We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.

Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.

More on sleep here.

(via explore-blog)

I’ve really got to start getting more rest…

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Straight White Boy Problem #65

straightwhiteboyproblems:

does it have protein

negropean:

thecheekylibertarian

#US

Uh no jogging is literally the least efficient cardio you can do and it erodes your joints; it is absolutely not good for you. The costs are endless and the benefits are sartorial, at best.

(Source: fifthharmony)

divasdishblog:

"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."
- Our Bodies, Ourselves.

divasdishblog:

"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."

Our Bodies, Ourselves.

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I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for black people. For example, I am black. I know that. I also know that while I am black I am a human being. Therefore I have the right to go into any public place. White people don’t know that. Every time I tried to go into a public place they stopped me. So some boys had to write a bill to tell that white man, “He’s a human being; don’t stop him." That bill was for the white man, not for me. I knew I could vote all the time and that it wasn’t a privilege but my right. Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed, beaten or economically deprived. So somebody had to write a bill to tell white people, “When a black man comes to vote, don’t bother him." That bill was for white people. I know I can live anyplace I want to live. It is white people across this country who are incapable of allowing me to live where I want. You need a civil rights bill, not me.

Stokely Carmichael, setting shit straight and placing responsibility for the “race problem” squarely where it belongs. 

 

The very language in regards to civil rights in this country is embedded in white supremacist ideology. How many of us have been duped into accepting the fallacious notion that whites have “given” blacks rights? The notion itself presupposes black inferiority while failing to acknowledge the root problem: white racism. Change the language, change your mind.

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OMG

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Pair with “Racism is the white people’s disease”. Ya’ll brought on the problems.

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So I have new conservative followers.

Do y’all not scroll through first?

mymodernmet:

Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.

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anarcho-queer:

thinksquad:

Los Angeles police officers tampered with voice recording equipment in dozens of patrol cars in an effort to avoid being monitored while on duty
An inspection by Los Angeles Police Department investigators found about half of the estimated 80 cars in one South L.A. patrol division were missing antennas, which help capture what officers say in the field. The antennas in at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions had also been removed.
http://articles.latimes.com/2014/apr/07/local/la-me-lapd-tamper-20140408

“LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other top officials learned of the problem last summer but chose not to investigate which officers were responsible.”

anarcho-queer:

thinksquad:

Los Angeles police officers tampered with voice recording equipment in dozens of patrol cars in an effort to avoid being monitored while on duty

An inspection by Los Angeles Police Department investigators found about half of the estimated 80 cars in one South L.A. patrol division were missing antennas, which help capture what officers say in the field. The antennas in at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions had also been removed.

http://articles.latimes.com/2014/apr/07/local/la-me-lapd-tamper-20140408

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other top officials learned of the problem last summer but chose not to investigate which officers were responsible.

(via cyderpunk)

bromogeekmusings:

radimus-co-uk:

enochliew:

Pocket Printer by Zuta Labs

Not only a portable design, but able to print on any size page.

it finally feels like 2014

Every once in a while there’s an invention you never knew you always needed.

(Source: Engadget, via staticdiplomat)

vixyish:

solarbird:

xgenepositive:

mmmahogany:

#john barrowman is having none of your misogynist bullshit

i love that barrowman’s response also distances him from the contestant
"hahahaha women do laundry right john?  you with me, john?"
"don’t lump me in with you, you fucking martian”

This is what I’m talking about when I keep saying that men have to deny the endorsement. This guy wanted Barrowman’s tacit support or agreement for his sexism, as part of bonding through humour. John went nope.

Bolding mine.

(Source: kaniehtiio, via cyderpunk)

priceofliberty:

ragingcommonsense:

sirdukeiii:

ragingcommonsense:

sirdukeiii:

talkstraight:

For all you “oil companies are evil giants out to eat children” people.

is this accurate?

My dad, grandpa, great uncle, and uncle all work for Oil Companies in one form or another and this is accurate. At least for the tax on consumers.
There’s another tax for the producers of the oil.

But what about the profit? Do they make less of a profit than the government?

Oh hell yeah the Government makes more off of oil than the companies that produce it do. At the very least as far as fuel like gas and diesel go.
There are all kinds of federal and state taxes on it.
Nowadays it’s around 18¢ a gallon on average that oil companies earn. Then the gas stations have to make a profit and are also being bled by the government in one way or another.
If oil had just one tax on it, the price change would be drastically reduced.
But instead it’s bled out with taxes all over the place in every which way the government can take it. Whether it’s a tax on the consumer, producer, or distributor.
Oil and gas companies actually make a LOT more of a profit in other ways and on the other products that are made by petroleum than they do from the gas and diesel that run cars. In comparison the money they make from gas and diesel is almost chump change.
Oil goes into a massive variety of other products we use on a daily basis all across the United States.


Don’t forget about the ethanol racket.

priceofliberty:

ragingcommonsense:

sirdukeiii:

ragingcommonsense:

sirdukeiii:

talkstraight:

For all you “oil companies are evil giants out to eat children” people.

is this accurate?

My dad, grandpa, great uncle, and uncle all work for Oil Companies in one form or another and this is accurate. At least for the tax on consumers.

There’s another tax for the producers of the oil.

But what about the profit? Do they make less of a profit than the government?

Oh hell yeah the Government makes more off of oil than the companies that produce it do. At the very least as far as fuel like gas and diesel go.

There are all kinds of federal and state taxes on it.

Nowadays it’s around 18¢ a gallon on average that oil companies earn.
Then the gas stations have to make a profit and are also being bled by the government in one way or another.

If oil had just one tax on it, the price change would be drastically reduced.

But instead it’s bled out with taxes all over the place in every which way the government can take it. Whether it’s a tax on the consumer, producer, or distributor.

Oil and gas companies actually make a LOT more of a profit in other ways and on the other products that are made by petroleum than they do from the gas and diesel that run cars. In comparison the money they make from gas and diesel is almost chump change.

Oil goes into a massive variety of other products we use on a daily basis all across the United States.

Don’t forget about the ethanol racket.

(Source: amarkedman)

excessunrated:

veganfoody:

20 cool and useful kitchen tools! 

Some of my personal favorites are: veggie spiralizer, high powered blender, garlic press, veggie peeler and sharp knives!

Do you have a favorite kitchen tool or appliance?

This is pornographic.

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melissasoup:

writeswrongs:

tony-starked:

rabbleprochoice:

gynocraticgrrl:

Tough Guise: Violence, Media & The Crisis in Masculinity

with Ed. M, Ph.D Jackson Katz

Same for mass shootings which are almost entirely done by white males.

If it was done by, literally, ANYONE ELSE of any other race or gender, I can’t even IMAGINE the shit that would be said by people.

I read somewhere, someone had this theory that the reason shootings are mainly committed by white males is because when women or poc feel alienated, depressed, etc, we are trained to keep it to ourselves, whereas white men are raised with a sense of entitlement that allows them to make their own problems everyone’s problem.

I wonder if it is true for shooting or for road rage or both or neither.

the bolded!

This is a really good documentary.

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Teaching Consent to Small Children

afrafemme:

A friend and I were out with our kids when another family’s two-year-old came up. She began hugging my friend’s 18-month-old, following her around and smiling at her. My friend’s little girl looked like she wasn’t so sure she liked this, and at that moment the other little girl’s mom came up and got down on her little girl’s level to talk to her.

“Honey, can you listen to me for a moment? I’m glad you’ve found a new friend, but you need to make sure to look at her face to see if she likes it when you hug her. And if she doesn’t like it, you need to give her space. Okay?”

Two years old, and already her mother was teaching her about consent.

My daughter Sally likes to color on herself with markers. I tell her it’s her body, so it’s her choice. Sometimes she writes her name, sometimes she draws flowers or patterns. The other day I heard her talking to her brother, a marker in her hand.

“Bobby, do you mind if I color on your leg?”

Bobby smiled and moved himself closer to his sister. She began drawing a pattern on his leg with a marker while he watched, fascinated. Later, she began coloring on the sole of his foot. After each stoke, he pulled his foot back, laughing. I looked over to see what was causing the commotion, and Sally turned to me.

“He doesn’t mind if I do this,” she explained, “he is only moving his foot because it tickles. He thinks its funny.” And she was right. Already Bobby had extended his foot to her again, smiling as he did so.

What I find really fascinating about these two anecdotes is that they both deal with the consent of children not yet old enough to communicate verbally. In both stories, the older child must read the consent of the younger child through nonverbal cues. And even then, consent is not this ambiguous thing that is difficult to understand.

Teaching consent is ongoing, but it starts when children are very young. It involves both teaching children to pay attention to and respect others’ consent (or lack thereof) and teaching children that they should expect their own bodies and their own space to be respected—even by their parents and other relatives.

And if children of two or four can be expected to read the nonverbal cues and expressions of children not yet old enough to talk in order to assess whether there is consent, what excuse do full grown adults have?

(via cyderpunk)

When children attend schools that place a greater value on discipline and security than on knowledge and intellectual development, they are attending prep schools for prison.

Angela Davis (via thinksquad)