Beard Trim Video of the Day

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Tom Offer-Westort shaves his amazing beard and helps create this fascinating stop-motion video in the process. It is shot in reverse, so it appears as his beard is growing. But it’s not just facial hair that is changing, each style has a specific stereotype, making Tom seem like a different person with each trim shave.

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19 Of The Most Ridiculously Skinny Eyebrows Ever

Browse these disappearing ’90s brows.

1. Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

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Thickness rating: A tiny branchlet.

2. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

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Thickness rating: A rice cracker.

3. Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

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Thickness rating: A zip tie.

4. Megan Fox

Megan Fox

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Thickness rating: A golf pencil nubbin.

5. Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

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Thickness rating: A newborn caterpillar.

6. Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling

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Thickness rating: Razor sharp piano wire.

7. Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar

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Thickness rating: Used dental floss.

8. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Thickness rating: Worm babies.

9. Courtney Cox

Courtney Cox

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Thickness rating: One strand of wet spaghetti.

10. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

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Thickness rating: A shred of mozzarella cheese.

11. Malin Ackerman

Malin Ackerman

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Thickness rating: A discarded fingernail clipping.

12. Linda Evangelista

Linda Evangelista

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Thickness rating: A blade of grass.

13. Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

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Thickness rating: A minty toothpick.

14. Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde

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Thickness rating: A slice of prosciutto.

15. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

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Thickness rating: A string of string cheese.

16. Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

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Thickness rating: A budding bean sprout.

17. Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

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Thickness rating: A straightened out paper clip.

18. Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth

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Thickness rating: A piece of silver tinsel.

19. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

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Thickness rating: A cartoon child’s smile.

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Cat Grooms Bunny (Video)

Cat Grooms Bunny (Video)

Gus the cat shows his affection for Pancake, a Flemish Giant Rabbit, by grooming him. Pancake obviously appreciates the gesture as he inches closer to get more love.

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23 Awkward Moments In Grooming That Only Clumsy People Will Understand

Is there a Manicures for Dummies for dummies?

1. Having absolutely no luck with your home waxing kit…

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2. …until you accidentally get some wax on your face, then try to remove it.

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3. Leaving coconut oil on your hair until it hardens and turns your hair crispy.

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4. Then refuses to wash out.

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5. The singular sting of using a salt scrub on shaved skin.

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Wait, are you meant to put salt scrub on before you shave?

6. Getting shampoo in your eyes.

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7. Slipping on conditioner in the shower.

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8. Accidentally smearing eye cream onto your contact lenses.

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9. Getting your hair stuck in the back of your hairdryer.

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10. Hair tong burns on your temples.

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11. Having perfectly straightened hair except for the massive wavy section you can’t see at the back of your head.

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12. One perfectly manicured hand, one that looks as though it was done by the Hulk.

One perfectly manicured hand, one that looks as though it was done by the Hulk.

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13. Applying eyeliner to one eye in a perfect cat-eye, and to the other in the style of a convincing bruise.

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14. Plucking one eyebrow correctly but somehow turning the other into a lopsided Nike swoosh.

Plucking one eyebrow correctly but somehow turning the other into a lopsided Nike swoosh.

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15. Being half covered in glitter, even though the last time you bought glitter makeup was 2002.

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16. Accidentally amputating your eyelashes when you’re curling them and the doorbell rings.

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17. Poking your eyeball with a mascara wand.

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18. Twice.

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19. Sticking your eyelids shut with eyelash glue while your false eyelashes escape across your face.

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20. Getting body lotion all over your clothes.

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21. Stepping outside into natural light and realising that your makeup’s a little on the heavy side.

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22. And the wind blinds you by supergluing your hair to your lip gloss, causing you to fall over AND DIE.

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OK, maybe not die.

And finally…

23. Several hours after you’ve washed your hair, fishing impossibly long hairs out of your bumcrack.

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Neglected Dog Sits in a Shelter Until She Gets Noticed by Someone Who Sees the Potential Under All That Fur

  • This is Dakota. After years of neglect she’s found herself covered with painful, matted fur and stuck in a shelter.

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Touched by a Wild Mountain Gorilla (Video)

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A group of researchers encounters a pack of wild mountain gorillas near Uganda’s Bwindi National Park and one lucky human gets groomed by baby gorillas…

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Bonobos May Have “Emotional Bias”

Though research has indicated that the ability to empathize and experience emotions may not be uniquely human, many questions still remain over the extent to which different species are able to “have feelings” or sympathize with others. But according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Bonobos are capable of recognizing and reacting to pictures of an emotional nature, revealing fascinating insights into their cognitive abilities as well as their social character.

Bonobos fall into the Hominid family, which also includes humans, chimpanzees, orangutans, and gorillas. Due to mans close evolutionary relationship with these great apes, researchers have often tended to focus on these species when investigating the cognitive and emotional capacities of animals.

Such studies often involve a test known as the dot-probe task, which is a well-established psychological tool for measuring emotional attention, and has previously been used to reveal the ability of chimps to identify the sentimental tone of photographs. During the test, animals are presented with a series of images, some of which are deemed to be neutral while others carry emotional qualities. This picture is then removed and replaced by a simple dot, which the animal must touch in order to receive a treat.

Depending on the reaction time of the animal to the appearance of the dot, researchers can gauge how much attention the subject was paying, and subsequently determine whether emotional images attract more attention than neutral ones.

When conducting the dot-probe task using bonobos, the study authors found that reaction times were much faster when the animals were presented with emotionally charged images of other bonobos, indicating a capacity to empathize with the animals being depicted.

Unlike chimpanzees, however, the bonobos were much more reactive to images displaying “protective and affiliative behaviors,” such as grooming, mating, and yawning, than to signs of aggression or distress.

Accounting for this, the researchers suggest that, since bonobos live in large groups and rely on social cohesion for their survival, such behaviors play a pivotal role in bonobo interactions and therefore arouse their emotional attention.

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Yawning, for instance, has been found to be contagious among bonobos, just as it is for humans, and the mechanism controlling this response is thought to be controlled by the mirror neuron network. These neurons are stimulated when animals observe others performing actions that they associate with themselves, and are therefore associated with higher cognitive empathic functions.

Furthermore, yawning is thought to play an important protective role for bonobos, since it has been shown to cool the brain and thereby increase vigilance. When seeing others yawn, therefore, it is possible that bonobos emotional attention is aroused by a recognition of the need for collective protection.

Similarly, both grooming and sexual intercourse carry important emotional significance for bonobos, as they help to foster social ties and bring the group closer together. While sex may be merely functional for most animals, bonobos are thought to be the only species other than humans to engage in face-to-face sex and tongue kissing, suggesting a heightened emotional relevance.

Such findings are very much in keeping with bonobo neuroanatomy. For instance, bonobos have high volumes of grey matter in brain regions called the amygdala and insula, both of which are associated with emotional regulation and the ability to empathize with others. This may help to explain why bonobos appear to be less aggressive and more caring than either humans or chimpanzees, accounting for what the study authors describe as their “soft and friendly character.”

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