April152014

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

carnivaloftherandom:

crescentmoonmountaintop:

deducecanoe:


dieselotherapy
:

Who really benefits from the pink ribbon campaigns: the cause or the company? In showing the real story of breast cancer and the lives of those who fight it, this film reveals the co-opting of what marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause.”

If you’re a woman, take the time to watch the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Watch it on

Netflix (x)

Itunes (x)

Youtube (for now…)    (x)

NFB (x)

Yup

Glad to see this on Tumblr. I don’t Pink. I don’t Run for a Cure. Write a check to your favorite women’s health charity.

I want a cure, I want research and support services and free diagnosis and treatment, I want lives saved. I do not give a flying fuck about pink ribbons, when less than 25% of Komen’s budget goes into research, but they do litigiously pursue competing organizations for trademark infringement. 

Find an org that is all about research or care or free services or support and write a check, click a donate button, give to someone who calls you but stop supporting an org that doesn’t do the actual work. 

seriously, everyone should see this.

(via sorelatable)

February282014

Just a pool, disguised as a pond, with a trampoline instead of a diving board.
I wrote a paper about these kinds of pools several years ago for a class when they were just prototypes. These pools have a natural filtration system that run based on the plants that are in the pool that give the water nutrients that allow it to not only be crystal clear, but you are also able to drink the water because it becomes so clean. And the best part is that once the initial filtration system is installed and calibrated, it maintains itself and eliminates the need for chlorine or constant maintenance like salt water pools. 

Just a pool, disguised as a pond, with a trampoline instead of a diving board.

I wrote a paper about these kinds of pools several years ago for a class when they were just prototypes. These pools have a natural filtration system that run based on the plants that are in the pool that give the water nutrients that allow it to not only be crystal clear, but you are also able to drink the water because it becomes so clean. And the best part is that once the initial filtration system is installed and calibrated, it maintains itself and eliminates the need for chlorine or constant maintenance like salt water pools. 

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February252014
February182014
naturalsceneries:

Panorama Trail, Yosemite

Words can not describe how much I wish to go to Yosemite.

naturalsceneries:

Panorama Trail, Yosemite

Words can not describe how much I wish to go to Yosemite.

February32014

johnhoustonstockton:

just wanna get rich enough to buy my mom all the shit she deserves and then die

(via emptythreads)

8AM

sophienorthcott:

fuckyeahprisoninmates:

Robert Glenn, an inmate in the Special Housing Unit (SHU) at Corcoran State Prison in California killed two inmates while in prison. He believes these murders were justified because both men were convicted rapists, one of whom was accused of raping his sister from the age of 8 to 14.

Ain’t it fucked up that even hardened criminals realise rape is fucking wrong no matter what, but there are some government officials that cannot?

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February22014
10PM

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10PM

mcry:

Blink-182
Dammit

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5AM
horrorproportions:

dealing with anxiety

horrorproportions:

dealing with anxiety

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January312014
January302014
7AM

Something has been really bugging me lately. It’s this idea of happiness and optimism and the facade of the ‘forever smiling, cute, sunshiny’ person.

I feel like that is just so extremely destructive and harmful as a whole and I know that personally it has destroyed me at times because I just couldn’t be that person. Because that person… they’re not real.

There’s a real problem in the world we live in (let’s be honest, the Western world) with accepting sadness, or not just sadness, accepting neutrality and plain contentness with the moment. It feels like there’s a performance, a show, a costume that we all wear for the benefit of others, for the benefit of this image of who we SHOULD be and for the benefit of what the world tells us to be like, and we end up lying to ourselves most of the time.

We feel, as humans that we don’t deserve the things we get, so every time something wonderful happens in our life it’s not experienced fully. On the other hand we have the ever present watching eye of others, our family, our friends, our colleagues, our partners. So, we put on a show. We act in extremes. And for me, that’s not healthy. And when we are just feeling ‘ok’ or ‘fine’, others don’t believe us, and after a while we find a problem. 

And it’s not just that, it’s about acceptance, really. If you feel like crap, feel it, if you feel over the top with excitement and joy, feel that too, if you feel content and just fine, don’t feel like you have to sensationalize it for anyone, not even for yourself.

Just accept these feelings and be ok with who you are at that particular moment. Enjoy and love that part of you that is content, nurture it and absorb it. And when someone else is feeling that, don’t take it away from them. Accept them as well and love them for the person they are at that particular moment.

I don’t know if this applies to anyone else but that thought has help me so much.

Just accept yourself, love yourself and grow… moment by moment.

7AM

My reaction to about 99.97% of my life.

(Source: parks-and-recreation-department, via em-kenny18)

January292014
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