Badass Of The Week: Roy Benavidez

November 15, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Awesomeness |

He was wounded 37 times by bullets, shrapnel, a bayonet, and a rifle butt but his only thoughts were on those others who were hit on that day in May 1968. His actions saved eight other men’s lives in Vietnam on that day. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery but it wouldn’t be for 13 more years. Because nothing ever came easy for Roy Benavidez.

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Life Isn’t All Sunshine And Rainbows

November 15, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: TRUTH |

I know poverty, because poverty was there before I was born and it has become a part of life.

Poverty is not going empty for a single day and getting something to eat the next day. Poverty is going empty with no hope for the future. Poverty is getting nobody to feel your pain and poverty is when your dreams go in vain because nobody is there to help you. Poverty is watching your mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters die in pain and sorrow just because they couldn’t get something to eat. Poverty is hearing your grandmothers and grandfathers cry out to death to come and take them because they are tired of this world. Poverty is watching your own children and grandchildren die in your arms but there is nothing you can do. Poverty is watching your children and grandchildren share tears in their deepest sleep. Poverty is suffering from HIV/AIDS and dying a shameful death but nobody seems to care. Poverty is when you hide your face and wish nobody could see you just because you feel less than a human being. Poverty is when you dream of bread and fish you never see in the daylight. Poverty is when people accuse you and prosecute you for no fault of yours, but who is there to speak up for you? Poverty is when the hopes of your fathers and grandfathers just vanish in the blink of an eye. I know poverty and I know poverty just like I know my own name. Poverty never sleeps. Poverty works all day and night. Poverty never takes a holiday

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What Is The Psychology Behind All These Addictive Mobile Games And Their Microtransactions?

November 15, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: TRUTH |

Coming from the mobile video game industry, a lot of effort has gone into the study of what causes addiction without having to affect the addiction with foreign chemicals.

Findings typically go down the path of differences in how much people value short term benefit versus long term consequences. Since individuals are all different, the key is to find mechanisms that help monetize the ones who overvalue the short term. Creating ways to remove pressure/pinch points blocking someone from short-term fun is as effective as providing mechanisms to dose incremental amounts of fun/reward.

The Stanford marshmallow study is a good example of this… kids were offered one marshmallow now or wait and get two marshmallows. Some kids saw the long term benefit of patience and valued long term benefit. Others valued immediate gratification (and perhaps the minimal marginal benefit of the long term) and wanted their marshmallow now.

Addicts tend to be the ones who want one marshmallow now. Addicts are also susceptible to negative reinforcement created when designers place a barrier (known as a pinch) between the player and their reward. Those that are very impatient will spend money to avoid waiting or losing since these people value the positive feelings more than free players.

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The Daily Man-Up

November 15, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

“Your life is your life. Don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. Be on the watch. There are ways out. There is light somewhere. It may not be much light but it beats the darkness. Be on the watch. The gods will offer you chances. Know them. Take them. You can’t beat death but you can beat death in life, sometimes. And the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be. Your life is your life. Know it while you have it. You are marvelous. The gods wait to delight in you.”

Charles Bukowski


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Welcome To Caveman’s Fight Club!

November 15, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Sports |

Matt Brown obiterates Diego Sanchez with an elbow from hell!

 

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Hot Instagram Girl Of The Day: Keisha Grey

November 15, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Babes |

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Linkage

November 14, 2017 | 4 Comments » | Topics: Links |

How Conjoined Twins Are Making Scientists Question the Concept of Self – The Walrus

If you ever visit Japan, you need to take the Mario Kart Tour of Tokyo! – Thrillist

15,000 scientists From 184 Countries give catastrophic warning about the fate of the world in new ‘letter to humanity’ – Motherboard

The Most Punishing Video Games of All Time – Ranker

This Incredible Video Shows CRISPR Slicing A Strand Of DNA In Two – Digg

What Consumers Are Quickly Learning About Paying Off Their Debt:- Weekly Financials

How To Get Rich Playing Video Games Online – New Yorker

Amazon is turning The Lord of the Rings into a TV show – The Verge

Hot Instagram Pictures Of Anastasia Kvitko – Lurk And Perv

Right and left always excuse the worst behavior in politicians so long as he’s “their guy” – Rare

Former WWE World Champion officially making the transition from wrestling to MMA – Fan Buzz

Demi Lovato showing off some nice braless cleavage – Drunken Stepfather

More magnificent sidebewbs – Leenks

This mouth-watering Instagram is dedicated to real-life re-creations of food from Miyazaki movies – Dangerous Minds

These $8 Panasaonic earbuds are shockingly good! – Amazon

The First 911 Restored By Singer With A 500 HP Williams Engine Looks Phenomenal – Jalopnik

The New Firefox Is Out: 2x Faster and 30% Less Memory – Mozilla

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons – Quartz

Top 10 Terrifying Civilizations – Listverse

Emma Watson at her finest – Popoholic

How to Sign Documents on Whatever Device You’ve Got – Life Hacker

Hot Girls with Tattoos – All The Girls Mama Warned You About (46 Photos) – Radass

John Travolta: Sexual battery case involving 21-year-old male masseur surfaces – Mercury

Ashley Tisdale, Taylor Swift and Other Random Hotties – G-Celeb

Leave the Past in the Past: What Matters Most Is Who You Are Now – Tiny Buddha

7 examples of what elite athletes eat in a day – Grumpy Sloth

Russia tried to use computer game footage to prove that the U.S. is helping ISIS – Newsweek

Alexis Ren Is The Biggest Tease – Hollywood Tuna

First Black Friday shopper claims his spot in line – KGNS

The Daily Struggles of Living With a Cat – Sad And Useless

Absurdly bad relationship advice from Cosmo mag – Runt Of The Web

12 More Fraternity Brothers Charged in Penn State Hazing Death After FBI Recovers Deleted Footage From Their Supposedly "Inoperable" Security Camera – Time


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The Dumping Grounds

November 14, 2017 | 16 Comments » | Topics: The Dumping Grounds |

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