Ignoring the obvious burden of COVID. I feel like the world is falling apart. Things like global warming, racial unrest, etc. The world just seems to have so many terrible things happening at the same time.
Is it always this bad. Like in the 1900s too? My theory is that the world has always been this overwhelming but now we have access to so much information that we just get so many news headlines thrown at us.
I (5'11") stand just a few inches taller than the average guy. A standard bathtub length is apx 5 feet and thats not even counting the hangover shelf or the slope. The actual length of your bathtub is just 4 feet. Odd you'd find it difficult to find that number on any search engine but go get a measuring tape and give it a go.
As I've gotten older, I've been fortunate enough to have continuously upgraded my living conditions. I have found that bathtubs directly correlate w/ social class!!!! What the absolute fuck, I dont remember being any shorter when I was broke and its not like adding a foot of length to a tub wouldn't be a welcomed trade even if it meant a foot taken from a closet or towel rack.
I know this will seem like I'm cracked and maybe I am but its this sort of shit that makes me want to turn this "social class cold war" into something far less passive. Been oppressed my whole life and thats fine, in a lot of ways I'm better for it but when the simplest... keep reading on reddit ➡
I used to practice law but got tired of clients, so I quit and started tutoring online. Mostly for standardized tests: SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, and GMAT. A good amount of math as well. I was planning on just tutoring to make ends meet until I figured out what I wanted to do next, but it took off almost immediately and within a month I was making more than I ever did practicing law. The tutoring was mostly online, so I decided to start traveling. That's what I've been doing the last 4 years and I've visited 30+ countries in that time – all while tutoring online.
I've been bored with the tutoring for a while though, and at the end of 2020 decided to take 2021 to figure out what I really want to do. So I quit tutoring and planned out some things to try throughout the year. First up was harvesting cilantro with migrant field workers.
I wanted to do this first to get a sense of what "real work" is: work that is back breaking and tedious. I also wanted experience with work that I'm 100% certai... keep reading on reddit ➡
Social media gets you high in 2 ways:
1) you are liked and noticed by other people
2) you get to judge others constantly, and decide if you approve or disapprove of them and what they say
These used to be things people had to work for. Social media lets you get them instantly, constantly.
The social media companies have been completely unregulated. The effect of social media on our brains has not been investigated. It's been allowed to creep into every aspect of our lives: work, education, family, friendships, the media, and even the government: all of these now operate through social media.
I don't need a peer-reviewed, double-blind clinical trial to tell you the effect social media has on the brain:
1) Trying to be liked and noticed online puts you in the habit of always being what others want you to be.
2) Fear of being judged by others publicly puts you in the habit of avoiding being what you think others don't want you to be.
**3) Making constant judgment... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi, I’m Stig Severinsen.
I have been called the Ice Guru by Men’s Journal. Some of my other names are the Man Who Doesn’t Breathe and the Human Dolphin.
With four Freediving World Championship titles and multiple Guinness Book World Records to my name, people often fail to describe my chilly feats in words.
Some of my arctic accomplishments…
Became the first person to hold his breath for longer than 20 minutes
Be the first to swim 250 feet under the ice on a single breath of air
Be the only one crazy enough to dive into a freezing lake, wearing only Speedos
And this year, I can add a new Guinness World Record to the list. But this time it is not just about me breaking record. I have set out to break this world record at the start of 2020 to bring the focus on the importance of protecting the oceans from overfishing, plastics and other unnatural destruction. I also want to show that in these trying times, you should never give up chasing your dreams. If I can set a physi... keep reading on reddit ➡