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Ideal Careers Based On Your Zodiac Sign -- Cancer

Cancer - June 21 - July 22

Cancers are the most traditional, nurturing sign of the zodiac, so they like to lead by example and can handle responsibility with ease. You are, by definition, a caretaker—so any job that lets you give advice and problem solve to make everyone happy is a great one. You don’t do well in careers where you can’t see your work making a difference or getting results—whether that’s with a person or in the bottom line—so make sure you’re getting the motivation you need from your managers with regular check-ins or reports.

Ideal careers: Cancers make natural childcare workers and nannies, but they also make amazing social workers, human resource employees, lawyers, teachers, and executives. Healthcare and wellness are also important and vital parts of this sign, so anything in those arenas—like being a dietitian or nutritionist—are right up your alley.


If you decide to join an airport protest, please remember that Federal, Department of Homeland Security enforcement are in place at our airports. This means, if you are detained, you will likely be held without recourse to an attorney and can be transferred and held indefinitely. Please make sure your people know to look for you and do regular check ins with them.

Immigration attorneys advise that only US Citizens can participate without grave risk.
If you are a US citizen, this is one way for you to leverage your privilege to help those with less.

From a lawyer: Do not go to the airport if you are not a US citizen, even if you have a green card or work visa. There is a need for Arabic and Farsi speakers at all airports but check to make sure that you go to the International terminal. If you are detained, you should not answer any questions until there is an attorney present; there are attorneys at all of the major airports. Don’t sign anything until you have an attorney present.
Kylux Big Bang 2017

Hey friends! We’re gearing up to start the next Big Bang but we’ve got ONE question left for you. We want the community’s input on whether or not this will be a traditional Big Bang or a REVERSE Big Bang. Click the link about to see explanations and let us know what you think! Survey will be open until JANUARY 14th.

We’ve made some positive changes concerning things like due dates, check ins, anonymity, and how the stories are released, once all the mods lock in we’ll post an outline of things that are changing next time.

Hope you’re all getting STOKED.


we’ll be hosting a beefy bucky exchange to celebrate our favorite hunky grandpa‘s 100th! to celebrate, we’ll be hosting an exchange of art, fics, manips, playlists, and more - it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, pay stuff forward, and overall, show some love.


to sign up, reblog this post, fill in the registration form, and start tracking the #beefybuckyexchange17 tag.

once accepted, familiarize yourself with the rules, and post on the blog and to the #beefybuckyexchange17 tag by the deadlines. that’s it!



we have a few hard and fast deadlines:

  • deadline for sign-ups: saturday, february 18th, 2017 CLOSED
  • gift check-ins: wednesday, march 1st, 2017 CLOSED
  • gift exchange/reveal: friday, march 10th through sunday, march 12th, 2017


feel free to send us a message!

Clear goals give you focus. Goal setting should be a part of every adult's life.

Frequent check-ins around your goals are also vital. You want to be able to course correct when you start to get off track. You also want your goals to be self-rewarding. Setting big goals and then setting smaller goals that incrementally lead you there will help, and having goals for each area of your life help you live in multi-dimensionally. I like to leave my big goals vague and my small goals specific.

My 2017 Goals (aka my goals revised for time and degrees of success in each category).


BIG GOAL - To feel happy and satisfied.

- Commit myself entirely to my relationship with Thorin. Continue to remain his faithful, exciting confidante and lover. Continue to be spoiled and appreciated.

- Spend at least 2 weekends a month with my family, just relaxing. Thorin can come and is welcome, but his availability is not contingent on my relationship with them.

- Focus my extra energy on fulfilling friendships only. Unapologetically remove myself from friendships which are one-sided or disingenuous.


BIG GOAL - To feel and look better.

- Lead a whole foods plant based lifestyle. Reduce ordering out to only once per week.

- Increase my yoga practice to 5 times per week incrementally.

- Sleep at least 7 hours per night.

- Reduce alcoholic intake to 2 nights per week, 1 night for date and 1 night for friends turning up. Limit turn up to 3 beverages.


BIG GOAL - Be ready to purchase a home and have a wedding with Thorin by 2018.

- Reduce online purchasing and pleasure shopping to once per month. My favorites are The Limited, The Body Shop, BetaBrand, and Trestique. Overall spending limit of my own money on pleasure is $200.

- Pay off all credit card and student loan debts. No exceptions. I make more than enough money to do this now.

- Build a rainy day savings account that is 50% more than its current balance.


BIG GOAL - To move upward, always upward.

- Negotiate for 85-90k for this new promotion.

- Continue to cultivate mentoring and positive close professional relationships with the highest echelons of my organization (which has already begun).

- Be beyond reproach. Come to work on time, prepared for each day, be completely present in each task I am doing. Let every day be my “best work day”.

I’m ready.

Originally posted by beamlyus

okay so the fact jaebum’s priority is always the other members really shows how amazing of a leader he is, so while it’s fun to joke around about his temper, its so important to remember that his concern over all the other members really makes him shine. he is so significant to the group and so hard-working that i felt the necessity to make this post.

especially in the mcountdown backstage vids after their second win, he even admits that seeing the others cry makes him hold in his tears for their sake really gets to me. from making sure all the members go through check-ins at the airport before him to taking care of his members after the win, just really strikes me that jaebum is really the leader of this group and not just some title holder.

im jaebum is someone who genuinely acts like a leader and should also be more recognized for these traits, not just for his short temper and visuals.

The Morton County Sheriff’s Department has been using Facebook check-ins to find out who is at Standing Rock in order to target them in attempts to disrupt the prayer camps. SO Water Protecters are calling on EVERYONE to check-in at Standing Rock, ND to overwhelm and confuse them. This is concrete action that can protect people putting their bodies and well-beings on the line that we can do without leaving our homes


There’s a lot of “shady Mercy” headcanons out there, but I think she’s just incredibly exhausted and burdened with so many ghosts that have risen from the choices she’s been forced to make. I think it wouldn’t be responsible from a storytelling standpoint to do a dramatic turn like that, so with that in mind I think if/when we get new info on her things could change.

But right now, Mercy is such a somber character from the get-go. Her dialogue lines are frequently about regret, wishing Overwatch would just stay dead, being tired, needing a break, and the like. Her interactions are frequently wellness check-ins. The information we received about Ana’s biotic rifle prior to her release added onto her “must violence always be the answer” type quips and her opposition of militaristic actions by Overwatch as written in her bio. She’s so tired, she’s so alarmed by technological advances that serve to harm under the guise of healing.

I think that very reason is why she’s so embattled with her choices. I was thinking about Zenyatta’s comments to Hanzo in-game, in which he recognizes “the same hatred” that he once saw in a younger Genji. In his biography, Genji is described as being saved by Dr. Ziegler, but then being given the opportunity by Overwatch, the institution, to rebuild his body. Considering Mercy’s field, I don’t personally think she had anything to do with his cyberization even ignoring her ideals at face value. This was a militaristic approach to destroying a threat to the public - a manipulative act that focused the hatred and vengeance of Genji towards a violent goal. It’s unclear whether Genji’s form would have been restored in some different way had he not elected to work for Overwatch, but the separation of Angela’s work from “the global security force” speaks for itself in terms of motivation. This leaves Angela having saved a life and allowing violence to beget violence. Harming under the guise of healing.

This also turns around to Reaper, who I’ve always wondered about in terms of his differences compared to Genji. Where Genji appears to be primarily cybernetic (whether from his injuries or from the cyberization afterwards), Reaper didn’t appear to get the same treatment. He blames Angela for his state, a fact that’s laid thick in the game, which is speculated to be a byproduct of failed genetic alteration. I think it’s quite possible that after failing to restore Genji’s body wholly, took Reyes into her own hands in an attempt to bring him back to the form he once was. An act of mercy became a nightmare for which she and then-Reaper paid the price, adding another weight on her shoulders.

It’s interesting that Mercy primarily focuses on physical ailments - in some of her casual dialogue with Genji he acknowledges that he is whole when she remarks on his health. Her interactions with Ana are also telling, considering the two seem to have a bit of a disconnect with each other. While Ana is a realist in times of war and using Mercy’s biotic technology, Mercy does not accept this. And, while Mercy suggests procedures to repair Ana’s eye (a feat that would be pretty incredible considering she was shot by a sniper rifle), Ana refuses as she considers it a part of who she is. This to me signals that - throughout her life - Mercy’s primary coping mechanism is through healing on the surface. Mending wounds and trying to dig inside of the body through genetics to search for scientific fact and create optimal solutions… But perhaps losing sight of mental and emotional consequences. In a way she is the hero most passionate about human vitality, but lacks understanding and empathy for others - in her early missteps with Genji to the struggles in communication with Torbjorn and Ana, and of course her taking Reaper’s life into her own hands to attempt to save him. This is something that is a really nice contrast with a character like Zenyatta, whose focus is entirely on spiritual healing and who had the greatest impact on Genji through his mentorship. Mercy’s life lead to her contending with her belief in non-violence and working for a military organization, and ultimately she has to grapple with the fact that she is merely human.

Idk what gives people the impression that when they return their rental car they’ll have time to spread out and repack their suitcase in the middle of our lot like it’s their bedroom. We need to move cars to prepare for more check-ins. You’re being rude and blocking traffic. Pack your suitcase at the hotel, get your stuff, and get out. I once ran over a laptop because a customer spread his electronics across all 3 lanes to repack them. I felt bad… but at the same time, don’t be an idiot???

TalesFromTheFrontDesk: "My Son Got Sick In The Pool, So I'd Like a Refund"

Tonight started out like most Wednesday nights; ~100 check-ins that are 99% business travelers. However, a dreadful 3rd party reservation checks in with 5 adults and many, many kids. I let them know that there is a 6 person maximum to the room, and they say most of them aren’t staying. I allow them to proceed, since lots of people gather here (a hotel in the heart of downtown in a major city) for family dinners and such. Hey, maybe they’d get some revenue into the bar and restaurant area anyway. Immediately, I regretted my decision as the parents headed straight to the bar and the kids were left with the room keys and to unpack, wheeling the luggage cart recklessly through the lobby and screaming.

Later on I see that they eat dinner at our restaurant, which is a good thing. Figured they’d head to bed after that, because the kids looked to be between 3-6 yrs old. Nope. The entire party puts on their swimsuits, demands pool toys (which we do not provide to guests), bickers with me a bit because of that, then they were on their way to the pool. Not half an hour later, a woman approaches the front desk dripping wet (wearing socks that were soaked like she was wearing them in the pool too!!! who the F does that) and notifies me her kid “made a mess” in the pool, which I soon found out meant that he spewed (REALLY FRICKEN NASTY FLUID OH MY GOD I AM SCARRED HONESTLY) from both ends in the pool and on the pool deck. I knew we had to evacuate them to clean the mess in both the water and on deck, so I asked her to round everybody up. Cue her screaming at me that they were here to swim, rented the room to swim, so they would swim. Cue me explaining the grossness and safety hazard factor. Cue her telling me that I have the power to fix it in a way that they wouldn’t have to get out of the pool.

She’s screaming at me in front of all the guests in the pool area, so I just got my security guard and he yelled loudly enough to scare the people out of the pool so I could get maintenance in there to chlorine the crap out of the water and pool deck (they’d have to be out of the pool for 30 minutes). She makes a bunch of comments but gets everyone out. After she got dressed, she came to the front desk to complain. Immediately demanded a manager. I let her know that I am the manager on duty. She flips out about the pool situation, and then suddenly has a bunch of other complaints about the hotel/restaurant/bar that she never brought up in the first place (ughhsdlfkj), and started demanding an immediate refund in CASH for her room that she paid for through a 3rd party. I was so close to the end of my shift, and I was so at the end of my rope I had to go in back and let one of my coworkers take her for a minute so I could scream into a pillow. I just was not in the mood to take the heat for guests’ mistakes tonight and was so close to telling that lady to fuck right off. But I didn’t, and for that I am proud. WHY DO PEOPLE THINK THAT BELITTLING US WILL MAKE US DO WHAT THEY WANT. WHY DID SHE NOT UNDERSTAND THAT SWIMMING IN DIAHHREA AND VOMIT WAS NOT A GOOD THING FOR ANYONE INVOLVED. WHY DID SHE FEEL LIKE SHE COULD POSSIBLY BE REFUNDED CASH FOR A THIRD PARTY RES. I AM SO MAD AND I HOPE SHE IS MILDLY INCONVENIENCED EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE.

TL;DR: woman’s kid gets nasty sick in the pool, she refuses to get her party out so we can clean it, demanded cash refund for 3rd party res. Made my life HELL.

By: PapShmear

Thank you all for the thoughtful check ins and messages! It means a lot. ❤️ Dad’s having a rough go of it, but we’re here, we’re together, and we’ve got the most exciting Thanksgiving meal the hospital vending room has to offer. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I promise to respond when I have more time.

Spiritual Coach

Originally posted by magicalseasonsofthewitch

You will work one-on-one with me for three months months to establish a spiritual lifestyle. I will work with you on a daily basis to develop a relationship with your intuition and emotional body. You can use this time to strengthen/deepen your spirituality or begin to tap into your spiritual side that has been dormant. You will learn more about goddess, crystals, spiritual celebrations (etc). No matter what your beliefs are, if you are a witch or a Buddhist, I will customize a package that inspires you! I will be your partner, friend, and coach through it all.

You will Receive:
- Printable Faerie Grid (I created)
- 24/7 communication with me: phone, email, skype
- Daily Check-ins
- Customized Content every week (Tasks & Advice)
- Every Sunday will will touch base and go over progress and what need to be worked on
- Personalized Meditations
- A small crystal & herbal kit sent to your home!

More Details HERE

You know, watching episode 81, I was getting really concerned for Sam. I mean, we all are worried about Scanlan, obviously, because we can see what’s happening and we all know this path will not lead happy places. But, I think I and probably several others were concerned because we weren’t sure what Sam was going for with this character choice.

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WWM 2017 Goals

The first step in taking part in a WWM weekend is setting a realistic, measurable goal for yourself. It helps you identify what you need to work on and where you want to get to by the end of the challenge.

Let’s do the same for 2017. Reblog this post with your writing goals for 2017. Make them realistic and measurable for you. Write out your plans however you’d like, and we’ll be happy to come alongside you as you work toward your goals. 

A post will go up on the last day of every month in 2017 asking about your writing goals and how the month went for you. Sometimes plans change along the way and you can revise your yearly goals during those monthly check-ins if you’d like.

“I’m just fine…” 

I really liked coloring this one!! So, there’s a small story that goes along with this: Jasp ain’t doing so well with her integration into the Crystal Gems. She doesn’t want to stay at the temple, and will not go anywhere near the barn. So for the time being she’s stuck in limbo, and Steven’s there to comfort her. My little AU idea eventually has her just accustomed to traveling from place to place in the world with occasional check-ins an updates to the temple. Or, if Bismuth is back, just staying in the forge with her.