Twenty-one year old insomniac mother to a child whose dreams will forever be bigger than mine could have ever been. I'm entirely made up of flaws,
stitched together with good intention. Moved from the West Coast to the East Coast for a man I love. Oregonian born and raised. College student till the end of time. Lady by day. Philosopher by night. Pervert by choice. Rebel by fate. Keep buggering on my friends.
Cygnus OB2 is an OB association that is home to some of the most massive and most luminous stars known, including Cyg OB2 #8 and Cyg OB2 #12. It also includes one of the largest known stars, NML Cygni.The region is embedded within a wider region of star formation known as Cygnus X, which is one of the most luminous objects in the sky at radio wavelengths. The region is approximately 1,400 parsecs from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus.
The young cluster is one of the largest known, and the largest in the northern hemisphere with some authors classifying it as a young globular cluster similar to those present in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Although it is over ten times more massive than the famous Orion Nebula, Cygnus OB2 is much less well known due to its location behind a massive dust cloud known as the Cygnus Rift, which obscures many of the stars in it; this means that, despite the consensus of its large size, it’s hard to determine its actual properties with its estimated number of massive stars ranging, according to different scientists, for example, from 50 to 100 of spectral type O and its total mass having been calculated as 3*104 solar masses.
Migration requires dramatic seasonal changes in behavior and physiology, and these changes must be timed appropriately for successful migration. In late summer after nestlings fledge, birds begin to molt, replacing their ratty old feathers with sleek new ones. They also begin to gorge themselves. The flurry of activity around this time of year reflects this frantic, single-minded pursuit of food. The birds’ hyperphagia, or excessive eating, is accompanied by great changes in body weight and composition. The birds get very fat—and then they are gone, en route to their wintering grounds on a journey of several weeks. They spend the winter in warmer climates, where resources are sufficient for survival. In late winter, they grow new feathers again; afterward, there’s another weeks-long period of hyperphagia. When the days get longer and the temperature is just right, they’re off again, migrating to summer breeding grounds. Upon arrival, males establish territories. Pairs form. Nests are built. Soon, eggs are incubating, then hatching, and parents devote almost all of their energy to feeding chicks. If time permits, parents may mate again and have another clutch. Then, the cycle repeats….
Migration likely brings to mind the familiar sight of geese flying overhead in their iconic V formation, honking stridently as they fly toward their faraway goal. But the migration of many birds is a rarely observed phenomenon. Most passerine birds, a group that includes songbirds and groups taxonomically related to them, migrate at night. Nocturnal migration has fascinated scientists and bird enthusiasts for a long time. What are the advantages for birds that migrate at night? How do they do it? When do they sleep? The answers to these questions are as yet incomplete. And often answers only beget more questions. Nevertheless, technological advances have facilitated a recent surge in migration research. A recurring theme of this work is that biological clocks are intimately involved in controlling nocturnal migration.
Think Anorexia is funny? Sorry. I am a survivor and find NOTHING cute about this.
Wanna dress up like an Anorexic? All it takes is:
4 years of hospitalization
A nasogastric feeding-tube because you’ve starved yourself so much that your body doesn’t recognize food as a good thing and tries to attack itself.
Re-Feeding Syndrome, which can kill you.
Emotional struggles for years.
A father crying and pleading on his knees begging for you to get help
A mother who cries every time she sees you because you look and SMELL like death.
Holidays missed, birthdays crying in a hospital.
Almost every major organ in your body failing.
A shower chair - because you can’t stand in the shower because you’re too weak and the warm water could make you pass out.
A wheelchair, because you are too weak to walk and it could make you go into cardiac arrest.
A lifetime of medications for anxiety and the health issues “Anna Rexia” caused.
Plenty of money for multiple ER trips due to “Anna Rexia” even in recovery.
And if you don’t get help like I do, or even if you do, a coffin. Because I’ve lost more friends to this eating disorder then anything I’ve ever faced.
I almost died from this. I know it’s supposed to be funny and shit and yeah I get that, but seriously. THIS IS NOT FUNNY. Anorexia is nothing to party about or laugh at. It’s real, it’s deadly, and should not be marketed as a slutty outfit.
Want to dress as “Anna Rexia”? Just go as a Vampire, or a Zombie. Because 1/3 of us are dead.