So I was going through my closet and packing for a trip when I stumbled across a lot of my old wrestling outfits. Hahah hilarious right? For those people who don’t know, I spent a lot of time struggling behind the scenes to develop a persona and character. I debuted on a reality based elimination show with no wrestling experience and no “Character development” of any kind! It gave me the opportunity to create my own image… But it took me a very long time to realize my potential. I kept trying to fit a certain mold. I looked physically stronger and more muscular than most of the girls. Not to mention I was the farthest thing from being “girly”. So I struggled to develop a signature style for my wardrobe and for my wrestling technique. I used to wear outfits like this when I was working the non televised shows or the less popular shows all while working my way into main story lines. It wasn’t until I had a very important PPV match when I decided to just go with my gut and wear what I wanted to wear. I ended up making my PPV entrance in a pair of army green cargo pants and a ripped up black sports bra. It was a risk but it ended up being the best thing to happen to me. It was my own style and I came into this persona/character as I began to get more and more tv time. I started wearing combat boots and street clothes to wrestle and I felt like a complete badass. Moral of the story is to be who you want to be and take risks to pave your own path.


Vincent: “Nat Vauxhall and Eleanor Green.”

Nat: “Oh! Damnit. Well, you know how it is!”
Vincent: “I hope this can help launch your film career, at least!”

Eleanor: “Aww, I really thought I could nail this.”
Vincent: “Sorry.. you did very well, though.”
Eleanor: “Thank you! I’m gonna go take a shower now.”

thank you, bulletsims and psychologicalmumbojumbo, for nat and eleanor!! i’ll miss them ;w;

The Hotel Harold: New Haven for Sleep-Deprived BYU Students

BYU (Brigham Young University) is thrilled to announce that after years of planning, it will be transforming the Harold B. Lee Library into “The Hotel Harold”, effective today! The hotel will be an official on-campus housing option for students who appear to already live at the library.

"Every day, hundreds of sleep-deprived students seek peaceful slumber within the library," said M. Bob Petersen, University Architect. "As e-books and online resources became more popular, we saw a real opportunity to eliminate miles of shelving and turn this building into an oasis for these kids."

Assisting scholars in their academic pursuits will, of course, remain the library’s top priority, assures Roger Layton, HBLL Communications Manager. “Students will still find access to the books, databases, and equipment they’ve come to love here. Now, instead of staggering home after a long night of school work, they can drift off to sleep in one of our beautiful remodeled study rooms!”

Check out the official promo video above, and let us know what you’re most excited to see at The Hotel Harold, opening today!


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Cancer Bio 201, Part 11: Myths and Misconceptions

Oh, man, I love debunking so much. Let’s debunk some stuff.

Myth 1: Saccharin causes cancer

This is an unusual failure in our choice of model organism. Way back in the 70s saccharin was suspected to be a carcinogen, and that suspicion persisted among the scientific community well into the 90s at least. This was because, in pre-clinical studies, saccharin appeared to cause cancer in rats. In general, we use model organisms because they resemble us, so if something gives rats cancer, it’ll give us cancer too, right? WRONG! Most of the time it’s cliched and annoying to point out that “rats aren’t people,” because we know that, but in this case? RATS AREN’T PEOPLE! It seems to be down to a difference in the way rats and humans eliminate saccharin from the body. And because it works differently in us, it doesn’t give us cancer.

Myth 2: Cancer patients shouldn’t eat sugar

There are a few components to this. Yes, as I’ve said several times, cancer is voracious and demands a lot of energy. Yes, if you eat sugar, it will feed the cancer. But it will also feed the cancer if you eat brown rice, broccoli, or foie gras. To your body, AND to the cancer, a calorie is a calorie is a calorie. Cancer needs to eat, but SO DO YOU. If you’re sick and miserable, I am officially giving you permission to ease the pain with chocolate ice cream.

Myth 3: Sharks don’t get cancer

Poor sharks. Either we’re killing them because we think they’re vicious man-eaters, or we’re killing them to make their fins into soup, or we’re killing them to grind up their cartilage to feed to cancer patients. Because eating a thing gives you the properties of the thing, which is why I just had sushi and now I’m dying to go for a swim. Sharks do get cancer, but even if they didn’t, why would swallowing their cartilage just…magically work?

(After the jump: Fungus cancer.)

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seriously pls don’t associate blue with autism awareness don’t support that stuff bc a foundation built on trying to eliminate us are the ones who came up with it

anonymous asked:

ok can you fill me in on why autism speaks sucks so much

Alright, so I’m gonna say right off hand that I am not autistic, so I do not and will not every fully comprehend what it’s like to be autistic. I have, however, worked with autistic kids at my school and they are the sweetest people you will ever meet. My views are Autism Speaks are so bad because of the below facts that come from this link


-Autism Speaks does not have a single autistic member on their board.
-Autism Speaks only spends 4% of their budget on “family services”.
-Much of Autism Speaks’ money goes toward research, and much of that research centers on finding a way to eliminate autism, and thus, autistics (which will likely be done through a prenatal test, in the same way that the Down’s Syndrome test is conducted).
-Autism Speaks produces advertisments, small films, etc. about what a burden autistic people are to society.
-Autism Speaks was responsible for “Autism Every Day”, which featured a member of their board talking about contemplating murder-suicide of her daughter in front of her daughter. This has now be removed from Autism Speaks’ Youtube channel.
-Autism Speaks is responsible for the atrocity known as “I am Autism”, a short film produced by the same person who directed the 3rd Harry Potter movie (yes, really) and features an ominous voice saying things like “I am autism…I know where you live…I work faster than pediatric AIDS, cancer, and diabetes combined…I will make sure your marriage fails.”

From this and from looking at posts other tumblr users have made that did way more research than I did, I don’t support Autism Speaks. I’m gonna assume you sent me this because I reblogged the post about Light It Up Blue


TLDR; don’t support Autism Speaks because they’re not actually helpful


In Bnei Brak, an Israeli city whose population is mostly ultra-orthodox, there is a disturbing phenomenon - advertising signs with images of women on them are being ripped by ultra-orthodox men who believes that women should only be shown dressed modestly enough. The sleeves must cover the elbows, skirts must hide the knees and hair should be hidden as well.

The Israeli advertising agency “Twisted" decided to use that habit, and created a poster that hides another poster under it. 24 hours after the sign was hanged, the picture of the model was ripped and the message was exposed:

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women


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