schrodingersnerd:

everythingisnightvale:

discontentramblings:

An asexual and pansexual become room-mates and have wacky adventures

The show is called ‘All or Nothing’

Plot twist: the asexual is really super outgoing and is a huge flirt while the pansexual is extremely socially awkward and has trouble ordering coffee let alone getting a date.

image

my hand slipped

i need this

(via nekobakaz)

myrandaroyces:

i want pacific rim to be our generations star wars and by that i mean i want six trillion expanded universe novels about everybody that appeared on screen i want graphic novel spin offs and in thirty years i want to be able to complain about the remake

(via hawtistic)

disneydiversity:

waltdisneyconfessions:

"I couldn’t stand the sister relationship in Frozen, it felt so fake to me. Where were the arguments? Where was the breaking point where they started listening to each other?? Where they express and talk about all their feelings and thoughts to each other?"

for a movie that is supposedly ALL ABOUT the sisters, their relationship sure is underdeveloped

and one of their key bonding moments is:
"MMMMMMM CHOCOLATE"
like really? my mom was allergic to chocolate growing up and she got caught having a puffy face more times than she can count. everyone fucking loves chocolate.
and then they giggle afterward like its an inside joke.
"MMMMMMM we both smell something that is universally enjoyed by the human race hahahahaha were so silly"
like i was born in hershey pennsylvania, ive been the “chocolate lover” in my family my whole life and I never ever bonded with anyone else over chocolate. it just isnt done.

disneydiversity:

waltdisneyconfessions:

"I couldn’t stand the sister relationship in Frozen, it felt so fake to me. Where were the arguments? Where was the breaking point where they started listening to each other?? Where they express and talk about all their feelings and thoughts to each other?"

for a movie that is supposedly ALL ABOUT the sisters, their relationship sure is underdeveloped

and one of their key bonding moments is:

"MMMMMMM CHOCOLATE"

like really? my mom was allergic to chocolate growing up and she got caught having a puffy face more times than she can count. everyone fucking loves chocolate.

and then they giggle afterward like its an inside joke.

"MMMMMMM we both smell something that is universally enjoyed by the human race hahahahaha were so silly"

like i was born in hershey pennsylvania, ive been the “chocolate lover” in my family my whole life and I never ever bonded with anyone else over chocolate. it just isnt done.

The intention of this set is to show how Mulan felt when she was taken out the army,  and to show why she thought these things about herself. In her eyes, she was constantly messing up, even if she managed to come back and fix them. (I.E. Having a spare cup, putting out the fire, climbing the pole to reach the arrow, holding the umbrella wrong, not being a perfect bride and even after beating the Huns.)
She still felt like she wasn’t someone worthwhile, she saw nothing in herself. Mulan had some flaws, but managed to overcome them while still being true to herself, and I made this set to show how even people who do good and  help others, mess up sometimes, do things unintentionally, get blamed for things that weren’t their fault, and still come out to be a strong person. Even if for a bit, they don’t think so.  You are Mulan, and you are a warrior.

(via disneydiversity)

acquaintedwithrask:

naamahdarling:

jtotheizzoe:

skunkbear:

Can you control your metabolism with your mind?

Turns out … yes.

Watch the science desk’s new video: a super fun collaboration between Alix Spiegel and Bianca Giaever.

Food as placebo! Does labeling something “low fat” or “healthy” trick our brains in the wrong direction? Feed your mind with this great vid from NPR Science.

Previously: Learn more about the weirdness of placebos, from medicine color to pill size, with this video.

The fact that this works for one feeding with a single milkshake means nothing.  It’s basically a trick to fool your body into feeling fuller, temporarily, but it says nothing about how your body treats hunger over the long term.

See, there are three kinds of hunger.

There’s mechanical hunger, which is your stomach being empty and growling.  It says “PUT FOOD IN YOUR STOMACH.”

There’s mouth hunger or aesthetic hunger, which is your need to eat food that satisfies you psychologically.  Comfort food, the native foods of your culture, foods whose tastes and textures satisfy you innately.  It says “PUT YUMMY THINGS IN YOUR MOUTH!”

And there’s chemical hunger.  Chemical hunger is craving … something.  That feeling you get when you don’t eat enough fruit for a while, and suddenly you crave citrus.  The feeling you get when you are bleeding from your vagina for the tenth day in a row, and would literally murder old ladies for a steak and/or a bucket of bone marrow.  The feeling you get when, for no reason you can name, you crave something like almonds or anchovies or really dark chocolate.  At its most immediate, it’s the low-blood-sugar shakes and dizziness.  At its most insidious, it’s the thing that leads you to eat and eat until you are satisfied.  It says “MEET YOUR NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS BECAUSE YOUR CELLS ARE STARVING, YOU NUMBSKULL.”

Reduced ghrelin may not have much effect on mouth hunger, and it absolutely isn’t going to affect chemical hunger.  It will affect mechanical hunger, but only for a short time.

As someone who, out of a hateful illness, starved herself for years like nobody else could do it right, I probably know more about actual hunger than most people ever, ever will.  I can tell you all kinds of things about it.  Things you probably don’t want to know, honestly.

I can tell you right now that I tried all the tricks.

I tried using smaller plates.

I tried drinking loads of water before each meal.

I tried chewing slowly.  (SOOOO SLOWLY.)

I tried filling up on really bulky, low-calorie foods.

I tried really small, frequent meals.

I mean, if there was a trick, I tried it.  If I’d known about this, I’d have tried this too.

And none of the tricks worked.  I was still hungry pretty much every few hours, and the less I ate, the less time it took for me to get hungry.  Eventually, I was hungry all the time.  Like, I was so hungry I stopped being able to feel mechanical hunger. 

No, stop, think about it.  My body had become so used to my stomach being empty that it stopped sending me those signals completely.  And yet … I was hungry.  All the time.  Even when I satisfied my mouth hunger, I was hungry.  I needed to eat.  I can’t even describe what that felt like, except to say that it was overpowering.

When I finally started recovering, I ate whatever I wanted.  And for two years, two years, all I wanted to eat was salt, fat, sugar.  For several months, I still never felt hungry, but I couldn’t stop eating. I would eat until I felt physically sick, and I still WANTED to eat more.  Because I had been starving myself, and that is what starving yourself does.

Because my body knew, it knew, that 700 calories a day was not 2,000 calories a day.  It knew it was starving.  It thought it was dying.

You cannot fool that.  You cannot permanently change your body’s metabolism with tricks.  Just because it works once doesn’t mean it will work the nine hundredth time you try it.

So, unless it can trick your body into literally thinking that 100 calories is 300 calories forever and ever, your weight loss tricks are not going to work forever, you will rebound, you will gain back the weight you lose.

Research like this is useful, because knowing how the human body and mind interact is useful.

Research like this in the hands of people who aren’t qualified to draw conclusions from it is not useful.  This will no doubt somehow enter the vocabulary of weight-loss “tricks” intended to help desperate and misguided people fool themselves into thinking they are smarter than the literal cells in their body, when they are not.  And that is a sad thing.

So for the people saying “If you think of your kale/wheatgrass/quinoa/goat placenta smoothie as really indulgent, you won’t feel hungry afterward!”, you’re wrong.  Do it often enough, and you’ll feel hungry constantly.

There’s not a shortcut. I don’t recommend weight-loss dieting to anyone, but if you’re going to pursue it — again, just don’t do this if you still believe all the crap about being thin being a somehow magical state that will insulate you from all kinds of physical and psychological and social ills — you should know that you are working against literally every cell of your body.  There’s not a work-around for that.  It is a bone-scraping, desperate hunger you will feel every minute of every day, worse and worse the longer you go.

Clever “tricks” like this are sops thrown to you to say “Look, look, it’s easy, look how easy it is!  Look how stupid the human body is!  Look how much more powerful your brain is!  You can totally fool yourself out of being a meat-popsicle that craves fat and starch and salt if you just work at being satisfied with less.”

Lies.

All they do is make it easier to start, and easier to keep limping along pretending nothing is wrong, when you can feel with every fiber of your being that there is.

Whenever new “science” shows something that implies, from research based on a single event, one single meal or item of food, that there is a faster way to lose weight, or an easier way to not feel hungry, give it the stinkiest of all stink-eyes.  Because one meal?  One meal more or less is not hunger.  Not really.  The measure of hunger is what happens once you have depleted your body’s reserves enough for it to start eating itself away … and then you keep going.  And going.  And going.  What you feel then is hunger.

You know what else probably kills your appetite?  Videos of surgery.  Nobody’s suggesting that we take up watching those before our meals so we don’t feel like eating as much.  And if we did?  We’d get used to it pretty fast, as the large number of surgeons nurses and veterinarians and techs who can still eat will attest.

They get over it because our bodies need food.  We need to eat, both physically and psychologically, to be healthy.  And that is stronger than pretty much any other urge we have except maybe thirst — I don’t know, I never tried to dehydrate myself to death.  Hunger takes longer to kill you.  (And yeah, you feel every minute of it.)  It is stronger than the urge to lick Ben Barnes.  Stronger than the urge to pet kittens.  I could stop thinking about those things for hours at a time.  I never forgot that I was hungry.

Also, as one final note, there’s a huge error in this research.  Food is not neutral, okay?  We have such a guilt complex around food these days that if I give a random person a 600-calorie treat, it’s 99% certain that they will feel some guilt.  And they will feel less guilt over a 100-calorie treat.  And guilt?  A surprisingly good motivator for feeling sated sooner.  Which is why the diet industry is so huge on guilt and shame.  So unless you could find someone who had literally no associations with food/calories/guilt — and these days, even finding tiny children who do not have that is going to be a job of work — your study might be measuring something other than what you think it is.

(And guilt doesn’t work long-term, either.  I was still hungry enough after four years of 700 calories a day to eat a whole goddamn box of Pop-Tarts.  I felt pretty fucking guilty after the first one.  I still ate them all, and every piece of fruit in the house.)

(Also, anyone who expects you to endure that sort of hunger just to access a higher tier of respect in the pecking order is a fucking douchebag and you can safely disregard anything they say as toxic bullshit.)

Ugh.  Rant over.  I’m going to go eat something bad for me, because I fucking can.  The best way not to feel hungry — eat when you want to eat.

this is probably the most well-spoken and intelligent thing I’ve read today, and if you scroll past it well you’re missing out

(via fatbodypolitics)

Help Gracen get to Massachusetts!

lellyphant:

Hey, I’m Gracen and I’m a disabled trans person living in the Bible Belt. In one month, I’m traveling across the country to move in with friends and escape my strictly religious, bigoted, and abusive family.  However, before I make the 1400 mile trip from Florida to Massacusetts, my car desperately needs a trip to the shop. I also have other expenses, such as medication, gas, etc.

So I’m going to swallow my pride and ask for donations! I need money to

  • take my car to the shop to get it ready for the trip
  • pay for gas
  • help with rent, living expenses, school costs, etc.
  • fund my medical expenses

I don’t have a Paypal account or anything, so please send the money to Zeph’s donate page here!

If you can’t donate, please reblog!

Thank you so much!

(via lellyphant)

realityhitme:

dermachick:

realityhitme:

A Project Dermatillomania Update.
Working on fixing the text errors that were found, but in the mean time, check out how awesome the covers look!
Facebook | Twitter

When I see beautiful things like this being done, those are the rare moments I am proud of my scars. I feel like I need to read this book because it’s my diary, like I can point to every author and shameless declare myself a part of that family, because we’re fighting the same battle.

That is exactly why I wanted to write this book. We are all a family. We are all in this together. Thank you. <3
Project Dermatillomania(Purchase from) Blurb | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

realityhitme:

dermachick:

realityhitme:

A Project Dermatillomania Update.

Working on fixing the text errors that were found, but in the mean time, check out how awesome the covers look!

Facebook | Twitter

When I see beautiful things like this being done, those are the rare moments I am proud of my scars. I feel like I need to read this book because it’s my diary, like I can point to every author and shameless declare myself a part of that family, because we’re fighting the same battle.

That is exactly why I wanted to write this book. We are all a family. We are all in this together. Thank you. <3

Project Dermatillomania
(Purchase from) Blurb | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

womenscycling:

Mariela Analia Delgado of Argentina preparing for the C5 Individual Pursuit at the 2014 Para-cycling Track World Championships

via Instituto del Deporte del Estado de… - Instituto del Deporte del Estado de Aguascalientes

womenscycling:

Mariela Analia Delgado of Argentina preparing for the C5 Individual Pursuit at the 2014 Para-cycling Track World Championships

via Instituto del Deporte del Estado de… - Instituto del Deporte del Estado de Aguascalientes

womenscycling:

Eve McCrystal and Katie-George Dunlevy, starting the 3km tandem pursuit

via Cycling Ireland | Photo Gallery from Paracycling Track Worlds

Click through for more photos!

womenscycling:

Eve McCrystal and Katie-George Dunlevy, starting the 3km tandem pursuit

via Cycling Ireland | Photo Gallery from Paracycling Track Worlds

Click through for more photos!

hardhatpartycat:

gingerthon:

making female characters into cis men is boring and you should feel bad

it is literally the opposite of everything that is fun about creating characters

im a delivery person.

emily. 23. white. cis. ocd. cycling. cartoons. princesses. wmma.

view archive



Ask me anything