Gumdrops, chocolates, cookies, ice cream and stuff.
Preparing for next week’s hellish mouth surgery
What are some good “I hate everything and everything hurts and i’m all hopped up on pain meds” movies
I want to be prepared
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)
OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.
Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.
Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.
Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”
Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).
Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.
Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.
Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.
always reblog because you know women
"Am I too sensitive or do I have the right to actually to be upset?" A musical.
Like, this is a really pretty quote, and I really like it
But what is the internet’s obsession with putting William Shakespeare’s name on stuff? It doesn’t even sound like Shakespeare. I’ve also seen this quote attributed to Pablo Picasso. Also doesn’t seem to be true.
Cute quote! Not Shakespeare. :(
The origins of the quote seem to stem from David Viscott’s book in 1993.
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift.
The work of life is to develop it.
The meaning of life is to give your gift away.”
Just a friendly reminder not to believe everything you read on the internet! <3
Mental illnesses aren’t clear cut. Symptoms over lap. Symptoms contradict. Some days are better than others. Some days are worse than others. It can get messy. No matter where you are on the spectrum- your thoughts & feelings are valid. You are precious. You deserve to be listened to. You deserve compassion. Just because X over there is struggling a bit more than you today, it doesn’t make you any less worthy of support.