The Scientific Explanation Behind the Reason Why Introverts Need Much More Alone Time Than Extroverts

Originally posted by yunorgi

Picture this: You’re at a party. A few of the people you know fairly well, most are mild acquaintances and the rest you’ve never before. How do you interact?

The way you view and respond to social situations is the primary indicator on whether you are an introvert or an extrovert.

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Archaeologists believe that the Whale Bone Alley of Yttygran Island, Siberia was built as a shrine and sacred meeting place by the Inuit in the 14th century. At the time, there was a temporary Ice Age that resulted in a prolonged winter, and food shortages that could have led to conflicts between Inuit tribes. Whale Bone Alley may have been the neutral place where they could come together to discuss their problems, take part in sacrificial offerings, and store their meat in the square pits that once existed between the bone walls. 

Here are this year's best and worst colleges for LGBTQ students
Here's which institutions of higher education got the "most improved" award.

Every year, Campus Pride releases updated lists of the colleges and universities that are most supportive and affirming of LGBTQ students. This year, they released two lists: the “best of the best” and the “shame list.”

The rankings are research-based and examine policies for LGBTQ student safety, recruitment and retention, with a specific focus on trans students. Schools on the shame list openly discriminate against LGBTQ students. 

Read below the break for the full lists of the top 30 most LGBTQ-friendly schools, as well as the whopping 102-name shame list of schools where it’s dangerous to be an LGBTQ student: 

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No Man’s Sky is an existential crisis simulator disguised as a space exploration game

The game sets players loose in a massive artificial universe, with 18 quintillion — yes, that’s an 18 with 18 zeros after it — fully explorable planets, each the (virtual) size of a planet in our reality. The universe is procedurally generated, meaning that its planets and creatures are “built” on the fly, as you discover them, by an all-controlling algorithm, as opposed to being custom-made by a human designer.

Unlike most games, which program individual objects to behave as desired, there’s a consistent internal physics controlling everything in the game, from the flora and fauna to the rotation of the planets. The universe in No Man’s Sky is so big that no one, including its designers, will ever see all or even most of it. Exploring every planet would take billions of years

It’s a unique and fascinating experience that questions the nature of games, and perhaps even of reality itself.
26 Etiquette Rules Every English Teacher in Japan Should Know
Anyone working in Japan can make their work life better by learning simple business etiquette. Follow our easy guide to working with Japanese co-workers.
By Michael Richey

In Japan, belonging to groups is very important.

Good news! As an ALT on the JET Program, you are part of a group (your workplace).

But that doesn’t mean you automatically fit in. Like any country, the new person has do things to show they’re part of the team.

That’s where etiquette comes in. Manners and customs are a society’s way of communicating “I belong here and want to be a helpful member.”

Learning simple Japanese work culture etiquette will do this for you. It’s a small investment that reaps big rewards. It demonstrates you’re a team-player and builds solid working relationships.

Below I’ve laid out:

  • 12 pieces of general Japanese business etiquette
  • 4 pieces of ALT-specific advice
  • 5 ideas for better communication
  • 5 key concepts that help you understand the Japanese way of doing things

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