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Numbers Going Up

“Numbers going up” is the phrase I give to one of the 21st Century’s phenomena for stimulating the reward-pleasure pathway in the human brain.

It’s one of the addictive features of video games whereby lots of tasks and/or gameplay is rewarded by a points system or fictional currency that can be traded for in-game items. 210 more words


Alcoholic Glossary 1

(try reading this paragraph with the voice over for t.v. infomercials to crack you up a bit)
How many times have you gone to the bar or a restaurant with your friends /your special someone hoping to try something that catches your attention in the beverage menu but then you end up ordering your normal “poison” just because you got too scared to say out loud the name of that intimidating jumbled-looking mess of a name? 637 more words

The Kallikaks

The name Kallikak is a pseudonym used as a family name throughout a 1912 book by the American psychologist Henry H. Goddard. Goddard coined the name from the Greek words καλός ( 1,398 more words


A Complete Glossary of Flower Meanings—and Which Ones to Give for Every Occassion

When it comes to flower meanings, we all know that red roses are the equivalent to texting someone the loveheart eyes emoji, but what about all the other options prettying up your local florist? 501 more words


Term of the week: money mule

Money mules are often used to surfeit money or goods on behalf of third parties. The technique is used by a variety of criminals including terrorists, who use the method to transfer money to each other to finance operations. 270 more words

Building Blocks

Décor Dictionary: Refectory Table

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Refectory Table: a very long and narrow table with trestle-like legs which are joined by a low-slung stretcher. It was originally used as dining tables in the refectory, or rather dining hall, of monasteries during the medieval era. 25 more words