Anxiety Epidemic

Anxiety Epidemic


It was just an ordinary day for Tom. Business as usual. Life as usual. But all of that changed instantly the moment he walked in his front door. He opened the door and immediately caught sight of his 15-year-old daughter, sobbing on the kitchen floor, shaking and holding half a bottle of pills. With the other half strewn about the floor. “No!” he shouted, as he swooped in and scooped his daughter into his arms. Thankfully she hadn’t done anything yet. You see, she’s on the student council. She’s the president of the National Honor Society. She’s the star of the musical. She’s captain of the basketball team. She’s vying for valedictorian of the class. To everyone on campus, she seemed like the ideal student in person. But inside she was torn up. And meanwhile, through all of this, she had no time for a social life or friends. She hadn’t been on a date for over a year. “I just can’t take the pressure anymore,” she said. In my everyday work as a pastor among high school students, this is the number 1 problem I encounter. There is an anxiety epidemic today. Now part of the problem is the teen who wants to take on everything and conquer the world. But a bigger problem is the world that fosters this environment of competition among people. And maybe the biggest part, in my observation, is the parents. The parents who have their kids playing four musical instruments, and 10,000 AAU games and learning 13 languages by the age of four because they want their kid advanced in life and ahead of everyone else. Even from when I was in high school, which is not that long ago, it is so different today with the competition and an AP test where you have to score 3, 4 or 5 or you wasted an entire semester and lost thousands of dollars. The pressure’s through the roof. But we all have this kind of anxiety, don’t we? Anxiety to meet deadlines. Anxiety to accomplish things. Anxiety to succeed in a dog-eat-dog world, especially this competitive America that many of us live in. If you have these kinds of thoughts, first of all, understand, go talk to someone. There’s no shame or embarrassment in talking to someone professional like a pastor who’s trained or a psychologist. They can be great. I should know. My mom’s a psychologist. But also, take to heart this great verse of the Bible. Now you might be thinking, “Well, why would I do that? Why would a holy, mighty God in heaven care about little, old me? A poor, pathetic sinner?” And this is what makes this verse so awesome. Cast all your anxiety on him. Because he cares for you. Our God has already taken all of your sin off of you and onto himself at the cross. So now give him all your anxiety, too. Because he cares for you. We are so moved by all your love and support as we continue to share God’s caring love through these videos at ‘Your Time of Grace.’ We pray that you continue to help us with your financial support and by sharing these videos with more people so that we can share God’s timeless love with everyone. Thank you, and God bless.

Beneficial Insects You Want in your Garden – The Gardener’s Best Friends!

Beneficial Insects You Want in your Garden – The Gardener’s Best Friends!


Hello friends
In today’s episode We look at some commonly found garden
insects that are actually very beneficial for your garden
So let’s meet some of these friends that you would love to have in your garden
Lets start with honey bees Honey bees play a very important role in pollinating
a lot of plants fruit plants especially citrus plants here in Southern California
And in a typical Southern California garden you will be amazed at how many Honey bees
exist around citrus trees You can see them buzzing around citrus trees
like oranges, tangerines and limes And now lets meet its cousin the Bumble bee The Bumble bee is a much larger bee which has a unique buzzing sound and it pollinates a lot of vegetables like eggplants, cucumbers and squashes The Bumble bees are so important that a lot of green houses actually use Bumble bees to
pollinate the plants that are stored inside green houses and as you can see they look
lovey and they make a very unique buzzing sound as they go around and pollinate all
your vegetables in your garden and as long as you don’t use pesticides in your garden
you will have a lot of Bumble bees buzzing everywhere
Now lets look at Lady bugs or Lady birds This is a very beneficial insect that preys
on all the harmful insects for your plants like aphids and some other insects as well and Lady bugs are beautiful to look at they come in a variety of colors and in the Spring
time and Summer time you will see a lot of Lady bugs in your garden and they would do
a great job at eliminating the bad insects from your garden and if you naturally have
them that’s good if not you could head over to your local garden store and buy some live
Lady bugs as you can see here these Lady bugs are ready to go out and feast themselves on
all the bad insects like aphids, scales and white flies and stuff Now lets look at Earth worms These harmless creatures are not really insects
but they play a very important role in your garden
They convert a lot of organic matter into rich humus and they also play a very important
role in furrowing through your soil making it nice and loose and adding a lot of valuable
nutrients in the soil They also digest small particles of soil like
sand and then excrete them and their droppings called worm castings are very high in nutrients
They play a very important role in decomposing your compost bin as well and converting them
into worm castings and worm tea which will add a lot of nutrients to your soil
So earthworm is definitely the gardeners best friend I hope you enjoyed this episode and i hope you get to see a lot of these beneficial insects
in your garden by not using pesticides you will make sure these nice and beneficial insects
are always there in your garden We will see you again soon
Happy gardening

Where do bugs go in winter?

Where do bugs go in winter?


(phone rings) – Hi, it’s Doug. What’s the most colorful
insect you’ve ever seen? Well, a couple of years ago I
visited the state of Florida and I was amazed to see these things. They’re some of the most
colorful grasshoppers I’ve ever seen. It’s called a lubber and
what was strangest of all it was the middle of
December when I saw them. Florida doesn’t ever get
very cold in the wintertime so you can see lots of
insects there all year. Someone named Kylie has
a question about insects. Let’s give her a call now. (phone rings) – Hi Doug. – Hi Kylie. – I have a question for you. Where do bugs go in winter? – That’s a great question. If you live somewhere
with cold, snowy winters you might have noticed this too. Just a few months earlier in the year you could find all kinds
of insects around you. Butterflies, ants, bees and lots more. But then winter comes
and they’re just gone and it’s weird too. I mean it’s not like there
are no animals out in winter. For example you might still
see deer or squirrels. Even a few birds like if you get a chance to watch a bird feeder. So, where do all the insects go? What do you think? Now would be a good time to
pause the video and discuss. Well, I grew up somewhere cold and snowy and I used to wonder this myself. But before I tell you about
where insects go in winter let me give you a clue
involving a very different kind of animal. These, frogs. You see, I’m kind of obsessed with frogs and one of my favorite places
to visit when I was younger was this pond that was near where I lived. I’d look for frogs there. I actually got to be pretty
good at catching the frogs, showing them to my friends and family and then releasing them
again into the pond. But every winter the
pond would freeze over and the frogs would disappear. It wasn’t just the frogs either. I stared to notice there’d
never be any turtles in winter and never any snakes too. It was kind of sad for me actually. I missed seeing all these creatures I would find in the summer. One winter while walking around the edge of the frozen pond I was bored. I saw this rotten log sitting
there, nothing too unusual. But since I was bored I
decided to flip it over. As I flipped it over I was
totally shocked by what I saw. There, under the log, nestled
into the freezing cold mud was this frog in the middle of winter. It was just laying there barely moving. Whoa, wait a second. The frogs were there the whole time? That’s when I learned
that frogs do something kind of like hibernation. They go into a long sleep in winter burring themselves in the mud when it first starts to
get cold in the fall. I’d heard of hibernation before
but thought it was something that only bears did and it
turns out it’s not just frogs and bears, but turtles do
this as well, and snakes. In fact some snakes like
these will actually all gather in a big pile like in a cave underground which helps them to stay warm. Oh yeah, I’d never thought
about where the snakes went. So now, what about insects? Could it be that they hibernate
during the winter too? I’ll be honest with you. When I first heard this question, where do bugs go in winter? I thought you might be really
disappointed by the answer because the first thing I thought of were insects like these, praying mantises. Praying mantises are one of many insects that well, the answer is they don’t survive the winter, they die. While it’s sad it’s
part of their lifecycle. Every fall preying mantises
and lots of other insects too will lay eggs that do survive. So even though the adults
don’t survive the winter by spring babies will be born and their lifecycle will go on. But as I started to research
more about this question I was pleasantly surprised to find out that not all insects die in the winter. Now, I’d known that some
insects like monarch butterflies will actually escape the cold
by flying thousands of miles farther south to reach warmer places. They migrate just like many birds do. But what about hibernation? Are there any insects that
can do something similar to what frogs, turtles and bears do? Where they stay alive all winter but just aren’t very active. In fact there are, like these. Ladybugs are a good example and just like the snakes you saw earlier ladybugs will often gather
together in a big pile in a warm place. Sometimes they even try to stay warm by sneaking their way
into people’s houses. If you live somewhere cold in winter you might be able to notice
ladybugs doing this too. So in summary insects and other bugs have different ways of
surviving cold snowy winters. Some of them fly south to warmer places. Others die but lay eggs
and still others are able to survive all winter. They do something similar to hibernation. That’s all for this week’s question. Thanks Kylie for asking it. Now, for the next episode I
reached into my question jar and chose three questions submitted to me that I’m thinking about answering. When this video is done playing
you’ll get to vote on one. You can choose from, why
do people throw confetti? Who invented the alphabet? Or, how is glass made? So submit your vote when the video’s over. I want to hear from all of you watching. There are mysteries all around us. Stay curious and see you next week.

Grow it Green: Carpenter ants and termites

Grow it Green: Carpenter ants and termites


WE WON’T BE ABLE TO RULE AT THE CHANCE OF A SHOWER ON SATURDAY. LET’S HEAD TO GROW IT GREEN.>>WE ARE AT BUTTERNUT FARM. I AM JOINED BY RACHEL. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT SOME VERY DESTRUCTIVE PESTS. RACHEL WE HAVE THE CARPENTER ANTS AND THE TERMITES. I WANT TO POINT OUT THE EDUCATION CENTER, WE GET SWARMER’S. PEOPLE ARE GETTING SWARMS OF INSECTS IN THEIR HOMES. I WANTED TO GO OVER THE CHARACTERISTICS WHERE YOU CAN DETERMINE WHAT YOU HAVE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR THEM. RAY: THEY DO LOOK VERY SIMILAR. RACHEL: THESE ARE THE REPRODUCTIVE’S. THIS IS WHAT YOU SEE IN THAT SWARMING STAGE. WITH CARPENTER ANTS, THEY HAVE A CONSTRICTED WASTE. THE TERMITE IS A BROAD WASTE. THE NUMBER TWO CHARACTERISTIC IS THE WINGS THEMSELVES. THE CARPENTER AND HAS TWO SETS OF DIFFERENT SIZED WINGS. IN TERMITES, THEY ARE THE SAME SIZE. RAY: ONE OF THE WAYS YOU CAN TELL IS BY THE DAMAGE THEY INFLICT? RACHEL DOWN HERE, WE HAVE SOME DAMAGE DUE TO CARPENTER ANTS. THEY ARE A VERY CLEAN INSECT RED THEY ARE NOT EATING IT. RAY: ARE THEY CREATING A NEST? RACHEL: THEY ARE. THEY WILL SWEEP OUT THAT CHEWED OUT WOULD. MIXED IN THERE, YOU WILL HAVE THE INSECTS. THEY WILL CONSUME THE REST AND PUSH IT OUT. WITH TERMITES, THEY ARE VERY DIRTY. THEY MAKE MUD TUBES. RAY: THEY DAMAGE THINGS. RACHEL: WITH THE TERMITE, YOU WILL FIND THEM VERY CLOSE TO SOIL LEVELS AROUND YOUR HOME. RAY: WE TALK ABOUT AND YOU CAN DO IT HOME. YOU DON’T RECOMMEND PEOPLE ATTACK THESE PETS. RACHEL: A PROFESSIONAL HAS TO FIND THE NEST. IT’S VERY DIFFICULT. THIS IS A BEING. THOSE PROFESSIONALS ARE TRAINED TO IDENTIFY WHERE THE NEST MIGHT BE. TERMITES ARE SUB TO RAINY AND. THEY WILL COME INTO THE STRUCTURE THE IT TUBES LIKE THIS. YOU MAY NOT KNOW YOU HAVE THEM. RAY: IF YOU DO HAVE MORE WEST IN ARE LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION, YOU CAN ALWAYS GO

An epidemic of beauty sickness | Renee Engeln | TEDxUConn 2013

An epidemic of beauty sickness | Renee Engeln | TEDxUConn 2013


Translator: Robert Tucker
Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo So, today’s theme is the future. I’m going to talk about a growing epidemic
and what we might do to stop it. But first I’m going to start in the past. About 15 years ago,
I was an eager, young, graduate student and I spent a lot of time teaching. I really liked my students,
I got to know them very well, and the more I listened
to my female students, the more I picked up
on something troubling. These bright, talented, young women were spending alarming amounts of time
thinking about, talking about, trying to modify
their physical appearance. They wanted so much to feel beautiful. Now, our perceptions of beauty
are complicated. They have deep evolutionary roots. From a scientific perspective,
beauty is not just desirable, but also rare. So, what’s struck me was not that
these women wanted to feel beautiful, or that they didn’t all feel beautiful
all the time. Instead, what’s struck me
was that their quest for beauty seemed, at least at times,
to overrule, to overwhelm every other goal or interest they had. These were young women
just embarking on their adult lives and they were worried. They worried that they were too fat,
they worried that their skin wasn’t clear, they worried that they were already,
at the tender age of 20, getting wrinkles, they worried that they didn’t look like a
“Sports Illustrated” swimsuit model or a Victoria’s Secret angel. They worried that they had cellulite,
they worried that they weren’t a size 00, and I was worried about them. So, I went to my grad school adviser and I said, “I got an idea,
this is what I’m going to study, right, this is going to be my thing, and in particular I’m going to consider
how images like this might be affecting women.” And she said, “Mm, na, don’t bother.” “You don’t need to look at that,”
she said, “because really, smart women,
they know better. They know better than to be affected by
things like media images.” And I said, “Well,
that’s an empirical question.” So, based on the research
I’ve conducted since then, I have to say she was kind of right. In some ways, women do know better. This is an advertisement
I use in one of my studies, and I’m going to show you some responses
from research participants. So, women know that the images
of women they see in the media are often unusually thin, possibly even eating disordered. They know the women
they see in these images aren’t representative of
the general population of women, they understand that
they’re statistical outliers. And on top of that, women are very aware
that in the real world nobody, nobody actually looks like this. So, that’s the good news,
women do know better, they know about eating disorders,
they know about Photoshop, that’s great. Here’s the bad news, it doesn’t help,
it doesn’t seem to matter. Knowing better isn’t enough,
The same woman who said this, for example, “This body type is unrealistically skinny,
and her ribs are showing,” and you’re kind of like: yeah, right on.
She followed it up with, “I’m not as skinny. Should I go to drastic
weight-loss programs and tan, risking my health?
I feel like I want to be like that, I wish I was a model. Maybe after seeing this picture,
I won’t want to eat.” That’s not what you want here as a
researcher, using this picture, I have to tell you, but we moved on. This is not a failure
of information processing, it’s not a failure of intelligence, and it is definitely not
a failure to know better. This is beauty sickness, and that’s what
I’m going to talk about today. Now, do only women get beauty sickness? No, it can afflict men too, but women are much more likely
to hate their bodies. Women spend more money on beauty,
they spend more time on beauty, there at 10x greater risk
for anorexia and bulimia. Women are more likely to get
commentary about their physical appearance from friends, from romantic partners,
from sometimes complete strangers. There were a little over 1.5 million
cosmetic surgeries in the US in 2012. Almost 90% of those went to women. So, today I am going to talk about women. What are these symptoms
of beauty sickness? I see beauty sickness when women
who are full-time college students, not professional models, tell me they know exactly what to do
when someone pulls a camera out. The women where I teach have shorthand
for it — I’m going to demonstrate it. It’s side, out, down,
tilt, skinny arms. And you get, apparently,
extra points for this. I don’t know if you got that. Here’s one of my students
who’s kind enough to let me put this picture
in the slideshow. Here are two others who are
demonstrating the pose as a joke at their senior formal. That’s how ubiquitous it is. Now, what’s wrong with wanting
to pose in a flattering way when your picture is taken?
Nothing… …But, it’s worth asking,
how did we get to a point where so much of
women’s time and energy is being taken up by concerns
that used to belong only to professional models
and actresses? And more importantly,
what happens to women when their energy is so intensely
focused on their own appearance? So, physical beauty comprises
a number of characteristics, but for women there is one that swamps
all others in terms of importance. Do you know what it is? Yeah, it’s weight, right, it’s body size. There’s a statistic that’s
often bandied about in conversations about women’s obsession with body size, but actually comes from a survey in
“Esquire” magazine in 1994. But it gets a lot of attention,
because, apparently, 54% of women said they would rather
be hit by a truck than be fat. I’d like to first knowledge that “Esquire” is not where we turn
for careful scientific research! But… I’m fascinated by reactions
to this statistic. I brought it up in class once.
I said, “Class, 54% of women would rather be
hit by a truck than be fat.” And I expected to see outrage. But instead of seeing horror on
the looks of my female students’ faces, I heard a series of questions. I heard, “How big is the truck?”
(Laughter) “What kind of truck?” “How fast is it going?”
(Laughter) and, “Just how much, exactly,
would it hurt?” (Laughter) And it kind of makes sense,
I think probably getting hit by a truck… …hurts. But there’s something else
that hurts too, and that’s living in a culture
where you are bombarded with these three messages,
over and over, and over gain: Message 1:
Beautiful is the most important, most powerful thing
a girl or woman can be. Message 2:
This is what beauty looks like, and, Message 3, which is sometimes implicit,
it’s sometimes just an inference: You don’t look like this. It shouldn’t surprise anyone
that, in laboratory studies, when we expose women
to images like this, even for just a few minutes, it increases depression and shame,
it reduces self-esteem, it lowers body satisfaction,
this is beauty sickness. Our sense of what’s real,
what’s possible when it comes to beauty, is warped by our overexposure
to these images. Instead of seeing them for what they are,
which is extraordinarily rare, we start to see this
as typical or average. So, you can look around the world
and you can see that men and women are getting fatter,
but the body ideal for women is getting thinner and thinner, so that
the distance between what a woman is and what she longs to be gets
bigger and bigger. It’s not a small gap,
it’s a gaping chasm. If you look in that chasm,
you’re going to see beauty sickness. Now, when evolutionary psychologists
look at images like this, they make the argument
that this kind of beauty is like sugar. In our modern times, we’re getting
too much of it, in too high of doses. Our brains don’t quite know
what to do with this. It’s not good for us.
It gives us the message, that this is typical,
even though it’s not. So, it warps our sense of what’s real,
it’s making us sick. What other signs do I see in
our culture of beauty sickness? If we look at popular online news sources, well — we’ll pick on
“The Huffington Post” today — they cover things like crime and
politics and world news and education, and, then, as you probably know,
they also cover really important things, like what famous women look like,
what they’re wearing, whether they’ve gained weight,
how they’ve lost weight. These are all from the same day
on “The Huffington Post”, two of them were on the front page,
when I took the screenshot. Beauty sickness is what happens when women spend so much time worrying,
not about their education, their career goals, their family
or their relationships, not about the state of the economy,
the state of the environment, the state of the world,
because they’re too busy worrying about
their weight-loss goals, their skin care regimen,
the state of their arms, the state of their abs,
the state of their thighs. How did we get to this place? According to a set of ideas
called objectification theory, here’s how it works. Women live in a world
where they’re taught that their primary form of currency
is their appearance. And you can’t escape it. You walk down the street and
people comment on your appearance, advertisers tell you
how to be more beautiful, television programs,
even news programs, ridicule women who fail to meet
traditional beauty standards. Your appearance is so chronically
observed by other people that, over time, you internalize
that perspective, so you become an observer of yourself. Instead of moving around,
looking out at the world, you spend all of that time imagining
how you look to the world. Is my hair okay?
Is my forehead shiny? Am I standing up straight?
Am I sucking in my stomach? Am I smiling the right kind of smile?
Do these jeans make me look fat? Do I have muffin top?
Do I have skinny arm? Do I look okay? Right? You’ve internalize this notion that your body is always, always
on display for other people, always up for evaluation,
so you better keep an eye on it too. Now, psychologists have long told us
that we have finite cognitive resources. So, just as, despite
my students protestations, I hold that you cannot be on Facebook
and text and pay attention in class at the same time.
(Laughter) You also cannot chronically monitor
your body’s appearance and be engaged with the world. So that’s the worst outcome
of beauty sickness. When you are beauty sick,
you cannot engage with the world, because between you
and the world is a mirror. And it’s a mirror that travels
with you everywhere, you can’t seem to put it down. It’s beauty sickness
that makes women self-objectify, that makes our young girls
want to grow up to be sexy things. I spoke on a panel last fall
about media images, and I got a question from
a young woman in the audience. And she said, “Isn’t this power? Right? If women can
get things, valuable things from this culture by being beautiful, shouldn’t we embrace that as a form of
power that’s uniquely available to women?” And I get it, I really do,
I get what she’s saying. But what kind of power,
at least what kind of real power, is so ephemeral,
what kind of power expires when you’re thirty, or maybe forty,
if you are lucky or a celebrity? What kind of power
is inversely correlated with the attainment of wisdom
and life experience? I want to reiterate here that
there is nothing wrong with beauty. Our brains are so sensitive to beauty. We know it when we see it,
we process it in milliseconds. This desire to be beautiful,
the desire to be desired, it is not something you can
completely shut off in the brain. Wanting to be beautiful
is not the problem; the problem is when it’s all
our young girls and women want to be. I would like young girls
and women to be like this, I’d like them to be
so much more than hot. So, how can we turn the tide
against beauty sickness? Here are just a few ideas. So, first: invest less in beauty. Instead invest in things that last, into things you don’t have to fight
to keep in middle and older age. If television shows like this
leave you thinking more about your appearace instead of less, stop watching them. If there are magazines that
leave you obsessed with a body ideal that most women can never
realistically achieve, stop reading them. Try not to think of your body
as a collection of parts for other people to look at. Think of your body
as unified, as whole, as your tool for exploring the world. Stop worrying maybe about
the size of your thighs, and think about the strength
of your thighs, because those legs, after all, are the legs that walk you
around in the world. And stop talking about your upper arms
as though they are “diseased”. Those are the arms that reach out and
bring the things you love close to you. As this anti-anorexia ad says, don’t let people make you into a sketch;
you can be more than this or this. Because your body is not for looking at,
it’s for doing things. Another thing you might consider is, just as some people like to limit
their children’s screen time these days, maybe limit your mirror time. And since today’s talk
is about the future, here’s a direct way
you can impact the future with respect to beauty sickness. You can stop telling little girls
they’re pretty. So every time —
it sounds counterintuitive, right? — don’t tell them they’re ugly! (Laughter) Don’t do that either! But every time you feel compelled
to comment on a little girl’s appearance, consider complimenting one of
her other many lovely qualities instead. Do you need help?
Here are some ideas. Consider noticing when she is smart
or hard-working or generous or persistent or kind or brave,
and, when you do that, you undermine the system
that teaches girls their best bet for social status
is the pursuit of beauty. Try to raise daughters
who see their appearance as a minor sidenote to their character
and their hard work. You can change this conversation. We are never going to live in a world
where beauty doesn’t matter. Our brains weren’t made that way. But we can live in a world
where beauty matters less, and these types of characteristics
matter more. And, in fact, small changes
in the way we think, and the way we talk, and the way
we interact with each other, could pave the way for
a truly more beautiful future. Thank you. (Applause)

Greek Weekly Words – Bugs and Insects

Greek Weekly Words – Bugs and Insects


hello my name is Eleni and 52-degree
quickly worlds together so let’s discover together what is the
theme for this week bugs and insects Melissa B yes in Greece we have a lot of
medicine so we had a lot of bees because we have a lot of bees we are eating a
lot of honey a pv acumen polis mary says drama polymerase in eleven
I love bees Miramichi and there are a lot on the countryside of Greece they
bite you too much and so I’m a little bit scared of the red ants that Coquina
media Kate Amara Mir media the red ant and the black ant kunape mosquito during
summer i suffer from mosquitoes cata TV RK – kal aquario Ipoh pharaoh Apodaca
nokia in greece we have a lot of mosquitoes cats Areva cockroach so
increase we are doing twice a year we are doing this asking for a professional
antique cockroach or Hakan we can call it just to disinfect all the building
via forest or on local my apollomon see to act eerie oh it’s polka the Kias Lajo
yet scott Erebus Pascal it’sa ladybug when I was a
children I love ladybugs until one day I just crush one in my
hand so since then when I see our ladybug I’m just keep some distance so
basically some pastelito a pathologist in a polymer face upon McCrea the
ladybugs are sweet or are very beautiful from a distance thank you very much for
watching us you can let your comment if you want to tell us to share with us
what is your preferable insect or which one you are afraid of and if you want to
learn more Greek words please check out our website in Greek bored 101.com thank
you very much for watching us bye

The Loneliness Epidemic

The Loneliness Epidemic


How has the most connected society in history also become the loneliest? It’s easy to forget how far we’ve come. In just a matter of years, we’ve gone from phone calls to text messages to video chat. In an instant we can ring up a family member across the world and feel more connected with them given the distance then we could have at any other point in history. This was science fiction in the 20th century. It’s during that same period of innovation that brought us one-click shopping: anything we could need delivered to our door the same day. And so we bought, and stored, and used, and replaced a generation living better than Louis the fourteenth, yet finding ourselves more secluded than ever. Why do people, even after they have their basic needs met with all the tools we have available, why are we not only unhappy, but largely depressed? Author and journalist Johann Hari set out across the world to speak with leading experts on depression, anxiety, and loneliness to discover both how we’ve gotten to this place and more importantly how do we as individuals in a society start to turn the tide? This is my 20-minute interview with Johann about what he learned from that research. All right, so why don’t we start out with a little bit of a intro about yourself and about your work. I really- I write my book “Lost Connections” because there were the- these two mysteries that were really hanging over me for years Look, I was quite afraid to look into them in some ways The first mystery is I’m 40 years old and every year that I’ve been alive Depression and anxiety have increased here in the United States, in Britain, and across the Western world Right and I kept asking myself Why? Why is this happening? Why are so many more of us each year that passes finding it hard to get through the day right and I guess I wanted to understand that from because I’m a more personal mystery When I was a teenager Remember going to my doctor and explaining that I had this feeling like a pain was leaking out of me out So I put it at the time and I felt Very ashamed of it I felt Confused by it I didn’t understand why it was happening And my doctor told me a story that, and now realized were speaking to the leading scientists in the world on this was oversimplified Right. My doctor said we know why people feel like this. It’s just cuz of a problem in your brain There’s a chemical called serotonin that makes people feel good Some people are naturally lacking it. You’re clearly one of them. All we need to do is give you some drugs You’re gonna feel better so I started taking a chemical anti-depressant called Paxil and I felt significantly better for a few months and Then this feeling of pain came back. So I’m back doctor said wanna get high enough dose. I was gonna hide dose again I felt better again. The feeling of pain came back and I was really in this cycle of taking higher and higher doses until for thirteen years I was taking the maximum dose you’re allowed to take at the end of which I was still really depressed And I was surrounded by people who are becoming more and more depressed So I just forced myself really to start looking into this. So I ended up going on this big journey for the book I travelled over 40,000 miles I wanted to meet the leading experts in the world about what causes depression and anxiety And what solves them most importantly so I’m at you know Not just leading experts, but just a crazy mixture of people with different perspectives from an Amish village in Indiana Cuz the Amish have very low levels of depression to a city in Brazil that banned Advertising to see if that would make people feel better to a lab in Baltimore than where they were giving people Psychedelics to see if that would help and I learned a huge number of things but the core of what I learned Is that there’s scientific evidence for nine different causes of depression and anxiety Two of them are in fact biological. My doctor wasn’t wrong and Your genes can make you more vulnerable to these problems just like some people find it easier to put on weight than others and There are real changes in your brain that begin when you become depressed that can make it harder to get out but most of the factors that cause depression or anxiety are not in our biology. Most of the factors for which there’s scientific evidence are Factors in the way we’re living and what I learned in the process of writing the book and speaking to so many Scientists is once you understand the causes of depression or anxiety in this more complex way Opens up a much broader range of possible solutions that I saw being pinned Just all over the world And these are solutions that we need to be explaining to people and offering to them alongside not instead of but as an option alongside Chemical antidepressants why is society at large? Reacting in this way. What do you think are some of the influences on people’s well-being? That’s leading to the higher and higher rates and depression and anxiety I’ll give you an example of one of the nine causes that arrived at in lost connections. We are below Lea’s society There’s ever been there’s a study that asks Americans how many close friends do you have you could turn to in a crisis and When they started doing this years ago The most common answer was five today the most common answer not the average but the most common answer is none half of all Americans Asked how many people know you well say Nobody right? I spent a lot of time talking to an amazing man called professor John Cacioppo is that it was the leading expert in the world on loneliness. He was at the University of Chicago And he explained to me Why are we alive you and me and everyone watching this? Why do we exist? One key reason is that our ancestors on the savannah’s of Africa were really good at one thing They weren’t bigger than the animals they took down. They weren’t faster than the animals they took down But they were much better at banding together into groups and cooperating just like bees evolved to live in a hive Humans evolved to live in a tribe and if you think about the circumstances where we evolved if you were cut off from the tribe You were depressed and anxious for really good reasons. You weren’t terrible danger you were about to die Those are still the impulses we have we are the first humans ever In the long 2 million year history of our species to try to disband our tribes and is making us feel awful So a key thing for me was not just to understand these problems. But ok. How do we solve those problems? Right and one of the heroes of my book Lost Connections is an amazing man called. Dr Sam ever Hampton who pioneered a whole different approach based on this understanding so Sam was a general practitioner in East London poor part of East London where I live for a long time and Sam was really uncomfortable because he had loads of patients coming to him with terrible depression and anxiety And like me he thinks there’s some role for chemical antidepressants But he could also see most of the people he was giving them to did become depressed again And he could see that they were depressed and anxious for perfectly understandable reasons Right like to give one of the examples I took about in the book loneliness So he decided to pioneer a different approach one day a woman came to see him called Lisa Cunningham He’d been shut away in our home with dreadful depression and anxiety for seven years and Sam said to Lisa. Don’t worry I’ll carry on giving you these drugs. I’m also gonna suggest something else. There was an area behind the doctors the suite of doctors offices There was no known as dog share alley which gives you sense of what it was like just kind of scrubland Sam said to Lisa what I’d like you to come and do is turn out a few times a week I’m gonna come to you cuz I’ve been pretty anxious We’re gonna meet with a group of other depressed and anxious people. And we’re gonna find something to do together as a group, right the first time the group met Lisa was literally physically sick with anxiety But the group starts talking they’re like, what can we do? These are inner-city East London people They don’t know anything about gardening they decided they’re going to teach themselves gardening right gonna turn dogshit alley into a beautiful garden So they started watching YouTube. They start to read books They start to get their fingers in the soil. They start to learn the rhythms of the seasons There’s a lot of evidence that exposure to the natural world is a really powerful Antidepressant start to do something even more important. They started to form a tribe they started to form a group they started to care about each other and you know, if If one person didn’t turn up, they’d go and look for them. They’d see if they were okay They did what human beings do when they’re part of tribes. They started to solve each other’s problems The way Lisa put it to me as the garden began to bloom. We began to bloom There was a study in Norway of a very similar program found. It was more than twice as effective as chemical antidepressants. I Think for an obvious reason, right? It was dealing with some of the reasons why they felt so bad in the first place and this is something I saw all over The world from Sydney to São Paulo
to San Francisco the most effective strategies for dealing with depression and anxiety Are the ones that deal with the reasons why we’re in such distress in the first place? You said that we’re living in the loneliest society. There’s ever been how Can that possibly be with all of these tools at our fingertips, right we have social media We have the ability to connect and interact with anybody in an instant I can FaceTime my mom in a second. And if she picks up then we can I can see her face to face has social media Played some part in the fact that we are lonely This is a complex question and with a complex answer So the glib answer is to go, yeah social media did this to us. Is this too simplistic? To understand this I went to the first-ever internet rehab center in the world. It’s in just outside Spokane in Washington State It’s called restart, Washington. I remember I’ve arrived there. It’s a clearing in the woods I get out. I got out the car and absolutely instinctively I looked at my phone to check my email and felt really pissed off. I couldn’t see it go. There was no reception I was like, oh wait you came to the right place? Right and I spent a fair bit of time there and it’s totally fascinating They get a whole range of people at restart Washington, but they disproportionately get Young men who become obsessed with these multiplayer role-playing games like World of Warcraft or not at the time that I was there but now fortnight right and I’m about Dr. Hillary cash the amazing woman who runs this Center Sent me that you’ve got to ask yourself What are these young men getting out of these games? Because they’re getting something right? I think what they’re getting is a Kind of hollow version of the things they used to get from the society But they no longer get they get a sense of a tribe they get a sense of status and they can gain in status They get a sense. They’re good at something they get a sense. They’re moving around Young people barely leave their homes. Now. It’s incredible the figures for how rarely children play outdoors but what they’re getting is, I started to think that the relationship between say these these games or For media and social life is like the relationship between porn and sex, right? I’m not against porn don’t meet a certain basic edge But if your entire sex life consisted of looking at porn you’d be going around pissed off and irritated the whole time Because we didn’t evolve to masturbate over screens We evolved to have sex right that wouldn’t meet your deeper needs in the same way I’m not obviously not against the internet would be ridiculous, right? But we didn’t evolve to talk through screens, right We didn’t evolve to look at each other and interact through with our friends through screens If you and I was speaking even via Skype now I wouldn’t feel you were seeing me and you wouldn’t feel you was the other way around In the way that we feel that we are seeing and hearing each other now, right? human beings have a need to be seen and The leading expert on loneliness in the world professor John Cacioppo said gave me good little rule of thumb. He said If social media is a way station for meeting people offline or staying in touch with them that you’ll see offline It’s a good thing if it’s the last stop on the line generally something’s gone wrong But he’s I think we have to think about as well the moment in human history when social media arrives Right a lot of the causes of depression and anxiety that I write about in my book loss connections Were already supercharged by then by the late 90s the early 2000s loneliness have gone up Values have gone up a whole range of things And what happens is the internet arrives and it looks a lot like the things we’ve lost You’ve lost friends. Here’s a load of Facebook friends. You’ve lost status Make some status updates, right but it’s not the thing. We’ve lost. It’s a kind of Parody of the thing we’ve lost and what we need to do in very practical ways is restore The thing we’ve lost it seems like today. We have a lot of distractions That could potentially pull us away from that connection It seems like a lot of people are driven through consumerism and materialism and Many of us are safer and have more than ever have before the size of homes has increased steadily since the 1930s and 40s is there any correlation between material wealth and Happiness, one of the things I found most challenging in the research for the book because I could see how much it played out in my own life Was some research by an amazing man called Professor Tim Casa So everyone knows junk food has taken over our diets and made us physically sick right as I can tell from my chins I’m not immune to this myself But it’s equally strong evidence that a kind of junk of values have taken over our minds and made us mentally sick Professor Kass showed. So for thousands of years Philosophers have said, you know if you think a life is about money and status and shoving off. You’re gonna feel like shit, right? It’s not an exact quote from Confucius. But that is the gist of what he said, right? But no one scientifically investigated this until professor Kassar And he showed a few I think really important things Firstly he showed the more you think life is about money and status and shoving off The more likely you are to become depressed and anxious by a really quite significant amount I think this is because we’re going a little bit beyond professor kasih here, but I think this is because Everyone knows they have natural physical needs right? You need food. You need water. You need shelter. You need clean air If I took those things away from you. You’ll been real trouble real fast, and there is equally strong evidence that all human beings have natural psychological means You need to feel you belong you need to feel your life has meaning and purpose. You need to feel that people See you and value you beautifully. You’ve got a future that makes sense and our culture is good at lots of things I’m glad to be alive today but we’ve been getting less and less good and meeting these deep underlying psychological needs if you think partly because there’s many factors going on but partly because if you think life is about money and and Displaying that money that’s gonna divert you from the things you actually do need to have a a meaningful and satisfying life But professor Cass also said something else. So you showed the more you follow these junk values The more likely while to become depressed and anxious He also showed as a society as a culture. We have become much more driven by these junk bodies It’s a cliche to say to your viewers You won’t lie on your deathbed and think about what the likes you’ve got on Instagram and all the shoes you bought right? You’ll think about moments of love and meaning and connection in your lives. But as Professor Casa puts it we live in a machine That’s designed to get us to neglect What is important about life right more eighteen-month-old children know what the McDonald’s M means the know their own last name? we’re immersed in a machinery that tells us how to do this professor Gossard had really interesting research about how we How we undo some of that and some of it was really simple he got a group of people to me once every couple of weeks for four months and just talk about firstly consumer objects, they thought they had to have things like Nike sneakers Once they talked out loud how do you think your life will be different when you’ve got them didn’t take long for people to start seeing maybe this is Bullshit that’s been implanted in my head by advertising but then there were important bit was they’ve got people to talk about well What are moments That’s not a moment that’s gonna make you feel satisfied What are moment’s you have actually felt your life was meaningful satisfying, but we’ll talk about different things to some people It was playing music some people it was swimming some people it was writing whatever it was and and they started saying well How could you build more of that into your life seeking more of that and doing more of that and less of? seeking this kind of junk value stuff and Just that process of meeting every couple of weeks and checking in with each other and explaining how they try to do it Led to a measurable. They did a good scientific study at this Immeasurable shift in people’s values to become less materialistic, which we know relates to less depression and anxiety. Now of course is the case that And a guy professor richard Laird has done research on this if you don’t have a baseline of material goods right If you are in poverty that makes you then you are going to be unhappy But once you’ve actually reached a fairly low level of income that you’re not actually wanting the basic things additional money makes, you know happier and actually Constantly seeking it leads to a corruption of values that makes significantly more unhappy We talked a little bit before we sat down here about Marie Kondo and minimalism and this movement of people rejecting consumerism and materialism to live with less stuff to purchase less things to Focus less on status in their lives Do you think I’m curious Just what your your thoughts on this this movement towards less is and if you think in some way it will help people Figure out their values again and reset these junk values that we’ve created for ourselves I haven’t looked into any huge amount of detail, but We live in a hurricane of messages Telling us The answer to our pain and distress lies in shopping, right? This is a really interesting study that was done in 1978 really simple You get a bunch of five year olds you Divide them into two groups first group is shown two advertisements For whatever the equivalent to like Dora the Explorer or the Teletubbies was in 1978. I forget what it was Second group is shown no advertisements then all the kids are told Hey kids got a choice now You can either play with a nice boy who doesn’t have the toy in the embarrassment or you can play with a nasty boy Who’s got the toy? The kids had seen just two advertisements overwhelmingly chose the nasty boy who had the toy and The kids who haven’t seen their advertisements overwhelmingly chose the nice boy who didn’t have the toy right? So just two ads just two We’re enough to prime those kids to choose an inanimate lump of plastic over the possibility of fun and connection, right? Every single person watching your video has seen more than two ads today right more than two advertising messages. So we’re living in this hurricane of messages Bombarding us with a very particular before Advertising sells any specific product. It sells the idea that the solution lies in Purchasing things right? I mean imagine Advertising is the ultimate frenemy right? It’s saying babe I love you. I think you’re great. But if you didn’t stink I mean, I’m just saying if you weren’t so hairy, I’m just saying, right. It’s the ultimate yeah, it’s It worked. The premise of is it has to make you dissatisfied right? I mean in the advertised you look at what advertising people say internally to each other they’re very candid about this they call it invented once right because actually The things that we need are relatively limited The whole machinery has to be built around making us feel inadequate and then making us by the solution right? So I think Movements that say, you know, I’m just gonna purge this shit right back That is not the answer right? Of course. There are nice things. We all like to have nice things I have some nice things but the idea that this ceaseless Treadmill are buying and displaying useless bullshit The idea that we might want to step off that treadmill and go Maybe I’ve got a limited amount of time in which to be alive. Maybe I’ll spend my time on things that are more meaningful seems to me to be a really positive step Thanks for watching this video If you want to get the full 40 minute interview with Johan you can get it at patreon.com slash Matt de Bella Thanks for watching and we’ll see you next time

Epidemic “One Life” (Produced By Esco) Music Video

Epidemic “One Life” (Produced By Esco) Music Video


Epidemic “One Life”
Somethin’ For Tha Listeners Produced by Esco
Cuts by Dixie Chorus (Tek-nition)
Yo it’s one life to live, so if you focusing on funds ice and cribs
It’s a gamble so it’s one price to bid nigga (yo so why lie)
And those who run trife get bids, through these rough nights the sunlight gets hid nigga
(so why try) Im Tryna get up off these streets, cause if
I make it son we all can eat (see that’s why I try)
Cause dwelling in this hell gets tough, tryna excel before I self destruct Verse 1 (Tek-nition)
Its like I’m pulling off a gem, the recognition I put in off the gym
Define me as your dynasty when you’re pulling off your brim, salute
I never lay-up cause I’m good from off the rim
Once I get on your nerves, I’ma have you pulling off your skin
My roots is royalty, which can signify my loyalty and being dishonorable can boil me
You feel the need to address me then look up and speak
I ain’t the type for diss records over hooks and a beat
And I would never let my stress loose to cook up the streets
Plus I got nieces and my nephews that look up to me
To all my niggas in a trap tryna push to a key
Incarcerated, now them crackers tryna push you to plea, now that’s a trap for ya
It may not look as it seems I got ya back brotha
Turn your nightmare to a dream then I’ll be back for ya
My shorty look as a queen, how can I pass on her
All that back she put in them jeans with all that ass on her
Frenchy, my goal is to resuscitate the game No standard rookie can ever play the same,
my art’s infinite Your mark or blemish couldn’t fluctuate the
stain If you borrowed my thoughts for a minute I’d
suffocate your brain But then again that’s a love and hatred thing
Too over analytical won’t sell my soul over grands that’s pitiful
It’s business and I overstand residual I know your plan so I don’t need no one to
hold my hand like I’m in middle school So I won’t swear under your oath or your allegation
So I won’t stand to that smoke when you stand to satan
That’s my perplexion as an educated learner nigga
Now watch me kill the game premeditated murder nigga Chorus (Tek-nition)
So if you focusing on funds ice and cribs It’s a gamble so it’s one price to bid nigga (yo so why lie)
And those who run trife get bids, through these rough nights the sunlight gets hid nigga
(so why try) Im Tryna get up off these streets, cause if
I make it son we all can eat (see that’s why I try)
Cause dwelling in this hell gets tough, tryna excel before I self destruct Verse 2 (Hex One)
I spit what foes be tryna outdo But these little pricks below me got a mouthful
They’ll tell you switch the flow then try to doubt you, to get this doe
I think of all the pits and falls that I done bounced through
So what the fuck could make you think you know what I’ll amount to punks
I seek my own fate, and taking L’s is what propels my feet to home plate
I never fell, through severed trails I keep my road straight
And just in case if heaven fails my thesis holds weight in hell
Until my cold state prevails, but before I’m laying deep in a hole
Son I’ll be racing through this treasonous globe looking for reasons like
I wonder what a jealous nigga sees in his soul
If he wasn’t hating now, he’d probably be achieving his goals
A focused mind, see I’m careful who I hang out with
Cause most the time them niggas ain’t ’bout shit, I’m close with mine
If we’re broke its fine, but if there’s rope then you’re supposed to climb
What I wrote’s divine, I’m like coke but with doper lines
So if blood is thicker than water, then liquor is hope
Cause sometimes mud is thicker than both, you throwing dirt on me
You turn ya back on ya team, and that shit hurts homie
So what does loyalty mean and what’s it worth for me?
Everything nigga, word up, now tell me that wasn’t some real shit Bridge
“I make these, I sell ’em for twenty dollars a piece. I thank god, you know
That I do have a place that I can do my artwork, you know. Um, I guess that’s all.” (for real) Verse 3 (Tek-nition)
Life decisions can be so contradicting I remember wanting my watch to glisten
Cop a whip and stunt while my biological clock is ticking
But time is different I struggle to keep a pot to piss in
Kissing my boss’ ass to keep my tabs on this heartless system
Niggas from school is on the same ol’ shit Still sticking their dirty dick up in the
same ol’ bitch It’s a shame but who’s to blame I’m on my
same ol’ tip Dreams of touring but I remain home sick while
mind traveling like Running in place but never caught up with
life Too light to be black and always been too
dark to be white But I’m different so fuck a pigment what you
thought to be right Is a figment we all fought for these stripes
Blaming the whites for your ignorant asses When section 8 is your primitive action, living
for fashion Many kicks but have minimal assets (nigga)
There’s more to life than living in a scheme When most you nigga’s rims is bigger than
your dreams I’m swimming on to bigger better things cause
these Sierra Leone’s Ain’t coming with me when they bury these
bones, God knows I don’t give a fuck about being the heir to
the throne Long as he spares me in his likeness when
he carries me home Chorus (Tek-nition)
Yo it’s one life to live, so if you focusing on funds ice and cribs
It’s a gamble so it’s one price to bid nigga (yo so why lie)
And those who run trife get bids, through these rough nights the sunlight gets hid nigga
(so why try) Im Tryna get up off these streets, cause if
I make it son we all can eat (see that’s why I try)
Cause dwelling in this hell gets tough, tryna excel before I self destruct (I’m tryna fly
high)

Bugs

Bugs


*Intro Music plays* I grew up with two sisters And it was usually my job to take care of bug invasions [lol me to][R.I.P] And cleanse the immediate area of apparent danger, Whenever spiders, centipiedes, or… Whatever appears I’d be in my room and suddenly hear a scream (Background) EHHHHH And a cry for my help, I’d get there and I’ll be like: “WHAT?! What is it?! I’m fighting Sephiroth right now and Donald keeps dying! “This better be important!” Dom’s Sister: Kill it! Oh my god kill it! *Slight pause* :But…… It’s not hurting anyone…… Sister: Kill it!!!!!!!!! But it’s on the ceiling.. SIster: KILL IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dom: But- Sister: I don’t care just kill i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-it Now, I neither like nor dislike bugs, I don’t have a phobia of them. But I don’t welcome them with open arms when they enter the same room that I’m occupying. I actually used to be pretty brutal with bugs. One time a spider crawled up my wall, And I caught it with my peripheral vision. So I grabbed the nearest book, and my arms reached and, launched it at the wall Obliterating the spider, (complete distuction)and whatever hopes and dreams it had, (sick animation)There was carnage on the wall, there was carnage on my book! I wiped it off my book, but whatever was left on the wall I didn’t clean it off, and kept it there as a message, I guess? For any future trespassing bugs who were like: Cockroach Dave: Bro! I need to get to the ceiling! (fast) Cockroach Tom: Are you crazy man? While he’s around?(you serious?) Cockaroach Tom: Did you see what he did to Will? (R.I.P Wii the Spoder 1969-9000) death by obliteration Cockaroach Dave: Yeah, you’re right (peace out) It’s probably like been 8 years since I killed Will, but his bloodstains are still on that wall.(i aint going back!) When I used to live in Virginia, my family and I lived at the first floor of this townhouse complex (Nice) One day, I noticed an ant colony found its into my room, and I realized that they had found a piece of cookie that fell on the gap of my table on the wall. I tell my Dad and hes like: Here’s some bug spray, Good luck..(aka. kick their ASS) And the can of bug spray was like pretty much full when I got it, but when the time that I was done it was probably more than half empty. I sprayed those ants as much as I put cheese on my pasta, okay? If I even see a square milimeter of pasta, (pasta is done)I don’t got enough cheese. Gimme the cheese bowse!(Thats alot of cheese O.O) If I saw an ant, that ant gotta be drowned in bug spray. So after the massacre took place in my room, I stood on the battlefield among all the carcasses, and indulged in my victory.(demonitized) Went to bed, And found myself very ill due to the lingering toxins of the excessive bug spray that I used. I inhaled that (domics bro ur going to get me in trouble) all night! Truly ironic. Good game ants, goo-Good game I-I played myself.(congratulations ya played yourself) 16-year old Dom? you-you-you played yourself. But I mellowed out a bit now with bugs, I think. I actually have this unwritten policy with them, If they ever enter in my line of sight. Basically: If I catch you on the premises, you get a warning. I’ll let you proceed with whatever business led you to getting caught by a lethal human who occupies this space. But if I see you again, You’re dead.(you here you die) I mean it might be a bit unfair since I don’t exactly communicate this agreement to them, but I-I-I’m sorry if you’re just passing by, then that’s cool. But if know that you’re lingering around, then, you gotta die I can’t have you crawling in my mouth while i’m sleeping, (gag) Can’t let that happen sorry, Imma have to end you I don’t go all Starship Troopers on them anymore I keep it a little more civil now, And give them the Sharben treatment followed by the trash can treatment. But if it’s lucky enough to be caught on the 1st floor by a door or a window, then i’ll probably set it free(you are free small one) I do have some exceptions for first sightings though If you’re coming for my food, you’re dead.(not the pizza!!!) If you’re crawling on me, somewhere on my body, you’re dead If you’re on my bed, you deeeeaaad. If you’re 5 cubic meters or larger in volume. Then my bad, Take the house I-I don’t want it no more, I’m setting it on fire. I say all this, but honestly the bugs I encounter don’t even come CLOSE to the kind of demons people in other countries have to deal with. Australia for example Like… DDDDDDDAAAAAMMMMMNNNN Whaa? What even? HOW Even!? SssSSSssSSHhhhHHHHIiiIIIItTTTT W-Why!? A-Are you guys okay over there? And it’s not even just bugs, I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re from Australia and you’re halfway into a snake right now while you’re watching this Then if you are… Well, shiiiiiit… You loyal! I appreciate that Ohhhhhh Boy! Guess what’s back again? School tiiiiimmmmeeee! aka barf well… …for you guys anyway. I’ve been done with that for years now. (Maniac laughter) Oh man I’m old 🙁 Anyway, you guys know I love anime And more so affordable merch of Anime This month, LootAnime’s theme is Demi-Human ooooo Including items from: ONE-PUUUNCH Man, Bleach, Tokyo Ghoul, And Twin Star Exorcists Just a quick run through of how LootCrate works for the newcomers Its a monthly subscription service for all sorts of merch. For LootAnime you pay less than $25 a month you’ll get a selection of items ranging from T-shirts, Manga, Posters, Figures worth more than double what you pay Cut off for months themed Crate is the 19th at 9 PM PST *Bad British Accent* And all future crates, Hence both can be automatic as long as you stay Subscribed (It was really hard to copy that.. Why Domics???) If you sign up on LootCrate.com/Domics or click on the link in the description, And enter the code: DOMICS That’s: D-O-M-I-C-S You can get 10% off on New Subscriptions Last Month the theme was: “Back To School” it had a few cool stuff from Danganronpa, Ass-Class, And Persona 3 But hey! No worries if you missed that one, There’s plenty of cool new upcoming stuff in future Crates! One more time that’s: LootCrate.com/Domics with a Code in: DOMICS to save 10% on New Subscriptions Link in the Subscription below. Enjoy! 😀 (The Captioners: Rex Legason DICK and KayleeN Thats it we only made all of this Subtitles I’m so lonely ;(. ) (Not really, though) (Also this took 1 Week to make because of school N’ Stuff>_

5 Most Beautiful Insects You Won’t Believe Are Real

5 Most Beautiful Insects You Won’t Believe Are Real


5 Beautiful Insects You Won’t Believe Are
Real. Number 5. Dactylotum bicolor looks like it’s one of
those “paint-by-numbers” projects with all those amazing colors! In reality though, it’s called a Rainbow Grasshopper
or Painted Grasshopper. Native to the United States, Canada and northern
Mexico, this grasshopper grows to an average length of about 20 mm (0.8 in) for males and
35 mm (1.4 in) for females. It is mainly black with distinctive reddish
and yellowish markings, a pale green prothorax and pale green wingpads. The tibia of the hind leg bears six to eight
spines, and this species does not develop wings and is unable to fly. Number 4. The spiny Flower Mantis, or Pseudocreobotra
wahlbergii, is a beautiful and colorful flower mantis with natural range in sub-Saharan Africa. They are white with orange and green stripes,
and as adults they have a beautiful patch of color on their wings that looks like an
eye. An easy way to tell males from females is
to look at the length of their wings: A female’s wings will reach to the end of her abdomen,
while a male’s wings will extend past it. Number 3. There are a number of Ruby-tailed wasp species
that look very similar and are difficult to tell apart. They’re all beautifully coloured, with red,
blue, green and bronze metallic colours. These wasps are solitary, meaning they don’t
live in large social nests. Being barely 10mm in length, they can be difficult
to spot. You can often see them running restlessly
over walls and tree trunks, constantly using their downward-curving antennae to pick up
the scent of their host insect. As a parasite they require another species
for part of their life cycle, Chrysis ignita mainly parasitizes mason bees and other solitary
bees. Number 2. Maratus speciosus, sometimes called the coastal
peacock spider, is an Australian species of jumping spider. They are only known to inhabit the vegetation
of the coastal sand dunes of southwestern Western Australia. Like other Maratus spiders, the males of the
species engage in a courtship display during which they raise their third pair of legs
and their abdomen, presenting their colorful opisthosomal plate
to potential female partners. Unlike other Maratus, however, the males of
this species have a set of bright orange hairs (setae) along both edges of the opisthosoma
which only become visible during this display. Number 1. Greta oto may sound like the name of a silent
movie star from Eastern Europe but is in fact the scientific name for one of the most exquisite,
and little known, species of butterfly on the planet. This butterfly’s claim to fame is that its
wings, spanning up to six centimeters, are almost completely transparent. That’s right, you can see just about right
through them. The common English name for this remarkable
butterfly is glasswing, which in itself speaks volumes about the appearance of this small
but unusual insect. However, it takes the romance languages to
step in and give the butterfly the name which, for many, suits it best. The Spanish name for the glasswing is “espejitos”. Literally translated, this means little mirrors. Just a glance at the insect in question and
one can imagine the thrill of pleasure when the moment of inspiration that came to its
Hispanic name giver.