cammmeron said: Do you belive boys are even worth pursuing in high school? I know it's not exactly fair to generalize, but from what I've observed at my school, a good number of teen boys are close minded and foolish. Your opinion?
teen boys are the scum of the earth. fuck them for practice if you’d like, use them for their lunch money and make them buy you nice things, and don’t listen to them at all. actually men until the age of maybe 28 (being generous here) are all fucking scum who don’t have their shit together and i’m usually embarrassed to be in the same room as them.
ok teenage boys are terrible true but “men are awful until age 28” is really really bad advice to give a teenage girl i feel like? at least without a caveat of “any man in his late 20s who wants to date you, a teenage girl, is a predator and much much worse than a literal teenage boy”
Useful advice for my teenage self.
I just went to a very frustrating talk by Dr. Judith Bradford about Population Research and LGBT health. She didn’t define her terms, she didn’t label her charts clearly, and when people asked for clarification, she breezed by them. And she used weird euphemisms (something like “things that upset people”) for either anal sex or unsafe sex (not really sure, since it was all euphemism).
But, I did learn that there is a NIH Study Section specifically for Health Disparities and Equity Promotion
- Studies where the primary aim is to address, reduce or eliminate health disparities and improve equitable conditions related to health risks and issues related to access to care and treatment faced by minorities and/or ethnic groups, LBGT, poor, homeless, rural, urban, low literacy, or immigrant populations.
- Research with a focus on individual or microsystem level factors, including studies on potential mechanisms underlying health disparities and specific needs of disparity groups related to these mechanisms.
- Studies related to the role of stigma in its relationship to health disparities or inequities in terms of health risks, access to care, treatment offered, and ways to promote equity and reduce or eliminate related health disparities/inequities.
It is apparently a relatively new study section, and I thought it might be relevant to some of you.
Anonymous said: If you're peeing constantly then you're probably drinking too much, which means a lot of nutrients are getting flushed out of your system before they get absorbed. Individuals have differing requirements in regards to how much water they need. The best way is to take notice of how your body feels; you shouldn't have to be forcing yourself to drink an arbitrary amount of water.
But then how do you know? Left to myself I would drink barely any water, in a juice fiend. Maybe some sparkling water now and then. And then I will get wrinkly and haggard by thirty! I’m trying to look fresh and full of water and plum-like, not pruney!
Also ps I have checked the notes on that post and MOST PEOPLE complain of peeing too much. We are all over hydrating!
Maybe y’all just have wussy bladders.
As someone prone to UTIs, peeing a lot is, like, therapeutic for me.
I heard a doctor talking about this on NPR at one point. The best way to tell how much water you need to drink is too look at your urine. He said the color should look like lemonade (though presumably not cloudy) and not apple juice. Though it’s not totally useful advice, since you would have to pee in a cup to see the color.