Sep 16, 2014
265 notes

alandistro:

Constantly torn between “ugh, I don’t want to do anything today” and “I AM WASTING MY SHORT PRECIOUS LIFE!!”.

Sep 14, 2014
642,129 notes
world-shaker:

[leaves this here and backs away]

world-shaker:

[leaves this here and backs away]

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Sep 14, 2014
571,565 notes

angle-of-depression:

nothingcorporate:

opinions on abortions are kinda like nipples

everyone has them but women’s are a little bit more relevant 

But all you ever see are men’s

(Source: uncooler, via crystallized-teardrops)

Sep 14, 2014
99,276 notes

sleepingwiththesea:

don’t be a little shit to me on tinder

(via avocadoroyalty)

Sep 14, 2014
82,062 notes

bustysaintclair:

meowdypurrtner:

its really important for men to stand up to other men who say terrible and sexist shit

because sexist men dont listen to what women have to say

literally the most important thing men can do if they want to call themselves feminist allies 

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Sep 13, 2014
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catsbeaversandducks:

Moving Portraits of Surviving 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs 10 Years Later

September 11, 2001 is a day in history that people all over the globe remember. For Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas, her most vivid recollection of that tragic day is of seeing images in the newspaper of the hundred search and rescue dogs that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed to search for survivors in the debris of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In the aftermath of the attacks, these brave dogs worked day and night alongside their handlers, firefighters, and other rescue workers, sifting through the rubble to try to save as many lives as possible.

One decade later, in the months before September 2011, Dumas embarked on a quest to locate the last surviving 9/11 search and rescue dogs who had worked so tirelessly ten years earlier. Through FEMA, she found 15 of the remaining dogs who were still alive. Dumas traveled across the United States to visit the retired canines and to photograph them in their homes. Retrieved is a collection of their portraits, a moving tribute to these heroic dogs and their handlers. The passage of time has clearly left its mark on the animals, but despite their graying whiskers, clouding eyes, and stiffer joints, there is still the same sense of alertness and wonderful spirit that made them so valuable in the aftermath of 9/11.

For the photographer, the selfless dogs represented a spark of hope amidst the destruction and tragedy ten years ago, as they offered comfort and consolation to everyone around them. She says, “These animals were all at the same place at the same time, one decade ago, for the same reason: to work. That experience unites them, and was the incentive for me to pursue this subject and to photograph the dogs. They now share the vulnerability of old age while symbolizing a full decade coming to a close.”

Although a few of the 15 dogs that Dumas photographed have already passed away by now, they are immortalized and commemorated in these powerfully intimate portraits. For a closer look at the canine heroes, be sure to check out Retrieved in print, available on Amazon.

Via My Modern Metropolis

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Sep 12, 2014
775 notes

Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

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Sep 11, 2014
476,248 notes




I took a photo every 2 minutes over the span of about 2 hours at a 20 second exposure and animated it all together! This 2 second loop was the result! 
Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho

HOLY FUCK

holy fuck you can actually see how the earth turns by paying attention to the stars

this fucks me the fuck up

I took a photo every 2 minutes over the span of about 2 hours at a 20 second exposure and animated it all together! This 2 second loop was the result! 

Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho

HOLY FUCK

holy fuck you can actually see how the earth turns by paying attention to the stars

this fucks me the fuck up

(Source: illustratographer, via empathephant)

Sep 11, 2014
105,956 notes
brianmclements:

It hurts so bad to see this because of how true it is.

brianmclements:

It hurts so bad to see this because of how true it is.

(Source: retro-villain, via empathephant)

Sep 11, 2014
22,491 notes

-teesa-:

9.9.14

"There is this devaluation of women."

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Sep 11, 2014
189 notes
mindblowingscience:

OUCHLESS PATCHES DELIVER PAINKILLER FASTER

A new microneedle patch, filled with dozens of tiny polymeric needles just 0.6 millimeters long, could provide pain-free injections.
In laboratory experiments, researchers showed that the microneedle patch could deliver lidocaine, a common painkiller, within five minutes of application.
In contrast, the drug in a commercial transdermal patch took 45 minutes to penetrate into the skin.
The shorter time for drug delivery is possible due to the miniature needles on the patch that create micrometer-sized porous channels in the skin when applied. The size of the patch could easily be adjusted to encapsulate different drug dosages.
Researchers, led by Kang Lifeng of National University of Singapore’s pharmacy department, report the pain-free and noninvasive technique in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.
This new way to administer painkillers quickly is good news for people who squirm at the sight of needles.
Team member Jaspreet Singh Kochhar says the research team tested the patch on themselves to confirm that the microneedles do not cause pain when applied to the skin. They only experienced a minor skin reddening as from being pinched.
The scientists also conducted a study that shows the microneedle patch delivers collagen to the dermis layer of the skin, unlike current skincare products that remain on the outermost skin layer. That work appeared in Pharmaceutical Research earlier this year.
Given the innovative technique for administering drug noninvasively, the patch can also be used in home-care settings. Patients could self-manage their pain arising from chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
Moving forward, the researchers will test if the patch is useful for vaccinating young children, and for treating hair loss. For example, the patch can be applied to a baby’s arm five minutes before vaccination, so that the painkiller minimizes the pain from the subsequent jab.
The investigators have filed a patent for their technique through the NUS Industry Liaison Office. Kang Lifeng led the study.



Date rape drugs could get a whole lot scarier

mindblowingscience:

OUCHLESS PATCHES DELIVER PAINKILLER FASTER

A new microneedle patch, filled with dozens of tiny polymeric needles just 0.6 millimeters long, could provide pain-free injections.

In laboratory experiments, researchers showed that the microneedle patch could deliver lidocaine, a common painkiller, within five minutes of application.

In contrast, the drug in a commercial transdermal patch took 45 minutes to penetrate into the skin.

The shorter time for drug delivery is possible due to the miniature needles on the patch that create micrometer-sized porous channels in the skin when applied. The size of the patch could easily be adjusted to encapsulate different drug dosages.

Researchers, led by Kang Lifeng of National University of Singapore’s pharmacy department, report the pain-free and noninvasive technique in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.

This new way to administer painkillers quickly is good news for people who squirm at the sight of needles.

Team member Jaspreet Singh Kochhar says the research team tested the patch on themselves to confirm that the microneedles do not cause pain when applied to the skin. They only experienced a minor skin reddening as from being pinched.

The scientists also conducted a study that shows the microneedle patch delivers collagen to the dermis layer of the skin, unlike current skincare products that remain on the outermost skin layer. That work appeared in Pharmaceutical Research earlier this year.

Given the innovative technique for administering drug noninvasively, the patch can also be used in home-care settings. Patients could self-manage their pain arising from chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer.

Moving forward, the researchers will test if the patch is useful for vaccinating young children, and for treating hair loss. For example, the patch can be applied to a baby’s arm five minutes before vaccination, so that the painkiller minimizes the pain from the subsequent jab.

The investigators have filed a patent for their technique through the NUS Industry Liaison Office. Kang Lifeng led the study.

Date rape drugs could get a whole lot scarier

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Sep 11, 2014
339 notes

http://alandistro.tumblr.com/post/97169686501/meghantonjes-baragoddess-i-cant-lie-out-of

meghantonjes:

baragoddess:

I can’t lie, out of all of the YouTubers I watched as a teen, I still like Meghan Tonjes but she seems to be all buddy buddy with shitty ppl like John Green and Tyler Oakley, so has she done problematic things?

I’m friends with a lot of people. All of…

Sep 10, 2014
103,597 notes

stud721:

abbyjean:

Charts from OKCupid, showing how straight women and men rate each other based on ages. For women, the men they find most attractive are roughly their own age. For men, the women they find most attractive are roughly the same age - 20 to 23 - regardless of the age of the man. (538)

We know this is evolutionary, right?

Yeah, but so is the appendix.

Pointing at our primitive selves as defence for shitty behaviour will *never* see our society evolve.

Sep 10, 2014
72,310 notes

(Source: phrux, via pridejoyetc)

Sep 10, 2014
103,597 notes

abbyjean:

Charts from OKCupid, showing how straight women and men rate each other based on ages. For women, the men they find most attractive are roughly their own age. For men, the women they find most attractive are roughly the same age - 20 to 23 - regardless of the age of the man. (538)

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