veganmovement2012:

This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.

But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

DEPRESSION: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

ANEMIA: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

BLOOD PRESSURE: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

BRAIN POWER: 200 students at a Twickenham school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packe d fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

CONSTIPATION: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

HANGOVERS: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

HEARTBURN: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

MORNING SICKNESS: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

MOSQUITO BITES: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

NERVES: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system..

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

ULCERS: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

TEMPERATURE CONTROL: Many other cultures see bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, ‘A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!’

tales-of-the-night-whisperer:

Alexander McQueen 2007 collection
Edit: Tales of the Night Whisperer
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tales-of-the-night-whisperer:

Alexander McQueen 2007 collection
Edit: Tales of the Night Whisperer
Please do not remove credits 
tales-of-the-night-whisperer:

Alexander McQueen 2007 collection
Edit: Tales of the Night Whisperer
Please do not remove credits 

tales-of-the-night-whisperer:

Alexander McQueen 2007 collection

Edit: Tales of the Night Whisperer

Please do not remove credits 

petitpotato:

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Even though there are many helpful posts on this topic, I decided to make my own so I have something at hand that I can quickly refer to.

Sadly, Tumblr is full of reposted art with no credit to its creators. Often it’s not even done on purpose - people simply want to share some nice art they found on the internet.

 So, what do you do?

Here’s a list of the points you will find under the cut:

  1. Why do I have to add credit?
  2. What is a source?
  3. How do I find the artist?
  4. How to give credit
  5. When you see reposted art
  6. Helpful and/or interesting posts

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This is so important.
I have found my photos so many times on tumblr (or other pages) with no credit, and it hurts.

vivipiuomeno:

Gabriele Basilico ph. - Contact, 1984, Fotografía Polaroid pasada a negativo
vivipiuomeno:

Gabriele Basilico ph. - Contact, 1984, Fotografía Polaroid pasada a negativo
vivipiuomeno:

Gabriele Basilico ph. - Contact, 1984, Fotografía Polaroid pasada a negativo

vivipiuomeno:

Gabriele Basilico ph. - Contact, 1984, Fotografía Polaroid pasada a negativo

sirensongfashion:

Alice Auaa Fall/Winter 2013 at Tokyo Fashion Week

lonelyfullmoon:

For my Illustration classes. We have to illustrate some Andersen’s tales and I chose The Little Mermaid.
This is the scene when she holds the statue in her garden.

And yes, it is a breast, and no, I’m not going to censor it.

Materials used: Graphite pencils, Winsor & Newton watercolours, coloured pencils, waterbrush, white gouache and gel pen.

  1. Camera: HP pstc3100
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"Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in."
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via ichbindeinesylvia)
  1. Camera: Canon EOS 550D
  2. Exposure: 1/500th
original-photographers:

underwater ballet
okc ballet principal dancers ronnie underwood and sarah jane crespo
©shevaun williams
http://www.shevaunwilliams.com/
http://instagram.com/shevyvision

original-photographers:

underwater ballet

okc ballet principal dancers ronnie underwood and sarah jane crespo

©shevaun williams

http://www.shevaunwilliams.com/

http://instagram.com/shevyvision