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(5) Things we love….#96

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Brutally-Honest-17It’s Father’s Day weekend here in the US so I rounded up a few things to watch, read, share and discuss with a father/husband/stepdad…or any wonderful man in your life.

 

broken heartOne. We have all been in love. We have all been heartbroken, recovered and done it all over again. The mechanics of falling in love and being hurt by the object of our desire are common across cultures, age and gender. Ever wondered why? Melissa Hill, a neuroscience student , after being unceremoniously dumped, explores what happens to our bodies when our heart is broken. It turns out that taking Tylenol helps (Follow the link to the NY Times from the Huff Po).

Two. Compliments of sofagirl. I always thought my DNA would reveal Italian roots going back to the Dark Ages. But, really, what do I know? At the end of this short video, one of the subjects mentions that DNA analysis should be compulsory as it would change our outlook on those we see as different or, worse, enemies.

Three. Eddie C, our pal in London, sent me this. I had no idea who this Gary Vaynerchuk character was but subsequently found out he is an entrepreneur, investor, author and internet sensation. The video message he taped for his 50-year-old self (who is still ten years away) is a worthy reminder for us all.

Four. You gotta love those millennials who use technology for the greater good. This is a great exercise that visualizes what privilege, or the lack of it, tangibly does to people.

Brutally-Honest-25Five. Winner of the week. Hilarious, sad and true. Look at all 25 images. Worth it.

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4 Comments

  1. What an amazing post! Shared the whole thing with my children at lunch today and it certainly gave us food for thought and debate. Thank you,

    June 18, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      This makes me so happy.

      June 19, 2016
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  2. A very inspiring collection – loved them all!
    I think I’ve read about the effects of Tylenol on emotional pain before. Being the sort of nerd I am, I’m fascinated by all those sorts of scientific explanations for why we feel the way we do. I’m sure I’ve seen a documentary that said that being ostracised activates the same pain pathways as physical pain does. Anyway, a brilliant article, but I cannot condone the use of pain-killers in that way…

    June 18, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      I refuse to take painkillers, no matter what. It is so rare – after my surgery I made do with Tylenol extra strength for a couple of days. The abuse of painkillers here in the States has become a real epidemics.

      June 19, 2016
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