Why people are overweight in AmericaConsidering that I've talked about one major cultural problem recently, let's talk about another one. Many people outside of the United States probably don't know about the standardized testing problem, but most seem to know about this one. It's one of the stereotypes that Americans are overweight, and according to statistics over one third of Americans are. This doesn't mean one third of Americans are morbidly obese. To figure out if you're overweight, you use this formula:More Like This
52 kg + 1.9 kg per inch over 5 feet (man)
49 kg + 1.7 kg per inch over 5 feet (woman)
It's a serious problem, and the problem doesn't seem to be getting better. In fact, it's getting a lot worse. Let's start with the obvious:
Most people know that being overweight is unhealthy. You're deluding yourself if you're not. Overweight people do know this, and incessantly telling them this doesn't really... help the problem. Most people also know that the way to hit your ideal healthy weight is correct diet and
Core Membership - The TRUTH behind the priceMore Like This
Okay people I'm back with a revision of this journal:
I didn't mean to be swearing at the intro, I wasn't calm mean I first made this journal and want to sincerely apologize for those that took it way too seriously.
That rumor it would shut down wasn't real entirely, it isn't a rumor at all but it was a scared speculation. So don't believe it and don't call me out for that scared tactic. It wasn't meant to be that.
Anyways back to what at hand.
And the fact of why of this in the first place:
I get it. I understand the main reason is that dA never told us. I GET THAT. I never said dA was 100% innocent , only the fact that I care about this site and don't want it die and maybe shut down. The thinkers behind the updates, the Admins, I agree we don't have a good relationship with them and they have been known to be quiet and aggressive like that one time an user wanted to get an answer for a question regarding som
SPREAD: no, DEVIANTART WON'T shut down- here's whyEDIT Aug 6th: THE RUMOR WAS OFFICIALLY DEBUNKED! THE SITE IS NOT SHUTTING DOWN!More Like This
Also, I just heard DA may not be in any kind of financial trouble to begin with. I made this in the assumption that deviantArt was trying to cover up for potential losses but that might not even be the case according to new information.
Lately there has been a lot of uproar on the risk of losing deviantArt entirely if you sign the petition against CORE.
A lot of misinformation has been spread and I need to assert them.
First off, you do not need to worry! Website-based businesses such as deviantArt do not work that way, they do not go bankrupt anywhere near as easily as other forms of business. Also, we do not aim for this. The only reason why we wish for the Core boycott is to make Deviantart listen to us. It has failed to do that for years, and we have finally had enough.
Second, we need to clear up a few things. We do not want to remove what CO
Can we all just stop right now?And realize that "destroying core" and all of this "taking dA back to the way it used to be" is virtually impossible with half of the community split between wanting to put an end to what is basically the new premium membership plan, just painted orange with a five cent hike in the lowest membership option given compared to its old price of $4.95 a month.More Like This
And no, I'm not here to talk about the money and how detrimental it may be for deviantART to keep this system as it is with core along with the possibility that the website is going broke. demiphobe said everything perfectly here:
What I want to talk about is the unneeded and immediate backlash the community has given to this site and why, at the end of the day, none of it really matters.
Now, hear me out as I know you're probably screaming at the top of your lungs about equality for all right now, but let's be real here