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Giant Whales Found Dead In Germany. You Won't Believe What Killed Them

As of January 29th, just on the shores around the North Sea, sperm whales were found stranded in the shallow area that is not meant for marine wildlife.

However, the details of the animals' necropsy that was released shows a very gruesome truth as to how the whales dyed to begin with. Scientists were very concerned and deeply disturbed as to what they found inside the unfortunate whales.

The press release that was given from Wadden Sea National Park located in Schleswig-Holstein, shows that many of the stranded whales stomachs were actually filled to the brim with plastic debris, which includes a 70 cm piece of plastic known to be apart of a car, a 13-meter-long fishing net, and a variety of other plastic debris that was found as well.

Clearly, with this much debris in a whales stomach, there is no possible way for them to digest and get the nutrition necessary in order to survive. Having a full stomach and dying of starvation is one of the cruelest ways any marine animal could perish.

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Envion: The World's Most Profitable, Self-Expanding Crypto Infrastructure

Envion poised to simultaneously disrupt cryptocurrency and alternative energy!

Disrupting a single industry is groundbreaking. Disrupting several at once is remarkably rare. Disrupting an already disruptive market is a sea change.

This is what Envion is doing with their upcoming ICO that takes crypto-mining mobile and is poised to change the global crypto and energy economy as we know it. Are you ready?

For those that qualify, investing in Envion tokens offers the opportunity to participate in a movement that will forever alter blockchain applications globally.

To understand what Envion is doing, we must start with the tangibles they've designed, mobile mining units (MMU), to leverage energy overruns.

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Mining Cryptocurrency Is Energy-Intensive

As the availability of cryptocurrencies expands beyond Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, etc., so will opportunities to mine them, but only for those that can afford to expend computing power, and therefore energy, to take advantage.

Currently, China holds the Bitcoin mining market captive thanks to its resources, but Envion aims to change that with mobile mini data-centers designed to be deployed in CSC containers.

These truly mobile data-centers can be placed adjacent to local clean energy sources resulting in lower cost, geographically diverse cryptocurrency mining operations.

Tapping Excess Energy Is Key

Where China throws vast resources at energy-hungry cryptocurrency mining, Envion's tech is devised to lower the consumption costs thus expanding opportunities.

Excess solar, hydro, and wind energy is lost locally when production outstrips usage and capacity.

This lost potential can be tapped by Envion's MMUs as they were designed to utilize alternative energy over-production that can be purchased at lower prices and dedicated to cryptocurrency mining for drastically more efficient operations.

Envion's solution is "extremely mobile" housed in CSC containers that are easy to deploy and efficiently cooled.

Blockchain Mining Should (And Can Be) Diversified

Bitcoin's inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto, always intended his digital development to be decentralized and widely available.

Instead, blockchain mining has become highly centralized and controlled, thereby blocking out what could be diverse participation in a market that should be global-wide, but is not.

Envion's CEO, Matthias Woestmann, said, "Someone will do the mining somewhere on the planet."

With this mobile solution, many can mine, and mine everywhere on the planet without regard to centralization and with more individuals participating and benefiting than is currently practical.

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Cryptocurrency Mining Can Be Green And Clean

With 80% of crypto mining taking place in China, that means it's "dirty" energy fueling the digital digging.

Mainland China's predominant energy source remains fossil fuels, primarily coal. Less than one-fourth of energy produced and consumed in China is renewable.

In contrast, Envion's mobile solution allows crypto mining operations to be located near clean, renewable energy sources such as hydroelectric, wind, and solar power operations.

Because these clean energies must be utilized locally, mobile is the key to accessing these preferable and renewable sources of energy for blockchain operations.

Mobile Data-Centers Create Energy Opportunities

Another game-changing aspect of the mobile data-center designed by Envion is its ability to give back excess energy for local usage, thus lowering overall consumption costs.

Cryptocurrency mining is energy-intensive, and the computing power required results in generation of heat, thus the need for enhanced cooling which further increases energy costs.

By tapping the thermal energy produced from mining operations to heat nearby facilities, the mobile data-center produces energy even as it consumes, creating an opportunity to lower costs by leveraging, rather than losing, thermal output.

Designed For Smarter Consumption

Mobile solutions facilitate ease of access to lower-cost energy solutions, but rethinking the data-center design is what makes this offering intriguing.

Computing power is a hot prospect by nature and cooling can consume as much energy as the computing itself.

Envion's revolutionary cooling system allows the mobile CSC data-center to operate at the efficient temperature required for mining operations while diverting just one-percent of the unit's energy demands to cooling.

That's a 99% efficiency of consumption allowing virtually all energy resources to be allocated to processing power.

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Reducing Carbon Footprints Where Deployed

In addition to disrupting cryptocurrency mining, these mobile data-centers can change how business and individuals consume heat and offer mutually beneficial energy solutions even in the remotest of areas around the globe.

Envion's mobile mining units will deploy and operate near structures that require heat that may be generated by fossil fuels.

By off-loading the thermal energy generated by the MMU's crypto-mining operations onto nearby structures that need heat, Envion is developing energy opportunities that can simultaneously reduce their carbon footprint and that of others.

Public Participation Is The Goal

Although Envion could offer its patents to corporations, the startup has its eye on honoring the spirit of decentralization inherent to cryptocurrency.

By launching via an ICO (Initial Coin Offering), Envion will position itself to offer shares in its innovative, disruptive technology to the public which will include voting rights and ensures, according to the company, that they "comply with the philosophy of cryptocurrencies, which is decentralization."

The goal of Envion's operations and ICO is to benefit individuals and communities that would otherwise miss the opportunities associated with crypto mining.

Mobility And Agile By Design

Envion is poised to disrupt cryptocurrency mining with its lower operation costs, and ability to mitigate risk by stepping away from dependency on any single factor of production.

With blockchain mining that's flexible and doesn't rely on a single government, energy provider, or a particular cryptocurrency, Envion is agile and designed for diversity and opportunity.

In what will be the only global crypto mining operation, Envion's intentional avoidance of centralization allows opportunistic use of low-cost hardware sources for construction of MMUs and operational access to the cheapest available energy.

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Envion’s ICO Launches This Week

Cryptocurrency was invented to disrupt the way capital operates, and Envion intends to disrupt cryptocurrency itself by drastically altering access to blockchain mining.

Envion's Round 1 ICO begins December 1 at just 70 cents per token with a projected ROI of 161% per annum with a 25% reinvestment requirement, and a commitment to apply 91% of generated funds to manufacture and deployment of MMUs, with a modest 9% of the proceeds to R&D and administration costs.

To find out whether you qualify for participation in its upcoming ICO, visit Envion today.

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8 Things Men Secretly Find Attractive In Women (But Never Talk About)

It's hard to say exactly what attracts two people because there are so many factors. But what does the scientific community have to say about the equation of attractiveness?

Is beauty really only in the eye of the beholder? Or are there certain features that steal the show when a man looks at a woman?

According to research, men are attracted to certain features over others and this is mostly due to a subconscious, animalistic instinct. Traits associated with procreation, sensuality, and health are key players in the art of seduction.

So what are the traits that men secretly find attractive in women?

1. Hourglass figure

An hourglass refers to a hip to waist ratio where thick hips are in! Women often think men like skinny, but body shape attractiveness on an instinctual level has more to do with how its perceived in relation to reproductivity.

Big hips and curved lower backs relate to a woman's ability to conceive. Women often think men like skinny, but men are most often attracted to a voluptuous figure, which includes wide, child-bearing hips.

A small waist and curvaceous hip region signals youth and fertility. So don't disguise your shape. If you've got hips like Shakira, rock them!

2. Physical symmetry

​In ancient Egypt, physical symmetry was the ultimate sign of the perfect beauty. This is perhaps due to its associations with a strong and healthy bloodline.

Whether they know it or not, men are often motivated by an instinctual drive to procreate. When set side by side, a face that is altered to be more symmetrical is perceived as more beautiful.

Don't worry if you don't have a perfectly symmetrical face; there are plenty of makeup tutorials to even out asymmetrical features. Besides, no one's face is perfectly symmetrical.

3. Gorgeous, long tresses

In a 2003 study published in Human Nature, researchers studied the effect of six different hairstyles including: the top bun, disheveled, unkempt, short, medium-length, and long.

The study found that long to medium length hair was perceived not only as more attractive, but a sign of health and longevity.

Short hairstyles tend to seem more manly and updos have a feeling of being more uptight. A long luscious flow is inherently sexy. Ditch the hassle of complicated updos or fishtail braids, let your hair down before you go out.

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4. The color red

Forget the little black dress! When it comes to attracting the male gaze, it's all about the color red.

According to a 2008 study conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester, the color red is highly seductive when it comes to the attraction of men to women.

The study showed that men chose a woman in red over any other color. Think of the colors of Valentine or the red light district, red is the color of seduction and has even been found to be an aphrodisiac.

5. Pheromone smell

When people refer to having good chemistry with someone, they are referring to smell. According to an article in Smithsonian magazine, scent can be altered by mood and other biological changes.

The smell of a women's tears, for instance, can lower a man's arousal and testosterone levels. Scent is a natural attractor.

Fragrance companies have been searching for a magical love potion for years, but the chemical composition for inducing love remains a failed pursuit.

There is no one smell that seduces them all. Rather, certain smells attract certain males. Even more interesting, one's smell can send a message of sexual preference or signal when a woman is having a menstrual cycle.

Perhaps the old saying "love at first sight" should be changed to "love at first smell."

6. Captivating eyes

It's no secret that eyes are the windows to the soul. But when it comes to attraction, men really can't help but be enchanted by beautiful eyes.

Almond shaped eyes are uniquely effective for drawing the attention of a man, but color plays a huge role as well. Bright, light shades of any color will draw a man like a hummingbird to sugar.

There is more to the eye than just overall shape and color. When studied for attractiveness, eyes with curvy slopes and dark eyelashes set further apart were perceived as more appealing.

While closely oriented eyes with droopy eyelids would be seen as less attractive.

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7. Tone of voice

According to an article in Psychology Today, men perceive women with a higher pitched voice as more attractive.

Vocal attractiveness has also been found to be a direct indicator of how one's overall physical attractiveness is perceived.

Women tend to deepen their voices and slow their speech around men in order to induce sexiness, but men actually prefer the higher, lighter tones.

Vocal attractiveness also effects perception of personality. A pleasing voice is associated with a pleasing personality. The great thing about this trait is you can train your voice to be sexier.

8. Plump, kissable lips

A perfect pout is irresistible to men. In a study by Manchester University, lips were found to be the most attractive part of a woman's body.

Coated in red lipstick, men stared at a woman's mouth for an average of seven seconds; whereas the eyes or hair held his attention for less than one second.

Thin lips, when donning red lipstick, increased their attractiveness by forty percent.

Lips are seen as the most sensual part of a woman's body according to this research and coupled with the color red, it's no wonder men are absolutely captivated by red lips.

The point is, if you want to make an impact, quit fussing with your hair and find the perfect shade to make your lips pop.

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Ancient Enneagram Test Will Reveal Detailed Information About Your Personality

The 'Enneagram of Personality' is an ancient system of categorizing unique individuals into one of the nine available models.

  1. The Reformer
  2. The Helper
  3. The Achiever
  4. The Individualist
  5. The Investigator
  6. The Loyalist
  7. The Enthusiast
  8. The Challenger
  9. The Peacemaker.

Everyone is considered to be one single type, although it's possible for a person to have traits belonging to other ones.

While it's uncertain whether this type is genetically determined, many believe it is already in place at birth.

People of a particular type have several characteristics in common, but regardless of this, they can be quite different. It depends among other things on their level of mental health.

Unhealthy (neurotic) people from a particular type can look very different from healthy ones. A person usually has characteristics of one of the types that lie adjacent to one's own that are more prominent.

This is called the wing. So someone who is a type 5, might have a 4 wing or a 6 wing. If someone doesn't have a dominant wing, it is said that the wings are balanced.

There are three centers of intelligence and perception: head, heart and body. Everyone experiences all three, but each personality type has a particular strength in one of them.

This primary center is who we are and is an important key to overcoming weaknesses and developing our potential. Balancing the three centers helps us achieve a more balanced life.

Body-based types lead with the body for movement, sensate awareness and gut-level knowing.

Their focus is on personal security, control, social belonging and taking right action. Also known as the Instinctual Center. These types are Challenger, Peacemaker, and Reformer.

Feeling-based types emphasize the heart for positive and negative feelings, empathy and concern for others, romance and devotion.

Their focus is on success and relationship, performing up to expectations of the job or other people. Also known as the Emotional Center. These types include the Helper, the Achiever and the Individualist.

Thinking-based, head types lead with ideas, gathering information, figuring things out and rational decision-making before acting.

Their focus is on creating certainty and safety, or finding multiple options. Also known as the Intellectual Center. These types are Investigator, Loyalist and Enthusiast.

Below you will find a detailed explanation for each personality type.

You contain all of these types within you, we just have a tendency of identifying strongly with some more than others.

It is believed we start life through one of these models and grow into the other with time. The type we choose to be first always takes precedent because we are most familiar and experienced with it.

Which personality model are you? Take the quiz at the bottom of this article to find out!

1. The Reformer

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Motivated by ideas of perfection, this archetype strives to improve themselves and their environment. They are constantly seeking balance and rarely satisfied. They can be hypocritical and overcritical.

2. The Helper

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A sincere personality, they desire true love and appreciation over all things. Sometimes viewed as flatterers, possessive and emotional, deep down they are nurturers, loving, socially adaptable and selfless.

3. The Achiever

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These people seek approval and love for their actions. They are deeply afraid of being worthless and abandoned. Sometimes they push themselves too hard in their quest for acknowledgement.

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4. The Individualist

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Individualists at heart, they strive to express what makes them unique. Very talented, they use their multiple gifts and strengths to express and create art.

5. The Investigator

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Thinkers are visionaries and philosophers. Constantly probing, questioning and thinking, they seek to master certain concepts. They can detach and switch perspectives with ease.

6. The Loyalist

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Dedicated to a fault to what they believe in and their loved ones, Loyalists are fearful of abandonment. They seek the support of others as much as they distribute it. They crave and appreciate guidance. They fear the worst and are constantly on the watch for harm.

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7. The Enthusiast

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This type is the great adventurer of the nine. Normally free spirited, extroverted and entrepreneurs, they want to feel as they are experiencing the most and best experiences available. They are afraid only of being trapped, being stuck in a routine and being optionless.

8. The Challenger

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Challengers are strong willed, straight-forward, powerful and effective. Others may view them as blunt, arrogant, and confrontational. They are these negatives at time but this isn't their purpose, they are trying to protect what is important to them.

9 The Peacemaker

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The harmonizer type are peace advocates and strive for inner and outer contentment. They can be seen as weak but this normally isn't the case, they don't put much stock in their egos. They are confident, optimistic, non-judgmental and tolerant.

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4 Reasons Qualia Is The Ultimate Tool For Legal Mind Enhancement

If you are part of a community with entrepreneurs, artists, mindfulness practitioners, or fitness experts, you may have already heard about Qualia by a revolutionary startup called Neurohacker Collective.

But what is it? And why does Qualia have so much buzz around it?

Let's start here...

Your entire awareness of the universe depends on your brain.

And life makes it hard to keep our brains well nourished. Air toxins and poor diet slowly lower our focus and mental energy over time.

Our care for people in our lives can suffer as a result. And our ability to achieve our goals and dreams can fall apart, because our mental and emotional capacities become depleted..

Maybe you eat a clean diet, or take supplements for your body, but what are you taking to deliver premium nourishment for your mind?

How much more could you accomplish if brain fog, procrastination, and low mood didn't get in the way?

Here's 4 reasons Qualia can be life-changing for people seeking higher consciousness:

1. Decreasing Stress With Adaptogens

Adaptogens are substances derived from plants and fungi which can decrease cellular stress.

Qualia has no less than eight of them in its formula: artichoke extract, rhodiola, lion's mane, and many more combine to ease your mind.

2. Decreasing Brain Inflammation

Neuroinflammation can wreak havoc on your ability to feel refreshed and focus. Qualia has six ingredients to decrease neuroinflammation, such as curcumin, green tea extract, and quercetin.

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3. Powering Your Brilliance With Nootropic Compounds

Nootropics are substances that may improve our intellectual capacity in areas such as pattern recognition and creativity.

Qualia has a staggering nine of them, such as hordenine from barley grass, vinpocetine from periwinkle, and theobromine from the cocoa plant.

4. Support Energy And Mood With Choline

Choline is a macronutrient that helps support healthy cell function and metabolism. Not getting enough choline in your diet can be the source of mood swings and fatigue.

Choline can be found in both plants and animal products, but Qualia uses vegan sources for choline such as citicoline and alpha gpc.

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Qualia offers a 100 day money back guarantee to let consumers see if it works for them, and an astounding 82% of customers reported mental or emotional improvements from a recent survey.

Give it a try, and see what over 40 of the world's best nutrients for thinking, feeling, and creating, do for your conscious experience!

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16 Things You’ll Notice When You’re In The Presence Of An Empath

You're standing in line at the grocery store and the person behind you suddenly begins pouring their heart out to you.

You feel an immediate connection with them because, well, because they are human, and you can't help but experience their experience right along with them.

Have you ever wondered why a certain friend seems to feel more than others? It could be that he or she is an empath.

An empath hones a magnetism that instantly draws people toward them. It's not that they are sympathetic--it's more.

An empath has the ability to not only feel another's pain, but absorb it, too.

Here are 16 signs you are in the company of an Empath:

1. They are often described as "too sensitive" or even mushy.

This seems to imply that feeling is a bad thing, but being sensitive is an indication that you are still connected to the heart of the human experience.

In a world growing continuously more desensitized, we are need of sensitivity. So, if someone tells you this, take it as a compliment. Being sensitive is a gift.

Want to learn more about empaths? Check out this article: Every Empath Will Try To Hide These 10 Things From You

2. They really, really hate being lied to.

One of the key traits of an empath is being able to sniff out a lie.

Because empaths hone such deep understanding toward human nature, they see lying as absolutely unnecessary. Lying will strike an empath right in the heart.

3. They feel directly impacted by negative images.

Empaths are mostly unable to read or view negative images and forget about them. They soon want to avoid the news or stories of heartbreak at all costs.

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4. Crowds overwhelm them.

One of the unusual traits of an empath is their amphibious nature—they are both introverts and extroverts.

However, while they absorb energy from a crowd, their sensitivity toward the ebb of flow of emotions will leave them exhausted after being around so many people.

5. They find peace and happiness in helping others.

Your true sense of happiness occurs when you feel that you are being in some way a service for another human.

When someone needs someone, an empath is the person who will drop what he or she is doing and rush to help. When push comes to shove, an empath will be there.

6. They think twice before pouring another cup of coffee or taking medicine.

Empaths react differently to stimulants like caffeine, which tends to increase anxiety or agitation. Similarly, empaths will often react adversely to medications, and thus, avoid using synthetic solutions.

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7. They can’t be anyone but themselves.

In other words, empaths are raw and painstakingly honest. They see no reason to put on a false front. Empaths embrace who they are—the good and the bad.

They accept the bad as a work in progress. Because of such deep self-insight, empaths epitomize true friendship.

8. They know what others are going through and experience it with them.

Empaths are deeply connected to those who they care about, and they care about everyone. So, when someone is going through a rough patch in life—from a break-up to major dental work—empaths experience the pain too.

9. They have an incredible bond with animals.

Pets don't exist to empaths, as "pet" implies ownership. Rather, for the empath, animals are family.

Places like pet stores and zoos will deeply disturb the empath because animals should be free and not shoved in cages to be gawked at.

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10. They are used to being emotionally and physically exhausted.

Carrying the weight of others' emotions and pain, joy and happiness takes a toll on the empath.

For the lucky empaths, knowing how to process and let go of the daily weight will be an accomplishment, though, still exhausting.

For other empaths, learning to let go will take time and can sometimes lead to utter debilitation.

11. They have a talent for advice.

Empaths know how to listen, and they listen to every word you say. They put themselves in your shoes.

For this reason, it would be unwise to discard the advice of an empath. Nothing they say is wasted breath. They are invested in your success and well-being.

12. They are easily distracted.

Sound familiar? Empaths' sensitivity causes them to notice the small things many people look past.

They will notice the girl standing alone in the corner, the couple arguing at a nearby table, the sad look in a child's eyes—you get the idea.

It would be very hard for an empath to get much done working at a coffee shop.

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13. They have no room in their life for a narcissist.

An empath will flee at the sign of a narcissist. This is perhaps the one trait they will not invest in trying to help. They know it's a losing pursuit.

As you can imagine, empaths attract narcissists and they share a very unique bond.

We've explained this toxic relationship in a previous article, which you can read here: The Brutal Truth Behind The Toxic Relationship Between A Narcissist And An Empath

14. They are hyper sensitive to sound.

Empaths operate on a unique frequency, which is most likely why certain pitches, buzzes, and bangs can easily disrupt them.

For this reason, empaths will avoid places where loud noise is constantly present. Likewise, pleasing sounds are felt just as intensely, but obviously much more welcomed.

15. They are an above-average listener.

Be assured, when you are in the presence of an empath, they will not have eyes that glaze over while spoken to, they listen—even to strangers or passers-by on the streets.

Even more, empaths are able to listen without judging, so you can trust your words will not be wasted breath.

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16. They have a strange effect on electronics.

Say what? It's true. Empaths have the uncanny ability to cause disruption in electrical currents. It's not unusual for an empath to experience strange glitches on the computer, a phone that dies too quickly, or the like.

If it has an electrical current, empaths will surely experience some strange phenomena.

If you find that you know an empath, consider yourself lucky!

Likewise, the next time someone tells you that you are too sensitive or the lights flicker when you enter a room, you can be comforted in knowing that you hone an incredible understanding of the human heart and the human condition.

Embrace this beautiful gift.

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CATS – Protect You And Your Home From Ghosts And Negative Spirits

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Did You Know These Secret Powers of Cats?

Cats may be famous on the internet for being funny and adorable, but there may be a deeper reason why we feel an inordinate fondness for felines.

What if cats serve not only as objects of our affection, but also as protectors of our home?

Guard dogs may be effective at keeping away unwanted intruders, but cats fulfill a far more important purpose of protecting the home from a different kind of uninvited houseguest.

Cats and Negative Energy

Recall a time when you noticed your cat staring tensely towards a seemingly empty space or spending a suspicious amount of time around one particular spot in the house.

It's likely that your cat is sensitive to a concentrated amount of negative energy and is attempting to protect you and your home from possible infiltration by evil spirits and ghosts.

This is because cats bear a uniquely powerful aura, also known as an astral force, that works to repel negative energy.

It is possible that this negative energy remains left over from some traumatic experience in the past before you came to live in the home, or the entity could come from outside the home and try to force its way in.

The cat serves as a valuable line of defense for you and your loved ones by attempting to trap the evil spirit in its powerful energy field and lead it out of the house.

Be sure not to disturb your cat if you notice that it is purposefully wandering around your house.

Cats are skilled at discerning the intentions of astral entities and could be following some source of negative energy in the attempt to ambush it and remove it from your immediate environment if it senses a threatening aura.

Russians used to allow a cat to enter a house first before they moved in due to its extraordinarily strong aura.

In that way, the cat could take immediate action in warding away any excess negative energy left behind from previous inhabitants while also providing powerful positive energy if the house was new or had merely neutral energy.

Ways to Remove Heavy Negative Energy

There are ways that you can assist your cat in removing evil spirits and ghosts from your home.

In the case that your cat takes interest in a certain spot in the house, you can read a prayer and perform a cleansing ritual of your choice.

Alternatively, you can burn some White Sage at the spot to eliminate any unwanted energy, as the smoke will attach itself to heavy negative energy and convert it back into light energy.

You can also simply rub fresh White Sage leaves between your thumbs and forefingers, as this can also be effective way to release the plant's cleansing energy.

You can notice later if your cat continues to return to that spot with any regularity or if the cleansing ritual succeeded in burning away the negative energy.

Protection from Curses and Evil Eyes

Cats also work to protect you and the house from any curses or evil eyes.

Like talismans and necklaces worn in many cultures around the world to protect the wearer from evil eyes, you must be holding your cat for it to be effective in shielding you from the malevolent thoughts of others.

The correct way to hold your cat to enjoy the full power of its force field is to use your left hand to gently stroke its neck while simultaneously using your right hand to stroke across its tail.

This enables you to keep in full contact with the cat and harness the maximum amount of available protective energy.

Cats can also fulfill an important function for their masters through their healing powers.

If you are suffering from serious emotional stress, simply lying down and stroking your cat can go a long way in releasing you from the burden of the stress.

Protection from Geopathogenic Zones

Cats can provide energy protection if you happen to have the misfortune of living in a Geopathogenic Zone.

Geopathogenic Zones are so named because they are locations that adversely affect the health of a person living in them for extended periods of time.

In such locations, there is a dense and steady flow of negative energy for cats to combat.

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The Specialties of Cats of Different Colors

All cats provide the protective healing energies described above, although there is some variation between the benefits they may bestow upon their owners.

Read the following description of the specialties of each type of cat and, if in the need of a particular kind of benefit or healing energy, choose the one most suitable for your situation.

Black Cats

They provide the most comprehensive magical protection against occult powers and curses. These cats are most adept at nullifying powerful negative energy that may be dwelling inside a home.

Calico Cats

They combine the benefits of black, white and red cats and provides your home with significant protection from harm. These three-colored cats are often associated with good luck and prosperity.

Blue-Gray Cats

They exert calming influences of emotional stability and bring joy and love to the lives of their owners. The tranquil energy embodied in such cats is often associated with happiness and good luck.

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Colorpoint Siamese Cats

They are the most playful breed of cat and help bring fame and success to their owners, as well benefit them with a longer life.

Two-Tone Cats

They carry with them energy that enhances wisdom and common sense.

Tortoiseshell Cats

They specialize in their healing powers and benefit from clairvoyance. This color pattern usually only appears in female cats, giving them a pure energy.

Golden Cats

They are often associated with ancient wisdom due to their status as objects to be revered in temples. They also embody solar energy and grace.

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Tabby Cats

They lighten the mood of an environment and provides a buzz of humor and entertainment.

No matter which type of cat you choose, you can be sure to enjoy the benefits from its powerful aura and sensitivity to the presence of evil spirits.

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15 Things Strong Women Always Do (But Never Talk About)

Strong women are often categorized as being assertive and upfront about their wants and needs.

However, women who are strong are very complex people who have a lot more going on than meets the eye.

They may be interpreted as demanding or even bossy, but the truth is that strong women can also be very sensitive and thoughtful.

If you have a strong woman in your life — or if you are one yourself — then you should consider yourself lucky.

Here are some things you might want to know about strong women. Maybe you'll come to appreciate them even more.

1. They have a tight circle of close friends.

Strong women are better than most people at cutting people out of their lives.

These may be people who are toxic and negative to be around, or they may just be people who don't click as well.

As a result, they often have a smaller group of friends. The friends they have are the ones that they truly appreciate and want in their lives.

If you have a friend who is a strong woman, you can be sure that she wants you in her life.

2. Strong women are good planners.

Part of being a strong woman is having the ability to get things done. They are often very goal-oriented, so they usually make plans that allow them to reach their goals.

Daily to-do lists are a given, and they usually have weekly and monthly goals as well.

3. They are annoyed by poor planning.

Since strong women are very good planners, they can easily be disappointed when others plan poorly.

They like it when you take care to make concrete plans well ahead of time instead of trying to get together at the last minute.

To a strong woman, important activities require good planning.

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4. The probably have enough friends in their circle.

A strong woman has cultivated a good circle of close friends and doesn't feel a need to constantly add to the list.

They are comfortable with the support system they have and are content with their social life. It may take a lot to win her over as a new friend, but you'll be well-rewarded for the effort.

5. Strong women are very confident.

Strong women are confident in who they are. They have a well-defined sense of identity, and their actions are in line with their morals and beliefs.

They do not have a need to win people over, and they like staying true to themselves.

6. Strong women stand up for themselves and others.

Strong women are outspoken when it comes to confronting others about being treated poorly.

They have a strong sense of morals an ethics, and when an injustice has taken place they will definitely speak up.

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7. They are very accepting.

Strong women have realistic expectations of themselves and others. In order to be able to move on in life, she knows she must first be able to accept situations.

After acceptance, they are able to release their feelings.

8. Strong women like being single.

​A strong woman is really OK with being single. She knows that it's possible to find someone to have a positive and fulfilling relationship with but a strong woman isn't willing to compromise her happiness just to be involved with someone.

9. Insecure men are afraid of strong women.

If a man is insecure, he will probably be terrified of a strong woman. This is because her qualities like confidence and assertiveness make him feel weak and threatened.

If a man suddenly makes himself scarce after meeting a strong woman, you can bet that it has to do with his insecurities.

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10. They like making the first move.

When they find a man they think is right for them, they don't mind making the first move.

Strong women know that they can intimidate men so they are OK with being the one to make a move.

11. They admire other strong women.

Strong women look up to each other as role models and sources of inspiration.

They are generous with praise for women that they see as strong, and they are able to draw strength through their admiration of others.

12. They celebrate the strength of other women.

Strong women are all about recognizing and celebrating the strength that they see in other women.

They encourage each other.

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13. Strong women are feminists.

Strong women are natural-born feminists. It's not a conscious decision or a philosophy that they have adopted. It's simply who they are because of their personality traits.

Strong women consider themselves equals have no problem with fighting for what they believe in.

14. Strong women come from other strong women.

Strength in women is often a family trait.

This is because the girls in the family grow up modeling the behavior of the women in the family who show strong traits like confidence and assertiveness.

They learn from an early age that these qualities are desirable in women and as they get older they become models for the younger female family members.

15. They are great managers.

Women are used to multi-tasking because of their role in the household as the one who keeps things running smoothly.

A strong woman makes an excellent supervisor or manager because she can see the big picture while keeping everyone on track to meet goals.

Strong women are able to express what needs to be done, and they have an air of confidence that inspires others to follow her leadership.

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If you have a strong woman in your life, you may recognize these things that they do. You may understand them better once you know more of what's going on behind the confident exterior.

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15 Things Grown Women Give Zero F*cks About

Women are held to some of the most insane standards in pretty much every single country of the world.

You have to be a certain way, act a certain way, think a certain way, work a certain way, have fun a certain way, and stay on top of all the rules that men don't have to. Why?

A lot of reasons that we won't get into right now. Ladies, it's time for you to stop giving a f*ck about all this nonsense that you've been told you have to care about.

It's time for you to start dancing to your own tune and doing things your way. Most of the stuff you're told you have to care about, you don't really have to care about.

What makes life more enjoyable for strong women compared to the average person? They don't give a single f*ck about the little things.

They know what really matters in life. They seize the day and live life with positivity and passion.

Want to be a strong woman? Read our list of tips to learn how to stop worrying about the little things and make your life more fulfilling and successful.

We're going to run through a list of things for you to stop giving a f*ck about. Some of it may be hard for you to hear. But hear it anyway.

Stop giving a f*ck about your ex.

This is a tough one. It's hard not to separate yourself emotionally from someone that you probably deeply loved at one point.

But when the relationship is over, it's time to stop giving a f*ck about your ex. His or her problems, drama, financial woes, or whatever.

Even if you decide to remain friends with your ex, that doesn't mean you have to carry the weight of their drama anymore. So cut the dead weight. Stop giving a f*ck about your ex.

Stop giving a f*ck about fashion.

Women's clothing is a complicated, ridiculous thing nine times out of ten.

Kind of unrelated, but how insane is it that most women's' pants are made with smaller pockets to try to force you to buy purses? What a racket. But I digress.

Ladies, it's time we stop giving a f*ck about the fashion choices of the day. Who cares? Honestly.

Thrift store t-shirt, some jeans, and a cardigan and you're good pretty much most times of the year. You really don't have to overthink it.

And honestly, don't feel like you have to wear makeup or anything. All natural is awesome.

Hillary Clinton did the whole no makeup thing as Secretary of State and it was fine. You probably don't need to get dolled up for the grocery store.

Stop giving a f*ck about “ladylike” etiquette.

It's not the 1700s anymore.

All this polite, lady-like demands that men try to hoist on you is over. You can fart. You can burp. You don't have to shave your pits and legs. You can wear pants or skirts or overalls or short shorts or nothing, it doesn't matter.

The standards for etiquette thrust onto women is absolutely ridiculous. If men don't have to shave their legs and pits, you shouldn't have to either if you don't want to. It's not gross.

If it was bad, why the hell does your body grow hair there? And if a guy doesn't wanna be with you because you've got hairy pits, wish him the best of luck on the dating market and move on.

Stop giving a f*ck about your mistakes.

Intrusive thoughts can be a real bastard. Have you ever been taking a shower and a memory of some massive mistake pops into your head and you can't let go of it?

Stop giving a f*ck about it. Don't worry about your mistakes.

If your mistakes weren't bad enough to continue haunting you, they probably aren't bad enough for you to be dwelling on them now.

Don't get me wrong. This isn't me saying that you're great no matter what mistakes you've made.

If you've made some big mistakes and you haven't bothered to learn from them and grow as a person, chances are you're not really that great of a person.

Sorry. But if you've taken the time to learn and grow, stop giving a f*ck about old mistakes.

Stop giving a f*ck about shady friends.

Someone once told me "you can't break up with your friends." Says who?

I've broken up with so many of my friends. You reach a point where, when you have a toxic friend, you just can't do it anymore.

A friend who say things about you behind your back is not your friend. A friend who gets a new boyfriend and then never speaks to you again was not your friend - so don't just take them back when they're single again.

A friend who cheats with your boyfriend is not your friend. Dump your shady friends. You'll thank me later.

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Stop giving a f*ck about fitting in.

The whole world isn't high school. Stop giving a f*ck about fitting in.

If you're reading this and you are in high school, same advice applies. Throughout this list you'll see a recurring meme: be who you are and let the real people in this world come to you.

Don't pretend to be something you're not in order to make friends and attract people to you. Or think about it this way, if you're fake, you're going to attract fakes.

If you're pretending to be something you aren't, you're only going to attract people who're pretending to be something they aren't too.

And the real you comes out eventually, so even if your act brought in real people, they're not gonna like finding out that it was all an act all along. So cut the act with trying to fit in. It's pointless.

Stop giving a f*ck about things you can’t control.

There's this old contrived platitude that's like "life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it" and as much as it pains me to say it, it's true.

The things that happen to you are largely outside of your control. Worrying about it is a misuse of your time and energy.

Stop giving a f*ck about the things in your life that you control. Start giving a f*ck about how you react to it.

It's hard to get yourself to a point where you're ready at just about any time for anything that can happen, but in this day and age, women especially have to be sharp and aware and prepared to take on anything.

So stop worrying about it and start preparing for how you react to the things you can't control.

Stop giving a f*ck about your status.

Women shouldn't care about what status their accessories indicate. Hell, men can get in on this one too.

Ladies and gentlemen alike, you don't have to prove your value through status symbols like rings, fancy cars, designer clothes, and special handbags. That stuff doesn't matter. It's not real.

A Gucci purse is just a purse. Who cares? It's where you put your tampons and wallet and things. It is not that important. Don't show off your status. Show off what you know. Show off where you've been.

The adventures you have. The people you've met. The experiences you've had. The person you are on the inside is far more interesting than any status symbol you might rock on the outside.

And besides, it's a lot more fun to wear, drive, and do whatever you want than what other people think you should.

Stop giving a f*ck about basic toxic relationships

People can be such assholes. There's no getting around that in life.

Just about every woman can tell you about a time when one of their female friends talked behind their back, did some shady stuff, and just wasn't a very good friend. These things happen.

First of all, don't stoop to their level. That's what drama queens want you to do; help them create more drama. Cut them out.

These women aren't your friends, and you cannot maintain your friendship with them by being just as terrible as they are.

When you remove yourself from toxic people and dump your toxic, basic friends, not only do you free yourself from their influence, but you diminish their influence.

And that's what these women want more than anything else. Leave them behind.

Stop giving a f*ck about your image.

I have known so many women, especially women in their 20s, who think they have to be something super specific in order to fit into the niche they want.

I've known funny women who try to be some quirky, Zooey Deschanel knockoff and tough women who try to be Sarah Connor from the second Terminator film.

Here's a novel idea: maybe just be the woman you are. It's the 21st century; you don't have to pretend to be a certain way in order to get validation in our society.

Hell, you don't even need any kind of validation. Just be yourself. If anyone has a problem with it, forget them.

It can be hard to find your way through life, especially when you're a young person, but don't try to be other women.

Don't concern yourself with your image. Create your image. Lead the way.

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Stop giving a f*ck about what other people think

You are in charge of your own life. If you spend time worrying about the opinions of others, you could lose track of what makes you happy and what success means to you.

Don't make any changes based on the judgments other people make about your lifestyle. The only time you should reconsider the way you live your life is if you feel unsatisfied yourself.

Stop giving a f*ck about being right all the time

Everyone makes mistakes. It's a part of the human condition. The difference between a being strong woman and an average one is figuring out how to leverage what you learn moving forward.

In fact, making mistakes is often the best way to learn something new and to improve. Owning and admitting when you are wrong is a sure sign that you are a strong woman.

Stop giving a f*ck that you're single.

Being alone when everyone around you seems to be coupled up can be frustrating and isolating. However, it doesn't mean you should settle for a less than fulfilling relationship.

Take your time and don't settle. Focus on yourself first and make sure that anyone you choose to enter into a relationship respects and admires you like the strong woman you are.

Stop giving a f*ck about expressing yourself in bed.

You and your partner should be on the same page when it comes to what makes you happy in bed.

Sometimes, your partner won't know what to do; in order to have the most fulfilling experience, it might mean that you have to take the lead—and that's okay.

But don't be afraid to take charge of the situation to make sure you enjoy yourself and have the best experience! This is all about you.

Stop not giving a f*ck about your health.

There are a lot of people out there who seem to think that you have a responsibility to be happy in your skin no matter what, and it's the world's responsibility to embrace who you are.

I personally think that's kinda BS. Self love is good but self awareness is important too. Especially if you're young, if you're making bad decisions with your health, stop.

If you're drinking to excess every weekend, cut back. It takes a toll on your body, one that you won't appreciate later on.

Same thing goes for smoking. Same thing goes for not exercising. Same thing goes for eating whatever. Same thing goes for being overweight. I'll say it. This blowback against "fat shaming" that's all the rage on Tumblr is idiotic.

If you're fat, you shouldn't feel ashamed. But if you're crying about fat shaming because children stare and you need to buy two seats on a plane because of how large you are, you should be ashamed.

Love yourself. Great. But know that being fat is unhealthy, and this whole "no fat shaming" thing is socially detrimental.

I'll tell you what any well trained doctor would: if you're overweight because you eat too much, lose some weight. Care about your health!

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15 Traits of People With True Integrity

Trust and integrity are the foundations of a good relationship.

While anyone can say they are reliable in a job interview or on a first date, how do you know if they are in fact a person with genuine integrity?

When determining if the people in your life are truly trustworthy, here are 15 habits integral to people with genuine integrity.

1. Trustworthy

Trust goes beyond just agreeing to keep a secret or watching your cat for the weekend. Being trustworthy means they can be counted on no matter what.

2. Accountable

We all make mistakes, but a person with genuine integrity knows when to take the blame. If a mistake was made, then they will be the first to admit if they had a hand in it.

3. Reliable

Along with accountability, reliability is another big clue to someone's integrity. No one likes someone who promises big but doesn't deliver. Integrity means following through and being reliable.

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4. Sharing the Spotlight

This is particularly important in the office.

If you're working on a project with a team, but only one person takes the credit, you know you won't want to work with them in future.

It can seriously sour both the office environment and the home if your partner or colleague doesn't share any credit.

If your co-worker gives your fellow teammates a shoutout that's important.

If they work well in a team and share the responsibility, that's also a sign that they are genuine and responsible.

5. Humble

A little humility goes a long way, but if you have someone in your life who is constantly avoiding praise or compliments, remind them of how important and valuable they are, and that it's ok to accept the praise.

You can judge someone's integrity based on how they handle compliments.

On the other hand, someone without a lot of humility might not be able to keep their ego in check.

6. Working to Find a Solution

Even people with the best moral compass and a stringent code of ethics will find themselves in an argument or disagreement at one point or another. It's human nature.

However, people with integrity don't spend their time arguing their side. Instead, they will work to find a solution and compromise.

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7. Genuine

Finding a genuine person might be a little like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Being genuine means being sincere in everything you do. When a person of integrity gives you a compliment, you know they genuinely mean it.

Or if they ask how you are, you know they genuinely care. Genuine people are also direct. Calling it like it is, not maliciously, but simply being frank, is a good measurement of someone's character.

8. Generous

You can tell a lot about a person based on how they talk to the server at a restaurant. Genuine people don't treat the waitstaff as second-class citizens.

But you can also tell a lot about someone based on how they tip, donate to a cause in need, or discuss money among friends and family. Generosity and genuineness tend to go hand in hand.

9. Lending a Helping Hand

Beyond donating to the local food pantry or the Red Cross, genuine integrity means naturally lending a helping hand if it's needed.

Someone who doesn't mind giving their time, perhaps even more than their money, obviously cares deeply for other people.

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10. Kindness

People with integrity know that being kind to others is priority number one.

If they see someone is having a rough day, they will go out of their way to make them feel better. People with integrity are always ready with a kind word or smile.

11. Raising Others Up

Sometimes you come across people who love to tear others down. Everyone needs someone who supports them, but those with integrity go the extra mile.

Genuine individuals want you to succeed so they will hold you to your goals and help you achieve them.

12. Valuing Other's Time

The last thing you need is someone who doesn't value your time. People with integrity will always have time for you or will fit you in their schedule when they can.

It's more than just being reliable; genuine integrity means respecting people's time and showing up to appointments and dates promptly.

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13. Intuitive

Do you have that friend who seems to be able to read your feelings no matter how well you try and cover them up? It's because they're intuitive, and it's a valuable trait to have.

Intuitive people don't just know how you're feeling; they can sense when something's up or when you're upset, and most importantly will do whatever they can to make you feel better.

People with integrity use their intuition wisely, strengthening relationships and helping to mediate uncomfortable situations.

14. Believing People

Not only can genuine and reliable people be trusted, but they also trust and rely on other people. For people with integrity, you're in their good graces unless you give them a good reason not to be.

They will take someone at their word and leave it at that. If you owe them money, they won't hammer you. If you tell them something, they will take you at your word.

15. Seeing The Best in Others

Along with taking people at their word, there is something to be said for the way people with integrity view others.

You might know one or two people who can see the best in people rather than the worst, sometimes even to a fault.

This a trait that not many have, but those who do are well worth keeping in your life because they can often offer a different if sometimes challenging perspective.

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If you're trying to determine if someone has real integrity, if they can be relied on, and if they are kind of person worth having in your life, look for these 15 traits.

These habits come second nature to genuine and trustworthy people, and if you have someone in your life who has integrity, count yourself lucky.

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The Dark Side of Each Zodiac Sign

As humans, we all have a light side and a dark side with each side playing a role in our personality and life. Both sides are what make us who we are.

You can't ignore your dark side because it's a part of what makes you, you. Rather, you need to accept it, understand it, and use it to help you achieve your goals.

So, what exactly is your dark side?

We are all well-aware of our good side. It's the side of us that we show to people in public. It's the best of everything we are. It's what makes us shine as human beings.

It's what we thrive for and aspire to be. But what is the dark side in you? It's not as simple as the opposite of what you like about yourself.

The dark side of your personality is often a rejected, ignored pile of emotions, situations and phobias that you try to forget with all your might.

Your dark side is what you hate most in yourself. It's your fear of failure, it's your extreme shyness or your unhealthy compulsions.

Or maybe it's a drug or alcohol addiction or your horrible temper. Whatever it is, you can't wish it away no matter how hard you try.

Why should you accept your dark side?

Most people's approach toward their dark side is to fight it or ignore it.

Some religions and counseling techniques instruct you to destroy the darkness within yourself in order to live a happy life.

In my opinion, this is an unhealthy approach because it causes you to split your personality in two rather than teaching you how to accept and use your dark side to your benefit.

Accepting your dark side has some definite advantages.

First, when you accept your dark side and realize that it is a part of who you are, all of the energy that you spend fighting it will suddenly be available for other purposes.

By accepting that you are who you are, you will have access to a new source of personal power and you will have more energy to channel into building up what you like about yourself.

Second, when you accept your dark side, you take a big step toward inner wholeness and integrity. Acting with integrity means acting with all your being, not just following a moral code.

Of course, following a moral code is a personal decision, but you can make that decision with integrity, with all your being.

Keeping yourself mentally separated: "I am a good person for doing this, but I am a bad person because I have this addiction," will put you to a state of constant mental disruption.

We're not designed to act in a fragmented way. Rather, we're supposed to act as a whole unique person, with good and bad parts.

And third, when you accept you have a dark side, you establish a starting point. You know who you are as a whole person and you can now begin the work to integrate the two sides of your personality.

You can understand that you're not only a hard-working, respectable person, but you are also the person who isn't perfect. This is who you are and it's time to accept it.

The way to the light is through the darkness. Once you understand and accept your dark side, you can begin the inner work of reconciling your two sides and integrating both into a happy, healthy existence.

It won't happen overnight, but once it does, you will be able to fully accept who you are and move forward along your path in life.

So what can your Zodiac sign tell you about your dark side?

There have been many articles written about the traits of each zodiac sign. Most of them concentrate on the positive side of each sign.

But, with the light there is dark; with the sweet their is sour. So it is with each zodiac sign. We all have a side of us that we don't like to show.

Here are the dark traits of each zodiac sign:

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Aries

Aries is the most impulsive and impatient of the zodiac signs. They also tend to be immature. Also, if an idea isn't theirs, they don't agree with it.

They're prone to childish remarks when they get their feelings hurt as well.

Taurus

Taurus is possessive, materialistic, and sometimes vain. They sometimes need to be forcefully taught the golden rule. They're stubborn and can be overly self-indulgent and lazy.

Taurus can get way too into superficial things, whether it's personal vanity over their looks or just an obsession with having all the newest and most expensive stuff on the market.

Gemini

Gemini are like a few different personalities rolled into one. A real grab bag, if you will. You never know what you're going to get. They enjoy tons of different interests and tend to consider themselves the master of all of them.

Geminis love to talk so much that you can barely get a word in. Geminis are interested in so many different things that they have difficulty committing to just one.

Gemini tends toward arrogance and cockiness. They think they know it all and they aren't shy about it.

They can also be unreliable, not necessarily the person you want to depend on in a pinch.

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Cancer

Cancers are known to be nurturing and affectionate, but this also means that they are extremely emotional and sensitive.

Cancers are moody (they are crabs, after all). They are cautious and timid to the point where it's very difficult to get them to move out of their comfort zone.

Cancers are very sensitive and easy to offend. Sorry if that offends you!

Leo

Leo tends to be charming and lovable, but they often charm and love themselves the most. They demand attention and will try to be the center of it at all times.

There's no great way to put it, Leo is an attention addict. For Leo, everything revolves around them. They've never met a mirror they don't love!

If they start feeling ignored, they will throw a tantrum.

Virgo

Be careful when you're hanging out with a Virgo, because they tend to be much more judgmental than the other signs.

They're perfectionists, so even so much as a crooked smile can set them off and have them gossiping.

They tend to be judgmental and pessimistic to the point where, when they're down, they think the world is going to end.

The Virgo has high standards. Incredibly high, unreasonable standards for everyone and everything in their life. They are perfectionists and they will judge you if you're not up to par.

Don't expect to see them beating themselves up over personal failings, though. In their own eyes, they're flawless and everyone else is slacking.

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Libra

Libra is indecisive. They spend a lot of time preparing and studying for every little thing.

They're the kinds of people who stand in the grocery store with two bottles of ketchup carefully examining the labels. God just pick a f*cking thing and move on.

Libras take forever to make a decision because they have to weigh every possible option. They will do anything to keep the peace to the extent where they abandon their own values.

Libras are fascinated with beauty and will primp for hours before being ready to go out.

They panic at the thought of commitment and they aren't very good at keeping promises. They don't mean to be malicious, but they aren't loyal either.

Scorpio

Hell hath no fury like a Scorpio scorned. They're passionate but tend to be manipulative and fiery. For them, bad moods are a baseline.

Scorpios are very unforgiving. If you wrong a Scorpio, they will make your life miserable. Scorpios can easily spiral down into darkness and despair.

This sign has a temper of epic proportions and when something gets under their skin, they will over react with a fury unlike any other.

Sagittarius

Sagittarians are well known for being blunt, and their bluntness borders on tasteless at times. They tend to be know-it-alls and are easily bored.

Sagittarius are very self-righteous and often lack good social etiquette. They don't pick up cues when they're being rude or offensive and they simply don't care much about tact or subtlety.

This sign will tear you to shreds if they find a chink in your armor and then they'll claim it was for your own good.

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Capricorn

Capricorns are controllers. They don't really go with the flow. They often use people for their own benefit and thrive on gossip and negativity.

Capricorns thrive on negativity. They won't think twice about using someone to further their cause.

Aquarius

Aquarius thinks they're so logical and smart, meaning they're quick to judge others. They spend a lot of time living in their own heads and seem detached. They often give good advice but almost never follow it.

They are so eager to give advice that they don't hear what you're actually trying to say.

Pisces

Pisces lacks direction. They tend to be space cadets and accidentally aloof. They're supposed to be the oldest and wisest sign, but they tend to be gullible.

Pisces are spacey and aloof. They love "going with the flow."

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If Your Partner Does Any of These Things, You Should Never Let Them Go

Relationships are more complicated in modern times, than past generations.

It takes a special sort of savvy to see people as they are and categorize their traits. People in general are complicated and constantly changing.

There are more external influences, pressures and awareness than ever before. Societal pressures are more varied than ever, telling you to feel this way or another.

As you journey through the dating world you have to keep keen tabs on what is universally important.

There are patterns of behavior and intention that you should be on the lookout for. The presence of any of these patterns means a high potential for a strong productive relationship.

If your partner does any of the following 10 things, you should never let them go!

1. If They Can Calm You Down

At one point or another, despite best efforts and intention, we get very emotional.

Whether livid, depressed, anxious, or any other self destructive behavior, a person that can see your needs and meet them is a keeper.

Sometimes, though, a person brings 'balance' to your life at an unnecessary price.

Your independence, confidence, self love and sense of freedom should always be present.

2. If They Share Your Sense Of Humor

Laughter is a crucial spice of life. Everyone's flavor is different than the next.

If you find someone that not only appreciates your palate but expresses some deliciousness of their own, that's a treasure.

3. If You Have The Same Hobbies And Interests

Leisure activities of every sort are not only ways to refine our expressions but also ways to unwind and recover.

Having your special someone interested in the same hobbies and entertainment options as you makes life easier and more enjoyable.

It's very revealing when you can relax with someone.

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4. If There Is Respect At All Times

Respect is a massive corner stone in the foundation of every relationship.

Respect is formed from awareness and reliability. Through respect, trust is gained, and with these formations your bonds will deepen.

This is hard to do all the time, so as long is they are putting forth effort.

5. If They Have Your Back

A good partner is always going to have your back and be supportive of your endeavors.

That doesn't mean they won't call you out on any bullshit if you deserve it, but they have your back.

6. If They Don't Let you Get Away With Bullshit

Obviously your significant other should always support and nurture you as well as they can.

In order for this support to remain product, your lover must have the mutually understood ability to call you out when you are not acting right.

Not only do they need the ability but you must remain receptive to criticism.

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7. If They Make You Feel Secure

It's not their responsibility to make you feel secure from your responsibilities. With a good partner, you'll naturally feel more secure just for having them around.

8. If They Constantly Work To Improve Themselves

In the same way that a good partner won't try to change, you, you shouldn't try to change your partner.

If they want to change something about themselves, encourage them! Back them up! But if not, leave them be.

9. If They Inspire You To Be A Better Person

A good partner won't try to change you. Instead, they'll back you up when you're ready to change on your own.

If you don't feel like you have to change, that's fine. Your partner is into you either way.

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10. If They Make You Feel Comfortable Being You

There are no walls between you. You don't feel the need to enforce a persona or pretend to be anything.

They never judge or compare you, they love you and everything that makes you, you.

If anything you may have to work on taking down defenses that you carry with you at all times.

When you find the one, you may be surprised at the effort it takes for you to be simply you.

They are willing to help you learn to love yourself as much as they do.

11. If You Have Mutual Loyalty

Your place in their life is never up for questioning. They always operate with your best interests in mind.

They never resend their support for their benefit. You both work as a team.

When the two of you are separated, you never worry or fear what they are up to.

They do what is necessary to earn your trust, once earned they never abuse or test it.

12. If Making Love Is An Amazing And Deep Experience

They acknowledge your intimate needs and freely nurture them. They in turn relay their needs and you take care of them.

You both revel in exploring and experiencing each other's bodies. As the two of you grow and change, it is done together.

Making love should never be a chore, but the 'spark' can be a hard to keep lit.

Honest communication and high transparency help maintain a passionate experience.

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13. If There Are No Uncomfortable Silences

Both of you can occupy a space, not talking to each other for hours comfortably.

The silence highlights the deeper connection you share. The space between you is never hostile or filled with insecurities or worry.

14. If They See You As A Priority

They answer your texts, make time to hang out and are thinking of you when you aren't around.

If they are low on free time, they explain what's going on and you keep informed.

15. If They Encourage Your Independence

While you can count on their support, you never lose the ability to stand on your own. A healthy, strong relationship is defined as two people working as a team.

You should never feel that you can't live without them, though if you ever did lose them, it would be devastating.

Their love and support should create and foster a means to become a better and well rounded person.

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The Secret TRUTH About Why Native Americans Keep Their Hair Long

When you see someone with long hair, what do you think of them? That they're a hippie or a hipster?

What if we told you that hair is actually an extension of the nervous system and that by having long hair, you could access subtle extrasensory information?

That's why many Native Americans kept their hair long.

During the days of the Vietnam war...

Special forces were deployed to American Indian reservations to look for talented young men and tough scouts.

They were looking for men with strong tracking abilities specifically.

When they were found, a little enticing got them to enlist. But once enlisted, the recruit failed to effectively track or scout in the field.

Why?

The Native American recruits argued furiously that their hair not be cut.

They said it would stop them from being able to sense the enemy.

The military didn't believe this and cut their hair anyway.

Once they seemed to lose their abilities, the military had to think twice about regulation haircuts.

They decided to test the young men.

Typically, they would have the recruit sleep in the woods. An armed "enemy" would approach.

The long haired man would wake from his sleep and sense danger well before the enemy would arrive.

Then, they would cut his hair and redo the test, only this time, their hair has been cut. Universally, recruits failed the test.

It's not a bunch of new age nonsense, it actually makes sense in a lot of ways.

For millions of years, mammals have evolved to have hair. These days, we're obsessive about getting rid of it.

But could it possibly be that that hair was for more than keeping warm or perhaps attracting a mate?

The body has a use for every part of itself.

This fellow sums up the point perfectly:

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Every Empath Will Try To Hide These 10 Things From You

Do you suspect that you or someone close to you may be an empath?

Empaths are able to make special connections with the people around them. An empath can sense when they are needed.

Many times, an empath is the person in your life who is sometimes called "too sensitive".

Empaths are very special and if you have on in your life then you can consider yourself lucky. However, empaths do need to be treated with special care.

First, let's explain what an empath is. Being an empath is not about having the ability to feel sympathy. Sympathy is when we feel a sense of care and concern for other people.

When we sympathize with someone, it means we feel compassion for them and hope that their situation improves.

Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of others. When someone is an empath, it means they have an especially deep understanding and connection to the feelings of people around them.

Empaths can feel other people's feeling almost as if they were their own. There is research showing that an empath's brain is wired that way.

Scientists have identified a specialized group of brain cells that are tied to the ability to empathize. When someone is an empath, it means these cells are especially sensitive.

Empaths should look out for people who are sociopaths, psychopaths, and narcissists. In terms of psychology, these people have the opposite traits as an empath.

These people are not able to feel empathy the way that normal people do.

Empaths like to protect themselves from being spotted, for a variety of reasons.

They can be concerned about who they make connections with and how emotionally difficult these connections might become.

Since empaths experience the emotions of other people almost as strongly as they experience their own emotions, they need to be very careful of the emotions they will encounter.

Here are some of the ways you can spot an empath...

1. Sensitivity

Empaths may try to conceal the fact that they are so sensitive. They do this in part so that they maybe seen as a source of strength for those around them.

Empaths don't want to be a burden, so they hide their own emotions.

2. Ability to Absorb Emotions

An empath can feel happy when those around her are happy and down when those around her are down.

Empaths are so emotionally connected to others that they experience the emotions of others almost as if they were their own.

3. Introversion

Since empaths are constantly in touch with the emotions of the people they are with, they may avoid contact in order to get a break.

Spending some time alone means the empath can have some time to take a break and recover from feeling emotionally drained.

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4. Connection to Nature

If you know someone who has a deep desire to spend time in nature, that person could be an empath.

There is nothing like the sense of happiness and peace that humans feel when we're in a beautiful outdoor area.

Empaths feel this even more strongly than most people do. Nature can help an empath recharge their batteries with the positive feelings that they get from spending time in the outdoors.

5. Ability to Detect Lies

Empaths have a special ability to see through other people.

One of the ways this manifests itself is in an empaths ability to detect lies.

An empath can easily detect lies because they are able to read a person's emotions and true intentions.

6. Giving Too Much

Empaths spend a lot of time and energy tending to other people's needs. This can leave an empath with a lot of negative emotions.

Empaths feel a deep need to help others, but sometimes while they're helping others they may be harming themselves emotionally.

When an empath tries to retreat so they can recharge, they can sometimes feel like they're being selfish.

Empaths need to remember to take care of themselves even though they may not be used to putting themselves first.

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7. Heightened Intuition

Naturally, empaths are very connected to their own feelings.

An empath will trust their gut feelings to make important decisions. Empaths have a sense of being connected to the universe and are able to use intuition to guide them on a daily basis.

8. Tendency to Get Stressed Out

Because empaths feel all emotions very strongly, it can be easy for an empath to become overwhelmed.

In addition, having too many tasks at a time can also make an empath feel inundated. This can be very stressful for an empath.

9. Easy to Take Advantage Of

A manipulative person can easily take advantage of an empath.

This is because manipulators are able to spot empaths and use their empathic abilities against them in order to get what they want.

A manipulator knows what buttons to push with an empath in order to achieve their goals.

Empaths need to be wary when they get the sense that they are being manipulated by someone.

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10. Ability to Love Deeply

As with all of the emotions they experience, an empath will feel love very deeply.

This love extends from their spouse or partner to their family and to all of the people in their lives.

Empaths make the people in their lives feel extremely loved and cared for.

Empaths also have a strong appreciation for society in general.

Empaths are very special people who need to be appreciated and protected.

If you have an empath in your life, give them the time and emotional space they need to recharge.

Understand that they are not being anti-social when they take some alone time.

It can be difficult and exhausting to go through life as an empath, but empaths also have a special gift that should be treated with care and respect.

Still not sure if you're an empath? Take this short quiz to find out!

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Here's What You're Addicted To, According To Your Zodiac Sign

While we most often associate addiction to substance, addiction can be attributed to anything that becomes an obsession.

Ever wonder why how it's possible for some people to be social drinkers, while others can't go one night without popping a cork?

Perhaps there's an answer lying in one's zodiac sign.

While other factors in the birth chart play a part, considering one's sun sign opens a doorway to understanding the root of one's insatiable urges.

It's important to note, however, addiction should never be taken lightly.

Below you will find the addiction of each Zodiac sign!

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Pisces (February 19-March 20): Escape

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Ruled by dreamy Neptune, the Pisces is sign of the deepest waters and requires escape from their intense empathetic nature.

Pisces, like Scorpio, is a private sign but also extremely compassionate at the same time.

They are intuitive and their connectedness to the inner worlds of others is exhausting. This makes escape an addictive pursuit.

Whether it's escape through sleep or alcohol, the Pisces can go to the extremes of leaving this world in order to enter another.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18): Reading

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Ruled by Uranus, planet of change and the unconventional, water bearing Aquarius operates almost entirely in the mind.

From one Aquarius to another, the knowledge seeker is insatiable when it comes to information.

At the center of the Aquarius is a person on a quest to understand the ins and outs of everything from ancient civilization to futuristic trends of technology.

Aquarius is the quintessential ideas person.

Whether it's multiple windows open on the computer or reading multiple books at a time, the Aquarius is addicted to input.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Working

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Ruled by Saturn, planet of discipline and responsibility, Capricorns are dedicated and devoted to their work.

There lies a strong difference, however, between strong work ethic and becoming a workaholic.

Capricorns have been known to light both ends of a match.

Because steadiness is what the Capricorn is known for, the drive becomes a need to improve and perfect.

But everyone--even ambitious Capricorn--deserves a break sometimes.

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Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Traveling

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Jupiter bestows luck and the insatiable wander-lust to optimistic Sagittarians.

Because these freedom-loving wanderers always have their arrow pointed toward the next horizon, traveling allows them to remain uprooted and satiates their philosophic meanderings.

These expansive people feel that traveling is as vital as breathing.

Traveling for the Sagittarius is intertwined with the insatiable chase for greener grasses.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21): Reality Television

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Let's face it—Scorpios love investigating the dark side.

Ruled by Pluto, netherworld of the dead, Scorpio is obsessed with probing to the deepest, darkest layers.

Reality television, with its inevitable storm of emotions and battle for power and prestige, popularity and money, satiates Scorpios appetite for passion and observing the dark underbelly of the society.

The Scorpios love digging into the psyche of the human condition and can't help but be drawn to witness the rise and fall of power dynamics.

It's just simply part of their idealistic nature.

Libra (September 23-October 22): Phone

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How did the ever-charming Libra dodge confrontation before the invention of the smart phone?

Ruled by Venus, Goddess of love and beauty, the Libra wants nothing more than to create equilibrium and beautify his or her environment.

For the Libra, the idea of rocking the boat stands as a fear, for the Libra is the ultimate people pleaser.

Libra is also an air sign and requires communication.

It's no wonder then, a smart phone allows Librans to avoid confrontation.

In fact, when a Libra feels one brewing, out comes the phone and up goes the shield. Smart phones are a Libras go-to social tool and their go-to vice.

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Virgo (August 23-September 22): Coffee

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For the efficient workaholic nothing keeps the jive going like a hot cup of coffee except being followed by another cup of coffee.

Virgos are work and project oriented, ruled by quick-witted mercury, they rely on a steady flow of stamina.

There's no better way to keep up the energy to keep up with the work than a steady stream of caffeine.

Logical Virgo most likely already has a coffee maker near his or her work vicinity.

Leo (July 23-August 22): Instagram

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What better way to create a platform for the regal life than Instagram?

Exuberant Leos know how to shine golden light on their lives—they are ruled by the sun after all—and in doing so, they receive the steady flow of attention that is quintessential to their happiness.

Besides all that dramatic flair demands an audience!

Instagram allows Leos to project the reel of their lives onto the (small) screen.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Bad Relationships

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Forever the loyal crab, sensitive and emotional, Cancers are serial partners to emotionally inept people.

Because of their empathetic nature, they tend to collect broken people in hopes of loving them into wellness.

Unfortunately, one bad romance leads to the next.

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Gemini (May 21-June 20): Shopping

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These charming mercurial beings love to chat, and clothing becomes a mode of communication as well.

Ruled by fast-paced mercury, Geminis love to switch up their wardrobe.

In fact, it's imperative because they are constantly seeking a mode of self-expression for their ever-changing identities.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Food

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Simply put, the reliable Taurus lives primarily through the senses.

They want to experience all the pleasures of the material world.

It comes as no surprise then, that when the going gets tough, chocolate fudge brownies and garlic breadsticks fuel the Taurus' need for sensuous pleasure better than any other vice.

Aries (March 21-April 19): Twitter

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For the impulsive, fiery soul, whose most notable trait is courage, Twitter's immediacy allows Aries to express their thoughts to the world without the glitch of hesitation.

Ruled by Mars, planet of courage and competition, Aries has an inescapable need to project their personality and hesitation makes them uneasy.

It comes as no surprise that Twitter can become a full-fledged obsession.

Twitter is immediate and straight to the point, exactly what the Ram loves.

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Who doesn't love a good joke?

Laughter is a very powerful (and free!) medicine that almost no one is taking enough of.

When you share a genuine laugh with a co-worker, friend, or family member, it can completely brighter your day, no matter how down-and-out you might be feeling.

Laughter is a stress-reducer, heart-helper, confidence-builder, and immunity-booster.

Enjoy this short joke about a jealous husband for you daily fill of laughter!

Jealous husband: "My wife where are you?"

Wife: "At home love."

Husband: "Are you sure?"

Wife: "Yes"

Husband: "Turn on the blender."

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Wife: (turns blender on) reeereeeereeee

Husband: "Ok my love goodbye."

Another day, Jealous husband: "My wife where are you?"

Wife: "At home love."

Husband: "Are you sure?"

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Wife: "Yes"

Husband: "Turn on the blender."

Wife: (turns blender on) reeereeeereeee

Husband: "Ok my love goodbye."

The next day, the husband decides to go home without notice, finds his son alone and asks him "Son, where is your mother?"

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Son: "I don't know, she went out with the blender….. GOSH…."

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This Is The Most Accurate Personality Test You'll Ever Take

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What True Personality Type Are You?

The Renegade: You are a rebel who decides not to play by the rules. You defy all else when it comes to you and your endgame goals.

You use creativity to push your limits as far as they can go, experiment with various things that may or may not work, and you know all about the risks involved when conflict comes your way.

You are a true renegade, fighting for what you believe in and standing up for what's right.

The Traveler: You are a person who cannot be without adventure in your life.

You explore every single mystery you come across, love to find new and interesting things you've never seen before, and you absolutely love to share your experiences with your loved ones.

The sky is the limit when it comes to you. Just as long as you have your spirit of adventure there isn't anything you can't overcome together!

The Healer: You like to come up with resolutions for unnecessary conflicts.

Your main purpose in life is to make sure that everything goes according to plan. Often times people think you are very shy or are extremely calm.

There is an inner fire you have that everyone cannot be without. You are the light in the dark for those who cannot wander alone in this world.

More importantly, the world needs you to make sure there is no more negativity for anyone to deal with!

Let us know your results in the comments below!

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Woman Having Affair While Husband Is At Work

A woman is having an affair during the day while her husband is at work.

Her 9 year old son comes home unexpectedly, sees them and hides in the bedroom closet to watch.

The woman's husband also comes home. She puts her lover in the closet, not realizing that the little boy is in there already.

The little boy says, "It's dark in here."

The man says, "Yes, it is."

Boy ~ "I have a baseball."

Man ~ "That's nice."

Boy ~ "Want to buy it?"

Man ~ "No, thanks."

Boy ~ "My dad's outside."

Man ~ "OK, how much?"

Boy ~ "$250?

In the next few weeks, it happens again that the boy and the lover are in the closet together.

Boy ~ "Its dark in here."

Man ~ "Yes, it is."

Boy ~ "I have a baseball glove."

The lover remembering the last time, asks the boy, "How much?"

Boy ~ "$750?

Man ~ "Fine."

A few days later, the father says to the boy, "Grab your glove, let's go outside and have a game of catch."

The boy says, "I can't, I sold my baseball and my glove."

The father asks, "How much did you sell them for?"

Boy ~ "$1,000?

The father says, "That's terrible to overcharge your friends like that… that is way more than those two things cost."

"I'm going to take you to church and make you confess."

They go to the church and the father makes the little boy sit in the confession booth and he closes the door.

The boy says, "It's dark in here."

The priest says, "Don't start that crap again."

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10+ Signs You're An Option, NOT A Priority

One of the hardest lessons we ever have to learn in life is that people aren't always as genuine as they make themselves out to be, and that you're not as big of a priority to them as you would like to think you are.

Have you ever found yourself constantly giving and giving, only for your good deeds and actions to go unreciprocated?

Having people like this in our lives is draining and unhealthy.

We all need to create relationships with people who are going to make us a priority as often as we make them a priority.

Otherwise, it's time to tell them to get lost.

Here are 13 signs that you're being put on the back burner by someone who doesn't see you as a priority:

1. You constantly catch them lying about seemingly insignificant things.

2. They always invite other people to big events and gatherings

You know you're an option and not really a priority when they don't want to take you out in public to bigger events like parties, weddings, or birthdays.

You're a side thing, not the real deal.

3. They never remember anything you say when you talk about what's happening in your life.

4. Most plans are spur of the moment.

Your phone buzzes. It's 11pm on a Friday night. You're about to turn in after a quiet evening at home with a book. "Want 2 hang out?"

This is code for something, and you know exactly what it is. "I couldn't find anyone else so now I'm talking to you, Ms. Last Resort." Pass.

5. You find yourself making excuses for their poor behavior

6. They frequently bail on you.

Their plans are spur of the moment, and while they might agree to do something you want to at a future date, they often bail on you.

This probably means that they found someone or something better to occupy their time.

7. You feel unhappy in the relationship more often than not

8. It takes hours or days to reply to a text.

If you were a priority to this person, yeah, maybe sometimes they wouldn't get back to you right away, but generally, you should be getting a reply back pretty quick.

If they get back to you when it's convenient, chances are, you're a convenience.

9. You avoid making plans with others because you're waiting to hear back from them.

10. You put in all the effort.

Let me guess: you make all the plans. You put in all the effort. They seem reluctant.

If that's the case, you're definitely not a priority.

11. All of your interaction happens behind closed doors: there are never date nights or outings.

12. They say you're too needy.

And this is the biggest crock of them all. When you reach out, or when you stand up for yourself, they put you down as too needy.

Here's an idea: forget them. Delete their number. Don't respond to texts. Move on.

13. You feel like they’re bored when they’re around you.

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35 Secret Keyboard Combinations That Will Change How You Use Your Computer

It's impossible to avoid technology these days.

Which makes it very important to know how to utilize your devices to the fullest.

Below, you will find several secret keyboard combinations that will make your daily life on the computer a lot easier.

Check them out and let us know if we missed any in the comments below!

These will certainly come in handy for every Windows and Mac user out there.

Need-To-Know Keyboard Combinations For Mac

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Command + F3

Removes all app windows from view displaying your desktop.

To bring your apps back, simply press the keys again.

​Command + 1 (2, 3)

You can cycle through open tabs on your browser.

Just hit the corresponding number to the tab you want to open.

Command + H

Quickly hides all open windows from the currently active app.

Command + Semicolon

Go through all of the misspelled words in any given document.

Command + Down Arrow

Jump to the bottom of any webpage.

Option + Command + F

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This opens the search field.

Command + Up Arrow

Jump to the top of any webpage.

Option + Delete

This shortcut will delete one word at a time, as opposed to one letter at a time.

Command + Shift + T

This combination opens recently closed tabs.

It's perfect for those times when you accidentally close out of something.

Option + Shift + Volume Up/Volume down

This will adjust your volume in smaller increments than if you were to just hit the volume controls.

This comes in especially handy when you're trying to get your audio output levels just right.

Shift + Command + Q

Log out of your user account.

Need-To-Know Keyboard Combinations For Your PC

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Alt + Tab

Switch between open tabs.

Win + Shift + M

Restores windows that were minimized.

Win

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Opens the start menu; however, in Windows 8.1 it opens the previous window.

Win + A

Opens the Action Center in Windows 10.

Win + B

Selects the first icon in the Notification Area. You can then go through the icons with the arrow keys.

Win + C

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Shows the Charm Bar in Windows 8 and 8.1. In Windows 10 it opens Cortana.

Win + Ctrl + B

Switches to programs indicating new messages in the Notification Area.

Win + Ctrl + F

Opens 'find computers'.

Win + D

Minimizes all open windows to display the desktop.

Win + F

Opens 'find files and folders'.

Win + G

Brings all gadgets to the foreground that are in process on Windows 7 and Vista.

This combination opens the Game Bar in Windows 10.

​Win + E

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Opens Windows Explorer. In Windows 10 it opens the Quick Launch by default.

Win + L

Changes user or locks the workstation.

Win + M

Minimizes all windows.

Win + K

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Opens a new Start menu. In Windows 8 and 8.1, it opens Connections.

Win + O

Locks device orientation.

Win + P

Switches operating modes to an external monitor/projector.

This works for Windows 7 and anything newer than that.

Win + Q

Opens Search charm for installed apps.

Win + R

Opens the 'run dialog' box.

Win + T

Switches focus to the Taskbar on Windows 7 and anything newer.

Win + U

Opens the Utility Manager.

Win + W

Opens Windows Ink Workspace (notes, screenshots).

Win + X

Opens the Windows Mobile Application Center on mobile computers.

Win + Y

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Starts Yahoo! Messenger if it's installed on your device.

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10+ Things You Do As An Adult When You’ve Experienced Childhood Emotional Abuse

Your childhood will be with you forever. For those who were emotionally abused growing up, this fact can be a nightmare.

Emotional abuse will leave lasting scares that many people never recover from. It can lead to various forms of mental illness and relationship problems.

If you or someone you know is the victim of emotional abuse, don't be afraid to ask for help and tell people how you feel.

Emotional abuse is a terrible burden to carry around. Many people do not even realize it is affecting every aspect of their lives.

It can be an awful struggle to deal with, but it is important to never give up.

As reported directly from the mouths of victims, here are 10+ things that adults do when they were emotionally abused as a child.

1. You can’t stand conflict. ​Sudden loud noises immediately trigger you fight or flight instinct.

2. You can’t accept compliments. ​As children people only talked about your mistakes and flaws.

3. You overachieve in an attempt to prove yourself.

4. You believe everything you do is wrong, no matter what others say.

5. You apologize all the time due to always feeling like you are to blame for something.

6. You isolate yourself and use your home as a safe place.

7. You don’t trust anyone, and will rarely let others in.

8. You are indecisive because you feel like whatever you choose will be wrong. This makes you fear to be a parent.

9. You are hardly yourself because you will never say anything that another person may not agree with. No matter what, you remain neutral.

10. You are so defensive that you come off as cold or cynical. It is your barrier.

11. You don’t like to accept love and believe it is never unconditional.

12. You try too hard to please anyone who is an authority figure.

13. You feel the need to explain in detail everything that you do, and have trouble saying no to anyone.

14. You do not ask for help because you believe something will be wanted in return. Due to this, you have trouble finding a best friend.

15. You are paranoid and have trust and attachment issues. This leads to a lot of problems with relationships.

16. You are too shy and never have a voice.

17. You hide the ‘bad’ side of yourself from everyone.

18. You never think you are good enough or smart enough. No matter what you accomplish, it will not block out the negative words in your head.

19. You have trouble accepting that there are people who genuinely love and care for you.

20. You can’t make eye contact because it scares you.

21. You have trouble communicating your feelings, which can raise your anxiety levels and lead to depression.

22. You will never fight back, and can only cut people out of your life by getting help.

23. You blame yourself for absolutely everything that happens.

24. You have trouble finding out who you are, and what your true beliefs are.

25. You have an enormous amount of anger, and it causes you to lash out through social media where you can hide behind a screen.

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