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.  

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I would beg my mother to let me take in the stray animals of the world. My first kitten was from a pound. I was overwhelmed by all the tiny little meows, all calling for me, needing me. One of the staff had to pick out a kitten for me because I couldn’t pick just one.

When I got older I started to take in stray people. The drug addicts, the sad people of this world. I let them lean on me until I was drowning underwater from their weight. I would stay up for hours sorting through the problems of the people I had let into my life, while ignoring my own issues. I tried to change them, tried to put them back together. But people are not pets. You cannot heal them the same way. Often times, stray people come into your life too late to be fixed.

I became a stray person, wandering around looking for someone to save me, falling into the first person who offered to help me like a tidal wave, until I drowned them. Then I was onto the next. I became a helpless kitten in a cage, crying for attention from anyone who would heal me.

Do not lean too hard, do not let people use you as their crutch. It is contagious. People are not pets. You cannot heal them the same way.

Stray People

Colleen Michele 

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"Do you consider yourself a feminist?"
“I don’t really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by parents who brought me up to think if you work as hard as guys, you can go far in life.”

- Taylor Swift 2012

"As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means."

- Taylor Swift 2014

I was tagged by plantdevotee
Rules: Just insert your answers to the questions below. Tag at least 10 followers. 
Name: Abigail
Nickname: Nerd 
Birthday: October 11th
Gender: Female
Sexuality: Asexual
Height: 5’3
Time zone: Eastern 
What time and date is it there: 11 pm, August 28, 2014
Average hours of sleep I get each night: 7
The last thing I Googled was: Rotting moon cactus (yum) 
First word that comes to mind: Air conditioner (it’s broken)
What I last said to a family member: “There’s pineapple pizza in the fridge.”
One place that makes me happy and why: School. I’m excited to go back. Summer has lasted too long. 
How many blankets I sleep under: One 
Favorite beverage: Sweet tea
The last movie I watched in the cinema: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Three things I can’t live without: Computer, internet, plant babies 
Something I plan on learning: Well, I’ve got Typography, Art History, and 3D Design on my schedule for the fall. 
A piece of advice for all my followers: Think highly of yourself. Like a cat. Or Kanye West.
You have to listen to this song: Colours by Grouplove 
My blog(s): toonballoon and saveyoursucculents






Jon Stewart Goes After Fox in Powerful Ferguson Monologue

I been waiting for the daily show to come back so they could cover this

Jon rip them boys a new asshole 

See, Jon Stewart usually does a lot of satirical humour, but at this point, the writers are just like “fuck the comedy this shit is real” and I was so happy to see that they finally covered this, and it was really well done.





introducing… SPOONS!


This kid needs a nobel prize