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50 Uses for Vaseline

Found this online and I thought it would be really useful:

1. Put a coat on your eyelashes before you go to bed. Lots of people swear by this – and say it will make your lashes grow longer and thicker over time.

2. Put a coat of Vaseline on your feet at night, cover them with socks and wake up to softer feet – every day!

3. Put Vaseline on your elbows every day – they will stay soft!

4. Put Vaseline on your cuticles several times a day for softer and better looking cuticles every day.

5. Put Vaseline on chapped lips

6. Use Vaseline as lip gloss

7. Mix a little Vaseline with a little Kool-Aid powder and make a colored and flavored lip gloss!

8. Melt Vaseline and one chocolate chip in the microwave, mix and let resolidify for chocolate lip gloss!

9. Maintains perfume scent longer when applied at perfume points before spritzing the perfume.

10. Can be used as a moisturizer for acne sufferers (it is a misconception that it clogs pores)

11. Moisturizes severe dry skin

12. Use Vaseline on your knees to prevent that dry, ashy look

13. Mix with sea salts to make a scrub!

14. Applying Vaseline on your teeth prevents lips from sticking to teeth for celebrities and contestants in beauty pageants who smile a lot

15. Applied on teeth before applying lipstick prevents lipstick from sticking on them

16. Massage, baby!

17. Warmed up can be used as a night cream

18. Makeup remover

19. Protects skin exposed to adverse weather

20. Applied under eye shadow it can create a shiny effect

21. Applied on cheeks for a dewy look

22. Can be used to smooth and soothe skin after shaving

23. Used in manicures under cuticles

24. Gets rid of dry skin lines which can arise from washing

25. Lubricates ear lobes and helps to make earring insertion easy and painless

26. Keeps fingernails pliable and resilient

27. Use with your lipstick to create a cream blusher for your cheeks

28. Helps to ease off stuck on rings

29. Tames unruly eyebrows

30. Defines eyelashes and leaves them with a glossy and waterproof look

31. Conditions scalp pre-shampooing

32. Can help prevent chaffing

33. Aids with healing after cosmetic surgery procedures

34. Reduces scaling and itching associated with dandruff

35. Theraputic when applied to lesions caused by poison ivy

36. Can help improve condition of those with atopic eczema

37. Helps heal and protect new tattoos

38. Can protect against harmful hair dyeing, perming and straightening chemicals when used as a mask around the hairline

39. Use a tiny dab to put a quick shine on your shoes and bags

40. Smear a tiny bit on your hands and scrunch through your hair for a choppy look

41. Use just a touch on the ends of your hair to hide dry and split ends

42. Remove makeup stains from clothing

43. Rub Vaseline on the neck of your nail polish bottles and they won’t get stuck to the caps

44. Make your week old nail polish look new again – rub a small dab over the polish.

45. Use a touch of Vaseline mixed with powder eyeshadow pigment to make new colors, or a more solid eyeshadow that won’t get all over your face when you put it on.

46. Stretch your favorite lotion by mixing it with Vaseline.

47. Put Vaseline on your lips, leave it a few minutes, then scrub your lips with a toothbrush to exfoliate and leave them SO smooth

48. Remove false eyelash glue from your lash line

49. Apply a small amount on dry spots on your body before fake tanning lotions are applied, and prevent uneven tanning!

50. Generously apply Vaseline all over before taking flights to combat associated dryness

  • Aconite/monkshood – numbness in face and limbs; inability to walk or move arms; chest pain, heart attack; irregular heart rhythms; nausea; vomiting; abdominal pain; diarrhea
  • Angel’s trumpet/moonflower – inability to differentiate reality from fantasy; heart attack; bizarre/violent behavior; amnesia; intolerance of light
  • Asian Abrupt-bulbed Lepidella – kidney failure
  • Autumn skullcap/Deadly Galerina – symptoms begin 8-24 hrs after ingestion; abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting; symptoms stop for about 24 hrs, during this time toxins attack the liver; death occurs 5-7 days after ingestion from coma, kidney failure, and gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Azalea – salivation; watering eyes and nose; abdominal pain; loss of energy; nausea; vomiting; weakness; difficulty breathing; paralysis of arms and legs; coma
  • Bushman’s poison/dune poison bush/wintersweet – heart attack
  • Castor beans (contain ricin) – severe diarrhea; nausea; heart attack; seizures; hypotension; survivors have extensive organ damage; take 3-5 days to kill
  • Chestnut dapperling – damage to the heart and liver; headache, dizziness, back pain, gastrointestinal problems
  • Chokecherry/common chokecherry – poison found everywhere but the berry; digestion by stomach enzymes releases cyanide; giddiness; vertigo; rapid breathing; leads to deep coma, pulmonary edema, and heart attack; victims may have cherry red skin
  • Daffodil – poisonous bulbs; vomiting; diarrhea; convulsions; can be confused for onions; handling them gives you “daffodil itch”: dryness, scaling, thickening of skin beneath the nails
  • Daphne (laurel tree family) – poisonous seeds; handling fresh twigs causes rashes/eczema for people with sensitive skin; victims experience choking sensation; common ornamental plant
  • Deadly conocybe – takes 10 hours to affect body; symptoms include severe abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, kidney and liver damage; usually remission period lasting 1-2 days before death
  • Deadly nightshade/Belladonna – eating 2-5 berries fatal to adults; eating 1 leaf fatal to adults; roots also fatal; slightly sweet taste; leads to delirium, hallucinations, heart attack, slurred speech, constipation, confusion, sensitivity to light, blurred vision
  • Deadly parasol – 1 mushroom is deadly; victim feels fine for a day, then sick as intestines are damaged; then the victim appears to recover before dying from liver failure
  • Deadly webcap – easy to mistake for the prized chanterelle mushroom; symptoms delayed for 2-3 days before flu-like symptoms, headache, and vomiting occur, followed by kidney failure
  • Death cap (Latin American, East Asian) – looks like the edible honey and paddy straw mushrooms; half a cap can kill a human; toxicity not reduced by cooking, freezing, or drying; taste good; early symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting; symptoms go away from a few days; symptoms return in form of jaundice, diarrhea, delirium, seizures, tachycardia, and kidney failure; survivors usually need liver transplants; fatality rate before the 20th century was 70-80%; now it’s around 10-15% in developed countries; people usually die in 6-10 days
  • Destroying angel (Eastern North American, Guangzhou, Great Felt Skirt, Western North American, European) – easy to confuse with edible white button mushroom; see death cap for symptoms, as they both contain the same kind of toxin
  • Doll’s eye/White baneberry – entire plant is poisonous; poison fatally slows human heart; handling plant causes blisters; eating it causes gastrointestinal distress as well as a slowed heartbeat
  • English yew – highest concentration of poison in the seeds; blue-colored lips, difficulty breathing, coma, convulsions, enlarged pupils, irregular heartbeat, nausea, muscle pain, trembling, vomiting
  • Ergot/St Anthony’s Fire (archaic) – poisonous fungi that grows on rye; symptoms include nausea, vomiting, headache, muscle pain, itching, gangrene, vision problems, confusion, spasms, and convulsions

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You Never Walk Alone | A

Originally posted by minsugago

Based off “A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone”

Word Count: 771

Warnings: mentions of suicide, drowning, mental instability

Summary: A week before he drowned, he had been plagued by the smell of the ocean // a distant theory based off Spring Day and YNWA lyrics

The refreshing breeze struck with sea-salt used to cure his mind and extinguish the slow burn building within his heart, but it seemed the only good the liquid did now was offer him a way to hide his tears.

Even when surrounded by the billions of souls linked to the same soil he stood in, he felt alone.

His scaled skin itched and itched until all that remained were broken nails and bleeding arms. Numb fingers that once collected the seashells were now too slippery to hold onto his reality.

He wanted to fly, but had no wings. He wanted light, but was given darkness.

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So who wanted more Max and Zeph? I did. I wanted more Max and Zeph. So I wrote it. 

For those who are unfamiliar with my OCs, here’s the fic where I first wrote them, and the rest of it is on my blog tagged ‘maxzeph’, for easy following or blacklisting if you so desire.

This here is Zeph on a journey to meet Max’s family, and it’s the first part of what I expect will probably be three bits.

Fic underneath the readmore, for convenience.

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Anatomy guide 3/3

You will find part 1 at @thedeductionpage and part 2 @science-of-logical-reasoning

Lets talk about work related illnesses first:

Back pain: back pain is commonly related some jobs e.g. roles that involve heavy manual labour, repetitive tasks, extensive driving, sitting at a workstation for a long time or manual handling

Musculosceletal disorders: They come from pretty much every job and are caused by many factors, including, but not limited to manual handling (e.g. lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying), repetitive movements, uncomfortable working positions, working too long without breaks, psychosocial factors and display screen equipment (DSE). 

Upper limp disorders: the exact causes for many is still unknown, but these three can cause ULDs; Posture of the arm or the angle at which it is held, force or tension which is created in nerves and tendons,  and how long a force is applied or how often the action is carried out. 

Display Screen Equipment(DSE) related disorders: Working to much with DSEs without breaks or else can cause permanent damage to the eyes and back/neck pain

Occupational asthma: Occupational asthma includes those individuals with pre-existing asthma, whose asthma is made worse by substances in the workplace (work-aggravated asthma) and those individuals who, regardless of pre-existing asthma, have asthma caused by occupational exposure to an allergen or irritant

Occupational dermatitis: Dermatitis is characterised by redness, itching, scaling, rashes, hives or blistering of the skin. The two common forms of dermatitis usually seen in the workplace are allergic dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis; Allergic dermatitis is caused by an immune response following skin contact with an allergenic, or ‘sensitising’, substance, on the other hand we have have irritant contact dermatitis, this one is the more common form of occupational dermatitis and occurs when something damages the surface of the skin faster than the skin is able to repair the damage, irritants act directly on the skin through chemical reactions and can be chemical, biological, mechanical or physical

Work related loss of hearing: When individuals are exposed to high levels of noise in the workplace, it can lead to permanent hearing damage. This damage can cause poorer hearing ability (general hearing loss), as well as a condition known as tinnitus, which manifests itself as a constant ringing in the ears

Stress related disorders: There are links between stress and physical effects such as heart disease, back pain, headaches, gastrointestinal disturbances or various minor illnesses. There are also strong links with psychological effects such as anxiety and depression, loss of concentration and poor decision making.

How intense thinking can make you thicker:

Canadian scientists did research on the relation between intense thinking and burning calories, they made up three scenarios à 45 minutes with different tasks and let them eat on a buffet after each

First scenario: They were asked just sit for 45 minutes

Second scenario: They were asked to read a text and to sum it up afterwards

Third scenario: They had to do some memory tasks

After the second scenario they ate about 200 calories more then after the first, in the third one it was about 250 calories, in we count in that the mental challenge only burns 3 calories it seems like thinking increases our calorie-ratio

Dementia predictable?

It has been revealed recently that there are some indicators for an future dementia:

Slow walking: Scientists did research on about 2400 people with an average age of 62 years, they had been examined for 11 years and it has been shown that people who walk slowly are 1,5 times more likely to develop dementia then those who walk faster

MCR: The researchers used four studies - involving 4,812 individuals - to determine whether MCR (Motoric cognitive risk syndrome) can accurately predict future dementia development. Overall, participants were followed-up for an average of 12 years and it was discovered that those with MCR are twice as likely to develop dementia

On the other hand (literally), they have also proven are people with an firm handshake are 42% less likely to die from an heart attack doing the observation of the mentioned 2400 seniors

(The participants had no other illnesses, such as osteoathritis)

Causes of hyperkyphosis:

As an acute reflex that loosens again soon, hyperkyphosis appears as the protective reaction for sudden negative sensory stimulation, the causes can be
sudden loud noises, a ghastly sight, bad news, a sudden strong pain, loss of ongoing underground, a low temperature and similar

The cause for an chronic hyperkyphosis can be a trauma to the front of the body E.g. by rape, abdominal surgery, etc., an situation experienced constantly as threatening, a constant load with negative sensations, negative concepts and expectations or a long-lasting sensory overload

It can also result from constantly leaned forward sitting at the desk in front of the computer in the hand work, sitting on low seating and low tables (E.g., food or work on the coffee table) or sitting on chairs and other seating areas, which are not as deep as in the front (E.g. most car seats)

Thank you for reading, as said part 1&2 are to be found on @thedeductionpage and @science-of-logical-reasoning, i highly recommend to read those too

The Signs as Mordin Solus quotes
  • Aries: Later, better. Think I’ve cured Joker’s condition. Simple treatment would… No, no, no, no. Would cause liver failure. Nevermind. Start from scratch.
  • Taurus: Bit of a cloaca, though. Loved his speeches. Hold the line! Personally prefer to get job done and go home.
  • Gemini: Perhaps later. Trying to determine how scale-itch got onto Normandy. Sexually-transmitted disease. Only carried by varren. Implications unpleasant.
  • Cancer: Ah, puberty ritual. Common among species with hormone-driven reproductive urges.
  • Leo: Some other time. About to test new bio-weapon. Not on us, of course. Didn’t think I had to specify, but Joker got nervous.
  • Virgo: Might go somewhere sunny. Sit on beach, look at ocean, collect seashells.
  • Libra: Females were obviously dying. Barbaric experiments. Maelon’s fault. My responsibility to fix. Need to save them. No more… No more dead.
  • Scorpio: Aware that you come by a great deal. Have had other species become attracted to me before. Awkward. Not interested.
  • Sagittarius: Alloy of EDI’s body not like organic tissue. Could cause unintentional damage. Recommend pillows, cushions, possibly gel packs.
  • Capricorn: Life is a negotiation. We all want. We all give to get what we want.
  • Aquarius: Flammable! Or inflammable! Forget which! Doesn’t matter!
  • Pisces: Would have liked to run tests on the seashells.

Alex here managed to keep the weight off through college as his friends got fat, however when he hit his late 20s he relaxed a bit and slowly the needle on the scale itched upwards, going through husky now to chubby

This wasn’t the first time she’d cried in the rain; she’d recalled so many nights spend on her balcony or porch at Northampton where she’d cried over her mother, kids teasing her at school, or life in general, all while droplets of moisture fell from the sky.

It was the perfect cover after all…

April wasn’t sure why Raphael was the one to come find her after she’d ran off from the lair after a particularly bad argument between Donnie and Casey over her; the brooding turtle and her had never been particularly close. His tendency to leave the room when she’d visit, just give one word grunted reply to any question she asked; April was certain for a long time that he hated her. For what reason, she didn’t really know.

Yet, here he was.

His padded feet appearing front of her before he kneeled down; April had yet to look up at him when a thick thumb made its way underneath her chin and didn’t give her an option to refuse it. His green eyes were glowing; the ethereal effect had butterfly wings fluttering in her stomach and it was a feeling she wasn’t sure she liked. She waited for the barrage of questions, “What’s wrong?”, “What are you doing out here?”, “Why are you crying?”… but none came. The silence he’d treated her with before was a comfort she never imagined partaking in.

Instead, Raphael just spoke in a clear, calm voice, “Let’s get out of the rain.”

He didn’t pry, didn’t judge; standing to his feet and offering her a hand which she took; the scrape of his calloused scales making her palm itch but not in a bad way. He’d lead her underneath an awning to wait until the rain let up; the comfortable silence allowing her heart to get back to a normal rhythm and her tear to finally cease. She watched as the small droplets hit the earth and the fresh aroma sooth her; Raphael’s stoic presence made her grateful for the lack of words or awkwardness. In time, her blue eyes gravitating toward the shorter turtle beside her; she finally smiled and whispered “Thank you.” all while the rain still pelted the Earth beneath her feet.

“Hmph.” he replied and if anything, her smile just grew.


Yay! I’m back to actually time on pictures. Also, I submitted a new chapter of my Space Raphril storyAbyss”, which you can read here on tumblr,, or A03. Love you all so, so much, and I’ll see you all tomorrow! Bye! xoxo

Meenah==> Be Ill


It had been four days. Four FUCKING days and she was still down with illness. Her gills dried and shriveled, fins withered. Her eyes retained a permanently glassy look and any tears or nostril-fluid she had had crusted around said orifices. Her scales itched and stung like hell, and her throat was so dry and tongue so swollen that speaking was a challenge.
She had come down with Dry Days. Not only that, but to top it off, she had the filthy human caring for her.

Mass Age - When the Heavens Tremble

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The drell leaned against the cool plascrete wall, enjoying the artificial sunlight illuminating this part of the Presidium. His black and green scales glittered in the bright light, large green eyes half-lidded with apparent boredom. His sleek black coat and pants hugged his lean, muscular frame like a second skin, rippling when he moved. He held an e-cig to his lips between webbed fingers, smoke wafting up from his nostrils in lazy curls. 

It never got warm enough here, with the carefully regulated temperatures to appease the masses. Shae needed to find a good desert planet when this was over. Bask in the sun for a while. He’d earned a vacation. The hanar would understand.

He snorted and flicked away his synthesized cig, ignoring the look shot at him by the passing C-Sec officer and pushed up from the wall. The volus he was tailing was on the move. Not that the stubby little shit would get far if he decided to take his time, but he wanted to be done with this job. The Citadel made his scales itch. Too clean. 

His foot came down and the entire station trembled. Shae went still, glancing down at his foot, and the station shook again. Okay, definitely not him. Cries of confusion and fear echoed the second tremor, but when the third struck and lights began to flicker on and off, they rose up in earnest. 

The artificial sun went out, casting the Presidium in darkness, lit only by faint glowstrips that delineated the walkways in case of emergency. There was a distant crunch and something fell in the distance to shatter dangerously close. Screams of terror rang out, followed soon after by a stampede toward the elevators and parked hovercars. 

Was it Cerberus again? Shae wasn’t going to wait in the open to find out. A second crash and the drell started running.