Why do I always think that like people don’t have any interest in hanging out with me or getting to know me or having anything to do with me? Like I am always just SO SHOCKED when mutual acquaintences want to hang out.
Like I mean logically I know that all people want to make friends and hang out but like idk I just see everyone as specific friend groups and I’m just always the one standing outside the groups. That’s just how I see myself.
The Office Is Leaking of the Day: Bringing product placement into the real world, NBCUniversal has signed a two-year deal to allow Staples-owned Quill.com to produce nonfictional copy paper with the logo of the fictional paper company Dunder Mifflin.
The Wall Street Journal, which was first to report on this novel “reverse product placement” agreement, says the paper’s packaging will feature such Office-esque slogans as “Our motto is, Quabity First” and “Get Your Scrant on.”
Quill’s chief marketing officer Sergio Pereira said the deal is part of a push to combat declining paper sales and prices, and challenge the so-called “race to the bottom in the paper business.”
this is why we’ll never find Nessie
Jesus Christ, Sherlock fandom. You really CAN turn anything into crack, can’t you?
Walter Yeo, a sailor severely injured at the Battle of Jutland, is assumed to be the first person to receive plastic surgery (flap surgery, in this case) in 1917 at the hands of Harold Gillies.
Sir Harold Delf Gillies (1882-1960) is widely considered to be the father of plastic surgery, pioneering this science in the horrific butchery that was the Great War. He successfully experimented with skin graft surgery, and established Queen’s Hospital (now Queen Mary’s Hospital) specifically for the purpose of treating facial wounds in 1917. One of the more fascinating techniques he invented was the tubed pedicle - using a flap of skin from the chest or the forehead, he would “swing” it in place to the wounded area (in most cases, the face). The flap remained attached to the body part from which it came, but was stitched into a tube. This greatly reduced the risk of infection, which was very difficult to fight at the time due to lack of antibiotics, and kept the patient’s original blood supply intact. While it looked horrific during the process, it was an amazing medical development for its time.
In 1930, Gillies was knighted for his war service.
More photographs and information can be found at the Queen Mary’s Hospital Gillies Archives.
Of note - Gillies and his colleagues also carried out one of the first successful sex reassignment surgeries in 1946 (female to male), and in 1951 he carried out the first modern sex reassignment (male to female) surgery using his flap technique - this became the standard surgery for the next 40 years.
This past week at my school i decided to participate in the Hijab Challenge that the students from the Muslim Student Association was hosting. The challenge was for 1 day or 2 wear a Hijab and see how people react.
I decided to do this for 2 days because i wanted to get the full experience. The day i was going to get the Hijab and learn how to put it on i was excited yet nervous because i wondered what will people think but i still went. The girls were so nice and showed me the proper way to put on a Hijab and the significance of it. When i put the Hijab on i looked so different but yet so powerful.
Walking into the student union people were starring at me. But i walked in with my head held high and smiled. Some of my friends did not noticed me because they thought it was not me, or i had them stare at me with a stare that says “what the heck are you doing”. I told them about the challenge and all they said is “why do it?” . I could not believe that my own friends would say that but my day went on. While walking to class people were just starring non stop or tried to ignore me when i smiled. Some people told me that i looked beautiful and i had a beautiful smile. It was not as bad at school.
Then i decided to go to the Mall and once again people would stare especially when i was driving. There was this lady that laughed at me while i was driving and it felt so horrible. An adult laughing at me !! Are you serious !!! at least 3 people laughed. Got to the mall and once again all the stares and dirty looks from people. People wouldnt ask if i wanted samples, or if i wanted to smell a perfume. It seemed like if people were scared to talk to me. I left home that day still with a smile on my face
I went to work with my Hijab and it was not bad just my co workers wanted to know why i was wearing it. I got out of work and decided to go to the grocery store. There was this man that is always there with an American flag and “preaches”. I walked in and the man told me to go back to my country -_- I turned around and said “I am in my country” and everyone stared . I walked out and he kept saying the same thing and i stopped and told him : ” this is my country, i was born here. Not everyone that wears a Hijab is from the middle east. Im Mexican first of all. and wearing a Hijab is due to the religion and beliefs. So stop being an ignorant fool” !!! I was so angry and upset and mad that once i got to my car i cried. It felt so horrible.
I respect all women that wear a Hijab, is such an empowerment for women to be committed in that way. They are my heroes especially because they are strong enough to be faced with ignorant people everyday. People think that men make the women wear a Hijab but it is NOT true. The women get to choose if they want to wear it once they hit puberty. I really felt empowered when i did this. Now i see things very differently and i am glad i particiapted in it.
This seems like a really cool experiment.
Neat! Thanks, Mash. :)
Oh my god. Tumblr is all white people o3o
It’s cool to know I’m one of the 2% that goes on tumblr too much. @__@
Autumn Fruit with Spiced Yogurt
Scientists discover most relaxing tune ever
Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.
Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.
Dr David Lewis, one of the UK’s leading stress specialists said: “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested. Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”
The study - commissioned by bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa - found the song was even more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea. So relaxing is the tune, apparently, that people are being Rex advised against listening to it while driving.
The top 10 most relaxing tunes were: 1. Marconi Union - Weightless 2. Airstream - Electra 3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix) 4. Enya - Watermark 5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing 6. Barcelona - Please Don’t Go 7. All Saints - Pure Shores 8. AdelevSomeone Like You 9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull’aria 10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly
i actually got a headache
oh that’s nice
i love strawberry swing so much it’s like my favorite song
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