thewhitefoxdevil:

markusbones:

theblueboxonbakerstreet:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

jellobatch:

psicologicamenteblog:

Source: An inside look at ADHD.

Follow Francesca Mura on Pinterest

Me 100% of the time. Luckily Ito help for my ADD when I was a child

fun facts!

  • ADD and ADHD are the same disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder was officially renamed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in 1994. Many people use ADD to refer to Type One presented here, and ADHD to refer to Type Two, but they are the same core disorder.
  • In many cases where ADHD carries into adulthood, it’s a genetic issue [My grandfather, mother, siblings, and I have all been diagnosed with ADHD], though this does not always occur.

hello yes this is me

more fun facts!

  • there are a lot of talks about how ADHD is overdiagnosed, and that may be true for boys, but for girls ADHD is severely underdiagnosed.
  • older studies mostly looked at hyperactive boys and that’s the perception we have of ADHD. because of this many girls will go undiagnosed until adulthood.
  • most girls/women who have ADHD are inattentive type. they tend to be introverted, disorganized and daydreamers. 
  • girls will internalize these as personal failings and teenage girls have a much higher rate of suicide and self harm because of it
  • ADHD is often comorbid with anxiety and depression, both of which are caused by the failings from having ADHD
  • depression can present itself differently in people with ADHD. it’s more of a discouragement from constantly failing, but it can be just as debilitating.
  • read this article from the atlantic: It’s Different for Girls with ADHD

themoreyouknow.jpg

I’m gonna just take this opportunity to share that I believe that I have Type 1 ADHD. It’s been hard admitting this to myself, since my family has often used this (and other mental health diagnosis) against me, to threaten me or suggest that I am incompetent. However, I think part of becoming an accountable and authentic being means learning how to talk about my needs and my (dis)abilities. I’m learning how to be proud of the person that I am, and for that I have my community to thank. <3 

Funnily, I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 16 and I recently quit my meds because it was causing some serious issues.

(via ticktocktickertape)

ohheyitslivia:

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!""But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

But wouldn’t like, no one do service jobs? Like why would I work at McDonalds for no money if I could just not work? Is the idea that there would be no McDonalds? What about the service industry in general? Would people therefore get paid a lot for those jobs? I dno, sounds a liiiiittle too good to be true/idealistic to me. But I’m excited to see how it works for Switzerland if they go for it!

Livia, basically, there are a few things about this. Firstly, science shows people actually really like to work, and it&#8217;s usually really good for people to have a job or task. Secondly, service industry jobs are at an all time low, and falling in need, largely due to automation of the work force anyway which businesses desire because it&#8217;s better for their bottom line. Thirdly, the service industry is pretty awful anyway: bad work conditions, high stress, low pay, low incentives&#8230; most people are only in the service industry in the first place because they absolutely need a job to survive. 
Giving people a guaranteed income allows them to better prioritize their finances. Take someone like me. Assuming I got a cheap apartment somewhere, I would only need approximately $10,000 USD to survive for a year with all my current bills. $12,000 would make me VERY comfortable, and more than that would be ridiculous. $12k is the considerations that were made for the US guaranteed minimum income. If we had that, I could spend all my time writing novels, and not have to worry about the stress of paying student loans, or starving, and could live a comfortable life doing what I wanted. But let&#8217;s say I&#8217;m a different person. I&#8217;m hungry, and I want LOTS of money. I want a fuckin&#8217; yacht. So, since I have $12k guaranteed, I can min-max my resources, find a high-paying job which needs a highly educated individual like me, and work hard to earn a salary that could afford a yacht. There are incentives for me, the artist, and me the entrepreneur. Let&#8217;s say I&#8217;m somewhere in between, perhaps a web-designer who wants to put out the next Flappy Bird. I need time to work hard on my app, but also a space where I can sell that app to people. A guarantee income allows me the time to work, and the increased income of the national population means more money is circulating in the economy, meaning more people feel secure, and will have more money to buy my Flappy Bird app, because they are less concerned about starving and more concerned about enjoying themselves with fun apps on their phones. 
It&#8217;s a good idea. Here&#8217;s a great video by PBS with a lot more info. 

ohheyitslivia:

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

But wouldn’t like, no one do service jobs? Like why would I work at McDonalds for no money if I could just not work? Is the idea that there would be no McDonalds? What about the service industry in general? Would people therefore get paid a lot for those jobs? I dno, sounds a liiiiittle too good to be true/idealistic to me. But I’m excited to see how it works for Switzerland if they go for it!

Livia, basically, there are a few things about this. Firstly, science shows people actually really like to work, and it’s usually really good for people to have a job or task. Secondly, service industry jobs are at an all time low, and falling in need, largely due to automation of the work force anyway which businesses desire because it’s better for their bottom line. Thirdly, the service industry is pretty awful anyway: bad work conditions, high stress, low pay, low incentives… most people are only in the service industry in the first place because they absolutely need a job to survive. 

Giving people a guaranteed income allows them to better prioritize their finances. Take someone like me. Assuming I got a cheap apartment somewhere, I would only need approximately $10,000 USD to survive for a year with all my current bills. $12,000 would make me VERY comfortable, and more than that would be ridiculous. $12k is the considerations that were made for the US guaranteed minimum income. If we had that, I could spend all my time writing novels, and not have to worry about the stress of paying student loans, or starving, and could live a comfortable life doing what I wanted. But let’s say I’m a different person. I’m hungry, and I want LOTS of money. I want a fuckin’ yacht. So, since I have $12k guaranteed, I can min-max my resources, find a high-paying job which needs a highly educated individual like me, and work hard to earn a salary that could afford a yacht. There are incentives for me, the artist, and me the entrepreneur. Let’s say I’m somewhere in between, perhaps a web-designer who wants to put out the next Flappy Bird. I need time to work hard on my app, but also a space where I can sell that app to people. A guarantee income allows me the time to work, and the increased income of the national population means more money is circulating in the economy, meaning more people feel secure, and will have more money to buy my Flappy Bird app, because they are less concerned about starving and more concerned about enjoying themselves with fun apps on their phones. 

It’s a good idea. Here’s a great video by PBS with a lot more info. 

when i have to socially interact

hiddeninmyhoodie:

image

(via limey404)

gehayi:

queenofeden:

perplexingly:

Daughter of a gun (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧ No idea if such a thing existed but surely there had to be girls born on board in the Age of Sail?

*puts on obnoxious historian hat*
*clears throat*
there were actually tons of women and girls on board ships during the age of sail and it’s really cool history that no one!!! ever!!! talks about!!! 
like captains of merchant ships used to bring their wives and children on board for long voyages all the time (and of course there were plenty of well known female pirate ship captains, and women cross-dressing as men, and prostitutes that more people seem to know of)
there’s actually a really amazing story of one woman, Mary Ann Patten who was the wife of the captain of this ship called Neptune’s Car. Captain Patten decided that he wanted her onboard with him and she was super about this and learned all about navigation and sailing and everything. so this one voyage they’re going around the tip of south america when her husband gets sick and is bed ridden with a fever right as the ship sails into one of the worst storms any of the crew had ever seen and it looks like they might lose the ship or have to stop
so you know who takes over??? the first mate??? 
no.
MARY
she took over the whole crew and sailed that ship through freezing water and pack ice and had it coasting smoothly into the san francisco harbour like it was nothing. and she did this all at age 19. while pregnant.
at one point the first mate tried to get the crew to mutiny against her but they all rallied with her and told him to shut the heck up because she obv knew what she was doing.
there’s a great book about women in the age of sail called ‘female tars’ by suzanne stark that i cannot recommend enough and has way more amazing stories and insights about the myriad roles women and girls played aboard ship during that time period.
(sorry i totally didn’t mean to hijack your post i love all of your art and this is gorgeous i just got over excited sorry sorry sorry)

We need links!
Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail by Suzanne Stark
Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea by Joan Druett
Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett
Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 edited by Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling
Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen
Seafaring Women: Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly
The Captain’s Best Mate: The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1856-1860 by Mary Chipman Lawrence
Women Sailors and Sailors’ Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly

gehayi:

queenofeden:

perplexingly:

Daughter of a gun (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧ No idea if such a thing existed but surely there had to be girls born on board in the Age of Sail?

*puts on obnoxious historian hat*

*clears throat*

there were actually tons of women and girls on board ships during the age of sail and it’s really cool history that no one!!! ever!!! talks about!!! 

like captains of merchant ships used to bring their wives and children on board for long voyages all the time (and of course there were plenty of well known female pirate ship captains, and women cross-dressing as men, and prostitutes that more people seem to know of)

there’s actually a really amazing story of one woman, Mary Ann Patten who was the wife of the captain of this ship called Neptune’s Car. Captain Patten decided that he wanted her onboard with him and she was super about this and learned all about navigation and sailing and everything. so this one voyage they’re going around the tip of south america when her husband gets sick and is bed ridden with a fever right as the ship sails into one of the worst storms any of the crew had ever seen and it looks like they might lose the ship or have to stop

so you know who takes over??? the first mate??? 

no.

MARY

she took over the whole crew and sailed that ship through freezing water and pack ice and had it coasting smoothly into the san francisco harbour like it was nothing. and she did this all at age 19. while pregnant.

at one point the first mate tried to get the crew to mutiny against her but they all rallied with her and told him to shut the heck up because she obv knew what she was doing.

there’s a great book about women in the age of sail called ‘female tars’ by suzanne stark that i cannot recommend enough and has way more amazing stories and insights about the myriad roles women and girls played aboard ship during that time period.

(sorry i totally didn’t mean to hijack your post i love all of your art and this is gorgeous i just got over excited sorry sorry sorry)

We need links!

Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail by Suzanne Stark

Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea by Joan Druett

Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett

Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 edited by Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling

Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett

Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen

Seafaring Women: Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly

The Captain’s Best Mate: The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1856-1860 by Mary Chipman Lawrence

Women Sailors and Sailors’ Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly

(via songwednesday)

Pascalle
our ends are beginnings

(via yayasmeen)

tastefullyoffensive:

Artist Chris McMahon buys other people’s landscape paintings at thrift stores and puts monsters in them.

Previously: Artist Repaints His Own Childhood Drawings

(via yayasmeen)

yayasmeen:

al-bidayah:

Sana’a | Yemen

Can’t wait to be here. Insha’Allah.

yayasmeen:

al-bidayah:

Sana’a | Yemen

Can’t wait to be here. Insha’Allah.

chiltonomics:

artbymoga:

eridans-superior-half:

beltedyapper:

seismogenic:

willow-wanderings:

sharoncarter:

osheamobile:

patrickat:

dustthatwasacity:

baconmoose:

carnotaurus-sassytrei:

I stared at this for a few seconds but once I got it, I chuckled.

SIGH.

#my sediments exactly

Don’t take puns for granite.

These jokes just keep getting boulder.

i don’t know, they’re kind of a lode of schist.

Now, now, there’s no need to get all butte hurt, lets just take a steppe back

Yeah, everyone, be gneiss.

I’m cracking up at this.

Rocks

Thank you for that earth-shaking contribution.

Don’t mine me, I’m just marbling at the humor.

chiltonomics:

artbymoga:

eridans-superior-half:

beltedyapper:

seismogenic:

willow-wanderings:

sharoncarter:

osheamobile:

patrickat:

dustthatwasacity:

baconmoose:

carnotaurus-sassytrei:

I stared at this for a few seconds but once I got it, I chuckled.

SIGH.

#my sediments exactly

Don’t take puns for granite.

These jokes just keep getting boulder.

i don’t know, they’re kind of a lode of schist.

Now, now, there’s no need to get all butte hurt, lets just take a steppe back

Yeah, everyone, be gneiss.

I’m cracking up at this.

Rocks

Thank you for that earth-shaking contribution.

Don’t mine me, I’m just marbling at the humor.

(via yayasmeen)

bradmajors:

gonna-change-the-world:

We are her

why would you screenshot a post instead of reblogging the original?

bradmajors:

gonna-change-the-world:

We are her

why would you screenshot a post instead of reblogging the original?

(via yayasmeen)

allanime01:

caprediem:

tassiekitty:

samwinchesterswifipassword:

seriouslyamerica:

Seriously, Rugrats was not fucking around.

People don’t give Rugrats enough credit for how progressive it was. I mean think about it.

  • Chuckie, for most of the series is raised by a single father
  • Angelica’s mother was a high ranking corporate executive
  • Phil and Lil’s mom was a feminist 
  • She also breastfed them (which the show actually depicted)
  • Tommy is half-Jewish and the show actually explored this part of his heritage

Seriously, this show was fucking amazing!! They just don’t make ‘em like this anymore….

Also don’t forget that Chuckie had an interracial family after the second movie.

How are you guys forgetting Susie? I mean her mom was a doctor and her dad was a writer for a famous Children’s TV show. Not to mention Kimmie was anything BUT submissive.

Remember when they had episodes that hit hard to issues kids might be dealing with? Chuckie only had his Dad on Mothers Day, Tommy had to deal with being outshadowed by a new baby brother, Phil and Lil were constantly being mixed up and then they had a couple episodes where they each found that even as a twin they were their own people.
Man Rugrats was the shit.

(via yayasmeen)

nerdfighter13812:

itsxandy:

disneymoviesandfacts:

According to the animators for Flynn, he’s meant to be 26 years old, thus making him 8 years older than Rapunzel, who is 18 in the film - the largest age gap between any other Disney couple.


Kida’s 8,800-ish with Milo’s 32, that’s… an 8,768 year age gap?

Can we just appreciate that Milo’s reaction is basically how tumblr girls feel about the men they stalk?

nerdfighter13812:

itsxandy:

disneymoviesandfacts:

According to the animators for Flynn, he’s meant to be 26 years old, thus making him 8 years older than Rapunzel, who is 18 in the film - the largest age gap between any other Disney couple.

image

Kida’s 8,800-ish with Milo’s 32, that’s… an 8,768 year age gap?

Can we just appreciate that Milo’s reaction is basically how tumblr girls feel about the men they stalk?

(via yayasmeen)

rothschildreptillionaire:

he just wants to hang out and be friends

rothschildreptillionaire:

he just wants to hang out and be friends

(via edgeoftheinternet)

Chris Fox's books on Goodreads

The name's Chris.

I'm a novelist from Fort Worth, Texas. I'm the author of Star Sailor, a serialized adventure story. It's kind of completely amazing. You should check out the first few episodes, because they're free. I'm INFP if that means something to you.

I prefer the nonsensical and abstract. The less sense it makes, the better. Normal is boring. Confused? Find out more here.

#lifescouts

HERO OF SPACE



Youtube
Twitter
Writers' Bloc
Relationship Advice Column
Writers' Bloc
Sea Shepherd Tumblr

twitter.com/heychrisfox

view archive



About

Ask me anything