My girlfriend LaJoie (pronounced La-zhwa), and I completed our first year of dating one week ago. It’s been awesome. We’re one of the few couples who can pull off a solid long distance relationship (Texas and New York are pretty far apart!). It’s tough sometimes, but we knew what we were getting into. It’s been worth it, and we’re definitely in it for the long run.
I thought I’d pass on a little bit of GOLD to some of my guy friends. But there’s something in this post for everyone: young or old, man or woman, dumb or smart. If you haven’t yet been in that first relationship, or if you’re trying to figure out why that relationship didn’t have the Disney ending, then hopefully these three things can help a little.
I mean, they should. I did say they were “gold.”
1. Discover her love language
Every girl is different.
Okay, yes. Technically I’m wrong, because every girl will want free chocolate and a guy who can understand their feelings. (If you don’t know this as a guy, then you’re a boy and too young to date.)
What they really want is not just someone to love, but someone who loves them.
A twist of fate brings the national spotlight to a forgotten Texas town and a once famous preacher has an opportunity to regain his former glory or seize one last chance to restore his fractured family.
Narrated by his fifteen-year-old daughter, Beyond the Farthest Star tells the story of Pastor Adam Wells, a minister driven by the prospect of achieving greatness as the next nationally syndicated TV Evangelist who must decide whether to give up his opportunity at “celebrity” and, even his own life, in order to become something even greater…
A loving husband and father to his wife and daughter.
Guest review by Rob Starner, Ph.D.
Beyond the Farthest Star may well be the best faith-based feature film I have ever experienced. I say “experienced” because merely “viewing” this film as a detached observer is next to impossible. The engaging drama simply offers so many points of connection with real-life people in real-life situations that only an entirely disinterested multitasking super-achiever using the film strictly as “background noise” could help but be affected in some meaningful way by this masterfully scripted, astutely casted, brilliantly performed, and profoundly impactful story.
I found an article whilst recently browsing the web and was thoroughly impressed with a chemist who completely shredded Lipitor, the idea of good and bad cholesterol, and the notion that lower choloesterol is good for you.
I like people who think for themselves.
You can read the article, though I warn you he uses quite a bit of profanity in the early going. I’ve made the version below family-friendly while preserving all of the critically important content.
This may be long for some of you, but I promise it’s worth it.
Some things won’t change this year. I’ll still be a bald, tattoo sporting chemist who sings rap music too loud while driving. My kids will still know more about the benefits of individualism over collectivism than most adults. And many people will blindly think that they need to lower their cholesterol with Lipitor (or any other cholesterol-lowering alternative) to save them from heart attack and stroke.
The myth is so prevalent that The American Academy of Pediatrics and The American Heart Association issued new guidelines set out to put children as young as 8 years old on cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins). Yet, there isn’t a single study to support the claim and considering the many side-effects of statins, childhood mortality figures would go through the roof!
This [nonsense] needs to end now.
If you’re smarter than a 5th grader, then I’m going to spoon feed you the real facts about heart disease and the drugs being falsely-prescribed to thwart it. I promise they’ll taste better than the [nonsense] sandwich your doctor is feeding you and your kids.
I first saw this on Cult of Mac before every tech blog in the Inter-verse picked up the news. After all, everyone loves Dropbox. And free.
Here’s what you do:
I’m a picky smartphone owner, and I want three things out of every one of my mobile games.
As if removing the happy greeter with the awesome smiley face stickers wasn’t bad enough, my local Walmart has this sign on the front sliding door.
Wait. Hold on.