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Cops respond to a call and bang down the door. Break down when they see names on the ornaments

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In these turbulent times with Mother Nature wreaking havoc over the land and violence erupting throughout the world, it’s important to remember what matters most to us all. Though it’s not easy, we ought to step back from the chaos in our lives and take a breath. Actually pick up your cell phone and make a call just to tell someone you love them. And no, sending a text doesn’t count. Speak the words in your heart and hear the other’s response.

We shouldn’t just reach out to friends family and strangers around the holidays but throughout the year. These are folks you rarely see. Like that 90-year-old Great Aunt or Uncle who’s never said a kind word in your presence. Or that friend who you attended school with you haven’t seen in years. Even the homeless stranger deserves warmth and comfort around the holidays. No one should be alone or go unforgotten.

There are folks who allow us to live our lives without worry or concern. We should be grateful to the brave men, women and K9’s who take to the streets each day to ensure our safety. With all the tragic and fatal interactions between police officers and civilians, we can’t forget how for some, the holidays this year won’t be warm and cozy.

The first year of celebrations after losing a loved one can be the toughest to bear. The loss of this dear person is felt differently by everyone affected by their death; some find the passage of time helps in the healing process. While others, like immediate family, are irrevocably changed.

We’ve all experienced losing someone we love. And though they are no longer with us physically, they remain in our hearts, minds, and memories.

Two police officers decided to memorialize their fellow officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in one of the most beautiful ways possible. They posted photos of a tree decorated with blue and silver lights.

As they moved closer to this magnificent tree, the two officers noticed the names of all the fallen officers along with their K9’s written on the ornaments. Now, all the officers who were lost in the line of duty in 2016 will remain in the hearts and minds of all those who have seen the photo.

The photo, which was first shared on December 9 of 2016 has been shared seventy thousand times and liked by over one hundred and fifty thousand people. Love is all that matters in this harsh world where sometimes, it feels like kindness, support and goodness are challenging to come across.

Let’s not forget all of those who put their lives on the line so that we might all enjoy our freedoms, holidays and each other. Like the movie Pay It Forward, what if we did one kind deed every day for the rest of our lives? Wouldn’t this bring about a fantastic shift in the world?

8 Early Warning Signs Of Lung Cancer All Woman Should Know

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Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. The American Cancer Society projects that by the end of 2016, around 224,390 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed, and there will be about 158,080 deaths due to lung cancer. Men have a 1 in 14 chance of developing lung cancer. But did you know that a woman’s risk is 1 in 17. While smoking greatly increases the risk of developing lung cancer, these statistics include both smokers and non-smokers.

Lung cancer can be extremely serious and even fatal, but knowing the signs and symptoms is vital to catching it early enough to be treated.

1. A Cough That Won’t Subside
Coughing is usually associated with a cold or respiratory infection, these illnesses usually go away within a week or two. A persistent cough that won’t go away may be a sign of lung cancer, especially if the cough continues to get worse.

2. Changes in Cough

If you’re coughing more often and your cough feels deeper or has a hoarse sound, it’s time to visit a doctor. Other cough symptoms that may be associated with lung cancer are coughing up blood or more mucus than usual.

3. Breathing Difficulty
If lung cancer blocks or narrows an airway, or if fluid from a lung tumor begins to build up in the chest, you’ll experience shortness of breath. If you become winded by carrying groceries, walking short distances or performing normal household tasks, make an appointment with a health care professional.

4. Chest Pain
Lung cancer can lead to pain in the chest, shoulders or back. Whether the pain is sharp and consistent or dull and off-and-on, be sure to tell your doctor right away. Chest pain can be indicative of many health problems, including lung cancer.

5. Wheezing
When airways become blocked, restricted or inflamed, you’ll notice a wheezing or whistling sound when breathing. Wheezing can also be a sign of asthma or allergies, but it’s best to have a health care professional find out for sure.

6. Raspy, Hoarse Voice
If you begin to notice a change in your voice — a deeper, raspier or more hoarse tone — make an appointment with a doctor. Hoarseness can be caused by a cold, but if this symptom is persistent, it can be related to lung cancer.

7. Unexplained Weight Loss
Most of us gain and lose here and there, but an unexplained weight loss of ten pounds or more may be associated with health problems, including lung cancer. Cancer cells can use up energy in the body and even shift the way the body uses food for energy. If you haven’t done anything to lose weight and you’ve dropped a significant amount, there might be a problem.

8. Bone Pain
Lung cancer may 
not present many symptoms until it has spread. Cancer that has spread to the bones may produce pain in the back or in other areas of the body. It may also worsen at night. Lung cancer is also associated with shoulder, arm or neck pain. If you’re experiencing something more than minor aches, it’s time to consult a professional.

Learn more about the signs of lung cancer in the video below!

New Study Reveals Scientific Way To Tell If Someone Has Cheated On You

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“The results are in and you are not the father.” We’ve all seen these dramatic cheating revelations play out on TV, but as it turns out, you don’t need Jerry Springer or Maury to confirm your sneaking suspicions that your significant other is cheating. According to one new study, just listening to the tone of your partner’s voice could give you answers.

The study, published in Evolutionary Psychology, says listening to tone is key when confronting a partner you think is cheating. While pitch refers to the high or low register of a voice, tone speaks more to the fullness or shrillness of a spoken phrase. “Evidence suggests that many physical, behavioral, and trait qualities can be detected solely from the sound of a person’s voice,” wrote the study’s authors, Susan Hughes and Marissa Harrison.

To test their theory, the scientists gathered 152 undergraduate students to take part in their analysis: 64 men and 88 women who all identified as heterosexual. Each student was subjected to recordings of other people’s voices as they tried to determine based on their tone which lovers had cheated in a relationship and which ones had not.

Nearly half of the voice samples had admitted to cheating in a monogamous relationship, while the others remained completely loyal. In most tests, the undergrads were able to correctly determine which voices belonged to cheaters, even when the participants’ voices were manipulated to higher and lower pitches. The results lean toward a connection between vocal tone and infidelity, but the authors admit, “While we cannot exactly pinpoint all the features about a voice that our perceptual system is using to make this assessment, we know that pitch plays a role but does not represent the entire picture.”

Elsewhere in the study, they elaborated some more on possible weak points:

There could be a host of possible vocal parameters beyond those measured in this study that may be responsible for ‘leaking’ information about one’s history of infidelity, as demonstrated from studies examining vocal emotion expression. Other vocal cues such as clarity of articulation may have also contributed to perceptions of infidelity. For example, masculine men tend to display less clarity in their speech and show phonetic patterns indicative of masculinity, which in turn could be associated with infidelity threat.

Obviously, this needs to be taken with a grain of salt, but it’s interesting to consider that our intuitions about our partners’ behavior and speech really could be giving us the answers we need. At the end of the day, this is what the researchers have to say about their findings:

These findings expand upon the idea that the human voice may be of value as a cheater detection tool and very thin slices of vocal information are all that is needed to make certain assessments of others…. Since we controlled for voice attractiveness, voice pitch and other acoustic measures, and a variety of features related to mate value…this effect was not dependent upon obvious vocal cues that may signal a speaker’s higher mate value or on features to suggest the person may have had more sexual opportunity to have affairs.” 

What That Mysterious Code On Your Boarding Pass Means

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While we all love to travel, one of the worst aspects of any trip is being stuck in long security lines. Did you know that there is a simple way to find out if you are one of the people who is going to be spending an especially long time in line? There is a code that will be found on your boarding pass that is designed to serve as a special warning.

The next time you are waiting in line, take a closer look at your boarding pass. Does it have the “SSSS” code on it? It it does, then we have got some bad news for you. It means that your stint in the line is going to be longer than everyone else’s. SSSS is actually a acronym. It stands for Secondary Security Screening Selection. Those who like to spend time with TSA agents are in luck.

This additional screening could include pat downs and searches of your bag. The TSA agents may also ask for additional validation of your identity. You may get to spend an extra half hour with the TSA agents that you love and hold dear. There are a wide range of reasons why certain travelers find themselves being given the dreaded SSSS stamp.

Perhaps you are traveling to or from a country that is considered to be located in a high risk area. If you paid for your ticket in cash, this can arouse a great deal of suspicion. The same goes for passengers who purchase one way tickets on a regular basis. A number of flyers have taken to social media to express their displeasure at this code.

If you would like to learn more about the other airline codes that are going to have a profound effect on your next journey, please be sure to take a look at the info graphic. Do you see an “S/O” code on your boarding pass? If so, this means that you are going to be experiencing an especially long layover on your next trip. STPC passengers receive a hotel that is paid for by the airline on their stopover.

All it takes are a few moments to study your boarding pass and learn far more about your trip then you could have ever expected. Be sure to take the time to study the info graphic, so that you can remove the element of surprise from your next trip.

What Your Ring Finger Says About Your Love Life May Surprise You

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If anyone ever asks for your FQ, that means they are trying to get to know you by learning your finger quotient.

Calculate your finger quotient by dividing the length of your index finger by the length of your ring finger. The result can indicate certain personality traits or health benefits and risks, according to Healthy Life Tricks and Discover magazine: Science for the Curious.

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A result less than one means that the ring finger is longer than the index finger, like the A drawing in the Healthy Life Tricks graphic below. Studies have shown that having a longer ring finger indicates an increased athletic ability, a willingness to take risks, and a relatively high level of aggression. In men, this manifests as a tendency to be the initiator of aggressive action; in women, it indicates a tendency to react aggressively after being provoked.

A result greater than one (the index finger is longer than the ring finger, drawing B) may indicate a confident personality and certain health benefits, including a significantly reduced risk of prostate cancer: 87 percent less risk for men less than 60 years old, and 33 percent less for those over 60, reports Discover magazine.

Healthy Life Tricks describes the personality of people whose index and ring fingers are the same length, like drawing C, as peace-loving and organized.

It’s not the length of the fingers that provides these traits — the fingers and the traits are produced by the same genetics.

Someone figured out why KFC only follows 11 people on Twitter and everyone’s freaking out

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If you’re a KFC fan, then you are always trying to figure out what 11 herbs and spices they use in their delicious fried chicken. One hero decided to check out who KFC follows on Twitter and made a startling discovery

Here are KFC’s follows:

Spice Girls: Geri Horner, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, and Victoria Beckham. They also follow 6 people named ‘Herb’: Herb Scribner, Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Herb Waters, Herb Dean, Herb Sendek, and Herb Alpert.

BEHOLD THE AMAZING DISCOVERY THAT IS KFC’S TWITTER FOLLOWING:

IS YOUR MIND BLOWN YET? THIS GUY’S IS:

I seriously don’t know how I feel right now. Apparently, this person was fired from KFC and decided to let everyone know what the secret 11 herbs and spices were:

Artist Makes ‘Floating’ Embroidery Creations Using A Clever Trick

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The intricate details found in well-done embroidery are always a treat to look at, but one woman’s creations are made even more stunning by the material she uses. Russian artist Krista Decor prefers stitching her delicate designs on a fine netting called tulle, which is made of various fibers including silk, nylon, and rayon. It’s so lightweight that it not only creates a lacy look, but it makes thread patterns appears as if they’re floating, too!

The artist learned this unique style of embroidery during her internship for the Russian fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin and she employs it to create beautiful scenes inspired by nature.

“Most of all in work with embroidery I like floral and animalistic ornament. Simply put, this is the world of nature of flowers and animals,” she explained. Her attention to detail is breathtaking.

“When creating the decor, I use flat and voluminous embroidery which requires such materials as woolen yarn and cotton thread, beads, pearls, natural stones, gimp, embroidery with straw and silk ribbon,” she added. “When combining these materials, a new design is born.”

It’s amazing that the tulle can withstand the density of some of yarns and thread she uses, but with Decor’s talent and precision, it holds perfectly. Aren’t these all amazing? You can check out more of Decor’s designs by visiting her website and following her on Instagram. Take a look at some more of our favorites down below!

Dad Had A Standoff With The SWAT Team When Doctors Wanted To Take His Son Off Life-Support

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The power of love is an amazing thing and there is no love stronger than the love a parent feels for their child. Mothers and fathers will do anything to keep their children protected. The fierce loyalty that they feel is something that few can understand until they have children of their own. The father in this story was willing to do whatever it took to protect his son.

Even if it meant laying down his own life, he was ready. He did not care what it took to save his son’s life. George Pickering II is a special father who recently served an 11 month sentence for pulling out a gun on hospital staff members. He did not make this decision because he was attempting to be intimidating, he did so because it was his last resort.

His son, George Pickering III, had recently suffered from a stroke and was on life support. The doctors wanted to pull the plug on the younger man, but his father was having none of this talk. In his mind, the decision that they were making was a rash one and his son was not ready to move onto a better place. These unique circumstances led to a standoff with a SWAT team that unfolded over several hours.

He had become intoxicated earlier that day as well. The presence of intoxicants made it difficult for him to consider the consequences of the decision that he was making. His other son eventually disarmed him. However, George decided to lie about having a second firearm. He did not surrender to the SWAT team and he firmly believed that his son was still very much alive.

While we do not agree with his methods, George’s gambit worked. When he was enclosed with his son, the younger man squeezed his hand three or four times. Once he knew that his son still had more life left in him, he finally surrendered himself. After George served his sentence for his actions, he was finally reunited with his son this past Christmas.

This story is proof that love is all we need. George’s actions are sure to inspire some debates among readers. Some may not agree with his usage of firearms to get his point across. Others may wonder why he chose to get intoxicated at such a crucial time. Regardless of where you stand, an interesting discussion is bound to emerge. Please pass this story along to spark the next round of debate!

New Mom Opened A Friend’s Wedding Invitation, Finds A Note That’s Pissing Off Breastfeeders

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When Ceara’s husband was chosen to be the best man at a friend’s wedding, the couple was very excited. They were in the process of making the necessary arrangements to be present on the big day when they received their invitation. This shouldn’t have been a very big deal at all. All they needed to do was fill out their RSVP card and be on their way, right?

Ceara was pregnant when the invitation arrived. When she took the time to read it, she couldn’t help but notice that there was a message included that seemed to be aimed directly at her. The note let her know that mothers who would need to breastfeed during the ceremony would be given a secluded area to do so. This passive aggressive message did not sell well with Ceara.

After all, why should anyone have to take their breastfeeding to a far off location? While the note professed to be accommodating, Ceara perceived it as more of a passive aggressive attack. We are inclined to agree. When a child is hungry, they should be able to receive nourishment without any sort of hassle. Ceara’s initial response to the request was not favorable.

Once she took a step back and thought more about the situation, she realized that this was the couple’s special day. She did not agree with their decision. But she also realized that it was their right to make the choice. She decided that she would leave her babies with a sitter for the special occasion. Ceara missed them terribly, but she decided to persevere.

She became enraged all over again when she took a look at the “breastfeeding” area. The area was located in the bathroom and consisted of little more than some chairs outside of the stalls with a few blankets mixed in. She made a meme of the photo and it soon went viral. In her mind, an adult doesn’t eat their meals in the bathroom. So why would a baby?

Facebook page “Breastfeeding Mama Talk” had to say this regarding the viral note:

 

Ceara did not want to cause a stir at the wedding of her husband’s best friend. The stigma that still exists when it comes to breastfeeding in public continues to exist though. If you are someone who still finds the idea of a woman breastfeeding in public to be appalling, then guess what? This says a heck of a lot more about you than it does them!

‘Aggressive’ Dog To Be Put Down Got Another Chance When A Woman Stepped Into His Kennel

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We all love our dogs very much. This tends to go without saying in most situations. Unfortunately, there are also moments where our dogs can terrify us. There are certain dogs who have a powerful bark that can be quite frightening. Their jaws and teeth also make them look like a formidable opponent as well. What most do not realize is that there is a story behind every hyper aggressive dog.

Dogs who are overly aggressive are not mean. They are merely adapting to the circumstances that they have been forced to endure. Fortunately, there are pet owners who understand what these dogs have been through. Samantha Browne is a dog whisperer and she decided to assist a dog from South Africa who was having a tough time controlling her temper.

No matter what a dog has been through in their life, there is always someone who holds out hope that they can fix the animal. Samantha is one of those people. The dog she came across was a very loud animal. The alpha male was seen as a threat and it would not be long before he was put to sleep. Cerberus was his name. According to reports, Cerberus had been attacking other dogs in the kennel of the yard for some time.

The SPCA wanted to help, but they did not know if the pup was too far gone. Samantha was given the chance to provide him with the reform he needed. When she finally entered his territory, she did not know how he was going to react. Would the animal bite or snap at her? Samantha approached the animal cautiously and he surprised her by laying down to submit.

She soon realized that his aggression resulted from the fact that he viewed human hands as weapons that would be used against him. Their relationship grew stronger and stronger. Eventually, she was able to pet him. By letting him move at his own pace, Samantha slowly turned him into a leash wearing dog who did not mind wearing a collar for walks.

You’re not going to believe this, but she also took in his aggressive son Charlie. Both dogs have found peace because of her efforts and when she brought them back to their original kennel for a visit, they were stunned at the strides they’d made. If you would like to find out more about this amazing story, be sure to check out the tearjerker of a video below.