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It’s Banned Books Week!I think I speak for all of us when I say that challenging or banning books just makes us want to read them more. Here’s what I’ve been reading this week so far on the subject of books and censorship:

Banned Books Week.orgThe Top 10 Challenged TitlesBooks Challenged or Banned 2012-2013 11 Quotes From Authors On Censorship & Banned Books15 Books Banned For The Most Absurd Reasons Ever12 Crazy Reasons Why Books Have Been Banned12 Signs You’re A Banned Book ReaderOn the “Banned” Wagon: The Month in Book ChallengesAmerica’s Most Surprising Banned Books A Chat With Rainbow Rowell About Love and CensorshipPenguin Presents: Authors Stand Up for Free SpeechPatrick Ness’s Top 10 ‘Unsuitable’ Books for TeenagersGiving Voice to the Voiceless: Author Ellen Hopkins

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Fun guy chillin’ in South American rainforest finds plastic-eating fungi
Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source
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THE EARTH IS SO AMAZING IT KNOWS THAT WE’RE FUCKING IT UP AND EVEN THEN INSTEAD OF GIVING US AN APOCALYPSE IT GOES AND GIVES US A SOLUTION TO HELP US FIX WHAT WE FUCKED UP BLESS


The above link to the abstract is broken, but luckily it is available here.

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Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source

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Wow

THIS IS AMAZINGGGG

I love nature

THE EARTH IS SO AMAZING IT KNOWS THAT WE’RE FUCKING IT UP AND EVEN THEN INSTEAD OF GIVING US AN APOCALYPSE IT GOES AND GIVES US A SOLUTION TO HELP US FIX WHAT WE FUCKED UP BLESS

The above link to the abstract is broken, but luckily it is available here.

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Squirrel being fed by a marionette of an old lady being controlled by an old lady. My life is complete   

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Squirrel being fed by a marionette of an old lady being controlled by an old lady. My life is complete   

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Celebrate National Dog Day by spreading awareness of “The Truth About Purebred Dogs.”

Okay, I get it. You love your purebred bulldog! Who could resist that loose skin, those stubby legs, and that adorable underbite? Well, I hate to break it to you, but that lovable little freak — along with almost every other breed of dog — was created by Victorian eugenicists less than one hundred years ago. What’s more, the breeds they created are now getting so inbred that most of them are sicker than … well, dogs! Check it out: Adam breaks down the awful truth for you in the newest episode of Adam Ruins Everything.

For more information, watch the BBC documentary Pedigree Dogs Exposed, or check out the following sources:

The English Bulldog is my all-time least favorite breed of dog for the following deformities I see in almost every one of them (I have not found one yet that has zero deformities or disease states):

- Brachycephalic airway disease: narrow nostrils, extraneous soft palate tissue that catches in the back of their throats, weak cartilage in their small tracheas, and extraneous vocal folds all combine to produce a potentially fatal respiratory collapse.  A bulldog on a hot day or a bulldog stressed out in any way, shape or form is a ticking time bomb for suffocation.  Every vet has heard at least a few stories of a bulldog dying on a 75 degree day or during a routine nail trim because the dog was restrained normally and simply stressed itself to death.  I have seen bulldogs turn blue from overexcitement.

- Entropion, where eyelids roll toward the surface of the eye, leading to eyelashes rubbing on the cornea; over time this can produce ulceration, chronic eye irritation, and loss of vision.

- Hip dysplasia

- A propensity for luxating patellas and/or cranial cruciate ligament rupture in their knees

- Ingrown tail resulting in orthopedic pain and/or disgusting skin infections under the folds of the tail

- Facial fold yeast and bacterial infections (sometimes MRSA)

- Ear infections, and they are usually not the mild yeast infections that are easily treated but deeply entrenched bacterial infections that may require bacterial cultures, flushing the ears under anesthesia, and months of medication

- Skin allergies resulting in miserable itching and scratching and a bright red, patchily haired, smelly, uncomfortable bulldog

- Rotated teeth and a massive underbite (funnily enough, I never see really awful dental disease in bulldogs because they DON’T LIVE LONG ENOUGH)

- Inability to give birth without Cesarean

Basically, every time I see an English bulldog the client spends $400-$500 because there are SO MANY THINGS WRONG.  What is this money spent on?  Allergy medications.  Antibiotics for skin infections.  Topical sprays and shampoos for skin disease.  Medicated wipes for the face and tail.  Supplements like fish oils for the skin.  Pain medications for joint disease.  Eye medications for eyelid infections or ulcers. Bloodwork to make sure none of the above medications that are keeping the bulldog somewhat comfortable are damaging to the liver or kidneys.  

I would so much rather that money be spent on a dog that will be fairly healthy and happy with minimal maintenance from the client, because believe it or not, it is immensely frustrating as a vet to see a pet come back with the same problems time and time again.  We want to fix your pet!  We like seeing your pet only for well visits!  Doing damage control on an animal that has so many profound defects is disheartening and depressing.  Plus there’s the frightening thought, “Is this the time a bulldog dies from a nail trim?” whenever you have to restrain one of them.  

If you own a bulldog, expect to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on maintenance over its short lifespan - compared to a few hundred a year for a healthy animal.  If all you need to pay for is an annual exam, vaccines, parasite prevention, and routine parasite/blood screening, it’s a lot easier to maintain a pet than if you’ve got an animal that’s in every month or two for an issue, and also needs basic care.

I can’t speak passionately enough about the anger I feel on this topic.  The most frustrating thing of all is that most bulldogs I have met have sweet, clownish personalities and are nice dogs.  That’s why it’s so upsetting to get a call from a client that their 4-year-old bulldog died on air-conditioned car ride, or that their bulldog had to go to the specialist to get airway surgery to open the nostrils and remove excess soft palate, or else die.  It’s not fair to them.

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Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign

Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign

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HREADSBOOKS 1K FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY!

I’ve reached 1,000 followers! That means it’s giveaway time again. I wanted to thank my followers so much for all the great book discussions and recommendations, you guys are incredible!

Rules:

1. There will be one winner. They will get to choose three books from the following list: 

  • The Virgin Suicides By: Jeffrey Eugenides 
  • Sharp Objects By: Gillian Flynn
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer By: Michelle Hodkin
  • Wintergirls By: Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Night Film By: Marisha Pessl
  • The Name of the Star By: Maureen Johnson

If the winner has already read these books (or they want the next in the series, etc.) I’ll work something out with them. All books will be paperback (covers may be different than the ones pictured) and sent from The Book Depository. The winner must be willing to give me their address.

2. You must be following hreadsbooks. No giveaway blogs.

3. You can blog this once for an entry. Likes do not count.

4. If you are younger than 18 please ask parents permission.

5. This giveaway is international. If the Book Depository ships to you, you are eligible.

6. This Giveaway ends 10/22/2014. Once I contact the winner, they have 72 hours to respond with their address.

If you have any questions please ask.

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