Treating Your Body As A Temple

The Nightcap

Nightcap for 02/28/2019

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“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
-Jim Rohn


Impress with Ink

People get tattoos for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes, it’s for sentimental purposes like a tribute to the death of a loved one. Sometimes, it’s to celebrate something you are passionate about like your favorite band or song lyric.

Sometimes, people get tattoos because they love the aesthetics or style. And other times, people get them because they love someone (like getting the name of a partner, in which case you’re both in love AND dumb as hell).

Whatever the driving force behind getting a new tattoo is, women by-and-large get tattoos for personal sake whereas men generally get tattoos to bolster their confidence or image.

However, according to this article out of The Big Think, most people aren’t particularly impressed with tattoos – especially women.

So, if you’re a man looking to really “wow” a special lady friend, you may want to stick with roses. Far less expensive and permanent.



Arguing With Anti-Vaxxers

Getting vaccinated has been a hot topic for quite a while now, but it has escalated in recent months — mostly because measles outbreaks have been popping up all over the country.

In fact these outbreaks, are causing certain places (like public schools) to double-down on enforcing vaccination requirements, and while I’m not a big fan of the government telling citizens what to do… this makes sense.

When you live in a society, you have to play by the rules to discourage as much upset as possible. As comedian Jim Jefferies puts it, “We have to play to the 1% that are such fuckwits they ruin it for the rest of us. We have to walk as slow as our slowest person to keep society fucking moving, right?”

In other words, no, you don’t get to do whatever the hell you want, especially if it means putting other people’s lives at risk. You particularly don’t get to do it based on arguments not rooted in facts.

On that note, here are some of the dumbest arguments to date as to why people are anti-vaccination. (Although be fair to #15, I’m pretty sure he was being sarcastic).


How to Build a Healthier Mind

We hear a lot about striving for a healthier body, but what about our minds?

In this talk, Dr Tom Mulholland, an emergency doctor and an honorary lecturer in psychological medicine, lays out his strategy for healthy thinking and the rationale behind it. In doing so he not only challenges you to think more about what it means to be mentally fit, but also gives you the “software” you need to lead a happier life.