butter on my roll, sugar in my soul

enajcosta:

rabbrakha:

Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]

SO IMPORTANT.

i dont understand how straight men can possibly have any expectation of spending the rest of their lives putting their penises into vaginas without bothering to know anything about periods i mean come on

Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there, though.

YOU DONT UNDERSTAND HOW LONG I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS TO APPEAR ON MY DASHBOARD

aseaofquotes:

Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

aseaofquotes:

Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

juliettesandleitner:

august 12, 2014

new york city was extra cloudy and picturesque today

gayzionist:

butteronmyroll:

pretty sickening to think that the so-called ‘birthright’ trips to Israel are continuing despite the terrible events of recent months and the slaughter of Palestinians. really upsetting to know that lots of innocent teenagers and young people are being brainwashed into Zionism for the sake of a free holiday.

God forbid a non-governmental organisation sponsor the pilgrimage of jewish youth to their ancestral homeland for just over a week

except it’s not just that, it’s the promotion of political zionism and the idea that all jews, even non-israeli jews, have the right to displace indigenous palestinians from their ACTUAL homeland, not just an ancestral one.

don’t try and make it sound like birthright is the same thing as the make-a-wish foundation taking terminally-ill children to disneyland. if you can’t see the endorsement of israeli colonialism and violence behind it you are tripping.

pretty sickening to think that the so-called ‘birthright’ trips to Israel are continuing despite the terrible events of recent months and the slaughter of Palestinians. really upsetting to know that lots of innocent teenagers and young people are being brainwashed into Zionism for the sake of a free holiday.

I think one thing you can do to help your friends who are depressed is to reach out to them not in the spirit of helping, but in the spirit of liking them and wanting their company. “I’m here to help if you ever need me” is good to know, but hard to act on, especially when you’re in a dark place. Specific, ongoing, pleasure-based invitations are much easier to absorb. “I’m here. Let’s go to the movies. Or stay in and order takeout and watch some dumb TV.” “I’m having a party, it would be really great if you could come for a little while.” Ask them for help with things you know they are good at and like doing, so there is reciprocity and a way for them to contribute. “Will you come over Sunday and help me clear my closet of unfashionable and unflattering items? I trust your eye.” “Will you read this story I wrote and help me fix the dialogue?” “Want to make dinner together? You chop, I’ll assemble.” “I am going glasses shopping and I need another set of eyes.” Remind yourself why you like this person, and in the process, remind them that they are likable and worth your time and interest.

Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?”

#613: How do I reach out to my friends who have depression? | Captain Awkward

P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”

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Yes to all of this.

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napolinostalgia:

Vintage luggage label

napolinostalgia:

Vintage luggage label

allthestarsonyourceiling:

Last night I went to Starbucks and when the guy finished my drink, he bent down and wispered, “Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.” I just smiled and took my drink, and while I was leaving I heard the other worker saying: “WOULD YOU STOP TELLING PEOPLE THAT, NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR INSPERATIONAL SHIT!” and the guy responded with, “Gurl, there is no way in hell I am letting you dull my sparkle.” 

Oh my god. 

johnnyvod:

MY QUEEN.

92y:

Sunday Notes from 92Y’s School of Music Staff: Music on the Brain

Welcome to our new blog series Sunday Notes, which features staff picks from the musical minds of 92Y’s School of Music. Today, private piano and group keyboard and theory instructor Mandy Chiu shares a video she found that illustrates the benefits playing an instrument has on the brain.

Being a teacher for over 20 years, I always knew that playing music not only makes one feels amazing, it also brings clarity to the mind. I was really excited to come across this video, which shows scientific research on how music playing affects the brain!

Interested in taking a piano class with Mandy? Sign up here!