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awwww-cute:

My neighbor’s puppy found a hole in the fence, so he popped by to say hello yesterday

awwww-cute:

My neighbor’s puppy found a hole in the fence, so he popped by to say hello yesterday

12 hours ago on July 30th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
Tagged as: #this dog is gorgeous 

clintkates:

avengers: age of TONY STARK. tells the story of TONY STARK. featuring supporting characters of TONY STARK. also with some other characters. but most importantly, TONY STARK. directed by joss whedon.

13 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
Tagged as: #this is how i feel about most of avengers stuff lately #it's just not my thing ok 

lildarkvixen:

"you can’t ship that, that character has canon interaction with the opposite sex"

14 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
butji:



Christianist Texas Republican Senator Dan Patrick accidentally praises gay marriage ruling 

so good

butji:

Christianist Texas Republican Senator Dan Patrick accidentally praises gay marriage ruling 

so good

14 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

amandagoodbyeness:

WHENEVER I GET IN A FIGHT WITH PEOPLE ONLINEimage

14 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

chaobunny:

lostoncementtrails:

squiddious:

cheezy98151:

sam-winchester-cries-during-sex:

foodchewer:

*hides good snacks from family members*

there’s a word for thatimage

hello my name is maggie and im a defensive eater..

hello maggie and welcome to defensive eaters anonymous now who took all the cookies

That would be the most stressful meeting to supply snacks for.

I do this I take the last piece of cake even if I’m not hungry because if I don’t someone else will eat it and then I don’t get to.

14 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
15 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here
I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”
Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.
The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.
Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here

I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”

Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.

The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.

Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

15 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

thisistherealfancyduckie:

Okay I’m sorry but I have had it up to here with tumblr’s really shitty trigger warning culture. And I’m sorry for taking up your dash space by not putting this under a cut, but just keep scrolling if you don’t want to read. 

Disclaimer: I know tumblr means well with this, but it’s doing more harm than good. 

"Triggers" are specific to PTSD; and refer to things that cause the person with PTSD to have a flashback to the traumatic event, as if they were experiencing it all over again. Saying "ohmygod I got triggered by that huge ass moth on my tumblr dash last night, I was so freaked out" if you don’t have PTSD related to getting attacked by giant moths or something is on the Iggy Azalea level of triggers: it’s bullshit. And it’s literally just as bad as people saying “ohmygod my mom is sooooooo bipolar; she made me my favorite dinner and then told me to clean my room, what a psycho!”

This is because you’re confusing people about what the actual disorder is (just like bipolar isn’t that you’re happy one second and then depressed the next), and you’re making it harder for people with the actual disorder to get taken seriously by doing so. If people hear you say you were “triggered” by something that’s not appearing to cause you much stress, they’re going to think that people with PTSD are just a bunch of wussies who need to “just get over it”. Which then makes it harder for them to get treatment, which leads to further deterioration of their mental and physical health. 

Life is full of triggers for people who have PTSD, and the internet is not, and should not be an exception. This is because the most effective treatment for PTSD is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy involving confronting your triggers head-on, repetitively so that they lose their power.

So legitimate therapy for a rape victim (#1 most common traumatic event resulting in PTSD) might be having them record their account of their rape, and then listening to it on repeat on headphones for hours at a time. This is effective because the issue with PTSD is that the person associates (usually harmless) things that remind them of their traumatic event(s) with a threat/imminent harm, and tries to avoid those things at all costs. When someone with PTSD is shown that their triggers produce no real threat repeatedly, their symptoms usually subside.

So let’s take the rape victim again, let’s say they were raped by some person they met at a party. The victim with PTSD might be triggered by parties, loud music/specific songs, strangers, the neighborhood the party was in or neighborhoods that look similar, whatever they were drinking that night, the brand of clothing they were wearing, etc. Without treatment, they’re going to try to avoid parties for the rest of their life so they won’t be triggered. That’s pretty sad because most of the time, parties are fun and safe. But if they do get help, they’ll be able to go to parties and maybe enjoy themselves again. 

Avoidance of triggers is one of the key symptoms of this disorder. By tagging things with “trigger warning: xyz”, it’s encouraging people with PTSD that it’s okay/normal for them to feel the way that they do, and that they should continue to try to avoid their triggers because it’s a good response to stress. It’s not. It makes it really hard to get better if you’re avoiding the problem or things that remind you of it. 

TL;DR: “Triggers” are for PTSD, not for shit that you just don’t like. Using trigger warnings so people with PTSD can blacklist them is making it harder for them to recover from the disorder, so cut that shit out. 

16 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
Tagged as: #long post #trigger warning stupidity 
madlori:

I have decided that I will reblog this every time it comes across my dash because it makes me laugh until I think I’m going to puke.

madlori:

I have decided that I will reblog this every time it comes across my dash because it makes me laugh until I think I’m going to puke.

16 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

peanutbutterjotunheim:

sinningbravely:

Grab the wall, gas pedal gas pedal

Guardians of the Galaxy looks so good.

16 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

rapunzelie:

chocolatemermaidya:

rapunzelie:

do you ever feel like there’s just so many pretty girls but most dudes are just subpar like there are radiant goddesses everywhere and just piles and piles of guys in backwards baseball caps and sandals

it’s called makeup

you can put eyeliner on a frat boy that doesn’t change the fact that’s he’s wearing a neon muscle shirt and nike flip flops

17 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE