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Absurd Creatures: Fish Think They’re Safe From Birds But This Bird Is Like LOL


 


Nine out of 10 historians agree: Vlad the Impaler was a bad person, largely because there are several less cruel ways to dispatch your enemies. But for a bird called the kingfisher, impalement is a way of life. Hovering above rivers, it’ll spot a fish, dive into the water, and skewer its prey. And that’s pretty damn impressive, considering that because light bends when it hits water, the kingfisher has to correct its course on the wing. Find out more about Kingfisher the Impaler in this week’s episode of Absurd Creatures!


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Incredible Story: A Cat Escapes Death And Helps Other Animals!

A black cat became the “guardian – angel ‘sick pet shortly after he escaped death. A small black cat from the region Bydgoszcz Poland debunks all the myths about black cats. Radamenes proves in the clearest way that it doesn’t bring bad luck, but only love… When the cat arrived at the veterinary center, was dying, and suffered from respiratory infection. Then, the doctors did not abandon him and brought him back to life. He seems to appreciate the second chance given to him and has now become the exclusive nurse at the center. The shelter staff noticed he was particularly fond of animals who had just undergone major surgeries or procedures.

 

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This cat dissolves any notoriety of its kind. Neither jinx brings -on the contrary nor cold it is! He is a different cat and absolutely different from the usual cats’ photos and videos that go viral! Only being on their shoes he can “feel” what these poor animals are going through…He is a hero!

 

Via: Amazing Oasis

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5 Gut Instincts You Should Never Ignore

When people say they’re “listening to their gut,” they really mean that their intuition is guiding them in making a decision. We all have this innate ability to listen to that inner voice. We can essentially decode this often indescribable gut feeling we get in certain situations, because that pang in your stomach, sudden bout of fatigue, or strong urge to help the person next to you can reveal more than you think.

 

 

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Here are 5 instincts you don’t want to ignore:

 

  1. “I don’t feel good.”

If something in your body doesn’t feel right, you should listen to this feeling before it gets any worse. Your body instinctively knows when something is off balance, and those initial warning signs warrant your acknowledgment and further investigating to find out what your intuition is trying to tell you.

 

On another note, pay attention to how you feel every time you interact with someone. Do you feel drained, anxious, or depressed? These feelings have come to the surface for a reason – by listening to yourself intuitively, you can determine which people in your life suck your energy dry, and who actually makes you feel alive.

 

Your intuition speaks to you in many ways, so never ignore any “off” feelings you get, no matter how subtle.

 

 

  1. “This situation seems dangerous.”

Have you ever seen the Final Destination movies, where one person out of a group of friends gets intense visions before something bad happens? These movies, whether intentionally or not, portray the uncanny role that intuition can play in perilous situations.

 

For instance, maybe on your weekly trip to the grocery store, someone meets your gaze and you instantly get an uneasy feeling about them. Let’s say they start to follow you discreetly around the store, and then you watch them go outside without buying anything. However, they don’t leave; instead, they wait outside the store, and you intuitively feel that by going to your car, you will put yourself in a potentially life-threatening situation.

 


The fight-or-flight response in humans was designed to warn us of immediate danger, and move us to act on that feeling. While our gut instincts can have flaws, you should listen to them regardless – they might just save your life.

 

 

  1. “I should help that person.”

Gut instincts don’t always indicate something negative. Since we all originate from the same source, we have direct ties to each other and can sense when someone needs help. We have the powerful ability to read other people’s energy by evaluating their facial expressions, body language, or just how we feel around that person. Have you ever noticed how everyone scrambles to offer whatever help they can after a natural or man-made disaster? This strong desire to assist our fellow humans comes prewired in our evolution as a species; after all, when humans lived off the land, they depended on one another for survival.

 

Offer help even if the person in question doesn’t ask for it – nonverbal cues can offer much more insight than words in these types of situations.

 

 

  1. “This comes naturally to me.”

Overthinking can often cause problems that didn’t even exist in the first place, especially in regard to your natural talents. Maybe you have spent weeks practicing your lines for a play, and have all the hand motions, inflections in your tone, and the whole thing down pat. Then, when you get on stage for your final practice, you suddenly forget everything you worked so hard practicing.

 

People with extraordinary talents commonly choke when it’s time for them to perform, and all of it stems from letting their minds run haywire. They pay too much attention to their thoughts, rather than letting their instincts take over. If something comes naturally to you, distract your mind with something other than the task at hand, such as a song or memory that makes you happy, and allow your instincts to take over instead.

 

 

  1. “This just feels right.”

Whether it applies to changing careers, picking your next boyfriend or girlfriend, or deciding where to live, your intuition actually plays a bigger role than rational thinking in these decisions. When you make these life-altering choices, it mostly boils down to how you feel about them. Think about it: we all just want to feel good, so we add and subtract things from our life to align with that feeling. If your career earns you $100,000 a year but makes you miserable, would you stick with it rather than take your dream job that pays $40,000? Your gut would probably tell you to do what makes you happy and take the lower paying job rather than keep one that makes you feel dead inside.

 

When something feels right, a lightbulb goes off inside you and it doesn’t really require much cognitive ability – it comes easily to you. Listen to your intuition next time you make an important decision – it will help you choose the right path.

 

Via: Power of Positivity

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Future of flying: Windowless planes

A British Technology research firm known as The Center for Process Innovation is creating the key to future airplane travel: windowless planes. In 10 years, windowless planes will give passengers a panoramic view of the sky.

 

The Center for Process Innovation is actually working to remove the good-old window seat everyone fights to sit by during any long flight. In exchange they would like to deck planes out in OLED-touch-screens that would extend the entire length of the plane. Giving everyone a virtual window seat, including those trapped on the crowded isles.

 

 

 

 

 

The OLED screens will be attached to cameras all over the outside of the plane, and as a result will display to travelers the outside view via technology. Tired of looking at the bright blue sky? These screens can be turned to tune into entertainment programs and stewardess services as well.

 

So what is an OLED-touch screen? OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode, which really means that a film made of organic compound projects light as a response to an electric current. It sounds fancy, but OLED technology is used in television screens, mobile phones, and desktop monitors. In fact, by the time these airplanes are ready for actual use there will likely be a more advanced screen available for use.
Instead of staring at your device all day you could upload your content onto the surrounding walls as well, in order to browse the Internet, or maybe even get some work done. Besides the obvious awesomeness of their windowless plane demo, there are other advantages as well. By taking away passenger windows planes could be tinned, lighter, and stronger–making them overall safer.

 

Via: Travel the Whole World

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One of the best supercell timelapses ever

One of the best supercell timelapses ever was shot in Climax, Kansas.

 

Sometimes nature puts on a show that is so awe-inspiring that the best thing to do is sit back and enjoy!

 

Here’s what the structure of a supercell thunderstorm, aka rotating thunderstorm, looks like:

 

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For the meteorological buffs, Wikipedia has a lot more details on supercells.

This supercell thunderstorm timelapse is also very beautiful. It was shot in Texas:

 

 

 

Here’s another supercell, this one from Wyoming:

 

 

 

Via: Tree Hugger

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Why Does Hair Change Colour And Turn Grey?

Most of us find our first “greys” by the time we turn 30. Researchers found that 74% of people aged between 45 and 65 had grey hair, with an average intensity of 27%. Generally, men have more grey hair than women. Asians and Africans have less grey hair than Caucasians.

 

Genetic factors appear to be important in determining when we turn grey. There is no evidence to link the onset of greying to stress, diet or lifestyle.

 

Hair colour is produced by cells known as melanocytes, which migrate into the hair bulb as the hair follicles develop in utero. The melanocytes produce pigment that is incorporated into the growing hair fibres to produce hair in a bewildering array of natural shades.

 

Hair colour depends on the presence and ratios of two groups of melanins: eumelanins (brown and black pigments) and pheomelanins (red and yellow pigments).

 

Pigment production turns on and off in rhythm with the hair cycle (growth). When pigment cells turn off at the end of one hair cycle and fail to turn back on with the onset of the next, hair becomes grey.

 

So, why doesn’t pigment production turn back on?

 

At the end of each hair cycle, some pigment-producing melanocytes become damaged and die. If the melanocyte stem cell reservoir at the top of the hair follicle can replenish the bulb, this keeps pigment production going. But when the reservoir of stem cells is exhausted, pigment production stops and the hair turns grey.

 

 

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Scientists have long known that in order to prevent hair from going grey they would need to either prolong the life of the melanocytes in the hair bulb – by protecting them from injury – or expand the melanocyte stem cell reservoir in the upper or top region of the hair follicle so they continue to replace lost pigment cells.

 

A group of French scientists have identified a new series of agents that protect hair follicle melanocytes from damage at the end of the hair cycle. This enables pigment production to restart as soon as the next hair cycle begins.

 

The agents work by mimicking the action of an enzyme called DOPAchrome tautomerase. This enzyme is the naturally occurring antioxidant in the hair bulb that protects melanocytes from oxidative damage. By duplicating the effects of DOPAchrome tautomerase, melanocyte metabolism and survival improves.

 

The new agents are being formulated into a product that can be applied as a spray-on serum orshampoo. But they won’t re-colour grey hair or bring back the dead cells that produce hair colour. Instead, they protect your melanocytes.

 

So for those who cannot find it within themselves to embrace the salt and pepper look, new options are on the horizon.

 

 

Via: I fl Science

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29 tips: Time management

Harvey Mackay once said: “Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”

 

We all struggle to make as many as we could with time we have. Well, to be honest, some struggle more and some less. But for us, who appreciate time and know how hard can be to do all thing we want, here are tips to think about how to make best use of time. Every tip is described in detail in Via link.

 

 

THE BIGGEST TIME WASTERS

 

– E-mail and Instant Messaging

– Meetings and socializing

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– Daily News

– Conferences

– Smart phone and tablet

– Logistics

– The in-between time

– TV, movies and games

– Procrastination and worry

 

 

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ELIMINATING DISTRACTIONS FROM YOUR LIFE

 

– Identify your main distractions

– Eliminate distractions with zero tolerance

– Learn to say No

– Energy vampires and enemies

– People that just stop by

– Multitasking

 

 

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ORGANIZING YOURSELF

 

– Focusing and setting prioritieS

– Important vs. Urgent Tasks

– The fake feeling of progress

– 3D: Delete, Delegate, Do

– Outsource everything

– The master list and the 3T (3 most important daily tasks)

– Know your limitations, we all have it

– A “Maybe someday” list

– Daily habits put deadlines to shame

– The time-boxing technique

– The Flow and The Sprint

– Sharpen the saw

– Put down the saw

 

Via: Agile and Lean Life

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Banksy

Banksy is known as an anonymous virtuoso, author of witty, sharp socially critical messages in the last decade, famous for its satirical street art projects. But in fact, no one really knows who he is and what he looks like.
Until 2001 the whole Britain was covered with his graffiti. Then Vienna, San Francisco, Barcelona and Paris were followed. In addition to a keen observer and satirist, Banksy has sense for irony and witty criticism. Besides he is certainly an excellent draftsman. Color sprays and cardboard stencils are his main tools.
It is not much left to say about Banksy but to look at some of his graffiti.

 

 

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7 habits of highly organized people

Time management is very important skill in today’s lifestyle. We would like to do many different things. However, there is never enough time. So which are the habits highly organized people have?
1. Highly organized people have a place for everything. They put their keys and wallets in the same place every single day so they can not lose it. Know where bills, letters, school papers, newspapers and magazines are and take a minute to sort them immediately, instead of search for them. By designating specific locations for specific items, you can save a lot of time spent searching for those items and reduce your stress in the process.

 

 

2. Highly organized people know how and when to delegate tasks and most of them understand their personal ability to perform tasks and don’t try to overstretch it. They know when to ask for help and have a ‘do-it-now’ attitude for certain kinds of tasks. They dealing with tough, uncomfortable tasks first thing in the morning, so they don’t hang over you all day long. Doing immediately anything that takes less than 5 minutes, rather than putting it off.

 

 

3. Highly organized people are unitaskers. They are not easily distracted. The most effective check their email at regular times each day, keep unnecessary notifications turned off, and know when to silence distractions in order to get a job done.

 

 

4. Highly organized people have a plans – menu plan for the week, an ongoing grocery list, a cleaning checklist, a family calendar, or a personal planner. A highly organized person always knows what’s going on. They are also goal-oriented, aware that putting in minimal organizational time in advance will ultimately save time down the road. Take the 10-minute evening cleanup, advocated by many organizational experts. By taking only 10 minutes to tidy a room every weeknight, you could save yourself having to do a giant multi-hour housecleaning on the weekend.

 

 

5. Highly organized people are effective decision makers. They have trained themselves to know how much time they should spend thinking about certain things, based on cost and consequences. This can be really hard for some people, who struggle and waver for extended periods of time over decisions that are hardly worth their time. It’s necessary to let go of perfectionism.

 

 

 

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6. Highly organized people have set morning and evening routines. They rarely deviate from these routines, which usually include the same wake-up time each day and a relaxing wind-down routine in the evening. Often they incorporate regular exercise into their day, which is excellent for both body and mind. A big part of personal success is knowing when to disconnect from the work world and take time off to recharge. An exotic vacation is fun once in a while, but more important are the small, daily ‘me’ moments, such as a leisurely hot bath at night, a cup of tea early in the morning, or a quick walk around the block mid-day. Taking care of oneself is crucial for personal success.

 

 

7. Highly successful people are not always open to new ideas. It’s important to weigh seriously the advantages and disadvantages of adopting new technologies, rather than jumping automatically on the bandwagon, as most people do in our consumer-driven society. A highly successful person questions objectively whether something is truly going to improve their current system and/or lifestyle, or whether it’s just a glittery new distraction that will ultimately detract attention and time from what really matters.

 

 

Via: Treehugger

 

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Japanese Scientists Prove Teleportation is Possible

The future is already here: for the first time in the world, a team of Japanese scientists managed to implement teleportation! A beam of light was moved from point A to point B. For the purpose of the experiment, Noriyuki Lee and his colleagues divided light into elementary particles – photons. They kept only one photon that carried the information about the rest beam.

 

This photon was entangled at the quantum level with another photon, which was located at point B. It turned out that these two photons instantaneously affected each other, being physically located in different places. Thanks to this phenomenon, the original beam was at the same moment recreated elsewhere using the information carried by the photon.

 

It is interesting that the possibility of quantum entanglement of elementary particles was suggested by Albert Einstein in 1935, but in that time even the physicist himself considered his theory absurd. However, subsequently physicists have proved that quantum entanglement exists, and already in our days some companies have created technology of secure communication channels on the basis of this phenomenon.

 

Furthermore, among other things, the phenomenon of quantum entanglement might be used as evidence for the existence of a plurality of parallel universes.

 

Via: The Mind Unleashed