Author Archives: Sam Snyder

Articles on This Site

I’m going to be taking a break from posting new content for a while. This post describes some of the writing on my site. My email address is svsnyder@gmail.com Pages: Ebola: I originally published this page when Ebola spread to … Continue reading

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Advertising

Advertising is fundamentally non-consensual. Advertising jumps right at you or sneaks up on you. Advertising penetrates your consciousness without asking for your permission first. Advertising presses its full weight on your mind and doesn’t let go until it pounds itself … Continue reading

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Self-Compassion Research

Self-compassion is associated with reductions in anxiety, depressive symptoms, eating disorder symptoms, PTSD symptoms, self-criticism, shame, and stress-induced inflammation. It’s associated with increased happiness, life satisfaction, meaning in life, motivation, optimism, psychological well-being, and resilience. Researchers are exploring the benefits of interventions to … Continue reading

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How to Find Treatments

When faced with new or recurring illnesses, the most crucial course of action is to go to the doctor or emergency room. Unfortunately, not everybody in the world currently has access to medical professionals. In addition, primary care physicians and specialists deal with many … Continue reading

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The End of Human Software Testing

I’ve worked as a software tester for a decade and am burned out. I can’t handle the pressure to be perfect in this line of work – the pressure to not let any mistake make it through the testing process where … Continue reading

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Prediction and the Fear of Death

Predicting the future could be the most important pursuit available to a person. A single mistake can lead to a ruined reputation, serious injuries, or even death. The pain of dying is bad enough, but most people have a misplaced attitude … Continue reading

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Being Fat Isn’t Your Fault

Some people still think hatred and ridicule of fat people is one of the last forms of acceptable discrimination. The reality is that people don’t choose to be obese. Blaming obesity on genetics often gets ridiculed as “fatlogic” but a variety of studies indicate … Continue reading

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