secretlymartinfreeman:

j-to-rule-the-world:

shell-tear-your-world-apart:

endsofadream:

SOMEONE DO A DATE LIKE THIS WITH ME. I’LL EVEN LET YOU TOUCH THE BOOTY.

Now that’s how you get laid boys.

thats how you get laid ANYBODY

#NAW BUT I DON’T EVEN NEED AN ACTUAL BED #IF I GET TO SLEEP #IN THIS BLANKET NEST

secretlymartinfreeman:

j-to-rule-the-world:

shell-tear-your-world-apart:

endsofadream:

SOMEONE DO A DATE LIKE THIS WITH ME. I’LL EVEN LET YOU TOUCH THE BOOTY.

Now that’s how you get laid boys.

thats how you get laid ANYBODY

#NAW BUT I DON’T EVEN NEED AN ACTUAL BED #IF I GET TO SLEEP #IN THIS BLANKET NEST

deathpup:

shrexything:

babyferaligator:

oomshi:

is masturbating while smoking weed called masturblazing 

no its called highjacking

guys no it’s weedwhacking

no its called dissapointing ur mother

fucksebastianstan:

basedpidgeot:

feather-in-my-cap-and-cheese:

urbendisaster:

what?

The wheels take impact and stress off your legs, and the position helps your spine, but you’re still doing running motions instead of biking motions, so your legs are getting a good workout, and you can go for longer

nerdy shit aside, iamgine how sick it must be to just let those feet fly into the air and do superman poses down a highway

"Nerdy shit aside u can act like Superman"


WANT

fucksebastianstan:

basedpidgeot:

feather-in-my-cap-and-cheese:

urbendisaster:

what?

The wheels take impact and stress off your legs, and the position helps your spine, but you’re still doing running motions instead of biking motions, so your legs are getting a good workout, and you can go for longer

nerdy shit aside, iamgine how sick it must be to just let those feet fly into the air and do superman poses down a highway

"Nerdy shit aside u can act like Superman"

WANT

wocinsolidarity:

fuckallies:

On average, you have a 1 in 18,989 chance of being murdered

A trans person has a 1 in 12 chance of being murdered

The average life span of a cis person is about 75-90 

The average life expectancy of a trans person is 23-30 years old

75% of people killed in anti LGBT hate crimes are poc

Think about this the next time you go crying over “cisphobia” and “reverse racism”

MESSAGE 

alexandrabeththegreat:

mjcabooseman:

autumn-prose:

nathaniel-the-angel:

leijonnaire:

guys we watched this in science class today

just watch it you won’t regret it

OMFG THAT WENT SO MANY PLACES THAT I NEVER COULD HAVE IMAGINED

CAN NO LONGER GO WITHIN 100 CENTIMETERS.

This is a classic

Popped a cap

itssexualhour:

so my boyfriend and I tried roleplaying the other day and we did the whole “professor and bad student who needs to pass” thing, only he wanted to be the professor, so I had to be the horny and failing student. I’m the valedictorian of my senior class of 400 and I have a horrible phobia of flunking, so when he whispered “you’re failing my class, you naughty girl” in my ear, I started crying and we had to stop

Planning my outfit for a 20s party. :D

Planning my outfit for a 20s party. :D

My mother is curling my hair as I work on debate. #multitasking

My mother is curling my hair as I work on debate. #multitasking

iambeyinspired:

Couple who shades together stay together

gamsee:

IT MAKES ME REALLY HAPPY WHEN PEOPLE REFER TO ME AS THEIR FRIEND WHOA. FRIEND

the-quiet-place-project:

http://thequietplaceproject.com/thedreamsroom/comfortspot

The Quiet Place has been a very important thing that I still return to after almost six months. It’s a place to think and get advice from people who know how hard life can be sometimes. I would encourage you to go and just sit in the Comfort Spot for a while and share your worries and life with people. 

the-quiet-place-project:

http://thequietplaceproject.com/thedreamsroom/comfortspot

The Quiet Place has been a very important thing that I still return to after almost six months. It’s a place to think and get advice from people who know how hard life can be sometimes. I would encourage you to go and just sit in the Comfort Spot for a while and share your worries and life with people. 

adderous:

loki-inthetardisat221b:

spectacularuniverse:

I’ve seen this photograph very frequently on tumblr and Facebook, always with the simple caption, “Ghost Heart”. What exactly is a ghost heart?
More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this— first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts - for years.The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place. This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart - one that won’t be rejected - can be grown.(Source)

As great as this is how long does this whole process take before the heart is ready, in the time it takes the person could still die. Furthermore how many hearts shall we take from pigs now? How many pigs shall now be slaughtered simply because we need their hearts?

Firstly, if they’re on the waiting list getting a heart can take anywhere from a few days to several months, depending on blood type and supply.  However, not everyone who needs a heart is on that list-people can be taken off the list if they have other conditions, like a stroke, infection, or kidney failure.  These people still need hearts, and they are on a timer.  As for how long it takes one of these ‘ghost’ hearts to be prepared?  About a week for a fresh heart to be decellularized, after which it can be stored until it’s time for recellularization.  That process takes about the same amount of time.  In Dr. Taylor’s own words: "[After four days] we could see these little areas that were beginning to beat. By eight days, we could see the whole heart beating." (Note: while it was beating on its own, these hearts were only producing 2% of the output of a healthy adult heart.  Dr. Taylor says that they have been able to bring this up to nearly 25% output, though that data has not been published.)
As to your second point, less pigs than are already killed because somebody wants bacon.  If every single person on the waiting list got a heart this way, it would take about 3-4k pigs at first, and then around 2k per year.  Compare that to the nearly 111 million each year slaughtered for food.  One more thing-this process can also be done with donor hearts to lower the chance of rejection as the new heart would also be ‘yours’.  Honestly though, no matter how many pigs died it wouldn’t be a reason not to use this technique.  This is an entirely different argument than eating meat or not; most humans can live without a negative impact to their health as vegetarians or even vegans, but not many can live without a functioning heart.  
Sources:
USDA Livestock Slaughter 2012 Summary
NHLBI: What to Expect Before a Heart Transplant
Nature 499, 20-22: How to Build a Heart (2013)
Original publication of peer reviewed technical report:
Nature Medicine 14, 213-222: Perfusion-decellularized matrix: using nature’s platform to engineer a bioartificial heart (2008)

adderous:

loki-inthetardisat221b:

spectacularuniverse:

I’ve seen this photograph very frequently on tumblr and Facebook, always with the simple caption, “Ghost Heart”. What exactly is a ghost heart?

More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.

The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.

Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.

Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this— first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts - for years.

The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place. 

This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.

This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart - one that won’t be rejected - can be grown.


(Source)

As great as this is how long does this whole process take before the heart is ready, in the time it takes the person could still die. Furthermore how many hearts shall we take from pigs now? How many pigs shall now be slaughtered simply because we need their hearts?

Firstly, if they’re on the waiting list getting a heart can take anywhere from a few days to several months, depending on blood type and supply.  However, not everyone who needs a heart is on that list-people can be taken off the list if they have other conditions, like a stroke, infection, or kidney failure.  These people still need hearts, and they are on a timer.  As for how long it takes one of these ‘ghost’ hearts to be prepared?  About a week for a fresh heart to be decellularized, after which it can be stored until it’s time for recellularization.  That process takes about the same amount of time.  In Dr. Taylor’s own words: "[After four days] we could see these little areas that were beginning to beat. By eight days, we could see the whole heart beating." (Note: while it was beating on its own, these hearts were only producing 2% of the output of a healthy adult heart.  Dr. Taylor says that they have been able to bring this up to nearly 25% output, though that data has not been published.)

As to your second point, less pigs than are already killed because somebody wants bacon.  If every single person on the waiting list got a heart this way, it would take about 3-4k pigs at first, and then around 2k per year.  Compare that to the nearly 111 million each year slaughtered for food.  One more thing-this process can also be done with donor hearts to lower the chance of rejection as the new heart would also be ‘yours’.  Honestly though, no matter how many pigs died it wouldn’t be a reason not to use this technique.  This is an entirely different argument than eating meat or not; most humans can live without a negative impact to their health as vegetarians or even vegans, but not many can live without a functioning heart.  

Sources:

USDA Livestock Slaughter 2012 Summary

NHLBI: What to Expect Before a Heart Transplant

Nature 499, 20-22: How to Build a Hear(2013)

Original publication of peer reviewed technical report:

Nature Medicine 14, 213-222: Perfusion-decellularized matrix: using nature’s platform to engineer a bioartificial heart (2008)

foxxhayday:

braydaaan:

torn-by-dreams:

I was trimming grass next to the side of the house and I found the tiniest snake I have ever seen.

WHY ARE YOU HOLDING A SNAKE DONT THEY LIKE KILL U?

DO YOU HONESTLY THINK A SNAKE THIS BIG COULD KILL A PERSON. THE ONLY THING IT COULD DO IS DISARM WITH CUTENESS

foxxhayday:

braydaaan:

torn-by-dreams:

I was trimming grass next to the side of the house and I found the tiniest snake I have ever seen.

WHY ARE YOU HOLDING A SNAKE DONT THEY LIKE KILL U?

DO YOU HONESTLY THINK A SNAKE THIS BIG COULD KILL A PERSON. THE ONLY THING IT COULD DO IS DISARM WITH CUTENESS

miaoumint:

iwantsjollibee:

skllcndydj:

queenkayy:

Couple tshirt

Buy one of these glowing shirts for yourself, and gift one to your significant other (boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, fembot 2000…). During your normal activities two and a half pixelated hearts will light up on your shirt. Hey… you’re depressed and in need of a recharge. But get within hugging distance of your significant other wearing the matching shirt and suddenly the hearts on both of your shirts start to light up until you’re fully powered up. Go too far astray from the source of your affections and you’ll drop back down to two and a half hearts again. Got it?


THIS EXISTS?

OMG


I’d put one on my fridge

miaoumint:

iwantsjollibee:

skllcndydj:

queenkayy:

Couple tshirt

Buy one of these glowing shirts for yourself, and gift one to your significant other (boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, fembot 2000…). During your normal activities two and a half pixelated hearts will light up on your shirt. Hey… you’re depressed and in need of a recharge. But get within hugging distance of your significant other wearing the matching shirt and suddenly the hearts on both of your shirts start to light up until you’re fully powered up. Go too far astray from the source of your affections and you’ll drop back down to two and a half hearts again. Got it?

THIS EXISTS?

OMG

I’d put one on my fridge