Food Show more
Just fyi: ricotta cheese explodes when you try to microwave it. I have no idea why this happens, but it seems to be unavoidable.
Homophobia Show more
Before I started presenting myself as butch I used to be kinda femme, even to the point of wearing makeup and shaving my legs sometimes. It still hurts to think of how sweetly people treated me then vs now.
Like, increasing a 5% risk by 18% makes it roughly 6%, because 0.05*1.18=0.059. The new risk is not 18%, despite what the documentaries may say. I'm concerned that the people making these either lack a high school-level understanding of science and math, or are purposely misleading people for attention and profit
Diet culture Show more
Not interested in any talk that shames people for the food that they are currently able to feed themselves. Even if it's not vegan. Even if it's McDonald's. Even if it's not local. Shaming and blaming people for what they are able to eat is should not have any part in our vision for a sustainable and just world.
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So if you're able I highly recommend replacing the water in your bread with milk and the sugar with honey. The milk makes it nicer and more nutritious and the honey seemed to keep it fresh a bit longer.
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Some thoughts on synthetics:
-Is the chemically identical but synthetic version of a substance inherently better or worse than the naturally produced one?
-Are there ever benefits to synthetics, like being able to make vanillin with the lab instead of from rare imported orchids, or micas that can be made with no risk of contamination?
For me, I think a chemical is a chemical no matter how it got there, and I think that the synthetic form of something can have definite benefits over the natural version.
money thoughts Show more
I've always wondered if I came into more money would I switch to all of the eco friendly products I see for sale or would I keep buying cheap shampoo and give that money to people who actually need it
This is purely theoretical btw, I've never had money to burn
Job stuff (+) Show more
I actually got a call back on one of my apps. It's for an unpaid internship but if all goes well I can get a small stipend to keep myself alive throughout
I know it's ridiculous to have a four year degree from a respected institution and a solid work history and still be struggling to find a job, but I'll take what I can get
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Do y'all ever feel like you're getting older rapidly and you never had the fun and carefree youth you were promised because that doesn't exist under late capitalism
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.