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littlefroggies:

cleaned kitchen then did this warm-up, idea for a Monster High doll mod I want to do *someday*, a Manticore doll. Even though I don’t put much thought into the “oc” part I figure giving the mod a name is a good idea, so unless I think of something better she’s Mindy Khorshid, latter of which is a persian-iranian given girls name meaning “sun”, which works for me since the manticore is persian in origin and the names together sound vaguely like “manticore” so heeeeeeeeeey
i’m a dumb nerd baby forgive me

littlefroggies:

cleaned kitchen then did this warm-up, idea for a Monster High doll mod I want to do *someday*, a Manticore doll. Even though I don’t put much thought into the “oc” part I figure giving the mod a name is a good idea, so unless I think of something better she’s Mindy Khorshid, latter of which is a persian-iranian given girls name meaning “sun”, which works for me since the manticore is persian in origin and the names together sound vaguely like “manticore” so heeeeeeeeeey

i’m a dumb nerd baby forgive me

— 8 minutes ago with 77 notes

ideas for oitnb season 3

la-belle-damn-sans-merci:

  • in the middle of a scene piper kerman descends from the ceiling on a zipwire wearing an array of sequined garments
  • she is carrying two machine guns and when she fires them they shoot out fireworks in the colours of the bi pride flag
  • she screams loudly ‘BISEXUALS EXIST’ before blackflipping over pornstache’s head and out of the nearest window
  • larry’s character is replaced by the chicken from season one incorporated seamlessly into his role with no explanation

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vivyllons:

The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope

vivyllons:

The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope

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kyidyl:

cranquis:

spooniestrong:

I know this is common knowledge to most of us, but for the new Spoonies, we need to educate :-)

This graphic has some good stuff — but here’s the not-so-good portions that I, as a physician, do not agree with (plus sources when applicable):
"Tylenol and Antibiotics" are NOT a “dangerous drug interaction to avoid" — in patients with bacterial infections + fever, we often use acetaminophen and an antibiotic together. However, since acetaminophen is primarily metabolized by liver, and most antibiotics undergo liver metabolism AT VARYING LEVELS, it is wise to be wary of taking both of these medication categories together — especially if you already have a pre-existing liver condition (in which case, you shouldn’t be taking acetaminophen at all, unless your liver doc said it’s ok!). But not all antibiotics are created equal, so don’t just lump "antibiotics" into this warning. In most cases, low/normal doses of acetaminophen, used for a few days of fever/pain control while concurrently undergoing standard-dose antibiotic therapy, will not nuke your liver.
Aspirin does NOT interact w/ “diabetes meds" to cause low blood sugar. The graphic doesn’t specify whether they mean insulin or oral meds such as glucophage, but regardless — aspirin is actually used often (and according to clinical studies, not ENOUGH) among diabetic patients, in order to help decrease their risk for cardiovascular disease. Aspirin can RARELY cause low blood sugar if given to children by itself, though. Sources: Epocrates.com, UpToDate.com 
Birth Control (I assume they mean Hormonal Contraceptives — which are only one category of “birth control”) and Antibiotics do NOT interact… 99.98% of the time. I run into this flat-out medical myth all the time, and here’s the skinny: the ONLY antibiotic proven to decrease hormonal contraceptive efficacy (for “The Pill”, “The Patch” and “The Ring”) is Rifampin (which is used very rarely, mainly for treatment of tuberculosis). Planned Parenthood has addressed this before. UpToDate.com has this to add: “In spite of anecdotal reports of oral contraceptive failure, other antibiotics [besides Rifampin] have not been proven to affect the pharmacokinetics of [oral contraceptives]. For women taking antibiotics other than rifampin with oral contraceptives, back-up contraception is not required.” [BONUS TIP: “Vaginal miconazole suppositories and creams (i.e. Monistat, etc) do not appear to affect serum steroid levels in women using the contraceptive vaginal ring.” That’s not an antibiotic at all, but an interesting fact I didn’t know before, so there you go.]
Incidentally, the interaction between St. John’s Wort and Antidepressants is true — but did you know that St. John’s Wort CAN also interact with hormonal contraceptives? (See the Planned Parenthood link above; also Epocrates.com). Since many more people take St. John’s Wort (an over-the-counter herbal treatment) than Rifampin, that would be a useful addition to this type of infographic. 
Besides all that: the other specific interactions on this graphic are correct to the best of my medical knowledge/training, and the “General Rules” section is terrific.
As a doctor who also thrives on social media, I love medical infographics — except when they mix in (unsourced) health mis-information. Infographics are powerful, and we must be careful to create mis-infographics which may pre-condition patients into incorrectly “avoiding”/ignoring a doctor’s recommended treatment, just because the pretty graphic they saw online had already labeled that treatment as a “dangerous drug interaction”.

Reblogging for trials-of-socrates, ‘cause that was easier than trying to link it.  It took me a hot second to find it, cause it was two months old, but here you go.  :)  

kyidyl:

cranquis:

spooniestrong:

I know this is common knowledge to most of us, but for the new Spoonies, we need to educate :-)

This graphic has some good stuff — but here’s the not-so-good portions that I, as a physician, do not agree with (plus sources when applicable):

  • "Tylenol and Antibiotics" are NOT a “dangerous drug interaction to avoid" — in patients with bacterial infections + fever, we often use acetaminophen and an antibiotic together. However, since acetaminophen is primarily metabolized by liver, and most antibiotics undergo liver metabolism AT VARYING LEVELS, it is wise to be wary of taking both of these medication categories together — especially if you already have a pre-existing liver condition (in which case, you shouldn’t be taking acetaminophen at all, unless your liver doc said it’s ok!). But not all antibiotics are created equal, so don’t just lump "antibiotics" into this warning. In most cases, low/normal doses of acetaminophen, used for a few days of fever/pain control while concurrently undergoing standard-dose antibiotic therapy, will not nuke your liver.
  • Aspirin does NOT interact w/ “diabetes meds" to cause low blood sugar. The graphic doesn’t specify whether they mean insulin or oral meds such as glucophage, but regardless — aspirin is actually used often (and according to clinical studies, not ENOUGH) among diabetic patients, in order to help decrease their risk for cardiovascular disease. Aspirin can RARELY cause low blood sugar if given to children by itself, though. Sources: Epocrates.com, UpToDate.com
  • Birth Control (I assume they mean Hormonal Contraceptives — which are only one category of “birth control”) and Antibiotics do NOT interact… 99.98% of the time. I run into this flat-out medical myth all the time, and here’s the skinny: the ONLY antibiotic proven to decrease hormonal contraceptive efficacy (for “The Pill”, “The Patch” and “The Ring”) is Rifampin (which is used very rarely, mainly for treatment of tuberculosis). Planned Parenthood has addressed this beforeUpToDate.com has this to add: “In spite of anecdotal reports of oral contraceptive failure, other antibiotics [besides Rifampin] have not been proven to affect the pharmacokinetics of [oral contraceptives]. For women taking antibiotics other than rifampin with oral contraceptives, back-up contraception is not required.” [BONUS TIP: “Vaginal miconazole suppositories and creams (i.e. Monistat, etc) do not appear to affect serum steroid levels in women using the contraceptive vaginal ring.” That’s not an antibiotic at all, but an interesting fact I didn’t know before, so there you go.]

Incidentally, the interaction between St. John’s Wort and Antidepressants is true — but did you know that St. John’s Wort CAN also interact with hormonal contraceptives? (See the Planned Parenthood link above; also Epocrates.com). Since many more people take St. John’s Wort (an over-the-counter herbal treatment) than Rifampin, that would be a useful addition to this type of infographic. 

Besides all that: the other specific interactions on this graphic are correct to the best of my medical knowledge/training, and the “General Rules” section is terrific.

As a doctor who also thrives on social media, I love medical infographics — except when they mix in (unsourced) health mis-information. Infographics are powerful, and we must be careful to create mis-infographics which may pre-condition patients into incorrectly “avoiding”/ignoring a doctor’s recommended treatment, just because the pretty graphic they saw online had already labeled that treatment as a “dangerous drug interaction”.

Reblogging for trials-of-socrates, ‘cause that was easier than trying to link it.  It took me a hot second to find it, cause it was two months old, but here you go.  :)  

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— 51 minutes ago with 2715 notes

hoodfuturism:

nightsblackorchid:

abelinda-morte:

thispainshallpassaway:

steampunkxlove:

Steampunk Portrait by Matt Carr

Unff

More black men dressing Steampunk, please Universe, please. ♥

ALL DAY LONG!!!!!!!!

i’ve always vibed wit steampunk idk

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— 1 hour ago with 7228 notes

wildparsnip:

the sandwich…… 

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— 1 hour ago with 415 notes

adventuretime:

iguanamouth:

recently i was approached by boom studios with an offer to do an ADVENTURE TIME COMIC COVER, and i jumped on the chance to be a part of a series that ive always enjoyed a whole dang lot

after submitting three potential designs we went with my personal favorite, the one with a big ol nod to m.c. escher. even if it doesnt get chosen as an official cover i still had a lot of fun with the design ! and id imagine if escher was still around to see it hed say something like “how did i get here” and “whats going on”. haha classic escher

M.C. Escher would love this if we were alive. He’d also be 116 years old.

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awkward-fallen-angel:

spooniestrong:

electricarc:

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Been playing with this concept for a while.

I love this. So much.

this should be posted everywhere

awkward-fallen-angel:

spooniestrong:

electricarc:

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Been playing with this concept for a while.

I love this. So much.

this should be posted everywhere

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— 2 hours ago with 80126 notes