Emojis for introverts

http://introvertdear.com/2015/02/22/these-new-emojis-called-introji-help-introverts-communicate-their-needs/

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Science finds there are 4 kinds of introverts

This totally makes sense from my point of view as I have met so many people with aspergers and just like everybody else without it, we don’t always get on although the world thinks we would. My best friend shelley will quite happily tell anybody whose listening (as she is an extrovert) that I’m not like other as people as I do like talking to people and going out which are not characteristics you would associate with aspergers. This is possibly what confuses people when they meet me as it’s the juxtaposition of 2 apparently opposite characteristics.
The other types are anxious which I can be, thinking which is also true and restrained which only happens if I don’t know the people. These 4 types make up star or social, thinking, anxious and restrained.
http://introvertdear.com/2015/03/10/science-says-there-are-4-kinds-of-introverts/ and
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/2014/09/29/what-kind-of-introvert-are-you/

Hormones, the pill and fertility

Now everybody knows that women have 2 main sex hormones progesterone and estrogen. The latter is responsible for the development and maturation of the egg along with fsh (follicle stimulating hormone) and the former it’s responsible for maintaining the endometrium or womb lining in order for a baby to implant. Hence endometriosis when the womb lining ends up where it is not supposed to be. These hormones are what give a woman her fertility so it stands to reason that if there is an imbalance somewhere she will be infertile or to give its proper name subfertility as she has not been proved to be barren.
Pretty much all women go on contraception at some point during their life for one reason or another. We’re told, your periods will be light,  less painful, it protects against various forms of cancer etc so it sounds all good as it’s free on the nhs unlike condoms and it’s convenient for our busy lives. It does not require surgery like a coil does. However since chemical forms contain synthetic versions of our own hormones, it suppresses ours and imposes it’s own routine.  This can be very unhealthy as has been found out when these women stop taking the pill because they now want a family. In many cases the resulting amenorrhoea or lack of periods while possibly pleasant before now causes a great deal of anguish as we’re are promised that our fertility will return quite shortly after we finish. While there are stories of extra fertile women who get pregnant while using contraception for most of us it does more harm than good. We need more research into the long term effects of chemical contraception on women’s fertility. Yes we’re seeing an increase in older women getting pregnant but that is with donor eggs and is quite unnatural. There is a reason menopause exists.  It is to show that your body is no longer physically capable of carrying a child. You also have all the other aspects to look at. Although your richer and wiser, you don’t have the energy to go through the morning sickness, labour, sleepless nights and everything else that comes with rearing a child even though you may think you do. Plus you have your life to think of. I do however feel for those with pcos (poly cystic ovary syndrome) who may never have there own children or those that have early menopause running in there family. Stopping at 30 years of age is rather unfair. In days gone by this would not have caused so many issues as you still would have had a good 10 years and you may even be grateful for it as you generally had as many as possible then. Today it’s a completely different story. We all think we start off with all the time in the world and masses of fertility but we don’t and it’s possible we only find out our hand in life when it is too late to try to change it.

Curiosity killed the aspie

I totally get what your saying. I am curious although not a Gemini. I think curiosity is more down to aspergers instilling us with child like wonder and awe. Yes I’m the girl talking to the guys about hunting, basketball, poker, games, tv, movies, technology. I can do girly things but it’s taken a long time to get there.
I’ve also done sudden offensive word ejection or verbal diarrhoea.

Eight per cent of British craft brewers have PhDs and other dubious statistics

Some fascinating facts about small (ish) British craft breweries. Tiny rebel and dark star among them that are mentioned and I’ve tasted.

Zythophile

I have a new book out, A Craft Beer Road Trip Around Britain, with snapshots of 40 of Britain’s top small breweries from Scotland to the South West. Don’t rush to try to buy it from Amazon/your favourite independent bookseller, however, because it’s only available via Beer 52, the craft beer club people, who are giving it away to people who sign up to their “case of beer a month” service. Putting it together was quite fun, but hard work: getting craft beer brewers to co-operate in supplying information about themselves and their beers turns out to be like trying to herd cats, and my deepest sympathy goes to anyone who has had to put together one of those 666 beer to try before you’re dragged off to Hell-style compilations.

Still, at the end I found I had ended up with a big enough stack of information…

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