this is my not-surprised-at-all face.
===Research finds that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions.
Mayo Clinic researchers report that antibiotics, antidepressants and painkiller opioids are the most common prescriptions given to Americans. Twenty percent of U.S. patients were also found to be on five or more prescription medications.
… Nearly one in four women ages 50-64 were found to be on an antidepressant, with 13 percent of the overall population also on antidepressants.
Happy Fourth of July, everyone!
Solar fireworks for Fourth of July
A medium-strength solar flare occurred in the early morning of July 3. The flare will not affect the electrical grid, as it is known to do, because it did not erupt towards the Earth.
During World War One, 10% of all casualties were civilians.
During World War Two, the number of civilian deaths rose to 50%.
During the Vietnam War, 70% of all casualties were civilians.
In the war in Iraq, civilians account for up to 90% of all deaths."
— Confucius (via strongcoffeeheavyweights)
Interesting photo-of-the-day set! Above picture is a group of protesters here in South Korea.
Hello, Internet. It’s Matt. We meet again.
It’s been awhile, but I haven’t forgotten about you Tumblr! I’m back!
After a year hiatus, which included getting married, signing a fourth year contract in South Korea, becoming an Uncle, and many other things, I’m back to share and enjoy some time with you people. Hopefully I’ll remember how to do this.
Life Hacks is quickly becoming one of my favorite things.
Nate Silver’s forecasts as of 9:15PM Eastern on Oct. 25. Obama blue, Romney red.
I’ll take it.
via Brian Confrey
So, basically, the majority of the countries the USA has strategic and diplomatic alliances with, hate Romney. That should say a lot right there…
Even China hates Romney.
France and Spain especially make me happy here. XD
I kind of love that Pakistan is the only country that wants Romney elected?
They’re like, Bring it Mittens. Bring it.
germany i am proud of you
Sometimes I’m really fucking proud to be french.
- “The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just.”—
Martin Luther King Jr., “Why I...
- “When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, your’re the one who is smiling and everyone else is...”
History textbooks should all be titled “White Fanfiction.”