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  • Schizophrenia: patients usually have less brain tissue
  • Major Depression: scans show less brain activity in depressed brain
  • Alzheimer’s: brain tissue significantly shrinks, hippocampus is usually the first region to go
  • ADHD: less brain activity in the frontal cortex (area associated with decision making) 
  • OCD: high brain activity 
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): hippocampal volume reduction (area involved in memory) and increased activation of the amygdala (area involved in emotional responses) 

This is so important! I usually don’t reblog posts but people need to understand that mental illnesses are NO CHOICE! You cannot get over it, or snap with your fingers and just be okay again. It takes constant fixing and a lot of strength to get out of this.
So to everyone who judges people with mental disorders: people don’t get a choice to develop a disorder or not, but being stupid and telling them to get over it is a choice.









So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

Stay woke

Is this true?

Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”

You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to us their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.

Yeah signal boost because not enough people know about this and seriously FUCK SUSAN G. KOMEN THEY ARE THE ACTUAL WORST

Some links…

(reblogged in honor of my mother, who died of breast cancer, 11/13/97)



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10 recipes for blueberries that put this superfood at center stage
We all know blueberries are healthy. But you may be surprised at just how healthy they actually are!

Via Mother Nature Network

12 Life Hacks/Tips to Simplify Your Life #5


When stuck in traffic leave enough space so you can see the rear wheels of the vehicle in front.This gives you enough space to manoeuvre if the vehicle in front breaks down, do this at traffic lights and you’ve enough room for evasive manoeuvres if someone tries to car jack you.

If Google Chrome freezes, hit Shift + Esc. Chrome has an inbuilt Task Manager

If your roommates’ cell phone alarm is going off and they are not in the room, call the phone and it will disable the alarm. If you’re too lazy to get up and turn it off manually this works great or if there is a passcode on it, this still will disable the alarm

If it is super hot and you’re trying to sleep = cold shower + hot tea. - Put in what ever you have in your fridge and it will give you recipes.

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things i like:

  • reading
  • learning

things i do not like:

  • reading for a grade
  • learning for a grade

so basically school ruins my motivation for things

Via waving at fat

Best of: Emily Gilmore

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One of the best examples of artistic integrity on a corporate scale.


No matter how many times I see this, I never fail to be impressed by that last sentence.

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