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7 shows for crime lovers

I am a crime fanatic. Whether it be true crime, or fictional, I stick to all things crime-related like glue. It is kind of evident through my Unsolved/Missing/Unidentified series on my blog really, I find it all unbelievable interesting. So it's no surprise that I find myself drawn to crime based shows more than any other. I am aware that this is also an interest of many others, so if you're looking for new crime based shows to watch, look no further. Here some great shows for crime lovers (in no particular order)

Bones - 

I grew up watching this little show about a forensic anthropologist and an FBI agent, along with their team, discovering how each cases murder unfolded and who was the culprit. It sounds quite stereotypical, right? Completely wrong. Each episode brings something new to the table, they are all original, exciting and keep you on your feet. Not only is the crime part itself amazing, you learn so much useful knowledge through the show! The development of the chara…

clotting on your period?

During menstruation, the thick lining of your uterus breaks away. As you menstruate, natural anticoagulants (chemicals that help thin blood) are released in order to break down the thick blood before it leaves your body. During a heavy flow, these chemicals may not have time to break down the blood as it is expelled from your body faster. This is when the clots form.

Clots look like jelly-type blobs which can vary in size and colour. This means they can be quite worrying, especially if you hardly ever get them/if they are of quite a large size. The most important thing to know is that they are completely normal. Most people are heavy in the first few days of their period, as the lining of the uterus breaks away quite fast. Due to this, clots are most common at the beginning section of your period, however, if your periods are heavy throughout you may also experience clots during the whole duration. It is normal for the consistency of your period blood to change from month to month, whi…

unsolved: the jamison family deaths

On October 8, 2009, the Jamison family, consisting of Bobby Dale Jamison (aged 43), his wife Sherilynn Leighann (aged 40) and their daughter Madyson Stormy Star (aged 6) left their home in Eufaula, Oklahoma and were never seen alive again.

That day, the family left their home in order to purchase a forty-acre plot of land near Red Oak, Oklahoma around thirty miles away from their home. CCTV footage from the day before shows Bobby and Sherilynn loading the car in preparation for their trip. When no family or friends heard from the Jamison's, and they never returned to their home, the police were informed and an investigation began. A few days after their disappearance, the family truck was found in Latimer County, Oklahoma. The Jamison family were nowhere to be seen, however, the beloved family dog was still in the car, at this point very close to death. The police did discover the Jamison's IDs, wallets, mobile phones, a GPS system and around $32,000 in cash. A photo of Madyson…

the importance of getting a smear test

A cervical screening test (previously/more widely known as a smear test) is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix.
In the UK, at the age of 25, every cis female will receive a letter from their doctor inviting them to book an appointment for their first cervical screening test. During your appointment, a doctor/nurse (normally a female, however you can explicitly request one if wished) will insert a device into your vagina to open it gently, this is called a speculum and allows the professional to see your cervix. Then, a small brush is used to take a sample from the surface of the cervix. The whole procedure lasts a few minutes. Although you may feel slight discomfort, there should be no pain and the doctor/nurse will do everything they can to make you more comfortable if required. It doesn't sound too bad, does it?
Out of 100 women who have their cervical screening, about 6 will have abnormal cells in their sample. Out of those only 4 will be invited for a further col…

reading & anxiety

Anxiety is a pain in the ass. It is the embodiment of a fly buzzing around you that you just cannot swat. It is hard to deal with and is extremely overwhelming and damaging. Overall, it is just a powerful negative influence over everybody that suffers from it, and coping with it can be a serious challenge.

For those that don't understand anxiety, the website Mind has a lot of useful info for you to expand your knowledge. It also has a range of useful contacts and advice for anyone who is struggling with anxiety (you're amazing, keep going!!!)

Trying to control/manage anxiety can be a real struggle, and it is difficult to find something that works. However, I am here to discuss how reading has helped me through my journey and the benefits of picking up a book.
 Reading allows me to escape reality. It gives me a break from my own experiences and lets me go to a different, mainly better world. At the times in my life that are really stressful, having that time away from what is actu…