22 10 / 2014

ethiopienne:

"sorry i didn’t respond to your text i was disenchanted with the entire human experience," a thrilling new memoir by me

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22 10 / 2014

21 10 / 2014

vy2cool:

wethinktherefore:

bisexualfunfacts:

Fact: Unlike the gay agenda™, the bisexual agenda contains a 15 minute break for snacks between sessions.

Fact: The asexual agenda is entirely made of snacks, with a 15 minute break for all out anarchy

Fact: The pansexuals, with their extreme love for kitchen ware, make all the snacks.

(via thebaconsandwichofregret)

21 10 / 2014

21 10 / 2014

21 10 / 2014

"Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out your normal healthy ability to cope with bad days and bad news, and replaces it with an unrecognizable sludge that finds no pleasure, no delight, no point in anything outside of bed. You alienate your friends because you can’t comport yourself socially, you risk your job because you can’t concentrate, you live in moderate squalor because you have no energy to stand up, let alone take out the garbage. You become pathetic and you know it. And you have no capacity to stop the downward plunge. You have no perspective, no emotional reserves, no faith that it will get better. So you feel guilty and ashamed of your inability to deal with life like a regular human, which exacerbates the depression and the isolation.
Depression is humiliating.
If you’ve never been depressed, thank your lucky stars and back off the folks who take a pill so they can make eye contact with the grocery store cashier. No one on earth would choose the nightmare of depression over an averagely turbulent normal life.
It’s not an incapacity to cope with day to day living in the modern world. It’s an incapacity to function. At all. If you and your loved ones have been spared, every blessing to you. If depression has taken root in you or your loved ones, every blessing to you, too.
Depression is humiliating.
No one chooses it. No one deserves it. It runs in families, it ruins families. You cannot imagine what it takes to feign normalcy, to show up to work, to make a dentist appointment, to pay bills, to walk your dog, to return library books on time, to keep enough toilet paper on hand, when you are exerting most of your capacity on trying not to kill yourself. Depression is real. Just because you’ve never had it doesn’t make it imaginary. Compassion is also real. And a depressed person may cling desperately to it until they are out of the woods and they may remember your compassion for the rest of their lives as a force greater than their depression. Have a heart. Judge not lest ye be judged."

Pearl (via psych-facts)

This is seriously the most accurate description of depression. Wow.

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21 10 / 2014

21 10 / 2014

thepersonaldevelopment:

An evening spent illegally is an evening worth having.

thepersonaldevelopment:

An evening spent illegally is an evening worth having.

21 10 / 2014

  • 1: what are taxes and how do I pay them?
  • 2: worry not
  • 2: mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell

20 10 / 2014

jaclcfrost:

a list of emotions i feel frequently

  • no
  • fall out boy
  • 4 am
  • lying face down on the floor
  • no shirt
  • what

(via liamdryden)

20 10 / 2014

weedjoke420:

no offense but what the fuck am i doing

(via jigsawparts)

20 10 / 2014

20 10 / 2014

20 10 / 2014

fonesecks:

saying “come over” to someone who lives 92657 miles away

(via liamdryden)

20 10 / 2014

sheerdarwinism:

Say hello to the Colossus Penguin!

Palaeeudyptes klekowskii is the most complete fossil ever discovered in Antarctica. The bones, found at La Meseta, Seymour Island, are 37 million years old and include the longest recorded fused ankle bone and parts of a wing bone. From these bones, researchers are able to estimate that the species weighed as much as 115 kg, and measured 2 metres from beak tip to toe (1.6 metres when standing normally). The second image above compares it to the Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), the largest living penguin today.

Carolina Acosta Hospitaleche of the La Plata Museum in Argentina uncovered the bones, and says that a penguin of this size could probably spend up to 40 minutes submerged in water hunting for prey, which is a great advantage for animals that huge!

You can read more about this at The Guardian and New Scientist.

And you can read the actual published research paper here.