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When the day drags on
Her grey eyes surface, smiling
I fold, and press on

Living With Your Ego

zenmister:

Until your ego blinks out of existence and you float happily through life, it is helpful to learn to live with your ego. Living with your ego is the main chore of life. Sometimes it is a chore, sometimes it is a delight. How you feel about your ego goes up and down with your circumstances. How you…

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When you don’t know how much you’re paying for health care, it’s hard to tell if you’re getting good value. And if Americans are not making health care decisions based on value, doctors and hospitals don’t have incentive to provide it.

Opinion: I envy my dog’s health care: Why vets offer a good deal (via aljazeeraamerica)

Accidentally outing

Where I’m finishing my nursing degree, being out could cost me. In several ways. I accidentally outed myself in psychology, where we’re using a program to raise a virtual child. We have discussion groups in class about our choices or troubles with my virtual child. At the beginning of the program, you choose the biological sex of your child and the race.

Me: Did anyone choose a race other than their own? If so, why? And did that impact your child in any way?

Student: I chose a black baby cause they’re cute. Didn’t you pick an Asian? Why?

Me: because the experience is supposed to be as real as the program permits, and if my girlfriend and I had a family someday, we’d probably adopt from China.

Everyone in my group: (dead silence)

Me: (thinking they’re anti-Chinese for a moment) Well… I guess I just outed myself. I’m here, I’m queer, get used to it.

Everyone: (continued silence)

Groups were then breaking up, but I knew all the girls in that group were probably worrying, “Oh my god, I bet she looked at my boobs”.

Life.

theworldofchinese:

Save That Smile

It was a comment simply stunning in its ignorance: in July, 2013, Wang Ding, a hydrobiology professor, was carefully explaining to a local official about the need to protect the finless porpoise of the Yangtze River. The official asked, “Is the river porpoise delicious?” Wang Ding was dumbfounded, replying, “No.” “Then why are we protecting it?” A video of this exchange was shown on CCTV, and ultimately the official’s callous gaffe—if nothing else—helped raise awareness of the importance of protecting this vulnerable fresh water cetacean. The Yangtze fin less porpoise is one of two species of freshwater dolphin living in the Yangtze River. Another Yangtze dolphin, the famous baiji, was declared functionally extinct in 2007. Compared to other species of dolphin, the fin less porpoise is small in size, doesn’t have a dorsal fin, has a stunted forehead, and a smile permanently cracks across its face. In some Chinese dialects it’s called “the river pig” (江猪子).

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theworldofchinese:

Save That Smile

It was a comment simply stunning in its ignorance: in July, 2013, Wang Ding, a hydrobiology professor, was carefully explaining to a local official about the need to protect the finless porpoise of the Yangtze River. The official asked, “Is the river porpoise delicious?” Wang Ding was dumbfounded, replying, “No.” “Then why are we protecting it?” A video of this exchange was shown on CCTV, and ultimately the official’s callous gaffe—if nothing else—helped raise awareness of the importance of protecting this vulnerable fresh water cetacean. The Yangtze fin less porpoise is one of two species of freshwater dolphin living in the Yangtze River. Another Yangtze dolphin, the famous baiji, was declared functionally extinct in 2007. Compared to other species of dolphin, the fin less porpoise is small in size, doesn’t have a dorsal fin, has a stunted forehead, and a smile permanently cracks across its face. In some Chinese dialects it’s called “the river pig” (江猪子).

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theworldofchinese:

Guardian angels to save Chinese doctors from patients.
Beijing hospitals have started to recruit volunteers among students, medical workers and other patients to prevent  violent attacks on doctors by dissatisfied patients and their relatives. More than 1,500 volunteers will take part in the project named “Guardian Angels”, “守护天使” covering 21 hospitals in the capital for a one-year term. Cases of violence against doctors in China has been an emerging trend in recent years.
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theworldofchinese:

Guardian angels to save Chinese doctors from patients.

Beijing hospitals have started to recruit volunteers among students, medical workers and other patients to prevent  violent attacks on doctors by dissatisfied patients and their relatives. More than 1,500 volunteers will take part in the project named “Guardian Angels”, “守护天使” covering 21 hospitals in the capital for a one-year term. Cases of violence against doctors in China has been an emerging trend in recent years.

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"I can't stand my sister's girlfriend! While I consider myself liberal, this new girl is extremely liberal to the point where she is really judgmental of people who don't agree with her beliefs. She has said some pretty rude things to some of my friends and family, and I feel as though she judged for things like wanting to be a housewife someday. I want to be supportive because I know her girlfriend is making my sister happy, but her arrogance is really annoying and off putting. Any advice?"

everyoneisgay:

- Question submitted by Aerielview

Dannielle Says:

This is the WORST. Regardless of what someone’s point of view is, when they’re judgmental and rude to people who don’t agree with them… it’s not cool. It also makes everyone else look super bad.

It’s frustrating because if she were…

    I’ve worn sky-high shoes much of my life- I think I had a different pair of pumps for every day of the week in high school. When I was 18, I got a job at Nordstrom where I stood on hard marble. At first, it was fine. But by the time I was 21, I would hobble out to my car, so still that a pedicure couldn’t undo what pumps were doing to me. I did ballet my whole life, and had some serious foot and ankle muscles, and I even changed halfway through the day into a more “comfort oriented” shoe. However, the pain persisted, and I started realizing how fucked up my feet were.

     I’m going to move towards wearing anatomically correct shoes, toe socks/toe tights, and wearing “correct toes” to undo what years of ballet did to my feet. Here are some companies that make shoes that will allow your toes to do what they should:

-Birkenstock

https://www.birkenstockusa.com/

-Lem’s Shoes

http://www.lemsshoes.com/

-Altra Running

http://www.altrarunning.com/

For endless toe-sock and other toe-hosiery:

www.sockdreams.com

For someone who loves sandals, but doesn’t love Birks:

http://www.runbranca.com/

hifructosemag:

littlelimpstiff14u2:

Miguel Chevalier spreads Magic Carpets 2014 over Sacre Coeur in Morocco

Miguel Chevalier (born 1959) is a French digital artist known internationally as one of the pioneers of virtual art.

‘Magic Carpets 2014′ by French artist Miguel Chevalier is an interactive light display spread out across the floor of the former Sacré Coeur church in Casablanca, Morocco. covering it with a huge layer of light, the work references the world of biology, microorganisms, and cellular automata – as cells have the ability to multiply in abundance, divide and merge at different paces. pieces come together, fall apart and transform in shape at rapid speeds. the displayed organic universe mingles with a digital construction of overlapping pixels.

http://www.miguel-chevalier.com/en/index.html

Text and some Photographs from

http://www.designboom.com/art/miguel-chevalier-magic-carpets-2014-sacre-coeur-morocco-04-11-2014/

Technicolor!

Opinion: Three-parent IVF is here, and there’s nothing to fear

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