Wonderful caffeinatedneurons tagged me, it’s nice to finally know her name.

Meet the blogger rules: Just insert your answers to the questions below. You must tag at least 10 of your followers.

Name: Mariana
Nickname: Topa (spanish for a female mole) but just my bf calls me that, for everybody else I’m just Mary.
Birthday: June 14, the day Anne Frank begins her diary, two days after her own birthday.
Gender: Female 
Sexuality: I think I’m heterosexual, but I had a long lasting bi-curious phase.
Height: 5’2 ft / 1.59 cm
Current Time Zone: Sometimes UTC-5, but more frequently UTC+2
Current Time and Date: According to my heart, 3am, 22th, but my cellphone says 8 pm, 21th.
Last Thing I Googled: ”Why Europeans don’t get married” just to explain my (latin american, protestant priest, hyper conservative) dad why I live with my boyfriend and don’t want to get married any time soon.
Last Thing I Said To A Family Member: ”We love each other, but my priority right now is my postgraduate studies” (see Last Thing I Googled
Favorite Beverage: Snow Geisha White Tea (white tea with cherry), perfect for every season.
First Word That Comes To Mind: Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung (it’s hard not to love German)
Place That Makes Me Happy And Why: Flussbad Oberer Letten in Zürich. Having the chance to swim in a crystal-clear river in the middle of the city with live music or just have a drink by it is simply wonderful.

Number of Blankets I Sleep Under: one, I just discovered the magic of a goose feather duvet that replaces 5 vicuña blanckets. 
Last Movie I Saw In Theatres: The Maze Runner, twice.
Three Things I Can’t Live Without: wrist watch, Swiss army knife and my Sony cellphone (once waterproof, always waterproof).
Something I Plan On Learning: maybe French…
Advice For My Followers: My motto is: “Live your life like a movie you’d watch”. If you follow your heart, fight for what you love and want, it’s probably that you’ll actually end up having a movie about your life. Make that screenplay worth filming!

Tagging some lovely people who you should follow if you’re not already (no obligation to fill this out at all).

kein-engel, ist-ein-traum, lazymatter, manucheshire, royeyal, soreva, fragmentsinmyeyes.


Agnodice (c. 4th century BCE)

First female physician to practice medicine legally in Athens

During her time, women practicing medicine was outlawed when it was discovered that female midwives/obstetricians were providing abortions for clients. Determined to assist women, she cut her hair and wore men’s clothing to study in Egypt

Studied at the University of Alexandria under the great anatomist, Herophilos. She returned to Athens and continued to wear men’s clothes to treat women. When a woman in labor refused to be assisted by a man, Agnodice revealed her gender and was permeated to help her

Her popularity among the women of Athens grew and she was brought to trial for seducing the women. When she revealed her gender at the trial, she was accused of false pretenses and practicing medicine illegally. When the women arrived to argue for her, she was acquitted and allowed to practice legally

(Source: Wikipedia)


Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 

As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 

So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”

The message is clear | Follow micdotcom 

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