I’m a firm believer that the internet, social media, hollyweird, today’s government/public school curriculum & parental restrictions on child discipline act are some of the big culprits towards many of the issues we see nowadays.
I was to afraid to screw up as a kid cause I knew I’d get my a$$ beat by my old man.
Discipline from the old man taught me right from wrong super quick and I always made sure not to repeat my dumbA$$ mistakes.
Today, he’d be put behind bars for the way he raised me.
I know this cause it happen to me once when I disciplined one of my kids firmly and I wasn’t nearly as bad as my father.
I only did it once the entire time I raised my boys and I don’t regret it at all.
I spent four hours in jail and a fair amount of money to get it all straighten out in my favor.
There’s a time you just have to do what’s right as a parent and not allow your government dictate those decisions.
Humans Are Growing Weird, Bone Spikes on Their Skulls. Smartphones May Be the Culprit.
By Laura Geggel June 14, 2019 Health
The hours we spend scrolling through our smartphones appear to be changing our skulls. This may be the reason why some people — especially the younger crowd — are developing a weird, bony spike just above their necks.
The bony skull bump — known as an external occipital protuberance — is sometimes so large, you can feel it by pressing your fingers on the base of your skull.
“I have been a clinician for 20 years, and only in the last decade, increasingly, I have been discovering that my patients have this growth on the skull,” David Shahar, a health scientist at the University of The Sunshine Coast, Australia, told the BBC in a fascinating feature about the changing human skeleton. [10 Amazing Things We Learned About Humans in 2018]
A cause-and-effect relationship hasn’t been identified, but it’s possible that the spike comes from constantly bending one’s neck at uncomfortable angles to look at smart devices. The human head is heavy, weighing about 10 lbs. (4.5 kilograms), and tilting it forward to look at funny cat photos (or however you spend your smartphone time) can strain the neck — hence the crick people sometimes get, known as “text neck.”
Text neck can increase pressure on the juncture where the neck muscles attach to the skull, and the body likely responds by laying down new bone, which leads to that spiky bump, Shahar told the BBC. This spike distributes the weight of the head over a larger area, he said.
In a 2016 study in the Journal of Anatomy, Shahar and a colleague looked at the radiographs of 218 young patients, ages 18 to 30, to determine how many had these bumps. Regular spikes had to measure at least 0.2 inches (5 millimeters), and enlarged spikes measured 0.4 inches (10 mm).
In all, 41% of the group had an enlarged spike and 10% had an especially large spike measuring at least 0.7 inches (20 mm), the doctors found. In general, enlarged spikes were more common in males than in females. The largest spike belonged to a man, sticking out at 1.4 inches (35.7 mm).
Another study of 1,200 individuals, ages 18 to 86, that Shahar and a co-researcher did revealed that these spikes are more prevalent in younger people. Enlarged spikes occurred in 33% of the group, but participants ages 18 to 30 years old were significantly more likely to have these spikes than the older generations, they found.
These bony spikes are likely here to stay, Shahar said. “Imagine if you have stalactites and stalagmites, if no one is bothering them, they will just keep growing,” he told the BBC. Luckily, these spikes rarely cause medical issues. If you are experiencing discomfort, however, try improving your posture, he said.