Why yes, I have been known to rock a
pair sheet of these in my day.
Pudding pops. Why, why, WHY must I miss them so?
Long live the Oxford Comma!
Scientists have discovered how to “read” minds by scanning brain activity and reproducing images of what people are seeing — or even remembering. This has so many implications… from criminal justice to brand power to degenerative neurological conditions, and so on. Wow.
This is what McNuggets look like at the processing plant. The above photo is actually a shot of Advanced Meat Recovery (AMR). AMR is the process in which machines scrape the remaining meat bits of meat off bones and turn them into a bright pink paste. The paste is then turned into McNuggets, bologna, hot dogs, and other processed meats depending on the source animal.
Barf. Vomit. Gag. Heave. Hurl.
Elephants have been known to die of broken hearts if a mate dies. They refuse to eat and will lay down, shedding tears until they starve to death. They refuse all human help.
Scientists are beginning to believe that animals do have emotions and that their feelings may be more intense and unfiltered than our own. Emotion rises from the old brain, the limbic system, which birds and reptiles as well as dogs, humans, and other mammals share. Humans have additional brain structures and symbolic language to process our feelings and a complex array of psychological defense mechanisms that allay or soften the impact of our emotions. We repress, deny, subjugate, dissociate, and use all kinds of conscious and unconscious machinations to separate ourselves from our feelings, but animals have no such recourse, so their emotions are likely to be raw and strong. In fact, this may be one of the reasons we find them so attractive: they wear their hearts on their sleeves, so to speak.
People seem to deny the existence of animal emotions so that they can continue to justify inhumane treatment and exploitation and avoid the fact that our actions have a deep emotional impact on our fellow beings.
(Source: bonvivantx, via musingsoflife)
Infectious! I just want to squeeze this little guy.
This is an amazing thermal comparison of a 250 lb woman and 120 lb woman and what that extra weight does to the muscloskeletal and visceral system. Having no medical education, you should still be able to see, just by comparison, what 100+ pounds does to the body.
I made these for our 4th of July celebration and they were a hit! I dipped each dry strawberry into melted vanilla almond bark and then into blue sprinkles, and voilà! Super fast, super easy.
I have been working with a lady who has experienced multiple CVAs during her lifetime and now has a severe expressive aphasia. The second stroke left her with intact comprehension and knowledge of what she wants to say, but without the ability to fully express herself verbally. She struggles, albeit with frustration, to get her words out and is often only able to speak in single words or very short phrases. At the close of our speech therapy session on Friday, she expressed to me the most meaningful three-word sentence anyone could ever verbalize: “I love you.” Unsure if she was just being sweet, I thanked her and told her I love working with her too. “No, I LOVE you,” she said as she held her heart with one hand while holding my hand in the other. I am forever touched by her appreciation. This is why we do what we do.
“I was hoping to get some authentic french fries at Back to the Fifties in Paris but it’s not on the menu.” - (c) Harry
Harry dedicated a photo to me! adventures of harry is my favorite blog in the history of bloggage. Oh my. This could be the start of something beautiful. Thanks, Harry!