A cook holding up a giant cabbage at a camp in Wairarapa, New Zealand, c.1890s (x)
Was anyone else’s first thought, “Wow, that cabbage could make a lot of sauerkraut?” #probablyjustme
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noun • a substance that induces lactation
From Ancient Greek γάλακτος (galaktos, genitive of γάλα (gala, “milk”)) + ἀγωγός (agōgos, “guide”).
Breastfeeding will make you very familiar with this word. Some people claim galactagogues work, others claim they are a myth.
Personally, I did notice that oatmeal and fenugreek helped a lot with my milk supply.
"You silly little girl, you think you’ve survived so long that survival shouldn’t hurt anymore. You keep trying to turn your body bullet proof. You keep trying to turn your heart bomb shelter. You silly thing. You are soft and alive. You bruise and heal. Cherish it. It is what you are born to do."
A worker at the Roure perfume plant in Grasse, France, scoops up the morning’s rose harvest at the end of May. These rose petals will be processed immediately into an absolute, the aromatic liquid which is the basic component of perfume; photographed by Michael Freeman
(Source: wildthicket, via jeremythesnork)
"In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.
In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request.
In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.
Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.
In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.
In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.
Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.
And, lest we forget, we’re one big happy planet family here and this exact same dynamic happens the world over in varying degrees and to varying effect. Women operating freely and independently in public is a relatively recent historical development, a shift in social order. Street harassment acts like a thermidor.
What happened to this girl in Florida should make everyone pause. If he did what he’d done in India, people here might be inclined to say, “What a horrible place that is for women.” (Which is true.) Instead, what we say is, “He’s a lunatic,” or, better still, “What was she doing for him to think he could stop and offer her money for sex?” While this man is dangerous, he’s probably not mentally ill. If he is, then so are the millions of other men that feel entitled to assault and brutalize children and women and “othered” people every day.
For women and LGTB people, especially when you consider race and class as legitimate factors in this equation, that risk is significantly higher than it is for most straight men all too comfortable discussing this subject in mocking terms."
"That we don’t yet have a language online for grief is not a new discussion. Recently friends of mine launched a website attempting to address just this problem. But it’s worth noting we also have yet to create a real vernacular for the grey areas in life; the long moments in between drinks with friends, beautiful sunsets, and well-put together outfits. Life, basically. And all its messiness."
"One coffee doesn’t make us friends"
Luther (via librarysciences)
I both love and hate that British shows don’t drag on season after season. It keeps them fresher and keeps the plots from getting completely ridiculous (see: any American show, basically), but when they end I always wish for just one more season.