Biology’s cruel joke goes something like this: As a teenage body goes through puberty, its circadian rhythm essentially shifts three hours backward. Suddenly, going to bed at nine or ten o’clock at night isn’t just a drag, but close to a biological impossibility. Studies of teenagers around the globe have found that adolescent brains do not start releasing melatonin until around eleven o’clock at night and keep pumping out the hormone well past sunrise. Adults, meanwhile, have little-to-no melatonin in their bodies when they wake up. With all that melatonin surging through their bloodstream, teenagers who are forced to be awake before eight in the morning are often barely alert and want nothing more than to give in to their body’s demands and fall back asleep. Because of the shift in their circadian rhythm, asking a teenager to perform well in a classroom during the early morning is like asking him or her to fly across the country and instantly adjust to the new time zone — and then do the same thing every night, for four years.

Sleep and the teenage brain (via explore-blog)

This is why you have every right to be tired.  

(via lookrainbows)

Researchers now see sleep problems as a cause, and not a side effect, of teenage depression.” - from the artcle! 

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mastersynn:

thoughtsofallie:

I think this may be a sign that there’s something wrong with the way schools teach

Well no wonder we all fucked up

mastersynn:

thoughtsofallie:

I think this may be a sign that there’s something wrong with the way schools teach

Well no wonder we all fucked up

(via red-cross-medic-down)

fitzefitcher:

daggerpen:

monicalewinsky1996:

Trigger warning: Breakfast

Holy shit.

reasons why we don’t make fun of seemingly odd triggers

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He remembered the bitterness of his life at school, the humiliation which he had endured, the banter which had made him morbidly afraid of making himself ridiculous; and he remembered the loneliness he had felt since, faced with the world, the disillusion and the disappointment caused by the difference between what it promised and what it gave. But notwithstanding he was able to look at himself from the outside and smile with amusement. — W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

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liberatingreality:

"The true terrorists of our world do not meet at the docks at midnight, or scream "Allahu Akbar" before some violent action. The true terrorists of our world wear 5000 dollar suits and work in the highest positions of finance, government and business."

liberatingreality:

"The true terrorists of our world do not meet at the docks at midnight, or scream "Allahu Akbar" before some violent action. The true terrorists of our world wear 5000 dollar suits and work in the highest positions of finance, government and business."

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americas-liberty:

motodrachen:

celer-et-audax:

Taliban IED Emplacers Blow Themselves Up.
Enjoy.

THAT POOR, INNOCENT MOTORCYCLE!

Is it just me, or do they look like they did the cartoon “run into each other clumsily” before the kaboom?

americas-liberty:

motodrachen:

celer-et-audax:

Taliban IED Emplacers Blow Themselves Up.

Enjoy.

THAT POOR, INNOCENT MOTORCYCLE!

Is it just me, or do they look like they did the cartoon “run into each other clumsily” before the kaboom?

Dog Explosion Gif

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omgbuglen:

A warning to anybody thinking about getting a husky

A warning that they like to sheer sheep? That’s pretty useful for some people….

omgbuglen:

A warning to anybody thinking about getting a husky

A warning that they like to sheer sheep? That’s pretty useful for some people….

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minimalyzed:

replacing my heart with another liver so i can drink more and care less

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dynastylnoire:

cuntfear:

thank god this white man said the words that dozens of women have been saying for years so that it could be validated and reblogged with his magic White Man Intelligence Seal Of Approval(tm)

I’ve been thinking for a little while now that it’s upsetting that the only way men tend to see women as human beings is when they remember that girls and women that they love could easily be met by the same violence they abhor.

Hi. Newsflash: You really think that men are the only ones that do this? To women no else? Expand your worldview. 

What do you think of the Iraqi or Afghanistan people right now? They are no more than just an abstraction. Maybe Osama springs to mind as a name. Nothing else. 

Humans exist on a basis of preconceptions and stereotypes. By applying things we know to things we don’t understand, our world makes sense. 

So yes most people hear about Ray Rice punching his wife and go “Damn, that’s a shame” and move on about their day.Unless you imagine yourself or your loved ones in that situation it’s all an abstraction. 

Can a social issue occur without blame being thrown around for no fucking reason!? 

Sure, it’s comedic and we all laugh and go ‘hahah yeah so true” The fuck would you say if asked by a national news network to comment on anything really?

(via maddieglee)

The illness of a doctor is always worse than the illnesses of his patients.The patients only feel, but the doctor, as well as feeling, has a pretty good idea of the destructive effect of the disease on his constitution.This is a case in which knowledge brings death nearer. — ― Maxim Gorky (via psych-quotes)

(via psych-quotes)

The men who cannot laugh at themselves frighten me even more than those who laugh at everything. — Anne Perry, The Whitechapel Conspiracy (via quotes-shape-us)
I know I probably don’t cross your mind much anymore but I hope someday you see something that reminds you of me and the things we use to spend hours talking about at night and then your throat gets tight and your heart skips a beat and you finally miss me back. I miss you so much - missinyouiskillingme (via perfect)

(via so-i-sailed-away)

No matter how careful you are, there’s going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn’t experience it all. There’s that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should’ve been paying attention.
Well, get used to that feeling. That’s how your whole life will feel some day.
— Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (via psych-facts)