medievalpoc:

nationalpost:

Poor father sells all his land so 13-year-old daughter can enroll in microbiology master’s program in India
In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood.
The 13-year-old girl from a poor family in north India has enrolled in a master’s degree in microbiology, after her father sold his land to pay for some of his daughter’s tuition in the hope of catapulting her into India’s growing middle class.
Verma finished high school at 7 and earned an undergraduate degree at age 13 — milestones she said were possible only with the sacrifices and encouragement of her uneducated and impoverished parents.
“They allowed me to do what I wanted to do,” Verma said in an interview, speaking her native language of Hindi. “I hope that other parents don’t impose their choices on their children.” (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

It’s my hope that in the future, women of color will be able to forge careers in STEM without the necessity of sacrifices or financial hardship. Sushma Verma’s accomplishments can hopefully light our way forward.

medievalpoc:

nationalpost:

Poor father sells all his land so 13-year-old daughter can enroll in microbiology master’s program in India

In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood.

The 13-year-old girl from a poor family in north India has enrolled in a master’s degree in microbiology, after her father sold his land to pay for some of his daughter’s tuition in the hope of catapulting her into India’s growing middle class.

Verma finished high school at 7 and earned an undergraduate degree at age 13 — milestones she said were possible only with the sacrifices and encouragement of her uneducated and impoverished parents.

“They allowed me to do what I wanted to do,” Verma said in an interview, speaking her native language of Hindi. “I hope that other parents don’t impose their choices on their children.” (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

It’s my hope that in the future, women of color will be able to forge careers in STEM without the necessity of sacrifices or financial hardship. Sushma Verma’s accomplishments can hopefully light our way forward.

Blood , Meth , & Tears

FeLiNa

Insp. (x) , (x)

tagged: +breaking bad  +tv 

moosejesus:

you know when you say something 

and it’s just 

why the fuck did i say that

tagged: +story of my life 
sixpenceee:

I am completely respectful of everyone’s beliefs even if they don’t agree with mine, but here are some ways of approaching the after-life from an academic perspective. 
THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION
So before we delve into if the mind survives death, we first need to establish that the mind is a powerful entity. It’s not just a product of the brain but instead something that it’s own thing, and can even influence the brain itself.

Take the classical placebo effect for example. That’s a mind over matter phenomena, how does believing something so much cause physical changes? Other ways include the existence of psychic powers, hypnosis, and mind over matter interactions (some of these are ofcourse still up to debate) 
Here are a bunch of experiments and case studies that approach the mind-body connection. 
POWER OF HYPNOSIS
SENSE OF BEING STARED AT
GANZFELD EXPERIMENTS
CURE FOR CANCER BY THOUGHT
SCIENTISTS CONVINCE PEOPLE THAT THEIR HANDS ARE ROCKS
LYING ON A BED OF NAILS WITHOUT INJURY
MANY PEOPLE: ONE BODY
YOGI STOPS HEARTBEAT
NOCEBO EFFECT
PHANTOM PREGNANCY
MEDITATION TO CHANGE BODY TEMPERATURE
 DEATH EXPERIENCES (NDE)
An NDE is when someone is clinically dead for a long period of time. Thanks to recent medical innovations however, they can be brought back to life. In that “clinically dead” stage, their brain completely shuts down. 
They should hence report back no perception. However, a large number of people do report seeing things such as a bright white light, a life review, deceased family members, and another world.
The AWARE study is a current on-going research project that decided to study this phenomenon. They will also be testing the validity of NDE through the use of randomly generated hidden images. 
These images are not visible unless viewed from specific vantage points above. A patient will be put under cardiac arrest. Once the patient is resuscitated, they will be asked if they had an NDE and if so can they describe the image? 
You can visit their official website here: X
Also in case you doubt the amazing phenomena of an NDE, read about the case of Pam Reynolds: X
REINCARNATION EXPERIMENTS
While this is a topic that may not agree with many people religions, there has been fascinating case studies of reincarnation. Most reincarnation cases have been involved in Indian, China yes, where reincarnation is a huge religious ideal.

HOWEVER, there have been plenty of reincarnation cases in the USA and Europe. You may be wondering what a reincarnation case even is. It’s when a small child, usually around the age of 2-5, starts to recall past life events.
They say things like “I want to back to my real mom, you’re not my real mom”. They start to behave like how their “past life” person behaved, so if the past life was a shoemaker, they’d start to play around with shoes a lot. And sometimes they even give out factual evidence, like “I used to be a carpenter that lived on the yellow house in 1098 St.” Researchers go to the exact spot and find that yes, not to long ago someone did died there who was a carpenter.
READ MORE INTERESTING CASES OF REINCARNATION HERE: X
If you are really, really interested I recommend the book Life Before Life by Raymond Moody. The book can be read from google books: X
There have even been experiments, where an old, dying person was given a mark on his/her body and told to reincarnate themselves. A couple months later, a baby was born with the same exact mark on the same exact part of the body. You can read more about those cases in Life Before Life.
APPARITIONS 
There have been millions and millions cases of ghostly sightings, dating as far back as prehistoric eras. 
If someone is going to ask for repeatable scientific evidence of “ghosts” and “proof of a soul after death” well the answer is no one can really give you that. Atleast not yet. 
A ghost is a fleeting concept. You can’t predict it. It comes and it goes. 
But you know what that sounds like?
A meteorite. 

Imagine being a person 100,000 years back, seeing a flaming rock in the sky. You go and tell all your friends, and they probably will tell you “you’re crazy” or that you “imagined it”. 
But it’s there. It exists. You just can’t go and show them. 
The different thing about meteorites, is that our technology improved and we can track them in outer space now. They’ve become a scientific fact. They exist. With ghosts, and the non-material world, we have yet to do that.
Well anyway, that’s my academic and almost philosophical (the last part) take on the after-life. As you can see the points shown here do favor the existence of an after-life.

sixpenceee:

I am completely respectful of everyone’s beliefs even if they don’t agree with mine, but here are some ways of approaching the after-life from an academic perspective. 

THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION

So before we delve into if the mind survives death, we first need to establish that the mind is a powerful entity. It’s not just a product of the brain but instead something that it’s own thing, and can even influence the brain itself.

Take the classical placebo effect for example. That’s a mind over matter phenomena, how does believing something so much cause physical changes? Other ways include the existence of psychic powers, hypnosis, and mind over matter interactions (some of these are ofcourse still up to debate) 

Here are a bunch of experiments and case studies that approach the mind-body connection. 

 DEATH EXPERIENCES (NDE)

An NDE is when someone is clinically dead for a long period of time. Thanks to recent medical innovations however, they can be brought back to life. In that “clinically dead” stage, their brain completely shuts down.

They should hence report back no perception. However, a large number of people do report seeing things such as a bright white light, a life review, deceased family members, and another world.



The AWARE study is a current on-going research project that decided to study this phenomenon. They will also be testing the validity of NDE through the use of randomly generated hidden images.

These images are not visible unless viewed from specific vantage points above. A patient will be put under cardiac arrest. Once the patient is resuscitated, they will be asked if they had an NDE and if so can they describe the image? 

You can visit their official website here: X

Also in case you doubt the amazing phenomena of an NDE, read about the case of Pam Reynolds: X

REINCARNATION EXPERIMENTS

While this is a topic that may not agree with many people religions, there has been fascinating case studies of reincarnation. Most reincarnation cases have been involved in Indian, China yes, where reincarnation is a huge religious ideal.

HOWEVER, there have been plenty of reincarnation cases in the USA and Europe. You may be wondering what a reincarnation case even is. It’s when a small child, usually around the age of 2-5, starts to recall past life events.

They say things like “I want to back to my real mom, you’re not my real mom”. They start to behave like how their “past life” person behaved, so if the past life was a shoemaker, they’d start to play around with shoes a lot. And sometimes they even give out factual evidence, like “I used to be a carpenter that lived on the yellow house in 1098 St.” Researchers go to the exact spot and find that yes, not to long ago someone did died there who was a carpenter.

READ MORE INTERESTING CASES OF REINCARNATION HERE: X

If you are really, really interested I recommend the book Life Before Life by Raymond Moody. The book can be read from google books: X

There have even been experiments, where an old, dying person was given a mark on his/her body and told to reincarnate themselves. A couple months later, a baby was born with the same exact mark on the same exact part of the body. You can read more about those cases in Life Before Life.

APPARITIONS 

There have been millions and millions cases of ghostly sightings, dating as far back as prehistoric eras. 

If someone is going to ask for repeatable scientific evidence of “ghosts” and “proof of a soul after death” well the answer is no one can really give you that. Atleast not yet. 

A ghost is a fleeting concept. You can’t predict it. It comes and it goes. 

But you know what that sounds like?

A meteorite. 

Imagine being a person 100,000 years back, seeing a flaming rock in the sky. You go and tell all your friends, and they probably will tell you “you’re crazy” or that you “imagined it”. 

But it’s there. It exists. You just can’t go and show them. 

The different thing about meteorites, is that our technology improved and we can track them in outer space now. They’ve become a scientific fact. They exist. With ghosts, and the non-material world, we have yet to do that.

Well anyway, that’s my academic and almost philosophical (the last part) take on the after-life. As you can see the points shown here do favor the existence of an after-life.

tagged: +paranormal  +long post 
tagged: +art 
"Don’t take a nude pic if you’re a famous woman and don’t want it leaked."

mysharona1987:

"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."

"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."

"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."

"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."

Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.

codename: w i n t e r  s o l d i e r
t h e  e n e m y  w i l l  n e v e r  s e e  h i m  c o m i n g

He k n o w s the things he did before; how to fight, particularly, how to speak four languages, including, thankfully, Russian, and many other things. But he has no idea how or why he knows these things. He is nearly a blank slate, but an  i n c r e d i b l y  d a n g e r o u s  o n e.

This is from… Mathilda.

tagged: +leon  +movies