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17 Jun 19:35

panic/anxiety attack

jaspinder:

  • breath in for 4 seconds
  • hold your breath for 7 seconds
  • exhale breath for 8 seconds

repeat once or twice more.

This causes an autonomic nervous system shift from a sympathetic (fight or flight reaction) state to a parasympathetic response.

Use this for panic/anxiety attacks, exams, presentations.

19 Jun 07:49

ethiopienne: instead of counting sheep at night, count the number of times you can repeat “my life...

ethiopienne:

instead of counting sheep at night, count the number of times you can repeat “my life is dope and i do dope shit” before drifting into dreams full of kanye level self-confidence

21 Jun 21:45

"i want a word for the almost-home. that point where the highway’s monotony becomes familiar that..."

i want a word for the almost-home.

that point where the highway’s monotony becomes familiar
that subway stop whose name will always wake you from day’s-end dozing
that first glimpse of the skyline
that you never loved until you left it behind.

what do you call the exit sign you see even in your dreams?
is there a name for the airport terminal you come back to,
comfortably exhausted?

i need a word for rounding your corner onto your street,
for seeing your city on the horizon,
for flying homewards down your highway.

give me a word for the boundary
between the world you went to see
and the small one you call your own.

i want a word for the moment you know
you’re almost home.



-

there and back again, n.m.h. (via anoraborealis)

oh my god, this this this this

this is everything

(via hooraychelle)

03 Jul 06:24

thecaptainsaid: nevver: Seizure of indigenous land,...



thecaptainsaid:

nevver:

Seizure of indigenous land, 1776-1887

an important reminder as ‘4th of July’ rolls around

03 Jul 15:21

"The little things? The little moments? — They aren’t little."

“The little things? The little moments? — They aren’t little.”

- John Zabat-Zinn (via eternallyclassic)
24 Jun 18:00

Photos from PoPville – I don’t mean to be disrespectful but – Ha!

by Prince Of Petworth

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06 Jun 21:56

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09 Jun 13:16

hannigraham: Hey everyone! I’m sure you remember this lovely...



hannigraham:

Hey everyone! I’m sure you remember this lovely post suggesting fantastic movies of queer ladies. And I thought that I might be of help, and give you links to those movies with some lovely lesbian romance.

To see the summaries of the films, check the post that gave me the idea. They make good summaries, and make them funny too. :)

R O M - C O M S
F U N N Y  S H I T
A C T I O N / T H R I L L E R / M Y S T E R Y
P E R I O D  D R A M A S
H O T  A S  F U C K
D R A M A S
T E E N A G E R S ?
T R A N S  W O M E N ?
O T H E R S
04 Jun 18:15

Beer Here: There will be more than 200...

by Missy Frederick

snallygaster2014.jpgThere will be more than 200 beers to try at the third incarnation of Snallygaster. The beer festival returns to D.C. September 13, at Lot H on First St. SE.

04 Jun 20:24

nevver: Never get out of the car, Vanscapes by Alison Turner


Vanscapes by Alison Turner


Vanscapes by Alison Turner


Vanscapes by Alison Turner


Vanscapes by Alison Turner


Vanscapes by Alison Turner


Vanscapes by Alison Turner


Vanscapes by Alison Turner


Vanscapes by Alison Turner


Vanscapes by Alison Turner

nevver:

Never get out of the car, Vanscapes by Alison Turner

01 Jun 23:57

"If they don’t know you personally, don’t take it personal."

“If they don’t know you personally, don’t take it personal.”

-

Khleo Thomas (via sofia—tortilla)

BEST PIECE OF ADVICE IVE READ IN A MINUTE

(via mentalltrillness)

03 Jun 03:02

"Comparing yourself to others is an act of violence against your authentic self."

“Comparing yourself to others is an act of violence against your authentic self.”

- Iyanla Vanzant (via wordsnquotes)
21 May 12:05

"COMPLIMENTS THAT AREN’T ABOUT PHYSICAL APPEARANCE 1) You’re empowering. 2) I like your voice. 3)..."

“COMPLIMENTS THAT AREN’T ABOUT PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

1) You’re empowering.
2) I like your voice.
3) You’re strong.
4) I think your ideas/beliefs matter.
5) I’m so happy you exist.
6) More people should be listening to what you have to say.
7) You’re a very warm hearted person.
8) It’s nice seeing such kindness.
9) You’re very down to earth.
10) You have a beautiful soul.
11) You inspire me to become a better person.
12) Our conversations bring me a lot of joy.
13) It’s good to see someone care so much.
14) You’re so understanding.
15) You matter a lot to me.
16) You’re important even if you don’t think so.
17) You’re intelligent.
18) Your passion is contagious.
19) Your confidence is refreshing.
20) You restore my faith in humanity.
21) You’re great at being creative.
22) You’re so talented at ____.
23) I don’t get tired of you the way I get tired of other people.
24) You have great taste in ___.
25) I’m happy I stayed alive long enough to meet you.
26) I wish more people were like you.
27) You’re so good at loving people.”

- 3:29 p.m. feel free to add to this!  (via expresswithsilence)

28) the way you articulate yourself is so refreshing
29) you have that “brighten-up-a-room” effect
30) you’re just really good to be around
31) you foster my growth
32) you’re really good at dancing!
33) i can share silence with you

(via carlosofthecosmos)
22 May 06:25

loveyourchaos: phoenix-falls: queereyes-queerminds: lostruth: ...



loveyourchaos:

phoenix-falls:

queereyes-queerminds:

lostruth:

Power Structure of Oppression

Yes. Yes. YES. 

I’m just gonna leave this here, in case anyone thought their fee fees were more important than systematic oppression 

I will honestly reblog this every time it comes across my dash. It is so important. 

03 Jun 14:25

"A rich guy, a white guy and a black guy sit down at a table together. There’s a plate of 12 cookies,..."

“A rich guy, a white guy and a black guy sit down at a table together. There’s a plate of 12 cookies, the rich guy grabs 11 of them and says to the white guy “watch out, that black guy’s trying to steal your cookie”.”

- The link between class & race and how racial resentment has been used to divide the middle and working class in the U.S (via kugyuu)
27 May 21:46

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the..."

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”

- Mark Twain (via the-eastern)
29 May 12:11

donotcallmeashley: would maybe get this on my arm



donotcallmeashley:

would maybe get this on my arm

30 May 04:44

lanepatriquin: embroidery april 2014



lanepatriquin:

embroidery april 2014

30 May 17:44

Pop-Ups: Promise a Decent Bagel? D.C. Will Show Up in Droves

by Missy Frederick

[Photos: R. Lopez]

D.C., admittedly, is kind of a Decent Bagel Desert. Cork Market got firsthand evidence of this fact when it decide to launch a pop-up event this weekend with start-up venture Bullfrog Bagels.

Bullfrog Bagels is from Jeremiah Cohen, a former general manager at Tabard Inn. He's selling bagels and bialys at the market all weekend and demand has been pretty intense. The restaurant received 1,000 preorders and Cohen and his team made an additional 200 bagels this morning. They're hoping to get 400 extras made for tomorrow.

The event has been so successful already that they're extending it to next weekend, June 6-8. Customers can preorder bagels through Cork's email or by calling the restaurant at 202-265-2674. Eater photographer Rey Lopez was on the scene picking up some bagels himself and captured the madness.
· Bullfrog Bagels [Facebook]
· All Previous Cork Market Coverage [-EDC-]

27 May 14:54

smartgirlsattheparty: Sometimes you gotta take baby steps.



smartgirlsattheparty:

Sometimes you gotta take baby steps.

27 May 19:46

smartgirlsattheparty: yungsunshine: #YesAllWomen ICYMI: This...





















smartgirlsattheparty:

yungsunshine:

#YesAllWomen

ICYMI: This hashtag is in response to the common statement that “Not All Men ________ (fill-in-the-blank) when conversations about misogyny happen.

28 May 13:16

montagemode: roachpatrol: oliviawhen: A solid way to accept...





montagemode:

roachpatrol:

oliviawhen:

A solid way to accept someone’s feelings.

i’m gonna die still laughing at this

I gleefully showed this to at least four people and nobody got the joke so

28 May 16:39

"Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens,..."

“Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin - find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.”

- Maya Angelou, you will be missed. (via hydeordie)
20 May 10:31

Goodnight Call, audio installation by Sophie Barbasch I...









Goodnight Call, audio installation by Sophie Barbasch

I collected voicemails from strangers on craigslist using this ad. When you pick up the phone, their messages begin to play.

25 May 14:54

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s: ‘12 SHOES for 12 LOVERS‘ by Sebastian...





















f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

‘12 SHOES for 12 LOVERS‘ by Sebastian Errazuriz
Melissa Pop Up Shop

12 Shoes For 12 Lovers re-imagines his ex-lovers as high-heeled shoes.

The pieces reflects on the recollection of the artist’s personal and sexual relationships with former lovers, each of whom became the influence for a series of shoe sculptures. 

Each day, Errazuriz released one image of a new heeled design, completed by an accompanying photo of the footwear’s muse and a small, often explicit story about the duo’s escapades together.

’12 shoes for 12 shoes’ will exhibit at the pop-up shop of Brazilian shoe brand Melissa from December 6th, 2013 to January 6th, 2014 for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013.

25 May 19:49

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20 May 18:24

Gallaudet Student Video Capture of 1968 Riots on H Street

by Prince Of Petworth


Sophomore – Riot in DC April 1968 by deafrr

“Dear PoPville,

Whoa! A good video shot by a Gallaudet university student during the 1968 riots. The video shows fire and smoke on H Street seen from Gallaudet university. During the riots the US army came onto Gallaudet’s campus to protect students.”

19 May 18:00

Field Guide: Rosemary

by Amanda Gutterman

Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis: "The Brain Teaser"

For a plant believed to boost memory, rosemary is hardy enough to be forgotten—that is, until there is a Mediterranean dinner to cook, or any occasion that involves roasted lamb, potatoes, or chicken. Otherwise, this low-maintenance herb plays well by itself, no surprise given that it earned its Latin name, “dew of the sea,” by surviving on nothing but water vapor carried on the breeze. 

Field Guide: Rosemary ; Gardenista

Above: See more images of Rosemary in our Gardenista Gallery.

Spending time alone on a Mediterranean crag, rosemary has ample time for contemplation; from Middle Ages apothecaries to modern herbalists, centuries of healers have believed in the herb’s memory-promoting prowess. It was ground into a poultice and chewed—bitter!—and also used, as it is now, to flavor food.

rosemary sprig l Gardenista

Above: Rosemary has delicate blue flowers. Photograph by Michelle Slatalla.

Rosemary rituals: it was thrown into graves so mourners would remember the dead, and handed to newlywed couples so they would, er, remember they were married. Appropriately, Ophelia grips a sprig at the end of Hamlet, symbolizing the forgotten promise of marriage. 

Rosemary edges a path ; Gardenista

Above: Rosemary, a perennial in warm climates, can be trained as a low hedge.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Rosemary transitions easily from indoors to out and grows as happily in containers as in the ground.
  • Marries well in a windowsill garden with lemon balm, parsley, and mint.
  • Tiny blue flowers summon bees to an herb garden.

Keep It Alive:

  • Give rosemary full sun.
  • Drought resistant; water occasionally if you keep it potted indoors.
  • Plant seeds outdoors in early spring, two months before the last frost date.

revive your cold frame with herbs | gardenista

Above: Rosemary seedlings can be set in a cold frame in small pots (with 2.5- to 5-inch diameters). Photograph by Erin Boyle

Shakespeare never answered our most salient question: what kind of rosemary was it between Ophelia’s chilly fingers? The Tuscan Blue, favored for its gentle flavor and small blue flowers, or the long-leafed Gorizia, ideal for drying and pestos? In winter, it would most likely be the Rosemary Arp, which perseveres in colder climes, but our guess is the creeping Rosemary Prostrate, the most aromatic variety and the most romantic, cascading over the edge of walls and the lip of hanging pots.

Read More:

Read More Herb Posts ; Gardenista

 

Above: For more, see our archive of posts about Herbs

Planting your spring edible garden? We have more tips for you in Field Guide: Chives and Field Guide: Lettuce.

More Stories from Gardenista

17 May 00:44

genicecream: that-darn-hyena: skully-pens: cosmicremix: tordl...



genicecream:

that-darn-hyena:

skully-pens:

cosmicremix:

tordles:

thingsthatsuckass:

marcovicci:

ah yes. my gender is blue with pink leg

so this is killing me cause my mind immediately thought.

and this is why im not allowed to be part of actual serious discussions.

i DONT UNDERSTAND THIS AT ALL I KEEP IMAGINING 

image

image

I feel particularly close to this one:

THIS POST GET’S MORE FUCKIN HILARIOUS EVERY TIME I SEE IT!

I made a thing aswell.

So scandalous~

hello friends

13 May 19:00

Good News/Bad News: The Early Word on STK

by Missy Frederick
Rosie

This sounds like an article from the onion.

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STK [Photo: Facebook]

STK opened its doors in Dupont Circle a few weeks ago. The opening party raised some eyebrows, and D.C. audiences have been waiting to see what the "female-friendly", nightclub-esque steakhouse is all about. Here's what the first Yelpers, bloggers and others are saying about STK.

The Endorsement from a Nats Pitcher News: Gio Gonzalez Tweets, "Thanks for the great dinner tonight @STKWashDC it was #unmiSTKeable." [Twitter]

The Seating Recommendations: NBC Washington offers this tip: "If you've made a reservation, don't be distracted by the standard square tables and chairs. Instead, wait for the maître d' to seat you in the white leather, curved booths on the left. Staged a few steps higher than the rest of the restaurant, on an elevated dias of sorts, this is the place to take in the scene at STK." [NBC]

The Much Needed News: STK is currently earning 3.5 stars on Yelp with 18 reviews in. One is from Blak B. who writes, "I can say that STK should be a huge hit. The concept is much needed in DC for sure. I love everything about the new location...Yes it's pricey duh! But isn't rent in DC as well? Haha." [Yelp]

The Overrated News: On Yelp, Allison K writes, "The bread was dry/stale, so left that alone after a few bites. We ordered the porterhouse, mac & cheese, asparagus, & the truffle fries. Everything was good, but not exceptional (like their reputation would lead you to believe it would be). Additionally, their wine list was ridiculous...and not in a good way." [Yelp]

The Decent Bread News: Jay P. writes, "The decor was dreadful & the DJ sucked... What you'd expect of a dull wedding reception. Overall terribly disappointed. #ButTheBreadWasGood." [Yelp]

The Best in D.C. News: Jana C. says, "Best steakhouse in DC. So modern and hip. DJ made the atmosphere great. Everything I ate was really good. The house-made bread was probably the best and most unique table bread I've ever had. Comes out warm and topped with melted blue cheese butter (a first) and with a side of chive oil (also a first)!" [Yelp]

The Variety of Steak News: Epicurean DC says, "One might come for the high-energy, trendy and lavish atmosphere, but it's the menu, and more specifically the steaks, that should most catch your fancy. Serving several cuts ranging from Small (6oz-10oz) to Large (24oz-34oz), there's a cut for every size appetite...Of course there's a bangin' raw bar with oysters, shrimp cocktail, and Alaskan king crab." [EDC]

The Concept, Explained: Revamp writes, "The idea behind STK is relatively simple: To create a steakhouse for women. That means replacing the traditional smoky and clubhouse atmosphere with a more modern, sexy vibe. And doing away with massive portions in favor of more modest cuts of meat (don't worry; a "large" cut is still available when the situation calls for it)." [Revamp]

The Gender News: UrbanDaddy writes, "We observed women on Friday night. Also: men. The steaks are available in smaller sizes, and the cocktails sport names like the Cucumber Stiletto. Which only sounds like a Sex and the City episode. And while we're assured that dancing will be happening here, we didn't see much of it as midnight approached. The cowboy steaks must have been still weighing everyone down." [UD]

The Burger News: CapitalCooking says, "The food was delicious and the small sizes allowed me to try many of the different options. My favorite by far were the Lil BRG's with STK's signature "special sauce" on a sesame seed bun. The Wagyu beef is the highest quality and I would absolutely love to return to STK to eat one of the best burger's I have ever eaten." [CC]
· All Previous STK Coverage [-EDC-]