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22 May 2012 @ 11:24 am

It's called Top 10 Biggest Brain Damaging Habits - and disregarding the fact that this is an article off the internet, I felt like doing a little checklist :D chucking in the meme tag because. well. 

1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level.This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.
How do you define breakfast? A meal in the early AM? Or a meal within the first hour you wake up?

2. Overreacting
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.
I always thought this was a character trait. Interesting side affect.  

3. Smoking
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.
I can at least cross this one off my list.

4. High Sugar consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.
Ahaha... but we still have stuff left over from Easter. And Sara Lee 50% off!

5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.
A little out of individual control. Although I"ve stayed mostly at home, and home these days is in the suburbs. Also we have a small wetland park nearby, so. Yeah.  

6. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain.
Ahahaha. No. Uni student + internet addiction = no sleep. 

7. Head covered while sleeping
Sleeping with the head covered, increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.
I've only developed this habit recently, and now I find out its brain damaging? Eh. I only do it because sometimes I find it hard to fall asleep :/

8. Working your brain during illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.
Don't remember the last time I was seriously ill. I'm usually reading/sleeping though, unless I'm going to class because since when did a runny noise and heavy eyelids become able to stop anyone from doing anything?

9. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.
Aha. Probably should get out of the house more often then. Facebook conversation don't count do they.

10. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.
I think I'm fairly safe on this one, although I don't particularly want to judge for myself whether or not my inner musings are particularly 'stimulating'. I frequently want to tear myself away from my brain. I overthink to the point of paralysis. 

Mood: coldcold
Music: Reverie - Ludovico Einaudi
10 May 2012 @ 12:43 pm



Translation: I should do my readings more often. 

Tidbit: have now seen the Avengers 4 times. Yes, it is imperfect. But I still love it so. 

05 March 2012 @ 08:02 pm
I feel like someone's cut off a finger or toe that I don't particularly use, the resulting feeling being that I know something's wrong, but I forget about it occasionally. Anyway, I've spent the entire weekend moping, and have since fallen behind in everything again. Today, I was meant to do some catching up of it, but that's not fun so have this instead. 

Behind the cut is a colouring of some fanart from the lovely niitza, who did a line of Blaine Anderson from rainjoyswriting's Fix, although the image refers directly to a scenario mentioned in My Better Dressed Demons. Click on the image to go through to my deviantart, for a larger version. 
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Mood: apatheticapathetic
Music: LotR Soundtrack
22 February 2012 @ 11:50 pm
Catching up with real life after two weeks overseas. Grandparents were ill, and family were estranged. Back now, with uni starting next week. Yo ho yo ho, let's see what life brings this time around. 

I should make some kind of significant post about my time away but it seems like a lot of effort that its not going to be worth. 

Behind on writing, caught up on reading (mostly), caught up on comments, and behind on everything else. Yes, very good. 

I feel different.

Find my actual ramblings under this cut because I know that although I might be superbly impressed by my own sudden inspiration to write, no wall-o-text is ever wholly appreciated. 

I'd call it a review, but its far too wishy washy to be that.Collapse )