Horses Helping Humans?

A quiet ranch just south of Hamilton is the classroom for horses helping humans. They may not be your typical therapists, but Becky Laugel and Larry Jones assist their clients with the help of horses. Laugel owns and operates Haven’s Horses, an Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) program and Jones is an equine specialist. EAP is designed to help with behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, family or relationship problems, divorce, blended families, grief, loss and more. Clients are able to learn how to deal with different situations based on their needs. For example, one girl is working with Laugel on her anxiety issues. Her mother said in the past few months of working in the arena, her daughter has improved in schoolwork, home life, peer relationships, problem solving skills, and anxiety. ‘It’s been a remarkable experience,’ she said. Her daughter said that before she was doing EAP she would have ranked her anxiety at 1, but now she would rate it at an 8. She said, ‘I wasn’t able to control my anxiety before I learned these things.” w/ photo

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The Boy Who Cannot Forget

A Welsh student can remember every detail of his teenage years – including what he had to eat and what the weather was like on any given day. Aurelien Hayman, 20, from Cardiff, is one of only a handful of people in the world with hyperthymesia, or highly superior autobiographical memory. “It’s not something that I realised overnight, but when I was 14 I discovered that I was quite good at remembering some things that had happened years before,” he said. When asked about the random date of October 1, 2006, he remembers it was a cloudy Sunday, he listened to the song When You Were Young by The Killers, and he had asked out a girl but been turned down… He said: “There’s no method or technique to it. I’m not aware that my memories are being coded. It’s like being able to access something in a filing cabinet very quickly.” w/ photo

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Farthest Swim Under Ice

“In this video, Wim Hof (The Netherlands) swam 188ft under ice in a lake near the Finnish village of Kolari. He did not make use of any special equipment, and wore only swimming trunks and a pair of goggles.”

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Sand Kittens

“Those little sand pussies are so cute.” — bianchiroadshow

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Top 15 Real Sex Toys That Will Give You Nightmares

“Back in 2008, I changed your life by listing off 25 of the most disturbing sex toys I could find on the Internet. A year later, I gave you 18 more, because I’m a giver, and because I desperately hoped someone would just hold me and tell me I could stop. And now it’s been three solid years with nary a single disturbing sex toy to be seen. But they were being made. In ramshackle garages and run-down sweatshops and Cracked columnist basements, they were being made. And here they are. If you like, we can go buy some and try them out together, but I’m not promising either of us will enjoy it.” w/ photos

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