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Tips for transforming a bedroom into a dream space

1. Simplify. Having less things in my room has made it a more peaceful place, and easier to keep clean.

2. Bright clean whites has made my small bedroom feel a lot bigger. I chose white bedding, and white walls, and introduced color with pillows and throws. 

3. Opening the thicker curtains during the day helps my room feel like less of a cave, and nothing beats beautiful natural light. I have sheer curtains to filter the light a bit, and it really brightens the space.

4. Plants! I love having living things in my room, and having a few succulents on the window sill and on my nightstand is so easy. They don’t need much care, and are an easy way to decorate.

5. Invest in your bedding. I had the same sheet set for years and years, and recently started buying new bedding and I love it! Soft sheets, cuddly pillows — treat yourself when it comes to your bed. 

6. Make your room personal, put paintings up you painted, frame photos of you and your best friends, or decorate with something you love. 

7. Make it have its very own vibe, whether it’s a clean white room, to dark wood and dark bedding, to twinkly lights and decorated walls, just make it completely your style!

How my great-uncle Siegfried saved his entire family by punching a Nazi

So, my family were assimilated German Jews living in southwest Germany in a little town called Reinheim. And my great-uncle Siegfriend was both physically huge and also kind of a hot-headed young punk. It’s the mid-30s, and someone on the street calls him a “dirty Jew” so, naturally, Siegfried beats the shit out of the guy.

That evening, a mob starts to gather, wanting to lynch Siegfried for laying hands on a non-Jewish kid. The police come by the house and say “we know he was provoked, we’re not arresting him, but we’d like to take him into protective custody for the night to let this blow over.” He goes.

That night, someone at the police station lets the mob into his cell. They beat him nearly to death. When the police dump him at the family home the next day he’s caked in blood and nearly dead. The story I’ve heard always includes the line “his shirt was so full of blood it stood up on its own.”

And, of course, the mob is still coming for them.

That was the wake-up call they needed to get out of the country, early. It saved their lives.

coriander-sunset  asked:

One of the characters in my story gets his heart stopped for about 1-3 seconds. It's done by magic, but it's as if it just stopped beating naturally (like if the pacemaker stopped sending out signals or something). None of the heart tissue is actually damaged. What would happen to his body during those seconds? He's a sixteen year old male in good physical condition, if that matters.

Stopping hearts is totally a normal thing we do for a living in emergency medicine.

Nope. Not kidding. We do this with a medication called adenosine. It gives what’s politely termed a “sinus pause” for about 6-20 seconds. We use it to basically give a certain kind of arrhythmia (SVT) a time-out and wait for the heart to pick back up in a “normal” rhythm. (You can learn more about SVT, and actually see a strip of EKG with some adenosine added, here).

Now, patients absolutely HATE adenosine. They feel like they’re going to die, they can get tight in their chest. I had a patient tell me, “I feel like I have a tornado in my chest”. But it all goes away in less than half a minute.

So if you want, you can a) extend the time his heart stops to closer to 6-20 seconds, for more Drama™, and also give him sensations like that.

Oh, and he should probably be sitting down, or else fall down, when it happens.

I hope this was helpy!

xoxo, Aunt Scripty


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⭐️Run a warm bath
⭐️Light white candles around the tub (white is a colour of cleansing and purity)
⭐️Play some relaxing sounds (waves, nature sounds, binural beats, whatever relaxes you)
⭐️I like to turn off all the lights at this point (but you can leave them on if that’s what you like)
⭐️Lay in the bath and envision all the negative energy in your body seeping out and into the tub
⭐️Just relax, and think peaceful thoughts

I hope this helps people!