July 30, 2014
mothernaturenetwork:

9 meals ‘win’ awards for unhealthy nutritionWant to eat healthier while you’re out on the town? Order from the low-calorie menu or opt for better-for-you sides like steamed veggies.

mothernaturenetwork:

9 meals ‘win’ awards for unhealthy nutrition
Want to eat healthier while you’re out on the town? Order from the low-calorie menu or opt for better-for-you sides like steamed veggies.

July 29, 2014

anxietyanthologies:

Never forget.

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July 29, 2014

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July 29, 2014
socimages:

Cuteness inspired aggression is widespread.
By Lisa Wade, PhD
Don’t you want to pinch it and squeeze it and bite its little face off!?
You’re not alone.
Rebecca Dyer and Oriana Aragon, graduate students in psychology, brought subjects into a lab, handed them a fresh sheet of bubble wrap, and exposed them to cute, funny, and neutral pictures of animals.  Those who saw the cute ones popped significantly more bubbles than the others.
Cute things make us aggressive!  It’s why we say things like: “I just wanna eat you up!” and why we have to restrain ourselves from giving our pets an uncomfortably tight hug.
Which one do you want to hurt the most!?

An aggressive response to cuteness, it appears, it “completely normal.”
The authors suggest that humans non-consciously balance extreme emotions with one from the other side of the spectrum to try to maintain some control and balance.  This, Aragon explains at her website, may be why we cry when we’re really happy and laugh at funerals.
In the meantime, if this makes you want to inflict some serious squishing, know that you’re in good company.

All pictures from Cute Overload.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

socimages:

Cuteness inspired aggression is widespread.

By Lisa Wade, PhD

Don’t you want to pinch it and squeeze it and bite its little face off!?

You’re not alone.

Rebecca Dyer and Oriana Aragon, graduate students in psychology, brought subjects into a lab, handed them a fresh sheet of bubble wrap, and exposed them to cute, funny, and neutral pictures of animals.  Those who saw the cute ones popped significantly more bubbles than the others.

Cute things make us aggressive!  It’s why we say things like: “I just wanna eat you up!” and why we have to restrain ourselves from giving our pets an uncomfortably tight hug.

Which one do you want to hurt the most!?

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An aggressive response to cuteness, it appears, it “completely normal.”

The authors suggest that humans non-consciously balance extreme emotions with one from the other side of the spectrum to try to maintain some control and balance.  This, Aragon explains at her website, may be why we cry when we’re really happy and laugh at funerals.

In the meantime, if this makes you want to inflict some serious squishing, know that you’re in good company.

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All pictures from Cute Overload.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

July 29, 2014

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July 29, 2014

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July 29, 2014

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July 29, 2014
eviecahir:

Early mornings for work —
& oranges and coffee breakfasts.  ’14.

eviecahir:

Early mornings for work —

& oranges and coffee breakfasts.  ’14.

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July 29, 2014
centuriespast:

MICHELANGELO BuonarrotiCapitoline Hill--Piazza Campidoglio, Rome

centuriespast:

MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Capitoline Hill
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Piazza Campidoglio, Rome

July 29, 2014
webmails:

Grade 4, Turkey (Ceramic House)

webmails:

Grade 4, Turkey (Ceramic House)

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