Hello, I'm Laura. I'm probably not a terminator. (b'-')b

 

We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.

Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.

More on sleep here.

(via explore-blog)

Get that rest, folks! Science says so.

(via jtotheizzoe)

Favourite Fictional Females:

Zoe Washburne (Firefly)

"When you can’t run, you crawl. And when you can’t crawl, when you can’t even do that, you get someone to carry you."

I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

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i-once-had-a-guy-tell-me:

[TW Rape]

Once, during a reading of the Wife of Bath’s Tale from the Canterbury Tales, my 12th grade English class’s discussion dissolved into an argument about whether or not the rapist in the story got too harsh of a punishment. The teacher asked us to go to one side of the room if we thought…

musicalbeing:

prettylittlerunner:

curvecreation:

Just a reminder to women that cellulite isn’t this evil thing that only ‘fat’ people have. Most women, including well known celebrities have cellulite. The term cellulite was started in the 1960’s in a Vogue magazine. Its nothing more than the body storing fat, which practically every person has to some degree. Don’t be ashamed of something that’s normal!

Thank you for this post.

It was recently found that 98% of women have cellulite…which is a little higher than the percentage of women who develop breasts. 

Cellulite is more common than breasts—so stop acting like it’s not natural.

Yo they’re looking for barista volunteers for CONvergence

maybe??????