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You won't believe how many men lack a basic understanding of the human reproductive system.

Nor will you believe how many people don't persist with therapy because of a lack of understanding about what it is therapists actually do.

"What's something so commonly misunderstood that you need to clear up?" –– This was today's burning question from Redditor AlanaTrevino13 and we're happy certain issues are now in the open.


"A mother bird..."

A mother bird will not reject its babies or eggs if you touch them.

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"Therapy is great..."

Therapy is great, but it can take a while to find the right one. If one of them just rubs you the wrong way, don't feel like you have to stick around and find another.

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"Genetic tests that tell you..."

Genetic tests that tell you your family is Swedish or Ghanian or Japanese or Ecuadorian are not based on some magical code which is locked in stone for each country. They are based on a database of genetic markers that are common to the geographical area in question. How that database is compiled and who provides their genetic material is relatively subjective based on the company collecting and using the data. So the results may be skewed...don't necessarily take it as gospel.

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"Fire sprinklers..."

Fire sprinklers in normal buildings do NOT all open at once, completely soaking the whole place. Each sprinkler head has its own temperature sensitive element. That head, and only that head, opens when the temperature is reached. No other heads will open unless they too reach the set temperature (usually around 165F or 74C) EDIT: Added Celsius, which I should have done in the first place.

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"It's never safe..."

The MRI is always on. It's never safe to enter the room with anything that the field can affect. So you should NEVER enter the room until you have permission to do so.

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"Despite what you see..."

Despite what you see in movies and TV, punching someone in the head, unless you REALLY know what you are doing, can be much worse for the puncher than the person being punched.

Think of the size of the skull vs the size of the bones in your fingers.

I had a friend, an amateur boxer (did competition) win a bar fight with one hook punch. However, even him, trained, broke multiple bones in his hand on the punch.

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"I load and unload the planes..."

I load and unload the planes for a major airline at O'Hare. There isn't a dead body on every flight. I might see one once a month, maybe at least one comes through once a day on flights I don't work, but there are thousands of flights daily, the vast majority aren't flying hearses.

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"Don't wait..."

For night driving:

Don't wait until an oncoming vehicle is directly in your path to lower your high beams.

Do it before the vehicle arrives so that you don't temporarily "blind" the driver.

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"Shaving doesn't..."

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Shaving doesn't make hair grow in thicker, it shears off the hair shaft making it more noticeable than a tapered, natural hair.

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"Yes, I am blind."

Yes, I am blind. Yes, totally blind. No, not just "blind without glasses". Full-on, eternal darkness blind. And yes, blind people can use the internet.

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Knowing how to comfort someone is a skill that not everybody has. In fact, some of us outright suck at it.

It doesn't make you a bad person - maybe you're awkward under pressure, or uncomfortable, or didn't have healthy models of empathy. Maybe you just panic and don't know what to do.

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Manipulation is designed to be stealthy. We hardly recognize it when it's happening to us because our abuser has forced it to appear under wraps.

But when we recognize it for what it really is, we really feel like we've been smacked across the face. There is no other descriptor for it. Usually we've trusted and loved those that manipulated us.

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Just as new mothers encounter the sudden, influential developments of powerful hormone changes, protective instincts, and milk production, so new fathers undergo some key changes of their own.

Their socks become exclusively white, climbing higher up the calf than ever before. All their shorts sprout cargo pockets and clunky belt loop cell phone holders. They start to really lean in to their old records.

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Cleaning up is hard enough when it's just clearing a month of dust bunnies. Can you imagine cleaning the debris left by murder, suicide and violence? I have a really great friend who used to do crime scene clean-up for a living. The pay is incredible; it starts at $55 an hour. But there is a much higher cost in mental well being. Death affects you in ways you don't always feel immediately. My friend has stories of nightmares, depression and pain after leaving scenes of horror. Why make all that money just to spend it on therapy? It takes a certain type of person.

***TRIGGER WARNING. CONTENTS ARE SENSITIVE ***

Redditor u/MemegodDave wanted to hear from the people who have the stomach to come in after crime and tragedy

to try to bring back some form of normalcy to the location by asking... People who make their living out of cleaning murder scenes, accidents and the like, what is the worst thing you have experienced in your career?

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