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exgynocraticgrrl:

Breaking The Male Code: After Steubenville, A Call To Action

 (Left to Right): Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter,
 Dave Zirin and Moderator Eve Ensler.

MIC DROP

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4 days ago
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Quinoa may deliver a complete protein—all of the amino acids you require—in a compact package, but rice and beans together actually do better. And like goji berries, blueberries and strawberries are packed with phytochemicals. The only problem is that lacking an exotic back story, food marketers can’t wring as exorbitant a markup from these staples: The domestic blueberry, for example, is periodically (and justifiably) marketed as a superfood, and in 2012, products featuring blueberries as a primary ingredient saw their sales nearly quadruple. But they only raked in $3.5 million—less than 2 percent of açaí-based product sales.

Tom Philpott, "Are Quinoa, Chia Seeds, and other ‘Superfoods’ a Scam?" (from Mother Jones)

Also worth highlighting is this section:

Worse than superfoods’ origin myths, though, are their effects on the people in their native regions. In 2009, at the height of the açaí berry hype, Bloomberg News reported that the fruit’s wholesale price had jumped 60-fold since the early 2000s, pricing the Amazonian villagers who rely on it out of the market. In the Andes, where quinoa has been cultivated since the time of the Incas, price spikes have turned a one-time staple into a luxury, and quinoa monocrops are crowding out the more sustainable traditional methods.” (emphasis mine)

So not only are the markets for “superfoods” putting the foods out of reach of the people who relied on them as a dietary staple, but there are foods easily accessible to us that deliver all the nutrition at a fraction of the cost, both to our grocery bill and to the social/environmental toll.

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I watched a really great tv show on this as well. I cannot remember what it was called but it basically said most of the research surrounding “superfoods” was dodgy.

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dangerninja:

New Instax Mini set of Justine Marie for sale!  All one-of-a-kind, signed by Justine.

$20 each (+$1 if USA or $3 international) or four of ‘em for $70.  Email me at booking@dangerninja.com with the number(s) of the ones you want!

1 week ago
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Rosanna Jones – Destroyed Innocence and Beauty

Rosanna Jones – Destroyed Innocence and Beauty

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1 week ago
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voltra:

Marcel Breuer, Tubular steel chair, design 1928

voltra:

Marcel Breuer, Tubular steel chair, design 1928

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2 weeks ago
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zodiacmind:

Fun facts about your sign here

a bit territorial

zodiacmind:

Fun facts about your sign here

a bit territorial

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5 days ago
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camdamage:

dangerninja:

Brand new Instax Mini set of Cam Damage available for purchase!  All one-of-a-kind and signed by Cam.

$20 each ($1 for shipping domestic, $3 international), or four of them for $70.  Email me at booking@dangerninja.com with the number(s) of the pics that you want!

They’re like model trading cards, huzzah!

1 week ago
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dangerninja:

Brand new Instax Minis of Sierra McKenzie!  All signed by her, and one-of-a-kind.  Once sold, they’re gone.

$20 each (+$1 USA shipping or $3 international) or four for $70.  Email me at booking@dangerninja.com with the number(s) of the pics that you want!

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1 week ago
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fem-usa:

I have never related to a comic so personally before 

fem-usa:

I have never related to a comic so personally before 

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I had my father get sick when I was 22. And I was poor, alright. And my father had an ulcer, and it exploded and you know all these toxins get in your blood. And basically, my father died, whatever, 50 days after his ulcer. So I had a father get sick while I was poor.

My mother got sick when I was rich. And my mother, you know… I don’t really want to get into it, but my mother was sicker than my father. And my mother’s alive. My mother’s fine, OK? I remember going to the hospital to see my mother and wondering, ‘Was I in the right place?’ Like, this was a hotel. Like it had a concierge, man.

People don’t… if the average person really knew the discrepancy in the health care system, there’d be riots in the streets, OK? They would burn this motherfucker down!”

Chris Rock [video]

Bringing this back, because some people don’t seem to understand that there is a discrepancy in the quality of care among poor, middle-class, and wealthy people, NO MATTER HOW DEBILITATING THEIR RESPECTIVE DISEASES MAY BE.

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1 week ago
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