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heyfunniest:

Trying to make plans with your friends..

heyfunniest:

Trying to make plans with your friends..

emmyandsuch:

This is the line that has gotten me through life.

emmyandsuch:

This is the line that has gotten me through life.

senjukannon:

Anatomical illustrations of the torso and upper body, showing musculature, skeletal structure, blood vessels, connective tissue (and so on) by Nicolas-Henri Jacob for Jean-Baptiste Marc Bourgery, who in 1830

began work on Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme comprenant la médecine operatoire, a masterpiece on human anatomy that was published in eight volumes.

Bourgery worked on the atlas until his death in 1849, with the last volume being published posthumously. The finished work contained 2108 pages of folio-sized text and 726 hand-colored lithographs. The illustrative work was performed by Nicolas-Henri Jacob (1782–1871), who was a student of famed painter Jacques-Louis David (1748–1825).

"The first five volumes of Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme dealt with descriptive anatomy; volumes six and seven covered surgical anatomy; and the last volume discussed general and philosophical anatomy. It is considered to be one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated anatomical works ever published.”

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arteries will always hold a special place in my heart

denchgang:

hello ladies i googled feminism please sleep with me

atraversso:

Nærøyfjord - Norway by Tomasz Furmanek

Please don’t delete the link to the photographers/artists, thanks!

neuromorphogenesis:

No sedative necessary: Scientists discover new “sleep node” in the brain

A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep. Discovered by researchers at Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, this is only the second “sleep node” identified in the mammalian brain whose activity appears to be both necessary and sufficient to produce deep sleep.

Published online in Nature Neuroscience, the study demonstrates that fully half of all of the brain’s sleep-promoting activity originates from the parafacial zone (PZ) in the brainstem. The brainstem is a primordial part of the brain that regulates basic functions necessary for survival, such as breathing, blood pressure, heart rate and body temperature.

“The close association of a sleep center with other regions that are critical for life highlights the evolutionary importance of sleep in the brain,” says Caroline E. Bass, assistant professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and a co-author on the paper.

The researchers found that a specific type of neuron in the PZ that makes the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is responsible for deep sleep. They used a set of innovative tools to precisely control these neurons remotely, in essence giving them the ability to turn the neurons on and off at will.

 “These new molecular approaches allow unprecedented control over brain function at the cellular level,” says Christelle Ancelet, postdoctoral fellow at Harvard School of Medicine. “Before these tools were developed, we often used ‘electrical stimulation’ to activate a region, but the problem is that doing so stimulates everything the electrode touches and even surrounding areas it didn’t. It was a sledgehammer approach, when what we needed was a scalpel.”

“To get the precision required for these experiments, we introduced a virus into the PZ that expressed a ‘designer’ receptor on GABA neurons only but didn’t otherwise alter brain function,” explains Patrick Fuller, assistant professor at Harvard and senior author on the paper. “When we turned on the GABA neurons in the PZ, the animals quickly fell into a deep sleep without the use of sedatives or sleep aids.”

How these neurons interact in the brain with other sleep and wake-promoting brain regions still need to be studied, the researchers say, but eventually these findings may translate into new medications for treating sleep disorders, including insomnia, and the development of better and safer anesthetics.

“We are at a truly transformative point in neuroscience,” says Bass, “where the use of designer genes gives us unprecedented ability to control the brain. We can now answer fundamental questions of brain function, which have traditionally been beyond our reach, including the ‘why’ of sleep, one of the more enduring mysteries in the neurosciences.”

dhrupad:

M. N. Srinivas defined Sanskritization as a process by which “a “low” Hindu caste, or tribal or other group, changes its customs, ritual, ideology, and way of life in the direction of a high, and frequently, “twice-born” caste” (Social Change. page 6). Many scholars have criticised this concept mainly because it reduces lower castes to mere emulators. Many anthropologists have rejected the concept of sanskritic/non-sanskritic traditions because they assume that any culture is a mixture of both. And most importantly the concept of Sanskritization fails to describe the process wherein the upper castes or Brahmins adopt lower caste traditions.

In fact, in the first write up, even other singers like Rukmini Devi and Balasaraswathi are described as differently but inextricably tied to the idea of Sanskritization, along with M.S. Subbulakshmi. Rukmini Devi, one of the first women from a higher caste to practice and perform Sadir/Bharatanatyam, is said to have modified the dance form by “purifying” it i.e., by ridding it of its erotic elements or its sensuality, and thereby removing the stigma of the devadasis. However, this process is not considered as problematic by the author and he describes this as a process of Sanskritization and Rukmini Devi is considered as the one who was irrefutably involved in endorsing Sanskritization in her field of art even though Rukhmini Devi’s effort was actually not related to the concept of Sanskritization. Because here it is a formerly low caste dance form that is being adopted and “revived” by the upper caste for the practice of upper caste girls. How can this be brought under the category of Sanskritization?

Who are the emulators here? What are the essences which are kept alive in these art forms when it gets “purified”, “revived” or “elevated”?

T M Krishna’s description of Balasaraswathi, a Devadasi who rejected Sanskritization also add to this point. He writes, “She had complete faith in her own history and heritage as a Devadasi dancer; saw Sadir as ‘perfect’ and requiring no modification. She saw the process of sanitizing (arguably sanskritizing) as unnecessary, threatening to her art form and even vulgar. For her, this process was a deadly threat to the existence of her heritage and dance, as she knew it. Her rejection of Sanskritization, in many ways, defined her and her dance.” Here what has been considered as vulgar by the upper caste women is not vulgar to lower caste women. As we see Balasaraswathi’s case is enough to criticise the whole concept of Sanskritization in art forms. And we also see upper caste women like Rukhmini Devi who adopt the art forms of lower castes and lower caste women like Balasarawasthi who take pride in their heritage and are stringently against the process of Sanskiritization.

Sanskritization or Appropriation: Caste and Gender in “Indian” Music and Dance by Sreebitha P. V.

[Screencaps of Balasarawasthi from Satyajit Ray’s 1976 documentary Bala]

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

Oooh. I reblogged a partial version of this recently but I didn’t know how many more there were! I LOVE these!

le-french-cliche:

French Music: 2000’s

"Oh La La" - BRIGITTE

1. Who was the last person you held hands with?
I don’t remember…. oh! remember it was an Irish guy
2. Are you outgoing or shy?
both - 1st shy after outgoing
3. Who are you looking forward to seeing?
none anymore
4. Are you easy to get along with?
yes, i’m very nice, patient, listening and always have something to say.
5. If you were drunk would the person you like take care of you?
myself
6. What kind of people are you attracted to?
No jealousy just enough, a little clingy, funny, confident, have a goal in life, love cooking, who can scold me, teaser, …etc
7. Do you think you’ll be in a relationship two months from now?
lol no, i don’t have time and i’m not seeking for. We will see.
8. Who from the opposite gender is on your mind?
a Hot guy i met few weeks ago at a party but so young with a gf
9. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable?
it depends with who
10. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?
my mom as always
11. What does the most recent text that you sent say?
My little bro: “arrête de te prendre la tête avec ces cons. zoubi”
12. What are your 5 favorite songs right now?
-A Bouche que veux tu/brigitte
-Got my mind set on you/Georges Harrison
-Tides/Old Abram Brown
-Someone new/Hozier
- Be strong/ Sizzla
13. Do you like it when people play with your hair?
Absolutly not
14. Do you believe in luck and miracles?
miracles no but luck yessss. I’m a lucky lucky girl
15. What good thing happened this summer?
i decide let go of someone for good
16. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
ohoho nooooo
17. Do you think there is life on other planets?
why not only if i can go there with a stargate
18. Do you still talk to your first crush?
no, i don’t remember who was it
19. Do you like bubble baths?
Yes
20. Do you like your neighbors?
non mais ce n’est pas mes potes donc je m’en fous et je ne veux les connaitre.
21. What are your bad habits?
prendre trop de temps pour dire ce que je ressens pour quelqu’un
22. Where would you like to travel?
south korea, japan, vietnam, thailand, china, australia, new zealand, singapore, taiwan, …etc
23. Do you have trust issues?
no way!
24. Favorite part of your daily routine?
going to bed
25. What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with?
everything
26. What do you do when you wake up?
complain, wish to sleep more, what time is it, if i can sleep more and what i should wear ootd
27. Do you wish your skin was lighter or darker?
none i assume what i am.
28. Who are you most comfortable around?
my BFF “randomness” or “nessie”
29. Have any of your ex’s told you they regret breaking up?
once but inutile
30. Do you ever want to get married?
maybe we will see
31. Is your hair long enough for a pony tail?
yes
32. Which celebrities would you have a threesome with?
matthew Mcconaughey, takeshi kaneshiro, snsd all members, taecyeon… etc an orgy most likely
33. Spell your name with your chin.
what???
34. Do you play sports? What sports?
Tennis, handball, football, surf when i was young dunno have time
35. Would you rather live without TV or music?
music
36. Have you ever liked someone and never told them?
yess, really hard. never again.
37. What do you say during awkward silences?
un ange passe~ or nothing waiting at someone say fews words
38. Describe your dream girl/guy?
go to question 6 + dark eyes+ dark hair+ sincere+ cartesian+ honest+…etc
39. What are your favourite stores to shop in?
Galerie lafayette
40. What do you want to do after high school?
i’m scientist now
41. Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance?
yes of course
42. If you’re being extremely quiet, what does it mean?
angry, hungry but i said i’m tired
43. Do you smile at strangers?
nope, it depends of the circumstances
44. Trip to outer space or bottom of the ocean?
both but bottom of the ocean because much chances to find new species that in space.
45. What makes you get out of bed in the morning?
ma volonté d’atteindre mon but, mon envie de me changer les idées, m’amuser…
46. What are you paranoid about?
des messes basses à mon propos
47. Have you ever been high?
no
48. Have you ever been drunk?
yes, of course good wines, good beer, good vodka, good school, great partying…!!!!
49. Have you done anything recently that you hope nobody finds out about?
don’t care, i’m shameless
50. What was the colour of the last hoodie you wore?
gray
51. Ever wished you were someone else?
soo many times, in different times, in early 20´s… etc,
52. One thing you wish you could change about yourself?
trop de choses à changer mais sans doute m’a trop grosse mémoire.
53. Favourite make-up brand?
chanel
54. Favourite store?
Monoprix, Galerie lafayette; There are difference between store and shop?
55. Favourite blog?
now taeyeonlikegirls
56. Favourite colour?
blue
57. Favourite food?
ice cream
58. Last thing you ate?
brioche
59. First thing you ate this morning?
banana
60. Ever won a competition? For what?
2nd karate, karting, soccer…
61. Been suspended/expelled? For what?
Yes, when i was in high school in a catholic school, boarding school i was feeling sick and i get detention because i wanted to go Home and i refused to do it so they suspended me for 1 or 2 days. dumbass
62. Been arrested? For what?
no, too perfect
63. Ever been in love?
of course just once
64. Tell us the story of your first kiss?
nooo i can’t- no need -too long
65. Are you hungry right now?
hopefully no
66. Do you like your Tumblr friends more than your real friends?
hmmm! no
67. Facebook or Twitter?
tumblr
68. Twitter or Tumblr?
tumblr
69. Are you watching tv right now?
no, i prefere computer
70. Names of your bestfriends?
Inès
71. Craving something? What?
ice cream, lobsters, cookies white chocolate macadamia, magret de canard, foie gras de canard et d’oie, salades, tapas, vins blanc…
72. What colour are your towels?
blue with looney toons characters
72. How many pillows do you sleep with?
just one
73. Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
hate that
74. How many stuffed animals do you
think you have?
in my bedroom now? just one
75. Favourite animal? too many, dog, dolphins, horses, fish, cochon d’inde….
76. What colour is your underwear?
black
77. Chocolate or Vanilla?
Vanilla
78. Favourite ice cream flavour?
raspberry, calisson, vanilla…
79. What colour shirt are you wearing?
pink and gray
80. What colour pants?
pajama gray with white stars
81. Favourite tv show?
touche pas a mon poste
82. Favourite movie?
too many
83. Mean Girls or Mean Girls 2?
shitty movies
84. Mean Girls or 21 Jump Street?
Don’t care
85. Favourite character from Mean Girls?
don’t remember
86. Favourite character from Finding Nemo?
Nemo
87. First person you talked to today?
i don’t know her name and i didn’t ask but she was nice
88. Last person you talked to today?
i don’t know her name and i didn’t ask
89. Name a person you hate?
nemo but not the character
90. Name a person you love?
i’m not in love anymore
91. Is there anyone you want to punch in the face right now?
nemo
92. In a fight with someone?
my bro
93. How many sweatpants do you have?
one or two
94. How many sweaters/hoodies do you have?
5 or less
95. Last movie you watched?
robocop
96. Favourite actress?
moon chae won
97. Favourite actor?
denzel washington
98. Do you tan a lot
nope
99. Have any pets?
not anymore i had red fish, a dog a dalmatian called benji and guinea pig called cochon and a cat called mimi
100. How are you feeling?
down because i’m not doing what i wanted
101. Do you type fast?
yes
102. Do you regret anything from your past?
always something to regret
103. Can you spell well?
why not
104. Do you miss anyone from your past?
maybe. a quoi bon rester dans le passé
105. Ever been to a bonfire party?
which is in french? but i went to so many parties so is a yes
106. Ever broken someone’s heart?
oui malheureusement pleins
107. Have you ever been on a horse?
yes love it
108. What should you be doing?
run the world
109. Is something irritating you right now?
my decisions
110. Have you ever liked someone so much it hurt?
just one
111. Do you have trust issues?
nope
112. Who was the last person you cried in front of?
my mom
113. What was your childhood nickname?
still the same “sissy”
114. Have you ever been out of your province/state?
out of country and out tout court, always.
115. Do you play the Wii?
non et je ne l’aime pas du tout, je préfère la playstation
116. Are you listening to music right now?
J’écoute de la musique a petite dose donc non
117. Do you like chicken noodle soup?
love it
118. Do you like Chinese food?
i can’t live without
119. Favourite book?
the help
120. Are you afraid of the dark?
yes.
121. Are you mean?
no and i should
122. Is cheating ever okay?
absolutly not
123. Can you keep white shoes clean?
nooo is it even possible
124. Do you believe in love at first sight?
hm! yes!
125. Do you believe in true love?
too much maybe, always forget that we are not in a fairy tale
126. Are you currently bored?
totallly deeply bored
127. What makes you happy?
being love by someone friend or lover or someone nice to me
128. Would you change your name?
OOhh yes. Si seulement on pouvait choisir a la place des parents
129. What’s your zodiac sign?
balance for oct 13
130. Do you like Subway?
the fast food?! tous les 36 du mois oui
131. Your bestfriend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do?
i should say i like you too but not in the same way
132. Who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with?
mommy
133. Favourite lyrics right now?
tchimbé rèd pa moli
134. Can you count to one million?
question bizarre encore une… pouah!
135. Dumbest lie you ever told?
Je ferais des efforts
136. Do you sleep with your doors open or closed?
open
137. How tall are you?
…168cm… a little more
138. Curly or Straight hair?
straight hair
139. Brunette or Blonde?
brunette
140. Summer or Winter?
winter
141. Night or Day?
night
142. Favourite month?
October because of my birthday
143. Are you a vegetarian?
j’ai essayé ce n’est pas humain
144. Dark, milk or white chocolate?
milk chocolate
145. Tea or Coffee?
tea
146. Was today a good day?
nope
147. Mars or Snickers?
snickers
148. What’s your favourite quote?
Qui ne cherche pas à te voir ne souffre pas de ton absence. Qui ne souffre pas de ton absence ne t’aime pas…
149. Do you believe in ghosts?
yes, already saw one
150. Get the closest book next to you, and open it to page 42. What’s the first line on that page?
la pluie revenait, bien que le soleil refuse de se cacher; Nous suivîmes la dames à travers ce voile de larmes d’or.
reminder:
Qui ne cherche pas à te voir ne souffre pas de ton absence. Qui ne souffre pas de ton absence ne t’aime pas…
there’s nothing more satisfying than being an asshole in mario kart