21. Let go of expectations. When you have expectations of something — a person,...– 38 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 38 Years | zen habits
Salon.com (War Room): How conspiracy theorists...
I also think it’s true that birtherism is a symbolic issue. The belief that Obama was not born in the United States is symbolic of a gut-level feeling that Obama is somehow an illegitimate American, that his politics are illegitimate, that he’s trying to turn the United States into something that is not American, that he’s against capitalism, that he’s against...
Pickthebrain.com: Why Do We Suffer From Low...
In other words, parents usually want their children to do things that they are developmentally incapable of doing. They want their young children to act like little adults, which they cannot possibly do. The question is not, Do children frequently “disobey” their parents? Children are developmentally incapable to living up to their parents’ expectations much of the time. The only question is...
Salon.com: Why the fat guy should lose his...
This is a significant question in a country whose debilitating weight problem is more male than female — and “more” means a heckuva lot more. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, almost 70 percent of men are overweight, compared with 52 percent of women. Yet, somehow, 90 percent of the commercial weight-loss industry’s clients are female, and somehow, this industry...
Cherry-Picking Our Shining Black Past →
jvictoriawrites: Honoree Fannone Jeffers eloquently explaining why homophobia in light of Manning Marable’s biography is problematic. Great post…which is making my self-enforced wait to read this book that much more difficult to maintain. Trying to finish the last hundred pages of my current read so that I can jump in.
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.– paraphrasing Voltaire (via x0)
If you want to become full, let yourself be empty.– Tao Te Ching (via mindofmarque)
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung...– C.S. Lewis (via girlwithoutwings)
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If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could...– Charles Bukowski, Factotum (via liquidnight) This. All of it. (via jvictoriawrites)
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What would our world be like if we ceased to worry about “right” and “wrong,” or...– Sam Harris (via swallow-the-truth)
Jay's Other Stuff: The two big news stories this... →
jsmooth995: The two big news stories this week have been: A) A young couple being exalted and celebrated and treated as more worthy & special than all the rest of us, for no reason but the family they were born into, or are marrying into. and B) A man who started from nothing, yet pulled himself up to…
[I]t is impossible to miss the racism at work here. This is not Vince Foster....– Your Lying Eyes - Ta-Nehisi Coates - National - The Atlantic (via misterjt)
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Racism in our politics is not so much a philosophy as it is a tactic. The goal?...– Jamil Smith - The Maddow Blog - Papers, please (via minorjive)
Top 10 Myths about Introverts →
suzywire: Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days. Myth #2 – Introverts are shy. Shyness has nothing to… I LOVE THIS POST
After Easter’s come and gone, you might find yourself with a basket fullof candy. What to do with all that candy! The obvioussolution (besides eating it) is to make Peeps Smores. Peeps Smores (or PeepSmores) combines those chocolate bunny ea … http://www.instructables.com/id/Peeps-Smores/ Shared via my6sense
The framing of the country’s unemployment trouble as an unfortunate metastasis...– Lewis Lapham on the servant problem and American jobs. Read more. (via utnereader)
Many of us can bring about positive effects on our brains and overall...– Greater Good’s Jason Marsh on new research that shows meditating just 30 minutes a day can strengthen your brain in areas of memory, empathy, and stress reduction. Read more … (via utnereader)
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Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise: Nietzsche was wise →
Nietzsche was wise “When one is young, one deifies and despises, without that art of nuance which is the finest gain in life, and understandably one must atone hard for having so battered people and things with Yes and No. Everything is arranged so that the very worst of tastes, the taste for the unconditional, should be cruelly duped and abused, until the subject learns to put a little...