Results For "benefits"
Oct 28

I happened upon an article that happened to hold some excerpts that hold the claim to assist in understanding the male brain. I tentatively clicked on this article, wondering what would be found within. Would there be some meaningful insights that would shape the way that I would from here on in understand men?? I would not. Dr. Eric Haseltine, author of Users Manual for the Male Brain posits a theory and then a practical application for understanding the male brain. Theory: The male brain is better at spatial tasks, such as visualizing objects in three dimensions, than verbal tasks, such as recalling words. Practical Application: Explain difficult concepts—like why it’s important to keep the house neat—in visual terms, not verbal terms. Better still, show what you mean, don’t say it. For example, illustrate the benefits of tidiness by going to the other extreme. Scatter… [Read more]

Feb 23
Beautiful woman taking a breath

Stop for a second, and notice your breathing. Is it from your chest or is it from deep within your belly? You might discover you are taking shallow breaths from your chest. So what’s the big deal you may ask? Well…ask someone one who is asthmatic or has COPD. Breathing is life. It’s the thing you need and depend on! Breathing is the only body function that is both voluntary (you can control its speed and even stop it momentarily), and involuntary (automatic – you don’t have to do anything to make it happen). But typically, we are not taught the proper way to breathe and control this life force. Did you know that a baby does not breathe while it is in the womb? That the mother breathes for the fetus who gets essential oxygen through the umbilical cord? Yes! And the normal rate… [Read more]

Dec 10

There is a culture of impression that likes to place the onus of “boring” unto those who feel no need to act like an 18 year old with his first taste of freedom. You know the type, chances are you may be one of them yourself. Boring people don’t feel the need to participate in things that are not interesting to them, they tend to live—what appears to be—relatively safe lives, and they never seem to go anywhere and do anything. I find it hard to label another adult as boring, I am way too grown to look for someone else to entertain me, or worry so much about another person’s reality that I run comparison checks and label them as boring. The last time I heard someone refer to a person as boring it was being uttered by a 16yr old – think about… [Read more]

Dec 09

There is this new surge of effort going on to make Computer Programming a more popular choice for kids instead of the default ones that are out there (doctor, lawyer, police officer).  Part of the reason for this push seems to be our society’s rush to embrace tech, but the technicians (we nerdy, builder types) remaining a relative mystery to the world. This makes the philosophers of our time worried that little baby Steve Huffman’s are missing out on their programming goals due to being ignorant of the fact that there is no magical hamster inside of their computers. “If we want America to stay on the cutting edge, we need young Americans like you to master the tools and technology that will change how we do just about everything” – President Barack Obama Now we have presidential backed efforts to put Computer Science into school. Issue… [Read more]

Oct 09

So many different studies have come out showing that “powerful” women are not the desired mates of their male peers. While there are a handful of power couples who somehow make it work a la Francis and Claire Underwood of Netflix’s House of Cards, the pattern seems to stay with “competition” causing a rift in the relationship. As we all know, compromise is one thing that keeps relationships solid, but support is the other big factor isn’t it? I think of “power couples” and I think of ego, a lifetime of “going it alone” and two people tempered in the flames of “the grind” where disappointment in humanity, money over everything, and keeping oneself shielded from exploitation is the norm. For two individuals like this to work, one would have to back down and let the other lead. I don’t care how many ideal scenarios… [Read more]

Oct 04

We’re not only writers; we’re readers and below are some of the highlights of the past few weeks that we wish to share: Am I a feminist – or a sexist? Whether you identify yourself as a feminist or not, a man’s language is always open to attack. It’s not about your intent, it’s about wheedling out your latent misogyny and there are crack squads of radical vigilantes ready to remind you of it. It’s a pity we wasted “unkindness” as the collective noun for ravens. It was begging to be applied to internet commenters. Online, it can feel like you need one PhD in Woman’s Studies, another in semiotics and a barge pole if you want to say practically anything.  (TELEGRAPH) On Behalf Of True Christians: We’re Not Here To Judge, And Trust – We Don’t Want To Anyone can throw out a scripture… [Read more]

Aug 13

Everyone knows that diet and exercise does the body good, but do you know that exercise benefits the mind too? Recently I saw one of those little meme pictures that depicted a big-headed skinny guy next to a muscular small-headed guy. The message was something about the big-head working out his mind and it made me think that whoever came up with it probably thought it was clever. It wasn’t, it was ignorant. Exercise and intelligence are not mutually exclusive, just like being good-looking and smart is not impossible. People who push the logic of one or the other are normally projecting some inner inadequacy that stems from not wanting to exercise or some past prejudice that deals with working out. Training is therapeutic, as a person who spends 90% of his day writing on screens of various sizes, I cannot imagine not having exercise… [Read more]

Jul 23

The friends with benefits game can be a great one – if you find the right people to play. Mere friendship doesn’t guarantee that you will have this amazing, no strings attached, soul connecting sex and conversation and then go on with your fantasy sport draft or whatever else you have to do once the front door closes. Research and studies have found that the friends with benefits (FWB) relationship is one that can prove to be quite successful, but I would imagine that the failed attempts at FWB are a bit harder to conceptualize as well as locate. Mainly because if your FWB did not work out it is because one person in the relationship did not feel that it was simply a FWB relationship. And there we have it: hardest part of making a FWB relationship work is being able to define and hold down… [Read more]