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    the-exercist:

"Self" Magazine Mocks a Cancer Survivor:

When a cancer survivor was contacted by Self magazine asking to use her photo, she never expected to be mocked.
Monika Allen was wearing a tutu when she ran last year’s LA Marathon — she was dressed as Wonder Woman — for her first marathon running with brain cancer. The race fell in the middle of chemotherapy and she says the outfit gave her motivation.
Allen makes these tutus for her company, Glam Runners, which donates money to charity. So when Self contacted her about the photo she was thrilled about the publicity opportunity.
But then she saw how they used the photo — in their “BS Meter” to make fun of women in tutus — she was shocked and appalled.
The article puts the photo on the lame side of the “BS meter” and says “people think these froufrou skirts make you run faster. Now, if you told us they made people run away from you faster, maybe we would believe it.”

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Honestly, the editor’s response to this problem is one of the worst parts of the article: "I am personally mortified," Self Editor in Chief Lucy Danziger told USA TODAY. “I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer. It was an error. It was a stupid mistake. We shouldn’t have run the item.”
Yes, it’s in (horrifically) bad taste to mock a cancer survivor’s appearance. But it should already have been in bad taste to insult runners for wearing whatever makes them happiest. Tutus aren’t hurting anyone, they don’t impact anyone but the runner wearing it. What does it matter? Why would Self care? It’s a fun trend that pumps up runners and allows many women to feel girly, whimsical and fun on their big race day. What could be wrong about that? Could the problem really be that, oh I don’t know, women athletes aren’t catering to the male gaze for once?
Don’t forget that women’s magazines are still here to sell you the ideal image of beauty and health. Just because a magazine is about fitness doesn’t mean that they have your best interest in mind - It’s in their best interest to keep you feeling insecure, unsure, and ugly. Otherwise, why would you ever need their advice?

Running a marathon is hard. Running a marathon during chemo is a bloody phenomenal achievement.Monika, I think you look fabulous!

    the-exercist:

    "Self" Magazine Mocks a Cancer Survivor:

    When a cancer survivor was contacted by Self magazine asking to use her photo, she never expected to be mocked.

    Monika Allen was wearing a tutu when she ran last year’s LA Marathon — she was dressed as Wonder Woman — for her first marathon running with brain cancer. The race fell in the middle of chemotherapy and she says the outfit gave her motivation.

    Allen makes these tutus for her company, Glam Runners, which donates money to charity. So when Self contacted her about the photo she was thrilled about the publicity opportunity.

    But then she saw how they used the photo — in their “BS Meter” to make fun of women in tutus — she was shocked and appalled.

    The article puts the photo on the lame side of the “BS meter” and says “people think these froufrou skirts make you run faster. Now, if you told us they made people run away from you faster, maybe we would believe it.”

    Read More Here

    Honestly, the editor’s response to this problem is one of the worst parts of the article: "I am personally mortified," Self Editor in Chief Lucy Danziger told USA TODAY. “I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer. It was an error. It was a stupid mistake. We shouldn’t have run the item.”

    Yes, it’s in (horrifically) bad taste to mock a cancer survivor’s appearance. But it should already have been in bad taste to insult runners for wearing whatever makes them happiest. Tutus aren’t hurting anyone, they don’t impact anyone but the runner wearing it. What does it matter? Why would Self care? It’s a fun trend that pumps up runners and allows many women to feel girly, whimsical and fun on their big race day. What could be wrong about that? Could the problem really be that, oh I don’t know, women athletes aren’t catering to the male gaze for once?

    Don’t forget that women’s magazines are still here to sell you the ideal image of beauty and health. Just because a magazine is about fitness doesn’t mean that they have your best interest in mind - It’s in their best interest to keep you feeling insecure, unsure, and ugly. Otherwise, why would you ever need their advice?

    Running a marathon is hard.
    Running a marathon during chemo is a bloody phenomenal achievement.

    Monika, I think you look fabulous!

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    taiikawaii:

trilliansthoughts:

This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.
As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.

if you don’t think this is fucking rad then get out of my face

    taiikawaii:

    trilliansthoughts:

    This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.

    The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.

    As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.

    if you don’t think this is fucking rad then get out of my face

    (via buymepizzarolls)

  3. d0gbl0g:

    :}

    (Source: rory-williams)

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    theburiedlife:

What Love means to a 4-8 year old: A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, ’What does love mean?’  The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined  
See what you think:
 ‘When my grandmother got arthritis , she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore.. So my grandfather does it for her all the time , even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.’ – Rebecca, age 8  ‘When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.’ – Billy, age 4  ‘Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.’ – Karl, age 5  ‘Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.’ –Chrissy, age 6  ‘Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.’ -Terri, age 4  ‘Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him , to make sure the taste is OK.’ – Danny, age 7  ‘Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing , you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that.  They look gross when they kiss’ – Emily, age 8  ‘Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents  and listen.’ –Bobby, age 7 ‘If you want to learn to love better , you should start with a friend who you hate” –Nikka, age 6  ‘Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt , then he wears it everyday..’ –Noelle, age 7  ‘Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.’ –Tommy, age 6  ‘During my piano recital , I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.’ – Cindy, age 8  ‘My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.’ –Clare, age 6  ‘Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.’ –Elaine, age 5  ‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.’ –Chris, age 7  ‘Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.’ -Mary Ann, age 4  ‘I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.’ –Lauren, age 4  ‘When you love somebody , your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.’ - Karen, age 7  ‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross..’ –Mark, age 6  ‘You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.’ –Jessica, age 8
 The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, ‘Nothing , I just helped him cry’. 

    theburiedlife:

    What Love means to a 4-8 year old: A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, ’What does love mean?’  The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined  

    See what you think:

    ‘When my grandmother got arthritis , she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore.. So my grandfather does it for her all the time , even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.’ – Rebecca, age 8 

    ‘When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.’ – Billy, age 4 

    ‘Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.’ – Karl, age 5 

    ‘Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.’ –Chrissy, age 6 

    ‘Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.’ -Terri, age 4 

    ‘Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him , to make sure the taste is OK.’ – Danny, age 7 

    ‘Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing , you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. 
    They look gross when they kiss’ – Emily, age 8 

    ‘Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents 
    and listen.’ –Bobby, age 7

    ‘If you want to learn to love better , you should start with a friend who you hate” –Nikka, age 6 

    ‘Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt , then he wears it everyday..’ –Noelle, age 7 

    ‘Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.’ –Tommy, age 6 

    ‘During my piano recital , I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.’ – Cindy, age 8 

    ‘My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.’ –Clare, age 6 

    ‘Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.’ –Elaine, age 5 

    ‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.’ –Chris, age 7 

    ‘Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.’ -Mary Ann, age 4 

    ‘I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.’ –Lauren, age 4 

    ‘When you love somebody , your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.’ - Karen, age 7 

    ‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross..’ –Mark, age 6 

    ‘You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.’ –Jessica, age 8


    The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, ‘Nothing , I just helped him cry’. 

    (via buymepizzarolls)

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    pleasedate:

BECAUSE I JUST REALLY MISS EAST 17

Bwahahahahahaha!

    pleasedate:

    BECAUSE I JUST REALLY MISS EAST 17

    Bwahahahahahaha!

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    If this isn’t the Frankston line I’ll eat his lighter.

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    tom-sits-like-a-whore:

    opulentis:

    my school’s principal and head of school made a video to announce our snow day you should all watch it you won’t regret it!!

    But can we talk about how they’re kinda hot?

    (via buymepizzarolls)

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    Yass maccas is always way too busy. Now I know why…

    Yass maccas is always way too busy. Now I know why…

    (Source: milokerrigan, via buymepizzarolls)

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    daughterofthestars:

impostoralice:

askfordoodles:

smearedlipstick:

ghdos:

illrandomocity:

majin-k:

Did a bunch of dogs breakup a fight between two cats? Am I seeing this right??

Having none of that shit today.

“Ay man, y’all chill the fuck out. Y’all fucking up the party.”

I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT I’M SEEING

Pack animals like dogs don’t tolerate dissent in their group because it weakens the pack’s social structure… There are similar clips on youtube of them breaking up rabbit and rooster fights… They don’t care what species you are, they just want you to CUT THAT SHIT OUT.

They don’t differentiate species because dogs think everything else is just a weird dog. 

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR IS FUN MAN OMG

    daughterofthestars:

    impostoralice:

    askfordoodles:

    smearedlipstick:

    ghdos:

    illrandomocity:

    majin-k:

    Did a bunch of dogs breakup a fight between two cats? Am I seeing this right??

    Having none of that shit today.

    “Ay man, y’all chill the fuck out. Y’all fucking up the party.”

    I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT I’M SEEING

    Pack animals like dogs don’t tolerate dissent in their group because it weakens the pack’s social structure… There are similar clips on youtube of them breaking up rabbit and rooster fights… They don’t care what species you are, they just want you to CUT THAT SHIT OUT.

    They don’t differentiate species because dogs think everything else is just a weird dog. 

    ANIMAL BEHAVIOR IS FUN MAN OMG

    (Source: 4gifs, via buymepizzarolls)

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