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Leave A Trace, covered in American Sign Language.

The sun will still rise tomorrow. We’ll continue working then. Take care of yourself tonight.

The GIF is made with open access National Park Service photography, specifically from Rocky Mountain National Park. Because national parks are great.

Here is the (blank, layered) .psd file if you’d like to make your own variation. (CC Attribution/Non-Commercial). LINK:

I was watching Love It or List It Too today and they were renovating a house for a woman who used a wheelchair, and it it struck me YET AGAIN how much vastly more interesting and informative it would be if they did more of these kinds of shows and less of people just standing around whining that they don’t have an open concept kitchen with stainless steel appliances in their summer home

I mean, you could do:

  • designing houses to be more accessible for wheelchairs, walkers, etc.
  • layouts and home decor for blind and low vision homeowners
  • home security systems, fire/carbon monoxide alarms, doorbells, and appliance timers for deaf and hard of hearing homeowners
  • fixtures, cabinetry, etc., that are easily accessed and opened by amputees or those with limited mobility
  • Stain/scratch resistant surfaces for homeowners with fine motor control issues who are liable to spill and drop items
  • Protective surfaces and assistive devices like stair lifts, non-slip mats, etc., that compliment and match the home’s design

I’d watch all that in a heartbeat.


Eric Johnson: Meet ‘Fifty Shades Darker’s’ Mysterious Villain, Jack Hyde

Eric Johnson opens up to Access Hollywood Live’s Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover about his role as Christian Grey’s nemesis in the upcoming sequel “Fifty Shades Darker.” What can he reveal about his character? Plus, how thrilled was his wife when he landed the role?

Additional Chakras, what they are & what they mean

After the Crown Chakra, there are 5 move Chakras that most people don’t know we have. Here are the information on them, and what you can do to harness your fullest potential with these Chakras.

8th Chakra - Time Transcendence & Connection to Spirit (Lunar Chakra)

  • Color: Silver or White
  • Located slightly above the crown chakra, about 1 inch above it. With the 8th chakra, we enter realms transcending space and time. This energy center is said to open access to parallel universes and lives; it gives access to the realm of the Akashic Records and the sphere of potentialities in the making. It is a useful center for shamanic healing and communication with spirit guides.
  • The eighth chakra links you to the energies of the moon. It is the main hub for karmic understanding and channeling that governs intelligence, communication with spirit guides, and funnels information about incarnations.

9th Chakra - Seat of the Soul (Solar Chakra)

  • Color: Gold
  • Located further above the crown chakra, the 9th chakra is said to be the “seat of the soul.” It allows access to your soul’s code or higher purpose. It can be seen as the door to archetypal energies or patterns that play an important role in shaping our destiny.
  • Associated with masculine energy, the Solar Chakra governs your ability to live your dreams. This chakra helps you to focus your will to remove blockages and give your existence purpose.

10th Chakra - Earth Connection (Earth Chakra)

  • Color: Brown
  • Located about a foot and a half below the surface of the ground. It ensures our connection with the earth. Because it works primarily with the energies of the earth, it is very physical in nature. It participates to our physical well-being and connects us to the grounding energies of the earth and our environment. Just like the first (or root) chakra, it is useful to heal any bone and bone marrow-related issues. It can also play a role in any DNA-related or hereditary issues.
  • No matter where you are, the earth chakra keeps you grounded. This chakra anchor harnesses all the pieces of the human puzzle, from DNA to bone and blood. NOTE: Depending on individual interpretation of chakra study, the location of the 8th chakra varies, but its function as grounding chakra epicenter is the same. Additional locations range form between the heart and throat chakras to just above the crown chakra. Another interpretation states the human aura is the 8th chakra; conglomeration of all chakra energy.

11th Chakra - Mind over Matter (Galactic Chakra)

  • Color: Mixture of Violet, Gold and Silver
  • Located outside of the human body, it is said to be accessible through the hands and feet. It makes up and energy field that connects of human sphere of influence to the supernatural. Shamans can use this chakra’s dimension to produce magic and influence the physical with supernatural powers. The 11th chakra emphasizes the mind as a powerful tool to shape matter.
  • Considered a channel for prophecy, the 11th chakra governs your ability to transcend space and time and allows you to access the Akashic Records, also referred to as the Universe’s cosmic “Book of Life.”

12th Chakra - Universal Unity (Universal Chakra)

  • Color: Multi-faceted, multi-colored orbs of light
  • Located on the outskirts of the 12-chakra system, it allows us to stretch beyond our common sphere of understanding into universal unity with all that is. It is said that it’s the chakra of mastery of the soul’s purpose through our human existence.
  • Known as the chakra of Universal Consciousness, the 12th chakra allows you to transcend the mundane to reach Enlightenment and commune with the Divine.
Coming to Terms

Ugh. I’ve been battling with this one for too long. I’ve rewritten it more times than a really care to admit. I’m just going to put it here and hope it isn’t terrible. Hehe.

(On AO3, if you prefer!)

The Normandy was oddly calm for the moment. A majority of Kaidan’s most vivid memories of this ship, including its predecessor, involved almost unfathomable levels of activity. It was typically organized chaos in response to enemy activity, stealthy strike missions, or straight up fleeing danger. Everyone had a place, everybody knew their job, and they executed those activities with practiced accuracy. Now, all was quiet. They were mid-flight to the next destination and he couldn’t help but remember the more peaceful side of being here that he’d nearly forgotten… of being home.

The door to the med bay slid open to allow him access and he was surprised to see a familiar figure leaning against one of the examination tables, arms crossed, engaged in a conversation with the doctor.

“I don’t know why you insisted on wearing that battered armor all the time, either. Thank goodness you’ve found something new,” Dr. Chakwas commented with a chuckle.

“That was good armor,” Garrus replied, his mandibles flaring playfully. “I kind of wish I had it with me now. Sort of a good luck charm, you know? I survived multiple assassination attempts, a rocket to the face, fights with thresher maws and reapers, and even a trip through the Omega 4 Relay. I’d say it did pretty well.”

Dr. Chakwas sighed heavily, shaking her head and waving Kaidan to come in. “I suppose. I wish you’d at least gotten it repaired, then. I’m sure Cerberus would have coughed up a few credits so you could look presentable. Besides, is it wise to travel alongside Commander Shepard with broken gear?”

Keep reading

I really hope Sombra is like teens/twenties because I already feel myself shipping sombra/DVA. Riffed a bunch of cute stuff with @crimsonkappa about it.

Sombra is EXTREMELY private, does not post photos or keep consistent screen-names across platforms, or even keep consistent accounts for very long.

Meanwhile, DVA is a celebrity, streaming her games, posting selfies with location on, making herself an easily-searched brand and sharing every aspect of her life online.

Sombra BEGS her to be more discreet, and DVA is always trying to get “Somsy” to be more open and accessible. DVA will sneak photos of her and post them, only for Sombra to hack into DVAs account and take them down. DVA tries to take selfies with her and Sombra goes on a rant about facial-recognition software. During a battle, DVA points her camera at Sombra and tells her stream to say hi. Sombra cloaks instantly and runs away. DVAs chat channel spams the custom sombra-skull icon DVA had made. 

Terrifying but shy hacker girl and charismatic celebrity gamer girl. 



[yoo-bik-wi-tuh s] 

1. existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent:
    ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants.

1830-40; Ubiquitous derives, via French, from Latin ubique, “everywhere,” from ubi, “where.” The noun form is ubiquity.

“The rise of a ubiquitous Internet, along with 24-hour news channels has, in some sense, had the opposite effect from what many might have hoped such free and open access to information would have had. It has instead provided free and open access, without the traditional media filters, to a barrage of disinformation.”
- Lawrence M. Krauss


Hello friends,

As mentioned above, we’re looking to add new writers to our team at Imagine the Haus! 

For those of you who don’t know, Imagine the Haus is a prompt-based writing blog which means we reply to the prompts we get with ficlets. We write about all characters and ships that are a part of the comic created by @ngoziu@omgcheckplease and make no profit from this. We just get to have fun!

If you’re interested, a few things to keep in mind:

·         We will only consider writers who are over 18.

·         Your askbox must be open and accessible.

·         You have to have read the rules to be considered.

·         You must complete the application including all three prompts.

·         You should be willing to commit to at least one prompt per week.

To fill out the application, click here. The application will be due February 12, 2017 at midnight EST.

If you have any questions, send us an ask on @imaginethehaus or you can send a tumblr chat to me at @angelycdevil.


Home, Bloody Home // Semi-Open

It wasn’t hard to track down Milton. All one had to do was follow the trail of dirt and dried blood he tracked from the elevator to his bedroom. Pieces of stained and torn clothes, a pair of knives and shoes found in his floor would then lead you to his bathroom. Milton headed straight for the one thing he wanted more than life…a long hot shower. The room was completely fogged up given the length he’d been under that near scalding hot stream. Washing away days worth of blood and sweat. He ignored the attempts of the medics who tried to check him out. Worried the cut on his shoulder might be effected. Maybe he would return after he felt clean and refreshed but for now he just wanted to be to himself.