Hell 01070407n is semantically closest to The mind 02n Oaths 02080701n is semantically closest to Society 03n I love the classification used by the “Historic Thesaurus” as it is based upon semantic similarity. I’m analyzing it (using Excel of course) to find which categories are FURTHEST AWAY from their PARENT category and CLOSEST TO the next PARENT category.

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I followed the charts once. I’m 6′ “large frame / big bone” but basically, muscular. Charts said I should be 180 lb. So, over 9 months once, I got myself from 240 to 190. Body fat got down to 3%, according to whatever that BMI scale said.. I was cold, sickly, uncomfortable, kept trying to push it. But I wanted 180. After a week of misery, I decided to let my body decide while continuing to work out. 205-210 was my “natural lowest” that I could sustain for a while with extreme diet without feeling miserable. But that was still unnaturally low. Now? I’m sure my BMI’s too high. I keep the muscle with protein but stopped working out long ago. If I did it again, I’d go to 220 and stop and wouldn’t even push for 210, nevermind 180. Every body’s different. My point’s just – find your own way with that, pay attention to what your body’s telling you.

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Grey matter reduces during maturity. Stress (whatever the origin) reduces grey matter. The hippocampus grows a miniscule amount of new grey matter neurons but in general, after the peaking of grey matter growth between the ages of 5-10 years old, it nearly always shrinks. This is not necessarily a bad thing for increased cross-connectivity of neurons reduces the need for so much grey matter. One notable exception is meditation, which increases grey matter volume.

Grey matter reduces during
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