseball Player: An Experience with Steroids (ID 46019)". Erowid.org. Feb 15, 2010. erowid.org/exp/46019 Cognitive liberty Cognitive liberty is the freedom of sovereign control over one's own consciousness. It is an extension of the concepts of freedom of thought and self-ownership.[citation needed] New study shows that knowing spoilers doesn't ruin a story Here's the explanation for that study: I'll take my love for "Sucker-Punch" as an example. The first time I saw it, as with any first viewing, was filled with mystery (which I fucking love), not knowing exactly what I'm about to watch. It's a very symbolic movie and nearly impossible to "get" upon first viewing without knowing anything about it.

MLB exemptions for stimulants gain attention - MLB The patient needs a fix, so the routine is simple. Figure out the symptoms. Find a sympathetic doctor. Get a prescription. Enjoy. It's the tried-and-true formula for landing medical marijuana in California – and, as Major League Baseball has learned over the last three years, for enterprising players who want to skirt the league's drug program that bans stimulants and take them without penalty. The biggest threat to Western values The paranoid style in politics often imagines unlikely alliances that coalesce into an overwhelming threat that must be countered by all necessary means. In Clash of Civilizations, Samuel Huntington conjured an amalgamated East - an alliance between "Confucian" and "Islamic" powers - that would challenge the West for world dominance. Many jihadis fear the Crusader alliance between Jews and Christians. They forget that until recently, historically speaking, populations professing the latter were the chief persecutors of the former. Now Anders Breivik has invoked the improbable axis of Marxism, multiculturalism and Islamism, together colonising Europe. As he sees multiculturalism as essentially a Jewish plot, Breivik has managed to wrap up the new and old fascist bogies in one conspiracy: communists, Jews and Muslims.

Delayed payments in 1979 offer glimpse of default consequences Across the dial on “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) accused Geithner of “playing Chicken Little” and called his dire warnings irresponsible. “There certainly will be disruption, but this is not a deadline we should rush and make a bad deal,” DeMint said, echoing the views of some fellow conservatives who have downplayed the potential fallout.

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