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Re: A New Policy Against Self-Harm Blogs
Tumblr announced today that self-harm and eating disorder blogs will not be permitted on their platform. It’s a good thing they’ll add PSAs to the site. It’s good that people with self-harm and body disorders will know there is support and help out there for them. Although I believe in the right to free speech, sites hosted on Tumblr are within their domain. They can ban...
Serious of Tone
Hey, John: Why the so serious of tone in much of Seattle’s music? And, then on the other side, why when it’s not serious, it’s just ironic? — Anonymous Seattle is a songwriter’s town, rather than a musician’s town, which means the focus is on individual “geniuses” rather than chops or jams. This alone doesn’t mean it has to be so deadly...
“This is so surreal. Almost like a dream,” I said, just before waking up today.
I'll serve for the rest of my life, vows the Queen... →
royalwatcher: It is 60 years to the day since she learned her beloved father, George VI, had died suddenly. In a heartbeat the strong, dutiful – but still unbelievably young – woman of 25 was thrust on to the world stage. Now aged 85, the Queen is a proud grandmother eight times over, with one great-grandchild and another on the way. Today, however, she makes clear that thoughts of...
100-year-old swears by Nintendo for brain health
Thursday, February 02, 2012 Kathleen Connell may have just turned 100, but she doesn’t feel a day over 80. Her brain is even younger - one of her video games scored her mental age as 64 years old, The Telegraph reports. Connell attributes her optimal brain health to her Nintendo DS, a hand-held video gaming device on which she plays about a dozen games, from Scrabble to Family Fortunes....
Bring a Tennis Ball to the Office
Bring a Tennis Ball to the Office When reading, squeeze the ball in your right hand. This stimulates the left side of your brain, which processes words. If it’s blueprints or instructions with diagrams, switch to your left hand. Stimulating the brain’s right side helps with visualizing and spatial relationships.