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25 Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About

25 Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About

National Geographic photographer’s unbelievable encounter with vicious predator in Antarctica (VIDEO) by Dan Havlik posted Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 5:29 PM EDT We've posted quite a few amazing underwater photography videos here before but this story might be the most unbelievable yet. In the clip (embedded below), National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen talks about his encounter with one of Antartica's most vicious predators, the Leopard Seal. On assignment in the antarctic to photograph the Leopard Seal in its native environment, Nicklen spots a behemoth Leopard seal, which his guide says is the biggest he's ever seen. With Nicklen's hands shaking so badly he can barely hold onto his underwater rig, the seal puts its huge mouth over his entire camera and starts making "threat displays." But what happens next is what's most amazing and surprising. Check it out below.

Sexy Legs Workout Posted by Cags R under Fitness & Training on 21 November 2012 at 1:00 AM With the holiday season fast approaching, you want to make sure your thighs and calves look hot in the tights for your elf costume - right fellas? That's why this week we're challenging you to this fast and effective bodyweight workout which will strengthen your legs - and as we all know, strong is sexy! Check out how to make the most of this workout for your lower abs, glutes and legs with this guide: how to perform exercises for the sexy legs workout and add the workout to your training now! Get more advice and Challenge ideas by signing up to Tribesports - it's free, fun and most importantly fitness focused!

Searching for design inspiration? Here’s 98 of the best places to look Creativity will never be an exact science. Sometimes the juices flow, but other times it’s easy to feel all dried up. And while changing your workspace and rethinking your process are simple ways to see things differently, sometimes all you need to do is see great work to get inspired. For those situations, here’s our growing list of places to visit when you hit a dry spell. General Design Often dubbed “design porn,” here’s a collection of 29 inspirational sites that were suggested by TNW’s readers from all fields of graphic design. Absolutist, AIGA Design Archives, Behance, Bitique, Blogless, Design Less Better, Booooooom, Brand New, Brand New: The B-Side, Campsite, Designspiration, Design is Kinky, Designers go to Heaven, FFFFound! Looks like Good Design, Mocoloco, Okay Great, Processed Identity, Quipsologies, Reform Revolution, Siteinspire, Swiss Miss, Visuelle . Designy Here’s 14 Inspirational sites that don’t quite fit in with pure graphic design blogs. Print, Packaging & Product Design

Free Audiobooks and eBooks - Librophile Blog — The Battle We Didn't Choose Two years ago today Jennifer passed after facing breast cancer for less than 4 years. Jen was diagnosed 5 months after our wedding. I still remember the sound of Jen’s voice coming through the phone as she told me she had cancer. I was numb, a feeling that has been constant ever since that moment. Since Jen’s death I have been piecing myself back together and I’m learning that now the pieces are all different. Lately these questions have led me back to Jennifer’s last days. There were moments of total peace and happiness. But day after day family and friends streamed through our home. Jen’s nails were done, fingers and toes. I watched Jen as she gave a final “I Love You,” and said farewell to family and friends. One night after everyone had gone home, except for the Hospice Nurse, I asked Jen how she touched so many people. I think of this every day. Jen’s death has pushed me to accept that one day I will die. I don’t mean to sound idealistic and I know that life is not always great.

Omniscience First published Mon Feb 1, 2010 Omniscience is the property of having complete or maximal knowledge. Along with omnipotence and perfect goodness it is usually taken to be one of the central divine attributes. Philosophical considerations of omniscience often derive from “perfect being theology”, the idea made famous by St. Anselm, that God is that than which nothing greater can be thought. Among the features typically taken to contribute to greatness is perfect knowledge. 1. Since omniscience is maximal or complete knowledge, it is typically defined in terms of knowledge of all true propositions, namely, as (D1) S is omniscient =df for every proposition p, if p is true then S knows p. Some philosophers endorse variations on (D1). 2. Omniscience is supposed to be knowledge that is maximal or complete; perhaps knowledge of all truths captures that idea. A related feature of perfect knowledge is being essentially omniscient, that is, being omniscient but not possibly lacking omniscience. 3.

A dream treehouse · Sheepy Me I've always wanted a treehouse when I was a child but living in a city made it a little difficult. Instead, we would built forts, tents or just crawl under the bed to play. It's weird right now but back then we really loved having those hideouts where nobody could find us. We could stay there for as long as we wanted. Telling horror stories and feeling like these were the safest places to be. But what happens if you're an adult and still dream of a treehouse? I did a little web research for treehouses all over the world and oh my what I found. Safe Arbor in Switzerland. Trillium. The enchanted forest. A modern, pitched roof treehouse. A treehouse morning. A dream treehouse. Those are just a few of many treehouses.

Instagram's Envy Effect I keep having the same conversation over and over. It starts like this: “I gave up Facebook for Lent, and I realized I’m a lot happier without it.” Or like this, “Pinterest makes me hate my house.” Yikes. I’m not anti-technology or anti-Internet, certainly, but I do think it’s important for us to remind ourselves from time to time that watching other peoples’ post-worthy moments on Facebook is always going to yield a prettier version of life than the one you’re living right now. When you’re waiting for your coffee to brew, the majority of your friends probably aren’t doing anything any more special. My life looks better on the Internet than it does in real life. Because community—the rich kind, the transforming kind, the valuable and difficult kind—doesn’t happen in partial truths and well-edited photo collections on Instagram. But seeing the best possible, often-unrealistic, half-truth version of other peoples’ lives isn’t the only danger of the Internet. I’m a writer.

Bouncing Around San Francisco Kristin Luna jumped at the chance to try out San Francisco’s new trampoline park. I grew up in the South on a large plot of land with both a playground and a trampoline decorating my yard. Even with no real training, I could tumble and flip, bounce and twirl as if I were an aspiring member of the U.S. gymnastics team. Learning a trick or two on the trampoline is a rite of passage when you spend your early years in a rural area (cow tippin’ and moonshine peddlin’ aside, we have little else to keep us entertained, after all) and one I’d long since forgotten about until very recently. Then, just up the road from my current home in San Francisco, a new kid moved onto the block–one who brought the promise of many afternoons of fun and laughs, and a chance for locals to reenact their youth. Those with no prior experience (or trampoline at their childhood home) need not worry: There are classes and private tutorials available should you want to perfect your handspring or learn a new trick.

English Pronunciation If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud. Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye, your dress will tear. English Pronunciation by G. Source Breaking News: Fake News Special! Respiração holotrópica Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre. Respiração Holotrópica é uma técnica de psicoterapia, criada por Stanislav Grof e sua esposa, Christina Grof, com o intuito de provocar alterações de consciência através da respiração. Método[editar | editar código-fonte] O método utilizado combina respiração mais acelerada e profunda que o habitual, música evocativa, trabalho corporal e arte, permitindo que os participantes ampliem sua consciência e se conectem à sabedoria e à capacidade de cura próprias de seu corpo e psiquismo, instância psíquica esta que Grof chamou de curador interno. Este estado de consciência tem a capacidade de selecionar e trazer à tona conteúdos de forte carga emocional e, portanto, de grande importância às dinâmicas psíquicas, podendo reviver ou conectar não somente com material biográfico (do nascimento até o momento presente), mas, também, ter acesso às memórias de nossa gestação e parto e ilimitado espectro dos fenômenos transpessoais. Respiração Holotrópica.

Dynamic Optical Illusions - GROW ILLUSION. Stare at the center of the below illusion for about a minute. The longer the better. Then look away and watch you world melt! Try all 8 above for different effects. This optical illusion (now at version 3) has been featured on the new page along with 6 other brand new illusions exclusive to Skytopia. A vida emocional do feto - Guia do Bebê Até bem pouco tempo, admitia-se que o psiquismo humano entrava em funcionamento no exato instante em que ocorria seu nascimento quando, então, dava-se a cesura do cordão umbilical, ou seja, ao perder a segurança uterina e tendo que procurar por si mesmo o oxigênio e o alimento para sua sobrevivência. Através de estudos psicanalíticos realizados, observou-se que, sob intensa angústia, os pacientes abandonavam, muitas vezes, a realidade externa eliciadora de um sofrimento intolerável, para buscar refúgio numa realidade muito mais primitiva, regredida, relacionada à vida intra-uterina. Com o advento da ultra-sonografia e, mais tarde, da ecografia, pôde-se observar o universo fetal e a sua história de desenvolvimento físico-emocional. Podemos então dizer que, certamente, a vida psíquica não se inicia com o nascimento, porém é uma continuidade da vida intra-uterina. Ruídos estranhos ao feto também podem provocar angústias, na medida em que desencadeiam o comportamento de alerta.