Nothing comes into your house without being put away. This means mail, shopping bags, groceries, whatever. The counter, table, or floor are not options as way stations this week. It comes in the house, and it immediately goes where it belongs. Mail gets sorted, shredded, or dealt with. Purchases get put away. Groceries make it all the way to the cabinets or pantry. All trash left over once things are put away gets thrown out or recycled.
How are you doing with this week’s challenge so far?
Eighteen years ago, when she was in her early 30s, Cindy Steinberg severely injured her back at work when an unsecured filing cabinet and the cubicle walls stacked behind it fell on her. Although the diagnosis for the product development manager at a learning-technology company just outside Harvard Square was torn ligaments and damaged nervesâââbetween thoracic disc levels 7 and 10âââit took five years for doctors to find an effective combination of treatments for her chronic pain, including an opioid pain reliever called Lortab, which is similar to Vicodin. âI was in total disbelief that I could be in this much pain and there wasnât anyone or anything that could really help me,â says Steinberg. Doctors treated her in a âdemeaning, disbelieving, dismissive, and distrustfulâ manner, she adds.
"Essentially, we’ve got the picture backward. In terms of sheer numbers, the epidemic of chronic pain is far larger than what some call an “epidemic” of prescription pain reliever abuse. The Institute of Medicine estimates chronic pain afflicts about 100 million American adults. By comparison, 16,651 people died in opioid-related deaths in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and only 29 percent of those deaths involved opioids alone (the others involved alcohol and other drugs). These deaths occur in the context of 210 million prescriptions for opioids filled in 2010 nationwide, according to a prescription- and patient-tracking service.
Yet it’s opiods and the people that need them that get vilified. That vilification is based on somewhat exaggerated fears of addiction. Addiction is real and horrible — but is often less of a risk than people assume. The government pegs the risk of addiction somewhere between 2.7 percent and 30 percent. Some studies show that the risk of abuse or addiction is only about 3.27 percent. For people with no prior abuse or addiction problems, the rate may be as low as 0.19 percent.”
"I would NEVER have guessed you had anxiety and depression issues ! You’re always so confident and everything !”
One of the most frustrating things about mental illness is how you’re either too sick to live your life and therefore pathetic, or you can fake mental health, but then you’re clearly fine.
Also, realizing not everyone is faking being well-adjusted will hit you like a punch in the gut from time to time.
yooo everybody. my mom and i were goofing around and found this seriously FUCKED UP site. all your information, (phone number, nam, address even) is available for 2.99. like everything. please watch this video on how to remove it. (im not sure if it’s there for minors, but if you’ve ever owned/rented a house you’re definitely there. it’s worth checking it out to make sure.)
video on how to remove information. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPFLagxnDsA
fucked up website: http://www.spokeo.com/
also, if you’ve lived in more than one place/state it has you multiple times, remove all of your profile things. (it had my mom 4 times, all over our state. even from when she lived in a house 9 years ago.)
SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT
YES THERE ARE MINORS ON HERE ALSO I JUST CHECKED ME AND IT HAS MY ~PERSONAL~ INFO ON THERE
This is very concerning. I just spent the last ten minutes removing my entire family (including my 14-year-old sister) from the site.
Cool Mom Tech has a guide on how to take your information off the site if for some reason you can’t watch the above video.
Just to inform everyone, it’s American only, but it’s real. I’ve found 3 of my friends already with this sight and the only reason I knew it was them was because I happen to have their address. PLEASE CONFIRM IF YOU ARE ON THIS SITE AND IF YOU ARE, REMOVE YOURSELF. NOW.
I’m screaming internally because I just searched up a handful of my friends who live in America.. and found every single one of them without fail. This is scary.
For my American followers
This is creepy as hell and completely legit. Please take the time to remove yourself from this list.
The Histoire de Curbes, Pulp Fashion Week Show(lle-de-France, France)
My littlest dinosaur is a supervillain
OMG, one of these little guys was at my place during thanksgiving. My friend recently adopted a baby bird of this breed. He’s so damn cute.
His name is Loki.
Behold, the real League of Supervillains….
The Alnwick Poison Garden is pretty much what you’d think it is: a garden full of plants that can kill you (among many other things). Some of the plants are so dangerous that they have to be kept behind bars. [x]