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"You should probably know that it took me four days and a trip to the mall to pick out what to wear tonight.
And how I thought that giving you flowers would be a little excessive, so I just came up with ways I could sneak the bill.
I’ve also thought about kissing you at the end of the night, and if I’ll forgot how to regardless of how many times I’ve done it before.
And is it ok that I forgot my own name for a second when I saw you walk through the door? Or that when you reached in for a hug, I had to make sure you couldn’t tell that my hands were shaking?
Probably not. Maybe it’s best to wait if there’s a second date."

Connotativewords | jl | First Date (via connotativewords)

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zombie1ovejuice:

lufioh:

EVERY FRIENDSHIP HAS THAT ONE JOKE THAT BASICALLY ENDS WITH THEM BEING LIKE THIS

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TRUE

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The Habits of Smart People
When asked if they would rather be smart or dumb, surely everyone would answer smart! If you’re looking to improve your mental capabilities you can start by following in the footsteps of some of the smartest people in the world.
A person’s Intelligence Quotient indicates their mental abilities relative to others of approximately the same age.
Average IQ= 100
Above Average=115
Genius= 140
Extraordinary Genius=160
The Good Habits
They are persistent
Smart people don’t let failure stop them.
Albert Einstein (IQ=160) did not speak until he was 4
Bill Gates’ (IQ=160) first business failed
Thomas Edison (IQ=145) tried to make a lightbulb over 1,000 times
Benjamin Franklin (IQ=160) dropped out of school at age 10
Ludwig Van Beethoven (IQ=165) was told he would never succeed
They set goals
Students were given 4 weeks to accomplish a goal…
Students without written goals—->accomplish 43% of goals
Students with written goals—->accomplish 64% of goals
Students who share their goals with friends—> accomplish 76% of goals
They are avid readers
The benefits of reading include…
Increases verbal skills
Helps articulate thoughts
Enhances problem solving skills
Improved memory
Increases concentration
Improves writing skills
Expands vocabulary
Just 15 minutes of reading a day exposes you to over 1,000,000 words a year.
They are self-disciplined
IQ level is a good indicator of rates of virginity amongst adolescents.
Teens with IQ < 100 are 1.5-5 times more likely to have had sex than teens with 120 < IQ > 130
Every additional IQ point increases odds of virginity 2.7% for males/ 1.7% for females
87% of all undergrads students have had sex. Undergrads at top schools that have had sex:
Harvard= 59%
Princeton=56%
MIT=51%
This reflects a desire to safeguard educational and occupational plans by avoiding risk associated with adolescent sex.
They think about thinking
Metacognition is the self-awareness of one’s own knowledge, and affects critical thinking skills.
Cognitive skills include comparing, analyzing, and inferring
Metacognitive skills allow individuals to realize the best way to utilize their cognitive skills.
Being smart obviously has its’ advantages, but there can be a downside…
The Bad Habits of Smart People
They tend to drink
Studies have shown that intelligent children are more likely to drink as adults, compared to their peers.
Adults with childhood IQ < 75 engage in binge drinking less than once a year.
Adults with childhood IQ > 125 engage in binge drinking once every other month.
They are at a greater risk for drug use
Boys with IQs > 107 were 2x more likely to use illegal drugs during adulthood than peers
Girls with IQs > 107 were 3x more likely to use illegal drugs during adulthood
They are night owls
Effects of sleep deprivation:
Increases risk of heart disease
Increases risk of obesity
3x more likely to suffer from depression
Impairs judgement
They are anxious
In a 2012 study patients with generic anxiety disorder exhibited higher IQ scores than healthy volunteers. Although experts speculate worrisome people are more equipped to for see troublesome situations, anxiety has clear consequences.
Chronic anxiety can lead to:
Smoking
Depression
Neuroticism
If you’re looking to improve your success at home, school, or work, you can start by working the positive habits of smart people into your daily routine. Remember, while extreme intelligence has some negative associations, exhibiting these traits won’t make you smarter!
[SRC]

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Adolph Hitler commits mass genocide: Loathed by almost all of America.
Christopher Columbus commits mass genocide: Celebrated with barbecues and furniture sales.

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"I define a ‘good person’ as somebody who is fully conscious of their own limitations. They know their strengths, but they also know their ‘shadow’ - they know their weaknesses. In other words, they understand that there is no good without bad. Good and evil are really one, but we have broken them up in our consciousness. We polarize them."

— John Bradshaw (via m-delaa)

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lonelyy-depressed-girl:

if I offered you $20, would you take it?

How about if I crumpled it up?

Stepped on it?

you would probably take it even though it was crumpled and stepped on it. Do you know why?

Because it is still $20, and its worth has not changed.

The same goes for you; if you have a bad day, or if something bad happens to you, you are not worthless.

if someone crumples you up or steps on you, your worth does not change. You are still just as valuable as you were before.

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y-u-so-gian:

theanti90smovement:

right now a baby is being born

right now someone just clogged a public toilet and is running out of the bathroom as fast as they can

life goes on

Hopefully this is not the same person

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kent-says-hi:

liamdapuppybear:

frenchfryaccordion:

evienator:

octoberrainfall252:

Not taking any chances

I scrolled past this and the guilt was too much

cant afford to tae this chance. literally i cant afford to fail these classes and have to take them over again…

I HAVE AN EXAM TODAY

I have a test tomorrow why not right

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burgrs:

if you cant handle me at my worst then leave because i dont have a best im always awful

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staff:

communistbakery:

well no sir I don’t really have any “skills” per se, but one time I inserted a USB drive correctly on the first try

you’re hired

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quiescense:

koli-chan:

bashdoard:

wetookthe405:

WHAT KIND OF AD IS THIS

A REALLY EFFECTIVE ONE SAVE THE FROGS

SAVE THE GODDAMN FROGS

SAVE THE FROGS HOLY SHIT SAVE THE FROGS

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"Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every day is a fresh start."

— Unknown  (via m-delaa)

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