Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Trump officially files to run for president

Image via The Des Moines Register

Image via The Economist

Via The Hill: ""Trump also alluded to the idea that one of his main reasons for running was to have the FEC independently certify his wealth.

""I'm a private company, so nobody knows what I'm worth. And the one thing is that when you run, you have to announce and certify to all sorts of governmental authorities your net worth," he said last Tuesday, adding that he's seen a lot of television pundits say he'd never run because he's probably not as successful as he says he is.

""So I said to myself, you know, nobody's ever going to know unless I run, because I'm really proud of my success. I really am," Trump said.

"It's normal for candidates not to file immediately after their announcements. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) filed his paperwork on June 19, exactly 15 days after he announced a bid. On the other hand, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who announced just one day before Trump, filed his paperwork that same day." Read the article: Trump officially files to run for president by Ben Kamisar, June 22, 2015 The Hill

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

Don’t Go to Music School

Don’t Go to Music School by Bert Stratton, June 12, 2015 The New York Times

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Symptoms of Vitamin B Deficiency

"Psychological problems such as dementia, paranoia, depression, and behavioral problems can result from a vitamin B12 deficiency. Neurological damage sometimes cannot be reversed." Read the article: The Symptoms of Vitamin B Deficiencyby David Heitz, Published on August 14, 2014 Medically Reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA on August 14, 2014 Healthline.com

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The Jungian Archetypes

Image: Kathryn Morgan and Seth Orza in Romeo and Juliet

Jung's archetypes: Which one are you? :-)

From Wikipedia: "Jung's writings have been studied by people of many backgrounds and interests, including theologians, people from the humanities, and mythologists. Jung often seemed to seek to make contributions to various fields, but he was mostly a practicing psychiatrist, involved during his whole career in treating patients." Read more about Analytical Psychology and Psychological Types.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Enneagram Type 4w5 The Individualist / Bohemian

I'm a 4w5 according to enneagramquiz.com. I don't remember if I took this quiz before, but I think this result makes more sense for me than an 8. 4w5 is an artistic type, while the 5 wing makes me a bit cerebral. It might not be enough to help me find my Socionocs or MBTI type definitively, but at least I can identify with my result as a creative person. (Edited with correct description) According to my result, some words that describe me are: principled, moralistic, perfectionist, self-critical, creative, unique, authentic, emotional, loyal, reliable, anxious, skeptical. Sorry, I can't paste the link with my full result here for some reason, but my tritype is 4w5, 6w5, 1w9.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Why Do We Anthropomorphize?

Why Do We Anthropomorphize? - by Rick Nauert PhD, Psych Central

Friday, May 08, 2015

Happy Mother's Day weekend

The Most Popular Girls in School

Ep. 17 Justice and a Slim Jim

Created by Carlo Moss and Mark Cope
Produced by Lily Vonnegut

It's Mother's Day weekend - enjoy! I don't mean enjoy it like Mrs. Van Buren, but you get the idea...

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Bath and Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut

It's May, and I'm still pining for coconuts! I really enjoyed this scent while I had it, before I decided my daughter liked it more than I. I like it, but don't miss it; I realized I prefer Coconut Lime Breeze (which BBW is no longer carrying - sad face!). Waikiki Beach Coconut is more of a pina colada-like fruity floral accord, while Coconut Lime Breeze is citric. They're both as sweet as I need them to be, but neither one is as coconutty as I'd like, so I just might forgo buying a replacement bottle and get a simple, single note coconut fragrance instead...if only I can find one in this great, big city where you can find anything your heart desires and more.

The notes are listed as follows:

Top Notes: Fresh Bamboo, Coral Berry
Mid Notes: Pink Passionflower, Hawaiian Frangipani, Coconut Jasmine, Saltwater Breeze
Dry Notes: Beach Coconut, Sun-bleached Woods, Forest Sandalwood

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jeb Bush Strongly Endorses Puerto Rico Statehood

"If Bush decides to run for President, he will not be the first candidate to firmly endorse statehood for Puerto Rico. As a candidate, President Ronald Reagan explained in a February, 1980 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that he supported Puerto Rico statehood..."

Read the article: Jeb Bush Strongly Endorses Puerto Rico Statehood - April 28, 2015 Puerto Rico Report (Image: laughingsquid.com)

The Trouble with Mr. Bean