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Hello. Many of you know me, my name is Millie and I have this nice blog where I’ve met a lot of wonderful people. Sometimes I feel really thankful for this platform, tumblr has been a great experience for me. However, I’ve decided to write this post and try to help my wonderful friend, who really is struggling a lot at the moment.

She lives in poor living conditions - her family home is very small and old, the walls of her home have started to fall down and it doesn’t even have a roof. The house is loaded with mold, wet walls because of broken pipes and unhealthy air to breathe. Her mom doesn’t have a job and has been unable to find one for quite a long period of time now and her dad has a part-time job.  She is in the 4th year of high school and barely no one knows her story, that’s why I’m not revealing her identity. Here, in the winter time, temperature can drop under -20 degrees C and having wood, blankets and fabric plastic as a roof is not much of a help!

I’ve discussed this with another wonderful friend of mine and we are going to do our best to help and raise some money, because hey - it’s great to be humane! We had already done some research and we found several used houses with very good living conditions, for the minimal price.

Our goal is to raise $35.000 to buy this modest and wonderful family a proper home to live in! And that we cannot do without your help!

Our wish for this post is to reach as many people as possible. Our ideal way of achieving this goal is to reach 35.000+ people who would donate only $1. Every cent will be appreciated from top to bottom of our hearts.

If you are able to help, in any way, please send your $1 donation to the paypal account we made for this specific case.

Paypal: loveandhumanity@outlook.com

I will continue to share this post through my blog and youtube. I will kindly ask you, with a lot of love, to reblog and share this post, you never know how many people your post might reach. $1 is just the first step of creating the whole road.

Christmas is slowly approaching and just imagine this family having this big gift that we all have created together. I will keep you all updated! Thank you very much for your help and time, and please, share. ♥

It occurs to me that as much as “humans are the scary ones” fits sometimes, if you look at it another way, humans might seem like the absurdly friendly or curious ones.

I mean, who looked at an elephant, gigantic creature thoroughly capable of killing someone if it has to, and thought “I’m gonna ride on that thing!”?

And put a human near any canine predator and there’s a strong chance of said human yelling “PUPPY!” and initiating playful interaction with it.

And what about the people who look at whales, bigger than basically everything else, and decide “I’m gonna swim with our splashy danger friends!”

Heck, for all we know, humans might run into the scariest, toughest aliens out there and say “Heck with it. I’m gonna hug ‘em.”

“Why?!”

“I dunno. I gotta hug 'em.”

And it’s like the first friendly interaction the species has had in forever so suddenly humanity has a bunch of big scary friends.

eurekalert.org
Monkey speak: Macaques have the anatomy, not the brain, for human speech
"If a species as old as a macaque has a vocal tract capable of speech, then we really need to find the reason that this didn't translate for later primates into the kind of speech sounds that humans produce," she said. "I think that means we're in for some exciting new answers soon."

Monkeys known as macaques possess the vocal anatomy to produce “clearly intelligible” human speech but lack the brain circuitry to do so, according to new research.

The findings – which could apply to other African and Asian primates known as Old World monkeys – suggest that human speech stems mainly from the unique evolution and construction of our brains, and is not linked to vocalization-related anatomical differences between humans and primates, the researchers reported Dec. 9 in the journal Science Advances.

Co-corresponding author Asif Ghazanfar, a Princeton University professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, said that scientists across many disciplines have long debated if – and to what extent – differences between the human and primate vocal anatomy allow people to speak but not monkeys and apes.

“Now nobody can say that it’s something about the vocal anatomy that keeps monkeys from being able to speak – it has to be something in the brain. Even if this finding only applies to macaque monkeys, it would still debunk the idea that it’s the anatomy that limits speech in nonhumans,” Ghazanfar said. “Now, the interesting question is, what is it in the human brain that makes it special?”

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