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Pictures That Remind Us That Time Is Fleeting So Make The Most Of It While You Can

They say that time is a construct because it feels like you blink and your whole life has just passed you by. Some days feel like they're dragging and yet when we look back we're often in awe at how much time has already gone by.

While it's difficult to live each moment to the fullest and without regret, looking at the way time fleets is a reminder that every moment counts. It is the accumulation of those moments that will make the memories of our lives and allow us to one day leave our mark.

From A Child To A Man

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This picture of a young boy is held by the man he has become. We can try to feel young at heart for as long as possible but the truth is we will never live the same moment twice. As we age we can't help but lose the innocence and the simple joys that once made us a child. Life was so much simpler then.

Although we can't turn back time, all we can hope for is that when we look back on this moment today, that it will nostalgically also remind us of joyful days.

Freedom Was Earned

black and white photo of Germany  in 1945 held over the same location in 2021

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The black and white picture is of the town square in Uelzen, Germany during the Battle of the Rhine on April 1945 and behind itis the same town in 2021. Although we mostly walk freely today, many have fought for us to be here.

Let this be a metaphor that freedom doesn't come easily, even within ourselves. It takes time to find ourselves, and to ultimately find peace. You might even have to fight for it.

Beauty Is Timeless

painting in museum with black and white visitors on the left and modern colorful visitors on the right

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This is a picture of visitors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, viewing the same painting of Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing Delaware painted in 1851. Except for the visitors on the left came a whole century before the ones on the right.

We will be outlived by the material things we leave behind, by nature, and by our children. It is up to us to decide what kind of state we leave those beautiful things in for future generations.

Some Memories Just Wash Away

Carlos Lehder's drug-smuggling planes near Norman's Cay in the Bahamas,

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​This plane was once known as the Curtiss C-46 Commando. It belonged to Pablo Escobar and Carlos Lehder as their drug-smuggling planes. This is how the plane looked in Norman's Cay in the Bahamas, after 35 years of being submerged In saltwater.

Time heals. Even painful memories are eventually washed away if we stop dwelling on them. We can choose to keep them up to the surface or we can choose to let them sink, learn from them and move on.

A House Becomes A Home

house in 1900 on the left in vintage photo vs 2000 on the right

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​"My family farm c.1900/2000. It was in our family for 125 years. My childhood bedroom window is in the top center. It was also my father's and my grandfather's bedroom."

If you think about it, a house is nothing but a pile of bricks separated by drywalls. It's what we put in it, the people we share it with, and the memories we create within it that make it a home. We do the same thing on a larger scale. Think carefully of who and what you put in your life and release all those that take up space without adding value.

Time Is The Only Constant

The Big Oak; inThomasville, in1895 vs 2020

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This picture of The Big Oak in Thomasville, in1895 versus 2020 is a reminder that time is the only constant that we can depend on. People come and go, man-made constructs get torn down, bad days lead to good days, and good days turn into bad days. In that there's hope.

Even on the worst of days we can rest reassured that they will pass and eventually they will be nothing be a distant memory. The same goes for the good moments, so hold on to them tightly, cherish them and create as many of them as you can before they all pass by and you run out of time.


The Four Facial Traits That Make The Most Attractive People

Researchers keep on trying to unlock the million-dollar question: what makes a person the most beautiful? The media keeps on changing the women they show as most beautiful and we keep on changing our appearance and fashion in an attempt to keep up. But the question is, do we actually ever actually "feel" beautiful?"

Does it truly come down to a science, where certain traits deem a person most attractive or is beauty relative like they say? Let's find out!

The More Symmetry The Better

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​Many experimental studies have shown that men and women both prefer faces that are more symmetrical. They even came up with ratios and masks that can measure the level of symmetry in a face, and by extension its beauty. Even monkeys have been noticed gazing longer at symmetrical faces.

But why? Well, science doesn't seem to have gotten that far. It could have something to do with evolution and our brains tricking themselves into thinking that a symmetrical face must be a sign of good health. Maybe we associate good genes with the more successful development of a facial structure.

Having "Babyface" Features

woman leans with her elbow over bridge

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​The idea of the fountain of youth didn't come out of anywhere. There is a belief that people are at their most beautiful in the prime of their youth, where they've grown enough to have adult features, but haven't experienced enough to lose their innocence and be affected by the environment.

From this idea, came the "baby face", where large eyes, long lashes, a cute little nose, a small chin, plump lips, and rosy cheeks are desirable. These traits can either describe a baby or a supermodel but the idea is that they reflect feelings of warmth, trust and won't argue back.

The More Average, The More Relatable

people crossing the street in a big group

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People are actually attracted to faces that appear distinctly average. Yes, the more you look like the general population, the more attractive you can come off, which just seems ironic.

The reason some studies made this conclusion, is that teh more average a face is, the more they likely are to be a blend of genes A study, published in the journal Human Nature said that average faces might be a reflection of a more diverse set of genes, which we might subconsciously consider as stronger in fighting off illnesses.

Something About Getting Older

older man with beard and glasses

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Maybe women seem more attractive with baby faces but forget about youth when it comes to women's attraction to men. Women might actually end up being more attracted to men who look older according to a study.

This idea is still evolving and has something to do with women finally having a place in the workforce. The more financially independent they become, the more they like older guys, according to the study. They even named this the "George Clooney Effect" which showed women that the more patient they are, the better their chances at finding a man has more status and resources due to being older.

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Familiar Faces Per Genetics

man holds up woman who smiles down at him

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Ask yourself how you feel when you meet someone who looks like someone else you love? You probably automatically take a liking to them just because they seem familiar, even if you've truly never met them before. You might even just trust them right away. In the same way, the more familiar a person might feel, the more we could be attracted to them.

Another study found that the faces we are attracted to are heavily influenced by our personal experiences in life, and probably nothing more. This theory says it's not because of genetics as even twins couldn't agree on who they found attractive. It just depends on who you meet and look at throughout your life and the experiences you associate with them.

Basically You Can't Win

redheaded woman on red background

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Well, it turns out, even when you try to with science, you really can't define beauty. Some people are attracted to babyfaces, while some can't help but be drawn to older ones. Some people's brains attach symmetry with good health while others just want an average-looking face to continue their genes. So the message is, beauty is relative after all. I am beautiful and you are beautiful and everyone will be most attractive to someone.

Rather than focus on looks, focus on the person on the inside. You're here for a reason. This is your sign to get to know yourself better and unleash your potential.

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