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Multilinguals Experience Personality Change When Using Different Languages

People who are bilingual have been a source of fascination for years, with various studies revealing that they are more accepting, tolerant and open-minded than others. The far-reaching impact of multilingualism does not end there, however, with recent research suggesting that the behaviour and outlook of bilinguals also changes according to the language that they use at any given time.

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anonymous asked:

In the future Reisaru end up having a daughter via surrogacy, the child is Reishi's biological daughter and looks like a mini-him. Reishi is gone for the day and Saru has to watch their daughter: food, bath, shopping, dressing/hair, cuddles, etc. He is totally weak to her sparkles and treats her like his princess (but won't ever admit to it). Reishi returns to find them sleeping on the couch together, takes pic for future puzzle! :-)

Aw just imagine tiny female mini-Munakata, Munakata would be so proud of his daughter and they’d probably like go beetle hunting together and play with puzzles and everything. He gets her a book detailing the history of the Japanese legal system for her sixth birthday and she’s thrilled. Fushimi probably has his hands full trying to deal with them both, like even though she’s technically his daughter too she totally dotes on him Munakata-style and Fushimi can’t even glare at her or say no because he’s weak to small children. So even when Munakata has like a work thing that sends him away for the day she’s totally able to take care of herself and probably ends up taking care of Fushimi instead. Like first thing in the morning he has to make her breakfast, Munakata usually makes a nice nutritionally balanced homemade breakfast for the both of them and Fushimi has no idea how to go about this. Munakata left him recipes and instructions and Fushimi’s like okay, how hard could this be except he sucks at cooking so he nearly burns the kitchen down. He’s sulking about it when his daughter comes in, pats his hand and offers to show him how to cook. They end up making breakfast together, with the daughter carefully teaching Fushimi each step of the way and then praising him at the end when they actual edible food.

So then Fushimi has to give her a bath and he’s basically like ‘here’s some soap, go for it’ but she insists he come with her because daddy Reisi always washes her hair. Turns out she uses the same shampoo as Munakata, as Fushimi dries her hair he’s pretty sure there are sparkles fluttering out. She wants Fushimi to help her pick out clothes, half her skirts are way too short because Munakata assumed that was the fashion nowadays. Fushimi is not letting the world see his daughter’s underwear so he puts her in some nice comfortable pants and sensible shoes instead (he also gives her a knife to hide in her sleeves, just in case. But only one knife, he’s not a reckless parent or anything). They need to go out shopping for some school supplies for her though and Fushimi must reluctantly take her out. The whole time his daughter holds his hand and points out all the fascinating things surrounding them while occasionally taking Fushimi into a nice quiet corner to sit for a little because he seems a bit overwhelmed. Fushimi is maybe a little depressed over the fact that his daughter is taking care of him rather than the other way around but she assures him that he’s doing a splendid job, she feels very well taken care of. Munakata returns that evening to find the two of them asleep on the couch, Fushimi’s hair is wet and there’s a towel half-draped over his head because his daughter was trying to dry it and there are a couple bows in Fushimi’s hair because she thought he might feel happier if he looked cute. Munakata is so proud and takes a million pictures, he turns one into a puzzle and gives it to his daughter for her birthday. She’s super happy about it, Fushimi just grumps but secretly he’s all embarrassed that he was caught being caring.

anonymous asked:

Meg, big problem here or tall depending how you see it. I'm a fervent supporter of our beloved whiny sass machine since day 1, because everything, but, there is a but, I have a huge aesthetic fascination for our giant maknae's body. Sehun body is pure lines perfection. Only Bowie before him had such a strong visual impact on me. Sehun was made to be photographed, to be seen, to be exposed yet very few managed to capture him as I believe he deserve to be and it frustrates me so much! Send help 제발

oh dear, anony
I think you’re coming down with a rarely documented illness, known as Dangerous Noodle Disorder, or DND for short. it’s unknown how many people in the fandom are afflicted with this disorder, although medical journals say that DND is spreading more than ever. no bias list is safe, no blog is immune, no vaccinations have been shown to have any effect. victims report getting lost in the chiseled planes of his stomach, muttering in their sleep about “shoulders more broad than any horizon”, and having headaches induced by dat booty. 
if you or someone you love is being affected by DND, please talk to someone you trust before you do something drastic, like change your phone wallpaper to this most dangerous of noodles. and whatever you do, don’t look at pictures like this:

i mean whoops who put those there 

Scientists think cockroach milk could be the superfood of the future

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An international team of scientists has just sequenced a protein crystal located in the midgut of cockroaches. The reason?

It’s more than four times as nutritious as cow’s milk and, the researchers think it could be the key to feeding our growing population in the future.

Although most cockroaches don’t actually produce milk, Diploptera punctate, which is the only known cockroach to give birth to live young, has been shown to pump out a type of ‘milk’ containing protein crystals to feed its babies.

The fact that an insect produces milk is pretty fascinating – but what fascinated researchers is the fact that a single one of these protein crystals contains more than three times the amount of energy found in an equivalent amount of buffalo milk (which is also higher in calories then dairy milk).

Clearly milking a cockroach isn’t the most feasible option, so an international team of scientists headed by researchers from the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in India decided to sequence the genes responsible for producing the milk protein crystals to see if they could somehow replicate them in the lab.

“The crystals are like a complete food - they have proteins, fats and sugars. If you look into the protein sequences, they have all the essential amino acids,” said Sanchari Banerjee, one of the team, in an interview with the Times of India.

Not only is the milk a dense source of calories and nutrients, it’s also time released. As the protein in the milk is digested, the crystal releases more protein at an equivalent rate to continue the digestion.

“It’s time-released food,” said Subramanian Ramaswamy, who led the project. “if you need food that is calorifically high, that is time released and food that is complete. This is it.”


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adam stares at his hands. he isn’t quite sure what ronan finds so fascinating about them. they are not what he calls pretty hands. they sweat a lot, they always seem to hold onto things too tightly, and underneath his nails, dirt is usually found. he continues his examination, and then he feels those hands, the strong ones that looked so soft even when the knuckles were bloodied or bruised, wrap around his. he doesnt have to look at ronan to know that ronan is looking at him. ronan is always looking at him. instead he looks at ronans hands, and he realizes he may understand the boys fascination.

Sokkla Saturdays: Fascination

Set 1; Week 1

Genres: Humor/Romance

Rating: K

Setting: Streets of Ba Sing Se (Season 2)


Fascination 

          “Wow! You sure can eat a lot of meat sticks!”

          “Thank you. It’s a tal-” Sokka turned, becoming face-to-face with his enemies. “Ty Lee?! Mai?! Azula?! Wh-what are you doing here?!”

          “We’re on a scavenger hunt!” Ty Lee chirped.

          “Are you going to kill me?” Sokka waved his boomerang threateningly.

          Azula scanned an itemized sheet in her grip. “Fortunately for you, ‘dead peasant’ isn’t on the list.”

          “Let me see that.” The warrior snatched the paper from the princess’s clutches.

          “Give. That. Back.”

          “It seems all you need is…” He blushed when he read the only item yet to be crossed out. “…a kiss from a commoner.” His blue eyes met her flustered golden gaze. “Well… I’m a commoner…”

          “What are you suggesting, Water boy?”

          He grinned.

          “Make it quick,” she sighed, offering him her cheek.

          He stepped closer to her. Before she had time to process, he lifted her chin and kissed her gently on the lips. It was electric.

          “Not bad for a snow savage,” she muttered before disappearing into the streets.

          That night, Sokka reminisced about the feeling of Azula’s soft lips on his, fascinated by the way they tingled so pleasantly.

          As for Azula, street meat had never tasted so good.


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I was your punching bag… I was your toy… I was your object of fascination… And it hurts to know someone I wanted so desperately to love would hurt me like this….all I wanted was for you to be happy… But I didn’t think your happiness would cause such pain inside of me..

It’s a shame that as tech becomes old and ceases production we never really see something like it again, sure, it’s not as useful or really needed anymore, but there’s definitely a different feeling you get when using something old like a record player or VCR, and it’s not even just a feeling of “nostalgia” either. It’s the way how the machine functions differently, understanding it’s parts, how they contrast with newer and older inventions that provided the same purpose.

Essentially designs that cannot be explored or be utilized again because there is no need to, I’m always upset when I hear or see machinery becoming obsolete or useless, even if I never personally used or have memories of said device.

things I would like to investigate someday on my own just for fun or something even someone probably already has but I’m a lazy asshole who would rather think about it for myself I guess (second edition, because I’ve probably mentioned some of these on here before)

  • the concept of applause/clapping, who thought of it, why did it catch on, why do babies do it, is it natural? and how does the psychology of the crowd work when they are applauding? how does it stop? 
  • when did we begin to visualize emotional things as having to do with the heart, like having your heart broken, loving with your whole heart, from the bottom of your heart? who started that and why? again, is it natural, inherent, just something you are born with the capacity to feel for yourself whether someone tells you that pain goes in your heart or not?
  • names, like, when was the earliest time people had names? have we had names this entire time? do names make us human? what’s the deal with names and why do we got those? what if we never had names………….would probably be confusing, is that the main reason we evolved to have them? how much did language impact the need for names? if we had no language, are names still a necessity?
  • was the invention of television/screens to watch entertainment on inevitable? like since the ancient greeks and their plays, have we always just been trying to find a way for more and more people to watch the same thing happening all at once? were we destined to invent TV, by any means possible?
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New images of Natalie Portman and Lily Rose Depp in Rebecca Zlotowski’s Planetarium, set for a Toronto Film Festival debut, with Emmanuel Salinger, Amira Casar, Pierre Salvadori and Louis Garrel co-starring.

The story follows Kate and Laura Barlow, two young American spiritualists in 1930s Paris who finish their world tour. Fascinated by their gift, a powerful French film producer hires them to shoot a highly ambitious film. In the vortex of cinema, experiments, and feelings, this new family doesn’t yet see what Europe will soon go through.

anonymous asked:

Actually I wouldn't recommend sweetened condensed milk on one's PB&J unless it's applied to the bread. Off the top of my head, the fat content of the peanut butter would cause the c. milk to spill instead of soak. Jams and jellies stay on because they're not so drippy. One could try mixing, but would this make the PB curdle?

I don’t think peanut butter is capable of curdling, but now I’m fascinated at the idea. My thought was condensed milk with the PB spread over it, but I suppose you could also just top the sandwich with it.

God, my arteries hurt just thinking about it.