What Does It Feel Like To Be 80 Years Old Knowing That Death Is Imminent?

July 17, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Experiences |

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I am in my 80s. To be this age is largely luck. To be this age and reasonably healthy with peace of mind is even luckier. To be this age, be healthy, and not lonely makes one feel so lucky that you want to gulp the moments down like a drowning man reaching air. I have been in five car crashes without being hurt (none were my fault). During the war as a child, I experienced several bombs falling within close range and where people within yards of myself were killed or injured. Numerous other such incidents sometimes gives one a sense of invulnerability, and other times that the next incident won’t be so lucky.

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

July 17, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

Why does Korea have such a high suicide rate?

I’m teaching in Korea at the moment, which recently surpassed Japan in suicide rates. Korea has the highest suicide rate in the world, among the top 31 wealthiest nations now, and suicide is the number one cause of death for people under the age of 40 in the country. last time I checked, anyway (about 2 months ago). Japan and Korea certainly share some similarities.

The week or so after I arrived, a 10 year old girl at a school near my town got a decent grade on a report card. It wasn’t the best grade, it wasn’t the worst. Her mom was pissed and, as a punishment, took her to the barber shop to get her hair cut way shorter than usual. A few days later the girl jumped from the 17th story of her apartment building. She left a bunch of notes written to her friends in crayon that said “Life is too difficult.”

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The Truth About Those ‘Perfect’ People On Instagram

July 17, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

Influencer’s Instagram page vs video

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The Daily Man-Up

July 17, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

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Here’s a hard truth about life that few people will tell you and most people don’t want to accept: working hard, not for a boss or because The Man™ wants you to, but on yourself and your passions is one of the best ways to all but guarantee yourself at least some level of happiness.

But the thing is, many of us don’t want to work hard, because often hard work, even on things that we love, can get pretty uncomfortable. The word “passion” comes from the Latin word for “suffer” because often we have to suffer for the things that we’re passionate about.

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Linkage

July 16, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Links |

The Ultimate Guide to Overcoming an Existential Crisis in Modern Society – Knowledge For Men

Ants Filmed Performing ‘Funeral Ritual’ for Fallen Bumblebee – Ned Hardy

The hottest photos of the day – Caveman Afterdark

For all those that take nasty ass dumps, there is a product called Poo-pourri. By spraying it on the water in your toilet and it traps the odors from your poop – Amazon

What I Learned From Quitting Coffee After 15 Years Of Daily Consumption – Better Humans

Chess grandmaster accused of cheating after using phone on toilet during tournament – NY Post

2018 Mr Olympia Shawn Rodden Charged With Rape – TMZ

Read This If You’re Going Through Adversity – Darius Foroux

Car explodes in baby gender reveal gone disasterous – OMG Blog

Canadian couple shamed for kissing behind dead lion in safari photo – Global News

The Next Billion-Dollar Startups – Forbes

Children Inside Adult Bodies: Angry Woman Tries To Reserve Parking Spot By Foot (video) – Leenks

Coffee People: Stop what you’re doing and make note of the date and time. Then, buy this. Your life will never be the same – Amazon

A 17-Year-Old Girl Was Murdered. How Did Photos of Her Death Go Viral? – Newser

Brutal fight breaks out at Disneyland: ‘I’m ready to go to JAIL tonight!’ – Trending Views

The Golden Age of Cord-Cutting Is Over. Now What? – The Ringer

The Amount Of Money Needed To Retire Early And Live In Abject Poverty – Financial Samurai

Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self – The Atlantic

Low-Profile Tires Are Ruining Modern Cars – Jalopnik

15 Dumbest Jean-Claude Van Damme Quotes – Sad And Useless

Ocasio-Cortez Tries To Grill Former ICE Director. He Wrecks Her – Daily Wire

The Roush F-150 Nitemare Is World’s Quickest Production Pickup Truck – Maxim

The Secret World Of Air Traffic Controllers – Topic Magazine

The butt over back shots are my favorite (nsfw) – Phun

Leslie Van Houten Was A 19-Year-Old Homecoming Queen When She Met Charles Manson – All That Is Interesting

I Got Paid to Improve Rich Kids’ Personalities on Their College Applications – VICE

30 Behaviors of Unstoppable People – INC

Girls Night Out and Other Videos of the Day – Drunken Stepfather

Josephine Skriver Is Amazing – Hollywood Tuna

What Your Relationship with Money Reveals About You – Psychology Today


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The Dumping Grounds

July 16, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: The Dumping Grounds |

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Detroit Music Festival Backtracks After Charging White People Double to Attend

July 16, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: main |

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A Detroit music festival cancelled plans to charge white people double the price for tickets paid by African-Americans and other non-whites late Sunday after rampant criticism over the policy.

The AfroFuture Fest that prides itself as an “immersive, intimate, and intentional space keeping for Afro-Black [futurists]” planned for August 3, originally announced that tickets for “people of color” would cost $10 while those for “non-POC” or “white people,” could cost $20 if purchased early, and $20 or $40, respectively, if sold closer to the date of the festival.

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Feminist Wins Award For Designing Chair That Prevents ‘Manspreading’

July 16, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

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A British designer has unveiled a piece of furniture that she believes could be the solution to manspreading.

Manspreading occurs when a man sits with his legs spread wide apart in a way that invades the space of others, with women typically bearing the brunt of this practice. Instances of manspreading can frequently be observed on public transport where men can be seen occupying two, or even three, spaces as a result of their wide-legged stance.

According to feminists, manspreading may appear to be an innocuous practice, but is actually a problematic assertion of patriarchal power.

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U.S. Military Warns Those Planning to Storm Area 51: We Have Guns

July 16, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

The U.S. Air Force has now offered a word of caution to the more than a million people who said they would be attending the Facebook event “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” in September: “Area 51 is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces,” spokeswoman Laura McAndrews told The Washington Post. “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”

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A Few Glorious Videos For Your Consideration

July 16, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Video |

No need for the sprinklers tonight

 

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