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Ground Layering is a form of plant propagation in which clones of the parent plant are made as lower branches come into contact with the soil.

This can be done manually (as I have done above with a Rhododendron), or, it can happen naturally, when a plant produces adventitious roots.

The process can be accelerated by scoring the bark of the stem section that is to be buried to reveal the cambium—which provides undifferentiated cells that turn into root tissue—and applying rooting hormone.

When this is done above the ground, it is called air layering.

Layering is a reliable way to create clones of plants that are difficult to propagate by cuttings, like certain hardwoods, or flowering trees like magnolias. The clone is able to derive water and nutrients from the parent plant, while slowly establishing roots over a period of weeks or months.

#DIY #garden hacks #cloning #resources
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I saw others posting their dragon description templates the other day (dang, if only I had seen these before, I probably wouldn’t have gone and made my own lol) and decided to post mine! It isn’t minimal by any standards, but it suits my needs. Maybe others will like it too! Here’s one of my own dragons as an example.

Rules: Basically none! You can modify it as much as you want, and can credit me for the base code or not, I don’t mind at all. but I’d love to know if you use it so I can see your cool dragon bios :P

Code: http://pastebin.com/xpLkjXiv

Disclaimers: Dragons depicted in this template are not my own, I just grabbed some random cool looking midnight-primary nocs for the template. Currently, item linking is not visible to other users, so you may opt to link the item image instead.

iampetrovitch asked:

i'm interested in hebrew but i don't know how to get started, any advice?

This made me so happy! Not many people want to learn Hebrew so it’s awesome when people do! It’s also tough because there aren’t many resources for learning it (unless you live in a big Jewish community and go to Hebrew school).

First and foremost I would learn the alphabet, and you can do that just by looking at a chart of the alphabet and learning what sound each letter makes.

But there is a PDF version of Colloquial Hebrew on Google (and it starts out by teaching your the alphabet) - just search “colloquial hebrew pdf” - so I would definitely recommend that. 

There are a BUNCH of Hebrew books here that you can download and use. (very useful)

Other helpful sites are : 

http://www.teachmehebrew.com/

http://hebrew.netzah.org/

http://mp3vip.eu/music/pimsleur++hebrew - This website has MP3s of Pimsleur’s Hebrew that you can listen to/download if you want

http://www.hebrew-verbs.co.il/ - this website is ESPECIALLY useful for conjugating verbs, you just need to know how to read niqqud (hebrew vowels)

I would also recommend seeing if your local library has access to Mango, and sign up for an account there. It’s got Hebrew and it’s kind of like a mix of Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur.

If you have a smartphone you can download the app “HelloTalk” to talk with native Hebrew speakers, I use this very often. And if you have a Mac, search for HebrewFlashcards in the App Store and there’s a great flashcard app.

In iTunes you can also listen to podcasts, I really like “Street Wise Hebrew” it teaches you some slang and phrases.

When in doubt, you can always use Quizlet or Memrise - old fashioned, but it still helps you learn!

If you ever want to talk more about Hebrew, or have any questions, or want to talk in Hebrew, feel free to message me!

anonymous asked:

Hi, I've just started Biological Psychology and I need to revise the basics about neurons and the nervous system. I really love learning this subject but I have always found it difficult to understand. Do you have any tips or resources that would help me? Thank you very much :)

Hi, unless you’ve studied biology before people do get a bit lost when studying biological psychology so you’re not alone. There are some useful SparkNotes about neurons and the brain here (X) and there’s a really useful poster that you can order/download for free here (X) by bigpicture. I’ve actually got this poster and I really like using it. There’s a chapter from a textbook here which introduces biological psychology (mainly genetics) which might be useful later in the course (X) and there’s also a full textbook here about understanding biological psychology (including neurons and the nervous system) but I’m not sure what level of understanding it’s pitched at (X). Other than these I would suggest looking at getrevising (X) which is an online revision community where people can post their notes, quizzes, mindmaps, etc. for other people to use. I imagine there’s a lot on there for biological psychology (X). I hope your revision goes well; I’m here if you have any questions.

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This is the PSD that I normally use on my football gifs. It will look different depending on the lighting and original colours so if it’s too green, then remove one of the ‘Selective Colour’ layers at the bottom, if it’s too yellow add blue midtones in the ‘Colour Balance’ layer, if it’s too light/dark then you can adjust that in the ‘Exposure’ layer. No need to credit me or ask for permission. Enjoy! :)

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anonymous asked:

Can you explain or give any links to what the 'grey ace spectrum' is? And what does it mean to be gender queer? (You call yourself queer and I don't really know what that means.) Thanks!

sure, so Ace is short for Asexual and Grey-Ace folks are ppl who fall into the gray area between Asexuality and non-asexuality. some aren’t sure if what they are feeling is sexual attraction, others only feel it infrequently, and/or they feel it but really rarely.

if you want to read more about the Ace Umbrella start at AVEN

Queer is umbrella term for anyone who feels they don’t fit into the societal norms of gender and/or sexuality. it’s often the word of choice for ppl who don’t fit into one of the LGBTIA categories. however, it is also a reclaimed slur, so you should never call someone queer unless they tell you it’s alright.

Genderqueer: “is a term used to describe those whose gender is non-normative (“queer”) or who “queer” gender through presentation or other means.” generally someone who doesn’t fit into the gender binary of male/female or any other gender box. (X)

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015: Practical steps to 'Keep the Memory Alive'

Suggested by Ms Judith Hassan, OBE, Special Advisor, Therapeutic Services for Survivors of War Trauma, Jewish Care, London.

  1. Personally get to know a survivor. (This can be done through the Holocaust Survivors’ Centre, NW4 1QA, 0208 203 9033.)
  2. Invite a survivor into your home.
  3. Volunteer to accompany a survivor as they continue to speak about their experiences.
  4. Read diaries, letters and documents and collect photos that individualise the experiences of survivors.
  5. Sign up to the Guardian of the Memory Project at Yad Vashem.
  6. Go on arranged trips to the death camps. Debrief with survivors.
  7. Listen to individual testimonies. (You can do this online through the USC Shoah Foundation.)
  8. Ensure Holocaust teaching remains part of the National Curriculum. (Contact the Holocaust Educational Trust to learn how.)
  9. Speak up about the uniqueness of the Nazi Holocaust.
  10. Challenge racism, Holocaust Denial and xenophobia.
The Best Noveling Software, Tools, and Apps

There are so many amazing resources for novel-writing, but here are some great ones. Feel free to add on to the list.

  • Scrivener. $45, although there is a 30 day trial for NaNoWriMo and a 50% discount if you win. Features are a corkboard, an outliner, scrivenings to help you edit your novel piece-by-piece, detailed text editing, word count tracker, snapshots of your text, full screen to limit distractions, and more.
  • yWriter. Free. Similar to Scrivener, with a few older features… but hey, it’s free.
  • Evernote. Free or premium. Features are web clippings where you can capture research notes online, notebooks so you can breakdown chapters and scenes, challenges, tags, annotations, highlights, a cloud so you can work from multiple devices (even your phone), and more.
  • Pages. $20. A Mac resource that allows you to outline and write documents. Uses iCloud so you can work on your novel from multiple devices.
  • Draft. Free. A great writer’s resource that allows you to seek advice and tips from people who read your work. The features are the ability to invite people to read your draft, tracking changes they make (and accepting or rejecting those changes), and the Hemingway mode that forces you to write first and edit later.
  • WorkFlowy. Free. A helpful resource for outlining and taking notes to remember when writing your novel.
  • Grammarly. $12. Helpful for those who struggle with spelling and grammar and need extra assistance. It finds more mistakes than the typical Word or NeoOffice program.
  • Penultimate. A free iPad app from Evernote. Your notes remain on the cloud for your other devices, but the app has less clutter for your tablet.
  • Good Notes. $6. The features are the ability to both type and handwrite notes, create diagrams, and more (for your tablet or smart phone).
  • Writer Pro. $20. The features are Note, Write, Edit, and Read, which help writers to focus on the stages of writing a novel.
  • Write Room. $10. Features are a simplistic full screen writing environment, autosave, word count tracker, and distraction free help.
  • Writing Journal. Free. An app that has a stopwatch to time your writing sessions and help you set word count goals.
  • Focus Writer. Free. Features are a distraction-free environment, daily goals, timers and alarms, backgrounds, and more.
  • Write or Die. Free. A website that allows you to set a word count goal and a time limit. If you stop writing for more than a couple of seconds, something horrible will happen to you.

What writing tools do you use?