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Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh wow, this is fantastic!

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lucidobscurity:

creepylittlecupcake:

geekgirlsmash:

Any time someone asks me if “I’m too old for that”, I just direct them to Advanced Style.

OMG YES

This is wonderful! Hoping to be one of them if I live long enough.

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The thing that bothers me about this news that Robin Williams had Parkinson’s Disease (other than that, you know, Parkinson’s sucks and I’m sorry that he or anyone else has it) is that it’s going to change the discussion around his death and, worse, “validate” his death somehow. Because there are going to be people—a lot of people—who feel that Parkinson’s is legitimate in a way that depression isn’t. That Parkinson’s is real and depression isn’t. That Parkinson’s is an incurable tragedy but that depression is something you should just be able to snap out of with a few chirpy platitudes and maybe an inspirational poster. And that’s just bullshit. Not only does it show a stellar lack of understanding about what depression is and how it works, but it completely ignores the fact that he struggled and fought with an illness—one that ultimately killed him—for his entire life, way before Parkinson’s ever got its claws in him.

I just…it just frustrates the hell out of me.

If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.

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One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.

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youronlydoge:

The original post only has US helplines. I’ve added UK helplines underneath. It would be great if people could add numbers from everywhere in the world.

Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433

LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255

Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386

Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743

Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438

Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272

Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000

Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253

Child Abuse: 1-800-422-4453
UK Helplines:

Samaritans (for any problem): 08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org

Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem): 08001111

Mind infoline (mental health information): 0300 123 3393 e-mail: info@mind.org.uk

Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice): 0300 466 6463 legal@mind.org.uk

b-eat eating disorder support: 0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: help@b-eat.co.uk

b-eat youthline (for under 25’s with eating disorders): 08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)

Cruse Bereavement Care: 08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk

Frank (information and advice on drugs): 0800776600

Drinkline: 0800 9178282

Rape Crisis England & Wales: 0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk

Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight

India Self Harm Hotline: 00 08001006614

India Suicide Helpline: 022-27546669

Kids Help Phone (Canada): 1-800-668-6868, Free and available 24/7

suicide hotlines;

Argentina: 54-0223-493-0430

Australia: 13-11-14

Austria: 01-713-3374

Barbados: 429-9999

Belgium: 106

Botswana: 391-1270

Brazil: 21-233-9191

Canada: 1-800-448-3000

China: 852-2382-0000 

(Hong Kong: 2389-2222)

Costa Rica: 606-253-5439

Croatia: 01-4833-888

Cyprus: 357-77-77-72-67

Czech Republic: 222-580-697, 476-701-908

Denmark: 70-201-201

Egypt: 762-1602

Estonia: 6-558-088

Finland: 040-5032199

France: 01-45-39-4000

Germany: 0800-181-0721

Greece: 1018

Guatemala: 502-234-1239

Holland: 0900-0767

Honduras: 504-237-3623

Hungary: 06-80-820-111

Iceland: 44-0-8457-90-90-90
Israel: 09-8892333

Italy: 06-705-4444

Japan: 3-5286-9090

Latvia: 6722-2922, 2772-2292

Malaysia: 03-756-8144

(Singapore: 1-800-221-4444)

Mexico: 525-510-2550

Netherlands: 0900-0767

New Zealand: 4-473-9739

New Guinea: 675-326-0011

Nicaragua: 505-268-6171

Norway: 47-815-33-300

Philippines: 02-896-9191

Poland: 52-70-000

Portugal: 239-72-10-10

Russia: 8-20-222-82-10

Spain: 91-459-00-50

South Africa: 0861-322-322

South Korea: 2-715-8600

Sweden: 031-711-2400

Switzerland: 143

Taiwan: 0800-788-995

Thailand: 02-249-9977

Trinidad and Tobago: 868-645-2800

Ukraine: 0487-327715

Also, there’s a giant masterpost of online crisis chat sites here: http://unsuicide.wikispaces.com/Online+Suicide+Help

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A man once asked me … how I managed in my books to write such natural conversation between men when they were by themselves. Was I, by any chance, a member of a large, mixed family with a lot of male friends? I replied that, on the contrary, I was an only child and had practically never seen or spoken to any men of my own age till I was about twenty-five. “Well,” said the man, “I shouldn’t have expected a woman (meaning me) to have been able to make it so convincing.” I replied that I had coped with this difficult problem by making my men talk, as far as possible, like ordinary human beings. This aspect of the matter seemed to surprise the other speaker; he said no more, but took it away to chew it over. One of these days it may quite likely occur to him that women, as well as men, when left to themselves, talk very much like human beings also.

Dorothy L. SayersAre Women Human?: Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

Book Geek Quote #445

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"Summerly I go to the beach." If you do not approve of that sentence, I don’t want to live in your dark and joyless little world.

99% Invisible is the best podcast you’re not listening to. (via mylookingglassisbroken)

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congratulationssex:

(this will be continuously edited as people are revealed, as posts are made, as time passes. that means that the post you are viewing MAY NOT be the most current and up to date post. to view the most up to date version of this masterpost, please click here . if i have missed anyone, please send me links, and i will add to this post. we cannot let this keep getting brushed under the rug. i will not allow it)

lets begin with the most important parts:

Hotlines, sources, and outreach for survivors, friends of survivors, and general knowledge. 

What is Consent?

  • Consent is a voluntary, sober,  enthusiastic, creative, wanted, informed, mutual, honest, and verbal agreement
  • Consent must be willing
  • Consent is an active agreement: Consent cannot be coerced
  • Consent is a process, which must be asked for every step of the way; if you want to move to the next level of sexual intimacy, just ask,
  • Consent is never implied and cannot be assumed, even in the context of a relationship. Just because you are in a relationship does not mean that you have permission to have sex with your partner
  • A person who is intoxicated cannot legally give consent. If you’re too drunk to make decisions and communicate with your partner, you’re too drunk to consent

Consent is not

  • The absence of “no”
  • Implied or assumed, even in a relationship
  • Silence or not responding
  • When someone says “yes” because they feel pressured or afraid of how their partner would respond to no
  • “I’m not sure”
  • “I don’t know”
  • “I’m scared”
  • Consent for one thing does not mean consent for everything
  • Consent given once does not mean always
  • Being passed out or sleeping does not equal consent

the following people are abusers, rapists, manipulators. Be safe, be careful, and do not be scared to speak out if you fear that “you are going to ruin their life”. you are not ruining their lives, you are saving the lives of other potential victims.

(please be warned that some of the following stories can be graphic, read at your own discretion.)

Mike Lombardo

Alex Day (nerimon)

Josiah Files (josiahfiles/3dpiss)

Josh Macedo (confusedtree)

Kelly Montoya (kellyinigomontoya)

Tom Mclean (frezned)

Tom Milsom (hexachordal)

Danny Hooper

Ed Blann (eddplant)

Joseph Asfoury

Alex Carpenter

Lily Gartz (genderikari/cristobalite)

Rodrigo Passalacqua (lampghost)

Michael Cook (drillbittaylor/crunchberrymessiah)

Renard Queenston (queenston)

Luke Conard

James (ask-omnipony/omniEDM)

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theartassignment:

thisiswhyigotupthismorning:

I just watched the first episode of theartassignment.

Turns out I already completed the Meet in the Middle assignment a few years ago.

My friend Emma and I wanted to find the midway point between our houses. I made a small purple flag which said “Emmae Point” (because we’re both called Emma and the plural of Emma is of course Emmae), we synchronised our watches, hopped on our bikes and headed out from our respective starting points.

Also, to make sure it was all accurate, we decided she’d peddle slightly slower than usual and I slightly faster to account for the differing lengths of our legs (science!).

It took around 13 minutes to find Emmae Point and plant our flag in a sand dune somewhere along New Brighton beach in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Occasionally we’ll still meet at Emmae point when we’re both home in the summer and feel like going for a swim.

Just lovely.

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