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psydoctor8:

All the “love hormone" talk about oxytocin being an empathy builder or morality enhancer…deserves mention of the flip side:

So could oxytocin be a morality pill? Not so fast. Oxytocin’s catchy nicknames belie some of its more sinister effects on behaviour. 
For example, oxytocin increases envy and schadenfreude, makes people more likely to favour members of their own group over those in other groups, and can increase people’s dishonesty when lying benefits their team. Herein lies the second major obstacle for morality pills: most brain chemicals influence a diverse range of behaviours. 
Drugs that target these chemicals will therefore have a variety of effects, some good, some bad (and of course what counts as good or bad depends on whom you ask …).
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psydoctor8:

All the “love hormone" talk about oxytocin being an empathy builder or morality enhancer…deserves mention of the flip side:

So could oxytocin be a morality pill? Not so fast. Oxytocin’s catchy nicknames belie some of its more sinister effects on behaviour.

For example, oxytocin increases envy and schadenfreude, makes people more likely to favour members of their own group over those in other groups, and can increase people’s dishonesty when lying benefits their team. Herein lies the second major obstacle for morality pills: most brain chemicals influence a diverse range of behaviours.

Drugs that target these chemicals will therefore have a variety of effects, some good, some bad (and of course what counts as good or bad depends on whom you ask …).

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theuppitynegras:

if anyone was wondering about the missing Nigerian girls so far 4 more have managed to escape and the Nigerian government claims they have found the location of the rest but apparently it’s too risky to use force

please if you believe in God please say a prayer for them and if you’re an atheist keep them in your thoughts

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queentacotruck:

I find it funny how people refuse to acknowledge mental illness until they need an excuse to protect a white man

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chehries:

myurlistoolong:

kaynime:

gypseian:

forwhenyouneedhope:

I know this can seem like a really harsh lesson sometimes.  But if you’re taking meds, you absolutely. must. consult. your. doctor. if you want to stop.  

I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH.

YES THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.seriously I tried that once and I became very ill - please don’t stop taking your medication without first talking it through with your doctor.

I once thought it was okay to go without my anti-depressants for a few days because I didn’t want to bother my mom when she was already short on money.
I cannot stress how much of a bad idea that was.
DO NOT DO IT

Especially if you are on a medication with a very short half life, like Effexor. You will feel ill and shaky and monstrously awful the very next day. Please take care of yourself we love you <3

chehries:

myurlistoolong:

kaynime:

gypseian:

forwhenyouneedhope:

I know this can seem like a really harsh lesson sometimes.  But if you’re taking meds, you absolutely. must. consult. your. doctor. if you want to stop.  

I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH.

YES THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
seriously I tried that once and I became very ill - please don’t stop taking your medication without first talking it through with your doctor.

I once thought it was okay to go without my anti-depressants for a few days because I didn’t want to bother my mom when she was already short on money.

I cannot stress how much of a bad idea that was.

DO NOT DO IT

Especially if you are on a medication with a very short half life, like Effexor. You will feel ill and shaky and monstrously awful the very next day. Please take care of yourself we love you <3

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spooniestrong:

(Sarcasm obviously)

spooniestrong:

(Sarcasm obviously)

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scattered-minutiae:

 Image description: Green text on white background that reads “Aspergers is:” followed by four choices that read “Not having friends, Being withdrawn, A lack of empathy and A neurological difference.” The first three phrases are struck out and the last phrase has a check mark next to it. Below the choices is the text “#autismisnotacrime”. 

scattered-minutiae:

 Image description: Green text on white background that reads “Aspergers is:” followed by four choices that read “Not having friends, Being withdrawn, A lack of empathy and A neurological difference.” The first three phrases are struck out and the last phrase has a check mark next to it. Below the choices is the text “#autismisnotacrime”. 

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#SAVETHEBEES
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#SAVETHEBEES

GARDENERS BEWARE: Many of the plants you buy at Home Depot and Lowe’s may be treated with bee-killing neonictinoids. Because there’s no clear labeling, many good-intentioned gardeners end up poisoning the very bees they are trying to help! http://ow.ly/xakJk (*Home Depot has indicated it is working on safer alternatives, but Lowe’s has not yet responded).

That’s just one of the many things you’ll learn from our fascinating photo essay featuring beekeepers and experts! Check it out » http://ow.ly/xakJk The more you learn, the more you can help protect our bees!

Help SPREAD this post as part of Bee Week! TELL US » What alternatives to pesticides do you use in your garden?

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i-am-river:

So, i read this awful article using bathroom “scare tactics,” which was claiming that trans women are potential rapists. “Men” who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces and force them self on women. This really upset me and i had a bit of a Twitter rant. They were read by others and i was urged to post them in other media also, so i am posting them here. (Edited together in easy reading format from top to bottom.)

This is the link in the first tweet about how there are no cases of a trans woman attacking a cis woman in public restrooms: Link 1.

This is the link in the second tweet about the cases where trans people are assaulted in the bathroom by cis people: Link 2.

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if you’re a non sex worker and have the words whore or prostitute in your URL, change your fucking URL

transluminescence:

and non sex workers who don’t

  • please reblog this cos these are slurs that non sex workers should not touch
  • please tell your friends, and i know you have them i see who you reblog from, to change their fucking urls

thank

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think-progress:

Yes all women.