Nobody tries to take away your right to use a condom. Nobody hammers into your head that you should feel guilty and shameful about preventing your gift-from-God sperm from fertilizing an egg and thus ensuring the birth of a beautiful child. No politician tells you using condoms makes you a slut. Nobody bombs a convenience store that sells condoms, threatens people who put condom vending machines in areas, or attacks politicians who support condom use.
“Once the final 13 episodes of Fringe air, Jackson wouldn’t mind making a cameo on his former Dawson’s Creek costar James Van Der Beek’s ABC comedy Don’t Trust the B—— in Apt. 23. “I’m actually not opposed to it. I think it would be really funny, just as a nice coda to get us all back together,” Jackson told Us. “I think that would be all right.”—Joshua Jackson [x] (via dontforget2remember)
“Love is the best school, but the tuition is high and the homework can be painful. As imaging studies by the U.C.L.A. neuroscientist Naomi Eisenberger show, the same areas of the brain that register physical pain are active when someone feels socially rejected. That’s why being spurned by a lover hurts all over the body, but in no place you can point to. Or rather, you’d need to point to the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex in the brain, the front of a collar wrapped around the corpus callosum, the bundle of nerve fibers zinging messages between the hemispheres that register both rejection and physical assault.”
•Diluvia refers to glacial drift originally thought to have been caused by the Deluge or other great floods. •A deposit of superficial loam, sand, gravel, stones, etc., caused by former action of flowing waters, or the melting of glacial ice.