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    • Vegetarianism (Last post by Akkarin)
    • Rather than quorn mince you can buy soya based mince which is quite nice, not sure what you would do for the sausages and "chicken" pieces though. There are always vegetarian burgers too. Not sure what you normally eat, but if you have a lot of carbohydrates like pasta or rice or bread then insted of having meat with it just add vegetables instead, spinach (which is incredibly good for you), frozen mixed vegetables, peas, sweetcorn, brocoli, cauliflower etc... You could cook a pad Thai with noodles and assorted vegetables with soy sauce etc. You could have baked beans, soup (of lots of kinds), pickled onions, lettuce and fruit etc. If you have ham sandwiches then you could switch to cheese, though arguably the dairy industry isn't much better from an ethical perspective. And if you still want to destroy the planet but not feel as bad about it for some reason you can always cheat and have fish :P
    • Hi I'm new! And I want to tell you about Kundalini... (Last post by Jaksis)
    • Hi! I'm new, and just wanted to tell you all about Kundalini Yoga! It has been a life changer for me, and it focuses equally on breathework, core work, and mental focus at all time, feeling as though it is a constant meditation. At the end of most classes, a unique guided meditation is lead by the instructor, followed by a deep gong bath and meditation, which honestly makes you feel as though you are, as they say, feeling the same deep vibration and resonance that you feel when you both enter, and leave this world of ours. I could not give it more praise, and it has helped me clear my mind and more importantly helped me immensely with meditation practice. I couldn't say anything of higher praise than I do of these classes. When it comes to yoga, this is a different experience not to be missed, as it is truly beneficial and will help strengthen ANY spiritual practice.
    • Men Hardwired to be Better than Women at Chess (Last post by Radar6590)
    • Quote: Regarding Magnus Carlson's game, one game of chess doesn't prove anything, because at some point in the future the best player in the game will probably be a woman. You need to have a discussion about trends and averages, because there will always be a few data points which lie outside of the norm. I just want to make myself clear that the game was an example of what I was talking about, but my post was based on statistics. I talked about elo rating, which is the literal statistical chance that you have to win versus another player. Magnus' rates almost 200 elo points higher than some of the top female chess players. Statistically, this means he has about a 75% win chance against even the top players. Quote: For whatever reason, men seem to be able to do this more consistently over hundreds of games, thus their higher statistical wins and elo. Women can do it too, usually reaching high 2600's, but the current world champ Magnus Carlsen is almost at 2900, with the skill level increasing exponentially the higher you go. I posted the Magnus game because it seemed relevant to the topic as supplementary material, and to show you an example of one game. I don't think that Magnus' win percentage is actually that high overall, something like 60-65%, but that is of course versus other world caliber players. Versus a lower caliber players like a 2650 he has a much higher change to win. This would be based off of their overall tournament games of course, and there is something to be said for also checking personal records. I would also like to point out that I don't think it's reflective of chess players as a whole, but more of an indicator in top level play. (I myself peaked at about 1700 before I stopped playing tournaments when I went to college - many, many women can beat me!) So to back my statement up, here's a chart showing elo differences and the statistical likely hood that you'll win: Spoiler: Elo rating vs. winning probabilities This table shows the correlation between the difference in Elo points and the probability of winning a game (in bold). So for example if a player has won 60% of her games against an opponent, she would be approximately 72 Elo points stronger. Conversely, a player that is 150 points weaker than his opponent, has only a 30% chance of winning a game. .99 +677______ .66 +117______ .33 -125 .98 +589______ .65 +110______ .32 -133 .97 +538______ .64 +102______ .31 -141 .96 +501______ .63 +95______ .30 -149 .95 +470______ .62 +87______ .29 -158 .94 +444______ .61 +80______ .28 -166 .93 +422______ .60 +72______ .27 -175 .92 +401______ .59 +65______ .26 -184 .91 +383______ .58 +57______ .25 -193 .90 +366______ .57 +50______ .24 -202 .89 +351______ .56 +43______ .23 -211 .88 +335______ .55 +36______ .22 -220 .87 +322______ .54 +29______ .21 -230 .86 +309______ .53 +21______ .20 -240 .85 +296______ .52 +14______ .19 -251 .84 +284______ .51 +7______ .18 -262 .83 +273______ .50 0______ .17 -273 .82 +262______ .49 -7______ .16 -284 .81 +251______ .48 -14______ .15 -296 .80 +240______ .47 -21______ .14 -309 .79 +230______ .46 -29______ .13 -322 .78 +220______ .45 -36______ .12 -335 .77 +211______ .44 -43______ .11 -351 .76 +202______ .43 -50______ .10 -366 .75 +193______ .42 -57______ .09 -383 .74 +184______ .41 -65______ .08 -401 .73 +175______ .40 -72______ .07 -422 .72 +166______ .39 -80______ .06 -444 .71 +158______ .38 -87______ .05 -470 .70 +149______ .37 -95______ .04 -501 .69 +141______ .36 -102______ .03 -538 .68 +133______ .35 -110______ .02 -589
    • Just for Laughs (Last post by OB1Shinobi)
    • if you ever get cold try standing in the corner for a while theyre usually ninety degrees why cant ray charles see his friends? because hes married why do you never see elephants hiding in trees? because theyre really good at it i could really see myself in a job cleaning mirrors two fish are in a tank one is driving and the other is moving the cannon Last Christmas We Bought A Fake Christmas Tree. The guy behind the counter said “Are you going to put it up yourself?” My dad said, “Don’t be disgusting. I’m going to put it in the living room.” A man opens his front door and sees a snail on his front step. The man takes the snail and throws it across the road. A year later, the same man opens the same door to find the same snail on the same step. The snail looks up at him and hollers, “What the **** was that all about!?” hellen keller walks into a bar then a table then a chair my granpa has the heart of a lion and hes never allowed back in the zoo whats the stupidest animal in the jungle? the polar bear do you have holes in your shoes? how did you get your feet into them? two cows are standing in a field the first cow says "hey did you hear about the outbreak of mad cow disease?" the second cows says "its a good thing im flying this helicoptor" the lord said "come forth and recieve eternal life" john came fith and got a toaster times like these i wish i had listened to my mother what did she say? i dont know, i wasnt listening
    • Rants far and wide (Last post by Goken)
    • Quote: I try very hard not to hold other people up to the standards I set for myself, I really do. But today I have just been surrounded by so much incompetence that I wish I could fire all of my coworkers and train their replacements myself. Our jobs are not that hard! Luckily, a quick meditation during my lunch break has alleviated my need for mass firings. Ah, the Jedi way triumphs again. B) I feel the need to re-post this pretty much every time I work a Saturday. I get that we work at a bank and that makes us feel like having to work on a Saturday is a stupid and pointless thing but we still have a job to do and it should be done with the same care and skill as it was done the previous five days of the week.
    • The Reiki Thread :-) (Last post by Kitsu Tails)
    • haha Aye...Breathing Underwater us humans havn't figured out yet XD :woohoo: As long as there is some kind of "Flow" then im happy ^_^ In my opinion, differentiating our breath is meerly an attempt to Psych your mind. There is not "Cookie Cutter" way to do energy work. It is all meant to be a Natural form of expression from yourself....and your patient. Changing how you breath is just a way to make your mind more intent and focused on it's desire. To heal, attune, align, ground..... The way I do the same Intent could be different for you. You have to find your natural methods your way :)
    • Workout Check-In Thread (Last post by Exarchias)
    • 10 x 3 x (2 hands) 3 kg triceps 20 x 3 x (2 hands) 3 kg biceps 20 x 3 push ups 20 x 3 air squats 20 x 3 x (2 hands) 3 kg biceps 10 x 3 x (2 hands) 3 kg triceps 1.1km running.
    • Help (Last post by Alethea Thompson)
    • It's not posted anywhere public, it was in a PM. Anyways, all three of you have "hit the nail on the head" ^^

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