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Jhoon is a writer and artist who likes to study astrology and psychology. Astroligion.com was launched in 2016 with a focus on astrology but has since expanded to include the MBTI and other topics. This site has provided Jhoon a great incentive to research and learn more about many subjects of personal interest.

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The Weirdest Traits In Each Myers Briggs Type

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33 Struggles of Being An Introvert

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Introvert personality

In recent times it’s become more fashionable to be an introvert. A spate of pro-introvert books including Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, probably had a large role in catalyzing this cultural shift in attitude.

That still doesn’t change the fact that the world is dominated by and mostly catered towards extroversion. Introverts often face many challenges in trying to survive or thrive within the extrovert society and it can often be very taxing. Here are 33 challenges introverts wrestle with on a daily basis. The struggle is real. Continue reading

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    Why You Should Try Yoga for Weight Loss

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    Yoga for Weight Loss

    [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hatever your level of fitness, Yoga is an excellent addition to a healthy lifestyle. But is it effective for losing weight? Many argue it is.

    Few people would deny that yoga offers physical and mental benefits in the form of stress management, mental calm, limberness, strength, balance and better blood flow. But as it turns out, it may also effectively aid in fat loss.

    In 2005, a medical study led by a researcher and yogi named Alan Kristal, DPH, MPH, a trial involving 15,500 healthy, middle-aged men and women found that the overweight individuals who practiced yoga lost 5 pounds during the same period at which non-yoga practitioners gained 14 pounds.

    Types of Yoga for Weight Loss Beginners

    There are a variety of Yoga disciplines, and the best one for you depends on a variety of factors including age, body type and fitness level. Some are physically demanding and intense cardio workouts while others are serene exercises of stillness and mental focus. Here is a rundown on the types of Yoga you can try.

    1. Hatha

    This form of yoga focuses on posture, balance and breathing techniques. Hatha is a slower, gentler form a Yoga and is recommended for beginners so they can learn to control breathing and perform basic postures that form the foundations of all Yoga.

    2. Vinyasa

    This type of yoga is faster paced and rhythmic. It focuses on coordinating breathing with movement in a dance-like choreography often accompanied with beat driven music. It is designed to raise the heart rate and provides a great form of cardio that lovers of endurance exercise and HIIT (high intensity interval training) will enjoy.

    3. Iyengar

    This yoga concentrates on precision of form and posture. It is more advanced than Hatha but slower than Vinyasa. It incorporates props such as ropes and straps and yoga blocks and develops core strength that allows the body to maintain balance while holding difficult postures.

    4. Ashtanga

    This consists of a series of 6 choreographed sequences of poses meant to be performed in a specific order. You move from one pose to the next in a controlled manner while focusing on building internal heat.

    5. Bikram

    Bikram is a high-intensity workout performed under sweltering conditions. Bikram classes are practiced in a room heated to 105 degrees and 40% humidity. It consists of 26 poses performed in a 90-minute session and can be very strenuous especially for novices.

    6. Hot Yoga

    Hot yoga, like Bikram, is performed in a heated room but isn’t constrained to the 26 poses Bikram has. The elevated heat increases the depth of stretching. It combines the benefits of saunas with flexibility.

    7. Kundalini

    This form of yoga differs from the others in that it introduces an additional element to the traditional yoga movements: chanting and singing. This is more mentally challenging and requires intense breath work and repetitive vocalizations for the purpose of unlocking untapped energy and achieving transcendence and heightened self-awareness.

    Yoga Weight Loss Stories

    Jennifer B. Niles, an author, yogi and health coach wrote a post on the MBG website detailing the significant health and weight loss benefits she experienced with Yoga. She wrote:

    Less than one year after practicing yoga six to seven days per week, I lost a total of 85 pounds. My weight loss was a direct result of a committed yoga practice coupled with a plant-based diet. No other exercise or gym equipment was required. I shed excess fat using nothing but a yoga mat and my own body weight.

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    The Truth About Dieting: 4 Reasons Why Most Diet Plans Fail

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    Diet Plans can be hard to stick with

    [dropcap]W[/dropcap]ondering why you just cannot see success with your diet plans? Do you feel like every diet you go on, you eventually fall off somewhere along the line?

    Are you ready to toss in the towel on fat loss for good?

    Don’t be. If you stop and take a minute to look at the four reasons why most diets fail, and then find yourself a diet plan that overcomes these reasons, you will soon find yourself on track to optimal success. Let’s look at the four key factors that you need to know.

    Unrealistic Calorie Intakes

    The first big reason why most diets fail is because they simply have you striving to take in an unrealistic number of calories each day. In other words, they put you into “starvation mode”. They are causing you to consume so little food that your body literally starts shutting down to conserve fuel.

    When it does this, you know that you are on a one-way path to a fat loss plateau. Yes, you do need to lower your calorie intake to see fat loss results, but you need to do so wisely in a way that you can maintain your “metabolic engine”, so to speak.

    Lack Of Satiety-Boosting Nutrients

    Next, another big issue with most conventional diets is they aren’t providing you enough of the two most satisfying nutrients: protein and fiber. You need protein to function optimally. It’s also the nutrient that’s the slowest to break down and digest in the body, so it will provide immediate satiety. Couple that with dietary fiber, which is found in fresh fruits and vegetables, and it’ll slow digestion even further.

    Many crash diet plans are very low in protein, and while they do have you eating lots of vegetables, many discourage the consumption of fruit. By making these two nutrients a focus of your plan instead, you can see results that much faster and enjoy being on the diet while you do.

    Time Consuming Meal Prep

    Who has an hour each and every day to meal prep? Not me — and definitely not you. Yet, many diet plans are so complex that they require this. If that’s the diet you’re on, it’s no wonder you’re failing. Instead, you want to find an approach that gives you some basic and easy-to-implement guidelines that will help you realize true success with your program.

    This plan should not take hours to follow each week, and should work with your lifestyle. When you find such a plan, it’ll be easier than ever to stick with.

    Long-Term Approach

    Now, chances are you’ve heard that any diet you follow should encourage a long-term approach — and I agree. When you make diet changes, you should be focusing on maintaining healthy eating in the long term. But, if your diet plan is designed to go on for months, this can kill your motivation in its tracks.

    Find a diet plan with a definite deadline. Three weeks is optimal here as that is the amount of time it takes to build good habits – habits that stick. Also, three weeks is a long enough period of time that you can see good results, but not so long that it’s hard to stay motivated.

    Anyone should be able to do three weeks if they put their mind to it. This is precisely what The 3 Week Diet is built upon. By doing this diet, you can see remarkable changes in as little as three short weeks and once you see how easy it is to melt the fat, you’ll want to stick with the plan much longer than that.

    Check out what The 3 Week Diet has to offer.

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    The 5 Commandments Of Smart Dieting

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    99 Struggles Intuitive Types Will Understand

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    Being an intuitive type isn’t always a rosy chalice of cherry wine cooler. Comprising roughly 25% of the population, intuitives are a minority in a world dominated by sensors. And yet, intuitives account for the majority of the world’s most brilliant and influential trailblazers and visionaries. Einstein (INTP), Newton (INTJ), Zuckerberg (INTJ), Martin Luther King Jr. (ENFJ), Steve Jobs (ENTJ), the list goes on. Intuitives live in the future-world of envisioned possibilities but this can present problems for them in the here-and-now. Here are 99 struggles that come along with being an intuitive.

      1. When you think of about five or more different concepts of time whilst walking to the kitchen but fail to notice that you forgot to open the door before trying to walk through it…

      2. You think Sensors seem to be “missing” something, and the Sensors think you aren’t all there.

      3. The real world bores you.

      4. When you try to explain something and you end up going into a dozen different tangents triggered by what you’re saying. You can be terrible at telling stories.

      5. When you’re always going on about how you just figured something out, but you’re often unable to explain what it is or provide any examples.

      6. When you spend several moments walking around looking for something you’ve been carrying in your hand.

      7. When you’ve seen something every day, and only processed it days/months/years later.

      8. When you throw something out in a conversation thinking it’s clearly a part of the conversation but no one understands where it’s coming from or how it’s relevant.

      9. When your train of thought forks and you try to follow both paths at once, but end up thinking about the pesky limitations of your human brain instead.

      10. You can spend hours talking theory about something you’ll never do.

      11. You tend to think people much older than you are more interesting than “kids your own age”, even once you’re well into adulthood.

      12. You wonder what it would be like to be a tire, and all the shit you’d have to go through.

      13. You want the glue that binds facts together… facts aren’t enough.. lists aren’t enough. You crave understanding.

      14. The random thoughts that run through your mind can crack you up and make it appear like you’ve gone mental to everyone around you.

      15. When you see something coming a mile away or a brilliant answer pops into your head and people are astounded by your ingenuity, but when they ask how you came to that conclusion, you can’t tell them because you don’t really know yourself.

      16. You lose track of time in the bathtub/shower because you’re daydreaming.

      17. When you have arguments with yourself and never really consider the possibility that you might be insane.

      18. When you have the urge to use a metaphor or simile to explain everything.

      19. When you always want to make shortcuts in your activities because repetition bores you.

      20. When you absolutely have to have a journal, pencil, and voice recorder in your purse at all times to capture random thoughts that you want to remember later.

      21. When you stop in the middle of what you’re doing to go google the correlation between something.

      22. When you sympathize with a 5 year old for being told to shut up from their parent after asking so many questions, because you’re just as inquisitive and can definitely relate.

      23. You constantly feel like you’re weird, and slowly going crazy.

      24. When you forget you’re walking down stairs and end up skipping the last two or three and continue like nothing happened.

      25. When you have long and elaborate conversations with people that are completely imaginary.

      26. When you keep seeing exploding dolphins…. GET OUT OF MY HEAD.

      27. When you’re off in your own world and then you jump or flinch because some starts talking to you.

      28. When your conversations can go from how stupid everyone is and censorship to why don’t men’s bathrooms have dick washing stations.

      29. When your thoughts are coming so quickly (and erratically) that you have a tendency to skip words when typing.

      30. When asking someone a question, you figure out the answer in your head before your mouth gets there, then try to explain that you’ve already got it – so all that comes out of your mouth is a complete load of half-word gibberish.

      31. Your teacher tells you that no one else ever asked that question before.

      32. When you open a browser and forget what you were looking for, and you have about 20 tabs open already.

      33. When you can have three hour conversations with a friend fantasizing about all the possibilities of being stranded on a desert island.

      34. When you wake up from a dream, realize that’s not how it was supposed to end, then fall back asleep and re-dream it with a new and improved ending.

      35. When you have random phrases that pop in your head, but you have no clue what they mean. However, this does not stop you from recording them in a journal since you feel like it was some sort of poetic epiphany.

      36. When you’ve considered paying someone to follow you around all day and tell you where you left your keys, remind you to shower and eat, and wake you up so you won’t be late for work every single morning, but then you realized you’d much rather just think about it than actually have to go through the process of finding someone to do it.

      37. When the thought of having sex arouses you more than actually performing.

      38. Your clarifications confuse the people around you even more.

      39. You wake up from your sleep and have figured solution to a bugging problem.

      40. When people seem to have trouble following you train of thought.

      41. When you had plans of things you wanted to get done, but then you get competely sidetracked by an idea or something interesting online.

      42. When you’re studying and go to get a snack, and you accidentally leave your book in the fridge. But you can’t remember what you were studying so you don’t realize and just read another book. Which you then also leave in the fridge. True story. – lirulin (INTJ)

      43. When you constantly miss things that are right in front of your nose.

      44. When you can’t comprehend that a good portion of the population is unable to conjure up an image at will. Whereas YOU can conjure up 3D action-packed movies of the plot of your choosing in your mind, with all the special effects and intentional visual/audio changes you wish.

      45. You can come up with grand unifying mathematical theories but have trouble remembering your multiplication tables.

      46. You tell people that you walk for exercise, but you really do it so your mind can wander.

      47. When the phrase “show your work” makes you cringe.

      48. When you end up averaging one meal per-day because you don’t notice you’re hungry until the day’s almost over.

      49. When you accidentally shampoo your hair with your body wash and then almost wash your face with your conditioner. And, added bonus, you’ve been awake for hours so you can’t blame sleepiness for the mistakes.

      50. You are like an eccentric millionaire minus the millionaire.

      51. When you take a little trip to the kitchen and 5 minutes after you’ve finished and are walking towards the living room you realize you put your phone in the fridge and are now carrying an eggplant. You don’t even try to figure out how that happened.

      52. When surrounded by boring, reality-bound conversation, you begin to throw in comments that are more absurd than you’d usually say just to see people’s reactions.

      53. You’re bad at giving directions because you really can’t recall precisely how you do each step.

      54. When, because you know yourself so well by now, you constantly remind yourself that you must’ve forgotten something. You think about it for a couple of minutes and make sure you have everything….and it seems that you actually haven’t forgotten anything, for once. Until the end of the day, as you’re lying in bed right before you go to sleep….you remember…you actually DID forget something.

      55. You space out even while watching things you enjoy.

      56. When your sense of place and direction are terrible because usually you never pay attention to where the people you’re with are driving or walking to. You just space out to think and suddenly you’re there in no time.

      57. When you redirect the conversation from gossip, to the universe but those conversations are so rare that you don’t really know how to handle it with strangers, so you make a joke and change the subject again. Besides, you can already predict all their possible responses.

      58. When upon getting an email, you compose a brilliant answer in your head, and maybe even type half of it out, and start wondering how your friend will respond to it. And then, a week later without a response to your genius, you realize you never actually sent it.

      59. When walking down the street or among a large crowd, your mind always gets blown by the idea that every single one of these people are thinking of something right now… it’s a bunch of little worlds walking around.

      60. When people seem to be transparent to you, but somehow others don’t notice what you clearly perceive in others.

      61. When you feel like you can “see through” people because your hunches about people’s motives almost always turn out to be right.

      62. When you are constantly fine-tuning your definitions of words to express your inner ideas more fluently.

      63. When you try to hide your lack of common sense from your Sensor friends.

      64. When you remember something someone said earlier, not because you actually remember them saying it but because you can trace back the train of thought it set off.

      65. You know you’re an intuitive when other people’s definition of bizarre is your definition of awesome.

      66. When you wish you could just let people into your brain so they could see what’s going on instead of having to try and explain it.

      67. When you experience a disconnect looking into the mirror because it’s hard to make the connection between what is you and the body that houses it.

      68. When you’re so busy thinking about a bad pothole you’ll need to avoid on your drive home that you forget about the speed trap you’re flying through on your way to work.

      69. You would like to warn someone about something but you’re afraid they’ll think your a nutcase.

      70. When you run into a man on the street that is wearing no pants and you still try to pay attention to what he is saying.

      71. When you catch your brain “turning-off” during conversation with some people because it is not stimulating enough.

      72. You know you’re intuitive when you stop on the street to have a long philosophical conversation with a homeless person, asking how they ended up there and why they choose this way of life.

      73. You go shopping with a list in hand—and spend a long time in the store browsing—and leave the store having forgotten to look at the list in your hand.

      74. When you leave a task half done because something else more interesting caught your attention…

      75. You thoughtlessly put the the spoon in the trash bin and the yogurt in the sink.

      76. When you never get bored on long journeys, because the world inside your head is so interesting it doesn’t matter if your surroundings aren’t.

      77. When you almost get into car wrecks on a daily basis cause you were day dreaming, even though you thought about the possibility of getting into said accidents before you even set out.

      78. When you see the evil in a priest and the good in a criminal…..

      79. People who repeat “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” like a mantra, get on your nerves.

      80. You can figure out the plot & the who done it 1/2 way into the 2nd segment of a 1 hour scripted television show.

      81. When you leave your house and head off to work, but drive alllllllll the way back because you think you left the door open.

      82. When you almost get run over because you were too in your own head to notice you were crossing a road.

      83. You know you’re an intuitive when, as a three-year-old, your defense to scribbling on the walls was that you had an alternate personality that made you do it.

      84. When you take chemistry then you start going insane because you cant comprehend how thoughtless atoms can create intelligent beings with unique thoughts.

      85. When you can’t be realistic to save your life.

      86. When the most revealing and insightful parts of a deep conversation with someone is in all the things the other person doesn’t verbalize.

      87. When you don’t need quiet to think. Having (unobtrusive) background distractions actually helps because it gives other senses something to preoccupy themselves with while ideas are stewing.

      88. You know you’re an intuitive when you know that but have fun trying to make connections anyway even if they turn out to be irrelevant.

      89. When you enjoy learning new subject matter almost solely for the analogies it could inspire.

      90. You know you’re an intuitive when in doing essay questions for class, the ones that require you to just regurgitate information are painstaking to you, while the ones that are more theoretical make you more enthusiastic.

      91. You put off purchasing something so that you can think about having the item rather than actually having it.

      92. When you know you will come up with a solution. You just need to sleep on it; It will come to you.

      93. You have been misunderstood by 75% of people on regular bases.

      94. When you remember you have to go somewhere, but when you reach your intended destination you completely forget why you’re there. Then you realize that you were supposed to go there tomorrow.

      95. You find things that others consider hard very easy, but you struggle with things that other deem easy.

      96. Deja vu is frequent for you.

      97. You’ve predicted bad outcomes of people/situations.

      98. You can remember ideas better than facts.

      99. When you watch a movie, but don’t remember any of the characters’ names at the end.

      source: personalitycafe.com

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    33 Strong Signs You’re a True INFP

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    Who doesn’t love an INFP? They’re sincere, loyal and their heads are filled with love and magic. If there is any doubt as to whether you are one, here is a checklist of 33 signs to consider. Continue reading

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    The Worst Fears of Each Myers Briggs Type

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    [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he only to thing to fear is fear itself… or so they say. Whether it’s creepy clowns or haunted houses everybody gets freaked out by something. Depending on the type of person you are, you may find some things scarier than others might. Here are some of the worst fears likely to terrify each Myers Briggs type.

    – INTP –
    worst fears


    1. Being doomed to a mediocre and insignificant existence
    2. Public speaking / public humiliation
    3. Discovering that they may actually be an idiot
    4. Sustaining severe brain damage or developing a neurological disorder like dementia or Parkinson’s disease
    5. Dying before they’ve achieved anything
    6. Being taken advantage of because they didn’t know something
    7. No internet
    8. Losing someone precious to them
    9. Losing their memory
    10. Failure and Rejection
    11. Getting locked into a commitment they can’t back out of
    12. Finding out that they’re actually more of a sappy feeler than a thinker
    13. Having perfect and complete knowledge of everything in the universe and having nothing worthwhile left to understand or figure out
    14. Being unable to create anything new because every possible thing that could be created already exists
    15. Dying and finding out God exists and realizing that the lame sensors were right
    16. Being reincarnated as a retarded person  or as an animal at the bottom of the food chain

    – ISTP –
    worst fears


    1. Losing their hands and feet and never being able to jag off or walk in the woods again
    2. Hands-off learning
    3. Being buried alive while fully paralyzed
    4. Being locked in a small empty room with nothing  to do
    5. Getting sentenced 25-to-life for a crime they didn’t commit
    6. Zombie apocalypse
    7. Getting their life savings stolen
    8. Being hunted and killed by a hired hitman
    9. Getting caught in a volcanic eruption while paragliding over mauna loa.
    10. Advanced calculus
    11. Being bound to a wheelchair
    12. Finding their gf/bf in bed with their best friend
    13. Dying from marijuana overdose
    14. Going into cardiac arrest while jagging off
    15. Living in a world with no video games or smart phones

    ISFP
    worst fears


    1. Being taken hostage or prisoner
    2. Being forced to kill someone they love
    3. Advanced calculus
    4. Losing all their money from their gambling habit
    5. Being hunted by the mob for a debt they owe
    6. Standing trial for anything
    7. Getting caught in a massive lie
    8. Losing their best friend
    9. Office jobs
    10. Having their work rejected and deemed worthless
    11. S.W.A.T. team storming their house while they’re jagging off
    12. Running out of gas in the middle of a Chi-raq neighborhood
    13. Finding out they are a direct descendant of Osama Bin Laden
    14. Upsetting someone they care about with their decisions

    – INFP –
    worst fears


    1. Being abandoned by someone precious to them
    2. Being homeless
    3. Dropping their phone in the toilet
    4. Being abducted and trafficked as a sex slave
    5. Spiders crawling into their mouth while they’re sleeping
    6. Living under a dictatorship where all books are banned
    7. Being joined at the hip to a twin who is ESFJ
    8. Planning a party. Two things they dislike: “planning” and “party”
    9. Having their bf/gf stolen by one of their parents
    10. Being forced into an arranged marriage
    11. Being forced to eat bear poo
    12. Becoming a spinster (or the male equivalent of that)
    13. Having to have their pet put down
    14. Having to live in the wild and kill animals for food
    15. Meeting their childhood hero and finding out they are nothing like what they imagined them to be (in a disappointing way)

    – INTJ –
    worst fears


    1. Intellectual humiliation and failure
    2. Losing their independence and having to rely on others to do everything for them
    3. Shitting their pants just seconds before reaching the bathroom
    4. Shitting themselves while fast asleep
    5. Being stranded on a dilapidated raft in the middle of the Indian ocean
    6. The biblical apocalypse
    7. Flunking their final exams or not graduating
    8. Being completely defeated by a problem they can’t solve
    9. Having to work for an incompetent boss-hole
    10. Being reincarnated as a cow or pig that is bred for slaughter
    11. Getting betrayed by someone they trusted or loved deeply
    12. Being spied on by the FBI or getting audited by the IRS
    13. Having their life’s work stolen or destroyed
    14. Having their reputation smeared by false allegations
    15. Payback from a disgruntled, bitter feeler they’ve offended (intentionally or unintentionally)

    – ISTJ –
    worst fears


    1. Failing to meet their responsibilities
    2. Being belittled and degraded in front of others
    3. Having to work in a disorderly environment
    4. Doing improv in front of a packed audience
    5. Having a two-headed baby
    6. Being humiliated by someone they admire and respect
    7. Professional failure
    8. Receiving no support or backing from their subordinates or friends + family
    9. Having their deeply held beliefs proven false
    10. Making a fatal error in judgement from overlooking a critical detail
    11. Having to come up with creative solutions instead of relying on proven methods
    12. Risky ventures
    13. Fear of the unknown

    – INFJ –
    worst fears


    1. Donald Trump becoming president
    2. Global warming
    3. Losing their credibility and having their reputation ruined
    4. Being exiled or ostracized
    5. Running into their ex and seeing them with a partner that is more attractive and more successful than them
    6. Having their vehicle break down in the middle of a crip neighborhood
    7. Catching a flesh-eating disease while vacationing in Machu Picchu or somewhere
    8. Unknowingly eating a dish at a restaurant that was made from human remains or something revolting
    9. Having no one come to their wedding or birthday party
    10. Getting mauled by a bear while taking the trash out at night
    11. WW3
    12. Their freaky secrets getting leaked to the public
    13. Having to flee home due to warfare and military invasion
    14. Seeking help in a medical emergency while in a foreign country where no one speaks their language

    ISFJ
    worst fears


    1. Not being missed by colleagues after they leave a job or group
    2. Finding out God doesn’t exist and that life has no purpose
    3. Eternal damnation in Hell
    4. Dropping their wedding ring in the toilet
    5. Having their children confiscated by child protective services
    6. Becoming old and forgotten in a retirement home
    7. Having all their baby pictures and family photos destroyed in a fire
    8. Getting stood up on their wedding day
    9. Going bald or going gray
    10. Being responsible for someone else’s failure or death
    11. Getting cheated on
    12. Becoming obsolete or useless to others
    13. Bed bugs
    14. Their children running off to join ISIL

    ESFP
    worst fears


    1. Being ignored by everyone and seen as undesirable/unattractive
    2. Being castaway on a lonely island
    3. Losing their talent or personality
    4. Being a nun or priest
    5. Getting permanently disfigured by a botched surgery
    6. Becoming a has-been
    7. Being blacklisted professionally and socially
    8. identity fraud
    9. Getting upstaged by their adversaries
    10. Having no money
    11. Being trapped in a life of anonymity and redundancy
    12. Astrophysics

    ESTP
    worst fears


    1. Being humiliated and disgraced as a coward
    2. Being reigned in and controlled by someone
    3. Getting cucked by their spouse
    4. Never amounting to anything and being branded as a loser
    5. Getting into the ring with Mike Tyson
    6. Debating theoretical physics with Stephen Hawking
    7. Adversaries getting the best of them or having more success than them
    8. Being powerless to do anything or get anything done
    9. Being debilitated and physically handicapped
    10. Being made a fool of or taken advantage of
    11. Getting defeated and dominated by a competitor
    12. Missing out on big opportunities
    13. Having their insecurities exposed

    ENTP
    worst fears


    1. Repeal of the first amendment in the American constitution
    2. Getting crushed in a debate
    3. Losing their memory and having to relearn everything
    4. Getting alzheimer’s disease
    5. Creative block
    6. Losing their voice
    7. Getting swallowed up by a massive sink hole
    8. Being hated
    9. Never fulfilling their potential
    10. Never settling down and building a solid lifestyle
    11. Never actually accomplishing anything because they don’t stick with it long enough
    12. Never maturing and acting like a normal adult
    13. Having to wear adult diapers when they become old

    – ENFP –
    worst fears


    1. Being viewed as a bad or immoral person
    2. Never fulfilling their potential or achieving their goals
    3. Losing their loved ones
    4. Getting old
    5. Missing out on better opportunities
    6. Being unable to help a loved one as they spiral downwards
    7. Losing more and more loved ones as they age
    8. Not fitting in
    9. Becoming an evil person and not knowing it
    10. Receiving negative karma they’ve caused against someone else

    ESTJ
    worst fears


    1. Submitting to another person
    2. suffering irreparable damage to their reputation
    3. facing bankruptcy
    4. Being stuck in poverty and dire straits
    5. Being humiliated by a subordinate who is smarter than they are
    6. Burning bridges with important people
    7. Missing a flight
    8. Getting rejected and blocked from advancement
    9. Fear of the unknown
    10. Experimenting with high-risk, edgy, outside-the-box ideas

    ESFJ
    worst fears


    1. Not having any friends or companions to go places with them
    2. Becoming old
    3. Being villified and ostracized by their community
    4. Being publicly shamed and criticized
    5. Being stranded alone on an island
    6. Having to do everything solo
    7. Being unable to keep up with their peers
    8. Being seen as useless or unnecessary to the team
    9. Having no moral or emotional support from others
    10. solitary confinement
    11. Having no good food to eat
    12. Finding out they are a direct descendant of Hitler
    13. Being left out by their friends

    ENFJ
    worst fears


    1. Being betrayed by their loved ones
    2. Being demoralized by crippling failure
    3. Stagnating and making no progress towards goals
    4. Losing their optimism and giving up on life
    5. Having to leave intimate relationships they are unable to salvage
    6. Getting ostracized by their peers
    7. Losing their faith in humanity
    8. Being forced to adhere to old fashioned methods of doing things
    9. living in a backwards, close-minded society

    ENTJ
    worst fears


    1. Never being anything more than an underclass peasant
    2. Being trapped in a dead end job working under someone they don’t respect
    3. Losing control over their lives and their financial freedom
    4. Lawsuits
    5. Baring their soul to someone and showing vulnerability
    6. Having their assets and the fruits of their hard work taken away unjustly
    7. bankruptcy
    8. Having their dirty laundry put on public display
    9. Getting caught cheating on their spouse
    10. Missing out on major opportunities
    11. PR nightmares
    12. Losing money in divorce
    13. Having their liberties stripped away or getting their ambitions crushed by excessive regulation and rules
    14. Letting their emotions sabotage their judgement



     

     

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    The Weight Loss Myth You Should Stop Believing

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    One of the most common weight loss myths is this damn dirty idea that a cleanse or detox will cause you to lose weight. These companies sell laxatives to people and call them detox teas. I usually try to post a lot of evidence/science/research in my answers, but I can’t with this one. But the lack… Continue reading

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    10 Bizarre Standards of Beauty From Around the World

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    Western standards of beauty clearly have the most influence and prestige around the world. Aspects like leaness, well-proportioned bone structure, healthy hair, and physical fitness are some of the features coveted in western culture. The pinnacles of beauty are often personified in Hollywood’s leading actors and actresses, haute couture fashion models, and even certain high profile athletes. In other parts of the world however, there are other standards of beauty that exist that would seem bizarre or unthinkable to westerners. Here are 10 ideas of beauty valued in certain parts of the world. Continue reading

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    33 Things Only Thinkers Will Relate To

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    I Think Therefore I am… a “thinker”?

    [dropcap]E[/dropcap]very conscious man and woman thinks, but true thinkers are cerebral to a fault. Logic is favored over sentiment; rationality over feeling. For those uncertain over what side of the fence they fall on, here are 33 things only thinkers will relate to.

    1. You’ve gotten in trouble more often for accusing your parents of being senseless than for anything you’ve actually *done*.

    2. When someone is talking, you think of a clever response of what to say but by the time you say it, it comes out differently then what you expected.

    3. When you look forward to trips because you want to think during the long ride there. And you HAVE to pick the window seat.

    4. When you feel depressed for no reason and conclude that it’s because you didn’t have enough for breakfast.

    5. When people are always asking you why you’re never happy but in reality you’re perfectly content.

    6. When you wish that all people would give away a computer-like “error” message every time something is wrong with them because you’re just. so. bad. at reading their signals.

    7. You take pleasure in making lists and classifying things.


    8. When your first response to emotion is to sit down and think about what it means.

    9. When you hear a joke about someone doing something rather irrational, you want to know why the person did such thing before laughing at the joke. “Why did he do that? That doesn’t make sense.” “Will you stop with the questions and just laugh instead?”

    10. When having an illogical argument with someone causes intense frustration and much mental anguish.

    11. When speaking with a feeler, you find the safest ground is to say the exact opposite of what you want to say.

    12. When someone tells you to examine your feelings and you suddenly remember you have those.

    13. When you correct your own grammar, logic, cliched thinking, etc. before someone else has a chance to do so, or even realize that you were in error.

    14. When you find yourself rationalizing an emotion and coming to the consensus that experiencing it is not effective towards your goal. Then you toss it into your subconscious.

    15. You argue for sport. Arguments are fun.

    16. When you talk about your brain like it’s a computer. (It’s shutting down. It’s multitasking. It’s running a bit slow today.

    17. You know you’re a thinker when you read and study posts by F-types simply to try and make some sort of sense out of it all, yet you still don’t understand.


    18. You’re a pro at weighing the pros and cons of any decision.

    19. You have considered at least once, how nice it would be to feel nothing but the urge to have sex, adrenaline rushes and hunger for more resources.

    20. When you think “The Silmarillion” will put you to sleep … and instead you get caught up in the appendices reading the linguistic definitions.

    21. You know your a thinker when you spend more time watching documentaries than any other form of television genre.

    22. When you think Sheldon Cooper does not act strangely at all.

    23. When the simple prospect of “cuddling” overwhelms you.

    24. When you have to consciously translate your internal dialogue into average human language before you speak.

    25. You can treat everything as though it were a game for you to beat.

    26. You can describe your feelings in terms of percentages and scales of 1 to 100.

    27. When you’re more curious about something than scared of it.

    28. When you thoroughly analyse whether you are a thinker or a feeler, quantifying the instances in which you were a thinker and then quantifying the instances in which you were a feeler.


    29. It drives you crazy when your Feeling mother asks you “how are you feeling?” because you have a hard time even identifying your feelings in the first place.

    30. When your coworker gives you a 15-minute monologue on why they can’t make a meeting and you sit there nodding your head and thinking, “who cares? Just tell me you can’t make it and that’s all I need to hear.”

    31. When you’re watching a Sci-Fi show or movie and you realize that it’s awfully convenient for everyone to know English.

    32. All of your relationships seem to end because you aren’t affectionate enough.

    33. When you have to remind yourself that expecting people to act rationally is in and of itself an irrational expectation.

    source: personality cafe.com

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    INTJ Depression Causes and Symptoms

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    Are INTJs Prone To Depression?


    [dropcap]E[/dropcap]very Myers Briggs type feels the pangs of sadness, but INTJ depression, like all depression, is more than the occasional despair we all feel from time to time. Normal sadness is a natural response to upsetting events and set backs that take the wind out of our sails, but it is a relatively short-lived experience for most people.

    Depression however can linger for much longer, and in the process may have debilitating affects on work performance and concentration and also damage relationships. It is a mental illness that afflicts 1 in every 21 Americans and it manifests in a variety of forms under an assortment of names like Seasonal Affective Disorder, Dysthymia and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. To be diagnosed with depression, symptoms must be present most of the day, nearly every day for at least 2 weeks.

    The occurrence of depression, especially INTJ Depression is not a sign of weakness nor something that can be redressed with a simple attitude adjustment. People who suffer from it cannot simply “snap out of it”. It afflicts women more than men, possibly due to hormonal factors that are more present in females. There are various treatments for depression including Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), psychotherapy and anti-depressant medications. Scientific studies have shown that good nutrition and physical exercise are also effective at improving symptoms mood disorders such as depression.

    The INTJ is among the types considered most prone to depression. This may be due in part to their statistically low satisfaction in relationships and excessive isolation. An INTJ may often feel at odds with a world filled with superficiality and banality. They don’t easily identify with others and this will often lead to misunderstandings on both sides of the divide.

    Although INTJ people are upfront about what they think and feel about others, they often ignore rather than address much of what bugs them. They maintain a poker face in most situations and are not easily goaded into losing their temper. They may internalize unexpressed resentments that may have a toxic influence on their psyche and lead to intense outbursts.

    INTJ Existential Depression Causes


    The causes of depression are complex and varied but genetics may play a role (an even bigger role in bipolar disorder). Research suggests that a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors are at work. Some people may have a genetic vulnerability to depression which may run in the family but external familial relationships may also contribute to this.

    Depression can occur along side other serious illnesses, such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Depression can make these conditions worse and vice versa. Sometimes medications taken for these illnesses may cause side effects that contribute to depression symptoms.

    The onset of INTJ depression can be very gradual and thus may be mistaken for normal sadness. The effects are cumulative and may develop over the course of years until it becomes obvious that it has been hindering quality of life. It can lead to nihilism, suicidal thoughts, depersonalization and anxiety. Causes of depression in the INTJ personality type may include:

    • Being unable to look after themselves and feeling dependent on others.
    • Severed relationships
    • Repeated failures related to their goals and plans
    • A radical change or major life-shift
    • Feeling powerless and not in control over their lives
    • Being persecuted or having their work rejected

    Others may not even recognize INTJ depression since INTJ people often do not exhibit tell tale signs for others to see. They soldier on in stoic fashion publicly but frequently withdraw into solitude where they may brood and wallow in a pity party to which no else is invited.

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    very depressed INTJ

    Signs Of A Very Depressed INTJ


    • Anhedonia – Inability to experience pleasure and interest in things normally enjoyed.
    • Diminished motivation and confidence
    • Excessive reliance on alcohol or caffeine
    • Sleeping too much or too little
    • Feeling sluggish and energy-depleted
    • Feeling excessive anxiety, restlessness and worry
    • Consuming prescription medicine above the recommended dosage.
    • Having low self-esteem and irrational feelings of guilt
    • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
    • Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism
    • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
    • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies or activities
    • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
    • Appetite and/or weight changes
    • Thoughts of death or suicide or suicide attempts
    • Restlessness or irritability
    • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

    INTJ Depression Stages


    When they descend into depression, an INTJ will exhibit a number of progressively self destructive and self defeating characteristics such as:

    1. Isolationism 

    An INTJ will isolate themselves even more than normal when they are in a depressed state. They may spend excessive time in their heads fixating on negative thought loops and unhealthy  behavior patterns. At this time they will have little to no interest in connecting with people or reaching  out to others for help. They prefer to sort out their issues on their own, but feedback from a trustworthy confidante can be of help in bringing an INTJ back to normal. On the other hand, INTJs are also said to be one of the types most likely to seek out professional help for troublesome situations.

    2. Nihilism and Misanthropy

    INTJ types carry a reputation for being high-handed and blunt in expressing their contempt for what they view as stupidity from others. They may cultivate an abidingly anti-social attitude that may leave them with a sense of loneliness over the lack of kindred spirits or like-minded souls with whom they can relate. This can engender spitefulness from others and social ostracism which may only reaffirm or further deepen INTJ’s grievances against the world.

    3. Loss of Purpose

    The INTJ’s sense of willful purpose and desire to take action and affect change will give way to hopeless despair. In their demoralized state, the INTJ will have difficulty mustering the energy to do much of anything productive. They will be hard on themselves and second guess their abilities. They will feel generally defeated and powerless in their capacity to control their future.

    4. Self Medicating with Recreational Drugs and Alcohol

    Many INTJs will turn to drug use and drinking habits as an unhealthy coping mechanism fueled by inferior extroverted sensing. This of course only makes things worse and numbs the pain rather than heals it. This is often part of the downward spiral that will reinforce feelings of worthlessness and leave an INTJ feeling hollow and dead inside.

    5. Hindered Problem Solving Skills

    Under depression, an INTJ will feel less intelligent and there is science behind the damaging effects of depression on intelligence. INTJ types are excellent problem solvers but this ability will be noticeably impaired by the low-functioning malaise depression creates.

    6. Reckless Behavior

    INTJs will be inclined to make bad decisions when in a depressed state and may engage in risky behavior such as gambling or impulsive acts that are poorly thought out. They may throw caution to the wind and allow themselves to just unravel and take whatever comes.

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    intj depression

    Treatment for INTJ Depression


    Because INTJ types have a great ability to self-identify the sources and causes behind their psychological torment, they are often capable of overcoming their depression through private analysis and reflection. Here are some tips for anyone dealing with depression:

    1. Focus on making a distinction between your emotions and moods. Emotions are temporary fluctuations of feeling whereas mood is a more persistent state. Temporary thrills like junk food binges may feel good for the moment, but will likely not improve your overall state of happiness.

    2. Taking action in and of itself has an antidepressant effect and can boost self-esteem and suppress negative thinking surrounding yourself. Physical exercise is one way in which we can feel improvement in ourselves. It is stimulating and can activate a number of psychological reward systems related to accomplishment.

    3. Venting and verbalizing your grievances can have a therapeutic effect on depression. If you don’t have a therapist, ranting to a friend or sympathetic listener can help lift your mood. According to psychologists, this has to do with our desire to manage our status in the eyes of others. It is emotionally satisfying to unload some of our emotional baggage in front of someone else.

    4. Get rid of unrealistic personal demands on yourself stemming from unhealthy or unnecessary beliefs. You may be depressing yourself with self-defeating expectations that often set you up for disappointment. “I must appear intelligent at all times or I won’t succeed.” “I’m not good enough to date her.”

    5. Find constructive, long-range creative projects to work on. Doing creative work has greater benefit in alleviating depression than mindless busy work which may only provide a temporary distraction.

    Where can I go for help?


    If you are unsure where to go for help, ask your health provider or check out the NIMH Help for Mental Illnesses webpage at www.nimh.nih.gov/findhelp. Another Federal health agency, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), maintains an online Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator at https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ . You can also check online for mental health professionals; contact your community health center, local mental health association, or insurance plan to find a mental health professional. Hospital doctors can help in an emergency.

    If you or someone you know is suffering from depression: 

    Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255); TYY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

     

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    10 People Who Overdosed on Caffeine and Died

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    [dropcap]C[/dropcap]affeine is a wondrous stimulant that lifts our mood, enhances our performance, and increases our focus and productivity. It helps get us through the mid-day doldrums. Today, energy products are more popular than ever and companies are always seeking new things to stuff caffeine into. People have many options now when seeking a caffeine buzz, but as the availability of caffeine increases, so does the potential of over-doing it. Excessive caffeine consumption has proven to be a real health concern not to be overlooked. In the past decade, we have seen a troubling trend of caffeine-related deaths. From 2005 – 2009, reported cases of caffeine overdose went up from 1,128 to 13,114. Here are 10 people who went too far to get their caffeine high.

    1. Michael Lee Bedford

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    Michael Lee Bedford was a 23 year old British man who died tragically in 2010 after swallowing two spoonfuls of anhydrous caffeine powder and chased it with an energy drink. The caffeine content of this fatal cocktail was said to amount to 70 cans of red bull. The recommended dosage for the caffeine powder was only one-sixteenth of a teaspoon. Anhydrous caffeine powder is a bitter-tasting  and highly concentrated drug. The warning label on one brand advises not to exceed 200 mg in 24  hours (which is about 1/10th of a teaspoon). Bedford obtained the powder at a party from a friend and according to witness accounts, became ill 15 minutes after ingesting it. He vomitted blood and began sweating profusely. His speech was slurred and incoherent and EMTs were promptly called to the scene. Bedford’s death serves as a cautionary tale for the importance of always reading product warning labels.

     

    2. Anais Fournier

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    Anais was a 14 year old girl living in Hagerstown, Maryland. She enjoyed reading vampire novels, had a boyfriend, a twin brother and little sister. It was some time around Christmas in 2011 when Anais died after drinking two 24 ounce cannisters of monster energy drink within a 24 hour span. She drank one the night before while at the mall with friends and the other on the following afternoon while relaxing at home where she went into cardiac arrest. Doctors induced her into a coma in order to prevent swelling in her brain but six days later, Anais was declared dead. Official cause of death was “cardiac arrhythmia due to caffeine toxicity.” Her mother told reporters how she had admonished her daughter about consuming energy drinks. It is believed that Anais’ tragic death was likely due to a pre-exisiting heart condition known as mitral valve prolapse. MVP is fairly common and affects 1 in 20 Americans but her doctor did not consider her to be at risk. According to the National Institute of Health, “Much of the time, MVP doesn’t cause any problems.”

     

    3. Logan Steiner

    Just days before his Highschool graduation, Logan Steiner was found dead in his home in LaGrange, Ohio. He was  an honors student and prom king who in the days leading up to his death, was burning the candle at both ends trying to prepare for exam finals. In an effort to power himself through his academic demands, Logan turned to caffeine powder purchased from Amazon. On May 27, 2014, he was found by his brother lying unresponsive on the living room floor. The medical examiner cited the cause of death as “cardiac arrhythmia and seizure, due to acute caffeine toxicity due to excessive caffeine ingestion.” Pure caffeine powder is highly potent and it’s believed that Logan miscalculated the prescribed dosage and ingested a fatal amount. One teaspoon of powdered caffeine can contain 1,600 milligrams. As little as 10 grams of caffeine is enough to induce death, but this figure varies based on other factors such as a person’s caffeine sensitivity.

     

    4. Unamed Japanese Man

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    In 2014, a twenty-something year old man in Kyushu, Japan succumbed from caffeine intoxication. He became the first known case of caffeine-related death in his country. The man worked the night shift from midnight to dawn at a 24-hour gas station. After completing his shift, it is reported that he did not go to sleep until the following afternoon. It is believed that he consumed excessive amounts of caffeine over a period of years to combat sleepiness and fatigue. On the day he died, he began vomiting and was sent to the hospital where he was declared dead. His death was ruled as accidental and not due to any other pre-existing illness or abnormality. In addition to high concentrations of caffeine and alcohol found in his blood and urine, forensics also found in his stomach traces of what was possibly caffeine pills.

     

    5. Dustin Hood 

    In 2015, 19 year old Dustin Hood perished after binging on monster drinks. According to reports, Dustin drank 3 and a half 24-ounce canisters of monster energy drink within the span of 24 hours. He consumed roughly 735 mg of caffeine which is similar to that of 7 cups of coffee. He headed to a basketball court where he later collapsed from cardiac arrhythmia. Doctors attempted to resuscitate Dustin but he was declared dead at the hospital. It’s not known if Hood had any preexisting heart condition or other malady, that could have made him more susceptible to the cardiac arrhythmia that killed him. Dustin’s father has subsequently filed a lawsuit against monster seeking unspecified damages.

     

    6. Cara Reynolds

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    Cara Reynolds was a 24 year old nurse living in the United Kingdom. Standing at 5’4″ with a size 10 physique, she was not an over-weight woman. Despite this, she desired to shed some pounds and purchased slimming pills from Amazon. She bought Forza raspberry ketones, a supplement that contained 250 mg of caffeine per serving – about as much as 4 cans of 8 oz. red bulls. Weeks after taking the pills, Cara  experienced frightening heart palpitations and told her father she would discontinue using the product for weight loss. On March 5, 2013 Cara suffered a seizure after overdosing on ketone pills, having ingested an amount of caffeine tantamount to 225 cans of red bull. She vomited until she fell unconscious and was rushed to the hospital where doctors made 44 attempts to resuscitate her. Cara eventually died from cardiovascular collapse. Cara’s recent split from her fiance is believed to have led to her fateful overdose.

    7. Honoré de Balzac

    Long before there was Red Bull or Monster, coffee was the primary source of caffeine, and a drug of choice for many artists and writers. Honoré de Balzac was one such writer and an avid fan of strong black coffee consumed on an empty stomach. Balzac was a 19th Century French novelist and playwright best noted for his magnum opus La Comédie humaine. He was enamored with this dark potion and unabashedly sung it’s praises. He wrote eloquently of it’s fantastic properties and effects on him and he was rumored to have chugged up to 50 cups a day. It is believed that his coffee habit was what led to his death which according to accounts from people close to him, was preceded by profuse sweating, extreme weakness, stomach cramps, headaches, nervous twitches, and hypertension. He died August 18, 1850 at the age of 51 from heart failure due to caffeine poisoning.

     

    8. John Jackson

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    In May 2013, a 40 year old U.K man named John Jackson was discovered dead in his flat by his former partner. Medical examiners found that Jackson had 155mg of caffeine per liter of blood in his system. Just 10mg would have been considered an overdose. He had consumed an enormous amount of Hero energy mints purchased from a local shop prior to death. Each mint contained 80 mg of caffeine equivalent to that of an 8 oz. can of red bull. Jackson was a former painter and decorator and was reputed to have been a heavy drinker who suffered from cirrhosis of the liver. Due to the poor condition of his liver, his body would have been less able to filter toxins from the body and this could have contributed to his demise as coroners also found traces of other substances in his system.

    9. Gemma Ann Jones

    Gemma was a 26 year old woman who in 2013 was found dead in her home in Wales. She died from caffeine toxicity after swallowing 100 cups of espresso worth of caffeine pills. Gemma often texted messages to her friend Martin Lloyd expressing signs of depression. On November 18, Martin drove to Gemma’s home on a gut feeling that something was wrong after Gemma failed to return any of his phone messages. He found her car parked in the driveway but she did not answer the front door. After a obtaining a key from a neighbor, Martin entered the home to find Gemma laying on her side in bed with her face down on the pillow. There was a brown residue by her mouth. Martin was instructed to perform CPR by the emergency call support but by then Gemma was already dead. Toxicology tests showed she had ingested 50 – 100 tablets of EPH. EPH is a fat burner supplement containing ephedra. 79 tablets is considered to be lethal.

    10. James Stone

    James Stone was a healthy, responsible 19 year old from Wallingford Connecticut. Amid the economic downturn of the late 2000s, he was searching for work, putting in numerous applications like many others did. To fuel the intense job hunting effort, James took nearly 2 dozen No-Doz tablets within a short time span to stay awake and alert. Each tablet contained around 200 mg of caffeine and the amount he ingested was equal to roughly 48 cups of coffee. On November 27, 2006, James went to the bathroom and collapsed from a heart attack. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Connecticut deemed the heart attack to have been brought on by “caffeine toxicity”. Since James’ death, his parents have sought to have better warning labels featured on caffeine products. “I’m not looking for any money or any sympathy,” James Stone Sr. said. “I just don’t think it’s right that people don’t know that this kind of thing can happen.”


     

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    The Best Phone Psychic Networks | psychics4today

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    [dropcap]D[/dropcap]on’t be scammed by a fake psychic! I’ll show you where to get the best psychic readings and teach you how to avoid online scams.

    Even in the high tech, scientifically advanced era we now live in, mankind’s fascination with the supernatural and the unknown continues to thrive. By all indications, religion and spirituality don’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon and if anything, seem to evolve in response to the shifting zeitgeist and intellectual advancements of society. Likewise, interest in metaphysics and ancient pseudosciences like astrology and divination also continue to exist and many people still swear by them!

    Many people at some point in their lives will be tempted to dip their toes in the occult pool and seek psychic consultation either out of curiosity or desperation. There are many self-proclaimed psychics out there and thanks to the internet, getting advice from a supposed psychic is easier than ever! But are any of them legit? And how do you avoid being scammed? Here are some tips and recommendations to consider before seeking a psychic consultation.

    Things to beware of:


    ⊗ Beware of psychics who claim that you or your family is cursed and request more money to remove it.

    ⊗ A lot of personal information about people can be found on the internet nowadays. Make sure that anything a psychic tells you is not something that could easily be found online. In order to establish credibility with a client, a psychic will try to tell them things about themselves and any information such as your name and phone number could be used to conduct a background check especially if the consultation is done over the phone.

    ⊗ Do a google search for negative reviews and scam reports about that psychic.

    ⊗ Make sure to read any fine print and legal disclaimers to spot hidden terms and conditions for their services.

    ⊗ Do not respond to unsolicited consultation offers sent from strange email addresses.

    ⊗ Only choose psychics with a money back satisfaction guarantee.

    ⊗ Never enter credit card information on the internet except on authorized sites with secure payment servers.


    Recommended Psychic Networks


    Asknow.com

    “Asknow has been in business for over 20 years and is one of the most trusted names in the psychic industry. Asknow has a wide range of readers to choose from, each specializing in different areas of life including love & relationships, career advice, finances, and more.”

    I’ve used this service numerous times, and I’ve always been blown away by how spot-on and accurate my readings have been. All of the psychics from Asknow that I have spoken to have been very friendly, compassionate, and honest.” – psychics4today.com

    • Large Selection of Psychic Readers To Choose From (available 24/7)
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    Louis de Wohl: The Astrologer Who Helped Foil Hitler – The Daily Beast

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    [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the run-up to WWII, British intelligence unleashed an astrologer on an unsuspecting American public to sway public opinion on the war. He was a persuasive fake.

    Two years before the Americans entered WWII, the British government had already taken up arms against the Nazis in response to their invasion of Poland in 1939. The U.S. had taken an isolationist stance and showed little interest in entering the growing war in Europe. British intelligence agencies sought to change this through the use of black propaganda. They recruited the help of a British spy named Louis De Wohl to act as an astrologer publishing predictions meant to gin up American interest in the war.

    De Wohl became wildly popular in America to such an extent that his supposed prognostications were even included in American Newsreel broadcasts. He gained credibility with his seemingly accurate predictions and was dubbed as the ‘Nostradamus’ of his time. He, for instance foretold that an ally of Hitler, who was neither German nor Nazi would go “violently insane” somewhere near South America or the Caribbean. Three days later, news reports reached Americans that the Vichy High Commissioner of the French West Indies, Admiral Georges Robert had gone officially nuts. The American public was intrigued with De Wohl’s mysterious prescience and the media sought exclusive interviews with the phony astrologer to learn more. The news was fabricated but Americans were none the wiser.

    By the time Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, Americans were already primed to enter the fray. British intelligence had shifted their propaganda focus to the German public. After one of Hitler’s top commanders, Rudolph Hess defected from the Reich under the advisement of an astrologer, Hitler commenced a special order that had some 600 astrologers arrested in Germany. The Nazi preoccupation with mysticism and the occult was a source of mixed interest for Hitler. While he was largely dismissive of the supernatural, he still allowed for moderate utility of it when it served the interests of his Nazi agenda. Heinrich Himmler oversaw a Nazi science academy called the Das Ahnenerbe that undertook research into astrology, map dowsing, spirit channeling, and other forms of divination. The organization set about searching for and excavating locations and objects of supernatural significance such as the lost city of Atlantis and the Lance of Destiny, a spear believed to have pierced the rib of Christ during his crucifixion.

    In light of Hitler’s astrology ban, the British secretly distributed their own astrology predictions disguised to resemble that of German astrology publications. The idea was to present the notion that underground German occultists were behind it’s distribution in defiance of Hitler’s prohibition. The plan failed however and the Gestapo seized the magazine from circulation.

    Nevertheless, the Nazi regime crumbled both internally and militarily. In the aftermath of the war, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. plundered the spoils of the Nazi cache of occult research, which included artifacts and records of bizarre experiments and studies. Interest in the supernatural grew, and as the two countries moved into the Cold War, each side wondered what information the other might be withholding. To this day, the U.S. continues to conduct research into supernatural phenomenon such as ESP (extrasensory perception) and the notion of a “sixth sense”.

     

    Source: Louis de Wohl: The Astrologer Who Helped Foil Hitler – The Daily Beast

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