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huffingtonpost:

This Is The Ultimate Bedtime Routine For Better Sleep
A bedtime routine might sound like something that’s only necessary for the grade-school set, but following a nightly schedule can greatly improve the sleep of the biggest of kids adults, too.

huffingtonpost:

This Is The Ultimate Bedtime Routine For Better Sleep

A bedtime routine might sound like something that’s only necessary for the grade-school set, but following a nightly schedule can greatly improve the sleep of the biggest of kids adults, too.

currentsinbiology:


These Bacteria Are Wired to Hunt Like a Tiny Wolf Pack
There is an elaborate stealth communication network in the Earth beneath your feet. This smart web acts like a superorganism, fortifying defensive capabilities and coordinating deadly attacks on unsuspecting targets. But it’s not run by the NSA, the CIA, or the military. This web is made of bacteria.
A team of scientists led by Manfred Auer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have used cutting-edge 3-D microscopy to identify a new mechanism for bacterial networking. They observed elaborate webs of a common soil bacterium, Myxococcus xanthus, connected by thread-like membranes. This system of cellular pipelines suggests that some bacteria have evolved complex ways to deliver molecular cargo out of sight from snooping neighbors. Their work appears in the journal Environmental Microbiology.


Myxococcus xanthus biofilm devouring a colony of Escherichia coli. Credit: James Berlemanc

currentsinbiology:

These Bacteria Are Wired to Hunt Like a Tiny Wolf Pack

There is an elaborate stealth communication network in the Earth beneath your feet. This smart web acts like a superorganism, fortifying defensive capabilities and coordinating deadly attacks on unsuspecting targets. But it’s not run by the NSA, the CIA, or the military. This web is made of bacteria.

A team of scientists led by Manfred Auer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have used cutting-edge 3-D microscopy to identify a new mechanism for bacterial networking. They observed elaborate webs of a common soil bacterium, Myxococcus xanthus, connected by thread-like membranes. This system of cellular pipelines suggests that some bacteria have evolved complex ways to deliver molecular cargo out of sight from snooping neighbors. Their work appears in the journal Environmental Microbiology.

Myxococcus xanthus biofilm devouring a colony of Escherichia coli. Credit: James Berlemanc

The Art of My Neighbour Totoro
Illustrations by Hayao Miyazaki

tairadawn:

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2009 

tairadawn:

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2009 

I leave for New Zealand in less than four months.

3 days ago / 16-10 / 2 notes

While I wish I had more money to get more tattoos or get more piercings or to travel more, I am comfortable with the time it takes to better myself both physically and mentally.

1 week ago / 12-10 / 6 notes

mak-o:

ARE YOU TODAY’S DATE?

BECAUSE YOURE 10/10

I’m in love

1 week ago / 9-10 / 9 notes
“The thing about an anxiety disorder is that you know it is stupid. You know with all your heart that it wasn’t a big deal and that it should roll off of you. But that is where the disorder kicks in; Suddenly the small thing is very big and it keeps growing in your head, flooding your chest, and trying to escape from under your skin. You know with all of your heart that you’re being ridiculous and you hate every minute of it. The fact that many people don’t recognize or have patience for your illness only makes everything worse.”
— Ten years of experience (via likespancakes)
I just got a tattoo

And it’s the fucking best thing in my life right now

1 week ago / 9-10 / 2 notes
Hair update: big, curly, purple and blond again.

Hair update: big, curly, purple and blond again.

1 week ago / 9-10 / 6 notes

I was thinking today about how I haven’t been physically sick since I had my surgery in July. I’ve been mentally sick and problematic for a few weeks, but I haven’t thrown up or not hungry or anything. That makes me happy, because this is probably the first time since I started high school that I’ve been this healthy. I would get sick all the time, whether it was from illness or stomach bug problems, and it took a toll on me mentally. I didn’t start to get better until I was a senior and I’ve continued to improve since then (outside of the cyst I had to get removed). Health is a glorious thing when you get to sit back and think on it.
I’ve consistently had oatmeal and orange juice for breakfast every day, adding in yogurt or strawberries sometimes, but I’m going to try making protein/healthy pancakes and find a recipe I like and alternate pancakes and oatmeal.
I haven’t had time to go to the gym at all for a month (preparing for NZ has taken up all my free time), and it makes me sad but I hope I can start going back soon. I think it’ll help with my stress and panic attacks. I want to get into running.
I’m getting a tattoo next week (I hope), and I’m nervous but excited. It’s going on my ribcage/side, so it’ll be painful, but it’ll be a good pain I think. I’ll post pictures when it’s done. I’m not revealing anything else about it.

2 weeks ago / 2-10 / 3 notes

I have become unable to control my panic attacks. I can’t tell when they’ll start like I could last year and over the summer, nor can I stop them. My anxiety levels shoot through the roof very easily and it takes a lot of effort for me to bring them back to normal, wherever that may be now.
When we had sectionals today, one of the basses (who wants my spot on top bass) kept playing my part during reps and it was stressing me out. It wasn’t helping me control time or make my part better. It made me play so much worse, and it made me panic. I’m pretty sure he could feel my waves of tension because he stopped.
A fifth Clemson student has passed away (whether from natural causes or stupidity) since school started a month ago. The guy that died yesterday was in symphonic band with me. I didn’t know him extremely personally, but he was a very nice guy and would talk to me during practices (he played trumpet). He fell off an upper deck on a cruise ship and had fatal head trauma. Dr. Spede gave us this big speech on how life is precious and how we need to be careful, etc. He said that he’d been numb all day since he heard the news, and it made me realize that I felt the same.
I wanted to cry all day today but I couldn’t because I was on campus and I didn’t have anywhere comfortable to sit and let it out. We’re playing a really slow, beautiful, flowing piece in symphonic that I don’t play on. When the first few vibe chords started playing ringing I had to leave because I was crying having a panic attack. It wasn’t intense or long, but it was hard for me to get out of it. It wasn’t what I’m used to. For the rest of symphonic I was antsy and fight-or-flight driven. My stomach was in a knot and I wanted to keep crying.
It was the first time I’ve considered getting help because of how bad things have become. And I don’t mean “my life is so terrible and I have so many problems,” either, because my life isn’t bad at all. I’ve lost control of the worry, the stress, the panic, the anxiety. I feel it’s starting to become my daily focus and it scares me because I’m not doing it intentionally. My dad tried to tell me how I’m not in this alone, and that I’m like him and stress is the number one thing that causes me to get sick or have any problems, and it’s so true it hurts.
I need help getting control back. I knew how to get myself out of panic attacks last year (sortof), but now it’s become a lost cause. They’ve happened more frequently than I realized.

2 weeks ago / 30-9 / 2 notes