Myths that need to be known

Why is this important?

https://www.pacificapost.com/applied-mythology-practical-uses

https://www.elitedaily.com/life/culture/biggest-myths-21st-century

It is difficult to take criticism if it isn’t constructive. Here is a critique of racist myths that confuse the reality of intercultural communication in Canada. 

leisure studies that focuses on the So in terms of racist ideologiesFor example, if someone believes tomatoes are vegetables and will not listen to reason, it is frustrating. 

10. A penny dropped from the Empire State building can’t kill someone, but it would hurt.

9. Peeing on your jellyfish sting to take the pain away doesn’t work, in fact it makes it worse.

8. Blood is not blue when it’s in your veins.

7. You are not born with all the brain cells you’ll ever have in life.

6. Tomatoes are not vegetables, they are fruit.

5. Tapping a can of soda won’t stop it from exploding when you open it.

4. Touching a toad will not give you warts.

3. The average person does not swallow any spiders while sleeping during their lifetime.

2. Chewing gum doesn’t take seven years to digest if you swallow it.

2. Chewing gum doesn’t take seven years to digest if you swallow it.

1. Undercover police don’t have to let you know they’re cops if you ask them. They are undercover.

Adenosine is kind of like your brain’s battery status monitor.

From a scientific perspective, creativity is your ability to think of something original from connections made between pre-existing ideas in your brain. These connections are controlled by neurotransmitters like adenosine, which alerts your brain when you’re running out of energy and reacts.

Your brain on coffee

Every coffee drinker is familiar with the feelings after drinking a fresh cup of java. I know after I’ve had a latte or espresso, I feel more focused. If I’m having a conversation with someone, words seem to flow without pauses, ums, or ahs.

10. A penny dropped from the Empire State building can’t kill someone, but it would hurt.

9. Peeing on your jellyfish sting to take the pain away doesn’t work, in fact it makes it worse.

8. Blood is not blue when it’s in your veins.

7. You are not born with all the brain cells you’ll ever have in life.

6. Tomatoes are not vegetables, they are fruit.

5. Tapping a can of soda won’t stop it from exploding when you open it.

4. Touching a toad will not give you warts.

3. The average person does not swallow any spiders while sleeping during their lifetime.

2. Chewing gum doesn’t take seven years to digest if you swallow it.

2. Chewing gum doesn’t take seven years to digest if you swallow it.

1. Undercover police don’t have to let you know they’re cops if you ask them. They are undercover.

What is creativity really?

From a scientific perspective, creativity is your ability to think of something original from connections made between pre-existing ideas in your brain. These connections are controlled by neurotransmitters like adenosine, which alerts your brain when you’re running out of energy and reacts.

This got me wondering about coffee and beer and which one would actually help me be more creative and get work done. Hopefully, this will help you decide when it’s best to have that triple shot espresso or ice cold brew.

Adenosine is kind of like your brain’s battery status monitor.

From a scientific perspective, creativity is your ability to think of something original from connections made between pre-existing ideas in your brain. These connections are controlled by neurotransmitters like adenosine, which alerts your brain when you’re running out of energy and reacts.

Your brain on coffee

Every coffee drinker is familiar with the feelings after drinking a fresh cup of java. I know after I’ve had a latte or espresso, I feel more focused. If I’m having a conversation with someone, words seem to flow without pauses, ums, or ahs.

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If you decide to drink coffee or beer while you’re working, stick to no more than 2 drinks per sitting and try not to do this more than once or twice per week to prevent dependency. Coffee and beer shouldn’t be thought of as magic bullets for creativity.

Be Grateful.

It’s really simple. What is one thing today you are really grateful for? What is another? If you can list 3 things a day, you’ll see you have much more going for you than you thought. Soon your list will get so long you’ll be beaming with energy.

  1. Coffee and beer shouldn’t be thought of as magic bullets for creativity.
  2. They are ways to create chemical changes that occur naturally in your body.
  3. Quality sleep, a healthy diet, and allowing yourself to take breaks.

We are all human as well and humans are not perfect creatures. When you learn to accept yourself, true happiness quickly arises.

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