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Does a tiny sea creature hold the key to heart regeneration?

When Mark Martindale decided to trace the evolutionary origin of muscle cells, like the ones that form our hearts, he looked in an unlikely place: the genes of animals without hearts or muscles.

In a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the University of Florida scientist and colleagues found genes known to form hearts cells in humans and other animals in the gut of a muscle-less and heartless sea anemone. But the sea anemone isn’t just any sea creature. It has superpower-like abilities: Cut it into many pieces and each piece will regenerate into a new animal.

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Something that You should Remember About Love...

Love is not measured by size….


Or shape…


Or even by “words”…


But purely in the fact that you want to be with this person. Nothing more, and nothing less.

Whatever form your love may be, may it be one that make you genuinely happy from the bottom of your hearts.

Happy Valentine’s Day ಌ

Things about Harley and Joker’s relationship in the Lego Batman Movie that I really like (slight spoilers)

  • It’s not an abusive relationship AT ALL. The two of them are on a much more equal level, and while the two are still boss/assistant, they’re practically gal pals. I wouldn’t be surprised if they painted their nails together honestly
  • Their nicknames are so adorable, “Boo-boo”, “Girlbuddy,” etc.
  • There isn’t a single insult towards each other in the entire film (any insult Joker says in the movie, you’ll notice, isn’t to her, but to the other villains)
  • From ‘Behind the Bricks’: “And nobody’s got a smile like you, Mister J.!” Joker’s thanks to her sounds very sincere and earnest
  • From the ‘Frenemies’ Trailer:  “Why don’t you go sledgehammer anything you’d like?” Although the scene isn’t in the actual movie, they hug, Joker’s coattails form a heart for a second, and they’re just adorable together
  • Harley being fully supportive and caring for Joker moving on, after his boyfriend Batman dumped him told him he didn’t need him anymore
  • The fact that Joker keeps Harley with him, even after he recruits the Phantom Zone baddies
  • That lil swinging dance they do near the end of the movie after they help save the city
  • The fact that they’re adORAB L E
They say the worst feeling in the world is the moment you feel that ache in your chest, that undeniable throbbing pain in your ribcage, the moment the knot in your stomach is pulled tight, that what is known as heartbreak…
But let me tell you, it’s not. Saying it was would be the same as saying the moment of death is worse than the moment you hear you’re going to die and all moments after that until the second your heart stops beating.
No, the worst feeling in the world is when you know someone doesn’t love you back, but they haven’t told you yet. It’s when they haven’t confirmed the fact that your love is unrequited, but you know it is. And it is when you feel that tiny little tear starting to form in your heart and there is nothing you can do about it. You know your heart will bleed, but it doesn’t yet.
The worst is that even though you know you’ll be devastated, lying on the ground, wanting to rip your heart out of your chest because you don’t want it to hurt so much, you are unable to prepare yourself for that moment. Why? Because you still have that little amount of surreal hope. And you know it is all in vain, but you can’t help having it.
That, hanging somewhere in between, feeling the cracks starting to form in your heart, but still trying to glue it with water made out of unconfirmed suspicions and a hope in vain…
That is the only feeling worse than heartbreak itself
—  The one feeling worse than heartbreak
Witch Tip #7 - Cloves Hack

When I was in the 3rd grade, my class read “Little House in the Big Woods” by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Once we finished, we had a Laura Ingalls Wilder day where we dressed up as her and acted her daily life. I remember making corn husk dolls and eating vension soup (yuck 🤢). One hack I learned from that day was how to make a clove apple (aka an apple pomander). 


First you grab an apple and some cloves. Make sure your cloves have the ends jutting out from them. Then you start poking the cloves into the apple. You can make them form a heart or make rows or whatever else you might want to do. Once you’re done, you can stick up on a shelf and let it’s enticing scent fill the air. 

Generally, I keep the apple until it begins to rot and deflate (3-4 months after making it).


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