Some things that —for me— do what they say they do:

Siberian Rhodiola - Helps with focus during times of high stress.

Melatonin - Half a pill (1.5 mg) makes me want to go to sleep. Right now.

Vitamin supplements are for the birds! (Iron is pretty good though.)

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We’re Amazing Parents!

(While packing to go visit my Dad.)

Matt: You wont stay up late! You’ll fall right to sleep! You’ll be too drunk!
Me: No I won’t! I don’t have enough calories left for that…
…Unless I drink straight vodka!

———————-

(Matt in the other room, unfurling blankets, making two-year-old son’s bed)

Matt: Oh, Pefect!
Me: What? Did you find a rogue turd? He’s been pooping places since we watched that Panda Handstand Video.
Matt: Even better! It’s a painkiller!* I lost it last night while I was reading him a bedtime story!
Me: You do realize that if our son ate that we would have to take him to the hospital.


*Prescribed

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I’d Rather Be Exercising Outside But…

If something is keeping you from it (like a napping child), ain’t nothin’ wrong with watching Roseanne re-runs for an hour while you plod along on your equipment. 

It’s a damn fine show. 

theatlantic:

How Forks Gave Us Overbites and Pots Saved the Toothless

Until around 250 years ago in the West, archaeological evidence suggests that most human beings had an edge-to-edge bite, similar to apes. In other words, our teeth were aligned liked a guillotine, with the top layer clashing against the bottom layer. Then, quite suddenly, this alignment of the jaw changed: We developed an overbite, which is still normal today. The top layer of teeth fits over the bottom layer like a lid on a box.
Read more. [Image: Flickr]

theatlantic:

How Forks Gave Us Overbites and Pots Saved the Toothless

Until around 250 years ago in the West, archaeological evidence suggests that most human beings had an edge-to-edge bite, similar to apes. In other words, our teeth were aligned liked a guillotine, with the top layer clashing against the bottom layer. Then, quite suddenly, this alignment of the jaw changed: We developed an overbite, which is still normal today. The top layer of teeth fits over the bottom layer like a lid on a box.

Read more. [Image: Flickr]

Reblogged from The Atlantic

theatlantic:

How Great Art Transcends Disability

When Judy first arrived at Creative Growth, says Joyce, “they couldn’t get her to do much of anything.” Judy did not like painting, sewing or sculpture class. Then she found her medium in a fiber arts class taught by textile artist Sylvia Seventy. She started wrapping. Yarn disappeared. Magazines disappeared. Even chairs and bike wheels disappeared. All of it would emerge later in colorfully woven sculptures. She even created pieces that looked like twins reaching towards one another.

“As she became more confident about her art, she became more confident about her place in the world,” says Ilana. “She became more extravagant, wearing scarves, head wraps, jangly things, necklaces.” With intense concentration, Judith worked five days a week for eighteen years, producing over 200 cocoon-like sculptures. “If you came to visit her while she worked,” says Ilana, “she would shoo you away.” Judith became the first artist with Down’s Syndrome to be featured in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her work is in permanent museum collections in New York City, Paris, and London.

Read more. [Images: Leon Borensztein]

Reblogged from The Atlantic

This is hilarious and triumphant. 

theatlantic:

james-andrews:

theatlantic:

We reblogged you, Jay. Where are you?

Hey guys! I’m right here! By the way I heard Mitt Romney broke up LCD Soundsystem…

Victory! Enjoy your Internet celebrity, Jay.

theatlantic:

james-andrews:

theatlantic:

We reblogged you, Jay. Where are you?

Hey guys! I’m right here! By the way I heard Mitt Romney broke up LCD Soundsystem…

Victory! Enjoy your Internet celebrity, Jay.

Reblogged from The Atlantic