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Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com

bisexualpiratequeen:

"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”

Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.

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Scientists discover most relaxing tune ever

Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.

Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.

Dr David Lewis, one of the UK’s leading stress specialists said: “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested. Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”

The study - commissioned by bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa - found the song was even more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea. So relaxing is the tune, apparently, that people are being Rex advised against listening to it while driving.

The top 10 most relaxing tunes were: 1. Marconi Union - Weightless 2. Airstream - Electra 3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix) 4. Enya - Watermark 5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing 6. Barcelona - Please Don’t Go 7. All Saints - Pure Shores 8. AdelevSomeone Like You 9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull’aria 10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly

my muscles stopped functioning 

I was so relieved this wasn’t a trick. Very soothing.

THIS IS IT, GUYS. This is the song I listen to when I’m feel a panic attack coming on or can’t sleep because of my anxiety. It has helped me more times than I can say.

I thought this was going to be a rickroll, but it’s not!

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gh0stcity:

There’s an abundance of bad things happening right now, and it’s hard not to be sucked into that black hole of sadness, so let’s have a puppy party shall we.

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Because, let’s face it, dogs never grow up.

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fororchestra:

musicalmelody:

Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.
The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”
And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:
[stifled giggling]
[reeeeeeally deep breath]
[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]
The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.
In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”
FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 
Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit


Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share

sushinfood:

justamerplwithabox:

vivelafat:

prokopetz:

officialdeadparrot:

grellholmes:

elsajeni:

gunslingerannie:

justtkeepcalmm:

dean-and-his-pie:

fororchestra:

musicalmelody:

Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 

Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.

On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.

The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”

And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:

[stifled giggling]

[reeeeeeally deep breath]

[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]

The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.

In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”

FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 

Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

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which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

image

that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit

Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share

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What are men supposed to do? Shut off the part of them that makes them human? She knows what she’s doing wearing what she’s wearing by posing like that. She knows the cause and effect with those sultry looks she’s showing. She’s sexually objectifying herself and she’s doing it on purpose so we’ll look. She’s fishing. However men are shammed when they take this bait. We’re pigs for checking her out. It could be an 18 year old or a 21 year old, 25 year old, 35 year old, etc dressed while posing like this.That’s sexism against men because you want us to repress our sexuality while teasing us in the process. 

Today’s repugnant opinion of the day is brought to you by professional whiner and potential rapist “conservativeatheist”.

"You’re making me feel bad for not seeing a 16 yr old girl as a human… Sexism against men!!!" - anti-fem logic

"All men objectify women and are physically incapable of respecting women who don’t obey the modesty police. It’s what makes them human."
- conservativeatheist

"Men can’t tell the difference between a child performing sexuality (i.e., trying to look "like a grown up"/"more adult") and actual adult women performing sexuality. Asking men to please not objectify children is sexism against men, because children are more responsible for adult men’s sexuality than actual adult men are."

“What are men supposed to do? Shut off the part of them that makes them human?” … um … actually, we’re supposed to turn it on. The part that makes us human is the part that is there to say, whoa, stop that she’s 16! It’s the animal part that is telling you to stare, and it’s the attitude of a society that objectified women in the first place that says she MUST do that in order to be worth something. So, conservativeatheist, consider that - you’re not acting like a ‘real man’ by objectifying her, you’re proving that you’re not a human being.

evelynvincible:

realmisandrists:

steelfemme:

misandry-mermaid:

conservativeatheist:

What are men supposed to do? Shut off the part of them that makes them human? She knows what she’s doing wearing what she’s wearing by posing like that. She knows the cause and effect with those sultry looks she’s showing. She’s sexually objectifying herself and she’s doing it on purpose so we’ll look. She’s fishing. However men are shammed when they take this bait. We’re pigs for checking her out. It could be an 18 year old or a 21 year old, 25 year old, 35 year old, etc dressed while posing like this.That’s sexism against men because you want us to repress our sexuality while teasing us in the process. 

Today’s repugnant opinion of the day is brought to you by professional whiner and potential rapist “conservativeatheist”.

"You’re making me feel bad for not seeing a 16 yr old girl as a human… Sexism against men!!!" - anti-fem logic

"All men objectify women and are physically incapable of respecting women who don’t obey the modesty police. It’s what makes them human."

- conservativeatheist

"Men can’t tell the difference between a child performing sexuality (i.e., trying to look "like a grown up"/"more adult") and actual adult women performing sexuality. Asking men to please not objectify children is sexism against men, because children are more responsible for adult men’s sexuality than actual adult men are."

What are men supposed to do? Shut off the part of them that makes them human?” … um … actually, we’re supposed to turn it on. The part that makes us human is the part that is there to say, whoa, stop that she’s 16! It’s the animal part that is telling you to stare, and it’s the attitude of a society that objectified women in the first place that says she MUST do that in order to be worth something. So, conservativeatheist, consider that - you’re not acting like a ‘real man’ by objectifying her, you’re proving that you’re not a human being.

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Adjustment Disorder

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Adjustment disorder is a short-term condition that occurs when a person is unable to cope with, or adjust to, a particular source of stress, such as a major life change, loss, or event. Because people with adjustment disorders often have symptoms of depression, such as tearfulness, feelings of…

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So many times I see this in RP … if I EVER seem like I’m doing this to people, PLEASE PLEASE let me know so I can stop? I do NOT want to become like that. Roleplay is not all about one person, or one character. RP is not a book, it is an interactive experience that should be about everybody involved and should be fun for everybody involved. No, I don’t think everyone will have a part in everything nor should they - but nobody should feel ignored just because the current session doesn’t revolve around them.

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the-exercist:

What if I can? What if the ass I want can only be achieved through a leisurely sitting routine?
Why would you assume that everyone wants the same kind of ass? 
This is one problem with fitness culture: People talk as though you don’t have a choice. You’re simply told “This is what you want and this is how you get it.” You’re not even given the option to make the decision for yourself. Instead, one single body shape is promoted as the ideal that everyone obviously is working towards. 
But this isn’t acceptable. We’re all individuals who have different bodies, different abilities and different goals. We need to promote a fitness community that actively embraces that. Stop defining another person’s desires for them: Don’t just assume that you know what they want. 

To be fair, nobody should take pride in neglecting ya glutes.Every good fitness routine should work out all major muscle groups, including your quads and glutes, obviously. Remember all the images of the guys who “clearly skipped leg day lol”; it’ll be like that only you’ll have monstrous cardio legs and a flat butt.Let us approach fitness as whole body wellness, inside and out, without neglect to a single part.

There’s nothing wrong with skipping leg day, if that’s what you want to do. There’s nothing wrong with having a flat butt, if you’re happy like that. There’s nothing wrong with designing your workout routine to fit your own personal preferences instead of letting another person decide for you. This isn’t a matter of “neglecting” a body part, it a matter of deciding what you want out of your body, how you want to go about your day, and what personally makes you happiest. 
Those “He skipped leg day” jokes aren’t funny. All they’re doing is looking at a person, deciding that his body isn’t conventionally “fit” or attractive, and mocking him for it. Body shaming like that isn’t acceptable - It’s one symptom of this overall “We’re deciding what you want” aspect of fitness culture. 
Remember that it’s entirely possible to approach fitness as whole body wellness without defining another person’s goals, desires and abilities for them. You cannot have self-satisfaction and personal happiness if you never allow an individual to define their own goals. 

Reblogged for bolded comment. 

the-exercist:

lady-hades:

the-exercist:

What if I can? What if the ass I want can only be achieved through a leisurely sitting routine?

Why would you assume that everyone wants the same kind of ass? 

This is one problem with fitness culture: People talk as though you don’t have a choice. You’re simply told “This is what you want and this is how you get it.” You’re not even given the option to make the decision for yourself. Instead, one single body shape is promoted as the ideal that everyone obviously is working towards. 

But this isn’t acceptable. We’re all individuals who have different bodies, different abilities and different goals. We need to promote a fitness community that actively embraces that. Stop defining another person’s desires for them: Don’t just assume that you know what they want. 

To be fair, nobody should take pride in neglecting ya glutes.

Every good fitness routine should work out all major muscle groups, including your quads and glutes, obviously. Remember all the images of the guys who “clearly skipped leg day lol”; it’ll be like that only you’ll have monstrous cardio legs and a flat butt.

Let us approach fitness as whole body wellness, inside and out, without neglect to a single part.

There’s nothing wrong with skipping leg day, if that’s what you want to do. There’s nothing wrong with having a flat butt, if you’re happy like that. There’s nothing wrong with designing your workout routine to fit your own personal preferences instead of letting another person decide for you. This isn’t a matter of “neglecting” a body part, it a matter of deciding what you want out of your body, how you want to go about your day, and what personally makes you happiest. 

Those “He skipped leg day” jokes aren’t funny. All they’re doing is looking at a person, deciding that his body isn’t conventionally “fit” or attractive, and mocking him for it. Body shaming like that isn’t acceptable - It’s one symptom of this overall “We’re deciding what you want” aspect of fitness culture. 

Remember that it’s entirely possible to approach fitness as whole body wellness without defining another person’s goals, desires and abilities for them. You cannot have self-satisfaction and personal happiness if you never allow an individual to define their own goals. 

Reblogged for bolded comment. 

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