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10 things you might not know about love

1. It can be hard to talk about love in scientific terms because people have strong pre-existing ideas about it. The vision of love that emerges from the latest science requires a radical shift. I learned that I need to ask people to step back from their current views of love long enough to consider it from a different perspective: their body's perspective. Love is not romance. It's not sexual desire. And perhaps most challenging of all, love is neither lasting nor unconditional. 2. We tend to think of love in the same breath as loved ones. In reality, you can experience micro-moments of connection with anyone -- whether your soul mate or a stranger. 3. We tend to think of emotions as private events, confined to one person's mind and skin. 4. Your body has the built-in ability to "catch" the emotions of those around you, making your prospects for love -- defined as micro-moments of positivity resonance -- nearly limitless. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Related:  relationships

15 Ways to Be Irresistibly Attractive Be true to your values. Be honest. Do your best. In other words, invest love into your life. Do the right thing. – Never be afraid to do what you know in your heart is right, especially if the well being of another person’s feelings is at stake. Photo by: Lina Hayes Related 18 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be Life is not complex. July 27, 2014 In "Happiness" 15 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist As Jack London once said, “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.” March 19, 2012 In "Aspirations" 10 Signs it’s Time to Let Go Holding on is being brave, but letting go and moving on is often what makes us stronger and happier. April 2, 2012

What Queerness Means To Me « Tranarchism I remember playing pretend games with my brother when he was really little. For a happy ending to one epic struggle of good versus evil, he wanted all the dolls/“action figures” to “all get married together”—boys, girls, witches, dragons, demons, whatever, united in a big happy pansexual polygamous clusterfuck. I remember explaining to him that you couldn’t do that, that marriage was between two people, usually a man and a woman. Forgive me. The innocence of children with regard to love, romance, gender, friendship and relationships is truly beautiful. I lost it. But my own angsty odyssey of identity isn’t really what I want to talk about. Isn’t it weird that we’re all supposed to feel one way about friends, another about family, and another about lovers? Queerness, to me, is about far more than homosexual attraction. This is a somewhat controversial stance, but to me queer means something completely different than “gay” or “lesbian” or “bisexual.” At least, that is what it means to me.

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Sex As A Spiritual Practice Mention the word sex and eyes widen and ears perk up. The strong reaction the subject arouses reflects the spicy nature of sexual energy. We may be at the gym feeling tired and depleted, but if someone we find attractive starts working out next to us, our energy level is suddenly boosted. Pure sexual energy is as unstable as dynamite and just as explosive. To demonstrate this, rank the following three words from the most to the least spiritual: wisdom, love, sex. From the Qigong perspective, however, the notion that sexuality and spirituality are antithetical is misguided, because sexual energy forms one of the cornerstones of happiness. If we ever hope to secure long-lasting happiness in a loving relationship, we must heal our socially conditioned distortions about sexuality. But how do we redeem sexuality and elevate it to the spiritual status it deserves? Obviously, we can’t alter our sexual instincts. Credits: MindBodyGreen, where this article was originally featured.

Mind42.com - Collaborative mind mapping in your browser Fun Questions To Ask Your Boyfriend Relationships can reach a point when suddenly you realize you have nothing to talk about. Relax girls, it's not the end of the world. Happens to everyone. Fun Questions You Can Ask Your Boyfriend What was your first impression about me? How close am I to that first impression? If you were a fictional character who would you be? Which is the song you associate with my image? If I caught you lying to me, how would you save yourself? What is your wildest fantasy? If you could give up one of your senses, which one would it be? What would be the first thought to come to your mind if someone told you that they saw me with another guy? What is the naughtiest thing you've done as a kid? Did you ever have a crush on your teacher or someone much older when you were a kid? What is the wackiest gift you have ever received or given someone? Which female celebrity would you want to take away for a weekend? If you could get one superpower, what would it be? If I was a fruit, what would I be? Your worst date.

The wet umbrella problem has been solved with a simple design tweak | News The design of the umbrella hasn’t really changed that much since they were first invented, and that has a lot to do with the fact the design just works. You open a canopy above your head and it stops you getting wet in the rain. In recent times we’ve seen umbrellas get much more compact so they are easier to carry around when not in use. One problem remains, though, and that’s how exactly you handle a soaking wet umbrella once out of the rain. Japanese designer Hiroshi Kajimoto has come up with a clever solution to the wet umbrella problem, however. The clever bit is the placement of the metal frame on the outside of the canopy rather than inside like we have today. As is typical with new and clever designs that come to market, the Unbrella is by no means cheap. Now read: Invisible umbrella creates shield of wind, soaks innocent bystanders

25 little things you can do to make your partner love you even more 1. Write a short letter to them listing the reasons you love them and post it to them at work. 2. Throw a towel in the dryer while they’re in the shower and give it to them just as they get out. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Image via Julian Mason

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