30.12.14

12 Mesmerizingly Informative GIFs

How a slinky falls…


How to move  a fully grown tree…


How ants walk…


Worldwide flight patterns…


How to lay underwater cable across the ocean…


How chicken wire is made…


Using gears to imitate body motion…


How the Big Bird suit is operated…


How ice cream cones are shaped…


How pencils are sharpened in the factory…


How a trumpet works…

via Educational Gifs

25.12.14

The Rules of Being Human

by the West Hartford Counseling Center

 You will receive a body.  You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for as long as you live.  How you take care of it or fail to take care of it can make an enormous difference in the quality of your life.
 
You will learn lessons.  You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school called Life.  Each day, you will be presented with opportunities to learn what you need to know.  The lessons presented are often completely different from those you think you need.
 
There are no mistakes, only lessons.  Growth is a process of trial, error and experimentation.  You can learn as much from failure as you can from success. Maybe more.
 
A lesson is repeated until it is learned.  A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it.  When you have learned it (as evidenced by a change in your attitude and ultimately your behavior) then you can go on to the next lesson.
 
Learning lessons does not end.  There is no stage of life that does not contain some lessons.  As long as you live there will be something more to learn.
 
“There” is no better than “here”.  When your “there” has become a “here” you will simply discover another “there” that will again look better than your “here.” Don’t be fooled by believing that the unattainable is better than what you have.
 
Others are merely mirrors of you.  You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.  When tempted to criticize others, ask yourself why you feel so strongly.
 
What you make of your life is up to you.  You have all the tools and resources you need.  What you create with those tools and resources is up to you.  Remember that through desire, goal setting and unflagging effort you can have anything you want. Persistence is the key to success.
 
The answers lie inside of you.  The solutions to all of life’s problems lie within your grasp.  All you need to do is ask, look, listen and trust yourself.

22.12.14

This Excellent Example Of Social Behavior Will Make You Think

source: LIFEBUZZ

You might be familiar with this story of the monkey, water, ladder, and bananas experiment. It is based on a study about fear responses in monkeys, by G.R. Stephenson. It’s an excellent example of learned behavior and group dynamics.











18.12.14

Portraits Of Total Strangers Who Look Like Twins

source: linkkz

On the contrary to popular belief, resemblances between two people is very common. However, for people, it is not easy to find their doppelganger. Nevertheless, in a world with population of seven billion, finding their almost identical twin is one of the most secret desires for humans.






















All images by Francois Brunelle