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Chronic Illness PSA

Just because you see a chronically ill person doing A Fun Thing, it DOES NOT MEAN they’re no longer ill.

I went to a local show last weekend, an old friend’s band I hadn’t seen in years was playing.
I saved up my spoons for days, AND I’m still paying for it. It’s been almost a week, and I am still recovering.
But as soon as I got there, one of the guys I hadn’t seen in probably 7 years (who is a Facebook friend, and aware of my illness) asked if I was “Better” since I was out. Not just better. He asked if I wasn’t sick anymore. Simply because I showed up.

Granted, I pushed way harder than I should have, that night. I stayed out with them until 5:30 in the morning.
But that is not an accurate representation of what I am consistently capable of.
One fun night of pushing beyond the limits of chronic illness does not equate to Magically Cured.
It doesn’t mean I’ll be able to do it next time.
It doesn’t mean I stop being sick while I’m out.
It doesn’t mean I can go out and get a full time job.
It doesn’t mean I’m actually just blowing people off when I can’t do other things because of my health.
It is always, ALWAYS calculated, just as much, if not more, than every single thing we do every day.
Is it going to be worth it? How much pain am I likely to end up in? What complications am I going to run into while I’m out? (spoiler: there’s no way to know).
But if you think a chronically ill person should purposely reduce their life to isolation and illness, even on the beautiful rare days they can do something FUN, come at me Bro. I have a slew of words for you.

Being sick is difficult enough.
Let us enjoy the good days when we get them.
Don’t be an ignorant asshole.

Related note: don’t bitch at us for knowingly sending ourselves into a flare for doing something fun.
Like I said - it’s all calculated.
Some things are worth the flare, when we often flare for no fucking reason anyway.

Okay, so I watched this 7 minute Gordon Ramsey video of him filleting a salmon in perfect portions and it was super interesting to watch (I want to become a chef) and when I went to go show my dad the video, it wasn’t in my history, I searched it up, and I couldn’t find it. I have been searching for MONTHS for this video and I can not fucking find it I’m super freaked out did I dead ass dream in detail about Gordon Ramsey cutting up a salmon? Was it ERASED from the internet? Mandela effect? Am I now caught up in a government controversy because of Gordon Ramsey cutting up a salmon?

anonymous asked:

ellyyyy, are you excited about V route? What do you think is going to happen?

I am excited! Very much so! Yesterday was so overwhelming oh my gosh and I wanted to post something about it before now, but to be honest I wanted to say something coherent and I spent a good 7 hours on rabbit yesterday after getting the news. I woke up at 4am and it’s like I had radar that something was afoot.

In any case, here are my full thoughts on the topic:

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Thanks, loves, for your support.  Hubs and I did talk.  Briefly, it was fruitful, I managed to stay grounded and even managed to stay centered in I statements without blaming.  (I seriously feel like I deserve a girl scout badge for that.)  Not in the way that I’m glad others have had difficult times, but I am appreciative of you all sharing your stories with me and helping to normalize this season in our lives (which can still improve, of course.)

Of course, this morning he slept until 7 and I fed and took the Retriever outside, dressed, diapered and fed the baby and packed her bag for daycare while he mosy-ed in the shower, but I’ll wait a couple of days until bringing it up again.  It was evident he was confused about the daycare drop off plan for this morning and also evident he was frustrated with this morning, himself, something.  

Adulting is for the birds.

Rules: Answer these 85 statements and tag 20 people

i was tagged by @aroncant thanks so much sweetie :) Xx

1. drink: water
2. phone call: my mom
3. text message: Fe talk with @lucasdigrassis
4. song you listened to: Breakeven - The Script (Cover)  (bc i am seriously in love with his voice rn)
5. time you cried: probably after the last fight with my father 
6. dated someone twice: never did
7. kissed someone and regretted it: not recently
8. been cheated on: no luckily not  
9. lost someone special: a long time ago 
10. been depressed: well i never actually had depression but there are obviously worse days sometimes 
11. gotten drunk and thrown up: never (luckily)

12. gold
13. lilac
14. black

15. made new friends: yes, tons actually i couldn’t be happier about it 
16. fallen out of love: nope 
17. laughed until you cried: lmao yes often and @hulkieswonderland was probably the cause who am I kidding
18. found out someone was talking about you: lmao yes and not good things
19. met someone who changed you: yes actually
20. found out who your friends are: oh hell yes some unpleasant discoveries have been made
21. kissed someone on your Facebook list: aaah no?

22. how many of your Facebook friends do you know in real life: almost all of them
23. do you have any pets: not anymore sadly i still miss my dog a lot  
24. do you want to change your name: not really no, i used to hate it when I was younger but now I am fine with it  
25. what did you do for your last birthday: spent the day with my family and went to school  
26. what time did you wake up: 7:14 am 
27. what were you doing at midnight last night: I was fast asleep 
28. name something you can’t wait for: puuuh idk? tomorrow I guess, I get to work with my best friend at a cool party 
29. when was the last time you saw your mom: an hour ago or so  
31. what are you listening to right now: Fashion - The Royal Concept 
32. have you ever talked to a person named tom:  yep a few
33. something that is getting on your nerves: what doesn’t hehe I just like to complain I guess 
34. most visited website: Tumblr or youtube   
35. hair colour: disgusting lmao that´s why dye it brown since I am 13 
36. long or short hair: rn it´s mid length but I wanna let it grow again 
37. do you have a crush on someone: apparently I do and I hate it rip
38. what do you like about yourself: I´m very passionate about the things I enjoy and the people I love
39. piercings: earrings, does that count? 
40. blood type: I have literally no idea, I should probably know that  
41. nickname: aml, lissy, Amelie etc. lots of them (I have three first names so lots of potential nicknames) 
42. relationship status: single pringle for life  
43. zodiac: sagittarius
44. pronouns: she/her
45. favourite tv show: shadowhunters, izombie,teen wolf, doctor´s diary, the royals, suits, to be continued (you see what I did there?^^ hehe)
46. tattoos: not yet 
47. right or left handed: right handed
48. surgery: never 
50. sport: I´m currently starting working out again and I watch tons of sports 
51. vacation: fav spot is probably still grado in Italy 
52. pair of trainers: all kinds of trainers, I love trainers 

53. eating: I have eaten too much today lmao
54. drinking: water
55. I’m about to: do another tag  
56. waiting for: idk??
57. want: alcohol rn 
58. get married: I actually never really wanted to get married? 
59. career: I wanna be a journalist, pr manager or lawyer 

60. hugs or kisses: hugs
61. lips or eyes: eyes, they are wonderful  
62. shorter or taller: doesn´t matter Imo
63. older or younger: shouldn't´t be too much older/younger   
64. nice arms or nice stomach: I don´t have either lmao  
65. hookup or relationship: difficult imo…
66. troublemaker or hesitant: both (I like them bad boys tho bc I am cliche af)

67. kissed a stranger: what´s a stranger to you?
68. drank hard liquor: yes too often 
69. lost glasses/contact lenses:  nope 
70. turned someone down: yes 
71. sex on the first date: nope
73. had your heart broken: not romantically no
74. been arrested: no
75. cried when someone died: yes
76. fallen for a friend: apparently rip me

77. yourself: push sometimes maybe
78. miracles: yes
79. love at first sight: not really 
80. santa claus: i am austrian so no way (but obviously the christkindl is real^^) 
81. kiss on the first date: sure 
82. angels: depends  

84. eye colour: brown/green but one is mostly brown and the other mostly green lmao
85. favourite movie: idk drive with Ryan Reynolds maybe 

i am tagging @hulkieswonderland @danyandcarlos @lucasdigrassis @godbastian @daddy-dutch @lewizhamilton @teddybearofdeath @torohoesso @alosainz @francofolle @sebasti4nvettel @sarcasticlilkid @ohricciardo @wie-sagt-man-noch @charlesleclerc 

anonymous asked:

Since you are very knowledgeable about hockey I was wondering what your opinion is on why the caps haven't made it to the cup final yet? (Even though you're a pens fan, I am too but I've just always wondered) obviously they have good chemistry because they're usually the top team in the league, but do you think they get tored? Or maybe its been so hyped up that they get nervous or something?

It’s difficult to say. There’s no reason the Caps shouldn’t have reached the final in either of the past two playoffs, except the Pens just wouldn’t go down (bless!). A lot of things played into, probably. Game 7 this year was an incredibly uninspired game by the Caps, which obviously didn’t help, but then you also have the Pens taking advantage of the quality chances they got and Muzz/Flower stopping most of the ones the Caps generated in the last two years. Kuznetsov didn’t play particularly well in 2016, and Holtby wasn’t Holtby-ing this year. And I think the Penguins speed really killed them. Caps aren’t exactly known for their mobile defense, even if it was a good one for the most part.

Also, you had Sid and Phil playing out of their minds, and the Caps didn’t really have anyone who did the same for them.

And I think you may be right with them getting nervous–or a measure of it. I think the whole thing about never making it past the 2nd round (in the Ovechkin era) has sort of worked its way into their psyche, much the same way the Pens couldn’t overcome deficits for a while there (bless Sully, too, for changing that).

I don’t know the Caps or their history enough to comment on the years before these last two, though. I don’t think they even made it to the playoffs in 2014. I honestly don’t know why they haven’t made it past the 2nd round with Ovi et al.

7.10: I know we’ve taken this episode apart piece by piece before, but I am suffering about a few things in particular today:

Bobby as Sam and Dean’s parent, as one of the last anchors they have while the Leviathan are tearing up every other solid thing they have in their lives, and his struggle to stay in their lives at all costs, even sacrificing his own chance at heaven. He not only claims Sam and Dean as his own, but he has to face the worst memory of his entire life– killing his own abusive father– in order to win out against his reaper.

He has to accept that he WASN’T a “bad kid” himself, even for trying to save himself from what his father was. It puts so much of Bobby’s talks with Dean over the years into perspective, how he’d once told Dean that he was a better man than his father ever was… it gives us a whole new context to understand just how much Bobby truly got what Dean was going through in relation to his own “deadbeat dad” issues.

We also see Dean FINALLY crack, finally let out some of the anger he’s been feeling all season long, even if it’s misdirected at a hospital employee and an innocent pane of glass. He also gets to deliver his threat directly to Dick Roman for the first time, and just like Zachariah laughed at him back in s5 when Dean said he’d stab him in the face, Dick finds Dean amusing…

DEAN: We’re coming for you, and not just to hurt you – to kill you. You understand me?
DICK ROMAN: Come on, Dean. I can’t be killed.
DEAN: You’re gonna wish you could, then.
DICK ROMAN: [laughs] That’s some conviction. You’d really crush it on the motivational circuit.
DEAN: You’re either laughing because you’re scared or you’re laughing because you’re stupid. I’ll see you soon, Dick.

Dick will learn that Dean always makes good on his promises…

One last horrible thing: We know Sam is using the wound on his hand to keep himself tethered to reality. He presses on it when he’s struggling with his hallucinations of Lucifer:

SAM: Dean, listen – we need to brace ourselves.
DEAN: Why?
SAM: Because it’s real.
DEAN: What do you want to do? You want to hug and – and say we made it through it when Dad died? We’ve been through enough.

Sam is struggling to remember what’s real at all, and all season he’s been dealing with this in a very literal way, and now Dean’s refusing to accept the reality that Bobby might not make it… and the fact that Dean is actively fighting to REJECT this particular bit of reality while Sam’s struggling to accept reality in general… right after that conversation quote above Dean storms off, but Sam sits down and squeezes his hand. Is he actively seeing Lucifer in that moment? Is Lucifer tormenting him directly about Bobby dying? Or is Sam struggling to accept the reality of his situation entirely, the reality that Dean is still so determined to fight against. Gah. Okay. I’m suffering enough. moving on to 7.11

I have a confession... I don’t belong here.

I’m not usually one to to say how she feels, let alone write down how she feels, but recent events have made it hard to hide where I’m at, so I thought I’d take a page from my good friend’s book and lay it all out here. To see if it helps.

Over the last few months really exciting things have been happening. Some things you know about, some you don’t. Suffice it to say life is good. And I’m terrified. I am utterly a fish out of water. I am lost and confused. And no one knows it. My life used to be small. I was a sun flower in a small garden. I thrived on what water I had and was fine. Fine. ish. I wanted more. I pretended that I knew more than I did so that I wouldn’t seem like such and outsider to my peers. Fake it till you make it, right? I knocked down doors that were locked and found opportunities that were hidden away form me. I was succeeding at the unimaginable. And then I pushed. And I pushed. And I pushed. Until I found myself weeping from a broken back because I had been pushing at brick walls that wouldn’t budge. I’d pushed too hard. And I became so terrified that I would be discovered as a fraud that I became selfish and insensitive. All to conceal a devastating fact. I don’t belong here.

I grew up on a small farm. We as kids worked the farm to help out. My mother moved us around where she could find work when my father lost his eyesight. we struggled always but we survived. This isn’t meant to be a pity party. My folks are strong as fuck. My point is, none of this is supposed to happen to girls like me. I was just a girl who loved to make people laugh, who loved the theatre and was terrified of being invisible. But recent events have put me in a position where lack of anonymity is making my screw ups more prevalent to some. And its an awful feeling. I try really hard to appear to be a person that is supposed to live in this kind of situation I’m in, because I love it here. But the secret is, I have no idea what I’m doing. So I fuck up. And I perhaps come across as self-absorbed and opportunistic as a sad attempt to look mightier than the small town girl that I really am. This is my way of keeping people far enough away that they wont see the cracks in my armour.

Here’s my other big secret. I love a lot. Like A LOT. I cant help it. My attraction to good humans can not be harboured and I am not ashamed. You look at my phone and I generally have 7 text threads going on any given day. I want to know everything about you at all times. I want you to share your deepest passions and griefs with me. I wanna know you inside and out! Here’s the thing, I don’t like to let people love me. Fucked up right? I want to love you but I don’t want you to need me. Cause I’ll disappoint you and you’ll go away and then it’ll all be for nothing. If I’m really scared of your love i’ll be unemotional, or distant, or if you’re really lucky- I might even be mean. 

Anyway this is my point: This exact life I’m living right now is a combination of my greatest dream and my most terrifying nightmare. I am not invisible and I can’t escape the love and the loving needs of others. I’m living a life that many including myself have only dreamed of. And I’m terrified that I’m just going to screw it all up.

So I’m writing this to let you know I’m going to work really really hard and do my absolute best to not fuck this up. Any of it. This is the steepest learning curve I’ve ever had in my life and I can no longer hide the fact that I feel in over my head. But stick with me, K? I’ll figure it all out really soon. 

Thank you for everything that you’ve given me and the patience you continue to give me. I’m sorry if it seems like I’ve taken your love for granted. It’s actually just the opposite. I just didn’t want you to know ;)

Enneagram: How to get along with the types.

Type 1

- Be responsible for yourself, so I don’t have to do that for you, too.
- I’m hard on myself. Assure me that I’m good, just the way I am.
- Tell me that you appreciate my advices.
- Be fair, and attentive, like I am.
- Apologize when you are wrong. This helps me forgive.
- Help me loosen up a bit, and teach me how to laugh at myself. But please, listen to my concerns first.

(Most common type among ISTJs, ESTJs, and INTJs)

Type 2

- Tell me you appreciate me. Be specific about why.
- Share your joy with me.
- Do care about my problem, even if I’m busy with yours.
- Let me know that I’m important and special to you.
- Please be gentle, even if you have to criticize me.
- In intimate relationships; assure me that you’re still interested in me.
- Remind me that you love me.
- Tell me I’m attractive, and you really like when people see us together.

(Most common type among ISFJs, ESFJs, ESFPs, INFJs, and ENFJs)

Type 3

- Leave me alone when I work.
- Please give me honest, but not critical feedback.
- Help me to organize, and to keep my environment neat.
- Don’t burden me with negative emotions.
- Tell me that you like being with me.
- Tell me that you’re proud of me and my achievements.

(Most common type among ESTJs, ENTJs, and ENFJs)

Type 4

- Give me compliments often. They mean a lot.
- Be a supportive friend, or partner. Help me to love others and to appreciate myself.
- Please keep the power of my intuition, and foresight in respect.
- Though I don’t always want people to cheer me up from my melancholy, sometimes you still have to bring back the light to my inner world.
- DON’T tell me, that I’m too sensitive, or I overreact something!

(Most common type among ISFPs, INFJs, and INFPs)

Type 5

- Please be independent, not a puppy.
- Talk shortly, and straightforwardly.
- I need to be alone to think.
- Remember, if I appear to be distant, or arrogant, that’s because I feel uncomfortable.
- Show me that you’re happy to see me, but don’t ever overact because that makes me doubt your honesty.
- If I have to repeat something I said, and I become irritated, that’s because it was hard to say for the first time even.
- Help me to avoid big parties, loud people, overheated emotions, and the violation of my privacy.

(Most common type among ISTPs, INTJs, and INTPs)

Type 6

- Be straightforward and honest with me.
- Pay attention to me.
- Please don’t condemn me for my worry.
- Let’s solve our problems together.
- Assure me that everything’s OK between us.
- Laugh, and joke around with me.
- Lead me gently to new experiences.
- Don’t overreact when I overreact something.

(Most common type among ISTJs, ESTJs, ISFJs, and ESFJs)

Type 7

- Give me company, kindness, and freedom.
- Have stimulating conversations, and laugh with me.
- Appreciate my ideas, and listen to my stories.
- Don’t try to change me. Accept me for who I am.
- Be independent. I don’t like babysitting others.
- Please don’t tell me what to do.

(Most common type among ESTPs, ENTPs, ESFPs, and ENFPs)

Type 8

- Stand up for yourself… and for me.
- Be confident, strong, and straightforward.
- Don’t talk behind my back and don’t abuse my trust.
- Dare to be vulnerable, and share your feelings with me. Notice, and admit that I have a delicate side, too.
- Give me space to be alone.
- Admit, and appreciate the things I do for you, but don’t try to dazzle me.
- I often talk passionately. Please don’t take it personally.
- When I rage, I break things, or I shout. Remember, this is how I work.

(Most common type among ESTPs, ENTJs, and ENTPs)

Type 9

- It’s not what you say, it’s the way you say it. I’m sensitive to pressure and expectations.
- I like being quiet and to serve, but don’t take advantage of me.
- Don’t interrupt me when I’m talking, not even when I digress a little.
- Give me enough time for decisions, and tasks. But you can push me gently.
- Ask, if something’s not clear.
- Please tell me, if you like me. It won’t go to my head.
- Hug me, and show me your emotions physically. This helps me to open up.
- I like a good conversation, but not an argument.
- Let me know, if I did or said something right.
- Laugh with me, and share your happiness with me.

(Most common type among ISTPs, INTPs, ISFPs and INFPs)

Tips To Surviving Band Camp

Hey everyone! So as the school year is coming to an end, marching season is beginning. This of course means band camp! Whether you’re a rookie or a returner, it’s always nice to know what you’re getting into and have some reminders.

1. WATER! Drink LOTS of water! This is probably the most important thing. Stay hydrated, drink water every chance you get, because you’re going to be out in the hot sun on the turf all day. Most people bring those big water jugs, make sure you drink AT LEAST one of those in a day, two would be even better. Drink a lot at night too so you’re hydrated in the morning too. 

2. Sleep! You’re gonna be exhausted at the end of each day, so make sure you take care of yourself and get the sleep you need to stay healthy during camp. I know I went to my drum major’s house and fell asleep during dinner break last year XD You want to have the energy you need, which is gonna be a lot, so don’t be staying up till 1 or 2 am watching netflix if you know you have vis block at 7 am.

3. For my trans and nonbinary friends, DO NOT bind during band camp! Trust me, I am in the same boat with this one. As much as I know you want to pass, it’s not safe or healthy to bind in those conditions. You’ll restrict your breathing at a time when it matters most. I know it’s gonna suck, but your health and safety is more important.

4. Don’t blow your chops out! Sometimes you really wanna practice, or over practice, but trust me if this happens you won’t be helping yourself. You wanna be able to come to camp every day ready to play your best, and you won’t be able to do that if you over played the day before. Know you’re limits and recovery time, especially for all you lead trumpets.

5. Eat. Whether you’re in drum corps or a high school band, you all need to eat. This goes along with sleep and water, but you need the energy. If you go jazz running around the field in 100 degrees whether with no food in your stomach, you’re gonna throw up or pass out. Stay healthy and take care of your body and make sure you’re getting the nutrients and protein your body needs for an activity like this.

6. When it comes to health and safety, just know your limits. If you’re not feeling great, sit out. You director will understand. Your health always comes first. And if something doesn’t feel right, don’t be afraid to tell someone. Also, I know a lot of people have injuries. Make sure you don’t push those. Wear the knee brace or the elbow brace, wrap your ankle, do whatever you can to help yourself and sit out if it hurts. Don’t push yourself too far.

7. Now that the health and safety stuff has been addressed, social interaction! A lot of you rookies may go in not knowing people, and I understand how scary that can be. Take it from someone who couldn’t even talk to the two girls marching next to me for the entirety of band camp, it’s so much better if you just talk to them. Talk to other freshmen, talk to your section leaders and drum majors, talk to the upperclassmen! We want to get to know you too, and we know it’s hard at first. Band camp is the beginning of a great journey and you’ll make so many friends, you have nothing to be worried about.

8. DON’T LOSE YOUR DOT SHEETS OR MUSIC!!! Seriously. If you lose them, we have to go to the band room and make copies, then you’re behind because you didn’t have all the materials. It makes it easier on everyone if you keep track of everything. It’s also good to show that you’re responsible.

9. Listen to your techs, section leaders, and drum majors. They know what they’re talking and they were put into their positions for a reason. If they tell you you need to fix something or to stop messing around, listen. They’re doing what’s best for you and the band. You learn so much from them too, take every opportunity you get when they give you tips for improvement.

10. HAVE FUN! Like I said earlier, band camp is just the beginning. Do things with your friends! Go out for lunch or dinner together, get to know everyone, have a little fun with your rehearsals. A lot of schools do games at band camp and get into it! It’s so fun to just relax and goof around with people. Do things with your section, talk to people. Just have a good time! These people are gonna become your family and give you an amazing experience.

Bonus (11). A lot of people are reblogging this and adding SUNSCREEN! I cant believe I forgot that haha but yes! Sunscreen is super important! Even if you don’t burn easily, wear it! Reapply every 1-2 hours if I’m being honest. Getting burned sucks!

To my Darling Pretties, 

First of all I would like to start by congratulating Adam, Eddie, Lana, Bobby and Colin on the pick up of Once Upon A Time! I am truly happy for you all and most importantly for the fans that will get to keep tuning in each week to see where they will take us. 

A lot of you have been asking if I will be joining everyone in Season 7, so I wanted to let you know personally that unfortunately I am not. This wasn’t my choice but a creative decision of the shows that I totally respect and understand. 

The most important thing is that you all know how much you mean to me. I am told frequently both online and in person that by being a part of such a special show I have in some way changed someone’s life. This is hugely meaningful to me. I am here to let you know that I am the one who has been changed. Not just by playing such a well written multi-dimensional character but by the fandom itself. I have heard your stories, your pain, your struggles, your achievements and I have truly felt you. I have learned. I have grown. I am a better person because of you, the fans and everyone that blessed me with this opportunity to play such an iconic role.
Congrats all and thank you! I look forward to the next. I invite you to come with me on this journey. 

I am forever changed. And I’m wicked. And Wicked Always Wins. 

Forever yours,

Bex 💚  [x]

Student loan lenders lost key paperwork, and debts may soon be wiped away

  • Who would have thought that the bureaucratic hellscape that makes student loans such a nightmare to navigate would eventually work in your favor?According to a new report by the New York Times, thousands of student loan recipients may be off the hook when it comes to paying back their debts, thanks to some critical missing paperwork on the part of the lenders.
  • The report claims that creditors have hit a snag when it comes to collecting the affected debts in court, as a result of insufficient ownership records and other missing documentation.
  • The filing errors mean that tens of thousands of people who took out private loans to pay for college — and who have been fighting their debtors in court over not being able to keep up with payments — might have their debts wiped clean. Read more. (7/18/2017 10:45 AM)
[BREAKING + Constant Update] BIG BANG's T.O.P Found Unconscious - Suspected Overdose

Originally posted by militarytabi

Breaking news for VIPs and K-Pop stars in general.

King of K-Pop BIG BANG’s rapper T.O.P has been found unconsciousand has been rushed to intensive care. He has yet to regain consciousness. This is currently suspected to be a medicinal overdose, the second time the star has been linked to drugs following his recent marijuana related controversy.

[UPDATE 1] There are currently multiple versions of the story which we have now posted

[UPDATE 2] T.O.P’s mother and YG Entertainment has shared the truth and that T.O.P is in critical condition here

[UPDATE 3] Doctors confirm T.O.P overdosed on anti-depressants.

[UPDATE 4] T.O.P has regained consciousness

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24 states have no laws against female genital mutilation. Here’s why that needs to change.

  • Under a series of new laws signed Tuesday, Michigan became the 26th state to place a criminal ban on female genital mutilation, or FGM, according to NPR.
  • The new legislation imposes a prison sentence of up to 15 years for those found guilty of performing FGM, and doctors who carry out these procedures may have their operating licenses revoked, NPR reported.

  • The laws come shortly after a Michigan doctor was federally charged for performing FGM procedures on multiple young girls.

  • While many anti-FGM advocacy groups across the country are celebrating Michigan’s new legislation, the laws also shed light on a grim statistic: 24 states have no laws banning FGM. Read more. (7/14/17, 10:49 AM)

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