Another yawn contagious

It’s a well-known fact that yawning is contagious and can spread around a room in a matter of seconds, but it turns out the phenomenon is more common among women.

During tests, researchers found that while men and women yawn spontaneously at equal rates, women are more likely to yawn in ‘reply’ to another person’s yawn.

Yawning in response to someone else is a recognised sign of empathy, which suggests that women are more empathetic and attuned to others than men.

The research was carried out at Pisa University in Italy.

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the internal emotional states of others, and previous research has already shown that women are better at it than men.

For example, research has revealed women more often mimic the facial expressions of others, showing they are picking up on the other person’s state of mind.

A team led by Elisabetta Palagi, set out to examine whether women are more likely to unconsciously mimic another person’s yawning.

To test their theory, the experts secretly observed people in hundreds of work and social situations over a period of five years.

They particularly noted if subjects ‘returned’ another person’s yawn within three minutes.

The authors, writing in the journal Royal Society Open Science, defined yawning scientifically as ‘an involuntary sequence of mouth opening, deep inspiration, brief apnoea [stopping breathing] and slow expiration’.

While they said men and women yawned spontaneously at equal rates, they discovered that once someone had yawned, female participants were more likely to yawn as well.

Explaining why they think women are more likely to unconsciously mimic somebody else’s sleepiness, the researchers said that having a close emotional bond with the ‘trigger’ yawner – if they are friends or relations – makes a person more likely to pick up on their mood than that of a stranger.

The rates of contagion were significantly lower between acquaintances than between friends and family members, and significantly higher in women than in men.

The phenomenon has been seen in other social animals, such as chimps, dogs and wolves.

Have just one spatial dimension

Did the early universe have just one spatial dimension? That’s the mind-boggling question at the heart of a theory scientists say they are on the brink of solving.

The theory was first proposed by physicist Dejan Stojkovic and colleagues from the University of Buffalo in 2010. They suggested that the early universe – which exploded from a single point and was tiny at first – was one-dimensional (like a straight line) before expanding to include two dimensions (like a plane) and then three, which is the world in which we live today. The theory, if valid, would address important conundrums facing particle physicists.

Now, in a new paper in Physical Review Letters, Stojkovic and colleagues have come up with a test that could prove or disprove the “vanishing dimensions” hypothesis. Because it takes time for light and other waves to travel to Earth, telescopes can, essentially, look back into time as they probe the universe’s outer reaches. Gravitational waves can’t exist in one or two-dimensional space. So Stojkovic reasons that a planned gravitational observatory (LISA) should not detect any gravitational waves emanating from the early universe.

Stojkovic says the theory of evolving dimensions represents a radical shift from the way we think about how our universe came to be. The theory also suggests that space has fewer dimensions at very high energies of the kind associated with the early, post-big bang universe.

If correct it may help to address the incompatibility between quantum mechanics (used to describe the universe of the very small) and general relativity (good at describing the universe on a large scale.) It could also explain why the expansion of the universe is speeding up with the addition of a fourth dimension.

The tragic love story

There was once a guy who was very much in love with a girl. This romantic guy folded 1000 pieces of paper cranes as a gift to his girl. Although. at that time he was just a small executive in his company, his future didn’t seem too bright, they were happy together. Until one day. his girl told him she was going to Paris and would never come back. She also told him that she can’t visualize any future for the both of them. So they’d better go their own ways there and then一heartbroken, the guy agreed.

When he regained his confidence, he worked hard day and night, slogging’his body and mind just to make something out of himself. finally with all these hard work and with the help of friends, this guy set up his own company.

“You never foil until you stop trying,” he always told himself,” Imust make it in life!”

On a rainy day, while this guy was driving, he saw an elderly couple sharing an umbrella in the rain walking to some destination. Even with the umbrella, they were still drenched. It didn’t take him long to realize they were his ex-girlfriend’s parents. With a heart in getting back at`’ them, he drove slowly beside the couple, wanting them to spot him in his luxury sedan, he wanted them to know that he wasn’t the same anymore, he had his own company, car, condo, etc. He had made it in life.

Before the guy can realize, the couple was walking towards a cemetery, and he got out of his car and followed them… and he saw his ex-girlfriend, a photograph of her smiling sweetly as ever at him from her tombstone… and he saw his precious paper cranes in a bottle placed beside her tomb.

Her parents saw him. He walked over and asked them why this had happened.

They explained. She did not leave for France at all. She was stricken ill with cancer. In her heart, she had believed that he would make it someday, but she did not want her illness to be his obstacle. . .

Therefore she had chosen to leave him.

She asked her parents to leave his paper cranes by her side, if one day the destiny brings him here, he could take some back home.

The guy just wept. The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them but knowing you can’t have them and will never see them again.

The Apple Tree

A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and lay around it every day. He climbed to the tree top, ate the apples, took a nap under the shadow… He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him.

Time went by… the little boy had grown up and he no longer played around the tree every day. One day, the boy came back to the tree and he looked sad. “Come and play with me,” the tree asked the boy. “I am no longer a kid, I don’t play around trees anymore.” The boy replied, “I want toys. I need money to buy them.”“Sorry, but I don’t have money…but you can pick all my apples and sell them. So, you will have money.” The boy was so excited. He grabbed all the apples on the tree and left happily. The boy never came back after he picked the apples. The tree was sad.

One day, the boy returned and the tree was so excited. “Come and play with me,” the tree said. “I don’t have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?”“Sorry, but I don’t have a house. But you can chop off my branches to build your house.” So the boy cut all the branches off the tree and left happily. The tree was glad to see him happy but the boy never came back since then. The tree was again lonely and sad.

One hot summer day, the boy returned and the tree was delighted. “Come and play with me!” the tree said. “I am sad and getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?”“Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy.” So the boy cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and never showed up for a long time. The tree was happy, but it was not true.

Finally, the boy returned after he left for so many years. “Sorry, my boy. But I don’t have anything for you anymore. No more apples for you…” the tree said.

“I don’t have teeth to bite,” the boy replied.

“No more trunk for you to climb on.”

“I am too old for that now,” the boy said.

“I really can’t give you anything… the only thing left is my dying roots,” the tree said with tears.

“I don’t need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years.” The boy replied.

“Good! Old tree roots is the best place to lean on and rest. Come, Come sit down with me and rest.” The boy sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears…

This is a story of everyone. The tree is our parent. When we were young, we loved to play with Mom and Dad… When we grown up, we left them, and only came to them when we need something or when we are in trouble. No matter what, parents will always be there and give everything they could to make you happy. You may think that the boy is cruel to the tree but that’s how all of us are treating our parents.

Take time out during the day for quiet time to listen to your inner voice. You may want to use your quiet time to meditate or pray. However you use this time, the key is to shut out all of the noise around you by focusing deep within yourself. Breathing deeply during quiet time will also help you focus. I know it’s hard to find quiet time during a particularly busy day, but it’s so important — even if it’s just 10 minutes a day and you have to sneak away to get it. Quiet time can really make a difference in your life. It enables you to hear God speaking to your heart reminding you of His perfect love for you.

Be honest with yourself by paying attention to your actions. Actions speak louder than words, and they always tell the truth. What do your actions say about you? If you say you love your job, but your actions say otherwise, which do you think is more true — your words or your actions? On the other hand, if you say you’re not good at a certain job, but your actions say otherwise, that’s also important. What do you do with this insight? You can use it to make more beneficial choices in your life. By being honest with yourself based on your previous actions, your actions moving forward will be based on truth instead of just what you tell yourself.

Despite what your subconscious may be telling you, you can have love with no limits. The key is to unconditionally love yourself first.

How to control my temperament

All of us will be infected by different affairs in our daily life, different people will manifest different expressions on one thing, some will feel happy, some will feel sad, and fewer maybe not care about it. why did they have the different emotions? In my humble opinion, we should how to control our temperament on them, your feelings will be display on your face, although it’s not authenticate by scientist. Having a intense attitude or temperament will be improve your whole field, including the fate, the chance, the health, your family and so on, I found myself have a terrible temperament recently, i’m not sure why i’m become this status, is it because i run into many affairs recently, or have a doubt about my future, think it’s tough and hard to manage, but have a deeply thought, i’m surely and determined that they are not the emphasis. Controlling your temperament appropriately and that’s the real resolve the problems Travel enquiry.

I read a book these days, it’s about how to control yourself. although it’s the theory WAN Optimization, but it’s easy to understand and know of from the book. as a man, you must to undertake the responsibility of a family, how to take care of your family member, try your best to give them better quality life and happily every day, when you alone, you maybe just take care of yourself. Once you are married, you should be much knowing that what you should do, Taking care of them is your one of your daily work, Don’t take them bad temperament, I remember one sentence from the book, When you can control your temperament, the succeed is on the way. Although it’s tough, but i still to have a try .

A food for thought story

I went to a bookshop yesterday and I read a very interesting comic book. It was about “Zen”. I still remember one of the stories in that book. It was about an elder monk and a young monk upon crossing a wide river, they found a beautiful lady looking anxious and standing by the river bank worried how to go through the river. At that time, the elder monk picked up the lady and carried her across the river then said good bye to her. After a while the young monk was asked him: ” Monks can’t touch a woman, why did you go against the rules?” The elder monk answered:” I already put her down why are you picking her up?”

I think this story is very good and it has a deep meaning. Yes, if his heart didn’t go against the rules even if he touched women why do you doubt his moral fortitude? However if your brain is always thinking about sexuality are you sure you are not going against the rules?

Places i traveled

After graduation, I settled down in Shenzhen, Guangdong province in southern part of China. It has been five years, and during the five years, I have gone to several places reenex.

Shenzhen is the second city I lived for a long time. Longest one is my home town with no doubt. But when I stayed in my home town, I never went out to sightseeing, I always thought that I lived here and I had plenty of time, I could go anytime, but the truth was, I never got the chance to go anyplace. When I was a student, my parents didn’t allow me to go sightseeing as other parents because of the safety problem, and they just hoped that I could focus on my study, so most of times I probably closed myself did some math exercises or memorizing some English worlds. I haven’t got a good rest then I went into college reenex.

The only chance I went out was that tour guide internship when I was in the third year in college. As an English major, we were signed to have a tour guide internship. So we went to all the tourist places in Xi’an in a month. Such as Big wild goose pagoda, the city wall, the historical museum, the Terra cotta warriors, the Huaqing Hot Spring and many other places that I had forgotten the name of. We took lots of photos by cell phone. It was a great pity that all of us were so poor that none of us owned a digital camera or a smart phone. One thing I remembered very clearly was that, when we at the Huaqing Hot Spring, there is a statue of Yang Guifei, it is naked, almost the entire tourist took photos with the statue that there was a long queue. When we finished, all of us were asked to give a presentation.

Later after graduation, I found a job in ShenZhen. I finally have the chance to see the huge sea. Since I was born in the northern part of china, I dreamed to see the real sea someday. I like places has rivers, lakes and sea. So not long after I came here, I went to Dameisha Beach Park with my friend, to my disappointment, the water is very dirty, lots of rubbish floating on the sea water, and there were so many people there that it’s very hard to move to the beach, you could not even see the sand , only people. My friends just took some pictures at the seaside. Some of them jump in to the sea but could not swim at all. So we went back very soon and later on, I never went to Dameisha again reenex.

Maybe a year later, some of my foreign colleagues came to ShenZhen with his family, my boss asked me to guide them. So we went to the Window of the World, Splendid China, and Chinas Folk Culture Village in one day, without a local tour guide, I would say that I didn’t understand most of the architectures. Since it was my first time went there, I knew nothing of it, so I could not introduce to my foreign colleagues at all. i hope that one day, i can go and see the real world by my own eyes.

A interesting story

I read a story when i had determined to choose an allegory for my daughter yesterday.It is about a farmer and a donkey.The content of as follows reenex:

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well.The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.Finally,he decided to give up to rescue the donkey considering that it wasnot worth it to pull out  because the donkey was olde and the well needed  to be covered up anyway. So he invited all his neighbors to come over and help him.They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt in the well.At first,the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly.Then,to everyone’s amazement,he quieted down.A few shovel loads later,the farmer finally looked down the well and was  astonished at what he saw.With every shovel of dirt that hit his back,the donkey was doing something.He would shake it off and take a step up.As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal,he would shake it off and take a step up.Pretty soon everyone was amazed as donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off reenex!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you , all kinds od dirt.The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off nad take a step up.Each of our troubles is a stepping stone.we can’t get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping,never giving up!Shake it off and take a step up reenex!

Kids’Happiness Relies on a Happy Family

I felt sorry about my little boy yesterday. Yesterday afternoon I beat and scolded him in order to let me stay alone.

I asked my husband to take him to the play field near our home as my three years old boy had been playing cell phone for one hour or two. Yet they both don’t want to go downstairs and out. Under my repeat asking, my husband pissed off and so do I. My kid didn’t sense my angry and kept playing around me .

I tried to keep him quiet yet it’s hard for an active boy to do this unless he slept. He prayed me to give him phone, I refused determinedly. He prayed again, I began to scold him loudly. He cried in a low voice under quilt. Shortly after, he prayed again, I beat him several times, and he stopped asking for his phone again.

I lay on the bed and felt depressed with my unfair marriage. Why I always do daily trifles at home and a job outside while my husband just does his own job, to the family, his main responsibility is to commend me how to do . It’s very unfair to me.

Meanwhile, my boy began to play his toy train. I commanded him not to make noise and seized his toy violently from him. My aim was to let him sleep, keep quiet or go out. Yet the three requests are difficult to him. He just wanted to stay with me and was reluctant to go out.

From my behavior, I can know that children’s happiness is strongly related with a happy marriage. When one of the parent is in bad temper or in a failure marriage, it’s probably his kid(s) would be deeply affected. I love my kid very much, yet it’s difficult to shout at him or hit him when I hit the roof. For children and myself, I’d try my best to maintain a harmonious marriage .

Be a good Receiver

Are you good at receiving ? Have you still remembered when you last time receive a thing? Maybe this seem a strange question, but I think we had better take a serious thinking travel industry.

Very often, we are better givers rather than receivers. We are used to give our family, our friends and even charities. But for receiving, we may feel uneasy when receive something, although it is not very noticeable. For example, when someone praises the coat we are wearing, we may say that we bought it at a discount instead of simply enjoying the praise. As we know, praise, itself , is a gift to us, and when don’t receive it properly, in this way, we may hurt a givers’ feelings. But if, we take the praise, it is a good pleasure for the giver to see the gift received in a pleasant way. Then, in this way, we may develop a good way of relationship .

Why we tend to behave in that way? Maybe our education play a role. We are taught that it is better to give than to receive. But this suggests that there is something wrong with receiving. In fact, there is nothing wrong with receiving. It is better to give and take.We should practice receiving all the pleasures that happen to us everyday, just think that how many gifts we are being given everyday: the beauty of nature, art and inspiring conversations, etc. Let life shower us with gifts, pleasure, joys, surprises, both large and small, and let us take notice of all these things and accept them happily and thankfully .

So let try to practice receiving at once, and this may benefit us greatly, making us become good receivers as well as good givers.