A really good cause:

My amazing friend Hayley’s mother was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer recently. 

Insane medical bills + Pre-existing economic struggles + A low paying job + no family in their area = a really tough situation. 

If any of you all have anything at all to spare it would be insanely appreciated.

You can donate here:

Sorry if this is not the kind of thing you like to see or whatever, It’s really important to me and close to my heart. 

Even if you can’t donate - reblog this if you can to hopefully raise the money they need. 

coconutbalance asked:

Just a little story for any anons with parents who eat meat. A year ago my mum ate animals. I showed her a documentary and ever since she has been vegetarian (eats local eggs, no dairy..) Yesterday she told my nan about how cruel the dairy industry is and how unnecessary it is. She also told me about how meat and dairy can cause cancer and how its so corrupt. I told her about cowspiracy and she wants to watch it. Don't give up on parents, my mums now an activist too! Everyone can change.

I’ve had the same experience :) Nothing brings me more joy than hearing my mum educate my dad on animal agriculture or health consequences of byproducts. Just a few years ago we were eating animals too - give it time <3

Growth on my toe could be potentially cancerous. Kinda scared cause cancer is a plague in my family
If I die of toe cancer, nice knowing you guys.

so i gave my boyfriend some…preeetty bad hickeys this past weekend. and i guess his stepdad noticed them, and got all angry like “i never want to see you with those again, you know they cause cancer, right!?” (??? wat)

idk what happened, he must’ve told some people, cause all day EVERYONE IN SCHOOL was coming up to me either like “HOW COULD YOU GIVE DAVE CANCER??” or “*thumbs up* nice job.”

How you destroy the house.
  • Flooded the house:Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Pisces
  • Set the house on fire:Aries, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn, Sagittarius
  • Caused the house to explode:Aquarius
The signs sober at a party (while everyone around them is drunk)

Aries: acts drunk to fit in

Taurus: checks watch every two minutes

Gemini: SOBER BEER PONG (or i guess you could say… sobeer pong)

Cancer: asks drunk people a ton of questions to see their drunken answers

Leo: takes water shots instead of alcohol shots

Virgo: mothers everyone (hun, I think you’ve had enough; no, you’re too drunk to drive, give me the keys; here, drink some water)

Libra: sits there on their phone the entire time

Scorpio: films people drunk and uses it as blackmail

Sagittarius: eats all the food. Leaves nothing for the intoxicated humans around them

Capricorn: staring out the window thinking how much they want to be drunk right now

Aquarius: why the fuck would they be sober at a party

Pisces: plays pranks on everyone

Is It Safe to Cut Off the Mold and Eat the Rest?

There’s more to mold than that green, possibly furry patch on the surface of your bread, or the velvety dots found on old fruit. It turns out that the colorful patches visible to the naked eye are the spores , or tiny particles that give mold its color. The rest of the mold its branches and roots are difficult to see and sometimes burrow deep within your food.

Because the colorful spores on the surface of your food are just part of the mold, scraping or cutting this part off of your bread or bagel won’t save you from eating a mouthful of fungus .

“Most molds are harmless but some are dangerous,” said Nadine Shaw, technical information specialist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in a podcast. Some molds contain mycotoxins, which are poisonous substances that can cause allergic reactions or respiratory problems. One in particular, called aflatoxin, has been known to cause cancer, Shaw said.

Mycotoxins are found primarily in molds that grow on grains and nuts , but can also be found in grape juice, celery, apples and other produce , according to the USDA. The notorious aflatoxin is most prevalent in corn and peanut crops, and is monitored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the USDA.

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songs for the signs: shakira edition

Aries: Waka Waka

Taurus: Gypsy

Gemini: Loca

Cancer: Fool

Leo: Spy

Virgo: Mon Amour

Libra: Good Stuff

Scorpio: Whenever, Wherever

Sagittarius: She Wolf

Capricorn: Give It Up to Me

Aquarius: Hips Don’t Lie

Pisces: Rules

the signs as halsey lyrics
  • aquarius:"go on and light a cigarette, set a fire in my head, set a fire in my head tonight"
  • pisces:"you say that you're no good for me, cause i'm always tugging at your sleeve, and i swear i hate you when you leave, but i like it anyway"
  • aries:"you're looking like you fell in love tonight, could we pretend that we're in love?"
  • taurus:"i let him climb inside my body, and held him captive in my kiss"
  • gemini:"you were red, and you liked me because i was blue, you touched me and suddenly i was a lilac sky, then you decided purple just wasn't for you"
  • cancer:"'cause i clutched your arms like stairway railings, and you clutched my brain and eased my ailing"
  • leo:"i'm a wanderess, i'm a one night stand, don't belong to no city, don't belong to no man"
  • virgo:"feel like we've been falling down like these autumn leaves, but baby don't let winter come, don't let our hearts freeze"
  • libra:"we know very well who we are, so we hold it down when summer starts"
  • scorpio:"i sold my soul to a three-piece and he told me i was holy"
  • sagittarius:"i'm searching for something that i can't reach"
  • capricorn:"they send him away to find them a fortune, a chest filled with diamonds and gold"
Pesticides and health.

Want to know why we should not be consuming them?

I have just read this regarding pesticides on Wikipedia.
Not to say that wikipedia can be easily altered, but it is easily one of the most used websites on the internet for it’s factual information.

Wondering why I choose organic rather than pesticide-sprayed foods?

Pesticides may cause acute and delayed health effects in those who are exposed.[24] Pesticide exposure can cause a variety of adverse health effects. These effects can range from simple irritation of the skin and eyes to more severe effects such as affecting the nervous system, mimicking hormones causing reproductive problems, and also causing cancer.[25] A 2007 systematic review found that “most studies on non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia showed positive associations with pesticide exposure” and thus concluded that cosmetic use of pesticides should be decreased.[26] Strong evidence also exists for other negative outcomes from pesticide exposure including neurological, birth defects, fetal death,[27] and neurodevelopmental disorder.

ALWAYS choose organic.

Okay, so yeah. This seems rather sad for those of us who have to eat non-organic, just because that box of raspberries are $10 cheaper than organic ones at this one place. Ever tried another place?

Organic is not expensive if you are looking in the right place.
It’s expensive when you’re looking in the wrong place.

For example, those raspberries being sold at your local organic health food shop, for $10 a punnet. Try going to the markets, and you’ll see that those raspberries are actually $6 a punnet.
Just try going to the markets, or buying online, or buying the food in a different form. Here, I can’t buy fresh raspberries because they are bloody expensive. So we get a frozen bag. It is the same thing, only frozen. And considering it’s getting hot here, I find them a lot nicer.
We can’t get fresh cacao pods here, but we can get the beans. Although I really prefer the powder and the butter. So we get the powder and the butter.

Changing up your health routine really shouldn’t be a hassle. Going back to your old routine should. Go change something you eat each day. I dare you.

This has not been a good week for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides. On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had classified glyphosate, the United States’ most widely-used pesticide, as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Now, the chemical has another strike against it. A study published today by the American Society of Microbiology’s journal mBio has linked glyphosate and two other widely-used herbicides–2,4-D and dicamba–to one of the most pressing public health crises of our time: antibiotic resistance.

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the signs as Manic Street Preachers lyrics.
  • aries:"I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else"
  • taurus:"Why do anything when you can forget everything"
  • gemini:"You go on day after day, dreaming on a lie that you keep locked inside of yourself"
  • cancer:"'cause I'm really tired, I'd love to go to sleep and wake up happy"
  • leo:"Fascinated by good, destroyed by evil. What is there to believe in?"
  • virgo:"There's nothing nice in my head, the adult world took it all away"
  • libra:"I know I believe in nothing but it is my nothing"
  • scorpio:"Chuck down all the pills, needing to remember how and why to live"
  • sagittarius:"Can't shout, can't scream, hurt myself to get pain out"
  • capricorn:"I look to the future it makes me cry"
  • aquarius:"Learn to sleep through misery, never gonna wake feeling free"
  • pisces:"You're tender and you're tired. You can't be bothered to decide whether you live or die or just forget about your life"
Signs as Lyrics from Peach (Requested)
  • Aries:One day you will find someone who will love you like you deserve. But tonight I'm the only one left and I'm betting it's a fact that you will never learn.
  • Taurus:You say I'm gonna miss you when you leave and you are probably right.
  • Gemini:I do things wrong, you thought I might..
  • Cancer:Cause once I finally hit the ground, who's gonna drag me into the light?
  • Leo:You are my angel, you are my crime. I'll serve this sentence the rest of my life.
  • Virgo:You are my peach, you are my plum. You are my earth, you are my sun.
  • Libra:And you are the reason I'm smiling when there is nothing to smile about.
  • Scorpio:But I'm just as stoned, I don't wanna fight..
  • Sagittarius:You say I should think before I talk, you say I shouldn't think about my life.
  • Capricorn:You are my light, no need to hide. You are my clock, keep me on time.
  • Aquarius:It's just so hard to see tomorrow past tonight.
  • Pisces:Once I sink my teeth, your skin's not so tough. I'll leave a tiny cut, there'll be a lot of blood. But once you wipe it up you will feel better about our entire situation.