howstuffworks
shortformblog:


guardian:

Bionic ears: let’s hear it for cochlear implants
Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two years old he is experimenting with words and is happily peppering his creative endeavours with them. But inside Oliver’s head something extraordinary is happening. Currents from tiny electrodes, curled inside the snail-shaped cochlea of his inner ear, are stimulating his auditory nerve, allowing him to hear. Take them away and Oliver’s world would be thrown into confusion. Read more
Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer

Super-awesome reminder of how far our medical technology has come.

shortformblog:

guardian:

Bionic ears: let’s hear it for cochlear implants

Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two years old he is experimenting with words and is happily peppering his creative endeavours with them. But inside Oliver’s head something extraordinary is happening. Currents from tiny electrodes, curled inside the snail-shaped cochlea of his inner ear, are stimulating his auditory nerve, allowing him to hear. Take them away and Oliver’s world would be thrown into confusion. Read more

Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer

Super-awesome reminder of how far our medical technology has come.

love-health-workout

whythehealthnot:

Do your thighs expand 3 times their size when you sit down?
Does your tummy form rolls when you bend over?
Do you over eat sometimes and eat unhealthy foods?

If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, I want to personally congratulate you for being a NORMAL HUMAN BEING. If you think that any of these things makes you less than perfect, please seek help because I swear that what you eat and how you look does not make you any less beautiful than anyone else.

tiffdoeslife
Tell everyone you know: “My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.” And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel - and then, you’ll love them all. Because the only reason you don’t love them, is because you’re using them as your excuse to not feel good.
Esther Hicks  (via aksayya)
love-health-workout
almostnormalboy:

mushaka:

santosha65:


This incredible photo marks the end of Matador Torero Alvaro Munera’s career. He collapsed in remorse mid-fight when he realized he was having to prompt this otherwise gentle beast to fight. He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. Even grievously wounded by picadors, he did not attack this man.
Torrero Munera is quoted as saying of this moment: “And suddenly, I looked at the bull. He had this innocence that all animals have in their eyes, and he looked at me with this pleading. It was like a cry for justice, deep down inside of me. I describe it as being like a prayer - because if one confesses, it is hoped, that one is forgiven. I felt like the worst shit on earth.”


I’ve reblogged this at least two other times but this is possibly one of my favorite photos ever.

The bull is just like ‘Hey, are you okay?’ it’s so powerful

almostnormalboy:

mushaka:

santosha65:

This incredible photo marks the end of Matador Torero Alvaro Munera’s career. He collapsed in remorse mid-fight when he realized he was having to prompt this otherwise gentle beast to fight. He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. Even grievously wounded by picadors, he did not attack this man.

Torrero Munera is quoted as saying of this moment: “And suddenly, I looked at the bull. He had this innocence that all animals have in their eyes, and he looked at me with this pleading. It was like a cry for justice, deep down inside of me. I describe it as being like a prayer - because if one confesses, it is hoped, that one is forgiven. I felt like the worst shit on earth.”

I’ve reblogged this at least two other times but this is possibly one of my favorite photos ever.

The bull is just like ‘Hey, are you okay?’ it’s so powerful