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Seemon

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Seemon likes to tell visual stories about pop culture, art, psychology, gender and politics. She is an Illustrator at DailyO.

By Seemon

Remember, 6 years ago when you used this really cool pick-up line on a girl and she laughed straight in your face? You still lie awake at 2 in the night thinking about it, right? We have all had humiliating and cringe-inducing flirting fails, which we would rather not remember but hey, kudos for putting yourself out there. Hope you learned something. Here is a list of 9 flirting fails as shared by Redditors for you to laugh at.
Not at all awkward.
At least he got it a week later.
Cringe.
Ouch!
Wish she was more direct.
Very interesting!
I guess I'll just drown in my shame.
But does any of us know how to respond to that?
Major loss.
A huge part of how we reminisce our childhood is through the irrational fears we had and the foolish things we did. These memories never fail to make us chuckle and wish to return to the good old days. Dive into nostalgia with this visual story about the lies we were told as kids.
1. Jholi baba will kidnap you.
2. Hand over the money, I will keep it safe for you.
3. A tree will grow inside your stomach if you eat the seeds.
4. Your toys are sleeping, you should too.
5. Oh no! Powercut! No more television.
6. Eat your food or ___ will eat it.
7. Juice, for when you are sick.
8. You will remain short if someone crosses over you while you are lying down.
9. Chewing gum will stick to your intestines if swallowed.
A 17-year-old is not old enough to drive in our country, but most of us had to take a rather life-defining decision at this age - yes, a decision on our career. We are expected to follow a linear path in life. It is usually not easy to take career detours once you're done with that decision at 17. As such, it is inevitable that we will wonder whether we made the right choice. Now that I have lost my rose-coloured glasses, I know that money does matter and that I cannot live multiple lives in one, but I'm still not sure if this is what I was supposed to be doing. Tell us in the comments if you too have had doubts about your choice of career.
Decided.
After joining my Fine Arts degree.
The few challenges I faced.
Getting into Psychology.
Philosophy <3
Huh!
I guess it's a win.
It's not so bad to doubt and wonder, after all.
I have always felt like a broken piece of some jigsaw puzzle. I have always been on the lookout for a place or a person, where or with whom I can belong. I cannot be the only one who feels like a misfit. And for anyone who feels this way, I share a few comforting realisations.
Do these things really make me odd?
The embarrassing (or not so embarassing) past.
Realising my double standards.
Did I succeed though?
Did I fit in there for a while?
I'll try not to forget again.
The realisation.
Now that most of the workplaces are back to work-from-office mode after two years of the Covid pandemic, we get to see the quirks and antics of our office colleagues. No matter how unique their personality is to our current office, we have met their archetype in our previous offices as well. Here is a list for you to share with your work besties, of these 9 types of people found in every office.
1. The one with the best excuses
2. The fashionista
3. The flirt
4. The overworked
5. The gossip monger
6. The one with too many ideas
7. The coffee addict
8. The office clown
9. The lunch thief
Throughout their lives, women  hear far too many unsolicited opinions about their beauty and appearance. Society makes women spend their time and energies in looking their very best, but do they hold the same standards for men? Why do all women have to look beautiful in the first place?
Dark is also beautiful.
Contrary to what some men would like to believe, women do not exist to cater to their tastes.
The scrutiny never ends, does it?
haha not funny!
Never heard about anyone being "Handsome with Brains".
Wait, let me check for where I asked for your opinion.
Your fragile masculinity has nothing got to do with me.
Hypocrites be like...
Our existential angst seems to be the curse of our intelligence. The theories of existentialism, nihilism and absurdism explore the problem of human existence; and converge on the idea that life has no inherent meaning. All three philosophies approach the problem differently.
The three theories questioning the meaning of life.
Nietzsche's Nihilism
Sartre's Existentialism
Camus' Absurdism
In conclusion
North Korea released some impressive and scenic photos (that can be passed off as an album cover) of Kim Jong-un overseeing a missile launch and guiding nuclear tactical units this week. The isolated nation uses such propaganda to portray its leaders as God-like figures. In the past also North Korea has taken immense liberties in showing their leaders as superhumans. Here is a list of a few such outlandish claims about their leaders:
1. Kim Jong-il claimed he invented the hamburger, calling it "double bread with meat."
2. Kim Jong-il is claimed to have been born on Korea's most sacred mountain, Mt. Baekdu, under a double rainbow. And apparently at the moment of his birth, a new star formed and illuminated the sky.
3. Kim Jong-il pushed sawdust as the meal of choice for his citizens. He claimed sawdust was full of nutrients and encouraged his citizens to chow down on wood shavings during regular times of famine.
4. It is a part of North Korean school curriculum that Kim Jong-un excelled in arts as a child. He was particularly good at painting. And when he wasn't painting, he was busy composing musical scores.
5. North Korea claims that leaders Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung didn't use the bathroom. According to Ranker, these North Korean leaders didn't defecate.
6. According to biographies, Kim Jong-un could drive at the age of three. He was something of a child prodigy, winning yachting races at the age of nine.
7. North Korea's official news claimed that Kim Jong-il has set a worldwide fashion trend. Apparently, the leader's modest grey suits leave a deep impression on people's minds.
8. According to North Korean media, Kim Jong-il was a genius academic and composer. Apparently, he has written 1500 books and has penned six operas.
What if we told you your IQ represented only a part of your intelligence? According to a theory by Harvard psychologist  Howard Gardner, our schools were unfair to us for putting certain types of intelligence on a pedestal while ignoring the rest.  Gardner's theory explains that people do not have a fixed intellectual capacity; but rather, many kinds of intelligence. For example, a person can be musically intelligent while being bad at math. Gardner describes these 9 kinds of intelligence that a person  can have. Here's a visual representation of all of them.
1. Visual-Spatial Intelligence Visual-spatial intelligence refers to people's ability to view  or visualise the world in its three dimensions. It involves  capabilities like mental imagery, spatial reasoning, image  manipulation, artistic skills.
2. Logical-Mathematical Intelligence Logical-mathematical intelligence refers to someone's  ability to solve mathematical problems, spot trends and  patterns, and understand relationships. Order and  sequencing form a huge part of their thinking process  and they can think conceptually and abstractly.
3. Linguistic Intelligence Linguistic intelligence gauges someone's ability to use  words effectively and express what they mean to achieve  objectives such as persuasion. Someone with linguistic  intelligence will enjoy reading and writing or speaking, and  will have an easy grasp on other languages.
4. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence is the ability to manipulate  objects and use a variety of physical skills. This also  involves a sense of timing and the perfection of skills  through mind-body union.
5. Naturalistic Intelligence Naturalistic intelligence designates the human ability to  differentiate among living beings as well as sensitivity to  other features of the natural world, like clouds, rock  configurations.
6. Interpersonal Intelligence Interpersonal intelligence is the ability to understand and  interact effectively with others. It involves effective verbal  and non-verbal communication, sensitivity to the moods  and temperaments of others, and the ability to entertain  multiple perspectives.
7. Musical Intelligence Musical intelligence is the ability to discern pitch, rhythm,  timbre and tone. This intelligence enables one to recognise,  create, reproduce and reflect on music.
8. Intra-personal Intelligence Intra-personal intelligence is the capacity to understand  oneself and one's thoughts and feelings, and to use such  knowledge in planning and directioning one's life. This  intelligence makes you self-motivated and very aware of  your own feelings.
9. Existential Intelligence Existential intelligence is the sensitivity and capacity to  tackle deep questions about the human existence, such as  the meaning of life, why we die, and how did we get here.
It is normal to experience occasional anxiety in our everyday lives as a response to stressful situations. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control and are out of proportion to the actual danger. You may find yourself avoiding places or situations to prevent these feelings. If you suffer from anxiety, you can find help in various available treatments.
Feeling nervous, restless or tense.
Feeling a sense of impending danger, doom or panic.
Increased heart rate.
Breathing rapidly.
Feeling weak or tired.
Sweating and trembling.
Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry.
Trouble sleeping and gastrointestinal problems.
Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety.
Existential crisis occurs when you wonder whether life has any inherent meaning or purpose. No matter how big our ambitions and contributions are, our role in the world seems inconspicuous in the grand scheme of events. This alone makes it hard for us to believe that we were born with a purpose. Our only sense of relief is that we are all in the same boat. Perhaps life really has no meaning other than the one we create.
* sob sob*
Pretty smart...
We think we are the smartest of species but we are the only ones that pay to live on this planet.
*sigh*
Liberating and depressing at the same time.
It's the same question every year.
Bottom line is - nothing matters.
Or we are a butterfly dreaming as a human.
At least we're in this together.
Modern Love is complex. It is complicated, and it is strange. And definitely something that the older generations don't get (confession: we don't get it either). Modern Love has got an entire vocabulary to itself. Some of these dating terms are easy to understand; some will need you looking them up in the Urban Dictionary. Here's a list to make it a little easy for you. So, the next time someone accuses you of benching them, or eclipsing them, you won't be left scratching your head.
1. LOVE BOMBING Love Bombing is characterised by excessive attention,  admiration and affection in the beginning of a  relationship, often with the goal to make the recipient  dependent and obligated to that person.
2. CUFFING Cuffing and Cuffing Season refers to the period in the  year when people tend to partner up for the winters  for some kind of dating hibernation. FYI: Cuffing  Season is coming.
3. ORBITING It's when a person follows you, likes your posts,  maybe even engages in a little cyber-flirting, but never  actually takes their suggestive behaviour out of the  realm of social media.
4. ZOMBIE-ING Zombie-ing is when a 'ghoster' sometimes rises back  from the dead and tries to come back into your life.
5. BREADCRUMBING Breadcrumbing is when someone sends out flirtatious  but non-committal social signals (i.e. "breadcrumbs")  to lure a romantic partner in without expending much  effort.
6. ECLIPSING When someone overhauls their own interests and  even personality traits to adopt those of their  crush's.
7. POCKETING Pocketing occurs most frequently at the beginning of  a relationship, when someone keeps their partner  separated from the rest of their lives - they are yet  to introduce their partner to their friends and family.
8. BENCHING When someone doesn't want to date someone but  enjoys having them around when other suitors don't  work out. They give you just enough attention and  communication to keep you as an option in their life.
9. GROUNDHOGGING Groundhogging refers to the idea that people tend to  go for the same type of person over and over again,  while expecting different results.
Many of us are bad at math but a few of us are downright hopeless at it. If you struggle with everyday aspects of life involving mathematical concepts like telling time, counting money and performing easy mental calculations, it might be time to consider if you have dyscalculia. Dyscalculia is a math learning disability that impairs an individual's ability to learn number-related concepts, perform accurate math calculations, reason and problem-solve and perform other basic math skills. Dyscalculia is sometimes called 'number dyslexia' or 'math dyslexia'. If you do come to the realisation that you have the said condition, we don't want you to feel too bleak about it. Read on to see the beauty in our everyday tussle with math.
Being horrible at mental math is your biggest sign of Dyscalculia.
Differentiation between left and right may not come naturally to you, if you have dyscalculia.
If you are finger counting as an adult, you know there is something not right about it.
It might take you a tad bit longer to read the time if you have dyscalculia.
If graphs and charts don't make your life easier, it could be a sign of dyscalculia.
Math anxiety is common for people with dyscalculia.
Unfortunately, dyscalculia can also make you terrible at board games.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed with work lately? Is your exhaustion beyond physical tiredness and it's making you more cynical day by day? If yes, you may be going through a burnout. Burnout is a form of exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged emotional, physical and mental stress. It happens when you are swamped with work over a long period - you end up feeling overwhelmed, emotionally drained and unable to keep up with life. Read on to find out how many of these symptoms are true in your case. 
1. You're exhausted - both emotionally and physically.
2. You're irritable or impatient with co-workers, customers or clients; and people in general.
3. You are lacking energy to be productive.
4. You are finding it hard to concentrate on even easy things.
5. You are using food, alcohol or drugs to feel better.
6. Your sleeping habits have changed.
7. You are turning cynical.
8. You are having headaches, stomach and digestive problems.
9. You have blurred vision and feel overly thirsty, which is a sign you may have diabetes.
Trauma dumping is a 'toxic' form of venting, where a person dumps traumatic thoughts, feelings or energy on to another person without their permission, at an inappropriate place or time, when they may not have the capacity to process it. Many people engage in trauma dumping without realising it - as a way to cope with their sadness and frustrations. In any healthy relationship, it is important to ask someone if they are ready to listen to our problems and also to make sure that we return the favour sometimes. Trauma dumping is different from venting, in the sense that it is one-sided and done in an unsolicited, unprepared way without considering another person's feelings.
Setting boundaries doesn't make you a bad person.
Offloading your trauma on social media can trigger some unsuspecting users.
No matter who the person is, there is always an inappropriate time and place to discuss your trauma.
You never know who it is on the other side of the internet. It can be someone who would not be able to handle the information that you are sharing.
There is really a very fine line between venting and trauma dumping.
Are you even working if you are not overworking? Hustle culture attaches a person's self-worth directly to their productivity. This chronic workaholism turns out to be bad idea when people go through a burnout or face other consequences of a poor work-life balance.
Things don't work like that.
Let's just pretend that privilege doesn't exist.
It almost seems like you have a life (how can you?!).
The ultimate hustle-hub.
Basically, never be pleased with yourself.
Hope that day does come.
Having one job is not enough, the rat race never ends.
No work-life balance.
Money first!
Climate change denial is denial, dismissal or doubt that contradicts the scientific consensus on climate change. Deniers may downplay the effects of climate change, or the extent to which it is caused by humans. It is also a form of denial when someone understands that climate change is real but fails to take any action regarding it.
What toxic positivity towards climate change looks like.
Economic growth is the reason stated by most world leaders to conveniently deny climate change.
Climate change skeptics be like...
This is what climate hypocrisy looks like.
Some people will just not understand the urgency of taking climate action.
Irresponsible leaders when climate change causes havoc in their country.
This is what scientific denial of climate change looks like.
Times when leaders tried to destroy their country's biggest asset.
Consumerism encourages more and more acquisition of goods and services. It is all thanks to capitalism that today humans have become consumers first and anything else later. Here are some familiar scenes of our consumerist behaviours for you to relate to.
When spending looks like saving
Buying things is as easy as making a few clicks on our phones, unless you run out of money.
Can you run away from consumerism by giving in to consumerism?
We live for experiences!
Are you going to let an app bully you? The answer is yes!
Some are poor for not having enough money, others are by overspending it.
Invention is the mother of necessity now.
We absolutely cannot miss a good deal.
Consumerism does not only deplete our savings, it also leads to wastage of resources.
What is your moral alignment?
1. Lawful Good
2. Neutral Good
3. Chaotic Good
4. Lawful Neutral
5. True Neutral
6. Chaotic Neutral
7. Lawful Evil
8. Neutral Evil
9. Chaotic Evil
Which personality type are you?
Architect Personality - INTJ
Logician Personality - INTP
Commander Personality - ENTJ
Debater Personality - ENTP
Advocate Personality - INFJ
Mediator Personality - INFP
Protagonist Personality - ENFJ
Campaigner Personality - ENFP
Defender Personality - ISFJ
Logistician Personality - ISTJ
Consul Personality - ESFJ
Executive Personality - ESTJ
Adventurer Personality - ISFP
Virtuoso Personality - ISTP
Entertainer Personality - ESFP
Entrepreneur Personality - ESTP
Types of people on Delhi Metro
1. Always on phone
2. The Dresser
3. Shift Ho Jayiye
4. The Couples
5. Political Uncles
6. Loud College Kids
7. Readers
8. Bands and Pranksters
9. Workaholics
10. Rule Breakers
Netizens react to the upcoming Apple car
The only Apple car we want
Mouse on wheels
Apple is not going to install 'Windows' in the car.
Mouse on wheels
Of course an Apple car doesn't have windows
French Open 2022: Top 3 favourites to win men's singles title
Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal
Carlos Alzaraz
5 ways to earn with a side hustle
Offer freelance services
Sell your handmade products
Give online classes
Start your own podcast
Make a Youtube channel
Top 5 club football teams in Europe this season
AC Milan
Bayern Munich
Manchester City team
Liverpool
Real Madrid
Deepika Padukone's Cannes looks: 5 trends set by her
Louis Vuitton feathered dress
Black and gold retro saree
Full shoulder necklace with white saree
Maharani necklace with Mysore silk shirt and head scarf
Socked heels
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