An ability that I prayed would go away

Severed head of a bald porcelain doll with eyes glaring
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Is it possible to actually see death coming for someone by looking into the person’s eyes?

They say that the eyes are the mirror to the soul. But the eyes of those close to death seem to no longer mirror their souls, but rather reflect the presence of an eerie…


Is age really just a number?

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Chronological Age vs. Biological Age

That is the answer to the question of why some people look younger than their age and others look older than they really are.

How so?

Let’s see…

Aging is, at its simplest description, a biological process, and it happens with anything living whether that be a piece of fruit…


And it saved my life

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In hindsight, I knew I should have never gone into the alley trying to take a shortcut, even though my friend was only three houses down. But, unfortunately, it is as they say, “Hindsight is 20/20.”

“Grrrr! Grrrr! Grrr!” It had a base sound to it and it was so…


I crawled my way back from the abyss that anxiety threw me into and left me for dead — I’m just sorry I needed a gun to do it

Young black woman looking to the side with a concerned look on her face and what looks like smoke eminating from the back of her head
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How old must I get before the boogie man is no longer hiding in my closet at night? A child of the 70s but now a grown woman should know there’s no such thing as a boogie man, right?

So why am I so paranoid about the closet door being…


ANCIENT HISTORY

He’s known as the Grauballe Man, a bog body, unearthed in 1952 at the village of Grauballe in Jutland, Denmark

Look at the astonishing detail of this corpse of someone who died over 2,300 years ago! It even shows the wrinkles on his face and the hair still on his head. This is such a remarkable display of ancient human history. Image by Sven Rosborn, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

N, that’s not a toupee the mummified corpse is wearing. …


Pole-sitting records of 13 hours to 439 days from 1924 to 1984 pale in comparison to the all-time record of over 37 years that someone sat on a pole — yes you read that right

William Ruppert (14 years old) breaking the pole-sitting record of 23 days, in 1929 in Colgate, Maryland. Photograph by Harris & Ewing — Library of Congress Catalog (Public Domain)

We will likely never forget popular fads that made people jump on the bandwagon to emulate them like phonebooth stuffing back in the 1950s and goldfish swallowing in the 1930s. And what about social media challenges (some hazardous to health) like the Tide Pod Challenge and the Cinnamon Challenge. …


Rapunzel Syndrome is a real psychiatric condition with physical consequences

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Somebody has to be the blame for her death. I mean, right? This child was eating her own hair! Pulling it out, putting it in her mouth, and swallowing it — probably every day.

How could that have gone unnoticed?

Her name was Jasmine Beever and she was only 16 years old

She lost consciousness on September 7, 2017, and died a…


Some people make more or as much money working remote jobs from home while enjoying more freedom (I’m one of them)

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I have a confession to make. And that’s the fact that since having a taste of what it’s like to make a living working from home, I can honestly say that going back into the office is not an option for me now.

Is this a good idea?

I’ve given…


You can have control over more than you realize

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Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who made you feel like you weren’t enough? And, did it cause you to experience pain on the inside of your soul to the point of exhaustion sometimes?

When this happens, you may feel extremely heavy in your heart and wonder…


Don’t get your bank, stock, or crypto accounts drained by hackers

Hacker with a hoodie and evil clown mask typing on a laptop
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Yes. This has actually happened. Cash App is full of hackers. People have gotten all of their cash, stocks, or bitcoin stolen by hackers through payment platforms linked to Cash App.

One payment platform, in particular, that’s seen hacking problems is Squareup (SQ). …

Audrey Malone

Audrey writes about life, self-improvement, psychology, relationships, spirituality, healthy living, and history.

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