Two Great Forms of Sustenance to Offer People:


I think people within the religion…are probably happier, on the whole, than people outside. But some things in life are more important than being happy. Like being free to think for yourself.

- DeLoy Bateman, Former Mormon Fundamentalist

10 Of The Worst Food Ingredients To Never Eat Again

Brominated Vegetable Oil:
BVO is a food additive that keeps citrus flavoring from separating in sodas and sports drinks.The additive is still legal in the US, even though it’s banned in the European Union, Japan and Australia because it contains bromine, the element found in flame retardants that has been linked to nerve issues. Earlier this year, Fanta, Mountain Dew and Gatorade all announced that they’d remove BVO from their products, but some generic soda brands still use it, so look closely at the ingredient list. (Or better yet, skip the soft drink and enjoy some refreshing water instead.)

What’s it found in?: Sodas and sports drinks.

Wealth Inequality in America, Perception vs Reality

The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time

Post-Interaction Idealistic Rumination

The process of ruminating on what one should have done or said in an interaction that just transpired or transpired earlier. During PIIR the individual typically undergoes feelings of self-abuse, anger, and/or embarrassment.

When I was talking with Jake I should have asked him about his father’s condition. What a fool I was; now I probably look like an insensitive tool.


I could have earned way more brownie points with Paige had I just tried to be more flirty. Now she’s probably not interested in me or thinks I’m not interested in her.

Anthropocentrism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sometimes I feel like all of life’s blunders are leveled our way to test our resolve, challenge our spirit, and to fortify our armor.

Beauty Pageants Are Ridiculous, So John Oliver Had One On 'Last Week Tonight'

Conscious competence - unconscious competence - conscious incompetence - unconscious incompetence

A Blip of an Interview With Andy McKee

You are considered a guitar master. Do you consider yourself a guitar master? 

No, absolutely not. My secret is that I’m really not that great at the guitar.

I mean, I can write some interesting music and play it for people but I really, really don’t feel like a guitar master. It becomes obvious when I’m asked to “jam” or improvise with other players.

I’m OK at it, but it’s just not my strong suit. For me, the guitar is more of an outlet for the music I hear in my head.

I don’t look at it as something to be mastered. It’s just a tool to say the things I don’t have words for. 


I can’t (me, not Andy McKee) can’t stress enough how much I can relate to this sentiment.


At the risk of seeming biased because I’m a Stephen King fan, everything he says in this article validates/echoes my exact belief on guns in America.

Water Conflict: A Lesson from Matt Damon’s Ice Bucket Challenge


Some of the most jovial, upbeat, funky and fun tunes I’ve ever laid my ears upon. So, so good. What a wonderful combination of jazz, funk, and electronic elements.