"I just recently learned that corndogs were imported from Germany and I don’t even know who I am anymore."

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sixpenceee:

And here they are:
Thermoception:  Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.
Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other. 
Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock. 
Equilibrioception:  The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes. 
Magentoception:  This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields. 
Tension Sensors:  These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.
Nociception:  In a word, pain.  This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system.  There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).
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sixpenceee:

And here they are:

Thermoception:  Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.

Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other. 

Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock. 

Equilibrioception:  The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes. 

Magentoception:  This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields. 

Tension Sensors:  These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.

Nociception:  In a word, pain.  This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system.  There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).

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thebrainscoop:

murmurousocean:

Check out the article about this: Global catches, exploitation rates, and rebuilding options for sharks

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X13000055

I’ve got a video on this. 

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hiimjosephfink said: Why does mint feel cold and chiles feel hot?

scishow:

So, the way we experience…pretty much everything is via proteins and ion channels. Very basically…there are proteins that are designed to sense certain things….the presence of sugar, whether they’ve been struck by light, the concentration of CO2 in the blood. When they sense those things, they open an ion channel changing the electrical charge of the cell, which then get transferred through the nervous system to the brain where that area of the brain is like “Cool…we’ve got sugar…or light…or too much CO2 in the blood.”
Well, sometimes these proteins can be fooled. A chemical will, just by chance (or by natural selection) be able to bind with that protein and cause that whole cascade to occur without the real stimulus. This is what happens with menthol in mint and capsaicin in peppers. Those chemicals bind to the cold / hot receptors respectively, fooling your body into thinking that something cold / hot is happening in your mouth. Pretty cool.
-Hank

Neuroscience. When you eat something spicy, your nerves literally think that they are feeling something hot. SO AWESOME!!!

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ilovecharts:

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire

ilovecharts:

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire

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theraccolta:

Saint Dominic Silences the Heresies
Fra Bartolommeo della Porta

theraccolta:

Saint Dominic Silences the Heresies

Fra Bartolommeo della Porta

(Source: dominicos.net, via heckyeahorderofpreachers)

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by-grace-of-god:

aspiretocadence:

do-brave-things:

by-grace-of-god:

thedisquisitionofawriter:

catholicamputee:

nunnabe:

skybean:

by-grace-of-god:

“When I have a problem I ask the saint, not to solve it, but to take it in her hands and help me accept it.”
From “Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio” by Sergio Rubin



And every day I just love this pope even more.

Here’s the problem I have with Catholicism. Well not the only problem, but a major one. Why turn to a saint? Turn to Jesus! Saints are dead, but Jesus is alive and is able to help you from the right hand of God!

Here’s the problem I have with my Protestant brothers and sisters. You are missing out. Saints are not dead. They have passed on from this earthly life yes, but they are ‘fully alive’ in heaven with Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. And yes, we do pray to Jesus, of course we do! But have you never asked a friend to pray for you? I know that when I have a problem and ask my mother who is a faithful prayer warrior to pray for me, I can take comfort knowing that she is petitioning God on my behalf as well. There are a multitude of faithful Christians, many of whom have been martyred for their faith, all part of our Christian family, our brothers and sisters who are ready to join us in asking God to pray for us. Why would we not ask the saints to pray for us???

"The saints are dead." Can I say that, based on that statement, that you either don’t believe in life after death or that you have an incorrect understanding of it?

Should we pray to our dead friends and family who were believers then?

Yes, we definitely can ask them to pray FOR us, to intercede on our behalf and to offer their prayers for us. (We do not pray to them or adore them in the same way as we pray to God.)
For example, I know I ask my grandfather to pray for me when I’m feeling less than charitable because he lived life with his heart on his sleeve and loved everyone that he met. And when my life is in a lazy mess, I often ask my grandmother to pray for me since she lived her life with such discipline and hard work. 
“The [souls in purgatory] love us a lot more than we love them because they are in a state of justice. They’re on their way to heaven. They’re closer to Jesus than we are." - Tim Staples, Can the souls in purgatory pray for us? (video)
We also should PRAY FOR THEM as they are relying on us, the members of the Church still on earth to intercede for their sanctification as they await the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.
"Therefore [Judas Maccabeus] made atonement for the dead, that they might be delivered from their sin." 2 Macc 12:46.

Excellent commentary already. Just wanted to add one more point:
Some people say that giving attention to the Saints takes attention away from God. That could not be farther from the truth! The Saints are God’s works of art! You would never say that admiring a painting takes attention away from the painter. In fact, the painter is honored when people appreciate his painting. So when we honor the Saints, we are really giving glory to God and the way His saving grace transforms fallen human beings into holy people. 

by-grace-of-god:

aspiretocadence:

do-brave-things:

by-grace-of-god:

thedisquisitionofawriter:

catholicamputee:

nunnabe:

skybean:

by-grace-of-god:

“When I have a problem I ask the saint, not to solve it, but to take it in her hands and help me accept it.”

From “Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio” by Sergio Rubin

And every day I just love this pope even more.

Here’s the problem I have with Catholicism. Well not the only problem, but a major one. Why turn to a saint? Turn to Jesus! Saints are dead, but Jesus is alive and is able to help you from the right hand of God!

Here’s the problem I have with my Protestant brothers and sisters. You are missing out. Saints are not dead. They have passed on from this earthly life yes, but they are ‘fully alive’ in heaven with Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. And yes, we do pray to Jesus, of course we do! But have you never asked a friend to pray for you? I know that when I have a problem and ask my mother who is a faithful prayer warrior to pray for me, I can take comfort knowing that she is petitioning God on my behalf as well. There are a multitude of faithful Christians, many of whom have been martyred for their faith, all part of our Christian family, our brothers and sisters who are ready to join us in asking God to pray for us. Why would we not ask the saints to pray for us???

"The saints are dead." Can I say that, based on that statement, that you either don’t believe in life after death or that you have an incorrect understanding of it?

Should we pray to our dead friends and family who were believers then?

Yes, we definitely can ask them to pray FOR us, to intercede on our behalf and to offer their prayers for us. (We do not pray to them or adore them in the same way as we pray to God.)

For example, I know I ask my grandfather to pray for me when I’m feeling less than charitable because he lived life with his heart on his sleeve and loved everyone that he met. And when my life is in a lazy mess, I often ask my grandmother to pray for me since she lived her life with such discipline and hard work. 

The [souls in purgatory] love us a lot more than we love them because they are in a state of justice. They’re on their way to heaven. They’re closer to Jesus than we are." - Tim Staples, Can the souls in purgatory pray for us? (video)

We also should PRAY FOR THEM as they are relying on us, the members of the Church still on earth to intercede for their sanctification as they await the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.

"Therefore [Judas Maccabeus] made atonement for the dead, that they might be delivered from their sin." 2 Macc 12:46.

Excellent commentary already. Just wanted to add one more point:

Some people say that giving attention to the Saints takes attention away from God. That could not be farther from the truth! The Saints are God’s works of art! You would never say that admiring a painting takes attention away from the painter. In fact, the painter is honored when people appreciate his painting. So when we honor the Saints, we are really giving glory to God and the way His saving grace transforms fallen human beings into holy people. 

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Brother is knocked out from his pain meds.

He got all four wisdom teeth taken out two days ago.

To show my solidarity, I shall take a nap.

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I will not teach my kids about safe sex because there is no such thing.

Pure gold, this article right here. 

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Florida: Where everything in nature is trying to kill you.

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FLORIDAAAAA

WHYYYYYYY

Apparently cockroaches are super common around Jacksonville, which is where I’m moving. And some of them can fly. 

DEAR GOD WHY

The things I do for you, Jesus… I would literally do this for no one else. Ugh.

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musingsoflove:

Transfiguration of Christ
The first row shows Apostles Peter, John, and James overwhelmed by the glory of God. Above stands the Transfigured Christ with Moses and Elijah. The voice of the Father speaks from above.

musingsoflove:

Transfiguration of Christ

The first row shows Apostles Peter, John, and James overwhelmed by the glory of God. Above stands the Transfigured Christ with Moses and Elijah. The voice of the Father speaks from above.

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HAPPY SHINY JESUS DAY!!!!

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How to Cure the Hiccups

Here’s my contribution to the greater good for today.

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