Body Language - Eyes
People who look to the sides a lot are nervous, lying, or distracted. However, if a person looks away from the speaker, it could display a level of comfort or indicate submissiveness. Looking askance generally means the person is distrustful or unconvinced.
If someone looks down at the floor a lot, they are probably shy or timid. People also tend to look down when they are upset, or trying to hide something emotional. People are often thinking and feeling unpleasant emotions when they are in the process of staring at the ground.
However, some cultures believe that looking at someone in the eyes is a sign of disrespect, or is only done with intimate friends or family, so this could explain why someone is avoiding eye contact with you.
Wide or Dilated Pupils
Dilated pupils mean that the person is interested. Keep in mind, however, that many substances cause pupils to dilate, including alcohol, cocaine, and LSD others. Don’t mistake having a few drinks for attraction.
If their eyes seem focused far away, that usually indicates that a person is in deep thought or not listening.
Twinkle in the Eyes
When you talk to a person about something that interests them a lot then you will notice a twinkle in their eyes.
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We rely upon the poets, the philosophers, and the playwrights to articulate what most of us can only feel, in joy or sorrow. They illuminate the thoughts for which we only grope; they give us the strength and balm we cannot find in ourselves. Whenever I feel my courage wavering, I rush to them. They give me the wisdom of acceptance, the will and resilience to push on.
Helen Hayes (via wordpainting)
“It’s been half a year since I last spoke to the one person I think about every single day. That’s six months of my life just wasted, on top of the eighteen months I spent getting to know him, which, ultimately, lead to this. It lead to nothing. It lead me to write down my pathetic, little thoughts on pieces of paper because I can’t say these words to him. But I wrote this one to let him know - somehow - that I’m done waiting. And I’m not bitter anymore, about any of it, because I’m learning to see the good through the bad, through the months and months of pain and heartache he probably doesn’t even know he made. Because I realise now that he taught me a lesson, and it taught me that I’m going to find more than him, someday, and that I deserve to. I know I’ll probably never speak to him again, and I’m not sure I even really want to, so if I don’t, I’ll leave him with one final secret. And this is it. I loved him. From what I know about love and from how much I believe in it, I think that was what I felt. Because it’s more than I’ve ever felt for anybody else, and it’s so much more than what anybody else will ever feel for him. This is my secret. It is his to keep.”
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I also want to just say that I don’t know much about anything, but I’ve been through some stuff that might be similar to your stuff, so come and talk to me if you need a friend. I post some weird things sometimes, but I will listen to you… just like I wish he would listen to me.
PS: All of my other writing, submitted through whitepaperquotes, will be posted here very soon.
(If you could post this for everyone to see, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.)
Escherichia coli bacteria, magnified 10,000 times
With hot days ahead, thoughts naturally turn to the cool blue of swimming pools. Alas, not everything floating in those crystalline waters these days turns out to be an inflatable toy. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control surveyed 161 heavily used pools in metro-Atlanta in 2012. They ranged from public pools to pools at private clubs and water parks.
The CDC researchers sampled the pools’ filters, looking at what they contained. Of the 161 tested pools, more than half – 93 or 58 percent – contained Escherichia coli, a bacterium that lives abundantly in the gut of humans and other warm-blooded animals.
For the most part, E. coli is harmless, but some strains are pathogenic and are culprits behind many contaminated food events and recalls. In this case, however, the presence of E. coli is particularly icky since the bacterium is a strong indicator that someone (plural?) didn’t quite make it out of the pool to the restroom.
Actually, the CDC puts an even ickier spin on it, as only science can: “Each person has an average of 0.14 grams of fecal material on their perianal surface that could rinse into the water,” the authors observed (metaphorically).
Public pools had the highest incidence at 70 percent, followed by water parks at 66 percent and private clubs at 49 percent.
On the plus side, the researchers didn’t find any evidence in the pool filters of O157:H7, the E. coli strain most associated with food contamination and illness.
While distinguished in its disgustingness, E. coli wasn’t the most abundant of the microbes found doing the backstroke next to swimmers. That claim fell appropriately to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that causes swimmer’s ear. It was found in 95 of the 161 filter samples, a 59 percent incidence.
The CDC scientists were quick to note their Atlanta survey can’t be generalized to pools everywhere, but they did say the rates of pool-related illnesses nationally have been rising. Part of the problem is pool maintenance, to be sure, but swimmers have to take some of the blame.
“Swimmers have the power and responsibility to decrease the risk for recreational water illnesses by practicing good hygiene,” they wrote, suggesting that people shower thoroughly before entering a pool, take regular restroom breaks followed by another quick shower rinse before re-entering a pool and if you’re suffering from a diarrheal ailment, best stick to lounging in the sun.
Just remember to use sunscreen.