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Top 10 Facts Of The Day (March 28, 2017)

10. Japan requires citizens between the ages of 45 and 74 to have their waistlines measured once a year and are expected to fall within an established range. Companies and local governments may face fines if their employees are overweight and do not meet these guidelines.

9. The fuel for each of Nazi Germany’s V2 rockets was made from 30 tons of potatoes.

8. The swimming pigs of the Bahamas. They live freely on the beaches, and after basking in the sun for hours, they swim in the surf. The pigs are exceptionally friendly, running from under the shade of the almond trees to greet visitors that bring them treats.

7. Tony Perkins, the leader of an anti-LGBT hate group, who claimed that God uses natural disasters such as hurricanes and flooding to punish homosexuals and their supporters, had his own house destroyed by a flood.

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Writing Commissions

Writing is one of the things I am actually good so I decided that considering I cannot have a “regular” job at the moment, I might as well try to make some money this way.

The price is $1 CAD per 100 words ($0.01 per word). Payment will be through PayPal.

Now, I am willing to ghost write for you. No I am not kidding. I really need some money. I am willing to write fanfictions and even any work that may be for homework in your English classes. Once again, not kidding.

I will not write any smut. This is not negotiable. I have the right to decline to write anything I do not want to write.

Some of the fandoms I am in are mentioned in my about, but not everything is in there so you can ask me about which fandoms/pairings are okay. I am willing to write about fandoms/pairings I do not know about, but I will need to research them and be provided some information about it by the person requesting.

You can request right here in my messages or if you want to get a hold of me right away, I am much more active on instagram (kirbyawesome) and will respond faster there. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Thank you :)

it’s been over 13 months since ‘the force awakens’ was released and i still don’t understand why people like h/ux so much other than the fact that he’s a white man. in all my months on this website i literally have not heard one single authentic and convincing explanation with canon basis as to why people actually like him

5 metas de leitura para 2017

- “Orgulho e Preconceito” (Jane Austen)

Um livro “água com açúcar” que coloquei nas minhas metas, pois gosto de ler coisas que me distanciam um pouco apenas do real e cotidiano. Já assisti ao filme diversas vezes, e decidi adquirir o livro para ter uma visão mais aprofundada daquilo que já amo. Conta a história de um “amor impossível” entre duas pessoas, que aparentemente não possuem nenhuma ligação, mas com o decorrer da trama, seus sentimentos se provam ser maior do que qualquer orgulho ou preconceito. 

- “Esquerda Caviar” (Rodrigo Constantino)

O título por si só já resume muito do que é a grande parte daqueles que se dizem defensores do socialismo, mas vivem a mercê dos privilégios de um sistema capitalista. Este é um dos livros que mais tenho vontade/curiosidade de ler, pois retrata as hipocrisias, incoerências e falácias da esquerda, principalmente no quesito do populismo de alguns “ídolos” da vertente. 

- “Não, Sr. Comuna” (Evandro Sinotti) 

Este é um livro que fala sobre política de uma maneira leve e até mesmo engraçada, refutando falácias que são típicas esquerdistas, como frases tão divulgadas e reproduzidas de Paulo Freire. Gosto de livros que ao mesmo tempo lhe proporcionam conteúdo, consigam fazer isso de uma maneira descontraída, para ler em momentos que não necessitam de uma ampla concentração, e dê para ler em momentos até para relaxar. Este é um dos demais motivos pelo qual me interesso muito pelo livro.

- “O guia politicamente incorreto da história do Brasil” (Leandro Narloch) 

Muitas da coisas que crescemos ouvindo, e que são frisadas pelas escolas, em sua grande maioria, são mentiras. E infelizmente muitos acabam levando esses ensinamentos manipulados como uma verdade absoluta, sem querer buscar informação. Este livro desmistifica todo esse ciclo de falsos ensinamentos que continuam sendo reproduzido por todos. Pessoas, que assim como eu, cresceram ouvindo que Zumbi dos Palmares foi herói, fariam bom proveito deste livro.

- “Jardim das Aflições” (Olavo de Carvalho)

Um dos livros do Olavo que pretendo ser este ano, resolvi começar a minha meta pelo Jardim das Aflições, no qual já ingressei na leitura. É um livro sobre reflexões e argumentações de corriqueiras atitudes politicas “despretensiosas”, que com seus discursos enfeitiçadores conseguem com que as pessoas façam coisas, que “lúcidos e informados, não se prestariam em fazer”. (”tout commence en mystique et finit en politique”)

Tenho uma infinidade de outros livros que aguardam na minha lista de metas, mas estes cinco são os que mais me agradam no momento e pretendo começar por eles. Assim como também tenho uma infinidade de filmes e documentários, que nos ajudam, gradativamente, a sairmos dessa bolha de falsas verdades e ignorância. 

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IV Breeding Guide: Pokemon Sun and Moon

Here I have written out in detail how to get started with IV breeding in Pokemon Sun and Moon! If you’re new to IV breeding and want to learn how to get it going, then this is the guide for you!

Save the pictures as you want, they’re available to anyone! I’ll have a text post out with the same information separately.

If anyone has any questions, comments, concerns, please let me know! I’d love to have feedback!

Please reblog this, everyone! I’d like to get this one out to as many people as possible. It’s all very appreciated!

get em tonight jr
  • coach sends supportive texts to bitty before games 
    • which would mean: he knows when bittys games are and he cares enough to reach out
    • coach is looking out for his boy
  • coach and bitty at least talk/text regularly enough that coach is comfortable using informal language
    • i.e. “em,” “jr,” no caps or punctuation
    • which requires some level of familiarity
    • their relationship isnt so distant that bitty is isolated from his father
  • coach calls him jr and thats cute as shit
    • also this could be its own post but
    • everyone talks about jack living in the shadow of his father and their name
    • but bitty has the same problem, albeit on a less public scale
    • bitty probs felt pressure esp when he was younger to be like his father
    • and maybe his father calling him jr recalls some shit and makes him feel bad
    • but i personally dont believe that the name is coming from a bad place on coachs part
  • anyway coach is there for bitty and although they obviously arent as close as bitty and his mother, coach has his own presence in bittys life
    • which may be limited by coach and his ability and like emotional intelligence
    • or maybe by bitty and the support hes willing to receive from coach 
    • bc coach is a reminder of a harder time and the person he could never be
  • in summary coach and bitty obvs have some unresolved shit but coach is a good father doing his best thank you and good night

anonymous asked:

Could you maybe explain the difference between what a special interest and a hyperfixation is to me? I recently figured out that I probably have minor ADHD, and these two terms seem really similar sometimes, but special interest seems like it's used more in the autistic community, and I don't want to intrude by using a term meant for a specific group by generalizing.

Hello! I’ll try to explain as best as I can! I will be covering the terms: Special Interest, Hyperfixation, and Hyperfocus in this! #longpost

Additionally, I will be discussing their mutual use in Autistic and ADHD circles, and talk about whether or not any of the terms are exclusive to one or the other.


Special Interest (SI): 

Definition: 

  • To have a deep, intense, passionate and incredibly focused/narrowed interest in a certain area of study, subject, topic or thing - to the exclusion of other interests. This interest is something that exists for the long-term, most often lasting for multiple months, years, or even you’re entire life! Less commonly they’ll last a couple weeks, but that’s just as valid as others! 

More Info.: 

  • “Special interest” defines the interest, and the degree of our involvement/commitment to it! 
  • SI’s are usually very studious-oriented, and I don’t mean this as in they’re academic, but as in we want to learn everything there is to know about them! We’ll research and gather information for hours upon hours just for the enjoyment doing so brings! 
  • SI’s are also typically sensual experiences as well - positive ones! They overwhelm our senses with joy and happiness, fill us with such enthusiastic and heart-wrenching emotion! We Autistic folk often have SI-related stims!
  • Allistics might look down upon our passion for our SI because it is something inconsequential to them, like ladybugs, but we love it anyway!

Analogy:

Exclusivity: 

  • Debatable*. But to be safe, it would be wise to assume that it/the term is Autistic-exclusive! If you are neither Autistic or ADHD you definitely should not use the term!

*Some people think it should be exclusive due to the historical-presence of the term predominantly in Autistic communities, and others believe it to be experienced by both Autistic and ADHD people - Autism and ADHD are “sister” developmental disabilities/disorders, and there is a lot of overlap. Overall, though, ‘special interest’ is most commonly used in Autistic-circles!


Hyperfixation:

Definition:

More Info.:

  • With some believing that special interests are Autistic-exclusive, @deathbecoming wanted to prevent the appropriation of the term and instead created one that could be used by allistic neurodivergent people to describe their experiences similar to special interests, etc..

Analogy:

  • N/A

Exclusivity:

  • Created only for use by those who are developmentally, intellectually, and/or mentally disabled.

Note:

  • Though it wasn’t the original intent, the term “hyperfixation” has kind of evolved specifically into a verb for the act/subject of ‘hyperfocus,” which has then led many to believe that it is ADHD-exclusive – this is not the case!

Speaking of!


Hyperfocus

Definition: 

  • To focus intensely on something for a short-term period of time without break to the exclusion of all other things — This is to the point that you won’t process what’s going on around you, adhere to your bodily functions/needs (sleep, hunger, using the restroom), homework/tasks, your hobbies/interests, etc..

More Info.:

  • One of the reasons why Hyperfocus is often attributed as ADHD-exclusive is due to its unpredictability — You may not always have control or awareness over what you’re hyperfocusing on, or even that you are, it can just happen.

Analogy:

Exclusivity:

  • Neurodivergent people only! Both ADHD and Autistic people can definitely use this term, and it is most predominantly used in those circles! While Neurotypical people can experience a similar thing to hyperfocus, it is most often called “Being in The Zone” or “Getting Into the Flow” and isn’t the same thing.

TL;DR:

Special Interest: 

  • Used most in Autistic circles, in reference to Autistic people 
  • Describes the type of interest (very intense, passionate, and narrow) 
  • Describes our commitment to it (long-term commitment, ranging from months to lifelong, to the exclusion of other interests)

Hyperfixation:

Hyperfocus:

  • Used by anyone who is Neurodivergent, most often seen in Autistic/ADHD circles
  • To focus intensely to the exclusion of all other things (includes bodily functions/needs, processing of the world around you, etc.)
  • A short-term commitment, typically lasting under 10 hours and not always by choice

Verdict:

As you’re ADHD you can definitely use the terms Hyperfixation and Hyperfocus! If, after reading this, you think the term Special Interest applies to you, you can use it as well! Just be aware that some people may disagree with your use of it!


Note: Additionally, I think it is good to tell you that ADHD cannot be “minor” or “severe” — You’re either ADHD or you’re not! It may be more difficult or easier for someone to manage how their ADHD symptoms positively or negatively impact their life,  but that is a different thing!

This “Scale of Functionally” (in comparison to Neurotypicals) doesn’t truly exist, and believing that it does is actually quite problematic and harmful. It is often weaponized — Used to invalidate and discredit the experiences of other ADHD people, make one seem “better” or “lesser” (more/less Neurotypical) then the other, decide who isn’t or is “truly worthy” or resources, etc..

I do not say this to insult or hurt you, though! As you are just now discovering that you’re ADHD it is only logical that you would not be aware of all the little intricacies like this. I do not blame you!


Overall, thank you for being both so self-aware and considerate to send this message! It goes to show how kind you are that you wish to educate yourself to make sure you’re respectful of others and the terminology for their disabilities/etc.. Good job!

A LITTLE STUDY GUIDE WITH LITTLE STUDY TIPS 

I’ve learned it all from personal experience. Those tips may not work for you, but they helped me so I thought I could share and maybe help you too.
This is what I do (chronologically I guess) when I study, to optimize time and energy. Also sorry for my English I tried my best

  • You study to remember, so try to avoid passive reading. I recommend not to highlight/underline your text the first time you’re reading it.
  • Collect the more information you can get about one paragraph/chapter at a time and then stop reading.
  • Now try to remember easy concepts and keywords about what you just read (reread if you realised you forgot something)
  • Highlight/underline those concepts in the chapter you read and if you prefer, shortly summarize them (just a few words) next to the paragraph.
  • Repeat what you learned aloud until you’re fluently speaking or you know you’ve got it.
  • If you’re studying for a test, you could avoid repeating the lesson aloud and make flashcards instead.
  • Repeat this phases until you reach the number of pages/chapters you need to do.
  • But remember to take breaks in order to avoid cerebral explosion. Organizing breaks between study sessions is totally up to you and to your capacity of staying focused. The complete concentration may last 20 minutes or 1 hour, so short breaks are cool to make you breathe and gather your strenghts. Don’t study for 2874654876 hours even if it’s for an emergency. It’s scientifically impossible for a human being to stay focused every single minute for a very long time. Even 5 minutes off can help.
  • The next day, before starting to study again, dedicate some time to quickly remember what you did the day before in your mind by reading flashcards or the keywords you’ve highlighted/written.
  • Highlighting almost everything may create a nice piece of coloured art but it can also foster passive reading, specially when you need to revise and read your text again a second time
  • If you read your whole book just to have a complete overview and without repeating/annotating, you may think you fixed concepts in your mind but you didn’t and your revision will become harder. If you want an overview about what you’re going to study you can have a general approach by reading the index. It’s easier and quicker.
  • Fight anxiety the best you can: it’s your worst enemy. Exams are just exams and your health and happiness are definitely more valuable.

Let me know if this helped you, I really really hope so! This is basically my study method or at least the method I use when I don’t procrastinate and I pretend to be a serious person and student.

BYE AND HAVE A NICE PRODUCTIVE DAY CUTIESSS!!

ELI5: why do you see weird patterns when you close your eyes and apply pressure onto them?

This phenomenon is called phosphene.

When light hits the cells in the eye, these cells send a signal to the brain to give an image of what is seen. These cells are called photoreceptor cells, and their main means of activation is when a photon of light hits them. Another way to activate them is via mechanical stimulation (aka applying pressure to they eyes). When you apply mechanical stimulation, the subsequent activation of the cells will be random (not patterned), and when this signal is transmitted to the brain areas that are responsible for generating an image, you will see weird patterns instead of the normal images that would be generated by photon-induced stimulation.

Explain Like I`m Five: good questions, best answers.

but imagine magnus getting into the habit of keeping a journal when he was living with the silent brothers and continuing to do so even after he left them so that now if you go into a certain part of his personal library you’ll see an entire section dedicated to his journals over the years