Science Reveals Why You Really, Really Shouldn't Sweat the Small Stuff ›

isabelknight:

moniquill:

It can kill you.

In other news, water still wet, bears still shit in woods.

No one enjoys this kind of stress or seeks it out or thinks it’s good.

We who feel stressed like this (usually due to sensory overwhelming or anxiety or an abundance of other stressors in life because stress is a magnifier for other stress, or ALL OF THEM AT ONCE AND MORE)

"Don’t sweat the small stuff" is really fucking useless advice, because it doesn’t ever come with instructions on HOW to not sweat the small stuff.

It’s basically “Stop having that emotion. That’s a bad emotion. That emotion hurts you. Just stop.”

Regular annoyances, like major moments of stress, lead to increased levels of cortisol — the “stress hormone" — which leads to a degraded capacity for learning and memory, lower immune function, increased blood pressure and cholesterol, enhanced weight gain and a higher risk of heart disease"

So basically, all my worries that I actually am getting stupider and more frequently sick as I get crazier are now justified. That’s really going to help reduce my anxiety.   

"Exercise and meditate" - I think this article seriously just pulled the "have you tried yoga?" response to mental health issues.

Seriously.

I also had Cushing’s when I was younger. My cortisol responses still don’t seem to be right.

Something like that is not your fault either, and the yoga approach ain’t going to fix it. No matter how hard you try to just chill.

natawhat:

revolutionary-core:

jennacolaman:

SAM PEPPERS VIDEO IS OFFICIALLY OFF YOUTUBE!

AND HIS CHANNEL IS SUSPENDED!

This and the fact that media coverage of the whole thing has been overwhelmingly negative make me really happy.

I really hope someone saved his videos so that he can be prosecuted.

I just watched one, unless it was on a different channel.

tbearlupin:

Dear able-bodied citizens of Planet Earth,

Wheelchair users cannot be held responsible for bodily harm that comes to those who sneak up behind our wheelchairs and start pushing us without warning or permission.

Proceed with caution, and thank you for your understanding.

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colortube:

Getting Called Out: How To Apologize

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#gifset  

animatedamerican:

awwww-cute:

A box of baby bengals

"What? No, I’m sorry, I ordered half a dozen mini bagels —”
"Shut up, we’re keeping them."

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Sam Pepper handcuffs himself to women on the street, refusing to release one woman until she kisses him ›

theroguefeminist:

karnythia:

bankuei:

whitestuffknowslimits:

thebobblehat:

trashbagtricks:

aka14kgold:

jean-luc-gohard:

celebreceipts:

In January, Sam Pepper uploaded a video called “How To Get A Girlfriend Easy” in which he sneaks up behind or beside unsuspecting women on the street and handcuffs them to himself. He then tells them they’re “his girlfriend now.”

When one victim reacts furiously, saying “No! I don’t know you! Take it off!” and demands that he remove the handcuffs, he refuses and replies with “We’re dating now.” She tries again, “Look, I don’t know where you’re from, but we don’t do this in America. Take this off,” while fighting with the cuffs. He refuses again, insisting they’re “going on a date.” She then tells him that she’s married, to which he says “No, you’re married to me now,” and refuses yet again to remove the handcuffs.

At the end of the video, another woman is pleading with him to undo the handcuffs, and he refuses to until she kisses him on the lips. Pepper appears to think the entire scenario is hilarious at best and endearingly misguided at worst, while the women being “pranked” are visibly livid, terrified, and profoundly uncomfortable.

NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE PRANKS.

We need to stop calling assault by white men on men of color and women of all races “pranks,” because it makes them seem lighthearted and fun, not like the violent criminal acts they are.

NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE PRANKS.

NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE PRANKS.

NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE PRANKS.

NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE PRANKS.

NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE PRANKS.

NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE PRANKS.

im throwing up

I would have beat the shit out of him.

I wish he did that to me. I’ll finally have a reason to cause major bodily harm to a dick who deserves it.

"I was being handcuffed by a stranger, officer.  He was using tools of abduction and I was afraid he was going to take me to a secondary location.  I had no choice but to fight back and since I was handcuffed to him, I could not retreat from the encounter.  I was forced to beat him unconscious for my own safety.”

I mean, I might be too small to render him unconscious using my fists. This knife I carry on the other hand…

Look at 2:18 of the video - i really respect the person he cuffed for just telling him to fuck off and getting away

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mostlycatsmostly:

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stupidstagram:

women are more likely than men to develop a mental illness but you rarely hear about women going on shooting sprees because men won’t be with us or love us or fuck us, bottom line, if you’re willing to relate mental illness and mass murder while also refusing to relate misogyny to women dying at the hands of men, then bye bye no time for you 

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bi-trans-alliance:

bisexual-community:

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binetusa:

Bi Week 2014 starts with Bi History

Here are some other things of interest to look at and learn about —

  • Learn about how the late Dr. David Lourea and other San Francisco bisexuals helped create and shape AIDS education and prevention outreach via this post about the Dr. David Lourea Papers Archive.

Things You Can Do for BISEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK 2014 : Sunday 9/21 #BiHistory day – Post, status update and tweet about important moments in bisexual movement history and/or the names and images of famous bi people throughout history

If you are a Bi History person you’ll also like:

Reblogging again for added information!

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Anonymous asked: how is that homophobic? i have gay friends and support them all the way, but i don't believe in gay marriage.

scienceofsarcasm:

ickletayto:

lesbianvenom:

your gay friends are all talking shit behind your back 100%

Yeah, you support them all the way.. We’ll most of the way.. We’ll some of the way.. Clearly not as far as marriage.. Cause marriage ain’t for gays.. Or something

You hear so many of these people say, “I have a lot of gay friends but don’t believe in same sex marriage”, but you never hear gay people say “I’ve lots of friends who think it should be illegal for me to marry the person I love”.

So, here’s a PSA for everyone who is against marriage equality, but thinks they have gay friends. You probably don’t. What you have are gay acquaintances who have learned to quietly put up with your bullshit because it’s the path of least resistance and they just don’t have the energy to “My Fair Lady” your ass into being a decent human being.