ASMR stands for “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response,” but there are almost as many alternate names for the phenomenon as there are YouTube channels devoted to it—in the community’s early days circa 2009, ASMR was sometimes referred to as “Attention Induced Head Orgasm” or “Attention Induced Observant Euphoria;” more recently the sensation has been called a “brain orgasm,” “tingles,” or as Reddit puts it, simply “sounds that feel good.” Essentially, ASMR is a pleasurable experience some people report upon being exposed to specific stimuli—common “triggers” include lotion on skin, paper rustling, fingernails tapping, and whispering. Many members of the community watch ASMR videos to fall asleep, but the sensation can be so much more than just a way to chill out—tingles are a profoundly personal (and debatably involuntary) way one’s body has of expressing itself. As one Twitter user reminded me when I asked for new YouTube channel recommendations, “ASMR is about the individual viewer in a way most media isn’t.”


Alexander McQueen, Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013 Details.

Alexander McQueenHaute Couture Fall/Winter 2013 Details.

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Demi Lovato photographed by Giuliano Bekor for FAULT Magazine.

Demi Lovato photographed by Giuliano Bekor for FAULT Magazine.

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ladylike-maniac:

fit-fierce-fab4ever:

60ibs-to-go:

My kind of marathon 

there’s another kind?

This is our life.

ladylike-maniac:

fit-fierce-fab4ever:

60ibs-to-go:

My kind of marathon 

there’s another kind?

This is our life.

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"I think girls are so strong you know, and girls can play music and guitars and drums and sing just as loud or as well as the boys" - Hayley Williams

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nubbsgalore:

the last week of september is sea otter awareness weekwhere most marine mammals rely on a layer of insulating blubber to keep warm in the water, sea otters make use of their dense fur coat.

in fact, their fur is so thick and soft that for centuries humans have hunted the animal. by 1929, sea otters had been virtually eradicated from alaska to california. and while populations of the animal are currently making a remarkable comeback in british columbia, they nevertheless remain an endangered species.  

sea otters play a vital role in their aquatic ecosystem. in the absence of the animal, sea urchin populations explode, leading to the eradication of kelp forests, which in turn affects fish, sea birds and even eagle populations.

photos by tom and pat leeson (peekaboo otter), veronica craft (vogue otter), hal beral (sleepy otter), brian maxwell (cuddling albino otter), jeff foot (super excited screaming otter), matt maran (shouting otter), joe robertson (holding hands otters) and suzi eszterhas (happy otter)

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superwhohannilockpotter:

I will never not reblog this gif set whenever it comes across my dash.

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brazilwonders:

Mafalda, 50 anos.

brazilwonders:

Mafalda, 50 anos.



roseisreturning:

mermaids don’t have thigh gaps but they can still lure men to their deaths

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Your daily reminder that you are cute as fuck!


Catching up with people who are still in school