A tip from your favorite nurse
(that’d be me)
Always have eggs in your fridge
You just never know when someone will split their head open
Or cut their finger while cooking
And so on
See that membrane there?
While the blood is gushing - hold pressure and crack open an egg
Peel that there membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure)
The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches
If you even need them that is
Nature: 1, Band aids: 0
I did some research on this (because I do that now, fucking science get out) and it seems that this was done in the early 1900s somewhat frequently. It was used as a way to treat just about any kind of skin wound, from burn to cut to in at least one case an ulcer. It actually helps the wound heal not by preventing blood loss but by replacing part of the skin tissue and helping it grow.
It also helps in healing scars and reducing their visibility.
Also, if you have a splinter, smack one of these things on there and it will draw it out of your skin. No more shitting around with pliers.
it will also suck the poison stuff out of mosquito bites and stop them from being itchy
Did not know the mosquito bite or splinter thing! EGGS—IS THERE ANYTHING THEY CAN’T DO?
They cant fix the economy
So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.
Is this true?
Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”
You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to use their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.
There’s a documentary about this on Netflix called Pink Ribbons, Inc. if anyone’s interested.
Bitch, I do both. How dare you criticize someone just because they don’t prefer or have access to the same physical activities as you. Not to mention that the two activities serve two different purposes. Zumba is more cardio-oriented with mild full-body toning whereas lifting is going to target specific muscle groups more intensely.
If you genuinely think your workout is better than someone else’s, you are a problem. You are one of the reasons our world is so fucked up. Health isn’t about badges, bragging rights, or physical superiority, and your perpetuations of those notions are part of why eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and depression are so rampant in modern society.
And let’s not ignore the misogyny that’s apparent in memes like this:
Zumba is coded as a feminine workout. It’s a workout that’s mainly aimed at women, taught by women, and framed as a feminine weight loss method. This means that zumba is often interpreted as “not a real workout” or somehow easier than other forms of exercise.
Compare that to lifting, which is a male dominated activity. It’s often okay for women to lift simply because men have already put their stamp of approval on this exercise. It’s okay for women to occasionally be tomboys, or to support their boyfriends at the gym, or to get “dat ass” by doing squats. As long as they mimic male activities without actually getting better than the guys, women are allowed to lift.
There’s a reason why we’re taught that one of these exercises is what a “bitch” does, while the other is legitimate.
Also, zumba is fun. I train in fucking Krav Maga AND like to occasionally get my cardio on with my gal pals from work.
I’d like to correct this:
“God, send us someone to cure AIDS, cancer, etc., etc.”
“I did, but you gave them a substandard education because they lived in an area with poor funding due to low property taxes.
I did, but you let them die because they couldn’t afford healthcare.
I did, but due to racism you stomped out their potential and didn’t give them the same opportunities.
I did, but you make a college education too unaffordable while giving the big bankers passes.
I did, but you saw a homeless youth before you saw a kid with potential.
I did, but you kicked the downtrodden while they were already shoulder deep in sinking sand.”
reblogging for the comment
I did, but you forced her to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term, forcing her to become a single mother with limited income, having to sacrifice her college dreams in order to provide for her unwanted child.
fucking BOOM ^