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How Massaging Your Feet Can Help Relieve Your Insomnia

There’s more to getting a foot massage to make you feel relaxed. You can finally rid yourself of insomnia. We show you how.

Got problems sleeping early? There’s an easy and simple solution to that. All you have to do is massage your feet. You don’t need to take a lot of tranquilizers or drown yourself in alcohol just to be able to doze off, when you can easily grab hold of your feet and give it a five minute rubdown to get, yes, sleepy.

Even before advanced technology in medicine became a necessity for the human population, alternative medicine in the form of reflexology has been around for hundreds of years. Getting a massage back then was more than just relieving aches, pains and stress from work. It was the method by which people were able to heal themselves. Back then applying pressure to your hands and feet was the best way to get oneself feel better.

Your feet's pressure points as depicted by a reflexology map.

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When you go to a spa to get a massage and you feel relaxed, it is because you increase the blood flow to different parts of your body which is essential to actually make you feel calm. One of the best parts of your body to massage is your feet because all internal organs can be tapped depending on which part of your foot you apply pressure to.

So before you think of spending quite a large sum of money on medicine, you just might want to massage your feet. You can do this even while you’re watching TV or reading a book. It’s all just a matter of applying the right amount of pressure on a certain part of your foot when you want to target a specific organ or part of your body to heal.

There’s a pressure point for each internal organ or muscle group that’s located on your feet and all you have to do is give it the massage it needs. Check out this video to learn how to massage your own feet.

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Scientist Discovers “Hidden Portrait” Underneath the Mona Lisa

French scientist Pascal Cotte — who has been involved in the digitization project of the Mona Lisa — claims that there are other portraits hidden underneath the famous painting.

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the world's most well-known works of art. The 16th century portrait of a woman believed to be Lisa Gherardini has been on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris since 1797.

The painting of the lady with the enigmatic smile has been the subject of various investigations throughout the year, so it's quite a surprise to find out that it's been keeping even more "secrets."

French scientist Pascal Cotte — co-founder of Lumiere Technology — has been involved in the digitization project of the Mona Lisa. He has made a claim that has fired up the world of art. He says he has found other portraits hidden underneath the Mona Lisa....

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33 Illustrations That Prove We’ve Become Slaves To Modern Technology

One way or another, we’re all guilty as charged!

Aside from pen and paper, being observant counts as one of the most important tools of an effective artist. The artworks below, illustrated by Jean Jullien, are obviously drawn by a keen observer. In these series of illustrations, you will see how all of us have somehow become slaves to modern technology – particularly the smartphone.

Sure, we can all justify how we all use gadgets to communicate faster with our loved ones but, as captured in some of these drawings, we should likewise admit that technology sometimes gets in the way of simple joys such as enjoying nature or real-life interactions.

Scroll down and you’ll see what I mean…...

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These Lookalikes With the Same Name Are the Reason Why Fingerprinting Became Necessary

The men looked like they could be twins and even had the same name, but their fingerprints proved they were actually two different unrelated people.

It was 1903 at the Leavenworth Penitentiary in Kansas when prison clerk M.W. McClaughry did a double take (literally!) when a prisoner named Will West arrived to be processed. You, McClaughry was pretty sure that he had already processed the man's records in 1901.

When McClaughry asked West if he had gone through the process before, the latter said that it was his first time there.

Still doubting West's answer, McClaughry looked for the file of Will West and found it. It showed mugshots of a man that looked like the guy in front of him. ...

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