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Bodies , Police, and Sex: Support trans rights with Charity Pot O LUS Be an Ally of trans-supportive groups like: Beliove everyone doserve the same rights, regardless of gender identity? Us too. Here's how you can help: INEAK oup LUSH to be a More than 80% O Transgender people of colon of murdered tran people in the U.S are trans women of color. trans, it intersects with other types of discrimination too. Based on r to the 2015 US. Transgender people of color and broader patterns of than white Tips for trans and non-binary allies to trans voices rd arn re the experts on hoir an ally n learin wt assume you can tellt Transgender and non-biary may not appear to be trans o Don't tolerate disrespect Whether it's hurtful language, remarks or jokes, call it out if it's inappro Seek out other allies iwe most het hvesvery who will upport you in this etfort. Be careful about disclosure and outing espect pronouns hared their gender identohy w y, dorit tell chers.Ne an invasion of prvacn can aso have that can be ntolerant of gender differencesss ust ask! Then use that pronoun Not sure which pronouns and encourage to correct it and move on someone uses? J others to do so. It's okay if you make a mistake-just be sure only wond w der-neutral language Be patient with those questioning their gender identity words and phrases are oten genderets unnessessaty, B Oing terms ssegenders and exclude people. Coee ng genteor inclusive language likehi tends or welcome tokstea everyday ke "hi guysor addressing a group with wecoeas and we A person who's questioning their gender as they find out what's best for them. being respectful of their names, pronouns and bodies. identity might shift back and forth Be kind and respectful-this includes emen gender Keep it appropriate Don't police public restrooms olks about their genitals, surgical status or sex res. Botom wouldn't ask a cisgender person, don't ask a trans person ethe Recognize that gender-variant people may not match the signs on restroom doors. If there are no all-gender bathrooms available, offer to accompan trans person to the bathroom in a buddy system, so they're less vulnerable. missjamiekaye: Y'all!! LUSH is doing a trans rights event with “How to Be a Trans Ally” information booklets, charity items and everything.
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Children, Christmas, and Dude: Kotaku @Kotaku Follow Meet the 19-year-old who spent over $10,000 on microtransactions bit.ly/2jE8P2n 8:50 AM-3 Dec 2017 49 Retweets 117 Likes 29 t 49 117 asynca: tallerthanatitan: punished-rainy-days: Remember what I was saying before about how microtransactions are geared specifically to exploit addicts and “If you don’t like it don’t buy it” isn’t an argument? @asynca Thank you for @-ing me.  For those of you who don’t know, I’m a specialist problem gambling financial counsellor. This means that I’m specially trained, qualified and experienced in aiding the rehabilitation of people struggling with problem gambling, and working with people who are affected by others’ problem gambling protect themselves and rebuild their lives. I spend 30% of the hours of my day job working with these people.  I’m going to make a very bold statement: micro-transactions with a ‘chance’ element are gambling. They are what is called an ‘embedded gambling element’ in a game. They may be a ‘softer’ form of gambling than sitting at a poker machine, but they are gambling. They normalise gambling to children (which has been shown to lead to problem gambling). They groom future problem gamblers, and they exploit people who have neurochemical imbalances (ie, depression). There is a very, very strong link between gambling and mental illness.  People who gamble in games are more likely to susceptible to current and future gambling problems. I’m going to focus on lootboxes in Overwatch, because it’s the game I know the most about. I also know a lot about how poker machines are psychologically designed to be highly addictive, specifically exploiting known psychological triggers to reel people in and keep them spending.  Poker machines ‘tease’ you with near wins which provide you with the same adrenaline and dopamine release as an actual win.  Overwatch lootboxes do the same - you know that feel of seeing a purple/gold coin flipping in the air??? OMG! Is it going to be THAT THING YOU REALLY!!!!-oh.  Bright colours, exciting lights, the visceral feel of pushing the button/spinning the wheel is important to addiction. Blizzard has does the same with lootboxes - by vibrating your controller. By shaking the camera. By having the lootbox rATTLE AND EXPLODE!!!! with your reward. The sounds and specially engineered to build excitement and tensions and remind you of wealth. The ‘coin’ system of the lootbox reminds you of wealth. This is all super deliberate - it’s not a mistake. Using subconscious cues like exploding money boxes!!! the sound of money, the shape of money - that’s likening the process to a lottery.  While it’s quite unlikely someone could actually spend ENORMOUS amounts of money chasing that ‘jackpot’ (the skin they really want for their character, for example), it is possible. HOWEVER, it’s much more likely that the person will have this sort of reward system normalised, will find the element of chance ‘exciting’ (because, dude, we’re psychologically engineered to be more interested in ‘chance’ events than certain/impossible events), and seek out and enjoy other similar passtimes. Like actual gambling with real money.  Every time you gamble, you change the structure of your brain. I’m not exaggerating. Every time you take a chance on that lootbox, you flood your brain with adrenaline and dopamine. The presence of those two neurochemicals changes the density of the receptors of them minutely. After a few boxes, it’s unlikely you’ll become addicted. However, if you keep doing it, your receptors change density so that you need more adrenaline and more dopamine to get the same excitement and pleasure from the hit.  Worse, this rush of adrenaline and dopamine is much, much more addictive to people with mental illness (or a susceptibility to mental illness), as the presence of these chemicals is a very unhealthy (but unfortunately effective, at least in the extremely short term) way of medicating mental illness. Unfortunately, because of the escalating changes in receptor density, it eventually makes mental illness much worse in the long run. There is a strong link between gambling and suicide.  Compare your first lootbox with the lootboxes you get now. Are you getting the same enjoyment? Nope.  Think how many times you bought 11 lootboxes…. only to buy another 11 and another 11 and another 11. It becomes mechanical, pressing that button, opening another lootbox. Kind of like sitting at a poker machine.  Think about how normal the lootbox system seems now.  Chance-based gambling reward systems in games are dangerous, and should be replaced either by work-and-reward systems (you get 10 credits per level, and you can spend these on rewards of your choice), combined with micro-transaction-based currency for people who do not have the time to commit to leveling 300 times for that epic Christmas skin.  Remove chance. Just remove it. 

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Being Alone, Arguing, and Bitch: I do not understand this male privilege builshit What Fucking. Privleges. Do Men. Have.?27777 Name them.I swear, I challenge you to name these male privileges" and be able to prove them. Come on, I tucking dare you them! Oh boy well, as a man. I'll te you my male privilege 1. My odds of being hired for a job, when competing against female applicants, are probably skewed in my favor The more prestigious the job, the larger the odds are skewed I can be confident in the fact that my co-workers won't think that I was hired/promoted because of my sex- despite the fact that it's 2 true. 3, If I ever am promoted when a woman of my peers is better suited 4. If i ever fail at my job or career, it won't be seen as a blacklist 5I am tar less likely to face sexual harassment than my female peers. for the job, it is because of my sex. against 6. If i do the same task as a woman, and if the measurement is at all 7. If I am a teen or an adult, and I stay out of prison, my odds of 8 subjective, chances are people will think I did a better job low On average, I'm taught that walking alone after dark by myself is less than dangerous than it is for my female peers, 9 IfI choose not to have children, my masculinity will not be 10. It i do have children but i do not provide primary care for them, my 11. If I have children and I do care for them, I'll be praised even if my 12. IfI have children and a career, no one will think I'm selfish for not 13. If I seek political office, my relationship with my children or who masculinity will not be questioned. deem to take care of them will more often not be scrutinized by the press. 14. My elected representatives are mostly people of my own sex. The more prestigious the position, the more this is true 15. When I seek out "the person in charge", it is likely that they will be someone of my own sex. The higher the position, the more oftern 16. As a child, chances are I am encouraged to be more active and 17. As a child, I could choose from an almost infinite variety of children's media featuring positive, active, non-stereotyped heroes of my own sex. I never had to look for it; male protagonists were 18. As a child, chances are I got more teacher attention than giris who raised their hands just as often. 19. If my day, week or year is going badly, I need not ask of each negative episode or situation whether or not it has sexist overtones. (Nobody's going to ask if I'm upset because I'm 20 I ean turn on the television or glance at the front page of the newspaper and see peopie of my own sex widely represented. 21. It I'm careless with my financial atfairs it won't be attributed to my 22. If I'm careless with my driving it won't be attributed to my sex. 23. I can speak in public to a large group without putting my sex on trial 24. Even if I sleep with a lot of women, there is little to no chance that I will be seriously labeled a "slut." nor is there any male counterpart 25 I do not have to worry about the message my wardrobe sends 26 My clothing is typically less expensive and better-constructed than women's clothing for the same social status. While I have fewer options, my clothes will probably fit better than a woman's 27. The grooming regimen expected of me is relatively cheap and 28 It buy a new car, chances are I'll be offered a better price than a woman buying the same car. The same goes for other expensive 29 If 'm not conventionaly attractive, the disadvantages are relatively 30 I can be loud with no fear of being called a shrew. I can be 31. I can ask for legal protection from violence that happens mostly to small and easy to ignore aggressive with no fear of being called a bitch. men without being seen as a selfish special interest, since that kind of violence is called crime and is a general social concen. (Molence that happens mosty to women is usually called "domestic violence" or “acquaintance rape," and is seen as a 32 I can be contident that the ordinary language of day-to-day existence wil always include my sex. “All men are created equal," mailman, chairman, freshman, he 33. My ability to make important decisions and my capability in general will never be questioned depending on what time of the 34. I will never be expected to change my name upon marriage or 35. The decision to hire me will not be based on assumptions about 36 Every major religion in the world is led primarily by people of my 37. Most major religions argue that I should be the head of my questioned if I don't change my name. whether or not I might choose to have a family sometime soon. own sex. Even God, in most major religions, is pictured as male household, while my wite and children should be subservient to 38 It I have a wite or live-in girifriend, chances are we'll divide up household chores so that she does most of the labor, and in asks 39. If I have children with my girlfriend or wife, I can expect her to do most of the basic childcare such as changing diapers and feeding. 40. If I have children with my wife or girlfriend, and it turns out that one of us needs to make career sacrifices to raise the kids, chances are we'll both assume the career sacrificed should be hers. 41, Assuming Iam heterosexual, magazines, billboards, television, movies, pomography, and virtualily all of media is filled with images of scantily-clad women intended to appeal to me sexually. Such n exist, but are rarer. 42 In general, I am under much less pressure to be thin than my female counterparts are. If I am over-weight, I probably suffer fewer social and economic consequences for being fat than over-weight 43. If I am heterosexual, it's incredibly unlikely that I'll ever be beaten 44. Complete strangers generally do not walk up to me on the street 45 Sexual harassment on the street virtually never happens to me. I up by a spouse or lover and tell me to "smile." do not need to plot my movements through public space in order to avoid being sexually harassed, or to mitigate sexual 46. On average, I am not interrupted by women as often as women are interru 47. On average, I will have the privilege of not knowing about my male And lastly, I am taken as a more credible feminist than my female peers, despite the fact that the feminist movement is not liberating to my sex THIS. THIS IS HOW YOU BE A MALE FEMINIST 297,700 notes Male Privilege
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Brains, Chill, and College: 53 Humans Are Weird arcticfoxbear So there has been a bit of what if humans were the weird ones? going around tumblr at the moment and Earth Day got me thinking. Earth is a wonky place, the axis tilts, the orbit wobbles, and the ground spews molten rock for goodness sakes. What if what makes humans weird is just our capacity to survive? What if all the other life bearing planets are these mild, Mediterranean climates with no seasons, no tectonic plates, and no intense weather? What if several species (including humans) land on a world and the humans are all "SCOREI Earth like worldi Let's get exploring before we get out competed! And the planet starts offing the other aliens right and left, electric storms, hypothermia, tornadoes and the humans are just.. there... counting seconds between flashes, having snowball fights, and just surviving arafaelkestra To paraphrase one of my favorite bits of a 'humans are awesome' fiction megapost: "you don't know you're from a Death World until you leave it. For a ton of reasons, I really like the idea of Earth being Space Australia. crazy-pages Alien: Im sorry, what did you just say your comfortable temperature range is? Human: "Honestly we can tolerate anywhere from -40 to 50 Celcius, but we prefer the 0 to 30 range. Alien:"... I'm sorry did you just list temperatures below freezing? Human: "Yeah, but most of us prefer to throw on scarves or jackets at those temperatures it can be a bit nippy Other human: "Nah mate, I knew this guy in college who refused to wear anything past his knees and elbows until it was-20 at least. Human "Heh. Yeah everybody knows someone like that. Alien:.. And did you also say 50 Celcius? As in, half way to boiling? Human: "Eugh. Yes. It sucks, we sweat everywhere, and god help you if you touch a seatbelt buckle, but yes. Alien: "..... We've got like 50 uninhabitable planets we think you might enjoy. val-tashoth You're telling me that you have... settlements. On islands with active volcanism? Well, yeah. I'm not about to tell Iceland and Hawall how to live their lives Actually, it's kind of a tourist attraction. What, the molten rock?" Well, yeahl It's not every day you see a mountain spew out liquid rocks! The best one is Yellowstone, though. All these hot springs and geysers from the YOU ACTIVELY SEEK OUT ACTIVE SUPERVOLCANOES7 Shit, man, we swim in the groundwater near them. Sounds like the Damned" trilogy by Alan Dean Foster the-grand author And you say the poles of your world would get as low as negative one hundred with wind chill? Yup, with blizzards you cant see through every other day just about." Amazing! when did you manage to send drones that could survive such well, actually. ...what? we kinda.sent... people.. ".. what? we sent- no yeah I heard you I just- what? You sent... HUMANS... to a place one hundred degrees below freezing?" y-yeah and they didn't... die? Well the first few did PEOPLE DIED OF THE COLD AND YOUR SOLUTION WAS TO SEND MORE PEOPLE???1?1712 burntcopper But surely you have records of volcanic activity doing tremendous damage to human settlements Yep. Pompeil is legendary. Entire cities went. Towns buried under lava, peoples' brains boiled in the first rush of heat, loads more killed by falling ah, good, they learned their lesson and didn't build there again ...well.. Are you seriously telling me this volcano is legendary for killing several urban conurbations and you built on top of it AGAIN? In our defence it hasn't actually done it since What about earthquake-prone areas? Tell me you're at least vaguely sensible about those Oh yeah. After the first major earthquake that flattens a city, we build them better 159,505 notes We are space australia
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Brains, Chill, and College: arcticfoxbear Humans Are Weird So there has been a bit of "what if humans were the weird ones?" going around tumblr at the moment and Earth Day got me thinking. Earth is a wonky place, the axis tilts, the orbit wobbles, and the ground spews molten rock for goodness sakes. What if what makes humans weird is just our capacity to survive? What if all the other life bearing planets are these mild, Mediterranean climates with no seasons, no tectonic plates, and no intense weather? What if several species (including humans) land on a world and the humans are all SCOREI Earth like world! Let's get exploring before we get out competed! And the planet starts offing the other aliens right and left, electric storms, hypothermia, tornadoes and the humans are just. there...counting seconds between flashes, having snowball fights, and just surviving arafaelkestra To paraphrase one of my favorite bits of a humans are awesome' fiction megapost: "you don't know you're from a Death World until you leave it." For a ton of reasons, I really like the idea of Earth being Space Australia. crazy-pages Alien: "I'm sorry, what did you just say your comfortable temperature range is?" Human: "Honestly we can tolerate anywhere from -40 to 50 Celcius, but we prefer the 0 to 30 range. I'm sorry, did you just list temperatures below freezing? Alen: Human: "Yeah, but most of us prefer to throw on scarves or jackets at those temperatures it can be a bit nippy" Other human: "Nah mate, I knew this guy in college who refused to wear anything past his knees and elbows until it was -20 at least. Human: "Heh. Yeah everybody knows someone like that. And did you also say 50 Celcius? As in, half way to bolling? Alien: Human: "Eugh. Yes. It sucks, we sweat everywhere, and god help you if you touch a seatbelt buckle, but yes. Alien: We've got like 50 uninhabitable planets we think you might enjoy." val-tashoth "You're telling me that you have... settlements. On islands with active volcanism? "Well, yeah. I'm not about to tell Iceland and Hawall how to live their lives. Actually, it's kind of a tourist attraction. "What, the molten rock?" "Well, yeah! It's not every day you see a mountain spew out liquid rocks! The best one is Yellowstone, though. All these hot springs and geysers from the supervolcano- "You ACTIVELY SEEK OUT ACTIVE SUPERVOLCANOES? "Shit, man, we swim in the groundwater near them." wuestenratte Sounds like the "Damned" trilogy by Alan Dean Foster the-grand-author "And you say the poles of your world would get as low as negative one hundred with wind chill?" "Yup, with blizzards you cant see through every other day just about. "Amazingl when did you manage to send drones that could survive such temperatures? well, actually.. *.what? we kinda.. sent.. people. what?" we sent- "no yeah I heard you I just- what? You sent... HUMANS... to a place one hundred degrees below freezing? "y-yeah "and they didn't... die?" "Well the first few did "PEOPLE DIED OF THE COLD AND YOUR SOLUTION WAS TO SEND MORE PEOPLE???!?1?1? burntcopper But surely you have records of volcanic activity doing tremendous damage to human settlements. 'Yep. Pompei is legendary. Entire cities went. Towns buried under lava, peoples' brains boiled in the first rush of heat, loads more killed by falling pumice. 'ah, good, they learned their lesson and didn't build there again. .well.." Are you seriously telling me this volcano is legendary for killing several urban conurbations and you built on top of it AGAIN? In our defence it hasn't actually done it since What about earthquake-prone areas? Tell me you're at least vaguely sensible about those. Oh yeah. After the first major earthquake that flattens a city, we build them better 159,505 notes We are space australia
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Antidote, Beer, and College: Simple Ways To Fall Back In Love With Your Life SVEN PEAR SUNDAY A at LLLG M Train HJALTINNOR Man Sirlione BEER LYNK immy006: 1. Travel often. Designate one weekend a month to get yourself out of the city, out of the country or at the least, out the front door of your apartment. Let the ever-changing scenery of your life keep you inspired, invigorated and consistently reminded that there’s so much more to the world than your everyday routine. 2. Make room for surprises. Instead of trying to control every last aspect of your life, give your life the chance to surprise you from time to time. Say yes to the date you would usually reject or the party you’re not sure if you should go to. Sometimes the things we’re most unsure of end up being the things we’re most grateful to have done – but you’ll never know unless you give it a shot. 3. Learn to receive love. Accept help from friends when they offer it. Accept compliments when they’re directed at you. Let yourself be loved in the tiny ways you don’t always allow yourself to be, and watch how much easier it becomes to accept your own love, too. 4. Practice gratitude. Every time a negative thought crosses your mind, deliberately counter-act it with a positive one. Life isn’t all sunshine and roses, but it is a lot more positive than we tend to give it credit for. Capitalize on that on the days when your mood needs a boost. 5. Speak to one new person every day. The world is full of incredible people – in bookstores, coffee shops, on buses and on sidewalks. Take an extra two minutes out of each day to learn your barista’s name or tell the bus driver that you appreciate them. You’ll be surprised at how many incredible people are already in your vicinity. 6. Dedicate time to self-improvement. Set aside an hour or two a week to chart out personal goals, projects and affirmations. Become your own life coach and make self-improvement the priority that it deserves to be. 7. Practice forgiveness. Let past grudges fall by the wayside and allow peoples presents to overcome their pasts. You don’t have to welcome them back into your life, but you do deserve to welcome peace back into yours. And forgiveness is an integral part of doing just that. 8. Leave the past behind. Give yourself active permission to let go of the mistakes you’ve made, the paths you shouldn’t have walked down and all the ways in which your past has let you down. To move forward you have to face forward – so give yourself permission to do so. 9. Get moving. Pick a sport, a class or an exercise regime that works for your body and then practice it as often as possible. Life just looks better through the lens of endorphins – and exercising regularly is a proven method of enhancing your mood and wellbeing. 10. Train yourself to see the best in people. Loving and appreciating others is a habit, just like anything else. Instead of immediately writing people off for their shortcomings, try pinpointing their best qualities and focusing only on those. It lightens your mood and frees up that part of your brain that is usually reserved for bitterness and judgment. 11. Search for opportunities everywhere. Keep your eyes peeled for the classes you’ve always wanted to take, the career move you’ve always wanted to make and the little risks you could be taking every day to get you closer to where you want to be. The world is ripe with new opportunities and chances. It’s up to you whether or not you’re going to take them. 12. Surround yourself with positive people. As Jim Rohn once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” So take a look at who those people are – do they inspire you to be a bigger, brighter, more positive version of yourself? If not, it may be time to re-evaluate your friend group. 13. Make positive plans for the future. Instead of focusing on what could go wrong in the next couple of years, try taking a long look at what could go right. Plan your life as though all of your wildest dreams could and might come true – you’ll be surprised at the effect this mindset has. 14. Dress for success. Our outer appearance dictates almost nothing about what kind of people we are – but it can influence the way we feel. When we present ourselves in a way that makes us feel confident, that confidence shines through in everything we do. 15. Listen to the right kind of music. Music has a massive effect on our mood. And we can use that to our advantage. By coordinating the music you’re listening to the mood you’d like to be in, you can train your brain to engage in positive (or mellow) vibes as needed. 16. Make friends with your body. Instead of hating and punishing your body, try loving it. Try listening to it. Try feeding it, exercising it, resting it and nurturing it in a way that makes you feel at home inside of it. And then love and appreciate it for all the incredible things it is capable of. 17. Seek out mentors. We all need people to look up to. By choosing to surround yourself with those who are doing well in the fields that interest you, you are setting yourself up for success. Allow yourself to be encouraged, inspired and mentored by people much bigger than yourself. 18. Be receptive to change. Instead of agonizing over the way things used to be, start picking out what’s positive about the way things are. Change is never easy, but more often than not, it is our own mental resistance to it that makes it so damn hard. 19. Let laughter be a priority. We’re fine prioritizing work, school, the gym and other constructive activities – but we’re not as comfortable prioritizing the activities that bring us true joy. Like sharing a glass of wine and a night of ridiculous jokes with the people we love most. Consider carving out time for laughter because it turns out it really is the best medicine. 20. Start looking at health holistically. Health isn’t just about eating your veggies and going for regular runs (though it’s also about that) – true health means that you’re taking care of yourself physically, emotionally and psychologically. Failing to make time for self-care means failing to make time for your overall sense of wellbeing. 21. Commit to an ongoing education. Learning shouldn’t stop when we graduate high school or college. By actively seeking out methods of growing your knowledge base, you’re actively seeking out ways of improving your life. And education doesn’t need to be formal – chances are, everyone you know has something to teach you. It’s just a matter of allowing them to do so. 22. Master the art of active listening. You have more to learn from others than you think you do. 23. Let yourself dream without restraint. Your life may never fully match up with your wildest fantasies – but allowing yourself to engage in them nonetheless can help you realize what you really want in life, and what you ought to be working toward. 24. Choose optimism over cynicism. As much as self-proclaimed “realists” loathe to admit it, optimists have more fun. And by making slightly more positive choices in their everyday lives, they attract more positive results. 25. Prioritize people. As much as we’d all like to believe otherwise, we need other people in our lives. When we neglect our social lives, we neglect some of the best opportunities we have available for ongoing learning and growth. By making other people a priority, we make the continuous expansion of our worldview a priority, too. 26. Stop shying away from hard work. In the world of quick fixes and overnight fame, hard work is an underrated skill. The more we persevere at the things that matter to us, the more our confidence grows alongside our skill set. And that in itself is reason enough to start taking our work ethic more seriously. 27. Minimize your need for instant gratification. In a world that maximizes instant gratification, learn to occasionally forgo your impulses in favour of focusing on what you want in the long-run. The more you realize how dependent you are on digital forms of validation and gratification, the more capable you become of unplugging and focusing on what matters. 28. Spend more time in nature. There’s no two ways about it – our minds need to interact with nature in order to function optimally. Taking a half hour walk outdoors may just be the antidote you need for reducing anxiety levels, increasing your quality of sleep and boosting your mood. At worst, it’s a nice way to spend your lunch break. 29. Minimize your belongings. Minimalism is trendy – and with good reason. The less we own, the less we realize we need in order to get by. It’s an empowering concept – and one that eases the pressure on our wallets while it’s at it. 30. Give your time away. By devoting our time and energy to a cause much bigger than ourselves, we ironically realize what a huge impact we can have on the world when we aren’t just focused on our own self-interest. Sometimes the first step to improving yourself is forgetting all about yourself. 31. Allow yourself a creative outlet. Even if you’re completely lacking in artistic talent, having a creative outlet of any sort can be highly therapeutic. You don’t need to be Picasso or Hemingway right away – you can indulge in self-expression for your own sake and let the talent build with time. 32. Share some positive energy. The best way to intensify a good mood is to share it. Go out of your way to compliment a friend, buy a coffee for the person behind you in line or tell someone exactly why you love them. It’s almost impossible to make someone else’s day and not have your own made as a result. 33. Be a little more open every day. Life drags. It stagnates. It slumps. But more often than not, the reason it does all of that is because we have closed ourselves off to it. When we commit to saying ‘Yes’ a little more often with every passing day, we commit to opening our lives back up to possibility. And we may just end up falling in love with wherever those possibilities take us. By Heidi Priebe Artwork by nattskiftetSource

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Animals, Bad, and Crazy: 1. An exaggerated, charming personality A psychopath will put on what professionals refer to as a mask of sanity that is likeable and pleasant. He/she will play into every fantasy and insecurity you have and do good deeds to gain your trust 2. Over-the-top flattery If he or she seems to be all over your business complimenting every single atom you possess, the hyper-complimentary behavior is called love bombing, and it's supposed to get you hooked 3. Triangulation Psychopaths "love to work you up into a state of obsessive frenzy, so that you basically become obsessed with them. TheyU then purposely try to make you jealous and pull away, which is called 4. They think they're really, really awesome and mighty They are all about their bods, the facial regimen, the looks. They think the rules don't apply to them or that the world owes them something. This nflated sense of self is a classic sign of psychopathy. 5. No real signs of remorse Psychos are incapable of showing palpable efforts of remarse or guilt. If you notice that your buddy is acting very nonchalantly about accidentally killing pets, then you may want to re-evaluate that 6. Unreachable, grandiose goals and plans (or none at all) Much like the whole "Tm Superman" thing. psychopaths have pretty crazy plans. And nat just Tm going back to law school" plans, more like, Tm going to be a millionaire after Imove to Hollywood and once that happens, Fll buy you a house in Malibu plans. Either that, or a psycho will have no plans whatsoever 盥 A pcpular trait amongst psychos is impulsive. unpredictable behavior 8. Revealing everything like it's a joke A psycho sometimes gives his or herself away for no reason at all this person will suddenly say, Haha, I'm totally psycho, LOL. JK but they are totally not LOLing or JKing. This is a tactic of keeping you off balance 9. Pathological lying Lying for no reason at all is probably one of the most popular signs someone is a psycho, but it could also just mean this person is just really weird and wants attention. 10. Constantly needing to be entertained Psychopaths will constantly seek out entertainment for themselves and stimulation, because staying still is not really not easy for them. 11. Treats other people (and animals) like garbage This kind of behavior spans from general manipulation to, uh, murder. Someone's personality is usually pretty transparent if you see them belittling people, making fun of them, getting a kick out of embarrassing them, ar physically hurting them. 12. Fast movers t a guy or girl has issues with you maintaining boundaries or wanting to go at a slow pace, nstead of going along with their desire to move fast, it may be a red flag. 13. Have to be right all the time One key characteristic of psychopaths is flying off the handle at even the smallest suggestion that they're wrong or that someone is better informed than them. Signs to consider include starting to feel weary of pointing out his errors for fear of him arguing with you or it he always has to have the last word and cant ever admit he/she's wrong. 14. History of messy relationships Being in a string of bad relationships isn't necessarily a tip-off. However, it's how they talk about those failed relationships that matters they speak badly about their previous partners, are proud of having left a trail of heartbreak behind them, or are unable to own up to their personal shortcomings in the relationships, there may be something more serious at play. SCAPE AS SOON ASYOU CAN 14 Warning Signs That Youre Dating A Psychopath

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