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Saturday, September 21, 2019

September 21, 2019

VIDEO: This Youtube Mukbanger is Shrouded In Mystery

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Netizens have started to worry about Kate Yap, a Youtuber, after they noticed strange whisper and some unusual behaviors of her posing in her Vlog. A viewer pointed out that the girl eats as if there's no tomorrow awaits for her.
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On the video, they also observed that Yap in all of her videos can be seen being blindfolded and possessed bruises on her lips and arms.

In her latest video, at the duration of 17:34, the people noticed what they thought to be as a morse code message after Yap gave emphasize on her caption as she upper-cased the SOS in "... So delicioOouS...".

"Morse Code was the original text message and can be used in situations where verbal communication isn't safe or possible."

SOS (Save Our Ship) is internationally understood to be used if someone is in danger as it serves as a signal.

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Some netizens also claimed that there was someone behind the camera that directing and forcing Yap to do what was instructed to her.

In her recent videos entitled "I AM ALIVE" concerned fans felt relieved after watching it, but what concerns them more is that what the captions mean to be like that, as Yap displayed a caption with highlighted letters that if you put together the word "HELP" will be spelled.

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kate yap mukbang

People also claimed that Yap's kidnapper starved her for days so that she will be able to eat big amount of foods on her next film. That everything in her videos was scripted and she was only forced by someone.

However, some other people believed that all of the speculations are still speculations that were remained unconfirmed. They deduced that all these theories are fake, and there's nothing to be worried about.

They thought of other people being a deep analytics that find every little things more complicated even there's really nothing going on.

They believed that all of these were just Yap tactics to gain more views and attention to her videos.

After a couple of days, Kate Yap answered the allegation that she is okay and the bruises on her arms and lips is due to sun exposure caused by herpes simplex labialis.

Herpes simplex labialis is a virus that can be transferred from close personal contact with someone who has the virus. You can also get oral herpes from touching objects where the virus may be present. These include towels, utensils, razors for shaving, and other shared items.

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September 21, 2019

Philippines is Now One of The Only 4 Countries Who Hold "Polio" Transmissions Today



Polio, Philippines


After 19 years of being  polio-free, Philippines has recently declared national polio outbreak, after it was confirmed that the bringing of the total number of people to two died afflicted with the disease.

The Philippines in behalf of the World Health Organization had announced on the year 2000, that the nation is completely polio-free, however, this September 2019 the polio disease has reemerged.

Polio is a highly contagious and potentially deadly diseases that caused the death of many people most especially children.

Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III in a news conference confirmed the case of polio in a 3-year-old girl in Southern Lanao del Sur, he also said that they detected polio virus in sewage in Manila and some waterways in Southern Davao areas.

The findings are enough to declare the outbreak of the disease in the country that was supposed to be a polio-free country.

WHO and UNICEF expressed deep concern over the reemergence of polio in the Philippines, they promise that they would support the government on fighting the outbreak by immunizing children, who are the main target of the virus.

In their a joint statement, they said that polio outbreak in the Philippines is concerning because it is caused by vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2. 

"As long as one single child remains infected, children across the country and even beyond are at risk of contracting polio," Oyun Dendevnorov of UNICEF Philippines said.

Polio is known to be an incurable disease, however, it can be prevented through vaccination.

As of the moment, there are only 4 countries who have active records of polio virus transmission: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan and recently the Philippines.

Secretary Duque said that the DOH will launch a mass vaccination campaign for children under 5 years old starting in the affected areas to ensure the safety of everyone.

As we look back, the 2019 immunization drive of the government had been marred after the dengvaxia controversy on 2018, that more than 830,000 were vaccinated, and had recorded 146 deaths and 3,281 being hospitalized aftermath.

Duque and other Philippine health officials said that they are working to restore public trust in vaccines since then.

"At least 95% of children under age 5 need to be vaccinated to halt the spread of polio in the Philippines," WHO and UNICEF said.

Image Credit: The Philippine Star
September 21, 2019

Women are Happier With Uglier Partners, Study says


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A study from Florida State University found out that women are happier with their uglier partners, after they conducted a review on the relationships of 223 newlyweds couples ath the age 20 t0 29 years old.

Researchers performed the study to have a better understanding on how attractiveness really affect relationship, or it being a factor for overall happiness.

Participants were asked about their lifestyles and habits, later on they were photographed and after that they were dictated to rate their desirability based on how they perceive face's and body's attractiveness.

The findings of the study revealed that women who had more handsome and attractive husband were intrusively preoccupy to lose weight to look beautiful, because they say it makes them sad and insecure.

Meanwhile, women who have less attractive and handsome husbands claimed that they never feel any pressure to diet which makes them to have a happier relationship.

According to Tania Reynolds, the head researcher, the results of the study also revealed that women having a physically attractive partner may experience negative consequences, especially if they are not as attractive as them.

At the end, the researchers advised that if you think your attractiveness resulted to your other half exhaustion and unhappiness:

"One way to help these women is for partners to be very reaffirming, reminding them, 'You're beautiful. I love you at any weight or body type,'"

"Or perhaps focusing on the ways they are a good romantic partner outside of attractiveness and emphasizing those strengths: 'I really value you because youâre a kind, smart and supportive partner." They added.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019

Solein - The Food Out of Thin Air Made From Electricity, Water, Air and Microbes


solein, solar food

Solar Food Processing Network created a way to produce innovative and revolutionary natural protein source food called Solein - food out of thin air, made from electricity, water and air.

Solar Food is a project that aims to improve food security and quality, reduce energy dependancy by using renewable energy, develop and producing solar food products, and implement solar food technologies, create income opportunities for private sector and SMEs, and develop a sustainable and fair food industry.

Solein as is an innovative new food invented by Finnish start-up Solar Food is described to be the world's most environment-friendly friendly.

It is made up by combining electricity to water in order to release bubbled carbon dioxide and hydrogen.

Microbes had also played a big part with the creation of solein as they act as foods to CO2 and H and dry solein to make it powdery.

Solein fermentation process can be seen similar to that of beer brewing, however, it requires a sensitive and special reactor that resembles a kerosene lamp.

Dried Solein has 50% content of protein that tastes and looks like wheat flour, where ut can be used in any types of diets.

“It is a completely new kind of food, a new kind of protein, different to all the food on the market today in how it is produced as it does not need agriculture or aquaculture,” Dr Pasi Vainikka said.

“It offers a unified solution that caters to every imaginable meal or diet of today, while also creating opportunities for entirely new foods of tomorrow.” He added.

Solein is also 10 times more energy-efficient per hectare than photosynthesis, and 10 to 100 times more environment-friendly in water use than animal or plant-based food production.


“One of the reasons why meat has become so important to our diets is that it is an excellent source of high quality protein. Solein – the protein produced by Solar Foods – also contains all the essential amino acids, but because it is produced using carbon dioxide and electricity it does not require large amounts of land to produce,” the Solar Food website explained.

“Another unique characteristic of Solein is that it is able to take carbon directly from carbon dioxide without needing a source of sugar. Other processes that utilize microbes for protein production, for example egg albumen or milk protein, require agricultural land for producing the carbon source.”

At the end of the year 2021, the Helsinki-based was planning to open their first ever solein factory and scale up the production by 2 billion meals per year in 2022.

Photo credit: Solar Food Network
September 20, 2019

Japan is Giving Away 8 Million Abandoned Houses For Free


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Japan is known to be as the "Land of the Rising Sun" and one of the richest countries in the globe, however, Japan's rural and suburban communities are littered with unoccupied houses, which have little to no resale value that's why they are giving away it for free.

Houses in Japan offered for free and at cheap value are  divided into 2 categories: the free akiya (空き家) and okutama or government-owned establishments schemes.

Akiya or "vacant homes" in Japan is the name for a place of residence being uninhabited and forgotten, just like ghost town. Clusters of akiya can be found beyond the inner suburban communities of Japan that were remained untouched for decades.

In a 2013 government report claimed over eight million properties across Japan were unoccupied where the quarter of these residences have been abandoned  indefinitely, and are owned by landlords with no intention of selling or renting it.

Akiya home

Abandonment of Akiya have many reasons behind. Firstly, is that there are more people aged between 65-74 (6.6% of the population) than those aged between 0-14 (6.5%) and as elderly residents die, there were not enough youngsters to fill the place.

Secondly, people of the residence are very superstitious, so when something happened like suicide, murder and etc. in the properties, it would be difficult to cut the stigma to sell or rent it to others.



The superstition in Japan is so strong that there’s a site called Oshimaland, where lists of stigmatised properties are stored and what happened there for people to avoid.

Meanwhile, if you are looking for a cheap house Okutama’s free house programme is also in Japan that requires far less work yet still close to the city.

Okutama is a town located in the western corner of the greater Tokyo Metropolis a tidy one hour and 45 minutes from central Tokyo by train, looking to attract young families with their new very cheap rent to own housing scheme.

According to REthink Tokyo, the program outline is that the tenants must pay a monthly rent of 50,000 yen (about USD 440) where after 22 years, the house can now be owned, for the total of $116,160, without mortgage and loans.

Japan, as they continue to battle a rapidly growing ageing population, and as cities deal with densely populated challenges, it’s fair to assume similar cities will take the Okutama route to encourage community building to withstand the generation yo come.

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September 20, 2019

Couples Watching Horror Movies Together Make Their Love Last and Happier


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Watching horror movies with your partner can actually help you to stay together longer and be a happier couple, it's the best time to get closer to build a bond of comfort and love.

Genres like drama, romance and comedy are the most sentimental as it makes the atmosphere seems perfect for a date-worthwhile.

However, if you are wanting a more intimate with physical closeness movie date with your partner, scary or horror movies are the best option.

Traditional movie dates were very common so the selection of horror flick instead of dramatic and romantic movies can help you.

As the saying goes: "The couple who gets scared together, stays together."

This date idea is perfect anytime and anywhere, and proven to be the way to get closer to each other.

Psychologists have determined that horror movies put a person in the mood of romance and he/she is more likely to fall in love with someone being with him/her after watching horror films.

When watching a horror movie, people tend to experience and feel levels of fear and exhaustion leading to anxious arousal.


If this happened, they will ask for explanation in this physical manifestation of experiencing racing heart beats and eerie atmosphere that they normally confused being signs of attraction.

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Suddenly their feelings of being scared release a hormone or neurotransmitter called dopamine after they made an affectionate hug with each other.

Dopamine helps regulate the movement, attention, learning, and emotional responses of the brain and body, and contributes to the feelings of pleasure and satisfaction of a person.

Simply, it is a chemical agent that tells our brains that we like something and want more of it.

According to studies, it shows that men act to be the person in control while watching horror films, and women prefer to be with his/her dominant partner. 


Watching horror movies also gave way for couple to snuggle and comfort each of their vulnerabilities which according to experts it could strengthen trust and love to what we called real intimacy.

It also develop a great communication between couples to have a better understanding with each other that is crucial to a romantic relationship.

Horror movies can also make a person releases adrenaline hormone, that's why people who watch scary movies are less stressed.

Moreover, at the end of the movie the couple can have a quality time with each other pushing forward to a strong and happier relationship.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019

Eating Kimchi can Treat Hair Loss and Baldness, Study Shows

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According to a published study conducted by the Dankook University group of researchers in South Korea, kimchi can promote hair growth as it increases the hair density, and can also help to cure baldness.

The study was participated by 23 men in a group who were experiencing varied types of hair loss.

Participants were in different stages of hair loss, some were in early stage and some were already balding.

In The World Journal of Men’s Health where the study was published, it says that throughout the process, participants were asked to consume kimchi before breakfast and bedtime meals.

Kimchi is a traditional side dish in Korea consisting salted and fermented vegetables that can be served as main dish, it is recognized as a spicy fermented cabbage dish internationally.

The participants agreed to the researchers to have their hair counted before and after the study, as part of their terms and conditions agreement.

As the study come to beginning, all men had an average of 85-hair-count per square inch. A month later, the number roses to 90, and then became 92-hair-count per square inches at the end of the 4th month.

Researchers concluded based on the changes observed with the individuals, significant increase in their hair growth was evident on most of the participants.

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Most of them appeared to have been overcome their hair loss with the help of taking kimchi, so in the end they will be able to cure their baldness.

Baldness is a condition of hair loss, showing the absence of hair, it is usually most noticeable on the scalp, but baldness can occur anywhere on the body where hair grows. hair loss more likely to happen to men than that to women.

At the end, the researchers claimed that kimchi is the most effective yet safer alternative for hair loss and baldness medication, because it can be taken indefinitely with nothing to worry about its side effects.

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September 19, 2019

More Sex Makes Men More Likely to Believe in God

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According to a study conducted by Duke University's researchers, in North Carolina, more sex can actually makes men more likely to believe in God as it inspires spirituality and religious beliefs.

Researchers said that sex produces what do we called "love hormone" oxytocin that could promotes bonding and divinity for men.

Commonly, oxytocin stimulated during sex, giving birth and breastfeeding.

It is a hormone that acts on organs in the body and messenger in the brain, controlling the overall function of reproductive system, including childbirth and lactation, and aspects of human behavior.

They also claimed that having more sex could increase belief in God and religion.

Men were reported to be posing a greater sense of spirituality after having sex and receiving oxytocin.

According to Duke Today, official website of the university lead by author Patty Van Cappellen, a social psychologist, said that spirituality and meditation have each been linked to health and well-being in previous research.

"We were interested in understanding biological factors that may enhance those spiritual experiences," she added.

The study tests the chemical reaction to men by giving them the hormone and placebo for the others.

After getting through, they found out that men who took dozen of the love hormones expressed their feeling of faith, gratitude, positive emotions and unity  as part of their lives.

However the effect doesn't seems equal because men who have different gene like CD38 had possessed much more amplified response.


Meanwhile, according to a published study in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, women produce more oxytocin than men, however the University only focuses on men and hasn't studied the female yet.

Dr Van Cappellen said that another study should be carried out with women because she claimed that the chemical operates differently between genders.

"Spirituality is complex and affected by many factors. However, oxytocin does seem to affect how we perceive the world and what we believe. Oxytocin's effects on women's spirituality still needs to be investigated." she added.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

September 18, 2019

Having Afternoon Naps Can Make You Live Longer, According to Science


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According to the findings of a published journal in Heart, taking an afternoon nap could help you live longer after they found out that napping could increased the frequency and duration of health.

The study has found out that taking naps during afternoon do not only destress but also helps everyone to live longer after the researchers initiated that people who take naps once or twice have around 50% of not suffering from heart attack and stroke.

Nadine Hausler said that among almost 3,500 participants (ages between 25 to 75 years old) from Switzerland compared to those who don’t take naps, people who nap occasionally  once or twice a week had a lower risk on developing heart disease.

Health experts recommended an 8-hour sleep every night, however as you reach adulthood it may be challenging to take it. But, taking a nap can be the solution for this.

Hausler and his scientists' team in the University Hospital of Lausane followed and observed the participants of the study for 5 years. These individuals were healthy, didn’t have any sign of heart disease and had good sleeping habits.

They found out that participants’ napping frequency varied among others, with the report researchers concluded that the napping frequency was 1-2 times per week.

The effect of napping on heart health has been studied before, however, none looked into the effect of frequency and duration.

“Subjects who nap once or twice per week have a lower risk of incident CVD (cardiovascular disease) events, while no association was found for more frequent napping or napping duration.” The authors wrote.

The authors then emphasized that this was only an observational study and so cause and effect cannot be established, after they thought that the findings may encourage people to take their daytime nap.

“Our best guess is that a daytime nap just releases stress from insufficient sleep.” Hausler said.

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September 18, 2019

School Bans "Harry Potter" Novels; Claims it Contains Real Magic Spells and Curses


Harry Potter, St. Edward Catholic School

St. Edward Catholic School banned Harry Potter's books in their library and claimed that those books contained actual magic spells and curses that can conjure evil spirits.

Reverend Dan Reehel of the St. Edward Catholic School said that Harry Potter's books could allow readers to conjure bad spirits upon reading it with the spells and curses given.

According to the pastor, J.K Rowling had written in her novels real magic spells and curses that could be spiritually draining and evil evoking.

Starting this school year, St Edward Catholic School in Nashville, Tennessee dropped all the 7 titles of the novels being banned within the school.

Pastor Reehel had also claimed that he came up with the decision after he consulted with exorcists from Rome and United States.

As of today, there are no available books of J.K Rowling in the school library because of the ban.

Parents received an email from the pastor about the ban before being implemented.


"The spells and curses in the books are actual spells and curses; which when being read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text." The pastor explained in the email.

Meanwhile, the school superintendent Rebecca Hammel said that there is no any official standing in the issue that the Diocese was pushing about.

However, Hammel also explained that pastor Reehel can do such implementation saying that the pastor has the right and authority to make such decision.

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September 18, 2019

Fat People are Nicer, Study Suggests


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German researchers conducted a study with 20 fat men and 20 thin men by letting them compete with virtual reality (VR) video games for a prize; and later found out that corpulent men are more likely nicer and more generous than lean men.

Fat men were at the average weight of 266 pounds and thin men were at 154 pounds.

Both participants of the study were asked to play lab games with a given offered price to the winner, at the end it was concluded that lean men are more likely indecisive with less fair decisions, and only bet a small amount of money, only 16% of what the corpulent people bidded.

However, thin men were able to bid higher amount of money yet being impulsive and grumpy because they were lack of blood sugar levels.

It can be said that fat people are nicer than thin people.

"Our data shows that economic decision-making is affected by both the body and the body weights of their opponents , and that blood glucose concentrations should be taken into consideration when analysing economic decision making." Researchers wrote.

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September 18, 2019

Talking to Yourself is Good for Your Health


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According to Lisa Ferentz, a psychotheraphist , in her book, "Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch," talking to yourself throughout the day is clinically in the right side of a science that could actually help you to overcome present and future without you knowing it.

Talking to yourself like saying, "I'm going to be late" can actually come to the aid of developing greater outlook ahead of time.

Because expressing one's inner thoughts can find out how to develop a positive attitude towards something which we should all start doing.

“There’s nothing more important than the way we talk to ourselves because that inner monologue informs in subtle and not-so-subtle ways all our subsequent thoughts, emotional states, and behavioral choices,”  Frentz said.

Ferentz uses this method to help her clients on developing positive attitude when they are making it pretty hard for themselves to face the day and encounter negativity.

To be able to have a healthy mental health, she said that one has to write down everything that he/she aspires in life, soundness and positive characteristics; and say it loud in front of the mirror.

“Like anything else, once you practice and approach it from a positive place, you discover it’s quite easy to do. It guides our life whether we’re conscious of it or not,” says Ferentz.

In fact, the University of Lethbridge found in their study that students who were taught how to stop negative self talk for good were able to change their perspectives, attitudes, and reactions.

With that, Ferentz encourages everyone to explore their inner thoughts and feelings into a potentially bad situation.

“When we whisper positively to ourselves it gives us a little more strength and courage so we can meet a challenging scenario head on.”

That's why in another study, it founds out that athletes who were fond on positive self-talk during games are more likely to win the competition.

However, you can also think of your exasperation just like for positive self-talk but in a right way.

“There’s definitely a value to understanding what you’re feeling whether it’s positive or negative. Saying negative thoughts out loud can be very validating,”  Ferentz explained.

“Bringing the negative stuff you’re thinking and feeling to the surface then gives you the opportunity to reevaluate it.” she added.

At the end, try to ask yourself if it's useful to keep your thoughts in you, if it bothers you can process and let it go. However, talking to yourself is way better for your well-being.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

September 16, 2019

Researchers of Institut Pasteur Eliminated HIV-Infected Cells


HIV, AIDS

Researchers of Institut Pasteur in Paris announced a breakthrough that they succeed on destroying HIV/AIDS to eliminate infected reservoir cells.

Institut Pasteur is a renowned international center for biomedical research that deals with the fundamental mechanisms of living organisms and certain public health challenges.

"The antiretroviral treatment used today is designed to block HIV infection but it is not able to eliminate the virus from the body," Institut Pasteur spokesperson said.

HIV/AIDS is currently treated with antiretroviral drugs that perhaps has no assurance on removing or actively killing the virus but only preventing the infected cells from replicating and multiplying.

Antiretroviral drugs are medicines used for the management of HIV and AIDS to control the spread of the infection, and it was classified by the phase of the retrovirus life-cycle that it inhibits.

Never to late, not so long ago the Cell Metabolism published findings announcing that scientists had found a way to eliminate HIV infection.

With this potential breakthrough in the field of research conducted by the Institut Pasteur we can now ensure that we can successfully destroyed cells infected with HIV virus.

"The virus remains in reservoirs - the CD4 T lymphocyte immune cells, the main targets of HIV." One of the researcher explained.

Cells with high metabolic activity are the target of HIV virus in order to multiply and peplicate.

"Thanks to metabolic activity inhibitors, the researchers have managed to destroy these infected cells, or "reservoirs","


Therefore, we can conclude that the potential of the research findings paved way towards the success of eliminating and destroying HIV-infected cells.

After the assessment of results of the test with the metabolic inhibitors outside of the living body.

With this, we can say that the infection and virus can be eradicated altogether if the viral load is low, keeping it from spreading in the body and drawing it out.

With the initiative of the Institut Pasteur, AmfAR (American Foundation for AIDS research) and Sidaction the study had come to place and made a breakthrough in the discipline of medicine.


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September 16, 2019

"Donate Blood to Mosquitoes, They Need it To Feed Their Kids," says Animal-rights Activist


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Aymeric Caron, a French animal rights activist and television presenter, said during an interview with the The Independent that we should not kill mosquitoes because they only need our blood to feed their kids just like human does for their child.

He claimed that we, the people, should take it as a donation to help them live and not to harm them as they also have lives to lose.

“One can consider that a blood donation from time to time to an insect who is only trying to nourish her children is not a drama,” Mr Caron said in a video.

Mosquitoes sucked blood from a subject to obtain proteins that their eggs need to be developed, so they can grow.

However, this may seems embarrassing especially for anti-speciesist in their principle of equal consideration of interests as they realise that the mother risks her life only to suck blood to nourish her children.

"A female mosquito really has no choice but to risk her life for her babies," he said.

Speciesism is an influential "argument that argues that the extension of moral membership to all humanity, regardless of individual properties such as intelligence, while denying it to nonhumans, also regardless of individual properties, is internally inconsistent."

An anti-speciesist like Caron believes that animal lovers should allow insects to bite them, however, it could endangers someone's health and life as mosquitoes' bites can cause catching malaria and filariasis.

“In Africa, where there is malaria, he allowed himself to kill mosquitoes. In France, where they are inoffensive, he allowed himself to be bitten,” Mr Caron said.


However, the head of Animal Equality, Toni Vernelli opposed the claims of Caron and said that we should draw a line to things that could bring risks, take “parasites that carry malaria and kill millions of people a year” for instance.

“For most people, this is a step too far and a distraction. It’s unhelpful in trying to educate people about the suffering of animals in factory farms, and is unrelated to animal welfare campaigns,” she said.

“We’re much better off focusing on the tangible things people can do to reduce suffering, such as not eating meat, using animal products and wearing fur,” she added.

In the latest report of the World Health Organization (WHO) released on November 2018, "there were 219 million cases of malaria in 2017, up from 217 million cases in 2016."

Sunday, September 15, 2019

September 15, 2019

The Best Kinds of Friends are the" Mean" Ones


mean friends, The Golden Girls

Researchers in Psychological Science claimed that the best kinds of friends are the “mean” ones, this is after they found out in their study that friends like Dorothy of NBC's The Golden Girls - a friend who would say things that you don't want to hear and would push you to go out of your comfort soon - are more likely to be a good friend to reside in as they only want to help you without considering that people might hate them.

The Golden Girls is a sitcom that tells about the story of 4 mature women who live together in Miami, and experience the joys and worry of their golden years, the strong-willed Dorothy, spacey Rose, lusty Southern belle Blanche and matriarch Sophia.

"We have shown that people can be 'cruel to be kind'—that is, they may decide to make someone feel worse if this emotion is beneficial for that other person, even if this does not entail any personal benefit for them," Belén López-Pérez, a lead researcher and psychological scientist explained.

"We identified several everyday examples where this might be the case—for instance, inducing fear of failure in a loved one who is procrastinating instead of studying for an exam," López-Pérez wrote.

So if you have a friend like Dorothy, treasure him/her to the most as you can as there re only few people who really care for you and loved you. They may not seem and look worried but they actually care for you, and they only want you to be happy in the long run.

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September 15, 2019

The Secret to a Long Life is Not to Get Married, 107-year-old Woman claims

Louise Jean Signore

Louise Jean Signore, a 107-year-old woman in Bronx, New York claimed that the key to a long living is not to get married.

In her birthday celebration, she invited her family, relatives, friends and other to be her guests in her very important day.

During the celebration, she shared in CBS her secret on how she managed to live a happy and long life, as a woman raised in with the Italian heritage she told them that with the help of good food at home she's still living at this time.

"Italian food. Italian food is very good for you. I was brought up with very good food. No soda, no cake," she said. 

She also added that there's one more important thing that factored the longevity of her life, and it is not be committed to someone else or being bond with someone, especially marriage.

"I think the secret of 107: I never got married. I think that's the secret," Signore told the news outlet.

"My sisters says, 'I wish I never got married.'" She added.


 Some people think that the long life runs to Signore's family as her sister is at 102 years of age.

Signore unlike other women at her age doesn't seem to be bothered with her incapabilities instead she still manage to do things as such youngsters can do.

“If they have exercise, I do the exercise. If they have dancing, I dance. I still a do a little dancing. After my lunch, I will play bingo, so I had a full day,” she said.

“[My sister] doesn’t take any medicine! I’m 107 and I just take a high blood pressure pill, that’s all."

 Only few people are able to have a chance to live longer as possible, so better take care of your health and be proud.

Photo courtesy:  Louise Jean Signore / ABC News
September 15, 2019

Most of Your Friends Don’t Actually See You as a Friend, Study shows


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A scientific journal that was recently published by PLOS ONE found out that most of our friends do not actually like us, this was after the researchers conducted a survey to 600 students' participants in Israel, Europe, and US to analyze if they really treat and see their friends as their friends.

Friend is defined by Merriam-Webster as "a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations."

The findings of the study turned out to be that approximately 50% of your friends consider you as a friend.

So if you have a total of 10 friends, only 5 of them have a mutual understanding as you.

"It turns out that we're very bad at judging who our friends are," Dr. Erez Shmueli, one of the researchers.

"If you think someone is your friend, you expect him to feel the same way. But in fact, that's not the case." He added.

One-sided friendship is a very common thing as you would expect to happen to you any time, but its value cannot be compared with mutual ones, Shmueli explained.

In an experiment, it found out that people in one-sided relationship do not merely influence and cannot be influenced by one another, compared to as people with mutual relationships.

The study concluded that there are few easy ways to tell whether your friends are true or not.

By looking both at your social status and number of people you are in mutual relationships you can say that these are some good indicators to see if you are actually friends or not.


"The higher this difference is, the lower the likelihood of the friendship to be reciprocal." Dr. Shmueli wrote in an email.

Photo courtesy: Getty Images

Saturday, September 14, 2019

September 14, 2019

Pastor Dies After Trying to Beat Jesus Christ’s Record on Fasting

Alfred Ndlovu, pastor, false prophet

Alfred Ndlovu, a South African pastor, died after he tried to beat Jesus Christ's record in fasting for 40 days and 40 nights, Ndlovu passed away of malnutrition on his 30 days without food.

A report from Buzz South Africa stated that pastor Alfred Ndlovu of 44 years of age went out of home on June 17 to make prayers in the wilderness just like what Jesus did in the Bible.

Pastor Ndlovu wanted to beat the record of Jesus Christ in fasting so he attempted to break it during his prayer journey.

Without history of illness in the past the pastor died after a month with a sign of malnutrition given in his body.

The corpse of pastor Ndlovu was found by a stranger that was passing by in the nearby bush, the stranger immediately reported it to the police for response.

His death surprised everyone as people of the community known the pastor to be a very spiritual person that his faith caould even move mountains and part the seas.

Even the church members can't believe to what happened to the pastor.

However, the only motive that the family members of pastor Alfred Ndlovu believed  is that the pastor intended to surpass the might of Jesus Christ by proving that he can break its record.

"He was a very spiritual man. It’s unfortunate he had to die this way. After a month we got the sad news of his death. The pastor was a healthy and religious old man who did not even look his age." pastor Alfred Ndlovu's re;ative said.

September 14, 2019

English Language is a Dialect of China, Chinese Scholars Claim


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World Civilisation Research Association (WCRA) claimed that English and almost all of the European languages were originated in China and derived from Mandarin. They also claimed that ancient Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians along with all Western civilizations arised in China.

The World Civilisation Research Association is composed of group of Chinese scholars and professors who are pushing that for over 20 years of research they found out that China is the point of origin of many civilizations and languages.

A while ago, a presentation during the China International Frontier Education Summit claimed that English language is a Chinese dialect.

“Of course, the pronunciation will be a little different, which is caused by the variations in pronunciation over hundreds or even thousands of years in different regions. Think about how significant the differences are in our regional dialects… so it can be said that English is like a ‘dialect’ in our country.” Zhai Guiyun, President of WCRA said.

"Autumn leaves are “yellow,” an English word that is pronounced like the Mandarin word “yeluo,” which means “leaf drop” Another is the word “heart,” which sounds like the Mandarin word “hede,” which means “core".”He explained.

Zhai gave hundreds of words in comparable with the meaning in English, he also said that French, German, and Russian were all rooted from Mandarin.

Besides the languages the association also claimed that Western civilization originated in China after they found out with the 20 years of research of professor Zhai Du Gangjian that the first civilization who spoke English came from the Indus River Valley.

They also claimed that the account of ancient Rome, Greeks and Egyptians were all fake and fabricated.

“Before the 15th and 16th centuries, Europe had no history, only myths and legends,” Zhai said.

“Europe was a primitive society before the Middle Ages,” but this allegedly changed after the Western introduction to China’s Zhou Dynasty.”He added.

World Civilisation Research Association also called the “Wolf Warrior Scholars” is the most brainwashing association in China making people believe in them and scratch their head to their findings.