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littlemissmartypants

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I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina. But, I have traveled, a lot.

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10 THINGS NOT TO SAY TO SOMEONE WITH BIPOLAR

10 THINGS NOT TO SAY TO SOMEONE WITH BIPOLAR

BY Stephen Propst
NOVEMBER 8, 2006

You may think that talk is cheap. But, when words are used thoughtlessly, carelessly, or hurtfully, they can take a heavy toll. Like an arrow, “wrong” words can be sharp, piercing a person’s spirit, ripping away at self-esteem, and making a person feel belittled or even betrayed. Ill-chosen words can strain friendships and create stress. And especially vulnerable are people who have bipolar disorder.

Now, let’s be honest. Dealing with bipolar disorder is not only tough for the people who have the illness, but it’s also a challenge for those who live with them. Taking time to consider the impact of what you say before you “fire away” makes it easier. Choosing your words carefully can strengthen relationships, fuel recovery, and make for a better quality of life for everyone.

“Never tell anyone that he looks tired or depressed,” says H. Jackson Brown Jr., in his book Life’s Little Instruction Book (Rutledge Hill Press, 1991). That’s good advice! Now, let’s look at 10 more comments to avoid making to someone who has bipolar disorder. These observations come from more than two decades of dealing with the illness and from years of leading support groups and consulting with families. The goal is to help family and friends to more peacefully coexist with those of us who have bipolar.
More at link: http://www.bphope.com/the-big-payoff-of-well-chosen-words/

♡lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Oct 31, 2018, 04:16 PM (1 replies)

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

Videos here:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/story-jews/video/

Images here:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/story-jews/explore-the-diaspora/image-gallery/

IMAGES OF JUDEA: PHOTO GALLERY
Browse through these striking photographs to travel behind the scenes of The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama. Click an image below to begin the slideshow.


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I really like these. I especially like listening to his voice. It's very peaceful, calming and reassuring. Something in short supply these days.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

♡lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Oct 31, 2018, 03:39 PM (0 replies)

FRONTLINE 2 PART FACEBOOK MUST SEE

The Facebook Dilemma: A Two-Night Special Event

SEASON 37: EPISODE 4
The promise of Facebook was to create a more open and connected world. But from the company’s failure to protect millions of users’ data, to the proliferation of “fake news” and disinformation, mounting crises have raised the question: Is Facebook more harmful than helpful? On Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, FRONTLINE presents The Facebook Dilemma. This major, two-night event investigates a series of warnings to Facebook as the company grew from Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room to a global empire. With dozens of original interviews and rare footage, The Facebook Dilemma examines the powerful social media platform’s impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S. and around the world.


Watch online here:

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/facebook-dilemma/

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Oct 31, 2018, 12:44 PM (2 replies)

The Circus American Experience PBS

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
S30 E3007: The Circus, Part 1
Aired: 10/8/2018 | 1:51:36 | Expires: 11/6/2018 | Episode
Explore the early days of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertainment during an era when master showmen P.T. Barnum, James Bailey and the Ringling Brothers transformed the nation’s popular culture.

https://www.pbssocal.org/programs/american-experience/the-circus-part-1-intzsl/

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
S30 E8: The Circus, Part 2
Aired: 10/9/2018 | 1:53:21 | Expires: 11/7/2018 | Episode
Revisit the heyday of this distinctly American form of entertainment when former rivals Barnum, Bailey and the Ringling Brothers joined forces to present the “greatest show on earth” in big cities and small towns across the country.

https://www.pbssocal.org/programs/american-experience/the-circus-part-2-q0ikac/

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:30 PM (1 replies)

It's a children's chant, used while jumping rope.

I heard it first when I watched this on PBS's American Experience. You can stream it free here, if I'm not mistaken.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/influenza/

Influenza 1918
Film Description
In September of 1918, soldiers at an army base near Boston suddenly began to die. The cause of death was identified as influenza, but it was unlike any strain ever seen. As the killer virus spread across the country, hospitals overfilled, death carts roamed the streets and helpless city officials dug mass graves. It was the worst epidemic in American history, killing over 600,000 — until it disappeared as mysteriously as it had begun.


♡lmsp

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Oct 26, 2018, 07:28 AM (1 replies)

17 ways to become a more interesting person

17 ways to become a more interesting person

Everyone has the potential to be interesting.
You don't have to be a billionaire, or a CEO, or an astronaut to hold people's attention — you can just be you.

It's a question of knowing how to highlight the traits that make you different from the person next to you.

Over on Quora, dozens of people have answered the question, "How do I become a more interesting person?"
https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-become-a-more-interesting-person-Travel-more-Learn-a-new-language-Take-a-class-and-learn-something-new-Talk-to-more-people
with insights based on their own experience. We sifted through their responses and pinpointed the most practical advice.

Read on for ways to convince other people — and more importantly, yourself — that you're a fascinating human being.


More at link.
https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-be-more-interesting-2017-3
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 05:28 AM (8 replies)

It's not just you, Virginia Heffernan.

I have been sick to my stomach for my country, since election night. Now I am heartsick for Khashoggi, his fiancé and their families.

There are criminals in the White House, I have no doubt. Now we can call them murderous criminals.

Donnie can thank his friends in Saudi Arabia
for showing him how much they love him hating the press to the point of murdering a WaPo journalist.

These people are sociopaths. There are no redeeming qualities among them. To love is to hurt for the sociopath. They live to flirt with and wallow in criminality and disaster. They believe that they are above all laws and laugh in the face of righteous justice.

We should all be terrified.

Thanks for the post, Mrs. Overall.

Love, peace and shelter,
lmsp ♡
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Oct 15, 2018, 08:01 PM (0 replies)

In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states

In case you missed it. Something to think about.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/07/12/in-about-20-years-half-the-population-will-live-in-eight-states/


In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states



Eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center’s estimate. The next eight most populous states will account for an additional fifth of the population, up to 69.2 percent — meaning that the 16 most populous states will be home to about 70 percent of Americans.



Ornstein’s (and Waldman’s) point is clear: 30 percent of the population of the country will control 68 percent of the seats in the U.S. Senate. Or, more starkly, half the population of the country will control 84 percent of those seats.





So the partisan ramifications of the uneven distribution of the country’s population aren’t clear. But the possible anti-democratic effects of the lopsided Senate are. The gray states on the map below — states that make up more than two-thirds of the land area of the United States — will similarly control enough of the Senate to overcome any filibuster.


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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Oct 15, 2018, 07:06 PM (8 replies)

1 800 Boo Hoo

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Oct 14, 2018, 01:01 PM (1 replies)

Registration has been extended

If you're in one of the 28 counties that was impacted by Hurricane Florence, in which case your deadline is Oct 15th. Those counties are:

Beaufort
Bladen
Brunswick
Carteret
Columbus
Craven
Cumberland
Duplin
Greene
Harnett
Hoke
Hyde
Johnston
Jones
Lee
Lenoir
Moore
New Hanover
Onslow
Pamlico
Pender
Pitt
Richmond
Robeson
Sampson
Scotland
Wayne
Wilson
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Oct 14, 2018, 03:58 AM (0 replies)
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