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Men’s Hearts Monitored While They Are Shown Pictures of Models vs. Loved Ones (VIDEO)

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I think if we were honest with ourselves, we would be forced to admit that few of us, if any, have not let our conscious perception of external “beauty” be shaped by the media. We are bombarded with scantily clad women in countless advertisements and even greeted by attractive men and women, who often leave little to the imagination, in bars and restaurants, sports events, and clothing stores.

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We may parrot common phrases like “beauty lies within” or “we are all uniquely beautiful,” but how many of us can genuinely get our minds to believe that? When push comes to shove, most of us still gawk at Victoria’s Secret models, and get tingly feelings when Ryan Gosling appears on screen. And most of us still wish we looked like one or the other.

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But what about what goes on beyond our conscious thoughts? Do our hearts and souls also subscribe to society’s definition of beauty?

To put this to the test, Dove Portugal brought in a number of men for a unique social experiment. Participants were connected to a heart monitor and then shown images of “attractive” female models followed by a picture of a loved one.

External Beauty Truly Is Just Skin Deep

As the social experiment clearly portrayed, the effect that external “beauty” has on us does not penetrate past our mind. Seeing each subject’s heart rate increase substantially when shown a woman he has come to know personally shows that true connection and love do go beyond physical appearance.

I also particularly loved how the effect was seen not only when the subjects were shown pictures of their romantic partner, but also their siblings, children, and extended family members.

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While the social experiment certainly lacks diversity in a number of ways, the findings are still quite profound.

True Beauty Grows

As someone who has battled with self-consciousness relating to my appearance, I’ve spent a great deal of time wishing I physically better represented a stereotypical alpha male. While I have taken certain steps to bring myself closer to that ideal, such as regularly going to the gym, social experiments like this one remind me how silly and unnecessary it is to obsess over my appearance.

It’s one thing to want to take care of my health and to also enjoy putting myself together for particular occasions, but it’s another thing when worrying about my looks impacts how I feel daily.

I firmly believe that the more we work on our relationship with ourselves, and learn to love exactly who we are, the stronger our magnetic pull grows to attracting others into our lives.

Every romantic relationship I have ever been in was instigated when I least expected it and was instead focusing on my passions. Every time I’ve gone out looking to find a partner, putting major emphasis on my appearance as part of the process, I’ve struck out in connecting with a potential suitor.

Reflecting on my past relationships, I can also confidently say that my level of attraction to each partner steadily grew as I became closer to them — aligning directly with the findings presented in this video. I’m fairly confident that my heart rate would increase far more when shown a picture of my mom, my sister, or my niece than it would for, say, Hilary Duff (the woman my conscious mind has always found to be the most physically attractive in the world — random, I know).

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Take a moment and test this on yourself right now: Close your eyes and think about someone you don’t know at all but find sexually attractive. What part of your body feels the most engaged when thoughts of this individual arise?

Then reflect on the people you actually have within your life. Does it engage the same areas? Or does it evoke feelings in a completely different way?

For me, thoughts of Hilary Duff, for example, will generally stay in my mind and can drift into fantasy, while thoughts of loved ones will engage my stomach and my heart, two areas of my body that, at least to me, suggest a far deeper love and connection.

If you currently have a partner in your life, it may be valuable to compare the feelings evoked by thoughts of them to those brought upon by thoughts of a model or celebrity. When it comes to helping your relationship it may sound counterintuitive, but it can in fact strengthen it by demonstrating the depth of what you share with your partner.


Feel free to share your experience or your thoughts on the social experiment via the comments below.

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A large portion of our journalism that you’re used to seeing on our Collective Evolution platform has now moved over to The Pulse. We will be publishing most of our news articles there, while Collective Evolution focuses more on personal development.

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We’ve done this for a number of reasons, mainly due to the struggles we’ve had with regards to extreme censorship at Collective Evolution. We hope you join us over at The Pulse in our quest to keep doing what we do!

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

Australian UFO study.

According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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