Under My Skin - Chapter 3 (Tattoo Shop AU)

Characters/Pairings: Dorothy, Nellie, Emmett, Peter, Alicia/Roderick
Rating Warnings: Here there be cursing and suggestive themes

Chapter 1 || Chapter 2

As usual, I wouldn’t have written this without @imnotacommittee​’s support and encouragement. Thanks, Amy! 

I’m not a native English speaker, grammar mistakes abound etc  

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St. Jude heart implant devices can be hacked, security researchers say

Security experts hired by the short-selling firm Muddy Waters said in a legal brief filed today that cardiac implants made by St. Jude Medical can be hacked. If hackers can pwn your heart device, the researchers say, they can kill you–from as far away as 100 feet.

At issue is the Merlin@Home transmitter, which according to St. Jude “allows efficient remote care management of patients with implanted cardiac devices through scheduled transmissions and daily alert monitoring.”

The security firm Bishop Fox published a 53-page report attached to the legal brief filed Monday in a Minnesota U.S. district court on behalf of the Muddy Waters, which hired Bishop Fox to perform the security analysis, in defense against a lawsuit filed by St. Jude.

“I found that Muddy Waters’ and MedSec’s statements regarding security issues in the St. Jude Medical implant ecosystem were, by and large, accurate,” said Bishop Fox partner Carl Livit in an introduction to the report.

No comment from St. Jude so far.


other cheat sheets

1. Think about what’s stressing you out 

  • Identify the cause - eg. work - and think about why this is causing you stress. Do you have more work than you can manage? Is one task particularly hard?
  • Identify your abilities to cope - have you survived this in the past? Think about the skills you have and how they could help you with this situation.
  • Look at this post about how not to be hard on yourself
  • Analyze your expectations - how could this situation go best? how could it go worst? Be prepared for every outcome.

2. Now go to your happy place

  • Do something creative! Maybe use a colouring book, write something, make music + more ideas in this list
  • Have a long bath - a bath bomb and candles are are nice too
  • Listen to loud music and dance around crazily
  • Go outdoors and just breathe deeply
  • Make a nebula
  • Go to this calming website
  • Watch something funny on TV and have a good laugh
  • light a scented candle
  • Get some exercise - anything from a relaxing walk to an intense workout will be good for you. 
  • Cook something delicious
  • Curl up in a blanket and drink something warm
  • Get plenty of sleep - here’s how to work out when to go to bed
  • + more useful self care links

3. Then get organised and motivated to work!

Find what works for you and develop a routine that you can go straight to whenever you’re feeling stressed. Remember that your mental health is more important than anything else, so don’t feel guilty about taking some time out for yourself every now and then.

mindpalacestudy x

School’s right around the corner! Here’s some resources to help you make this the best year ever!


  • a wonderful site that donates school supplies to a classroom in need for every purchase you make
  • this site has some really cute pens/pencils, as well as notebooks and pencils for really reasonable prices
  • a great starting point for dorm shopping, some of the stuff is a bit expensive and is more on the side of unnecessary but cool
  • Starting Point for School Supply Shopping
  • General College Packing List: you don’t have to bring everything on the list, check with your college to see what is allowed and what isn’t

Mental Health

Surviving High School

Surviving College/Uni

Time Management


Studying Tools




21/100 days of productivity | quite honestly, i was incredibly stressed yesterday night because of all the things i had to do. or, rather, by the thought of what i had to do. because i was really busy yesterday night, and therefore couldn’t get some of my tasks done as i had planned, i started panicking and thought that by falling behind my schedule i had therefore created 2x the amount of work for myself this upcoming weekend. everything was jumbled up in my mind, and i wasn’t even sure what i needed to complete, except that it seemed like A Lot. 

but then, right before i went to bed, i decided to just dump everything i had to do out onto my bullet journal—no structure, and no logic or coherence to the order that i chose to write down all my tasks. i just wrote down everything and anything that came to my mind that i knew i had to complete this weekend. after i finished doing that, and looked over my list, i realized that although i did have quite a few tasks that i was supposed to do, it wasn’t as bad as i had built it up in my head to be!! it was still manageable, as long as i planned out my time wisely. also, the fact that i had built in buffer time into my pre-planned timeline/schedule (bless my past self……) helped as well hehe

my advice to everyone if you too are feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work you have to complete is to just write everything out, split it up into smaller tasks, and just work steadily (even if you have to do it slowly) at it. it’s a lot less stressful once i saw what i needed to do written out and not as a jumbled mess in my mind ^-^

Every song on Folie à Deux playing at once
  • Every song on Folie à Deux playing at once
  • Fall Out Boy

Every single song from Folie à Deux playing at once 

Welcome to hell kids 


Careful, Ren.


Let’s be fashion twice.

planandorganize’s Back to School Masterpost

As school is starting in a terrifyingly short amount of time, I thought I’d compile some of my favorite study resources to make the beginning of this academic year a bit easier.  Enjoy!


Caffeine: I’m listing this app as the first of my 4 essential apps because I actually use this every day.  Caffeine keeps your computer screen from dimming, and as someone with an unnecessarily long password, it’s a lifesaver.

f.lux: This app changes your screen as the sun sets and replaces the harsh blue light with red light.  It makes it so much easier to go to sleep after a long late-night study session, and you can adjust how red you’d like to make your screen.

SelfControl: If you find yourself scrolling endlessly down Tumblr/any other distracting website, meet SelfControl.  Just enter any websites you want to blacklist, a time that you want to blacklist them for, and welcome productivity.

30/30: For time management!  Just enter in a list of tasks and how long each task will take, and this app will keep you on schedule. (for iPhone)


Coffitivity: Coffitivity is a website with soothing café noises that effectively helps to be able to focus anywhere, anytime .  Coffee is optional.

Rainy Mood: True to its name, Rainy Mood is the perfect mood-setter for any situation, whether it be  a study session or a quick de-stresser.  Each day holds a different rainy sound, and the calming background is so nice to look at when you feel like you’re drowning in notes and assignments.

Rainy Cafe: …and if you want both of the above?  Then here’s Rainy Cafe, where you can listen to both cafe and rain noises and adjust how much of each you want to hear. And for all of the above plus even more, lends users total control over their background noises with noises ranging from “Rain on a Tent” to “RPG Battlefield”

Get Sh*t Done: Studying is pretty much heading into battle, so why not have an appropriate soundtrack?  This playlist is full of music from Lord of the Rings, Thor, Harry Potter, and more to help you get through even the toughest of study sessions.

Spotify’s Intense Studying Playlist: Full of classical music, this playlist is perfect for studying.  The best part?  It’s continuously updated, providing an ever-changing set of music.


the thoughts roomFor getting your thoughts out of your head, accompanied by calming music.  Also, I would recommend the quiet place by the quiet place project, but I’ve definitely used the thoughts room more.

Do Nothing for 2 MinutesExactly what it says, this website makes you just take 2 minutes and breathe.


ilysilys is a fantastic way to cure the dreaded writer’s block.  With only one letter at a time shown on the screen, ilys forces writers to write now and edit later.  HIGHLY recommend for anyone stuck with current pieces, or struggling to start new ones.

Hemingway EditorThis is your new best editing friend.  Seriously.  Hemingway Editor will edit your pieces for readability,  overcomplicated phrases, adverbs, and passive voice.  This is a lifesaver when it comes to essays and even fiction pieces.

We are a studying community. Stress is something we endure, and a lot of us don’t deal with it. Take care of yourself! 

If stress is affecting your studies, seek help through your educational counseling center.

First, recognize stress

  • Stress symptoms include…
  • mental, social, and physical manifestations. These include
  • exhaustion, loss of/increased appetite, headaches,
  • sleeplessness, and oversleeping. 
  • escape through alcohol, drugs, or other compulsive behavior
  • Feelings of alarm, frustration, or apathy may accompany stress.

Second, avoid stress

  • Plan your days/weeks, leave ‘cushion’ 
  • Avoid ‘extremes’ in your reactions
  • Set realistic goals
  • Step back and look at your situations - are they really worthy of stress?
  • Sleep. 
  • Take control: if you can change the situation, do it. 
  • Prioritize. 

Third, deal with stress

  • Get enough sleep
  • Do things for others to distract yourself
  • Exercise, or find a new hobby
  • Discover new relaxation techniques
  • Avoid self-medication or escape techniques
  • ‘Use’ the stress: work with it and try to be productive
  • Don’t be afraid of asking for help