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The average prison sentence of men who kill their women partners is 2 to 6 years. Women who kill their male partners are sentenced on average to 15 years. This is despite the fact that 86% of female offenders kill in self-defense, while males are most likely to kill out of possessiveness (82%), abuse (75%) and during arguments (63%). Women are eight times more likely than men to be killed by an intimate partner."
Fact Sheet on Battered Women in Prison (via femmephrodite)

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Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]


I don’t mean to be rude or imposing about my lifestyle but it makes me so sad that so many people don’t want to hear about it.

I had to sit through 13 years of being taught to eat the wrong things in order to benefit the government, the farming and pharmaceutical industries but whenever I start talking about the alternative, I just get targeted by all these jokes for being a vegan.

It’s so heartbreaking that nobody cares about something that is better for your health, your mind and the planet.

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Avocado Cilantro Lime Rice
I am alive. I am here. I am trying. That is enough."

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words you should recite while having an anxiety attack. 

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Think about how much your want happiness versus how much it feels comfortable and familiar on some level to be in a place of pain and hurt all the time."
• My therapist (via fittybittybody)

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This is what happens when a smoker quits. Pass it on.

This is so important

How does this not have more notes?! Seriously, take the time to read this because it could save a life. Or SEVERAL.

I like this better than the anti-smoking advertisements on TV that try to scare the shit out of you.
Say it before you run out of time. Say it before it’s too late. Say what you’re feeling. Waiting is a mistake."
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all posts after 2am and before 7am shall be forgiven.

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I would sit on my roof with you at 1 am and talk about the lives we dream of.

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