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-Ask-   20/Aus. Sports instructor, massage therapist, future exercise physiologist, amateur burlesque performer, tightlacer. I like 80s metal, goth aesthetics, science, burlesque, and pugs.




Barbie retro repaints by wonderbilly


Can I please have a Burial at Sea Elizabeth Barbie with this repaint style thnks plz

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cry·ing  /ˈkrī-iNG/ - the act is defined as a complex secretomotor phenomenon characterized by the shedding of tears from the lacrimal apparatus, without any irritation of the ocular structures.

  In an age where nudity is less vulnerable than genuine emotions, I wanted to explore an aspect of peoples lives that are hidden.
  These are the faces of the intentionally vulnerable. They’re showing you a part of themselves that is usually saved for their loved ones or even sometimes, just themselves.
  You don’t know why they are crying, but you know that this is a rare look into a stranger’s most personal moments.
  Things that were private, now made public.
Secretomotor Phenomenon series by Gracie Hagen

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butterflies sucking fresh blood from a sock

butterflies sucking fresh blood from a sock

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Where to buy Corset Dresses:

Corset dresses are highly specialized garments, which can be used for foundation under other dresses for weddings, or for clubbing / other fun events. They can act like combination shapewear, supporting the bustline and allowing the use of strapless dresses overtop (rather than using a strapless bra), cinching in the waist (instead of using a cincher), and smoothing over the hips (in lieu of a girdle). Click here to see the whole gallery of corset dresses.

Credits, from top to bottom:
Corset dress: Bizarre Design. Model: Ifa Brand. Photography: Famke Backx
Corset dress: Viola Lahger. Model unknown, Photography: Josephine Jonsson.
Corset dress: Sparklewren; model and photographer uncredited on original photo.
Corset dress: Bibian Blue. 
Model: SlNderella Rockafella. Photo/styling: Iberian Black Arts
Corset dress: Ziad Ghanem and Ian Frazer Wallace. Model: Immodesty Blaize. Filmed during London Fashion week, 2010.

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Vintage photos of animal skeletons by Andreas Feininger. Click on the images for descriptions.

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As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.

Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.

Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.

In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.

Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.

These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.

While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.


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"I think you’ll understand…"



About a year ago, I was slogging through gross anatomy. My long-time followers (hello, Parents! *wave* ) will recall that I mostly did not love cadaver lab. I valued it. I learned from it. I appreciated it. But I found it really emotionally challenging, much more so than I expected to. I didn’t mind being around dead bodies, but I very much minded tearing them apart. 

I was thinking the other day, though, about a moment that I don’t recall sharing with anybody. It’s one of the things from last year that pops into my head from time to time and makes me smile. 

Towards the end of the year we finished up with dissection of the extremeties, and I actually enjoyed hand and arm dissection a lot. Hands are really lovely little machines, and I found them to be beautiful beneath the skin. I mostly avoided being in the lab by myself — it just didn’t seem healthy! — but I’m an early riser and I needed to get some studying in at one point when nobody else was there. I was working on my cadaver’s forearm, and I found myself holding her still-intact hand to steady her arm. It was cold, of course, but I realized nonetheless that I was holding a person’s hand.

I stopped for a second and looked at her hand in mine, and thought about everything that she must have done with that hand. The lovers she had touched, the babies she had held, the meals she had prepared, the flowers she had picked, the tears she had wiped from her face…and I realized that I was the last person who would get to hold her hand. And I smiled, and I cried. 

Shortly thereafter, I dissected that hand. Not long after that, we finished learning from her, and she was cremated. But before those things happened, I held her hand. I wish I could tell the last person who held it while she was alive that I appreciated her.  

^^ Why I want to donate my body to a medical school.

Beautiful post.

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