My Bone Marrow Donation

I don’t typically get phone calls from the East Bay. For the most part I try to avoid unknown numbers and just listen to the voicemail. But this call, I answered. It was a nice young lady from the Asian American Donor Program asking me if I had time to take a quick, over-the-phone survey. I probably did; I told her I did not. 

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Fun old essay!

The Affect of Genes on Personality
Logan Hess
26 May 2011
University of California, Davis

    An essential question in studying personality is finding out where personality comes from. What causes people to manifest certain traits in certain situations, or what underlying mechanisms contribute to the stable, reliable reactions we interpret as personality? In this paper I will examine, specifically, how and to what extent genes contribute to personality. I will take the position of a behavioral geneticist and an evolutionary psychologist to compare and contrast how these biological approaches interpret the effect of genes on personality. After this integration I will take a look at three research articles addressing the subject and use that information to form a more complete answer on genes’ effect on personality.

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edlom:

Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary 

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Are Video Games Associated With Problem Behaviors?

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I play lots of video games. I always have. Ever since I was five-years-old video games have been intricately tied to my social development. I started conversations with peers about how far they could get in Sonic 2. I built one of my most enduring relationships on a trade I made for Mortal Kombat 2. My brother and I bonded while taking down the despicable Ganondorf in Ocarina of Time. My Dad taught me that blowing in the Super Mario Bros. 3 cartridge could get it to work.

And just today I popped in Donkey Kong Country Returns for some multiplayer platforming action. The point being that, in my experience, video games have been a tool for bringing people together. What was more important to my happiness today, shaking the Wii Remote to blow out some candles or sharing a laugh with some of my closest friends after shouting “GET ON THE F**KING WHALE!”?

It was the laughs.

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meagan-marie:

Portal: No Escape

This gave me chills. Holy shit.

notoriousrach:

Callifornia Trippin <3
My good Photography Pal Logan(:
& Some real good times.

My cousin is so talented. Follow her.

You might think it&#8217;s lame, but I was beyond excited.

You might think it’s lame, but I was beyond excited.

10 Plays

"Promises, Promises"

by Incubus

Sunday, June 19 marks the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. By far my most anticipated Sunday in June. I graduate from UC Davis on Sunday, June 12.

Sunday, June 19 marks the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. By far my most anticipated Sunday in June. I graduate from UC Davis on Sunday, June 12.

From my balcony during the hailstorm

From my balcony during the hailstorm