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    hyperallergic:

(via An Androgynous Suffragette Self-Portrait, Rediscovered)
     
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    Please join the virtual petition delivery event asking Bill Montgomery to drop charges against Shanesha Taylor TODAY. http://thndr.it/1lVvrIz

    Please join the virtual petition delivery event asking Bill Montgomery to drop charges against Shanesha Taylor TODAY. http://thndr.it/1lVvrIz

     
  3. 12:51 10th Apr 2014

    Notes: 3

    Tags: mn

    Today’s migraine is trying to kill me. Fuck my life. In the ear. 

     
  4. I’d Rather Be, 300 Days at Sea, Heather Nova (music only, no video—ad runs at start, skippable)

     
  5. Until The Race Is Run, 300 Days at Sea, Heather Nova (music only, no video—ad runs at start, skippable)

    Every little while I forget how much I love Heather Nova and her wonderful voice, and then I remember and I want to go back and smack myself upside the head for forgetting. How can you forget, man?

     
  6. 09:00

    Notes: 288

    Reblogged from dduane

    Tags: rblgheartbleed

    dduane:

    For those of you who’re (rightly!) concerned about the Heartbleed bug and how (or whether) it affects sites other than Yahoo, Tumblr, Flickr and imgur: here’s a recently-done scan of sites that were found earlier this week to be vulnerable to Heartbleed, and may or may not have been patched.

    If you have a login at one of these sites, go and find out if their server’s been patched to fix the vulnerability: and if it has, change your password. There’s no proof that anyone has so far scraped these sites for your signin data… but there’s no way to get any proof: that’s unfortunately the nature of this particular beast. 

    Please don’t wait too long before taking action. The estimate right now is that about 66% of all websites’ servers had this vulnerability, and it’s going to take a while to make them all safe. Meantime people need to be proactive about their online security.

     
  7. List of things that are possible in Mass Effect

    givemeyourcontroller:

    FTL Travel

    Genophage (Cure and Creation)

    Javik

    Self Aware AI

    Lazarus Project

    Biotics

    Medi-Gel

    Flying cars

    "Reapers"

    Curing Kepral’s- WHOA WHOA WHOA THAT IS TOO FAR… WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS IS? SOME KIND OF MAGIC WORLD?

     
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    animedavidbowie:


unrecognizedpotential:

forgottenawesome:

Do You Love Someone With Depression?
If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a person who is close to them and trusted by them, you can help your friend or partner have shorter, less severe bouts of depression. Mental illness is as real as physical illness (it is physical actually, read more about that here) and your partner needs you as much as they would need to be cared for if they had the flu.
Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.
1. Help them keep clutter at bay.
When a person begins spiraling into depression, they may feel like they are slowing down while the world around them speeds up. The mail may end up in stacks, dishes can pile up in the sink, laundry may go undone as the depressed person begins to feel more and more overwhelmed by their daily routine and unable to keep up. By giving your partner some extra help sorting mail, washing dishes or using paper plates and keeping chaos in check in general, you’ll be giving them (and yourself) the gift of a calm  environment. (I’m a fan of the minimalist movement because of this, you can read more about that here.)
2. Fix them a healthy meal.
Your partner may do one of two things when they are in a depressed state. They may eat very little, or they may overeat. In either case, they may find that driving through a fast food restaurant or ordering a pizza online is just easier than fixing a meal. Eating like this, or neglecting to eat will only degrade your partner’s health, causing them to go deeper into their depression. Help your loved one keep their body healthy, and their mind will follow. This is a great article that talks about the “Brain Diet” which can help the symptoms of depression, and this article talks about how our modern diet could contribute to the recent rise in depression. Here is a recipe for a trail mix that is quick to make and has mood-boosting properties.
3.Get them outside.
 The benefits of getting outside for a depressed person are huge. And it is possibly the last thing on earth your partner will want to do. Take them to be somewhere in nature. Pack a picnic and lie in the sun, take a leisurely hike or plant a garden. Being barefoot in the dirt, or “earthing” helps ground the body and reverse the effects of living in a world of emf’s, and digging in soil can actually act as an antidepressant, as a strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, triggers the release of seratonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. Sunshine increases Vitamin D production which can help alleviate depression. My friend Elizabeth wrote an excellent post about Vitamin D and its link to depression here.  For more information about other sources of Vitamin D, this is a great post as well as this.
4. Ask them to help you understand what they’re feeling.
If your partner is able to articulate what they are going through, it will help them and you better understand what you are dealing with, and may give insight into a plan of action for helping your partner. Also, feeling alone is common for a depressed person and anything that combats that feeling will help alleviate the severity and length of the depression.
5. Encourage them to focus on self-care.
Depressed people often stop taking care of themselves. Showering, getting haircuts, going to the doctor or dentist, it’s all just too hard, and they don’t deserve to be well taken care of anyway in their minds. This can snowball quickly into greater feelings of worthlessness since “Now I’m such a mess, no one could ever love me”. Help your loved one by being proactive. Tell them “I’m going to do the dishes, why don’t you go enjoy a bubble bath?” can give them the permission they won’t give themselves to do something normal, healthy and self-loving.
6. Hug them.
Studies show that a sincere hug that lasts longer than 20 seconds can release feel-good chemicals in the brain and elevate the mood of the giver and receiver. Depressed people often don’t want to be touched, but a sincere hug with no expectation of anything further can give your partner a lift.
7. Laugh with them.
Telling a silly joke, watching a comedy or seeing a stand up comedian will encourage your partner to laugh in spite of themselves. Laughing releases endorphins and studies show can actually counteract symptoms of depression and anxiety.
8. Reassure them that you can handle their feelings.
Your partner may be feeling worthless, angry and even guilty while they are depressed. They may be afraid that they will end up alone because no one will put up with their episodes forever. Reassure them that you are in the relationship for the long haul and they won’t scare you away because they have an illness.
9. Challenge their destructive thoughts.
A depressed person’s mind can be a never-ending loop of painful, destructive thoughts. “I’m unlovable, I’m a failure, I’m ugly, I’m stupid”. Challenge these untruths with the truth. “You’re not unlovable, I love you. You aren’t a failure, here are all the things you’ve accomplished.”
10.Remind them why you love them.
Look at pictures of happy times you’ve had together. Tell them your favorite things about them. Reminisce about your relationship and all the positive things that have happened, and remind your partner that you love them and they will get through this.
(via The Darling Bakers)

More people need to know this.

This is so incredibly important. I’ve seen people with depression ostracized so many times, and I cannot stress how much it means to each and every person I’ve tried to reach out to after whatever “falling-outs” they’ve had due to depression. Remember to always be compassionate and kind to all friends like this, because you never know what they’re going through.

    animedavidbowie:

    unrecognizedpotential:

    forgottenawesome:

    Do You Love Someone With Depression?

    If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a person who is close to them and trusted by them, you can help your friend or partner have shorter, less severe bouts of depression. Mental illness is as real as physical illness (it is physical actually, read more about that here) and your partner needs you as much as they would need to be cared for if they had the flu.

    Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.

    1. Help them keep clutter at bay.

    When a person begins spiraling into depression, they may feel like they are slowing down while the world around them speeds up. The mail may end up in stacks, dishes can pile up in the sink, laundry may go undone as the depressed person begins to feel more and more overwhelmed by their daily routine and unable to keep up. By giving your partner some extra help sorting mail, washing dishes or using paper plates and keeping chaos in check in general, you’ll be giving them (and yourself) the gift of a calm  environment. (I’m a fan of the minimalist movement because of this, you can read more about that here.)

    2. Fix them a healthy meal.

    Your partner may do one of two things when they are in a depressed state. They may eat very little, or they may overeat. In either case, they may find that driving through a fast food restaurant or ordering a pizza online is just easier than fixing a meal. Eating like this, or neglecting to eat will only degrade your partner’s health, causing them to go deeper into their depression. Help your loved one keep their body healthy, and their mind will follow. This is a great article that talks about the “Brain Diet” which can help the symptoms of depression, and this article talks about how our modern diet could contribute to the recent rise in depression. Here is a recipe for a trail mix that is quick to make and has mood-boosting properties.

    3.Get them outside.

     The benefits of getting outside for a depressed person are huge. And it is possibly the last thing on earth your partner will want to do. Take them to be somewhere in nature. Pack a picnic and lie in the sun, take a leisurely hike or plant a garden. Being barefoot in the dirt, or “earthing” helps ground the body and reverse the effects of living in a world of emf’s, and digging in soil can actually act as an antidepressant, as a strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, triggers the release of seratonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. Sunshine increases Vitamin D production which can help alleviate depression. My friend Elizabeth wrote an excellent post about Vitamin D and its link to depression here.  For more information about other sources of Vitamin D, this is a great post as well as this.

    4. Ask them to help you understand what they’re feeling.

    If your partner is able to articulate what they are going through, it will help them and you better understand what you are dealing with, and may give insight into a plan of action for helping your partner. Also, feeling alone is common for a depressed person and anything that combats that feeling will help alleviate the severity and length of the depression.

    5. Encourage them to focus on self-care.

    Depressed people often stop taking care of themselves. Showering, getting haircuts, going to the doctor or dentist, it’s all just too hard, and they don’t deserve to be well taken care of anyway in their minds. This can snowball quickly into greater feelings of worthlessness since “Now I’m such a mess, no one could ever love me”. Help your loved one by being proactive. Tell them “I’m going to do the dishes, why don’t you go enjoy a bubble bath?” can give them the permission they won’t give themselves to do something normal, healthy and self-loving.

    6. Hug them.

    Studies show that a sincere hug that lasts longer than 20 seconds can release feel-good chemicals in the brain and elevate the mood of the giver and receiver. Depressed people often don’t want to be touched, but a sincere hug with no expectation of anything further can give your partner a lift.

    7. Laugh with them.

    Telling a silly joke, watching a comedy or seeing a stand up comedian will encourage your partner to laugh in spite of themselves. Laughing releases endorphins and studies show can actually counteract symptoms of depression and anxiety.

    8. Reassure them that you can handle their feelings.

    Your partner may be feeling worthless, angry and even guilty while they are depressed. They may be afraid that they will end up alone because no one will put up with their episodes forever. Reassure them that you are in the relationship for the long haul and they won’t scare you away because they have an illness.

    9. Challenge their destructive thoughts.

    A depressed person’s mind can be a never-ending loop of painful, destructive thoughts. “I’m unlovable, I’m a failure, I’m ugly, I’m stupid”. Challenge these untruths with the truth. “You’re not unlovable, I love you. You aren’t a failure, here are all the things you’ve accomplished.”

    10.Remind them why you love them.

    Look at pictures of happy times you’ve had together. Tell them your favorite things about them. Reminisce about your relationship and all the positive things that have happened, and remind your partner that you love them and they will get through this.

    (via The Darling Bakers)

    More people need to know this.

    This is so incredibly important. I’ve seen people with depression ostracized so many times, and I cannot stress how much it means to each and every person I’ve tried to reach out to after whatever “falling-outs” they’ve had due to depression. Remember to always be compassionate and kind to all friends like this, because you never know what they’re going through.
     
  10. Let’s never talk about the time my character slammed back 12 Ice Cold Nuka Colas so she could carry a set of Tesla Armour out of the Wasteland. I don’t care if it happened in game. It still made me nauseous. Ew. *cringe*

     
  11. projectqueer:

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    The names of the 100 people who are 2014 Trans 100 honorees were revealed March 30 in a live event at the Mayne Stage in Chicago.    Now the full list has been compiled and released. 
    "I wish to reiterate again that the Trans 100 is not a ‘Top 100,’ ‘Best Of,’ or even the result of straight voting by the public or volunteers," Trans 100 co-director Jen Richards writes in the list’s foreword.

    "It is an intentionally curated list of out trans people who are working on trans issues in the United States and having a positive impact. We do not claim to be anything more than this."

    Congratulations to all the people who were honored this year including Gloria Allen, who received the inaugural Trans 100 Living Legend Award.  

    Now here’s the full list of the 2014 Trans 100 Honorees:

    • A. Dionne Stallworth 
    • Adrien Lawyer 
    • Alana Nicole Shola
    • Alison Gill
    • Amos Mac
    • Angel Celeste Colley
    • Angelica Ross
    • Askari Gonzalez
    • Bailey Jay
    • Bali White
    • Dr. Ben A. Barres
    • Blue Montana
    • Brynn Tannehill
    • Cameron Thomas Whitley
    • Carmen Carrera
    • Causten E. Rodriguez-Wollerman
    • CeCe McDonald
    • Charlene Jacqueline Arcila
    • Charley Burton
    • Chase Strangio
    • Chella Isabel Marie Coleman 
    • Cherno Biko
    • Cheryl Courtney-Evans
    • Chris Mosier 
    • Chris Paige
    • Courtney Gray
    • Cristan Williams
    • D’Lo
    • Danielle Nika Askini
    • Dee Dee Ngozi Chamblee
    • Dr. Jillian. T. Weiss
    • Dr. Van Bailey
    • Drian Juarez
    • Ezak Perez
    • Fallon Fox 
    • Gabriel Foster
    • Hayden Mora
    • Holiday Simmons
    • Imogen Binnie
    • Jamison Green
    • Jazz
    • Kiara St. James
    • Kim Watson
    • Kingston J. Farady
    • Kye Allums
    • Lana Wachowski
    • Landon Pan
    • Laura Jane Grace
    • Rev. Lawrence T. Richardson
    • Logan Ferraro
    • Lou Weaver
    • Minister Louis Mitchell
    • Lourdes Ashley Hunter
    • Maria Louise Roman
    • Mattee Jim
    • Mauro Sifuentes
    • Michael David Battle
    • Mitch Kellaway
    • Maya Jafer
    • Micah Bazant
    • Moof Mayeda
    • Morgan Robyn Collado
    • Nancy Nangeroni
    • Nic Sedillo
    • Nikki Calma
    • Octavia Hamlett
    • Parker T. Hurley
    • Parker Marie Molloy
    • Precious Davis
    • Red Durkin
    • Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge
    • Riley Johnson 
    • Rocco ‘Katastrophe’ Kayiatos
    • Ryan Li. Dahlstrom
    • Sarah McBride 
    • Scott Schneider 
    • Sean Coleman
    • Seth Kirby
    • Sharyn Grayson 
    • shay(den)
    • Syd Robinson
    • tash shatz
    • TC Tolbert
    • Tiffany Woods
    • Tiq Milan
    • T.J Jourian
    • Tobi Hill-Meyer
    • Tom Léger
    • Tracy Garza
    • Trystan Reese
    • Tye West
    • Valerie Spencer
    • Vanessa Losey
    • Vanessa Victoria
    • Viveka Ray-Mazumder
    • Vivian Taylor
    • Wesley Ware
    • Z. Jae Williams
    • Zackary Drucker
     
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    calvinanddune:

And when the box opens, I return to this presence like a stranger in a primitive land.

    calvinanddune:

    And when the box opens, I return to this presence like a stranger in a primitive land.

     
  13. 20:28

    Notes: 103791

    Reblogged from thegamingmuse

    Tags: rblgwheelchairswheelchair users

    huffingtonpost:

    Experts told this artist her dream was impossible. It’s a good thing she didn’t listen.

     
  14. 01:51 8th Apr 2014

    Notes: 199566

    Reblogged from thegamingmuse

    Tags: rblgqd

    apogeesystem:

    when someone tries to explain how to do something and all you hear is

    image

     
  15. 23:36 7th Apr 2014

    Notes: 290

    Reblogged from angryampersand

    Tags: rblgomfgsyd-k

    doktorvondoom:

    dofp pietro looks like a humanized sonic oc someone decided to cosplay against their better judgement