heymacareyna
fuck-benedict-cumberbatch:

thewhisperinglady:

flowerfistandbestialwail:


In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.
The free rat, occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips, the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive — which is a lot to expect of a rat.
The researchers came to the unavoidable conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy — and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state.
“A New Model of Empathy: The Rat” by David Brown, Washington Post


OH MY.

this just in: rats are more humane than humans

fuck-benedict-cumberbatch:

thewhisperinglady:

flowerfistandbestialwail:

In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.

The free rat, occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips, the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive — which is a lot to expect of a rat.

The researchers came to the unavoidable conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy — and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state.

“A New Model of Empathy: The Rat” by David Brown, Washington Post

OH MY.

this just in: rats are more humane than humans

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sixpenceee:

Thoughts at 2 A.M

I think the most terrifying things aren’t shadow people or black eyed children. Nor tales of tall, faceless demons that crawl around in your nightmares. Because most of these are constructions of the imagination. I think the most horrifying things are human beings and what they are capable of. 

heymacareyna

ironrescue:

untitledeverything:

restlesslyaspiring:

17teenvoguechallenge:

deathlyillandalwaysbusy:

Actually most fantastic and inspirational advice from a female character geared towards children that I have ever seen.

if all girls took this to heart seventeen’s sales would plummet probly

This is amazing. Signal boost.

Also if dudes took this advice they wouldn’t be bitching about being “friendzoned” they’d realize they are just friends. And that’s okay.

Friendly reminder that this is a genderbend episode meaning this character is usually a guy. Which makes this show that much more awesome.