livelymorgue:

June 6, 1953: The 363-foot towers of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge got their first coat of paint in six years. The painters could work only in the daytime, during dry weather with low winds. “One distraction they don’t have: no one will poke a finger at the paint to see if it’s really fresh,” the caption read. Photo: Ernie Sisto/The New York Times

this hardly seems like my ny.  but then i’m not too familiar with the bronx.

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""I don’t know who sent those chicks, but they was off the hook!” a sideways-hatted young man said, striding into breakfast at the Karibe Hotel. He belonged to the entourage of the rapper Busta Rhymes, whom [Wyclef] Jean had brought down to perform at a campaign rally for Martelly, after the visit to Cité Soleil. Busta had been robbed at his own concert the night before, but there seemed to be no hard feelings this morning, because someone had sent some Marabou women, a term for mixed-race Haitians, upstairs to meet the entourage. Now more members of the group came down, joined by one of the women — voluptuous and young, her eyes darting nervously about."

The Would-Be Prince of Port-au-Prince

Published: July 15, 2011

FWIW, this is where I decided to stop reading. smh.

i have been having some form of this conversation with my cousin and a former co-worker for years now.

some of our ancestors were just straight sloppy and some just lied (at times by omission) to keep things running smoothly.  i think i know more about some of my cousins’ children’s paternity than they do which is sad to me. then there are the outside children who were brought in…

the easiest solution we found for our family tree was to make it completely one-sided and not include any spouses.

krissybelle:

yowtfadriann:

Effects of kissing:
♥ Long kisses are beneficial to our circulatory system.  When kissing, our pulse rate is quickening up to 110 beats per minute.  This is a great training for our cardiovascular system.
♥ After kissing, the lungs work harder, resulting in 60 inhales  per minute compared to regular 20 inhales. Such “ventilation” is a good  preventive measure against lung diseases.
♥ Some dentists believe that kissing is a preventive measure  against dental caries. Indeed, kissing stimulates the flow of saliva  that eliminates acid coat on the teeth.
♥ Kisses that last more than three minutes help us  fight stress and its effects. Long kisses trigger the chain of  biochemical reactions, which destroys stress hormones.
♥ Those who kiss their partner goodbye each morning live five years longer than those who don’t.
♥ Kissing is great for self-esteem. It makes you feel appreciated and helps your state of mind.
♥ Kissing burns calories, 2-3 calories a minute and can double  your metabolic rate. Research claims that three passionate kisses a day  (at least lasting 20 seconds each) will cause you to loose an entire  extra pound.
♥ Kissing is a known stress-reliever. Passionate kissing  relieves tension, reduces negative energy and produces a sense of well  being, lowering your cortisol ‘stress’ hormone.
♥ Kissing uses 30 facial muscles and it helps keep the facial  muscles tight, preventing baggy cheeks! The tension in the muscles  caused by a passionate kiss helps smooth the skin and increases the  circulation.
♥ Kissing is good for the heart, as it creates an adrenaline  which causes your heart to pump more blood around your body. Frequent  kissing has scientifically been proven to stabilize cardiovascular  activity, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol.
♥ Those who kiss quite frequently are less likely to suffer from stomach, bladder and blood infections.
♥ During a kiss, natural antibiotics are secreted in the  saliva. Also, the saliva contains a type of anesthetic that helps  relieve pain.
♥ Kissing reduces anxiety and stops the ‘noise’ in your mind.  It increases the levels of oxytocin, an extremely calming hormone that  produces a feeling of peace.

Well I never knew that kissing did all of that, but now I have even more of a reason to. ♥

sadly, i think cavities are responsible for the sudden appearance of cavities:
Can Cavities Be Contagious?

krissybelle:

yowtfadriann:

Effects of kissing:

♥ Long kisses are beneficial to our circulatory system. When kissing, our pulse rate is quickening up to 110 beats per minute. This is a great training for our cardiovascular system.

♥ After kissing, the lungs work harder, resulting in 60 inhales per minute compared to regular 20 inhales. Such “ventilation” is a good preventive measure against lung diseases.

♥ Some dentists believe that kissing is a preventive measure against dental caries. Indeed, kissing stimulates the flow of saliva that eliminates acid coat on the teeth.

♥ Kisses that last more than three minutes help us fight stress and its effects. Long kisses trigger the chain of biochemical reactions, which destroys stress hormones.

♥ Those who kiss their partner goodbye each morning live five years longer than those who don’t.

♥ Kissing is great for self-esteem. It makes you feel appreciated and helps your state of mind.

♥ Kissing burns calories, 2-3 calories a minute and can double your metabolic rate. Research claims that three passionate kisses a day (at least lasting 20 seconds each) will cause you to loose an entire extra pound.

♥ Kissing is a known stress-reliever. Passionate kissing relieves tension, reduces negative energy and produces a sense of well being, lowering your cortisol ‘stress’ hormone.

♥ Kissing uses 30 facial muscles and it helps keep the facial muscles tight, preventing baggy cheeks! The tension in the muscles caused by a passionate kiss helps smooth the skin and increases the circulation.

♥ Kissing is good for the heart, as it creates an adrenaline which causes your heart to pump more blood around your body. Frequent kissing has scientifically been proven to stabilize cardiovascular activity, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol.

♥ Those who kiss quite frequently are less likely to suffer from stomach, bladder and blood infections.

♥ During a kiss, natural antibiotics are secreted in the saliva. Also, the saliva contains a type of anesthetic that helps relieve pain.

♥ Kissing reduces anxiety and stops the ‘noise’ in your mind. It increases the levels of oxytocin, an extremely calming hormone that produces a feeling of peace.

Well I never knew that kissing did all of that, but now I have even more of a reason to. ♥

sadly, i think cavities are responsible for the sudden appearance of cavities:

Can Cavities Be Contagious?

(Source: yowtfadriann, via the-terrific-kid)