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This Little Girl Is Super Friendly And Outgoing, But It’s For A Surprising Reason

Five-year-old Lauren from Barnsley, England, is one of the friendliest little girls around, and oddly enough, it’s because of a rare genetic condition.

When her mom, Katherine Taylor, was 24 weeks pregnant, doctors told her something was wrong but they couldn’t figure out what it was. At 36 weeks, her blood pressure suddenly spiked and she had to get a cesarean section.

Lauren only weighed about three pounds and 12 ounces when she was born and ended up spending nine days in intensive care. Four months later, she was diagnosed with Williams syndrome. Symptoms of this condition include heart issues, dental irregularities, developmental delays, hyper-sensitive hearing, sleep problems, and an unusually cheerful demeanor and interest in strangers.

Lauren herself has a heart condition, trouble sleeping and trouble eating. She also loves music — as children with Williams syndrome tend to — but she’s very sensitive to loud noises. And, of course, she is extremely social.

“It can take us a while to get around the supermarket or the store because straight away, she’s trying to reach out to people and say hello or high five them. She just loves getting feedback from people and having a ‘hello’ back,” Taylor says.

She’s so friendly, in fact, that her mom says stranger danger is something she constantly has to keep in mind. She hopes Lauren will understand in the future that approaching strangers isn’t always safe.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/williams-syndrome/


These Paintings Are Holding A Very Dark Secret That You Would Never Guess. Take A Look.

Take a close look at these various water colors… what do you think? Even art amateurs can tell the artist was finely honing his skill, even if he wasn’t a master of his craft just yet. But these paintings hold a secret. These were painted by a young Bohemian that lived in Vienna around 1905. Most people aren’t familiar with these simple, but beautiful, watercolors. The artist was able to survive, thanks to orphan benefits and support from his mother. He applied to the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and later, he’d become a household name.

“Musician by Old Town Well”

“Town Scene with Unusual Store Sign Post”

“The Courtyard of the Old Residency in Munich.”

Self-portrait

“Odeonsplatz”

“Colored House”

“Rolling Hills”

“Large Colored Pansies”

“Castle Battlements”

“Vienna Opera House Corner Scene”

“Schloss u. Kirche Perchtoldsdorf”

“München Strassenbahn”

“Informal Dining Room Long View”

“München Strassenbahn”

“War Torn Town”

“Smoking Tank”

“München Siegestor”

“White Orchids”

“München Hoftheater”

Painting of the City Hall in Hildesheim

“Shelter in Fournes”

“Ruins of a Cloister in Messines”

Source: Reddit The artist’s name is Adolf Hitler. Before his terrible reign, he was an aspiring artist. The art school in Vienna rejected him twice. When his mother died at the age of 47, he ran out of money and became homeless and had to pursue other endeavors. He was one art degree away from possibly not committing one of the worst and large-scale atrocities against mankind. Share these images with others by clicking below.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/adolf-hitler-paintings/


20 Photos Of Reflections That Will Blow You Away

“Sometimes there is so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can’t take it.”

Remember that famous line from the Oscar winner “American Beauty”? Ricky Fitts was quite a dramatic character, but his words ring true. There is a lot of beauty in the world if you take the time to slow down and notice it.

These 20 photos could be ordinary scenes if it weren’t for the magnificent reflections in ponds, puddles, and even cups of coffee! After seeing them, you might find yourself looking at your surroundings in a whole new way.

1. This watch was more determined to capture a tree than it was the time.

Read More: Try To Listen To This Guy’s Bizarre Music Without Feeling Anxious…I Dare You

2. A simple cup of joe came to life when morning light streamed through a tapestry.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/amazing-reflections/


At Occupy, Out: Drum circles In: Dance circles

http://twitter.com/#!/jopauca/status/197342481610838019

Instead of hopping in a dance circle, looks like they should hop in a shower.

Dance wherever you are! Plus, guitars!

The guitars are starting to trickle into Bryant Park! #M1NYC #NYCGS #OWS

— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) May 1, 2012

A little protest music in support of those fighting in #M1GS! http://t.co/LmFzzSI3 #DissentIsPatriotic #OWS via @sanhedron

— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) May 1, 2012

Dissent is patriotic again? Sheesh. Can’t keep up.

Sing along to some of these ditties.

"Workers of the world awaken. Break your chains, demand your rights. All the wealth you make is taken, by exploiting parasites." – Joe Hill

— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) May 1, 2012

Um. Y’all might want to look in the mirror regarding that parasite thing. And we aren’t just talking about to check for scabies.

"When the Operation of the Machine becomes So Odious, Makes You So Sick at Heart, You can No Longer Take Part …. (1 of 3)

— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) May 1, 2012

you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop…

— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) May 1, 2012

you've got to indicate to the people who run it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!" – Mario Savio

— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) May 1, 2012

You have to work first in order to do that, no? But, hey, keep dancing! That’s totally productive.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/01/at-occupy-out-drum-circles-in-dance-circles/