diamonds in the rough

nayx:

this planet sucks nothing works.  the Volcanoes dont work like 1/10 of them work.  the ocean is poorly lit.  the dryers in public washrooms dont do shit.  im sick of this place

awkwardsituationist:

Jim and Jamie Dutcher, determined to show “the hidden life of wolves,” lived for six years with a pack of wolves in the Idaho wilderness of Yellowstone. They came to know wolves as complex, highly intelligent animals with distinct individual personalities, who are caring, playful and above all devoted to family.

"Only a select few other species exhibit these same traits so clearly," they note. "They are capable of not only emotion but also real compassion. This is the view of the wolf that we want to share. …it is an animal that cares for its sick and desperately needs to be part of something bigger than itself - the pack. The bond a wolf has to its pack is certainly as strong as the bond a human being has to his or her family."

They add, “Rarely did two wolves pass each other without playfully rubbing shoulders together or exchanging a brief lick. So often we would see two wolves relaxing together, curled up beside each other.” The Dutchers also recount wolf behavior rarely documented: grief at the death of a pack mate; excitement over the birth of pups; and the shared role of raising young pack members.

But as the wolves struggle to reestablish their foothold in the American west, their public demonization continues. Say the Dutchers, “As we see wolves, once again, being shot, trapped and poisoned, we recognize that our unique experience, living with wolves, is unlikely to ever happen again, and for that reason we feel that we have an obligation to share the lives of these wolves with the widest audience possible.”

It’s not just the wolves at stake, but the entire Yellowstone ecosystem. Wolves keep the elk gene pool strong (no other predator does this); they redistribute elk herds, allowing vegetation to recover along rivers and streams, which provides food for beavers; and they keep the number of coyotes in check, which helps to maintain populations of rodents, antelopes and birds of prey. 

queencoachella:

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we-did-an-internet:

arcaneimages:

This taxidermy was found inside a late 19th-century French mansion which has been sealed up for more than 100 years. Via National Geographic.

Good to know people were just as fucking weird before the internet.

we-did-an-internet:

arcaneimages:

This taxidermy was found inside a late 19th-century French mansion which has been sealed up for more than 100 years. Via National Geographic.

Good to know people were just as fucking weird before the internet.

cenobiteme:

Jaguar Nindiri enjoys a brain-shaped bloodsicle.

cenobiteme:

Jaguar Nindiri enjoys a brain-shaped bloodsicle.

A KIND OF EMOTIONAL TETHER.

livingwithdisability:

Anti epilepsy pillows are pillows that you can breathe through in case of a seizure. 
They save lives and are provide free by UK charity "Epilepsy Sucks UK"
Quote from the Charity website:
"THIS IS WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
'Death from suffocation can result within minutes when a child or adult suffering a seizure becomes entrapped in an ordinary pillow which blocks their nose and mouth. If saved from death, oxygen starvation and brain injury may occur resulting in lifelong disability and dependency'.
Solution: Anti-suffocation pillow!
'Among 15 cases of Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Epilepsy that were witnessed in the community, difficulty breathing was observed in 80% of these cases, where 70% of patients were found in a prone position, suggesting that suffocation contributed to their deaths'.
Solution: Anti-Suffocation pillow!
'Frequent arousals caused by epileptic activity are one possible basis for insomnia. Depression or anxiety, which are common in epilepsy patients, also may contribute'.(Lack of sleep is a well documented seizure triggering factor)
Solution: Reduce anxiety, fear and possible seizures with an anti-suffocation pillow!
'The main health risks come from the worry, lack of sleep and depression that caring can bring. Carers often have to fight and battle for the support they get and this wears you down. All this can lead to high blood pressure and stress-related illness'
Solution: Parents and carers have reported to us that they have slept better since receiving an anti-suffocation pillow!”
The charity are very near to winning a £5000 donation. It is an online vote with a login from fb, google + or twitter.
There are a small grass roots charity of volunteers and this would make a big difference to them
Please VOTE if you can here
https://www.directdebit.co.uk/DirectDebitPromotions/BigBreak2014/Pages/CauseDetail.aspx?CauseId=260

livingwithdisability:

Anti epilepsy pillows are pillows that you can breathe through in case of a seizure. 

They save lives and are provide free by UK charity "Epilepsy Sucks UK"

Quote from the Charity website:

"THIS IS WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

'Death from suffocation can result within minutes when a child or adult suffering a seizure becomes entrapped in an ordinary pillow which blocks their nose and mouth. If saved from death, oxygen starvation and brain injury may occur resulting in lifelong disability and dependency'.

Solution: Anti-suffocation pillow!

'Among 15 cases of Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Epilepsy that were witnessed in the community, difficulty breathing was observed in 80% of these cases, where 70% of patients were found in a prone position, suggesting that suffocation contributed to their deaths'.

Solution: Anti-Suffocation pillow!

'Frequent arousals caused by epileptic activity are one possible basis for insomnia. Depression or anxiety, which are common in epilepsy patients, also may contribute'.
(Lack of sleep is a well documented seizure triggering factor)

Solution: Reduce anxiety, fear and possible seizures with an anti-suffocation pillow!

'The main health risks come from the worry, lack of sleep and depression that caring can bring. Carers often have to fight and battle for the support they get and this wears you down. All this can lead to high blood pressure and stress-related illness'

Solution: Parents and carers have reported to us that they have slept better since receiving an anti-suffocation pillow!”

The charity are very near to winning a £5000 donation. It is an online vote with a login from fb, google + or twitter.

There are a small grass roots charity of volunteers and this would make a big difference to them

Please VOTE if you can here

https://www.directdebit.co.uk/DirectDebitPromotions/BigBreak2014/Pages/CauseDetail.aspx?CauseId=260

shxtadtr:

shandrethlar:

This was probably the clearest photo I could get, along with a 2 lil satellites floatin’ by.


those are not satellites that is venus

shxtadtr:

shandrethlar:

This was probably the clearest photo I could get, along with a 2 lil satellites floatin’ by.

those are not satellites that is venus

facina-oris:

MYTHOLOGY MEME - [5/?] TITANS: EOS

Eos (Dawn) the yellow-robed arose from

the river of Okeanos to carry her 

light to men and to immortals.”

                                (requested by catherinedemedici)

acidictrips:

cantankerous-canoodle:

submissivefeminist:

Olivia Benson, the most influential woman of my early adulthood, telling you what’s up.

idk i tried to scroll past this but it’s too perfect

if you don’t love benson you’re wrong

fluent-in-lesbianism:

MY MOM JUST TOLD ME TO CREMATE HER AND PUT HER ASHES IN AN HOUR GLASS SO THAT EVEN AFTER SHE’S DEAD AND GONE SHE CAN CONTINUE TELLING ME HOW MUCH TIME I’M WASTING.

You had cliche tattoos of the moon
on places where no one could trace the outline of them
and you even told me once that
the first time you ever felt alive was when
You snuck out at 3:45 AM to meet up with the person
who broke your heart
Your smile was never the same after that
I guess it was because all you ate after was hopelessness
You would take the long way home
but you weren’t really going home because
Home was the skinless hot showers
and the bench right by the beach
where you could taste the bitterness between sunrise and sunset
I would tell you that
“flowers grew in the attic of your body”
but all you did was smile with your worn out curves
and light up another desperate cigarette
I guess my stinging eyes couldn’t tell you that
I loved you.
(via n0thingless)

Oh my god….

(via lepetitemerveille)
You are meant to fight. When you are sick, your body fights for its right to function. When you hold your breath, your body fights for its right to breathe. There are billions of tiny events—from the surface of your skin, down to the very cells of your body—that have to happen in order for you to be simply sitting here today. If your most minuscule parts haven’t given up yet,

Why should you?
n.t. (via deandcas)