when i think too much about going to the dentist, my ears get uncomfortably warm.
Do your freelancer friends a favor and stop asking them these inane questions.
yes to all, except 16 and to a lesser extend 17. i love reading other people’s stuff. it’s like looking into their medicine cabinet when you use their washroom. what’s even worse, it’s like looking into a medicine cabinet that they built and you can internally judge them for it.
Yet I am very tempted to pay for a DNA analysis of my mutt…
I wonder if Alton Brown had to fight anyone to make sure Cutthroat Kitchen didn’t have to air as Kutthroat Kitchen.
on a mission to ensure that all of the contacts on my phone are all in lowercase
when I joined GoodReads years ago, I stupidly didn’t realize why editions would matter. So while uploading my real life shelves onto my virtual shelf, I’d just search for a book by title and add the first item that matched. Later on, while adding a single book, I happened to notice that the cover shown looked nothing like the cover of the book I had. Worse. Day. Of. My. Life. I stayed away from GoodReads after that, as I couldn’t bring myself to look at the disorderly, foreign virtual shelves. One day, years later, I took the plunge. I deleted every single book I owned, and added them all back again by ISBNs. It was so satisfying.
Not too long ago, I shared this anecdote on Reddit, and another user said “hey for future reference you could scan the bar code.”
I dragged my limp body and empty mind back under my rock, and slept my blues away.
I’m going to need this later too.
i’ll just leave this here.
— (via straymessages)
“She’s well-named,” he said.
Then he rested his head on th back of the rocker and closed his eyes again.
“When I wake up,” he said, “remind me that I’m going to marry her.”"
— from _Chronicles of a Death Foretold_ (via straymessages)
Now that it’s getting chilly again, my feet are eternally freezing. I get to stick my icy toes against his uncommonly warm body. To date only my parents and my dog have ever put up with this abuse. He’s a keeperrr.
Hilary Clinton should write a memoir and call it “An Unadulterated Life”.
William Li’s mindblowing TEDtalk—
- the process by which our body makes blood vessels is called angiogenesis
- when extra blood vessels are needed, angiogenic stimulators are released to prompt the making of extra blood vessels; when these are no longer needed, angiogenic inhibitors are released to prune the vessel count back to baseline
- when injuries occur and the blood vessel count is at an abnormal low, the angiogenic process prompts the body to replenish blood vessels but only to the baseline amount
- when the angiogenic process is not occurring normally, diseases arise
- cancer occurs when the angiogenic process is working in excess
- our bodies often produce microscopic cancer, which cannot grow beyond .5mm in size because it has no blood supply, when the cancer gains the ability to make angiogenic factors of their own, the disease becomes harmful and potentially deadly
- the blood vessels made by cancer cells do not resemble normal blood vessels, they are abnormal and poorly constructed, therefore, easy to target
- anti-angiogenic drugs have been shown to beat various cancers into remission in humans and animals
- 95% of cancers are caused by environmental factors, of which, diet accounts for 25-30%
- eating more naturally anti-angiogenic foods have been shown to be cancer-preventative
- in addition, adipose tissue depends on angiogenesis similar to how cancerous tissue does, so regular consumption of anti-angiogenic foods might be helpful in the fight against obesity
- in clinical trials, fat mice have been able to trim their weight by consuming more anti-angiogenic foods, but only to the baseline weight of a normal mouse, not thinner
- in other words, angiogenesis play a crucial role in regulating healthy set points for our bodies
rebloggin’ for a list of foods to keep eatin’