Greeks associated small and non-erect penises with moderation, which was one of the key virtues that formed their view of ideal masculinity
China is buying Canada: Inside the new real estate frenzy – Maclean’s (long read)
In the past five years, the flow of money from mainland China into Canadian real estate has reached what many consider dangerous levels, contributing to a gold-rush atmosphere in the nation’s leading cities, while stirring anger among young, middle-class Canadians who feel shut out of their hometown markets.
Why Self-Compassion Works Better Than Self-Esteem – The Atlantic
In order to have high self-esteem, you have to feel special and above-average. If someone said, “Oh, your performance was average,” you would feel hurt by that, almost insulted. When we fail, self-esteem deserts us which is exactly when we need it most.
Shinrin-yoku literally translates to “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing” and refers to the process of soaking up the sights, smells and sounds of a natural setting to promote physiological and psychological health.
Comparing couples with and without children, researchers found that the rate of the decline in relationship satisfaction is nearly twice as steep for couples who have children than for childless couples.
Being chronically exhausted is not the key to success. It’s a race toward disease and dysfunction. And in most cases, it causes suffering that is 100 percent preventable.
Getting people to move more – NY Times
Many people think of exercise as something that is planned and high-intensity and a lot of work. Physical activity is a more inclusive term. Any movement can be considered physically active and beneficial, even if you just walk around the house instead of sitting on the couch. We want to convey the idea that you don’t have to exercise, just move more.
We need to make the changes for the development of rapid transit, walkable communities, for the reduction on the reliance of the automobile. . . without such measures to govern out-of-control land consumption, sprawl will continue unchecked. Valuable green space and agricultural land across southern Ontario would continue to be turned over for unsustainable home construction.
Children’s sports have become too focused on winning at the exclusion of fun and fair play and yet, our continued obsession with rooting out the “best” players at an early age is having a devastating effect.