“Listen to many, speak to a few.” – William Shakespeare
Sometimes Bitches Just Know
Apparently, being a bitch to your friend isn’t all that bad. Perhaps I should rephrase. It’s NEVER okay to be mean or bitchy to your friend just because you are having a bad day and she just happens to get the brunt end of your mood swing. This is not what we mean when we say “Science claims your meanest friends is the one who actually wants the best for you.”
Here’s the thing, and give me a little wiggle-room to be stereotypical because I realize this isn’t true of all men nor all women. However, most women operate on a more emotional level than men. We take it on as a personal responsibility to make our friends feel better, happier, prettier, smarter, whatever because we feel that’s what good friends do.
But what If we’re wrong? What we are actually doing a disservice by telling these things to our friends, particularly if they aren’t true. For example, say you have a friend who’s boyfriend is way above her status. He’s smarter, funnier, makes more money, has higher goals, etc. And your friend simple doesn’t measure up to these standards. But of course, if he dumps her, we’re not gonna tell her that “well duh, of course, he got rid of your ass. You were dragging him behind” because that would be the meanest thing you could do. But does lying to her help her in any way? Does diluting her image of herself help her become a better person? No, no it doesn’t. Which is why this article implies that maybe it’s your harshest friends that are looking out for your best interests.
Science Says: Your “Meanest” Friend Is The One Who Actually Wants The Best For You
Did you know cigarettes are bad for you? Of course, you did because you’re not immune to common sense and undisputed science. Well, hopefully you aren’t.
The market has come up with some pretty creative -and some admittedly valuable -ways to curb nicotine cravings if you are trying to quit. From nicotine gum to patches to Chantix, with every pack of cigarettes sold there’s an equal number of products purchased to kick the habit.
In 2007, when e-cigarettes came out, many smokers (and non-smokers) thought this might really be the final solution to the smoking epidemic and it arguably did help, depending on how you classify “helping.” The pros were that people who smoked e-cigs weren’t inhaling the multiple carcinogens that come with burning cigarettes. It also only produced a mild water vapor instead of actual smoke, so people subjected to the second-hand e-cig vapor weren’t at risk of inhaling actual poison. Supposedly, it helped a lot of smokers curb their cravings for the real deal. On the other side of that coin, it didn’t help stop the actual ritual of “smoking” which is a large part of breaking the addictive behavior. Many bystanders weren’t pleased by the freedom e-cig smokers felt they were entitled to in public places and, finally, many reports suggested e-cigarettes weren’t without their harmful effects.
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Remember advent Christmas calendars from when you were little? Every night you got to open up a day in December and there would be a new treat inside. Well now they have those for adults… and you won’t believe what’s inside