Picking vegetables at the Eden Project - St Blazey, Cornwall, England by franieK
!! this is beautiful !!
we think we’re made of numbers. percentages on tests, pounds on a scale, likes on a photo, price tags on clothes. but we’re not. we are made of love and happiness and they way we laugh. we’re made of good memories and late nights and past-curfews. we have more substance than numbers.
Auti-sim is a game where the player undergoes what it feels like to be an autistic child.
The player navigates through a playground as an autistic child with auditory hypersensitivity. Closeness to loud children causes overload for the player, impacting thinking functions. This is represented as noise and blur and hearing distortion.
Participants described the experience as insightful and compelling.
You can play it here: X
Una colección de fotografías de Gabriel García Márquez con Pablo Neruda (d. 1973), Mario Vargas Llosa, un joven Carlos Fuentes (d. 2012), amigo íntimo de Fidel Castro, Julio Cortázar (d. 1984) actuando juguetón, un alegre Octavio Paz, Hortensia Allende (d. 2009), Yasser Arafat (d. 2004), José Saramago (d. 2010), y un viejo Carlos Fuentes.
Mom, this might be my last chance to tell you I love you.
I’ve seen this photograph very frequently on tumblr and Facebook, always with the simple caption, “Ghost Heart”. What exactly is a ghost heart?
More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.
The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.
Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.
Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this— first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts - for years.
The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place.
This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.
This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart - one that won’t be rejected - can be grown.
What the difference is between Aspirin, Acetaminophen, and Ibuprofin. What are the pros and cons of each drug and in what circumstances should I use one over the other?
Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It is more selective for the enzyme that thins your blood (COX-1) than the one that relieves pain (COX-2). Therefore, it is more often used as prevention for heart attack/stroke (but only your doctor tells you to).
Ibuprofen (Advil) is also an NSAID. However, it mostly works on COX-2, so it does less blood thinning. It is often preferred for pain relief because it has fewer side effects than other NSAIDs (it can have some stomach upset, take it with food to help this). In general, it is pretty safe, unless you take it every day, have kidney problems, or are over the age of 65.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is not an NSAID, but it works in a similar way. It is often used for lowering fevers, especially in children. While it is extremely safe at low doses, it can be SUPER DANGEROUS to your liver if you go above 3-4 grams (FYI tablets usually come in 325 mg, extra strength tablets are 500 mg).
DO NOT TAKE TYLENOL WHILE/AFTER DRINKING ALCOHOL. Alcohol takes away an enzyme that turns Tylenol into something safe, so it has to go through a different pathway and becomes something really dangerous to your liver. If you are hung over, use ibuprofen instead.
TL;DR Why don’t you take aspirin to pick up girls with you? Because it’s a cox blocker.
Anonymous asked: Relax, take it easy and smile :) Everything will be fine. God doesn't give anything you can't handle. Be patient and smile, trust God, never forget to smile. :)
thank you to whoever wrote this to me.
relationship tip #78: ‘babe’ and ‘baby’ are cliche and outdated. try a fun new nickname such as ‘lieutenant’ instead
This is the first picture I was given of my unborn son