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What NOT to Say to Someone with Autism
I'm 37 years old and in February last year I was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism. After all that time, finally finding out who I am, was quite a revelation.
Low Calorie Summer Cocktails
Dieting isn't easy, especially if you love to party and drink the night away. After all, if there's one thing that can kill a diet faster than a trip to an all you can eat buffet, it's drinking.
Top 10 Tips to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
Even though we've seen the scenario played out in the movies and on TV, what would you, or rather, should you do in an honest-to-goodness zombie apocalypse situation? First of all, can this actually happen? Will there be some nasty virus that makes us long for the taste of brains? Or is religion playing a cruel game by warning us that once Hell’s full, the dead will walk the Earth? No one really knows for sure, and that's what makes it so goddamn terrifying!
Give Up the Day Job & Chase Your Dreams!
Success is a funny thing. It can be quite elusive. It can also be jaded, like an ex-lover that you used to enjoy tumbling around with. And just like that ex-lover of yours, the way you saw him/her was as clear as day at the time of courtship. But then something happened. Life got in the way. It has a habit of doing that. It's a mightily intrusive habit, but it happens pretty much every single day.
Artificial Gender Intelligence
As a western society with fairly traditional views, England as a whole has moderately outdated views on what gender is as a concept (Woods 1995). Even with progressive views speaking of non-binary people or trans people; there is still some element of binary or even a linear spectrum. When realistically gender is a performance, which yes, we already know. So how do we begin to break this down in the future?
Develop a Female-Led Relationship
Why We Should Improve Our Males We all learn our gender roles from socialisation. This includes school, university, the workplace, the media, and from our parents and families. It's learnt from every single interaction we have with the society we live in, from the time we are born. Since much of society is still largely controlled by men, we learn that men should be in control and, despite many social advances, that it is still a woman's place to look after the home and children.
Racial Prejudice in America
Racial prejudice is defined as an irrational suspicion or hatred of a particular group, race, or religion that typically arises from race-based stereotypes (Nittle). The media has played a major role in distorting the images of many races with stereotypes that have made society come to believe they are all true and apply to everyone in the race. Vincent Parrillo’s “Causes of Prejudice” indicates that prejudice is not from a single cause but from psychology and sociology. He explains that people become hostile towards others when they feel their security is being threatened (Colombo). This essay will present a few images from the media that demonstrate the pervasiveness of inequality. These images prove that America is far from having equality among all races. Self-justification involves denigrating a person or a group to justify maltreatment of them.
Stoner Girl Must-Haves
In High Places 420: July 7th, 2017 This list is for my fellow lady tokers that are anything like me. In other words, you're magnetized to those of the pink, glittery, or cute variety. If it’s too dull, too boring, or isn’t the right color, we want nothing to do with it.
For the Night and the House: How To Meet the Parents
I remember the first time I met a girl I was seeing's parents, and it wasn't good (in hindsight). I believe I must've been 16 at the time, and I didn't quite have a grip on how to keep my identity while still portraying myself as someone that wasn't nearly as hormone/heartbreak-driven as I was (am).
Signs He is Ready to be Serious with You
While women are known to be difficult and sometimes frustrating when it comes to relationships we often know what we want. Men, on the other hand, are never really sure. Commitment can so easily scare them off yet if you date other guys they get jealous. They love to say they don't believe in monogamy yet they want to spend every night with you. Or how about when they disappear for a few days, like full blown fall off the planet. No warning, no reason, he just vanishes like a ghost only to text you a few days later and act like nothing happened. How the hell are women supposed to keep up?
Best Historical Fiction Shows to Watch Right Now
Historical fiction used to be a 'nerd's nerd' genre — but not anymore. As people increasingly grow interested in what life was like in the past, historical fiction has become a majorly popular genre of movies, books, and even television shows.
A Corn Lover's Guide to Getting the Most Out of Early Season Corn
I have a friend who will not eat corn. She will eat foie gras and grilled sardines and truffles of course. But she will not eat corn. Don’t ask me why. Whenever she starts to tell me, I immediately stop listening. It just isn’t something I can pretend to comprehend.
I'm Going Back to Cali
Los Angeles, California, the city of angels, the place where dreams are made of. It's suc a cliché to say that you want to move to California but I do. The question is, what will I do once I get there? Well, I'm 19 years old so if I were indecisive, I technically have plenty of time to decide. Here's the thing, I already know what I primarily want to do in order to make a living. The problem is that there are so many things I want to do in addition to that. It really shouldn't be much of a problem seeing as there's now easy access to the internet and social media, well there shouldn't be much of a problem in theory. I like to think of myself as a modern day renaissance woman, but I have to overcome some barriers based on the current lack of resources I have.
Asaad aka Young27 Solidifies Legacy in Hip-Hop with Hard Work
North Philadelphia hip-hop artist, Sayyid Asaad or simply called Asaad, named 2016 the White Light Year—accompanying its own social media hashtag of #WHITELIGHTYEAR. He released a song every day for the Leap Year totaling 366 songs along with multiple projects.
What Does Being Unable To Forget Feel Like?
Whenever people hear that I’m unable to forget any day of my life, I often receive questions as to how it feels to live with all of those memories, and about whether or not my mind rests at all.
Stressed and Overworked? Here's How To Relax and Boost Productivity at The Same Time
“What! The project is due for Monday? I’ll get right on it!” You shout before putting down the slice of toast you thought was your phone and promise yourself you’ll try to get more sleep tonight.
Worst Restaurant Chains Ever Made
The restaurant chain world has seen quite a few outstanding franchises in its time. Joe's Crab Shack and Buffalo Wild Wings, for example, have a ton of loyal fans who use them as their go-to venues. Even Taco Bell and McDonald's have a fairly loyal customer base, and that tends to allude to some degree of success.
Top Vacation Spots for History Nerds
Everyone has different preferences when they travel. Some people need to be able to relax on the beach and get some sun. Others love to camp in the woods and be one with nature. And some people live for visiting museums and landmarks to learn about the history of a place. If you love to get lost in the past, this list is for you. The following destinations are rich with history, and will make for an amazing vacation. Visiting these places is about as close as you can get to time traveling.
The Warp Drive: A Crash Course In Relativity
The estimates from the Hubble Telescope suggest that there are upwards of 100 billion galaxies in the universe. Each with millions upon millions of stars (the Milky Way is a smaller galaxy with around 100 billion stars), each with at least some prospective habitable planets.
It's Okay To Admit There Are Problems In Your Hobby
When you're a geek, your hobby is your happy place. Whether it's the flying of digital lead in the latest first-person shooter, the shuffle of Magic cards, the wood pulp aroma of comic books, or the rattle of dice as they clatter across your character sheet, this is the place where you belong. You're doing something you enjoy, and a lot of the time you're doing it with your friends.