sweet dreams are made of keys

then-it-fell-apart:

i hope one day you are at peace with yourself. i hope you can take a shower without crying and you can close your eyes without thinking about your funeral. i hope one day you start singing in the shower again and are happy for no reason. i hope you get better, because you really deserve to. 

closetoalmosthere:

When we’re young our parents embarrass us…

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But there gets to be a point where we start to embarrass  them… 

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latinosexuality:

h/t tamara pincus

snorlaxatives:

@ my fellow arizonians please stay safe these next couple of days!!!!

sixpenceee:

Here are some common myths debunked and other interesting facts. Enjoy learning :)
YOU USE WAY MORE THAN 10% OF YOUR BRAIN
Your brain is continuously active. There is now way we would functions using only 10% of it. Brain scans show that no matter what we are doing, our brains are active. Depending on the activity, some areas are way more active than others. But unless someone has brain damage, there isn’t an area that isn’t used. 
AFTER GETTING BEHEADED
There are stories and legends out there that say that after a guillotine execution, faces have blinked upon command and some have even scowled and expressed indignation. Are they conscious? Researchers believe that all the movement is really just reflexive twitching of the muscle and not deliberate movement.
A BIGGER BRAIN DOESN’T MEAN A SMARTER SPECIES 
A whale’s brain is WAY larger than ours. But they aren’t the dominant species. brain size doesn’t mean intelligence. But what could mean intelligence is the ration of the brain to the body. For humans it’s 1:50. For most other mammals its 1:180 and for birds 1:220.
The size of different areas is important too. Humans and mammals in general have a large cerebral cortex (higher function, learning and memory) unlike birds, fish, or reptiles.
WHY CAN’T YOU TICKLE YOURSELF?
You can blame that because of the cerebellum in your brain. It monitors our movements and can distinguish between unexpected & expected sensations. It’s important for you to pay attention to the outside world and not have your brain drowned by the daily sensations of you touching your arm or noticing the texture of your socks.
YAWNING WAKES UP YOUR BRAIN
You might associate yawning with sleepiness and boredom, but it actually wakes up the brain.The action itself expands our windpipe, allowing air into the lungs and oxygen into the blood, making us more alert.Think of yawns as your body’s attempt to reach full alertness in situations that require it.
SOURCE & SOURCE & SOURCE
You may also like: 9 TYPES OF INTELLIGENCE
ADVICE FOR SOMEONE CONSIDERING A NEUROSCIENCE MAJOR

sixpenceee:

Here are some common myths debunked and other interesting facts. Enjoy learning :)

YOU USE WAY MORE THAN 10% OF YOUR BRAIN

Your brain is continuously active. There is now way we would functions using only 10% of it. Brain scans show that no matter what we are doing, our brains are active. Depending on the activity, some areas are way more active than others. But unless someone has brain damage, there isn’t an area that isn’t used. 

AFTER GETTING BEHEADED

There are stories and legends out there that say that after a guillotine execution, faces have blinked upon command and some have even scowled and expressed indignation. Are they conscious? Researchers believe that all the movement is really just reflexive twitching of the muscle and not deliberate movement.

A BIGGER BRAIN DOESN’T MEAN A SMARTER SPECIES 

A whale’s brain is WAY larger than ours. But they aren’t the dominant species. brain size doesn’t mean intelligence. But what could mean intelligence is the ration of the brain to the body. For humans it’s 1:50. For most other mammals its 1:180 and for birds 1:220.

The size of different areas is important too. Humans and mammals in general have a large cerebral cortex (higher function, learning and memory) unlike birds, fish, or reptiles.

WHY CAN’T YOU TICKLE YOURSELF?

You can blame that because of the cerebellum in your brain. It monitors our movements and can distinguish between unexpected & expected sensations. It’s important for you to pay attention to the outside world and not have your brain drowned by the daily sensations of you touching your arm or noticing the texture of your socks.

YAWNING WAKES UP YOUR BRAIN

You might associate yawning with sleepiness and boredom, but it actually wakes up the brain.The action itself expands our windpipe, allowing air into the lungs and oxygen into the blood, making us more alert.Think of yawns as your body’s attempt to reach full alertness in situations that require it.

SOURCE & SOURCE & SOURCE

You may also like: 9 TYPES OF INTELLIGENCE

ADVICE FOR SOMEONE CONSIDERING A NEUROSCIENCE MAJOR

memefuckery:

intellectualpizza:

memefuckery:

I had a hermit crab and a dollhouse…..

SWEET BABY JESUS I THOUGHT IT WAS A NORMAL HOUSE AND YOU HAD SOME SORT OF HUGE ASS CRUSTACEAN LIVING IN IT AND I ALMOST PASSED OUT

It’s okay, like 12 other people thought that

hahaha i hate drawing humanshaped things

sexhaver:

rasputin:

Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer. 

Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range. 

Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.

breathe into the BEE ORB to reveal your fate

teenagepics:

foodluxury:

definitionofdisney:

notorious-posts:

relatableposts:

You won’t believe the racist things these celebs have said!

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Omg I never knew #2 was such an asshole.

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*smh* these celebs are messed up.

This is so messed up.

I actually can’t believe they said that…

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JJohn Mayer smh*

tell me a thing about your OC and I’ll tell you a related one about mine

wecansexy:

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first of all how dare you,

somehowfurious:

kissing-monsters:

apiphile:

sexxxisbeautiful:

pizzagrrrl:

Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”
King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.
“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”
Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.

What a beautiful badass woman.

King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.

MORE FEMALE KINGS.

Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.

somehowfurious:

kissing-monsters:

apiphile:

sexxxisbeautiful:

pizzagrrrl:

Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”

King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.

“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”

Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.

What a beautiful badass woman.

King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.

MORE FEMALE KINGS.

Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.

emotionalabuseawareness:

disasterhasstruck:

horsefetish:

i dont like getting yelled at i literally stand there and burst into tears

and they’re like WHY ARE YOU CRYING?!!?! It’s because you’re fucking yelling at me you shithead

Or: Because I experienced as a very young child, when my brain was developing, that my parents yelled at me and were angry at me, which meant that I was in a literally life-threatening situation since I was literally dependent on my parents for survival and not having their support could lead to death. I was maybe additionally not  physically safe because I might get a beating. I then therefore felt threatened and/or scared and/or anxious and/or sad.

I am an adult now and I rationally know that I am safe (if the other person doesn’t get physically violent) and that I can remove myself from the situation and that I “should” be able to stand my ground and not let the yelling get me, but the limbic system part of my brain is stuck in the past and thinks it’s still a life-threatening situation and gets into flight-or-fight-or-freeze-mode and it’s really hard to make new connections in the brain and stop the emotional reaction by teaching the limbic system to calm down so I can again use the rational part of the brain.