|—||Francois Mauriac (via larmoyante)|
But new study confirms that it’s not good for preventing pregnancy
Like I always say, withdrawal is great for a secondary form of protection to help boost effectiveness or if you have absolutely no other option but it is not effective enough and it is really easy to mess up on that you shouldn’t use it by itself if you have other options.
Go to free clinics, planned parenthood, the health department, or school health clinics and ask for free condoms and/or if they have any programs that will help you get birth control. If you don’t have insurance go fill out family planning medicaid and they will cover your birth control prescriptions. You can buy the sponge and spermicide over the counter without prescription. Condoms don’t have an age limit, you can buy them at any age!
|—||Thich Nhat Hanh (via larmoyante)|
Until last week, the official policy of one Virginia city was to assume all rape victims were lying.
Instagrammers Explore Victoria Falls
For more photos from the falls, check out the Victoria Falls location page.
In southern Africa, where the Zambezi River flows along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the water suddenly erupts into what those indigenous to the region call Mosi-oa-Tunya: “The Smoke that Thunders.” This phenomenon is none other than Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall.
Though not technically the tallest or widest waterfall independently, the combined height (1,708 meters) and width (108 meters) result in the largest continuous sheet of falling water. Spray from the falls rises 400 meters on average and is visible from up to 48 kilometers away—the “smoky” effect that gave rise to the falls’ indigenous name. After plummeting over the edge, the waters of the Zambezi zigzag through a series of six consecutive gorges before continuing along the border.
The falls received their English name after Scottish explorer David Livingstone stumbled upon them in November of 1855 and named them after Queen Victoria. The falls are now a protected UNESCO World Heritage site with both names officially recognized.
As nearly a million tourists flock to the falls each year, the falls have been well documented with photos and videos on Instagram.
As beloved writer Anne Lamott famously put it, "You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind… Rationality squeezes out much that is rich and juicy and fascinating.”explore-blog)
|—||Leo Buscaglia (via larmoyante)|
|—||Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison (via larmoyante)|