Here are 5 things you should know.
1. NO ONE is thinking about you as much as you think they are. And that’s perfectly fine. A 2018 study found that most people don’t care about you because their brains are wired to only think about themselves.
A lot of people tend to live life worrying too much about what others think of them. While it might be a scary thought, a lot of people need to realize that people just aren’t thinking about them. And that’s fine! Research has shown the human brain has been wired to be selfish and care more about itself. So live life to the fullest and stop worrying about what others think about you! Source: No One Is Thinking About You And That’s Perfectly Fine!
2. In the US, your income is taxed based on Tax Brackets – meaning not all of your income is taxed at the same rate.
Here is a great visualization of how Bracketed Taxes works.
3. If you have a friend who doesn’t like celebrating for their birthday it is not your job to “break their shell”. If you really want to make them feel special and you’re a close friend, plan a day alone with them and see what they say, anything more should always be planned with the person there.
Some people just don’t like big celebrations with everyone staring and feeling obligated to say hi to everyone. It’s very overwhelming especially for people on the spectrum. Try to always get said friends’ input on plans. Never surprise them with a grandiose gathering. Planning ahead and asking for permission will show a sense of understanding/empathy and win you some brownie points at least.
4. “Octopuses,” “octopi,” and “octopodes” are all acceptable pluralizations of “octopus.” The only thing unacceptable is feeling the need to correct someone for using one of them.
When you correct people for using “octopuses,” you not only look like a pedant but the worst kind of pedant: a wrong pedant.
While “octopi” is also acceptable as its plural form, “octopuses” needs no correction. Even “octopodes” is fine and arguably more correct than “octopi,” because of the word’s Greek origin.
Check this: https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/the-many-plurals-of-octopus-octopi-octopuses-octopodes
5. Visine eye drops are not lubricating eye drops and if used regularly are actually bad for your eyes.
Visine could be causing you more harm than good by temporarily fixing the issue of red eyes without actually addressing the underlining problems.
Visine is, fundamentally, a decongestant. Redness in your eyes can be caused by swollen and congested blood vessels; these blood vessels, when irritated, become filled with blood and get backed up. Visine solves the problem by causing the affected blood vessels to artificially constrict.
The active ingredients in Visine cause blood vessels to physically shrink. This accomplishes the immediate goal of lessening the eye’s redness, however, as the medication eventually wears off, a phenomenon known to eye doctors as “rebound redness” may occur, which makes the initial problem that much worse.
In fact, over a prolonged period of continuous Visine usage, the rebound redness may actually become the default condition of the patient’s eyes. It’s true: Visine can permanently imprint on your eyes the very condition that it was originally intended to improve.
This is because Visine makes a basic mistake: it temporarily addresses the patient’s symptom (redness) without adequately solving the underlying cause (which may vary). And it can be even worse for contact lens wearers, because Visine can also dilate a patient’s pupils when used too much, too often. Contact lens wearers may become increasingly sensitive to light and experience blurry vision.
If you are looking for dry eye relief be sure to look for “Artificial Tears” not “Red Eye Treatment”. Artificial tears are used to lubricate the eye where red-eye treatment just constricts the blood vessels. Warm compress on the eyes, lid washes, and fish oil supplements are even better ways to address and possibly solve red, itchy eyes without causing harm.