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Sometimes, when I need answers, I like to take my questions to Google.

I have googled “How long does heartbreak last?” The result more popular than that was “How long does heartburn last?” This implies people suffer from heartburn more than they do heartbreak, which is a good thing, because heartbreak sucks way more than acid reflux ever could. Weirdly, though, a broken heart does physically hurt. It feels heavy, like someone is sitting on your chest.

There are upsides to despair. You can wear a blanket instead of a coat and your friends won’t judge you. You can smoke indoors because nobody will have the heart to tell an inconsolable girl that a smoking ban has been in place for eight years. And you find out that people are very nice and that they care about you, even if the person you care about most doesn’t.

The problem with heartbreak is that nobody can help you. Not the films you watch alone, searching for a character who feels the way you do, not the glasses or bottles of whisky you keep by your bed, and certainly not Instagram. Every time you post a picture of yourself on Instagram looking fake happy, a fairy dies.

Also, scrolling through photos of girls your ex may or may not be shagging won’t help you. Remind yourself that the right filter can be fantastically flattering, and she probably doesn’t look that good in real life.

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It (Alexa Chung)
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"I want a soul mate who can sit me down, shut me up, tell me ten things I don’t already know, and make me laugh. I don’t care what you look like, just turn me on."
Henry Rollins  (via thatkindofwoman)
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"I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being."
Maya Angelou  (via thatkindofwoman)
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largeandlovely:

FAT PEOPLE, LET’S TALK ABOUT THE IMPLANT
So, about a month ago, I decided to switch birth control methods from the depo-provera shot to the implanon implant.
Implanon/Nexplanon is a small matchstick sized implant that is placed under the skin of your upper arm (typically of your non-dominant arm). It prevents pregnancy by continuously releasing the synthetic hormone progestin. This hormone works to prevent pregnancy by stopping eggs from being released by the ovaries.
The implant is highly effective. The implanon failure rate is .05% (x). 
What’s so great about this birth control method is it doesn’t require much work! Go to the doctor, get it implanted, and you’re safe from pregnancy for three whole years (assuming it was implanted correctly and no weird drug interactions happen)! This is a great method for me, and others like me, because I am HIGHLY forgetful. The pill was impossible for me, and even the shot (which you only have to get once every three months) was hard for me to remember.
I’m writing this post directed at fat people because, since posting about my implanon adventures, I’ve received several messages from concerned people saying things like “My doctor says I can’t get the implant because I’m fat!” or “I’m worried about the implant not working because I’m overweight”, and other things of that vein.
That was also a concern of mine, because I’d seen conflicting things about the effectiveness of the implant on overweight people. The first thing I said to my doctor about switching was “I’m thinking about the implant but I’ve read I can’t get it because of my weight.”
My fabulous doctor rolled her eyes and told me I could totally get the implant!
The concern about the effectiveness of the implant for overweight people comes from this little tidbit on implanon/nexplanon’s website:

“It is not known if NEXPLANON is as effective in very overweight women because studies did not include many overweight women. If you are overweight, your health care provider may advise you to replace the implant earlier than 3 years.” (x)

From another website:

"The efficacy of NEXPLANON in women who weighed more than 130% of their ideal body weight has not been defined because such women were not studied in clinical trials. Serum concentrations of etonogestrel are inversely related to body weight and decrease with time after implant insertion. Therefore, NEXPLANON may be less effective in overweight women." (x)

So, because our great medical industrial complex doesn’t deem it necessary to study medicine in fat people (even though fat people make up a large majority of this country…) there are some unknowns as far as the effectiveness of this product in overweight people. However, no where that I can find, anywhere on the whole wide internet,  does it say “The implant doesn’t work on fat people”
So, if you’re ever in a situation where your doctor says that to you, PLEASE find a new doctor. You deserve to receive the healthcare you want, including the birth control you want. There is no reason you should be denied access to this method because of your weight!
If you, like me, are overweight and trust the effectiveness of this birth control, then search for a doctor that will give you the implant! 
I know this is really long but hopefully it’s informative!!
largeandlovely:

FAT PEOPLE, LET’S TALK ABOUT THE IMPLANT
So, about a month ago, I decided to switch birth control methods from the depo-provera shot to the implanon implant.
Implanon/Nexplanon is a small matchstick sized implant that is placed under the skin of your upper arm (typically of your non-dominant arm). It prevents pregnancy by continuously releasing the synthetic hormone progestin. This hormone works to prevent pregnancy by stopping eggs from being released by the ovaries.
The implant is highly effective. The implanon failure rate is .05% (x). 
What’s so great about this birth control method is it doesn’t require much work! Go to the doctor, get it implanted, and you’re safe from pregnancy for three whole years (assuming it was implanted correctly and no weird drug interactions happen)! This is a great method for me, and others like me, because I am HIGHLY forgetful. The pill was impossible for me, and even the shot (which you only have to get once every three months) was hard for me to remember.
I’m writing this post directed at fat people because, since posting about my implanon adventures, I’ve received several messages from concerned people saying things like “My doctor says I can’t get the implant because I’m fat!” or “I’m worried about the implant not working because I’m overweight”, and other things of that vein.
That was also a concern of mine, because I’d seen conflicting things about the effectiveness of the implant on overweight people. The first thing I said to my doctor about switching was “I’m thinking about the implant but I’ve read I can’t get it because of my weight.”
My fabulous doctor rolled her eyes and told me I could totally get the implant!
The concern about the effectiveness of the implant for overweight people comes from this little tidbit on implanon/nexplanon’s website:

“It is not known if NEXPLANON is as effective in very overweight women because studies did not include many overweight women. If you are overweight, your health care provider may advise you to replace the implant earlier than 3 years.” (x)

From another website:

"The efficacy of NEXPLANON in women who weighed more than 130% of their ideal body weight has not been defined because such women were not studied in clinical trials. Serum concentrations of etonogestrel are inversely related to body weight and decrease with time after implant insertion. Therefore, NEXPLANON may be less effective in overweight women." (x)

So, because our great medical industrial complex doesn’t deem it necessary to study medicine in fat people (even though fat people make up a large majority of this country…) there are some unknowns as far as the effectiveness of this product in overweight people. However, no where that I can find, anywhere on the whole wide internet,  does it say “The implant doesn’t work on fat people”
So, if you’re ever in a situation where your doctor says that to you, PLEASE find a new doctor. You deserve to receive the healthcare you want, including the birth control you want. There is no reason you should be denied access to this method because of your weight!
If you, like me, are overweight and trust the effectiveness of this birth control, then search for a doctor that will give you the implant! 
I know this is really long but hopefully it’s informative!!
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"But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth."
Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum (via undersilentstars)
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"Now’s not the time to be poetic, she said, just pull my panties down and do me up against this tree."
Michael Faudet  (via michaelfaudet)
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Yo we need a Black History Channel..
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dirtyscarab:

Yuji MoriguchiSummer sky
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"I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer."
Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (via wordsnquotes)
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"Self-forgiveness is essential to self-healing."
Ruth Carter Stapleton (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
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"Where will I be in ten years? I don’t know really; but with you, in our kitchen on Sundays throwing food at each other sounds like a good place."
(via c0ntemplations)
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blwf:

By the time we got to this last push, everyone was leaving. Due to incoming rain and the possibility of lightning, the park ranger had urged us to turn around. Caley had no interest in turning around, nor did I. As we reached the top of Half Dome, everyone had fled and we sat alone on top of one of the most famous rocks in the world.
blwf:

By the time we got to this last push, everyone was leaving. Due to incoming rain and the possibility of lightning, the park ranger had urged us to turn around. Caley had no interest in turning around, nor did I. As we reached the top of Half Dome, everyone had fled and we sat alone on top of one of the most famous rocks in the world.