these people are so stupid…keeping loners (like day, bridgette, etc) who are big targets in the house is only gonna be beneficial to your game because someone will always want to get them out before they get you out. it’s the people who are the heads of big alliances/have influence on other people’s decisions that you should be targeting aka nicorat (nicorey) and polly but no one will realize until it’s too late and preserved cranberries is $500k richer
Black men need to stop talking about black women with white people. I've had both white women and white men tell me that black men talk crap about black women to them. Smh
Damn :-( But then again, it’s beneficial on our end as much as we’re told we’re making it up when we talk about how black men bash black women and treat black women. Since people seem to value the opinions of white people so much over others, hearing or seeing white people confess that black men shit on black women to them, really proves us correct.
Answering false principles and accusations of Tabdee', Takfeer, and Tafseeq [MUST WATCH]
In recent years, we have witnessed a non-stop rise in increase of accusations against scholars, preachers and students of knowledge of deviance, Bid'ah and even Kufr. Hence, we felt the need for sharing this lecture with English subtitles, given by the noble scholar Shaikh Muhammad Al Munajjid. May Allah make it beneficial for all viewers, and safe us from such sins.
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So is Tony and Kerry's behavior, like Sam and Cait's apoarently, just standard Hollywood PR? Just selling the chemistry to sell the show? What is different that they do it but don't get crap for behaviour deemed disrespectful to their spouses?
No, I don’t think it’s standard PR. It’s legitimate love and affection. The entire cast and crew is obsessed with each other. They’re truly a family and it’s very beneficial to the show and fans.
And they do get crap from some fans for their behavior, but they just ignore it and don’t seem to care. The Scandal cast is not afraid to use the block button on Twitter and they would never allow anyone outside of their show to hijack their fans and fandom online. It’s too vital to their show.
I love Lapis. She’s my favorite gem I mean how could you not love her, but she did a bad thing and you can’t just ignore that. This is a great example of a toxic relationship. It wasn’t beneficial for anyon but they liked it… Lapis liked keeping Jasper under her control and torturing her essentially. Jasper was also to blame I’m not saying she’s the victim. Jasper..changed she’s different then she was before they fused. She wanted it back, like lapis, they both wanted to be fused again. Lapis had Steven to teach her that Malachite was a bad experience but Jasper didn’t have anyone to tell her it was wrong. So in short, I love lapis but she isn’t the victim in this situation and neither is Jasper. Idk I’ve seen stuff about lapis Bruh the victim and Jasper being completely horrible and I thought I’d say this
Hello I have a very special needs crested gecko. He/she has always been incredibly small and clumsy. He/she will flip her head up and roll and do back flips. He/she will constantly do weird things and then fall from whatever ledge she’s on. Recently I’ve confirmed that she’s developed floppy tail syndrome and was wondering if it would be beneficial for her to drop the tail. I can see where her spine meets her tail is very abnormal looking. It’s very curved and she’s very healthy physically otherwise. I know she’s being taken care of properly because I have another gecko who’s the picture of perfect health physically and mentally and I do everything the same for both.
If her tail is curved, she has a problem. It is very likely low calcium levels but it could be other problems. What is her set up like? What brand of food does she get, and how often? Does she get feeder insects? Do you ever dust them with anything or gut load them? How hot is the cage kept?
The backflips are also a red flag. She could have a neurological issue or be dehydrated. Dehydration can cause abnormal gaits. If my gecko was acting this way, I would take he/she to an exotics vet. I can only give you so much info online, and these are some very serious symptoms. You aren’t necessarily doing anything wrong, sometimes they are born with problems, and sometimes we are misinformed and unintentionally neglect our pets. It’s worth it to triple check her care to ensure that it is good!
Since I started lifting again post-injury (started in mid-March during spring break) I have been lifting without a belt (because I started basically at an empty bar) and neglecting my recovery (because I’m an idiot). I finally feel like my squat and dead lift are at a point where a belt would be beneficial to overall stability and confidence, so I’m gonna start doing my working sets with a belt again - the first time I’ll be lifting with my own belt (and not a gym one)! I also sucked it up and bought a tub of ON gold standard whey (double chocolate - the only protein I actually like) so I’m excited to feel strong in my lifts and recover better (even though I’m only really lifting baby weights, it still feels strong to me).
Oh, and I PR’d my deadlift at 215# pounds a few weeks ago! Next time I try my 1RM I’m pretty sure I’ll have 2 plates, weeeee!
I cannot believe the hate that Katie is getting because Echo posted a picture of her and Emily... It's actually quite pathetic, they obviously seem to be friends in their personal lives and want to spend time together? Oh my god, I feel so sorry for Katie getting the bulk of the nastiness from so called fans, leave her be!
It’s disgusting. They all need help, this hate is too much and honestly just sick. I don’t understand it and they need to like pet a dog, go outside, read a book, just do something beneficial for themselves, because it’s just sad!
This society, all out of balance. Obsessed with personal responsibility alone by no accident, only token government responsibility, and a greenwashing stand in card board cut out for corporate while they personally execute all the destroying and killing. No systematic responsibility and even mass systematic harm. A collection of laws that consist of a mob of ignorant opportunists values and opinions, A scientific government with funding based on degree of common beneficialness is better. Instead of opinions, voters should vote on informed tested conclusions and which outcome they prefer.
Change starts from within, and highly effective people make the decision to improve their lives through the things that they can influence rather than by simply reacting to external forces.
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Develop a principle-centered personal mission statement. Extend the mission statement into long-term goals based on personal principles.
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Spend time doing what fits into your personal mission, observing the proper balance between production and building production capacity. Identify the key roles that you take on in life, and make time for each of them.
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Seek agreements and relationships that are mutually beneficial. In cases where a “win/win” deal cannot be achieved, accept the fact that agreeing to make “no deal” may be the best alternative. In developing an organizational culture, be sure to reward win/win behavior among employees and avoid inadvertantly rewarding win/lose behavior.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
First seek to understand the other person, and only then try to be understood. Stephen Covey presents this habit as the most important principle of interpersonal relations. Effective listening is not simply echoing what the other person has said through the lens of one’s own experience. Rather, it is putting oneself in the perspective of the other person, listening empathically for both feeling and meaning.
Habit 6: Synergize
Through trustful communication, find ways to leverage individual differences to create a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts. Through mutual trust and understanding, one often can solve conflicts and find a better solution than would have been obtained through either person’s own solution.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Take time out from production to build production capacity through personal renewal of the physical, mental, social/emotional, and spiritual dimensions. Maintain a balance among these dimensions.
Hey Sam, Do you have any experience/insight involving floatation tanks? I recently watched a Vice doc. which made floating seem like one of our greatest tools of enlightenment (even more beneficial than psychedelic trips).
Yes, I have.
I am a tad claustrophobic but I have tried the tanks a few times. It can be very strange and mindblowing. You see you don’t feel trapped after you adjust it is the opposite. You feel suspended in infinite space. I just posted a how-to for a DIY sensory deprivation experience at home.
I need your opinion, because this has been eating at me and I don't know what to think. One of my friends has mental health issues, as do I, although mine have been getting better. He has asked me to do something that would be damaging to my mental health, but beneficial to his. Am I a bad person for declining to do it? It isn't anything major, just listening to him vent, but his life sucks, and makes my brain go on the fritz to think about and try to help. What should I do?
It is not at all selfish of you, dear. Hurting your own mental health makes you less able to help others, which is why you must take care of yourself first. Burning out renders you unable to help anybody at all, and sets back all the progress you’ve made.
I think you should see if you can find a way to compromise that will work for both of you, that will help him without hurting you. Maybe you could ask him to vent in an email, and tell him that you’ll read it when you feel able to, or bring in another friend to listen too so that all of you can support each other instead of just him leaning on you.
But if any amount of listening to him would be too much, that doesn’t make you a bad person. You can tell him that you care about him and want to help, but that hearing about how much he’s hurting without being able to do anything to make it better will cause you a lot of distress and you’re just not strong enough to handle that right now. It is not emotionally abusive to tell someone you can’t handle them putting their burdens on you. Even if it makes you feel like kind of a jerk, it is completely in your right to do that when that’s what you need.
You can help him find another place to vent, like @mentalillnessmouse or 7 Cups of Tea, so you don’t have to just turn him away. Also, this post and this post have resources for free therapy, if he’s open to that. There are others who are mentally stable and volunteer to listen to people’s problems, so encourage him to go to one of them, okay? You don’t have to hurt yourself for someone else.
“Politics, at its barest, is a market characterized by power — and the struggle for how power will be distributed. As CrimethInc illustrated some time ago, in this market ideas function similar to currency. Delineated by ideas which can build capital enough for the acquisition of more power, and those which might unbind power, political parties are tethered to the same basic operating principles of any capitalist enterprise. They must solidify market share in the realm of ideas and grow, wherever and whenever possible, or go bankrupt. Incubated within this constant power play, self-preservation becomes the party’s central priority; and it does not matter if the ideas which accomplish this outcome are beneficial to the electorate or detrimental, so long as it achieves the imperative to survive.”