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What panic attacks feel like

In case you were curious.

Panic attacks are episodes of feeling extremely frightened together with having a number of physical symptoms related to fear – such as shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, feeling your heart pounding, butterflies in the stomach, sweating, feeling weak-kneed, tingling in hands and feet, dizziness, feeling that you are likely to faint, go crazy or die and feeling that you or your surroundings are not quite real.
— Freedom From Agoraphobia

Not experienced them for a while now, but have several times before. They hit more or less (seemingly) out of the blue and I can assure you they are no fun…

10 myths about introverts

For those who know me, I don’t think it would be a big surprise if I told them I am a bit of an introvert. I stumbled over a very interesting book review today on a book called The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World, and it looks very interesting. I’ve already added it to my Amazon wish list and will probably buy it pretty soon 😛

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Test-Driven Development: By Example

Book cover
I earlier wrote about the book, The Art of Unit Testing, which I finished a while ago. That book was very good and was focused on how to write good unit tests. It also mentioned Test-Driven Development, TDD, but not too much. The book I read next, which I finished a few days ago, was kind of the other way around. Pretty much only about TDD. And from the title, Test-Driven Development: By Example, that shouldn’t be much of a shocker 😛

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The Art of Unit Testing

The Art of Unit Testing (Book cover)Have you gone through three years of computer science bachelor degree fun (or anything similar) and pretty much not heard a word about testing? Or have you heard from all your teachers that testing is extremely important, but never learned how to even write one? That has been the case for me. Testing is important, you all got to do it, it is very important, always test, do it a lot! Well, sure… but how do I do it? How do I write one of these tests?

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Wild at Heart

The book cover of Wild at HeartThe other day I started reading a book called Wild at Heart. So far it has been a great book and fun to read. Certain things has already started to make a bit more sense than they did before.

Two of the many very interesting paragraphs from it:

There are three desires I find written so deeply into my heart I know now I can no longer disregard them without losing my soul. They are core to who and what I am and yearn to be. I gaze into boyhood, I search the pages of literature, I listen carefully to many, many men, and I am convinced these desires are universal, a clue into masculinity itself. They may be misplaced, forgotten, or misdirected, but in the heart of every man is a desperate desire for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue. I want o you think of the films men love, the things they do with their free time, and especially the aspirations of little boys and see if I am not right on this.

There are also three desires that I have found essential to a woman’s heart, which are not entirely different from a man’s and yet they remain distinctly feminine. Not every woman wants a battle to fight, but every woman years to fought for. Listen to the longing of a woman’s heart: She wants to be more than noticed—she wants to be wanted. … Every woman also wants an adventure to share. … So many men make the mistake of thinking that the woman is the adventure. But that is where the relationship immediately goes downhill. A woman doesn’t want to be the adventure; she wants to be caught up into something greater than herself. … And finally, every woman wants to have a beauty to unveil. Not to conjure, but to unveil. Most women feel the pressure to be beautiful from very young, but that is not what I speak of. There is also a deep desire to simply and truly be the beauty, and be delighted in.

OK, actually that last one is three paragraphs in the book. But tried to get the similar three points that was mentioned for men (And for men they are each elaborated in three sub chapters).

Aaaanyways, very interesting book. You should definitely read it, especially if you are a guy. Could be interesting if you are a woman too of course, but I can only speak for myself, who is a guy. For women there is actually a similar book called Captivating, which I have heard is very good as well. I haven’t read it yet though… but I will 😉

Highly recommend them! Get them from Amazon, they are not even expensive 😀

What do you think about this matter? Did it sound about right? What is in the innermost parts of your heart?