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what-the-fuck-is-homestuck:

Homestuck is not exactly like every other webcomic out there on the internet, so if you are interested in reading it, here are some things you might want to know ahead of time.

  1. HOMESTUCK IS REALLY FUCKING LONG. When I say that it is long, I mean it. It is over 4,000 pages and still going….

lonelyandcompany:

captaingumdrop:

ellendegeneres:

Jennifer Lawrence was hungry on the Red Carpet, so Jeannie gave her some Pop Rocks to hold her over until pizza time.

You can see the exact moment where her polite ‘Thank you’ switched into the pure childlike excitement of ‘HOLY SHIT POP ROCKS YEAH’

Okay but look at the reporters face and see how excited she is also.


thebluelip-blondie:

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.


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HOWDYLOSER’S INSANE MASTERPOST WITH 555+ LINKS!
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Contents: 
General
Life
School
Food
Appearance
Music
Art
Cosplaying
Self-Help
Games
Movies/TV Shows
I also run a reference blog if you want to check it out
GENERAL:

Fake Tweet Generator
Fix A Dead URL
Check Website Trust
Down For Everyone?
Random.org
Convert Anything To Anything
Convert Youtube Videos To MP3
Download Youtube Videos
Download From 8tracks
Make Any Website Printer Friendly
Flip Text Upside Down

LIFE:

Kissing Guide
Some Good Life Hacks
Tips for a Date
Survive Your First Year of College
What Not To Do When You’re Hungover
Learn How To Coupon
Get Free Therapy
Clean Bathroom Tips
Cant’t Pay Your Bills
Time Management Skills
Paying Too Much For Your Cell Phone Bill
Create A Resume
How To Make A Doctor’s Appointment
Organize Your Closet
Find The Right Career
How To Pick A Major
How To Take Care Of Yourself When You’re Sick
Things To Bring To A Doctor’s Appointment
What Is A Mortgage?
Buying A Used Car
Pick A Health Insurance Plan
Read The News
Leave Behind Your Childhood Traumas
How To Quit Smoking
First Gynecologist Appointment
What To Do If You Get Pulled Over By A Cop
Emergency Items For Your Car
When To Go To Sleep
How To Wake Up
Protect Yourself From Anon Hate

SCHOOL:

Bibliography Maker
Learn History
Etymology Dictionary
Math, Engineering, Etc Calculators
Online Unit Conversions
Kahn Academy Math Help
Graphing Calculator Online
Answer Or Solve Anything
Get Better At Excel
Survive Finals
Homework Help
Online Ruler
Learn How To Study
Masterpost Of Study Tips
How To Cite Sources
Take Online College Courses
Scholarpedia 
Solve Any Math Problem
Pull An All-nighter
Online Worksheets
Free Microsoft Word Alternative
Learn Geography
Make Flash Cards
Math Problem Solver
Masterpost Of Writing Software

FOOD:(tw:food)

Don’t Have An Ingredient?
Some Great Recipes If You’re Broke
Cheap and Easy Snacks
Healthier Food Substitutions
Good Pasta Recipes
Muffin Tin Recipes
Microwave Recipes
Recipes That Take 30 Minutes Or Less

APPEARANCE:

MAKEUP:
Which Makeup Colors Suit You
How To Contour
Awesome Eyeliner Tips
HAIR:
Bun Tutorial Masterpost
Braid Tutorial Masterpost
Dip Dye Your Hair
Woven Updo
101 Hair Ideas
CLOTHES:
Old Fashioned Clothes
Clothing Masterpost
Inexpensive Online Stores

MUSIC:

PLAYING:
Some Free Piano Sheet Music
Find Guitar Chords
LISTENING:
Make A Playlist From What You’re Doing
The Best of a Certain Band
Two Artist Playlist
Spotify For PC
What The Fuck Should I Listen To Now
OTHER:
Make An Awesome Mixtape
Rain Noises
Nature Sounds
More Nature Sounds

ART:

Tutorial Masterpost
Color Blender
How To Create Pixel Art
What To Draw
Lots Of Color Palettes

COSPLAYING:

Learn To Sew
Makeup Help/False Eyelashes/9 Different Eyeliner Looks/Perfect Winged Eyeliner
Coloring Your Eyebrows/Perfect Eyebrows
Bigger Looking Eyes/Latex Elf Ears/Teeth Help/Pointy Teeth
Top Help/Skirt Help/Stocking Help/Shoe Help/Detail Help/Dress Help/Pattern Help/Horn Help/Armor Help/Prop Help/Cape Help/Wig Help
Fake Blood
Fabric help/Fabric Paint

SELF-HELP MASTERPOSTS: (These aren’t specific links because some of this stuff is triggering for me so I wanted to avoid them)

Huge General Self Help
Stress Analyst
RELAX:
Sad?
Ugh, Feelings
Calming Noises
Feeling Okay?
Websites For When You Want To…
Cute games
Coping Skills and Distractions
A Happy Things Masterpost
Feeling Stressed, Sweetie?
MENTAL ILLNESS: (tw)

Anxiety Masterpost
Bipolar Disorder Masterpost
Depression Masterpost
Eating Disorder Masterpost
Mental Health Help Masterpost
Panic and Anxiety Information Masterpost
Recovery Resources

SELF-HARM: (tw)Momma’s Alternatives to Self Harm
Ultimate Self-Injury Recovery Masterpost
Coping With Thoughts of Self Harm Masterpost

GENERAL SELF HELP:Abercrombier’s 2014 Self Help Masterpost
Help Corgi’s Self Help Masterpost 
Helpful Links

EMERGENCY:Suicide Hotlines
Tumblr’s Counseling and Prevention Resources
Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts


WRITING:

Awesome Writing Masterpost
NAMES:
Name Generator
Common Last Names
Fancy Last Names/Aristocratic
Random Name Generator
English to Latin/English to Greek
Greek Mythology Database
Fantasy Name Generator
WRITING…:
A Drunk Character
Manipulative Characters
Witty Characters
Natural Born Leaders
Rebellious Characters
Indifferent Distance Characters
Bitchy Characters
Popular Characters
Child Characters
Characters Of A Different Gender
Characters Of Color
CHARACTERS:
100 Character Development Questions
Underused Personalities
Character Virtues And Vices
Character Trait Cheat Sheet
STORY/PLOTLINE:
Outlining Your Novel
Creating A Compelling Plot
The Snowflake Method
Beginning and End, But No Middle
RESEARCH:
Survival Skills Masterpost
Mental Illness
Limits Of The Human Body
Fighting and Self Defense/Fighting Scenes
Flirting 101/Kissing/Sex Scenes
Understanding Issues, -isms and Privilege
HELP:
Tip Of Your Tongue
Write Or Die
Online Brainstorm
Family Tree Maker
Cliche Finder/Word Frequency
Prompts/Prompts/First Line Generator

GAMES: (* tw:psychological game)

Helicopter Game
2048
Filler
QWOP
Curveball
Robot Unicorn Attack
Cubefield
Choice Of Dragon
Silk
Super Mario
Cards Against Humanity 
Orisinal
Color Tests
The End*
No One Has To Die*
Off*
The Grey Rainbow*
The Color Tuesday RPG (TCT)*
Bastion*
Coma*
Loved*
Don’t Look Back*
Braid*
Thomas Was Alone*
Little Inferno*
Papers Please*
Spec Ops: The Line*
Antichamber*

MOVIES AND TV SHOWS:

MARVEL:
The Avengers
Iron Man/Iron Man 2/Iron Man 3
Thor/Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: The First Avenger
Hulk/The Incredible Hulk
Fantastic Four/Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
X-Men/X2/X-Men: The Last Stand/X-Men: First Class
The Wolverine/X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Blade/Blade II/Blade: Trinity
Spider-Man/Spider-Man 2/Spider-Man 3
The Amazing Spider-Man/The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Daredevil
Elektra
The Punisher/The Punisher: War Zone
Man-Thing
Ghost Rider/Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
BATMAN:
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
DISNEY:
Winnie the Pooh/The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh/Winnie The Pooh’s Most Grand Adventure/Winnie The Pooh: Seasons of Giving/Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year/Winnie the Pooh: Springtime With Roo/Piglet’s Big Movie/The Tigger Movie/Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
Toy Story/Toy Story 2/Toy Story 3/Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command, The Adventure Begins
Monsters, Inc./Monsters University
Tinker Bell/Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue/Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure
Cars/Cars 2/Planes
Lilo And Stitch/Lilo and Stitch 2 - Stitch has a Glitch/Leroy & Stitch/Stitch! The Movie/
Brother Bear/Brother Bear 2
Aladdin/Aladdin -The Return of Jafar/Aladdin and the King of Thieves 
The Little Mermaid/The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea/The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning
The Fox and the Hound/The Fox and the Hound 2
The Jungle Book/The Jungle Book 2
101 Dalmatians/101 Dalmatians 2: Patch’s London Adventure 
Lady and the Tramp/Lady And The Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure
Cinderella/Cinderella II: Dreams Come True/Cinderella III: A Twist in Time
Kim Possible - The Villain Files/Kim Possible - A Stitch In Time
The Emperor’s New Groove/Kronk’s New Groove
Atlantis The Lost Empire/Atlantis 2: Milo’s Return 
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
The Lion King/The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride/The Lion King 1-1.5: Hakuna Matata
Pocahontas/Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World
Mulan
Tarzan/Tarzan 2/Tarzan & Jane
Beauty and the Beast/Beauty and the Beast - The Enchanted Christmas/Belle’s Magical World
Bambi/Bambi 2
Fantasia/Fantasia 2000
Peter Pan/Return to Never Land
A Bug’s Life
Hercules
The Hunchback of Notre Dame/The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2
A Goofy Movie/An Extremely Goofy Movie
Frozen
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Pinocchio 
Dumbo
The Adventures Of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Alice in Wonderland 
Old Yeller
Sleeping Beauty
Swiss Family Robinson 
The Sword in the Stone
Mary Poppins
The Aristocats
Robin Hood
Finding Nemo 
The Incredibles 
Chicken Little
Enchanted 
Meet The Robinsons 
Ratatouille
Bolt
Wall-E
Princess and the Frog
Up
Tangled
Mars needs moms
Wreck-it Ralph
Brave
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
HARRY POTTER:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One/Part Two
LORD OF THE RINGS:
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
THE HOBBIT:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
HUNGER GAMES:
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
POKEMON:
Series
Mewtwo Strikes Back
The Power of One - Lugia
Spell of the Unknown - Entei
Voice of the Forest - Celebi
Heroes - Latios and Latias
Wishmaker - Jirachi
Destiny - Deoxys
Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
Rise of Darkrai
Giratina and the Sky Warrior
Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Zoroark Master of Illusions
Black - Victini and Reshiram
White - Victini and Zekrom
Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice
Genesect and the Legend Awakened
TIM BURTON:
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Sleepy Hollow
Big Fish
Alice in Wonderland
Frankenweenie
Beetlejuice
Edward Scissorhands
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Dark Shadows
90s MOVIES:
Lord of the Flies (1990)
Cry-baby (1990)
Pretty Woman (1990)
My Girl (1991)
The Addams Family (1991)
Poison Ivy (1992)
Wayne’s World (1992)
The Crush (1993)
The Sandlot (1993)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Clueless (1995)
Empire Records (1995)
Kids (1995)
Foxfire (1996)
The Craft (1996)
Space Jam (1996)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)
Chasing Amy (1997)
Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
There’s Something About Mary (1998)
Jawbreaker (1999)
Cruel Intentions (1999)
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
American Pie (1999)
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
She’s All That (1999)
American Beauty (1999)
Girl Interrupted (1999)
SHREK:
Shrek/Shrek 2/Shrek the Third/Shrek Forever After
STAR WARS
Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Episode IV: A New Hope
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
ANIME:
Attack on Titan
Black Butler
D.Gray-man
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Fullmetal Alchemist/Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Fruits Basket
Naruto/Naruto Shippuden
Ouran High School Host Club
Soul Eater
SCARY MOVIES: (tw)
Shutter Island (2010)
The Machinist (2004)
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
Black Swan (2010)
Memento (2000)
The Flock (2007)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Anamorph (2007)
Martyrs (2008)
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
The 6th Sense (1999)
Side Effects (2013)
Sinister (2012)
Extracted (2012)
Red Lights (2012)
Sleep Tight (2011)
Absentia (2011)
I Saw The Devil (2010)
Frozen (2010)
Orphan (2009)
The Killing Room (2009)
The Broken (2008)
Awake (2007)
Inside (2007)
Mr.Brooks (2007)
Vacancy (2007)
Zodiac (2007)
Bug (2006)
Dark Water (2005)
White Noise (2005)
Hard Candy (2005)
Secret Window (2004)
Saw (2004)
Saw II (2005)
Saw III (2006)
Saw IV (2007)
Saw V (2008)
Saw VI (2009)
Saw 3D (2010)
Stoker (2013)
Frailty (2001)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Identity (2003)
Mindhunters (2004)
Triangle (2009)
Spider (2002)
Flight Plan (2005)
Unknown (2011)
The Jacket (2005)
Stay (2005)
Seven (1995)
Tell No One (2006)
Das Experiment (2006)
Angel Heart (1987)
The Uninvited (2009)
The Others (2001)
The Skeleton Key (2005)
In Dreams (1999)
The Gift (2000)
Primal Fear (1996)
Deception (2008)
The Invisible (2007)
Arlington Road (1999)
Phone Booth (2002)
American Psycho (2000)
Cube (1997)
The Fourth Kind (2009)
Insomnia (2002)
TV SHOWS:
The Office
Breaking Bad
South Park
Adventure Time
Spongebob Squarepants 
The Big Bang Theory
The Walking Dead
Parks and Recreation
Freaks And Geeks
Modern Family
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Avatar: The Last Airbender
American Horror Story
Supernatural
Family Guy
American Dad!
Bob’s Burgers
Futurama
2 Broke Girls
Arrested Development
Beavis and Butthead
Community
Daria
Doctor Who
Game Of Thrones
How I Met Your Mother
iCarly
Ja’mie: Private School Girl
Jersey Shore
Kath and Kim
Keeping Up With The Kardashians
King Of The Hill
Lizzie McGuire
Malcolm In The Middle
Raising Hope
Regular Show
Hannibal
Sherlock

howdyloser:

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Contents: 

  • General
  • Life
  • School
  • Food
  • Appearance
  • Music
  • Art
  • Cosplaying
  • Self-Help
  • Games
  • Movies/TV Shows

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GENERAL:

LIFE:

SCHOOL:


FOOD:(tw:food)

APPEARANCE:

MAKEUP:

HAIR:

CLOTHES:

MUSIC:

PLAYING:

LISTENING:

OTHER:

ART:

COSPLAYING:

SELF-HELP MASTERPOSTS: (These aren’t specific links because some of this stuff is triggering for me so I wanted to avoid them)

RELAX:

MENTAL ILLNESS: (tw)

WRITING:

NAMES:

WRITING…:

CHARACTERS:

STORY/PLOTLINE:

RESEARCH:

HELP:

GAMES: (* tw:psychological game)

MOVIES AND TV SHOWS:

MARVEL:

BATMAN:

DISNEY:

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:

HARRY POTTER:

LORD OF THE RINGS:

THE HOBBIT:

HUNGER GAMES:

POKEMON:

TIM BURTON:

90s MOVIES:

SHREK:

STAR WARS

ANIME:

SCARY MOVIES: (tw)

TV SHOWS:


listoflifehacks:

If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it!


areallyshorttree:

While I do love this, its pretty great, I find it ironic that they are for feminism, but still use “bitch”.

(Source: fellowes)


disabledxena:

When disabled people say they don’t want to be treated differently, we mean we don’t want to hear your voice go up 5 million octaves as you talk to us like we’re toddlers, or see your face contort into a big plastic smile when you see us. 

We mean, treat us with the respect and dignity a human being has every right to.

We do not mean, ignore our disability and hold us to abled standards. 

Abled people just don’t get that.

(Source: saxas)


(Source: eremika)


health-freeak:


Running Tips:
Wear spandex shorts under your regular running shorts so you don’t chafe
Cotton socks will only lead to blisters; invest in socks designed for running.
Join your local running club—check with your local running store fitness center and/or recreation department to find one
Find a committed running partner. It is much harder to skip a run when you have someone else depending on you
Remember that- It gets easier.
Accept and appreciate the fact that not every single run can be a good one
Do not compare yourself to others. Run within yourself and for yourself first.
Even a bad run is better then no run at all
If you normally run with music try skipping it and listening to your feet to hear your pace and your gait
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t experience weight loss immediately
Start a running blog, to see your progress and set goals
Hydrate. Make it a habit to drink water throughout the day
On long runs eat something every hour—whether you feel like it or not
During longer runs if you don’t like to carry water take some cash in your pocket pouch or a shoe wallet. Run a route where there’s a corner store that you can use as a pit stop to pick up your water and maybe use the bathroom
To aid recovery the most crucial time to eat and drink is in the hour immediately after you run
Use Vaseline or BodyGlide wherever things rub. They will help prevent blisters and chafing
Do not increase your mileage more than 10 percent per week
If you are prone to shin splints and lower leg pain try running soft trails for your Training runs and save the asphalt for race day
Do not run two hard days back-to-back
Ice aches and pains immediately
Pay attention to your form. Try to run lightly to minimize impact that could lead to injury
When running don’t forget the bug spray, sunscreen and a hat- BIG TIME!
Neosporin (or another antibiotic cream) is good for chafed areas
Make sure you cut your toenails short enough so they don’t jam into your Shoes
Be careful about running on paths that force you to run consistently on a slant. It’s hard on the hips knees
Don’t stretch before a run. Warm up by walking briskly or jogging slowly for several minutes
Do not ice for more than 20 minutes at a time
For beginners, set mini goals to keep you motivated. (Can be minutes [run 5, walk 10], run between street lights then walk between street lights, run till the next bus stop, until you pass a car on the street)
Do not use the hot tub after a race. It will increase inflammation and hinder healing
Be aware of cyclists approaching you from behind and try to keep to the right. Try to pay special attention when running with music
Run facing traffic.
Never assume a car sees you
Doubleknot your shoe laces so they will not come undone when you run\
If you listen to music, put earbuds in the go inside your ear, if you are usuing the ones that sit in your ear, it will fall out
Buy yourself some actual running shoes from an actual running store because running in junk “sneakers” will destroy your feet and your legs
At first keep your runs short and slow to avoid injury and soreness so you do not quit.
If you are breathing too hard slow down or walk a bit until you feel comfortable again
Pick your route close to home (out your front door)—the more convenient it is the better chance you will have sticking with it.
Set realistic short term and long term goals
Remember Soreness one to two days after a run is normal (delayed onset muscle soreness).
There’s no shame in walking
Four laps around the local the high school track equals one mile
Vary your training routes. This will prevent boredom and prevent your body from getting acclimated
Push through rough spots by focusing on the sounds of your breath and feet touching the ground
Do abdominal breathing to get rid of side cramps
Run on trails if at all possible. It will be easier on your body and you’ll love it
Dress as if it is 10 degrees warmer than the temperature on the thermometer
Run early in the morning or later in evening to avoid mid-day heat
To keep cool in hot weather soak a bandana in cold water wring it out a bit and tie it loosely around your neck
In the winter dress in layers (coolmax or other technical clothing) and wear a headband over your running hat to cover your ears
These are SO helpful! I’ve finally started running and these tips will help me and get me more motivated! (:

health-freeak:

Running Tips:

  1. Wear spandex shorts under your regular running shorts so you don’t chafe
  2. Cotton socks will only lead to blisters; invest in socks designed for running.
  3. Join your local running club—check with your local running store fitness center and/or recreation department to find one
  4. Find a committed running partner. It is much harder to skip a run when you have someone else depending on you
  5. Remember that- It gets easier.
  6. Accept and appreciate the fact that not every single run can be a good one
  7. Do not compare yourself to others. Run within yourself and for yourself first.
  8. Even a bad run is better then no run at all
  9. If you normally run with music try skipping it and listening to your feet to hear your pace and your gait
  10. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t experience weight loss immediately
  11. Start a running blog, to see your progress and set goals
  12. Hydrate. Make it a habit to drink water throughout the day
  13. On long runs eat something every hour—whether you feel like it or not
  14. During longer runs if you don’t like to carry water take some cash in your pocket pouch or a shoe wallet. Run a route where there’s a corner store that you can use as a pit stop to pick up your water and maybe use the bathroom
  15. To aid recovery the most crucial time to eat and drink is in the hour immediately after you run
  16. Use Vaseline or BodyGlide wherever things rub. They will help prevent blisters and chafing
  17. Do not increase your mileage more than 10 percent per week
  18. If you are prone to shin splints and lower leg pain try running soft trails for your Training runs and save the asphalt for race day
  19. Do not run two hard days back-to-back
  20. Ice aches and pains immediately
  21. Pay attention to your form. Try to run lightly to minimize impact that could lead to injury
  22. When running don’t forget the bug spray, sunscreen and a hat- BIG TIME!
  23. Neosporin (or another antibiotic cream) is good for chafed areas
  24. Make sure you cut your toenails short enough so they don’t jam into your Shoes
  25. Be careful about running on paths that force you to run consistently on a slant. It’s hard on the hips knees
  26. Don’t stretch before a run. Warm up by walking briskly or jogging slowly for several minutes
  27. Do not ice for more than 20 minutes at a time
  28. For beginners, set mini goals to keep you motivated. (Can be minutes [run 5, walk 10], run between street lights then walk between street lights, run till the next bus stop, until you pass a car on the street)
  29. Do not use the hot tub after a race. It will increase inflammation and hinder healing
  30. Be aware of cyclists approaching you from behind and try to keep to the right. Try to pay special attention when running with music
  31. Run facing traffic.
  32. Never assume a car sees you
  33. Doubleknot your shoe laces so they will not come undone when you run\
  34. If you listen to music, put earbuds in the go inside your ear, if you are usuing the ones that sit in your ear, it will fall out
  35. Buy yourself some actual running shoes from an actual running store because running in junk “sneakers” will destroy your feet and your legs
  36. At first keep your runs short and slow to avoid injury and soreness so you do not quit.
  37. If you are breathing too hard slow down or walk a bit until you feel comfortable again
  38. Pick your route close to home (out your front door)—the more convenient it is the better chance you will have sticking with it.
  39. Set realistic short term and long term goals
  40. Remember Soreness one to two days after a run is normal (delayed onset muscle soreness).
  41. There’s no shame in walking
  42. Four laps around the local the high school track equals one mile
  43. Vary your training routes. This will prevent boredom and prevent your body from getting acclimated
  44. Push through rough spots by focusing on the sounds of your breath and feet touching the ground
  45. Do abdominal breathing to get rid of side cramps
  46. Run on trails if at all possible. It will be easier on your body and you’ll love it
  47. Dress as if it is 10 degrees warmer than the temperature on the thermometer
  48. Run early in the morning or later in evening to avoid mid-day heat
  49. To keep cool in hot weather soak a bandana in cold water wring it out a bit and tie it loosely around your neck
  50. In the winter dress in layers (coolmax or other technical clothing) and wear a headband over your running hat to cover your ears

These are SO helpful! I’ve finally started running and these tips will help me and get me more motivated! (:


electricalgloom:

eleanasound:

The Last Japanese Mermaids 

For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.

In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence

there’s a fantastic Matthew Barney (Bjork’s husband) film that has some of these women in discovering a piece of ambergris