1. hummusconfessionals:

    the-event-horiz0n:

    It annoys me when vegan parents make their children be vegan.
    IT ISN’T FUCKING HEALTHY FOR DEVELOPING PEOPLE TO GO WITHOUT PROPER PROTEIN!
    Your brain needs that shit to develop!

    You do know that vegan food has protein right…

    And that the antibiotics and such in meat can have serious health issues…

  2. Also while I am in my self defense mode - if you are attacked when wearing heels - step on their foot. I broke a friends toe accidentally stepping on her foot, think of the damage I could have done if I stomped. 

    Also when you are ready to run away - if you can pick up a heel - hold it so your hand is around the arch part and the heel can be used as a weapon. Much safer then the key method or plain punching. I actually have a habit of taking my heels off and carrying at least one like this in stead of trying to be all cutesy.

  3. 18 April 2014

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    nezua:

    remember: reading a page of self-defense or martial arts talk/instruction does not prepare you to defend yourself. it is better to thrash, scream, kick, and run with all your heart than to imagine you are prepared to use moves that you are not.

    I’d say poke the eyes, or try to punch, scream, and run. If you are untrained you don’t want to kick and break your foot…  Breaking a hand or elbow is a lot better then breaking a foot or knee.

  4. I forgot to put in that post to grab the bottom lip - try it gently on yourself. pinch the center of the bottom lip and pull out gently. Now imagine someone pinching and pulling really fast. You can actually rip that little piece of skin.

  5. When throwing a punch: →

    ramblinprose:

    unseilie:

    fullofbeansandspunk:

    everythingbutharleyquinn:

    asinheavenasinhell:

    thnafu:

    • Use the hand you write with.

    • Make a fist with your thumb outside, not tucked inside. If it’s tucked inside your fist, when you punch someone, you might break your thumb. The thumb goes across your fingers, not on the side.

    • Don’t be like in the movies—don’t aim for the face. Face punches don’t usually stop people, and you can miss when they duck their head or break your hand on their jaw. If you want to get away quickly, or end a fight, aim for the chest, or the ribs. If you really want to do some damage, e.g., you’re being attacked, aim for the throat, which will make it hard for your attacker to breathe for a hot minute.

    • When you punch, you want to aim and hit with your first two knuckles. Not the flats of your fingers, and not your ring or pinky knuckles, which can break more easily. You can use your weight, if you’re on your feet, to add wallop, and spring into a punch with your feet and torso.

    Useful information, esp. if you haven’t taken self defense.

    I reblogged this once before to add this and I’ll do it again…

    keep your wrist straight.

    You can also risk breaking your wrist if you allow it to bend.  I actually can’t believe this isn’t in there.

    Other good pointers:

    • if your attacker is male, go for his junk - especially if he’s wearing loose pants. There’s no sportsmanship when it comes to assault so fuck them balls UP
    • punching pretty much ANYWHERE in the face is going to actually hurt you a LOT (just think - you’re punching your bones into their bones and ow). If you’re going for the face, my suggestion is to strick upwards with your palm.

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    see that meaty portion highlighted in red? There’s a lot of muscle and fat right there which makes it excellent for striking. Hold your hand as shown and aim for the nose or chin (though I’ve been told in extreme circumstances, doing this to the nose can be fatal but I’ve never really heard if this is true or not) and just aim upwards

    • other delicate areas: 
    • the shin (hurts like a bitch if you kick it right - also, you can hit this spot if you’re being held in a choke-hold and if your attacker has to move in order to stop you from kicking him, he’ll have to angle his body so as to expose his stomach and crotch to the wild spastic jabbings of your elbows)
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    • the solar plexus (either jab while holding your hand in a sort of spear position or use your elbows - unless you’re super strong, your punch probably won’t wind your attacker. Your elbow or a spear hand will, however)
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    Originally in (most) martial arts, you hit the solar plexus because it supposedly contained an important chakra. Now we know that it actually also contains like a bunch of necessary organs that are exposed just below your ribs and is also (roughly) where your diaphragm lives so getting punched there is not pleasant.
    • the clavicle (from experience, getting hit in your clavicle HURTS LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER. If you strike downwards with your knuckles, the person might just cry. Like I did.)
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    • the ear (this is probably the best place to punch besides the throat. It’s all cartilage so it probably won’t hurt you all that much and most people will be like “DUDE YOU PUNCHED ME IN THE EAR WHAT THE HELL”)
    • the kidneys (this is harder to hit without training but if you somehow get your attacker’s back to face you, try to hit’em in the kidneys. Again, from experience, this FUCKING HURTS. You can’t really hit the kidneys from the front with any effect but from the back it is super painful)

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    • if you’re held in a choke-hold, try turning your head so the forearm isn’t pressed into your throat. If you can position yourself right, you can sort of force your chin into the crook of the elbow, making you able to still receive (limited) oxygen and provide time for you to kick some shins or elbow some spleens and shit

    -Also, remember that a guy’s junk is not an off-button. Don’t think that you can rely on a swift kick to the balls to immediately incapacitate him in an emergency. Adrenaline and anger can keep somebody going for a long time even through extreme pain, and if you expect to end a fight with a single groin-attack you might be caught off-guard when he doesn’t drop. Certainly go for it if you get the chance, but keep hitting him until the fight is over.

    -Draw blood if you can, especially if you can draw it from the face or the eyes. Blood in the eyes is not just a good way to impair your attacker’s vision, it’s also a really good way to freak them out and let them know that they might be getting more than they bargained for by picking a fight with you.

    -Elbows and knees are really powerful weapons. Elbows are very sharp and very strong and if you are in close-range they are often more effective than trying to throw a punch. 

    -Yelling and shouting makes you scary. 

    Nothing much to add to this, it’s pretty much all there. So. Reblog. Oh, also, it’s really easy to break a nose - go for the eyes too. All it takes to avoid a shot to the throat is tucking your chin.

    Also, that part about the ear - don’t punch. An open hand over the ear hurts a lot.

    There is also a point in the back of your upper leg that really hurts when pinched - try it on yourself. This is great if you are in a choke hold where your face is looking at the ground. 

    Honestly jabbing someone on the eyes is the best though. You risk the least damage to yourself and have the highest chance of hurting them enough to get away without like killing them. (so you don’t have to explain to the cops how you killed the guy using tips from tumblr…)

    I always advise to go ‘with’ what the attacker is doing to confuse them. Think of your first instinct when someone grabs your wrist - it is to yank it away. So instead push forward and elbow them at the same time - you are using their momentum against them.

    Try to yell to get attention! Make it obvious that someone is attacking you and not just a friend being a jerk. 

    Take a self defense class! Even an hour or two will do great! I know a lot of martial arts instructors who will give a half hour free class to young women. I suggest everyone take at least one self defense class before going to college. Talk to a local instructor or gym and see if they will do a discount if you get a large group. 

    (Source: am-buh)

  6. Cop Tries to Shoot Dog, Shoots Himself Instead →

    moralanarchism:

    thedamsel:

    laliberty:

    Someone should hire this guy to teach marksmanship to police departments across the country… there’d be a lot fewer dead dogs and homeless people, for starters.

    ! posted this article through rawstory yesterday, but reblogging again because its awesome

    Finally a heart warming story about the police and dogs. 

  7. Onion rings!   (outback style)   
More pictures of dinner to come

    Onion rings! (outback style)
    More pictures of dinner to come

  8. I want to play with Kaos but he is taking a nap… So I should probably do dishes but my wrist keeps making me drop things so that probably isn’t a good idea.

    So now what?

  9. http://explorewhatsreal.tumblr.com/post/83121697130/note-to-self-vegan-veggie-burgers-are-1 →

    explorewhatsreal:

    Note to self: vegan veggie burgers are

    1. terrible

    2. vomit inducing

    Well, the kind I just tried are. Adjusting to a new and style of eating can be difficult.

    I’ve been pescetarian since June, but I’ve just recently cut out fish from my diet too, along with trying not to eat any soy product…

    Try making your own veggie burger! There are tons of recipes and you can put what you like and don’t like - then once you find a recipe I would make a big batch and freeze them for when you need them :)

  10. theyogamatstudio:

    If you’re like me, you see pictures like the ones above and have one of two reactions. The first is, “Oh my god, I wish I could do that!” And the second one is, “..yeah, there’s no way I can do that.” Whatever reaction you may have, I’m here to tell you that you CAN do that. Arm balances are the most difficult of yoga poses, but are more than possible for anyone to do. The four keys to being able to do arm balances are strength, flexibility, mental discipline and practice. Let’s go over all of these points individually.

    Strength: You wanna start with the basics here. Plank pose, Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), Chaturanga Dandasana, and Boat Pose (Navasana). Arm balances require two kinds of strength, upper body/arm strength, and core strength. All of these poses will help you build that strength up. Start with regular practice of Plank and Downward Facing Dog. These poses put weight on the arms and shoulders, and build up isometric strength your pectoral muscles (chest), deltoids (cap of your shoulder) and triceps (back of your upper arm). When you’re feeling like you’ve built some strength and have been practicing these poses enough, it’s time to move onto some Chatarungas and Vinyasa flows. Push-ups can also help you with this process of building strength. For abdominal and core strength, try Boat pose.

    Flexibility: Flexibility is a huge factor in any yoga practice, and regular practice of yoga will help you build up your flexibility. Basic poses like Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend) and (Mountain Pose) can help with your flexibility. Any forward folds and twists will help you achieve the flexibility needed to get safely into these complicated arm balances.

    Mental Discipline: This is one of the biggest parts of arm balances and inversions. So may of us are afraid of falling. And you know what? You might fall. You probably will on your first few tries. But you have to keep going. You have to have the mental strength and courage to deal with failure, and keep trying. Going upside down is something that scares a lot of people, but mind over matter comes into play here. Again, what’s the worse that could happen? You’ll fall? True strength comes from falling, but getting up and trying again.

    Practice: The key to being good at anything and everything is practice. Daily practice of yoga will help with your health - mentally and physically. Practicing arm balances daily will help you perfect them until you can get up and into them without a second thought.

    Good luck, love and light to you all! Namaste.

    (photo sources are unknown, found via google search. please let me know if you know any of these amazing ladies so I can link to their blogs!)

    I need wrist braces so I can do these… :(