Biosciences

04.17.17 Net Worth: -$38,203

I bought my first stock today.

I bought 25 shares of Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc (RNN) at $.407 a share.

I bought 5 shares of Apricus Biosciences Inc (APRI) at $1.54 a share.

I know it’s small, but it’s my start and I’m not much of a gambler… yet. I intend on buying and selling often for a profit until I feel confident enough to invest in bigger stocks with high yield dividends.

First day jitters.

skam fic rec masterpost

so i love reading fic, its like my favorite pass time and that’s all i’ve been doing for the past three months so here’s a huge fic rec list of some fics that i have read and am currently reading and im in love with

big thanks to fic writers! yall are amazing and so important to the fandom <3

a lot of these authors are also on tumblr im sure but i don’t have all the urls so i’m gonna put the ao3 usernames for now. please if you’re on tumblr and would like your url to be in this instead of your ao3 username, just holla at me and ill change it! <3

(ps i’m so sorry i had to shorten up the summaries on some of them so it wouldnt be too long!!)

(pps i update this very frequently as i read so feel free to come back from time to time to look for any new fics!)

make sure you read the trigger warnings for some fics as they can get angsty

okay here we go :) happy reading <3

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Science in Space!

What science is headed to the International Space Station with Orbital ATK’s cargo resupply launch? From investigations that study magnetic cell culturing to crystal growth, let’s take a look…

Orbital ATK is targeted to launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit on April 18, delivering tons of cargo, supplies and experiments to the crew onboard.

Efficacy and Metabolism of Azonafide Antibody-Drug Conjugates in Microgravity Investigation

In microgravity, cancer cells grow in 3-D. Structures that closely resemble their form in the human body, which allows us to better test the efficacy of a drug. This experiment tests new antibody drug conjugates.

These conjugates combine an immune-activating drug with antibodies and target only cancer cells, which could potentially increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy and potentially reduce the associated side-effects. Results from this investigation could help inform drug design for cancer patients, as well as more insight into how microgravity effects a drug’s performance.

Genes in Space

The Genes in Space-2 experiment aims to understand how the regulation of telomeres (protective caps on the tips of chromosomes) can change during spaceflight. Julian Rubinfien, 16-year-old DNA scientist and now space researcher, is sending his experiment to space as part of this investigation. 

3-D Cell Culturing in Space

Cells cultured in space spontaneously grow in 3-D, as opposed to cells cultured on Earth which grow in 2-D, resulting in characteristics more representative of how cells grow and function in living organisms. The Magnetic 3-D Cell Culture for Biological Research in Microgravity investigation will test magnetized cells and tools that may make it easier to handle cells and cell cultures.

This could help investigators improve the ability to reproduce similar investigations on Earth.

SUBSA

The Solidification Using a Baffle in Sealed Ampoules (SUBSA) investigation was originally operated successfully aboard the space station in 2002. 

Although it has been updated with modernized software, data acquisition, high definition video and communications interfaces, its objective remains the same: advance our understanding of the processes involved in semiconductor crystal growth. 

Space Debris

Out-of-function satellites, spent rocket stages and other debris frequently reenter Earth’s atmosphere, where most of it breaks up and disintegrates before hitting the ground. However, some larger objects can survive. The Thermal Protection Material Flight Test and Reentry Data Collection (RED-Data2) investigation will study a new type of recording device that rides alongside of a spacecraft reentering the Earth’s atmosphere. Along the way, it will record data about the extreme conditions it encounters, something scientists have been unable to test on a large scale thus afar.

Understanding what happens to a spacecraft as it reenters the atmosphere could lead to increased accuracy of spacecraft breakup predictions, an improved design of future spacecraft and the development of materials that can resist the extreme heat and pressure of returning to Earth. 

IceCube CubeSat

IceCube, a small satellite known as a CubeSat, will measure cloud ice using an 883-Gigahertz radiometer. Used to predict weather and climate models, IceCube will collect the first global map of cloud-induced radiances. 

The key objective for this investigation is to raise the technology readiness level, a NASA assessment that measures a technology’s maturity level.

Advanced Plant Habitat

Joining the space station’s growing list of facilities is the Advanced Plant Habitat, a fully enclosed, environmentally controlled plant habitat used to conduct plant bioscience research. This habitat integrates proven microgravity plant growth processes with newly-developed technologies to increase overall efficiency and reliability. 

The ability to cultivate plants for food and oxygen generation aboard the space station is a key step in the planning of longer-duration, deep space missions where frequent resupply missions may not be a possibility.

Watch Launch!

Orbital ATK and United Launch Alliance (ULA) are targeting Tuesday, April 18 for launch of the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station. Liftoff is currently slated for 11 a.m. EST.

Watch live HERE.

You can also watch the launch live in 360! This will be the world’s first live 360-degree stream of a rocket launch. Watch the 360 stream HERE.

Make sure to follow us on Tumblr for your regular dose of space: http://nasa.tumblr.com

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On an unrelated note, the latest food supplement was discontinued

Bill Gates has a message for every college grad who wants to change the world

Dear Class of 2017:

Congratulations! You’ve just accomplished something I never managed to do — earn a college degree.

Between your commencement speaker and every aunt and uncle at your graduation party, I am sure you are getting a lot of advice. At the risk of piling on, I thought I would share a few thoughts.

New college graduates often ask me for career advice. I was lucky to be in my early 20s when the digital revolution was just getting underway, and Paul Allen and I had the chance to help shape it. (Which explains my lack of a college degree: I left school because we were afraid the revolution would happen without us.)

If I were starting out today and looking for the same kind of opportunity to make a big impact in the world, I would consider three fields.

One is artificial intelligence. We have only begun to tap into all the ways it will make people’s lives more productive and creative.

The second is energy, because making it clean, affordable and reliable will be essential for fighting poverty and climate change.

The third is biosciences, which are ripe with opportunities to help people live longer, healthier lives. Read more — Bill Gates

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(SOME OF) Aurora’s Isak & Even fan fic recommendations:

work in progress:

*** in better light, everything changes by TimeInABottle

“I just checked the revue website and blackmailing people for smoking weed wasn’t listed under the Kosegruppa description”

Isak accidentally texts a stranger (Even) while trying to text Sana.

*** life is now (and now, and now) by FlyByNightGirl

What do you mean season 3 of Skam ended?? Nei ???

In which the clips for season 3 update, because there is so much more of Isak and Even’s relationship we haven’t seen, so. Here it is, congratulations.

*** love’s ignorant of time by mishabloom

That time Isak found himself feeling a lot more like Sonja, when he got a call from the only person he didn’t think he’d ever hear from, or Isak decides to save Even and uncovers all the feelings he’s been bottling up since their break up

run boy run by pansexuaIeven

In the season 1 timeline, Eva decides to transfer schools after all and ends up at Elvebakken. When her and Even become friends and decide to fake date in order to make their exes jealous, what happens when Isak and Even meet?

lost boys (not ready to be found) by kittpurrson

Even is a disillusioned media studies student who wishes he hadn’t screwed up his film school applications. Isak is a prickly bioscience student who figured leaving his mother’s house for UiO would magically fix all of his problems.

AKA a college AU, wherein Isak and Even meet later than they were destined to, but still save each other right back.

learning as we go by robotmogul

(the fan fic is now sadly gone, but hopefully it will come back to me)

the curtains are blue by daigina

There are a million Even and Isaks in a million different universes. This is one of them.

or, the coffee shop au no one asked for

Headed Straight for the Castle  by boxesofflowers, Eeyoreneedsahug, safficwriter

Isak is the heir to the throne of one of the most powerful nations in the world, but he would rather be anyone else. Being a prince, growing up in the public eye, never making any choices of his own - it’s all been overwhelming. After sneaking out one night, he meets a college student that makes him smile for what feels like the first time. Can he cling to this one point of normality? And will his family - and the tabloids - find out the truth?

Lost In Reality by hippopotamus

When Isak first starts at Nissen, there’s a third year boy, Even, who likes to make fun of him, always pretending to ask him out on dates and calling him beautiful. For some reason Even disappears in february of that first year, and Isak doesn’t think he’ll ever seen him again, but clearly fate has different plans, when he walks into school to start second year and Even is back, repeating his third year and back to taunting Isak as if nothings changed (except maybe how Isak feels about it).

The Boy Who Couldn’t Hold His Breath Under Water by nklngrm

A story about 17-years-old Isak Valtersen who goes to a summer camp, to one where he has been going for a few years now. Little did he know that this year was going to change his whole life as in there’s a new, very attractive supervisor who turns Isak’s world upside down.

completed:

*** something more by milk_o_vich

(Chris/Isak & Even&Isak fan fic)

Isak had always felt something more. And he knew Chris was probably doing it on purpose. He was teasing Isak – teasing him with the possibility that maybe, someday, they might be more than this, whatever this was. And Isak had fallen for it, hook line and sinker, because it had been one year and whilst Chris continued to fuck anyone he liked, Isak only ever had eyes for Chris.

The Comments Below  by DickAnderton

Isak is a notoriously lazy gamer living with lgbt icon Eskild. When they invite youtube sensation Even Bech Naesheim over for a collaboration, #Evak is born. But it is not only their viewers who are falling in love.

*** that’s not my name  by cuteandtwisted

“Isak.” Even smiled, then licked his lips. “Wanna go back to my place?”

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aka: Isak is an exchange student in new york city where he meets a very forward and bewitching Even.

Or: The one-night stand AU some of you asked for.

I’m not in love by cuteandtwisted

Isak was not in love. Nope. Not even close.

Or: Even never transferred to Nissen in his third year, so they meet in college instead.
Uni AU in which Isak doesn’t believe in love but Even Bech Næsheim won’t stop kissing him.

would it be a sin if if i can’t help falling in love with you? by cosetties

“I mean, I already have a thing with – “ Isak waves his hand in the air. Conjuring up a girl should be way easier than this. Magnus had a girlfriend at Bakka for three months, and Isak doubts that she ever existed. All Isak has to do is make up a name, but his mouth dries up. He clears his throat. “A thing with – “

“Even,” the guy says, extending his hand for Emma to shake.

(Or, the fake relationship AU.)

Show Me Where My Armor Ends by ikerestrella

“Oh, do you also need tissues?”
That’s what the trespasser says when he goes home and finds him in the bathroom. He’s grasping at least ten tissues in one hand, while the other rubbing up and down his denim jacket. The trespasser raises his head, mouth shaped into a comical “O”, and extends the boy his paper-ridden hand.


The next second the boy has his shovel pointed at him.
“Get out of my house.”

OR: A very loosely-based The Little Prince AU where Even, the cool astronaut who travels around the universe with a self-made spaceship, accidentally lands on a baobab-covered asteroid and—as he definitely does in every parallel universe—steals some toilet paper, and gets caught red-handed by Isak, the sulking blonde boy who lives alone on the little planet.

Wrong number by IsakEven

Isak wants to text Jonas but he accidentally texts Even.

possibly (maybe) i’m falling for you by boxesofflowers, Eeyoreneedsahug, safficwriter

Even tries to get Isak to smile with coffee. Every time he buys Isak coffee, he becomes more determined to find the perfect drink (and falls in love along the way

Ground Me by Bellakitse

In which despite his father helping with rent, Isak still needs money and therefore a job.

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Isak gets a job at a cafe and meets a barista who’s beauty blows Isak away.

*A coffee shop AU where pretty boys fall in love*

One Shots:

True or False by iriswests

Seven moments between Isak and Even (+1 with Sonja), ranging from the ages of four and six to the ages of seventeen and nineteen, respectively.

Or, the childhood best friends AU no one asked me for.

Sideways and Slantways  by iriswests

Isak gets stuck in an elevator with the one person he’s vowed never to speak to again. This eventually prompts a conversation long overdue, but not without the memories flooding his brain like a broken dam first.

The hot muffin thief by Bellakitse

There is a magical muffin at the café where Isak’s buddy Jonas works. It’s Isak’s lifeline, he has it every day and then one day some hot art hipster steals his muffin.

hey little firecracker, baby, tell me where you’ve been by gravinnen

Isak’s been so focused on Even’s birthday, he’s kind of forgotten Valentine’s Day is a thing that exists.

the end

*** will probably destroy you, and you’ll need years to recover. Also these are probably my top 5, so def recommend those but all the ones I have up here are amazing.

ALSO, so sorry if your favorite fic isn’t here. I probably just missed it or haven’t read it (if that’s the case, please do link ;) ) Anyway this list turned out longer than expected. 

University Advice: How to Make Friends

1. It’s ok if your room/flatmates aren’t your bffs. Out of my first flat 2/6 of them are still my friends and we’re not close at all.

2. Talk to everyone. Some people say this is only acceptable in the first two/three weeks but I’m halfway through and I still talk to loads of new people PRO TIP: the girls bathroom is actually such a nice place to do this

3. Get people to add themselves on your facebook/in your contacts if you click. If they add themselves it’s not a problem if you’ve forgotten their name. Also if they add themselves to your contacts get them to take a photo.

4. Actually talk to these people that you like. Message them, organise meals out/club nights/movie nights/throw a party.

5. Obligatory tip about joining societies even though I have never done this.

6. Practical classes are a really good way to meet people/friends. I can’t speak for every subject but in biosciences we do a lot of waiting around.

7. Hang out with your friends and their friends. I’ve just been invited to a Disney house party (ngl my dream) by someone I met through a few of my friends. One of my close friends was a friend of my flatmate.

8. Jobs are great ways to meet people. I always have fun when I’m working for my uni with the people I work with and the girls I’m working with next summer are already tight on the group chat. We’ve made Disney channel puns.

9. Group chats are wonderful. Add groups of friends so y’all can all talk - it takes away the intensity of a one to one.

10. “But I’m an introvert! I can’t do these!” Ok firstly, I am also an introvert. I spend a lot of time by myself. Just because you are an introvert doesn’t mean you can’t meet people easily. It’ll only be awkward if you believe it’ll be awkward. Approaching meeting people with an attitude of “I’m an introvert I can’t do this” isn’t going to help.

11. Baking things is always nice and is a good icebreaker. Brownies are magical. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

12. Don’t feel like you have to drink (alcohol) at parties in order to make friends.

13. Nice gestures go such a long way.

14. Don’t stress about this. It’ll happen. You don’t need to grab onto everyone you meet in the first few weeks.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson and panelists discuss de-extinction in the 2017 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History. Biologists today have the knowledge, the tools, and the ability to influence the evolution of life on Earth. Do we have an obligation to bring back species that human activities may have rendered extinct? Does the technology exist to do so? Join Tyson and the panel for a lively debate about the merits and shortcomings of this provocative idea.

2017 Asimov Debate panelists are:

George Church
Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard University and MIT

Hank Greely
Director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences, Stanford University

Gregory Kaebnick
Scholar, The Hastings Center; Editor, Hastings Center Report

Ross MacPhee
Curator, Department of Mammalogy, Division of Vertebrate Zoology; Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School

Beth Shapiro
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz

EVAK FANFICS RECS / PART 5

ONESHOTS:

  • Quidditch and liquorice wand kisses by Bellakitse ★
    Summary: hogwarts!au; The first time Isak Valtersen meets Even Bech Næsheim the seven-year Ravenclaw chaser, it’s because the boy saves him from a bludger to the face.

  • Sunday 28-11-16 by Treehouse
    Summary: A continuation of the cuddly weekend Even spends at Isak’s place.

  • Made of Candy by Stria (Asia117)
    Summary: For Isak, it started with colours. (Or, Isak dyes his hair. Pink suits him.)

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anonymous asked:

The companions(including gage and Longfellow) reacting to seeing some with a new institute arm because theirs got blown off in a recent firefight.

I haven’t played any of the DLC’s but I did some research on Gage and Longfellow. Given that, I realized I’m really missing out! I hope you enjoy Anon! 

PS: For anyone who loves X6 as much as I do, I have a feeling you’ll like the extra bit I’ve added for our favorite courser.

Cait: “Who did this to you?” She growls, grabbing her bat.”I swear to god Sole, I will beat the shit out of that asshole. Just point me in that direction.” Cait was more than ready for some vengeance. Whether or not the two got their revenge they ended up at the Third Rail drinking it up with Charlie.

Codsworth: “Mum/Sir?” Codsworth muttered, clearly distressed.”W-What happened to your arm?” After Sole told him everything that had happened Codsworth had a breakdown. He felt as if he hadn’t done enough to protect Sole from the dangers of the Commonwealth. But when Sole reassures him Codsworth perks up knowing that Sole thinks he’s not to blame.

Curie: “Monsieur/Madame! What happened? Oi me…” Curie was beyond worried about Sole’s well being, within seconds of coming through the door Curie was pampering Sole. She made them soup out of some ingredients she could salvage and made Sole feel at home while they told her the entire story.

Danse: “Sole…?” He begins looking down at them, he grabs their prosthetic arm eyeing the insignia.”This… how?” He was speechless and even angry, but deep down he knew it wasn’t Sole’s fault. The Sole Survivor told him everything that had happened, and the soldier listened. Danse took Sole to his workbench with a case of Gwinnette Stout in hand. He had stepped out of his power armor and sat next to the Survivor. The Paladin, with Sole’s permission, painted over the insignia. And painted a brand new symbol, with a beer bottle in hand, eyes fixed on his craft. After he finished his handiwork he looked up at Sole with a smile etched onto his face. The two laughed and drank together, exchanging stories as the paint dried. That night Danse learned a thing or two about not only Sole, but himself.

Deacon: “Jesus Boss, what kind of trouble you get yourself into?” Deacon asked as Sole received scans and tests from Tinker Tom. Everyone in Headquarters was on edge, they were weary of Sole and were afraid that they were bugged. Deacon even had to convince Desdemona to let them stay in the church. Deacon was worried about Sole but kept his distance, he didn’t trust what the Institute had done for them. After Tinker Tom had finished his observation he painted over the Institute insignia on the prosthetic.”It’s out of precaution agent, I hope you understand.” Dez assures with her arms crossed. Deacon had remained quiet the entire time, fearing and making sense of his rambling thoughts.”Maybe we can change your code name to Cyborg.” Deacon says, trying to release the tension. It takes Deacon a while to loosen up around Sole, this incident was a eye opener for everyone.

Gage: “Damn Boss, what the hell happened to ya?” Gage exclaims, eyebrows furrowed analyzing Sole’s prosthetic.”Those shady Institute fuckers put you back together real good, what’s up with that?” Sole explains everything to Gage as the extend their metal arm, eyebrows furrowed.”I see,” He responds.”Well for what it’s worth, I’m glad you’re ‘aright.”

Hancock: “Who did this to you?” Hancock asks, pain and surprisingly patience in his voice. His hands ran over Sole’s prosthetic arm as they told him what happened.”I’m just glad you’re alive, doll. Besides, metal is a good look on you.” Hancock grins,”Lets get a drink or something, what do you say? We both know you deserve it.”

Longfellow: “What happened to you cap’n? Who or what did this to you?” Sole told Longfellow everything that had happened, even the part where they ended up with a prosthetic that branded them as Institute.”Sounds rough Cap’n, but don’t worry, I have an idea you may appreciate. Longfellow modded Sole’s arm and scraped off the insignia in the process.”Good as new,”He smirks.”Now how about a drink?”

Maccready: “Holy shit,” Maccready breathed out.”What’d they do to you?” He listened to Sole’s explanation for everything that had happened, and the entire time his eyes were glued on the metallic arm with the orange insignia branded onto it.”They really gave you a metal arm?” He asked after everything Sole told him.”Did it hurt?” After Maccready got used to Sole’s prosthetic he challenged Sole to arm wrestle him and asked them to try to break a majority of things with their new arm. 

Nick Valentine: “Shit, kid. You look like you’ve been through hell and back.” Sole sat across Nick and told him everything that had happened as he lit up a cigarette. Nick listened and gave Sole the attention they needed, and even empathized with their experience.”I always wondered what you’d look like as a robot.” He said after a while,”I have to say, not bad… not bad at all.” The weeks after, Nick helped Sole deal with the staring and judgment Sole received from having an arm wielded by the institute. If anyone could help Sole through this time, it was Nick.

Piper: “Oh jeez Blue. This is going to cause some uproar in Diamond City. And to make things worse, crazy Myrna isn’t going to want to buy any of your junk anymore.” Piper got too wrapped up in the repercussions of Sole having a prosthetic wielded by the Institute, than Sole’s state of mind and well being. After realizing what she had been doing she apologizes to Sole and listens to them talk about the pain they just endured.

Preston: “General…”Preston gasps, eyes wide, staring at the metallic arm that replaced the flesh it used to be.”What happened?” Preston tried to ignore the insignia, he didn’t want to upset Sole. But as they spoke that thought faded away. His heart sunk and guilt pinged inside his chest.”Where was I?” he asked, his voice heavy and drowned in sorrow. Sole reassured Preston that he was not to blame, but it did little good. Preston pulled Sole into a tight hug,”I don’t know what I’d do if I lost you.”He admitted. A few days later Sole asked Preston to paint over the Institute insignia and replace it with a symbol that gave people hope instead of fear. Preston was more than happy to fulfill the request and felt pride in his work.

Strong: “Human is metal man now!” It was a real pain trying to explain to Strong why and how they ended up with a prosthetic arm. 

X6-88: The Institute’s quiet and clean atmospheric nature always comforted X6. When Sole had dismissed him it was the first place he had in mind to return to, a place he called home, despite the daily abuse and disregard he received. But today the Institute was anything but quiet. Screams and cries rang out from the downstairs area. X6 was the first to respond, and what he saw struck fear deep within his core. Sole had collapsed, staining the glassy floors with thick crimson red blood. Their hand clutched their exposed muscle and bone on their right side. X6 scooped them up and hastily carried them to the clinic. X6 was a wreck, he laid Sole onto an empty bed then frantically watched Dean and a few bioscience scientists rush to Sole’s side.”Thank you X6-88, you’re dismissed.” A woman orders as the courser watches Sole being poked and prodded with needles.”Is their a problem, unit?” The woman asks her expression turning more hostile. X6 snaps out of his worrisome state, looking down at the woman.”No ma’am,” he responds as he escorts himself out of the clinic. He stands right outside the doors watching gen 1′s clean up the pool of blood outside the elevator. As he observes, his mind races, and guilt begins to flood over him. 

X6 waits 8 hours outside the clinic waiting for a word, news, something to ease his mind. The doors slide open just enough for a woman to slip out.”X6-88?” She begins, eyeing the scientists watching her movements.”Come in.” X6 doesn’t hesitate, he pays no mind to the glares burning holes in him. He quickly finds Sole laid up in bed and his heart sinks.”She asked for you, God knows why, but she did.” The woman exits the room along with the other’s that accompanied her when sole motioned for them to do so. The courser sat next to his director, heart pounding so hard he worried someone may hear.”I’m sorry, I failed you.” He breathes, holding composure. Sole smiles faintly and places their hand on X6′s cheek,”You haven’t failed me X6.” Sole reassures,”Shit happens. We both know that. There is no way you could have known this would happen.” X6 takes off his shades and grabs a hold of Sole’s hand.”I don’t know what we’d do without you ma’am/sir. I suppose I wouldn’t either.”

The weeks following X6 helped Sole get accustomed their new arm, and even made proper adjustments to their weaponry to help speed up the process. After days work when Sole’s shoulder ached from the prosthetic X6 was ready with pain killers and grudgingly gave Sole a massage if they begged him too. Long story short, X6 would never get rid of the guilt that swelled up inside him. He did his absolute best to make up for what he believed he was his doing.

New college graduates often ask me for career advice. AI, energy, and biosciences are promising fields where you can make a huge impact. It’s what I would do if starting out today. Looking back on when I left college, there are things I wish I had known. E.g. Intelligence takes many forms. It is not one-dimensional. And not as important as I used to think. I also have one big regret: When I left school, I knew little about the world’s worst inequities. Took me decades to learn. You know more than I did when I was your age. You can start fighting inequity, whether down the street or around the world, sooner. Meanwhile, surround yourself with people who challenge you, teach you, and push you to be your best self. Like Warren Buffet, I measure my happiness by whether people close to me are happy and love me, and by the difference I make for others. If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this– the most inspiring book I’ve ever read: The Better Angels of Our Nature. Steven Pinker shows how the world is getting better. Sounds crazy, but it’s true. This is the most peaceful time in human history. That matters because if you think the world is getting better, you want to spread the progress to more people and places. It doesn’t mean you ignore the serious problems we face. It just means you believe they can be solved. This is the core of my worldview. It sustains me in tough times and is the reason I love my work. I think it can do the same for you. 

This is an amazing time to be alive. I hope you make the most of it.
— 

Bill Gates

My new points system

Activity:

Showering= 20
Sink body wash= 5
Brushing your teeth = 5
Going into placement = 40
Sleeping 3 hours + = 10
Sleeping 5 hours + =25
Eating minimum 1 US cup of food= 10
Eating a proper meal = 20
Doing 1 hour of essay work =25
Doing 1 hour of bioscience work =20
Washing the car= 5
Ironing =15
Tidying the wardrobe =15
Cleaning the bedroom area =5
Cleaning the kitchen area =10
Cleaning the bathroom area= 10
Cleaning the desk area =10
Putting on clothes instead of pajama= 5
Putting on something clean= 10
Going outdoors =15
Not self harming for one week = 30
Not self harming for 2 weeks= 40
Not self harming for 3 weeks =50
Not self harming for 1 month =60 + one day of double points for whatever you earn
Taking medication =5
Checking emails =10
Being social with someone = 15
Changing the wound dressing =10


Minus points awarded for:

Leaving before end of shift because of anxiety = -50
Binging= -15
Purging = -40
Intentionally not eating for 6+hours = -20
Hiding food= -25
Throwing away food= - 25
Messing with hip wound = -10
Putting dirty clothes on= -10
Missing a day of placement = -70


Reward:

A day nap= 100
A story (for smaller alters) = 40
1 hour TV or art time = 70
30 minutes journal time = 30
30 minutes of computer time = 50
A hot drink = 30
A film =90
Religious time/ meditation time
minutes= 25

Rules:

- points can be carried over if the next day is a placement day
- No “point stealing”
- Points can be shared if everyone involved contributed

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Feel free to use a version of this yourself

In fact if anyone ever wants to tell us in the ask box how many points they got today we’ll be proud :P

HI

Comment ça va? It’s been a while I am on tumblr but I only became active as of late. It distracted me a lot with all the fandoms back in 12th grade and I wish I discovered the studyblr community sooner instead. I loved the idea, surprising because I am pretty much a disorganized person in the present case scenario and worse, I even took some pride in the fact that I could get all my work done last minute, (even though proven wrong and wrong again). I need a group of people who prize studying not only for the grades but because studying is freaking cool. And I hope I’ve come to the right place; cause oh boy, I am lost. If anybody can make work look like art, it’s you guys. *finger guns*

ABOUT ME:

- Name: Sreeja 

- Age: 17

- Hailing from: India

- First year at college 2016-17

- Subjects: Botany, Chemistry, Microbiology

- Zodiac: Can’t identify with Virgo tbh

- Icon: Anne Frank

- Personality type: INTP (I’ve heard this changes?)

FUN FACTS: 

- HP house: I’m not in the least bit Slytherin, but love to call myself a Slytherclaw

- I order Chinese food everywhere I go

- Recent interests: Politics

- Long term interests: English literature, Biosciences, 

- I love art 

Languages I am fluent in, decreasing order: English, Bengali, Hindi, French ( can barely speak or understand in auditory form- lack of practice)

- Game of Thrones is incredible

- I am 55% Ross, 18% Phoebe and 10% Chandler I swear

- I like writing book reviews, will probably make a separate page for it on my blog. Feel free to drop in recommendations, I am into almost every genre

Some of my favourite studyblrs are: 

@tbhstudying @stuhde @studydiaryofamedstudent @elkstudies 

@emmastudies @studynostalgic  @miennstudies @studyign @acadmia 

@studypetals @studylustre @getshitdonetbh @dungeonstudy 

@intellectus @ravnclaw @studeying @studyallure @studyrose 

@sherlockianstudies @stillstudies @artstdy @avocadontstudy 

@mednotes @bookmrk @estudier @smhstudying @studyingboba

@academyc @milkstudy  @axthmatic @aescademic @bluelahe @yangstudies@oui-etudier @ohshestudies @studyafternoon @miepeachy 

@etudiance @tesla-study @unicaffe  @study-harder @studywithyuki @ohlookimstudying @rainstudies @mysterygangstudy 


I have never been so excited to work, albeit I haven’t even started yet. Also @studiousities thanks for making me feel at home and imparting some desi vibe.

On the topic of Mac’s Teeth

Alright so the hot topic of MacCready seems to be his his teeth. Love them? Hate them? Doesn’t really matter, cos it’s canon and they’re here to stay.

But why? Between all your companions, why is Mac the only one afflicted with awful dental hygiene? Well, there’s a bunch of reasons as to why Mac’s teeth are the way they are. Let’s explore this.

Note: it’s r e a l l y long and took me a few hours to compile but I really hope you guys find it informative and/or interesting.

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Is anything tough enough to survive on Mars?

Researchers at the University of Arkansas recently took a step toward answering a question for the ages: Is there life on Mars? Answer: they can’t rule it out.

Two recent publications suggest that life, in the form of ancient, simple organisms called methanogens, could survive the harsh conditions found near the surface of Mars, and deep in its soils. Using methanogens to test for survivability is particularly relevant because scientists have detected their byproduct, methane, in the Martian atmosphere. On Earth, methane is strongly associated with organic matter, though there are non-organic sources of the gas, including volcanic eruptions.

Scientists aren’t yet sure what the presence of Martian methane means. But one possibility is that tenacious life flourishes on Mars despite the rocky soil, thin atmosphere and scarcity of liquid water.

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title: maybe
fandom: skam
pairing: yousef x sana
part: i , ii , iii , iv , v

last chapter before the end! thank you so much for all the sweet comments. i read all of them (including tags in reblogs) and they really and truly make my day. the final part is ready to post so i’ll finish revising it and have it up later today. comments, advice and criticism (please don’t be afraid to be harsh, i’m trying really hard to improve) are very much appreciated. 

p.s. did anyone else catch tarjei’s interview on nrk p3 radio literally the best thing i’ve seen/heard ever (because week/month/year does not truly reflect my feelings)

iv. (2018-07-02 21:57)

“…to us, and to our futures, wherever the hell we end up!” Eva cheered.

“Skål!” chorused the crowd of teenagers, toasting their glasses with one another. Sana raised her can of Fanta, clinking it with Even’s, who was probably the only other sober person at the event, and Chris’s beer bottle that was on the verge of slipping from her fingers. Sana pried it gently out of her hands, setting it down on the table in front of them. Leaving her friend and drink under Even’s supervision, she went to use the bathroom, kicking out the boys smoking weed in the bathtub and locking the door behind her.

Eva’s parties were known to get wild. With her mother barely being around for the majority of the year, hers was the default house for whatever bash the girls planned on throwing throughout their time at Nissen. Their graduation party was no exception. The ceremony belonged to the parents, but this was for them. Three years of what seemed like endless projects, assignments and exams came to an abrupt close all too soon, their respective complaints reduced to nostalgic feelings of a time where the worries associated with them now seemed so much less important than what they had. On the precipice of adulthood, it was fitting that they transitioned with one final extravagant bash, trumping every single one they had attended before it. Sana, despite not getting as shitfaced as the rest of the partygoers for obvious reasons, savoured these moments. She knew that within the following months, save for Isak and Noora who would be attending the same university as her, these were faces she’d probably never see again, at the very least not as often as she did now.

Adjusting her scarf, shoving the wisps of hair that had fallen out around the sides, she returned to her spot by the couch where she left her drink and friends, now replaced by a snapback clad figure she knew all too well.

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