I’m literally crying because I got a 94% on my stats final. I went from getting 70% on my quizzes and tests to a 94% on the unit exam then  another 94% on my final. I went from a B- to an A in one semester. Thank you so much studyblr for being there for me and motivating me throughout this past semester. It really goes to show that with determination you can do anything!

6 Things You Didn’t Know About the Economics of the Scotch Whisky Industry

A report detailing the economic impact of Scotch Whisky production in the UK has been published this week by The Scotch Whisky Association. Some of the findings make for very interesting reading and highlight just how important this industry is to the UK economy. 

The Water of Life is injecting plenty of spirit into Britain’s GDP,with a staggering contribution of almost £5bn to the UK economy – up from £3.3bn in 2008. This kind of growth is widely predicted to continue as well, with demand for whisky around the world increasing all the time. We have picked out some of the most interesting facts uncovered by the report.

The Scotch Whisky industry is bigger than the UK’s iron and steel, textiles and computer industries

Scotch Whisky is big business and it continues to grow quickly, with a 27% growth since 2008. It is exported all over the world, and it outstrips all of the above as well as shipbuilding, glass and clothing industries. These exports have a huge impact on the UK’s balance of trade, without them it is estimated that the trade deficit would have been 16% larger in 2013.

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What do ZE:A Members Post on Instagram?

Warning: the following post contains nerdery.

Notes: I’ve excluded zeafter because the sample was a bit too small. I’m distinguishing between photographs/vids of the person by himself (Himself) and photographs of the person with or of other ZE:A members (Members) and photographs with or of other people (Other People).


- Kevin posts the highest proportion of photos of himself (68%) followed by Kwanghee (62%). Minwoo posts the lowest proportion (45%).

- Of the photos of Kevin, 59% are selfies/selca. Only 4% of the photos of Kwanghee are self taken.

- MInwoo posts the highest proportion of photos of ZE:A members (36%).

- Kwanghee posts the lowest proportion of ZE:A members (7%) and the highest proportion of other celebrities (15%).

In conclusion, I should get back to writing my thesis.

Edit: I fixed some mistakes -_-

// 11:56am - i’ve got everything i need for a productive day.. iced white chocolate mocha, new spotify playlist, colourful pens, and a messy desk.. i have two midterms next thursday (psych and phil), 8 phil assignments, stats homework, and chem homework all due before then.. but i’m determined to get all my notes done today so i can just focus on my assignments and midterms for the next week 😊✌️ //

Some asexuals feel alone, but let me tell you something. Approximately 1% of all adults are asexual. Assuming that’s correct, that’s 1 out of 100 people, so at a normal high school of about 900 people, that’s 9 asexuals. At a college with approximately 11,000 students, that’s 110 asexuals. On Earth out of about 7 billion people, that’s 70,000,000 asexuals. You are not alone. We are just invisible.

On Agent Carter and Ratings

I see a lot of doom-sayers casting shade on Agent Carter (and I know I just reblogged one - mostly for the links to ways to access it legally), but it’s worth saying: Agent Carter is by no means doing badly.

I don’t know if it’s marketing trying to get more people to watch by making us feel like we might lose our female led superhero TV show, or the media in general trying to downplay the success of a female led superhero TV show, but Agent Carter is by no means doing badly.

Some ratings for comparison:

Recent superhero TV pilots:

Agent Carter pilot: 7 million viewers (6.91)

Arrow pilot: 4 million viewers (4.14)

The Flash pilot: 5 million viewers (4.83)

Gotham pilot: 8 million viewers (8.21)

Agents of SHIELD: 12 million viewers (12.12)

Pilots for the most successful superhero TV shows ever:

Smallville pilot: 8 million (8.4)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer pilot: 3 million (3.3)


So, just to be clear: Agent Carter is not only not failing, it had a distinctly successful pilot for this kind of TV show. It easily outstripped Arrow, which is now into its third season. It had more than twice the number of viewers of Buffy's pilot, and only a million less than Smallville, which ran for 10 seasons.

As for people talking about a drop off this week… if you want to talk about a drop off, let’s take a look at  Agents of SHIELD. This show was hotly anticipated, drawing in the largest viewers for a pilot of a superhero TV show at 12.12 million. The next week viewership dropped to 8.6 million. That’s 3.5 million viewers they lost for their second episode. Agent Carter dropped to 5.10 - still a thoroughly respectable number, and only 1.8 million viewers lost.

It’s perfectly normal to have less viewers for the second episode than for the pilot when a show is anticipated. Contrast Buffy with Agents of SHIELD. One was hotly anticipated and got a very large audience, but lost a lot of that audience because many found it to not meet expectations. Buffy was an almost completely unknown quantity, but built to have a large and loyal audience because, well, it was very good.

What does that mean for Agent Carter? Well, it suggests that it was more anticipated than Arrow and The Flash, but less than Agents of SHIELD. And the drop for the second episode? Statistically not significant at all. Arrow dropped less for it’s second episode, but it had less viewers to drop - the second episode of Arrow had just 3.5 million viewers. The Flash dropped by almost exactly the same amount as Arrow - roughly half a million. Smallville dropped by 1.1 million. Gotham dropped by 1.2 million. Buffy dropped just 0.2 million.

Get this, though: at it’s most successful, Buffy the Vampire Slayer had 7.7 million viewers.

So, if someone tells you Agent Carter is doing badly, remember this: the pilot episode had almost as many viewers as Buffy had at its most successful.

It’s doing fine. And if it gets axed because of ‘poor viewing figures’ we’ll know that that’s grade A sexism.