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Why the phrase ‘first world problem’ is condescending to everyone | Books | The Guardian
first world problem [...] To pre-emptively concede that my problem is just a first world one is to ostentatiously check my privilege before anyone else tells me to do so. At the same time, I remind myself and everyone in earshot that we are indeed living in the “first world”. So it is also a humblebrag. [...] For a start, it patronises those outside the “first world” by implying that hunger, disease and war are not only prevalent among the global poor but in some way the sole conditions of their lives. It implicitly characterises the less fortunate majority of the world’s population as saintly idiots who would never dream of complaining about anything more trivial. In the guise of right-on sympathy, we condescendingly picture others as living lives of homogeneous horror while rhetorically rendering them invisible as people, denying the individuality of everyone’s various joys and sorrows. [...] As is well known, we all compare ourselves to others close by, and feel bad if we are ...
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Russell Foster: Why do we sleep? - YouTube
when you sleep certain genes are switched on, responsible for restoration (recovery), energy savings, brain function (efficiency, learning, storing into long-term memory, creativity enhanced, problem solving enhanced), metabolism, .... ie study has shown people who have no REM sleep for 3 days turn shizophrenic. ie studies have shown, sleep deprivation slows down metabolism. body is stressed and slows down the metabolism. stress hormone cortisol goes up. you tend to eat more. get fat over time vs normal sleep and normal cortisol levels.
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september 2013 by asterisk2a

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