Girl asks notorious photoshopper to make her look ‘skinny’ and ‘pretty.’ His response goes viral

Photoshop wizard James Fridman is known for using his incredible graphic design talents to brilliantly troll the people who request his services. It’s not that he doesn’t follow their directions—in fact, he often follows them quite literally. But the end result is rarely exactly what the requester had in mind.

Exhibit A:

James Fridman

Exhibit B:

James Fridman

Exhibit C:

James Fridman

But though Fridman’s end results are often hilarious, he ultimately likes to use his powers for good and to teach people a lesson about a larger social issue. Recently, he received a request from a girl who has struggled with her weight for years. The request reads:

Hey James! Love your work! Your hilarious! And knowing you, you probably won’t do this and I know you get this message A LOT but here goes. Ok. So I’ve struggled with my weight ever since I was like…what 7? I’ve tried everything to lose weight too! I’ve done sports, ate healthy, exercises, took pills. LEGIT. EVERYTHING. but I still remain..um fat. Please just make me skinny for once it would be a huge favor! I just want to see what I would look like if I was pretty! Thanks! ❤

Clearly she had a sense right off the bat that his response would not be to shrink her body to the size of a Kardashian who funnels millions into a personal trainer and subsists off laxative tea and dry cereal. And she was correct. But instead of using his photoshop skills to transform her into something funny, he used his platform to drop some knowledge, and returned her photo exactly as is. Here was his response:

James Fridman

“Skinny doesn’t necessarily mean pretty,” he wrote. “Don’t let the struggle of trying to lose weight take the fun out of your life. Stay active, eat healthy and let yourself be happy just the way you are.”

That may be the best “weight loss” advice I’ve ever read; it’s no wonder the tweet went viral with over 55,000 likes and counting. And in a rare twist, the internet has responded with kindness for once:

Gardenwife
Pretty? She’s beautiful!

hails
You’re a beautiful human for doing this and she is a beautiful girl!!!

Cheryl Mitchell
truer words, James. She has a lovely smile and her warmth and kindness shines through.

Turns out, this guy’s wizardry skills extend beyond manipulating images. He could strike up a successful side hustle as a personal fitness guru or therapist. Twitter agrees.

Freyjinn
James is the therapist we don’t deserve

LoolerMeister
But he is the therapist we need

But let’s hope he never stops photoshopping. Because the world needs this brilliance:

James Fridman

And this:

James Fridman

Thank you for reading my blog. Please read, like, comment, and most of all follow Phicklephilly. I publish every day.

Facebook: phicklephilly       Instagram: @phicklephilly       Twitter: @phicklephilly

Tales of Rock – They Removed the Background Music from “We Are The Champions,” Now listen to just Freddie’s voice

Although he passed away, Freddie Mercury will forever live in our hearts as one of the greatest rock legends in the history of music. Not only did he put on one of the most epic live performances in history, but he also has a voice that has yet to be matched.

They removed the background music from “We Are The Champions,” now listen to just Freddie’s voice

Up until now, there is no one who sings like Freddie Mercury, and the video below is proof.In the video below, you will hear Freddie and Queen sing their classic song, “We Are The Champions.” But, thanks to a user edit, you will only hear Freddie’s voice.

They removed the background music from “We Are The Champions,” now listen to just Freddie’s voice

A user removed the background music and instrumentals to highlight Freddie’s voice and show the world how chilling it is.

Please SHARE this talented performance with everyone you know on Facebook.

Thank you for reading my blog. Please read, like, comment, and most of all follow Phicklephilly. I publish every day.

Instagram: @phicklephilly    Facebook: phicklephilly    twitter: @phicklephilly

Neuroscience of Cannabis & Sex – Part 2

Cannabis and sex

By combining what we know about the contribution of different brain regions in behavior, and the endocannabinoid system upon them, support for the sex-rage propaganda from the 1930s utterly dissolves. Here’s what we know:

  • The endocannabinoid system is one of the most abundantly-expressed systems in the brain. CB1 receptors are found on brain cells in most brain regions.
  • The net effect of THC is to reduce brain activity. However, because of complex networks of brain cells, this may lead to elevated mood states and heightened sensory experiences.
  • Low to moderate doses of THC reduce the activity of brain regions involved in stress and aggression, leading to a calming effect. In cases when the THC dose is too high, it can enhance the communication coming from the brain’s amygdala, a critical region in the fear circuit. This is what contributes to the anxiety and paranoia when you’re “too high”. However, these doses are also generally sedating, so they wouldn’t lead to aggression or “sex-crazed lunacy”.
  • Additional cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant (there are over 100!), such as cannabidiol (CBD), act on numerous targets beyond the endocannabinoid system to have anxiety-reducing and other therapeutic benefits.

Beyond dispelling the myths of the last century, how does our current understanding of cannabis’ action in the brain inform how it can be used for a healthy sex life? For one, we now recognize that there’s far more to cannabis than just THC, and there’s an extensive array of targets in the brain and body that the cannabinoids act upon to convey their therapeutic and wellness benefits.

CBD’s ability to activate serotonin receptors, which is the same brain chemical system targeted by the well-known anti-anxiety drugs like Prozac, can reduce anxiety to break down the barriers to an intimate relationship. CBD also weakly activates CB2 receptors (the second endogenous cannabinoid receptor to be discovered), which is associated with increased resiliency to life stress.

THC activation of CB1 receptors increases the brain chemical, dopamine, which is involved reward processing and the feeling of “pleasure”. However, repeated high doses of THC can actually lead to a general reduction in dopamine levels, which could hinder the sexual experience. CBD can be used to combat this negative effect of THC, as well as other adverse effects, by blocking some of THC’s actions at CB1 receptors.

Here are some quick tips for introducing and integrating cannabis in your sex life:

  1. Don’t eat it unless you are aware of the specific dosage of the edible and how you react to it before introducing a partner. When you eat THC, a large portion gets processed by the liver before it ever makes its way to the brain. The problem is, some of this THC gets converted to the metabolite, 11-hydroxy-THC, which has stronger effects on your CB1 receptors than THC does. This leads to a stronger high, which isn’t desirable if you’re trying to share an intimate experience with your partner. If you become too stoned, you’re more likely to focus internally (not to mention, sedated!) as opposed to focusing on the needs of your sexual partner(s).
  2. Consider using multiple products with different cannabinoid compositions. CBD could be a good pre-game tool to help relieve stress and anxiety, and when you’re more relaxed, you’re likely to be more open to your partner and engage fully. Once relaxed, a THC-rich product can help heighten the senses (but don’t overdo it!) and increase pleasure. Orgasm can also be enhanced by elevating brain dopamine levels.
  3. If you’re concerned about sexual dysfunction from cannabis use, stick to balanced THC:CBD or CBD-rich products. A recent study from Stanford University of over 50,000 people found that cannabis users had more sex than non-users, but this didn’t address performance quality or dysfunction issues. So regarding cannabis’ long-term effects on sexual dysfunction, let’s just say, the jury is…hung.

The Future

Universities across the world are ramping up their cannabis research programs, and the amount of federal research dollars going toward medicinal cannabis is also on the rise. Some of this momentum stems from amassing evidence in support of the wide therapeutic spectrum of the plant, particularly for traditionally treatment-resistant disorders such as certain forms of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and depression.

The remarkable tolerability of CBD and balanced THC:CBD products, especially compared to many of the available pharmaceuticals, promotes further investigation into how we can maximize the plant’s therapeutic potential. This process has shed light, beyond just clinical disorders, on how cannabis can be used to improve wellness in otherwise healthy individuals. If enhanced, more intimate sex falls into that category, then the benefits of the plant can impact us all.

 

 

Thank you for reading my blog. Please read, like, comment, and most of all follow Phicklephilly. I publish every day.

Instagram: @phicklephilly      Facebook: phicklephilly   Twitter: @phicklephilly

The Truth About Getting A Date

You don’t attract what you want. You attract who you are.

Are you failing to get your perfect date?

Most guys have it backwards.

They think that when they get a girlfriend, they will finally be happy.

Sorry to piss on your cornflakes but that’s not how it works.

If only someone explained this to me back in the day, I would’ve had less frustrations in my dating life.

To prove my point, let me ask you a question.

Have you ever met someone who became very “busy” after going on a few dates with you?

This happened to me A LOT and I couldn’t figure out why.Insanity is doing the same things over and over again expecting a different result.

So I took a step back to asses what’s going on.

Let me share with you what I discovered.

When a woman meets you for the first time, she’s assessing subconsciously what type of life she’s gonna have with you.

Is it going to be exciting and spontaneous OR is it going to be lame and predictable?

It’s a bit of a tough pill to swallow, isn’t it?

Here’s the ugly truth about getting a girlfriend. You may not like it but I’ll tell you anyway.

You don’t attract what you want. You attract who you are. The moment you’re happy on your own is when the right relationship enters your life. I know this from experience.

Back in the day, I had nothing going for me. I had no hobbies, was out of shape and barely had friends.

Whenever I’d meet a girl, I would be OBSESSED with them. My sense of self-worth was based on whether they like me or not. Of course, none of them would want to go out with me.

Looking back now, I really couldn’t blame them. Who would want to date someone who lived such a boring life?

That’s when I took a break from dating and decided to focus on myself.

I started going to the gym, reading interesting books and taking up new hobbies. Overtime, I started to really like my own company. I valued my opinion more and did more things that I enjoyed.

And then something strange happened. Women were suddenly more interested in me.

If I go on a bad date or someone didn’t text me back right away, I was less reactive. I knew that I had better things to do than worry about something so petty.

Funny how that works, huh?

The better you become as a man, the higher quality relationships you’ll attract in your life. Whoever says otherwise is selling you hype.

 

Thank you for reading my blog. Please read, like, comment, and most of all follow Phicklephilly. I publish every day.

Instagram: @phicklephilly      Facebook: phicklephilly   Twitter: @phicklephilly

Tales of Rock – The Offspring Lead Singer Dexter Holland is a Pretty Awesome Dude!

I loved researching this story! One of my favorites!

Bryan “Dexter” Holland is the kind of dude who, if he can’t get into a rock show, grabs a buddy and starts The Offspring. Half a decade later, he was signed with Epitaph Records to join NOFX and Rancid, with whom his band is partly credited for bringing punk rock back into the angst-dripping hearts of suburban kids who really don’t have much to complain about except the emptiness of their idle middle-class lives. To go down that road, however, he had to give up a pretty straight-arrow career path of over-achieving drudgery that probably would have given him some of his best moody material–and a sick minivan to go with it.

Dexter, as it turns out, grew up in the high-rent suburbs West Garden Grove, California.

He went to Pacifica High School and, instead of setting fires and declaring anarchy, went ahead and graduated as valedictorian instead. He went on to the University of Southern California, became a pre-med student and eventually got his Master’s Degree in molecular biology. (WOW!) He was actually on the way to a Ph.D. before dropping out to follow his dream of throwing glistening globs of his own biological molecules all over screaming audiences night after night.

In his spare time he decided to also become a licensed airline pilot and flew himself around the world. Hey, why not?

Dexter Holland is one awesome dude!

 

Thank you for reading my blog. Please read, like, comment, and most of all follow Phicklephilly. I publish every day.

Instagram: @phicklephilly      Facebook: phicklephilly   Twitter: @phicklephilly

More Love For Legs

“Like someone once said, it’s about where legs lead.”

I’m a leg man through and through. 

Here are some words from some of my male followers on the subject of female propulsion.

 

On an objective note, keeping aside other aspects, here are the things I look for in a woman –

1.Fitness (calves and thighs)
2.Cleanliness (nails)
3.Grooming (waxed)
4.Beauty (fair)
5.Less Hair? (gives an idea of the other body areas too if you know what I mean & no post waxing dots :O)

Legs give me a pretty good idea about all the above. Esp in high heels

1)
Reasons are biological, aesthetic, and cultural.

2)
All parts of women have the potential to attract men. This is due to biology. Humans have a sense of aesthetics. Aesthetics is a part of mathematics and is independent of biology or culture. Culture creates habits and attitudes. All those factors control the expression of interest.

3)
Culture determines whether men get to see legs of women and are able to develop habits related to interest in them. In some conservative cultures the legs of women are kept covered up, but even in the free societies legs of women are subject to aesthetic rules. In the free societies fat, contorted, or hairy legs of women would not normally be considered attractive even if visible.

Like someone once said, it’s about where legs lead. I’ve never been particularly attracted to boobs, but pretty, shapely legs leading to a nice butt will get me every time.

Legs, eyes and hair guy here. Something about these 3 features just strikes me, rather than listing over boobs and female bum, but they don’t come too much further down the list ;). It’s just the luscious shape of the female legs, they connect to the hips and the hips are wider than ours for child bearing reasons, there’s your answer. I don’t mean ridiculously wide hips either, they are just a certain shape especially with a smaller waist sitting just above.

For me, a women’s legs can hold the same erotic cache as her secondary sex characteristics. So much of our (my?) sexual triggers are formed during adolescence; when I was growing up, the key to my earliest sexual arousals were those elements that differentiated women from girls. Women were sexy, while girls held no particular sexual interest because they looked essentially like boys. So what aroused me, and most of the other young boys I knew, were things that made a woman no longer a little girl: larger breasts, pubic hair, and fully developed, curvy legs. The length of a woman’s legs didn’t make much difference. In fact, for some unknown reason, I greatly prefer shorter women’s legs, perhaps because they often have more pronounced variation between the joints and the muscle—shape! This sexual maturity factor has been a constant throughout my 50+ years: like many men, larger breasts hold special allure; but I also find a woman’s body hair incredibly sexy as well, especially pubic, arm and leg hair.

I think part of it, at least for me, is that for women legs represent both physical strength and physical fitness. Women tend to have strong lower body strength, which I find appealing. I have noticed when lifting weights that for squats, leg presses, etc., women often lift amounts comparable to what the men lift, sometimes more, and that really draws my interest/attention, particularly to their legs. Perhaps this sexual appeal concerning legs and lower body strength is an evolutionary trait has something to do with an increased likelihood that stronger women will better bear children, but that is just speculation on my part.

personally l love legs because they define a girl’s love with her own body. They are the only ones that can really distinguish the true nature of a girl. Legs are their only body parts that makeup fails to hide their ugliness. even with makeup physical fitness of legs can also be shown by legs by looking at how skinny or fat the legs are. This to some extent reveals how athletic a girl is. Chubby legs are often associated with stiff women which in most cases men do not like. In conclusion it all leads to how flexible you are in bed and how much do you love your body.

 

 

Thank you for reading my blog. Please read, like, comment, and most of all follow Phicklephilly. I publish every day.

Instagram: @phicklephilly      Facebook: phicklephilly   twitter: @phicklephilly

Phicklephilly Special Report: A CURE FOR CANCER? ISRAELI SCIENTISTS SAY THEY THINK THEY FOUND ONE!

https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/A-cure-for-cancer-Israeli-scientists-say-they-think-they-found-one-578939

 

Thank you for reading my blog. Please read, like, comment, and most of all follow Phicklephilly. I publish every day.

Instagram: @phicklephilly      Facebook: phicklephilly   Twitter: @phicklephilly