thick skin and an elastic heart


ohmightysmiter:

imnotatvaddict:

makeitworthwatching:

as both a Harmonizer and a Mixer, I now have yet another girlgroup to fangirl over. Welcome Beatz

Girlgroups taking over the world. 

I was NOT expecting that

I’M IN LOVE


loodletooboodleroodlesoodle:

mangomartyr:

loodletooboodleroodlesoodle:

santullianal:

This honestly made me tear up. Imagining how great he must have felt that his planned worked and choosing that risk paid off.
I also feel like him and the model have such good chemistry, they’re always so kind and loving to one another.

Holy shit what did he do?? That’s rad as hell!

Since the runway was going to have simulated rain, he wanted to make the outfit become colorful because of it rather than deflect it. He sewed dye into the seams and once the rain hit it the dye ran! Very simple but super effective. He was one of the two winners of that challenge.

Absolutely brilliant. Holy shit.


ceruleancynic:

barafurbear:

anotheralexandros:

tommytv:

nychealth:

Let’s stop HIV in New York City

  • If you are HIV-negative, PEP and PrEP can help you stay that way.
  • If you are HIV-positive, PEP and PrEP can help protect your partners.

 

Daily PrEP

PrEP is a daily pill that can help keep you HIV-negative as long as you take it every day.

  • Ask your doctor if PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) may be right for you.
  • Condoms give you additional protection against HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy.

 

Emergency PEP

If you are HIV-negative and think you were exposed to HIV, immediately go to a clinic or emergency room and ask for PEP (Post-exposure  Prophylaxis).

  • PEP can stop HIV if started within 36 hours of exposure.
  • You continue taking PEP for 28 days.

Many insurance plans including Medicaid cover PEP and PrEP. Assistance may be available if you are uninsured. Visit NYC Health’s website to find out where to get PrEP or PEP in New York City.

This is such a giant step that barely any people know about it seems, so amazing to see progress in the treatment of HIV

I honestly thought this might be exaggeration but the CDC says that PrEP is 92% effective. Damn. Damn.

reblogging because this deserves waaaay more attention D:

I am amazed and INCREDIBLY GLAD that PEP and PrEP are actually being offered as part of a public health initiative. This is exactly the approach that’s been needed and hasn’t been there for the longest time. And the PrEP is Truvada! I remember when Truvada came out back in the mid 00s. We had a stockroom full of boxes of donated Truvada which got shipped to our facility in Nigeria. I vividly remember hauling cartons of this shit around. 

Back then, the organization for which I worked was focusing on a couple specific initiatives on ground, one of which was prevention of mother-to-child transmission, or PMTCT. HIV+ mothers can pass the virus to their babies at birth or via breastfeeding, which is a big deal in developing countries where safe and readily available water to mix up formula is scarce. I don’t know what they ended up concluding, I remember seeing a bunch of nevirapine articles that disagreed with one another, but they were focusing on the prevention of transmission rather than just trying to knock the virus down once it got hold of you. Prevention. Limiting the spread.

PEP was always a thing for healthcare workers who had been exposed to potential infection, but having it available via a public health initiative is a REALLY GOOD THING. Even better? The availability of pre-exposure prophylaxis via a public health initiative. How about we don’t judge or shame people who are regularly exposed to HIV through whatever vector, sexual relationships or injecting drugs or whatever, how about we try helping these people not get the fucking virus, how about that?

Sorry. I just…I know just enough about this to get how huge an improvement it could be in dealing with HIV. If this kind of approach were rolled out on a country-wide scale it could really maybe actually do something.


mikanrulz:

The Ladies of Fullmetal Alchemist.
posted 2 days ago via avatati · © mikanrulz with 7,699 notes

rainbowbarnacle:

jumpingjacktrash:

vastderp:

jumpingjacktrash:

oh hell, it’s that pattern again.
that arc of cold air dipping down into the center of the continent.
it’s going to be another polar vortex winter.
*starts planning a trip south for january so i don’t lose my fucking mind*

we b fudged. let’s go to texas and dig up ammonites or sth

yes ;_;

oh man ;_;

rainbowbarnacle:

jumpingjacktrash:

vastderp:

jumpingjacktrash:

oh hell, it’s that pattern again.

that arc of cold air dipping down into the center of the continent.

it’s going to be another polar vortex winter.

*starts planning a trip south for january so i don’t lose my fucking mind*

we b fudged. let’s go to texas and dig up ammonites or sth

yes ;_;

oh man ;_;


chescaleigh:

- FCKH8 creates a super sarcastic and oddly cheery video “Hey White People: A Kinda Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids,” to sell “racism’s not over but I’m over racism” shirts and claims $5 from each shirt is going to anti-racism charities. The t-shirt slogan is…



acacophony:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.

Part 4.

Take note: The moment people stopped reblogging and tweeting and writing news articles and calling attention to Ferguson, they brought back the armored cars. It is not over. They were waiting for the world to lose interest and knew it would.


lavagatrabajadoble:

STAND WITH SURVIVORS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

lavagatrabajadoble:

STAND WITH SURVIVORS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY