20 People Share The Experience That Changed Their Life More Than Any Other






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While we all learn from our own direct experiences in life, I truly believe that other human beings are some of the greatest educational tools available to us. And thanks in large part to the social media driven era in which we are currently entrenched, connecting with others has never been easier, and for most of us, is a regular part of our daily life.

Wanting to put that power to good use, I set out on a mission to learn as much as I could by challenging 20 people from 20 completely different walks of life to briefly share the experience that had changed their life more than any other thus far.

With their permission, I am now going to share their stories with you, in hopes of not only giving you 20 new stories to know and connect with, but also inspiring you to persevere through whatever life throws your way. 

In addition to their stories, I’ve also summarized my findings and key takeaways in the following video:

1. My life changed when I discovered, at 50 years of age, that I was the product of an affair, my siblings were half-siblings and I had been lied to my entire life. It changed further when my birth father and family embraced me but then completely crippled me financially. The experience taught me about boundaries and to not seek out pleasing others. – Male, 58

2. When I found out my girlfriend was sleeping with another man and I confronted her about it. She fired me from my position and stiffed me on nearly $35,000 worth of commissions and bonuses. At first I was crushed, heartbroken, and depressed, however, when one chapter ends, a new one begins. This situation catapulted me into a new position within two incredible organizations that are BEING the change I wish to see in this world… Thank you universe for your twisted sense of humor. – Male, 34

3. When I dropped out of my Master’s program. I suddenly was no longer crying every night, and felt a huge weight off my shoulders. Over the next year, I found myself, my dream job, and my true purpose, and I am eternally grateful for having the courage to quit. – Female, 23

4. My younger closest cousin passed and my dad was diagnosed with an incurable lung disease in the same year. It was during this time when I realized that life is short and that time with your loved ones is priceless. This prompted me to change careers and I have gone back to my first love of acting. Not only has this allowed me to meet some amazing people share many wonderful stories, but I have gained precious time with my family and have been able to care for my dad. – Female, 43

5. My life changed when I finally listened to my soul and inner child. To work on myself and let a lot of the emotional pain I was feeling from childhood bullying. From that point everything else fell into place and still to this day I am working on myself to improve and help shift the world. – Female, 33

6. As I stared at my toes while laying in a hospital bed with bullets in my chest, I came to the realization that we never truly get a chance to stop and reflect for a sustained period of time. I’m grateful for the moment of clarity that horrific incident gave me. – Male, 36

7. When I ended my relationship with my former partner I felt broken beyond repair, lost in the shadows of trauma, and unfulfilled expectations. In the last year, I’ve come to realize that everything had to break down, so that I could break through, and rebuild a solid foundation, and that darkness can be a great teacher, because it allows you the opportunity to shine even brighter in time. – Female, 32

8. As graduation from college approached I had no idea what to do next; my father took me to dinner and said that his travel agency needed tour directors and in a couple of weeks I could work in Puerto Vallarta if I wanted to. I had never even had a job and the prospect was a bit scary, but I took a shot at it and for the next 7 years I worked in Mexico, Hawaii, Brazil, Europe, and around the Caribbean. I also had a brief stint in Grad School but learning languages and adapting to the ways of other cultures changed my life in ways I cannot even imagine -and it was actually a PhD in life. It taught me that when a door opens with a unique opportunity, take full advantage. – Male, 68

9. When I decided to leave my job and start my own business. It was a scary thing to do and hasn’t been without its challenges, but it has done wonders in filling me with the patience, persistence, trust, and courage I always had within me but suppressed. And the impact this has had on all other aspects of my life is something I will be forever extremely grateful for. – Male, 28

10. I was 14 going on 15 when Saddam Hussein started throwing scud missiles on Tel Aviv, Israel. It was the first time I truly experienced fear for my life and the life of my family. It’s also why I don’t like gas masks. They remind me of that first night, waiting for the missiles to fall and for the chemical warfare to hit us. Luckily, the latter never happened. – Female, 41

11. When my parents divorced it really forced me to speak up. I had to voice my wants and needs and was so thankful to learn that sometimes how we imagine a conversation is far worse than the outcome. I learned I can adapt easily in life and that when I find myself in a place I’m not comfortable with, I have to be honest with myself and speak up. It’s always worth it. – Female, 26

12. When I read the book ‘There’s A Spiritual Solution to Every Problem’ by Wayne Dyer about 5 or 6 years ago. This book was the catalyst in embarking on a spiritual journey that has lead to meeting wonderful people all over, starting a conscious business, experiencing a few close encounters with death, and the unravelling of the illusions that blind us from the truths of life and this physical vessel we call a body. – Male, 29

13. When I took a mindfulness meditation course and began a daily practice of meditation. It took my self-awareness to a higher level and gave me the clarity and courage to make a very difficult decision that shifted my life in a positive way. – Female, 54

14. My guru asked me to join a motorcycle adventure over the highest road in the world in the Himalayas. Filled with fear as I had never ridden a motorcycle before and thought they were stupid and too dangerous, I simply willed my mouth to say “yes”. More love than fear, that is the key, it’s too much to ask to not be afraid. This lesson is etched in my soul for lifetimes. – Male, 41

15. When my body got sick with a chronic illness. It propelled me on a long healing journey that ended up healing so much more than just my body. I learned how to slow down, love myself, care for myself, be gentle and release expectations. I learned not to be so hard on myself, let go of my anxieties and truly value my peace of mind and heart above my productivity. I learned balance. I learned to value the quality of my life and state of being, and became wiser and more loving in everything that I do. – Female, 26

16. In 2009 I came across an amazing group of young people set on creating change by getting us to think outside the box. My life has been forever changed. They inspired me to be my best self. I want to change the world; they showed me that change starts within. I am truly grateful to them. – Female, 54

17. My experience is based on the death of a loved one who represented a father figure role in my life (uncle). When he passed, I became sad, confused, and depressed, but when I learned to appreciate the great memories I had with him, the life lessons he taught me and to remove the emotional fear of approaching daily life without his presence, that has manifested into a new beginning I am at peace to embrace. – Male, 33

18. What changed my life was realizing I could marry my purpose, passion and sacred gifts of coaching and guiding others to design their best life and make it my career. Without any business plan or entrepreneurial experience, I left my cushy 9-5 Fortune 500 job to leap into my own business (praying the net would appear). I am just about 3 years in, and I’m expanding and growing every day, both professionally and personally, doing what I love most while helping others to get what they want in their life. I still have to pinch myself sometimes getting paid to be myself. In my humble opinion, this is how it should be when we are in alignment with our highest self, doing what we love most. – Female, 42

19. The moment I decided to stop and finally look at my life. I was so busy doing “things” and caught up with so many distractions that the moment I decided to finally stop and look around I realized how I hated every aspect of it. I was ignoring and walking blind the entire time. At this point I could either fall into the pit of that overwhelming feeling that just dawned on me or to start taking small steps in each direction to fix each one. So I started taking the steps. – Male, 35

20. Our house burned to the ground on Christmas Day and we lost everything. But it gave our family the freedom to move to another state and live near the ocean, which was always a dream. – Female, 38


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Two people in critical condition after IED detonates at 7-Eleven


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WINNIPEG, Canada (INTELLIHUB) — Two people in their 20’s are in critical condition and two others were set ablaze after an improvised explosive device (IED) found in a bag exploded in a vehicle outside a 7-Eleven store around 11:15 p.m. Saturday.

The bag was retrieved by one of the injured from in front of the store and brought inside the cab of a pick-up truck where it eventually exploded.

Authorities said that the IED was not intended for the victims.

The incident is under investigation.

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  • Stolen bomb detonates in truck, setting 4 people on fire in Winnipeg — CBC
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Cops turning body cameras off before executing innocent people?

MINNEAPOLIS (INTELLIHUB) — The city’s mayor and others are demanding answers after a cop shot a woman by the name of Justine Damond dead on Sunday night after a friend of the victim called 911 to report an assault in the area.

Officer worn body camera footage of the incident is unavailable because the cameras were reportedly turned off at the time, raising suspicions throughout the community.

Over 200 people attended Damond’s vigil.

Are police turning off their body worn cameras to commit crimes?

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Tennis Star Andy Murray Interrupts Reporter To Call Out Sexism, And People Love Him For It

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

After being eliminated from Wimbledon by American tennis player Sam Querrey, British tennis player Andy Murray agreed to partake in a press conference. When he interrupted a reporter to call out sexism, however, what might have been an ordinary interview turned into a viral sensation.

During the press conference, a reporter asked the athlete, “Andy, Sam is the first U.S. player to reach a major semi-final since 2009. How would you describe the—?”

It was then that Murray casually interfered, stating: “Male player.”

There was a pause and the reporter replied, “I beg your pardon?”

To which Murray responded, “Male player, right?” The British tennis player felt compelled to correct the reporter, as Serena Williams has won 12 Grand Slam tournaments since 2009. TWELVE.

After being confronted, the reporter tried to laugh it off the “casual sexism.” Murray wasn’t having any of it, however. As a result, people around the world are praising the athlete, who is currently ranked as the no. 1 male player in the world. His mother, Judy, proudly tweeted: “That’s my boy.”

Watch the viral video below:

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WATCH: Cops Storm Bar Like It’s a War Zone, Assault Dozens of Innocent People

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Merced, CA – Police stormed into a hookah lounge in the early morning hours on Sunday, July 9 in a manner that can be described as nothing short of terroristic. Video captured by a security guard at Chandelier’s Hookah Lounge shows us once again that all too often, cops are the ones who needlessly escalate situations into fear and violence.

The video begins with multiple cops screaming at patrons to back up, right after barging in with riot guns and batons. The crowd of people enjoying a relaxing Saturday night socializing at the hookah lounge are bewildered and frightened by this sudden act of aggression.

One cop fires a rubber projectile at a man who was being pushed backward by another cop, which causes even more panic as people are trying to flee the room. The video cuts to another segment after cops, with tasers drawn and pointed, have managed to put several people on the ground. Others are letting their frustration at this unprovoked violence be known, as we can hear one person shout, “Why the f—k are y’all doing this?!”

According to the Merced Sun-Star:

“The video was corroborated by multiple witnesses, including one black female UC Merced student. She said police first entered the building with flashlights. They left, and people resumed the event thinking the situation was over. But the police rushed back in with guns and Tasers drawn, causing the confusion and fear.

During all this, one officer slammed the student’s friend to the floor and sat on his neck. As the student began to protest, saying he can’t breathe, an officer shouted, stay back or I’ll shoot.”

Indeed, the assault on innocent patrons begs the question: why did the cops do this?

The Mercer Police Department (MCD) stated they were looking for a suspected burglar in the area, who was not caught. Instead, five people were arrested from a situation entirely created by the cops.

Assuming the MCD statement is true, does the most logical approach to apprehending a burglar involve storming a social club as if it’s a military raid? It’s ludicrous to expect that everyone will immediately become quiet and complacent as armed police storm suddenly into the building.

In fact, that would be disturbing as it would indicate an entirely submissive population.

There is no escaping the fact that cops created this situation, and it will sow more fear, anger and distrust among the community which cops are supposed to “protect and serve.” Fortunately, no one was killed or seriously injured, from what we know, but that could have easily happened with Tasers, riot guns and the excessive force used.

The department says an investigation is ongoing, but we know there’s a very good chance they will find they did nothing wrong. It’s all too easy to create the narrative that the patrons’ actions justified the violent response, and most media will simply echo this without question.

This kind of disturbing assault on innocent people—who are supposedly protected by constitutional rights—cannot be allowed to be normalized. Please share this video so we can continue to expose the ever-encroaching police state.

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Three people dead in Honolulu high-rise fire

    

At least three people died, as over 100 firefighters battled a massive five-alarm fire in a condominium in Honolulu, Hawaii. At least 12 were reportedly injured in the blaze.

A crew of more than 100 firefighters managed to bring the fire under control by 6:30pm local time on Friday, Reuters reports citing Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

The Honolulu Fire Department confirmed three deaths on the 26th floor, AP reported. Four of the 12 injured, including one firefighter, were hospitalized in serious condition, while others were treated at the scene, according to the Star-Advertiser newspaper.

As of 4:45pm local time (10:45pm Eastern) the flames continued to spread to multiple floors.

By 4:30pm local time, the fire was raised from a four-alarm to a five-alarm, KHON reported.

“Hopefully within another hour or so, it will be under control,” Fire Chief Manuel Neves told reporters at 5:20pm local time.

More than 100 firefighters have responded to the Marco Polo building.

The fire began on the 26th floor of the 36-floor building around 2:20pm local time, according to HawaiiNewsNow.

The three deaths were confirmed to have occurred on the 26th floor by the Honolulu Fire Department, the Associated Press reported.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell told reporters that the fire would have been “put out by now” if the building had had an indoor sprinkler system. Chief Neves agreed.

“This lady’s voice, I’m not kidding you. I’m trembling. She’s like help me, help me, and I couldn’t see her because the smoke was so dark,” resident Teresa Sommerville told KHON. “All of a sudden the wind shifts and you see this lady is standing inside the lanai. She’s not standing over the edge or anything, and she’s like ‘Help me, help me.'”

“We had people report that there are people unaccounted for on several floors around the fire. We are making sure we are addressing every concern as far as persons in the building, making sure that everyone gets out safely,” Honolulu Fire Department’s Capt. David Jenkins said, KHON reported.

“There have been reports of debris falling from the fire floor and causing secondary fires on other parts of the building below at the second-floor level. We are also addressing that issue as well,” Jenkins said.

According to the Associated Press, Honolulu Emergency Medical Services treated two patients and transported them in serious and stable condition to a hospital. Emergency medical technicians and two fire chiefs have been evaluating patients for smoke inhalation, and a triage center has been established in the building, AP reported.

The American Red Cross of Honolulu has also joined the emergency response, according to HawaiiNewsNow. A volunteer told the news outlet that the Red Cross is ready to house 800 people overnight if necessary.

Firefighters inside the building have been blasting water hoses from the lower level balconies up to the blazing upper levels.

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All these people have CURED serious diseases using nothing but food nutrients

Image: All these people have CURED serious diseases using nothing but food nutrients

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When people are faced with a serious ailment, their tendency is to go to a hospital and have themselves checked by a general practitioner. They then take the medication prescribed by the doctor and hope everything will be alright. These people, on the other hand, took a different direction when it came to searching for a cure.

Meet 45-year-old Suffolk, England hotel manager Nicole Green, who had been diagnosed in 2008 with multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurological disease that is characterized by vision impairment and a loss of motor control. She reportedly cured herself with a diet of flax seeds and fish. Then there‘s 52-year-old West Wycombe retired civil servant Bill Rogers, who, instead of taking statins to regulate his cholesterol levels, turned to food such as sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and soya.

This seems to suggest that having proper diet is as effective – perhaps even more – as ingesting commercial drugs when it comes to curbing the effects of a disorder or disease, or neutralizing a condition that can make your health take a turn for the worse.

A study that was recently conducted by Professor Giovanni de Gaetano of the Neuromed Institute in Pozzini, Italy concluded that people who were suffering from heart ailments who had a habit of eating vegetables, fish, nuts, and olive oil lessened their chances of dying a premature death by 37 percent. These are greater odds than those who take statins;  their chances of dying a premature death were only lessened by 18 percent.

Physicians all over the world, however, are not aware of these findings and still believe in the power of medicine as the best way to cure ailments. In an urgent call to the Medical Schools Council and the General Medical Council to shed light on this matter, Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a consultant cardiologist at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage in Hertfordshire, said, “There is little or no training at medical school or postgraduate level of the impact of nutrition on health.”

The healing power of diet has been underplayed, and unlike drugs, doesn’t have side effects,” Malhotra added. (Related: Raw organic fruits and vegetables can cure cancer, so why don’t oncologists tell their patients?)

Nevertheless, some doctors are acknowledging the effect nutrition can have on health. For instance, University of Melbourne neuroepidemiologist Professor George Jelinek invested in a plant-based wholefood diet of seafood (for 20 milliliters to 30 ml or omega-3 fatty acids per day) and flax seed oil (for vitamin D) to cure his MS after he was diagnosed with it 18 years ago.

Another diet, this one for treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), was conceptualized in 2012 by scientists at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. The scientists advised patients with IBS to cut back on their intake of foods rich in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols (FODMAP), which can be found in wheat products; fruits and vegetables such as celery, pears, peaches, leeks, apples, cabbage, onions, and plums; garlic; and dairy.

Twenty-nine-year-old Camberley, Surrey administrator Hannah Crossland-Scott, who had been suffering from IBS since she was 14, tried this diet. “The diet was terribly restrictive, but it was astonishing – within a week I’d noticed improvements and now I rarely get a flare-up if I avoid my trigger foods, such as dairy, onions, garlic, and melon, or anything with gluten.”

People with high cholesterol levels are told to lessen their fat and red meat intake and follow a Mediterranean diet. An alternative to this is the diet that was developed by nutritionist Ian Marber and Dr. Laura Corr, a cardiologist at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, which is composed of the ample intake of healthy oils such as olive oil, fiber, nuts, oats, soya, and foods that are rich in plant sterols, which are good for absorbing cholesterol into the body from the gut.

Speaking for the diet, Bristol Heart Institute interventional consultant cardiologist Dr. Julian Strange said: “We don’t have a huge amount of evidence that diets like this will make you live longer – unlike statins where there is hard evidence that they can reduce heart attack or stroke. But the diet may help you lower cholesterol.”

This kind of thinking – that food is a better cure than medication – is not new, and has already surfaced across the pond four years ago. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) in 2013 commissioned a study that made them believe that proper nutrition contributed to a better quality of life in the long-term. As such, they incorporated specific meal plans for different kinds of patients, and over the course of a year their diabetic clients saw their medical expenses decreasing by $12,000 per month.

We get dramatic results because we care for the sickest clients. The potential for savings is much greater for these people,” MANNA’s director of policy and institutional affairs Ann Hoskins-Brown said.

Read up on more stories such as this one at SuperFood.news.

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Is It Better to Be a Russian or An American? Which Government Loves Its People More?

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What looks like a harmless construction project ends up looking like the following and from the surface none would be the wiser.

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Preparing for Doomsday but  Doomsday Is Already Here

The following short video demonstrates the length that the elite have gone to protest themselves from the hideous consequences of the military industrial complex. After watching this brief presentation, you will be stunned about how much money and how seriously the nation’s elite are taking the threats that are being visited upon our doorstep. And to each crisis that we face, it seems that the elite have a way to buy their way out of the problem, but people like you and me, do not not

These survival units are available from $1.5 million to $4 million and there is absolutely no financing. So if you had any thoughts of escaping what is coming, you can forget about it.

One of the major manufacturers that has made this technology available to the rich and famous is goes by the name Survival Condo. The following quotes from this group expose the true nature of what is being constructed. 

“…We have the highest level of military grade security that offers both lethal and non-lethal measures in order protect our residents. We’ve designed our security protocols with just about every consideration that could possibly put our residents and the facility in harms way…”  (WHEN THE SHTF, WHO IS PROVIDING YOUR SECURITY?)

“…we do have all of the necessary communications systems for pre and post-disaster needs. Further, we supply direct link communications to the condos remotely for our owners, as well as full fiber optics intranet, with data-streaming for education, information and entertainment. We also have silo-to-silo network links and communications…”  (The rest of you are not in the club-you do not have a seat at this table)

“… All prospective buyers are welcome to personally tour the facility and view the model condo and all of the facility amenities upon submission of proof of ability to purchase. Media contacts may be granted a tour and interview upon approval of our management team. We do not however offer public tours.”(ANYONE BUT BLUEBLOODS NEED NOT APPLY)

 

Dwight Eisenhower warned us about the consequences of the Military Industrial Conflict and the failure to heed his warnings are having catastrophic consequences.

 

McCain Loves Americans Just Not As Much As Putin Loves Russians

Senator John McCain, as I have come to refer to him as, had an opportunity to protect the American people when he has headed so many committees such as the Senate Intelligence Committee. But what did he do to protect the people from the specter of nuclear war? McCain did absolutely nothing. When is the last time you can remember your government coordinating and conducting a massive civil defense drill whose primary objective was to protect American lives from a nuclear attack? Crickets chirping….

Conversely, last fall, Russia previously coordinated a massive evacuation drill for more than 40 million people in preparation for nuclear war. In the drill, well over 200,000 emergency services personnel and soldiers used 50,000 pieces of equipment during the massive civil defense exercise. So much for the fake news that the Russian government does not care about its citizens. Clearly, as global tensions intensify, Russian state officials are preparing a petrified citizenry for a nuclear war in which Russia claims will be started by warmongers, like Senator McCain, from the United States.

Is It Better to Be a Russian Citizen Or a Constituent of John McCain?

It is interesting to ponder who is the best representative that the Deep State controls in either congressional house? Is it Democrat Chuck Schumer, Democrat Dianne Feinstein, or Democrat Elizabeth Warren?  No, it is Republican Senator McCain. He is the number one opponent of the elected President.

More to the point, McCain and his merry band of Deep State minions may not care whether you and your family survive a nuclear attack, McCain and his family have very little to worry about.

Continuity of Government

The United States Government just practiced surviving a catastrophe. Were you or other “avearage Americans part of this drill?

From Whitehouse.gov

“EAGLE HORIZON 2017:   June 19-23

Eagle Horizon is our annual mandatory integrated continuity exercise for all Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies. The Eagle Horizon exercise requires each department and agency to test their Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) by deploying their Emergency Relocation Groups to secret remote locations where they will perform their Essential Functions ensuring the preservation of Our Government.

Participating employees will start their work day at their normal work locations. When the continuity level changes to COGCON 1, they will make a mad dash to deploy to the alternate sites leaving their loved ones behind. Eagle Horizon uses scenarios such as hurricanes, improvised nuclear device detonations, earthquakes and cyber-attacks.”

McCain and his Deep State allies will be tucked safely away when trouble visits.

Continuity of the American People

When our government no longer serves the needs of the people, why should we obey that government? Why should we pay taxes to a government so 1 million of the elite can survive a catastrophe, but the rest of us are left to rot in hell? And we damn sure need not let our children fight and die in their banker wars of occupation. It has been said that a nation that would allow the murder of 70 million babies will not hesitate to do the same to you.

What should we do about this depraved indifference toward the American people? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment.

 

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Study of 700,000 People in 46 Countries Shows How Lazy America Is

Americans have more luxuries and more opportunities to lay back and do nothing than perhaps any other country in the world. Perhaps that’s why on a global scale, the U.S. is one of the laziest countries on Earth, according to a Stanford University study. [1]

The great Ron Swanson once said:

“The whole point of [America] is if you want to eat garbage, balloon up to 600 pounds and die of a heart attack at 43, you can! You are free to do so. To me, that’s beautiful.”

Sure, it’s a quote from a sitcom (“Parks and Recreation”), but it appears that an awful lot of Americans actually live this way.

Stanford researchers used step-counters installed in the smartphones of about 700,000 people in 46 countries to track their walking activity. The study was massive – 1,000 times bigger than any previous research into human movement, according to Scott Delp, a professor of bioengineering who co-led the research.

Read: Power Walking: One of the Best Complete Exercises Around

The findings, published in the journal Nature, show China is the least lazy of all nations. People living in Hong Kong, especially, are very active, with individuals walking an average of about 6,880 steps per day.

Indonesia was found to be the laziest country, with Indonesians only walking about 3,513 steps.

Americans averaged about 4,774 daily steps, which is pretty close to the worldwide average of 4,961.

Source: USA Today

But average number of steps didn’t always coincide with more obesity in the study. Obesity levels can be more accurately gauged by calculating “activity inequality” – the difference between most active and least active. The team found that in nations with higher rates of obesity, larger gaps existed between those who walked a lot and those who didn’t walk often at all.

Read: Man Drops an ASTONISHING 300 Pounds by Walking to Walmart

Researcher Tim Althoff said:

“For instance, Sweden had one of the smallest gaps between activity rich and activity poor… it also had one of the lowest rates of obesity.” [2]

Gender was found to be a significant factor in country-to-country activity inequality. The study found that men were more active than women, including in the U.S. That was not the case in every country, however. For example, men and women in Japan exercised a similar amount. [3]

Jure Leskovec, a computer scientist at Stanford and a co-author of the study, said:

“When activity inequality is greatest, women’s activity is reduced much more dramatically than men’s activity, and thus the negative connections to obesity can affect women more greatly.”

The scientists hope their findings will contribute to public health campaigns aimed at reducing obesity and support policies designed to make cities more “walkable.”

Sources:

[1] USA Today

[2] National Post

[3] HealthDay


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People Say They Can’t Sleep After Seeing This Terrifying Deep Sea Monster

The vast, confounding, and beautiful oceans of Earth remain largely unexplored by mankind. In fact, the deepest parts of the sea are considered by many to be the real final frontier: they’re as mysterious as outer space, but accessible enough that we rarely stop to think about just how fascinating the world underwater really is.

The immense pressure at the bottom of the ocean tends to make exploration extremely challenging, if not impossible, to a degree. The further down you go, the more apparent it is that the life forms that inhabit those areas have had to evolve in some strange ways to simply exist under hostile conditions.

Occasionally, we’ll catch a glimpse of new creatures as their strange world brushes against our own. Sometimes, it can be really cool, but occasionally, it’s absolutely terrifying!

The ocean makes up a vast area of the world that remains relatively unexplored to this day. That’s why “new” species are constantly being discovered. Just take what this fisherman recently reeled in while out on his boat!

Jaime Rendon and a group of fishermen had been enjoying a nice day out on the Pisces Sportfishing Fleet a mile out near the coast of Mexico when their trip unexpectedly took a sudden turn. He felt a strong tug on his fishing line, and he started to reel in whatever creature might be on the other end of the line…

Jaime eventually managed to pull the sea creature on board, and the other seasoned fishermen instantly presumed it was an alien fish. After all, they’d never seen anything like it before in their long careers at sea.

Jaime eventually managed to pull the sea creature on board, and the other seasoned fishermen instantly presumed it was an alien fish. After all, they’d never seen anything like it before in their long careers at sea.

To this day, they have no idea what type of fish it was. Is it any surprise, really? It just stands as a testament to the weird things you can encounter at sea. That’s why it’s so important for researchers to continue to study all of the world’s oceans; they never truly know what they’re going to find…

Here’s another example of a strange catch from the deep sea. This footage was taken by a remote camera that was deployed on a routine inspection of a deep ocean oil pipeline. Usually its journeys are unremarkable, and the most exciting thing that happens might be some maintenance from time to time.

Marine biologists and other researchers were floored when they finally saw the footage of this mysterious creature. They had some theories about what it could be, but the truth was they had no real answer to that question…

Based on this footage, researchers speculated the creature might’ve been a type of jellyfish called Deepstaria enigmatica, though there was no conclusive evidence to support this theory. Others have suggested it was an alien life form that, like the strange catch mentioned at the beginning of this story, was not of this world…

These photographs provide a glimpse into what it must have been to stumble across this creature in its ocean home. However, if you want to really experience this oddity, just wait until you see how it moves in the video below…

 

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