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A while back some of you asked us to put together a video on ADHD. Since most people already know what ADHD is, and it’s not uncommon for people to suffer from it, we thought we put out one debunking myths or misconceptions about it. If you’ve enjoyed this video, can you help us share it so more people can learn?

Major Key Alert: The Perfect Shave

Summer is just under one month away and many of us who have been hibernating in all regards are elated to start the Summer ‘16 festivities. We’re taking the word of many fine people all over and saying if your hibernation includes a complete obliteration of the word “shaving” from your vocabulary, we have you covered. We’ve compiled our best kept secrets for the finest shave that you’ll ever know but we’d also like to give you a fair warning… you will not be able to stop feeling your legs, these tips leave your skin so soft, it’s almost unapproachable. 

Myths Debunked!

1) It’s a common myth that not shaving for a period of time until just prior to needing to shave, will result in maximum smoothness, this is entirely incorrect. The faster you get into the habit of shaving, the smoother your legs, arms, etc. will be. So if you have a date, party, seance, make sure you start several days before to ensure the smoothest shave when it is really necessary. 

2) Shaving with Oil - yes, we fulllllllllyyy recommend shaving with oil but this needs to be expanded on just a tad. Per our experience and we’ve tried every oil under the sun (coconut, argan, rosehip, olive, castor, you name it!) Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the absolute crème de la crème of oils to shave with. Not only is EVOO the most hydrating for us but it also for some reason leaves us completely smooth longer. Our great Aunts to our best friends have aggrandized coconut oil for every use under the sun but we’re telling you; EVOO leaves us smooth for 3-4 days while coconut oil is a mere 1-2 days, tops! 

ALSO, on the topic of oil, it’s extremely tricky to shave with but here’s a no frills account of how we do:

-Pour about 1/4c of EVOO in a container and place in shower with you. 

-Allow the steam of the shower to soften your hair follicles for at least 5 minutes. 

-Once your skin is feeling supple, take a quarter size amount of oil into your hands and massage it onto your leg for around 2 minutes (or whichever body part you’re shaving, just make sure to massage each body part in between shaves i.e. massage oil into left leg, shave left leg, then repeat steps for each body part of your choosing.)

- When the leg is coated, rinse your razor and begin shaving against hair growth, making sure to rinse the razor head completely every 2-3 swipes to prevent clogging. 

MAKE SURE TO KEEP THE SKIN COMPLETELY MOISTURIZED WHILE SHAVING! IF YOU’RE NOT THE QUICKEST SHAVER, NO WORRIES. JUST MAKE SURE TO RINSE THE SKIN EVERY FEW SWIPES! 

Skin that is not adequately dampened is the #1 cause for nicks while shaving. 

Once done go ahead and massage the remaining oil into the skin, you’ll be a walking heart-eye emoji for the next couple of days. After leaving the shower, we like to moisturize again with our Leighis Butter for an absolute goddess radiance.

3) Ingrown Hairs and Itchiness after Shaving. To prevent ingrown hairs and itchiness after shaving, we recommend two things. One- Use a toner over shaved areas after shaving. We recommend Witch Hazel or your own DIY Sea Salt Toner or ACV toner, just send us an ask if you need the recipe. Two- Exfoliate! We dry brush 3 times a week at least to keep the dead skin at a minimum. We also whip up a quick Pineapple Mask that we use over our entire body as a chemical exfoliant which we prefer over scrubs. Shaving also helps to remove dead skin, so the more you do it (as long as it’s in a hygienic, safe fashion) the less issues you’ll have with ingrown hairs and itchiness. 

4) Men razors give a closer shave than women razors. I believed this for so long! My absolute favorite razor was the Gilette Fusion, my step-dad had purchased a bulk of them from Sam’s Club and I was completely hooked for years until trying my favorite now, the Schick Hydro Silk which has the smoothest glide ever! We’ve done our research, Gilette uses the same razor blades for their men and women lines and we’ve read that it mostly comes down to the angle of blade, the curvature of the razor head, and the handle as a whole. Overall, we like that women’s razors are designed for the hair on our most commonly shaved areas (i.e. legs, bikini, and underarms) so we’re voting Women’s over men’s any day but we implore you to experiment for yourself. We just recommend a razor of quality with at least 4 blades, the Schick Hydro Silk and the Gilette Fusion both have 5 and that you change the razor head as soon as it dulls.

Here’s just a few more pointers:

- There’s no need to push down hard when shaving! Simply glide the razor over the skin in straight, controlled strokes. 

- Shaving with oil is going to extend the life of your razor, which is great for your bank account and no more poisonous shaving creams but you’ll have to spend a few more minutes cleaning the razor. After each use, we rinse our razor head, soak it in an alcohol solution for a few minutes, then take a cotton swab with alcohol, and dab it clean. This is necessary and will prevent infection just in case of a nick.  

- If you do happen to cut yourself while shaving, just rinse with cold water, cleanse with hydrogen peroxide, treat with Neosporin, and cover with a cool bandaid (recommend: Spongebob or the Simpsons [our aura is Yellow])

Lastly, if you’re feeling fancy, soak in a warm bath tub enchanted with a natural bath bomb, we use the Leighis Goddess Bath Velvets  to start a really penetrative moisture. These bath velvets are no joke when comes to moisturizing so much so that the oil isn’t even necessary but we use it anyway. After daydreaming in the tub for around 20 minutes, we feel our legs, ascend to heaven, come back, shave, ascend again then moisturize once more. But this is almost lethal luxury! We reserve it for birthdays, Christmas, and every Thursday because Treat. Yo. Self. 

We hope this helps! Thanks for reading, our ask is open for advice! 

With so much love and so much light,

Curly Leighis 

Educational YouTubers

If you’re a visual or audiotory learner, YouTube has to be the place for you! Don’t be afraid to ditch your textbooks when necessary to learn something your own way!

Here are some of my favorite educational YoutTube channels!

TED-Ed

You’ve heard of TEDx Talks, now get ready for TED-Ed! These videos range from philosophy and history to science and riddles! They even have a few videos on writing! Most all videos are done in five minute animations with narration and also include links to full lessons in the descriptions of the videos. Watching this channel for hours on end will only scratch the surface of what is offered!

CrashCourse

This one you’ve probably already heard of, but it’s worth checking out! Since CrashCourse has been online for years now, they now have several very interesting videos to watch, ranging from psychology to sociology and physics to film history. They also have videos centered around literature and astronomy and so much more. My personal favorite has been the mythology videos! The videos are made weekly in a series format, so you could watch one lesson a week or binge watch the whole class once it’s done.

Overly Sarcastic Productions

If you’re not so into the lecturing-style the above channels have, then a great place to check out is Overly Sarcastic Productions. These videos are actually made by two college students hoping to teach their favorite subjects in a humorous way! They have videos ranging from literature to history to mythology, as well as some videos on religion and philosophy. And most all of these videos are done in adorable animation and are quite easy to follow, and they stand the test of watching multiple times!

NerdyAndQuirky

If you’re looking for something even more casual and without any sort of curriculum, if you’re just looking to watch some educational videos just for the fun of it—I highly suggest NerdyAndQuirky! This channel is chock full of “Cool History,” ranging from art to debunking myths as well as video essays and some social commentary. Also, get ready for the puns!

Okay but a YouTube AU:

Matt and Foggy: have a channel called Avocados at Law that they started for a joke in law school and ballooned into having an enormous following overnight. (Foggy, sagely: “It’s because Matt took his shirt off on camera once.” Matt: “I did not.” Foggy: “Watch all our videos to see which one of us is lying!”) They do not give legal advice to randos because that will get everyone in trouble, but they explain legal principles and constitutional law, discuss major trials that are in the news, and hold formal debates over the silliest things they can think of. Their success is a mystery.

Karen: has a channel where she talks about current events and unsolved mysteries. Frequently guests on Matt and Foggy’s channel to talk about newsworthy trials.

Claire: has a channel on wellness, nutrition, debunking medical myths, etc. Never actually has time to update it because she’s constantly guesting on her friends’ channels to give advice.

Marci: fashion vlogger.

Jessica: just gets drunk and talks shit about people. Wildly popular.

Trish: I mean, it’s just Trish Talk, but on YouTube. Also wildly popular.

Luke: book vlogger. Does not have any other social media because he does not have patience for online drama.

Misty: mostly yelling about basketball. Has made several NBA players cry. Is gifted courtside seats to the New York Liberty games all season.

Colleen: self-defense lessons, usually with Claire, Misty, or Danny standing in to help her demonstrate. She gets tons of views on the hand-to-hand ones but insists on including a whole playlist of videos on how to disarm an opponent with a sword which…don’t get a lot of attention. (“What? It could come in handy!”)

Danny: theoretically his channel is on wellness and meditation but, like. He throws a lot of tantrums.

Malcolm: actually a good channel on wellness and meditation.

Joy: organizational and entrepreneurial tips, bullet journaling, overuses the #girlboss hashtag.

Elektra: has only ever posted eight times but from six different continents. Vlogs are rambling, randomly edited, and often appear to contain at least two crimes. No one knows who she is or what exactly she does. They are among the most watched things on YouTube.

Frank: dog training tips.

Mormon-phobia on tumblr

I used to wonder why I saw so many post like, “Support LGBT Muslims” because isn’t the Muslim faith against the LGBT community? But then I realized they were like me, they believed everything their faith says except what they say on the LGBT community. So, then I was like awwww such a positive message, like! And I expected to find similar post but for Mormons, as a bi-sexual Mormon I was quite excited to find these post, but instead I found a lot of anti-Mormons on Tumblr. And this confused me a lot oppression? And ever since the beginning people were KILLED and KICKED OUT OF THEIR STATE solely for being Mormon you would think all the SJW’s on Tumblr would be all MORMONS ARE VALID and REBLOG IF YOUR ACCOUNT IS A SAFE PLACE FOR LGBT MORMONS but it’s not. So, I will be debunking some myths

#1 All Mormons will judge you if you don’t live up to their standers

This myth is very widely believed because a lot of Mormon will do this, you see our church teaches that you should not judge others, but guess what people regardless of their faith are still humans who make mistakes and judge others, so let me make something very clear the people of the church does not equal what the church teaches  it’s like with ISIS they are still Muslim but they do not follow the true teachings of Islam (though they are MUCH more extreme  than some judge-y  Mormons) remember: the first shall be last and the last shall be first Matthew 20:16.

#2 Mormons are anti-women

This one makes me chuckle because of how absurd it is. This probably comes from the fact that women can’t hold the priesthood let me make another thing clear priesthood holders do not equal the priesthood  that’s like saying pregnancy is sexist because men can’t get pregnant, everybody has the priesthood and reap its benefits but only men can hold it. Here’s a nice analogy so you can understand it easier

You need a man to get pregnant but only women can get pregnant you need a woman to complete the priest hood but only a man can hold the priesthood

#3 all Mormons are homophobic

Now this one is a little complicated because plenty are, but remember the people don’t equal the church, you see what the church teaches on the LGBT community can be boiled down to, you do you fam I don’t care of course some people misinterpreted that to ‘hate all the homos’ and there are some (like me) that completely 100% support them and there also more that are part of the LGBT community (also like me) in fact most Mormon parents (that I know of) that have gay children are mad/sad at the fact that they left the church not that they are gay, they still love them, and even give their blessing to marry who they love, My parents 100% supported my gay cousin and attended his wedding. (I’m sure they’re plenty of homophobic Mormons this is just my experience)

Smol bisexual Mormon out

The myth(s) of North Africa, the Middle East and the « MENA »

In this post, I’d like to debunk a few myths about North Africa, the Middle East, and, overall, this « MENA » region that people are always talking about. Long story short, those three terms are inaccurate in various degrees, and behind them hide colonial and imperialist ideologies. They’re not neutral, nor are they factual — they send a message, and you should be aware of their meaning when you use them.

This is a long post so I’m putting it under a “read more”; I would also like to thanks @movingtospacesoon for being kind enough to correct my (numerous) English mistakes.


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Yesterday’s fluffy guests for the surprise Lunafreya shoot were in fact WOLVES. You have not been kissed until you have been kissed full on the mouth by a wolf.

@somelikeitblue and I did this shoot with a nearby educational facility/team that uses these animals as ambassadors to educate people - often kids - on the role wolves play in our ecosystem, and to debunk myths about them in general. Logan and Cana are so well-behaved and obviously very loved…I can’t wait to show you guys the end product! And shout-out to Lopti for being a trooper as my human tripod even though neither of us could feel our fingers. 

Aquarius Debunked: Myth #2

People keep calling Aquarians “humanitarian.”

It’s true, in a way. 

Aquarians do charity work. They’ll feed the poor, help build shelters, and give a homeless person a dollar.

But they’ll make sure someone’s taking pictures, put it on their resume, casually mention how they helped make the world a better place, in every single conversation with everyone they meet. 

If you ask what they’d do if they won the lottery, they’ll say, “I’ll use the money to make the world a better place” (build a hospital, donate to PETA, whatever). They’ll say it while they watch you carry an armload groceries into your house, without offering to help. 

There’s no glory in helping with the little things. You can’t put small acts of genuine kindness on a resume. Where are the cameras? Pfft.

They’ll offer to travel the world with you- because they need someone to take pictures of them to put on Instagram. They need to appear popular and well-traveled, but they have no genuine interest in taking in the sights, making connections, or having fun. 

It’s always about appearances.

An Aquarius would rather project an image of being happy and fulfilled via their facebook profile, than experience actual happiness and fulfilment. They’d rather appear to be humanitarian than actually help people from the heart. They’d rather appear popular than have any real friends. They’d rather appear to have a perfect relationship than find true love. 

It takes less time and effort to construct a pretty lie than to build something beautiful and true. So, I get it. (I don’t respect it.) But I get it.

We are currently in the age of Aquarius. One glance around shows that everyone displays the behavior described here to some extent. People are allies because it’s the cool thing to do, not because they care. People stay in friend groups just to fit in and appear well-adjusted, not because they’re actually friends. Etc.

Those with prominent Aquarius in their birth chart (esp. rising) just do this more than the rest of us.

The evolved Aquarius is a true rebel and revolutionary. The evolved Aquarius does things for only one reason: because they want to. Not to help others, and not to help themselves, but from pure, genuine, internal motivation. This form of Aquarius is exceptionally rare. You’re more likely to come across the sheep than the lone wolf manifestation of this sign.

So… For the love of god, stop calling Aquarians ‘humanitarian’ when they honestly couldn’t give a fuck, unless it makes them look good.

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Myth Debunking: Does Radiation Glow?

Throughout popular culture, it is depicted that radiation glows.

Take this screenshot of a putrid pool of radiation in Fallout 4. 

And another, not taken by me this time.

But, does radiation really glow a sickly green? The answer, put extremely simply, is no. If radiation glowed, we’d be seeing green constantly; sunlight would be green, as would radiation emitted from underground elements such as Uranium and Thorium.

This misconception is extremely damaging, because people don’t know what to expect when it comes to radiation; they assume it makes you glow green and mutates things, when, in a normal dosage, nothing happens to you.

This is a radium-zinc clock. These were very popular in the 1930s and 40s, due to the fact they glowed in the dark. However, it wasn’t radiation causing the glowing, it was the zinc-oxide reacting with the radium. This is where -I- personally believe the glowing myth came from. These clocks fell into disuse when people starting getting sick; radium is highly toxic along with being radioactive. 

You can still buy these clocks, though they no longer glow; the zinc-oxide as long eroded. However, hold up a gieger counter and you can still hear the steady ticking.

Now, there is one circumstance where radiation glows.



Cherenkov radiation. Not a specific type, but a result of gamma rays being fed through a very thick shield of water. This is a holding pool for used fuel in a NPP. That water is extremely deep; usually they’re around 30-40 feet deep, because water is such an effective shield. 

It’s a beautiful blue; and rather inviting. Not that I fancy swimming in a pool filled with nuclear waste, that is.

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Time to set the record straight again, this time for one of biggest buzzwords of the 20th century “Blitzkrieg”.

Debunking The Myths of Serial Killers

There are many myths that surround these morbidly fascinating people. Here are a few of the stereotypes explained to better know how these killers operate:

Myth 1: All Serial Killers Are Men 
On the contrary, about 17 percent of all serial homicides in the United States are committed by women. Women, however, have a completely different motive than men. Male serial killers are usually motivated by sex, whereas most female serial killers are motivated by monetary gain or revenge.

Myth 2: All Serial Killers Are White
This may seem to be true because white serial killers make up the majority of the morbid icons of popular culture, but there are plenty of African American, Hispanic, and Asian American serial killers. In fact, African Americans represent about 20 percent of serial killers.

Myth 3: All Serial Killers Are Dysfunctional Loners
Many like Ted Bundy, Dennis Rader, and Gary Ridgway lead seemingly normal lives and have healthy social bonds with other people.

Myth 4: All Serial Killers Travel Widely
Although there are a number of drifter killers in the United States, a lot of them stalk and kill within their comfort zones, which is often defined by an anchor point, such as a place of residence or place of employment. Crime statistics reveal that serial killers are most likely to commit their first murder very close to their residence.

Myth 5: All Serial Killers Are Mentally Ill 
Psychopathy doesn’t mean psychosis. A very small number of serial killers have or ever will win the NGRI (not guilty by reason of insanity) plea. Ed Gein is one of the very few who was actually found to be insane.

Myth 6: All Serial Killers Want To Be Caught 
Serial Killers love the act of killing, so why would they want to be caught? Many take satisfaction in their success and even go so far as to taunt the police like the Zodiac Killer, BTK, and the Son of Sam did.

Myth 7: All Serial Killer Victims Are Female
Just like not all serial killers are male, not all serial killer victims are female. In reality, men comprise about 30 percent of serial killer victims.

Source: Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World’s Most Savage Monsters by Scott Bonn