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Interior view of the House of Scientist, formerly Polish casino of nobles, in Lviv, Ukraine.
Photo by Lukasz Mlodzinski
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steampunkd:

Interior view of the House of Scientist, formerly Polish casino of nobles, in Lviv, Ukraine.

Photo by Lukasz Mlodzinski

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caskett-copop83:

This is like the cutest thing ever. It’s from the gif-set I reblogged.

Taking its first steps, and after successfully doing so, the chick goes “Yay!”

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It’s so freaking cute.

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red-fairy:

vigwig:

mewiet:

retrogradeworks:

I love to see children who are so delicate and gentle with animals.  It warms my heart amidst a sea of brats pulling cats’ tails and getting whacked.

Also JESUS THAT’S A SNUGGLY CHICKEN.

I love how she reaches up on her tippy toes to snuggle into his shoulder.

my parrot loves his cuddles, birds are awesome

My chicken used to do this 😃

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littlemissprivate:

sanativemagazine:

Sanative Magazine’s 50 alternatives to self harm ordered by mood.
It is important in many peoples recovery journey to have a management plan when working through self harm. People can experience a wide variety of moods when the urge to self harm arises, although this list only deals with a few moods I hope that it is comprehensive and you will be able to understand that if you are feeling jealous you may like to try out the sad suggestions (if you are feeling particularly down), or the angry ones (if you are feeling particularly riled up and filled with frustrated energy).
It is good to have a few ideas that you would be willing to try in mind before the urge becomes too much to bare. Different emotional states often respond best to emotion specific responses, which is why lists like these can help. Keep any ideas that you are drawn to written down and try them next time you are feeling as if you want to self harm. These distraction and self soothing lists will be in constant revision as you find out what works for you (some things won’t work, and often nothing will work 100% of the time, but it is important to keep working at it.)
As with any mental health concern I recommend getting the assistance of a professional to work alongside you in this journey.
Here are a list of some distractions &amp; self soothing ideas based on mood. Some of these activities could overlap into another mood, so don’t feel like they’re set in stone - use whatever you think would be helpful!SAD1. Cry it out.2. Watch a ridiculous comedy. 3. Take a warm shower4. Listen to inspiring, upbeat music.5. Spend time with a pet.6. Organise your room7. Phone a friend or even visit them8. Read a trashy magazine9. Make a list of quotes and lyrics that inspire you10. Make a list of places you’d like to visit, or things you’d like to do within your lifetime.11. Write how you’re feeling in a journal12. Go for a long and peaceful walk13. Bake or cook a favourite dish14. Go to the movie theatre and watch the next movie that comes on (of course attempting to ensure that it will be trigger free)15. Watch silly daytime television.16. Play a video game or a board game.17. Write letters to your best friends and send them if you wish to.18. Start drawing, or a create a collage of how you’re feeling - don’t worry about how it looks, no one has to see it.19. Cuddle a soft toy
ANXIOUS20. Place a blanket in the dryer and wrap it around yourself21. Make a cup of tea/coffee and attempt to focus mindfully on your actions whilst preparing and drinking the tea.22. Look up and learn breathing techniques and mindfulness strategies, if you see a health professional try talking to them about these strategies and work out a plan of how to practice these techniques so that you’ll eventually be able to successfully use them when your urges seem unmanageable.23. Run yourself a warm bath and fill it with aromatherapy oils.24. Count by 9’s25. Paint your nails26. Colour in a mandala27. If you are religious, pray or meditate.28. Take photographs of something that catches your eye. Upload it somewhere like Instagram.29. Collect a list of silly websites! For example30. Look up funny cats and dogs on Youtube. Trust me. It’s endless and brilliant.31. Fill in a CBT ABC worksheet or something similar. You can ask your therapist for something of the sort. Here is a good resource, it contains thought records as well. You can even draw up your own as these are arguably not the most aesthetically pleasing worksheets.http://www.psychologytools.org/download-therapy-worksheets.html32. Watch a candle burn.33. FingerpaintANGRY34. Dance to ridiculous music35. Scream out to music that expresses how you feel36. Scream into a pillow37. Punch a pile of pillows 38. Invest in a punching bag. Punch the absolute shit out of it.39. Write a letter to someone you’re mad - swear at them, scream at them, get it ALL out, and and tear it up40. Eat a lemon, sour loly, a chili - anything that will focus on your senses without hurting you.41. Hold ice cubes in your hand, rub them under your knees, on the heels of your feet.42. Watch a film that makes you laugh.43. Take your dog for a walk44. Wash the dishes45. Go for a run/sprint46. Write your thoughts on your body in red pen.47. Hit soft toys/pillow against the wall repetitively.48. Have a cold shower. With your clothes on if need be. If you get out of the shower and your urges/anger comes back, get in the shower again.ALL:49. CALL A HELP LINE OR THERAPIST IF YOU ARE IN DANGER OR ARE FEELING UNSAFELASTLY:50. Remember that not every distraction will work and it is still important to consider why you are self harming to begin with. According to DBT therapy distractions are not a CURE for self harm, rather they are a technique to be used whilst the urges are too severe to work on. Aftere the urge has subsided it is important to SPEAK TO SOMEONE about how you are feeling. It is 34239534973657864% recommended that you find a health professional you trust to talk through these things with.
I repeat: NOT EVERY DISTRACTION WILL WORK. And those that do may not help every time. A slip up, or a 100, do not make you a “failure” of recovery. The fact that you are actively trying to get help and find other ways of coping is AMAZING. Try (and try and try) not to be hard on yourself!It is important in many peoples recovery journey to have a management plan when working through self harm.It is good to have a few ideas that you would be willing to try in mind before the urge becomes too much to bare. Keep these ideas written down and try them next time you are feeling as if you want to self harm. These distraction and self soothing lists will be in constant revision as you find out what works for you.As with any mental health concern I recommend getting the assistance of a professional to work alongside you in this journey.

These are awesome but I feel like I need some for “feeling out of touch with reality”

This is awesome!!! :D

looklovelyfeellovely:

littlemissprivate:

sanativemagazine:

Sanative Magazine’s 50 alternatives to self harm ordered by mood.

It is important in many peoples recovery journey to have a management plan when working through self harm. People can experience a wide variety of moods when the urge to self harm arises, although this list only deals with a few moods I hope that it is comprehensive and you will be able to understand that if you are feeling jealous you may like to try out the sad suggestions (if you are feeling particularly down), or the angry ones (if you are feeling particularly riled up and filled with frustrated energy).

It is good to have a few ideas that you would be willing to try in mind before the urge becomes too much to bare. Different emotional states often respond best to emotion specific responses, which is why lists like these can help. Keep any ideas that you are drawn to written down and try them next time you are feeling as if you want to self harm. These distraction and self soothing lists will be in constant revision as you find out what works for you (some things won’t work, and often nothing will work 100% of the time, but it is important to keep working at it.)

As with any mental health concern I recommend getting the assistance of a professional to work alongside you in this journey.

Here are a list of some distractions & self soothing ideas based on mood. Some of these activities could overlap into another mood, so don’t feel like they’re set in stone - use whatever you think would be helpful!

SAD
1. Cry it out.
2. Watch a ridiculous comedy. 
3. Take a warm shower
4. Listen to inspiring, upbeat music.
5. Spend time with a pet.
6. Organise your room
7. Phone a friend or even visit them
8. Read a trashy magazine
9. Make a list of quotes and lyrics that inspire you
10. Make a list of places you’d like to visit, or things you’d like to do within your lifetime.
11. Write how you’re feeling in a journal
12. Go for a long and peaceful walk
13. Bake or cook a favourite dish
14. Go to the movie theatre and watch the next movie that comes on (of course attempting to ensure that it will be trigger free)
15. Watch silly daytime television.
16. Play a video game or a board game.
17. Write letters to your best friends and send them if you wish to.
18. Start drawing, or a create a collage of how you’re feeling - don’t worry about how it looks, no one has to see it.
19. Cuddle a soft toy

ANXIOUS
20. Place a blanket in the dryer and wrap it around yourself
21. Make a cup of tea/coffee and attempt to focus mindfully on your actions whilst preparing and drinking the tea.
22. Look up and learn breathing techniques and mindfulness strategies, if you see a health professional try talking to them about these strategies and work out a plan of how to practice these techniques so that you’ll eventually be able to successfully use them when your urges seem unmanageable.
23. Run yourself a warm bath and fill it with aromatherapy oils.
24. Count by 9’s
25. Paint your nails
26. Colour in a mandala
27. If you are religious, pray or meditate.
28. Take photographs of something that catches your eye. Upload it somewhere like Instagram.
29. Collect a list of silly websites! For example
30. Look up funny cats and dogs on Youtube. Trust me. It’s endless and brilliant.
31. Fill in a CBT ABC worksheet or something similar. You can ask your therapist for something of the sort. Here is a good resource, it contains thought records as well. You can even draw up your own as these are arguably not the most aesthetically pleasing worksheets.
http://www.psychologytools.org/download-therapy-worksheets.html
32. Watch a candle burn.
33. Fingerpaint

ANGRY
34. Dance to ridiculous music
35. Scream out to music that expresses how you feel
36. Scream into a pillow
37. Punch a pile of pillows 
38. Invest in a punching bag. Punch the absolute shit out of it.
39. Write a letter to someone you’re mad - swear at them, scream at them, get it ALL out, and and tear it up
40. Eat a lemon, sour loly, a chili - anything that will focus on your senses without hurting you.
41. Hold ice cubes in your hand, rub them under your knees, on the heels of your feet.
42. Watch a film that makes you laugh.
43. Take your dog for a walk
44. Wash the dishes
45. Go for a run/sprint
46. Write your thoughts on your body in red pen.
47. Hit soft toys/pillow against the wall repetitively.
48. Have a cold shower. With your clothes on if need be. If you get out of the shower and your urges/anger comes back, get in the shower again.

ALL:
49. CALL A HELP LINE OR THERAPIST IF YOU ARE IN DANGER OR ARE FEELING UNSAFE

LASTLY:
50. Remember that not every distraction will work and it is still important to consider why you are self harming to begin with. According to DBT therapy distractions are not a CURE for self harm, rather they are a technique to be used whilst the urges are too severe to work on. Aftere the urge has subsided it is important to SPEAK TO SOMEONE about how you are feeling. It is 34239534973657864% recommended that you find a health professional you trust to talk through these things with.

I repeat: NOT EVERY DISTRACTION WILL WORK. And those that do may not help every time. A slip up, or a 100, do not make you a “failure” of recovery. The fact that you are actively trying to get help and find other ways of coping is AMAZING. Try (and try and try) not to be hard on yourself!It is important in many peoples recovery journey to have a management plan when working through self harm.
It is good to have a few ideas that you would be willing to try in mind before the urge becomes too much to bare. Keep these ideas written down and try them next time you are feeling as if you want to self harm. These distraction and self soothing lists will be in constant revision as you find out what works for you.
As with any mental health concern I recommend getting the assistance of a professional to work alongside you in this journey.


These are awesome but I feel like I need some for “feeling out of touch with reality”

This is awesome!!! :D

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thecatdogblog:

Cats in places they 104% shouldn’t be, from Buzzfeed

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howtoraiseageek:

Batman Beyond short for Batman’s 75th …

Very nice.

Homestuck - How Far We've Come

aki-ran:

How Far We’ve Come - A Homestuck Tribute

Original: How Far We’ve Come by Matchbox 20

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☆Please do not delete credits or reupload without permission!

After 4 months of labor, we present to you our Homestuck tribute for 4/13! Thanks to everyone for their hard work and cooperation in this project—it was a huge effort to put together and it sounds like everything I would have dreamed it to be! I hope you guys enjoy it, because Homestuck has come a long way and I’m happy to be a part of its community. Cal also took 10 years off his life mixing this, so I think he needs a little love.

| Lyrics/Cover Art☆Akiran | Mixing☆Cal |
| Karkat☆Case | John☆Nic | Rose☆Kira | Dave☆R.J. | Jade☆Muta | Vriska☆Emmi | Kanaya☆Kitsubasa | Terezi☆Afina | Sollux☆Case | Eridan☆Luke | Feferi☆Shiroko | Gamzee☆Tyler | Tavros☆Tyler | Aradia☆Seraphinu | Equius☆Lunarch | Nepeta☆Lexi | Dirk☆Cal | Roxy☆Emmi | Jake☆Trick | Jane☆Akiran |

Lyrics:

KARKAT: Greetings, worthless human!

JOHN: Start the game, counting down til the end of the world.
ROSE: Building up to get him in; I need to write it all down.
JOHN: Gotta move, the meteors are heading straight for the house.
DAVE: It’s just so stupid that this game is really not worth the try.
ROSE: Dave, shut up, and maybe finally we’ll get out alive.
DAVE: Strifing battles, here’s your bottle, now I’ve gotta wait out this egg in time.

JADE: I can see our game will really need a spark,
JADE: The world, destroyed, take a shot into the dark,
BETAS: Let’s see how far we’ve come!
BETAS: Let’s see how far we’ve come!

VRISKA: Well I believe, with help, you’ll be a great kid.
KANAYA: If not, don’t go if the Furthest Ring bids.
TEREZI: Let’s see the stocks to trade!
KARKAT: Let’s guess the passwords made!

KARKAT: I think I heard a distant honk; fuck, I don’t really know.
SOLLUX: But everything is now okay, wow, where’d my sight go?
ERIDAN: There’s no hope left and we’ve gotta join Jack Noir.
FEFERI: I won’t tolerate and I can’t excuse you!
KANAYA: Took a chainsaw to flesh; I’m really out for blood.
GAMZEE: Motherfucking world is rotting and I’ll strike it with clubs.
TEREZI: Say a goodbye because I’m on my way to find and kill you!

TAVROS: I believe I need to show them who is boss!
ARADIA: Let’s go rejoice, paths have finally crossed.
TROLLS: Let’s see how far we’ve come!
TROLLS: Let’s see how far we’ve come!

EQUIUS: Stay, no matter what, in the vents until the end.
NEPETA: I won’t! I can’t! I will never just pretend!
TROLLS: Some lives were cruelly lost,
TROLLS: But reunite our cause.

DIRK: And they scrapped, scratched, it was all reset.
ROXY: It was another game to play for us to hack it again.
JAKE: And we were fools, used just to turn on ourselves.
JANE: Now it’s overly sweet, and time will never just tell.

DIRK: Timelines mix, match, intersect on a whim.
ROXY: Hold us hostage ‘cause you never wanted us to all win
JAKE: But we fight back, you’ll never keep us down
JANE: And when we pull all it through, we’ll be keeping that crown.

JANE+JAKE: We will see this all to the very bloody end
DIRK+ROXY: We’ll stay alive and we’ll fight for all our friends
ALPHAS: Let’s see how far we’ve come!
Let’s see how far we’ve come!

JANE+ROXY: We’ll win this game, you’ll see, determination is the key
JAKE+DIRK: Our hopes, our hearts, and every one of our dreams
ALPHAS: Let’s see how far we’ve come!
Let’s see how far we’ve come!

BETA KIDS: Let’s see how far we’ve come
Let’s see how far we’ll go
TROLLS: Let’s see how far we’ve come
Let’s see how far we’ll go
ALPHAS KIDS: Let’s see how far we’ve come
Let’s see how far we’ll go
ALL: Let’s see how far we’ve come

JOHN: You have a feeling it’s going to be a long day.

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GROUND OWLS

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GROUND OWLS

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weirdedoutfox:

nyan

weirdedoutfox:

nyan

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vintagelibraries:

Public Library of Cincinnati &amp; Hamilton County, Main Hall, year unknown.

vintagelibraries:

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Main Hall, year unknown.

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