cptfabulous submitted to medievalpoc:
Last summer I had the opportunity to travel to Bordeaux, where I was sure to check out the Museum of Aquitaine (the southwestern region of France). To my surprise, they had a permanent exhibit (opened in 2009) covering trans-atlantic commerce,…
Stand Like This for 2 Minutes Per Day
No, for real, though—this is a thing. Not sure about the science behind it, but it makes me feel fancy and powerful regardless. I highly recommend it.
There actually is legit science behind this. In fact, here’s an entire TED Talk about the science behind it, and the confidence-related chemicals that your brain produces JUST BY YOU STANDING LIKE THIS.
I have a desk job, so I take every opportunity I get to stand up. This includes meetings. Yes, I stand like this during meetings. It’s fantastic. You’d be amazed at how fast meetings go with me standing behind my chair at the table, legs apart and hands on hips like I’m ready to smack someone down. Shockingly enough, people actually get through the agenda without just talking to hear themselves talk and we’re usually out of there in thirty minutes or less.
It’s not two minutes a day though… it’s two minutes before you have something important to do, like go to an interview or ask for a raise or give a speech. The effect lasts for about thirty minutes.
bummerpunxx said: yo, super into this blog for the most part, but let's stop pretending that every white person is the fucking devil. there are racist white people, and there are non-racist white people who are ashamed of the history AND present treatment of persons of color. white men and women who have been protesting the unethical treatment or minorities in america, and around the world. change is slow and difficult, but pretending that any person with white skin is evil is only slowing the process.
White guy from st. louis needs to unfollow us.
"…minorities in america, and around the world."
That line reminded me of this Louis CK bit about the white man going to Africa and talking about all the minorities there.
Some white Americans go to Black and Brown countries and refer to the people there as “minorities”. I actually discussed this on twitter not long ago. A white man will go to an African country and will refer to the people as African-Americans. They don’t mean Black Americans either. African-American means anyone who is Black to them. It’s interchangeable and it’s synonymous in their world. Many white people think it’s a universal term. They use African-American like the use minorities; it’s a blanket, all encompassing term in their mind.
They’re basically incapable of viewing the world without whiteness centralized and they don’t even realize it. It makes them think they are the default and they think they are larger than they actually are. They’re more people in Nigeria, Ethiopia, DRC and Egypt combined than all of Western Europe.
One thing that happens when you centralize whiteness and otherize everyone else is that white people will lose perspective and scope. It’s why a white person can open their mouth and talk about helping minorities not just in America, but around the world. Poor things don’t know that they are the minorities of the world…lol