Athletes who play a unilateral sport (e.g. baseball, shot put, etc.), musicians, and others tend to have less rotation on one side of their bodies. This is a quick and simple test you can do that requires you to be mindful and aware of your own asymmetry. Once you figure out which side is tighter, add in relevant exercises in the transverse plane, like cable chops or medicine ball throws!

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Power is achieved with the ability to dominate and cripple whoever gets in your way. Whether it’s mental or physical, the world will never see a leader without blood on their hands.

Scientists develop ‘programmable’ cement particles to attain enhanced properties

Bringing order to disorder is key to making stronger and greener cement, the paste that binds concrete.

Scientists at Rice University have decoded the kinetic properties of cement and developed a way to “program” the microscopic, semicrystalline particles within. The process turns particles from disordered clumps into regimented cubes, spheres and other forms that combine to make the material less porous and more durable.

Their study appears in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

The technique may lead to stronger structures that require less concrete—and less is better, said Rice materials scientist and lead author Rouzbeh Shahsavari. Worldwide production of more than 3 billion tons of concrete a year now emits as much as 10 percent of the carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, released to the atmosphere.

Through extensive experiments, Shahsavari and his colleagues decoded the nanoscale reactions—or “morphogenesis"—of the crystallization within calcium-silicate hydrate (C-S-H) cement that holds concrete together.

For the first time, they synthesized C-S-H particles in a variety of shapes, including cubes, rectangular prisms, dendrites, core-shells and rhombohedra and mapped them into a unified morphology diagram for manufacturers and builders who wish to engineer concrete from the bottom up.

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Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away… and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast…. be happy about your growth, in which of course you can’t take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind be confident and calm in front of them and don’t torment them with your doubts and don’t frighten them with your faith or joy, which they wouldn’t be able to comprehend. Seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn’t necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust…. and don’t expect any understanding but believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.
—  Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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Strength & Hope

Every morning, we are given the opportunity to overcome our obstacles with grace and to be hopeful that we will do better next time. We are given the opportunity to love each other unconditionally and build each other up to be better people. We are given the opportunity to be Christ for others. That is our shared mission.

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“So your strength is failing you? Why don’t you tell your mother about it?…Mother! Call her with a loud voice. She is listening to you; she sees you in danger, perhaps, and she–your holy mother Mary–offers you, along with the grace of her son, the refuge of her arms, the tenderness of her embrace…and you will find yourself with added strength for the new battle.”

-Saint Josemaria Escriva-

anonymous asked:

Hi! First off, I really love your metas! Ignore this if it's already been asked but I saw the Meta about Yata as the Gold King buckling down to learn to become a King with Anna and maybe even being mentored by Munakata. If he was taken from Homra beforehand, would that make Yata a dual colour wielding King using both Red and Gold? How does this affect him and everyone around him?

I imagine in this case he probably would have two colors, though since he was just a normal Homra clansman versus Gold King his Gold powers would presumably be considerably stronger than his Red ones. Actually that would probably be something I could see Yata having a lot of trouble getting used to, like he’s already got to deal with trying to control his new King powers and on top of that he has to learn to balance having two colors at once. Ooh since Anna and Munakata are tutoring him in how to be King maybe they drag Fushimi in to help tutor Yata on how to handle two colors? Like say since Yata isn’t used to more than one color and especially since his Gold powers are King level it makes his powers a lot more unstable than Fushimi’s are, like Fushimi was able to deal with three colors pretty easily but Yata’s not quite as adaptable plus his Gold powers are so strong it makes any kind of balance really difficult. Fushimi ends up spending a few hours with Yata every day trying to help him find some level of control. Or maybe it’s even been affecting Yata’s Weismann level so they need to get this under control fast and Fushimi has to spend a few days just sticking to Yata like glue teaching him how to keep his two colors from overflowing or overwhelming him. Yata also would probably need some adjustment as far as using his powers is concerned simply because he’s so used to drawing on his Red powers for everything but now that’s not always necessary, like technically he should be using the Red powers for small things where the Gold would be overkill but he always immediately goes for the Red no matter the situation. And it almost gets him in trouble a few times, he’s facing a strong opponent and he needs the King powers but he keeps fighting with his weaker Red powers until someone finally yells at him to stop playing around and use his power properly.

It would also I think be an adjustment for everyone around him, I’m sure Yata would still technically consider himself a Red clansman and he has to be reminded that he’s the Gold King now. There might be some awkwardness with the rest of Homra though, some members like Kusanagi and Anna would of course always consider Yata one of them but some of the other guys question if Yata’s really still part of Homra if he’s the leader of the Golds. Yata would probably be torn on that himself, I think he’d feel like here he had this family that he was finally part of and now he’s not, and even though he’s a King he has no clansmen of his own, only Kokujouji’s leftovers and they don’t exactly have much of a family vibe going. Imagine him ending up discussing this with Fushimi and Fushimi mutters something about how it doesn’t feel good, does it, being out of place in Homra and Yata kinda realizes that this is something like what Fushimi felt. And then Fushimi gets annoyed and snaps something about how Yata will always fit in anywhere eventually though and he still has people who care about him, Yata feels a bit cheered up as he remembers that he really is still part of Homra even if he’s the Gold King and either way he’ll always have Anna and Kusanagi and Kamamoto and all the others, and Saruhiko as well.

I’ve learned that people have a misconception about forgiveness.
People think that forgiveness is for the other person when in fact forgiveness is for themselves.
Forgiveness is the only thing that can set a person free after being severely wronged by someone.
Forgiveness is essential for healing. Forgiveness is essential for peace of mind.
—  Rhonda Elnaggar

Stop letting little things ruin your entire day! We often tell children that “it will be okay” and to “ get over it”, but as adults seldom do we take our own medicine. We walk around complaining about something that annoyed, angered, or simply hurt our feelings for hours then have the audacity to turn around and hold grudges!!! So now we are keeping that anger, sadness, or frustration pent up inside of us… but riddle me this, have you ever sat back and asked yourself who you’re actually hurting in the process? Because I can almost guarantee you that the “antagonist” is losing little to no sleep thinking about you! Heck, 50% of the time they don’t even know that they hurt you! We build up things so much we forget where he root began or even how to fix it we just continuously water it until it has grown out of control. Stop milking your 5 mins, build your self a bridge… and walk on over it! You will be okay!!!
When it is something that is small or can be fixed via simple communication just be like Elsa and #letitgo
-Did you forget to smile today?#thehappyfacemovement #thfm #happyfacemovement #thehfmovement #smile #happy #kthm #fchw #trust #uplift #encourage #happiness #unity #fitness #strength #health #wellness #yoga #thepowerofyou #thepowerofnow #merkaba #kundalini #chakras #God #goddess #alchemy #disney #livelife #keepgoing #dontgiveup

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Queen’s Talk @ City Pop 12/7/16

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“How often do we come together just to talk and celebrate each other? We had a guided meditation led by Khadijah Aliyyah, moments to story-tell, writing, sharing, and overwhelming love and comfort. 
The theme of this kickback was restoring old relationships and creating new ones. Creating stronger bonds among phenomenal women in Boston and beyond.” - hosts Sam C., Johaida F., and Khadijah A. 

Location: City Pop, Egleston Square, Boston, MA
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