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SkateboardingSkateboarding is an activity that has seen more evolution in its history than perhaps any other sport. First bursting onto the scene in California in the 1950s as a new way to "surf on land", skateboards have gone through countless stages since the original prototype--a simple wooden plank with two roller skate trucks nailed to the bottom. In the early days, skateboarding was considered an off-shoot of surfing. Often referred to as "sidewalk surfing", skateboarders used their basic wooden planks and wheels on land to emulate the feel of riding the waves. It wasn't until the rest of the country caught onto this new fad that it just blew up and became what we now see it as today--a highly competitive sport consisting of ridiculous stunts, tricks, and maneuvers using skateboards with perfect dimensions and intricate artwork. 1940s The first prototype of the modern skateboard was created. It was called the "Skeeter Skate", and it was made from aluminum and was ridden on four pedal-car style wheels. The surface of the Skeeter Skate was about 4 3/8 inches wide and 15 3/4 inches long. You could ride it with a handle attached or without one. Before the Skeeter Skate, a few other things came out resembling skateboards, but they never had steering; you could only go straight on them. This was the first skateboard-type device with axles that you could steer, known as "trucks". [read the rest]
Between AMC's hit with The Walking Dead and the long awaited film remake of Max Brooks' novel World War Z, zombies seem to working their way further into people's hearts and minds. And then possibly eating them. However, zombie literature is not just limited to World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide. Oh yes, it goes far beyond those two classic zombie novels. Some of the best zombie books tell of the struggles of survivors during the zombie apocalypse, others tell the sad tales of sentient zombies trying to live normal lives after undeath.
It is my experience that the more positive habits you have in your life, the more emotional happiness you will experience. Instead of telling you things you should do to make increase your emotional satisfaction, I've created a list of bad habits you should try to correct. Not only will they make you happier, they will also make you a better person.