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not_this_again: This is so accurate
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not_this_again: what toque you so long?
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Wynnfrith in reply to not_this_again: i see what you did there yw
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Princess Noir: whered you go?
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not_this_again
not_this_again: I'm tempted to go trick-or-treating and tell people I'm going out as a procrastinator.
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stonebutterfly: Hahaha! Brilliant.
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Idonthaveausername: Lol. I think you should go for it. xD
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not_this_again: Thanks, I'll make some pie with it.
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not_this_again: Chatted today with a twin who apparently likes switching bfs with her twin sister and making out with other guys in front of her bf, pretending to be her twin sister.
hmmm. I agree twins are peculiar specimens, but this is strange.
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not_this_again
not_this_again: I think she was trying to appear cool, she seemed immature. I told her it's sad that her bf can't tell her apart from her sister. boom. Then she stopped talking to me.
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Princess Noir
Princess Noir: I was gonna make a sampling joke, but nah.
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not_this_again in reply to Princess Noir: jokes are fine haha.
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not_this_again: Interesting read about student life and loneliness.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/university-loneliness-back-to-school-1.3753653

As someone who studies well-being and mental health, one of the main contributors of depression in younger adults is loneliness. The irony is that students are surrounded by hundreds of people on campus, but loneliness doesn't necessarily mean physical isolation but also a state of mind. Hopefully future programs can be implemented to assuage this growing trend.
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not_this_again
not_this_again in reply to Wynnfrith: Thanks for sharing!
I recall reading an article that having more connections when one is chronically ill can postpone death relative to those who have no visitors. It's interesting how something subjective can influence people at the physiological level (immune system). But it also make sense, considering social connections likely increase well-being or pleasurable feelings which produce various endorphins or antibodies.
It's unfortunate too that contrary to what individuals may expect, the link between mortality and loneliness is more prominent in younger adults than older adults.
It's not surprising that urbanization and technology play a role-while there are benefits to technological interactions, the lack of face-to-face intimate interactions seems to be pivotal in the rise of loneliness. Technology appears to have this double-edged effect; bringing us closer to those who are distant yet bringing us further apart from those who are closer.
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SaturnFulmination
SaturnFulmination in reply to not_this_again: Always ;D
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not_this_again: Interesting read pertaining to why males are doing a lot worse in school these days. From a personal perspective there are quite a few females ubiquitous at my university and many females at my high school were the ones achieving high grades. The article touches on a dearth of male role models and video games as the culprit in the decline of males' performance in school.

http://www.spurottawa.com/boys-why-are-they-falling-behind-at-school/
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Idonthaveausername
Idonthaveausername: Schools must also find a way to accommodate for different types of learnerslearners since everyone learns differently too.
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not_this_again: Agreed Idonthaveausername-there are so many other factors to take into consideration. This article in particular focused on the decline of school performance in males relative to females I believe. Chief contributing factors are motivation, home life and relationships, as well as school environment and teaching style or teachers. Unfortunately school systems don't always accommodate different types of learners (there is a lot of focus on theory, reading, writing and math, which are important too, but a paucity of hands on practical methods).

Agreed JM. I think everyone has a different way of learning, so it's difficult when institutions impose a method of learning on others (but also tricky if it isn't one on one teaching). Many courses, especially in university, aren't geared towards males. Many males go into factory work, manual labour, carpentry etc. so perhaps this article is a reflection of the decline of males in certain programs. In general I find the school system flawed, there is a lot of emphasis on facts, theories, and formulas that aren't typically applicable in real life, except in esoteric professions. I think the North American system would benefit from offering more practical courses at younger ages. Even though I wasn't a huge fan of gym class, it's certainly healthy (and would probably help with the obesity problem in younger kids too).

I agree too that video games provide certain levels of skills (visuo-spatial, attention, cognitive), but I also agree somewhat with the article that this could interfere with social development. Moderation is key.

All in all, I think motivation is imperative. Males need different incentives at that age for learning and role models. there are very few male public school teachers. On a negative note I can see a future with classrooms being taught by robots and kids learning predominantly via technology or even online at home. The first time I used a computer in school was grade 8, I'm sure children are being shown how to use computers in kindergarten now lol.
On another tangent, we've become a very politically correct society where teachers and schools have less say in a child's development than parents. Obviously parents play a big role in a child's development, but it seems teachers are walking on egg shells now with how they interact with their students.
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Sensatione: Jumps
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not_this_again: I got some candy
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Idonthaveausername
Idonthaveausername in reply to not_this_again: LOL the ultimate creeper catch phrase I would jump in your van though... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )
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not_this_again in reply to Idonthaveausername: I just need to grow the moustache now.
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not_this_again: Watching the Olympics shows that height and body size are not needed to win !
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BrosamaBinLiftin
BrosamaBinLiftin: Genetic lottery in general just depends on what is needed for the sport.
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not_this_again in reply to Sensatione: sure if they have a sport in Psychology . I'm an oldie now
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not_this_again in reply to BrosamaBinLiftin: For sure, nobody can catch Usain Bolt, he has the genes for running-good training and determination help too.
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not_this_again: Someone on here asked me what my username meant-it's a play on words "Assholes Forbidden" just in case you were wondering
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stonebutterfly
stonebutterfly: Haha clever! didn't pick up on that.
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Princess Noir: are you an instructor? :O
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not_this_again
not_this_again: No, I'm a student, but I'm a teaching assistant so I do marking sometimes. And I supervise exams to make sure students aren't sneaky and cheating
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Princess Noir
Princess Noir: i just remembered that i asked you this.
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not_this_again in reply to Princess Noir:
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not_this_again: So annoying when job posts say "must be social and outgoing". I say discrimination to introverts and taciturn people. People don't need to be vivacious and gregarious to get the work done!
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Idonthaveausername
Idonthaveausername: YESSSSSS
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Idonthaveausername in reply to Idonthaveausername: Story of my life.
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not_this_again: It's funny we're supposedly in a progressive age yet there doesn't seem to be any evidence of that. Technology can connect people from across the globe yet it seems to isolate people in the family and everyday lives.People are so busy on their phones these days and have little time for meaningful real life interactions with friends or family. In the news we are constantly exposed to turmoil over religion sexual orientation and race. One does ponder the state of human kind in years to come.
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not_this_again in reply to Christology: Yup, technology brings that out in us. I think if people had access to it in the past, they'd be the same ha. Socially I can see how technology is separating people more, especially when it comes to family, everyone is on their phones now, even during dinner.
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Idonthaveausername
Idonthaveausername: I have read articles written on the matter and how it even affects the development of social skills in young children. I never bring my phone out during dinner with family because I want to talk to them and there's so many interesting conversations we can have while we NOM NOM NOM.
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not_this_again in reply to Idonthaveausername: True, even with young children these days they're given tablets telling them stories etc rather than hearing stories from their parents. I'm sure it has repercussions for their cognitions. The internet certainly connects people globally, but I think it takes away from face-to-face interactions as well. I'm guilty as charged for that too.
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not_this_again: Happy Canada Day
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Princess Melody: Happy Canada day to you too
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not_this_again: So this happened in my city today!
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SaturnFulmination
SaturnFulmination: I've been seeing lots of cement trucks heading that direction throughout the day and cars backed up on Mackenzie King along with the buses...crazy chaos ... I'm really glad no one was hurt either or I'd feel guilty for thinking this is awesome lol www.facebook.com/1061CHEZ/photos/a.186355312233.139593.83715487233/10153483936952234/?type=3&theater
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not_this_again in reply to SaturnFulmination: It'll take a while before this all sinks in
I knew Godzilla was behind this.
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SaturnFulmination: HAHA that was great XD
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