Sarah's Speech

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“I am asking you to close your eyes for a minute. Think of the prettiest woman possible. You probably are thinking about a supermodel, an actress, or some other gorgeous woman. This may not seem very surprising but keep thinking of that same woman again. You’re probably imagining them as someone with zero flaws, which makes no sense because everyone has flaws. Open your eyes.

We shame people for having flaws and we force people to hide them. Society doesn’t want people, women in particular, to be okay with their flaws. Why is this?

Magazines care less about the humanitarian work or lives of a celebrity and more about how much they weigh. When Angelina Jolie got a double breast mastectomy, the media cared more about her losing her status as a sex symbol because of the scarring than they did about her taking steps to prevent breast cancer. All of this causes women to hate themselves. We don’t even want to take care of our health because we think people will care more about the fact we have scars than our health. It’s not just scars though.

The models you see in the Victoria’s Secret catalogue do not seem to have flaws, but they do. Photoshop is prominent in the modeling industry. Models- who are supposed to be the most beautiful women in the world, the cream of the crop, the "perfect” women- are photoshopped and made-up to the point where you can’t recognize them. They have stretch marks and cellulite, but it’s been hidden away so the rest of the world can feel terrible about their bodies. Companies do this for sales. They make women feel terrible about themselves for money. I know first hand that this idea works.

From age 6 to 16, I hated myself. I hated myself because I have stretch marks, cellulite, fat, and skin discolorations. I literally hated myself. If no one else called me ugly, I did. I took people’s words and twisted them because I had convinced myself that everything someone had said was a joke about my body. It took me a long time to realize that I’m beautiful.

Since the beginning of media, there has been girls like me. The difference? These girls acted on terrible urges their minds suggested. Whether it be starving themselves, or eating and then forcing themselves to throw up what they ate. The media shames girls into having mental illnesses and eating disorders. This leads to girls killing themselves. It is absolutely disgusting the way young girls treat their bodies, all because a magazine is teaching them that it is better to die thin than it is to live healthy.

My flaws aren’t flaws at all, they make me who I am. That is the same for all people. We all have “flaws”. We have stretch marks. We have cellulite. We have “pudge”. Some of us are fat. Some of us are skinny. We can be tall, short, or somewhere in the middle. But guess what? None of that is a “flaw”. It simply makes us different, and since when has different been a bad thing? Thank you for your time.“

The Signs an Hour Before a Final Exam
  • Aries:lmao whatever I never even studied..
  • Taurus:INTERNALLY SCREAMING intense studying because they've barely studied
  • Gemini:not that stressed, they've got this
  • Cancer:crying cause they're so stressed
  • Leo:I'm going to fail, but that's okay because I've still got my looks
  • Virgo:I'VE BEEN STUDYING FOR THE LAST 10 HOURS AND I WILL CONTINUE IM GOING TO FAIL THIS HELP *passes with 98% and cries because they didn't get that 2%*
  • Libra:lmao it's okay we can fail this, together, as friends
  • Scorpio:fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck me
  • Sagittarius:I've got this! I've been studying two hours a day for the past week!
  • Capricorn:I. Will. Fail. I studied all night. I'm going to fail.
  • Aquarius:lmao ok.
  • Pisces:there is a final today????
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.

The Signs in a Fist Fight
  • Aries:Bitch you better fucking apologize!! *Hits them like 42364634 times*
  • Taurus:*hits them once then walks away*
  • Gemini:Studies show that people that have the urge to hit might have anger issues. Tell me, what went wrong in your life?
  • Cancer:Gets hit cause of their big fucking mouth
  • Leo:*beats the shit out of them*
  • Virgo:*Swings a punch then misses*
  • Libra:Don't you dare get blood on me this outfits costs more then you ever will
  • Scorpio:Touch me and I'll murder your ass
  • Sagittarius:*throws a shoe at them and runs away*
  • Capricorn:*Stares them down till they leave*
  • Aquarius:*Hits them once and when they don't go away stabs them*
  • Pisces:I'm sorry please don't hit me!!!!!

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.

Read More by clicking above link.

anonymous asked:

Can I ask why u said Starbucks is poison for your body???

aWell, for starters,

  • Starbucks doesn’t publish the ingredients online.
  • Starbucks doesn’t publish the allergen information online.
  • Starbucks is inconsistent. Slightly different ingredients were given depending on who was spoken to at Starbucks.

Which, well, makes them highly untrustworthy if you ask me. Some of their not so healthy ingredients (found from testing, I will link sources below) include:

  • Caramel Coloring (Class IV) (** which includes ammonia, which is also known to be a carcinogen, something that can cause cancer in living tissue)
  • Pesticides
  • Carrageenan
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Refined Flours
  • Chemically Derived Sugars
  • Preservatives
  • Growth Hormone (in food products)
  • Azodicarbonamide
  • Genetically Modified Ingredients (GMOs)
  • Inflammatory Oils

Why Starbucks Coffee Is Evil

Well, it’s full of pesticides for one. I know, you’re most likely exhausted with hearing about pesticides at this point, but the fact remains that they are chemical poisons and increase your risk of nervous system disorders and cancer. That’s just what toxic chemicals do.

Starbucks gets its coffee beans from all over the world. What’s wrong with that?

The US doesn’t regulate pesticides used in foreign countries.

That means Starbucks coffee (and pretty much any conventional coffee for that matter) can still be sprayed with pesticides that the US has banned after reports of serious injury and death.

No amounts of pesticides are safe, so start badgering your local Starbucks store for organic coffee. Some of them do offer it.

Are you a decaf drinker? Have you ever wondered how they get the caffeine out of those beans? They soak them in chemicals that are known carcinogens.

Why Starbucks Organic Soy Milk Is Evil

You’d think I would be happy that Starbucks offered organic soy milk, but I’m not.

There are still some non-organic ingredients that are allowed in organic foods. No, it doesn’t make any sense to me either. In this case, it’s a derivative of seaweed called carrageenan that causes intestinal inflammation and is carcinogenic once consumed. Carrageenan is also in their cakes, scones, and yogurt.

This is why it’s so important to look more deeply into the things we eat. Companies are getting more savvy in saying one thing and doing another.

Why Starbucks Baked Goods Are Evil

Let’s see, where should we start with this one?

  • Refined Flour – You’ll find plenty of this in food served at Starbucks. White flour has no nutritional value whatsoever and is a major culprit in obesity and chronic disease.
  • Processed Sugar – Some of their cakes have been found to contain 6 different types of processed sugar. These are toxic to the human body and contribute to just about every degenerative disease you can name.
  • Propylene Glycol – Rule of thumb: If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it. This chemical can be found in a couple of their baked goods. It’s also found in antifreeze.
  • Azodicarbonamide – Ahem, really? The U.K., Europe, and Australia were all smart enough to ban this chemical, and if you use it in Singapore you can go to prison, but Starbucks still thinks it’s okay for their croissants.
  • Unhealthy Oils – Canola, Corn, and Soy oil are used in dozens of processed foods, including nearly all of Starbucks products. These damaged oils are filled with Omega-6 fatty acids which will cause systemic inflammation and a host of related health issues.
  • Preservatives – These are found in various forms in virtually all foods made in a factory. If it comes off a conveyor belt, it probably has some type of preservative in it. Preservatives are a big reason humans suffer from many life threatening illnesses.
  • GMOs – These are in the news a lot lately and have become a major political issue. Labeling for GMOs (genetically modified organisms) isn’t required yet so it’s hard to know the extent of their use, but we know GMOs pose a serious health risk. Statistically, if you’re eating Starbucks food, you’re eating GMOs.

Why Starbucks “Refreshers” Are Evil

These actually make me mad. I understand marketing is necessary but outright deceit infuriates me. They use the words “real fruit juice” and “natural flavors” but these are simply advertising buzzwords included because they know we like them.

The ingredients are:

  • Water
  • Sugar
  • White Grape Juice Concentrate
  • Natural Flavors
  • Natural Green Coffee Flavor
  • Citric Acid
  • Erythritol
  • Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid E300)
  • Rebaudioside A (Stevia)

How can it be “real” fruit juice if it’s made from concentrate? From concentrate means they heat it up and then add chemicals to condense the final product. How is that real? Besides that, both kinds of Refreshers are made from the exact same ingredients. They have different tastes only because freeze-dried limes are added to one and freeze-dried blackberries are added to the other. And I fail to see how freeze-dried anything is natural or real.

Why Natural Flavors Are Evil

The term “natural flavor” tips off the fact that Refreshers and other Starbucks products are manufactured junk.

Be advised that natural flavors are synthesized to trick your brain into wanting more of them. This makes you want to come back and buy and buy and buy.

They are stealthily turning you into an addict against your will. Natural flavors are found in almost all of Starbucks products, so you might not love them for the reasons you think.

Even the smoothies aren’t actually made with 100% real fruit as they claim. They contain juice concentrate, natural flavors, and natural color. See how this term “natural” is thrown around as a marketing gimmick? It has unfortunately become a word you should not trust in advertisements.

Why Starbucks Frappuccinos Are Evil

Caramel coloring = cancer, and it’s in all Starbucks Frappuccinos. It’s a known carcinogen.

Caramel coloring is manufactured by heating ammonia and sulfites under high pressure, which is what creates the carcinogenic compounds.

Animal testing has resulted in liver, lung, and thyroid tumors in mice.

Coke and Pepsi changed their formulas when it was discovered that caramel coloring could be contributing to thousands of cancer deaths every year because they were using dangerous amounts of it in their sodas. They figured it could be bad for business if they had to include a cancer warning label on the can or bottle. And don’t expect the FDA to protect you because caramel coloring is still on their list of approved additives.

The thing with this additive is that it offers nothing in the way of taste or nutrition. It’s simply to add coloring.

(source) (source) There’s many more sources you can find. :) 

Ep 4 is out, and so is Andreas!

So, Milo, Saga, Camus, Sigmund and co. fight. Saga teleports himself and the inconsolable Milo to a safe place. Meanwhile, Lyfia tells Aiolia about the 7 God Warriors, who at that moment were in a reunion with Andreas. Deathmask is gambling to get money for the sick Helena. When she doesn’t show up at the flower shop the next day, he gets worried and heads to the hospital (?). Fabulous Aphrodite fights Fafner, saves Helena and is captured (I thought he was killed!). Deathmaks reconciles with the Cancer Cloth (kochei0 was right) and fights Andreas, but Helena dies in his arms.

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This episode was really good. Andreas showed his true nature and the God Warriors were all introduced. Fafner is f*cking sick… Garm is still a mystery… and Bladr kind of hot! XD

I think they are doing a nice job in portraying the Gold Saints’ personalities. Pisces and Cancer are both sensitive. Cancers are normally very emotional, they don’t like to be seen as weak (no one does) and they do anything for the ones they love (I don’t really think DM loved Helena, I think he felt compassion for her, because he must have been through a though childhood, and maybe he had a sister who worked very hard to keep them both alive…). Pisces are usually very calm, distant, but kind and a bit innocent, and also worry about other people. You get to see that in this episode! ^_^

(I may or may not write an essay about what we are being given about their personalities…)

But what upsets me about SoG is it’s quality, clichés and underdeveloped new characters the fact that Saga is being pictured as the strongest of the Gold Saints (and DM is called the weakest)… This leads to a lot of unecessary fanwars… I think they all should be presented as strong; one of them could be faster, the other more agile, one better at defending, the other at attacking… but they are all important!!!

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(I’m a diva~)

(I challenge every cosplayer to cosplay Lyfia! Her hair is impossible!)

(Again, this is emphasized)

(Why so serious? Oh, you’re imitating Shadow the Hedgehog…)

(”Camus loves me more than he loves Milo~”)

(Not even he remembers who’s the Frido guy! XD)

(Take a moment to look at Surtr’s “We’re friends with benefits” face and Sigmund’s “Ew, no need for details” face)

(He was about to cry, people, he was about to cry! T^T)

(”You stupid asshole, you prefer that ugly piece of woman over me?” *killer look* “I’m so killing her with just the sight of my fabulous appearance)


(Aphrodite’s amazing ability no one ever knew about is facinating!!!)

(Aphrodite’s amazing ability no one ever knew about is facinating!!! x2)

(Thank you, SoG!)

(I was totally not expecting this, and I was ready to complain about it, but this is not what it looks like)

(I’m glad they didn’t kiss, but I wish they had kissed…)


(Bugged Shaka)

(And so this was true…)

VERY IMPORTANT EDIT WITH SOMETHING I HAVE TO SHARE: Someone commented somewhere that the pink crystal is an Odin Sapphire, and Andreas is planning to bring the previous God Warriors back to life. That kind of makes sense, because he would be in advantage with 14 warriors against 12 goldies…

why the signs made people mad

Aries: being a bully/picking on someone
Taurus: they maxed out their credit card
Gemini: started something controversial
Cancer: causing a scene over nothing
Leo: cheated to win something
Virgo: stepped on someone’s foot who they hated
Libra: being obnoxious
Scorpio: helped rob a bank
Sagittarius: plagiarized a piece of writing
Capricorn: their stubbornness
Aquarius: stood up their date
Pisces: late to an important meeting

Use Unbleached Paper

Research this on your own if you are interested. What got me researching this is the paper mills and their defiance in the environmental regulations that the communities surrounding them are demanding.

This got me thinking, what can i do? and like so many things our money is our vote and we can directing support or NOT support certain industries and companies that are directly affecting people and our environment.

A great website for unbleached paper:

Chemicals Used In Bleaching Paper

In order to get paper products the right kind of white, chlorine and its derivatives are used to bleach it into submission.

Any remaining lignin is removed from chemical pulp using chlorine gas and then treated with either chlorine hypochlorite or chlorine dioxide to give it more brightness.

Between 50 and 80kg of chlorine is needed to bleach each tonne of pulp of which approximately 10% will go on to bind with organic matter to produce furans, dioxins and other organochlorines.

Dioxins and furans are some of the most toxic chemicals known to science. A draft report released for public comment in September 1994 by the US Environmental Protection Agency clearly describes dioxin as a serious public health threat.

Green Is The New White

So next time you go to use a paper product, consider its cost to the environment and to the health of future generations. Ask yourself whether you really need to use it or whether there is a more sustainable alternative. And if you wish to make a difference, consider making the following changes:

  • Buy paper from fair-trade, well managed, sustainable sources (for instance as labelled by the FSC)
  • Use handkerchiefs not tissues
  • Do not print unless you really need to
  • Give up using paper cups, kitchen towel, napkins, and other products which are not needed
  • Buy recycled paper
  • Buy unbleached paper products wherever possible
  • Buy chlorine-free paper products
  • Always re-cycle paper and do not send to landfill

Check this Out too

Lets also remember: North Americans eating typical diets receive 93% of their dioxin exposure from meat and dairy products

If you’re eating the typical North American diet, this is where you are getting your dioxin from:

David Suzuki’s Dirty Dozen ingredients to try to avoid when purchasing cosmetics and household products:

See what is cancer causing, harmful to fish and other wildlife, interfere with hormone function, damaging to the liver, toxic to the brain and reproduction, associated with breast cancer, trigger allergies and asthma, linked to neurotoxicity and/or contribute to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 

Use this list to check your products and keep a copy in your wallet when you go shopping for products.

8 chemical ingredients that are among the most dangerous to you in the shower!

8 chemical ingredients that are among the most dangerous to you in the shower!

Think about this: Nary a day goes by when we don’t use beauty products – toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, moisturizer, deodorant, soap, shaving cream and perfume, among others. The list could go on and on. We use them so often, we cast them off as harmless and simple, everyday necessities. The truth is, they are anything but harmless and can be replaced easily with safer alternatives.…

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Why should you buy jewelry at a reputable shop like mine? So u dont get screwed by uncaring money hungry places like the mall!

Sterling silver has copper in it, is a soft metal, and can tarnish so itll cut and irritate your piercings.

Hot Topic sells body jewelry with a label on it saying it contains cancer causing chemicals in it!

Nose bones rip your tissue during insertion & removal causing scar tissue/bumps & pain!

STERLING SILVER is NOT APPROPRIATE for body piercings! It will irritate your piercings because its a mixture of metals usually containing copper which also can turn different colors and aggravate the body. Anything that can rust or tanish is not good for your body esp a delicate healing piercing!! Silver is a soft metal that can easily get nicks in it making the jewelry rough against your skin!