The Desire to Squeeze and Hug Cute Things Comes From the Same Place In Your Brain As Aggression

psych2go:

Have you ever seen a puppy walking down the street that was so cute it compelled you to go down on your knees to squeeze it? Or a baby so adorable you were forced to pinch its cheek and squeal “you’re so cute I could just eat you right up”? These are both examples of average reactions to what is universally deemed as cute, however it is plain to see that there is some underlying aggression to these actions, i.e. squeezing, pinching, and vocal desires of flesh consumption.

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Multitasking: A Waste of Time

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Texting and walking. Listening to music and studying. E-mailing and taking notes during class.

When you try to accomplish two dissimilar tasks, your brain just can’t take it.

Simultaneously, two separate tasks require attention and analysis, and your brain can’t process these fast enough to efficiently encode them into your short-term memory.

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"She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape."

Michael Ondaatje (via kushandwizdom)

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"The men who abandon themselves to the passions of this miserable life, are compared in Scripture to beasts."

Peter Abelard (via kushandwizdom)

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peterdwebb:

You want to be heroic? Don’t give up on your friends when it becomes hard to talk to them.

You want to be brave? Talk about important things even if starting the conversation is awkward.

You want to be awesome? Spend more time blessing other people than you do enjoying life for yourself.

Real heroes are more concerned about the folks in distress than they are about their own comfort and safety.

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