fastcompany:

Classes are starting back up again and that means thousands of underfunded schools and teachers are in need again.
This weekend, for any donation you make to projects on DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding platform for teachers that was featured as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies this year, none other than Bill and Melinda Gates could help your donation go further.
Friday through Sunday, for all projects that raise 50% of their goal, the Gates Foundation will contribute the other half. So, say a $500 project raises $250 in donations—the Gates Foundation will give the other $250 (it will spend up to $1 million dollars). Essentially, it’s a 50%-off clearance sale on doing good.
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fastcompany:

Classes are starting back up again and that means thousands of underfunded schools and teachers are in need again.

This weekend, for any donation you make to projects on DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding platform for teachers that was featured as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies this year, none other than Bill and Melinda Gates could help your donation go further.

Friday through Sunday, for all projects that raise 50% of their goal, the Gates Foundation will contribute the other half. So, say a $500 project raises $250 in donations—the Gates Foundation will give the other $250 (it will spend up to $1 million dollars). Essentially, it’s a 50%-off clearance sale on doing good.

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lacigreen:

Um.  

Let’s set this shit straight, shall we?
Oxytocin is a chemical released in the brain that helps with emotional bonding and trust.  It’s a hormone that makes people feel all lovey dovey.  This hormone is released by males and females when you have an orgasm, touching, giving birth, breastfeeding, and other pleasurable activities (such as petting your dog, cuddling, hugging, masturbating, etc).  
Oxytocin doesn’t connect you to someone forever.  Hormones are an effect that linger for a little while (anything from a few hours to a few days) and then goes away until the next surge.  A woman will not feel forever attached and “mentally messed up” for the rest of her life if she has sex with someone who she later splits with.  What a pile of bullshit.
This post reinforces 2 myths:
MYTH: That women must “save” herself for “the one”REALITY: If a woman wants to have sex with only 1 person in her lifetime, that’s her decision…and anybody who thinks it’s OK to scare her into that decision can seriously go fuck themselves.
MYTH: Men can’t feel emotionally connected to anyone until they have kids.FACT: Men can connect emotionally just like women can and they experience oxytocin release as well.  This myth also implies that if a woman wants to connect to her male partner, they must have kids to do so.
Further, oxytocin is not ”nature’s way” of telling us to only have sex with one person.  In our primitive history, humans were rarely monogamous.  In recent centuries, society has taken to forcing people (and apparently, scaring them) into only having sex with 1 person, but in reality, this almost never happens.  The vast majority of people have sex with more than 1 person in their lifetime.
And guess what?  None of us are “mentally messed up” because of it. 

lacigreen:

Um.  

Let’s set this shit straight, shall we?

Oxytocin is a chemical released in the brain that helps with emotional bonding and trust.  It’s a hormone that makes people feel all lovey dovey.  This hormone is released by males and females when you have an orgasm, touching, giving birth, breastfeeding, and other pleasurable activities (such as petting your dog, cuddling, hugging, masturbating, etc).  

Oxytocin doesn’t connect you to someone forever.  Hormones are an effect that linger for a little while (anything from a few hours to a few days) and then goes away until the next surge.  A woman will not feel forever attached and “mentally messed up” for the rest of her life if she has sex with someone who she later splits with.  What a pile of bullshit.

This post reinforces 2 myths:

MYTH: That women must “save” herself for “the one”
REALITY: If a woman wants to have sex with only 1 person in her lifetime, that’s her decision…and anybody who thinks it’s OK to scare her into that decision can seriously go fuck themselves.

MYTH: Men can’t feel emotionally connected to anyone until they have kids.
FACT: Men can connect emotionally just like women can and they experience oxytocin release as well.  This myth also implies that if a woman wants to connect to her male partner, they must have kids to do so.

Further, oxytocin is not ”nature’s way” of telling us to only have sex with one person.  In our primitive history, humans were rarely monogamous.  In recent centuries, society has taken to forcing people (and apparently, scaring them) into only having sex with 1 person, but in reality, this almost never happens.  The vast majority of people have sex with more than 1 person in their lifetime.

And guess what?  None of us are “mentally messed up” because of it. 

stophatingyourbody:

Fat Shame, by the indomitable Laci Green. (her other videos are just as amazing as this one—check them out!)

Weight is not an indicator of health, and even if it were, shaming someone for the fat that is on their body will NOT make them any healthier, physically or mentally. Shame. Doesn’t. Work.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t think someone’s healthy, or attractive, or thin enough for your standards. Other people’s bodies are NOT for you to judge.

Love,

Amber

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

artoftransliness:

myqueertestimony:

NATIVE YOUTH SEXUAL HEALTH NETWORK, North America (www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com)
Campaign Titled: Healthy Sexuality and Fighting Homophobia: Native Youth Photography Project
About the Project:
This is the first national campaign for First Nations youth across Canada to fight homophobia and normalize healthy sexuality!
First Nations youth from across Canada came together in March 2010 to create a national campaign about sexuality and fighting homophobia. These are the images created from the campaign which can be utilized as posters, postcards, as well as community newspaper inserts for articles and awareness.
About the Organization:
The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is a North-America wide organization working on issues of healthy sexuality, cultural competency, youth empowerment, reproductive justice, and sex positivity by and for Native youth. The reclamation and revitalization of traditional knowledge about people’s fundamental human rights over their bodies and spaces, intersected with present-day realities is fundamental to our work.We work within the full spectrum of reproductive and sexual health for Indigenous peoples.

Fighting transphobia and educating about gender as well, not just homophobia and sexuality. Looks like a pretty awesome campaign, though. 
Zoom Info
artoftransliness:

myqueertestimony:

NATIVE YOUTH SEXUAL HEALTH NETWORK, North America (www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com)
Campaign Titled: Healthy Sexuality and Fighting Homophobia: Native Youth Photography Project
About the Project:
This is the first national campaign for First Nations youth across Canada to fight homophobia and normalize healthy sexuality!
First Nations youth from across Canada came together in March 2010 to create a national campaign about sexuality and fighting homophobia. These are the images created from the campaign which can be utilized as posters, postcards, as well as community newspaper inserts for articles and awareness.
About the Organization:
The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is a North-America wide organization working on issues of healthy sexuality, cultural competency, youth empowerment, reproductive justice, and sex positivity by and for Native youth. The reclamation and revitalization of traditional knowledge about people’s fundamental human rights over their bodies and spaces, intersected with present-day realities is fundamental to our work.We work within the full spectrum of reproductive and sexual health for Indigenous peoples.

Fighting transphobia and educating about gender as well, not just homophobia and sexuality. Looks like a pretty awesome campaign, though. 
Zoom Info
artoftransliness:

myqueertestimony:

NATIVE YOUTH SEXUAL HEALTH NETWORK, North America (www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com)
Campaign Titled: Healthy Sexuality and Fighting Homophobia: Native Youth Photography Project
About the Project:
This is the first national campaign for First Nations youth across Canada to fight homophobia and normalize healthy sexuality!
First Nations youth from across Canada came together in March 2010 to create a national campaign about sexuality and fighting homophobia. These are the images created from the campaign which can be utilized as posters, postcards, as well as community newspaper inserts for articles and awareness.
About the Organization:
The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is a North-America wide organization working on issues of healthy sexuality, cultural competency, youth empowerment, reproductive justice, and sex positivity by and for Native youth. The reclamation and revitalization of traditional knowledge about people’s fundamental human rights over their bodies and spaces, intersected with present-day realities is fundamental to our work.We work within the full spectrum of reproductive and sexual health for Indigenous peoples.

Fighting transphobia and educating about gender as well, not just homophobia and sexuality. Looks like a pretty awesome campaign, though. 
Zoom Info
artoftransliness:

myqueertestimony:

NATIVE YOUTH SEXUAL HEALTH NETWORK, North America (www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com)
Campaign Titled: Healthy Sexuality and Fighting Homophobia: Native Youth Photography Project
About the Project:
This is the first national campaign for First Nations youth across Canada to fight homophobia and normalize healthy sexuality!
First Nations youth from across Canada came together in March 2010 to create a national campaign about sexuality and fighting homophobia. These are the images created from the campaign which can be utilized as posters, postcards, as well as community newspaper inserts for articles and awareness.
About the Organization:
The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is a North-America wide organization working on issues of healthy sexuality, cultural competency, youth empowerment, reproductive justice, and sex positivity by and for Native youth. The reclamation and revitalization of traditional knowledge about people’s fundamental human rights over their bodies and spaces, intersected with present-day realities is fundamental to our work.We work within the full spectrum of reproductive and sexual health for Indigenous peoples.

Fighting transphobia and educating about gender as well, not just homophobia and sexuality. Looks like a pretty awesome campaign, though. 
Zoom Info

artoftransliness:

myqueertestimony:

NATIVE YOUTH SEXUAL HEALTH NETWORK, North America (www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com)

Campaign Titled: Healthy Sexuality and Fighting Homophobia: Native Youth Photography Project

About the Project:

This is the first national campaign for First Nations youth across Canada to fight homophobia and normalize healthy sexuality!

First Nations youth from across Canada came together in March 2010 to create a national campaign about sexuality and fighting homophobia. These are the images created from the campaign which can be utilized as posters, postcards, as well as community newspaper inserts for articles and awareness.

About the Organization:

The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is a North-America wide organization working on issues of healthy sexuality, cultural competency, youth empowerment, reproductive justice, and sex positivity by and for Native youth.

The reclamation and revitalization of traditional knowledge about people’s fundamental human rights over their bodies and spaces, intersected with present-day realities is fundamental to our work.

We work within the full spectrum of reproductive and sexual health for Indigenous peoples.

Fighting transphobia and educating about gender as well, not just homophobia and sexuality. Looks like a pretty awesome campaign, though. 

drjayweber:

TED Talk:  The thesaurus might equate “disabled” with synonyms like “useless” and “mutilated,” but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she shows how adversity — in her case, being born without shinbones — actually opens the door for human potential.

Dr. Jay’s Note:  Feeling a bit down on yourself lately? Aimee’s story will inspire you.

fastcompany:

Can These Simple Animations Help Redesign Education?

Born to Learn is a collection of animated short films aimed at changing attitudes about how we mold young minds.

Read on->

blurtitoutalready:

tyleroakley:

The Real Connection Between Pedophilia and Homosexuality: This is so important. Not only to shed light on the truth behind so much anti-gay propaganda, but to more importantly shine a spotlight on who the real abusers are - so we can stop letting them hide in the darkness and continue their abuse.

Stop what you’re doing and watch this.

Watch and learn. This is important.

greatestgeneration:

mkreci:

Harvard University Online Courses for FREE!
Harvard University Extension School offers a selection of online courses for free. Open to everyone (not just Harvard students), they’re among the best free online courses we’ve seen. Each class is a series of online videos. You will not receive Harvard University course credit, nor a diploma for completing them; however, you do attain knowledge and that’s its own reward, right?
Just wanted to share this. Knowledge is Power! :D Have fun guys.

Guys, there’s one on World War II here.

Downloading the CS one as of right now. Pretty sweet.

greatestgeneration:

mkreci:

Harvard University Online Courses for FREE!

Harvard University Extension School offers a selection of online courses for free. Open to everyone (not just Harvard students), they’re among the best free online courses we’ve seen. Each class is a series of online videos. You will not receive Harvard University course credit, nor a diploma for completing them; however, you do attain knowledge and that’s its own reward, right?

Just wanted to share this. Knowledge is Power! :D Have fun guys.

Guys, there’s one on World War II here.

Downloading the CS one as of right now. Pretty sweet.