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got the word today another paper i worked on was accepted for publication… this time in the Annals of Surgical Oncology

The government pays twice for obesity: first for the corn subsidy (to make high-fructose corn syrup), and then for emergency room heart attacks and health care.

UCSF’s Robert Lustig talking about how the United States needs to shift its policy on regulating sugar content in foods. (via ucresearch)

I think there’s some fat phobia in here (implicit association of obesity and bad health) but I do think we need to talk about the fact that a lot of unhealthy foods are cheap because of government subsidies. There should be cheap food available. But if that low price is based on subsidies, and the US claims to care about the health of its citizens, maybe they should start subsidizing all fresh produce being used to feed people or meat raised without excess antibiotics instead of subsidizing corn and soy to feed factory cows and make sweeteners.  

(via blackfemalescientist)

discovering you have a crush on someone when they start talking about their crush who isn’t you and you lose all interest in talking, looking at people, or eating INSTANTANEOUSLY.

haydenwilliamsillustrations:

Bey & Blue by Hayden Williams 

haydenwilliamsillustrations:

Bey & Blue by Hayden Williams 

CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in US

geekscoutcookies:

Jesus

and again i ask… WHY THE FUCK DID THEY BRING THEM HERE? AND WHY DIDN’T THEY SHUT DOWN THE BORDERS (you can leave, but not come back in type of situation)? Why put a population of 300 million at risk to be nice? that doesn’t seem to make much sense.

How do you balance being a Christian and being rapper today?

Asked by Anonymous

bigkrit:

I pray and im human. Im not perfect at all but i want everyone to succeed and be happy.

do people ask this silly shit of any other genre’s artists?

takealookatyourlife:

This is hilarious in the darkest way because this tree is holding the dead corpse of one of the other trees

takealookatyourlife:

This is hilarious in the darkest way because this tree is holding the dead corpse of one of the other trees

youngblackandvegan:

babybutta:

90sdefect:

aphrodisy:

what is this

Gtfoh

I wish we can keep our shit in like a secret society.

this is one of the saddest things i’ve seen in a while
just sad and pathetic

the bold.

youngblackandvegan:

babybutta:

90sdefect:

aphrodisy:

what is this

Gtfoh

I wish we can keep our shit in like a secret society.

this is one of the saddest things i’ve seen in a while

just sad and pathetic

the bold.

fashion-runways:

BASIL SODA Spring/Summer RTW 2014

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Love's In Need Of Love Today

Stevie Wonder

donovan-brodie:

Stevie Wonder - Love’s In Need Of Love Today

neguswemadeit:

mapsontheweb:

How Africa Would Look Like if its Borders Were Defined By Ethnicity and Language. By George Peter Murdock,1959
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the things they don’t want you to know. but there’s equality though right.

neguswemadeit:

mapsontheweb:

How Africa Would Look Like if its Borders Were Defined By Ethnicity and Language. By George Peter Murdock,1959

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the things they don’t want you to know. but there’s equality though right.

see-linewoman:

red3blog:

This is from March of 1989 and was on the #3 rated show in the country. I’m having a hard time imagining anything similar today because so many people are committed to the myth that this lesson has been learned.

I agree that we wouldn’t see this on TV today but not for those reasons. It’s not because TV executives think rape culture is over. They wouldn’t show it because they want to make as much money as humanly possible and there is a belief, an incorrect and misguided belief, that you can’t say things like this and attract a wide audience. It’s the same principle that eradicated all the great black sitcoms from the 90s including shows like this one. Remember Moesha, The Fresh Prince, Martin, The Wayans, Living Single, Sister Sister, The Arsenio Hall Show? Remember their multi-faceted portrayals of blackness? They’re gone and wouldn’t see the light of day in this “golden era” of television. In the 90s, networks like Fox, for instance, needed to make money and were in the position to take risks. We got UPN, the CW, WB. All these great outlets for entertainment, and I hesitate to say “black” entertainment because these shows were loved by everyone. They were made by us (which is huge) and for us, but they didn’t feel as limiting as say a Tyler Perry movie. But once big money started to roll in and networks started to perk up, they didn’t need us anymore. It became harder for black television and filmmakers to find jobs behind the scenes. If there are no black voices, all that multifaceted goodness just goes down the drain. And let’s not forget the FCC and how they rule with an arbitrary, puritanical, iron fist. In governing the networks, they too are responsible for limited discourse and representation like this scene here. Anyway, I’m rambling. But you get the picture. Networks are well aware of the issues, but if it’s not going to make them money then they aren’t going to talk about it. When they believe defeating rape culture is cool again, they’ll talk about it. When they believe black people on screen will make them money, like in say Basketball Wives, The Real House Wives, The Bad Girls Club (in all their ratchet glory) they’ll cast them. But until then, we are shit out of luck. 

This is why those pious calls to “respect the law,” always to be heard from prominent citizens each time the ghetto explodes, are so obscene. The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer. To respect the law, in the context in which the American Negro finds himself, is simply to surrender his self-respect.
James Baldwin (via jessehimself)
serafinacastaway:

tastefullyoffensive:

Case closed. [@neiltyson]


I said this in class and got called an asshole.

Evolution

serafinacastaway:

tastefullyoffensive:

Case closed. [@neiltyson]

I said this in class and got called an asshole.

Evolution