online-resources

anonymous asked:

how did you learn so much about astrology? I love your acc and I want to learn about astrology too!!

I mean its always been a subject I was interested in.. I learned about it in school at first; we were doing astronomy in ap earth science last year and the topic of astrology came up and ever since then I started looking up resources online and stalking astrology blogs on here and I became an astrology hoe :)

anonymous asked:

Hi, what was the name of that web app or extension that lets you see if people who message you have been reported as potential rapists or otherwise dangerous? I'd really like to use it but I forgot the name. That post about the guy with the curling iron really scares me.

I think what you’re talking about is the Predator Alert Tool for OKC, which is available here. There’s also a good how-to guide here, for easier installation.

Other great resources for OKC users that I’ve come across include:

  • OkCupid (for the Non-Mainstream User) is a Google Chrome extension that makes browsing profiles infinitely easier and faster.
  • okcreeper.me is a website that lets you look at the basics of someone’s OKC profile without visiting them through OKC. You can’t see their questions, but you can see most everything else.
  • OkCupid’s instant messaging settings - Most people don’t know that there are ways to filter incoming instant messages because they don’t have any link to it, but they do exist. You just have to type in the url manually.
  • CreepShield - An online facial recognition tool that can identify if a potential date is a registered sex offender.
  • Kitestring - An automated text messaging service that will alert authorities and emergency contacts if you go missing.

Best of luck out there! Stay safe.

- S

List of useful sites dealing ADHD,depression, and various mental issues

I thought (since it was so useful to me) to make a consolidated list of all the sites and blogs that  I find helpful, and blog them here - the more exposure, the better. 

ADHD:

http://actuallyadhd.tumblr.com/


The best and biggest. This blog is  amazing. It’s run by a stuff of several girls who had gathered enormous amounts of information,links, tips, advice; anyone is welcome to send an Ask - in most cases, you will be answered. Most of what I’ve learned about handling my ADHD, I’ve learned there. 

http://lifewithadhd.tumblr.com

Random factoids , everyday behaviors,medications and the pros and cons of them (as well as other mental illnesses that tend to overlap with ADHD.)

Also run by a non-professional but very helpful person. 

http://addvancingadhditudes.tumblr.com/

An incredible site - even it’s looks are oriented so that it will be easier to read. It has a great FOQ pages and much information, and here, also, eash Ask is welcome and respected - and receives a reply. 

Now,other issues:

I have moderate depression with peaks of sever depression; 

Depression related blogs

http://recoveryandmentalhealth.tumblr.com/

Incredibly supportive and useful. This blog is focused on providing helpful resources and information about mental illness, mental disorders and recovery. They also place a large focus on helping rape survivors and recovery from trauma, which makes it twice helpful for me. Great site.

http://mentalillnessmouse.tumblr.com/

This site concentrates on meds - and gives you a huge wealth of information - everything from Hotlines for crises, FOQ, and other helpful links, through definition of mental illness.  Great site. 

http://anxietyinteenagers.tumblr.com/

For teens this site is great, it’s oriented toward helping teens and young people deal with anxiety, social anxiety, and so on. It’s an informative blog, but friendly.I’m far from my teens (but stuck mentaly somewhere around 16…) and I enjoy it myself. 

That’s all for now. I will reblog and add more as I fine them. Good luck everyone, and hold strong:) It does get better, you know, even when you’re in a dark tunnle and can’t see the light. Hold on to that

Free! The Guggenheim has put 65 modern art books and catalogues online

From OpenCulture:

In recent days, the museum has made 65 art catalogues available online, all free of charge. The catalogues offer an intellectual and visual introduction to the work of Alexander CalderEdvard MunchFrancis BaconGustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, and Kandinsky. Plus there are other texts (e.g., Masterpieces of Modern Art and Abstract Expressionists Imagiststhat tackle meta movements and themes.

Now let me give you a few handy instructions to get you started. 1.) Select a text from the collection. 2.) Click the “Read Catalogue Online” button. 3.) Start reading the book in the pop-up browser, and use the controls at thevery bottom of the pop-up browser to move through the book. 4.) If you have any problems accessing these texts, you can find alternate versions on Archive.org, which lets you download books in multiple formats – ePUB, PDF and the rest.

Why We Started 'The Parents Project'

by Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo, co-founders


Every single project we’ve undertaken over the past four years has been informed by the requests we’ve gotten from our readership. Up until very recently, that readership was made up of LGBTQ young people who asked for our advice on a daily basis over at Everyone Is Gay. They are, and always have been, an incredible group of supportive and wonderful people, and they are very, very good at letting us know how we can help them!

When, in 2011, many of our readers asked us to come and talk with their fellow students and teachers at their schools, we took that question seriously. After several years of visiting schools (shout out to Ohio for having a million billion of ‘em), we realized that there was one question that was being asked over, and over, and over again: “Can you please help me talk to my parents?”

So, here we are.

The Parents Project actually began as an idea for a book, where we set out to write a question-and-answer guide for parents whose kids had recently come out to them in a succinct and easy-to-understand manner. In writing it, we came to discover that the reason so many of our readers had asked for this resource was because it didn’t exist!!! You can read a bit more about the ins-and-outs of our book in this recent interview with CoolHunting, but let’s get to how it inspired the creation of The Parents Project!

When we wrote This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, we included a resources section so that we could provide additional materials for families that needed them. We were shocked to find very, very few. PFLAG is a resource that exists for families and friends of LGBTQ people, and they have been around for well over 40 years – however, their primary focus is on-the-ground work with community members in their 350+ local chapters. While these meetings are incredibly meaningful and much-needed, there are a lot of families who don’t feel quite ready to put their faces and names and bodies out there with others, even if they are facing similar questions and experiences. 

That is where The Parents Project comes in, existing as a first-of-its-kind an digital presence for parents whose kids have recently come out them. With The Parents Project, we aim to provide a safe space for parents to look for answers, learn about the community, and discover things they wouldn’t have thought to bring up with their kid otherwise. We saw the power that Everyone Is Gay had because of the fact that so many of its readers were able to remain anonymous, ask questions anonymously, and see that so many others shared in the same experiences – and we knew that this would be essential for parents as well!

So, we now have over 20 different contributors (and growing!) who are parents themselves, young people who have gone through similar processes with their families, or experts on specific issues such as gender identity, sex education, and more. We write a piece just about each week ourselves, where we use our own experience as people who have gone through the process with our families as well as our constant dialogue with LGBTQ young people to help inform our answers to the parents who write in!

We are pretty proud of what The Parents Project is becoming, and we would love to hear from you if there are things you want us to include – just send us an Ask!

<3<3<3

Dannielle & Kristin

anonymous asked:

hi there! Im trying to start out properly practicing witchcraft, with an itnerest in cottage witchery, but I'm not sure where to start - your blog has been an incredible help! I was wondering, however, where you got some of your herbs and plants etc (assuming that you haven't grown all of them). I say this simply bc I'm still living w my parents and cant go all out, as it were. I also live in the Southern Hemisphere so some plants dont grow as easily here. Thank you so much, i hope this was ok!

I grow some of my plants, mostly because I have two green thumbs and I just love the aesthetic of a windowsill full of greenery and the calmness I get from tending to my plantbabies.

However, like you, I can’t grow everything I need. I get some of my herbs and spices from the grocery store, when possible. I’m lucky enough to have access to a produce department that stocks fresh basil, sage, and rosemary on a regular basis, so I have plenty of that if I ever need it.

I also utilize lots…and I mean LOTS…of online suppliers for the things I can’t find anywhere locally. I maintain a list of my favorites on my website. The two that I use most frequently are Wellcat Herbs and Starwest Botanicals. I don’t know what their international shipping policies are, but their products are high-quality and very reasonably priced.

You can also check on etsy for witch-owned-and-operated shops that carry magical herbs. There are a few included on the online resources page linked above.

yopizzaislife asked:

I've learned some HTML and CSS on CodeAcademy, but now I have no idea what to do. I wanna do programming, scripting or coding. What do you suggest I start out with and where to learn it online?

Hi there!

I would exhaust the free online resources as much as you can. Read web development/design magazines and blogs. Download tech podcasts. Try to immerse yourself as much as possible. Nothing you learn will be superfluous; it all helps to build up your vocabulary, which will make learning in the future exponentially faster.

First, try out Ruby. Ruby on Rails is a fairly hot full-stack framework. You’ll be able to do cool stuff like build your own Twitter or Blog or Reddit in a super short amount of time.

This short tutorial lets you try out Ruby for free: http://tryruby.org/

And Codecademy has a free course —

Learn Ruby: http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/ruby

Another really great resource is the Flatiron School’s open source Pre-Work for their Web Dev/iOS immersives. Essentially, they ask students to complete all of this pre-work before beginning their 12-week courses. Much of it is free, but a few subjects require a Treehouse or Code School account. These are pretty inexpensive services, less than a programming book. I highly recommend them, especially Treehouse.

You can see the Pre-Work here: http://prework.flatironschool.com/

If you want to try Treehouse, this link will get you 50% off your first month.

The Pre-Work is divided into Web Development or iOS Development tracks, so pick the one that interests you most, or do both!

I’d recommend learning some JavaScript since it’s essential to know if you want to be a web developer. I’d also recommend building a few sites and playing around with jQuery plugins to learn through trial and error.

I think Learning By Doing is the best way to learn, so the online resources that let you actually build things along with the instructor are SO much better than a dry programming book. Leave the dry books for when you need to delve into a topic on a deeper level. Not for starting out.

Some Fun Stuff to Read / Listen to:

Smashing Magazine: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/

Net Magazine: http://www.creativebloq.com/net-magazine

This Tweek in Tech (TWiT) - http://twit.tv/twit

Lifehacker - http://lifehacker.com/tag/podcast

Gweek - http://boingboing.net/tag/gweek

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The Best Online Resources to Learn Code

The e-Learning industry was worth $56.2 billion dollars in 2014 and is poised to double by 2015 according to elearningindustry.com. Someone interested in pursuing coding and website design could spend just $19 a month for unlimited specialized courses.

Here’s a look at three of the best online coding resources for 2015 and how they stack up against the competition.

1. Codecademy

2. Skillfeed

3. Code School

Read in detail: http://bit.ly/1vGljK9

cloeylbreen asked:

I have been interested in Wicca for a month and I have read many things that just urge me to be apart of it. I am Christian and am only 16 years of age. I don't know a single person who is Wicca but I want to ask if Wicca is right for me?

‘apart of first message’ I am fascinated by the deep connection with nature and the balance of it all. I am serious about my desire to apart of Wicca, that is why I want an opinion from someone who is apart of it. Is Wicca right for me? Please help

Hello there. First I wanna just offer you a hug because you sound so very lost.

There is only one person in this entire world who can tell you if the Wiccan religion is right for you. That person is you.No friend, no family member, no mentor can tell you what your spiritual path is.

Finding a religion is a deep person choice that is for you to discover and decide. It took me years to find Wicca, and even longer to decide that it was right for me…and even longer to realize that I had been practicing it wrong when I first decided on it….but that’s another story.

I guess what I am telling you is: Learn from my mistakes. Study. Learn about Wicca. There are so many awesome blogs on this site to help you learn, and even more online resources on the web for you to peruse. Not to mention the amazing book resources that are available now, some of them even online.

Research, study, and then as yourself…what is right for you?

You know having resources for sexuality and romance/aromance online is great because even if you don’t consider yourself fitting any label, you can feel you aren’t weird or a freak.

Like, I have no idea if I am romantic or not. I have never had a crush. I don’t do kissy romantic things with my girlfriend, and neither does she with me. But I still say “I love you” because I do. But that “warm and fuzzy feeling” that keeps getting described, I have no idea what the hell that is.

But I also don’t know if it’s a lack of romantic interest or just that my idea of romance isn’t the same as the social norm.

But you know what that’s fine. Instead of lingering on the whole “you’re a loveless monster who dumped her ex and felt nothing but a lost friendship” thing I did several years ago, I don’t feel like a freak.

It’s not always about discovering a label that fits you. Even if that is what many people feel better about.

It’s about knowing that even if no one label fits you well, you fit in with others. You have a belonging where before you had none. You don’t have to worry about if you’re not whole, because you are

theaddinme asked:

HI there. I am a 31 year old guy, diagnosed a few years ago. I have just started writing a Tumblr about my ADD experiences/frustrations/learns/progress. I don’t suppose you would mind reblogging/linking me at some point? Thanks :D Ben

I had a hard time linking to this blog by using the @ sign. I wonder if there’s a setting you need to change.

Anyway, followers, the blog is The ADD in Me. Follow for more ADHD advice and support!

–Elise