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Does missing your ex mean you’re still in love with him/her?

Well, first thing first. Why would you miss someone when you have broken up with them or they have chosen someone else over you. The answer is that even though we have control over our decisions but not over emotions. People who are unable to get over their ex easily, have very positive attitude towards life and their future but the general perception about them isn’t so impressive. The are considered lagged and stuck.

No person can take another person’s place in your heart until unless he creates his own one

The intensity that will make you miss your ex is the heap of thoughts about the moments you had spent together and the only way to erase those memories is to create new ones but with a little trick that might change the perspective of your life so you don’t need to rush as you don’t need another person to push you through your life. You can be independent, you can be free and you can be happy.

People who jump over boats never reach their own destination but rows other’s boats

So the conclusion is if you still miss your ex or are in love with them then so be it or not doesn’t make any difference until unless you have determined objective of your life.

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There’s a thin line between Ego and Self-respect and that is called Maturity

You may have came across different definitions of ego, self respect and maturity.

Let’s talk about ego first. Ego is the false representation of yourself to your own self, it doesn’t have anything to do with what other people think and feel about you rather it’s “What You think what other people think and feel about you”. It doesn’t always make you feel better about yourself but it does makes you feel superior and dominant over others tho you need approval from other people who doesn’t hold any value in your life over people who’s value actually matters.

Alright now let’s come to the other side which is Self-respect. It’s simply valuing your own self and people who hold value in your life. It’s about making your own decisions and not letting anyone influencing and dictating your life. It’s about knowing your worth and your potentials. It’s about saving your dignity and your pride.

So Where’s the thin line then?

Well if you read and try to understand what I have just said again then you will be easily able to differentiate between the two. If you did differentiate between the Ego and self-respect then congratulations you have achieved the level of maturity which is to differentiate between good and bad, right and wrong, worth and liabilities, To hold or to let go, to sacrifice or to rescue, to crimp upon own ego or to honor yourself respect

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First Human-Monkey Chimeras Created by Scientists in China

The first monkey-human chimeras have been developed by a team of researchers working in China, in a step towards using animals to develop organs for human transplants, the Guardian reports. 

Scientists from the Salk Institute in the United States and the Murcia Catholic University in Spain, have produced monkey embryos containing human cells. The research, led by Professor Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte, was conducted in China in order to avoid legal and ethical issues.

Chimeras are organisms made up of cells from two different species. They are produced by reprogramming adult human cells into stem cells and injecting them into animal embryos. The stem cells can give rise to any type of cell in the body and form into organs.

Chimeras are a step towards animal to human organ transplants. Scientists believe that organs grown inside animals with human stem cells can be used for human transplantation and address issues of organ rejection of the lack of organs available.

Pig-human and sheep-human chimeras with some human cells have already been produced, as pigs and sheep are seen as having the perfect size organs for human transplantation. However, the pig and sheep chimeras only contained roughly one in 10,000 cells that were human. The development of human-monkey chimeras is believed to teach us more about human-pig chimeras.

Scientists also believe that human-monkey chimeras can be used for research on neurological and psychiatric diseases. Alejandro De Los Angeles of Yale University states, “In theory, for diseases where primate models are not good enough, making human-monkey chimeras could provide a better model of brain diseases.”

Such research brings up many ethical concerns. Legal barriers concerning the ethics of their experiments led the scientists to move their work to China. To avoid ethical concerns, the chimera embryos are destroyed within a 14-day gestation period, in which they can develop organs or a nervous system. The Los Angeles confirms that there is “still a long way to go before human-monkey chimeras are brought to term.”

Scientists also face the ethical concern of potentially growing a functioning human brain, creating a conscious chimera. However, they claim they have created a mechanism so that should the human cells migrate to the brain of the embryo, they would self-destruct.

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Finding perfect princess

More than a thousand years ago there was an aged king named Ralph ruling eighteen states with multi ethnic groups living together in harmony and peace as one community. People were die heart follower of their king as he was one kind man with heart as big as an ocean and as soft as rose petals but a man of his own rules. He had a vast kingdom extended from east to west and his only descendant was his beloved prince Morgis who was enormously handsome, charming and smart. King was an aged man now and he wanted to see his son takingover the crown in his life and see his prince getting married and progressing his bloodline so for that purpose he gave a task to his right hand minister and advisors “To find him the most beautiful girl in the country to marry his son with a warning of death penalty if he return failed”

The minster noted the orders from king and took a leave. Next morning he started his journey to the east and on his way he would visit every town and will order to present him all the young ladies of the town. Every girl in the state was all full of hope and excitement. They were preparing themselves with beautiful dresses, makeup and jewelry to compete and hoping to be picked up by the Minister. The minister reached the east but didn’t find any lady suitable to be the princess. He didn’t lose hope and started his journey towards the west which had few states with immigrants knows for the beauty of their women and their melodious voices. He went there and visited every town of the state, saw every young woman, listened to their euphonious songs but nothing has melted his heart as he haven’t found a single lady beautiful enough to be presented to his king.

Months have passed and he has already been returned from his journey tired, hopeless, defeated and scared. He was lying in his bed under the open sky starring at the stars thinking about that “Tomorrow is the day to present the most beautiful lady of the kingdom to his king and tomorrow is the day his head will get copped off because he hasn’t found anyone yet. He wasn’t afraid of death as much as he was worried about his family as there was no one to take care of them after him.

The day had finally came. The whole kingdom was invited to witness the mesmerizing beauty of the luckiest princess to be. The gates of the palace were opened for the public, the grounds got filled with men, women and children, the tables were decorated with large trays of fruit and gallons of wine, the country’s best sketch artists were impatiently holding their brushes in hands and canvases ready to capture that historic moment, the top musicians, singers and dancers were stand by to fill in colors to the show and all the royal guests have already arrived.

The king sat on his throne and nod his head to order the rest to be seated, everyone eyes were on the entrance. The bugle was blown thrice and a group of four horses dragging a beautiful buggy covered with fresh red and white roses appeared and the silence has been broken down by cheers. The buggy stopped at the reception’s steps just in front of the throne, every beating heart was racing, the minister got of the buggy first and gave a hand to the princess to be. She was wearing white dress made of cotton and silk with pearls all over it, shinning black heels and a beautiful diamond necklace. Her face was covered by white net veil. Your majesty! Here i am presenting you the most beautiful lady of the kingdom, said the minister.

You brought a child to marry my son? furiously asked the king.

My apologies Your majesty! I am afraid you misjudged, that lady is my only daughter who is i am sure few years younger than our prince, said the minister while removing her veil. everyone’s eyes popped out when saw his daughter who was a middle aged lady with short puffy arms and legs, big head and torso, wrinkled face and bulging eyes with broad jaws. It’s …. It’s a dwarf!!!!!!! The king stood up from his throne abruptly, Your daughter is a… dwarf!!!!! Huh! In one year, in such a vast kingdom, with such huge population, having so many ethnicities present, you haven’t liked a single lady but a DWARF, said the king.

The king sat back, bowed his head down with both hands covering his face. There was completely silent but sound of deep breaths. After a brief pause he stood up again and ordered his soldiers to chop off his head right in front of him. The minster went on his knees crying and begging for his life said, Please Your majesty! forgive me. I have brought you the most dearest woman to me out of all the others. She is my daughter, my hope and my happiness, my glory and my victory, my faith and my pride, my confidence and my strength, my life and my world, my sun and it’s shine, She is the best I could have found, she is the most beautiful girl I have ever seen, She isn’t the princess of the world but the queen of my heart.

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Have you Ever Been Fully Surrounded by Plastic Garbage?

Photographer, Benjamin Von Wong has created some pretty impressive art installations. Take a look at some of his work:

This art installation is made of plastic cups! 

Do you consider this recycling?  

Benjamin uses this beautiful installation as a way to shed light on the ugly truth of the real world:“We are surrounded by plastic garbage!”

According to researchers, by 2050, about 12 billion tons of plastic will be thrown into the environment.

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6 Ways Your Heart Can Get Out of Rhythm

Your heart relies on electrical impulses to keep it beating at a steady pace. Problems with this electrical system can cause abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias. Thedefective impulses may cause the heart to beat too slowly or too fast, or tobeat in a disorganized and chaotic manner. Some of these different types ofarrhythmias can be incredibly dangerous if not properly treated, while othersmay be annoying but are not life-threatening. 

1. Atrial Fibrillation

The most common type of arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, affects about 2.7 millionpeople in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. Atrialfibrillation occurs when the heart’s upper chambers (the atria) begin to beatrapidly and irregularly. The condition itself isn’t life-threatening, but itincreases the risk for stroke by allowing blood to pool and clot inthe atria — increasing risk fivefold, says Hugh Calkins, MD, an electrophysiologist anddirector of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Johns Hopkins Medicine inBaltimore. 

Atrial fibrillation risk is lower before age 50 but then steadilyincreases with age. Blood thinners and medication to steadythe heart rate and rhythm are mainstays of treatment. In some cases, a specialprocedure called an ablation, which purposely scars thedefective part of the heart to prevent it from passing on unwanted signals, maybe recommended.

2. Tachycardia

Tachycardia occurs when your heart suddenly starts beating very fast. Ifit happens as a result of exercise, excitement, or fever, it’s usually not acause for concern and doesn’t need treatment. But one type of arrhythmia calledparoxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is more dangerous. It createsextra heartbeats because electrical signals that move from the heart’s upperchambers to its lower chambers tend to loop back around to the upper chambers.This condition can cause sudden cardiac arrest if it affects the heart’s lowerchambers, but it’s curable through ablation. Tachycardia is most common inchildren and young people, and is more common in women than men.

3. Ventricular Fibrillation

Ventricular fibrillation is the most deadly type of arrhythmia. It occurswhen the lower chambers of the heart (the ventricles) begin to quiver insteadof pumping normally. Because these chambers handle most of the heavy liftingfor the circulatory system, ventricular fibrillation causes blood flow to verynearly cease. “If it’s not shocked in a timely fashion — and we’re talkingminutes — then the patient will die,” says Gordon Tomaselli, MD, professor of medicineand chief of cardiology at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore. 

Ventricular fibrillation usually happens in people with some sort ofunderlying heart condition. Those at risk can be treated with medication or an implanted defibrillator that will shock theheart if it stops beating.

4. Premature Beats

Most irregular heart rhythms involve extra or skipped beats. These typesof arrhythmias are harmless and usually don’t cause symptoms. People who dofeel symptoms report fluttering in the chest or a feeling that their heart hasskipped. Premature beats can occur in anyone, most often happen naturally, anddon’t require treatment. But they also can happen as a result of heart disease,stress, overexercising, or too much caffeine or nicotine. In those instances,you should talk with a cardiologist about your heart and any needed lifestylechanges.

5. Bradycardia

Bradycardia is a type of arrhythmia that, for many people, is no big deal.It means your heart rate is slower than normal — fewer than 60 beats a minutefor adults. Young people and others who are very physically fit may experiencebradycardia because they’re in good shape, and for them it isn’t dangerous anddoesn’t cause symptoms. But people can also have bradycardia if they’ve had a heart attack or if an underactive thyroidgland or aging has slowed the heart. In these situations, taking medication orhaving a pacemaker implanted may be needed. 

Bradycardia can also occur because of a nutritional imbalance. If this isthe cause, your doctor may recommend a dietary supplement. In addition, thecondition can be a side effect of medication, and in those cases a doctor mayadjust your prescription.

6. Long QT Syndrome

A number ofother disorders occur because of problems with the heart’s electrical system.Long QT syndrome, a hereditary disorder that usually affects children or youngadults, slows the signal that causes the ventricles to contract. Anotherelectrical signal problem, atrial flutter, happens when a single electrical wavecirculates rapidly in the atrium, causing a very fast but steady heartbeat.Heart block involves weak or improperly conducted electrical signals from theupper chambers that can’t make it to the lower chambers, causing the heart tobeat too slowly. These conditions can put you at risk for cardiac arrest.Treatment might involve medication, ablation, or an implanted device to correctthe misfiring, such as a pacemaker or defibrillator.

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Dr Frank H. Netter

This photo throw me back to my medical school days every time I look at it and even tho I have never met Dr. Netter but I feel like missing him a lot and it reminds me of the struggles I did and the rough and tough time I went through when I was in Med school . Dr. Frank Netter was both a doctor( Surgeon) and an artist who was such a genius that he has not only grasped the most complex medical concepts, but also transform them into paintings that made those concepts crystal clear to the others. Beginning in the mid 20th century, his books of illustrations included thirteen atlases and over 200 pamphlets which helped to educate doctors and health care professionals all over the world. His award-winning Atlas of Human Anatomy is today’s most popular and best selling anatomy atlas in the English language and is translated to 16 different languages all over the world. He painted more than 20,000 illustrated paintings through out his life. It’s almost 30 years since he left this world but he will remain alive and forever in every Doctor and medical student’s heart. May you R.I.P legend. ❤️

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When an arranged marriage becomes a forced marriage?

Marriage isn’t something that need to be defined here but today I will be trying explain the difference between arranged marriage and forced marriage.

Arrange marriage:

Arranged marriages were very common throughout the world until the 18th century but have declined in prosperous countries with social mobility and increasing individualism; nevertheless, arranged marriages are still seen in countries of South Asia, Europe and North America, among royal families, aristocrats and many religious groups. In such marriage both partners and their families presumably consent to the assistance of their parents or a third party such as a matchmaker in choosing spouse. The couple is introduced to each other and given time to meet each other in supervision of their families and given them the right to accept or reject the marriage proposal at any time.

Forced marriage:

One the other hand forced marriage which was also called blind marriage is a negotiation and decision between parents and elder members of two families. The couple is typically told to get married, without a right to consent, even if they had never met each other until the wedding day and that’s not the end they have not given right to divorce with is against their culture and tradition.

Women suffer more than the men and such marriages are main reason of domestic violence in those countries.

Bride price vs Dowry:

In some countries of Asia, Middle East, Africa Bride price is practiced which is money, property, or other form of wealth paid by the groom or his family to the family of the woman he will be married to or is just about to marry. Bride price can be compared to dowry which is paid to the groom, or used by the bride to help establish the new household.

“Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other’s strengths”

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An awful advice to my son

Eric was playing video game in his room when his dad came in. Instead of getting mad his dad thought I should teach him in such a way so that he can get lifelong lesson. His father grabbed a chair to sit next to him. He cleared his throat and said Look! son You need to study to have a good like ahead and have all the luxuries and comfort but If you don’t study you won’t pass your exams and if you don’t pass your exam you won’t be promoted to next grade , if you don’t get promote to next grade you won’t go be able to go to college, if you don’t go to college you won’t get into good University, if you don’t get into good University you won’t get a degree, if you don’t get a degree you won’t get a job, if you don’t get a job you won’t save money, if you don’t save money you won’t buy a car and house , if you don’t buy a car and house you won’t get a girlfriend. You won’t have all this comfort and luxurious in life if you don’t study. You need to make efforts now to enjoy your life in future.

His son took off his headphones and turned around to him and said “ Dad! What do you think I am doing right now?”

There was a moment of complete silence in the room

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You don’t have to be rich to be generous but generous to be Rich

“Life is a race” is something that we have been taught about since childhood but “What is this race all about?” the more we grow old the more thickened our heart becomes. We always run after money, fame and success but have you ever questioned yourself “for what purpose you need all that?” The answer is just one word “Happiness” and we try to find sources of happiness throughout our life and for that we go through a lot of ups and downs, roughs and toughs to achieve our goals in life but the question remains unanswered that at the end of the day “Have you achieved what you wanted of life?”.

To answer the above question with big Yes you don’t have to go through all the hurdles in first place. Not all humans are born with same capabilities and Not everyone gets the same opportunities in life and that makes some people get to their goals faster than others, some might go far ahead and some will be left behind but all will reach their goals eventually. So at the end of the day It doesn’t matter how fast you run the marathon of life but how gracefully you finish it. It’s not chasing people ahead of you but looking out for people behind you. To be the helping hand and to have a helping hand. To get someone’s back and have someone get your’s and remember that “A giving hand is always better than the receiving one” so it’s better to do good to the society instead of expecting it from the society.

You don’t have to do something really amazing for the society. It could just be greeting people with smile, helping someone find the address, asking your neighbor and coworker if they ever need your help or company, helping your mom with grocery and cooking, your dad with gardening and your younger siblings with homework or following simple trafic rules. Big or small your every deed matters to the society.

“You don’t have to be rich to be generous but generous to be rich”