Rebel’s Tips on Weight Loss

Weight loss is often a very popular New Year’s resolution, and one that a lot of people struggle with.  Sure, those first few weeks go well.  You’re eating your salads and soups, you’re drinking your water, etc.  Of course, everyone is allowed a cheat day so you can eat that chocolate cake you’ve been saving, right?  Only, suddenly the next day you’re sad and that cheat day becomes two cheat days.  Soon, everything has spiraled out of control, and the goal of losing weight is lost to the abyss.  Even if it wasn’t your New Year’s resolution, this is often how weight loss spirals into failure regardless.

Weight loss is hard.  There’s no way around it.  If it was easy, the anecdote above would be far less common.  However, as someone who has lost an enormous amount of weight in my life, I can tell you that weight loss is possible.  Given my own successes with it, I feel it might be helpful to some for me to share my tips regarding the subject.  So, if this is something you’d be interested in, read on!

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Some Thoughts on “A Story of the Stone Age: Chapter 4 and Chapter 5”

Finishing up with “A Story of the Stone Age” by H.G.Wells, “Chapter 4 Uya the Lion” and “Chapter 5 The Fight in the Lion’s Thicket” return to a theme I mentioned earlier: power structures.  However, unlike the first chapter where I identified this as being a heavy theme in regards to technology, these chapters focus more on the human effects and the ultimate finite nature of power.  As always, the following is my interpretation of the piece; it is in no way inclusive of everything, and you’re welcome to your own opinions.

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Rebel’s Tips: Buying a Computer That Sucks Less

Buying a computer is really, really tough.  Unless you do a lot of research and are familiar with a ton of computer concepts, you’re in for a really rough time.  Even the most fastidious shoppers can be overwhelmed by the polarizing comments that are in most computer review sections.  While for some people luck is with them and a powerful computer isn’t necessary, others can find themselves in a huge bind when they’ve purchased a machine that lasts for a very short lifespan.  This is a significant problem as computers can often be a very expensive investment.

However, this is why I come to you today.  As someone who takes this investment seriously, I’ve definitely picked up a few tricks of my own that I’d like to share.  Before I start, I will clarify that I am not a computer expert.  There are still a lot of things I don’t understand about computers, and if you’re looking for some hardcore unknown tips, you’ve come to the wrong place.  However, for absolute beginners who are just starting their journey on taking their purchase seriously, this is definitely going to be the guide for you to get you started.  Keep in mind, this article is going to be stinted towards PCs and not Macs (sorry Mac users L); however, some tips here can still apply.

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Some Thoughts on “A Story of the Stone Age: Chapter 3”

This week I continued my journey of reading “A Story of the Stone Age” by H.G. Wells.  Unlike previous weeks, this week’s chapter, “The First Horseman,” takes a quite differing tone that focuses more on the environment.  However, the chapter has a strong message about the dual nature of humanity’s curiosity.  As always, the following is my interpretation of the story, and I make no claims to its accuracy; it’s just for fun people.

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Rebel’s Tips: Evaluating Information

If you spend any amount of time on the internet, you’ll know one thing is certain: there’s a lot of information on it.  Whether it’s mainstream news sites or that fandom forum you hang out in, you’re being bombarded with information on a constant basis anytime you spend even a remote amount of time on the internet.  Unfortunately, this brings about another truth: not all that information you see is trustworthy.  With each passing year this becomes clearer and clearer, and as wiser people will tell you, it’s up to you to verify the information and the sources.  Yet, few people actually explain how this is done.  This is not to mention that many people miss discussing the subtle ways that information is manipulated, which is perhaps even more rampant when it comes to misinformation.  As such, though I can only cover a few, I would like to give you some of my own tips in evaluating information you see for accuracy.  My intent, here, is not to disparage anyone; rather, I only wish to equip everyone with better ideas of what they should look for.

With that said, these are my beginner’s tips for evaluating information.

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Some Thoughts on “A Story of the Stone Age: Chapter 2”

Continuing on from last week’s post, this week I took a look at “A Story of the Stone Age: Chapter 2 The Cave Bear” by H.G. Wells.  Though there are similar gems of technology themes hidden within, the story is more focused on a cave bear and his mate.  In so doing, however, the story is allowed to focus on a fear that the previous chapter could not tackle.  Remember, as always, this is my own interpretation of the story; you’re allowed to your own opinion, and I make no claims my interpretation is the correct one.

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