cankankrious

1. Do not kill yourself. Killing yourself is very messy and your mother will cry over you. It is not beautiful or brave, and even if it was, you will not be around to see that.

2. Washing your hair is going to be a chore. But you should do it anyway. Because you will feel better about yourself.

3. Get up late. Have a lay in. Sleep past your alarm. You have a very long life ahead of you and for now you should appreciate the cold side of your pillow.

4. He is going to break your heart but he’s just another male human who finds it hard to deal with Mondays, too. So in a month you’ll wake up and you won’t even remember that little scar on his knuckle you kissed.

5. Don’t spend hours looking up what your name means on google. Your name is your name and you should go out there and do heroic and good deeds and give your name your own meaning.

6. Don’t fight your demons. Your demons are here to teach you lessons. Sit down with your demons and have a drink and a chat and learn their names and talk about the burns on their fingers and scratches on their ankles. Some of them are very nice.

7. Music is good for your soul. Rap music will energise you and boost your ego and pop music will cheer you up. Indie music will make you think and emotional songs will make you cry and think about that boy again. It’s healthy.

8. Victim complexes are not attractive. Boys and girls will not date you because you are sad. They are not going to date you and kiss your aching bones and cure you of your dragging depression. Wake up. Take a bath. Do your hair. Be attractive.

9. Sadness is not poetic. Depression is not beautiful. Laying in bed all day and eating too much is lazy and disgusting and it is not tragic or pretty. Get up. Go outside. Let the sun warm your bones. Live.

10. If it makes you happy, buy twenty of it. Dedicate your life to it. Print it on tv shirts and collect things and draw art of it. Do not care what people think. They are the unhappy people you need to avoid. The abuse they will hurl at you is painless compared to how sad they are. Pity them. Remain happy.

11. You are allowed to be angry. But the world is not working against you. The flowers do not bloom for you and when your mother shouts ask her if she is okay instead of thinking she hates you. She never will. The world walks beside you and is silent. It does not trip you up or carry you.

12. Day and night cycles are natural. Humans only sleep at night because we used to avoid predators in the dark because of our poor eyesight. Stay awake until 5am watching bad reality shows. Wake up at 7pm and have breakfast.

13. Eat when you are hungry. Being bored does not constitute a chocolate bar. Sleep with you are tired. Do not mindlessly obey the sleep at night rule. If you are not tired, do not sleep.

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psych-facts:

Sternberg’s Love Theory Diagram Version 2 The triangular theory of love is a theory of love developed by psychologist Robert Sternberg. In the context of interpersonal relationships, ‘the three components of love, according to the triangular theory, are an intimacy component, a passion component, and a decision/commitment component’.Intimacy – Which encompasses feelings of attachment, closeness, connectedness, and bondedness.Passion – Which encompasses drives connected to both limerence and sexual attraction.Commitment – Which encompasses, in the short term, the decision to remain with another, and in the long term, the shared achievements and plans made with that other.-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangular_theory_of_love

psych-facts:

Sternberg’s Love Theory Diagram Version 2 

The triangular theory of love is a theory of love developed by psychologist Robert Sternberg. In the context of interpersonal relationships, ‘the three components of love, according to the triangular theory, are an intimacy component, a passion component, and a decision/commitment component’.

Intimacy – Which encompasses feelings of attachment, closeness, connectedness, and bondedness.
Passion – Which encompasses drives connected to both limerence and sexual attraction.
Commitment – Which encompasses, in the short term, the decision to remain with another, and in the long term, the shared achievements and plans made with that other.

-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangular_theory_of_love

plummountains

aswimmersparadise:

suaracatacat:

suaracatacat:

hoboskank:

brandi-graham:

HAPPENING NOW [VERY IMPORTANT]: Venezuela’s soldiers are killing their people. The Government is sending their armed gangs to kill them and they have censored all the media in their country, even blocking photos posted on social media sites. They shut down all the cable channels that broadcast news, so they can’t know what’s going on. The people have no source of protection at all. Students are protesting to save their country and their lives at this very moment. All they have are their social networks to get the word out so, PLEASE RE-BLOG THIS AND SPREAD THE WORD. VENEZUELA IS ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL WAR  AND CLOSE TO BECOMING A FULL COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP. THEIR PEOPLE NEED YOUR HELP. —— Please, this is very important to me, one of my closest friends went to visit family in Venezuela over winter break and they won’t let him come back to Florida. We’re graduating in a few months and it hurts me to know that his baseball career and all of his hard work and dedication to his grades here in the U.S. was all for nothing. Please.


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one of my friends is in the middle of this shit right now and it’s terrifying, she said their twitters are getting blocked so they can’t share info, their murder rate is the second highest in the world and none of the murderers go to jail because they’re government supporters, they can’t find basic household items or food in their supermarkets, their economy has plummeted, inflation increased over 50% in the two months since 2014 started, airlines have basically left the country because the govt owes them so much money, they have no access to cars or car parts, they can’t cross any borders because their govt controls them and no one is helping them.

it is fucking pissing me off that no one is helping them when they’re asking for it and need it so much. And I am so frustrated that theres not more I can do than share things like this to spread the word, that I just have to hope enough people see it that something gets done.

I am so glad this has reached other countries. Venezuela is fighting!

Oh wow! I’m so glad this has reached other countries!

The government is censoring everything, the internet is the only mass media communication we have left so far, and not even at full lenght since twitter has seemed to be crashing down and some news pages have been blocked.

Today (February 20) there are helicopters flying over the capital cities, yesterday the national army chased and shot students from around 9pm to over past 1am, there are several wounded and unconfirmed deaths, it’s all caught on tape and the videos are available on youtube. (I posted them yesterday, I can’t find them anymore).

These videos and images are our only evidence against the government’s repression, since they claim it’s all media manipulation and say we don’t have any evidence. The only way you guys can actually help us is spreading information and sending this information to the local media in your city, be it tv, newspaper, radio or the internet (if you can).

Like I said in my other posts, I can’t really say Venezuela is fighting anymore, the national guard is gunning us down, i’d say it’s a pretty uneven fight at least. Help us spread the word!

SOS Venezuela.

Guys this is so important! My Spanish teacher left his home country of Venezuela with his wife and children years ago to escape their horrible government. His family is still there and they are horrified. He spent his entire class period talking about it and how violent it has been over there the past 9 days

Miss Venezuela was shot in the head, college students holding flowers where shot in the streets, and buildings were burnt down.

His only assignment for the weekend was to let people know about the atrocities in Venezuela. The more coverage this gets the more people will push for intervention.

Pray for Venezuela

cankankrious

thepiemakerandthegirlnamedchuck:

thefoodispeople:

dottewa:

a-void-reality:

GO WATCH THIS SHOW, HONESTLY IT IS SO AMAZING. 

IF THIS POST CREATES 1 NEW PUSHING DAISIES FAN MY LIFE = MADE. 

Alright let me help out then:

1) Most of the cast is female. In fact only two main characters are male.

2) Both male characters take typically non-masculine hobbies. Emerson Cod knits almost non-stop and makes pop-up books. Ned is literally called “The Pie-Maker” because he bakes homestyle pies from his mother’s method. Both are shown to be very nurturing and even maternal characters. Conversely, the women? A pair of professional travelling show performers that have gritty sexual scandals the way men usually get (see the entire “Chuck’s father” storylines), a beekeeper who is the single most positive and optimistic character imaginable, and a former professional jockey- Three of four pro athletes.

3) You could very easily make the claim Ned is asexual.

4) Yes, the storyline is about romance. But it’s also about the positive side of a love story, and their only drama lies in overcoming their inability to actually share contact.

5) A very good friend of mine recommended this show to me as “Disney for adults.” I told her it was already on my list to watch because “It’s by Bryan Fuller, from Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me.” Bryan Fuller is now most known for “Hannibal.” The same camera methods and bright colours and lighting techniques Hannibal is known for? Perfected in this show, just using a different tone- The same colour methods in reverse, upping the vivid greens and yellows instead of reds and blues, which sells emotion both ways.

7) Probably one of the best examples of a modern day fairy tale possible.

8) Narrated by Jim Dale- The narrator for the HP audio books.

I don’t know if anyone’s already added links to this, but all of these here work and if you hover over the links, an episode description shows :)

Season 1:

  1. Pie-Lette
  2. Dummy
  3. The Fun in Funeral
  4. Pigeon
  5. Girth
  6. Bitches
  7. Smell of Success
  8. Bitter Sweets
  9. Corpsicle

Season 2:

  1. Bzzzzzzzzz!
  2. Circus Circus
  3. Bad Habits
  4. Frescorts
  5. Dim Sum Lose Some
  6. Oh Oh Oh… It’s Magic
  7. Robbing Hood
  8. Comfort Food
  9. The Legend of Merle McQuoddy
  10. The Norwegians
  11. Window Dressed to Kill
  12. Water & Power
  13. Kerplunk

Guys, if you could reblog this it would be great! Let’s spread the word about this amazing show!

plummountains

one-mandrinkinggamess:

In social issues class today our professor held up a black book and was like “this book is red” and we were all “no” and he said “yes it is” and we were just all “that’s not right” and he turned it around and the back cover was red and he said “Don’t tell somebody they’re wrong until you’ve seen things from their point of view” 

that speaks to me 

but what if no one reads it

edwardspoonhands

I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control. I was on the pill until he found them in my purse.

I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.

Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo.

When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.

And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.

I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy.

I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do.

Curious Georgiana

always reblog.

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fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t speak Spanish, so I have to rely on my friend Daniel to tell me the stories reported on the widely praised Radio Ambulante. But this one especially caught my attention: It’s the story of Benjamin Gonzalez, a kid from a working class family in Chile who worked extremely hard to get into the best public high school in the country and eventually graduated its valedictorian.
As Daniel wrote to me, “So, he goes to this school, his only shot at getting into a university, but he bristles at the conformity, the arbitrary discipline, all the baggage that comes from going to one of these very traditional schools, but he’s basically too scared to do anything about it, whether that means complain or push back or anything. The stakes are too high. This is all happening in the context of education reform in chile, where public education is under assault. But he wants to say something. He sees teachers being racist, teachers whitewashing the crimes of the dictatorship, teachers punishing students for no reason. He keeps his mouth shut until graduation: he wins the right to give the valedictory speech, and uses this platform to denounce the school. Imagine — it begins as a classic, conventional graduation speech and turns into a denunciation of traditional conservative values, racism, classism, jingoism… it’s an amazing speech. stunned audience. Cell phone videos of the speech go viral.”
If you speak Spanish, please check the piece out. It’s a fascinating story of the bind working class kids find themselves in—not just in Chile, but around the world, as they seek access to educational opportunities and better lives amid unjust social orders. Radio Ambulante is working to caption and translate more of their work, so hopefully it will be available 

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t speak Spanish, so I have to rely on my friend Daniel to tell me the stories reported on the widely praised Radio Ambulante. But this one especially caught my attention: It’s the story of Benjamin Gonzalez, a kid from a working class family in Chile who worked extremely hard to get into the best public high school in the country and eventually graduated its valedictorian.

As Daniel wrote to me, “So, he goes to this school, his only shot at getting into a university, but he bristles at the conformity, the arbitrary discipline, all the baggage that comes from going to one of these very traditional schools, but he’s basically too scared to do anything about it, whether that means complain or push back or anything. The stakes are too high. This is all happening in the context of education reform in chile, where public education is under assault. But he wants to say something. He sees teachers being racist, teachers whitewashing the crimes of the dictatorship, teachers punishing students for no reason. He keeps his mouth shut until graduation: he wins the right to give the valedictory speech, and uses this platform to denounce the school. Imagine — it begins as a classic, conventional graduation speech and turns into a denunciation of traditional conservative values, racism, classism, jingoism… it’s an amazing speech. stunned audience. Cell phone videos of the speech go viral.”

If you speak Spanish, please check the piece out. It’s a fascinating story of the bind working class kids find themselves in—not just in Chile, but around the world, as they seek access to educational opportunities and better lives amid unjust social orders. Radio Ambulante is working to caption and translate more of their work, so hopefully it will be available 

fishingboatproceeds

“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.

If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.

Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers. (via bakcwadrs)

Yeah, my inner life today is no richer than it was when I worked at Steak ‘n Shake.

I don’t think we should measure the value of a person’s professional life by whether they have esteemed or lucrative work. The best formulation of professional value I’ve come across is from Tim O’Reilly: “Do things that need doing.” 

Stocking shelves? Needs doing. Serving food? Needs doing. Collecting garbage? Needs doing. Editing wikipedia pages? Needs doing. Figuring out how to maximize fees on checking accounts? Doesn’t need doing. Engaging trolls on the Internet? Doesn’t need doing. Volunteering at animal shelters? Needs doing.

Ultimately, for me at least, the measure of work’s value is not expressed best by money or love. The question is whether something that needs to be done is getting done.

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