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Attractiveness Isn't About Appearance. It's About How You Express Your Emotions

When we talk about attractiveness, we think of appearance, which is something we can’t control much. Or we would think of character for a second. But researches have found another hidden factor that is key to determine one’s attractiveness. In one study [1] , participants were asked to watch video clips of women who expressed emotions differently. Then they were asked who they found more attractive. It turned out that if they understood the woman’s emotions better, they found them more attractive. Such finding is quite surprising that usually people would consider cool and mysterious people as more attractive. Instead, the more you express your emotions, and the easier your emotions are to be read, the more attractive you become. This experiment was done by Silke Anders, a professor of Social and Affective Neuroscience at the University of Lübeck in Germany. Apart from asking them who were more attractive, the researchers also measured their brain activity. And there was indeed incr

Want To Sound More Confident? Avoid These 3 Things In Your Conversation

Usually when we want to be more confident, we’re told to do this and that. Instead of adding, what about getting rid of some of our habits? We have learned these habits as children. And often we learned them by watching our elders engaging in conversation. Polite conversation is probably one of the worst things we learned because it teaches that our opinions and knowledge are not valued when we assert them. Below are 3 things people often use in conversations that largely decrease their persuasive power. Remember less is more. When you can cut these 3 kinds of language from your conversation, you’ll instantly become sound more confident and convincing. 1. Hedges Are a No-No Hedges are defined as vague language and are often considered to be “polite” conversation. It allows you to engage without asserting yourself. Some examples are: Possibly Maybe Might Seems These words imply that you are unbiased or avoiding persuading anyone to agree. While that could be okay in some situ

Illustrations by Iain Macarthur Iain Macarthur is a freelance... crss

Illustrations by Iain Macarthur Iain Macarthur is a freelance illustrator born in Swindon, England in 1986. He became a fanatic of art at the age of eight when he was first introduced to art through the medium of cartoon television shows and comic books. In 2008 Lain graduated from Swindon College with a degree in HND Illustration.   My work can be described as surreal and unique in its own way. Using mostly pencil, watercolours and pigment pens, I create portraits of ordinary people but create them in a unusual way by, embellishing patterns and watercolour effects into the portrait to give a vivid explosion effect transforming their faces from something plain to something entirely bizarre and wonderful at the same time. Artist website , Facebook and Instagram . Connect to more passionate artwork on our Facebook page posted by Margaret crss

Charming Tuscan Villa in PalaiaSet amidst seven hectares of...

Charming Tuscan Villa in Palaia Set amidst seven hectares of olive groves in the province of Pisa, this charming countryside retreat is a wonderful Tuscan-style home whose interiors combine original architectural features such as terracotta floors and exposed wooden beams with elegant contemporary accents. Laid on two floors, the property sleeps 8 guests in 4 romantically decorated bedrooms. Aside from the fully equipped kitchen and spacious living/dining area downstairs, the villa boasts an additional relaxation lounge with a striking ancient fireplace, as well as three modern bathrooms. The cherry on top is the structure’s traditional tower, from where you can take in spectacular views of the rolling Tuscan hills.   During the warm season, guests can take advantage of some lovely outdoor facilities, including alfresco dining areas, BBQ, an original wood-fired oven, and a turquoise swimming pool overlooking the valley below.

crossconnectmag: Homeless Dog Found In Garbage Becomes The Lion... crss

crossconnectmag : Homeless Dog Found In Garbage Becomes The Lion He Deserves To Be When German photographer Julia Marie Werner found a scruffy homeless dog hunting for scraps of food in her garage in Spain, she fell in love with him immediately. While other people saw nothing but a homeless mutt, she saw a brave little lion, and she now wants the world to share her vision with this heartwarming series of photographs. “He already looked like Simba to me,” Julia told Bored Panda. “And I am a big Lion King Fan. A friend of mine had some fabric left over so one afternoon we stitched the mane together.” The cute canine model is named Tschikko Leopold von Werner, and the project is called Grossstadtlowe, which means “ Big City Lion ”. And as you can see from these pictures, he really does look like the king of the (urban) jungle! “In the beginning he was very insecure,” said Julia. “Someone who knows a lot about dogs told me the best thing is “working“ with him and

Russian Nuclear Icebreakers: to the North Pole!

Odyssey in the Arctic with the Russian Icebreaker Fleet   The nuclear-powered icebreakers were considered the symbol of Soviet technological power for many decades. Today this fleet is still used to aid ship navigation in the seas north of Siberia - but also for the purpose of elite tourism, which surely helps to pay the bills.  The most powerful of all icebreakers - "50 years of Victory" (one of six "Arktika" class)- has two nuclear reactors and is capable of reaching North Pole in just a couple of days.  Svetlana Bogdanova has recently returned from a very special trip on board the icebreaker  "Vaigach"  and provided us with these unique photographs. Thanks to her exclusive permission (including collection of photos from the seamen of the Murmansk Sea Shipping Company) we can now offer you a glimpse of what it really means to follow along the caravan of ships in the Northern seas, led by a colossal nuclear-powered vessel.  Svetlana says: &