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Love It Or Hate It: Do You Like To Go Fishing?
Welcome to the Funny Community game, Love It Or Hate It! This game is really similar to Monday's 'No Good or So Good' food game - except this one deals a lot more with non-food things. Every week, I highlight a different thing that a lot of people either really love or really hate and see how our community feels overall! This week, I want to know: How do you feel about fishing? For some of us, fishing is a whole lot of fun outdoors! While others think the whole fishing thing is all kinds of savage. How about you? Is fishing something you LOVE or absolutely HATE to do? @Inaritricx @Taijiotter @AimeeH @XergaB20 @JustinaNguyen @RainaC3 @bnrenchilada @destiny1419 @arnelli @Luci546 @Ash2424701 @GingerMJones @zwdodds @LenaBlackRose @misssukyi @TerraToyaSi @kneelb4zod @BrookeStam @RachelParker @JaxomB @ultraninja10 @reyestiny93 @MattK95 @MajahnNelson @petname83 @BluBear07 @melifluosmelodi @ZoilaObregon @GossamoKewen95 @TracyLynnn @TiffanyWallace @VixenViVi @DenieceSuit @ButterflyBlu @CelinaGonzalez @MaighdlinS @maddiemoozer @VeronicaArtino @iixel @TomHawthorne @DominiqueThomas @ElizabethT @RiggaFoster @AluSparklez @kvnguyen @chris98vamg @WiviDemol @animechild51 @2Distracted @cthulu @jazziejazz @JessicaChaney @shantalcamara @J1mbleJ4mz @Beeplzzz @carmaa10 @MayraYanez @Kamiamon @HeatherWright @MischiefK1ng @SeoInHan @ShonA @KennyMcCormick @MooshieBay @IMNII @Ikpoper @humairaa @merryjayne13 @zoemvillarreal @lilleonz @ChristinaOMalle @AllieGrabowski @baileykayleen @KarleyFrance @Ticasensei @EasternShell @musicundefined9 @peahyr @TerrecaRiley @MoisEsGaray @atmi @AlidaGarman @sanRico @orenshani7 @jannatd93 @ReadAnimateSwim @Astrohelix @dimplequeen @ChildofSparda13 @grapetoes2000 @sarahpjane @LittleHorn @justinasarmento @deilig @GalaxyTacoCat @amobigbang @LAVONYORK @Jason41 @kpopdeluxegirl @BlackDragon88 @Bobs @paularasnick @Animaniafreak @YumiMiyazaki @Patmanmeow @MarvelTrashcan @kawaiiporpoise @Xiuyeolhyun @MaggieHolm @xDaisyDaysx @yaakattackk @Starbell808 @KyleBerke @fatimajj23 @GabrielMarques @Alletaire @kkimberlyy @Priscillasdoor @chrisg3584 @brandontearss @bradleygialamas @justme29 @buddyesd @changoleon @Sara3 @felicityautumn @ssora @MorghanPorter @IzamarPalomo @realjoy @Heartofgold35 @mscocoasupreme @MyFunkySpell @ChakiahWallace @Krystalstar22 @KarlythePanda66 @JoeyNelson @TonyLepera @dianes6711 @Aripendragon @MichelleHolly @AviannaLin @seouls @AustinThurston @Sammyjuicoooo @divanicola05 @RavenQueen0810 @captpeter @Kourtland @Tsukasakrdcd @MistyTaylorByrd @MariPili @TylerCassalata @SarahRegulski @Melodicballoon @heyitskat @KellerBertrand @jiggzy19 @gogglesghost @BanalataBera @JayAi @mpandy @Gibbous1992 @Kody18 @ctsr1 @iamaweirdoo @Jasminep96 @CynthiaForeman @MzDawson31508 @MundaneGirl @DeniseNishikawa @lvplus2 @YourConscience @Bose @wrightally15 @jla23 @tiffany1922 @bettytolliver @Pocahontas41 @Dojjin @MelissaGarza @donmarques6 @VanessaAcosta @HollasiS @karlkahambwe @LexTrilly @HikariAkuhei @xander1981 @LinnyOk @colvitt @Isolate @Birdy915 @Nerdydemigod @na11 @CristalTrujillo @camilletoomer @selfishmachines @JonanthanP
Time Outdoors = Higher Creativity?
Does more time spent outdoors mean a higher level of creativity? It seems like the answer might be "yes." Check out these 3 reasons: 1. Time Outdoors Can Help Restore Brain Circuits Our minds are extremely influenced by the type of environment we place ourselves in. If you disconnect from the high-speed technology we are so used to, our brain circuits can readjust to focus more on creative aspects rather than keeping up with that environment. Even just a few hours spent fishing from a boat or shore can help your mind rest, relax and recharge. One study followed 56 participants on a four-day hike where the use of laptops, cell phones, and other technology was strictly prohibited. Half the group completed a creativity test before their hike, and the other half took the test towards the end. As it turns out, those who took the test after four days of trekking scored 50% higher than those in the first group. It's all about giving your brain a break from the daily grind of technology, not to mention stress. Earlier research, for instance, compared creativity levels among groups of people who strolled—without their cell phones—through either arboretums or cities. Those strolling in the arboretum enjoyed greater increases in creativity. 2. Time Outdoors Can Improve Attention and Focus More time outdoors doing things like fishing, camping, etc. can help attention span and focus as well. There is research that shows that children who learn new outdoor skills do much better in academics, personal confidence, motivation, creativity, and more. One 2005 study by the California Department of Education found that students in outdoor science programs improved their science testing scores by 27 percent. Children in outdoor education settings show improvement in self-esteem, problem solving and motivation to learn. Studies at the University of Illinois show that time in natural settings significantly reduces symptoms of attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder in children as young as age five. So why not learn one more outdoor activity? 3. Time Spent Outdoors Can Lessen Mental Strain When your stress levels lower while doing activities like fishing, boating and camping, you don't have to focus as much on your everyday problems. During this time, you will have more mental resources to lend towards productive thoughts that help to build on your creativity and imagination. The constant distractions and stimulations of modern life are a threat. They sap our resources to do the fun thinking and cognition humans are capable of — things like creativity, or being kind and generous, along with our ability to feel good and be in a positive mood. Less stress leaves more room for your brain to be creative! So, let's get outside!
Gulf Coast Lionfish Invasion
This video might seem like a huge haul, but lion fish are an invasive population that are harming the waters of the Gulf. In response to the Lionfish population growth which has exploded since 2010, the Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition has formed in hopes of lowering the population of these invasive fish. Why is it so hard to lower this population number? Because they are eating other fish that are huge sources of food for the area, and people aren't really accustomed to eating lionfish, so the population has nothing keeping it in check. Learn some facts about why lionfish are being hunted like in the video above, and, if you're in the area, do your part to get the lionfish off the reefs! --------------------------------------------------------- Lionfish Facts! - Lionfish are not native to the Gulf of Mexico. They originate from the Indo-Pacific, and it is believed that they spread into the Gulf after they were released by aquarium owners in South Florida. - The Lionfish (Pterois sp.) is a non-native, invasive species originally from the Pacific. - Lionfish possess 13 dorsal, 2 pelvic, and 3 anal spines that are venomous and can cause a very painful stick if not handled carefully. - Lionfish have no natural predators in the gulf. - Lionfish are very difficult to catch using traditional hook & line fishing methods. - Lionfish stomachs can expand over 30 times in volume after consuming a large meal. - Lionfish are capable of releasing 30,000 eggs per week.