Striving for Exuberance

“Biology’s cruel joke goes something like this: As a teenage body goes through puberty, its circadian rhythm essentially shifts three hours backward. Suddenly, going to bed at nine or ten o’clock at night isn’t just a drag, but close to a biological impossibility. Studies of teenagers around the globe have found that adolescent brains do not start releasing melatonin until around eleven o’clock at night and keep pumping out the hormone well past sunrise. Adults, meanwhile, have little-to-no melatonin in their bodies when they wake up. With all that melatonin surging through their bloodstream, teenagers who are forced to be awake before eight in the morning are often barely alert and want nothing more than to give in to their body’s demands and fall back asleep. Because of the shift in their circadian rhythm, asking a teenager to perform well in a classroom during the early morning is like asking him or her to fly across the country and instantly adjust to the new time zone — and then do the same thing every night, for four years.”

Sleep and the teenage brain (via explore-blog)

This is why you have every right to be tired.  

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And, in defiance of every medical study on the subject that’s been run, they keep pushing the start time of high school earlier and earlier.

#child abuse #systematic child abuse

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audreyii-fic:

"Ghostbusters" starring Mindy Kaling, America Ferrera, Aubrey Plaza, and Rebel Wilson

SCREAMING APPROVAL

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UNF LADY NASUS AND RENEKTON. 

ALSO LADY RENGAR. MEOW. RAWR.

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annethecatdetective:

burning-high-rise:

whorishgreen:

whorishgreen:

I’ve never been more emotional about any social media post in my entire life

UPDATE: guys Beth Broderick tweeted yesterday that this Salem is THE SAME SALEM!!! He’s 20 years old man!!!! 20!

That Salem is still kicking is all I care about.

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deantrippe:

Extended “Something Terrible” print edition hardcovers are now available for pre-order:

http://deantrippe.bigcartel.com/product/pre-order-something-terrible-hardcover

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Tomorrow finally came <3 #walktoschool #toughweek #almostthere

Tomorrow finally came <3 #walktoschool #toughweek #almostthere

fishingboatproceeds:

hermionejg:

I love Sesame Street videos too much.

Unpopular opinion: The best show in the history of television is not I Love Lucy or Mad Men or The Sopranos or Breaking Bad or Seinfeld.

The best show in the history of television is Sesame Street.

frankenbolt:

ihearttheodorelaurence:

Zoe Saldana: Sci-Fi Queen!

But Also:

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Guys, so I’m RPing in Wyrmrest Stormwind when….

bellsastuff:

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Yep, that’s right!

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He had a tiny hammer and was fixing the plumbing on the fountain.  He ate a magic mushroom and fucking grew you guys.  But it gets better.

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So I’m peeing myself, because this can’t get better, right?!  FUCKING WRONG

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Bless you, Mario cosplayer.  Bless your stunning dedication.

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