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"As Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Lynne travel the length and breadth of our country, visiting all the places that aren’t important enough for Prime Ministers"

TIL there are parts of Australia that aren’t “important enough for Prime Ministers” and that the Prime Minister thinks himself more important than the representative of head of state.

We are truly in the golden age of muppet government.

Remarks at the reception following the swearing in of the 26th Governor-General of Australia, Parliament House, Canberra | Prime Minister of Australia

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Dr. Oz’s Miracle Diet Advice Is Malarkey

thespartanwarrior:

As people were getting ready for the holiday season and its accompanying waist expansion late last year, Dr. Mehmet Oz let viewers of his TV show in on a timely little secret. “Everybody wants to know what’s the newest, fastest fat buster,” said the board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon and one of People magazine’s sexiest men alive. “How can I burn fat without spending every waking moment exercising and dieting?”

He then told his audience about a “breakthrough,” “magic,” “holy grail,” even “revolutionary” new fat buster. “I want you to write it down,” America’s doctor urged his audience with a serious and trustworthy stare. After carefully wrapping his lips around the exotic words “Garcinia cambogia,” he added, sternly: “It may be the simple solution you’ve been looking for to bust your body fat for good.”

In Dr. Oz’s New York City studio, garcinia extract—or hydroxycitric acid found in fruits like purple mangosteen—sounded fantastic, a promising new tool for the battle against flab. Outside the Oprah-ordained doctor’s sensational world of amazing new diets, there’s no real debate about whether garcinia works: The best evidence is unequivocally against it.

The miracle cure isn’t really a miracle at all. It’s not even new. Garcinia cambogia has been studied as a weight-loss aid for more than 15 years. A 1998 randomized controlled trial looked at the effects of garcinia as a potential “antiobesity agent” in 135 people. The conclusion: The pills were no better than placebo for weight and fat loss.

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I have always told anyone that has asked me about this man the same exact thing each time — Dr. Oz is a joke. The fact that he is in the public eye giving out advice on health should be punishable by a public tar and feathering. This man not only perpetuates constant misinformation, but is a major player in pulling society backwards in understanding nutrition fundamentally.

Don’t listen to just anyone when it comes to your health. Find the sources that are backed by relevant and current research that want to lead you to better health and not just out to make a dollar out of you buying into their nonsense.

I’ve felt all the things you have.

sprinkledwords:

I’ve felt all the things you have: that electric jolt that runs up one’s spine making eye contact with someone across the room; the delicious warmth of seeing the slightest trace of a smile begin to play across their face as they lean in for the kiss; the feeling of fingers on fingers, skin against skin; the intimacy, security, and heat of being held tightly against someone else. There’s that wonderful sense of anticipation that comes with getting to know someone new; the sense of endless possibility, a whole new world opening up. I’ve felt at home in someone else, and known what it is to want to put someone else’s wellbeing first. And I’ve felt the bitterness, isolation, and hollowness that accompanies heartbreak; the frustration of trying to pick up the pieces and start again. I have felt all these things. And I hope to one day meet someone to spend the rest of my days with, to get old and dotty with; the two of us contra mundum.

So I defy anyone to say that my love is less than anyone else’s, simply because I’m attracted to members of my own sex.

And I defy any one of the ninety-eight MPs who voted against legalising same-sex marriage to tell me my love is somehow “bestial” or beneath their own.

Look me in the eye and say it to my face.

I dare you.

- thenextstation

THIS.

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oliyoung:


Clarke and Dawe could play that interview straight, and it would be as awesome and ridiculous

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oliyoung:

Clarke and Dawe could play that interview straight, and it would be as awesome and ridiculous

(via Did I mention Juliar has been bullying the Mining Industry? | Crikey)

futuramb:

poptech:

We mentioned The Invisible Bicycle Helmet project last fall, but this video gives a closer look at its creators, design students Anna and Terese. “If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong.”

The airbag is moving out from the cars and will maybe go even further and become implemented in more different places. I can imaging toddlers wearing belts or small backpacks that will inflate at the moment they are falling in the day care yard…

(Source: vimeo.com)

idontbelieveawordyousay:

Thor has a hankering for some rainbow ice cream, but darn that Heimdall! He won’t open the Bifrost!  

 

(Source: theevilcoffeebean, via wilwheaton)

beinstinctual:

WHO MADE THIS?! WILL YOU PLEASE STAND?!

beinstinctual:

WHO MADE THIS?! WILL YOU PLEASE STAND?!

(Source: voirdiree, via fuckyeahdoctorwho)

imsirius:

All of Stan Lee’s Marvel film cameos 

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"The Australian Government has lost a DVD containing the details of users subscribing to its Stay Smart Online alerts service after a contractor sent the information through Australia Post."

“Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?“ Oz govt loses Stay Smart Online user details via Australia Post | ZDNet (via oliyoung)

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th3jynxxx:

thejaderox:

psylentmike:

roxyvidal:

THIS!

That would be completely perfect.  Sign up me for all of that.

:) sounds about right


This is how it used to be always and now how it is sometimes. :/

th3jynxxx:

thejaderox:

psylentmike:

roxyvidal:

THIS!

That would be completely perfect.  Sign up me for all of that.

:) sounds about right

This is how it used to be always and now how it is sometimes. :/