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He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.

He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.

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Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.

Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.

Leonardo da Vinci, 1452 – 1519

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Sarcasm: Evolutionary Survival Skill

Neurophysiologists at the University of California have recently discovered that sarcasm plays an important part in human social interaction. Subsequently, people who don’t get sarcasm may have…

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Gender and the Tumblr ratio

suitep:

everythingontheinternetistrue:

biteofpythias wrote:

After several conversations on the topic, I am really curious about this question:

What is the ratio following to followers by gender?

please reblog or email me your answer. You don’t have to disclose your actual number of followers, just a simply say your own gender and divide the total number of people you are following by total numbet of followers and the number of months you’ve been on tumblr. **** you do not have to look at whether your own followers are male or female**** My guess is women will have a ratio of 0.75 and men will be closer to 1.8. If I get enough of a sample I’ll post the results in a couple of days.

unless marco has this data and can just answer it easily??

I’ve been using tumblr for 10 months, I’m male and my ratio is: 0.847.

I’m female, been using tumblr since December, and my ratio is 0.87

I’m male, been using tumblr since 3/22/07 and my ratio is 0.785

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$300 billion taxpayer bailout of Countrywide Mortgage

$300 billion taxpayer bailout of Countrywide Mortgage in Senate right now. Brought to you by the senator who took $780,000 in special mortgages from Countrywide. Nothing to see here, citizen. Move along.

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One Hundred Push Ups

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The Nietzsche Family Circus

The Nietzsche Family Circus

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I shut my eyes in order to see.

I shut my eyes in order to see.

Paul Gauguin, 1848 – 1903

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The Helmand (5/5) on Yelp.com

The Helmand (5/5) on Yelp.com

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Tips for cheering yourself up–from 1820.

“1st. Live as well as you dare.
2nd. Go into the shower-bath with a small quantity of water at a temperature low enough to give you a slight sensation of cold, 75 or 80 degrees.
3rd. Amusing books.
4th. Short views of human life—not further than dinner or tea.
5th. Be as busy as you can.
6th. See as much as you can of those friends who respect and like you.
7th. And of those acquaintances who amuse you.
8th. Make no secret of low spirits to you friends, but talk of them freely—they are always worse for dignified concealment.
9th. Attend to the effects tea and coffee produce upon you.
10th. Compare your lot with that of other people.
11th. Don’t expect too much from human life—a sorry business at the best.
12th. Avoid poetry, dramatic representations (except comedy), music, serious novels, melancholy, sentimental people, and everything likely to excite feeling or emotion, not ending in active benevolence.
13th. Do good, and endeavour to please everybody of every degree.
14th Be as much as you can in the open air without fatigue.
15th. Make the room where you commonly sit gay and pleasant.
16th. Struggle by little and little against idleness.
17th. Don’t be too severe upon yourself, or underrate yourself, but do yourself justice.
18th. Keep good blazing fires.
19th. Be firm and constant in the exercise of rational religion.
20th. Believe me, dear Lady Georgiana.”

I like #5 because it’s so very true.

My mantra and advice to anyone who suffers or struggles:

If you wanna get on your feet, you gotta get off of your ass.