I think I found hell. I think I found something. I think I found something in my TV screen. I think I found out that I have nothing, that I have nothing in this place for me.
Map of the World by Natural Skin Color
i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.
So basically racism is caused over melanin differences, each which was biologically intended to extend life at different parts of the world.
(via how-you-doinnn)#evoluuuuuution #my faaaaavorite
This Saturday, the UCSD Tritones are holding Ballroom 2014, San Diego’s A Cappella Festival! This year, there are a LOT of great a cappella groups from the San Diego area (including ourselves) plus some guest groups from UC Irvine, Chapman University, and the Claremont Colleges performing!
The event is FREE ADMISSION so there’s no reason not to go!
To see a full list of groups and more details on the event, click here.
The show starts at 7 PM at PC West Ballroom. Can’t wait to see you there!
can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal
Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode?
It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.
Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.
Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.
Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.
Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.
The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.
The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.
30 insane facts about sleep
Do you know what temperature your room should be for a good night’s sleep? Find out the answer to this and more in this fact-filled infographic on sleep.