what kind of vitamin is this

There is very little actual difference between people of different races. There’s a couple exceptions, like genetic diseases that affect some races more, and the fact that people with darker skin need more sunlight for Vitamin D and sunburn less easily, and some minor differences on average in body shape, but pretty much, race doesn’t affect what a person is capable of and how a person can function in society.

There is a somewhat significant difference between people of different sexes. About half the population has a chance of becoming pregnant at some point in their lifetime; about half the population does not. However, with modern birth control, this difference has been ameliorated, and the sexes can function very similarly. And of course, anyone of any sex can function neutrally if celibate.

There is a fairly small but real material difference between orientations. Gay and non-attracted people are much less likely to have unplanned children than straight or multi-attracted people, and less likely to have biological children in general. Orientations have no material effect outside of reproduction, and in other areas of life people with different orientations can function identically.

The differences between races are vastly exaggerated by society, and the extreme gap in social roles between them is caused by racism. There is no inherent need for people of different races to be treated differently. The medical field may draw technical distinctions that line up somewhat with the current conception of race, but non-specialists have no material reason to care.

The differences between sexes are vastly exaggerated by society, and the extreme gap in social roles between them is caused by sexism. There is no inherent need for people of different sexes to be treated differently except as regards pregnancy. In most ways, a person who can become pregnant but is not currently pregnant is not any different from someone who cannot; there is essentially no difference at all between a person who can theoretically become pregnant but is on birth control or celibate and someone who cannot under any circumstances.

The differences between orientations are vastly exaggerated by society, and the extreme gap in social roles between them is caused by heterosexism. There is no inherent need for people of different orientations to be treated differently, although gay and non-attracted people tend to be benefited more than others by improvements in adoption services.

Disability is not like that. The differences between having and not having a particular disability are real, material, and substantial. Disabled people are kept down by society in many ways, but disabled people are also, even without that, kept down by the fact of their disabilities.

Society treats disabled people differently, and this is not always a bad thing. Some ways in which disabled people are treated differently are bad–mockery, social ostracism, and outright hate crimes, to name a few. But allowing disabled students access to learning materials that their disability does not prevent them from using is also a way of treating them differently, and is not bad.

People should be treated equally regardless of race, sex, and orientation. I firmly believe this, and it’s a goal that I have some idea how to approach: identify instances where I treat people differently based on these factors and make an effort to stop; analyze cultural factors that lead to discrimination and resist them in my everyday life; name policies that cause or enable unequal treatment and work with other activists to change them.

The same statement as applied to disability is untrue. It is untrue logically, factually, and ethically. Ableism is just as real as racism and sexism and heterosexism, and I have no idea how to fight it.

chromadic  asked:

hi- what is your opinion on GMOs? i have friends in bioengineering who seem to pretty much agree on the consensus that they are all around better than non-GMO strains, except maybe when it comes to soy. basically what I'm wondering is are GMOs: - healthier? - better for the environment? - more agriculturally efficient? sorry this question is so long, thanks a million for answering it! (if you do)

from a scientific aspect: 

the facts are, GMOs are the future and the key to increasing crop production for our increasing population if your goal is to keep up food production for more people. remember, the goal right now in agriculture- the key goal that we’re throwing everything into because big yikes fam- is to produce more food off less. so like, vertical farming? good, saves space. smaller plants with bigger yield? great, saves space, can plant more and get more food. plants that are resistant to drought? to high temps? to low fertilizer? amazing, it means you have hardier plants that you can put in places that regular plants wouldn’t be able to stand.

so are they agriculturally efficient? hell yeah, because remember, it takes about 10 years for a crop in testing- GMO or not- to reach a point in development where it can be submitted for approval by the USDA for the market (something I’ve learned in my current job). imagine doing all breeding without GMOs. you would literally be able to do one cross a year, maybe two if you’re in a warmer area (this is why a lot of soybean breeding has been moved to South America, where they can do twice as much breeding). with GMOs, you can develop and test stuff faster, so by a monetary standpoint it’s awesome. 

lets not forget that GMO crops can withstand more because of the pure amount of precision put into them. like, lets say your corn breaks a lot. you can spend 3-4 years meticulously cross breeding your developing strain with a break-resistant variety to get that trait in, or you can just cut and paste in the gene. and get this: it doesn’t even have to be from the break resistant variety. you can pull it from another plant that might be better at not breaking, and get an even better resulting variety. 

another thing that we can’t forget about is that new GMO tech helps us keep up with pests and diseases. at work, i’ve seen experiments involving root pests; plants infected had root systems destroyed down to a single tap root. imagine that happening to a farmer’s field. like, all of it. that’s the kind of thing we’re up against here; to stop infestations and to solve new challenges quickly by developing technology quickly, while still improving the plant to commercial level. 

when talking to the breeders at work, they told me that the industry as a whole recently upped its goal from creating a crop that would give each farmer a 200 bushel harvest (200 bushels has been the goal for the past 30 years; they’ve recently reached it and exceeded it) to 300 bushels per harvest. they have to do this just by modifying the plants. they have no control over how much the farmer plants and/or how many fields they have.

to give some perspective here, one bushel is 60 pounds of grain. they’re aiming to have each farmer that buys their products be able to reliably harvest and sell 18,000 pounds of grain per year

the moral of the story is that the breeding and agri industries are under a lot of pressure here, and they have to work fast, because the population is rising. 

knock knock

whos there?

dwindling nitrogen supplies in farmland and unsustainable farming practices but im gonna save that for another time

are they healthier? it depends on what you believe. like, what we’ve found so far is that GMOs don’t hurt you. some of them have added vitamins that can help you (lets not forget the famous GMO golden rice, which uses a daffodil gene coupled with a soil bacterium gene to make a rice variety produce a huuuuuge amount of vitamin A. this has been so effective in solving vitamin deficiencies and health problems in 3rd world countries since it was introduced in 2005 that its won awards and been used as a universal case study for the whole “GMO plants” thing) but most are just like. idk. kind of there? they help the health of the plant and help the farmer bring in income, so???? idk???

are they better for the environment? i have no idea. i suppose indirectly, because like. if you have a heartier plant you have to clear less land for agriculture?? (can anyone weigh in here?). But if these got out into the wild, the effects could be DEVASTATING, which is why the USDA and related government organizations (depending on where you live) make it so you have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that what you’re putting out into production won’t be crazy damaging if it magically gets out somehow.

ethically: i have no idea man. like im still super split on it. my scientist self says “you can literally buy everything to do it and modify plants to produce heat right in your own home right now” but then im like……………..idk man we just dont know. i dont want to hurt my plant friends. if this hurts our plant friends. idk

anonymous asked:

Hi! You seem to have become a sort of dinner consultant/therapist/cheerleader, which is delightful. I hope you don't mind if I ask a downer question--how do I will myself to make good food when I'm depressed, and feel deep down that I may not deserve proper nourishment? Than you, you're well.

I suffer from Depression, Bipolar, C-PTSD, ADHD and Memory Issues and yeah, I really get that feeling of not having the energy/focus/self-worth to make dinner.  I’m not a therapist or nutritionist, so all I can offer is things that have worked for me, and hope that some of them work for you:

It’s Better To Eat SOMETHING Than Nothing

No really.  There are a LOT of days when I’m too tired, too distractable or just too Blugh to cook.  And for days like that, I have microwave meals, or “put in pot and add water” things, like Mac N Cheese.  They’re not Organic, or Nutritionally Balanced but everything I’ve been told by every doctor and therapist I’ve had: EATING SOMETHING, EVEN MICROWAVE MAC OR CHIPS IS SO, SO MUCH BETTER FOR YOU THAN EATING NOTHING.

Food is not an all-or-nothing deal.  Humans have an amazing ability to take in nutrition from darn near anything that doesn’t kill us, which is part of the reason we’re all over the dang planet.  Any food is good food, esp when you haven’t eaten all day because your brain has been playing a shitty surrealist version of reality for you all day.

So when you CAN cook, cook, but if you can’t, don’t worry too much.  Just get something down your throat, and live to see the next, better, day.

Related: If you can’t do a full meal, but you CAN add *extras* to things to help you.  Tortilla Chips Depression meal? Add Salsa!  BAM! VEGETABLE SERVING!!  Can of beans? CHEESE.  OH LOOK, MORE PROTEIN.  whatever you can add is like, extra credit.  Good job you!

Actually Learning To Cook

So actually learning about food safety, spice theory, what happens chemically to food when you cook it and how to make different styles of cuisine confers a whole bunch of cool benefits for my sometimes-garbage brain:

  • I really like reading and learning new stuff, so making it a “learning a new thing” makes it less like a chore and more of an Interesting Distraction.
  • This doesn’t have to be any form of academically rigorous.  Like, watching cooking shows, looking up stuff online, or hell, googling stuff in the middle of the supermarket if something is on sale and you’re curious but don’t actually know what to do with it.   Good Eats and America’s Test Kitchen are both very educational and soothing to watch.
  • Also cooking shows are GREAT for both my anxiety and stimulating my appetite
  • Reduces the number of Thinking Spoons to actually make dinner.  If I have a general working knowledge of what things taste good and how to make them, it’s a lot less effort than trying to look up and follow a recipe.
  •   GO AHEAD AND USE SHORTCUTS.  No, really.  Those frozen cutlets of fish you stick in a toaster oven? GREAT.  pre-mixed seasoning? AWESOME. Frozen veggies are already cut up and are just as good as fresh.  Like if you don’t have the energy to do something, pre-made stuff is FANTASTIC for getting something healthy into your system for honestly not that much money or less in some cases.

Being Responsible For More Than Myself

The thing that has helped me take care of myself was getting engaged and a dog.  My mental illness has a neat shortcut where when I can’t do things for myself, I can magically do them for other people.  When I cook, I’m cooking for both myself and for my fiance.  Being responsible for making sure he eats a few nights a week is the biggest driving force in getting me to stay on enough of a schedule that I’ll be capable of cooking.  (He cooks other nights and whoever cooks, the other does the dishes.)

I realize that getting hitched is not in the cards for everyone and that’s hardly a reflection of one’s worth, but there are ways to add responsibility to your life if that helps with executive function.  Prior to meeting my fiance, My family had an elderly German shepherd with a sensitive stomach and I cooked him chicken and rice every night for three years on the vet’s recommendation.  Or maybe you cook for a neighbor once a week.  Or tie feeding your cat to you having dinner as well, becuase you can’t take care of fluffy if you’ve got low blood sugar, right?

Eating Is Self-Care, Like Taking Meds or Wearing Comfy Jammies

Another thing that helped me: Realizing that eating made me feel better.  Literally, if I keep my blood sugar stable (Prone to hypoglycemia), my mood’s better, I get fewer headaches, and so on.  What’s Healthy is different for everyone and I recommend talking to a nutritionist at least once to get an idea on what might be unique to you.  Most gyms, community centers or clinics will have someone on staff to help, but you should start by asking your GP for a recommendation.

So when I start too feel poorly, my checklist is “When was the last time I ate? Am I craving something?”  (Along with “Am I dehydrated?”  staying hydrated also helps with appetite issues) and I fin that I usually am.  Sometimes it’s salt, sometimes it’s a whole head of broccoli.  Food is our body’s main means of getting what it needs to survive and giving your body what it needs (even if it’s fat and sugar and carbs, which yes, you need sometimes) will make you feel better, I promise.

Eating Stuff You Actually Like 

Bananas are, allegedly, really good for me.  Potassium, vitamins, good fats etc.   They also taste like satan’s own diabetic mucus and I’m never gonna eat one if I can’t help it.  Just, No.  Don’t force yourself to eat things just becuase they’re healthy.  That’ll only make you hate eating.

Like I mentioned before, you, presumed human, can draw nutrition and calories from darn near anything.  So go boldly, and try new foods and spices and cooking methods and find things you actually enjoy eating.

  • Remember all those veggies you hated as a kid?  Try them again as an adult, because your taste buds literally change over time and things taste way less bitter than when you were a kid.  Try different cooking methods too- anything brassica is like 500% better tossed with olive oil, salt &pepper and roasted on a sheet pan. 
  • HOW you cook things makes a huge difference in both how they taste and how stressful cooking is.  Wanna leave something in a crock pot and forget about it until the timer goes off? AWESOME. Grilling becuase  you prefer something more engaging becuase you’re bored? ALSO GREAT.  Try out different cooking methids to find out what tastes good and is fun to do,
  • Are you one of those people that likes, 3 things, and can have them every night for eternity?  GO YOU, with your pre-planned menu!  Maybe call up a nutritionist to see if you need to be taking some extra vitamins, but really, this is fine too,

Ok this has gotten a mile long and kind of rambling but I hope it helps you!

anonymous asked:

School starts in a few weeks and I want to do some easy "glow ups" or like simple stuff I can do to make myself look/feel better before then. Any suggestions?

Girrrll I gotcha! With these tips, if you follow them, I can almost promise, you’ll not only look and feel like you are a fucking goddess, but you will make everyone around you feel like you got your whole life together.

  • Organize your whole everything for school. Have the first day of school outfit ready, your bags ready, brief yourself on what you will be learning.
  • Coconut oil your hair a ton and then stop doing it 4 days before school. There’s a post right here on hair tips. But not only will this make your hair grow, it will glow.
  • Moisturize yourself every night and morning. I just use coconut oil but you can use whatever you want. Put 3 dots on the spot you wanna moisturize and rub until your hands feel funny. Make sure you don’t add too much, though.
  • 2 days before school you could (skin care routine in no specific order):
    Do a peel off mask for everywhere but your nose. Then do a blackhead remover on just your nose . Pimple bandages on places you think acne is coming in. Moisturize (If you rub, rub upwards and then pat.). Toner (Pat pat pat)
  • To have glowy skin on the first day:
    Legit before you go to bed, the day before, put on a like face mask. THen when you wake up go ahead and wash up and stuff. Don’t forget your toner and remember to DAB it on. Also the night before, put pimple bandages on.
  • Whiten your teeth
  • Start taking your daily vitamins boo
  • Fix your sleep schedule. Go to bed at like 10 and wake up an hour before school.
  • Put a smart look together for school, this includes makeup if you wear it (if not it’s okay you’re just as beautiful && glowing) what I mean by this is like, what kind of look are you going for? Baddie? Classy and sweet? Hella casual? Piece one together based off of this. If you want to look more mature, you need to piece something together that screams “I have my shit together and I’m not playing this year, I have goals to achieve.”
  • Start using a planner correctly
  • Eat breakfast when possible. Avoid anything that will upset your stomach and go for small and simple. If you can’t do this, take a vitamin to boost your day.
  • Bring water to school. It seriously pays off to have some water with you.
  • What are your goals in school this year? write them down and read them every day.
  • HAVE YOUR MAKEUP LOOK READY. No joke if you dnt knw what kind of makeup you’re gonna do on the day of school you’re gonna be stressed af

Bonus: Glowing while in school (intellectually and more)

  • Let’s talk outfits
  • A messy bun, light mascara, skinny jeans, shoes, and an oversized sweater goes a long fuckin way.
  • But so does sweatpants?
  • And also, you’re going to want to AVOID procrastinating those assignments at all costs.
  • Yes, I went there. When you get an assignment, especially homework or something that’s “due __ days from now” you want to do it as soon as possible.
  • So an example would be to do homework when you can like, say you arrive to a class but the teacher isn’t there or the kids are talking and class aint started: Get the homework from your other class out, work on it. OR you can go ahead and start briefing yourself on what you’re gonna have to do.
  • USE THOSE THINGS RIGHT. You know that annoying ass syllabus and textbook you get that you’re 90% sure you won’t ever use? Stop everything you’re doing and read the syllabus.  It should have something like all the topics youll go over. Example “introduction to biology” or something. So, if you want to get ahead of your class, when you go home, google the first one. Have a notebook or a google doc open and jot down notes. Watch youtube videos on it..etc. This is especially true for subjects you’re scared about failing in. If you do this and continue to do this throughout the school year it will pay off. You can use your textbook with this too.
  • Ask your teacher stuff.  God I know everyone says this but I mean it in a different way. If you want to do the above in a more advanced way, ask them about 3 weeks into school “what’s ahead of you”
  • Stay away from drama at all costs. If some girl comes to you talking shit, act like you’re listening but pay it no mind. 
  • Don’t be afraid to go in pajamas. Giirrrlll I went to work today in my damn pajamas. Deadass in fluffy ass pajama pants and flip flops okay. Don’t be afraid.
  • Which reminds me that I may be making a back 2 school outfit post on what to wear for certain looks.
  • and other stuff to glow up in school?? who knows

Hope it helped darling!! byyee~ mwah!

good boy/bad boy; shawn mendes

a/n: requested kind of, written from this beautiful prompt/blurb. 

synopsis: au! good boy Shawn’s a bad boy really, they just don’t know it yet.

warnings: smutish, sexual tension / little bit of dominance so stay away if you’re not up for that


Boy could pull off a sweater vest, she could give him that. 

But it’s what’s beneath it that had surprised her, and she wasn’t surprised very easily. She hadn’t planned on having sex with him. In fact, after her ex Jake had fucked up her life, she’d taken a vow of celibacy.

Wouldn’t let another man touch her body until she was at least 21…but Shawn had looked so good. They had math together, and the kid was some kind of boy genius. 

He sat in the front, a cliche good boy who was never late or truant. Did homework days before it was due, took his vitamins and helped old people walk across roads.

She had assumed (stupidly, so stupidly) that he was a virgin. Yet there was no way he could be a virgin and fuck her the way he did. 

So deliciously talented, knowing what she liked even if she didn’t, fucking her languidly into the mattress with a thrust of his narrow hips – making her gasp his name like some kind of believer.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. In this scenario, the pair haven’t had sex yet. Haven’t seen each other naked, no, in fact, they’re just study buddies. 

Shawn had agreed to tutor her physics, and it was their 8th meeting. He’d decided they’d go to his house, said something about the library being booked for a foreign language class.

Of course Shawn would know that. Also knew the weather, said it was going to rain, but he wasn’t smart enough to have brought an umbrella.

Cutting things short, Shawn’s in his room, wet. So is she, but, you know, for reasons other than the weather.

It’s because Shawn is taking his shirt off. He’s peeling the white Henley off of his skin, the sodden fabric slicking up his muscles as he pulls it over his broad shoulders and off of his head, discarding it onto the floor with a loud slap.

She isn’t surprised very easily, but he’s everything she assumed he wasn’t. 

A broad shouldered beast, trained chest clenching as he leans up and stretches. Shawn’s got one arm crossed in a triangle behind his head when she makes herself known - walking out of the bathroom - and when he sees her – wearing her bra and a pair of his sweats – he blanches.

He drops his muscular arms, tries to cover his thick width but she’s seen it all.

 She’s seen his creamy chest glistening in rain droplets and the beads slipping down his - fuck sake - his six pack. She’s seen his narrow hips that act as an arrow to his crotch, seen the light dusting of hair that dips under his Calvin’s.

Fuck sake, she thinks, she’s sweating, suddenly kind of insecure, was confident in walking into his room in her bra because it’s lace and expensive but damn, he’s prettier than her.

“Crap, I’m sorry” Shawn goes, flushing a deep crimson red. The color drains down his neck, finds his collarbone and she’s trying to look him in the eye even if he isn’t. 

She tries to ignore that he keeps on taking quick glances at her breasts, but his eyes are tantalizingly heated. In some way she likes the attention; with him it doesn’t come off as creepy, it’s almost adoring - he’s in the same situation she’s in.

“No, fuck, don’t apologize, this is your room-“ she licks and bites her lip because he’s got a scar on his abdomen. 

Wants to know where he got it from “-I should have-“ she stutters, flicks her gaze back to him “-knocked, you know, imma-“

“What did you…” Shawn then starts. He’s still covering his chest, but he drinks her in, sucks in a slow breath and timidly moves his arms to his hips. “Want, what did you want?” He cocks a brow. “Umm…”she thinks aloud.

She looks around his bedroom floor, sees a pair of jeans on his desk chair, sees a pair of boxers sitting on top of them and they’re red. Armani, red and- “Realized I’d forgotten to ask for a shirt”

“Oh” Shawn nods. His eyes dart down to her breasts again. He tries to act as if he hasn’t seen them, isn’t wrecked because she’s the first half naked girl to ever grace his room. “I’ll-“ and he throws a thumb behind him and turns to his chest of drawers.

His back is just as good as the front. As he stalks over to his drawers – bare feet padding across the oak flooring of his room – his shoulder muscles ripple with every step. 

They’re lightly sun kissed, a soft glow fluttering across the skin and it highlights the beauty marks that are scattered across it.

As he opens his drawer, his broad shoulders tighten in the middle. 

She’s walking over to him before she can stop herself, psyching herself up, telling herself that’s she a bad ass chick and he’s Shawn, that dorky kid who wears Chelsea boots and listens to country.

She reaches him just as he speaks, says “Any pref-“ but he stops because he’s turned around. He sees her; his eyes gracing her features.

He’s facing her now, letting the grey shirt dangle from his fingers as he looks at her. The air is thick, tension could be cut with a knife and he darts his tongue out over his bottom lip, goes red under his gaze.

She looks up with him. Got her arms crossed under her breasts and is raising a brow at him, taunting him, teasing, saying: your move, clever boy.

Shawn drops the shirt onto the floor. It clatters onto the oak in slow motion, and as time slows down he shakes his head – hears her unspoken words and groans in return.

She’s as sweet as sugar, poisonous as venom and knows how to use both of them to her advantage. 

Shawn’s fucked. 

Thoroughly, royally – fully and undeniably fucked and for a second he’s blinded. Sees red, wants her, and when she nods her head softly, he groans again.

“Fuck it” he mutters and his palm finds her throat. He splays his fingers around her skin, pulls her shocked body into his chest as he leans down and kisses her, absorbing her surprised squeal with his dangerous tongue and plump lips.

Her arms automatically vine around his neck. 

She claws her nails into his wet curls and he moans at the sensation.

Never kissed or been kissed like this before, and for a second it’s rough, all teeth, but he slowly finds his rhythm. Molding his lips into hers like clay, she lets out a hum of approval. 

Shawn’s hand around her throat doesn’t move, no, in fact, it tightens a little as he walks her over to his bed.

He pushes her onto his mattress. She bounces with a giggle, an out burst of emotion at his sudden dominance and Shawn smiles shyly from the end of the bed. 

For a second he wants to ask her if she’s ok – feels as if he was a little too rough – but she’s licking her lips hungrily and getting onto her knees.

Wants him, wants him to want her and by God he does, wants her every which way she’d let him have her. Her question is a solidifying statement of what she wants to happen next.

“What you gonna do to me clever boy?” She teases. Got a patronizing tinge to her tone, and as she sinks to sit on her calf’s, Shawn almost groans. He unlocks his belt buckle.

“Gonna fuck that name out of you is what I’m gonna do” he spurts, pulling his belt out of the loops. 

The object stays in his hand for a second, and he thinks over what he wants to do. Says fuck it, goes with it and grabs each end. Throws it over her shoulders – lets the leather sit at the back of her neck before he yanks her forward with it.

She falls into him with a gasp, hands splay over his hard chest.

With his lips ghosting over hers, she cocks a brow. 

“Yeah? Is that a threat?” She quirks. Shawn pulls the belt from her neck and drops it onto the floor. 

Says “No-“ with a shake of his head and she waits for his answer. Waits for his answer while sitting on her knees - feeling needy and pathetic, feelings she’s never felt before but she can’t help but love it.

His long fingers find his jeans as she gulps, and before he pops open the button, he concludes with: “It’s a promise”

I’ve taken the last two weeks off of my studyblr (at least when it comes to posting original content) because I’ve been sick. I have to admit, for the first couple of days, I felt super guilty about it!

Basically for anyone in the situation of being sick, or if you’re having issues with mental health or anything else that is stopping you from being active on your tumblr, firstly I want to say don’t stress about it and definitely don’t feel guilty about it!

I’ve also created a little list of tips for how to keep going if you are sick:

1. Take a break if you need to

Seriously, you will feel so much better if instead of pushing yourself to absolute exhaustion and burn out if you take a step back and don’t worry about it. Just be smart in how you do that.

If you’re super sick and literally can’t do anything, that’s totally fine!

On the other hand if you’re sick but you’re well enough to do things this is where you need to be smart about how you do it.

Classes for me are usually a priority, just because I’m worried that I’ll miss information. If there are classes that aren’t as important though (which sounds bad but for me that’s one of my Chinese classes because all the work is posted online) then do take that time for yourself!

If it comes to studying, I usually stick with light revision and I shorten the period of time that I study. In this, don’t be too harsh on yourself either! So like, if you’ve done 15 minutes but you’re struggling to stay focussed, listen to your body! Do something else, you can get back to it later if your head is a bit clearer.

Assignments are also something I tend to avoid when sick unless absolutely necessary. Usually I will have prepared in advance so I don’t have many issues with that, I just find that if I’m sick, it’s definitely not an assignment that I would want to hand in.

Now, is there anything extra curricular that you’re forcing yourself into? Consider how you’re feeling and use that to determine whether or not you’ll go. It’s probably not a good idea to do a really intense workout, for me that kind of kills my lungs and I tend to feel more sick afterwards. If it’s something like debating, or a music club, or some kind of social thing, again, you’ve got to listen to your body in this one and figure out if it’s worth it. Last time I went out to a social event when I was just slightly recovering from a flu, I ended up with a lung infection covering half of my right lung and was out for two entire weeks. Definitely not worth it, and not something that I have repeated.

Your studyblr definitely falls into the last category too. I’d say this is one is just an unnecessary pressure that we put on ourselves.

2. Try to eat

This is one of the things that I struggle most with when I’m sick. I have a temperamental appetite at the best of times and when I’m sick my appetite is the first thing that I lose.

All I can say is try to find foods that you enjoy eating and try to eat at least a bit of them. If you’re really struggling when it comes to consuming any solid foods I totally recommend just trying some kind of a chicken or vegetable broth. My father always cracks an egg into a broth and it’s got a bit of nutritional value and isn’t super hard to eat.

3. Stay hydrated

Seriously, drink whatever it is that you can. You’ll see a lot of health professionals that will say drink whatever you can, whether it’s coffee or tea, or a sports drink. Obviously, your doctor will recommend water because it’s typically healthier, but what you need is to just stay hydrated and any kind of liquids that you consume will help you with that.

Also, while some of the sports drinks, juices and other alternatives may be high in sugar, they can potentially be a source of certain vitamins that can be helpful to you.

4. Get up, get outside

Basically, this one is kind of just a thing that I’m putting in because it helps me. I should probably add that you should do this if the weather is decent and also make sure that you’re dressed properly so you don’t get worse!

Yes, it can be super hard to get up and try to go outside when you’re not feeling well. But for me, a little bit of movement and fresh air is something that can be surprisingly refreshing and helpful. If not, occasionally getting up and doing a small walk inside to stretch out your muscles can help out a bit.

EAT FOOD YOUR BODY WILL THANK YOU FOR🍉🌿🍊🌽🍆 ✨ I’m the first to admit that there’s definitely a lot of controversy and conflicting information + opinions out there when it comes to nutrition and what you ‘should’ eat😅
BUT there’s one thing they all have in common: eat more plants!!🙌🏼
Plant foods are what our bodies were designed to eat. They are filled with vitamins, minerals, fibre + antioxidants that help our cells to function their best and make us THRIVE🌟 so let’s nourish our body, mind + soul, while being kind to our planet and all those we share it with by filling our plates with an abundance of plant foods✌🏼️💛

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emzillaspn  asked:

jedi food what do you think it is like

Well, I’ve always sort of assumed they were the kind of beings who’d eat like…the blandest Power Bar-style food ever. Especially during the war – just get your nutrients and get out. There is no flavor, there are vitamins. 

That said, if we’re going by The (Old and New) EU we know they had a dining hall with like, actual meals. Which I find endlessly entertaining because, I mean…really. Did they have to stand in a lunch line? (YODA. In a lunch line. With a tray.) Were their meals all comped or did they have to pay for them? If it was an endless buffet situation, how much did the Republic have to spend on feeding Anakin alone?! 

Also: how MUCH drama do you think occurs over who sits with who at meal times? Because you KNOW there’s all kinds of Dramatics™ coming from the Skywalker Corner after he gets knighted because YOU PROMISED ME WE’D SIT TOGETHER FOREVER NOW OBI-WAN HOW COULD YOU, and HONESTLY ANAKIN I WAS HAVING A WORKING LUNCH MEETING DID YOU REALLY WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE BUDGET WITH US?!, and OH MY GOD OBI-WAN IF YOU DON’T LOVE ME ANYMORE JUST SAY SO! 

Meanwhile Ahsoka’s sitting over at a table with her friends, dying of embarrassment as Barriss is like “…looks like your dads are fighting again, Ahsoka,” as Anakin storms off wiping angry tears from his eyes. Most of the dining hall doesn’t even take notice of this, though. Just another Thursday, really. 

Essays in Existentialism: Heart III

Previously on Heart

Any chance we will get to see Lexa freaking out about the first time they have sex in ‘Heart’? I loved her dialogue in that so much and wanted to hear what she had to say about it

Day 72

“Fit as a fiddle,” Lexa boasted as she climbed onto the table. “Healthy as a horse.”

“Let the doctor talk,” Clarke chided.

“Tell her, Dr. G,” she continued, all bravado and pride and life twisting around in her muscles and veins.

“Let me get started,” the doctor rolled her eyes.

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Quick and Easy Vegan Snacks

Apples and Peanut butter

This is something people either seem to have known about forever, or they find the concept so weird that when you mention it they just look at you funny and back away slowly.

Slice up some apples, grab some peanut butter, and use the apple wedges to scoop up the peanut butter. There’s a bit of an art to manipulating the peanut butter, but it’s one worth mastering because omnomnomnomnom.

‘Baked’ Potatoes

Grab a potato, wash it if you need to. Stab a bunch of holes in the top or slice a cross halfway through it. Microwave on high for a few minutes then stab it with a knife to see if it’s soft inside, it’s different depending on the size of the potato and the power of the microwave. Once you know the rough time, you can just do that.

Toppings - vegan butter/marg, hummus, crushed garlic or garlic salt, cashew cream cheese, brewers/nutritional yeast, chopped fresh chives or spring onion, the list goes on


Instant couscous like you can get in most supermarkets is super quick and easy to make. It tastes like pasta (because it’s made of the same stuff), and you can flavour it however you want.

Boil water, pour a cup of boiled water for every half cup of couscous, leave it for a couple of minutes, add a pinch of salt if you want, and fluff it up with a fork.

For flavourings (if you want them) you could just add a dab of vegan butter or margaraine, a teaspoon of mustard, or a splash of whatever stirfry, curry, or pasta sauce you have in the cupboard.


Instant noodles are awesome. The instant noodle cups are rough on the environment, so I try to avoid the ones with the styrofoam cups at least, or use noodles you can cook on the stove or in the microwave instead.

Sometimes finding your preferred noodles that don’t use animal unfriendly oil can be a bit of a challenge, but they’re out there! And there’s a whole range of noodles to choose from that cook almost as quickly as the instant variety (my favourite are these awesome ones made from sweet potato starch that are so springy you could use them for slingshots if you weren’t busy nomming them because they’re AMAZING with peanut sauce).

The flavour options can vary too. I’ve come across a fair few ‘chicken’ noodle packets that were accidentally vegan. If you just got plain noodles, or you’re mixing it up a little, here’s some of the easy sauces I like to use.

Sweet chilli sauce - make sure you drain the noodles for this one

Soy sauce - combined with sweet chilli sauce it’s really frickin’ good. You can drain the noodles or keep the water, either’s good.

Veggie stock - one cube to a cup of noodles (with water)

Barbecue sauce - just a little bit sweetens the noodles up nicely. Drain the noodles.

Peanut butter and soy sauce - A tablespoon of peanut butter, a splash of soy sauce, heat in the microwave (to melt the peanut butter) or stir straight through hot drained noodles, nommy. Add a bit of chilli if you like it spicy.

Optional extras

Frozen mixed veggies will also cook in roughly the same time as the noodles so long as they’re small, if they’re bigger, just put them in a few minutes earlier and then add the noodles to the boiling water.

You might find you like nuts and seeds in noodles, I prefer them in noodle dishes with thicker, more complex sauces, but that’s a personal preference.

Small TVP chunks will cook in roughly the same time as the noodles, and they flavour easily.

Sandwich type constructions

The humble sandwich. Cultures all around the world have developed technology to wrap some kind of delicious bread type scaffolding around other types of deliciousness. Pita pockets, Tortillas, Bagels, Burgers, Subs, the list goes on.

Some easy things to stuff in your bread type scaffolding:

  • Fresh tomato slices, fresh Basil (optional), and hummus. It’s super simple and it’s delicious. Also great toasted.
  • Banana sandwiches. I don’t know if this is a New Zealand thing only or what, but seriously, dry bread, or margaraine, or whatever, and banana slices. That’s all. It’s divine.
  • Avocado and tomato. With a sprinkle of salt and a splash of lemon juice if you’ve got it. Also fabulous toasted.
  • Tabbouleh. If you can get it easily ready made from the supermarket, this goes great on any kind of bread related construct. Also goes fabulously with hummus.
  • Falafel. Microwave a few spoonfuls for a minute or two, add to bread, add tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, mustard, hummus, whatever. Devour.

Cracker type things

There’s all kinds of crunchy crispy nommy things out there - rice or corn cakes, rice crackers, water crackers, the list goes on.

Stuff to put on them or dip them in

  • Peanut butter - surprisingly nommy on corn/rice cakes
  • Hummus - unsurprisingly nommy on everything
  • Fresh tomato (awesome with fresh basil)
  • Avocado
  • Olives - There’s two kinds of people in this world. The ones who love olives, and the unlucky ones who don’t have the joy of olives in their lives.
  • Sliced banana - especially good on rice/corn cakes

Sticks, chips and dips

Stuff to dip with -

  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Corn chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • Toasted pita bread
  • Mini spring rolls (raw or cooked)

Stuff to dip in -

  • Hummus - it comes in a million flavours
  • Pesto (just need to find a vegan one, or make your own :) )
  • Mustard
  • Salsa - home made or store bought
  • Sweet chilli sauce


Much like the humble sandwich, perhaps even pre dating it, we like to put stuff on bread, all kinds of bread.

  • Peanut butter - seriously. Just go buy some peanut butter and eat it
  • Bananas - yep, sliced bananas on toast is amazing.
  • Fresh tomato - Add salt, pepper (if you like it), and it’s divine
  • Avocado - mashed on toast with a fork, a pinch of salt, and some lemon juice, it’s divine.
  • Marmite - So about half the western world will know what I’m talking about. The rest will be dazed and confused. Google it. It’s awesome. Half of you will instantly hate it. Half of you will become helpless addicted to the magnificent mountain of b vitamins that is marmite. Also related to vegemite.
  • Baked beans - Heat em up, pile em on.


They’re cheap, they’re crunchy (cept for the giant soft ones, which are awesome in their own right), and they’re little edible bows. what more could you want? They’re usually vegan friendly, but it’s worth checking the bag just in case.


Yep. Grab some veggies, I quite like cauliflower and broccoli, put them in a covered microwave safe bowl and heat on high power for a couple of minutes. Then add whatever sauces you like (there’s a whole bunch listed here)

If you don’t have a microwave or don’t want to use one, just add about two cm (just under an inch) of water to a pot, add the veggies and cover. Bring to the boil on high heat, let it boil for a couple of minutes, then drain the water and the veggies should be cooked and nicely crisp.

bailci  asked:

solangelo first kiss? (where neither of them have ever kissed anyone before)

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It’s during the summer. Another one of those days when Will drags Nico outside to enjoy the sunshine and soak up the vitamin D.

Nico complains, because of course he does, but really he doesn’t feel any sort of reluctance. Even when the sun burns his legs, because they’re clothed in black jeans, and he has to squint when looking up at Will. Because he’s tall, and the sun is bright, and it kind of obscures his vision.

Not that he mentions that part.

“So what’s your actual plan here?” Nico asks, trying not to flush because Will’s hand is tight around his wrist, pulling him forward. The two of them are making their way through the Camp Half-Blood grounds, and when you get past the cabins and the hoards of people just arriving back for summer, there is so much green.

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As everyone knows, your brain cannot function without food, particularly without healthy food. When studying, your mind is on overload and it can be stressful. Studying can last from five minutes to six hours, but keeping your brain energized is key.

I have composed a list of some of my favorite snacks along with some others. All of these are vegan friendly but are great for anyone!

-tea (any calming tea is good, also tea that is used for headaches can help because i get headaches when i work for too long) (my favorite teas are mint, fruit teas, green tea with citrus, cinnamon/vanilla) im not sure exactly what they are called but my therapist always puts different kinds of powders in my tea that have antioxidants or vitamins and theyre like super foods. you can get tons of different ones and you cant really taste them but they can add some extra umph to your health.

-smoothies (one of my favorites)
•1/2 cup black berries
•1/2 cup raspberries
•4-8 strawberries
•two (preferably frozen) bananas
•handful of spinach

-apples with peanut/almond butter

-a fruit burrito (i accidentally made this when there was no food in the house and ive loved it ever since)
•whole wheat tortilla
•butter (i used vegan butter)
•fruits of choice (i use strawberries/bananas)
~spread the butter on the tortilla and heat it up to your liking.
~cut the fruit
~put the fruit in the middle of the tortilla so it fits when you roll it up
~sprinkle cinnamon/sugar and roll it up and youre good to go!

-sweet potato chips

-plantain chips (they taste like fries if you get good ones)

-veggie sandwich (you can get this at subway or make it at home and modify it to your liking)
•bread of choice
•(at home i add avocado or black beans)

-nice cream (basically a frozen smoothie haha)
•frozen fruit of choice
•bananas (mostly the base but not mandatory)
•anything you want to add in flavor wise such as mint extract, vanilla extract, or cacao powder
~literally just blend it and it should be fully blended but a thicker, cold consistency
~if it is not thick enough blend in some ice or freeze it to your desired texture

-blue corn chips

-granola (obviously)

-fruit (if youre lazy like me)

-spinach salad
•toppings of choice (strawberries/pine nuts for me)
•balsamic vinaigrette

-peanut butter/avocado sandwich (its amazing i swear)
•peanut/almond butter
•whole grain bread
~mash up the avocado until it is a creamy consistency
~mix in cinnamon
~spread peanut butter on both slices of bread
~spread the avocado/cinnamon mix on one side and enjoy!

-juice (if you have your own juicer)
•spinach or kale
•apple juice
~make it to your liking but that is my favorite combination of fruits in juice

-Silk Very Vanilla or Chocolate soy milk cartons (little 8oz ones that come in a pack but fill you up if you are just a little hungry or in a hurry and have TONS of calcium and protein) (you can get almond ones too)

-pretzels & peanut butter

-oats/oatmeal with fruit and cinnamon

-quinoa dishes (you can do anything with quinoa/rice/couscous and they are very good for you and fill you up) i personally add vegetable oil with curry and peppers

-Outshine fruit popsicles. made with real fruit juice and are wayyy healthier than other frozen treats (lemon is my favorite)

-trail mix
•any dried fruits/nuts/toppings your little studying heart desires


-ABC company cookies (you can get them at Whole Foods or Smoothie King, theyre huge cookies that are good for you and taste amazing)


Those are just some things I love eating and are somewhat healthy. Some of them require cooking, but others you can just pull out of the fridge! Happy studying! Blessed be! xx.

Alison Clues by Episode - “The Glove That Rocks the Cradle”

This conversation between Spencer and Emily is a direct parallel to a very similar scene in 5x10, with Emily defending Ali as Spencer questions her intentions. And what ended up happening last time? Ali snuck behind their backs and betrayed them by throwing Spencer under the bus for murder. Hmm…interesting, especially considering what’s happening with Spencer right now.

Ali’s indifference toward the prenatal vitamins is really odd and kind of out-of-place. Why doesn’t she seem to care at all about something that’s so beneficial for the baby, and yet so easy? Maybe the reason why she doesn’t care enough to take the vitamins is just more evidence to suggest that this pregnancy is a sham.

Everything about this “fall” is so damn shady. We don’t see it happen, we don’t see a shadow or hear footsteps or anything to suggest that another person was even there. And if Mona was the person Emily was chasing, as suggested by her voicemail to Hanna, there’s no reason for anyone else to even be in the school. This is so clearly fake…and why? To get Emily to take her back to her house and discover the trashed nursery? Or to set up a reason for a miscarriage?

Ali barely even seems upset about the nursery. Not only is this a direct attack on her and the baby that she’s carrying, but it’s the destruction of all of her old, personal baby items. You’d think someone whose old childhood mementos were just destroyed would be a little bit more upset or disturbed, but she barely seems affected. Why?

So Lucas gave Charlotte all kinds of details about how much Alison and the other girls tormented him during high school, which may have fueled her anger toward them. And yet…Ali was never in the dollhouse. She was barely even touched by A, at least compared to what her friends went through while she was on the run. Why would Charlotte focus so much on the four Liars instead of  on Ali, when Alison was the ringleader of the bullying against Lucas? This is just more evidence to support that Ali was on Charlotte’s side all along, which is why she didn’t go through nearly as much as the other girls in high school.

Sorry Emison shippers, but Ali’s big confession of love here still seems a little bit…insincere. It feels to me like she’s saying all of the general, cliche things she knows she’s supposed to, and the lines below demonstrate exactly why I feel that way. Whenever it comes time for her to answer a specific, personal question - why she treated Emily the way she did for so long - she doesn’t even have an answer. Why? Maybe because her feelings aren’t so genuine, after all. If she was really being honest, she would be able to explain this.

i’ve been getting some questions about skincare and how i’ve dealt with acne/oil control and im not a dermatologist but i’ve invested way too much money into skin care products

i try to keep most of my products organic or vegan so they should also work for more sensitive skin!

if you have any q’s about anything skincare/health related i will gladly answer :v

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anonymous asked:

Looking back & thinking: Why is it so important to S&C to answer q&a game ?s similarly when each is asked 'What is their perfect date?' Why do they always dress matching each other? Why was Sam always kissing Cait in seas1 promos? Why does Cait always look at Sam w/❤eyes? Why do they hang out personally so often after spending 14 hr days on set 2gether? Why do they support each other's charities? Why are they always online 2gether? Why does Cait always groom Sam? Why the serious face on Sam 1/2

2/2 during Cait’s Bafta speech? Why eat the same kinds of food? Why the matching moto jackets? Why attend sports events 2gether? Why miss each other so much when separated? Why is Cait giving Sam vitamins & supplements? Why do they add in so many unscripted 💋s? Why all the bts hugging? Why does Cait know what time Sam gets up? Why the matching lips? Why the ‘Mr&Mrs’ from Sam’s stylist? Why the Saks pics? Why the shopping 2gether? Why the mountain climbing 2gether? Why, why, why do they do more together than my husband and I do after 26 yrs of marriage? Hhhmmm….just something to think about on a rainy Thursday….❣❣❣❣


Under pressure.

This is my entry for @mamaredd123 and @atc74‘s fabulous 300 challenge. My prompts were Pregnant, Overwhelmed and Under Pressure by Queen. The song has been used as a theme throughout but also some of the lyrics have been placed inside the fic and they are marked in bold. This is Un-beta’d so any and all mistakes are my own. Tags are below the cut. I am using the SPN Fanfic Pond tag list, if you have been tagged wrongly, please let me know and I will remove you asap

Summary: The reader is being held captive by demons when they begin to change their behaviour suddenly. Does the reader still believe she is going to be saved or will some new news push her over the edge?

Warnings: Kidnapping, Physically forced to drink water, fear, talk of previous torture, Major angst.

Word count: 1704.

Pairing: Dean X Reader.

You had been stuck in this warehouse for nearly 3 weeks now, the demons holding you had taken a break from torturing you, leaving you alone with no food or water for the last 2 days. They had captured you whilst you were on a hunt with the Winchesters and you hadn’t been able to escape, despite numerous attempts. At first they tortured you for information; about the Winchesters,about other hunters and about the bunker but you refused to crack. After awhile they stopped asking questions and started just hurting you for the fun of it, laughing as they watched the blood drip from your cuts before healing you just enough that you lived another day. You had been waiting to be rescued by Sam and Dean but your hope had been slipping away more and more each day. You couldn’t understand why they hadn’t come to save you, they must know that something is wrong, how could they not? Maybe they just didn’t want to try, maybe they were sick of you. You shook your head quickly, groaning as it made you vision swirl, you couldn’t allow yourself to think like that. You had to pull through this and the only way you can do that is through keeping yourself strong.

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When Coca-Cola first introduced their “healthy” beverage Vitaminwater, its slogan was “vitamins + water = all you need.” That equation was missing eight teaspoons of sugar and 120 calories per bottle, it turns out. But Vitaminwater’s false advertising didn’t stop there. The drink had also claimed it would improve the drinker’s metabolism, boost their immune system, and reduce the risk of eye disease. Given a few more years, they could also have promised to grow your hair back, make your nails as sharp as talons, and let you see a whole new color.

It didn’t take long for daughter company Glaceau (which is French for “garbage fountain”) to be sued for misleading the public with their advertising. But that wasn’t the case, according to Coca-Cola’s lawyers, because “no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking Vitaminwater was a healthy beverage.” Essentially, their legal strategy was to call anyone who thinks drinking a Coca-Cola product wouldn’t give them diabetes a goddamn imbecile. And honestly, what kind of rube would think that this drink would be healthy for you? What, were we born yesterday? On a planet where words have meanings?

6 WTF Excuses Companies Actually Used While Getting Sued

Kind of embarrassed to post this before pic from January 1st but in the spirit of my honesty and recovery journey, I figured here goes nothing. Besides the obvious physical improvements, I cannot stress enough the inside improvements are way more noticeable!!!! Good diet, exercise, prayer, meetings, vitamins, positive thinking and a career I love are what work for me. I’m gonna keep on doing what I’m doing and hope I can inspire others in my journey.