The Colors of Us (1999)

“My name is Lena and I am seven. I am the color of cinnamon. Mom says she could eat me up.”

Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when Lena and her mother take a walk through their neighborhood, Lena sees that there are many different shades and tones of brown. Seen from an artist’s point of view, skin colors are subtle, varied–and cause for celebration!

Karen Katz created this book for her daughter, Lena, whom she and her husband adopted from Guatemala six years ago.

By Karen Katz 

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The one where the physicist tries to shoots himself!

Physicist can go to varying extends to convince themselves/ others that Physics works!

And this physicist certainly knew what he was doing when he tried to shoot himself underwater.

Albeit, this video had mixed response from the community, I personally loved it!


Had the demonstration been done in the ground, it would have fatally punctured him for sure. But underwater, its a whole new story.

When an object tries to move through a medium, it is constantly bombarded by molecules present in the medium. Thereby, exerting an opposing force known as Drag.

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This also has nothing to do with the type of bullet being used. Guns functionality is not altered in air or water. The bullet exits the gun with the same force as it would in air.

But its just that once it is propelled from the barrel, the drag that water offers is about 800 times that of air consequently quickly decelerating it!

Physics works !

Ergo, diving underwater when being chased by the bad guys is probably a good idea and movies were right all along!


But to a ballistic engineer, that’s not great news and paved the way for underwater arms ( How do you fire arms underwater? )

Day 644 - Tairenar | テールナー | Braixen

Tairenar grows a stick from its tail after eating so many branches as snacks as a Fokko. It can burn the end of the stick with its hand. This torch leads many adventurous Tairenar through dark caves. To evolve, they need to strengthen their mental fortitude and control the burn with their thoughts.

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Helmets Temporarily Hidden in Legion Alpha - Surprise!

Hello everyone! We wanted to give you a quick heads-up on a temporary change in the current Alpha build that could use a little extra context, to avoid confusion.

Our art team is currently working on some updates to the way helmets are shown in the game, which will ultimately make them look a lot nicer on the high-definition models released with Warlords of Draenor. That work is still in progress, and as a result, head-slot items are in varying stages of work-in-progress. In order to keep things looking sensible – and avoid generating a whole lot of unnecessary bug reports – we’ve hidden that slot from displaying on all characters temporarily while our artists put their finishing touches on things.

Thanks for your patience!

Bluepost today has hinted that helmets will look much nicer on the new HD models in Legion. Could it be……..


This might be relevant for some of you ;-)

Using the physics of your perfect pancake to help save sight (Phys.org)

The appearance of pancakes depends on how water escapes the batter mix during the cooking process and this varies with the thickness of the batter, according to new UCL research. Understanding the physics of the process can help perfect pancake making and gives important insights into how flexible sheets, like those found in human eyes, interact with flowing vapour and liquids.

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anonymous asked:

asians are inherently smarter because the culture values education a lot more, so parents typically focus on educating their children while westerners focus on other things such as sports, etc. this also breeds competitiveness between asian classmates, thus motivating asian students to work harder and eventually becoming smarter. so yes, asian students aren't "born smarter" but they definitely have the upbringing that makes them more successful academically. care to agree/disagree?


first of all, you cannot lump all asians together into a single stereotypical view of a culture. asia is a vast continent with a variety of cultures, and the term “asian” is broad. this is a generalization that does not hold true for all asian cultures, families, and students.
your statement combines all of these different ethnicities, cultures, and people of the largest continent of the world into “one culture” which really isn’t adequate. the upbringing of asian students will vary greatly from family to family based on a variety of things such as the parents themselves, ethnicity, and the country that they are living in. you cannot guarantee academical success from such a factor like that. there are simply too many variables.

besides, asia is not the only continent that values education highly. what about the stigma surrounding people who don’t graduate college in the expected four years, the people who go to community college, the people who choose to take a gap year, the people who switch their major, etc etc etc. they are all pursuing their education but are still deemed by some people as “not good enough.”
i would say that’s a considerable value that people place on education.

there are asians who focus on other things such as sports, the arts, and music as well as the stereotypical math, science, and technology. there is a huge spectrum of the work ethic among asian students that can range from “does not care” to “works very hard.” how can you be so sure that asian students will work harder? how can you be so sure that competition will develop in the first place with every asian student?
furthermore, this supposed “competition” does not necessarily give motivation. what about the asian students who don’t fit with this stereotypical standard and feel miserable and worthless about it? what’s so motivating about a standard and competition that only makes them feel like they are defined by a grade or a score?

all in all, the reasoning that you brought up is rather generalized and stereotypical. we are not inherently “smarter” because we are asian. we work hard to achieve the grades and gpa that we want. we are a product of our own efforts and that should not be invalidated.


FRIDAY FRENZY | etsyfindoftheday 7 | 2.5.16

v-day prep: ruby-sapphire-garnet gemstone rings by lilianginebra

this bay area-based shop makes amazing, shiny, vibrant gemstone jewelry with enviable details. i am totally loving the petal details on the top ring and the varied monochromatic stones in the bottom one.

Scientists have found a way to help you learn new skills twice as fast
Yes please.
By Fiona MacDonald

The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn’t necessarily how many hours you spend practising, but the way you practise, according to new research. Scientists have found that by subtly varying your training, you can keep your brain more active throughout the learning process, and halve the time it takes to get up to scratch.

The research goes somewhat against the old assumption that simply repeating a motor skill over and over again - for example, practising scales on the piano or playing the same level on your game over and over again - was the best way to master it. Instead, it turns out there might be a quicker (and more enjoyable) way to level up.

“What we found is if you practise a slightly modified version of a task you want to master, you actually learn more and faster than if you just keep practising the exact same thing multiple times in a row,” said lead researcher Pablo Celnik, from Johns Hopkins University.

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Day 643 - Todoseruga | トドゼルガ | Walrein

Todoseruga lives in the coldest areas of the planet. Its fat body makes it so it’s impervious to the cold water. Their idea of a snack is a meter of snow. Their beard gives off vaporized nitrogen.

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-I can add some simple animation (blinking, idling, sparkles, … ) but the price of the commission will vary depending on the complexity of the animation. Tell me what you want and I will set a price.

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anonymous asked:

what do you think about jimin's style? the way he dresses i mean.. can you also maybe add in a few of your favorite pictures of him? c:

Okay this is a hard question to answer because Jimin never has “one” distinct style to talk about, which, really, is exactly the reason why I absolutely adore Jimin’s style because he’s so versatile and changes day to day rather than phase to phase? He seems to vary a lot between casual wear, stylish-chic, streetwear, simple/comfortable, etc., and I just love how on some days, he goes for the dress-up city chic look with his peacoats, turtlenecks, sometimes with the scarf and/or beanie, then on other days, he just dresses comfortably (not exactly “dresses down” because he looks amazing all the time) and throws on a simple shirt with jeans and calls it done. 

I just generally love how we can never expect what he’ll dress like on a new day because he always varies between street, chic, or simple and never sticks to one, which Namjoon or Jimin, I can’t remember, mentioned about in regards to his fashion once! He dances around with so many different fashion styles, and it’s great because we always get to see him in a ton of different looks all the time!<3

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she-of-many-fandoms asked:

I've seen a lot of talk about monsters heights on here so I though lets do this with math. in the main AU (assuming frisk is an average height 10 year old 5 ft) sans would be 5'1" or 61" It's stated in this AU sans is 7 ft tall 84" that makes AU sans 1.378 times larger apply that to the other characters papyrus being 7'3 or 88" which becomes 122" or 10"2. undyne 8'1 becomes 134" or 11'2. Toriel is 8'9 which becomes 12'2. And finally asgore at 9'3" becomes 12'9. I know not canon just interesting

* Yeah everyone is pretty darn huge, idk if i have everyone important or not.
* It’s hard to gauge for the main game seeing as everything is so ambiguous and/or unstated.

Day 640 - Nidoqueen | ニドクイン

In packs of Nidoran, they look up to Nidoqueen for guidance. When they fight, they use their bodies to slam into their opponent. When Nidoqueen enters a room, all Pokémon know to get out of the way. They treat Nidoqueen like true royalty.

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IHorror Awards  - Hugh is nominated in category 10, best actor. You must enter an email to vote, but you don’t have to vote in all categories. Please click the final submit button at the bottom of the page. Use incognito windows to vote multiple times. As a precaution vary up emails a few times if you can. They will actually send Hugh a trophy if he wins!!

Write in Hannibal for Best TV Series for Empire Online’s list  - Bryan gets invited to attend the awards show if we win this one! So vote and vote again!

Fangoria Chainsaw Awards -  E-mail your votes to chainsaw@fangoria.com.  Make sure you have voted for every category, not just Hannibal’s. Only one vote per email, if you have multiple personal emails, use all of them, but make sure they aren’t overtly all yours.

  • BEST TV SERIES - Hannibal
  • BEST TV ACTOR - Hugh Dancy or Mads Mikkelsen
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Belgium Triangle UFO Sightings

Date: October, 1989
Location: Belgium

From October 1989 throughout 1990, hundreds of reports of lighted objects, frequently described as enormous and triangular in shape were recorded in Belgium. Air Force supersonic F-16 jets chased these strange objects, which were simultaneously tracked by both airborne and ground radars. The Belgian Government cooperated fully with civilian UFO investigators, an action without precedent in the history of government involvement in this field.

Although public interest in the Belgian wave reached its peak in the 1990-91 period, SOBEPS was still documenting cases in late 1993. Marc Valckenaer listed the main characteristics of the Belgian UFOs in the latest SOBEPS study. Various shapes such as round, rectangular and cigar were reported, but the wave was dominated by triangular objects. Some of their characteristics included:

“Irregular displacement (zig-zag, instantaneous change of trajectory, etc.).

"Displacement following the contours of the terrain.

"Varying speeds of displacement (including very slow motion).

"Stationary flight (hovering).

"Overflight of urban and industrial centers.

"Sound effects (faint humming… to total silence)."138

In a letter to French researcher Renaud Marhic, the Minister of Defense at the time of the UFO wave, Leo Delcroix, wrote:

"Unfortunately, no explanation has been found to date. The nature and origin of the phenomenon remain unknown. One theory can, however, be definitely dismissed since the Belgian Armed Forces have been positively assured by American authorities that there has never been any sort of American aerial test flight."139

Photo 1: Eyewitness drawings and reconstructions of triangular craft seen in Belgium between 1989 and 1993. Courtesy of SOBEPS. (Credit: Berliner)

Photo 2 and 3:  Photographs of the triangular UFO photo taken in Petit-Rechain in early April 1990

Source: http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case1125.htm and http://web.archive.org/web/20011220061823/www.isso.org/inbox/ubd/case/1990.htm



Quiet Places is a series of maps that mark suitable roleplay locations with little to no NPCs. They’ll be categorized as follows; Inn - Relatively empty buildings closely resembling an inn and can be utilized for heavier community roleplay or walkups. Event - Spots prime for walkups or areas ideal for hosting themed events. These are vastly different per marker. Merchant - Buildings housing vastly varied products or equipment with few to no npc’s. Common Home - Small, empty houses with a cozy amount of limited space. Noblemen House - Large, usually sparse buildings that can either be nobles’ homes, shops or even bases.

Ironforge is a beast of a capital. Second only to Stormwind in terms of function, I would argue the dwarven home is one of the most sprawling cities in the entire game. Empty buildings, guild bases and walk-up roleplayers litter Ironforge. I could scarcely go an hour screenshooting without accidentally stumbling into rooms with two to five toons inside. You will not lack for contact here!
Yet, in the second most popular capital for RP, there are still untouched places. I may even say there are secret places, some are only accessible through a certain favorite toy of mine. With that noted, I urge you all not overlook the Deeprun Tram.

This map took weeks. Personal life things aside, all those empty buildings in the commons were only half the battle. After shoving my poor toons into every nook in the mountain I knew there needed to be a map for the surface too. You can’t just plot out a mountain city without checking it’s peak! So, If you don’t know what I mean by “sledding off Ironforge”, you owe it to yourself to check these spots out! 

The Mystic Ward & Forlorn Cavern
a) Arcanist Stairs
b) Scholar’s Abode
c) Crystal Tinker
d) Modest Tailoring
e) Apartments
f) Noble House Mystic
g) Two-Decker
h) Longberry’s Reagents
i) Guild Base
j) Mess Hall
k) The Fighting Wizard
l) Waiting Waters
m) A Tiny Fisherman
n) Alleyway Whispers

Hall of Explorers & Tinker Town
o) Common Sailor
p) Silent Corner
q) Common Miner
r) Directions Please?
s) Museum
t) Library
u) Noble House Bronzebeard
v) High-Short Seat
w) Gnomish Clothier
x) Deeprun Tram

The Military Ward
y) Consorting Shadows
z) Bruuk’s Corner
1) Empty Hangar
2) Common Deliveries
3) The Commoner Girl Next Door
4) Sparing Dummies
5) Sparring Suit-Up
6) Molten Center

The Commons
7) Common Hunter’s Home
8) Noble Hunter’s Home
9) Marksman Commoner
10) Lower Apartments
11) Sketchy Apartments
12) Lower Flats
13) Noble Stonemason
14) The Commoner’s Toil
15) Steelfury’s Weapon Emporium
16) Gates of Ironforge
17) Barim’s Reagents
18) The Stonefire Tavern
19) Lil’ Barber
20) The Woodlands
21) Noble House Sternshot
22) Common Festivities
23) Common Horrors
24) Common Entertainment

The Great Forge
A) Dark Iron Sanctuary
B) Alleyway Delivery
C) Scenic View
D) Scenic View 2
E) The Bronze Kettle
F) Forged in Iron Tavern
G) Festive Nobility
H) Ironforge Physician
I) Iron Mender
J) The Forge
K) Magni’s Depths

Day 641 & 642 - Lovecus | ラブカス | Luvdisc & Mamanbou | ママンボウ | Alomomola

Lovecus is a being made of pure love. It kisses everything it comes in contact with. Their scales are even heart-shaped. They make the holder feel warm and fuzzy. It gives off endorphins.

Mamanbou is the ocean’s doctor. It is born with a natural tendency to take care of everyone. It collects samples of sea plants and mixes them up with its opposable fins. Despite being opposable; however, they are quite thin and are not usable on land.

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anonymous asked:

hey! can you please do drarry 100k+ fic recs?

Sorry this took me absolutely forever but I’ve been without a computer for quite awhile!

Any Instrument by Dicta_contrion / @dictacontrion​ - Draco Malfoy wouldn’t go back to England for anything less than an exceptional case. Being asked to figure out why Harry Potter can’t control his magic might be exceptional enough to qualify.

Chaos Theory by Tessa Crowley - Chaos: when the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future. One gene varies, one neuron fires, one butterfly flaps its wings, and Draco Malfoy’s life is completely different. Draco has always found a certain comfort in chaos. Perhaps he shouldn’t.

All Our Secrets Laid Bare - by Firethesound / @firethesound - Over the six years Draco Malfoy has been an Auror, four of his partners have turned up dead. Harry Potter is assigned as his newest partner to investigate just what is going on.

What really bugs me about this cure culture thing is a lot of people enjoy autistic characters on television, movies, and books.

But autism is an all or nothing thing. You cure us via eugenics(killing us before we are born and making sure we can’t reproduce, because that’s the ONLY viable “cure”) then you have to get rid of anything with us in it that you enjoy. You can’t watch Big Bang Theory. You can’t enjoy any variation of Sherlock Holmes. Or read Einstein or Darwin. No more Tim Burton movies. You either accept that autism is varied and we are valuable PERIOD, or just completely stop. Because if we die out, that’s it. You can either accept us ALL as we are, or leave us completely alone.