“We wanted to do this celebration of the un-famous, and celebrate how everybody is interesting when they are interested in something,” Poehler said. “Sometimes this thing happens, where people think caring about something is lame. So we wanted to not be afraid of any earnestness.”
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n0t-quite-n0rmal: deansass: my teacher sent a student home today because the student had had an anxiety attack earlier in the morning and she said “if you have a broken bone, you don’t just keep walking on it and damaging it more, you treat it. Your mental health is the same. Health then school.”  I was about to get really angry but it took a different turn than I expected we really need more teachers like this  (via asvpunicorn)

n0t-quite-n0rmal:

deansass:

my teacher sent a student home today because the student had had an anxiety attack earlier in the morning and she said “if you have a broken bone, you don’t just keep walking on it and damaging it more, you treat it. Your mental health is the same. Health then school.” 

I was about to get really angry but it took a different turn than I expected
we really need more teachers like this 

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prokopetz:

I’ve seen this image going around, and I feel compelled to point out that it’s only half-right. It’s true that high heels were originally a masculine fashion, but they weren’t originally worn by butchers - nor for any other utilitarian purpose, for that matter.
High heels were worn by men for exactly the same reason they’re worn by women today: to display one’s legs to best effect. Until quite recently, shapely, well-toned calves and thighs were regarded as an absolute prerequisite for male attractiveness. That’s why you see so many paintings of famous men framed to show off their legs - like this one of George Washington displaying his fantastic calves:

… or this one of Louis XIV of France rocking a fabulous pair of red platform heels (check out those thighs!):

… or even this one of Charles I of England showing off his high-heeled riding boots - note, again, the visual emphasis on his well-formed calves:

In summary: were high heels originally worn by men? Yes. Were they worn to keep blood off their feet? No at all - they were worn for the same reason they’re worn today: to look fabulous.

so then how did they become a solo feminine item of attire?

A variety of reasons. In France, for example, high heels fell out out of favour in the court of Napoleon due to their association with aristocratic decadence, while in England, the more conservative fashions of the Victorian era regarded it as indecent for a man to openly display his calves.
But then, fashions come and go. The real question is why heels never came back into fashion for men - and that can be laid squarely at the feet of institutionalised homophobia. Essentially, heels for men were never revived because, by the early 20th Century, sexually provocative attire for men had come to be associated with homosexuality; the resulting moral panic ushered in an era of drab, blocky, fully concealing menswear in which a well-turned calf simply had no place - a setback from which men’s fashion has yet to fully recover.

FASHION HISTORY IS HUMAN HISTORY OK

Thank you, history side of tumblr. That “stay out of blood” thing has been driving me mad.
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"I become attached to people I shouldn’t. I distance myself from people who matter. I am bad with people. I am good at being alone. But i hate being lonely."
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I am not a political person. I’m not a democrat or a republican, I am not an Obama supporter per say… But our President is only human and THANK the heavens for that!. I dont want someone/thing making decisions on behalf of Americans if they are incapable of human feelings/mistakes. It’s embarrassing that people are making a deal out of the salute incident. SO FUCKING WHAT. Do they really think he did that on purpose?! Have they never not absentmindedly done something immediately knowing it was a mistake/mess up. He’s a HUMAN. He makes mistakes. God forbid he ever show human clumsiness! He has a million things/ responsibilites and worries on his mind JUST LIKE YOU AND ME and doesn’t deserve this kind of treatment. I’m so ashamed of those people who are judging him. Go and make a ruckus about shit that actually matters. As an American, I’m tired of hearing of all this hate. It’s really quite depressing. It’s selfish and less than respectable. "Where is the love ya’ll? cause I don’t know."

I am not a political person. I’m not a democrat or a republican, I am not an Obama supporter per say…

But our President is only human and THANK the heavens for that!. I dont want someone/thing making decisions on behalf of Americans if they are incapable of human feelings/mistakes.

It’s embarrassing that people are making a deal out of the salute incident. SO FUCKING WHAT. Do they really think he did that on purpose?! Have they never not absentmindedly done something immediately knowing it was a mistake/mess up. He’s a HUMAN. He makes mistakes. God forbid he ever show human clumsiness! He has a million things/ responsibilites and worries on his mind JUST LIKE YOU AND ME and doesn’t deserve this kind of treatment.

I’m so ashamed of those people who are judging him. Go and make a ruckus about shit that actually matters. As an American, I’m tired of hearing of all this hate. It’s really quite depressing. It’s selfish and less than respectable.

"Where is the love ya’ll? cause I don’t know."

markcfm said: "A year from now, you might regret not starting today". My teacher wrote this on the whiteboard at school today as a 'motivational tool'. What are your thoughts on this? lazyyogi: Time passes ceaselessly. A year will pass regardless of what you do or do not start today. But the tiniest seed today may become a monolithic redwood in time.  Two years ago, I was in a rather tortured place. Living at home on a pullout couch, no job, cutoff from the society of my peers I had grown accustomed to in college. My ex of six years and I had split and I was continually bombarded by the criticism of my family, barely disguised as “advice.” Then I had a fateful lunch one day with an old family friend. My father had died when I was in high school and this man was one of his close friends all my life. Originally I had planned to ask him about the potential for finding work through Tibet House, a charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture. However, something else entirely came of our meeting.  Over lunch in Grand Central terminal, he explained to me why he thought I should be a doctor. More than that, he felt I was meant for it.  The first thing I said was, "I’ll have to go back to school. It will take a long time." He looked at me with a saucy smile and replied, "I’m sorry, are you busy?" I was a writer. Two years later and now I’m as versed in the chemical structure of molecules as I am in grammar. The physics of the fundamental forces composing reality, the applications behind calculus, and use of statistical methods all factor into my daily considerations of this or that.  It doesn’t matter who you think you are or what you think you are good at or what you think you aren’t good at. What matters is whether or not you plant the seed, nurture it, and help it to grow into whatever it is going to become.  I’m halfway through my 2-year premedical program and then I’ll be off to medical school, assuming one wants me. When I started, I had no idea if this would fit me. I also had no idea how much the thing I considered myself to be would change as a result of this new direction. I regret none of it.  Motivation is important but not because progress is important. The significance of motivation lies not only in the willingness to plant a new seed today but also in the commitment to nurture it every day. Inevitably that seed to which you initially gave shelter and support will become a great tree which will in turn give you shelter and support. That’s one cool teacher you got, if you ask me.  Namaste :)

markcfm said: "A year from now, you might regret not starting today". My teacher wrote this on the whiteboard at school today as a 'motivational tool'. What are your thoughts on this?

lazyyogi:

Time passes ceaselessly. A year will pass regardless of what you do or do not start today. But the tiniest seed today may become a monolithic redwood in time. 

Two years ago, I was in a rather tortured place. Living at home on a pullout couch, no job, cutoff from the society of my peers I had grown accustomed to in college. My ex of six years and I had split and I was continually bombarded by the criticism of my family, barely disguised as “advice.”

Then I had a fateful lunch one day with an old family friend. My father had died when I was in high school and this man was one of his close friends all my life. Originally I had planned to ask him about the potential for finding work through Tibet House, a charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture. However, something else entirely came of our meeting. 

Over lunch in Grand Central terminal, he explained to me why he thought I should be a doctor. More than that, he felt I was meant for it. 

The first thing I said was, "I’ll have to go back to school. It will take a long time."

He looked at me with a saucy smile and replied, "I’m sorry, are you busy?"

I was a writer. Two years later and now I’m as versed in the chemical structure of molecules as I am in grammar. The physics of the fundamental forces composing reality, the applications behind calculus, and use of statistical methods all factor into my daily considerations of this or that. 

It doesn’t matter who you think you are or what you think you are good at or what you think you aren’t good at. What matters is whether or not you plant the seed, nurture it, and help it to grow into whatever it is going to become

I’m halfway through my 2-year premedical program and then I’ll be off to medical school, assuming one wants me. When I started, I had no idea if this would fit me. I also had no idea how much the thing I considered myself to be would change as a result of this new direction. I regret none of it. 

Motivation is important but not because progress is important. The significance of motivation lies not only in the willingness to plant a new seed today but also in the commitment to nurture it every day. Inevitably that seed to which you initially gave shelter and support will become a great tree which will in turn give you shelter and support.

That’s one cool teacher you got, if you ask me. 

Namaste :)

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Flower power anyone? http://ift.tt/1nvOnZx
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kzshyia said: How do you know if you can trust someone with your heart, with your vulnerabilities? Thank you yogi! :D lazyyogi: “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”  ~ Ernest Hemingway Namaste :)

kzshyia said: How do you know if you can trust someone with your heart, with your vulnerabilities? Thank you yogi! :D

lazyyogi:

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” 

Ernest Hemingway

Namaste :)

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