Friday, December 30, 2016

How to Help Kids Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts December 29, 2016 at 09:24PM

“I didn’t get invited to Julie’s party… I’m such a loser.” People acting like this also tend to blame others for their own wrongdoings. Read on...
via Facebook All kids blow things out of proportion or jump to conclusions at times, but consistently distorting reality is not innocuous.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Dirt and Boogers December 22, 2016 at 10:27PM

via Facebook "Icelanders have a beautiful tradition of giving books to each other on Christmas Eve and then spending the night reading. This custom is so deeply ingrained in the culture that it is the reason for the Jolabokaflod, or “Christmas Book Flood,” when the majority of books in Iceland are sold between September and December in preparation for Christmas giving."

Thursday, December 22, 2016 December 21, 2016 at 02:18PM

Indeed. Especially not to waste my precious time with people that stress me out :p
via Facebook Have a brand new start when new year comes :)

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Constitution lets the electoral college choose the winner. They should choose Clinton. December 18, 2016 at 10:29PM

"And indeed, there is an especially good reason for them not to nullify what the people have said — the fundamental principle of one person, one vote. We are all citizens equally. Our votes should count equally. And since nothing in our Constitution compels a decision otherwise, the electors should respect the equal vote by the people by ratifying it on Dec. 19..."
via Facebook The electors should not veto the people’s choice, which was Hillary Clinton.

Friday, December 16, 2016

It turns out Donald Trump grows all his hair on this beach in Norway December 15, 2016 at 11:26PM

via Facebook The internet is a weird and wonderful place. But it's the real world where truly surreal things take place.  Take this location on the island of Kvaløya in Norway - it's here that something strange is growing... And it looks an awful lot like Donald Trump's hair.  See? 

Daniel Andrews December 15, 2016 at 10:10AM

via Facebook This is uncomfortable to watch. It should be – because this is what family violence looks like. These ads will be on your TV screens soon.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Lying Down With Your Kids Until They Fall Asleep Is Not A Bad Habit December 14, 2016 at 11:05AM

"You might ask: How will they ever learn to self-soothe? How will they learn to fall asleep without you? Aren’t you going to create dependent sissies who never learn how to function in the world without you? The answer to the last question is an unequivocal nope. Numerous studies have shown that the more attached kids are, the more secure and independent they actually become. It makes sense if you think about it: Giving kids security makes them feel confident and able to function with ease in the world..." At times, my tot really drives me nuts putting her down to bed after protracted hours. Especially during those nights where she needed to practise her "kungfu" and "yoga" before she started walking. But then again, she sleeps by herself now on her big full-sized bed. Lying down with her until she falls asleep is the least I can do every night to comfort her. She will cuddle up to me and call me "mama" before she drifts away. I love that feeling. That's one of the beauty of motherhood. #beautyofmotherhood
via Facebook Lying Down With Your Kids Until They Fall Asleep Is Not A Bad Habit

Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study December 14, 2016 at 10:49AM

"Most human misery can be blamed on failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty, according to a landmark study by a team of researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE)..." Totally agree with the finding. I am happier in places where I have more social support, regardless of how much money I make.
via Facebook Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates

Monday, December 12, 2016

NELSON FREIRE, LIONEL BRINGUIER, GÜRZENICH-ORCHESTER KÖLN - Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21-2. Larghetto | Shazam December 11, 2016 at 01:33PM

Thank you, Chopin. For all the beautiful piano pieces that soothe our hurting souls.
via Facebook Listen to 'Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21-2. Larghetto' by Nelson Freire, Lionel Bringuier, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. Discover song lyrics from your favorite artists and albums on Shazam!

How Hearing Works December 11, 2016 at 12:00PM

"The eardrum is rigid, and very sensitive. Even the slightest air-pressure fluctuations will move it back and forth. It is attached to the tensor tympani muscle, which constantly pulls it inward. This keeps the entire membrane taut so it will vibrate no matter which part of it is hit by a sound wave."
via Facebook Hearing is made possible through physical movement, rather than chemical reactions. Learn about hearing and see diagrams explaining the hearing process.

9 signs you're dealing with an emotional manipulator December 11, 2016 at 11:46AM

Someone called me a "frowny bitch". I am so surprised that I could be so calm about it.
via Facebook Emotional manipulation can be destructive, so it's important for you to recognize it in your own life.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

6 Ways To Embrace Hygge, The Danish Secret To Staying Happy During Winter December 09, 2016 at 11:12PM

Christmas celebration does make everything feel better in winter!
via Facebook Instead of dreading the cold, dark winter months, you can learn to embrace the season.

Feeling Down? Scientists Say Cooking and Baking Could Help You Feel Better December 09, 2016 at 10:57PM

Knitting helps me. Cooking stresses me out nowadays 😅
via Facebook A little creativity each day goes a long way

Friday, December 09, 2016

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

This Polish Christmas ad has gone viral because, well, just watch it December 06, 2016 at 02:48PM

Love this ad! What a sweet old guy. Some good ideas to keep up with my French, as well as teaching Abby languages in the future. 😘
via Facebook All the other Christmas ads can go home now.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Child’s cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother December 05, 2016 at 12:14AM

"Time spent engaging in educational activities, such as reading, between the ages of three and five with a mother who has been educated beyond the minimum school-leaving age, leads to an increase in verbal skills at age seven that the authors suggest is significantly greater than achieved by children whose mothers are less well educated."
via Facebook Extending free childcare will not change parents’ work patterns, study suggests

SNL made fun of Trump's compulsive tweeting. 45 minutes later, Trump tweeted about it. December 04, 2016 at 11:06PM

Mr president elect actually watched SNL😂. I hope he won't shut it down after the inauguration.
via Facebook The irony is strong with this one.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

SFGATE December 02, 2016 at 02:33PM

This winter in the Bay Area is way colder!
via Facebook Paradise is freezing over!

Seduced and Betrayed by Donald Trump December 02, 2016 at 02:16PM

via Facebook The white working class is due for a rude awakening when the safety net is shredded.