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Sep 1

10 steps to improving your body image

plannedparenthood:

  • Appreciate all that your body can do. Every day your body carries you closer to your dreams. Celebrate all of the amazing things your body does for you—running, dancing, breathing, laughing, dreaming, etc.
  • Keep a top-ten list of things…
Sep 1

huffingtonpost:

Everyday Sexism In Just 9 Illustrations

From “leaning in" to "having it all,” it can sometimes be hard to keep track of where we have and haven’t made progress when it comes to gender roles. A new project however, simplifies everyday gender stereotypes, making it impossible to ignore their negative implications.

See all the illustrations here. 

(Source:  Man Meets Woman)

Sep 1

huffpostbooks:

7 Trilogies That Are As Good As ‘Lord Of The Rings’

For whatever we lose
(a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves
we find in the sea.
 - E.E. Cummings

(Source: marleens-diary)

huffingtonpost:

9 Things Only People With Depression Can Truly Understand

The frustration that comes when someone suggests you can “snap out of it.”
The hard truth is, depression is not the sort of thing you can just wake up and be over one morning — and suggesting such may be sending an unsupportive message. According to John F. Greden, M.D., the executive director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center, these phrases often stem from a lack of understanding of mental illness.

"When [loved ones] don’t understand what’s happening, their responses are ‘suck it up’ and ‘stop feeling sorry for yourself,’" Greden tells The Huffington Post. "It’s not understood that these are underlying illnesses and chemical abnormalities, so what they’ll do is use these phrases. … These comments are probably one of the worst irritations."
Read more here

huffingtonpost:

9 Things Only People With Depression Can Truly Understand

The frustration that comes when someone suggests you can “snap out of it.”

The hard truth is, depression is not the sort of thing you can just wake up and be over one morning — and suggesting such may be sending an unsupportive message. According to John F. Greden, M.D., the executive director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center, these phrases often stem from a lack of understanding of mental illness.

"When [loved ones] don’t understand what’s happening, their responses are ‘suck it up’ and ‘stop feeling sorry for yourself,’" Greden tells The Huffington Post. "It’s not understood that these are underlying illnesses and chemical abnormalities, so what they’ll do is use these phrases. … These comments are probably one of the worst irritations."

Read more here

thefeministme:

VIA: Emma Watson’s Twitter

thefeministme:

VIA: Emma Watson’s Twitter

huffingtonpostwomen:

Everyday Sexism In 9 Simple Illustrations.

by Yang Liu Design/Taschen

huffingtonpost:

All The Cakes You Can Make With Just A Box Of Cake Mix And A Bottle Of Soda

It would appear that no cake recipe is as easy to follow as the one printed on the back of a cake mix box.But there is something easier, dear cake-lovers  as  As Youtuber Mind Over Munch instructs. Get the full recipe here and plenty of other soda cake recipe ideas here. 

 

(Source: kristine-claire)

(Source: toomuchto)

npr:

Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles.
The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that sixth-graders who went five days without exposure to technology were significantly better at reading human emotions than kids who had regular access to phones, televisions and computers.
The UCLA researchers studied two groups of sixth-graders from a Southern California public school. One group was sent to the Pali Institute, an outdoor education camp in Running Springs, Calif., where the kids had no access to electronic devices. For the other group, it was life as usual.
Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?
Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR

npr:

Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles.

The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that sixth-graders who went five days without exposure to technology were significantly better at reading human emotions than kids who had regular access to phones, televisions and computers.

The UCLA researchers studied two groups of sixth-graders from a Southern California public school. One group was sent to the Pali Institute, an outdoor education camp in Running Springs, Calif., where the kids had no access to electronic devices. For the other group, it was life as usual.

Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR

princesscheeto:

No diet tonight. I has pizza

princesscheeto:

No diet tonight. I has pizza

There is a belief that men are totally dominant and women are supposed to be in the bedroom and the kitchen.

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Jenna Henson Black, violence survivor

More than 300 women have been murdered in South Carolina in the last 10 years — and the state is letting it happen 

(via micdotcom)

huffingtonpost:

25 Of Homer Simpson’s Greatest Food Moments Of All Time

Donuts. Beer. Sandwiches that fell behind the radiator weeks ago. Homer Simpson would do almost anything for his family, but his love of food knows no bounds. So see Homer’s funniest food moments here.

(Source: davidroads)