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Renovation projects have left a lot of junk around our house. Bits of wood, lengths of metal studs, screws and the like. It would cost a fair chunk of money have all of the potentially useful crap hauled away. Instead, I turned it into a greenhouse.
If you're wondering how you and your dog are both getting fat, it could be as simple as canned foods. Many canned products are lined with a protective coating so that the contents of the food (like the acidity of canned tomatoes) doesn't interact with the metal to create erosion and spoilage. That protective layer is commonly made of Bis-phenol A (BPA).
The laws of attraction are a set of assumed laws used when discussing the nature of bodies that attract. The "laws of attraction" are one key part of The Secret and a whole medley of life coaching approaches. Because of that connection, the laws of attraction are often derided as hokum. But here’s why I believe in the concept. In the film, Unbreakable, Samuel L. Jackson’s character is a sickly man with type I osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare disease in which bones break easily. He was so brittle, he thought someone had to be on the opposite side of the spectrum: someone unbreakable.
“Ask. Believe. Receive.”
“Success will test a man’s mettle more than combat.”
“You get what you pay for.”
“Ask and Ye shall Receive”
All of these truisms say the same thing: when you get what you’re trying to get, you may not like what you get. In doing the Purpose Party thing, I’ve come to it with some built in theories and beliefs: