How to stop being angry

Over on Reddit’s r/Halo, fans and 343 devs have received insults, threats and more over Halo Infinite‘s lack of content

Once again, the angry gamers are angry and yelling and being just the worst. This time it’s happening over on Reddit. Specifically, the main Halo subreddit, r/Halo, which has been locked until Monday due to how angry and toxic most of the posts and comments have been recently following Halo Infinite ’s launch last month.

Halo Infinite’s multiplayer launched on November 15 . It was a nice surprise and a lot of people jumped online and began playing and what they found was pretty good. However, if you hopped over to r/Halo over the last week or so it would seem like 343 had released the worst video game ever made that also gave you cancer if you touched it based on how some players were yelling 24/7 about it and every one of its big and small problems and shortcomings.

And as you might expect, with this being the internet, sides began to form, and people who enjoyed the game also began to attack and yell 24/7 in an effort to. well, there isn’t really a point to angry posts on Reddit, but many of the nearly one million Redditors who are part of r/Halo were locked in a worthless war of words, firing insults at each other and the devs behind Infinite. Folks began sending threats, namecalling and attempting to dox folks they disagreed with or disliked. It got so bad that last night, the mods of r/Halo made the decision to lock the entire subreddit down until Monday .

“On all sides this has absolutely gone on long enough and spiraled out of control,” posted r/Halo mod 343-Guilty-Spark last night .

“The amount of toxicity on the sub from both sides has made it impossible for people to have civil discussions, which is what the mod team strives for regardless of opinion. Some users on the sub have even been responsible for doxxing and death threats. We’re temporarily putting the sub on lockdown so people can hopefully settle down a bit and we can hit the reset button before launch. At the end of the day, this is a video game and this level of vitriol is unwarranted.”

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You’re late and stuck in stop-and-go traffic with no way out. Your boss dumped another pile of work on you just before for the weekend, and it has to be done by Monday. Your day-at-the-beach plans got canceled by Mother Nature’s thunderstorms. You open the news and read of horrors.

We’ve all felt anger before. And while the emotion is useful during potentially dangerous situations, as it pumps your body with adrenaline and prepares you for fight or flight, most situations today where anger arises are not life-threatening.

And in most cases, therefore, our emotional anger causes more harm than good.

The positive news is that you can learn to control and alleviate your anger when it arises

Here are seven easy ways to stop feeling angry.

1. Exercise

Anger is – at base – an energy that expresses itself in and through the body.

When you’re angry, your muscles tense up and you get ready for fight or flight. An easy way to release this tension causing energy is through exercise.

So the next time you’re feeling angry, hit the gym, go for a run, put on your boxing gloves and punch the body bag, get your body moving.

If you don’t have time for the gym, drop down and do as many pushups as you can and follow it with 50 jumping jacks. Anything that will get your body moving will help to alleviate the physical tension caused by your anger and help you feel better.

As an extra bonus, exercise releases happy hormones in your brain, sometimes called a “runners high”, and this will help you get back to your normal happy self even faster.

2. Use your anger as motivation to make a change

If your anger is coming from a situation or circumstance that you can change, do something about it! Use your anger as fuel to motivate you to make a change for the better.

If you really hate your job and your boss did something that made you angry, direct that anger into positive action, get online and start searching for a new job or finally take action on that online business idea you’ve been too lazy or afraid to start working on.

If someone is putting you down and making you angry, convert your anger into bold assertiveness and confront them about the issue, stand up for yourself.

Missing your ex? Take your anger over your current situation and channel it into self-improvement – whether through working out, finding new interests or getting back into hobbies that fell by the wayside (incidentally, this is the best way to get your ex back).

When you harness your anger to propel you into positive action, the anger will transform to feelings of power, which will leave you feeling much better.

3. Watch or listen to something funny

The next time you feel angry, watch an episode of your favorite sitcom or pull up Youtube and search for a funny animal video, cute babies laughing, or your favorite stand-up comedian.

Laughter relaxes the body, boosts the immune system, and triggers endorphins – feel-good chemicals that promote an overall sense of well-being.

Watching or listening to something that makes you laugh will distract your brain form the angry emotions you’re feeling and help you feel better.

4. Shift your focus

Shift your focus away from what’s bothering you to what you have to be thankful for in your life.

Take a walk and list 10 – 20 things you are grateful for. It may be difficult at first to get your mind off of the thing that’s making you angry, but if you stick with it, you’ll start gaining some positive thought-momentum and your anger will begin to dissipate.

As humans we have the privilege of getting to choose on what we focus our attention. Focus on what you are grateful for, choose more positive thoughts, and watch as your anger disappear – if not immediately, then slowly but surely.

5. Meditate

The purpose of meditation is to clear your mind of the wild chatter of thoughts, become still inside, and connect with the present moment.

When you meditate it’s almost as if you’re hitting the “reset” button on your brain. When you’re angry, your mind is a raging storm of negative thoughts, which generate negative emotions. By taking a break to meditate and calm the mind, clearing it of the negative turbulence, you will help relieve yourself of anger.

6. Do something — anything! — productive

Similar to channeling your anger into exercise, you can also convert your anger into productivity.

Clean your house, do some yard work, organize the garage; anything physical that gets you moving will do.

Your anger is energy so why not use that energy for something useful. In addition to releasing some of your anger, you’ll feel accomplished at the end for doing something productive, which will help improve your mood even more.

7. Write it out

Another easy way to release your angry thoughts and emotions is to write them out.

Grab a notepad and write out everything that’s on your mind. Get it all out, hold nothing back (don’t worry, you wont be sharing this with anyone), just keep writing until you feel like there’s nothing more to write.

Doing this will help to clear your head and ‘vent’ out your emotions without having to dump your anger on another person. Now, once you have it all written down, burn the paper.

You of course want to be safe about this step and have water near by to put out any stray flames, but burning the paper can help release the anger even more as you watch all the negative sentences you wrote down evaporate as smoke into the air.

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How to stop being angry

Are you angry? At the risk of infuriating you, or making you apoplectic or exasperated, here are dozens of words to use to describe your choleric condition more precisely:

1. Acrid: extremely harsh (also refers to an unpleasant taste or smell)
2. Acrimonious: harshly unpleasant
3. Aggravated: angrily agitated
4. Angered: made angry
5. Annoyed: angry about being disturbed or harassed
6. Antagonistic: angrily opposed
7. Antipathetic: expressing antipathy, or aggression or aversion
8. Apoplectic: violently angry, from the adjectival form of apoplexy, the former word for stroke
9. Ballistic: explosively angry, from the adjective describing projectile flight
10. Bellicose: aggressively angry, from the synonym for warlike
11. Belligerent: see bellicose
12. Bitter: harshly upset due to resentment
13. Blue in the face: see frustrated, from the idea of facial discoloration caused by extreme emotion
14. Boiling: extremely angry, with the figurative sense of being agitated like heated water
15. Bristling: defensively angry, suggestive of an animal’s hair bristling as it responds to a threat
16. Burning: extremely angry, from the notion of the body overheating because of the intensity of feeling
17. Caustic: cruelly angry, or sarcastic
18. Cheesed off: see frustrated (can also mean “bored” or “disgusted”)
19. Choleric: easily angered
20. Churlish: disrespectfully angry
21. Cold: angry in an emotionally remote manner
22. Contrary: uncooperatively angry
23. Cool: angry but with emotions are held in check
24. Embittered: made upset
25. Enraged: violently angry
26. Exasperated: see frustrated
27. Fired up: see hot
28. Fit to be tied: extremely angry, suggesting that the person angered should be restrained
29. Foaming: so angry as to suggest insanity caused by hydrophobia (rabies), from the idea that foaming at the mouth is symptomatic of the disease
30. Frustrated: angry or upset because of obstacles or challenges
31. Fuming: extremely angry, from the association of the person with a volcano or other heated natural phenomenon
32. Furious: intensely angry
33. Going crook: losing one’s temper
34. Hopping: so angry as to suggest that the person might jump up and down to express or assuage anger
35. Hopping mad: see hopping
36. Horn-mad: extremely angry
37. Hostile: actively intimidating, unfriendly, or resistant
38. Hot: angry, with the sense of physical discomfort caused by emotion
39. Hot under the collar: see hot
40. Icy: see cold
41. Incensed: see indignant
42. Indignant: angry because of a real or perceived slight or unjust attack
43. Inflamed: see hot
44. Infuriated: see furious
45. Irate: see furious
46. Ireful: see irate
47. Livid: intensely angry to the point of being unable to control oneself (livid, however, can also mean “bruised,” “pale,” or “colorful,” with the second sense associated with pain, shock, or fear)
48. Mad: angry; this term has so many other senses and is so easily replaced by any of its many synonyms that it is all but useless except in a statement starting with “I’m so mad I could . . .”
49. Outraged: angry about an offense
50: Perturbed: upset (also means “confused”)
51. Pissed off: angry
52. Rabid: see foaming
53: Raging: see furious
54. Rancorous: malevolently angry
55. Rankled: angry or resentful
56. Ranting: irrationally angry
57. Raving: see ranting
58. Riled: upset
59. Roiled: see riled
60: Seeing red: so angry that one’s vision is blurred, or one is stimulated as a bull in a bullfight
61. Seething: repressing violent anger
62. Shirty: angry
63. Smoldering: see seething
64. Sore: see indignant
65. Soreheaded: see indignant
66. Steamed: see hot
67. Steaming: see hot
68: Storming: having a temper or an anger suggestive of stormy weather
69. Stormy: see storming
70. Ticked: angry; also “ticked off”
71. Vitriolic: see caustic
72. Worked up: upset
73. Wrathful: see furious
74. Wroth: see furious
75. Wrought up: see “worked up”

(This list deliberately omits annoyed and its synonyms, which are numerous enough to merit their own list.)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Part political performance, part stall tactic, Republican leader Kevin McCarthy unleashed a long, rambling and vitriolic speech overnight, seizing control of the House floor and preempting for a time the vote on President Joe Biden’s big domestic policy bill.

Sneering with disdain one minute, spilling sarcasm the next, McCarthy carried on for more than eight hours as Thursday night became Friday morning. He spewed a tirade of grievances that reached far beyond Biden’s legislative package, morphing into a monologue of complaints over what’s wrong with the country and the Democrats who control Washington.

Far from the “happy conservative” he claimed to be, the California Republican debuted a new role: angry heir to the Donald Trump legacy, picking up where the former president left off, mercilessly attacking his political opponents and their ideas with a ferocity that is rare even for the divided halls of Congress. The speech was a fact-checker's bonanza.

"If I sound angry, I am," he said as the speech began.

“I’m just getting geared up, go just sit,” he said several hours later. At another point, he said, “I know you don’t like me, but that’s OK."

The drawn-out speech did not stop the advance of Biden's bill — the House approved it early Friday, sending the legislation to the Senate — but provided a politically pained capstone to an extremely tense week in what has been one of the more divisive and dangerous years in Congress.

Monday started with celebration, a rare bipartisan achievement, as Biden signed the related $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law. By midweek the House censured one of its own, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., for posting a graphic video depicting violence against fellow elected officials. And as Friday began, McCarthy was deep into his stemwinder, shutting down business as usual.

Overheated rhetoric is nothing new in politics, but the post-Trump era has set the bar for a troubling new normal, a climate that has allowed fiery speeches to quickly devolve into more dangerous terrain — like the former president’s own rally cry that sparked the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol trying to overturn Biden’s election victory.

“Great job,” Trump said about McCarthy in a statement Friday.

McCarthy’s speech began as almost any other during the final debate on Biden’s bill. Democrats were laboring to wrap up work on the package of social services and climate change programs, shelving their own differences to deliver on the president’s domestic priorities.

Typically, floor speeches last one minute during the debate, but McCarthy used the prerogative granted party leaders to speak as long as they wish. As the minutes stretched to hours it was clear McCarthy’s speech was becoming something else — a moment.

He tore into Biden’s package as reckless overspending, chided Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s running of the House and swerved from topic to topic — inflation, immigration, the threat of a rising China, his childhood in California, the Lincoln presidency, the Jim Crow era, even the influence of the movie “Red Dawn” on his politics — all while stabbing the air, scowling across the aisle, his voice cracking at times.

McCarthy called on a few Democrats to join the Republicans in opposing Biden’s package, trying to deny the party the votes it will need for passage. There appeared to be no takers.

Dozens of Republicans, some sitting directly behind McCarthy, urged him on. Democrats on the other side booed, and some tweeted snickering replies.

“Loved it,” said Rep. Greg Pence, R-Ind., the brother of former Vice President Mike Pence. “This is a historical moment for Kevin, for sure.”

Tweeted Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the Intelligence Committee chairman: “If you took the worst orator in the world/Gave him the worst speech in the world/And made him read it for the longest time in the world/That would be a lot like listening to Kevin McCarthy tonight. Except, probably better.”

Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota said Friday it was “sad” to see the GOP leader portray such a dismal view of America. “Fear, fear, fear, ugliness, hate division, mean spiritedness. everything that is so different than what I see when I go back home,” he said.

It’s no secret Democrats are facing a potentially tough midterm election next fall that has put their slim majority at risk. If Republicans take control, McCarthy is in line to become speaker, a job he tried, and failed, to attain before, only to bow out when it was clear he would not have the support of his Republican peers.

McCarthy's overnight performance could be seen as an audition of sorts, an appeal to the Republican colleagues who denied him the job last time.

It could also be seen as a performance for another audience — of one. Earlier Thursday, McCarthy said he had received a phone call from Trump, who was playing golf but had dialed him up. McCarthy would not disclose what was said, just that they talked.

Theirs has been a rocky relationship at times, even though McCarthy had been among the first in Congress to support Trump’s 2016 campaign and enjoyed special status from the former president as “My Kevin.”

Republicans in the House have stayed close to the former president, emulating his style. The House Republican campaign committee recently held a fundraiser with Trump, and the party has determined that his support will be vital if they hope to win back control of Congress.

Unlike the Senate, which is known for its lengthy filibuster-style speeches, such addresses in the House are rare. Pelosi had held a modern-day record, having dug in with her own eight-hour floor speech in 2018 in support of immigration law changes, reading heartfelt letters from immigrants, some seeking protection from deportation.

McCarthy had been preparing for months, according to a Republican familiar with the planning and granted anonymity to discuss it. Knowing Democrats would be on the verge of a history-making moment, the Republican leader wanted a comparable defining moment, the person said.

McCarthy broke Pelosi’s speechmaking record just before 5 a.m. Friday. He ended around 5:10 a.m.

Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, who is part of the vote-counting whip team, said it did not appear that McCarthy’s speech changed any support for Biden’s bill. Just one Democrat who had previously announced their opposition voted against.

“I think Kevin is also trying to show his conference that he’s a tough guy,” said Jackson Lee. “And he has the right to do that. And when I was in there, I showed him the respect that a person on the floor deserves. But, frankly, there are desperate people in my district who need every single aspect of this bill.”

Associated Press writers Farnoush Amiri, Mary Clare Jalonick and Alan Fram contributed to this report.

Having a protective dog always at our side can help put us at ease, like most owners, but sometimes, we have to learn how to stop a dog from being possessive of owner when their possessiveness becomes too much.

Dogs are a man’s best friend. They are loyal to a fault, and their protective nature is sweet and also comes in handy most times.

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owner picking up the dog to help it stop growling or barking. But when it doesn’t stop and comes to a point when the dog doesn’t allow anybody near their owners, and growls and barks and might even bite on anybody getting close, they are already showing signs of possessive aggression towards their owners.

It’s a blessing when the dog shows its protective stance during emergency situations, but it’s another matter when they are trying to protect their owners from somebody who isn’t doing anything wrong.

The dog’s excessive protectiveness to their owners can lead to a dangerous situation. Realizing that the dog is already showing signs of possessive aggression is the first way to help them move on from this behavior.

  1. Stop Over-Indulging the Dog

Especially when we give the dogs unlimited attention, they may soon develop possessiveness when we start to give attention to other things or other people. When we always give them what they want and when they realize they don’t have to follow any rules, that develops a habit.

  1. Enforce Rules and Define Who’s in Authority

One of the best tips on how to stop a dog from being possessive of the owner is to practice leadership exercises. Introducing the concept of rules and defining who is in authority is important when training dogs.

Most of the possessive and aggressive behaviors of dogs are a result when they perceive themselves as equals or even more superior to their owners.

As such, it’s important to show them who’s the leader, and it’s not them. We can do this in various ways like making them wait for their food or making them wait for a minutes before taking them for a walk outside. These are simple ways of showing dogs that we are in control, and once they know who is the boss and who makes the call, they will less likely become overprotective.

  1. Exercise the Dog’s Obedience Skills

Dogs who have well-defined obedience skills generally show more respect to their owners. They are more willing to listen and follow commands, and they tend to have high levels of self-control. This skill will be extremely helpful in curbing their possessive aggression.

We can start training dogs by getting them into obedience classes or learning to train them ourselves. We can teach them simple obedience commands like telling them to sit or rollover, among other things.

  1. Enforce Boundaries

Another helpful tip in training how to stop a dog from being possessive of owner is to enforce ground rules and boundaries. Incorporating clear structure and boundaries to dogs is a good place to start curbing their possessive behavior towards their owners.

We can start by not allowing them to sit on the furniture or the bed, at least temporarily. When they try to jump on our lap or on the couch, set them back down on the ground. Oftentimes, the furniture itself, like the bed and couch, triggers their possessiveness, and they may not allow other people or dogs to be on the bed or the couch with their owners. But, they don’t get to decide, the owner does.

  1. Teach the Dog to Cope with Being Alone

Most of the times, dogs become excessively possessive of their owners because they fear of being left. But, they have to be able to cope with being alone when their owners have to go out of the house without them.

Teach them to be okay without their owners. After all, it wouldn’t be healthy for them to stay attached to their owners 24/7. We can train them by giving them some time to be in a separate room or inside their kennel each day. Another thing we can do is tether their leash somewhere far away from us and ignoring them for some time, even if they are barking endlessly.

  1. Encourage Dog to Bond with Other People

Once the dogs have started to curb the possessiveness of their owners, it will further benefit them to gradually help them bond with other people or dogs other than their owner. Being with other people will help the dogs realize that other people are good too, and they don’t have to protect their owners from everyone.

  1. Commit to Solving the Dog’s Possessive Aggression

Realizing that dogs have problems with being extra possessive of owners and training them to get rid of this behavior is just one thing. We have to be able to commit to solving their possessive aggression. It doesn’t come easy.

When they are scared or angry, it takes real courage and commitment to set them down on the ground instead of picking them up and enabling their behavior. Especially when they have shown possessive aggressive behavior for years, training them can be a gradual process. Also, the training process has to be consistent for them to change the behavior they were already used to.

While it’s cute and heartwarming when dogs show their protective nature over their owners, training is necessary, so they don’t get excessively protective for no reason. By assuming the authority and enforcing clear rules and boundaries, it can change the dogs’ perception of their leadership. With time, we can learn how to stop a dog from being possessive of owner, and they become more welcoming to others presence.

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Julian Savulescu, Visiting Professor in Biomedical Ethics, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; Distinguished Visiting Professor in Law, University of Melbourne; Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, University of Oxford

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Unvaccinated mother, 27, dies with coronavirus as her father calls for fines for people who refuse jab.

This is the kind of headline you may have seen over the past year, an example highlighting public shaming of unvaccinated people who die of COVID-19.

One news outlet compiled a list of “notable anti-vaxxers who have died from COVID-19”.

There’s shaming on social media, too. For instance, a whole Reddit channel is devoted to mocking people who die after refusing the vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccinations save lives and reduce the need for hospitalisation. This is all important public health information.

Telling relatable stories and using emotive language about vaccination sends a message: getting vaccinated is good.

But the problem with the examples above is their tone and the way unvaccinated people are singled out. There’s also a murkier reason behind this shaming.

Why do we shame people?

Public shaming is not new. It is entrenched in human history and psychology. From an evolutionary perspective, shame is a way of keeping individuals accountable to the other members of their community for their perceived anti-social behaviours.

Philosophers Guy Aitchison and Saladin Meckled-Garcia say online public shaming is a way of collectively punishing a person “for having a certain kind of moral character”. This punishment (or “reputational cost”) can be a way of enforcing norms in society.

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Shaming is a way of keeping people accountable for their ‘wrongs’. It also helps us feel better about ourselves.
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However, shaming others is also a way of signalling our own virtue and trustworthiness. Moralising about other people’s behaviour can help us feel better about ourselves.

The online world exacerbates this human tendency. It polarises two heavily moralised camps: the self-perceived good, responsible people on one side (the shaming ones), and the ones considered bad, irresponsible people on the other (the shamed ones).

Vaccination has become such a sensitive issue it easily triggers the instinct to shame others.

Do people deserve to be shamed?

Shaming people for their health-related choices disregards the complexities about whether people are individually responsible for their own decisions.

Take obesity, another example associated with public shaming. The extent to which individuals are responsible for their obesity or for the lifestyle that causes obesity is complex. We need to consider issues including genes, environment, wealth, as well as choice. Indeed, shaming people for their obesity (“fat shaming”) is widely considered unacceptable.

Likewise, low levels of vaccine uptake in some communities is often linked to structural inequalities, including health inequality, and a resulting lack of trust. The blame for this situation is typically placed on broader society and institutions, and not on the affected groups or individuals.

If someone cannot be blamed for something, then shaming them is not ethically justifiable.

In discussions of responsibility it is now common to focus on “structural injustice” or “inequality” – the injustice of various social factors that shape choice and behaviour.

This applies not only to obesity, drugs, alcohol but also to vaccination decisions.

Even where this is not the case, there has been a targeted, systematic and even state-sponsored misinformation campaign about vaccines. People who are misinformed are victims, not perpetrators.

Finally, we should remember why medical ethics has designated autonomy and consent as foundational ethical values. Even where there is a clear expected benefit, and only very rare side effects, these won’t be shared equally. Many will have their lives saved. But some people will be the ones who suffer the harms. This a strong reason for respecting people’s decision about what risks to take on themselves.

Barring any public health issue, an individual should make the decisions about health risks, whether they are from the disease or vaccines. Shaming them disregards the complexities of the distribution of risks and benefits, of the way individual values affect individual risk assessment, and of personal circumstances shaping individuals’ views on vaccines.

Granted, public health ethics is a broader area and autonomy does not have the same weight there, because other people’s health interests are at stake.

But when public health issues do arise, it is up to public health authorities to limit autonomy through appropriate and more ethical strategies.

One of us (Savulescu) has previously argued for incentives to vaccinate. Mandatory vaccination (such as imposing fines, or other penalties such as limitations on access to certain spaces) would require a separate ethical discussion, but could also be preferable in certain circumstances.

Shaming is a form of vigilantism

One could plausibly imagine shaming pleases people who are vaccinated – especially the most self-righteous among them. But those who are opposed to vaccines, or who mistrust the government messages, are unlikely to be persuaded and may even be entrenched.

Even if shaming was effective, shaming wouldn’t necessarily be ethically justified. Not everything that is effective at achieving a goal is also ethical. Torture is, generally, not a justifiable way to obtain information, even if that information is credible and life-saving.

Shaming is a form of vigilantism, a mob behaviour. We have moved beyond burning witches or atheists, or lynching wrong-doers. We should stop doing these things also in the metaphorical sense.

We have parliaments and formal mechanisms for limiting behaviour, or incentivising it. We should leave it to these to regulate behaviour, not the media or the mob.

Julian Savulescu receives funding from the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education, NHMRC, Wellcome Trust, Australian Research Council, UK Research and Innovation (Arts and Humanities Research Council) as part of the Ethics Accelerator Award AH/V013947/1, WHO. He is a Partner Investigator on an Australian Research Council Linkage award (LP190100841, Oct 2020-2023) which involves industry partnership from Illumina. He does not personally receive any funds from Illumina. He is a paid member of the Bayer Pharmaceuticals Bioethics Committee.

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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 26): Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government must not stand in the way of it being an effective Opposition, according to a PH MP and two political analysts.

On Sept 13, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, members of the government and top PH leaders signed what has been described as a historic bipartisan agreement.

With the inking of the deal, PH agreed to either support or abstain from voting on Budget 2022 in Parliament, along with any legislation that, if not passed, could be taken as a loss of confidence in the government — provided that the Opposition is first consulted on these matters.

In return, the government agreed to work on several “transformations” including a Covid-19 plan, administrative transformation, parliamentary reforms and judicial independence, as well as push through agreements under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

However, Bangi MP Dr Ong Kian Ming, and political scientist Wong Chin Huat both stressed that the MoU limited PH’s ability to fulfill its check-and-balance role as the Opposition, even though it was a valuable tool that kept unnecessary political fragmentation at bay.

“PH has to do a much better job at separating our push for political reforms via the MoU, from our responsibility in opposing the government in matters which are not in the MoU that we do not agree with.

“We do not want the MoU to collapse and for it to be used by certain quarters in Umno to trigger GE15 in the first half of 2022, which won’t be good for the country,” Ong told Malay Mail yesterday.

The MoU, initially touted by signatories as an ensurement of political stability, has however sporadically come under fire from its detractors who say it hurts the Opposition coalition’s ability to stand up to the government.

This impression was further exacerbated by two recent cases — one involving an estimated RM100 million housing claim by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who has been convicted of corruption; and the second centred on former Umno minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor — commonly known as Ku Nan — who was acquitted of corruption in July.

Although the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) initially appealed the latter’s acquittal under the government of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, it was later repealed on Nov 17 — once Ismail Sabri came to power.

Ong nevertheless asserted that Ismail Sabri and several other ministers have shown public commitment to seeing parts of the MoU implemented, such as the push for an anti-hopping law.

The RM100 million land request by Najib and the Ku Nan case, he reiterated, were not part of the MoU.

This was echoed by Wong, who said PH leaders not satisfied with the Ku Nan case ruling could instead demand for a reform of the AGC to be added as a new condition to the MoU, instead of asking for its immediate termination.

“The vague mention of judicial independence is indeed an exit clause pre-empting the government’s intervention to let Umno’s court cluster walk free, but how does one pin down that the government has intervened in court?

“The dropped appeal against Tengku Adnan is really an old problem: the attorney general’s conflict of interest as both the government’s legal adviser and the public prosecutor.

“If Opposition MPs are really angry about Tengku Adnan they should demand for the creation of a Public Prosecutor’s Office that is independent from AGC,” he said.

To note, in countries such as the UK, New Zealand and Canada, where the public prosecutor is independent of the AGC, if the AG recommends a case be dropped, the public prosecutor can appeal against this decision — as an additional layer of check and balance.

Meanwhile, independent political analyst Khoo Kay Peng, who also agreed that PH needed to have more teeth as the Opposition, said that he thought the MoU was not worth retaining.

“The MoU is not expected to last very long and it has not been very effective in the first place.

“PH is facing severe criticism over several decisions, including the Najib housing claim and the Ku Nan case, as well as the low allocation to non-Muslims in Budget 2022,” he said.

He further said that voters in the recent Melaka state polls were disappointed with PH for not speaking up “when necessary” and that they were partly complicit in the decisions of the Ismail Sabri government.

“Clearly, the MoU is not being respected and is costly,” he added. — Malay Mail

JLo was recently in the news after reports about her being upset with Ben Affleck for his comments about his ex, Jennifer Garner made the rounds.

How to stop being angry

American singer and actor Jennifer Lopez was recently in the news after speculations suggesting her being upset with boyfriend Ben Affleck over remarks about his marriage with his ex, Jennifer Garner made the rounds. Affleck recently appeared on The Howard Stern Show and opened up about his drinking problems, which began as a cause of his marriage with Jennifer Garner, in which, Affleck revealed he felt ‘trapped’. However, Lopez has now released a statement to People and mentioned that the earlier reports about her being upset about the same were ‘simply not true’.

JLo clears air about rumours on tensions with Ben Affleck over comments on Jennifer Garner

In her statement to the publication, Jennifer Lopez mentioned that the rumours were ‘simply not true’ and were not accurate to her feelings about the situation. She further mentioned that she has immense respect for Ben as a ‘father, a co-parent, and a person’. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner tied the knot in 2005 and share three children together. The duo co-parent Violet, the oldest daughter, who is 16-years-old, Seraphina, who is 12, and their youngest son, Samuel, who is 9-years-old. The couple parted ways in 2015 and then finalised their divorce in 2018.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s relationship

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez recently made headlines after they rekindled their spark 17 years later. They made their relationship official at the Venice Film Festival red carpet, on which they hugged and kissed each other, leaving fans in awe. The duo attended the event as Ben Affleck’s film The Last Duel was being premiered there. A short clip of the two at the event also surfaced online, in which the two were seen holding hands and posing together, giving fans ‘couple goals’.

Bennifer back on the red carpet: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck walk at the #VeniceFilmFestival premiere of “The Last Duel.” pic.twitter.com/L8DiAYvzDW

— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) September 10, 2021

In a recent report by People, the publication mentioned that the couple was having a hard time staying apart owing to their busy work schedules. However, they carve out time for each other whenever possible and a source told the publication that the distance is making the duo ‘appreciate their relationship even more’. The couple recently spent the weekend together in Los Angeles, California, before Jennifer Lopez had to head back to work in Vancouver, Canada.

Image: AP

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excuse, condone, pardon, forgive mean to exact neither punishment nor redress. excuse may refer to specific acts especially in social or conventional situations or the person responsible for these. excuse an interruption excused them for interrupting Often the term implies extenuating circumstances. injustice excuses strong responses condone implies that one overlooks without censure behavior (such as dishonesty or violence) that involves a serious breach of a moral, ethical, or legal code, and the term may refer to the behavior or to the agent responsible for it. a society that condones alcohol but not narcotics pardon implies that one remits a penalty due for an admitted or established offense. pardon a criminal forgive implies that one gives up all claim to requital and to resentment or vengeful feelings. could not forgive their rudeness

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2a

History and Etymology for forgive

Middle English, from Old English forgifan, from for- + gifan to give

7 dispute diffusers and tips for improving the way you argue.

Becky Robbins says she and her husband, Neil — married for eight years — rarely fight.

That doesn’t mean that there isn’t conflict. It’s just that she screams “kind of like the queen in Alice in Wonderland,” uttering phrases reminiscent of “off with their heads.” Neil responds like most guys in marriage fights. He hides in “the bedroom playing video games.”

“Everyone in a relationship argues,” Debbie Mandel, author of Addicted to Stress, says. “However, how loudly you scream or how frequently you fight does not predict the outcome of your marriage.”

What qualifies as fighting fair in marriage essentially comes down to how each partner feels when they leave the ring. If both are hearty “boxers” who love a few rounds in the ring and then are ready for some make-up sex, the marriage is probably fine.

But if people leave the ring angry, bitter, and resentful, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate, either together or with the help of a therapist or psychologist.

How to Keep the Peace

Experts on wedded bliss — some with the pedigree of education and others with the scars of experience — have recommended the following strategies for smoothing things over:

  • Go to bed angry. Several therapists and couples say forget that adage about always resolving anger before turning in — and let someone sleep on the couch. “We’ve found that going to bed angry is often the best choice,” says Lisa Earle McLeod, author and a 23-year marriage veteran. “It allows partners to clear their thoughts, get some sleep, and make a date to resume the fight (which might seem less important in the light of day).”
  • Take a break. Even a 30-second break can help a couple push the reset button on a fight, licensed clinical counselor Timothy Warneka says. “Stop, step out of the room, and reconnect when everyone’s a little calmer.”
  • Own up to your part of the fight. Melody Brooke, a licensed marriage and family therapist, says two things derail intense fights: admitting what you did to get your partner ticked off and expressing empathy toward your partner. Brooke, author of The Blame Game, says this can be difficult but is typically extremely successful. “Letting down our defenses in the heat of battle seems counterintuitive, but it is actually very effective with couples.”
  • Find the humor. Pamela Bodley and her husband have been married 23 years, “and Lord knows it [wasn’t] easy in the early years,” she says. “But it’s much, much better now. We have a great sense of humor.” Her husband Paul has kept the mood light by always saying he knows women keep skillets in their purse. So when he does something wrong, Bodley says, “I just pretend to hit him over the head with a skillet and say, ‘TING!'”
  • Shut up and touch. Brooke says there’s a point where discussing the matter doesn’t help. So couples need to just hold each other when nothing else seems to be working. “Reconnecting through touch is very important.”
  • Ban the “but.” Jane Straus, author of Enough is Enough! Stop Enduring and Start Living Your Extraordinary Life, says couples often derail a resolution when they acknowledge the other partner’s position and then add a “but” in their next breath, reaffirming their own. An example: “I can understand why you didn’t pick up the dishes in the family room, but why do you think I’m the maid?”
  • Remember what’s important. “We soon realized that we don’t have two beings in a marriage,” Jacqueline Freeman says. “We actually have three: me, my husband, and the marriage. And we have to take good care of all three. So if we’ve been arguing about whose fault it is that the house is so messy, I might defend myself saying I was busy working on a project that will bring in more income, and he might say he was busy fixing something on the house that was broken. We used to be able to carry on a conversation like this for quite some time. But over the years, we seem to have developed a 15-minute timer for arguing. [Then] one of us will suddenly remember the key question: What’s best for the marriage?”

Therapists also say that it’s important to realize that no marriage is perfect and that fighting is often part of the ebb and flow of compromise.

I have come to realize that we are not normal,” Robbins says. “But as they say, ‘Normal is just a cycle on the washing machine.'”

Show Sources

Melody Brooke, licensed marriage and family counselor; author, The Blame Game.

Debbie Mandel, stress management expert; author, Addicted To Stress: A Woman’s 7 Step Program To Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life.

Lisa Earl McLeod, author, Forget Perfect, Finding Grace When You Can’t Even Find Clean Underwear.

Jane Straus, author, Enough is Enough! Stop Enduring and Start Living Your Extraordinary Life.

A student at far-left Oberlin College in Ohio is being mercilessly mocked for penning an op-ed in the school newspaper complaining of being “angry” and “scared” that “cisgender” men installed radiators in the author’s “safe space” dorm designated for women and transgender students.

What are the details?

The op-ed’s author — Peter Fray-Witzer — wrote that the radiator work was being done in Baldwin Cottage, which the school’s website says is “the home of the Women and Trans* Collective, a close-knit community that provides women and transgendered persons with a safe space for discussion, communal living, and personal development. It has a capacity for 30 residents, and is open to anyone who identifies as female or trans, regardless of race, nationality, religion, assigned sex, or sexual orientation.”

Fray-Witzer wrote, “In general, I am very averse to people entering my personal space. This anxiety was compounded by the fact that the crew would be strangers, and they were more than likely to be cisgender men.”

The author added that when work began in common areas, “I could see immediately that they were all men.”

More from the op-ed:

I was angry, scared, and confused. Why didn’t the College complete the installation over the summer, when the building was empty? Why couldn’t they tell us precisely when the workers would be there? Why were they only notifying us the day before the installation was due to begin?I felt mildly violated and a little peeved. [. ]

I couldn’t help but think that, though there were other dorms affected by the installation, Baldwin Cottage was one of the worst places for it to occur. There are myriad reasons to want to be housed in Baldwin Cottage, but many people — myself included — choose to live there for an added degree of privacy and a feeling of safety and protection. A significant portion of students choose to live in Baldwin because they are victims of sexual assault or abuse, have suffered past invasions of privacy, or have some other reason to fear cisgender men. [. ]

They should have taken measures to keep students comfortable and safe — especially those who have elected to live in a specifically designated safe space.

Given Fray-Witzer’s first name — Peter — and the fact that Baldwin Cottage is for women and trans students, it isn’t clear why Fray-Witzer is allowed to live there. The author doesn’t elaborate in the op-ed or offer personal pronouns.

How did commenters on the op-ed respond?

Fray-Witzer’s op-ed has since gone viral, but not in a very positive way. The author is getting mocked — even in the comments connected to the op-ed. Here are some responses:

  • “I read this and all I see is a bigot playing victim,” one commenter wrote. “We seriously need to stop entertaining nonsense like this.”
  • “Please let this be a joke!” another commenter declared. “Please!”
  • “I’m surprised that the writer of this essay didn’t tell us his/her/their pronouns,” another commenter observed. “This is exactly the kind of newspaper where such information would be expected to appear.”
  • “I’m so sorry that the students whose families can afford to send them to an $80k/year tuition college like Oberlin are so oppressed by the $15/hour maintenance men who just happen to be male and heterosexual,” another commenter noted. “The nerve of those privileged monsters to step into your dorm to make sure the radiators work and to unstop the toilets. When will the class intimidation of the blue collar privileged over the oppressed rich and woke ever end?!”

Anything else?

Fox News said Oberlin’s press office did not immediately respond to its request for comment on the matter.

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A t the beginning of 2020, while her home country burned and the rest of the world was waking up to a global pandemic, Courtney Barnett was in Los Angeles. She’d just completed an American tour; her plan was to find herself an apartment and stick around a little longer to work on songs.

Then – after “it all got really wild” – she came home to Melbourne. For maybe the first time in six years – since her 2016 hit Avant Gardener turned her into the newest “New Dylan” – Barnett finally had time to sit and think.

“There was a bit of a personal shift of some sort in my brain,” she says carefully over Zoom, from a Spartan-looking room that offers no clues. “I felt myself opening up in a different way.”

Barnett’s personal life had been riven with upheaval, even beyond the virus that wreaked havoc on her industry. Her relationship with Jen Cloher, with whom she founded her label Milk! Records in 2012, had ended in 2018 (the business partnership remains intact). There had also been “some deaths” – she doesn’t say whom. “I was just checking in with myself, on a different level than I maybe had done previously.”

‘It’s one of my favourite songs that I’ve written, and I’m so proud of it,’ Barnett says of Before You Gotta Go. Photograph: Ian Laidlaw/Remote Control Records

Barnett is prone to talking in broad brush strokes, with long pauses, sometimes repeating herself in search of a better choice of words. It’s easy to understand why. Her first two EPs (released in 2013 as A Sea of Split Peas) and debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit turned her into one of the most talked-about Australian songwriters of her generation, earning her a Grammy nomination for best new artist. She also became a darling of the American chat-show circuit.

Barnett’s third album is called Things Take Time, Take Time. Lyrically, it’s a throwback to her conversational, verbose early EPs. Words – lots of them – tumble out, offering reassurance and comfort. “When you sleep, are you warm, can you feel my cold feet? Are you good, are you making ends meet?” she asks on Sunfair Sundown.

Many of the songs – especially the second single, Before You Gotta Go – could be construed as being addressed to Cloher, given the pair’s shared history of writing songs with, to and about each other. But Barnett, in between long pauses, insists that it’s both more universal and more complicated than that.

“I’ve heard a few people refer to it as a breakup song, and I don’t want to say that anyone’s wrong or right, but I think it diminishes the intention of the song,” she says. “It’s more all-encompassing, and I feel like it would do a disservice to the song for me to box it into one moment, or one person.”

Regardless of who it was intended for, it radiates kindness – “One of the biggest unspoken themes of the album,” she says. The song itself “is about relationships, but it’s also about friendships, and not clinging on to regret. I feel like it’s a universal song. It’s one of my favourite songs that I’ve written, and I’m so proud of it.”

Barnett says she wrote much of the album as though she were extending a “comforting arm [around] a friend”; the songs are all directed outwards, to other people. The music is also softer, partly a product of the space in which it was written: “I was writing in a flat, so it was kind of quiet because I didn’t want angry neighbours.”

But in a way, Barnett was seeking comfort herself, centring herself in the cyclical patterns of the drum machine she used to accompany her acoustic guitar. At home, she sought solace in the music of Arthur Russell, Leonard Cohen and Brian Eno. “I was making the music I wanted to listen to – calm, repetitive, very comforting music”.

‘There was a whole lot of time for reflection, and to be grateful, and to consider those things wholly and truly.’ Photograph: Ian Laidlaw/Remote Control Records

She sent the demos to Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa, eventually asking her to co-produce the album. It was recorded in Sydney in the summer of 2020–21, without Barnett’s usual collaborators, drummer Dave Mudie and bass player Bones Sloane (they have resumed their usual roles on tour, with Mozgawa joining the group, now back in the US).

Live, she says, the songs have more fizz. “I love playing loud and aggressive and disjointed music, and I love that songs can have different lives. So I’m sure they’ll get a bit faster, get a bit more energy, get a bit more raucous. But what I wanted the recorded version to sound like was keeping in check with that sense of calmness.”

Being forced to stop, amid fire and plague, gave Barnett perspective. “There was a whole lot of time for reflection, and to be grateful, and to consider those things wholly and truly, not just as a kind of fleeting buzzword. Just to really understand what those things mean.”

On Rae Street, the first single, Barnett sings: “You seem so stable, but you’re just hanging on / Let go that expectation, change the station, find out what you want”. It could be addressed to anyone fighting their way through the times, but perhaps more than any other song on Things Take Time, Take Time, it reflected Barnett’s own state of mind before coming home.

“I think it was just a letting go of structure – maybe just a different relationship to life and death, and accepting all the unknown things that you cannot control,” she says. “Time needs patience – taking each of those moments and how we react to them. I think that was my biggest lesson, and the biggest lesson of the album.”

Things Take Time, Take Time is out Friday 12 November through Milk Records

No single factor puts a child at risk of being bullied or bullying others. Bullying can happen anywhere—cities, suburbs, or rural towns. Depending on the environment, some groups—such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) youth, youth with disabilities, and socially isolated youth—may be at an increased risk of being bullied. Stigma can also spread false and harmful information that can lead to increasing rates of bullying, harassment, and hate crimes against certain groups of people.

Children at Risk of Being Bullied

Generally, children who are bullied have one or more of the following risk factors:

  • Are perceived as different from their peers, such as being overweight or underweight, wearing glasses or different clothing, being new to a school, or being unable to afford what kids consider “cool”
  • Are perceived as weak or unable to defend themselves
  • Are depressed, anxious, or have low self esteem
  • Are less popular than others and have few friends
  • Do not get along well with others, seen as annoying or provoking, or antagonize others for attention

However, even if a child has these risk factors, it doesn’t mean that they will be bullied.

Children More Likely to Bully Others

There are two types of kids who are more likely to bully others:

  • Some are well-connected to their peers, have social power, are overly concerned about their popularity, and like to dominate or be in charge of others.
  • Others are more isolated from their peers and may be depressed or anxious, have low self esteem, be less involved in school, be easily pressured by peers, or not identify with the emotions or feelings of others.

Children who have these factors are also more likely to bully others;

  • Are aggressive or easily frustrated
  • Have less parental involvement or having issues at home
  • Think badly of others
  • Have difficulty following rules
  • View violence in a positive way
  • Have friends who bully others

Remember, those who bully others do not need to be stronger or bigger than those they bully. The power imbalance can come from a number of sources—popularity, strength, cognitive ability—and children who bully may have more than one of these characteristics.

Sakura is by no means an unfriendly person, but boy does that girl have a short fuse. Combined with someone who is as dense as Naruto, she gets ample chances to deal out some punishment. You would think Naruto would eventually learn not to tick off the woman who can punch through buildings with her bare hands.

Chi-Chi

From Dragon Ball Z

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and that is especially true when the woman is your wife. It should speak volumes that Son Gokuu and many other members of the Z Fighters are openly afraid of this normal(ish) human woman despite all of them being powerful enough to destroy planets with a flick of the wrist.

Kenshin Himura

From Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan

It takes a lot of killing to earn a nickname like Battousai the Manslayer, but Kenshin Himura did just that. While the terrors of war did cause Kenshin to take a vow against killing, you cannot go through a nightmare like that without becoming a little unhinged along the way. It can take a lot to make Kenshin angry but when that does finally happen, God help you.

From Berserk

A classic example of a tragic hero, Guts began his life from death as he was born from the corpse of his mother. Being trained as a soldier literally from birth, his life has seen little more than one battlefield after the next. A lifetime of killing has given Guts a "swing sword first, ask questions later" attitude and his heart hardens further with each comrade that is lost.

Monkey D. Luffy

From One Piece

Luffy is a really nice guy. One of the nicest you could ever meet. He does not kill people, he goes out of his way to help others and do the right thing, the whole shebang. On top of all that, he cares about his friends more than anything else. So if you are unfortunate enough to have hurt one of his friends, run. Do not try to fight; just run. It is the only chance you have. The nicest guys have the strongest anger buried within and Luffy is one of the top examples of that.

Ichigo Kurosaki

From Bleach

Sometimes anger is an involuntary choice. You do not choose to get angry, it just happens to you. For some people this is just how their mind works but for Ichigo Kurosaki it is because he has a literal inner demon that is happy to come out and kill, kill, kill.

Lelouch Lamperouge

From Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

You know what really grinds my gears? When I am trying to take over the world by fighting the planet's largest military power and things just are not going my way. Staging a rebellion is not easy, it makes a lot of hard work and dirty manipulation. Honestly, my plans of global conquest having even the slightest risk of failure can be such a stress inducer.

Yuno Gasai

From Mirai Nikki (TV)

Ah, the girlfriend who would do anything for you. From keeping you company for the day to bringing you soup when you are sick, from defending your honor to insulting other girls who come near you. wait is that a knife? She's got a gun too! Yeah, crazy angry + weapons is not a good combination for anyone else who happens to be standing nearby.

Chibimaru-chan

From Tottoko Hamtarou

Anger can take many forms, even little cute and tiny. Sure Chibimaru-chan is furious, but is she not still adorable? Look at that face, how could you ever be angry with a rage-induced hamster face like that?

Usagi Tsukino

From Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Sometimes anger is used to cover up another emotion, such as embarrassment. The angry person will still totally clobber you in this state and you might also even make them cry. Way to go, you monster.

Natsu Dragneel

From Fairy Tail

Some protagonists gain their strength through the power of friendship and love, whereas others just get really pissed off and keep hitting you until you stop moving. When someone has the amount of literal firepower that Natsu can wield, it may be a good idea to stay on his good side.

Sakura Kinomoto

From Cardcaptor Sakura

When you are angry you just want to punch and kick and. cook? Well I guess everybody needs an outlet, and even if you are angry that does not mean you have spare time to neglect your chores.

Hazuki Okamoto

From Plastic Neesan

Ever been so mad with someone you grabbed them by the face and slammed their body into a wall hard enough to shatter the stone it is made from? No? Ah anime, never change.

Yui Funami

From Yuru Yuri

One of the most extreme physical examples of anger is becoming red in the face. Not like, "oh you look cute because it looks like you're blushing." More like, "blood is going to her brain for extra processing power so she can simultaneously plan how to kill me and where to hide the body."

Rika Furude

From Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Nothing quite triggers an angry spell like a complete and total mental breakdown, where there is certainly no shortage of in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.

Mikoto Misaka

From Toaru Majutsu no Index

Almost everyone has had that moment in life where the vending machine just refuses to work. Maybe your snack gets stuck on the way down or maybe the machine ate your coins, but something went wrong. It is at this point where the vending machine voids its rights to physical safety and you have determined you are free to do whatever you want to that machine because darn it you need your snack!

Roy Mustang

From Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Very few things can spark a murderous rage within a man, but coming face to face with his best friend's killer will certainly due the trick.

Maka Albarn

From Soul Eater

Most girls learn a simple fact about boys at a young age; boys are stupid. With a dork of a partner, Maka often finds reason to inflict physical harm on her friend Soul.

Kagome Higurashi

From Inuyasha

The angry girlfriend who won't even look at you and probably doesn't return your calls. Kagome Higurashi has the stubborn anger of the teenager that she is, which makes matters worse for Inuyasha as he is saddled with an unremovable magic necklace that she can use to slam him into the ground hard enough to leave Inuyasha-shaped holes.

Potato

From Dai Mahou Touge

Self-mutilation is a grotesque and horrific act, but it becomes hilarious when an animated potato is doing it. Taking a deadly vegetable peeler to his own skin, the intense emotions felt by potato result in an action of bravery, courage, and a delicious lunch.