Jan. 15th, 2017

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are you a “drinks boiling hot coffee in the middle of summer” gay or a “drinks frozen milkshakes in the middle of winter” gay
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me: I’m so excited to write this fic, it’s going to be good, I love it, I’m so pumped

*writes it in head before sleeping, gets emotional over songs that could fit the story, elaborates background and characterisations, writes lines on phone*

also me, in front of laptop: yeah, but no, I’ve got nothing
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“That Umbreon Aesthetic” from Canaryko.  Love it!!

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You’re supposed to stop before you are at your wits’ end. You need to know your limits.

[Green, black and red text that reads: Doing your best does not mean working yourself to a mental breakdown]
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i guess hogwarts kids are super in touch with their emotions because when I try and think of my happiest memory im like “well I had some super good cake that one time”

sad story

Jan. 15th, 2017 01:11 am
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friend did a crappy torrent of norton antivirus, the program successfully detected itself as a threat and deleted itself during a scan

…this is some greek tragedy level shit

Onetime my computer downloaded a virus antivirus program, and to get rid of it I downloaded a second one off the internet cause I was young and dumb. Long story short my computer froze for a month and finally boots back up and I found out that the two virus programs had actually killed each other in a sort of computer virus hunger games.
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Crowd chants ‘Four More Years’ as President Obama gives his final speech as President
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why are old people so obsessed with doing this

me as a castaway spelling with leaves:

tfw u get stranded😱😱😱😞😞😞😞😞😞😩😩😩😩😩😩😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 succs 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎😾😾😾😾😾😡😡😡😡💩💩💩💩💩cause theres no pokestops 😂😂😂😂😂😂👌👌👌👌👌💯💯💯💯💯😜😜😜😜so whoever sees this 👀👀👀👀👀👈👈👈👈👈👈u know what to do😋😋😋😏😏😏😏😏😛😛😛😛😉😉😉😉💅💅💅💅💅💅
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look at this cop-hating suffragette kitty 

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There should really be a ‘nevermind’ option on Netflix.
Sometimes I start a movie or a series and ten minutes or an episode in, I decide I don’t like it. I don’t want to see it in my ‘continue watching’ category, and I certainly don’t want to see ‘because you watched this thing’ either. I made a mistake. Please stop reminding me.
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Just a reminder that the first NASA astronauts were supposed to be women because generally they are smaller, lighter (less weight in the cockpit means less fuel required) and eat less than men and so would be easier to accommodate in space. 

Both men and women trained (and many of the female finalists had higher scores than the men), but they were completely excluded from the final selection because of their gender.

13 women underwent final training, all were accomplished pilots with at least 1000 hours flying experience, all passed the necessary tests, all could have been astronauts if only they were afforded the opportunity.

[below, Jerrie Cobb photographed during testing]

They are collectively known as the Mercury 13, there’s a great blog entry about them here and a brilliant PBS documentary too.

Their names are Myrtle Cagle, Jerrie Cobb, Janet Dietrich, Marion Dietrich, Wally Funk, Sarah Gorelick, Jane “Janey” Hart, Jean Hixson, Rhea Hurrle, Gene Nora Stumbough, Irene Leverton, Jerri Sloan and Bernice Steadman. They should be remembered and celebrated for their role in the history of space exploration.

It wasn’t until 2 decades later that Sally Ride became the first woman in space in 1983.

7 of the surviving members of the Mercury 13 are pictured below, 33 years later in 1995.

“Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: America’s First Women in Space Program” by Margaret A. Weitekamp is a really great book about the Mercury 13 if anyone wants to read about them too.
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Xenofon Levadiotis

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me: i'm so fucking broke
my brain: buy a swan ladle
me: okay
my brain: wait....buy two
me: you got it
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Don’t look now, but this spineless sea creature may be able to count better than your toddler.

Cuttlefish need to be savvy if they want to eat. They’re always on the lookout for shrimp, fish or crabs. When a cuttlefish spots a potential victim, it shoots out two specialized, sucker-bearing tentacles and nabs it. Since these hunters have to make constant judgments about which prey are worth targeting, it would make sense for them to have advanced cognitive skills—say, the ability to count.

To find out whether this was true, Tsang-I Yang and Chuan-Chin Chiao, of Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University, brought some Sepia pharaonis cuttlefish into the lab for a math exam.

The researchers hatched cuttlefish eggs and waited until the animals were a month old. Then they started testing the young cephalopods. In each test, a cuttlefish waited on one end of a tank, and researchers lowered a two-chambered box with clear walls into the other end. A partition jutted out from the center of the box toward the cuttlefish. As it swam toward the apparatus, the cuttlefish would have to make a choice between one chamber and the other.

As soon as the cuttlefish made its decision and veered toward one side of the box, the researchers yanked the apparatus back out of the water. (This was likely annoying to the cuttlefish, but they got fed at the end of the testing session.)

To see how well the animals can count, the researchers put different numbers of shrimp into each of the box’s chambers, ranging from 1 to 5. If there were 5 shrimp in one side of the box and just 1 in the other, the choice ought to be easy. But could cuttlefish reliably choose 2 shrimp over 1, or 3 shrimp over 2? What about 5 over 4?

The scientists tested 54 cuttlefish. As expected, the animals had no problem picking a bunch of shrimp over a single shrimp. But they also passed every other test they were given. Cuttlefish were significantly more likely to pick the side of the box with more shrimp, even when choosing between 4 and 5.

Cuttlefish took longer to make these decisions as the ratios between the numbers got smaller (for example, 5 to 4 versus 4 to 3). Chiao says this is evidence that the cephalopods were actually counting the shrimp on each side, rather than judging the quantities at a glance.

Further experiments ruled out other possible explanations: Rather than counting, do cuttlefish just look for a denser batch of shrimp? No, because when researchers crowded small numbers of shrimp into tighter spaces to increase their density, the cuttlefish still picked the bigger number. Do cuttlefish simply seek out the wiggliest pile of prey? No again, as the researchers showed using boxes of dead shrimp.

Math isn’t the only factor influencing a cuttlefish’s decisions, though. Cuttlefish prefer live victims, and when researchers offered their subjects 1 live shrimp or 2 dead ones, they chose the former. When offered one big, fat shrimp or two smaller shrimp, hungry cuttlefish took the big one—but cuttlefish that had already eaten chose the two small shrimp. This might be because the big shrimp is a more tempting prize, but riskier for a young hunter to grapple with. For a cuttlefish who isn’t especially hungry, it might not be worth the risk.

Chiao says he wasn’t surprised by how well the cephalopods performed.

“We know that [the] cuttlefish has a complex brain and a sophisticated neural system,” he says. “Cuttlefish have to search for food constantly, so having number sense is important for their life.” Although the experiments stopped at 5 shrimp, Chiao suspects cuttlefish might even be able to count a little bit higher.

Similar research in year-old humans showed that they could judge the difference between 1, 2 or 3 items, but failed when quantities got any bigger. Rhesus macaques could judge between numbers going up to 4, but no higher. So this study, the authors write, “implies that cuttlefish are at least equivalent to infants and primates in terms of number sense.”

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Weirdly anti-millennial articles have scraped the bottom of the barrel so hard that they are now two feet down into the topsoil

its so wild like “this generation with no fucking money is learning to prioritize essentials” and all these chucklefucks can write is advertisements for these companies

at least our jeans won’t tear at the seams after two washes




FUCK THE ENTIRE LAUNDRY INDUSTRY*Fuck The Entire Laundry Industry Recipe

1 cup Washing Soda (not Baking Soda. Different things.)

1 cup Borax (not Boric Acid. Also a different thing.)

½ cup - 1 cup grated bar soap (you can use literally anything. I often use Ivory because it’s easy to get and I find it works well, a lot of people like Fels-Naptha, which is an actual laundry bar. Some people use Dr. Bronner’s. Really does not fucking matter.)After grating your soap, combine all ingredients. That’s it. That’s the whole thing. Use maybe a ¼ cup per load.

^^^ I’ve done this for years now and it works as well as any store bought detergent

WHATThank you, tumblr user awfullydull! Your URL does no justice to the good advice you give!

Also you can MAKE your own washing soda very VERY cheaply.

Step one: acquire $5 bag of baking soda from Costco.

Step two: lay that motherfucking baking soda out on a baking tray.

Step three: bake the baking soda on a tray in an oven at 400° for 1 hour (to make the moisture evaporate, leaving washing soda)

Step four: revel in how easy and cheap it is to make your own washing soda, and maybe take a moment to be angry that the industry upcharges the fuck out of something that is so easy to make.

I see some of y'all complaining about static and/or wanting nice smelling laundry. Go to a craft store, find 100% wool yarn balls. If it doesn’t come in a ball, ask an employee to make it into a tight ball for you. Wash in the washing machine to make it felted. Remove from washer, add a few drops of essential oil to the ball, allow to seep in. Dry with clothing. Doesn’t need to be rewashed ever, and if it stops smelling, add few more drops of essential oil. Bam, reusable dryer sheets.


So my sister has some of these and swears by them instead of dryer sheets.

(they’re essentially wool yarn balls so you can prolly get it cheaper at the craft store but if you’re lazy like me, you can buy them and also they have cute sheep on them)

(Also who doesn’t love a good pun amirite)

Also if you have things like hoodies or blankets that you want to make sure stay extra soft, a splash of white vinegar has the same softening effect, without the waxy buildup on your clothes.
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This is why representation matters

this is absolutely stunning
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fun fact:The last supper would have been more like this, according to tradition:

so casual i love it

a sleepover with jc and the boys

Paul: Judas truth or dare??

Judas: dare

Paul: okay lmao I dare u to kiss JC
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multiplayer video games bad for health, heart, and emotional wellbeing. cut them out of ur diet.

did u lose again
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a true inspiration
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Me: Sappho? I love her, especially the way she [incomplete fragment, untranslatable]
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The mental shift between realising this is animated.

there are so many things great about this aside from how hardcore this mosh pit is

- the shield that gets launched into the stratosphere as soon as the armies collide- the guy on the left side who somehow manages to do a complete 180 in all of the mayhem and dives out of frame-the guy on the right side who decides not to get involved and runs right past the camera- the final dude who trips in the least natural way possible
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“california is in a drought we need rain!!”

*finger on monkey paw slowly curls*
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domestic!victuuri concept: victor totally collects his husband’s chore list and calls it a love letter (based on this tweet)
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Anxiety: if you are not doing The Most™ then you are a giant fucking failure! go! hurry!

Depression: life is pointless, just lie in bed and stare at a wall all day, we good
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omg i’ve dreamed about getting dragged like this
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oh ya’ll thought that was it? nah, there’s plenty more where that came from. 
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Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

“It was just a joke, quit being so sensitive.”

“They used the wrong pronoun, big deal.”

“So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse.”

Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.
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everyone forgot that mlk jr. said he hated white moderates

he said white moderates were a greater stumbling block to freedom than the kkk. mlk jr said that.

yo can someone please tell me if this is accurate? Because that’s fucked up

yes and he was right

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Most relevant paragraph 

“I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizens Councillor or the Ku Klux Klanner but the white moderate who is more devoted to order than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says, “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can’t agree with your methods of direct action”; who paternalistically feels that he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by the myth of time; and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a “more convenient season.” Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”

He wasn’t wrong. It is, sadly, still true today.

“…who is more devoted to order than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice.” We talk about this in seminary all the time: peace that is won by one side holding its foot on the other side’s throat is not peace. When we pray for peace, we must pray for peace with justice, never at the cost of justice, made by silencing the oppressed.

Fellow white people, don’t just reblog or share mlk jr.’s more palatable “hate cannot drive out hate” type quotes and ignore the fact that he also said challenging things like this. We must hold ourselves accountable. We must not be lukewarm. And there is never a “more convenient season” to act to secure rights for all people – the time is now.

He also had a speech to the APA that openly called out white people for caring more about “riots” and damaged property than the fact that Black people were suffering under institutional violence.

He called out white people regularly for their lack of empathy for Black lives and their continuance to spout respectability at Black people than hold the white policymakers accountable for their racism.

Boost tf outta this for MLK day.

  We’re done talking about “ I Have a Dream”.
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kill the idea that being an adult is horrible

getting old and dying is awful, sure, but before that even happens there’s like a good 50-60 years of your life you’re dismissing that will be spent creating and doing and accomplishing and growing and becoming who you really are

kill the idea that life ends after 30. you’re only just beginning.

Dude. My life didn’t even really BEGIN until I was around 30. It took that long for me to get over all the anxiety and stress and bullshit expectations SHOVED onto me by OTHER PEOPLE enough to where I could actually start discovering who I really am.

You know how people talk about ‘mid life crisis’? Most of the time, THIS is what it is. Finally realizing that all the things you’ve done in your desperate attempt to be a ‘proper adult’ were all things forced upon you by your family/friends/peers. And, most importantly, that you don’t have to listen to them or any of that. That life is yours to discover and learn. Some people are lucky enough to have it before they hit 30. Some people don’t have this epiphany until they’re over 50.

Life doesn’t end at 30. Many times, 30 will be the breaking point. And you’ll finally free yourself of a lot of the crap expectations other people had of you. I was 32 years old when I finally said ‘fuck it’ and bleached the streak in my hair and dyed it in rainbow stripes. It was the first step in a lot of steps that have freed me and left me living life much more the way I always wanted to and I’ve been SO much happier. I’ve been discovering who I really am and it’s -fantastic-.

Being an adult isn’t what you think it is. It’s going to be difficult, yes, but I promise it’s not as bad as it seems. Going through the transition to adult is WAY harder than actually BEING an adult. Take it from an adult who thought she’d never figure her shit out. ♥

I danced around singing, “I’m so glad I’m not in my 20s anymore!” on my 30th birthday. 
The less I worry about how I look and who I please the happier and more productive I am.

Dude as someone who’s 27 and got OVER a ton of that shit? Hell yes.
This post is amazing.
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At least Aunt Josephine’s trying. She wanted to get us gifts, even though she didn’t know what we liked. We…shouldn’t complain.


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