field & market

Some cute date ideas ✨

🐝 hike,bike,or skate at a local trail

🍃 beach picnic (with lots of fruit of course)

✨ studio ghibli themed movie night (dress up like your favorite characters, cook a meal from your favorite movie and listen to the soundtrack as you’re doing it!)

🐝 create something together (paint, make a puzzle, play some music, anything!) great for in depth conversations too

🍃 an inexpensive field trip! (Farmers markets & flea markets are great for little adventures!)

✨ plan out and cook a meal together

🐝 museum outing! (My personal favorite)

🍃 drive in theater! If you can’t find one in your area build a blanket fort in the living room for movie watching instead!

But sometimes football’s no gentleman. Over the last year, there have been moments when the game has seriously broken my heart. It’s let me down in the most crucial of times. I’ve gone to bed crying furious tears, claiming I’d never love again. We all know, however, the opposite of love is not hate … it’s indifference, and that is one thing I have never felt. Just like any relationship, this love takes a lot of work. So, in the morning, I’ll be back on the market… well, field.

Like the relationships of my past, this love is not stable or easy; but it can be kind and it is fueled by intense emotions. No matter how many games I lose, or game-winning shots I miss, no matter how many mornings commence with aches and pains all over my body, my pre-game butterflies are as unwavering as the hope that floats them. My belief that all my dreams will come true is ever steadfast. And my love, well … it is one for a lifetime.

Rookie for Life,

- Christen

I’m sitting in a presentation about the legalization of weed and how it’s a growing market research opportunity and I’m the only black person in the room and I’m mildly…irritated because…in the back of my mind I’m like “oh great! More opportunity for people to make money off of this growing industry while black folks rot in jail for an ounce”.

It’s an opportunity for innovation in the market research field but like….ugh.

omoreo  asked:

To JelloApocalypse, I love your content and I appreciate all the love and effort you and your team put in each video and podcast. I have a simple question to ask. Do you recommend going to art school to improve one's artistic ability? If yes, why? If not, what do you recommend instead?


If you go to a school for art you will most certainly improve your skills, probably by a pretty wide margin. I was a significantly worse artist coming out of high school than I was coming out of college, especially in regards to layout work and professionalism since my major was in Graphic Design. As a client now with an eye for these things, I can say that I absolutely would not have hired myself at the level I was after high school for pretty much anything. And my high school had a good art program, which I know is not true at all for the majority of American schools.

That being said, I don’t think higher education is by any means necessary for something like art or musical training, but it does offer a disciplined curriculum with hard deadlines to get artists used to work in the real world. Personally I am a very disciplined person and am always working on something, but I know that’s not the case for everyone, so that can have a lot of value for artists who have a harder time consistently practicing or outputting work.

It also teaches you better fundamentals, better techniques, how to critique, and most importantly gives you classmates and teachers who can give you honest feedback in real time. That’s not something you can often get outside of a classroom since most people either don’t have an eye for these things, don’t want to hurt an artist’s feelings, and/or have some level of bias towards you as a person before even seeing the work. Getting honest critique and learning how to take feedback and improve from it is one of the most important things you can learn in a classroom environment.

In regards to going to an art school specifically? …Eh.

I have some mixed opinions on that. I can’t say for sure since I went to a regular university and majored in the Fine and Applied Arts, but from what I’ve heard from friends and colleagues, going to an art school specifically isn’t always a good idea.

Personally I think general studies are really important to keep up so you don’t become an idiot. Regular universities also offer supplementary courses that can really improve your chances at succeeding in the job market. For instance I took a business course Senior year that I’m shocked wasn’t mandatory. It was boring as hell, but it was a great subject to learn about in regards to freelancing, being a small business, and managing your own finances. That’s something a lot of artists I know are absolutely horrible with.

In addition to that, taking a wide variety of classes (marketing, psychology, business, history, etc) expands your horizons and not only gives you more things to consider in your work as an artist, but also makes you a MUCH more varied human and a better asset to a company or client.

For instance, my Graphic Design program had a lot of wiggle room for most projects. Almost every student had something else they were interested in that they were able to incorporate into their work. For me that was illustration, but I also had other classmates who were interested in the fields of photography, marketing, game design, computer science, UIUX, and way more. Because the university offered classes in ALL of those subjects they were able to improve their specific field of interests in a way that would’ve been much harder outside a general university. From what I’ve heard, most of my graduating class has secured pretty kick-ass jobs doing exactly what they always talked about doing! Myself included.

The other thing to worry about with a school that specializes only in artistic fields is that it’s not uncommon for students to be halfway through their sophomore year and go “…Y’know what? This isn’t for me.” If you’re at a school based in one study and you find out that you didn’t like that field? You’re BONED. You’ll have to hop around for awhile looking for other schools that are willing to transfer in the credits you’ve completed. That wastes time (and if you’re American a LOT of money). If you’re at a general university and that happens, hey, at least your credits can transfer over and maybe with a crunch semester you won’t even have to take another year.

That being said, there ARE reasons to go to art schools specifically. If you’re REALLY confident in your skills and you want to go to a high-ranking school to get into a high spot in the industry right away? Hey, go for it. From what I’ve been told that’s next-to-required for the Film and Animation industry. See: every single cartoon showrunner from the past 15 years graduating from CalArts. That’s only if you’re 100% certain though.

I also believe you can succeed without going to college at all for art, but you have to be damned disciplined and work constantly improving your own skills with no teachers. It’s far from impossible, but most artists I know simply don’t have the knack for that kind of self-discipline. You also won’t have the benefit of any education on your resume, but if you really fuckin’ gun it and produce a lot of quality content a good portfolio can still net you jobs.


  • Going to any kind of university with a good arts program should vastly improve your skills, though it’ll often be very expensive.
  • Generally I think regular universities with art programs are better than going to an Arts College. I wouldn’t recommend an Arts College unless:
    • You got a REALLY nice scholarship.
    • You are absolutely 100% fully certain this is the career path you want to take in life.
    • The school you’re applying to is well-known school that feeds into the industry in a significant way like CalArts or the Rhode Island School of Design.
  • You don’t NEED to go to college to get better, especially with all the free resources nowadays that exist online, but you will need a very strong sense of self-discipline and initiative to succeed this way and it probably helps to be an extravert so you’re better at putting yourself out there to clients and getting jobs without the springboard of a university.
  • I think the best safe route for the average artist is going to a solid University with a well-known arts program while also using your free time to do the shit you love, like making stupid YouTube videos, because you’re never gonna get better at your favorite stuff unless you keep doing it, higher education or not.

Hope that helps!

Bacteriophages: Antibiotic Alternative or Just a Phase?

It is now clear that we are rapidly approaching a post-antibiotic era, and the need for an alternative is more vital than ever. The CDC estimates that approximately 2 million people are infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria each year, and of that 23 000 of them die as a result of the infection [1]. Our antibiotic pipeline is drying up and the development of new antibiotics is both slow and expensive, making antibiotics unappealing investments for pharmaceutical companies. Although alternatives to antibiotics are far from the market, the field is slowly expanding. Amongst the alternatives, bacteriophages (phages) are a potential candidate for both diagnostic and therapeutic medicine.

Quite simply, phages are viruses that infect bacteria. These are the most abundant biological entity on the planet and are thought to outnumber bacteria 10:1. Their sheer abundance has led to a vast diversity that has yet to be exploited by modern medicine. This is in part due to a number of problems with phages that haven’t made them ideal candidates for therapy. This article seeks to look at some of the problems with phages, and what steps are being taken to improve them for application in humans.

Rapid clearance from the host:

Delivery systems for phages have not been thoroughly assessed for systemic phage application. In other words we are still lacking a way of delivering a bacteriophage drug intravenously to ensure that phages have the maximal effect on the patient. Annoyingly, our immune systems are great at rapidly inactivating and removing them from our bodies [2], with animal studies showing that phage can be completely cleared within 24 hours [3]. Early work carried out in germ-free mice in the 70s showed that phages are passively collected in the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS), where they remain viable until inactivated by immune cells [3].

There have been two solutions developed so far to amend this problem [2]. The first was developed in the late 90s by the National Institute of Health in the US, which involved the serial passage of phage through a living organism. It was hypothesised that some phage would have mutations in their coat proteins that would give them increased protection from the natural filtration systems in the body over wild type phage [3] and by selecting for these phage, you could gradually produce a population of long-circulating phage. When applied, these phage would have longer circulation times, and therefore a greater chance of colliding with their target bacteria. Animal studies have shown far better recovery of animals given long-circulating strains of virus over wild type, when presenting symptoms of otherwise fatal bacteraemia [4].

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Figure 1. Diagram showing a few of the possible receptors for Salmonella sp. phage [5]

Additionally, to prevent degradation or inactivation of phages, polymers can be added to the coatings of phages [1]. The polymer polyethylene glycol (PEG) has been shown to increase systematic circulation and decrease T-helper cell activation in response to phage. It is likely that a combination of these two methods may improve delivery strategies in the future of phage therapeutics.

Altering host range and preventing resistance:

Unlike antibiotics, phages have incredibly refined, narrow host-ranges. This property is in reality a double edged sword: in many cases, phages are only able to target a few strains of a single species, whereas antibiotics relentlessly target multiple branches of the bacterial phylogenetic tree. Antibiotic treatment can lead to disruption of the host’s own microbiota which can permit the colonisation of nastier and less cooperative microorganisms.

In contrast, phages can target their host whilst leaving the surrounding organisms in relative peace. When a patient presents symptoms of infection, the particular species or strain causing the infection would be unknown. Identifying the culprit before selecting the right phage would take time a patient may not have.

Receptors on the bacterial cell surface are what determine which phage are able to bind to the cell. A wide variety of receptors are used by phage, but many still remain a mystery. To curtail these issues and ensure that as many receptors can be targeted for a particular bacterium, phage cocktails are used [6]. These are mixtures containing a number of different phage strains. In theory, the cocktail should be designed so that the phages together should be able to target all the known clinically relevant strains of a particular species of bacteria.

Creating phage cocktails from natural sources can be laborious [7], however viral DNA provides a platform for genetically engineering phages with desired properties. Improving phage cocktails with modified phages expressing structures that could target a wide variety of receptors on a bacterial cell could ensure that a cocktail could target the maximum number of strains, whilst reducing the selection pressure on a sole receptor. Resistance to the phage cocktail would then also be avoided.

Much of this work looks at genetically engineering phage tail fibres [7, 8]. These ‘spider-leg’ like components regulate the initial binding step between a phage and a target cell. It has been shown by Mahichi et al, 2009 and Ando et al, 2015 that switching tail fibres between phages with different host ranges can confer host-range specificity from one phage to another. Hopefully, modular engineering of phages will push phage technology forwards, offering new strategies for developing phages for therapeutic purposes.

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Figure 2. Diagram showing how the modular shuffling of tail fibres between viral strains can confer host range of parental strain [7].

Preventing the release of cellular toxins

A major health risk of phage, is that like β-lactam antibiotics, they interfere with the bacterial cell wall integrity and ultimately lead to cell lysis. Lysing cells prevents further replication, but also releases all the cell’s content. This may include but not be limited to superantigens and lipopolysaccharides (LPS) [2]. These toxins will trigger the inflammatory response, and in extreme cases cause organ failure and death.

Phages have a simple dual-lysis system consisting of a holin and endolysin. The holin is a pore-forming membrane protein that creates an exit from the cytoplasm for the endolysin. The endolysin is then able to attack the peptidoglycan of the bacterial cell wall, resulting in its rupture. To generate phage incapable of lysing a cell, the dual lysis system simply needs to be inactivated.

To restore killing power to the phage in the absense of the dual lysis system, a bacterial toxin needs to be incorporated into the phage genome. Hagens et al, 2004 has shown that by engineering the filamentous phage M13 to encode a non-native restriction enzyme, antimicrobial activity can be restored through the generation of double stranded breaks in chromosomal DNA. Upon infecting Psuedomonas aeruginosa with this phage, there was a 99% drop in viable cell counts over the time course [9]. Other research has looked into other uses for the non-lytic killing of bacteria, including proteins that interfere with regulatory systems and other bacterial toxins.


Phage therapy has shown promise in recent years as being a good candidate for either working in synergy with or replacing antibiotics. The appalling lack of human based clinical trials haven’t helped to expose their potential for human use. Although this is the case, a significant amount of work has been done on improving phage therapy in preparation for further studies with human application. The past 15 years have seen an improved outcome for this technology as obstacles with phages are gradually manoeuvred by intelligent reengineering. With hindsight we have now acquired through our experiences with antibiotics, hopefully we will not make the same mistakes with phages as we have done with antibiotics.

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4. Merril CR, Biswas B, Carlton R, Jensen NC, Creed GJ, Zullo S, Adhya S (1996) Long-circulating bacteriophage as antibacterial agents. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 93:3188–3192

5. Chaturongakul S, Ounjai P (2014) Phage host interplay: examples from tailed phages and Gram-negative bacterial pathogens. Front Microbiol 5:1–8

6. Moradpour Z, Ghasemian A (2011) Modified phages: Novel antimicrobial agents to combat infectious diseases. Biotechnol Adv 29:732–738

7. Ando H, Lemire S, Pires DP, Lu TK (2015) Engineering Modular Viral Scaffolds for Targeted Bacterial Population Editing. Cell Syst 1:187–196

8. Mahichi F, Synnott AJ, Yamamichi K, Osada T, Tanji Y (2009) Site-specific recombination of T2 phage using IP008 long tail fiber genes provides a targeted method for expanding host range while retaining lytic activity. FEMS Microbiol Lett 295:211–217

9. Hagens S, Habel A, Ahsen U Von, Gabain A Von (2004) Therapy of Experimental Pseudomonas Infections with a Nonreplicating Genetically Modified Phage Therapy of Experimental Pseudomonas Infections with a Nonreplicating Genetically Modified Phage. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 46:3817–3822

Imagine Ubbe keeping you safe without really showing it (Part 2)

Summary: Aslaug annouches a new raid, not some common village raid but to an enemy who wants to attack Kattegat withing days. That asks more manpower, more danger and Ubbe don’t want you to come. But you go, against his will and find yourself waking up at one morning and straight in the middle of a battle.
Warning: Violence
Words: 1912

The laughter filled the great hall with much joy. The group was back in Kattegat for two weeks now, Sigurd fighted his fever for two days before he was ready to travel again. You needed those two weeks off, the raidingparty did to. You rested and went in to the woods and fields to fill you stockage of herbs and other usefull things. You were prepared for a lot, you knew the people relied on your skills as a healer. Without you a lot of those vikings would have died already. And that was you life purpose, looking around in the great hall and seeing the people you helped and saved. Sigurd stood besiced his mother, whispering something to her. He looked good, all healed up but he never thanked you for it. Not that she wanted that, the thank came from another angle, an angle you more needed than everything Sigurd possible could say to thank you. Ubbe walked in with his youngest brother. You stepped aside a litlet when the mental pinched the floor while Ivar pulled himself forward. He past you with that little smug grin on his face and you shivered without him seeing it. Ubbe gazed over to you, giving you a short smile that maked you stomach tighten again. When all the brothers where assembled around their mother the queen started talking.
‘People of Kattegat, your sons and men will go raiding again.’ She announched. Everybody cheered to that, you felt some ale soak in your dress from your drunk neighbor trowing with his cup in the air. 'Not just a raid,’ Aslaug went further, holding her hand up to demand the silence of her people. Your eyes went back to her, curious to what she was saying. 'I got reports of a Earl that wants to attack us because they seek justice for us killing his son. Before they come here picking a fight we go to them. I forsaw dead but I also saw victory. We will loose people but the gods are ready to welcome us to Valhalla. I will make the gods a sarcifies.’ And those words were enough. How hard battle would be, those men around you where ready to fight and die for their gods. So did you, knowing this one would be different, you felt ready.

'You are not coming.’ You turned around to Ubbe who stood in the doorway of your farm. It was your mothers but when she died last year she left it for you. She wouldn’t want you to go either, your mother always feared for your life. Being a simple farmer you didn’t really saw something else in the world than the crops, fields, markets. His words reminded you of her.
'Why not?’ You asked confused.
'It is better for you to stay here.’ He nodded, almost practical. You looked back to the ointment you where making before he walked in. You didn’t understand, he had never stopped you before from coming and now all of the sudden you weren’t welcome?
'Ubbe, I’m always going on the raids. Why don’t you want me to come?’ The uncertainty of his demand maked you doubt your own feelings. You were the youngest healer, but already one of the better. You were certain of it they needed you but he, as leader of this raiding party, he had a say in it.
'Y/n, can’t you just listen.’ He said a little impatient. You opened your mouth but words came short. It hurted a little, the way he treatred you right now. Like he didn’t wanted you to come because … he needed to look out for you? Was that it?
'If it is because you think it will be dangerous, I can protect myself.’ Like you wanted to strengthened your words you took the knife you had from the table. It was like he struggled over something before he walked further the farm in. He took the knife out of you hand but you didn’t really looked at that, you looked up in his eyes. 'If it is because I’m always uncertain or you think I’m a liability to the group. I promise to obay.’ You said softer, studing those gorgeous face expressions of him. He laid the knife away and looked down to you.
'You stay here.’
'You don’t have a say in that.’ You protested. You never raised your voice, not even now. You were way to gentle and calm for that. So you looked down to your hands folded between your body.
‘Y/n,’ he laid his hand against your cheek, forcing you in a gentle way to look up to him again. You didn’t protest, you just let his hand guide your eyes back up. And when you looked back to him you saw a bit of tenderness in his eyes.
‘it’s alright, I understand.’
‘You do?’ He asked on his turn confused.
‘I’m the weak one, I would get myself in trouble in a fight like this so it’s better to stay here. Where nobody need to keep an eye on me.’ You explained. His eyes went in conflict for a moment but finally he nodded and his hand fell from your face.
‘Thank you.’ He smiled. But you saw how forced it was. He struggled with something, like he was going to say something else but didn’t. Even his posture and passes where a little in conflict and you wanted to ran after him, because you wanted to know. But on the other hand … you were a liability, so you did nothing. Torn between two very different things you just stood there, alone.
‘Still coming.’ You said for yourself, looking to him walking away. How could he think like this? That you were some kind of a weak person when you felt so much more. He tempered your feelings, the longing ripping you apart inside every time you saw him settled under a starting feeling of sadness.

Ubbe was angry with you, he didn’t say a word and kept in front of the large group while you walked behind. But if Sigurd could come, so did you. It was a long travel in wich he never said anything and you slowly started to puch that kind of feelings away. Everybody was just so focussed on what was going to happen that you did to. You checked your basket more than once to check if you really had everything and even then … if you saw something on the road that could help you picked it out. By the time Ubbe decided to set camp you didn’t felt your feet anymore. You saw Ubbe glaring over at you, rather fast before he looked away again. ‘You irritate my brother.’ You startled and turned around to Sigurd.
‘I’m sorry for that, I just come to treat the wonded.’
‘It may be your last one.’ He smiled. You never liked that boy, how he stood there against the tree playing with a knife, that arrogant smug grinn on his face. You thought Ivar was bad, he wasn’t really better. But his words captured your attention.
‘Why is that?’ You asked him confused. Sigurd looked away from the others back to you, that one eye strangling your feelings like the snake it represented.
‘You thing those little raids you are coming on were something big? This is different, no place for a girl like you. You are a weak little,’
‘Sigurd.’ Ubbe snapped him right out his filty comment. You could guess what would follow but you where glad Ubbe saved you from the words rolling down over Sigurd his tongue. Sigurd gave you a short look before walking away. Ubbe looked at you, asking if you were alright with just his eyes and you only nodded before you started to help with gattering the wood for a fire.

It was the scream of a slavegirl that pulled you right out of your dreams. ‘We are under attack!’ Somebody yelled. The drunk state you where in from just waking up didn’t helped you in the cause of getting up. Your eyes went searching for the danger but already so much vikings where up that you really couldn’t see a thing. But it was the familiar sound of axes against swords, the screams of battle that told you everything and got you up, gathering you things to get away …. Only to see the whole raiding group was surrounded. You got pushed away, fell on the ground again while a little further one of the vikings fell down on the ground, stabbed in his stomach. You grabbed your things and ran over to him, as fast and swift as you could you pulled the knife out, covering his wounds before you saw something approaching in your eye corner. You grabbed the mans sword in fear, turned around just as that enemy wanted to trow himself on you. That sword went right through, causing him to drop down half on you body, crushing you under his dead weight. You didn’t just killed a man, you were supposed to save lives. The fear of the moment gave you enough strenght to get him off of you. You hurried up, looking to the blood on your hands and the sword. You threw it away, starting to look around to all kinds of dead, your deads and their deads. This was a massacre, something you never saw before. There was so much strenght hidden in both groups you weren’t even sure if one of them would survive. The panick caused you to look for Ubbe. A horse ran by, almost throwing you to the ground again. You began to move, trying not to get stabbed or noticed while the one after the other dropped down. Where was he? You turned around, always looking and looking until you found him in a struggle with a man, and what kind of man. He was big, musculed in ways you couldn’t imagine and he worked Ubbe right to the ground. That moment, seeing the struggle in Ubbe his body, overcame your fear and panick. You grabbed an axe from the ground and started running through the others. If nobody would kill you on the way over to Ubbe you could maybe safe him. That man raised his right hand where he was holding his axe, ready to kill the son of Ragnar Lothbrok on this quest. This couldn’t be Ubbe his end, he was fated to do much greater things. So you took the axe in both hands, lifted it up over your head before you smached it down with all the force you had, right into his back. But his reaction came right after, turning around, slitting over your stomach with the sword he holded in his left hand before he dropped dead.
‘Y/n.’ Ubbe reacted, catching you before you could even drop down to the ground. You started gasping for air, trying to press down the horizontal wound you had just below your ribs. ‘What are you doing!’ He shouted angry, furious almost while he pulled your head in his lap. He said on his knees, holding your head with one hand while pressing on the wound with another. You looked up to him, to the fear, the anger, the mixed feelings in his eyes. But it was like you felt every bit of life slowly fading away from your body, following the blood out.  You lifted your hand but it didn’t got further than his chest, where blood smeared his way down while you hand lost his sence of living. ‘Don’t you dare, don’t go.’ He hissed, wrapping both his hand around you head in a embrace. The last thing you felt was his forehead against yours before the darkness swallowed you whole.

Relocated [1/10]

Summary: Reader recently moved to another city. She meets a man, spends a day with him at an iconic tourist location, and the story goes…

Pairing: Modern!Steve Rogers x Reader AU

Warnings: Extremely cliché, slight cursing

Word Count: 3,003

Author’s Note: This is heavily inspired by Before We Go and Playing It Cool. I’m a romcom fanatic, so this will be the most cliché of the clichés. Hope it ain’t too bad?

Originally posted by forassgard

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It was only 9AM in the morning and the sky was a beautiful blue, not a cloud to be seen. With a groan, Y/N slowly sat up in bed and rubbed her eyes. As her sleepiness washed away, the sight before her made her drop her head back onto her pillow with a whine. Boxes. Boxes everywhere. Having only moved a few days ago, she hasn’t had the time to unpack and sort everything out yet. Her arms dangled off the side of her twin size bed as she stared at the ceiling, trying to plan out her day. I should unpack and put everything in place today, she thought. Y/N turned her head to the right and looked out the window. The sun was shining brightly and she could hear the faint chirping of birds outside.

“Fuck it,” she muttered. “The weather’s too good to be cooped up inside.”

Decision made, she tossed her blanket aside and dragged herself to the bathroom to freshen up. Twenty minutes and a bowl of cereal later, she’s ready to take on the day. Dressed in a plain white V-neck and a pair of dark wash jeans with an army green backpack slung over her shoulders, she slipped her feet into a pair of sneakers and was off to explore her new home – the city of San Francisco.

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amplivagant  asked:

Hi! So.. I am interested in biological anthropology as my major... my biggest question is about careers. going into college in the fall, people automatically jump to "oh so what about after college". i want to get at least a graduate degree if not phd. my question is, what are some careers you've heard of that are NOT academic. becoming a tenured professor is not what i'm looking for... any real life examples? etc?

Just letting you know, getting a PhD almost completely limits you to an academic career. That’s one of the dilemnas of applying to graduate school. The question of “Should I apply for a MA or PhD program” becomes “Do I want to do applied or be stuck in academia.” If you don't want a job in academia, don’t get a PhD (exceptions exceptions! I know there’s exceptions). And then when you try to get a job, you don’t need to market yourself as an anthropologist, but rather someone trained in anthropology

It’s a bit confusing and pretty difficult to think long term regarding anthropology if you aren’t already immersed in those courses. Anthropology, I cannot state enough, is a ridiculously large and holistic field. I love it, but sometimes it’s entirely too encompassing. It can touch literally anything. Even its sub-fields are also exceedingly broad. 

For biological anthropology, consider what it is you’re interested in. And take a shitton of classes in that area and a shitton of classes in other disciplines semi-related to that area. 

Now for actual careers related to biological anthropology:

  • Forensics. Now this one is tricky. Depending on where you’re applying, the exact position, and what you will actually be doing the qualifications for this is different. Overall, they’re 1. Hella impossible to get (I was told by an FBI forensics specialist, special agent, and their supervisor that an FBI spot doesn’t open unless someone dies and even then they already almost always have a candidate in mind), 2. depending exactly what you want to do, you might have to go to med school, 3. you will need to get specialized degrees and possibly even a PhD for this. 
  • CRM (Cultural Resource Management). More relevant to archaeologists but bear with me a moment. It does not necessarily require a MA or PhD depending on where you are and what position you’re applying for.
  • Bioarchaeologists. This is, for the most part, academic. There are some people who like to dig and not do the academic writing and stress related things, but they usually work for CRM’s or other things like that and are called/hired to help/consult on digs.
  • There’s of course, always lab techs. Which are also heavily sought for. You’ll have to be diligent about those. 
  • Applied Anthropometry. So the private sector is always a good place to go to. You will work with engineers and designers to create biomechanics engineered for humans. (coughNASAcough)
  • Museums! Don’t forget the museums route. It’s also super, super competitive and I’m sure the museum people on Tumblr, while nice and amazing as they are, would probably kill you if you take their job from them. 
  • Public Health/Global Health/Epidemiology. Do I even need to go into detail with this? You’ll usually need at least an MPH for these jobs, but oh boy would it be worth it. 
  • Medical Anthropology. Speaking of health, there’s medical anthropology. Usually requires a PhD and is for the most part academic, but there are definitely applied programs and organizations that definitely needs medical anthropologists. 
  • Zookeeper and Research. You can be a zookeeper! Or you can also do animal research in a captive setting. It’s pretty great, but I’m also biased here. 
  • Conservation. Now that we’ve started talking about animals, you can consider doing conservation work. Usually conservation work is publicized as helping just the animals, but actually, it’s so much more than that. It’s helping the animals, ecology, and the people living there. But again, I am also pretty biased. 

No matter where you end up going, there’s always a lot of options, but the problem is whether or not those options are open and available to you. While this is something that seems like an issue to just anthropology majors, it’s not necessarily the case – this problem applies to literally everyone of all fields. The job market is scary and it’s always uncertain whether or not you will make it regardless of your major. You just gotta buckle down and get to know as many people as possible, because in the end, your connections and relationships to others is potentially what will decide your unemployment status. 

Best of luck!

I haven’t had a laptop or computer in months… it has turned me into a very friendly, crafty grandma. I spend most of my free time making horrible crafts and getting myself psyched over knitting patterns. I am also getting very familiar with the best antique shops in town. BOY DO I LOVE A GOOD BARGAIN.


It’s an awesome setting for studying Italian cuisine—the spectacular Castello di Ugento, a newly restored 1,000-year-old castle in Puglia, Italy. You’ll interact with chefs, growers, and food producers during field trips to local markets, wineries, and businesses. You’ll explore the wide variety of fresh, colorful, multi-regional ingredients found in Italian and Mediterranean food. And you’ll become completely immersed in some of the most interesting art, architecture, and dining in all of Italy. It’s the culinary adventure of a lifetime!

My time as a salesman was brief but revealing. I had just moved to a new city and, struggling to find work, I applied for a job in the vague field of marketing. It’s a career that should come with a name tag which says: “The Most Annoying Man In The World.” As it turns out, “marketing” is also a really weird way to tell future employees that they’ll be selling satellite TV service packages in local Best Buys and Sam’s Clubs.

But despite seeing a road that was entirely made out of obstacles, I pursued my new career as The Most Annoying Man In The World. As such, for one month of my life I was a blemish on the face of mankind.

“5 Shocking Confessions Of The Worst Salesman In The World” by Daniel Dockery

Steyr AUG

Austrian bullpup that has been in service for decades, making it one of the more successful designs to be fielded. Right now the market gives you the option to go with U.S made clones from MSAR, original Steyr imports, or current production models. The AUG gained some pop culture notoriety as one of the Governor’s weapons from The Walking Dead. (GRH)

Monsta X for GanGee July 2015: Interview (Compilation)

Monster like rookie, Monsta X, the fight for debut

The impact of name seems powerful. Please introduce the meaning of ‘Monsta X’
Wonho Monsta X means, the monster that will come to save K-Pop; ‘Mon’ means my, and ‘Sta’ means star, which when put together means ‘my star’. The ‘X’ refers to an unknown existence.

Even before debut, there was a lot of interest towards this group. The program the ‘cruel survival’ made a ruthless war zone in the road to debut. What does the word ‘debut’ mean to you?
Shownu I was a trainee for a long time, and I worked towards the goal of debut. So when I heard that I was going to debut, I knew I would never forget how I felt. I had to fight against all of the brothers I had practiced with, and it was really tough preparing for everything but… the word ‘debut’ still fills me with joy.
Wonho The word ‘debut’ is like a dream, and I’ve been working for so long to achieve that dream. The result is the I am now a member of Monsta X. We are 7 members now, but I still think that all 13 of us who participated in are still together, I hope to always show a good image.
Kihyun The final mission stage was the same studio that is filmed. We were told of our debut there, and had our debut stage of ‘Trespass’ there. The first time we performed ‘Trespass’, I felt really weird. It wasn’t something I could describe in words.
Hyungwon It was really difficult to say goodbye to my brothers that also participated in . We all knew that it was going to be a war when we started but… I want to work harder for those who were eliminated.
Minhyuk All 13 of us who participated in trained with the goal of debut. Debuting meant so much to us. However, knowing that I had to beat the friends I had trained with made it really hard and I felt torn.
Jooheon When I was chosen to be a debut member, I cried a lot. The 7 of us who made it through the survival program all felt so different. We’ll all work hard for those who aren’t with us.
I.M Debut is an amazing gift. We will show you every side of Monsta X in addition to everything we have already shown.

Rising star, big rookie, these may be how people describe you. What is your favorite to hear?
Shownu Already a star! It’s kind of embarrassing to say but when I hear it I feel good.
Wonho Monster rookie! It’s easy to remember and it sticks. Doesn’t it match our team well?
Kihyun Monster rookie! The best rookie! Big rookie! There are so many nice titles that people call us, thank you thank you.
Hyungwon Of all the rookies, they are the most prominent!
Minhyuk All the titles that people give us make us feel good and we are so thankful.
Jooheon Big rookie! Also Monster rookie!
I.M Unexpected charm!


The treasured debut album , can you explain the songs?
Jooheon Monsta X’s first debut album ‘Trespass’ has 7 songs including the title song ‘Trespass’. The songs are: ‘No Exit’, which we showed in the final mission, songs that I helped produce, ‘One Love’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Honestly’, in which SISTAR’s Dasom is featured, ‘Steal Your Heart’, and ‘Interstellar’. We worked hard on each song, so I hope that everyone will show support for the whole album!
Shownu ‘One Love’ is a song that tells the story of a girl who has left, and a man who regrets the breakup. Jooheon’s producing highlights the R&B, hip-hop style of the song that conveys the nostalgia of the relationship. The song was produced with Just Crew’s beatmaker.
Wonho ‘Steal Your Heart’ has minimalistic instrumentals and a hip-hop beat and groove. The lyrics, with the members’ ambition and wit, talk about how we’re going to steal all of the popularity, fans, the stage.
Minhyuk ‘No Exit’ was shown during the final mission, and is characterized by a strong drum and dubstep beat with a powerful bass.
Hyungwon ‘Interstellar’ is a song that describes Monsta X’s goals with the lyrics, ‘The space I dreamed of every day with my eyes closed. It’s getting closer. And next to me are my team.’
I.M ‘Blue Moon’ is a hip-hop song that has a memorable English rap portion, telling the story of a regretful and emotional breakup.
Kihyun ‘Honestly’ is a mellow-hiphop song, a genre that is really popular in Japan. The motive was HOT’s ‘Candy’, and it is a song that tells about the concerns of a long relationship.

What are the charms of the title song ‘Trespass’, which showcases the strong points of each member and aims to set the trend?
Jooheon The title song ‘Trespass’ is Monsta X’s competitive spirit with a trap beat and an addictive harmony and melody, featuring a groove with hints of EDM.

The second song ‘No Exit’ means, 'There is a way to come in, but no way to leave’. Is there really no exit? What is a charm that you possess that makes exiting impossible?
Shownu Even if you listen to the song 'No Exit’ I think you can feel our charms… Haha. I’m really into working out. While we were preparing for this album I hurt my arm, but I’m working hard to catch up; I started working out again recently.
Wonho I think the question is answering itself? (Laughs) Once you get into Monsta X there is no way out. These days we have a really tight schedule so I don’t have a lot of free time but I’ve really gotten into beat making! It’s really fun.
Kihyun This might sound self-obsessed but… my voice! I want to show a variety of vocal tones so I’m working hard.
Hyungwon These days I’m really into watching all the videos our fans posted of us.
Minhyuk I’m really into internet searching these days too. I read all of everyone’s comments about us.
Jooheon Contrary to my image, these days I’m listening to a lot of calm music.
I.M My talent is sleeping every minute I can. These days our schedule is so busy so sleeping is what I’m really into, yes.

Honestly (Narration by Dasom of SISTAR) has a girlfriend part narration that Dasom of SISTAR performed, how was it working with her?
I.M First off, thank you so much for helping us with our album~ While I was doing the narration, I was really embarrassed and shy, but Dasom sunbaenim helped us with what we were having trouble with, and thanks to her the song was able to be perfected


Song recommendations from Monsta X!
Shownu Monsta X’s first mini album 'Trespass’
Wonho Kanye West - Through the Wire
Kihyun Michael Jackson - A Place With No Name
Hyungwon Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful
Minhyuk Yoon Jongshin feat. Jung Joon Il - 말꼬리 / Lee Sora - 시시콜콜한 이야기
Jooheon SomethingALaMode - Little Bit of Feel Good
I.M Jung Joon Il - Confession / Sung Sikyung - Every Moment Of You / Crucial Star - Shops Selling Dreams

Is there any other path that you have interest in?
Shownu If I ever get the chance I’d love to expand my career. However, I don’t really have anything specific planned.
Wonho I want to be one woman’s husband! I want to be a dad.
Kihyun I like to cook! So maybe a chef^^
Hyungwon I’m interested in acting so if I ever get the chance I’d try acting.
Minhyuk Hairdresser? Marketing agent? I want to work all different kinds of jobs. In particular I’d like to try something in the marketing field in the future.
Jooheon I haven’t thought about any career other than artist.
I.M A chef! (A chef king?)

Monsta X who is a rookie but doesn’t seem like it. Do you think that the words, ‘You don’t seem like rookies’ will prove to be medicine, or poison?
Shownu I personally think that people say those words because they view us as talented.
Wonho It’s nice to hear that we don’t act like rookies, but it makes me nervous that we might shatter that image if we make a mistake, so we practice harder and try even more.
Kihyun It could prove to be either a medicine or poison, but we’re working really hard so that it will be medicine.
Hyungwon For now I’ll think of it as a positive thing. I personally think that it’s a good thing!
Minhyuk Honestly, if I hear this I tend to flinch. I will work hard so that these words will be medicine.
I.M Even with medicine, too much of it will make it a poison. I think if we keep hearing the same words, it won’t be good, but for now I think it’s a positive thing.

With Fan

Monsta X is full of beagle-like charm. Who is the most beagle like?
Shownu Jooheon → Everyone agrees, right? Jooheon is full of beagle-like charm!
Wonho I.M → He’s a guy who has a lot of hidden talent. The more you get to know him, you see that his charm is infinite.
Kihyun Jooheon → Jooheon is so beagle-like that sometimes it’s like he’s gone crazy. Also it’s really fun to tease him.
Hyungwon I.M → The maknae makes people laugh by acting strangely and unexpectedly. He’s very special.
Minhyuk I.M → He is the epitome of beagle-like. It makes you wonder, ‘How on earth do you even think of things like that?’!
Jooheon I.M → He doesn’t even need an explanation, he’s the most beagle-like member.
I.M Jooheon → Everyone already knows, right? Jooheon’s charm is the best.

What’s something that you hear a lot of from fans during fansigns or fanmeets?
Shownu Why don’t you talk more! Can you do a heart! → Sorry, a heart is still too hard for me to make.
Wonho You’re cute! Oppa! Your eyes are pretty! Thank you! → It’s because I’m shy and embarrassed.
Kihyun You’re cute! → Everyone, I am not cute.
Hyungwon You’re sweeter than I thought you’d be! → I must look very cold from the outside.
Minhyuk Sexy Minhyukkie → I once said that I wanted people to call me sexy, and now they really do.
Jooheon You’re so good at rapping! You’re cute! → I’m trying my best to show all of my talents and charms!
I.M You’re cute! → Hm… perhaps I look cute because I’m the youngest.

Can you send a message to all those who are showing Monsta X love and support?
Shownu We’re good guys(?) (Laughs) We’re really energetic so that might surprise all of you but we are really good and innocent Monsta X! (Leader pose)
Wonho All of the Monsta X members and the fans, I’m so happy that I’m able to spend this time with you. I think every minute, every second is so important. In the future I hope that you will still be there for us. Everyone make sure to eat well and don’t get hurt, stay healthy. (Mother pose)
Kihyun Careful because once you’re in there’s no escape! (Increase of confidence)
Hyungwon We still have a lot to show you so don’t be afraid to get to know us! (Dependable)
Minhyuk How does spending forever with us sound? (Pro pose~)
Jooheon Hello everyone, this is very beagle-like Monsta X. Come toward us~. But remember there is no exit! (Come in~)
I.M Don’t even think about or question it just come. (Chic)

What are your future plans?
Shownu, Wonho It’s been one month since debut. We all remember what it felt like to be onstage for debut! We will never forget our original goal while onstage. We will always show our best sides, and please look forward to seeing all different kinds of Monsta X after our debut song ‘Trespass’. We will strive to be Monsta X that constantly improves and tries harder. Thank you. We hope you show us lots of support.

Let’s Summer Play!

Honestly, the summer is so hot that we don’t pay as much attention to our clothes. Do you have any signature summer fashion tips that you would like to share? Or any must-have items that you always carry around?
Shownu Summer item! is definitely shorts, right? Comfortable shorts and t-shirt.
Wonho I like Kanye West so I look up what his style is. In addition to his style I also like how he always accessorizes with detail! Because of that I always carry around so many items, it makes my bag heavy.
Kihyun It’s hot but I like linen t-shirts! It blocks the sunlight so it’s actually less hot and it’s thin material.
Hyungwon I like styles that are simple.
Minhyuk Shorts! My legs are kind of on the skinny side but shorts are still nice, right?
Jooheon Comfort is my number one priority. (Laughs) Shorts and a loose t-shirt!
I.M The most important item during the summer is deodorant, don’t you think?

When you were younger, how did you spend your summers?
Shownu I’d go to streams and play in the water with my friends!
Wonho I went to streams or the ocean to go tubing or swimming! If the members all went together I think it would be fun.
Kihyun Is there anything as fun as playing with water guns? Once you start you have to survive until the end!
Hyungwon It doesn’t matter what season it is, I always played soccer. It’s hot but once you sweat it’s refreshing!
Minhyuk In the summer I like to stay at home rather than going anywhere. If you stay really still then it’s not as hot.
Jooheon Even if it’s summer I play soccer! Even if you sweat it’s still satisfying!
I.M During the summer, no matter what you do you sweat, so I think staying at home and sitting in front of the fan is the best thing to do!

Now that you’re adults there are a lot of fun things to do, and even though you all will probably be too busy, if you could plan this summer, what would be on your lists?
Shownu I would first, spend time with my members. Second, meet up with some friends, and lastly, go on a vacation with my family.
Wonho I want to go swimming and have a cookout with the members!
Kihyun A vacation abroad! I want to go on a plane.
Hyungwon A healing vacation in a quiet place with no people! If it’s overseas I think it would be better.
Minhyuk I’ve never been out of the country so I want to go on vacation overseas.
Jooheon Somewhre, anywhere! Maybe Koje island.
I.M I want to go to Osaka!

What do you enjoy eating during the summer?
Shownu Ice cream!
Wonho In the summer, cold noodles are the most refreshing!
Kihyun Watermelon!
Hyungwon Pork barbecue!
Minhyuk Fruit salad is refreshing!
Jooheon Cold noodles
I.M Ice cream

(Shownu interview) As the leader do you have any methods of leadership? Also we’re curious about the secret to your toned body.
Shownu Hm~ I don’t usually get mad, I try to clean the situation up calmly, and I get the members to talk to each other to resolve any conflicts. The secret to my toned body…. I don’t know, exercise? When I have time I try to exercise really hard. (Future male idol who is obsessed with working out)

(Wonho interview) Wonho has all this sexy charm but is there something more that you haven’t revealed yet? (Reveal them here~ Is there something that you have that the other member’s don’t?)
Wonho My body is toned from taekwondo and swimming! I’m one of the oldest so I can lead everyone well with my dynamic drive! (Leader pose, Oldest pose, Hyung pose)

(Minhyuk interview) Minhyuk who is known for his husky voice, does your voice get huskier when you’re sick with a cold? Just curious but…? How does your voice change? Do people say anything about it? (Also, the only type A…??)
Minhyuk It doesn’t get any huskier. People around me ask, 'Does your throat hurt?’ but they ask sometimes when I’m sick, sometimes when I’m not. I’m pretty healthy! I’m type A but I’m not really sensitive. (Kind of like type A, kind of not)

(Kihyun interview) When you look at videos from MelonTV and Mnet, there’s a member who’s receiving a lot of attention, why do you think that is? What do you really think about yourself?
Kihyun I don’t look it on the outside but every once in a while I act cute in front of fans, and even though it’s unexpected, they seem to like it a lot. I think that’s the reason for all the attention. Thank you for supporting me! Also I’m not short. (Tearing up) It’s a misunderstanding! A misunderstanding…

(Hyungwon interview) Boy from manhwa Hyungwon, do you usually read manhwa? (Share with us manhwa recommendations~ Because you’re in charge of the sexy image in the group…?)
Hyungwon These days I don’t have enough time to read manhwa but when I was younger I used to really like them. Once I read one called 'HipHop’. And I’m not in charge of the sexy image in the group, the sexy image is Wonho hyung! (Both of you are sexy…. bang bang bang!)

(Jooheon interview) You were in charge of the wild and chic image, but you have a lot of other charms. Is this it? In addition, we look forward to you work as a producer on the upcoming albums. Were there any episodes while you were producing?
Jooheon I’m only showing my wild and chic image onstage! (Laughs) I can always show different images of myself, I hope to show all different sides of me. While I was working with sunbaenims, there were a lot of episodes. They always tell me stories and praise my work! (Jooheon is growing big and strong with all the praise~)

(I.M interview) I.M who was the last to join! Because you’re the youngest you must see a lot of stuff happen in your shared dorm. (The maknae is much better than the leader at noticing things) Hope the hyungs take good care of you~ What can you reveal about dorm life? Maknae take good care of us~
I.M I haven’t felt uncomfortable so far while living in a dorm with the rest of the members. (Real? So true?) Living with the hyungs is fun. Nothing really has changedi n the dorm…. (Looks around…) If something does change I’ll let you know! (Tiptoes away)

Source: Day (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Cosmic Symphony, LeeJooHeon94, I.M X Jooheon (1, 2, 3)


Rolling Stones, Brown Sugar.


“Brown Sugar”

Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in a market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver knows he’s doing alright
Hear him whip the women just around midnight
Brown sugar how come you taste so good?
Brown sugar just like a young girl should
Drums beating, cold English blood runs hot
Lady of the house wonderin’ where it’s gonna stop
House boy knows that he’s doing alright
You shoulda heard him just around midnight
Brown sugar how come you taste so good, now?
Brown sugar just like a young girl should, now
Ah, get along, brown sugar how come you taste so good, baby?
Ah, got me feelin’ now, brown sugar just like a black girl should
I bet your mama was a tent show queen
And all here boyfriends were sweet sixteen
I’m no schoolboy but I know what I like
You shoulda heard me just around midnight
Brown sugar how come you taste so good, baby?
Ah, brown sugar just like a young girl should, yeah
I said yeah, yeah, yeah, woo
How come you…how come you taste so good?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, woo
Just like a…just like a black girl should
Yeah, yeah, yeah, woo