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  1. Comment on U.S. Births Fell To A 32-Year Low In 2018; CDC Says Birthrate Is In Record Slump in ~news

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    and then consider the rest of the world, this is not an isolated problem, it´s a global one. Everyone has to think without borders on these problems, it´s insane not to. Also, since we live in a...

    and then consider the rest of the world, this is not an isolated problem, it´s a global one. Everyone has to think without borders on these problems, it´s insane not to.

    Also, since we live in a world where money is power, those with money bare a heavier responsibility as well. Often it´s the other way around, and people get more comfortable the more money they have, which makes a lot of the problems we have even worse.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on U.S. Births Fell To A 32-Year Low In 2018; CDC Says Birthrate Is In Record Slump in ~news

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    One of the reasons why i decided to not have kids is because of environmental awareness on my part. Having kids is the most impactful footprint you can make on the environment. If i ever do decide...

    One of the reasons why i decided to not have kids is because of environmental awareness on my part. Having kids is the most impactful footprint you can make on the environment.

    If i ever do decide to take on the responsibility to foster a child, adoption is my go to choice, it probably helps the earth out to since it costs a lot of money to have children "in the system". There are a lot of wheels that has to turn, which is why it is expensive, the more wheels, the larger the footprint.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Which sites do you get your movie news/reviews from? in ~movies

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    I have been using agoodmovietowatch for years now, ever since it´s early beginnings. As an avid movie watcher, and i would say a decent critique, i find it being the best website i ever used in...

    I have been using agoodmovietowatch for years now, ever since it´s early beginnings.

    As an avid movie watcher, and i would say a decent critique, i find it being the best website i ever used in the context of movie watching other then imdb, which i basically only use for information and data about directors and their work for example. Not for their news or reviews.

    It´s the perfect place to go when i simply want to find a good movie to watch, without any spoilers.

    When i first found the website, probably through a reddit comment, i noticed that it was made by someone who loves movies(which i later found out is called Bilal). Someone who understands what movies is all about, and that it had a focus on helping others to find high quality international hidden gems.

    Back then the website was way more primitive then it is now, and i started to go through their what is now called top vouch list and noticed that this, this is the real deal. A quick visit to their about page should give you a good idea of what the website is about.

    I also agree with how the website has evolved over the years. They have since then added shows and the ability to filter for netflix by country and amazon prime for example.

    I highly recommend this website.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on The sky is blue. Why isn't everything blue? in ~science

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    There must be a few other factors present during a lecture though, no? One i am thinking of right of the bat for example is inspiration. A good lecturer should be able to inspire imo.

    There must be a few other factors present during a lecture though, no? One i am thinking of right of the bat for example is inspiration. A good lecturer should be able to inspire imo.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on The sky is blue. Why isn't everything blue? in ~science

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    When you learn face to face and let another person be the source of information, you are able to ask the "source" questions. And the "source" will be able to adapt to the needs of the one trying...

    When you learn face to face and let another person be the source of information, you are able to ask the "source" questions. And the "source" will be able to adapt to the needs of the one trying to learn. The person/teacher is trained to relay the information, like an adaptable filter or something.

    We don´t have enough of people acting as sources of information though, and we end up with lectures, which in term might erase some of the benefits like the ones i mentioned.

    Is this what you mean?

    i dunno, i never went to uni...

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Taking mushrooms for depression cured me of my atheism: Psilocybin not only eased my depression, it showed me a new way to live. in ~misc

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    I would agree that gaining empathy is part of the "afterglow"(the general term within psychonaut culture for the long term effects of psychedelics) after a trip of mushrooms, or any psychedelic...

    I would agree that gaining empathy is part of the "afterglow"(the general term within psychonaut culture for the long term effects of psychedelics) after a trip of mushrooms, or any psychedelic compound, there are actually more then one in mushrooms. It´s probably the main one imo. And the one that might stick with you for the rest of your life. There is no guarantee for how long the afterglow lasts, or what components of your experiences lasts in that said afterglow. But i would say a year is a common endurance in my experience. While the things you "learn", something like empathy might like i said, stick with you longer.

    There is much i can add to this discussion, but i just want to add one thing that is present during the trip, but also in the afterglow that had a positive effect in my own life.

    I can only describe it as an "awh" feeling. And compare it to when you experience something entirely new as a child. After my first trip i described it with words as if everything i saw and experienced where astonishing or astounding. And that the last time i felt the same way was as a young child exploring the world and found out about something entirely new that blew my mind.

    As an adult you(or should i say your brain) have had a lot of experiences, and as more time pass you have set opinions and relate to things the same way. I mean, how many times have you seen a tree before? I would say that you probably have a pretty clear opinion on what a tree is.

    That feeling of being a child again, exploring the world in "awh" was very special to me, and it lasted in the afterglow. Something like a basic plant as said tree gave me those feelings, seeing it, touching it, smelling and tasting it.

    The afterglow of being in awh of the world helped me in some ways for sure. It gave me perspective. Perspective that helped with battling depression.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Taking mushrooms for depression cured me of my atheism: Psilocybin not only eased my depression, it showed me a new way to live. in ~misc

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    I would say picking them in nature is even better, if a sort of them grow in your area. Me and my friends picked some every year during autumn for a few years while they pop up, making it to a...

    I would say picking them in nature is even better, if a sort of them grow in your area. Me and my friends picked some every year during autumn for a few years while they pop up, making it to a "yearly ritual" where we would trip once or twice after the yearly harvest. Up until i was done with tripping personally.

    You have to be knowledgeable when picking mushrooms, many of them are poisonous. Dosage is very important with psychedelics as well. You have to rate every mushroom individually, not only size decides. You have to look for coloration and the amount of spores if they have not released most of them or any at all. Most often you dry them before eating them to, so sort them out in different drying sections and dose when they are dry since they can weight differently based on how much moisture they contain. There is more to it, what i am trying to say is, knowledge is very important, the more the better.

    NEVER go in blind if you want to experiment with psychedelics, study, and also learn from seasoned trippers before even thinking about trying mushrooms.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Disney announces dates for new Star Wars movies, MCU Phase 4, and more in ~movies

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    All big directors/creators has their own distinguished style, it´s hard for me to rank them, much easier to rank their movies with the directors in their own bracket. Cameron has created two of my...

    All big directors/creators has their own distinguished style, it´s hard for me to rank them, much easier to rank their movies with the directors in their own bracket.

    Cameron has created two of my absolute favorite movies, Terminator 2 and Aliens. I have no idea how many times i have seen them both.

    I cherished both of those VHS tapes as a kid, i remember i had stickers all over the Terminator 2 one ^^
    It´s two of those movies that i truly grew up with, and has a special place in my heart because of it.

    Both my dad and mother loves movies, even though i was young my father let me watch the adult rated movies, as long as he was present, and i thank him for that. I have a very found memory of him coming into my room and said, there is this movie that you have to watch with me, we talked a bit about world war 2, and the importance of this film we where going to see. he then took me into our tv room, and put on Schindler's List(by Steven Spielberg as you mentioned). I was 7 at the time, but he thought it was to important that i watched it with him.

    I was pretty bright as a child, and he knew i could take it in, in a healthy and educational way, as long as we could talk about it afterwards, which i did. I love books when i get around to read one, but film is my thing, truly(that and music, entertainment wise). And i have my father to thank for that.

    more on topic

    I watch more then one movie a week pretty much, and it´s hard to find something old or new worth my time. Today i watched something new to me, and amazing actually, just before this comment. I can strongly recommend The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. It´s pretty fitting given this is a topic about Disney and it´s an animated film.
    Not sure why it took me so long to come around and watch it since it´s made by one of my favorite movie creators called Isao Takahata. Mostly known for creating Grave of the Fireflies, one of the best animated movies created of all time, and a stample name from Studio Ghibli.

  9. Comment on Disney announces dates for new Star Wars movies, MCU Phase 4, and more in ~movies

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    James Cameron is always a safe bet for a Corp like Disney.

    James Cameron is always a safe bet for a Corp like Disney.

  10. Comment on Disney announces dates for new Star Wars movies, MCU Phase 4, and more in ~movies

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    I also feel like it tapped into the "market" of environmentalism and exploitation of nature around when it had a peak in interest. Movies like An Inconvenient Truth had come out just 3 years prior...

    I also feel like it tapped into the "market" of environmentalism and exploitation of nature around when it had a peak in interest. Movies like An Inconvenient Truth had come out just 3 years prior for example.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on South Korean Women 'Escape The Corset' And Reject Their Country's Beauty Ideals in ~news

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    I actually wrote this early in my unedited initial comment and decided not to keep it, as It would kind of defeat the purpose of the statement i was trying to make. Fully agree still, it should...

    But also, the photographer in her life was primarily impacted by the standards of what an ideal woman should look like and that was her inspiration for the project.

    I actually wrote this early in my unedited initial comment and decided not to keep it, as It would kind of defeat the purpose of the statement i was trying to make. Fully agree still, it should have been said.

    South Korea might be the "worst" country concerning advertisement like described in the article today. It´s the country with most plastic surgery in the world. It´s also a high tech country with one of the strongest economy´s currently, which has made it possible in the first place i suppose. there must be new advertisement laws combating this, not sure which ones have been made in other places like here in Sweden, could be interesting to see if we have done, if anything at all.

    The problem being solved from my perspective is that the beauty industry in South Korea is primarily targetting women in ways that are unhealthy to their physical and mental wellbeing.

    Beauty products will always target mainly women, on the other hand, there has never been more men using beauty products in the western world as these days.
    Another point to take into consideration is how these types adverts affect men, especially young men. They get a skewed way of what a woman should look like, poring more fuel into the fire.
    Note that i try and look at this problem from all types of angles, no matter who you are.
    Lets say it´s a parent, perhaps this would put unhealthy pressure on their child, there are so many angles you can take, and its unhealthy for everyone.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What's a common misconception or misunderstanding you would love to see corrected? in ~talk

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    I understood exactly what you meant, and i also understand your frustration trying to keep a conversation going with someone with a closed mind like that. I´m happy if someone changes my mind...

    I understood exactly what you meant, and i also understand your frustration trying to keep a conversation going with someone with a closed mind like that.

    I´m happy if someone changes my mind about anything, that means i have learnt something new. At the same time, i can be stubborn in my beliefs even though i am open minded. Although, it´s quite clear to me when someone knows more then me about the topic at hand, then the stubbornness resides quite quickly.

    I think a lot of people can find it hard to discuss things with me even though i have an open mind at times. I often try and disprove what others say and can come off a bit like a jerk that way. While others, not nearly as many, enjoy´s that type of discussion, or should i say, discussion.

    side note, i need to look up what discussion really is, and work on my people skills, and perhaps not discuss everything all the time :P

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What's a common misconception or misunderstanding you would love to see corrected? in ~talk

  14. Comment on What's a common misconception or misunderstanding you would love to see corrected? in ~talk

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    I have a friend(we game together) that works within science, particle physics in particular, who has done courses on how to explain science to those not within its field. This is an amazing...

    I have a friend(we game together) that works within science, particle physics in particular, who has done courses on how to explain science to those not within its field. This is an amazing opportunity for myself since he encourages me to ask whatever i want, even if it would be basic math. He just loves to teach.

    He once said something that stuck with me, and i do not quote, this was a long time ago. He said that science is not proving something as fact, it´s about trying to disprove something, and that is what scientists do. They try and come as close to the facts by disproving each other.

    This is partly what makes science beautiful to me, there are no final answers, there are just more questions.

    In a more philosophical, personal way, that means that almost anything is possible, we have been terribly wrong about many things before, why not today? It keeps some wonder in the world even though i am a man of science rather then religion.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on What's a common misconception or misunderstanding you would love to see corrected? in ~talk

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    tell that to my brain when i have a manic episode, damn brain don´t even know how it should work -_- I take two types of antileptica(anti seizure for treating epilepsy) medications to prevent it...

    tell that to my brain when i have a manic episode, damn brain don´t even know how it should work -_-

    I take two types of antileptica(anti seizure for treating epilepsy) medications to prevent it to not go haywire and do more then it should do(or as you put it, transmit more information then it should), i guess we are the exception to this. It´s kind of what the illness is. At least part of it.

    If anyone wonders what it feels like i can give you an example how it affects my memory and "inspiration", or perhaps "creativity", during an episode, it´s quite interesting.

    Lets say a friend tells you a funny joke, you can get this mental image, or draw a connection to a movie you saw that had a similar joke. You counter the joke with telling your friend about that similar joke in that movie you once saw, and you both laugh about the connection.

    Imagine you making that connection, then one more, then two more. And then more connections after that in rapid succession, like a "mind map" that just continues to make connections to a point where you get confused what you are even thinking about. So instead of me telling my friend about that funny movie, which was the initial connection, i end up talking about some entirely different subject in my friends eyes, while it makes total sense to me. Forced often non coherent talk is one of the symptoms.

    This might be a bit off topic, then again, i do experience what happens if we "use more then what the brain should use". And i think the explanation i have come up with is something others can relate to.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on South Korean Women 'Escape The Corset' And Reject Their Country's Beauty Ideals in ~news

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    I think it´s important to include men when topics like these are spoken of. This particular article is about a feminist photographer, why is not men mentioned once? If you replace woman with...

    I think it´s important to include men when topics like these are spoken of. This particular article is about a feminist photographer, why is not men mentioned once? If you replace woman with people in this article it would help breaking a stigma. Men rarely speak out about how they are just as much included in this issue as women.

    I remember back when i first heard about poor self image, eating disorders and everything in between that touches on this subject, often blaming media. It must have been about 19 years ago, during my early teens. Feminism started very early in Sweden, so i definitely missed a lot of the media coverage and discussions. But boy´s where never mentioned, ever. When i see anything about men it´s mostly about fat or dicks, or something stupid like that.

    The word Feminism might trick you into thinking it´s a female equality movement, it´s not a female movement. It´s an equality movement, it´s about burning bridges between the sexes, which is why i think this article is counter productive in some ways.

    It should be about "treat everyone the same", and "treat others like you would treat yourself". That is why it´s important to include men in topics like this one. If more did, and stigma was broken, you would end up with a better result. A young woman reading this article might get the wrong idea, that media is only targeting women, which in turn should create more hate towards men rather then seeing us as equals. Same goes for a young boy reading this, not feeling included and outside of the movement.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Where do you share music other than here on Tildes? in ~music

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    I have a good friend who also spends a lot of time chasing new music, and he usually have something new aimed at me when we meet up. And i to him. This is granted we have similar tastes in music,...

    I have a good friend who also spends a lot of time chasing new music, and he usually have something new aimed at me when we meet up. And i to him. This is granted we have similar tastes in music, not completely, but some of it, and we know what each other like.

    The best way is probably to create a network of friends/playlist makers/release radars and so forth that you can both trust in, but has similar tastes as yourself. Which is why i made this topic in the first place i suppose.

    Maybe being able to sort music based on an account/person in ~music could be a thing?

  18. Comment on Where do you share music other than here on Tildes? in ~music

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    Just from a few shuffles i can tell i might find something new and special to me. Thanks! There are to much music to listen to, i am probably skipping more then 99.999999% of spotify users -_-

    Just from a few shuffles i can tell i might find something new and special to me. Thanks!

    There are to much music to listen to, i am probably skipping more then 99.999999% of spotify users -_-

  19. Comment on Movie Monday Free Talk in ~movies

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    I absolutely adore Jiro Dreams Of Suhi. It´s probably a top 10 documentary for me. I think i have seen it 3 times. It´s one of those films that never will leave my mind for as long as i live. It´s...

    I absolutely adore Jiro Dreams Of Suhi. It´s probably a top 10 documentary for me. I think i have seen it 3 times. It´s one of those films that never will leave my mind for as long as i live.

    It´s amazing how they make a film about something so "simple" as sushi, and make it into something so absolutely epic, which it is in the hands of Jiro. I have always respected good craftsmanship and love watching artisans do their work.

    I can recommend visiting r/artisanvideos for more similar content.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on Where do you share music other than here on Tildes? in ~music

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    30 mins each or 30 min collaborated? Drop a link :)

    30 mins each or 30 min collaborated? Drop a link :)

    1 vote