Meat, Cheese May Be as Bad as Smoking
That chicken wing you’re eating could be as deadly as a cigarette. In a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades, researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet — a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking.
“There’s a misconception that because we all eat, understanding nutrition is simple. But the question is not whether a certain diet allows you to do well for three days, but can it help you survive to be 100?” says corresponding author Valter Longo, professor of biogerontology at the Univ. of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology and director of the USC Longevity Institute.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/03/meat-cheese-may-be-bad-smoking
You know what’s awesome? The simultaneously thrilling and terrifying sight of the impossibly massive talons belonging to a mighty Harpy Eagle. This humbling photo was recently shared by Redditor louiebaur. To get an even better sense of just how big these talons are, click here for a comparison image.
And remember, it’s not just the length and sharpness of those talons that are fearsome, the strength of the eagle’s grip is enough to break arm bones or crush a hand. So yes, that’s a lot of avian awesomeness in one photo. Let’s hope that whoever is touching those talons with their fragile human fingers is awfully good friends with that particular eagle.
How To Make Your Own Nail Polish - in any color!
- Use a butter knife to scrape eyeshadow out of its container (You can use old/cheap eyeshadow) and crush it up on a piece of paper so that it’s in a powder consistency
- Using a bottle of clear nail polish, roll your paper into the shape of a funnel and add the eyeshadow into the bottle. You might want to empty come of clear nail polish out before so it doesn’t overflow (or use nail polish that’s opened already)
- Use a toothpick to mix up the color into the bottle. Shake until all the powder is evenly distributed.
- Paint your nails!
The health hazards of sitting
“We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe.”
(via Washington Post)
Wolf Strache considered this iconic image taken during WWII one of his best photographs and it has become a symbol of that time. The original negative was confiscated shortly after its production and Strache made another negative in the 1970s with which he made later prints. The sign advertising the film Reise in die Vergangenheit (Trip to the Past) makes the image all the more poignant. (+)
Reindeer shaman’s iron crown worn by the son of the shaman, Kellog Village 1976
I’ve found this photo in a fascinating article on Ket shamanism, which I highly recommend! It was originally published in Shaman, which is the journal of the International Society for Shamanistic Research.
Hindu devotees from Nepal and India come to Pashupati Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal to take part in the Shivaratri festival. Celebrated by Hindus all over the world, Shivaratri is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and holy men mark the occasion by praying, smoking marijuana or smearing their bodies with ashes. (REUTERS)
(Photographs by Narendra Shrestha/EPA)
New code word for anything and everything: Tier 15
I feel like I’ve been waiting for this gif set my entire life.
It’s no longer frick frack
I cried a bit.
holy shit best CGI short I have ever seen ffff
Somebody beat you to it.
Holy crap an actual respectful non appropriation depiction of Dia de los Muertos, and a fucking adorable story to boot <3
I love this omfg
Holy fucking shit that was beautiful. I started crying the second the skeleton turned into her mom, I mean, I assumed it was her mom, but then it really was and I started crying.
My favorite part was that the little girl actually reacted realistically.
go read the short story by the same name on which the game from which this screenshot was taken is based
do it, read it, right now, please
it’s so good
Yes one of the coolest and craziest sci-fi horror classics.
AM is one of my favorite villains in anything.
Genoese Medicine Chest; Genoa, Italy (1562-1566)