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FiveFingers Maker Will Pay Millions To Suckers Who Bought Its Shoes

I can’t wear them myself, nor can I always workout barefoot (recipe for pain on my end). I’ve read a lot about the benefits of barefoot running, but to be honest, my feet are accustomed to shoes and will stay that way. Yoga - yes. Running - no.

Didn’t see this coming! Anyone going in for a refund?



We have enough pressures to deal with when it comes to cultivating self-love—the picture perfect images in the media, the advertisements urging us to change how we look, and the sometimes negative words from those around us—and the last thing we should be doing is adding to that by talking to ourselves negatively. One way to focus on the more positive aspects of you is to choose a (positive!) word of the day.

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with good things to say about yourself, so I’ve created a list you can print out and place on your mirror. Every morning, if you can, choose a word that embodies how you feel (or want to feel) that day and try to keep in mind the whole day through. After choosing your word, you might even want to look up the definition to get an even more precise idea of what it means (and maybe even some additional insight on how to embrace it).  

Bonus idea: Print out and frame the list of words. Place it somewhere you’ll see it every morning (in the bathroom or by the front door). Each day, use a dry erase marker to circle your word of the day. If there are multiple people in your house that want to participate, choose different color markers for each person. 


Love this!

Which word(s), describe you today?




An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)

The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.

The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.

The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly.  Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph. 

For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.

Very interesting info! Thanks for this.

(via stupiduglyfatcunt)

You can NEVER have too much awesome. ,:)

Headlines Remixed! I think these are AMAZING, lol.

Headlines like the unedited versions below are so mainstream and “normal”, that we rarely stop to consider how perverse, bizarre, harmful and discouraging they can be. On the surface, they may appear to be “harmless” stories about celebs (if you can call being followed, photographed and stalked by paparazzi harmless. I wouldn’t handle it well at ALL). Or maybe you see these stories as reminders that even the stars are still human. But if you dig deeper and look at the underlying message, it’s one that reinforces the notion that it’s not only to be expected, but APPROPRIATE, to judge, criticize, debate or berate women’s bodies and choices. It serves as a subtle-not-subtle reminder that we should expect to be treated as though we’re always on display, a reminder that there are good and bad ways to have/decorate our bodies, a reminder that your ability or inability (or willingness/unwillingness) to adhere to media beauty norms supersedes your talents, skills and accomplishments and a reminder that we should make our life choices from those perspectives. It makes it seem perfectly normal, appropriate and entertaining to judge, criticize, and make assumptions about any woman who dares to be seen in the world.

Sometimes we are able to enjoy this kinda crap, seeing it as nothing more than gossip mag entertainment and without letting it affect us much. But in my experience, very few people can be exposed to those kind of messages daily without internalizing some of the values and potentially detrimental messaging. If you’ve ever wondered why you feel extra anxious about how you look, are preoccupied with others noticing “flaws” or worry too much about what others will think, consider that what you’re consuming might not be serving your very best self. ;)

The only diet I recommend is a media diet, lol. Mags, shows, pages, blogs, sites, galleries, tweets etc. Sometimes we need to remove ourselves from toxic environments to gain perspective and explore different resources that are more in line with who we want to be. Being able to think critically about the messages you are exposed to means you can still enjoy it… but you know what’s up. (though you may find your tastes have changed).

In the meantime, these are pretty good. :)
See the rest here:

People can do the most insane things with their bods!

*Do not try at home*

Love ‘em. Squat fever today!

Love ‘em. Squat fever today!

Your body is your OWN.

Your body is your OWN.

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