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22, female, England. Sufferer of HPPD and derealisation. Originally intended as a form of escapism this blog encompasses psychology, feminism, a love for puppies and a ruthless hunger to get better.

September 30, 2014 at 5:17am
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Reblogged from raaawrbin

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

(via brighteyezombie)

September 23, 2014 at 6:37pm
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Reblogged from neurosciencestuff
neurosciencestuff:

Blood test may help determine who is at risk for psychosis
A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers represents an important step forward in the accurate diagnosis of people who are experiencing the earliest stages of psychosis.
Psychosis includes hallucinations or delusions that define the development of severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia. Schizophrenia emerges in late adolescence and early adulthood and affects about 1 in every 100 people. In severe cases, the impact on a young person can be a life compromised, and the burden on family members can be almost as severe.
The study published in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin reports preliminary results showing that a blood test, when used in psychiatric patients experiencing symptoms that are considered to be indicators of a high risk for psychosis, identifies those who later went on to develop psychosis.
“The blood test included a selection of 15 measures of immune and hormonal system imbalances as well as evidence of oxidative stress,” said Diana O. Perkins, MD, MPH, professor of psychiatry in the UNC School of Medicine and corresponding author of the study. She is also medical director of UNC’s Outreach and Support Intervention Services (OASIS) program for schizophrenia.
“While further research is required before this blood test could be clinically available, these results provide evidence regarding the fundamental nature of schizophrenia, and point towards novel pathways that could be targets for preventative interventions,” Perkins said.
Clark D. Jeffries, PhD, bioinformatics scientist at the UNC-based Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), is a co-author of the study, which was conducted as part of the North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study (NAPLS), an international effort to understand risk factors and mechanisms for development of psychotic disorders. 
“Modern, computer-based methods can readily discover seemingly clear patterns from nonsensical data,” said Jeffries. “Added to that, scientific results from studies of complex disorders like schizophrenia can be confounded by many hidden dependencies. Thus, stringent testing is necessary to build a useful classifier. We did that.”
The study concludes that the multiplex blood assay, if independently replicated and if integrated with studies of other classes of biomarkers, has the potential to be of high value in the clinical setting.
(Image: Shutterstock)

neurosciencestuff:

Blood test may help determine who is at risk for psychosis

A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers represents an important step forward in the accurate diagnosis of people who are experiencing the earliest stages of psychosis.

Psychosis includes hallucinations or delusions that define the development of severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia. Schizophrenia emerges in late adolescence and early adulthood and affects about 1 in every 100 people. In severe cases, the impact on a young person can be a life compromised, and the burden on family members can be almost as severe.

The study published in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin reports preliminary results showing that a blood test, when used in psychiatric patients experiencing symptoms that are considered to be indicators of a high risk for psychosis, identifies those who later went on to develop psychosis.

“The blood test included a selection of 15 measures of immune and hormonal system imbalances as well as evidence of oxidative stress,” said Diana O. Perkins, MD, MPH, professor of psychiatry in the UNC School of Medicine and corresponding author of the study. She is also medical director of UNC’s Outreach and Support Intervention Services (OASIS) program for schizophrenia.

“While further research is required before this blood test could be clinically available, these results provide evidence regarding the fundamental nature of schizophrenia, and point towards novel pathways that could be targets for preventative interventions,” Perkins said.

Clark D. Jeffries, PhD, bioinformatics scientist at the UNC-based Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), is a co-author of the study, which was conducted as part of the North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study (NAPLS), an international effort to understand risk factors and mechanisms for development of psychotic disorders. 

“Modern, computer-based methods can readily discover seemingly clear patterns from nonsensical data,” said Jeffries. “Added to that, scientific results from studies of complex disorders like schizophrenia can be confounded by many hidden dependencies. Thus, stringent testing is necessary to build a useful classifier. We did that.”

The study concludes that the multiplex blood assay, if independently replicated and if integrated with studies of other classes of biomarkers, has the potential to be of high value in the clinical setting.

(Image: Shutterstock)

September 21, 2014 at 4:00am
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Reblogged from sizvideos

baerials:

This is the BEST THING IVE EVER SEEN

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September 19, 2014 at 5:59pm
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Reblogged from w0nderballs
w0nderballs:

This made me laugh.

w0nderballs:

This made me laugh.

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September 15, 2014 at 10:00am
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Reblogged from mykingdomforapen

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4:43am
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Reblogged from pizoxuat

Woman shot during protest says police have yet to speak to her →

pizoxuat:

It has been a month since Mya Aaten-White was shot during a protest in Ferguson.  It took her three 911 calls to get an ambulance, and they arrived with a police escort who showed up with guns drawn, making demands of the people who had rescued and tended to her before letting anyone get close to her.  The hospital reports that cops showed up to retrieve the bullet that they removed from her head.

Mya Aaten-White awoke to news reports that she had been the victim of a drive-by shooting performed by 5-6 black people.  She denies this report vehemently, saying it was 5-6 black people who saved her life and that there was no drive-by.  Furthermore, neither she nor her lawyer were able to find out where the bullet that had been removed from her head had gone.

The police have not interviewed her.  A month after her shooting, and with a lawyer trying to help the process along, the police still have not interviewed her.  

(via veranoinvencible)

September 12, 2014 at 4:16am
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Reblogged from fuckyeahtattoos
fuckyeahtattoos:

Hello, I`m from Russia and it`s my first tattoo)

fuckyeahtattoos:

Hello, I`m from Russia and it`s my first tattoo)

September 11, 2014 at 6:02pm
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Reblogged from misandry-mermaid

misandry-mermaid:

I remember the day I realized all those “funny” videos and clips from shows like Jerry Springer and Maury of young teen and pre-teen girls talking about their promiscuity and describing their older male sex partners to a booing audience were basically videos of child rape victims being degraded, mocked, and blamed for being sexualized and raped by much older men.

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September 6, 2014 at 2:53pm
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Reblogged from valiantschool

Drugs become addictive the day you decide to use it to fill the gaps in your heart instead of using it for short entertainment.

— valiantschool
(via perfect)

This is actually based on solid, psychological theory.

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2:44pm
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Reblogged from sandandglass

sugar-soul:

This isn’t my typical type of post but it is super important.

If you catcall at someone *especially someone you don’t know* you’re not only coming off as a total disgusting creep but you’re also driving the stigma that women are solely there for your entertainment which is one of the grossest ideas ever.

It’s not flattering

It’s not a compliment

It’s a way dehumanize women and turn them into sexual objects

If you really want to impress a lady treat her like a human fucking being and keep your nasty comments to yourself.

(Source: sandandglass, via curvecreation)