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What kind of morning is it? I'll tell you:

  • Me:

    *the only 5'1" pale bitch on a crowded train in Flatbush*

  • Some rude bitch:

    *sits with her elbow resting through the railing like she ain't been raised*

  • Me:

    *accidentally brushes against her elbow as I'm letting people onto the train*

  • Rude bitch:

    *snatches elbow away from me and scoffs* "look bitch..." *rolls eyes*

  • Crowd:

    *oooo's*

  • Me:

    *still facing away* *v seriously and slowly* "it's too goddamn early..."

  • Her:

    "what did you say?"

  • Me:

    "I said fuck you."

  • Crowd:

    *gasps*

  • Me:

    "but since you own this entire fucking train why don't you tell it to hurry the fuck up so I'm not late for work?"

not-fun:

currentsinbiology:

Bacteria from bees possible alternative to antibiotics

Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey — as we now know it — was manufactured and sold in stores. So what is the key to its’ antimicrobial properties? Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a unique group of 13 lactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey, from the honey stomach of bees. The bacteria produce a myriad of active antimicrobial compounds.

These lactic acid bacteria have now been tested on severe human wound pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aeruginosa and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), among others. When the lactic acid bacteria were applied to the pathogens in the laboratory, it counteracted all of them.

Tobias C Olofsson, Èile Butler, Pawel Markowicz, Christina Lindholm, Lennart Larsson, Alejandra Vásquez. Lactic acid bacterial symbionts in honeybees - an unknown key to honey’s antimicrobial and therapeutic activities. International Wound Journal, 2014; DOI: 10.1111/iwj.12345

Working bees on honey cells (stock image). Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey — as we now know it — was manufactured and sold in stores. Credit: © Dmytro Smaglov / Fotolia

BEES ARE IMPORTANT
LOVE BEES
DO NOT HURT BEES

Five almost identically dressed, pale young women walked past him. They wore long dresses made of velvet, each dress as dark as night, one each of dark green, dark chocolate, royal blue, dark blood, and pure black. Each woman had black hair and wore silver jewelry; each was perfectly coifed, perfectly made up. They moved silently: Richard was only aware of a swish of heavy velvet as they went past, a swish that sounded almost like a sigh.

(Source: magrad.deviantart.com)

breelifts:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

Sept 16, 2014

Crappy day.  Too much work to do, not enough time to do it.  I’m feeling super stressed about it, I can’t do it all, and I feel like I am expected to, because I usually do.  I almost told my boss yesterday that I wouldn’t work the second department anymore.  It’s getting ridiculous.

I think he’s completely on board with bringing another person in, but until we have a full team again, it’s going to be stupidly difficult to get her in for training.  A week and a half until I’m not having to work stupid hours, a week and a half until she’s back.

I’m just so frustrated.  I can’t do everything, I just can’t.

I got home, I went to bed.  I woke up, my mother’s boyfriend is over.  I want to get a bunch of stuff done this evening, but that clearly didn’t happen.  I wanted to hoop and work at some new combos, but that also did not happen.  What a great fucking waste of a day.

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