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Relationship Posts On Facebook Only Prove People’s Insecurity In Their Relationship

Relationship Posts On Facebook Only Prove People’s Insecurity In Their Relationship

People who make a big fuss about their relationships on Facebook are those feeling the least secure in their relationships as a new study shows.

The sudden flood of posts you see about a relationship is known as “relationship visibility”.

Relation visibility might sound like a happy couple just sharing their love, but the truth is that it’s just a mask to cover their deep feelings of insecurity, as found by a recent study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Researchers postulated that attachment triggers relationship visibility, meaning “avoidant individuals showed low desire for relationship visibility, whereas anxious individuals reported high desire visibility.”

Relationship Posts On Facebook Only Prove People’s Insecurity In Their Relationship

Their theory was proven correct after recruiting 108 student couples to participate in three-related studies that required them to keep a daily dairy about their relationship for two weeks,

Researchers said: “On a daily basis, when people felt more insecure about their partner’s feelings, they tended to make their relationships visible,” “These studies highlight the role of relationships in how people portray themselves to others.”

Which means that when a person is insecure in their relationship and feeling down about their partner, they go to Facebook for some kind of validation. At the very least the supportive comments could be a distraction from personal distress.

Relationship Posts On Facebook Only Prove People’s Insecurity In Their Relationship

Airi Lampinen, co-author of the study said in a press release, “while social norms required individuals to be real in their sharing behavior, presenting oneself in the right way through sharing often necessitated an element of faking. We found that it was not uncommon for some users to purposely choose to listen to, or indeed not listen to, particular music according to the image that that individual wants to portray to others.”

So the next time some unbearable person you want to unfriend talks about his relationship for the billionth time, don’t get mad. Get worried about their relationship because they certainly are.

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Why Do Men Get Erections In The Morning?

Why Do Men Get Erections In The Morning?

It’s an amusing, albeit often highly inconvenient, phenomenon that half of the world’s population has to deal with on a regular basis. So what’s the science story behind that morning glory? Let’s find out.

Morning glories, or nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) as they are correctly called, are spontaneous erections that occur during sleep or while waking up. All blokes without erectile dysfunction are graced with them and they normally occur around three to five times during sleep.

NPT actually starts in utero, or in the womb (seriously), and continues throughout life. If it’s any consolation, men aren’t completely alone—women also get clitoral erections and vaginal engorgement during sleep, and various nonhuman mammals also get NPT.

While a few different theories have been proposed over the years to explain NPT, what causes it still remains uncertain. NPT, just like clitoral erections, is associated with REM(rapid eye movement) sleep. One idea is that during REM sleep, noradrenergic cells(neurons that release the neurotransmitter noradrenaline [norepinephrine]) located in an area of the pons (part of the brainstem) called the locus coeruleus are switched off. It is thought that these cells are associated with the inhibitory tone of the penis; therefore, when their activity is reduced during REM sleep, testosterone-dependent excitatory tones can be expressed which result in an erection.

Why Do Men Get Erections In The Morning?

It’s also been suggested that NPT is triggered by the release of nitric oxide (NO). NO is released by cells that line the inside of blood vessels which then diffuses into smooth muscle, causing it to relax. This also causes blood vessels to dilate, hence increasing blood flow to the penis and voila, an erection. It’s thought that increased activity of part of the pons during REM sleep triggers a cascade of events that ultimately lead to NO release by nerve fibers. This is also regulated by androgens such as testosterone.

So we have discussed how, but what about why? One idea is that these sleep exercises actually contribute to the health of your junk. Erections cause the erectile tissue (corpora cavernosa) to swell, which in turnoxygenates the tissue. This oxygenation maintains its viability and helps to prevent cavernous fibrosis, a condition that can ultimately lead to erectile dysfunction.

Why Do Men Get Erections In The Morning?

Another interesting theory is that pitching a tent prevents men from wetting the bed. There are two main types of erections: psychogenic and reflex. The former starts with stimulating thoughts or images which trigger an erection via nerve signals. The latter is an involuntary process that occurs without sexy thoughts and it’s believed that a full bladder can trigger them. The nerves controlling these reflex erections are located in the sacral nerves of the spinal cord which are also stimulated by a full bladder. Since it’s difficult to pee with a stiffy, it’s thought that NPT may prevent accidental nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting). While this may sound plausible, it seems unlikely because the body has lots of other methods to prevent you from wetting the bed. Furthermore, it doesn’t really make sense given that nocturnal enuresis also affects women.

It seems the most likely explanation is that all of that nighttime mischief is really helping to keep your crown jewels healthy. Be pleased he’s looking out for you.

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A Powerful Way To Change The Way People Think About Themselves

A Powerful Way To Change The Way People Think About Themselves

How many of us look in the mirror and feel inadequate or ugly? These women didn't know what to expect at first, but then the mirror started talking to them with personalized messages from their families and friends, reassuring them just how appreciated they are.

A Powerful Way To Change The Way People Think About Themselves

 More people need to hear how special they are no matter female or male. We all struggle and a kind word of appreciation would mean so very much.

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Unlock the Secrets of your Poop

Unlock the Secrets of your Poop

Talking about poop isn’t the most pleasant subject in the world, but the fact of the matter is that that what you deposit in your toilet can tell you much about what’s going on inside your body.

Time you gave a sh*t about your poop

Our bodies are complex organisms, and there’s a lot that can go wrong with them. Running a temperature, pain, fatigue, and depression are all clear signs that there’s trouble afoot, and your poop is another sign, that, but did you know how to read it, could give you an early warning that all is not well. So if you don’t give a sh*t about your poop, you’re passing up a great opportunity of diagnosing any potential problems, and taking the advantage that early treatment of any condition or disease can bring.

Creating your own pooposcope

Reading the tea leaves or the coffee grounds might give you some insight into what’s in store for you; but then again it might not. Reading your poop however, will. So let’s get down to business and set about telling you how you can read your own pooposcope.

The Bristol Stool Chart

Unlock the Secrets of your Poop

The color of your stools (posh word), their consistency, their size, and their smell are all tell-tale signs of certain aspects of your internal health. As we go through the motions (little hidden pun there) of teaching you what to look for when you examine your poop, we’ll make use of something called the “Bristol Stool Chart”. It’s something that researchers at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in the UK came up with. I always thought the Brits talked a load of ****, but they do it with such a cute accent! No, in all seriousness, it will help us to categorize the different types of poop and explain what each means.


The Perfect Poop

Who would have thought that finding the perfect poop could make you happy; but it should. It’s a sign that all is well on the inside. This is what the average stool consists of:
  • Water (approx 75%)
  • Solid matter (approx 25%)

The so-called solid matter can be broken down into:
  • Dead bacteria
  • Indigestible food matter (fiber and cellulose)
  • Cholesterol
  • Other fatty substances

The exact make-up and appearance of your stools will vary to a certain degree, according to what you have eaten and drunk. It normally takes somewhere between 18 and 72 hours to digest food and create poop. In an ideal world, (and now referring to the Bristol Stool Chart), the closer your stools are to types 3, 4, and 5, (4 & 5 being the ppp – the pinnacle of poop perfection), the better. When you have diarrhea, it’s because you’re stools have been processed to quickly and your intestines haven’t had time to extract as much water as they normally should. At the other end of the scale, failure to produce within 72 hours, is indicative of constipation, which may be linked to other problems.


Stool type # 1 – Small, hard lumpy stools


These types of stools can indicate acute disbacteriosis, which is an inflammation of the small intestine. Because certain bacteria are missing, there is little to be able to retain the water in the stool. These lumps of poop are small, solid, and abrasive, normally being anywhere from 1 to 2 cm in diameter. Because they are solid and somewhat scratchy, they can be quite painful to pass. This can cause anal bleeding. These types of stools are typical for anyone who has undergone a treatment of antibiotics, or anyone on a low fiber, or fiber free diet.

Stool type # 2 – Sausage shaped stools with lumps

This type of stool is actually a quantity of type 1 stools which have impacted into one single stool. They have a diameter of between 3 and 4 cm and often occur through constipation, remaining in the intestinal tract for several weeks. They are difficult and painful to pass, and may cause bleeding in the process, given their solidity, and the fact that their size exceeds that of the anal aperture.

This type of stool is typical for someone suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

Stool type # 3 – Sausage shaped stools with a cracked surface
This type of stool is similar to stool number 2, but is processed faster, (typically between one and two weeks) and is therefore also indicative of constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.

Stool type # 4 – Sausage shaped stools, soft and smooth

This type of stool is pretty close to perfection. It is 1 to 2 cm in diameter (which indicates relatively short transit time and good fiber content). It is typical of someone who defecates once per day.

Stool type 5 – Soft blobs of poop with well defined edges

This type of poop is as close as you’ll get to poop perfection. With a diameter of between 1 and 1.5 centimeters, it is typical of someone who defecates two or three times per day following major meals.

Stool Type # 6 – Fluffy stools that have ragged, torn, edges

This type of stool is very soft in texture. It can catch people by surprise and cause problems if a bathroom isn’t close by. It can also be quite difficult to clean with toilet tissue alone. A bidet would be useful. This type of stool indicates high blood pressure, and stress.

Stool type # 7 – Diarrhea type – loose

This is similar to ordinary diarrhea but in this instance is something called paradoxical diarrhea because it happens in conjunction with constipation, accompanying stool type 1. It is often experienced by children and the elderly.

Unlock the Secrets of your Poop

Stool Color

As well as size, shape, and consistency, the color of stools can be quite symptomatic, being an indicator of various conditions. A normal healthy stool, (or one than doesn’t indicate the existence of any problems) is a medium/light brown color.


  • Black, tar, or bright red colored stools: These are an indication that there may be bleeding in the GI or anal tract, and you are advised to consult your doctor without delay. Please note however that black stools can be experienced from certain medications, various health supplements, and after eating black licorice.
  • Very pale brown, gray, or white stools: This odd coloration can be caused through a lack of bile, although white stools can also be a result of taking antacids. However, these types of discolored stools may indicate problems such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, and pancreatic illness. These are all serious conditions and you should see your doctor immediately for a check-up.
  • Yellow colored stools: Yellow colored stools can be an indication of a problem with your gallbladder, a giardia infection, or something known as Gilbert’s syndrome. Yellow stools are a prompt to visit your doctor.
Smelly Stools

No matter which way you dress it up, poop don’t smell nice. But there’s not nice, and then there’s downright nasty smelling poop. Vile smelling stools can be indicative of:
  • A problem with absorption
  • Celiac disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Cystic fibrosis

Holistic health covers all aspects of well-being

Knowing how to interpret your stools can actually be a real life saver, so it’s not something you can just pooh-pooh (sorry I couldn’t resist it). I’ve just scratched the surface here in this article, If you like to dig deeper, follow this link to the mercola.com website. They do say that a holistic health lifestyle addresses all aspects of health and being. Well you have to say that learning how to read your own pooposcopes is really taking that sentiment to heart.

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Gallery: The Otherworldly Beauty Of Microscopic Organisms

Marine diatoms are one of the smallest creatures on Earth. UK-based biologist Klaus Kemp and filmographer Matthew Killip teamed up to showcase these minuscule organisms' diverse beauty.

Gallery: The Otherworldly Beauty Of Microscopic Organisms

Diatoms are single-celled organisms found in oceans all over the world. There are estimated to be 100,000 species of these micron-sized creatures in existence, and they play a crucial role as one of the main food sources for marine organisms, including fish, molluscs and tunicates, such as sea squirts.

Once you get them under the microscope, the diatoms will reveal the incredible glass shells that contain their tiny bodies. During the Victorian era - the second half of the 19th century - scientists would pop them under their microscopes and lay them out in complex and beautiful arrangements, and UK-based biologist Klaus Kemp is one of the last remaining scientists on Earth to keep the practice alive.

Filmographer Matthew Killip made a documentary about Kemp, as the master of diatom art, and these stunning images were the result. Killip explains how the film came to be over at Neatorama:

I was very curious to see if anyone still practiced diatom arrangement and also to find out how it was done. I managed to track down Klaus Kemp in the UK - he's really the only person doing this to a professional level (he's able to make a living from a small base of collectors) - and filmed with him for one afternoon in December 2013.

During the filming Klaus told me all the Victorian diatomists took their secrets to the grave, so there was no accurate information on the practice when he first started, aged sixteen. It has taken him years to be able to create these stunning microscopic slides of arranged diatoms, and although The Diatomist is a modest short film I hope it does some justice to what really is Klaus' life's work.


Watch the documentary below, and head to Neatorama to see more images created by Kemp.You can also read a tutorial for how to make your own diatom art, you know, if you happen to have some microscopic organisms and imaging equipment lying around.

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Gallery: The Otherworldly Beauty Of Microscopic Organisms

Gallery: The Otherworldly Beauty Of Microscopic Organisms



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Goldfish Has Brain Surgery To Give Hhim Another 20 Years of Life


Meet George – he’s a very special goldfish.

He’s special because he’s just undergone surgery to remove a tumour from his brain.

George, who is otherwise a normal goldfish (but by no means ordinary), was said to be ‘really suffering’ and was unable to swim or eat properly due to a large tumour hanging off his face.


The lump was also said to be ‘affecting his quality of life’.

That was until hero veterinarian – Dr Tristan Rich took on the case.


The fish was admitted to Lort Smith Animal Hospital in North Melbourne where Dr Rich said he could either be put to sleep or they could attempt the intricate surgical procedure.


Luckily for George, who is 10-years-old, his owner was said to be rather attached to him and opted for the £111 surgery.


George, who weighs about 80 grams, was put under a general anaesthetic and underwent a 45-minute operation to release him of his tumour.

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It took three buckets of water – one for the initial dose of anaesthetic, one with enough anaesthetic to keep him asleep during the operation (with a tube that flushed water over his gills) and a third full of oxygenated water for his recovery.


‘It’s a very fiddly procedure, and you have to be very careful about blood loss,’ Dr Rich, who has performed 10 operations on fish before, told The Age newspaper.

‘It can be a few hundred dollars, and mostly it’s charged for the standard anaesthetic, also depending on the time it takes. The actual procedure is quick and straightforward.

‘George is now doing great; he spent a few days in the tank, and is now swimming happily in the pond.’

If healthy, goldfish can live up to 30 years. Good luck George!

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Leave An Apple Out In The Sun For A Week And You Get… A Creepy Shrunken Head


This is what happens to your face if you go out in the sun without sun-cream on…

Not really. This is in fact what an apple looks like after having a few marks cut into it and being left out in the Las Vegas sun for a week.


Handyman Mark Eldred, 44, scored a few features into the apple and then left mother nature to do the rest.

The rotten result looks creepily similar to a shrunken head.

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The idea came to Mark when he saw his wife carving out pumpkins for Halloween, and thought he could create something a little more scary.

Careful though, in the British ‘sun’ apples are more likely to turn into a mouldy mess than shrunken heads.

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Amazing Natural Phenomenon From the Dead Sea [VIDEO]

Amazing Natural Phenomenon From the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is an amazing place to float, meditate, and to heal your aching body. But some guys hanging out on its shores show it is an awesome place to discover natural phenomena.


Amazing Natural Phenomenon From the Dead Sea

Check out the salt crystals that they collected at a recent trip to the Dead Sea in the video below.

VIDEO: Amazing natural phenomenon in the Dead Sea 



If you are eager to “grow” your own salt crystals the video below shows how it’s done. Skip ahead to the second half of the video if you want to do it with ordinary table salt.

Isn’t nature mind blowing?

VIDEO:  How to grow beautiful crystals of salt - do your chemical experiment! 



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Violinist Plays During Brain Surgery [VIDEO]

Years after a classical violinist’s tremor made it so that she could no longer perform, she underwent brain surgery to correct the disorder. The unusual procedure was captured on video as the surgeons had Naomi Elishuv play her violin while they operated.

Violinist Plays During Brain Surgery

 An unusual procedure was captured on video as neurosurgeons had classical violinist Naomi Elishuv play her instrument while they operated on her brain. (Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center/YouTube)

Violinist Plays During Brain Surgery

The neurosurgeons needed to insert a pacemaker into Elishuv’s brain to suppress her shaking. To ensure the proper placement, Elishuv was kept awake. The doctors asked her to play as they worked and she played. The former Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra violinist opted to perform Mozart.

The surgery has been a success. One of the doctors said they saw the tremor “melt away” as soon as they turned on the current.

Violinist Plays During Brain Surgery

“It’s a shame that I didn’t know about this operation before,” Elishuv, who was forced to give up playing the violin nearly two decades ago, said. “Now I’m going to live again.”

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Human Head Transplant Now Theoretically Possible

Human Head Transplant Now Theoretically Possible

Since the 1960s and 1970s, doctors and neurosurgeons have been successfully attaching the heads of dogs and monkeys to different bodies.

The earliest Russian experiments using dogs are actually pretty well-known. The problem has not been keeping the head alive, but instead reconnecting the spinal cord of the donor head and recipient body.

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Now, a newly published report published by Sergio Canavaro in Surgical Neurology International proposes to solve the problem of spinal cord incompatibility. He suggests a form of clean-cut technique and synthetic fusion using materials like PEG. He explains it in his report in saying:

“It is this “clean cut” [which is] the key to spinal cord fusion, in that it allows proximally severed axons to be ‘fused’ with their distal counterparts. This fusion exploits so-called fusogens/sealants….[which] are able to immediately reconstitute (fuse/repair) cell membranes damaged by mechanical injury, independent of any known endogenous sealing mechanism.”
Human Head Transplant Now Theoretically Possible

The possibility of combining a the head from dying body and connecting it with a fresh but recently deceased body, could call for a whole new kind of organ donor card. In vivo evidence of reconnecting the spinal cord was recently attained by scientists at the Cleveland Clinic and associated university using rats.

Of course, there is a lot of controversy surrounding the use of dead bodies and severed heads. Its use will likely first come when dealing with people who have lost their heads in accidents. The idea is not too far fetched, since other dramatic reattachments have succeeded.

Human Head Transplant Now Theoretically Possible

Still, the research points to greater possibilities for healing the paralyzed. Although we are years away from being able to transplant a human head at an estimated cost of $10 million, we are much closer to being able to help paralyzed patients fully regain use of their bodies.

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This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

Ships are supposed to float above the water. Right? Well not this one. It spends all of its time just below the water on purpose. Doing a job that we never expected. Because who knew you'd need something like this… until you do. Amazing.

A heavy-lift ship is a vessel designed to move very large loads that cannot be handled by normal ships.


This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

This is the Blue Marlin, a semi-submerging vessels capable of lifting another ship out of the water and transporting it.

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

Like the USS Cole. 

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

Or, say, a dozen other transport ships

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

Or this Oil Rig 

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

Or this one.

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

This is the SBX-1. The Sea-Based X-Band Radar, which is a floating, self-propelled, mobile active electronically scanned array radar station designed to operate in high winds and heavy seas. It is part of the U.S. Defense Department Ballistic Missile Defense System. 

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

And it's huge!

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

These are drilling rigs with a gridwork of iron below them creating a giant footprint to stabilize the weight. They jack up out of the water with those large legs.

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

And here's three of them. 

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made


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Mountain Dew Proven To Shrink Your Testicles

Mountain Dew Proven To Shrink Your Testicles

Mountain Dew Proven To Shrink Your Testicles. Researchers at the University of Rochester have released their findings on the effects of Mountain Dew and yellow dye #5 on shrinkage of “the boys”, after many men have complained about the effects associated with drinking this beverage. Mountain Dew has a large number of ingredients. The two main ingredients of concern are caffeine and yellow dye #5, which is also known as Tartrazine. The FDA and the Center for Science in the Public Interest strongly recommends that we should only intake 5 mg per kilogram daily of the yellow dye #5, for young men it is recommended at 3.5 mg per kilogram daily of the yellow dye #5. Anything above that has a negative reaction on sperm count and causes gonadal atrophy (shrinking of the testicles).

Mountain Dew Proven To Shrink Your Testicles

Tartrazine has been used in many foods, drugs, ice creams and other products since 1916. It is currently found in Kraft macaroni and cheese, Doritos, Jello, Kool Aid, shampoos and hand stamps which can also shrink your testicles! The negative health outcomes that this chemical has created throughout this century are staggering. It has been proven to contribute to hyperactivity, rashes and hives, depression, cancer, asthma and low sperm count.

Mountain Dew Proven To Shrink Your Testicles

Earlier, in 2009, the Food Safety Authority also evaluated the negative effects of Tartrazine. They also found that Tartrazine has adverse effects on the reproductive organs. If you are drinking Mountain Dew on a regular basis, you should reconsider. If you are allowing your children to drink this, especially your young boys, you are setting them up for a life of health complications and smaller than usual “family jewels”.

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