September 20th 2014
obytheby:

applecocaine:

myjamflavouredmindtardis:

megan15:

theybuildbuildings:

vintagegal:

Girls pose by a jail that recalls the witch trials of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Photo taken in 1945.

I recently learned that the water in Salem was contaminated with the fungus from which LSD is derived and a legitimate theory for the whole thing is that everyone in the town was tripping balls 

This might be the greatest thing ive ever seen on the internet

We did a whole massive thing on this in history. I believe the fungus in question is called Ergot and it’s terrifying. It makes your muscles spasm so when they had seizures that was the reason, not because they were possessed. One woman had to be strapped to her bed, she was seizing so bad. And, like ‘theybuildbuildings’ said, it had the same effects as LSD; as soon as you touch it, let alone consume it, it messes with your entire system. The worst thing is, you practically always had a bad trip. Many complained about bugs crawling under their skin or monsters emerging from the shadows to scratch and bite at them until they were screaming. It was a horrendous thing and the worst part is, Ergot is still around. It grows on crops and, if your wheat isn’t properly treated, it can be eaten and you’ll most likely experience the same as the women of Salem. 

god i love history

This is hella cool and almost correct… 
The effects on the people of Salem were probably from consuming bread with the fungus in it, not from contaminated water. And apparently rye is way more commonly affected than wheat. In fact, often the members of the clergy were able to afford nicer bread made from wheat and thus were not as commonly affected.
You don’t go on a spasm-y trip just by touching it. You have to consume it for weeks, which results in chronic poisoning. ( If you stop eating it early enough, you may recover. So when people suffering from these “demonic possessions” took refuge in churches and stopped eating low-grade rye bread they were sometimes miraculously healed. 
More interesting facts:
Ergot poisoning can result in convulsions & hallucinations, or it can cause gangrene, depending on which group of active alkaloids are present. (Horrifying, either way.) It killed a lot of people in Europe in the Middle Ages. 
In Europe, often there was a strong correlation between wet summers (which provide ideal conditions for ergot) and reports of witchcraft/ possession. And in Norway and Scotland, records of witch persecution are only found in areas where rye was grown and used to make bread.
And I just learned right now that one author dude translated the word “Beowulf” as “barley-wolf” which could indicate a connection to ergot. The LSD-like effects could be a valid explanation for stories of Old Norse warriors going into the a sort of trancelike battle rage.
(this is exactly the kind of stuff my herbology medicinal plants class is about, it’s so cool omfg. we had a lecture on ergot last week.)

obytheby:

applecocaine:

myjamflavouredmindtardis:

megan15:

theybuildbuildings:

vintagegal:

Girls pose by a jail that recalls the witch trials of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Photo taken in 1945.

I recently learned that the water in Salem was contaminated with the fungus from which LSD is derived and a legitimate theory for the whole thing is that everyone in the town was tripping balls 

This might be the greatest thing ive ever seen on the internet

We did a whole massive thing on this in history. I believe the fungus in question is called Ergot and it’s terrifying. It makes your muscles spasm so when they had seizures that was the reason, not because they were possessed. One woman had to be strapped to her bed, she was seizing so bad. And, like ‘theybuildbuildings’ said, it had the same effects as LSD; as soon as you touch it, let alone consume it, it messes with your entire system. The worst thing is, you practically always had a bad trip. Many complained about bugs crawling under their skin or monsters emerging from the shadows to scratch and bite at them until they were screaming. It was a horrendous thing and the worst part is, Ergot is still around. It grows on crops and, if your wheat isn’t properly treated, it can be eaten and you’ll most likely experience the same as the women of Salem. 

god i love history

This is hella cool and almost correct… 

The effects on the people of Salem were probably from consuming bread with the fungus in it, not from contaminated water. And apparently rye is way more commonly affected than wheat. In fact, often the members of the clergy were able to afford nicer bread made from wheat and thus were not as commonly affected.

You don’t go on a spasm-y trip just by touching it. You have to consume it for weeks, which results in chronic poisoning. ( If you stop eating it early enough, you may recover. So when people suffering from these “demonic possessions” took refuge in churches and stopped eating low-grade rye bread they were sometimes miraculously healed. 

More interesting facts:

Ergot poisoning can result in convulsions & hallucinations, or it can cause gangrene, depending on which group of active alkaloids are present. (Horrifying, either way.) It killed a lot of people in Europe in the Middle Ages. 

In Europe, often there was a strong correlation between wet summers (which provide ideal conditions for ergot) and reports of witchcraft/ possession. And in Norway and Scotland, records of witch persecution are only found in areas where rye was grown and used to make bread.

And I just learned right now that one author dude translated the word “Beowulf” as “barley-wolf” which could indicate a connection to ergot. The LSD-like effects could be a valid explanation for stories of Old Norse warriors going into the a sort of trancelike battle rage.

(this is exactly the kind of stuff my herbology medicinal plants class is about, it’s so cool omfg. we had a lecture on ergot last week.)

(via butterflygrace)


June 20th 2014
chandlerforrest:

Rise & Shine Chocolate Muffin! ☀️ Have a hard time getting your oatmeal & egg whites down? 

- 1/2c oatmeal 
- 1/4c muscle egg in your favorite flavor
- microwave for 1 min in mug
- WAH LA! muffin 😋😋😋

This has been my FAVORITE quick breakfast for months! I wanted to share this morning though because Nutrishop (where I work) now carries MuscleEgg !! AHH SO EXCITED! About to head to work & sell the things I love ❤️👏👏

Yum!

chandlerforrest:

Rise & Shine Chocolate Muffin! ☀️ Have a hard time getting your oatmeal & egg whites down?

- 1/2c oatmeal
- 1/4c muscle egg in your favorite flavor
- microwave for 1 min in mug
- WAH LA! muffin 😋😋😋

This has been my FAVORITE quick breakfast for months! I wanted to share this morning though because Nutrishop (where I work) now carries MuscleEgg !! AHH SO EXCITED! About to head to work & sell the things I love ❤️👏👏

Yum!


March 18th 2014
Just casually breathing th

Just casually breathing th


March 01st 2014
Meow. #lategram #cheetah @americanapparelusa #aa #meow #happy #ocu #costumeshop #mirrorpic #leotard #dancer #ballet #snapchat #screenshot #hashtags

Meow. #lategram #cheetah @americanapparelusa #aa #meow #happy #ocu #costumeshop #mirrorpic #leotard #dancer #ballet #snapchat #screenshot #hashtags


February 15th 2014
“Today is a new beginning, a chance to turn your failures into achievements & your sorrows into so goods. No room for excuses.” #newbeginning #today #noexcuses #living #behappy #smile #doyou

“Today is a new beginning, a chance to turn your failures into achievements & your sorrows into so goods. No room for excuses.” #newbeginning #today #noexcuses #living #behappy #smile #doyou


February 05th 2014
Cleaning out my closet! So y’all should shop my closet on @poshmark - free iPhone App. $5 Credit with my code: HLISN #shopmycloset #style #fashion #poshmark #shopping #listings #covershot #poshmarkapp #parties #poshparties #showrooms #iphone #instastyle

Cleaning out my closet! So y’all should shop my closet on @poshmark - free iPhone App. $5 Credit with my code: HLISN #shopmycloset #style #fashion #poshmark #shopping #listings #covershot #poshmarkapp #parties #poshparties #showrooms #iphone #instastyle


February 05th 2014

Today I will be positive. This woman is the most inspiring person I’ve ever had the fortune to meet. Bri is wise beyond her years and the strongest person I know. Thinking of you Bri! I know that you will be back in NYC in no time :) <3 Fresh Love ‘13

bigorbigger:

In 2006, I was told 3 terrifying words that no one should ever have to hear: ”You have cancer.” 
8 years later, I am thankful to be alive, but still haunted by those words. Recently, I was told 4 words that are even more frightening than before: ”You have cancer… again.”

My doctor’s assistant called me on Christmas Eve just after 5pm. I was on my way home from the local market picking up last minute Christmas party groceries. I took shelter from the icy Astoria breeze in a pay phone booth on Steinway Street as she spoke more in depth about the results. I begin to hear everything she said in chunks because I was in shock. Cancer…. Thryoid…. Treatment. I thought to myself, “Is this really happening right now?” Thyroidectomy… Radioactive… Cancer…. The chances were so small of my lump being a follicular carcinoma. My doctor even allowed me to head back to New York because he was so confident that it was “nothing.” That this lumpy “thyroid nodule” was only a little bump in the road, and that I could be back to my life in New York in no time.

But we were all wrong. Life is just not that easy. And, I guess, I am just not that normal…?

It is so easy to get caught up in the “what ifs” and the worries of it all…. 
What if it had spread to other parts of my body? What if there are complications with my next surgery? What if my body reacts all crazy when the rest of my thyroid is removed? My scar is gonna freak people out… How is this treatment going to affect my long-term health? This cancer most likely occurred due to the high dose of radiation I received to my chest to treat my first cancer. I will most likely get breast cancer by the time I am 30… or maybe lung cancer by the time I am 40 because there is so much second hand smoke in New York…. 

The voice inside my head overwhelms me like a spinning wheel that can never stop…

But I am learning to let ALL of that go. All of it. For it does not serve me now. and it never will. What serves me is being powerful in facing my biggest fears.

This world can be a cold, unfair, insane, and unpredictably sucky place. However, I’ve grown to be accepting of it, and I find peace and beauty in its crazy moments. Like now! There is so much junk going on that is completely out of our control, but we must fight to live the life we want to live. I cannot control the fact that I have cancer again. It is a super crappy and inconvenient situation because it is my dream to be dancing in New York City, and this silly cancer is kinda putting that on hold for a while. I could get angry at the world. I could be scared about death. I could be pessimistic about my health. But those emotions do not serve me, nor do they help me propel me forward to the high places that I dream about. The only thing I can control in my life right now is how I choose to be. and so…

I choose to be strong. I choose to be brave. I choose to be inspiring. I choose to be positive. I choose to be bigger than my fears. 

When I started calling myself a cancer survivorthe 1 thing I feared most in life was relapse or a reoccurrence of cancer in my body. For every CT Scan, blood test, MRI, or X-ray, I literally crossed my fingers, toes, and eyes for good luck. No joke.

Presently, my biggest fear in life has become my reality. But surprisingly, I am okay. In fact, I feel great! I feel physically and mentally stronger, as if I have discovered a new source of inner power that I did not even know I had. A power that can empower and inspire others to do what they love to make a difference in the world. So while I may be “sick” in the eyes of my doctors, I feel more powerful than ever before. It is such a strange concept… 

So, yes- life is sometimes crappy. and yes- we can never get what we want. and yes- everything can spin out of our control. But the beautiful part is that you can control youChoose to be something. Anything.

Fill in this blank. 
Today, I choose to be _________.

Today, I am choosing to go bigger- to face my biggest fears with power and a positive mind.

We’ll see how this little journey of mine goes… 

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January 28th 2014
Casually dancing in the woods. Hanging with @nsharples and @torrrthetiger all day was a jam. #ballet #photoshoot #model #photographer #woods #oklahoma

Casually dancing in the woods. Hanging with @nsharples and @torrrthetiger all day was a jam. #ballet #photoshoot #model #photographer #woods #oklahoma


December 25th 2013
This fool gave me my very own iPad mini!! I lucked out this year. So blessed to have spent our second Christmas together 😍💁 #ipad #mini #boyfriend #lovehim #perfect #presents #lucky #blessed @krishmurray

This fool gave me my very own iPad mini!! I lucked out this year. So blessed to have spent our second Christmas together 😍💁 #ipad #mini #boyfriend #lovehim #perfect #presents #lucky #blessed @krishmurray


December 18th 2013
Another shot from this past weekend. @nsharples is kind of amazing. #photography #fashion #pink @americanapparelusa #skirt #leotard #forever21 #modeling

Another shot from this past weekend. @nsharples is kind of amazing. #photography #fashion #pink @americanapparelusa #skirt #leotard #forever21 #modeling


December 16th 2013
Shooting with @nsharples this weekend was a jam! Can&#8217;t wait to get together with him again! #photography #okc #tabbmodels #silly

Shooting with @nsharples this weekend was a jam! Can’t wait to get together with him again! #photography #okc #tabbmodels #silly


December 15th 2013
Seeing Frozen at the Drive In with this really handsome guy on my last night in town. #frozen #drivein #datenight #movies  (at Winchester Drive-In Theater)

Seeing Frozen at the Drive In with this really handsome guy on my last night in town. #frozen #drivein #datenight #movies (at Winchester Drive-In Theater)


December 04th 2013
Reindeer swag for Home for the Holidays! #prancer #reindeer #christmasshow #swag #antlers #goodmakeupday #dress  (at Oklahoma City University)

Reindeer swag for Home for the Holidays! #prancer #reindeer #christmasshow #swag #antlers #goodmakeupday #dress (at Oklahoma City University)


November 28th 2013
Getting this phone call was the scariest moment of my life. I&#8217;m thankful that @krishmurray walked away from this wreck without a scratch and that the other driver was unharmed as well. Kris hit someone making a left hand turn and t-boned them. Not sure who is at fault because they both had green lights! #thanksgiving #thankful #accident #cars #okc #wreck #totaled #thankful #Godisgood ❤️🙏

Getting this phone call was the scariest moment of my life. I’m thankful that @krishmurray walked away from this wreck without a scratch and that the other driver was unharmed as well. Kris hit someone making a left hand turn and t-boned them. Not sure who is at fault because they both had green lights! #thanksgiving #thankful #accident #cars #okc #wreck #totaled #thankful #Godisgood ❤️🙏


November 21st 2013
#tbt To last summer when I coexisted with @madelinebecker (@sugarandspiceofficial 🎀) for almost a month. She casually had Buisness cards with me on them in her pocket. I miss her SO much words can&#8217;t explain! Love you Mad 😘😍😏 #bestie #madeline #loveher #bff #photography #sugar #lookbook #missher

#tbt To last summer when I coexisted with @madelinebecker (@sugarandspiceofficial 🎀) for almost a month. She casually had Buisness cards with me on them in her pocket. I miss her SO much words can’t explain! Love you Mad 😘😍😏 #bestie #madeline #loveher #bff #photography #sugar #lookbook #missher


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