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mon posted: Mon 2018-11-26 06:37:37 tags: n/a
no sun and all gray makes Dayton something something The guild monster summon rotation brought us a Chromus. TIL Chromus has 400 pierce resistance. After swapping general Annika with 94 pierce into my tertiary monster-hunter alliance slot, and alchemy-ing a silver pierce ingot to forge onto my Elite DragonHunter Longblade (or whatever that piece is called), I still lost about 25% damage per hit to resistance. So coordinating attacks to maximize stance bonuses becomes more and more efficient with these c... (...more)
emotional IQ posted: Sat 2018-11-24 19:07:48 tags: n/a
FastCompany: spotting emotional intelligence - Humans evolved with a relatively huge proportion of the brain engaged in analyzing nonverbal emotional cues. Your average human is pretty good at rapidly assessing other peoples' intelligence, interest/intentions, personality and "character" (i.e. integrity or respect for social norms like marital fidelity). - Everyone tends to overestimate their social skills; but those with poorer skills tend to overestimate them more. - So then how do we spot people of h... (...more)
sat posted: Sat 2018-11-24 11:02:25 tags: healing
For the first couple weeks at this job, I managed to be punctual, but after that my arrival time slipped slowly - 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, lately often as much as 20-25 minutes late without comment. I justify it in my mind by not taking paid breaks and/or taking shorter lunches. At the end of the week, technically we're even. But this is a deal I've struck unilaterally, not by consensus. I consulted Dawn for help fixing this problem and she didn't have much more to offer than ACoA and "Inner... (...more)
black friday posted: Fri 2018-11-23 06:18:51 tags: n/a
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping)#Origin_of_the_term "in 1985 ... retailers in Cincinnati and Los Angeles were still unaware of the term." British Medical Journal: Effects of weight loss interventions for adults who are obese on mortality, cardiovascular disease, and cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Long-term weight-loss maintenance: a meta-analysis of US studies ResearchGate: Weight-Loss Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta... (...more)
thanksgiving posted: Thu 2018-11-22 10:38:41 tags: n/a
Ever since my deluded cousin sputtered his mishmash of rationalizations for turning Christ's commandments (more generosity, less judgment) upside-down (in essence, "thou shalt abandon the poor lest they become dependent")... part of my mind has been occupied with calling out that hypocrisy in some inescapable way. I should and usually do know better than to feed the troll, of course. But this train of thought reminded me of some bit of curmudgeonly wisdom I'd picked up... I don't know where, maybe Hein... (...more)