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Oct 20 '14

steveholtvstheuniverse:

erlenwald:

131-di:

buttmst3k:

designing and animating a diverse cast of women is hard

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translation: we’re afraid to make women look different and “ugly” by giving them emotions that aren’t cutesy and cuddly because that would give people the idea that they’re human and not dolls to sell for Disney profit

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this post is back and 10x better

Oct 20 '14

rhys-sephtis:

tell me you don’t love ian bohen

A turtleneck, Ian’s worst enemy.

Oct 20 '14
brownglucose:

aleatoryw:

whovianpotterlocked:

kawinslow:

sentientcitizen:

zillah975:

deducecanoe:

neopetcemetery:

Falkirk Wheel - Falkirk Scotland

The Falkirk Wheel takes about as much energy as it would to boil about 8 kettles of water


What? WHAT? What? WHAAAT?

Wait isn’t that the thing from that movie with Jodie Foster and the aliens?

Apparently this is a real rotating boat lift from Scotland and according to the UK tourist website it is indeed so well balanced it actually takes only 1.5kWh of electricity per rotation and that makes me so happy.

Engineers are magicians.

i live in this town. why does a gif of a place that i live in have 14,500 notes wtf

the two sections weigh the same, so it only has to lift the weight of the boat! physics.

YES!!!!

brownglucose:

aleatoryw:

whovianpotterlocked:

kawinslow:

sentientcitizen:

zillah975:

deducecanoe:

neopetcemetery:

Falkirk Wheel - Falkirk Scotland

The Falkirk Wheel takes about as much energy as it would to boil about 8 kettles of water

What? WHAT? What? WHAAAT?

Wait isn’t that the thing from that movie with Jodie Foster and the aliens?

Apparently this is a real rotating boat lift from Scotland and according to the UK tourist website it is indeed so well balanced it actually takes only 1.5kWh of electricity per rotation and that makes me so happy.

Engineers are magicians.

i live in this town. why does a gif of a place that i live in have 14,500 notes wtf

the two sections weigh the same, so it only has to lift the weight of the boat! physics.

YES!!!!

Oct 20 '14
mamalaz:

The most logical argument I’ve ever seen a hero use.

mamalaz:

The most logical argument I’ve ever seen a hero use.

Oct 20 '14
amandaonwriting:

100 ways to say ‘great’
Buy the Poster: WriteAtHome

amandaonwriting:

100 ways to say ‘great’

Buy the Poster: WriteAtHome

Oct 20 '14
biodiverseed:

plantyhamchuk:

woseph:

new fave tree - Ficus auriculata

Daaaaaamn look at this tree. Rowr. That’s a naughty tree. So naughty. Soo sexy. Ungh. 

I think we’re all a little hot and bothered right now.
Too bad (for me at least) it’s only hardy down to USDA zone 9b. Ficus carica it is then, for this nordic gardener.
#edible landscaping #forest gardening #fruit trees

biodiverseed:

plantyhamchuk:

woseph:

new fave tree - Ficus auriculata

Daaaaaamn look at this tree. Rowr. That’s a naughty tree. So naughty. Soo sexy. Ungh. 

I think we’re all a little hot and bothered right now.

Too bad (for me at least) it’s only hardy down to USDA zone 9b. Ficus carica it is then, for this nordic gardener.

#edible landscaping #forest gardening #fruit trees
Oct 19 '14
katieskarlette:

hclark70:

gadgets-and-garrotes:

The toy box was a dangerous addition to the game. We were never meant to have this kind of power.

ha ha ha holy shit

*sniffle*  A thing of beauty.  Truly.

katieskarlette:

hclark70:

gadgets-and-garrotes:

The toy box was a dangerous addition to the game. We were never meant to have this kind of power.

ha ha ha holy shit

*sniffle*  A thing of beauty.  Truly.

Oct 19 '14

autisticadvocacy:

joyeuse-noelle:

sanityscraps:

Fun fact about American health care: if I ever need an organ transplant, I’ll somehow have to hide my autism, depression, and anxiety from the doctors, or else I’ll be disqualified under ideas about quality of life. It’s really great to know how valued disabled and neurodivergent lives are.

So here’s a thing many people don’t know about me: I used to be a medical data analyst. (I still do it occasionally, but not as a full-time job.) It’s a pretty self-explanatory job: I took data - often in enormous datasets - and analyzed it to find patterns. (Obviously, we couldn’t associate these with individual patients; this was just after HIPAA had come into effect, and so this data was very heavily scrubbed to remove any identifiable information.)

One of the patterns I looked for was quality of life and quality of care for people with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). For our purposes, that meant major depression, bipolar disorder, general anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and “other SPMI” (I encourage you to not send me messages telling me how those categories are terrible, because a) it was ten years ago and b) I wasn’t in charge of the categories.) In particular, we looked at injury, illness, and death in people with SPMI, compared with the general population, while they were in the hospital and at certain intervals after they were released (30 days, 60 days, 90 days, 180 days, and 1 year).

People with severe and persistent illness were much more likely to become ill and/or die in the hospital or shortly after discharge than the “general population”. People with schizophrenia had nearly ten times the deaths while in the hospital, and twelve times the injuries and illnesses.

Just as telling were the notes associated with the patient records. There was a significant pattern in the terminology used. In patients in the “general population”, doctors tended to use the word “is”: for example, “patient is suffering from abdominal cramping”. In patients with SPMI, doctors tended to use the phrase “claims to be”: for example, “patient claims to be suffering from abdominal cramping”.

It was clear to us that medical professionals - in general, I know for a fact that there are doctors out there who don’t do this - were assuming that patients with severe and persistent mental illness were inventing some, if not all, of their symptoms - that the symptoms were not real, and therefore did not need to be treated.

And because of that, these patients were falling ill and dying at alarming rates.

This isn’t personal anecdotes. I spent more than a year analyzing this data - which came from actual hospitals in the United States - and finding these patterns. There’s a problem here.

(I would prefer not to give out the name I was using then in public here, but if you’re interested, message me privately and I’ll see if I can get you links to the articles.)

I* believe there is similar data on Developmental Disabilities. In policy discussions it is not uncommon to hear health issues, both mental and physical, attributed to the DD without investigating if it were accurate or not.

*mod Savannah

Oct 19 '14
tastefullyoffensive:

This is what happens when you don’t separate your colors and whites.[via]

tastefullyoffensive:

This is what happens when you don’t separate your colors and whites.

[via]

Oct 18 '14

panic/anxiety attack

vye-leviathan:

pushed-too-far:

chris-sid:

jaspinder:

  • breath in for 4 seconds
  • hold your breath for 7 seconds
  • exhale breath for 8 seconds

repeat once or twice more.

This causes an autonomic nervous system shift from a sympathetic (fight or flight reaction) state to a parasympathetic response.

Use this for panic/anxiety attacks, exams, presentations.

Never not reblog

Tumblr got anxiety advice. Fuck yeah.

Read this earlier, and it helped me a lot tonight.