Lone Magnolia

rapeculturerealities:

I’m fairly new to tumblr. It never occurred to me to share my story, but I think maybe now is best. Maybe there are things it’s easier to say when you’re (relatively) anonymous? When you know it’s more about catharsis than who might be listening.

I was raped. I was raped at thirteen. I was raped…

the-uncalm-nipples:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

nateriot:

Obama on gay adoption 


yeah totally ruining this country what a horrible guy

Fun fact: Obama has attempted to fix almost everything that he promised to fix, but the republicans have voted almost all of his bills out of congress. He’s not the problem.

the-uncalm-nipples:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

nateriot:

Obama on gay adoption 

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yeah totally ruining this country what a horrible guy

Fun fact: Obama has attempted to fix almost everything that he promised to fix, but the republicans have voted almost all of his bills out of congress. He’s not the problem.

Teacher: Reading a book is better than sex.
[Class titters]
Teacher: It’s like a 10-hour orgasm!
[Laughter increases]
Girl pipes up: Yeah, and with a book I actually get to finish!
[Boys’ laughter dies off almost instantly as the girls hoot]
urban-werewolf:

durpacerangerrogjro:

IT’S BEEN OVER A YEAR SINCE I SAW THIS POST I’M SO HAPPY

Death and her cat X3

urban-werewolf:

durpacerangerrogjro:

IT’S BEEN OVER A YEAR SINCE I SAW THIS POST I’M SO HAPPY

Death and her cat X3

officialneckdeep:

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing + Snaps

Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and in this hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.
John Berger  (via thatkindofwoman)

americxanhorrorstory:

Freshman Year 

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Sophomore Year

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Junior Year

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Senior Year

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mashable:

Food Art Photography Ilustrates Delicious Side of European Capitals

International travel has never looked so appetizing.

While it was difficult to prove the benefits of nature 100 years ago, today the intervention is supported by compelling evidence. A psychologist at Western Michigan University, Roger S. Ulrich, spearheaded some of the earliest studies. He found that students who viewed nature photos after being exposed to a stressful and demanding task reported increased feelings of affection, playfulness, friendliness, and elation. The group that viewed urban scenes reported feeling sadness.

Some of the most ambitious studies of our reactions to nature come out of Japan. The Japanese Society of Forest Medicine’s Shinrin yoku plan, an effort to promote health through “forest bathing” (short visits to forests), has been fertile ground for scientific inquiry. Yoshifumi Miyazaki of Chiba University found lower cortisol levels in those who took forest walks when compared with those who walked the same distance in a lab. Qing Li and his colleagues from Nippon Medical School found that visits to the forest (compared with urban trips) can have a long-lasting influence on immune system markers, increasing the activity of antiviral cells and intracellular anti-cancer proteins—and these changes remained significant for a full week after the visit.

Even the scent of nature may be beneficial: Chemicals secreted by trees, known as phytoncides, have been linked with improved immune defense as well as a reduction in anxiety and increase in pain threshold.

Doctors prescribing outdoors time: Nature is good for you.

This shouldn’t replace other types of therapy, but getting outdoors can do a world of good. Also, this underlines the importance of maintaining quality green spaces in urban areas.

(via dendroica)

trinandtonic:

dontbearuiner:

lawebloca:

Friends

This is a very important post.

babies babying together