After Having A Severe Allergic Reaction To Hair Dye, This Woman’s Head Swells Into Scary Shape

After one woman almost died due to a severe allergic reaction to a DIY hair dye — she is warning others.

Estelle, a 19-year-old student from Paris, shared a series of photos of how her head swelled almost twice her size.

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She had trouble breathing due to the allergic reaction.

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Estelle shared how the reaction to the DIY hair dye kit contained a chemical called paraphenylenediamine.

It is also known as PPD and is found in a wide variety of hair dyes.

Estelle shared with Le Parisien how she purchased the hair dye at a local store and followed the instructions.

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But she did admit that instead of using the patch test for 48-hours she only waited a half hour prior to putting the dye on her head and all throughout her hair.

She shared with the news outlet how that how almost immediately, she felt that something was wrong.

Estelle’s scalp started to tingle and feel agitated.

As her scalp began to swell, Estelle took some antihistamines and applied a cream before going to bed, after a recommendation from a pharmacist.

But the morning she woke up — it had gotten much worse.

Her head ended up measuring 2 feet.

Estelle also shared how she had a ‘mild reaction’ to a previous hair dye, which was the reason why she did the patch test this past time, even though it was not for the full time.

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Estelle’s mother hopes that her daughter’s reaction will help raise awareness about the DIY hair dye.

Her mom shared with the newspaper:

“It’s true that she didn’t follow the instructions word for word, but the warning has to be clearer.”

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Estelle continues to spread the word, warning folks of her mistake:

“I almost died, I don’t want something similar to happen to other people.”

Estelle thankfully has no lasting damage due to the hair dye but it is safe to say she won’t be dying her own hair for a while!

If you have found you are having an immediate, mild reaction to the dye, quickly rinse it off with warm water and mild soap or mild shampoo,health line states on their website.

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One can apply the affected area with potassium permanganate which can help oxidize PPD. PPD can only cause an allergic reaction in a partially oxidized state.

You can also treat any contact dermatitis like itching with an over-the-counter, with a topical corticosteroid skin cream — which can be used on the face, neck and other parts of the body, aside from near the eyes or mouth.

Using Clobex, or any shampoo with topical corticosteroids can additionally help.

Applying a mild antiseptic like hydrogen peroxide can also help calm the skin and help reduce any irritation as well as blistering.

You can also take an oral antihistamine like Benadryl to help reduce any itching or inflammation.

If none of these options work, go to the ER immediately. Your hair and face will thank you!

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Your Intelligence Is Inherited From This Parent

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Finally, something you learned in middle school biology is relevant!

We know that our genes play a huge factor in who we are. Genetics influence not only what we look like, but our interests, abilities, health and so much more. And now we know a little more about brains and genetics.

Recent research reveals that your intelligence can be traced back to your mother. The genes that influence how smart we are are located on the X chromosomes. And if you recall, women have two X chromosomes.

There’s basically no way your smarts come from Dad. If that intelligence gene is passed on from your father, it’s simply deactivated because it’s a gene that ‘behave[s] differently depending on their origin’.

However, while genetics aren’t a sole influencer in how smart a person is, your mother’s IQ is a huge influencer of your IQ. But it’s also about the bond between parents and children, their relationships and attachment.

So, if you didn’t understand most of this, just know Mom is the reason you didn’t get into Harvard.

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This Is Why US Women Have Such Issues Shopping For Lingerie

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What’s the difference between shopping for bikinis versus lingerie? They’re basically the same thing, right?

We don’t mind (but sometimes enjoy!) shopping for new suits. We hit the shops, credit card in hand, ready to splurge on the hottest new two-piece.

But when it comes time to shop for lingerie, many women avoid it. Either it’s too expensive, too uncomfortable or too ugly. Nearly 80% of American women only have one bra that makes them feel confident. Although many have a whole drawer stacked with bras, they choose to wear the same bra every day.

Of course, it’s natural to have a favorite bra. But if it’s because all of our other bras are ugly or uncomfortable, then clearly there’s a problem. Whether it’s an issue with today’s bra retailers or what we’re choosing to put on under our clothes, it’s time for a change.

Why can’t bras feel great, look great and not break the bank? One international brand is striving to change the way we think. Rigby & Peller’s inspires women all around to feel beautiful and confident in their own skin by offering lingerie that feels great and looks amazing too.

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This Man Shares Post-Surgery Photos After Having Genitalia Removed

Adam Curlykale is one unforgettable man, to say the least.

He not only has covered his entire body with tattoos but also has had both his nipples and genitalia removed.

He recently shared a few photos of himself following his latest surgery and we will warn you, they are a bit graphic.

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Adam who is 32-years-old felt both his nipples and penis were in the way of his body art.

And as he is one of the world’s most tattooed persons, including his eyes, it is understandable.

After Adam found his fame Second Face, a Polish TV show, he shared why he decided to cover his body in almost all grey tattoo after he was upset with the scars left from cancer.

Though Adam hails from Kaliningrad, Russia, he traveled all the way to Jardines Hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Once he got to the hospital — surgeons were able to abide by his wishes and remove both his penis and nipples.

After the surgery, he posted updates from his recovery — posting photos for his fans to see.

He additionally showed a video of himself emptying his new catheter bag (but we are going to skip that part, you’re welcome.)

He captioned the video, saying:

“This metal rod is not my penis (I don’t have a vagina). Surgery was successful. This white plastic element is a drain and this yellow tube is a catheter. To be continued… I thank thousands of people from all over the world for their support.”

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Adam identifies as a ‘nullo.’

A ‘nullo’ is one who does not want certain body parts.

He went onto explain:

“I belong to a type of people called ‘nullo’ which means that I’m an agamic [asexual] person, but asexual doesn’t mean that I don’t have a sex drive. People from the ‘nullo’ community don’t want to have body parts like nipples, a belly button or genitals which determine if you’re a man or a woman. I always knew that I was different from the rest of society.”

Adam has close to 50,000 followers on social media with many fans praising him for curating his looks without worrying about what the world thinks.

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His followers shared nothing but support, with fans saying both Adam and his supportive friend, Veronica Carol Blades — who can be seen featured in many of Adam’s photos — were equally wonderful people.

“You’re both amazing people and wish you a good recovery. Looking forward to your wonderful uploads. Get well soon, gorgeous people.”

“There’s nothing I love more than reading ‘beyond gender’ and ‘beyond human.’ You guys are so strong and so inspiring, I adore you. Wishing you the speediest of recoveries.”

“What a courage you have to step in front of this world and say, I’m not like you!”

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Ricky Martin Posts Controversial Picture To Instagram Wearing Native American Headdress

After posting an photo to Instagram, Ricky Martin is being slammed with cultural appropriation.

Martin wore a Native American headdress along with sunglasses while he was in Miami, Florida, posting the picture to Instagram.

The caption reading: “What happens in Miami…… ends up on IG. #miami #studiotime #creativeprocess”

And as you can imagine, folks were upset as the headdresses, which are also known as war bonnets. They are very important in the Native American culture and those who dawn them are given the highest honor earned and only the most respected as well as trusted leaders in the community are allowed to wear them.

And as much as we love Ricky Martin, last I checked, he was not vetted to wear one.

And one can also assume, Martin was not aware of what he was doing, despite the countless media coverage on it.

Social media commenters made sure to bring awareness to the issue, telling Martin:

“You are an attractive man, but indigenous headdresses have a spiritual and cultural meaning to the tribes they originate from. Unless one has been given to you by tribal elders, people should not be wearing them.”

“This is a sacred spiritual item among the people. Dishonoring & devaluating the culture, history and special meaning should NEVER be ok. When Victoria Secrets did their “Calendar Girls” they pulled the model out because VS had included a headrest on her. They didn’t get away with it. Neither you or any one else be able to.”

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Medio loco. Ya quiero estar en mi isla.

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“Ricky, man, gotta be careful with the cultural appropriation. That stuff is frowned upon. Love ya!”

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Fuera barba.

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“Even within Native communities from the plains not everyone is allowed to wear the headdress for instance. Not only is it cultural appropriation of a culture that’s been crushed for centuries but also it’s desecrating a spirituality. It’s also even more inappropriate that the us government worked so hard to keep natives from wearing that headdress and now white people want to wear it? That’s not right, that’s not fair either. And if a Native American person wears it in public he is going to be insulted! It probably doesn’t come from a place of disrespect, but it comes from a place of utter ignorance.”

“WTF dude. I’m NATIVE AMERICAN, A COMANCHE at that, you have to earn the right and privilege to wear a WAR BONNET? Do you know what EACH FEATHER REPRESENTS ON A WAR BONNET? OMG. What if we dug up your abuelito and abuelita from centuries ago, took their clothes, their jewelry, and wore their items and posted it on social media!?”

And Martin is not the only person who has lately been found for cultural appropriation. Jessica Simpson, Pharrell Williams, Harry Styles, Hilary Duff and Alessandra Ambrosio have also been called out on social media.

Kevin Hart was also raising eyebrows and headlines when he threw his son a cowboys-and Indians-themed birthday party.

The picture is still up on Martin’s Instagram page. And we are all still cringing…

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Dear Thumb-Suckers And Nail-Biters, Don’t Stop No Matter What People Tell You

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Thumb-sucking has always seen as an unruly habit. Similarly, nail-biting was viewed as a nervous characteristic. Parents always swatted their toddler’s fingers away from their mouths, trying their best as the gate keeper of germs.

Let’s bring back these finger-in-the-mouth manners. Apparently, such quirks have 1 crazy benefit.

According to a new study, those who nibble at their nails and suck their thumbs have a lower risk for developing allergies.

“The study was done to test the hygiene hypothesis: the idea that reduced exposure to microbial organisms, in other words increased hygiene, is responsible for the rise in allergic diseases seen over recent decades,” said Dr. Bob Hancox, one of the study’s directors.

The New Zealand study tracked the habits of 1,000 children born between 1972 and 1973 as they aged. According to the report, the children (with their parents) were questioned at age 5, 7, 9 and 11.

At 13, the kids were tested for allergies. They were tested again at 32.

The results of the tests were remarkable. It showed the risk of developing allergies was reduced by thirty to forty percent for those who bit their nails and sucked their thumbs. The researchers theorized that the children had greater contact to various germs, which entered their bodies, resulting in a boost of their immune systems.

Although more data is required before conclusions can be drawn, hopefully the study leads the way towards serious allergy prevention.

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Identical Twins Bullied After Spending $250,000 On Plastic Surgery

Anna and Lucy DeCinque have made waves in the past for not just being identical twins but also for their plastic surgeries.

Spending over $250,000 on procedures, the 33-year-old sisters have both recieved breast implants, lip fillers and more in the past — all in the hopes to become “more identical.”

They have earned the title “the world’s most identical twins,” but at what cost?

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The twins are now opting to reverse a few of the treatments for a natural appearance.

After talking with New Idea, an Australia-based news outlet, the pair opened up about their new looks.

“We honestly don’t know why we did all of that stuff to ourselves,” Anna shared with New Idea. “We regret a lot of things, and if we could go back in time, we would do things a lot differently.”

They credit their decision to being bullied on social media.

The pair also share the same boyfriend which caused a lot of supportive comments from fans to pop up. One user underneath their recent video on their YouTube channel commented:

“I think it’s so cool that they do the same stuff all the time they dress the same, eat the same, and share the same boyfriend. I don’t have a problem with that if they are happy with what they are doing then let them do it.”

While another said:

“I wish them best of luck, their relationship is truly beautiful. Their relationship is like a relationship when you have that one friend that you literally do EVERYTHING with. Like you just can’t eat without them or anything. And I find it truly beautiful because that’s a great amount of care and compassion they give each other. And of they want to marry the same guy, please someone make it legal because this is truly beautiful. I really hope their relationship lasts and will forever be a good one.”

The sisters wanted to shift their image after many folks were upset at thier ‘barbie-like’ they showcased in the past.

“The more popular we got, the more haters we had, and we were getting called everything from ‘plastic Barbie dolls’ to ‘fish lips.’ We wanted the biggest everything — particularly lips. We loved the look and feel of big lips. Now we realize they were too big,” said Anna.

The twins have gotten rid of their hair and lash extensions as well as fillers to opt for a more natural apperance.

“No more facial injections for us, and we will never use Botox. We’ve learned from our mistakes,” Anna shared with New Idea. They’re also working to reverse microblading on their brows and tattooed lip liner.

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Thankfully, tattoo removal along with a slew of other treatment reversals are possible and the twins couldn’t be happier with their new choices.

Says Anna, “We’re more confident, and happily look people in the eyes now.”

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know As An Amateur Beer Drinker

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Beer may be delicious to drink but it’s not the easiest to understand.

Let’s start with the basics. Beer is made from yeast, hops, barley and water.

There are two types of beer: lagers and ales. Lagers are created when yeast ferments at lower temperatures and stays at the bottom. Ales are created when yeast ferments at higher temperatures and floats to the top.

That’s not all – there are many different styles of lagers and ales.

Here are a few types of lagers:


Originally brewed in the Czech Republic, this crisp beer is a pale golden color with a floral aroma and smooth finish.


Despite the name, these beers are brewed in March. They have a rich copper color and toasty flavor.


These brown colored beers can be stronger than your typical lager. They feature a malty flavor with a light bitterness for balance.

These are also a few types of ales:


Dark in color, porters tend to be an easy drinking beer with undertones of coffee or chocolate.


Despite popular belief, porter beers and stouts are not the same. This beer has a more full-bodied flavor. With hints of coffee and chocolate, it can also feature notes of caramel. Stouts also use unmalted roasted barley during the brewing process to acquire a darker hue.

Pale Ale

Traditionally copper in color, this beer is a balanced flavor of malt and hops and can often feature fruity undertones.

India Pale Ale

IPAs are typically light amber in color. They have a hoppy aroma and extremely bitter flavor profile.


Wheat beers are pale in color with citrus or fruity undertones. A lemon, lime or orange makes for the perfect garnish to bring out these flavor notes.

Now that you’re a beer expert — next time you hit the bar, try something new.

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After Getting ‘Mom-Shamed,’ Kourtney Kardashian Fans Shut Down Haters

A Kardashian and a stunningly risque cover shoot for a magazine?

Can you name a more iconic duo?

Kourtney Kardashian recently posted her latest spread via Instagram and people decided to ‘Mom-Shame’ the reality television star for her revealing photos.

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Fans have been commenting on how the oldest Kardashian is setting a poor example for both her own children as well as followers who may be more impressionable and younger.

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“I am very comfortable in my own skin,” Kardashian shared with GQ Mexico, “and I think it is important to expose positive images of our body.”

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But some believe that the oldest Kardashian’s recent display of the December issue is not appropriate at all.

Comments included:

“If you wanted to prove you’re sexy you shouldn’t have covered your nipples but I guess you did that because you are ashamed of putting everything on display for the friends of your kids to see and make a mockery of you to your children.”

“I have always loved u but seeing u naked? I am sooo disappointed, what [are] u teaching ur kids?”

“Conformity doesn’t lead to healthy children or a great society.”

“You are a mom and naked to prove who ??????? Wow.”

Many people felt the need to remind Kourtney she had children as well as what God would think of the posts.

“This is just wrong. No reverence to your maker? You’re beautiful, yes. But your body is God’s temple. You should respect it please.”

“Really Kourtney?? I love ya but with all the money you have, …so you don’t need money, ….so do you really need to be posing naked? Somewhere I read you go to church on Sundays. That’s a joke!”

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Kourtney Kardashian has been a long time role model for body positivity — and as a result, fans came to her aid with supporting comments like:

“Huge fan, this by far is your best picture ever. Well done Kourtney.”

“Please you women are so jealous! This is a beautiful tasteful picture of a gorgeous mother 🙂 if any of you haters looked this good you would be posting this and more pics. Wake up and stop downing your peers it’s very unattractive and it just shows how insecure you are about your own body.”

Fans also praised the star, saying she looked “the most natural” of the sisters.

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One fan even commented how Scott Disick messed up — and boy were they absolutely correct!

They also didn’t forget about when Kim had a fight with Kourtney on Keeping Up With The Kardashians when Kim said Kourtney was the least exciting to look at.

Kim, you may have to eat your words. Because seriously, Kourtney looks great! And hey, like my drama teacher always said — “if ya got it, flaunt it!”

It’s 2018 people, lighten up and live it up.

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This Puppy Shows Up At Vet’s Office Sporting All Blue Fur

In the Galapagos Islands, one very odd puppy showed up at a vet clinic last month.

“A volunteer came in with a weird face, saying that there was a blue puppy outside,” social media manager of Darwin Animal Doctors, Zoe Hawthorne-Loizeaux, shared on the clinic’s Facebook group.

“The vets didn’t really know what she meant … a puppy with a blue tongue? Blue eyes? A new kind of dog maybe? So they all went out to actually see in front of them a puppy … painted blue.”

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The owner of the 5-month-old husky, Taylor, had not brought in the puppy as a result of the blue paint but rather because she had not been eating and had been “a bit down for a couple of days.”

Thankfully the team was able to understand the symptoms were directly correlated to the paint.

“Taylor was apparently playing with a bag of blue paint mix before her owner found her completely blue and throwing up paint,” president of Darwin Animal Doctors, Tod Emko, shared with The Dodo. “Thus, even though the pup’s name was Taylor, the clinic bestowed [on] her the nickname Smurf.”

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And while Taylor looked pretty doggone adorable, the team was, in fact, concerned about her well being.

“Smurf came to us two days after the blue paint incident, which was a bit concerning because she had been throwing up blue paint for those two days,” Emko said. “No one is sure what kind of paint it was, but as you can imagine, it’s never good to eat paint.”

The team administered medication to help Taylor get better as well as requested the owner wash her.

“Smurf’s human family washed her several times with dog shampoo,” Emko added. “However, although it’s most people’s instinct to scrub off the paint, we advised the owner not to — only to wash her gently and give her as many showers as it would take to get it all off, until she looks like a husky again.”

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And just a few days later, Taylor had a follow-up exam at the clinic — and the vet staff was very impressed by her recovery.

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“She passed her physical exam with flying blue colors, the staff all started taking pictures of the miracle baby,” Emko said.

Phew, I am happy to hear the pup is a-okay! Feeling down and out is one thing but being actually blue is another — let this be a lesson to all you dog owners out there to make sure your home is puppy-proof!

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Although if your doggo is mature and all grown up and still chomping at items he shouldn’t, you may need to enroll him in dog school!

If your dog accidentally eats paint or another poisonous substance, you can contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.

If you would like to do your part and help an animal in need today — you can also help dogs, cats and wild animals living in the Galapagos Islands by making a donation to Darwin Animal Doctors.

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This Soccer Competition Is The World Cup For Little People

Everyone knows the biggest soccer competition on the planet: The World Cup.

But in Buenos Aires, Argentina, there’s a smaller tournament that’s big on inclusivity.

The Dwarf Copa America brought together teams from 9 countries, including the United States and Canada, Brazil, and Morocco.

The tournament was organized by the Argentine Talla Baja, which is Spanish for “short size”, Civil Association.

The main goal of the Copa America is to combat social prejudices against those with dwarfism and make a statement on behalf of a frequently stereotyped group.

“This project is an example of inclusion to demonstrate that we can all, despite having different capacities, we are common people and we can do sports and demonstrate our abilities.” one player shared.

The tournament also has a secondary motive of proving to Special Olympics groups that this unique form of football could be included in world competitions.

“We are still not recognized as a Paralympic sport, but I think that we will be in a Paralympic soon as the sport of short stature football.” another player added.

More than anything, this tournament provided an opportunity for members of a distinct community a chance to come together.

“We had never dreamed of playing an official game—a championship—an official cup of teams of short stature.” the player continued.

Truly, this tournament isn’t short on inspiration.

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The Giant Isopod Looks Like A Cockroach That Lives Under Water

Nope, this is not a giant cockroach. In fact, it’s not even an insect. So what is it?

It’s a giant isopod, a bottom dweller that lives in the depths of the ocean anywhere between 550 to 7,020 feet deep.

They’re crustaceans and distant relatives of shrimps and crabs, which are decapods. They’re also related to woodlice, which they resemble. They grow to be between 7.5 And 14.2 inches long.

But one found in 2010 measured 2.5 feet in length.

Some think their large size is an adaptation that helps them survive the pressure of living so deep underwater. Their main food source is the bodies of animals that sink to the ocean floor.

But some evidence suggests that they may be carnivores who feed on slow-moving animals like sponges.

Giant isopods have four sets of jaws that allow them to cut and tear at prey and when they eat they totally gorge since food on the ocean floor can be rare.

They also have the largest eggs out of all marine invertebrates. And their babies don’t have a larval stage so they’re born looking like full grown isopods.

We definitely wouldn’t wanna run into that face at the bottom of the ocean. Now, to the most important question.

Can you eat them and are they delicious?

Recently, the Omoshiro Aquarium in Yokohama, Japan, hosted an event where they served deep fried isopods.

Those who tried the delicacy described the taste as having a strong shrimp or crab flavor. Good to know, but I think I’ll stick to actual crab.

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You Will Never Recognize Amanda Bynes After Four Years Of Being Sober

If you are a Millenial, then chances are you remember the ray of sunshine that was the teen-star-version of Amanda Bynes.

She was an idol — armed with her sweetness and quick sense of wit beyond her years — who DIDN’T want to be Amanda Bynes when they were thirteen?

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And while the teen star seemed to be well on her more success, the world was shocked when they learned of her early retirement from acting in 2010.

At that time, Amanda was only 24 but due to mental health and substance abuse issues — called it quits.

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After her retirement, Amanda continued down a troubled path.

In 2014, she faced a mental breakdown, with alarming tweets that caused fans to worry about her.

But now Amanda is 32-years-old and is back and looking AH-MAZING to say the least.

She recently was featured on the cover of Paper magazine for their annual issue titled “Break the Internet.”

After being away from the spotlight, Amanda spoke with Paper about her struggles very frankly.

“I just had no purpose in life. I’d been working my whole life and [now] I was doing nothing. I had a lot of time on my hands and I would ‘wake and bake’ and literally be stoned all day long.”

Many after reading the article have since been ecstatic for the actor who is now healthy and happy.

Amanda shared how for the past four years, she had been sober — crediting her parents for ‘really helping me get back on track.’

Amanda also shared:

I can’t turn back time but if I could, I would, And I’m so sorry to whoever I hurt and whoever I lied about because it truly eats away at me. It makes me feel so horrible and sick to my stomach and sad.

Everything I worked my whole life to achieve, I kind of ruined it all through Twitter. But it’s definitely not Twitter’s fault — it’s my own fault.

Be really, really careful because you could lose it all and ruin your entire life like I did,’ she said, noting that she is done experimenting with drugs and doesn’t miss them at all.

When I was off of them, I was completely back to normal and immediately realized what I had done — it was like an alien had literally invaded my body, That is such a strange feeling.

But moving forward, Amanda is armed with big plans.

She has been studying at LA’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising for the past four years.

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Her new dream is to work as a designer and we could not be more supportive.

More Amanda, please!

If you are feeling distressed with overwhelming feelings, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The lifeline is available 24/7 and is also both free and confidential to those who are in need of support.

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David Beckham Posts Controversial Kissing Picture With Daughter, Causes Uproar

David Beckham recently caused discord among fans after he posted a photo to Instagram with himself and his seven-year-old daughter.

In the photo, the two can be seen outside with Christmas lights.

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And David appears to be kissing his daughter on the lips.

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And let us be clear, it is more of a peck than a full-on kiss.

Still, many are upset with the gesture, suggesting child abuse.

Folks have made comments like:

“I’d never kiss my kids or parents on the lips. That’s disgusting.” and “You can’t kiss your daughter on the lips!”

As well as comments like:

“It’s not wrong to kiss your kids but it is wrong to do it on the lips!!! Lip kisses are for romantic partners not your parents.”

While others have come to David’s defense, saying:

“I can’t believe this discussion is even happening! It’s all the people making negative comments I feel sorry for, they clearly have never experienced the most precious and innocent love being displayed in the photo. The world is a very sad place – if what is seen in the photo, doesn’t make your heart melt but just provokes such horrendous & unnecessary responses!!”

As well as:

“When I see a pic like this, it makes me so excited to have a child of my own and to see her/him bond with their Daddy and the relationship I hope they will have. Everyone with Daddy issues needs to get off Instagram and use their phone to call a help line. If you find yourself thinking sinister dark thoughts when you see a picture like this it says more about your own warped mind than it does about anyone else’s. #freud Maybe you’ve had a sinister upbringing and need help. Get help. Trolling is not the answer.”

But child psychologist Charlotte Reznick, a child psychologist, argues you should never kiss your children on the mouth.

“If you start kissing your kids on the lips, when do you stop?” the doctor shared with The Daily Mail.

The child psychologist goes onto explain how children’s awareness of their sexuality starts at an early age and a kiss on the mouth can create an emotional bond that may be confusing to a small child.

Reznick says it does not hurt to kiss your kids on the mouth when they are babies — parents should not start doing it at all as the child can become confused later in life.

“As a child gets to four or five or six and their sexual awareness develops, the kiss on the lips can be stimulating to them,” the doctor shared with The Daily Mail. “People don’t like to hear this but the lips are an erogenous zone and feel-good chemicals that are associated with sexual arousal — including serotonin and oxytocin — are released through lip-kissing.”

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But psychologist, Sally-Anne McCormack, disagrees. Saying:

“There’s absolutely no way that kissing a young child on the lips is confusing for them in any way,” Dr. McCormack shared with The Sun. “That’s like saying breastfeeding is confusing.”

“Some people might have issues with it,” McCormack went on. “But it isn’t any more sexual than giving a baby a back rub.”

Needless to say, it is not a black and white issue!

Kudos to parents for being well, parents. It is not an easy job!

Regardless of where you stand on the issue, I think we can all agree David Beckham does his best.

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Woman Rejects Man On Tinder, Gets Series Of Horrifying Messages

If you are a twenty-something and in the market for a new partner — welcome to the world of online dating.

And let me be clear — you could be very lucky and swipe right on a normal, sweet and wonderful human.

Or, you, unfortunately, could be like this woman below and have an experience that is all too common when it comes to chatting with folks online.

Julia, a woman from Canada, recently shared her experience via social media after a man she had no interest in found her and sent her horrifying messages.

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Though the 20-year-old made it very clear she was not interested in the man i.e. swiping left on Tinder, the two did not match on Tinder but the man did not let that stop him.

He found Julia’s personal Instagram account and started to message here — not allowing ‘no’ for an answer.

Julia again requested the strange man to stop and leave her be — he continued to send her messages reprimanding her for rejecting him.

Posting her experience via Twitter, she said:

“i rejected a man today, who found me off tinder but we did not match. this is how the conversation ended after i said 6 times i was not interested.”

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The man continued to message Julia, saying how he should give him a change and refused to stop after she continued to plead for him to leave her alone.

Julia shared with UNILAD how she used her Instagram account to synch up with her Tinder so others would know she was not a catfish.

A catfish is when someone attempts to lure another into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona.

But unfortunately, because she linked these accounts, the man was able to find her.

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She first explained how the man sent her a message, saying he had seen her on Tinder and wanted to ask her out.

She then responded asking him if they had matched and he replied with, ‘sometimes life isn’t a straight path’ and wanted to meet her.


At this point, Julia said she was not interested.

“His Instagram account was private and his ‘profile photo’ was not him so I had no idea who this person was. So why would I say yes to a date with a man with no face, no name and no age?”

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But that did not stop the man from wanting to know why Julia was on Tinder if she did not want to meet new people.

Julia shared with UNILAD:

“I wanted to just make it clear I wasn’t interested and have him accept that and leave me alone because he could easily just make another account if he didn’t finish what he had to say.”

He did not stop with his insults and was persistent — saying ‘you have no reason to say no, you are ON A DATING SITE,’ as well as stating she had issues, and then asking ‘why are you even alive? What’s the point if you’re just going to spread misery and negativity?’

Julia finally blocked the bizarre man and reported him to Instagram due to his harassing messages.

Shew there are some crazy people out there — be careful friends and don’t hesitate to block anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable.

No means no!

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The Real Reason Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Leaving Kensington Palace

As of this past weekend, Harry and Meghan announced they would be leaving the Kensington Palace for the 21-room Apartment 1.

It will be just around the corner (25 miles away to be exact) from the four-story home the pair share with William and Kate along with their children.

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And it not to say it is because the two brothers are butting heads or Kate needs space from Meghan.

The focus is more on London itself.

With the baby coming next spring, both Harry and Meghan desire more privacy for themselves and their future little one.

A source shared with The Daily Mail, Harry desires to “to escape the goldfish bowl of royal life.”

A source shared with The Daily Mail how there were “multiple” home options that were made available for the couple who were happy to downsize.

That list included the confirmed Apartment 1.

And after both Harry and Meghan returned for their first 16-day, royal tour — they shared how they arrived at their decision.

And as a result, the pair informed their aids to start planning the renovation of the Windsor 21-room Frogmore House.

As the site holds a very special place in the pair’s hearts — being the site of their May wedding reception — the cottage is no doubt picturesque and just perfect for Meghan and Harry.

And while Apartment 1 could cost around $5 million-plus dollars, the main reasoning for choosing the space would be the rearing of the two’s future child.

“It was actually Princess Eugenie who convinced them to make the decision,” a source shared with Us Weekly, “as she had such a wonderful, peaceful childhood on the grounds of Windsor.”

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And that is exactly what Harry and Meghan want for their future child.

In 2015, Meghan spoke with Elle about growing up in Los Angeles — recalling how her neighborhood was “leafy and affordable.”

And despite raising her children across the pond, she hopes that she will be able to emulate that part of her childhood in her own family’s day to day life.

“They want their children to grow up in as normal an environment as possible,” continued the source.

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Ever since the pair said “I do,” the couple has taken many weekend trips as possible.

“They spend a lot of time in the Cotswolds, more than people realize,” one source informed Vanity Fair. “They are in the country way more than they are in London and they are enjoying a low-key and very domesticated start to married life.”

And they hope to begin their parenting journey in the same way, and this is understandably so.

“This proves that Harry and Meghan really want to raise their children out of the public eye,” a source shared with Us Weekly. “They never loved living in London.”

Regardless, the two won’t be far from family — and let’s be honest, sometimes we all need a break from the ones we love the most!

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Lonely Dog Finally Rescued After Sitting By School Doors Every Morning For Days

One morning last month in Houston Texas, Caleb Schaffer — an elementary school teacher — came to work expecting to see kids waiting to get inside.

Instead, he saw a dog.

“He was sitting right outside the main door, and his tail started thumping when he saw me,” Schaffer shared with The Dodo.

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Schaffer needed to get inside and get to work, so he passed the dog and went inside the building.

He later checked on the dog as he was worried the pup was sick and scared.

But much to Schaffer’s surprise, the dog was gone.

He had overheard someone had called animal control but the officers were not successful in capturing the dog.

The next morning, Schaffer arrived at the school — and was met with yet another surprise.

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The same dog was waiting in front of the school doors.

The dog seemed to remember Schaffer.

“He was a lot happier to see me,” he said. “I started noticing how bad his skin was and how much it was torturing him. He was constantly scratching and whining. I felt bad, there was nothing I could do before school.”

But Schaffer once again headed into the school to attend to work. He felt bad and knew the dog was looking for help, so he told his students to keep on the lookout for the pup.

Once the school bell rang and the kids let out of class, Schaffer went straight to search for the Lab mix but alas, could not find him.

And so the very next day, can you guess who was waiting for him at the school’s doors?

“This time he ran up to greet me,” Schaffer said. “So I just walked back to my car, calling him, and he came. I was trying to lure him using tofu from my lunch, it was all I had! Finally, I just picked him up and put him in.”

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Schaffer did not have a lot of time before school started and hurriedly drove the dog back home to his apartment where his wife watched him while Schaffer went straight back to work.

He then took the afternoon off so he could go home and help the dog but Schaffer could not keep him as his apartment only allowed two dogs and he already had two of his own.

So, Schaffer did the next best thing and phoned rescue group after rescue group, inquiring if they could take the dog in — who he decided to name Clive — but no one had room.

As Clive was in need of immediate care – Schaffer brought him to an animal shelter in Harris County.

“I figured some basic vet care at the shelter was better than nothing. He was really suffering,” Schaffer said.

Schaffer gave Clive a medicated bath once they arrived.

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Schaffer then on Clive’s behalf, began to search for his new home.

Sending pictures and videos to Urgent Shelter Pets of Houston’s Facebook page as quickly as he could, he also set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for Clive’s medical expenses.

And as time continued to pass, Schaffer was worried Clive would soon be euthanized.

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But thanks Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption, Schaffer was met with amazing news.

The rescue team had seen the video of Clive and wanted to save him.

“I was overcome with joy,” Schaffer said.

The rescue then arranged for Clive to be taken from the shelter to a couple in Austin, Texas, who would be fostering him.

“From the moment we picked him up, this boy was so full of life and had the most loving personality,” Stephanie Broughton, from Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption, shared with The Dodo. “We knew he was very special.”

And when Clive met his foster parents, as you can imagine, he was ecstatic.

Following lots of love and care from the vets, Clive now is finally healed up and looking fantastic.

“He is perfect. He is awesome. And he is having a blast,” Clive’s foster dad, Justin Blackburn, shared with The Dodo. “You never know how great you can feel doing something just by fostering. Something so small can have such an amazing impact on a life. It just changes everything.”

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But Clive will always be in Schaffer’s heart. He continues to share Clive’s story to his students to help teach them why it is so important to care for dogs correctly.

“There are so many strays everywhere here. It’s given me an opportunity to talk about spaying, neutering, heartworm prevention, and the reality of shelters,” Schaffer said. “I think the dog coming along, and how everything unfolded with his rescue, is the perfect way to bring up those issues and teach them a better way to treat animals.”

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Science Says Sleeping With Your Dog Results In The Best Possible Sleep

Science says it is so — sleeping next to your doggo may actually give you one of the best nights of sleep.

No ifs ands or barks about it!

As a dog lover, it is easy to understand how cozy it can be to snuggle up to our favorite dogs.

Between the kisses, cuddles and the occasional snore fest — the image of your sweet pup right next to you may be one of the best feelings in the world.

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And we are happy to report that science has actually backed up something we already loved doing!

A study that examined 962 women living in the USA, entitled, “An Examination of Adult Women’s Sleep Quality and Sleep Routines in Relation to Pet Ownership and Bedsharing,” studied how pet ownership impacted sleep.

They discovered that close to 55 percent of participants allowed at least one of their dogs to rest with them in their beds — while 31 percent shared their bed with *gulp* at least one cat.

I know, I know — you are probably thinking — hold on, this study is about dogs! And you are right, but bear with us…

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In the study, it was found that 57 percent of participants also shared their bed with their human partner.

But here comes the interesting part…

Research showed that while both cats and human partners were considered “disruptive,” dogs were the absolute best partner to share the sheets with.

Well, that is doggone’ delightful news if you ask me!

So if you have a huge doggo that takes up most of the best or a tiny lil’ pup that nestles on your chest — it seems that dogs are able to help us drift to sleep without too must disturbance.

And not to point fingers but maybe humans and cats should take a page out of the dog’s book!

But cuddling is not the only thing dogs love to do to us!

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It was also found that dogs are able to be up all night thinking about their problems.

The Royal Society scientific journal published a study that discovered how dogs also find difficulty in going to bed when they are preoccupied with their issues.

Like, getting that poodle down the street to finally notice them or maybe not being as good at catch as the neighbor’s pup I assume.

But what it actually means is that we have something in common with them!

After delving into the dog’s sleeping patterns, the study was able to measure how the dogs slept after positive or negative emotional experiences, like being called a good boy and having their head scratched, or being approached by a stranger.

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And after a negative experience, just like us, the dogs had a restless night’s sleep.

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But the good news?

The positive experience led the dogs to have a better night’s rest.

So what does this all mean for you?

Grab your dogs close and keep cozy with them this winter, both of you will benefit!

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Scientists Find That Humans Actually Know When They Have Died

What happens after we die is a question that many grapple with throughout their lives.

And while many look forward to an afterlife of sorts, others believe we will continue on through reincarnation.

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But what do scientists say about what really happens after death?

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New York’s Stony Brook University School of Medicine’s researchers discovered evidence that suggests human brain activity still works after death — but just for a few moments.

The person who is dying will understand what is happening despite the heart’s beating coming to a halt.

Scientists shared how the dying person could hear themselves being pronounced dead by medical staff.

And when the heart does not beat — time of death is announced.

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Blood does not circulate to the brain and leads to a person losing their brain stem reflexes almost instantly.

This also includes their gag reflex and pupil reflex.

The ‘thinking’ section of the brain, the cerebral cortex, also slows down between two to twenty seconds.

Which translates to brainwaves not being able to be showcased on an electric monitor — eventually leading to the death of the brain cells.

But the process can take hours to complete after the heart has stopped beating.

Scientists were able to discover the post-death consciousness by observing cardiac arrest cases in both Europe and the US.

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While technically dead, people who lived through heart attacks were aware of what was going on before being resuscitated.

Those same folks were able to describe events that happened after their hearts stopped beating.

Dr. Sam Parnia led the team of researchers shared with LiveScience the following:

“They’ll describe watching doctors and nurses working, they’ll describe having awareness of full conversations, of visual things that were going on, that would otherwise not be known to them. It [the time a patient is declared dead] is all based on the moment when the heart stops. Technically speaking, that’s how you get the time of death.”

Dr. Parnia continued, saying:

“If you manage to restart the heart, which is what CPR attempts to do, you’ll gradually start to get the brain functioning again. The longer you’re doing CPR, those brain cell death pathways are still happening — they’re just happening at a slightly slower rate.”

Those who did go through an ‘after-death’ experience were discovered to show a more positive transformation and were considered to be more altruistic.

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Dr. Parnia said:

“What tends to happen is that people who’ve had these very profound experiences may come back positively transformed.”

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They become more altruistic as well as more engaged with helping others.

They find a new meaning to life having had an encounter with death. But there isn’t like a sudden magical enhancement of their memories. That’s just Hollywood jazz.”

The research was originally intended to help improve the quality of resuscitation — along with helping the prevention of brain injuries while the heart is being restarted.

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This Is Why You Sneeze When You Pluck Your Eyebrows

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It’s probably not the best time to be sneezing, but a majority of people find they’re overcome with sneezes every time they tweeze their eyebrows.

We get it, we’ve been there. Your nose starts to wrinkle, your eyes tear up and your waxing specialist instinctively knows to take a step back.

That’s because plucking (or waxing or threading) stimulates the trigeminal, a facial nerve that branches down to the tip of your nose.

“The reason that many people sneeze when they tweeze their eyebrows is that the eyebrows and the nose are both innervated by the trigeminal nerve. When the trigeminal nerve is stimulated by eyebrow tweezing, this causes excitement of the nerve in the nasal area as well…which can lead to a sneeze,” said New York dermatologist Eric Schweiger.

Basically, it’s a reflex that is also responsible for us tearing up.”It is a reflex. It has to do with the way we humans are wired and it is odd to say the least,” dermatologist Jeanine Downie explained.

There’s a way to stop it, too. Dr. Cynthia Boxrud suggests pressing a finger to the eyebrow, with pressure, as to “short-circuit the wiring of the trigeminal nerve.”

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