donderdag 1 december 2016

A Short Note

Guys and gals, we are going away for the weekend, will come back on Sunday, hopefully with nice pictures of different Christmas markets:)

Until then, all comments will go into moderation.

Yours always,

woensdag 30 november 2016

A Public Health Announcement

Negativity kills:) And we now have a scientific proof that being a Debby downer will make you stupid, shrink your brain and possibly give you Alzheimer:
Repeated complaining rewires your brain to make future complaining more likely. Over time, you find it’s easier to be negative than to be positive, regardless of what’s happening around you. Complaining becomes your default behavior, which changes how people perceive you.

And here’s the kicker: complaining damages other areas of your brain as well. Research from Stanford University has shown that complaining shrinks the hippocampus -- an area of the brain that’s critical to problem solving and intelligent thought. Damage to the hippocampus is scary, especially when you consider that it’s one of the primary brain areas destroyed by Alzheimer’s.

That's not all damage that you'll experience. Complaining too much can lead to heart disease, stroke, obesity and diabetes:

While it’s not an exaggeration to say that complaining leads to brain damage, it doesn’t stop there. When you complain, your body releases the stress hormone cortisol...
All the extra cortisol released by frequent complaining impairs your immune system and makes you more susceptible to high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and obesity. It even makes the brain more vulnerable to strokes.

It ruins life and health of others, too, though I sometimes think it's probably exactly what the downer's intention is anyway (remember the post about energy vampires?):

You need to be cautious about spending time with people who complain about everything. Complainers want people to join their pity party so that they can feel better about themselves. Think of it this way: If a person were smoking, would you sit there all afternoon inhaling the second-hand smoke? You’d distance yourself, and you should do the same with complainers.

Read the whole article over here. H/t to PJ Media.

dinsdag 29 november 2016

Polishing The Brass On A Sinking Ship

Too many churches nowadays have adopted the philosophy of "why polishing the brass on a sinking ship" and instead of trying to re-Christianise society are waiting for the end of the world and are even eagerly anticipating it. And why should they worry if they expect to be raptured out of the mess they often helped create when the times get too tough. But is Rapture doctrine at all Biblical?

For the record, I don't know which church is it, but though ours teaches approximately the same, they still have bought into this end-of-world-is-imminent mindset, more or less.

Personally I think that Postmillennialism offers a much more optimistic perspective.

maandag 28 november 2016

A New Blog Added

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present:

That Stepford Gal

In her latest post, she kindly mentions my post about feminine hobbies and connects their disappearance to women taking more prescription drugs. I'd like to add that's more true than people realise since science proves that crafting is good for your brain (as is playing a musical instrument, another traditional feminine pastime).

BTW, did you know that ladies and gentlemen isn't really about putting ladies first, since it's an abbreviation of my lords, ladies and gentlemen ?

donderdag 24 november 2016