You can drop a pound a day

If you have a cup of black coffee in the morning and a smoothie at dinner time.
¼ cup spinach
¼ cup kale
1 banana
3-4 slices of pear
1tsp flaxseed
¼ cup apple juice
^ one of my favorites. I just call it Green shit, because it’s fucking green. By drinking this at night your body still gets tons of nutrients with very little fat. It’s only about 250 calories which is easy to work off with vigorous exercise. Stay safe and be confident beauties.

Youtube and LGBTQ+

I was having a lovely Sunday, filled with laziness and, somewhat ironically, bingeing YouTube videos, until it was ruined by two things. 

The first, is snow, my nemesis and greatest foe.  The second was the shitstorm caused by the YoutubeIsOverParty hashtag currently trending on Twitter. And I’ve got to admit, as much as snow and I enjoy our eternal battle, I never once thought of YouTube as anything other than an ally. Though that has since changed.

Now, I understand censoring cursing and nudity, I’m pretty sure the latter has always been age restricted, but I am profoundly disturbed to discover that LGBTQ+ content is now considered “restricted”. That is absurd. You are absurd. This is absurd. And if anything, this just panders into the philosophies of the homophobic parents who wish to keep their children “protected” from such content.

YouTube always seemed to be this sort of free enterprise in term of content. A place where anyone could post anything as long as it wasn’t harmful to others. But restricting LGBTQ+ content is a harmful enterprise. Sometimes, all people have is the internet.  They don’t have supportive friends or family, so they’ll turn to the internet, and places like YouTube specifically, to find others like themselves. And many of these people are youths. Youth who are scared or questioning things and are looking to the content on YouTube for guidance. Putting a restriction on LGBTQ+ content is detrimental to those people.

Creators who strive for equality and acceptance should not be deemed restricted. These are people belonging to or supporting a marginalised community. They should not be vilified for trying to create a dialogue.

Please fix your error YouTube because I’d rather you not become my new nemesis. 

Love isn’t based on age, Beauty isn’t based on size, just like Happiness isn’t based on wealth…
—  Ashten Varhola

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic and ultimately fatal disease characterized by a progressive decline in lung function. The term pulmonary fibrosis means scarring of lung tissue and is the cause of worsening dyspnea (shortness of breath). Fibrosis is usually associated with a poor prognosis.

The term idiopathic is used because the cause of pulmonary fibrosis is still unknown. IPF usually occurs in adult individuals of between 50 and 70 years of age, particularly those with a history of cigarette smoking, and affects more men than women.

  • Signs and symptoms

In many patients, symptoms are present for a considerable time before diagnosis. The most common clinical features of IPF include the following: dry, non-productive cough on exertion; progressive exertional dyspnea (shortness of breath with exercise); dry, inspiratory bibasilar “velcro-like” crackles on auscultation (a crackling sound in the lungs during inhalation similar to Velcro being torn apart slowly, heard with a stethoscope); clubbing of the digits, a disfigurement of the finger tips or toes; abnormal pulmonary function test results, with evidence of restriction and impaired gas exchange. These features are due to chronic oxygen deficiency in blood.

  • Diagnosis

If IPF is suspected, diagnosis can be challenging but a multidisciplinary approach involving a pulmonologist, radiologist and pathologist expert in interstitial lung disease has been shown to improve the accuracy of IPF diagnosis. Currently, a diagnosis of IPF requires:

  • Exclusion of known causes of ILD, e.g., domestic and occupational environmental exposures, connective tissue disorders, or drug exposure/toxicity
  • The presence of a typical radiological UIP pattern on HRCT.

Typical HRCT of the chest of IPF demonstrates fibrotic changes in both lungs, with a predilection for the bases and the periphery and it can identify UIP by the presence of:

  1. Reticular opacities, often associated with traction bronchiectasis
  2. Honeycombing manifested as cluster cystic airspaces, typically of comparable diameters (3–10 mm) but occasionally large. Usually sub-pleural and characterized by well-defined walls and disposed in at least two lines. Generally one line of cysts is not sufficient to define honeycombing
  3. Ground-glass opacities are common but less extensive than the reticulation
  4. Distribution characteristically basal and peripheral though often patchy.
  • Treatment

Fibrosis is usually associated with a poor prognosis. A number of treatments have been investigated in the past for IPF, including interferon gamma-1β, bosentan, ambrisentan, and anticoagulants, but these are no longer considered effective treatment options. Many of these earlier studies were based on the hypothesis that IPF is an inflammatory disorder.

I’m a gay youtuber

And the new restrictions are TERRIBLE. Like, every video I have done with my boyfriend is restricted and even the hashtag youtube used for youtubers to create videos with for pride is restricted. It’s a load of bullshit and the worst thing ever. They are basically saying that my relationship is harmful to children.

Grill them on it until they change it. Even though they have said they will/or are looking into it, don’t stop until they do something.

however I saw someone say it is demonetizing videos and putting youtubers livelihood at risk. THAT IS NOT THE CASE. Half of my channel is restricted but none of the videos are demonetized. And plus, youtubers make very little money off of ads. their revenue comes from different places. 

I want to point this out because of many reasons.

1. I don’t want you to worry about the livelihoods of us. We will keep getting money from other places. And plus, it’s just not true.

2. This isn’t an issue over money. It’s an issue over the fact our being alive is considered as mature content. It’s not. How I met my boyfriend is no different from how Zoella met hers.

3. I don’t need people to suddenly care because money is involved. I want them to care because DAMNIT THIS IS OBVIOUSLY WRONG. An ally who only cares when money is involved is no ally of mine.

So yeah. This youtube restricted mode is wrong. It’s terrible. There is just so much that we have to fight against. They may be trying to change it but don’t stop nagging until there are results. Tbh imo they should remove it until it’s fixed. but either way, we need results so fucking email and nag until they do.

But I can’t stand lying to people to try and make them care. Especially when it’s over something like this.

In regards of YouTube restricting LGBT videos.

It’s not all their fault. Reason? Videos that have been flagged get restricted. Meaning there is one or many homo/bi/pan/transphobes, going around and flagging such videos.

This is from here

So all in all YouTube isn’t to fully blame this time. If they had the manpower to sort through all the flagged videos, this could have been avoided.