It's amazing how everything changes during nine months of pregnancy and one dad-to-be decided to capture it all - in 90 seconds.
After finding out his wife was pregnant, Erik took a photo of her in the same place every day until the baby was born.
It's amazing how everything changes during nine months of pregnancy and one dad-to-be decided to capture it all - in 90 seconds.
After finding out his wife was pregnant, Erik took a photo of her in the same place every day until the baby was born.
Do you remember the awesome cartoon lip art by Laura Jenkinson? Turns out, there's another lip artist in town who took this idea to the next level.
Her name is Sandra Changes and this self-taught face decorator uses her lip-characters to record whimsical short performances as well.
Her cast already includes Pikachu, Stitch, Toothless, and other beloved characters from movies, TV series, and video games.
What do you think of her art? Let us know in the comments below!
Credit: Bored Panda
When Tim Hadley learned one of his students had shaved his head in honor of his grandfather with cancer, the principal was proud.
But when the child's mom called him saying he had the worst day of his life, Hadley felt responsible. Jackson Johnston had been bullied by other students who didn't know why he cut his hair.
Instead of punishing the bullies, Hadley held a special assembly for the Johnston, who he let shave his head in front of the school.
If you're the type of person who gets a laugh out of the darker side of life, these comics by Mr. Lovenstein are sure to brighten up your day (in a dark way).
Mr. Lovenstein comics, drawn by J.L. Westover, take you on a rollercoaster of emotions panel by panel, usually portraying an unexpected, often darker side of everyday interactions and thoughts.
If you're someone whose brain tends to go the unexpected, extreme (yet funny) route, these comics are right up your alley.
Whether you're bored with nothing to do or trying to entertain yourself through the work week, we're sure you'll find at least once comic that will make you laugh!
Learn Your Birth Number
Birth numbers are great for learning more about who you are and gaining a bit of insight into how you operate in the world around you.
Each birth number is tied to our natural abilities and what challenges we are likely to face!
To decipher your birth number, use this simple technique!
First, take the numbers of your birthday and add all of them up until there is only one number.
July 21, 1980
7 + 21 + 1980 = 2008
2 + 0 + 0 + 8 = 10
1 + 0 = 1
Birth number = 1
Eventually, you'll reach a single digit that is your specific birth number. Find out what it is and then read the corresponding personality below!
Not many people thought it was doable, but like it or not, Donald Trump is officially the 45th President of the United States.
Millions of people took to the internet to voice their opinion on social media Wednesday. Many people celebrated triumphantly, while others were shocked and completely terrified.
No matter your opinion about the outcome, you won't be able to deny the hilarity behind these brilliant responses to Donald Trump's victory.
Have you ever wondered just how important your dreams are?
While some people write off their dreams as just the crazy things that happen when they sleep, there are others who are very attuned with the dream world: Native Americans. And dreams are a highly important factor in their culture.
Young Native children are taught to remember their dreams as best they can, so they might use them as guidance, and as a window into their own mind.
Dreams are incredibly significant to Native American culture because they believe that part of the soul leaves the body when one transitions into the dream world.
According to Natives, every person on Earth has three souls, not just a single one. The first is the ego-soul, which manifests as breath.
Then, there's the body-soul, which is what gives our body life and energy when we are part of the waking world.
Finally, we have the free-soul. The free-soul is believed by Natives to leave the physical body when one dreams.
This is the part of one's soul that travels to other dimensions as the other two stay back with the physical body.
The Dream World
If you're on Facebook and social media as a millennial today, there's a pretty good chance that you're seeing people get engaged and married almost on a daily basis.
Of course, there are about five or six photos of the happy couple and then a couple shots of the shiny, diamond ring adorning the woman's finger. Which is great! Love is a beautiful thing.
At the same time, however, it might leave you pondering your own love life (or lack thereof). Many people are single by choice, but for those of us who are ready to have a partner in life, it stings just a tiny bit.
Which is why women everywhere are getting on board with a new a trend; the goal of which is to remind women that they don't need a ring from a man to make them happy.
If you've ever looked into the intriguing realm of science known as 'color psychology,' you know just how important color perception and interpretation are regarding human behavior.
Colors can play a fascinating role in influencing the behaviors and thoughts of your everyday person.
Have you ever wondered why the colors red and yellow make up the majority of fast food restaurant chains? It's because the two colors together create the feeling of "fast" and "gotta go."
Yellow is also typically associated with happy and positive things in life.
Like sunshine, good ideas, smiles, and laughter. But, the yellow you perceive is different from the yellow I perceive.
For me yellow reminds of sunflowers, so I like it. But for you, yellow might remind you of something else, causing you anxiety and discomfort.
Colors are one of those things that get perceived and discussed collectively by culture and society, but then experienced and perceived sometimes differently on a personal level.
It is in between the collective conscience and our own conscience that our brain interprets color.
So, how we respond and react to color has a lot to say about who we are. And this quiz can help you get there! Utilizing color psychology, the quiz will analyze your answers to each color question and reveal the true nature of your personality and how it responds to color.
It's fun, easy and informative! Just choose whichever color choice best fits with the shade of color in question above.
Once you're finished, the quiz will reveal your personality type--you decide if it's accurate or not.
Remember to have fun! And then share with friends and loved ones you think would like to explore their color psychology a bit!
If you're anything like me, you love cats! So when I learned that today is National Cat Day, you could say I got a little bit excited.
But it's not just about appreciating our feline companions, it's about appreciating felines that have no companions.
National Cat Day celebrates our kitties, but raises awareness for cats that have yet to be adopted.
Right now across the United States, there are 3.4 million cats waiting to find loving, permanent homes. Sadly, only about 1.3 million actually will.
That's why it's important that today, on National Cat Day, if you've been considering getting a feline companion, today might just be the day.
If you'd like to search for your local animal, visit The Shelter Project's Website to find the closest animal shelter to you.
If you love cats but can't commit to one long term, you can also offer to foster cats and kittens through your local animal shelter.
This helps reduce the number of animals that may need to be euthanized and helps match cats with wonderful homes.
Okay, so National Cat Day obviously isn't all seriousness. There's a fun side too. Here are some of our favorite felines from Instagram. Enjoy!
Houdini, as his name states, is a bengal! He has a gorgeous leopard coat. However, it can't be seen as clear in this photo because he currently lives in Alaska, and in Alaska it's cold out!
He loves going on long walks with his parents throughout the Alaskan wilderness, but his sweater is essential.
Another baby bengal has recently moved in with Houdini, but she doesn't have a name yet! Follow him on Instagram to find out what they name her!
Oskar the blind cat isn't some meme, asserts Mick Szydlowski, his cat dad. Oskar is also an inspiration to those everywhere who suffer from blindness, human and cat alike.
Mick started Oskar's instagram feed to show "what it was like living with a cat with sepcial needs."
"I am very consistent with reading the comments that people make on Instagram and Facebook. If someone has a question about adopting a disabled cat, I want to help," Szydlowski says.
Princess Cheeto is just your average cat, but Hugo Martinez is not your average cat dad. He's an artist whose goal is to simply make people happy.
"I used to be obsessed with Grumpy Cat and other cats," Martinez says. "I remember how happy these cats would make me — they would totally turn around my day."
Princess Cheeto is the perfect subject for his photographs. "She'll stay and she'll pose," he says.
Mike Bridavsky, from the moment he saw Lil BUB, it was love.
"People kept giving up on her because it was obvious that she needed special care," Bridavsky recalls. Lil BUB has a degenerative bone condition called osteopetrosis.
"She's the only cat in recorded history born with it," Bridavsky says. "I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her. I couldn't believe she was real."
Shrampton is quite possibly the classiest cat we've ever seen. His mom, Leilani Shimoda, is a fashion designer who knows what to look for in cat fashion.
Shimoda posts to Shrampton's Instagram account because she says it makes people happy.
"Some people comment and say 'I was having the worst day, this helped,' or they tag each other and say 'This is us! This is me! This will be us tomorrow.' I love that."
And Shrampton handles it all pretty well. He poses perfectly for each of the images.
Nala the cat is the perfect rescue cat story. Her kitty mom, Pookie Methachittiphan, picked her up from a shelter and hasn't looked back. Spreading the word about shelter animals is important to her, which is why she created Nala's Instagram page.
Over time, the Instagram account became a full time job, which works for her. "I get to be with my pets and spread the word about adoption," she says.
Now that we are getting over the last astronomical event that took place at the beginning of the month, a new moon is planned to set in the zodiac known as Scorpio on the 30th of October.
That means you will want to make sure that you are more than prepared for this Saturday so that you are able to have a fun Halloween as well as enjoying the starry sky at night while all the monsters come out to play!
It is important that we are all in the proper mindset for this major shift since it's going to revolve around your internal issues.
However, there are still multiple ways for you to prepare for this major shift and you are going to want to make sure that your heart is set in all the right places.
Even though Halloween is on it's way, think about the areas in your life that are in need of improvement.
The 13 month old boys, Jadon and Anias from Braidwood, Illinois, were born conjoined together with 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter of brain tissue that connects them.
This certain kind of situation is considered to be one of the most advanced as well as difficult separation operations that has ever been conducted in the field of medical work.
After enduring 16 hours worth of surgery that was performed at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center located in Bronx, New York, the twins were able to separate from each other with complete success.
If you've been looking for the right time to make some real changes in your life, get ready because the perfect time could be approaching sooner than you think.
When the extremely rare super full moon brightens up the evening sky on the night of October 16, it will create a cosmic energy shift that will be felt by people around the world.
However, before you can use the positive vibrations of this super moon to your benefit, you need to first understand the science behind it.
If the moon is at the point of its orbit where is comes closest to the earth on the same night as a full or new moon it's known as a super moon.
Because this super moon is happening on a full moon during the time of its orbit where it is the closest to the earth it will be all month.
So it will emerge 14% bigger, shine 30% brighter than a regular apogee moon, meaning the time of the moon's orbit where it is farthest distance from the earth.
Every single person in the world has their very own unique personality, there will never be anyone else like you and that is a very important thing to keep in mind.
Of course, you can definitely have a lot in common with someone else's personality, but that doesn't necessarily make that person the same thing as you.
We all have our own dominant and weaker traits to our personalities so it would only make sense that the majority of us excel in the things that resonate most with us.
Sometimes you may even discover that your greatest strength is something that you and your family have shared for generations and that is why you are the way that you are now.
Although you are compiled up of various different qualities, only one of them outshines the rest and there is a really good reason as to why that is. So, what do you think your greatest quality is? Is it your intelligence? Is it your literal strength? Is it your creativity?
You must dig deep within yourself to find the answer to these questions. If you are already so aware of your emotions, then maybe that is your strength.
It's good to keep an open mind as to what is and what is not when it comes to figuring out your strengths and weaknesses are. You might even surprise yourself with what you come up with in the end.
Try to think about the others you have met throughout life, think about their strengths and weaknesses. Of course, there isn't any competition when it comes to your personality, it's more of like seeing if there are any other ways that you can improve yourself.
There is always going to be room for improvement, but let's start with what drives you the most in your personality.
Before you take the quiz, try to think about all of your qualities, all of your downfalls, all of the things that need improvement. There you will find the answer and it will be glowing the more you draw closer to it.
Happiness can be a complex, hard-to-figure-out emotion. It's something we all want for ourselves, yet so often we find ourselves struggling to find it. When I was in high school, I was a really happy kid.
In college, I wasn't as happy, but I was okay. After college, I was depressed and hating life--so much so, that I vowed if I ever found happiness again, I would never let go of it.
Much of one's happiness lies in the habits they choose to do each and every day.
Here are six habits that unhappy people often exhibit in their lives, and what we can do to prevent doing them ourselves:
When we complain about something, we're just wasting energy. Energy that could be spent on actively trying to make your life better. Instead of complaining, realize that you (and you alone) are accountable and responsible for your life.
No one ever said life was fair, so complaining is worthless. Just keep your head up and do your best to move forward.
A large part of being happy is how you view yourself. And if you're constantly viewing yourself in a negative light, chances are good that you won't be happy. The best thing you can do to stave off a negative inner dialogue is forgive yourself for mistakes and flaws.
At the same time, work on forgiving others for their imperfections as well. They deserve to be happy too.
If you've ever wondered why "balance" is something so many people strive to find in their lives, or why the phrase "everything in moderation" is said so often, you've never been entirely consumed by an addiction.
Whether it's drugs, alcohol, pornography, or sugars and sweets, any type of addiction can lead one to rock bottom.
If complaining serves no purpose, then worrying about events that happened in the past is actually harmful to you. Research has even found that when we stress over past events, actions or behaviors, we increase our risk for chronic stress and depression.
The best ways to handle regret include: learning from mistakes, letting go of the situation, and understanding you're not entirely to blame.
Just as living in the past is unhealthy, living in the future can be just as bad. As humans, we thrive when we fully embrace living in the present moment. Because there's nothing we can do about things that haven't happened yet.
This means handling problems and obstacles as they come up, and then letting go of them. It means being fully conscious for the best moments in life, the ones that pass you by when your head is in the clouds, stressing out about the future.
While this one might not seem that bad, the truth is that when we regularly eat a poor diet, it's because we're not happy.
So many people turn to the instant gratification of sugary, high-fat foods when things aren't going their way. But this is a terrible habit to pick up, because it can lead to terrible health conditions like obesity, depression, diabetes, and heart problems.
When we eat right (or even just decently) we have more energy, our brains are functioning more efficiently, and we just feel better overall.
Depression is a very volatile emotion for anyone to experience in their lifetime.
Sometimes it lasts for days, months, and even years without an end in sight to the despair that we are constantly feeling deep within ourselves, sometimes to the point where hardly anything positive even phases us anymore.
Depression can cripple every piece of your body, ranging from the mental part of yourself to the physical.
Nothing motivates you, you don't want to give anything a try. People come and go, and the gnawing thought of this looming cloud of sorrow hangs over you, getting heavier and heavier with each passing day.
If you've never dealt with this awful feeling, then here are five things you should know about people who are suffering from depression.
Depression doesn't have a switch on the back of your head that you can just flip and poof it's gone suddenly. There are so many cases of people saying to those who are suffering depression that they should just stop being sad; as if it were that easy.
Sometimes they even like to argue with them, saying that they have nothing to be sad about, or that they're just being over-dramatic about everything. If anything, you should be trying to comfort a person who's suffering from depression.
The biggest thing that you could do for them is to just let them know that you are there for them in every single way possible. Telling them they are not alone in this world, and that their feelings are more than valid when it comes to being sad or upset about something.
We all deserve the chance to be heard when we are feeling like there is no one else in the world who knows what we are going through.
Another thing that a lot of people say about those who suffer from depression is that they are weak. Expressing your emotions of sorrow and despair apparently makes you weak in the eyes of someone who's never experienced anything of what you're feeling.
These people have no idea what it is like to have depression, or at least have never met someone who's dealt with it themselves. Since this feeling is so foreign, they just peg it as some kind of weakness, or crying, or just being sad in general.
News flash, friends! It's okay to be sad, and it's more than okay to express your sadness whenever you feel like it. It doesn't make you weak in the slightest. In fact, they should be encouraging you to let out all of your feelings.
Sometimes people get very upset at those who are suffering from depression, because they have zero motivation to do literally anything at all.
Even when it comes to the simplest of tasks, the depression is too heavy that weighs them down; disallowing them any kind of push to complete, or accomplish something.
Again, it's not just something that you can switch off whenever you'd like. The feeling of depression is literally like having a ball and chain attached to your foot, from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep at night.
It's actually pretty annoying when you really want to do something, and then suddenly, depression just comes out of nowhere to shut down all of your inspired motivation.
Someone who suffers from depression is constantly fighting with their own thoughts every single day. It's almost like the forces of good are being held captive by all of the bad forces of the world.
This leaves them feeling completely defeated by the despair. Unable to even put up a decent fight can leave a person feeling the lowest of lows. It's unfair, it hurts, and if they could just simply remove all of this sadness from their head, they would do it in a heartbeat.
It's hard to go to your job, school, or anywhere when depression is always wanting to pick a fight with you over the most trivial things. Just know that they are doing their very best, despite having despair gnawing at their every thought.
Above all else, when it comes to dealing with someone who is suffering from depression, is that all they really need from you is love and support. Letting them know that you are there for them, and that if they need anything at all, you'll be the one to make it happen.
Letting them know that no matter how horrible they feel, no matter how heavy the sorrow is, you still love them for who they are; you love them for going through this awful moment in their life, and you love them for just existing in the world, so that you can be close to them. Love and support goes a very long way with someone who is depressed.
People who suffer from depression don't expect everyone to understand what it's like to have this burden of unwavering despair, but they want people to understand that all they need from you is just a little bit of sympathy.
Depression has a ripple effect on the others in that person's life, so even just giving them a hug can make all of the difference.
Some of us only think that Photoshop happens in America so that we are constantly being force fed what an "ideal" body really looks like.
However, did you know that there is a man that has had his body photoshopped in 18 different countries?
It is supposed to represent their idea of what "handsome" truly means in their world.
One of the amazing things about this is that not everyone has the same vision for beauty.
Then again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as some would say. Regardless, this doesn't make photoshopping people's bodies a good or right thing to do.
As you scroll the various images of this man, being completely altered to hardly changed at all, think about how the image of beauty is never really definite.
What caused the spark of inspiration in this man was due to some interesting statistics.
Apparently, according to some studies, about 40% of UK men feel pressured from TV, as well as other forms of media, given this unrealistic expectation for men to have these "perfect bodies".
If you know someone who is a nail-biter, or if you're a nail-biter yourself, then you will want to read why you may be doing this specific behavior and what it means for your overall health.
Some consider nail-biting to be pretty harmless, but there are actually some health issues that go along with it.
According to WebMD, nail-biting can lead to a variety of consequences entailing shame-induced deformation of your fingernails, weakened teeth over time, and unfortunately can lead to certain infections of your nails.
This photo of a flock of flamingos hanging out in a public restroom has people guessing. The reason why is because not all of the flock is actually together!
There is one stray bird who chooses to remain completely hidden from the rest of them and it's making people scratch their heads trying to figure out where it could possibly be.
Although only about 10% of people were able to find the bird almost instantly, do you think you can find it?
We all have certain pet peeves about our workplace, especially if it's the kind of workplace that loves to destroy your will to live as well as eliminating all of your motivation to actually want to succeed in the things you do at work.
This kind of job is the job that you love to tell your friends about simply because of how dreadful the place really is.
We all deserve a job that we are comfortable with, happy with, as well as feeling like we can get out of bed knowing that we are going to have a good day with where we are going, who we are seeing, and what we are doing today.
If you aren't exactly sure that's how you feel about your job, then you will want to look at these five indications that could prove otherwise.
Whenever you go to work you feel as if you haven't the slightest clue what's going on, what you should be doing, how you should feel, or even who you should be talking to at the moment.
This is a pretty big indication that your workplace may not exactly be the best place for your to apply your certain talents.
If your job makes you lose all sense of reality when you are there, and not in the good way, then you may have to find ways to motivate yourself, entertain yourself, even if the coworkers are crappy that can prove to be one of the bigger reasons to not enjoy your workplace.
If there is no passion in what you are doing every single day, then what is the point of being there in the first place?
If you leave your job feeling unsatisfied by literally everything that happened that day, then the next day, and the next day then this is a pretty big indication that your work really loves to destroy your will to live.
Again, being passionate about what you do every single day of your life is one of the reasons why humans need to live fully in the way they see fit.
If you are going home feeling completely drained without any kind of joy from the drained feeling, something is wrong. Being mindless and only concerned for customer needs can completely diminish our ability to feel anything at all after the day is done.