Everyday since she was 14, 21-year old Rebecca Brown had been taking photos of herself to document her battle against a disorder known as trichotillomania. Trichotillomania is an obsessive-compulsive (OC) related disorder that compels an individual to pull out his/her own hair. The person may pull out hair from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, beard, underarms, pubic region, or any other hairy body part, which subsequently cause evident bald patches. This disorder seems to resemble OCD, an addiction, or a habit; however, it has been recently regarded as a body-focused repetitive behaviour (BFRBs), like nail-bitting or skin picking. Some people with trichotillomania experience very strong impulses to pluck out hairs that their daily activities are disrupted.
Rebecca made a video to collate the pictures she took daily for more than six years. The short video began from when she was only 14 years old, back when she had very beautiful and healthy head of hair. Her transformation and her struggles manifested as the years pass, and her beautiful smile also faded as she continued the battle. She indicated emotional events in the video that may have also contributed to the worsening of her disorder. In 2011, she became depressive and suicidal; the disorder had a huge negative impact on her life.
Despite her struggles, Rebecca was able to win the fight. She had been bald-free for one year come 2013 and had also been accepted to a film school. Now, at 21 years of age, Rebecca is looking like the fresh-faced blonde like she was before. She also has a more positive perspective in life.
Watch her video below:
There is no known cure for trichotillomania; however, medical advancements paved the way for treatment options to become available. There are also groups and organizations that offer emotional and psychological support for people who have this disorder.
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He Films His Wife By The Beach But When She Turns Around… My Jaw Dropped!
Definitely brought me tears and a smile…
Women are used to doing most of the 'mushy' stuff like love letters, scrapbooks filled with photos, notes and memorabilia. We also want everything documented and recorded and we're very particular with important dates and events. Men, on the other hand are less likely to do these things but that doesn't make them less romantic and loving. They have their own ways--entirely different from ours but that make us love them more anyway just like this guy here.
Casey Neistat, a filmmaker honors his girlfriend, now wife Candice Pool with probably one of the sweetest documentaries ever. It features a short film of their love story for the past eight years. Random and raw moments were captured from their early years as a couple including their first date, Casey's proposal until the time that they got married.
The cutest part for me was Casey's honest admission of his mistakes saying he was sorry or Candice was right about something. He is fond of recording their moments together or Candice's on the beach and there's no other perfect way to end the film and reveal the couple's great surprise with Candice's beautiful shot by the beach showing her 'baby bump'--truly breathtaking....
They Left These Abandoned Puppies With Prison Inmates. The Result? I Can’t Believe My Eyes!
This is what happens when convicted criminals meet abandoned puppies…
If you have a soft spot for dogs, you will definitely love this story.
In January this year, six puppies were abandoned and were left to die in a trash can in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. At the age of one week, the poor puppies are no match against the cold winter. Heartbreaking, right?
But thank heavens, the litter was rescued before they froze to death. Soon, these pups found themselves under the Paroled Pups Program in the South Dakota State Penitentiary. The inmates in the state penitentiary nurtured the pups and provided them with round-the-clock tender loving care....
Here’s The Easiest Way to Know if a Person is a Liar… in Just 5 Seconds!
This innocent test is very simple yet effective…
There is a simple and surefire way to tell if a person is lying. While most people think that it takes science, emotions, and hardcore interpretative skills to know if a person is lying or not, apparently, it doesn't.
There is 59 second test that can help you tell if you are talking to a liar or not. How? Well, you just have to ask them to write a capital Q on their forehead while they are speaking of a probable lie. If he/ she asks, then just say "just for a simple test."
Find it absurd? Watch the video below:
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