Religion for the Nonreligious The mind…can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. ― John Milton The mind is certainly its own cosmos. — Alan Lightman You go to school, study hard, get a degree, and you’re pleased with yourself. But are you wiser? You get a job, achieve things at the job, gain responsibility, get paid more, move to a better company, gain even more responsibility, get paid even more, rent an apartment with a parking spot, stop doing your own laundry, and you buy one of those $9 juices where the stuff settles down to the bottom. But are you happier? We know your perfect menstrual cup based on 9 questions! En espanol: SABEMOS CUAL ES SU COPA MENSTRUAL PERFECTA BASADA EN 9 PREGUNTAS! 한국어/조선말: 생리컵 골라주는 간단한 플래시 퀴즈 번역 Until now it’s been hard to guide all of the individuals who ask on a daily basis “which menstrual cup is the right one for me?” Amanda and I love helping people make the switch but on the computer it can be a long process to get all the information we need to help whoever is asking make the right choice. Combining our extensive menstrual cup knowledge and utilizing the infamous Menstrual Cup Comparison Chart we have created a quick test, that in just a few questions, will point you to the right menstrual cup for your body, age, history, activity level, and more! We invite you to take this quiz, even if you’re a cup user but especially if you aren’t!
30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself To quote Maria Robinson, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” This couldn’t be any closer to the truth in my opinion. However, before a transformation can begin, you have to stop yourself from doing the things that have been holding you back and preventing your transformation. The Psychology of Self-Control by Maria Popova “Everyone’s self-control is a limited resource; it’s like muscle strength: the more we use it, the less remains in the tank, until we replenish it with rest.” Ever since psychology godfather William James first expounded the crucial role of habit in how we live and who we become, modern psychology has sought to figure out how we can rewire our bad habits, maximize our willpower, and use habits to optimize our productivity. And yet, if the market for self-help books and to-do apps and productivity tools is any indication, a great many of us still struggle with either understanding the psychology of habit and willpower or applying it to what really matters. In Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick (public library), psychologist Jeremy Dean illuminates an important common misconception about how willpower shapes our habits and behaviors:
DrugFacts: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction NOTE: This fact sheet discusses research findings on effective treatment approaches for drug abuse and addiction. If you’re seeking treatment, you can call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357) or go to www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov for information on hotlines, counseling services, or treatment options in your state. What is drug addiction? Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences and changes in the brain, which can be long lasting. These changes in the brain can lead to the harmful behaviors seen in people who use drugs.
You should’ve asked Fortunately for myself, my spouse, and our kids, we don’t have too much trouble keeping this issue in check in our household. Many years ago, before we had munchkins, my wife and I talked it out and decided together which one of us was doing to “take point” on the household stuff and which one of us was going to be more career focused. I like your comic, and I think you for creating it, because as heterosexual dad who voluntarily (and proudly) “stays” home in order to support my wife’s career, I absolutely adore my kids and feel very fortunate for the flexibility that I’ve been offered in my life…but I have to say that it’s VERY hard for me to find male peers with whom I have anything in common.
30-ways-body-language-will-give-you-away Have you ever given someone the wrong idea or the wrong impression? You might hear someone say with surprise, “Oh, I thought you were mad,” or, “You didn’t seem interested to me at all.” It could be the result of bad body language. Unknowingly we project with our body language subtle and not-so-subtle cues that other people pick up on readily. Here are the things that are proven to make you happier: Time to round up the research on living a happy life to see what we can use. First, yeah, a good chunk of happiness is controlled by your genes but there’s a lot you can do to make yourself happier. Many of these techniques have been repeatedly tested and even worked with the clinically depressed. Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude I can’t emphasize this one enough. Showing gratitude for the good things you have is the most powerful happiness boosting activity there is.
I Am A Bully’s Dream Dear Friend: I am a bully’s dream. Think about it. No arms. No legs. It’s pretty hard to disguise my shocking appearance. Depression: Celebrities Who Struggled With Sadness in Pictures Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on May 03, 2015 Sources: 1) Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images 2) Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for AMC 3) John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images Luna Lindsey: Splines Theory: A Spoons Metaphor for Autism I love the spoons metaphor for invisible disabilities. It describes a portion of my world, and it goes something like this: Every morning, most typical people wake up with infinite spoons. They don't even think of spoons as a resource because they almost never run out. They can easily choose to do this or that without risking much other than time consumption. Sure, they get tired by the end of a full day, but generally they have enough spoons to do all the normal things.
How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our instincts about learning are misplaced, incomplete, or flat wrong” and “rooted more in superstition than in science.” That’s a disconcerting message, and hard to believe at first. But it’s also unexpectedly liberating, because Carey further explains that many things we think of as detractors from learning — like forgetting, distractions, interruptions or sleeping rather than hitting the books — aren’t necessarily bad after all. They can actually work in your favor, according to a body of research that offers surprising insights and simple, doable strategies for learning more effectively. Society has ingrained in us “a monkish conception of what learning is, of you sitting with your books in your cell,” Carey told MindShift.
Some thoughts on hope, cynicism and the stories we tell ourselves, Shel Silverstein on the secret of love, a personal remembrance of David Carr & more Hello, peg! If you missed last week's edition – Rilke on what it really means to love, Bertrand Russell on immortality and "the good life," an imaginative alphabet book of uncommon, stereotype-defying occupations, and more – you can catch up right here. And if you're enjoying this, please consider supporting with a modest donation – every little bit helps, and comes enormously appreciated. Some Thoughts on Hope, Cynicism, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves To live with sincerity in our culture of cynicism is a difficult dance – one that comes easily only to the very young and the very old. The rest of us are left to tussle with two polarizing forces ripping the psyche asunder by beckoning to it from opposite directions – critical thinking and hope.
The Golden Spoons: MiniVan Conversations: T-H-I-N-K I don't know what it is about being in our minivan that almost instantly incites an altercation between my girls - especially between the oldest two. As soon as they get in from the carpool line after school, it starts. Someone says the other is annoying. One tells the other to shut up. They argue over who sits where.