Cousins whose parents are identical twins share 25 percent of their DNA, instead of the usual 12.5 percent. While full-siblings share 50 percent of their DNA, half-siblings share 25 percent. That’s why, though children of identical twins are legally cousins, they are genetically the equivalent of half-siblings.
For those who romanticize a burial at sea, the company Eternal Reefs offers an innovative solution. It mixes the cremated remains of a person with concrete to create a “pearl” onto which loved ones can etch personal messages, handprints or (environmentally friendly) mementos. The pearl is then encased in a “reef ball” that is dropped into the sea, where it provides a new habitat for fish and other sea life, helping encourage a vibrant ecosystem. The circle of life at work!
Humans hate “cognitive dissonance”: when a fact counters something we believe. That’s why when, we hear that a loved one did something wrong, we undermine how bad it really was, or we tell ourselves that science exaggerates when a study tells us we really need to move more.
Humans are victim to something called confirmation bias: the tendency to interpret facts in a way that confirms what we already believe. So no matter how many facts you throw at your uncle trying to sway his political opinions, there’s a good chance he isn’t going to budge. It’s one of the psychology facts you’ll just have to accept that you can’t change sometimes.
Researchers found that the fewer friends a person has, the higher levels of the blood-clotting protein fibrinogen. The effect was so strong that having 15 friends instead of 25 was just as bad as smoking.
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The oasis of dreams scuttles the mind vastness,
Holds the primordial cup for vacuuming the holy mess,
So true hushed morality and follows the devils perils,
Here am awakened with a bundle of hurdles,
With complying nodes the inner surreal,
Plays the unrequited seer!
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In a famous 1950s experiment, college students were asked to point out which of three lines was the same length as a fourth. When they heard others (who were in on the experiment) choose an answer that was clearly wrong, the participants followed their lead and gave that same wrong answer.
It’s not just good manners—the “rule of reciprocity” suggests that we’re programmed to want to help someone who’s helped us. It probably developed because, to keep society working smoothly, people need to help each other out. Stores like to use this against you, offering freebies in hopes that you’ll spend some cash.
The arms and legs can also be useful in conveying nonverbal information. Crossing the arms can indicate defensiveness. Crossing legs away from another person may indicate dislike or discomfort with that individual.
Other subtle signals such as expanding the arms widely may be an attempt to seem larger or more commanding while keeping the arms close to the body may be an effort to minimize oneself or withdraw from attention.
When you are evaluating body language, pay attention to some of the following signals that the arms and legs may convey ~
~Crossed arms might indicate that a person feels defensive, self-protective, or closed-off.
~Standing with hands placed on the hips can be an indication that a person is ready and in control, or it can also possibly be a sign of aggressiveness.
~Clasping the hands behind the back might indicate that a person is feeling bored, anxious, or even angry.
~Rapidly tapping fingers or fidgeting can be a sign that a person is bored, impatient, or frustrated.
~Crossed legs can indicate that a person is feeling closed off or in need of privacy