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A scientifically based test to judge your cognitive age. Don’t worry it’s only fifteen quick questions.
“Age is just a number”, we coined that term but what does it mean? I always thought it was a way for older people to justify being with younger people.
When using the phrase in an appropriate form, it mostly is just a number. The couple are not chronologically the same age but mental energy and maturity are on the same frequency. We all learn different things and have different lives.
Chronological age is simply the number of years you’ve existed on this planet. In some countries, it’s the day you are an embryo and in others, it’s after labor. Nonetheless, it’s still the same digit. It’s summed up by subtracting the current year from the year that you were born.
A persons cognitive age can signify your level of maturity and intellectual behaviors and knowledge. The concept of mental age was first introduced by Alfred Binet who developed the first mental age test in 1905. Binet’s theory laid the foundation for the intelligence quotient (IQ) tests that are widely used today.
It’s not unusual for somebody to have a different cognitive age versus their chronological age. It was initially thought that the average mental age of adults was sixteen!— but was later found to be about thirteen and a half years old.
Here’s an example; a person who’s forty years old may have a cognitive age of fewer than that of a thirty year old. Reversely, someone who’s thirty may have a mental age of sixty years old.
We’re all unique. Maybe now you’re a 25-year-old who likes to go to bed at 8:00 pm and rise with the dawn. It doesn’t mean you won’t ever change up your style. Or a 56-year-old who likes the nightlife, partying until dawn and sleeping until noon. It’s not to say people can’t learn. We can all learn. We can make ourselves younger and older whenever we please.
No matter your age — chronological or mental — embrace it, manipulate it, experience it, and love who you are.
Now a few Q&A and the link to the the quiz we’ve all been waiting for. Thank you psychcentral.com Gina Ryder January 2022 article
Anyone, this quiz is a time-saving questionnaire designed for anyone looking to find out their cognitive age. This will help you determine whether you may have a more young attitude towards life or a more grown-up one.
A short article about hip dysplasia. Most dogs are prone to get hip dysplasia, especially puppies. Like most things, we don’t compare diet to breed age and size. Two proven ways to push back hip on set of hip dysplasia
A few years back, while my niece and her family were visiting, I decided to take my niece and nephew out for some ice cream.
As the two children were getting into it in the back seat… Valerie who was five, shouted, “I call the left side!”
Nicky, who was just four, wasn’t having it.
“No, I want the left side!”, he shouted back.
“Hey, I want the left side!”
“No, I want the left side!”
I could see where this was going.
So I said, “Hey guys. Since Valerie has asked first, let’s let her have the left side. Ok?”
“Thanks, Aunty Em!” said Valerie, “Which side is left?”
Little kids love to argue. Even when they don’t have a clue about the subject they’re arguing over. The comparison continues on to pets as well.
And so it goes with some dog parents, too.
I see this all the time.
Especially whenever they really debate the causes of a crippling and permanent form of joint disease wildly known among pet owners and Veterinarians as canine hip dysplasia (CHD).
Many well-meaning dog parents mistakenly believe CHD is caused by too much protein in a dog’s diet.
There are 3 proven causes of hip dysplasia in dogs.
And the number one factor (by far) is your dog’s genetics.
Certainly, there’s nothing you can do about that. You can’t change your dog’s genes. You know?
I’ll share 2 things you CAN DO right now to address the other 2 causes of CHD and significantly lower your dog’s risk.
Which breeds are the ones most likely to develop hip dysplasia?
According to data collected by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, hip dysplasia can affect just about ANY breed.
But it’s WAY more common in larger breeds. Especially PUPPIES.
Many larger breeds can still be considered puppies at two years old. So it’s important to follow the feeding tips below until you’re sure your dog has reached adulthood.
There are two things you CAN DO to help lower your dog’s risk of developing this painful condition.
Don’t overfeed your puppy. Too many calories in the diet of a growing large breed puppy has been shown to substantially increase the risk of hip disease.
That’s because too much calcium in the diet of a large breed puppy can cause a crippling and permanent form of hip dysplasia.
To get the proper information about the best foods and recalls on dog food check out Dog Advisory
If you are looking to adopt or consider try the best pet rescue for you. I am not affiliate marketing I just know www.petfinder.com is reliable. It’s worth a shot to see all the pups and kits nearby. Consider fostering!
Top 10 Reasons; never adopt!
Reasons NOT to adopt a shelter pet for animal rescue week.
They start by making you come home regularly to let them “potty.” Who wants to be responsible?
You legit have to pet them, or they sigh at you because they love you so much and you’re their world
Sometimes they’ll do things like throwing a toy at your cellphone just to get noticed.
THEY MAKE YOU EXERCISE. You genuinely feel like a POS if you don’t take your pet out multiple times a day to smell the grass and other animals’ butts.
After all that, they make you liable. You can’t live on the edge when you have children.
First, they want the end of your bed, and by the time they’ve gotten what they want, they already have started to take up the whole bed
When you read the news and your blood pressure starts rising, and fear takes over, you want to play fetch. Right there. Right then.
You have to say goodbye at some point, and it’s a hard pill to swallow, but the lessons learned are beyond necessary they’re fundamental values.
They make you freak out, thinking they ate something off your floor.
They put up with you. Even when you can’t face yourself anymore. They keep you on a good track. They can replace bad habits. Resilient. They know it, they “apologize” when you get mad and it’s not even at them. Did I mention they never love you less? They fully dedicate their lives to you. Clingy.
Animals have personalities. Some don’t believe this, but they do. Cats and dogs are constantly speaking to you. For mental health awareness and pet adoption and rescue month, let’s talk about all the rescue dogs who’ve saved my life. Those dogs and cats I’ve rehomed to better homes or fostered or taken on cause someone couldn’t have been the spark in my life, and they give me a purpose. Protect them and help them as they have me. Cause in your darkest hour, you will find yourself alone, lifehack: you’re never lonely when you have a dog.
Come on, and I don’t just like dogs cause they’re cute. I need a dog because they’re your partners.
Did I mention they fall asleep on you sometimes and then you can’t get up and you have to calm down, cuddle, and go back to bed.
Picture proof that rescue dogs are awful! Just the worst.
The “attention seeker”
Besides forcing your bad habits into good ones and testing / teaching your core values, many dogs and cats are euthanized every day. Idiots.
They are however much work you invest in them. Some dogs are very personable, and others (pitty) are big giant babies. They’re unique. Mutts are the best.
Every day this month, I will post a story about a dog I’ve fostered or an animal-related / veterinary-related blog. Shoot me a pic of your furball!
No time like the present to save a pet.
This blog is a satire- yes, yes, you should always adopt, and yes, you need an animal.
Not sure if a pet is suitable for you? Ask your closest friends and family. If they say you should get a dog, you’re likely annoying them with your loneliness.
Lastly, you are to continue to adopt even when your best friend has passed because a dog’s love teaches you unconditional love and forgiveness; that is what you do. You commit to loving something for 10-14 years. It’s not so bad.
I bet if you could challenge yourself to read this every morning and soak it in, you might find your priorities need a tune-up. Maybe even your friendslist
My goal is to help you get clarity with the clutter and focus on your life’s mission which will free up all of your time to be who you are meant to be, live with more energy, vitality, and passion, and feel less like a hamstring injury.
Make sure you strategically plan the lessons you need to be done for the week on
the right day. If the laundry room is packed on Monday nights, then do Laundry
on Wednesday. Plan your outfits if you can. Don’t stress. Get yourself a watch with
a timer, and make sure you know your three jobs before starting.
-Grocery shopping: 35-45mn 1. Get pop 2. Get dairy 3. Get paper towels. Tackle
those aisles first. Use the remaining time to shop for the rest. Shopping can cause anxiety for a lot of people. I am not good with math or deals, so it’s easier for me to
use Amazon Fresh or Walmart.Com to get my groceries where I can boldly see the
values on the app right in front of me. Getting things for sale, discount, or on
clearance is the best way to go. Everything ends up cheap at some point.
-Working: split-shift 5 hours: tasks for that day. Human beings are most effective
within the first 6 hours of the waking day /work shift. It’s entirely possible to have
a four-day workweek or a 5-hour workday. It’s about making sure the time spent
at work is just ON work. We wouldn’t need to be at work for 8 hours if everyone
did their jobs adequately and promptly. Studies show that we perform better with
fewer hours and more vigilant work, and shorter workweeks. You don’t need to sit
at your desk and doodle; that’s unproductive.
-If you work from home, SET A SCHEDULE. Change it up however you like.
Sometimes I work 9 pm-3 am. It’s about making sure you get Quality sleep, at least
5 hours of daily work, and enough days off.
-Every week, you should significantly improve your career journey and your
mental one if you adhere to reading and improving emotional intelligence tasks.
-Nothing is a more notable waste oflife than misusing your time. Days are limited,
life is changeable, “if you’re bored, then you’re boring.” If you avoid all your tasks,
then perhaps you aren’t on the correct career path, aren’t taking advantage of your
work time, or are not organizing your priorities. If you’re at work, you should do
something anyway instead of staring at a screen; it might as well be helpful.
-Zero to do. You can always read. Except, of course, you understand absolutely
everything about everything, then you’re fine. I don’t know anyone who knows
everything about everything but never say never. I don’t know everything; I don’t
think you do, either. Teach yourself something. Be your educator. If you aren’t
thinking critically, it’s because you don’t feel like you’re performing essential
obligations. At the end of each day, if all duties are finished, measure how you
think. If you see negative consistencies in emotions, you need to change
something in your life.
If you are sad every day and can’t figure out why, look at who and what you did
that day and what made you upset. If you have no real reason, it could very well be
that you aren’t satisfied with your career. To be happy, one must feel like we are
achieving something, going forward, and helping others. If you don’t think or feel
these three things, you’re likely growing close-minded and have already
considered a more worthy career path. I can’t tell you enough that you need to quit
your job if you hate it. 365 days (about 12 months) = 1 year. Do you have how many
good years are left? One second shouldn’t be wasted doing things that don’t help
ANYONE, including you.
Stop blaming other people for your problems. Even if someone is wrong, it doesn’t
matter. Blaming people is saying you have no intention of fixing this problem. You
want to vent and have someone else take care of it. This causes drama. No one is
ever going to agree with you completely, and everyone has different opinions. If
You want to go far in life; sometimes, your best-confined friend is yourself.
Don’t let others step on your goals before you’re done creating them. If you’re
positive you want to try a new career path, and you know deep down you can do it,
then do it without the approval of others. The result and your success will show for
themselves. Keep your ideas to yourself. It sounds counterintuitive to what we’ve
been told, but too many opinions weighing in often results in nothing getting
accomplished. By you, at least. Someone else might take your idea in the
A Different Way to View Your Conversations;
Become Trustworthy to Someone
If a co-worker or friend is speaking to you or telling you a story about their life. Sit dora, shut up. and do
Third-party perspectives: if you were a bystander seeing yourself, what do you
think? This lines up with empathy. To communicate effectively, you genuinely
need to take yourself out of your shoes and put them in a stranger’s. The third-
party perspective is usually used when interacting with others. What three things
should you do in every interaction?
Listen, like. Don’t think about what you’re going to say until that person has said
their piece. We can understand information and process it over TWICE as fast as
we can speak. It’s easy to interrupt people, but you can’t. You don’t understand
their end goal, so don’t race with them to win the conversation. They have their
intentions and their reasons for even telling you everything they’re telling you.
Don’t volunteer advice except if asked. Don’t advise if you don’t know the answer.
Google is at the palm of your hands for every conversation.
Take a couple of seconds to register whatever message was given. Can you
sympathize with this character? How would you feel if you were them? That
doesn’t mean apologizing for everything. It means equaling a human and sensing
what others may be undergoing (only enough to be effective) over sympathizing
is not productive. (Remember, you are NOT that person, and it is ISNT happening
to you, but be considerate, as if it could and were happening to you. It makes you
a better listener and conversationalist. We can all identify with certain emotions.
Most people at any given time feel Happy, Sad, Worried, Anxious, Angry,