theyuniversity:

#ChildhoodRuined

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did-you-kno:

Helping a neighbor, volunteering, or donating goods and services results in a “helper’s high” and research shows that those who do this live longer and get more health benefits from this than exercising four times a week.
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did-you-kno:

Helping a neighbor, volunteering, or donating goods and services results in a “helper’s high” and research shows that those who do this live longer and get more health benefits from this than exercising four times a week.

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Anonymous said: What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?

londonteabooks:

aconissa:

50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

I’m so happy about this post I could cry. I thought I was in the minority over my horror of this. Maybe I still am. I feel like this is a step backward for women and feminism and not to mention, good literature.

I knew there was a reason I never ever wanted to read this book. 

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myraggedinsomnia:

kennylogginsvevo:

walrusnuggets:

this is the greatest happiest video i have ever seen 

Humans are so fucking rad sometimes oh my gosh this is so happy and cute

this is so great

Watch for the guy in the red underwear!

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takepart:

The 10 Countries Where Teachers Feel Valued the Most
If we want to get people to become teachers, we need to let them know folks in the profession are appreciated.

I wonder where Canada finishes in this survey?

takepart:

The 10 Countries Where Teachers Feel Valued the Most

If we want to get people to become teachers, we need to let them know folks in the profession are appreciated.

I wonder where Canada finishes in this survey?

(Reblogged from takepart)