3,456 notes       December 11, 2012 @ 10:49       Via(Source)

fromstarstostarfish:

(Maps courtesy of USDA.)

Food Deserts Across America

A food desert is a low-income area that lacks access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and other foods that make up a heathy diet (limited or no access to supermarkets and grocery stores, sometimes coupled with limited to no transportation); instead, these areas are riddled with convenience stores and fast food restaurants.

The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 required the USDA to study food deserts for one year.  In the study’s findings, some key points were:

  • About 2.3 million households (~2.2% of the population) live more than a mile from a supermarket and have no access to a vehicle.  Another 3.4 million households live between 1/2-1 mile from a supermarket and have no access to a vehicle.
  • Roughly 23.5 million people live in low-income areas that are more than 1 mile from a supermarket.  However, only 11.5 million (4.1% of the population) of these people are low-income.
  • Urban areas are more likely to suffer from limited food access due to racial segregation and income inequality.  In rural areas, it’s because of a lack of transportation infrastructure.
  • Shopping at small stores and convenience stores more likely to be found in food deserts is significantly more expensive than shopping at a large grocery store or supermarket.
  • While some researchers and their studies point towards lack of availability to nutritious foods as the reason for a lack of intake (and instead relying on the convenience stores and fast food restaurants), other researchers/studies prove otherwise. Either way, more research is needed in this area.

Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, vice President and chief medical officer of Blue Cross Shield Texas (not to mention former Texas commissioner of health and a national leader on childhood obesity) said:

The link between inequitable access to healthy, affordable food and chronic diseases is evident in every region of the country.  Low-income and being African-American, Latino, or American Indian increases the likelihood of poor access to good food and the prevalence of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes.  From deep in the heart of Texas to the center of Midwest farm country, to President Obama’s hometown of Chicago, healthy food is not easily accessible to millions of Americans and people are sicker as a result.

Access to healthy, affordable food is a major public health problem and should be considered as important as affordable healthcare.  

While Alan Hunt, senior policy associate at the Wallace Center at Winrock International had this to say:

We thank the USDA for undertaking this thorough study.  Much of it verifies what we already knew - that for millions of people in low-income communities, access to fresh and healthy food is limited.  

Now it’s time for action.  What is needed is a set of coordinated, community based activities across the country, including outreach to existing corner stores, incentives for locating new retail stores, public transportation improvements, farmers’ markets development, nutrition education, and other activities to improve food access.

Supporting successful programs that address inequitable food access - from the development of a network of farmers’ markets that serves the nearly 80,000 mostly low-income residents of Camden, New Jersey, to the remarkable work in Black Hawk County, Iowa, where local producers work together to make fresh, healthy and local food available to restaurants, retirement homes, and universities while generating millions of dollars of sales - is the beginning.  Continuing efforts like these requires national support and leadership to ensure healthy food choices are accessible in all communities.

#oh dear #memphis #yep dat iz where i am from #signal boost #i live in the east bit where it's easy but not a lot of people do :/
9,856 notes       November 14, 2011 @ 02:42       Via(Source)
lazinoch:

MacBookPro 13” GIVEAWAY!!
My dad’s friend gave me this laptop for an early Christmas gift but I already have one and no one else in my family needs it as well. So I’m giving this away as a Thanksgiving/Christmas raffle!
Just like this for a chance to win.
Reblog it for two chances!! 
To enter you must be 18 years or older.
Only likes and reblogs on this post before 12 PM on Thanksgiving day counts as an entry!!

lazinoch:

MacBookPro 13” GIVEAWAY!!

My dad’s friend gave me this laptop for an early Christmas gift but I already have one and no one else in my family needs it as well. So I’m giving this away as a Thanksgiving/Christmas raffle!

  • Just like this for a chance to win.
  • Reblog it for two chances!! 
  • To enter you must be 18 years or older.
  • Only likes and reblogs on this post before 12 PM on Thanksgiving day counts as an entry!!
#i have one but the battery is swollen aka dead and the trackpad is cracked and it's a poor sod of a laptop now. runs on being powered through the cord. so it's not a laptop properly anymore.
72 notes       November 01, 2011 @ 17:58       Via

bananna620:

Contest Alert: Win a free Cortexiph-Aid shirt!

Here’s how:

1. Follow bananna620
2. Reblog this post

It’s that simple! On Nov 12th I’ll randomly choose one lucky reblogger (who is also a follower) and send them a free shirt.

Anyone who’s not lucky enough to win, don’t worry! You can still buy a Cortexiph-Aid shirt for only $10 from Shirt Punch on Nov 14th.

I. Need. This. In. My. Life.

#fringe is my favorites show in all the lands
1 note       August 10, 2011 @ 00:29      

I think this is pretty accurate. Sooooooo, I’m very much a sort of a hippie hermit who just keeps to herself and has emotions and wants to help everyone. I do not think I work well in groups, though. Too OCD for that. But I’m always eager to learn and create. WHILE BEING A HERMIT. Where are the other hermits I can unite with in caves every 10 years?

#personality test #wow man how do these things KNOW
113 notes       July 25, 2011 @ 18:20       Via
elialys:

oliviadunhamandthedeathlyhallows:

detectivejane:

angrycowswithwalterbishop:

welcome to season 4 fringies.

YESYESYES. There is a Joshua Jackson in this photo.

My theory.
Olivia imagines Peter and she’s like “Shut the fuck up”

Uhm. This is from season 1 lol. Not sure which episode, but it’s definitely season 1.

I am 100% certain this is from a different angle inside the bank vault in ‘Safe’. Their clothes are all the same.

elialys:

oliviadunhamandthedeathlyhallows:

detectivejane:

angrycowswithwalterbishop:

welcome to season 4 fringies.

YESYESYES. There is a Joshua Jackson in this photo.

My theory.

Olivia imagines Peter and she’s like “Shut the fuck up

Uhm. This is from season 1 lol. Not sure which episode, but it’s definitely season 1.

I am 100% certain this is from a different angle inside the bank vault in ‘Safe’. Their clothes are all the same.

#fringe #from that ep.
446 notes       July 16, 2011 @ 15:28       Via

SpoilerTV: Enter the Free SpoilerTV Tumblr DVD Box Set Giveaway 

spoilertv:

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#dvds yay!
1,024 notes       June 17, 2011 @ 23:22       Via(Source)
burtmacklin:

batarangs | saneasalice:


If you liked Every Other Movie Produced by this Meme, you will love this one.

WELL FUCKING PLAYED. 


I am glad someone made this and pointed out the lack of color in the casting in this meme. Because I’m thinking the reason one I made only got 5 notes is because it had NO WHITE PEOPLE. Cue the gasps. But if it had white people, we can all be sure it would have more. Which is depressing.

burtmacklin:

batarangs | saneasalice:

If you liked Every Other Movie Produced by this Meme, you will love this one.

WELL FUCKING PLAYED. 

I am glad someone made this and pointed out the lack of color in the casting in this meme. Because I’m thinking the reason one I made only got 5 notes is because it had NO WHITE PEOPLE. Cue the gasps. But if it had white people, we can all be sure it would have more. Which is depressing.

#and i'm a white gal but COME ON PEOPLE
12,605 notes       March 06, 2011 @ 21:28       Via(Source)

Find your name's best anagram 

bohemu:

tanukimaki:

xsingintomymouthx:

sammarrythatgirl:

michiganmauler:

tamaralyn:

stellar-raven:

lucette:

dudavocados:

I’M AN ERUDITION OF BEAUTIFULLY

Lol, I am IN A CRUEL JAR

I’m JEER ‘N’ FIN

 Ahhh haha haha haaa  ULTRA, MEAN TYRANT

I <3 this sooo much LOL

LMAO!!!! BRAIN NEAT TOADEATER

REALLY! HEAD-BEATING

Um, that is kind of how I feel at the moment. People at the library bug me.

BLEARILY OKAY SEA

My full name got this one RAW SCANS AND AN ASH

the fuck is a gaol. I’m a Dazzle in a Gaol. Gaol, really? Not Goal?Okay then

IN HARLOT’S DATABLE HAZE - Oh that’s good.

#random shit
164 notes       February 15, 2011 @ 21:28       Via(Source)
thirddeadlysin:

Fox News Doesn’t Know Where Egypt Is [PIC]

Iraq is not Egypt, Fox News. Wow, look who didn&#8217;t study geography.

thirddeadlysin:

Fox News Doesn’t Know Where Egypt Is [PIC]

Iraq is not Egypt, Fox News. Wow, look who didn’t study geography.

#what is this i cannot even
6 notes       February 04, 2011 @ 19:33       Via

or a videotape: killmotion replied to your post: killmotion replied to your post:... 

panicman:

killmotion replied to your post: killmotion replied to your post: killmotion…

I love how it’s been written however frustrating it is at times, it’s pretty much hearts in my eyes for me. How would you change it? /this is getting invasive on the dash you can msg me if you want~ Hah…

I think a lot of people either see there is not many differences between the two Olivias I guess like you and then like me who think they are completely different people with a few similarities because, sure they were born the same person but veered off into very separate lives early on that had strains of similarities because there are elements that will be the same because genetically they’re the same (sort of, anyway idk if Cortexiphan is in Ourlivia’s DNA or just her neurons in her brain or whatever it was). At 3 Our Olivia was experimented on/shot her stepfather at 9/lost her mother at 14 and lives a tragic fighting existence, still, and is selfless and wants everyone to be saved, she wants what is best for all. While I see altOlivia as someone who hasn’t been through much tragedy in her life and is very feisty/just too fun for me and wants to win at everything as she follows her orders and thinks there’s only one option. And I think I’m just too invested in OUR Olivia whom we’ve known for years to connect with any other. So for one, that’s the first thing.
And she did cross into a hostile universe for Peter to save his life because she had to save him because that’s who she is. He was that important to her. When he left after he found out she had all that time to mull over her mistake and in the end when she did save him got trapped for him and had all those 8 weeks of holding on to one thing of him really was all she had to think about, I really see that as her truly loving him THAT much. Plus Peter did have the intention of coming back to be with her, he no interest in the other her. He was so unsure of how to really act but surprised when he met the other one but it would never occur to him in the slightest to think about her like that because our Olivia is the one he’s had a history with. And when he came back, he slept with “her” but didn’t actually sleep with her, the worst kind of betrayal, imo. Whew. For Olivia to come back to that after all she’d been through, I was heartbroken. Everyone’s heartbroken! That much pain can only come from an equal amount of love. ~You only hurt the ones you love~
Next up, I feel like maybe I could understand the concept of another Olivia and Peter IF this whole altuniverse stuff had been around since the pilot and they all knew each other for the same length of time and also less deceit. That’s probably the main reasoning in all of this. But it’s only really been since s3 + the s2 finale, merely and roughly 2ish months over a couple of years…. So I’m still not very understanding of altOlivia and her motives and why she is the way she is. We don’t know who she is/haven’t really seen the true her in her place where she’s not pretending to be someone she’s isn’t. The fact is we don’t know how much was real and how much was fake so essentially it was all fake, just as if you told a lie mixed with truth, doesn’t it debunk anything that might have been true? Am I making sense? I feel like I’m being confusing.
Honestly to me, it was clearly showing to me she started out looking as if she was a bit annoyed by Peter and not really looking forward to doing the mission but she was a good little soldier who accepted her orders because her boss told her and I do think she was manipulated by Walternate and had no idea what she was getting into and she should have made decisions based on her internal motives rather than just what someone told her to do. But she chose to do it because she accepted there was no way but Walternate’s way of us v them.
And when she was here and she kept fumbling around and then smiling and batting her eyelashes to make her mistakes better which sadly worked…I didn’t like that because when has Olivia batted away anything with a smile, I don’t think she would suddenly become sunshine-y just because of Peter. She would be more content, sure, but she will always be haunted by her past for me. But then all of a sudden altOlivia gets to start to feel things for Peter after 8 weeks? When, you know, she was on the receiving end of false affections, the affections Peter thought he was giving Olivia so she must have forgot for a minute he didn’t know she wasn’t the one he was intending to give the affection for and in turn she “got caught up in it/him” which I don’t understand because she has Frank and her whole world she is doing this whole mission for so why does she get to start having real feelings after 8 weeks and it’s valid when our Olivia got to take years to grow close to him and fall for him without realizing it and do so much for him such as get trapped and almost killed in an alternate universe all for him and her entire world, too, you know? And Peter in the episodes so far or ever since Entrada shows me he hates that he was duped and he doesn’t want anything to do with altOlivia because a he states it was manipulation. In that ep he legit threatened to kill her if he found out anything happened to Olivia, pointed a gun at her called her Dunham—couldn’t even call her Olivia because Olivia is Olivia and ever since has been trying ever so carefully to say to Olivia it was only ever her and she was who it was always about and it’s not about the other her because everything between altOlivia and him was a manipulation and he couldn’t want something like that. Again, if they all knew each other on even terms for even times it would possibly make sense. But all this deceit really grates my cheese.
And finally for me Peter became our Peter for Here from the moment September got caught by Walternate this entire chain of events would eventually play out. In that moment, everything lined up to lead to this, most likely but Peter does belong in the Here universe because that’s where Ourlivia is and she’s who he needs because I think that machine is doing something wrong for him and only Olivia can help…because I think they are linked more than we know. And altOlivia being in the Here universe isn’t where she belongs in the end because she is from There and wasn’t brought here but only chose to come here for a stint while Peter in turn was brought here and raised here and it’s where he belongs now because Olivia his here and if she and him likely even more linked in my theory that she was the little girl meant to catch the firefly that he caught and then they met as kids. So for the entire livfe Olivia lived because of Walter’s actions in taking Peter affected her just as it affected Peter it came back around and connected them all in one big loop. Wow that sounds confusing but for the sake of it being even more connect-y for Olivia and Peter, they are who I root for because despite them being from 2 different universes that’s what I like and what’s so crazy and wonderful is that they are from different places and yet their entire lives all revolve around one distinct moment that affected them all. Does that make sense?
As for altOlivia, sure she obviously needs to show some guilt over her actions and I think we’re getting that fallout next week. I’m very curious to see how that end folds out because otherwise I’d honestly be annoyed if they didn’t show her be guilty for ruining her alternate’s live just as she messed up her own by doing what she did. That has to have consequences on a person. Not that I feel sorry for her, really, she did have a choice and she chose to do this to herself. She never actually had to do anything but eh. She chose it. I really blame Walternate in all this for the most part but you can also blame September for the entire mythos because if he hadn’t of been seen by Walternate, none of this would have happened. Or something.
Ok that got long but it’s essentially how I feel. Basically tl;dr it’s the time difference and manipulation. 8 weeks of deceit versus years of loyalty, is all. And I just love everything Peter and Olivia have been literally from the second they met in the Pilot. Ack these thoughts are an utter mess I just have so many feeeeeeelings.

#fringe is my favorite show in all the lands #I JUST HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS
23 notes       January 24, 2011 @ 20:30       Via(Source)
silenceyourfalcons:

keelmoshun:

notnadia:

elision:

Top Gear - 16x01: A little heavy on the technical aspects (i.e. the actual point of the show) for my taste this week, but then they did land a fucking helicopter on top of a moving car.

Someone needs to teach me how to watch Top Gear, because it seems awesome in theory and yet I don’t get it.

I’ve seen a few eps. It’s a show where a bunch of Brit dudes talk about cars and stuff. But they are quite funny sometimes. America sucks, if we had more game shows like them and this type of “reality” show, PANEL SHOWS, BASICALLY, I’d be down with that. Funny people being funny is always nice to see. Watching people ~wiped out by giant foam things into a pool or whatever and shows about a bunch of materialistic women living in one house who will end up engaged to one man… it is all ridiculous. Make it stop, world. MAKE IT STOP.

The only way to make sense of this: British television (for the most part) is better than American television. They take ridiculous stuff and make it good, i.e. the idea of a 900 year-old alien traveling around space with various human companions. Case closed.

And that sums up that. Britain &gt; America.

silenceyourfalcons:

keelmoshun:

notnadia:

elision:

Top Gear - 16x01: A little heavy on the technical aspects (i.e. the actual point of the show) for my taste this week, but then they did land a fucking helicopter on top of a moving car.

Someone needs to teach me how to watch Top Gear, because it seems awesome in theory and yet I don’t get it.

I’ve seen a few eps. It’s a show where a bunch of Brit dudes talk about cars and stuff. But they are quite funny sometimes. America sucks, if we had more game shows like them and this type of “reality” show, PANEL SHOWS, BASICALLY, I’d be down with that. Funny people being funny is always nice to see. Watching people ~wiped out by giant foam things into a pool or whatever and shows about a bunch of materialistic women living in one house who will end up engaged to one man… it is all ridiculous. Make it stop, world. MAKE IT STOP.

The only way to make sense of this: British television (for the most part) is better than American television. They take ridiculous stuff and make it good, i.e. the idea of a 900 year-old alien traveling around space with various human companions. Case closed.

And that sums up that. Britain > America.

#defect defect defect!!!
23 notes       January 24, 2011 @ 18:31       Via(Source)
notnadia:

elision:

Top Gear - 16x01: A little heavy on the technical aspects (i.e. the actual point of the show) for my taste this week, but then they did land a fucking helicopter on top of a moving car.

Someone needs to teach me how to watch Top Gear, because it seems awesome in theory and yet I don’t get it.

I&#8217;ve seen a few eps. It&#8217;s a show where a bunch of Brit dudes talk about cars and stuff. But they are quite funny sometimes. America sucks, if we had more game shows like them and this type of &#8220;reality&#8221; show, PANEL SHOWS, BASICALLY, I&#8217;d be down with that. Funny people being funny is always nice to see. Watching people ~wiped out by giant foam things into a pool or whatever and shows about a bunch of materialistic women living in one house who will end up engaged to one man&#8230; it is all ridiculous. Make it stop, world. MAKE IT STOP.

notnadia:

elision:

Top Gear - 16x01: A little heavy on the technical aspects (i.e. the actual point of the show) for my taste this week, but then they did land a fucking helicopter on top of a moving car.

Someone needs to teach me how to watch Top Gear, because it seems awesome in theory and yet I don’t get it.

I’ve seen a few eps. It’s a show where a bunch of Brit dudes talk about cars and stuff. But they are quite funny sometimes. America sucks, if we had more game shows like them and this type of “reality” show, PANEL SHOWS, BASICALLY, I’d be down with that. Funny people being funny is always nice to see. Watching people ~wiped out by giant foam things into a pool or whatever and shows about a bunch of materialistic women living in one house who will end up engaged to one man… it is all ridiculous. Make it stop, world. MAKE IT STOP.

#defect defect defect!!! #i want to get out of america so bad sometimes
14 notes       January 24, 2011 @ 11:37       Via
clockworkstop:

So, is it the modernization of Sherlock Holmes that would cause Doyle to roll in his grave or is it my rainbow picspam? Because if it’s the latter, I AM OFFENDED.

#hdu sir rainbow picspams are amazing
PREAAAAAAACH. They are the best. Why else would I have created fuckyeahrainbowpicspams? How rude~ /Stephanie Tanner

clockworkstop:

So, is it the modernization of Sherlock Holmes that would cause Doyle to roll in his grave or is it my rainbow picspam? Because if it’s the latter, I AM OFFENDED.

#hdu sir rainbow picspams are amazing

PREAAAAAAACH. They are the best. Why else would I have created fuckyeahrainbowpicspams? How rude~ /Stephanie Tanner

#hdu sir rainbow picspams are amazing
13,905 notes       January 19, 2011 @ 19:50       Via(Source)
onlyyoubabe:

Someone got me a mac book for my birthday not knowing that I already have one. I can’t return it. So I’ve decided to give it away! It doesn’t matter what country you’re in. A winner will be randomly selected. All you have to do is follow me and reblog this post. The contest will end on February 5th.  :)

Oh, but having two would be cool. I mean. I love Macs. Why not.

onlyyoubabe:

Someone got me a mac book for my birthday not knowing that I already have one. I can’t return it. So I’ve decided to give it away! It doesn’t matter what country you’re in. A winner will be randomly selected. All you have to do is follow me and reblog this post. The contest will end on February 5th.  :)

Oh, but having two would be cool. I mean. I love Macs. Why not.

#i already have one but i ain't gonna say no to this #yay macs!
4 notes       January 19, 2011 @ 16:25       Via

RE: food 

silenceyourfalcons:

I’ve just been informed that garlic fingers is/are an Atlantic Canadian dish. My mind is blown. I thought EVERYONE ate garlic fingers! In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s kind of like pizza except with a weird buttery sauce, cheese, and garlic (and sometimes bacon) instead of the traditional tomato sauce, cheese, and whatever else. They’re amazing.

If you eat something like this, what do you call it (besides delicious)?

Little Caesars, a pizza place in the US—my favorite pizza place—calls it crazy bread. HNNNGH CRAZY BREAD. With the garlicy buttery goodness. Come to me.

#pizza is the best ever at any temp imo