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Commented in The Case Against Self-Actualization
human experience that focuses on our small-scale, communal roots suggests that the focus on self-actualization, found in the work of many modern behavioral scientists, may be somewhat limited
it is quite limited
Maslow knew this himself. Maslow's hierarchy of needs does not end with self-actualization
that is how far he had gotten when it was published and popularized and then he continued working on the premise and came up with self-transcendence as the new pinnacle of the hierarchy (presumably this is the pinnacle that can be achieved in a lifetime as Maslow died working on this and never managed to add anything else to the hierarchy)
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This sh*t is crazy.
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Commented in Amazon under threat: Fires, Loggers and now Virus
Don’t forget rats and mynas
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Hockey is not unique. It has the same problems that plague our whole world.
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What a coincidence
I just watched RedLetterMedia's Mr Plinkett review of STP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwF1iri1GjQ
2 weeks ago+11 11 0
How do they capture one second worth of data?
2 weeks ago+5 5 0
and peacock tails evolved to absorb a peck to the rear and lions evolved manes to absorb bites to the neck
get real. you know other primates have beards too, right? hair on the face of mammals evolved long before primates emerged 85 MILLION years ago. facial hair is a primitive feature not and advanced one
mouse lemurs have facial hair and it's hard to imagine lemur prize-fighting stance to deliver fist blows to the jaw
a thick beard evolved through the same process as any other - random mutation (in this case facial hair on males) and natural selection (females mating more with one type of male than other over generations)
for other examples see "homo sapiens penis size relative to other primates and mammals"
by the time we get to homo sapiens in Vitruvian man form, homo erectus females had already been selectively breading most bodily hair away (probably because of lice and skin parasites) and longer head and facial hair (probably because washing and grooming with oils and mud makes it manageable and parasite free while pleasurable to touch when they do the funky monkey)
this in turn makes males with good-lookin' facial hair more desirable by females which made their social pecking order standing higher which made females want higher order standing offspring so they would prefer mating with higher order standing males; rinse, repeat and round and round we go, all the way up to and including this guy
so homo sapiens are just part of the same, hominid thousand-generation evolutionary branch continuing trend of female preferences of random mutation males and pop science is stupid
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After delaying its blockchain project for one more year last week, Telegram is now asking U.S. investors to leave the project immediately by taking 72% refunds.
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Unsurprisingly more-than-a-little alarmist in her views
something resembling a coherent pandemic shock doctrine is beginning to emerge. Call it the Screen New Deal. Far more hi-tech than anything we have seen during previous disasters, the future that is being rushed into being as the bodies still pile up treats our past weeks of physical isolation not as a painful necessity to save lives, but as a living laboratory for a permanent – and highly profitable – no-touch future
riiiiight. hyperbolic much?
im not saying that's not a risk. it is
however... this is one possible outcome, dependent on so many different sets of circumstances happening in an exact sequence of events that given those parameters a paragraph like the one above is far better suited to pages of a sophomore scifi novella than a serious journalistic publication for grown-ups
i mean the language choice is editorialized so fucking badly: disaster, shock doctrine, bodies pile up, physical isolation, no-touch future, laboratory, permanent
give it a rest would ya? liek we are all leik freaked out abuot it already or somethiiiing so leik why dont you leik do your fucking job by putting focus on the facts and leave the mass hysteria to the politicians and tin-foil-hat-wearers
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Commented in New psychology research finds meat eaters tend to have better mental health than vegetarians
your brain is mostly fat
if you're not replenishing enough meat protein-based fats from meat your body is not be able to replenish brain tissue as well without basic chemical materials it has evolved to use to replenish that tissue
morality and ethics aside that's a biological fact
that fact doesn't void or absolve any of the moral issues with industrialized mass murder of cows, pigs and chickens but it is a fact
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foreman did it at 40 but no-one has ever done it past 50
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Reade said that her impression was that Biden believed he had consent, and was surprised at the rejection, but that she had done nothing to give him that impression. “There was no flirtation, he had no consent. He was by my ears when he said, ‘Do you wanna go somewhere else?’” She pushed him off and he stepped back, looking surprised, she recalled, and flashing a huge smile.
“‘Come on, man,’” she said he told her. “‘I heard you liked me.’”
“He had that smile he gets, but his eyes were not smiling,” she said.
“You’re fine,” she recalled he said, grabbing her by her shoulders. As he walked away, he pointed back, “You’re fine.”
Draw your own conclusions
my 2c: sounds like “a bad mistake under wraps” v “grab ‘em by the pussy” and it’s gonna come down to if Americans prefer an open chauvinist to a concealing one
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Commented in Plant-Based Butter Is Taking Over The Dairy Aisle
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Faith+guns 0, virus 1
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Commented in How does NASA keep COVID-19 off the space station?
I did not realize there was a risk of transmitting a virus into outer space
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We caught up with legendary artist Hajime Sorayama at his Tokyo studio to delve inside his inimitable, chrome-plated world.
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Denis Protsenko last week gave Putin a tour of Moscow’s main coronavirus hospital and shook hands with the Russian leader. Protsenko is now self-isolating in his office
... and soon will have a new office near the Arctic sea to luxuriate in till the end of his career
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President Vladimir Putin is taking precautions to protect himself against coronavirus, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, as Moscow authorities launched a smartphone app to track people who have been ordered to stay home because of the outbreak.
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Commented in Study on ‘hangxiety’ finds shy people experience an increase in anxiety a day after drinking alcohol
this is so me
i also noticed that if i have sex the night before (especially if by myself) then i get a dopamine hangover the next day and, hence, hangxiety
also, if i have caffeine to help with the hangover it amplifies hangxiety
fascinating thing the brain. it's almost as though it responds to chemical stimulus or something