tamaraneanprincessofgallifrey:

purplehairedfraek:

amozon28:

m7angela:

fallenark:

‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’

what if i cut off your left leg

would that make you stronger

would it

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this is a golden post

Also, the book version of this guy:

And Beast from Black Butler:

And Grace Maclean from The Horse Whisperer:

And this guy:

(Source: icelikelollies, via areeyawn)

@21 minutes ago with 649496 notes
#disability #doesn't mean #down and out 

eskarinart:

sinterwoldiers:

Tony being a dork and entering every room just before Bucky does so he can loudly announce that winter is coming

I just can’t not to draw them… XDDDDD

Clearly I’ve been on the Internet too long. I expected Tony to be a dork and announce that winter was coming when he and Bucky were in bed together.

(via lwyllastorch)

@47 minutes ago with 12207 notes
#winter is coming #winter soldier #fan art 
marlbororeds100s:

iwishicouldstayhere:

foxinu:

nsfwjynx:

the-pink-mist:

There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?” 
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human. 

Therapy animals save lives.

These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury. 
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!

I’M CRYING

Damn this made me shed a tear. I love dogs..

marlbororeds100s:

iwishicouldstayhere:

foxinu:

nsfwjynx:

the-pink-mist:

There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?” 

On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human. 

Therapy animals save lives.

These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury. 

Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!

I’M CRYING

Damn this made me shed a tear. I love dogs..

(via lwyllastorch)

@53 minutes ago with 88328 notes
#dogs #therapy dogs #dogs are the best #dogs are the best people #post-traumatic stress disorder 

wocinsolidarity:

odinsblog:

#myNYPD

the OOP heard around the world

(via talysalankil)

@1 hour ago with 24081 notes
#mynypd #police brutality #publicity they deserve 
phoenix-falls:

vagisodium:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

lovesthesmarty:

lsama:

This is the best idea for a restaurant. - Imgur
I DON’T THINK IT’S LITERALLY POSSIBLE FOR ME TO LIKE OR FAV OR UPVOTE THIS ENOUGH

I would like to see more of these.

Is this not a thing in America?
It’s a thing all over here in Australia. You get a wrist band. Means you can buy no booze, but you get free soft drink.

this is a thing in canada too like all you gotta do is say that youre driving

Free….pop….in the US for….DD’s? Free…anything to encourage safe behaviours? 
That’s too much logic for this country. Sounds like Socialist propaganda 

That’s what I thought, but then I checked. Seems that Missouri, at least, has an entire website dedicated to this:
CHEERS was designed to increase the number of designated drivers throughout the state of Missouri. 
Bars, restaurants and nightclubs participating in CHEERS provide FREE non-alcoholic beverages to the acknowledged designated driver in a group of two or more. It’s a way of saying thanks for caring about the safety of your friends and community! 
Establishment owners all across the state have been invited to join CHEERS and to play an active role in ensuring the health and safety of their patrons. Please support bars, restaurants and nightclubs that participate in CHEERS, and if your favorite place is not a member, encourage them to adopt the program.

phoenix-falls:

vagisodium:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

lovesthesmarty:

lsama:

This is the best idea for a restaurant. - Imgur

I DON’T THINK IT’S LITERALLY POSSIBLE FOR ME TO LIKE OR FAV OR UPVOTE THIS ENOUGH

I would like to see more of these.

Is this not a thing in America?

It’s a thing all over here in Australia. You get a wrist band. Means you can buy no booze, but you get free soft drink.

this is a thing in canada too like all you gotta do is say that youre driving

Free….pop….in the US for….DD’s? Free…anything to encourage safe behaviours? 

That’s too much logic for this country. Sounds like Socialist propaganda 

That’s what I thought, but then I checked. Seems that Missouri, at least, has an entire website dedicated to this:

CHEERS was designed to increase the number of designated drivers throughout the state of Missouri. 

Bars, restaurants and nightclubs participating in CHEERS provide FREE non-alcoholic beverages to the acknowledged designated driver in a group of two or more. It’s a way of saying thanks for caring about the safety of your friends and community!

Establishment owners all across the state have been invited to join CHEERS and to play an active role in ensuring the health and safety of their patrons. Please support bars, restaurants and nightclubs that participate in CHEERS, and if your favorite place is not a member, encourage them to adopt the program.

(via weirdnewjersey)

@1 hour ago with 218836 notes
#free soda #designated drivers #why is this not a thing #well more of a thing 
fact-tory:

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

smellyanne:

lookatthisfuckinradfem:

Well, you know…shit.

why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks for doing nothing

you have a very, very odd definition of “doing nothing”.

Why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks to care for a child (which is, as the previous comment states, in no way “doing nothing”)?
Allow me to answer that for you:
A study of 16 European countries from 1969-1994 found that “more generous paid leave is found to reduce deaths of infants and young children”; specifically, mathematical models found that
"a 10-week increase in paid leave is predicted to reduce infant mortality rates by between 2.5% and 3.4%,"
"a 10-week extension [in leave] is predicted to decrease post-neonatal deaths by 3.7 to 4.5% and child fatalities by 3.3 to 3.5%," and
"rights to a year of job-protected paid leave are associated with roughly a 20% decline in post-neonatal deaths and a 15% decrease in fatalities occurring between the first and fifth birthdays" (x)

A more recent study again of 16 European countries plus the USA and Japan found that “a 10-week extension in job-protected paid leave is predicted to decrease infant mortality rates, post-neonatal mortality rates, and child mortality rates by 2.6%, 4.1%, and 3%, respectively” but that these effects were not found if the leave was not job-protected or paid (x)
Women who receive pad leave are more likely to be employed, 54% more likely to report wage increases, and have a 39% lower likelihood of receiving public assistance and a 40% lower likelihood of receiving food stamps in the year after the child’s birth; men were also less likely to receive public assistance and food stamps if they received paid family leave (x)
"Maternity leave legislation in Europe effectively increases job protection and female labour market attachment" (x)
"An increase in leave duration is associated with a decrease in [post-partum] depressive symptoms until six months postpartum" (x)
"Shorter maternity leave (<12 weeks) was associated with higher maternal depression, lower parental preoccupation with the infant, less knowledge of infant development, more negative impact of birth on self-esteem and marriage, and higher career centrality" (x)
"Breastfeeding duration increased sharply, by over a month, and the proportion of mothers attaining the public health benchmark of 6 months exclusive breastfeeding increased by nearly 40% [after Canada increased the length of mandated paid maternity leave]" (x)
"Maternity leave led to small increases in birth weight, decreases in the likelihood of a premature birth, and substantial decreases in infant mortality for children of college-educated and married mothers, who were most able to take advantage of unpaid leave [in the US]" (x)
"Increased time with the child [due to mandated maternity leave in Norway] led to a 2.7 percentage points decline in high school dropout and a 5% increase in wages at age 30" (x)
"Children whose mothers return to work early are less likely to receive regular medical checkups and breastfeeding in the first year of life, as well as to have all of their DPT/Oral Polio immunisations (in approximately the first 18 months of life)" and "children whose mothers return full-time within 12 weeks are more likely to have externalising behaviour problems at age 4" (x)
Does that about answer it?

fact-tory:

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

smellyanne:

lookatthisfuckinradfem:

Well, you know…shit.

why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks for doing nothing

you have a very, very odd definition of “doing nothing”.

Why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks to care for a child (which is, as the previous comment states, in no way “doing nothing”)?

Allow me to answer that for you:

  • A study of 16 European countries from 1969-1994 found that “more generous paid leave is found to reduce deaths of infants and young children”; specifically, mathematical models found that
    • "a 10-week increase in paid leave is predicted to reduce infant mortality rates by between 2.5% and 3.4%,"
    • "a 10-week extension [in leave] is predicted to decrease post-neonatal deaths by 3.7 to 4.5% and child fatalities by 3.3 to 3.5%," and
    • "rights to a year of job-protected paid leave are associated with roughly a 20% decline in post-neonatal deaths and a 15% decrease in fatalities occurring between the first and fifth birthdays" (x)
  • A more recent study again of 16 European countries plus the USA and Japan found that “a 10-week extension in job-protected paid leave is predicted to decrease infant mortality rates, post-neonatal mortality rates, and child mortality rates by 2.6%, 4.1%, and 3%, respectively” but that these effects were not found if the leave was not job-protected or paid (x)
  • Women who receive pad leave are more likely to be employed, 54% more likely to report wage increases, and have a 39% lower likelihood of receiving public assistance and a 40% lower likelihood of receiving food stamps in the year after the child’s birth; men were also less likely to receive public assistance and food stamps if they received paid family leave (x)
  • "Maternity leave legislation in Europe effectively increases job protection and female labour market attachment" (x)
  • "An increase in leave duration is associated with a decrease in [post-partum] depressive symptoms until six months postpartum" (x)
  • "Shorter maternity leave (<12 weeks) was associated with higher maternal depression, lower parental preoccupation with the infant, less knowledge of infant development, more negative impact of birth on self-esteem and marriage, and higher career centrality" (x)
  • "Breastfeeding duration increased sharply, by over a month, and the proportion of mothers attaining the public health benchmark of 6 months exclusive breastfeeding increased by nearly 40% [after Canada increased the length of mandated paid maternity leave]" (x)
  • "Maternity leave led to small increases in birth weight, decreases in the likelihood of a premature birth, and substantial decreases in infant mortality for children of college-educated and married mothers, who were most able to take advantage of unpaid leave [in the US]" (x)
  • "Increased time with the child [due to mandated maternity leave in Norway] led to a 2.7 percentage points decline in high school dropout and a 5% increase in wages at age 30" (x)
  • "Children whose mothers return to work early are less likely to receive regular medical checkups and breastfeeding in the first year of life, as well as to have all of their DPT/Oral Polio immunisations (in approximately the first 18 months of life)" and "children whose mothers return full-time within 12 weeks are more likely to have externalising behaviour problems at age 4" (x)

Does that about answer it?

(via becauseforoncethisisme)

@2 hours ago with 152708 notes
#maternity leave #why stuff works 

"

CA:TWS, as a film, was a fantastic exercise in putting genuinely decent and optimistic characters (except for Steve himself, at this point, but we can go into that later) up against a nearly ripped-from-the-headlines plot that distills a lot of this country’s cynicism and negativity, particularly in my age group. More than any of the other MCU films, I think this was aimed directly at us, the people in our late teens and twenties and early thirties who sometimes start crying on the toilet because not only will we never be able to stop working our terrible service-industry jobs, we will also never be able to make a safe and comfortable world for the kids who come after us, or take care of our parents when they need us. On top of all that, we’re in this lame dystopian surveillance society where the government hates us, military force has taken the place of diplomacy and stuff like drone warfare is something we’re supposed to just accept, like it’s not horrifying. It’s a story specifically for my generation to try and find some solidarity with.

Which is a pretty ballsy play for a movie with a main character that’s 95.

"

@2 hours ago with 1646 notes
#marvelverse #relatable #winter soldier 

curselikeamothertrucker asked: Here's your short story for reblogging that post: You were never there when my thoughts were boiling out my ears and I peeled my skin off piece by piece. You weren't there to protect me like you promised. We were a team you and I, I and you, us. We had a deal. I came out when we needed to be a human, you came out when we needed to be a monster, but you left me because of whatever pill they gave us. You coward. So I put on a show, and now I'm out, and I'll be my own monster. Your turn to watch.

Oh, thank you so much! (I have to ask—what gave you the idea?)

@1 day ago with 1 note
#curselikeamothertrucker 

not-safe-for-earth:

I’m Abraham de Lacy
Giuseppe Casey
Thomas O’Malley
O’Malley, the alley cat!

I saw the name Giuseppe the other day, and I wondered how it was pronounced. Then I saw this post and realized I have known how to pronounce it for DECADES.

(Source: alihndrix, via booksandcatslover)

@43 minutes ago with 4568 notes
#the aristocats 

mizgnomer:

All of David’s TV and Film roles (including commercials, not including animated characters).

Can you name them all?

Cheat sheet available here:  http://www.lunacynet.com/tennantfilmography/film.html

Scrolling down is like watching him grow up

…may the list continue to grow and grow and grow

(via shredsandpatches)

@50 minutes ago with 148 notes
#the tennant situation #look at all the tiny david tennant faces 

cakesandfail:

IT’S WILL SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY AND CHARLES II’S CORONATION DAY

AND ST GEORGE IS NOT ONLY THE PATRON SAINT OF ENGLAND, BUT ALSO OF SYPHILIS

IT FEELS LIKE DICK JOKE CHRISTMAS

St. George is also the patron saint invoked against herpes.

And April 23 is the saint day of Blessed Helen del Calvalcanti (invoked against temptation), the birthday of Vladimir Nabokov (the guy who wrote Lolita), and International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day.

…you’re right. IT’S DICK JOKE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR!

(via buckbeakbabie)

@55 minutes ago with 203 notes
#april 23 #dick joke christmas #pixel-stained technopeasants 

cuttingmyhips:

agent-british-fangirl:

kldzbop:

imagine banana wiht any other vowel

bununu

benene

bonono

binini

bynyny

Since when was ‘y’ a vowel?

A E I O U AND SOMETIMES Y GO TO FIRST GRADE

Bununu is a city in Nigeria.

Benene is Danish. It’s the plural of “ben”, which means “leg” or “bone.”

Here’s a recipe for a bonono.

Can’t find the last two, though. 

(via philipacarebear)

@1 hour ago with 221230 notes
#bananas #change the vowels 

seananmcguire:

camwyn:

flightyclouds:

doobiedewey:

sixpenceee:

So the Denisovans (a sub species of Homo Sapiens, whose skull image is shown above), genome was analyzed.

The new Denisovan genome indicates this population interbred with an extinct population that lived in Asia more than 30,000 years ago, which is neither human nor Neanderthal.

They have yet to identify what this unknown species maybe. 

SOURCE

This year it’s all coming out.

I’m not saying cylons BUT CYLONS

Paging Mr. Adams, Mr. Douglas Adams, we’ve found where Golgafrincham Ark B came down…

(seriously, though, this doesn’t surprise me at all; humans are the dolphins of the land- if it looks sort of like us and it acts sort of like us and we’re not in the mood to beat it up over it eating the same thing as us, you can start the countdown to getting jiggy with it pretty reliably)

We’re up in the Pleistocene,
We’re up acquiring some genes,
We’re up—you know what that means.
We’re up all night to get lucky.

Humanity will quite literally screw ANYTHING.

(And if you want another source for this story, here you go. From Nature.com:

Mystery humans spiced up ancients’ sex lives

Now I’m thinking about the Ancients in Stargate SG-1.

And then there’s this

"What it begins to suggest is that we’re looking at a Lord of the Rings-type world, that there were many hominid populations."MARK THOMAS, EVOLUTIONARY GENETICIST, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

(via regalli)

@2 hours ago with 6425 notes
#science #cavemen having sex #hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy #lord of the rings 

I wish I grew up in the 50’s

its-a-dangerous-business:

  • Classy women
  • Guys being gentlemen
  • Cute ass relationships
  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Illness
  • Segregation
  • Cold War
  • Constant threat of nuclear war

But I mean the vintage bombshelters are sooo totally cute

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this post is literally the best thing i’ve ever seen

The book pictured above is fake—but THIS one isn’t:

The Pessimist’s Guide to History: An Irresistible Compendium of Catastrophes, Barbarities, Massacres and Mayhem From the Big Bang to the New Millennium by Stuart Flexner and Doris Flexner

(Source: ourlovestheperfectcrimee, via lwyllastorch)

@2 hours ago with 254790 notes
#the world was always awful #nostalgia goggles 

Signups for Night On Fic Mountain 2014  

Basically, it’s Yuletide in the summer. 

And now it’s time for signups! 

Signups opened yesterday and will close on 30 April 2014 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. You can find the tag nominations here:

http://archiveofourown.org/tag_sets/319

I hope that a lot of you will be writing stories for it! It looks like it’s going to be fun!

@13 hours ago with 1 note
#night on fic mountain #ficathons #signups