1. "Herzen sind zerbrechlich. Deshalb muss man so vorsichtig damit sein."

     Lauren Oliver, Delirium

    • Translation:Hearts are fragile things. That’s why you have to be so careful.”

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  2. Anonymous said: What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?


    50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

    It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

    While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

    Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

    It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

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  3. notmysecret:

    *aggressively cares about you but doesn’t want to be clingy about it*

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  4. teamjamiebenn asked: Alex Galchenyuk or Brandon Saad?[x]

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    Women eating hot dogs at White City amusement park, Chicago, circa 1920. Photographer unknown.

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  8. iamchicago:

    Too many posts today. But there’s too much good stuff out here.

  9. sixpenceee:



    We know that babies to enter REM sleep (dream state sleep) because we can see their eyes twitch as they sleep.

    In fact they spend over half their time in REM sleep! Way more than adults.

    But what do they dream about?

    Neuroscientists believe REM sleep serves a completely different role in babes: It allows their brains to build pathways, and helps them develop languages.

    But they lack the head space and the ability to imagine themselves as the heroes of baby adventures, or to dream of toys.

    According to neuroscientists, even children at the age of 4 or 5 typically describe dreams that are static and plain, with no characters that move or act, few emotions and no memories. 

    Vivid dreams start at age 7 and 8, when the child can become self-aware, and know that she/he is a person. 

    In fact, the amount of self awareness— understanding that they would be the same person even if they had a different name, for example — strongly correlates with the amount of plot structure in that child’s dreams.



    I think children have vivid dreams a lot earlier because I still remember a dream I had when I was 4 where I was strapped down to a mad scientist’s table and was about to be experimented on. 

    Reading through the comments, a lot of people report back having vivid dreams at 4 or 5. Perhaps this theory is wrong after all. 

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  10. "Your soulmate is not someone that comes into your life peacefully. It is who comes to make you question things, who changes your reality, somebody that marks a before and after in your life. It is not the human being everyone has idealized, but an ordinary person, who manages to revolutionize your world in a second…"
    — Unknown (via usingtimewisely)

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