Ask & Answer

mary-lizzle asked:

Can you please give me ways I could save water & electricity?

Hey mary-lizzle! Of course :)

To save water:

  • Quitting milk helps to save up to 1000 gallons of water per each gallon of milk.
  • Quit meat.  One hamburger requires 660 gallons of water to produce – the equivalent of 2 months worth of showers.
  • Fix leaky faucets, toilets, appliances and sprinklers. Leaks vary in amount, but they can account for a lot of wasted water over time. 
  • Turn off the water when brushing your teeth. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this simple act may save more than 200 gallons of water in a single month.
  • Use less water when doing laundry. Your washing machine can swallow gallons of water, so make sure you use it wisely. Wait until you have enough clothing for a full load of laundry before starting the washer. If you need to wash a small load separately, adjust the water level on your machine accordingly. 
  • Take a shower instead of a bath, and take shorter showers. As reported by the EPA, if you shower for five minutes or less you will use about 10 to 15 gallons of water. Compare that number with baths, which use up to 70 gallons of water. 
  • Practice smart lawn watering. Water your lawn at optimal times of the day and make sure your sprinkler system is watering the lawn and not the sidewalk. Also, mow your lawn to a taller height, which will help keep moisture from evaporating as quickly.

As for electricity:

  • Replace standard bulbs with CFLs. Compact fluorescent light bulbs are more energy-efficient than regular bulbs while giving off the same amount of light.
  • Close your exterior doors and windows tightly when the AC is on. Save even more by turning off kitchen and bath exhaust fans.
  • Don’t block air vents with drapes and furniture.
  • Set your refrigerator temperature between 30 and 42°F. Use the power-save switch if you have one.
  • Keep your freezer full – it uses less energy than an empty one. For maximum savings, consider filling your freezer with gallon containers of water.
  • Hang dress clothing to air dry on portable laundry racks; they will also look better.
  • Grill out more often during the summer. Using the oven in the heat of summer forces your AC to work harder, which raises your energy bill.
  • Turn off kitchen and bath fans immediately after use.
  • Plug electronics into a power strip, then turn the strip off when not in use to save in energy costs.
  • Set your computer to sleep or hibernate mode instead of using a screen saver so it uses less electricity during periods of inactivity.

These are just some tips! There are so many ways to save water and electricity!

anonymous asked:

Do you agree that Sophia deserves sympathy as a beard for missing school and being treated coldly by Liam? I'm sorry I just don't. Am I a cruel person because I feel no sympathy at all?

Nah, I don’t think you’re cruel. This is the job she signed up for, so deal with it girl. Boo hoo, Liam didn’t make heart eyes at her. Wah, Liam didn’t hold her purse. Oh noes, he didn’t help her put on the shoes she’s being paid to wear. So fucking what? Some days your boss just ain’t really feeling you for whatever reason. That’s life. LOL 

Frankly, I feel more sympathy for the average prostitute than any celebrity beard. At least the prostitute is honest about what they do. There’s integrity in that. But people don’t value integrity. People don’t value the truth. They value money, beauty and material things. They value the fantasy that caters to what they wanna believe. 

We live in a world that ostracizes, marginalizes and criminalizes sex workers, but applauds and admires women who sell themselves out to the heterosexist patriarchy? Women who are intentionally made voiceless and void of personality. Women who are stripped down to nothing but their gender in service to the white racist and sexist dinosaurs in charge. But this fandom that’s always screaming ‘misogyny’ happens to not notice the insidious hatefulness of that, which is made even worse because it’s marketed to young women who are still developing a sense of self. 

So I don’t care even a little bit if bearding isn’t always a glam adventure for her. If karma is doing its cosmic work, it should be uncomfortable. I respect Sophia’s humanity like everyone else on the planet. I don’t hate her. But let’s not forget the systemic homophobia that drives bearding relationships. There’s nothing nice or noble about it.  

anonymous asked:

how does one know if one is a prophet?

generally hearing the voice of god is considered a good indication

anonymous asked:

whats the story with taylex? i never knew that was actually a thing

DUDE. Okay, so I went through my Taylex tag cause I feel like I’ve answered this before but nada - anyway, just means I found a tonne of good resources and can now tell you all about it! I love this.

Right, so Tay and Alex were a thing beginning in early 2012, I believe? That’s when they recorded Kiss Me Again and the video, which kinda suggests there’s something; especially at 1:38! Oh, and in this interview at 3:40ish it was insanely obvious.

After that, there was Warped Tour, where I guess it was kinda confirmed? Apparently it was in magazines and stuff, but idk. YouTube search ‘kiss me again we are the in crowd warped tour 2012 and you’ll find loads of shit. These three photosets may also help, and this photo :)

Unfortunately, after that, (from what we know) Alex was a bit of an asshole. I think he kinda lead her on, she felt more for him than he felt for her … Anyway, he was the bad guy, and it by October him and Lisa were back together. He’s such an ass haha.

Anyway, from there we have the beauty that is The Best Thing (That Never Happened) - a song that I among many others always suspected was written by Tay about Alex, but today I finally got confirmation. Anyway, firstly the song says “don’t you get sick of only hearing your own voice” (singer alert) and the title itself (that whole ‘it was over before it even started’ vibe) suggests the same. In interviews, Tay has always dodged the question that it was about him, but again made people assume. 

But anyway, I just found this tweet - “Guess I deserved that one. Yowch!” And the date he tweeted it? Yup, you guessed it - same day as The Best Thing came out. Fucking perfect. By the way, I would totally give the song a listen.

I think that pretty much summarises most of my Taylex knowledge! It’s a fun lil masterpost. Hope that explains everything, and enjoy!

PS Sorry this took so long to reply to my mum kept bugging me about shit and then I watched a movie lmao

anonymous asked:

more perrie bullshit on safaa's IG just like you expected this shit is so silly and exhausting but at least zayn is not involved this time lol

Yeah, I feel like it’s pretty obvious what’s happening here. And after all this time, if people don’t get what a poorly executed and cynically exploitative fauxmance Zerrie is, then they probably don’t have the tools to understand yet or just don’t wanna understand because it fucks up their fandom experience. 

At this point we know Little Mix is targeting tweens with this new album. So here come the younger Maliks and Perrie’s little sister. I don’t see this as being a formula for serious success. This plus a tabloid interview tomorrow isn’t exactly a publicity blitz. But as usual, Perrie is in the spotlight. 

The writing is on the wall for the other three ladies… 

anonymous asked:

28, Hartwin

This one popped up right after I finished Hartwin #27. Is someone slowly going down the list? *squinty eyes*. But of course I can do this. This is separate from that ficlet.

Harry Hart/Gary “Eggsy” Unwin #28 - “Marry me?”

Harry has had the ring in his possession for six months. Possibly everyone at Kingsman knew about it. There was a bet-early on- about when he would pop the question. Everyone had lost at this point, he was nearly sure.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Isn't Jen just the cutest

Yes, she is!! Our sweet precious little cupcake! ^-^
Just look at her


I’m sorry ,this turned out as a Joshifer post, but I just can’t help it! They are both such a cute little puppies! I love them. I love their smiles. It’s adorable.

inkaras asked:

I've been thinking about going vegan for quite a while now, do you have any tips for someone just starting out? I was a vegetarian for just over 5 years but a few years ago I started eating meat again because I wasn't being very healthy in my diet. I really think going vegan is the answer to my health concerns and to environmental concerns that I have but it'll be a huge lifestyle change

Hello inkaras ! Is wonderful that you want to try one more time, that’s the attitude of the winners!

The most important thing for you is knowing and understanding what is a plant based diet and how it works. I started by watching a lot of documentaries, the more I watched the more I wanted to learn. Here are some useful resources that you may want to give a try:

Tips:

  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Be clear about why you’re becoming a vegan.
  • Don’t be hard on yourself.
  • Exercise.
  • Understand the health benefits.
  • Don’t deprive yourself.
  • Investigate the science behind nutrition, food and health.
  • Ask questions.
  • Make time to cook.
  • You will not find changes instantly, so have patience and stay calm.
  • Make self-denial a habit and not just a trend. If you intend to truly change yourself, you must make these steps a constant guide for the rest of your life. Even though you may feel righteous for sharing your lunch or doing your homework for a week, if you lapse back into your bad habits, all of your hard work has been in vain.
  • Write down what you want to achieve, for each day of the week chose a point to focus on, practicing self-control in baby steps is less overwhelming and you are more likely to stick to your changes.
  • Don’t forget to sleep well. It will keep you healthy and mentally fit, as well as giving you a break from the stress of thinking about your behavior.
  • Forgive yourself when you slip up. Humans are not perfect. Every moment is a new opportunity to start again.
  • Do not procrastinate or else it will become harder to stick to your new routine.
  • Understand that you function based on incentives and reasons. Make sure you understand to give yourself rewards and recognize the logic behind whatever it is you are doing.
  • Go at your own pace
  • Think of it as an evolution: Relax and learn to love to cook, explore new cuisines, and be adventurous with food. Most importantly, be easy on yourself. Don’t view a vegan lifestyle as the finish line, but as an evolving process of conscious eating.
  • If you want, start quietly: Don’t announce what you are doing; focus on yourself and being conscious of your surroundings, body, and food addictions first.
  • Find a vegan support group: Tumblr offers a lot of vegan blogs and lovely people.
  • Don’t worry about getting enough protein: rich sources of concentrated protein include beans, soy products like tofu and seitan, quinoa, nuts, and hemp seeds.
  • Focus on vegetables (and fruits): Many who claim to be vegetarian or vegan are really starch-atarians filling meat voids with pasta, fries, bread. Try to eat more healthy, whole foods to give your body the vital nutrients and antioxidants it needs.
  • Remember going vegan doesn’t mean deprivation.
  • Rethink how you shop for food: Many staples of a vegan diet like grains, beans, and nuts are cheap, and they usually store well if you buy them in bulk.
  • Try more ethnic foods: Asian cuisines have tantalizing plant-based options originating from the spread of Buddhism. Italian pastas; Ethiopian lentil stews; satisfying and spicy Indian curries; and Mexican veggie tacos, fajitas or burritos (“just hold the cheese”)
  • Experiment with new favorite foods: Vegan versions of your beloved recipes will inevitably have different tastes and textures from what you are used to. Instead try to incorporate similar flavors in new dishes.
  • Get resourceful.
  • Enjoy the transition and don’t make it feel like a punishment or deprivation of food.
  • I always recommend trying to get rid of dairy first: Is the most difficult one since you’re addicted to it due to casomorphines.

anonymous asked:

I'm sooooo worried about Joshifer. I mean Josh standing near his costar must mean there's a new ship on the horizon (you know after the ship of me and Josh) and Jen was with Nick (I mean for the movie but STILL)!! Now Josh is in Budapest which is sorta next to Spain so there might be a nondescript brunette with him (and an IKEA bag)!! Hiccups please restore my faith in the ship!! /end dramatic tumblr scene

ABANDON SHIP.

It’s all over.

fairyfe asked:

I am vegan. But Is more healthy to eat Meat, or just to stay vegan? My friends are always telling me that, because i'm to skinny, and they think I have to eat Meat to "look natural at least" What do you think about it?

Hey there fairyfe !

It is healthier to avoid meat and animal products! Here are some documentaries that are great resources too!

onehundredtruepairings asked:

Hi, Could you recommend me sole amazing book series ? ☺️

Hallo there!

Okay I’m not sure what genres you prefer, so I’m gonna give you a whole variety. :3 I hope you find something you like here!

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams. (science fiction)
  • The Looking Glass Wars series by Frank Beddor. (fantasy)
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares. (contemporary)
  • Doppelganger series by Marie Brennan. (fantasy)
  • A Dog’s Purpose series by W. Bruce Cameron. (contemporary)
  • The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. (dystopia)
  • Once Upon a Time series by various authors. (retellings)
  • Penryn & the End of Days series by Susan Ee. (post apocalyptic)
  • Daughters of the Moon series by Lynne Ewing. (fantasy)
  • Luxe series by Anna Godbersen. (historical fiction)
  • Eon series by Alison Goodman. (fantasy)
  • The Paper Magician series by Charlie N. Holmberg. (fantasy)
  • Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch. (fantasy)
  • Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. (fantasy)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. (fantasy)
  • Delirium series by Lauren Oliver. (dystopia)
  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. (fantasy)
  • Legend of Drizzt series by R.A. Salvatore. (fantasy)
  • Reckoners series by Brandon Sanderson. (science fiction)
  • Study series by Maria V. Snyder. (fantasy)
  • Daughter of Smoke & Bone series by Laini Taylor. (fantasy)
  • Sweep series by Cate Tiernan. (fantasy)
  • The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien. (fantasy)
  • The Fifth Wave series by Rick Yancey. (post apocalyptic)

anonymous asked:

i haven't been online since the 20th, can you fill me in on anything I missed in the fandom? thanks

- coke performance (smg, night changes, clouds, soml) and interview
- harry went to a rolling stones concert in a girl’s YSL cheetah shirt
- harry posted in color on instagram
- harry papped at froyo with two pairs of sunglasses (one on his head on on his face)
- harry goes to London, seen in teen section of well known department store (aka probs was meant to be seen) with Jeff Azoff
- Louis seen in LA

Currently:
- Louis is MIA, Harry is in Holmes Chapel, Liam is somewhere with Sophia, Niall is in Ireland I believe?
- No one is doing much of anything, we are on tattoo watch with Louis because he was in NYC for about 10 hours when Liam Sparkes was there (the guy who does a lot of his and Harry’s matching tatts)

anonymous asked:

Hi, do you think Mel wanting to burn Shireen will cause Stannis to break away from Mel?? Or is awesome dad!Stannis just a show creation??

Hi!

Nope, he’s certainly not a show creation :) Book!Stannis never ever share a scene with Shireen, and, like the show version, has a big problem with any display of emotions and the relationship with his daughter is not explored the way it is in the show. He’s not a POV character either, so we are not privy to this own thoughts. However, he executes Alester Florent for treason when he tries go behind his back and make an alliance with House Lannister, offering Shireen’s hand in marriage to Tommen (so she’ll be little more than a hostage):

“Sire, Lord Florent meant no treason.”
“Do smugglers have another name for it? I made him Hand, and he would have sold my rights for a bowl of pease porridge. He would even have given them Shireen. Mine only child, he would have wed to a bastard born of incest.” The king’s voice was thick with anger. (Davos, ASoS)

“We heard tales that Stannis burned his Hand.”
The Hand who went before me. Melisandre had given Alester Florent to her god on Dragonstone, to conjure up the wind that bore them north. (Davos, ADwD)

That plan didn’t put Shireen’s life in danger the way this hypothetical plan does, and he burns the man for treason. Yes, of course, it’s not only about Shireen, but still, that’s something he stands out from the rest of ofences.

Not to mention (this is something that actually takes place while waiting to start the siege of Winterfell):

The knight hesitated.  "Your Grace, if you are dead — “
    ” — you will avenge my death, and seat my daughter on the Iron Throne.  Or die in the attempt.“ (Theon, TWoW)

So, yes, I think this is a deal-breaker. I watched the scene in last night’s episode, and I feel book!Stannis would have reacted the same way.

Just my opinion, of course!

anonymous asked:

hi sarisama. chapter 33 under orihime it say 'At the time, i still didnt realize it, yet.'' what this mean...? this mean orihime still not realize ichigo and rukia are meant to be? maybe she realize ichiruki is meant to be when rukia and ichigo reunite in this arc? im sorry bad english ;[ i hoping you understand me.

Hi anon,  (^▽^)/ 

Don’t worry your English is fine….chapter 33 you say? lets see….

Humm? No I don’t think so anon…If Orihime is the one who is narrating here, I believed this is the point when she first senses that there is something bigger  at play. She is shown to be looking at Ichigo and Rukia closely, she notices that there is something special forming between the two. ( their bond has just started to take shape) I think this is actually in reference to a later chapter,  (chapter 164). 

Here Orihime is shown to say that Rukia is not just a friend to Ichigo, Rukia is a very important person to him, because she was the one who changed Ichigo’s world.