Life, Mansplained: Why You Need Salt When It’s Hot

When it’s hot outside, you need to drink more water because water keeps your body cool.  And probably everybody and his brother has told you that eating salt is bad for you.

But when it gets really, really hot outside, sometimes you can get very sick from the heat.  And if the ambulance men come to help you, the first thing they’ll do is put a needle of something called “saline solution” into your arm.  “Saline solution” is just a fancy man-word for salt water.

See, too much salt is bad for you.  But when it’s very, very hot outside, you need a little bit of salt in your body to help you keep water in your body.  Salt is very good at helping the body hold on to water.  Why?

You’ve heard of strong worker men pouring salt on the roads when it’s icy or snowing and that’s because water loves salt.  As soon as water touches salt, it goes right into the salt crystals like magic.  With your body, it’s kinda the same.  If your body has a good amount of salt in it, the water in your body will say, “hey, I’m not leaving this body!  There’s salt in here and salt is my friend!”  So the salt tells the water to stay in your body and you don’t get sick.

So if it’s very hot outside and you don’t have air conditioning, or if you’re at the water park in your cute little bikini on a very hot day, be sure to eat some saltine crackers.  Drink lots of water, too!  Together, salt and water will make sure you don’t get sick.

See?  Simple enough for even a girl to understand.


So You Want To Build A Better Society?

It doesn’t take much.  Just a simple question to yourself:

“How does this affect others?”

If everyone asked themselves this question every time they did something, this is what would happen:

– you wouldn’t find an abandoned grocery cart in the middle of an aisle

– you wouldn’t be stuck behind someone in the passing lane who is obviously not passing anyone

– you would never find a car parked across two parking spaces

– you would find you’re a kinder, gentler person because everyone else is.

So instead of waiting for everyone else to make the first move, start asking the question of yourself – “how does what I’m doing negatively affect others?”

It’s that simple.  You improve society when you lead by example.



when i was a social justice warrior i felt like i was in a cult. there i said it lmao

It IS a cult.  They have their deity (”The Cause”), they have their priests (Linda Sarsour, etc.), they have laypeople (people in the cult), and they take their “offerings” from the taxpayer.  If you try to leave, they shame you, just like cults do.  If you speak evil of The Cause, they will tell you that you don’t have enough faith or that you’re not trying hard enough.

If it’s not a cult, it’s definitely a full-blown religion.


“I Need Your Advice” = “Please Decide For Me.”



If she asks your advice, what she really means is, “please decide for me.”

It’s not easy for anyone to ask another to make a decision.  But when she asks your advice, what she’s really asking is that you take control.

And that’s okay.  It makes her feel safe and it makes you feel needed.

Sometimes I have to preface a conversation with Daddy with “I just need to complain about something…” and then launch into whatever it is. Otherwise, he tries to give me advice on how to fix the problem and being a good girl I then have to at least try to follow his advice.

It’s sweet and I love how he instinctually wants to manage and lead even in he parts of my life that he isn’t directly involved. But sometimes… a girl just needs to vent lol

Men are problem solvers.  We inherently don’t understand (or can’t understand) how “venting” does anything to alleviate the negative feelings associated with a problem.  Conversely, women are “venters”; just talking about a problem can make it feel better.

This is the huge difference between men and women that makes us think, “he/she doesn’t understand me” and it’s very simply this: men do things, women feel things. That is not to say men don’t feel things and women don’t do things, but when it comes to problems, men seek to immediately solve any given situation believing the emotions can be processed later.   Women, on the other hand, seek to immediately process the emotions involved in any given situation believing the situation can be resolved later.  Neither approach is right or wrong, they’re just different.  Men are inherently warriors and view “counter-attack” as the immediate conclusion to a problem.  Women are inherently nurturers and view internal or external “dialogue” as the immediate conclusion to the same problem.

It is vital that we all understand the critical differences between the male and female psyches if we’re ever to stop the blame game.

The approach by @lovingbrat94 and her Daddy is excellent.  A girl should begin a venting session with her man by saying, “I just need to vent” so that men know their position in the car – normally, men are the drivers, using knowledge of the highways of life to avoid a disaster.  But when a girl needs to vent, it’s important that she tell her man her intentions so that he knows to sit in the back seat for a few minutes.

When she eventually says, “I need your advice,” that is the moment when she is ready for a solution and she needs the man to become the driver again.

As with most things in a relationship, there are only 3 critical components: communication, communication, and communication.