become an expert

honestly just from what i know about cat genetics and cat behaviors because of the research i did from reading warrior cats i could become a cat expert and have no actual college experience 

When your child is LGBT they are part of a minority. If you are like most parents and heterosexual, this is a minority that does not include you. Most of the time that’s not the case. Most minorities are based on race and religion – things that tend to run in families. History and stories are told from generation to generation. Politics are discussed over the kitchen table where everyone has the same stake. This is different. You may not be LGBT, but it is now your job to become an expert in this minority. You need to learn LGBT history, LGBT current political issues and LGBT controversies. Because you need to know your child’s history, your child’s issues, your child’s reality. This might feel uncomfortable to you, maybe even a little alien, but this is not about you. This is about your child.
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Open Letter to Parents of Gay Kids: This Is Not About You | Amelia for the Huffington Post Gay Voices 

Tip: Don’t read the comments. Some of them are encouraging and heartfelt, but some of them are just…not. 

Traumatized people chronically feel unsafe inside their bodies: The past is alive in the form of gnawing interior discomfort. Their bodies are constantly bombarded by visceral warning signs, and, in an attempt to control these processes, they often become expert at ignoring their gut feelings and in numbing awareness of what is played out inside. They learn to hide from their selves.
—  “The Body Keeps The Score” by Bessel Van Der Kolk
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Realistic Paper Bird Models by Diana Beltran Hererra

Columbian artist Diana Beltran Hererra (previously featured herecreates incredibly real looking paper bird models with only a few colored sheets of paper, glue and a pair of scissors. Designing stunning paper sculptures for the past several years has seen the artist become an expert at turning plain sheets of paper into a beautiful display of feathers. 

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research something for months or even years and you’ll be told you’re not qualified to self-diagnose, despite knowing more about your specific conditions than your average therapist

mention you have a trigger and suddenly those same people become experts in exposure therapy without any prior research or consent

the most true to their signs things my friends have said/done

Aries: “buhhh i have a headache i was yelling too loud…..”

Taurus: “yeah i came home from work yesterday, saw my mom trying to seduce my stepdad and decided overtime was probably the best route”

Gemini: “like she’s super smart and i want to hate her but she’s really nice so i can’t?”

Cancer: “hell ye i’m the fun cousin when i’m not sobbing in my kitchen”

Leo: “DO YOU THINK THIS IS A GAME SON I’LL FIGHT RIGHT HERE” *trips over a desk*

Virgo: *hears about something* *becomes an expert about the thing literally overnight and probably knows more about the thing than whoever came up with it* 

Libra: “things have been ok, family stuff is kinda str- ANGELO IF YOU LAY A HAND ON MY DOG I WILL CUT YOU”

Scorpio: “i mean i haven’t killed anyone yet so…. success?”

Sagittarius: ‘why do you talk to me im so awkward and uncomfortable’ 
“omg no it’s ok that’s how you know we’re related”

Capricorn: “aw no you’re not ugly you’re like…. a solid 7….”

Aquarius: *texts back after 2 months* “psst do u still want to marathon a:tla”

Pisces: *recieves a compliment* *gets down on one knee* “marry me”

Had a 24 hour stopover in Kathmandu, Nepal, where I visited the Pashupatinath Hindu Temple. The temple is popular with tourists, and the resident priests have become experts at ‘casually’ positioning themselves in oh-so-photographical arrangements. They then collect donations in exchange for 'authentic’ photographs. Motives aside, they do a beautiful job, and the scenes they create seem worthy of a Hollywood art director. 

(Kathmandu, Nepal)

7 Steps for Maintaining Motivation

1. Grasp that it’s YOUR life, and no-one else’s life.

2. Decide to “live on purpose”.

3. Recognise that achievement has a price tag attached to it – and decide you’ll pay that price.

4. Work on constantly maintaining your focus.

5. Chose a skill or a field and become competent, or an expert, in that area.

6. Find other people who will hold you to your goals – and will believe in, and encourage you, to strive to reach your dreams.

7. Consciously notice the progress you are making, and remind yourself “it’s worth it” as you’re further on the path.

“I’m a consultant, but the clock’s ticking down until retirement. You get 35 years of recognition for doing something, and you see that coming to an end, and it forces you to think about your legacy. I’ll miss the constant feeling of solving problems and adding value. I get that feeling from my family, of course, but I worry about falling out of my routines. I’m afraid I’ll revert back to my twenties, when I was reading a lot but not doing very much. My wife is planning all sorts of hobbies to keep me busy. She intends for me to become an expert at cooking and gardening.”

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 Splashed Watercolour Paintings By  Tilen Ti        

Watercolour paints have a fantastic way of capturing vital energy and ghostly shades of color that no other medium can, and Tilen Ti, an artist in Singapore, has become an expert at using watercolour paints to their fullest potential. The animals in his vibrantly colourful works seem to come to life on the page.

Ti focuses primarily on various tropical birds though he’s also painted more mundane creatures like cats and snails as well. He sells his paintings on Etsy, so be sure to check him out!  Etsy | Instagram | Tumblr | Deviantart


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Yahaba’s used to Kyoutani complaining about things.  One might even say he’s become a bit of an expert at dealing with an irritated Kyoutani (after all, all of the first and second years always leave him to Yahaba whenever he shows any burgeoning signs of annoyance).  He’s grown accustomed to each of his moods, his ticks, everything that sets him off.  

And yet, sometimes there are new things that he wouldn’t have expected to bother him.  When Kyoutani stomps up to him one day during lunch, when Yahaba’s enjoying what should be a relaxing break in the courtyard, all Yahaba can do is sigh and ask, “What now?”  He’s not expecting the response to be, “A mother dragged her daughter away from me today.”

Yahaba sits up, eyebrows raised.  “That’s bothering you?”

“Yeah. ‘Cause I don’t get it,” Kyoutani grumbles, dutifully taking his seat beside Yahaba.

Yahaba resists an urge to laugh, and a—possibly more frustrating—urge to reach out and smooth the furrow between Kyoutani’s brows with his thumb.  He clenches his fingers into a fist.  “Well, you’re an asshole,” he points out oh-so-helpfully.

Kyoutani’s scowl snaps over to him in an instant.  “You’re a bigger asshole than I am,” he snaps.  “And that’s beside the point; I didn’t even do anything this time.”

“You looked scary.  That’s enough to scare a poor mother away from—hey, what were you doing, anyways?”

Kyoutani’s scowl grows skittish, and he glances away from Yahaba.  “Doesn’t matter.”

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Kpop Fandoms and Comebacks
  • Fandom #1: WTH YOU CAN'T JUST SAY YOU'RE COMING BACK IN TWO DAYS I'M NOT READY
  • FANDOM #2: good god FINALLY you're coming back
  • FANDOM #3: MY BODY IS READY FOR THIS COMEBACK
  • MULTIFANDOM PERSON: EvErYoNe Is CoMiNg BaCk At ThE sAmE tImE?!//
  • EXO FANDOM: leaked this, leaked that, scrutiny over everything that SM does until the comeback, laments over whether the new comeback will be a repeat of wolf, becoming experts that could put Sherlock to shame, 18018980958 daddy jokes, summons the spirits on the night of the MV release to enjoy the glory of EXO together, LET'S GO!