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"It’s weird to feel like you miss someone you’re not even sure you know."
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kellieandreina:

kellieandreina:

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theatlantic:

Generosity is More Evolutionarily Advantageous Than Selfishness

The Prisoner’s Dilemma is the gift that keeps on giving, to researchers
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theatlantic:

Generosity is More Evolutionarily Advantageous Than Selfishness

The Prisoner’s Dilemma is the gift that keeps on giving, to researchers

Read more. [Image: bengrey/Flickr]

jacobvanloon:

Jacob van Loon
Lead Shot Star III
Watercolor on paper
2013

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biomedicalephemera:

Ankylosing spondylitis in the wrists, forearms, and spinal column

Note the fused wrist bones in the arms, and the abnormal protuberances, fusions, and cavities in the spine.

Ankylosing spondylitis (also known as Bechterew’s disease) is an inflammatory spondyloarthropathy (arthritis affecting the spinal column), and its name comes from the Greek “ankylos-”, meaning “crooked”. Spondylitis can be broken down into “spondyl-” and “-itis”, which mean “spine” and “inflammation”, respectively.

Simply put, it’s a fusion of the joints in the axial skeleton (the spinal column, ribcage, and cervical collar), but there’s little else that’s simple about this condition. While it’s known to have a strong genetic predisposition and heritability, the exact triggers that begin the process of syndesmophytosis (literally "the process of abnormal binding together") which fuse bones together is not known.

While many of the genetic and immune factors in AS similar to those in rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylopathy has been differentiated from other RA conditions as early as the second century CE, by Galen. Because of its effect on the spinal column, AS has long been known as "bamboo spine".

Unfortunately, despite many treatments and therapies being available to counteract the effects of this autoimmune condition on the bones and organs, there is no cure.

Observations on the hip joint: to which are added … other similar complaints. Edward Ford, 1810.

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"It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living, I want to know what you ache for. It doesn’t interest me how old you are, I want to know if you are willing to risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine. It doesn’t interest me where you live or how rich you are, I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and be sweet to the ones you love. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and truly like the company you keep in the empty moments of your life."
Jon Blais (via hypothesy)

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believeinrecovery:

A little table to how to get rid of all that negative self-talk. We have to learn look at the good in situations too, instead of dwelling on things we can’t change- because you know what? We may not be able to change what is happening but we CAN change how we view it! 

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"you are a story.
do not become a word.
one word.
because
you want to be loved.
love does not ask you to be nothing.
for
something."
name, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

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Skull and Butterflies by me

Skull and Butterflies by me

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