[on diversity in media] I think its social responsibility. I think it’s our responsibility to stand up and say what we want. It think if you look at television in the past two years, it’s becoming the decade of the female. Like, all these new shows with female leads. Even if you look at television, as well as cable, as well as films, there’s been a resurgence, as far as the leading woman in Hollywood, which is great. And I think we’re also at the point now…you know, it’s interesting…x

Yes Anthony! Speak that truth.

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So we’ve had a passionate swoonworthy Ichabbie hug in the first promo, rumors of Abbie in yoga pants doing yoga in front of Ichabod, and this:


in which Nicole looks absolutely gorgeous- one could certainly interpret it romantically, and of course…

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ok but let’s continue to talk about how next level this video janet jackson made 13 years ago was and what a flop the future turned out to be

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whenever a friend tells me another friend’s business i be like “omg tell me everything!! details!!” cuz i’m nosy but in my mind i be like “hmmm okay i can’t trust this hoe….”


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Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie in Playing It Cool (2014)

This is really just a Sam/Steve AU, right? ;)

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Mud Pie

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She might be the first-ever openly transgender Emmy nominee in history, but Orange is the New Black’s Laverne Cox has her mind set on achieving even bigger goals.

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funnyordievia Black Teen Public Relations

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Antonina Vasylchenko - Derek Lam S/S 2015 New York @ BACKSTAGE

IF I see a white girl live with a durag on she gettin popped no questions asked

the desperation is so real lke woww…..

swear to god man they are getting so out of control

this all looks so stupid


But like why??????

what.  no.


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While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.


Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

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Anonymous asked:
Can a UTI cure itself? I'm pretty sure I had one a while back but I ignored the symptoms and went away and it hasn't come back





Well, children, gather round and let me tell you a story….

Once upon a time I was far away in Ecuador, traveling with my then-boyfriend (now husband) and a backpack full of dirty clothing.  We were 18 and happy to sleep in 3 dollar a night hostel bunk beds and introduce battalions of new bacteria into our digestive tracts eating delicious empanadas, huevitos chilenos, and sliced mango from street vendors.

After about a month of traveling, we stopped at a tiny ramshackle farm run by volunteers while the owner traveled.  Well, to say that volunteers ran it would be generous.  Mostly, we picked fruit for breakfast, considered doing a project during the day, then lay in hammocks reading and playing games until dark.  While we were there, I started to have these funny symptoms that I hadn’t had before.  I felt like I had to pee all the time, but when I finally got to the outhouse, almost nothing would come out.  Because it was an outhouse, though, I didn’t notice if there was blood in my pee of if it had an unusual odor.  So mostly I just ignored it.

About the same time I came down with a serious bout of strep throat.  I had a 104˚ fever for 4 days, and finally some of the other volunteers put me on the back of a donkey and lead me down the mountain to the bus.  The bus took me the 2 hour ride into down, and there, finally, the doctor prescribed me a shot of Penicillin to the gluteus maximus.  Immediately I started feeling better.  Within days all symptoms of everything had cleared up.

Over the next month and a half my boyfriend and I traveled by night bus and day bus and boat and plane through Ecuador, down into Peru, and finally over the mountains and into La Paz, Bolivia.  During that time I took antibiotics in one town for vomiting, antibiotics in another town for diarrhea, antibiotics in a third down for vomiting and diarrhea.  

One night in La Paz I woke up in excruciating pain.  My right lower back was screaming in pain.  I went to the doctor the next day and was prescribed antibiotics, told I had a UTI.  I shrugged, every step, every breath painful, and went back to our hostel.  Within hours my fever was so high I was hallucinating, and when the doctor came to examine me at the hostel he didn’t even wait for an ambulance, he put me in the back seat of his own car and drove me to the hospital.  I was in the hospital on IV antibiotics for 3 days and 3 nights for a kidney infection before I could even get out of bed without needing help.

What had happened was that when I got antibiotics for various other ailments, it didn’t totally treat my UTI that I wasn’t quite sure I had.  Instead it just sort of tamped down the infection and let it slowly crawl up from the urethra to the bladder to the ureters to the kidneys.

So the moral of the story?

If your UTI symptoms go away, good for you.  But be very very careful to keep an eye out for the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.4˚F or higher
  • Feeling like you always need to pee
  • Not being able to pee once you try
  • Pain on the sides of your lower back
  • Burning when peeing
  • Blood in your pee, or pee that is cloudy or smelly

Kidney infection symptoms can set in quicker than that. The fact this person lived after going around with an unchecked UTI for months for developing symptoms of vomiting etc, is a blessing.

To avoid uti’s

Pee after sex. I don’t care how tired you are. peeing get’s everything that got pushed into your urethra out.

Avoid spicy foods,

dark chocolate


and non sugar sweeteners.

all the above are stimulants that are hard on your bladder if you don’t drink enough water to filter them out.

Of course I like all these things at the same time. The first time I moved out I had a uti every other month as I was buying groceries for myself and always got  Dark chocolate, hot wings, flavored fizzy water,  sugar free fum. etc.

Take cranberry supplements. Seriously. It helps. Cranberry chews at walgreens are the best. They are like starbursts that are good for you.

go to the doctor as soon as you start peeing “with frequency and urgency) meaning you have to go asap all the time.

IF you don’t then comes cramps, nausea, back pain, and crawling around.

Then if it hasn’t already it  will spread from your bladder to your kidneys. You don’t know pain until you’ve felt that. It turned me green somehow.

also make sure you take all of your antibiotics. you start to feel better after a few days, but if you don’t finish all of the ones prescribed, then the bacteria gets stronger, and won’t kill the infection when it ultimately comes up again.


OMG TAKE ALL THE PILLS  as the prescription states.

And read the instructions carefully. I had a prescription once where you couldn’t lay down after taking it. I didn’t know why until I would nod off to sleep and then immediately feel like I have to vomit.

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The Animated Self Portrait 

T.S Abe


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