sixpenceee:

THE GIRL WITH 3 BIOLOGICAL PARENTS

Alana Saarinen had the DNA of about 3 people. Alana was born through an infertility treatment called cytoplasmic transfer. Her mom Sharon was trying to have a baby for over 10 years.

Basically the cytoplasm (the gel-like substance inside the cells membrane) of a donor woman’s egg was transferred inside Sharon’s egg and then later fertilized with Sharon’s husbands sperm. The cytoplasm contained mitochondria so DNA was transferred into the developing child. This resulted in Alana having DNA from 3 people. 

Although Alana has DNA from a 3rd woman, she doesn’t consider her, her mom. 

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malformalady:

McDonald’s has been forced to open its first ever restaurant with a turquoise coloured sign after city planners said the signature yellow sign would be too garish. Officials in Sedona, Arizona told the fast-food giant they were unable to open a restaurant with the trademark yellow logo.This is due to the city’s strict regulations which prevent buildings from ruining the picturesque view of the desert.

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deerhoof:

people are always sending me messages like “am i a bad person for eating meat” and.. no. but it’s not that simple. you’re not a bad person but it’s complicated.

yes, i obviously believe killing and abusing animals is wrong and very very bad, but it’s for a lot of reasons. obviously the one that comes to most people’s minds is “animals”, but it’s also about earth and humanity in general— it contributes to overfarming, waste, poisoning water and land, pollution, etc, and also preys on areas that are typically poor/red tape racism in a lot (lot, lot, lot) of places, often abuses workers without visas, and actually makes food less valuable while raising prices on anything nutritious.. it feeds into poverty, abuses the impoverished and it makes only non-vegan (processed/unhealthy) options accessible (affordable due to abusing the concept of living wages), keeps ppl poor so it can use them and then it winds up killing poor people (directly related to poor working conditions and diet) thru food deserts and other arms of capitalism. eating a typical western diet contributes directly to the oppression, silencing, abuse and pollution of the homes of everyone else in the world. it’s not just about animals. it’s complicated.

similar things happen with vegetable farming, that is undeniable and would be horrific to blow off. just as the “am i bad for eating animals” bit, it’s complicated. racist agricultural practice is the result of straight up capitalism and systematic oppression that has been abusing poc and poor people since its inception. it is wildly important to not erase this issue, but it is a classist fallback that is used far too often to discredit veganism entirely. if you live in poverty, it is difficult to avoid because of the aforementioned design of capitalism. if you have any other information on brands or methods to help solve this issue, please let me know. otherwise, here are many small ways you can help:

it could be summed up that the issue with western/white veganism is that it, too, is in the wheel of capitalism and as such if you are thoughtless with it can continue to contribute to all those same issues as above. it also often becomes a class issue, as processed vegan food is much more expensive than processed omnivore food, and the class system is designed in such a way that people in lower class situations have less time to cook due to being overworked and underpayed. however, here are some things to consider if it is possible for you:

anyway, that’s me debunking some misconceptions about the lifestyle that ppl often bring up with me. thank u and hope this answered some questions.

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WHY YOU SHOULD DRINK WATER DAILY

Your brain is your biggest liquid asset. It is composed of more than 85 percent water. Little wonder then that if you are dehydrated, your thinking ability drops dramatically, as does the performance of your whole body.

● Water is 2nd only to oxygen in survival. A body can live for minutes without oxygen, for a few days without water, and several weeks without food.

● The human body is 60% water, blood is 90% water, muscles are 75% water, and bone is 25% water. Water is one of the main structures of the body. Drain your body of water you’ll be left with a few pounds of chemicals that are worth about $5 you guys!

●Your brain is 1/50 of your total body weight, but it receives 20% of the blood circulation, so 1/5 of your body’s water requirements come from your brain.

●Water balances and regulates almost every other system in the body — temperature regulation, digestion, and waste excretion. You cannot eliminate toxins from your body with insufficient water.

●Most headaches and feelings of fatigue are caused by dehydration.

●You lose about 10 cups of fluid each day in sweat, urine, and bowel movements. Even the air you exhale contains vital water vapor.

●If you wait until you are thirsty to drink, you are already dehydrated. Unlike hunger, thirst is a bad sign.

●Drinks that contain caffeine (colas and coffee) are diuretics, which means they lessen the body’s ability to absorb and retain water — they rob the body of water.

●It is the most time efficient way of improving your mood and overall performance. It takes seconds to drink a glass of water, but the benefits last for hours.

●Combined with a healthy lifestyle, drinking water increases weight loss.

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