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Why people are overweight in AmericaConsidering that I've talked about one major cultural problem recently, let's talk about another one. Many people outside of the United States probably don't know about the standardized testing problem, but most seem to know about this one. It's one of the stereotypes that Americans are overweight, and according to statistics over one third of Americans are. This doesn't mean one third of Americans are morbidly obese. To figure out if you're overweight, you use this formula:Why people are overweight in America by MrEnter
Writing Tips - Once Upon a TimeWithout exception, the most important line in your fiction prose is the first one. In many times it determines whether or not your writing gets a chance at all. As such, it should be the last new thing that you write. Once you finish writing your entire novel, then you go back and add the appropriate first sentence. Not only does this help you avoid Blank Page Syndrome, but doing it after everything else allows you to create a very poignant opening line (although you can start out with a proto-first line). Everything else I am going to tell you today, every piece of advice, can and has been broken in the past. Writing opening lines is an art, not a science. And let's start with one that I am currently trying to fixWriting Tips - Once Upon a Time by MrEnter
On Words vs. IssuesSo, let's talk about dirty words, insults, etc and let's talk about actual words. I get many comments from a variety of different people who tell me that I shouldn't use words like "spaz" or "moron." The reason they usually give is that those words promote ableism. Normally, I ignore these people. But I've decided that it's become a destructive enough force to give comment on. Because, I think that going after words creates many, many issues.On Words vs. Issues by MrEnter
How to Change Someone's OpinionI've heard a couple of philosophies where it's impossible to change someone else's opinion on something. The best you can hope to do is give people more knowledge, or a new way at looking things, or help people who are undecided on an issue. I can attest, that yes, changing someone else's opinion can be a very difficult thing. But it's not impossible. Why is it so hard? Because when someone's opinion changes, they admit implicitly that they were once wrong, whether it's about the latest movie or some political movement or religion. And being "in the wrong" can lead to once innocuous things being seen as mistakes. Those mistakes, depending on the issue, can have human consequences.How to Change Someone's Opinion by MrEnter More Like This