Unnatural Selections
letsray:

hueva-york:

la-bufadora:

businessinsider:

Infographic: 7 Reasons This Is An Excellent Resume For Someone With No Experience

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letsray:

hueva-york:

la-bufadora:

businessinsider:

Infographic: 7 Reasons This Is An Excellent Resume For Someone With No Experience

yoooo what i need by tomorrow

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

SUPER IMPORTANT

cognitivedissonance:

elwynbrooks:

betterbemeta:

the-exercist:

lindsaylohansmugshot:

the-exercist:

fitblrholics:

If you look at the ingredients list and it’s a bunch of words you don’t even know… neither does your body (x)

Just like if you break apples and grapefruit down into their chemical components, I’m willing to bet that most people wouldn’t recognize the “ingredients” either. It’s a bunch of words you don’t even know:

Don’t use these scare tactics - Chemicals aren’t inherently bad. Literally everything is made up chemicals. Trust me, your body knows what niacin is. It knows how to digest fructose and calcium sulfate. Even if you only consume the most basic and “real” foods that are pulled directly off the vine, you’re still ingesting a series of chemical compounds that you probably can’t pronounce. That’s okay. 

Despite that, there’s a difference between eating natural chemicals and artificially produced chemicals and you can’t really dispute that natural ingredients are better for you

Yes I can.
Arsenic is a naturally occurring element that is present within many whole foods, yet it can kill you if ingested in significant doses. Poison ivy is natural, but it sure gives people a nasty rash. Peanuts are natural, but a solid percentage of the population is deathly allergic to them. Asparagus berries can make you incredibly sick. Even just looking at the example given in the first post, we have to consider apple seeds - They contain a small amount of amygdalin, which is a cyanogenic glycoside. It is very possible to eat enough seeds to cause a fatal overdose.
Compare it to artificial chemicals like the fluoride complex that is added into many water systems in order to prevent tooth decay. When we drink water, it’s presence is a huge benefit to the population. By the time you drink enough for the dose to hurt you, you’d already have experienced water poisoning. There’s also d-ascorbic acid, a synthetic version of vitamin C that works as an antioxidant. Don’t forget about iodized salt, which works to prevent iodine deficiencies (which effects roughly two billion people around the world and is currently the leading preventable cause of intellectual and developmental disabilities). From the first post’s example, enriched flour is the first cereal ingredient listed: This allows the consumer to get a serving of niacin, iron, folic acid and thiamin. These vitamins are a necessary part of a daily balanced diet, but if we only stuck with naturally produced foods, the average consumer would miss out on the full amount needed. This is called food fortification and it allows many people (especially those under the poverty line) to consume all their daily vitamins and minerals without overextending themselves and their budget. 
At the end of the day:
——-> “Natural” does not inherently mean “healthy” or “good.”
——-> “Artificial” does not inherently mean “bad.”
No one here is arguing that the above posted breakfast cereal is inherently and always going to be “better” for you than an apple. That would be ridiculous. But it’s also silly to say that an apple is automatically better just because it isn’t man made (which most sort of are, considering the history of orchard cultivation and grafting, but that’s for another post). What I’m saying here is that this “Chemicals are bad! Natural is good!” method of thinking is such a simplistic and dumbed-down way of looking at food. Don’t label foods as good or bad for everyone just because your eyes glaze over at any ingredient list longer than two syllables. 
Use technology and medical advances to your advantage! You don’t have to blindly eat what you find in nature anymore. We’re beyond that stage of civilization - Don’t let science frighten you. 

And to go even further with the “some people are inherently allergic to peanuts” stuff, by erasing everything we have learned about foods like their chemical composition, people are at risk. Not just for death, but for quality of life— My girlfriend has a fructose malabsorbtion problem and some fruits and vegetables make her ill. However, she CAN eat these foods to some capacity: in some cases, cooking can break down the fructose into glucose enough to tip the threshold for where she gets sick. In other cases, she can eat them if she eats an equal amount of other food. 
But if she doesn’t know what’s in each food she eats, she is at risk of getting sick— even for days afterward. What are the most common culprits? Not high-fructose corn syrup, which is almost always clearly marked on our handy Nutrition Facts.
It’s unmarked fruit juice, sometimes listed under “natural flavors” or “fruit sugar” or “natural sweetening” as a sweetener in items that proudly proclaim “All-natural!” or “Chemical-free!”
Another culprit is sometimes honey, which actually has nearly the same composition as high-fructose corn syrup. Maple sugar can be risky as well.
By not identifying that these things are in fact made of molecules, which have effects on the human body, harm is done to real people. All for the fantasy that things produced by a plant or a bee are magically better or aren’t made of matter or something else inane.


Chemical =/= carcinogen
Please recognise chemophobia and destroy it

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cognitivedissonance:

elwynbrooks:

betterbemeta:

the-exercist:

lindsaylohansmugshot:

the-exercist:

fitblrholics:

If you look at the ingredients list and it’s a bunch of words you don’t even know… neither does your body (x)

Just like if you break apples and grapefruit down into their chemical components, I’m willing to bet that most people wouldn’t recognize the “ingredients” either. It’s a bunch of words you don’t even know:

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Don’t use these scare tactics - Chemicals aren’t inherently bad. Literally everything is made up chemicals. Trust me, your body knows what niacin is. It knows how to digest fructose and calcium sulfate. Even if you only consume the most basic and “real” foods that are pulled directly off the vine, you’re still ingesting a series of chemical compounds that you probably can’t pronounce. That’s okay. 

Despite that, there’s a difference between eating natural chemicals and artificially produced chemicals and you can’t really dispute that natural ingredients are better for you

Yes I can.

Arsenic is a naturally occurring element that is present within many whole foods, yet it can kill you if ingested in significant doses. Poison ivy is natural, but it sure gives people a nasty rash. Peanuts are natural, but a solid percentage of the population is deathly allergic to them. Asparagus berries can make you incredibly sick. Even just looking at the example given in the first post, we have to consider apple seeds - They contain a small amount of amygdalin, which is a cyanogenic glycoside. It is very possible to eat enough seeds to cause a fatal overdose.

Compare it to artificial chemicals like the fluoride complex that is added into many water systems in order to prevent tooth decay. When we drink water, it’s presence is a huge benefit to the population. By the time you drink enough for the dose to hurt you, you’d already have experienced water poisoning. There’s also d-ascorbic acid, a synthetic version of vitamin C that works as an antioxidant. Don’t forget about iodized salt, which works to prevent iodine deficiencies (which effects roughly two billion people around the world and is currently the leading preventable cause of intellectual and developmental disabilities). From the first post’s example, enriched flour is the first cereal ingredient listed: This allows the consumer to get a serving of niacin, iron, folic acid and thiamin. These vitamins are a necessary part of a daily balanced diet, but if we only stuck with naturally produced foods, the average consumer would miss out on the full amount needed. This is called food fortification and it allows many people (especially those under the poverty line) to consume all their daily vitamins and minerals without overextending themselves and their budget. 

At the end of the day:

——-> “Natural” does not inherently mean “healthy” or “good.”

——-> “Artificial” does not inherently mean “bad.”

No one here is arguing that the above posted breakfast cereal is inherently and always going to be “better” for you than an apple. That would be ridiculous. But it’s also silly to say that an apple is automatically better just because it isn’t man made (which most sort of are, considering the history of orchard cultivation and grafting, but that’s for another post). What I’m saying here is that this “Chemicals are bad! Natural is good!” method of thinking is such a simplistic and dumbed-down way of looking at food. Don’t label foods as good or bad for everyone just because your eyes glaze over at any ingredient list longer than two syllables. 

Use technology and medical advances to your advantage! You don’t have to blindly eat what you find in nature anymore. We’re beyond that stage of civilization - Don’t let science frighten you. 

And to go even further with the “some people are inherently allergic to peanuts” stuff, by erasing everything we have learned about foods like their chemical composition, people are at risk. Not just for death, but for quality of life— My girlfriend has a fructose malabsorbtion problem and some fruits and vegetables make her ill. However, she CAN eat these foods to some capacity: in some cases, cooking can break down the fructose into glucose enough to tip the threshold for where she gets sick. In other cases, she can eat them if she eats an equal amount of other food. 

But if she doesn’t know what’s in each food she eats, she is at risk of getting sick— even for days afterward. What are the most common culprits? Not high-fructose corn syrup, which is almost always clearly marked on our handy Nutrition Facts.

It’s unmarked fruit juice, sometimes listed under “natural flavors” or “fruit sugar” or “natural sweetening” as a sweetener in items that proudly proclaim “All-natural!” or “Chemical-free!”

Another culprit is sometimes honey, which actually has nearly the same composition as high-fructose corn syrup. Maple sugar can be risky as well.

By not identifying that these things are in fact made of molecules, which have effects on the human body, harm is done to real people. All for the fantasy that things produced by a plant or a bee are magically better or aren’t made of matter or something else inane.

Chemical =/= carcinogen

Please recognise chemophobia and destroy it

I love everything about this.

What exactly is dash con?
Anonymous

dickpicjpg:

so basically its this awful convention (if you can even call it that) that a few people from tumblr decided to create; and now everyone is making jokes about it because it was really really sad

Intro summary of Dashcon debacle


Dashcon: what happened
A list of Dashcon’s problems
a committee head who quit on Dashcon as a case study for awful nerd organization
Dashcon Is Embarrassing, And Here’s Why
Dashcon attendee viewpoints
Dashcon Legality Issues
Dashcon Schedule: note the strange ESL descriptions, their shittiness
DashCon Disaster – Welcome to Night Vale Walks Out & More
comment on people’s reactions to Dashcon Debacle
WTNV on pulling out of Dashcon
What Dashcon admins say about WTNV pulling out
The poor poor people who seem to have put together a thoughtful panel
Dashcon Admins explain $17,000, claim was not hoax
Admin team responds to criticism
$17,000 ball pit
a response re: making sure projects you crowdfund are legit
Dashcon - Play-by-play of the almost-cancel
The Baker Street Babes on leaving Dashcon early

A video of an admin speaking on near-cancelation


So if you didn’t hear about the Dashcon $17,000 debacle…

Dashcon 2015 Early Registration
Tumblr’s Dashcon Staff on negative feedback
awkward ballpit footage
Dashcon We are the Champions
Another explanation of Dashcon’s issues
What can you buy with $17,000?
fandom wank coverage
THE BALLPIT IS UNCLEAN
Is the dashcon a legit thing that’s going to happen? My friends and I are iffy on it. (:
TLDR: Yeah there have been some serious issues but people are really being asshats about it. 
What’s so bad about Dashcon?

There you go, a list of links. All explaining the shittiness of dashcon.

notice: links are not mine, they’re from gehayi’s post. go check her blog out!

medievalpoc:

gdfalksen:

Download over 250 art books for free here
http://www.getty.edu/publications/virtuallibrary/index.html
Resources on Indigenous Feminism

newwavefeminism:

Ran across these links at http://www.peopleofcolororganize.com/

Online Articles:

Indigenous Feminism Without Apology, by Andrea Smith

Anti-Colonial Responses to Gender Violence, by Andrea Smith

Not an Indian Tradition: The Sexual Colonization of Indian Peoples, by Andrea Smith

Better Dead Than Pregnant: The Colonization of Native Women’s Health, by Andrea Smith

Women and the Indian Act, by Deborah Simmons

Nuu-Chah-Nulth Struggles Against Sexual Violence, an Interview with Na’cha’uaht & Chiinuuks

Sexism, Racism or Both? A Closer Look at the Indian Act and the McIvor Case, by Martin Cannon

Jennifer Nez Denetdale on Indigenous Feminisms

An Indigenous Perspective on Feminism, Militarism, and the Environment, by Winona LaDuke

Zapatismo and the Emergence of Indigenous Feminism, by Aida Hernandez Castillo

Video Lectures

The Lives of Indigenous Women in a ‘Post-Racial’ and ‘Post-Feminist’ World, by Andrea Smith

Conquest: Sexual Violence and the American Indian Genocide, by Andrea Smith

Other Important Resources

Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat, by J. Sakai

Credit: While I found this on POCO, it came along with the following credit to Jessica Yee for originally coming up with the list. 
derived from a list put created by Jessica Yee for BITCH Magazine, for others to take a look a lot, critique and/or otherwise contribute their thoughts. It’s made up of a mix of books and articles, both academic and non-academic, which are available on line.
sweetkimchii:

no-more-ramen:

rice cookers are straight up magic, okay? they always cook rice perfectly, always (i mean, as long as us lowly humans don’t get the water to rice ratio wrong…) but they can also cook so much more than that! for example:
risotto
polenta
frittatas (here’s another recipe just to double the awesome)
rice pudding
chicken
quinoa
chocolate lava cake
jalapeno bread
"stir fried" cabbage
bibimbap
vegetable hot cake
and that’s just a few of the recipes out there! sure, crock pots are the versatility hero of the culinary world, but rice cookers are SUPER easy clean up, and come in super cute colors like the one above (seriously, can someone buy me that one for my femme dream house?).
so, here’s to you, rice cooker, you unsung hero. you will always hold a special place in our kitchens.

I swear I was just looking for rice cooker recipes. This roooocks

sweetkimchii:

no-more-ramen:

rice cookers are straight up magic, okay? they always cook rice perfectly, always (i mean, as long as us lowly humans don’t get the water to rice ratio wrong…) but they can also cook so much more than that! for example:

and that’s just a few of the recipes out there! sure, crock pots are the versatility hero of the culinary world, but rice cookers are SUPER easy clean up, and come in super cute colors like the one above (seriously, can someone buy me that one for my femme dream house?).

so, here’s to you, rice cooker, you unsung hero. you will always hold a special place in our kitchens.

I swear I was just looking for rice cooker recipes. This roooocks

helpcorgi:

Hello friends! Many of you have felt very upset lately. This is a list of resources you can keep track of to try to cheer up. I hope it helps!
Anxiety Self Help Masterpost
Calming Manatee
Cute yahoo answers
Guided relaxation
The thoughts room
The quiet place
Have a hug!
Healthy alternatives masterpost
Learn a new hobby masterpost
Play Tetris
Breathing exercises
Go somewhere new
Emergency compliment
Having a bad night
Talking about mental health
Relax playlist
Another relaxing playlist
Reward yourself with kittens while you write!
Stress analyst
Coffee shop sounds (Help corgi found this most effective with calm music in the background!)
Nature sounds
More nature sounds
Drown out other noises (more sounds!)
If you like the sound of rain
Draw something silky!
Cut something (blood tw, woof!)
Play some more cute games
Break something (loud noise)
Paint a nebula
Self injury recovery
Vent online here or here.
Have an mobile application for anxiety!
If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide:
Look for help here.
Counseling and prevention (masterpost hosted by tumblr staff)
Woof! This list will be updated as often as I can. I hope you all feel better my friends!

helpcorgi:

Hello friends! Many of you have felt very upset lately. This is a list of resources you can keep track of to try to cheer up. I hope it helps!

If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide:

Woof! This list will be updated as often as I can. I hope you all feel better my friends!

nudiemuse:

frauleindrosselmeyer:

So you know how when you criticise an article on a horrible site like the Daily Mail and link so people can see the original page, search engines see that as “someone is interested in this page,” and activity by people criticising the page looks just like activity by people liking it?  So the horrible site goes up the Google search results?  And the horrible site goes “whooo, lots of hits and links, guess that article was popular” and decides to create more horrible articles like it? 

When you’re linking to horrible sites, use DNL: from the user end it works like tinyurl or bit.ly, but it doesn’t give the website attention.

This is GREAT.

biodiverseed:

For those of us looking to try growing mushrooms as pretty as the ones at smugtownmushrooms, but not having very much experience in the matter (as far as choosing substrates, making sure everything is sterile), Mushroom Growing Kits are a good way to get a grow or two under your belt before going the 100% DIY route. 
Various Mushroom-Growing Kits:
Bioluminenscent Mushroom Kit
Oyster Mushroom Kit
Phoenix Oyster Mushroom Kit
Pearl Oyster Mushroom Kit
Espresso Oyster Mushroom Kit
Pink Oyster Mushroom Kit
Blue Oyster Mushroom Kit
Shitake Mushroom Kit / Shitake Mushroom Log
Portabella Mushroom Growing Kit
Enotikake Mushroom Kit
Reishi Mushroom Kit
Nameko Mushroom Kit
Maitake Mushroom Kit
Turkey Tail Mushroom Kit
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Growing Kit
Shaggy Mane Mushroom Growing Kit
Button Mushroom Growing Kit
Pioppino Mushroom Growing Kit
Morel Habitat Kit
The Mushroom Book For Beginners: 2nd Edition Revised : A Mycology Starter or How To Be A Backyard Mushroom Farmer And Grow The Best Edible Mushrooms At Home (Volume 1)
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BiodiverSeed.com/tagged/seed-kits
BiodiverSeed.com/tagged/diy
BiodiverSeed.com/tagged/garden-science
(mycology)
Can you or shuttersmiley please tell me why there is no such thing as racism against white people?
Anonymous

grrlyman:

lookatthewords:

merryeverdeens:

lookatthewords:

I have some questions for you, actually.

Are you systemically oppressed?

Do you have a history of genocide, enslavement and oppression which still actively leaks and informs your daily life and opportunities?

Is the worse discrimination you’ve experienced being called a cracker in the 6th grade?

Meanwhile;

Whoa, it does not stop

x

Racism against White people does not exist. Me calling you a cracker might hurt your feelings but it could never oppress you. Was never used to oppress you. Your history is being Oppressor, not the oppressed.

Meanwhile you calling me a racial slur only enforces the engraved white is right superiority that is literally seeped in everything, from beauty standards to a human value and innocence. All around the world.

You have a million and one links provided for you. Now go learn.

Hi hello, no offence but this is almost complete bullshit. 

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*And to think otherwise is ignorant. 

And it’s sad that I have to actually tell people of this. 

#THIS IS SO ANNOYING#WHEN PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND#racsim#racism against white#racism against white people#this is stupid#I don’t understand why I have to say this

LMAOOOOOO you shouldn’t be saying a goddamn thing because you’re ignorant as fuck.

But I just loveeee when White People jump on a post talkin bout SAVE THE WHITES WE Is OPPREssed and all they can fucking do is throw a fucking dictionary definition which was, mind you, WRITTEN by old ass fucking white people, and try to use it to negate all the fucking oppression and death we PoC face every fucking day on a social and systemic level whilst simultaneously ignoring all the fucking history and how our today is structured on the back of the past. Are you that pathetic that you think some vague incidents of a tourist being beaten up and a dictionary definition negates all of my sources above? Hell. Did you even look at a goddamn thing written above?! You didn’t. Cuz then you wouldn’t have the need to humiliate yourself on the internet. Like if you’d clicked one link, just one link, you woulda been a pinch less ignorant. But you’re being willfully ignorant because your white tears are more important that black and brown bodies who suffer all around the fucking world because of Whitey White oppression. Like face it. You have all the power EVERYWHERE.

Cuz it’s hard to see racism when you’re White.

Excuses White People Make:

Reverse Racism Debunked Resources:

Definition of Racism:

Bonus!!!1! A choice link from me to you

Like should I have even provided these links? You’re not gonna read them. So why bother? But really I don’t even give a fuck right now. You’re wrong and you’re irrelevant. Bye Ms. Privileged!

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I’m just linking white folk to this from now on. Done.