it’s a bit weird to watch this, as when I started reading comics the most powerful characters in the comics I read were women. Phoenix, Storm, Rogue, Dazzler, ShadowCat etc. I feel I lucked out by being an X-Men fan rather than anythings else…
I’m developing a theory about food and obesity. there’s already a theory out there regarding the body’s ability to identify which nutrients it lacks and develop a craving for the food stuffs that will satisfy that nutritional need.
the difficulty comes when all the foods you eat are ‘nutritionally balanced’ or ‘vitamin packed’. your body can subconsciously take note of what need was satisfied when you ate a particular food, and later on when you need that particular nutrient you will crave that food stuff. this is explanation that is given for why, as a stereotypical example, pregnant women are claimed to crave ice cream and pickles. over time, when you are a child and trying new foods, you develop a library of physical sensations that you use as an adult to drive how you behave. if you ate a wide variety of foods as a child, you can identify the reactions that you had, and when your body feels like it’s lacking something, it can go back through the physical memories to find the food that satisfied it’s current need.
anecdotally, there was a day not too long ago where I had an uncontrollable urge for spinach. Continue reading →
*admittedly that’s a paraphrasing of the original quotation. For some reason I had always attributed the shortening to P.T. Barnum, though cursory research tells me it seems that Barnum’s version spoke about taste, not intelligence.
It’s a weird thing to note that people think that if you do not react obviously and loudly, you must not have any emotional reaction at all. At what point did it become necessary that you should have to poll observers for their expectations of your reaction so that you can react in the approved manner.
I’ll react in my own way thank you. I can’t think of anything that would annoy my parents more than the knowledge that I spent too much time crying over them rather than living my life the best way I know how.