Why We Never Get Over Our First Love

The article in the Washington Post caught my attention: Why we never really get over that first love.

images.jpgLong after it ends, our first love maintains some power over us. A haunting, bittersweet hold on our psyches, pulling us back to what was and what can never be again. Unless . . . ?
But why? Why should this one lodge in our brains any differently than the others, even when the others were longer, better, more right? They just weren’t quite as intense as the first.
The scientific research on this topic is thin, but the collective wisdom among psychologists says it’s a lot like skydiving. Meaning, you’ll remember the first time you jumped out of an airplane much more clearly than the 10th time you took the leap.

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An Important Observation c/o Ashley-Madison

The following post was published on the Daily Kos by SemDem. The article is great and I recommend you read the entire article at the Daily Kos website.

On Rightwing Christians: Have you noticed something odd about this Ashley Madison scandal?

Ashley-MadisonSince the Ashley Madison scandal broke, I have noticed a distinct lack of condemnation from you rightwing christians.

Where are all the youtube hate videos against the subscribers practicing adultery?

Where are the droves of protestors picketing AshleyMadison.com like Planned Parenthood?

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American Exceptionalism On Display

I have always blamed the precipitous decline of the American Dream on Ronald Reagan and the Latter Day Neocons. But I just watched a promotional video and suddenly realize the problem isn’t the Neocons, it’s the demise of Sizzler.

Those are some tasty American values and I especially approve of the realistic smiling citizens who know where happiness can be found.

California

Tank GirlThe world runs out of fossil fuels, climate change is wreaking havoc, new diseases are exploding, businesses are closing, basic human needs (like cell phones and lip gloss) are no longer available, marauding gangs rule the streets, reservoirs are emptied since water is scarce, roads are falling into ruin, commerce has broken down, and life is cheap.

What do you expect the millionaires and billionaires do to save life as we know it on this planet? Correct! They all pack-up and move to elite enclaves to escape the misery of the hoi poloi, the great unwashed, the mob, the other 99%. But California, by Edan Lepucki, is not a novel investigating the issues of our day, nor is it a story extrapolating the future of Republican greed versus hippy altruism: it’s the story of a reasonable development in our future civilization.

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