A hodge podge of reblogs with a political theme. But there will be other stuff as well.
I discovered how to make a Photoshop brush that behaves almost exactly the same way oils do. To download the thing click here.
It’s a Tool (Smudge) so you should load it into Tool Presets. And also play around with Strength to find what percentage works best for you.
If you can’t install it properly, you can find a tutorial on how to make it here.
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Triceps dips are a simple way to tone shoulders and upper arms, but while the move seems basic, it can be easy to do it incorrectly. Make sure you aren’t rolling your shoulders forward, and don’t just lift and lower your butt; focus on bending your elbows and strengthening your arms to ensure you’re focusing on your triceps. Find out how to do a triceps dip here.
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Lizard Crawl and Retreat
On all fours, bend your knees and splay them out the side (A). Crawl forward, left hand and right foot together (B), then right hand and left foot together (C), keeping your body low and your knees bent and wide. Take 4 paces forward, then return to start by crawling back in reverse. Do 4 reps. (Like the inchworms and crab walks, you can als
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You’ll engage pretty much every muscle group in your body in this tougher-than-it-looks movement. Plus, you’ll get an awesome hamstring stretch in the process. Hinge at your hips to place your hands on the floor in front of your feet, keeping your legs as straight as possible (A). Begin walking your hands out in front of you (B) taking small steps until you’re in a plank position (C). Then walk your feet up to your hands, also with small steps. Do 4 reps, then turn around and do 4 more. (If you have a long room or hallway, go for all 8 in a row, or challenge yourself to go from one end of it to the other).
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Dear hipsters with meaningless owl tattoos,
I hate you. Now that your images of cutesy owls in top hats that symbolize nothing more than how easily trends sway you plague the world, I am doubting my plans, in which two owls rest on each of my shoulders, representing my parents, their wisdom, and ability to keep me lifted, as well as the…
Get what you want. I’m in a similar situation, I want an owl tattoo but google has made me realize that owl in general have become a bit of a trend? Which is great in a way because getting owl accessories is a helluva easier. But it’s sad too because people are slowly becoming “ugggggh owls”
There are always going to be trends in regards to tattoos, but when people get something “trendy” they still had to go through and find a design. There is an aesthetic that still pleases them, and means something to them, and the period of time and who they were with when they get the tattoo might be more meaningful and important than whatever they picked. That tattoo might grow to have meaning, even it’s just a reminder of a person’s youth.
But long story short, get what you want, but do it with quality and safety. Do your research of the location of where you want to go and which artist you want to do your piece. Because it’s for you in the long run. Do you buy art for your home because you want your guests to like it, or because you liked it?
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A pregnant woman has had her baby forcibly removed by caesarean section by social workers.
Essex social services obtained a High Court order against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child to be taken from her womb.
The council said it was acting in the best interests of the woman, an Italian who was in Britain on a work trip, because she had suffered a mental breakdown.
If you are not absolutely terrified and outraged by this you are wrong. The precedent this sets put every person on earth in danger.
oh my god read the article this is FUCKING HORRIFIC. she got back on her bipolar disorder medication and is in recovery but they won’t give her her child back “because of the risk she might relapse”. What you’re fucking saying with that is that mentally ill people shouldn’t even be allowed children even if they’re safe and well *just in case*, that we’re a permanent threat to ourselves and others even when we’re in treatment and recovery and living a stable life. I am FUCKING LIVID
Over a fucking panic attack. I’m fucking serious, all of this over a single panic attack. They took her baby in the most horrific way possible because she had a fucking panic attack.
From the Article:
She suffered a panic attack, which her relations believe was due to her failure to take regular medication for an existing bipolar condition.
It’s worth noting, that it’s very common for people on psychiatric medication to go off of their meds if they become pregnant, because of risk of side effects.
I bolded the above. I wanted there to be no one to think that she was being irresponsible for not haven taken her meds regularly. She did it for good reason, for the health of her own baby. And she got punished for it.
i fucking cant
So she did what was best for her kid, has ONE SINGLE PANIC ATTACK WHICH IS A THING THAT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE WHETHER THEY HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESS OR NOT and decide that they can literally violate her body in a horrific manner and take her kid away. But she’s the dangerous one.
Terribly sad. I hope this gets worked out in her benefit.
I can’t even imagine how terrifyingly awful that situation had to have been. Forcing a woman, against her will, to undergo sedation and then waking up in pain, without the fetus you’ve been carrying for 9 months? That’s beyond the pale. How much do the rights of an unborn fetus circumvent the rights of a full-grown adult? How much do we have to other the mentally ill, treating them (us) as less than human? She was literally treated like a breeding animal, with no cause of concern for her safety, mental health or well-being. Fuck. Fuck.
WHAT THE EVER LOVING FUCK?!?!?!?!?! Over-reaching fucking BASTARDS
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i wrote a kakasaku oneshot a few days ago, and uploaded it on fanfiction.net. then my story self-deleted… TWICE. even after re-uploading it. it’s kind of weird, it’ll be there for about a day, get a few reviews, and then it’ll suddenly disappear. has anyone else experienced the same problem?? it’s kinda getting on my nerves.. :(
also my story had no explicit content, if you were wondering. which is why i really have no clue to how it could have been erased twice.
Have you emailed ff.net about the problem? Because it might fix itself if you were to get another account, or it might be a bug in their system.
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Imagine Dragons / Awolnation - Radioactive / Sail
ok so i made a mashup
im sorry if this has already been done but everyone makes mashups with radioactive so pls dont kill me i actually made this myself thank
MY JAW JUST DROPPED
Two fav bands combined? <3
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Crockpot Apple Sauce
- 3 pounds Honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and cut into thick slices (about 12 medium apples)
- 1/3 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
1. Combine all ingredients in the Crock Pot and cook on high for 5 hours.
2. If you prefer a slightly chunky applesauce as pictured - simply stir and mash the apples with a large spoon. If you prefer smooth applesauce, transfer the cooled applesauce to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Store applesauce in an airtight container within the refrigerator or freeze for up to 6 months.
- The amount of sugar you use will depend on the type of apples you use. I recommend tasting the applesauce about an hour before it’s done and adjusting the spices and sugar to meet your taste. My apples were quite sweet, so 1/3 cup was perfect.
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Vitamin String Quartet - My Song Know What You Did In The Dark
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