30 9 / 2014

30 9 / 2014

ancwritingresources:

Resources: Cancer
So you want to write about a character with cancer, but you don’t have it yourself (thank God), and you don’t know where to start. It’s been said that writers should write what they know, but this advice is limiting and outdated. With a whole world of information out there, there’s no reason you shouldn’t write the character you want. However, do keep in mind that cancer is a huge issue in the U.S. right now, and not something most people will take lightly; remember to be respectful, but most importantly, to be accurate and authentic. I hope some of these resources will help. 

Types
Cancers in Young Women
Cancers that Affect People 19-24
Most Common Types of Childhood Cancer
All About Leukemia 
Understanding Breast Cancer
All About Skin Cancer
What Are Tumors?
Brain Cancers and Brain Tumors
Different Treatments


Types of Cancer Treatment
Understanding Radiation Therapy
Uses, Side-Effects and Types of Chemotherapy
Physically Removing the Cancer: Surgery
If Your Loved One Refuses Cancer Treatment
Recovery


What To Do As a Cancer Survivor 
Life After Cancer Treatment
Other
Emotional Side-Effects of Cancer
Emotions After Cancer Treatment
Aims to Dispel Cancer Stereotypes
Men and Breast Cancer Stereotypes
Battling the Stereotypes 

The “other” section is particularly important; it’s easy to get caught up in the physical limitations of cancer, but the way it makes your character feel mentally is just as important. Don’t forget about their psychological state during these trying times. 

ancwritingresources:

Resources: Cancer

So you want to write about a character with cancer, but you don’t have it yourself (thank God), and you don’t know where to start. It’s been said that writers should write what they know, but this advice is limiting and outdated. With a whole world of information out there, there’s no reason you shouldn’t write the character you want. However, do keep in mind that cancer is a huge issue in the U.S. right now, and not something most people will take lightly; remember to be respectful, but most importantly, to be accurate and authentic. I hope some of these resources will help. 

Types

Different Treatments
Recovery

Other

The “other” section is particularly important; it’s easy to get caught up in the physical limitations of cancer, but the way it makes your character feel mentally is just as important. Don’t forget about their psychological state during these trying times. 

(via thewritingcafe)

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30 9 / 2014

futurescope:

Sculpting and painting in Virtual Reality - Oculus Rift DK2 + Razer Hydra & Tiltbrush

Info for video above:

3D Sculpting system for virtual reality using Razer Hydra as input controllers and displayed on the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 VR headset.

Tiltbrush:

Tilt Brush is a Virtual Reality Tool that paints the Space all around you. Paint thick, three-dimensional brush strokes, smoke, stars. Even light.

Nominated for four Proto Awards including Best Interaction Design, Most Innovative, and Best Overall Virtual Reality Application. Winner of Best GUI.

Both videos are pretty amazing. Can’t wait for VR to take off.

30 9 / 2014

stormtrooperfashion:

Vanessa Moody in “Cold Play” by Kacper Kasprzyk for Teen Vogue, October 2014

stormtrooperfashion:

Vanessa Moody in “Cold Play” by Kacper Kasprzyk for Teen Vogue, October 2014

30 9 / 2014

aspiringdoctors:

Chest X-rays (aka CXR) are one of the most basic imaging studies done in medicine. Almost every hospitalized patient has one and you will see hundreds of them by the time you finish med school.

But it was be super easy to get distracted by the huge glaring pathology (like…

30 9 / 2014

stormtrooperfashion:

Vanessa Moody in “Cold Play” by Kacper Kasprzyk for Teen Vogue, October 2014

stormtrooperfashion:

Vanessa Moody in “Cold Play” by Kacper Kasprzyk for Teen Vogue, October 2014

(via justgetshitdone)

30 9 / 2014

nprglobalhealth:

Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal
Last year, the great European horse meat scandal alerted consumers around the world to food fraud. Traces of horse meat were found in Ikea meatballs and Burger King beef patties, in cottage pies sold at schools in Lancashire, England, and in frozen lasagna sold all over Europe. Arrests were made in the U.K. and in France.
The contamination didn’t pose any real public health threat — horse has the same amount of protein as beef, and less fat. But in the U.K., where horses are viewed as pets rather than food, people weren’t happy to learn they had been eating horse unawares. And as we reported, in France, where eating horse is more common, customers were angry that they had been paying beef prices for cheaper horse meat.
"Consumers felt cheated and lost trust. It was just a total loss of confidence in the supply chain," says Markus Lipp of U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, a nonprofit that sets food and medicine safety standards. “It raised questions: Were these racehorses? Were they treated with veterinary medicines that were bad for human consumption?”
As a result of the scandal, European governments started rethinking their food regulation practices. And scientists started kicking into high gear, looking for ways to improve the technology to quickly test batches of meat for contaminants. Just this month, a paper in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry details a new method that uses mass spectrometry to quickly detect even tiny traces of pork and horse mixed into raw and cooked beef products.
The new technology looks promising, Lipp says. “But there is no way [food regulators] can test 100 percent of the food. We can never test ourselves to safety.”
Continue reading.
Photo: The French enjoy horse meat — here’s a horse meat butcher in Paris. But even the French were angry that they had been paying beef prices for it last year. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

nprglobalhealth:

Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

Last year, the great European horse meat scandal alerted consumers around the world to food fraud. Traces of horse meat were found in Ikea meatballs and Burger King beef patties, in cottage pies sold at schools in Lancashire, England, and in frozen lasagna sold all over Europe. Arrests were made in the U.K. and in France.

The contamination didn’t pose any real public health threat — horse has the same amount of protein as beef, and less fat. But in the U.K., where horses are viewed as pets rather than food, people weren’t happy to learn they had been eating horse unawares. And as we reported, in France, where eating horse is more common, customers were angry that they had been paying beef prices for cheaper horse meat.

"Consumers felt cheated and lost trust. It was just a total loss of confidence in the supply chain," says Markus Lipp of U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, a nonprofit that sets food and medicine safety standards. “It raised questions: Were these racehorses? Were they treated with veterinary medicines that were bad for human consumption?”

As a result of the scandal, European governments started rethinking their food regulation practices. And scientists started kicking into high gear, looking for ways to improve the technology to quickly test batches of meat for contaminants. Just this month, a paper in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry details a new method that uses mass spectrometry to quickly detect even tiny traces of pork and horse mixed into raw and cooked beef products.

The new technology looks promising, Lipp says. “But there is no way [food regulators] can test 100 percent of the food. We can never test ourselves to safety.”

Continue reading.

Photo: The French enjoy horse meat — here’s a horse meat butcher in Paris. But even the French were angry that they had been paying beef prices for it last year. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

30 9 / 2014

30 9 / 2014

30 9 / 2014

wgsn:

Acrylic glass cuff etched with a tribal motif is bold yet elegant with shades of washed-up sea glass

wgsn:

Acrylic glass cuff etched with a tribal motif is bold yet elegant with shades of washed-up sea glass

29 9 / 2014

bizarreismm:

Collection of the Creepiest and the Weirdest Wikipedia Pages
I’ve seen quite a few similar posts floating around, so here’s one with some pages that weren’t included in the others. Just as all these posts go, do not read if you are easily disturbed or triggered. Some of these are extremely graphic.
Crimes & Killers:
Hinterkaifeck MurdersThe Vampire Rapist The Hi-Fi MurdersHello Kitty MurderSasebo SlashingKeddie MurdersMurder of James BulgerDnepropetrovsk Maniacs (3 Guys 1 Hammer)Sada AbeThe Vampire of SacramentoThe Little Girl MurdererTylenol MurdersIssei SagawaLuka MagnottaBlood CountessMurder of Tim McLeanThe Boy in the BoxMurder of Shanda SharerRobert PicktonTheresa KnorrStrip Search Phone Call ScamUnit 731Rape of NankingHoeryong Concentration CampSawney Bean
The Unknown:
Kelly-Hopkinsville EncounterBelmez FacesGefJimmy Carter UFO IncidentHidebehindLeyakClinton RoadCicada 3301Rosalia LombardoWeeping StatueExorcism of Anneliese MichelLa LloronaThe Superman CurseEctoplasmKuchisake-Onna (Slit Mouthed Woman)Rat KingSS BaychimoSalish Sea Human Foot DiscoveriesGreen Children of WoolpitSkinwalker RanchDevil’s Tramping GroundPope Lick MonsterDevil’s Chair
Medicine:
Revival ExperimentsCotard DelusionElephant ManPenis PanicThe Toxic LadySensory DeprivationYoungest MotherBrain Eating AmoebaLocked In SyndromeStendhal SyndromeJerusalem SyndromeSelf EnucleationStanford Prison ExperimentPit of DespairHarlequin-Type IchthyosisGenie the Feral ChildBenjamin KyleTarrare
Torture:
ScaphismTorture Methods and DevicesThe Pear of AnguishHanged, Drawn, and QuarteredRat TortureBrazen BullSlow SlicingImmurementBoilingSleep DeprivationStress PositionsHamstringing
Conspiracies & Stories:
Black HelicoptersThe Licked HandChemtrail ConspiracyNew World Order ConspiracyKiller in the BackseatI Have No Mouth and I Must ScreamBoy Scout LaneNew City VillageThe Clinton Body CountDenver International Airport Conspiracy

Miscellaneous:
Yosemite SamThe Station Nightclub FireRogue WavesVagina DentataMongolian Death WormList of Unusual DeathsBeing Buried AliveDaycare Sex Abuse HysteriaCarl TanzlerBog BodiesA Serbian FilmCannibal HolocaustDead HandAction Park120 Days of SodomHuman Corpse SoapChristine ChubbuckTraumatic InseminationJohn Fare

bizarreismm:

Collection of the Creepiest and the Weirdest Wikipedia Pages

I’ve seen quite a few similar posts floating around, so here’s one with some pages that weren’t included in the others. Just as all these posts go, do not read if you are easily disturbed or triggered. Some of these are extremely graphic.

Crimes & Killers:

Hinterkaifeck Murders
The Vampire Rapist 
The Hi-Fi Murders
Hello Kitty Murder
Sasebo Slashing
Keddie Murders
Murder of James Bulger
Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs (3 Guys 1 Hammer)
Sada Abe
The Vampire of Sacramento
The Little Girl Murderer
Tylenol Murders
Issei Sagawa
Luka Magnotta
Blood Countess
Murder of Tim McLean
The Boy in the Box
Murder of Shanda Sharer
Robert Pickton
Theresa Knorr
Strip Search Phone Call Scam
Unit 731
Rape of Nanking
Hoeryong Concentration Camp
Sawney Bean

The Unknown:

Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter
Belmez Faces
Gef
Jimmy Carter UFO Incident
Hidebehind
Leyak
Clinton Road
Cicada 3301
Rosalia LombardoWeeping Statue
Exorcism of Anneliese Michel
La Llorona
The Superman Curse
EctoplasmKuchisake-Onna (Slit Mouthed Woman)
Rat King
SS Baychimo
Salish Sea Human Foot Discoveries
Green Children of Woolpit
Skinwalker Ranch
Devil’s Tramping Ground
Pope Lick Monster
Devil’s Chair

Medicine:

Revival Experiments
Cotard Delusion
Elephant Man
Penis Panic
The Toxic Lady
Sensory Deprivation
Youngest MotherBrain Eating Amoeba
Locked In Syndrome
Stendhal Syndrome
Jerusalem Syndrome
Self Enucleation
Stanford Prison Experiment
Pit of Despair
Harlequin-Type Ichthyosis
Genie the Feral Child
Benjamin Kyle
Tarrare

Torture:

Scaphism
Torture Methods and Devices
The Pear of Anguish
Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered
Rat Torture
Brazen Bull
Slow Slicing
Immurement
Boiling
Sleep Deprivation
Stress Positions
Hamstringing

Conspiracies & Stories:

Black Helicopters
The Licked Hand
Chemtrail Conspiracy
New World Order Conspiracy
Killer in the Backseat
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
Boy Scout Lane
New City Village
The Clinton Body Count
Denver International Airport Conspiracy



Miscellaneous:

Yosemite Sam
The Station Nightclub Fire
Rogue Waves
Vagina Dentata
Mongolian Death Worm
List of Unusual Deaths
Being Buried Alive
Daycare Sex Abuse Hysteria
Carl Tanzler
Bog Bodies
A Serbian Film
Cannibal Holocaust
Dead Hand
Action Park
120 Days of Sodom
Human Corpse Soap
Christine Chubbuck
Traumatic Insemination
John Fare

(Source: bizarreism-two, via fixyourwritinghabits)

29 9 / 2014

huffingtonpost:

Know Your Veils: A Guide to Middle Eastern Head Coverings (PHOTOS)

Next time you are having dinner with a Bahraini dignitary, don’t embarrass yourself by confusing the Queen’s abaya with a burqa.

Simply read our full guide with the full explanations behind every Islamic veil here. 

(via art-and-sterf)