a whole bunch of u wanted to see how i keep my papers organized during the school year and i thought it would be easiest in video form :] im also thinking about doing a back to school supplies giveaway ~ would anyone be interested in that? if u are then pls let me know in the comments of the video linked below!

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objxctify asked:

heyhey! i wanted to send out an ask to the studyblr community at large about how they organize loose papers? bc in the past i used binders but those are rlly bulky so i was thinking about looking into other methods? yeaH! (sareena you use a folder system right? but since you're like a studyblr goddess i figured i'd be more likely to get answers here than if i made a post in the tag)

yep! also what im a studyblr goddess??? thank u 

@ followers? pls reply to this post with how u organize ur schoolwork :]

When organizations do and don't take abuse seriously

At this point, most schools and organizations know that they are supposed to take abuse seriously. Most of them have abuse policies. Most of them have orientations that talk about the abuse policies. Often, they do all of these things without actually thinking the abuse is a real possibility within their organization, and without being sincerely prepared to deal with it.

An organization that actually takes abuse seriously will not spend the entire training talking about how seriously they take abuse. They will not emphasize “these rules protect you from false allegations”. They will not emphasize internal punishments and discipline committees. 

They will spend most of the training time talking about abuse itself, how to prevent it, and how to report it.

They talk about practical things like:

  • What you’re not allowed to do to other people
  • What other people aren’t allowed to do to you
  • How to tell when you’re crossing a line
  • How to tell when someone else is crossing a line
  • When and how to report things
  • That you should call the police if you have reason to suspect that a crime has been committed, and that you should report to your supervisor *after* you call the police.

They will also be able to give examples (in a way that protects the privacy of the people involved.) Eg: “A few years ago, a camper told me that a counselor touched him in the shower. I called the police and then told my supervisor.”) If an organization has existed for a long time and says that they have never had a serious abuse incident, that’s a sign that something is wrong with their procedure for detecting and reporting abuse. Abuse is not rare, and no abuse prevention program is 100% effective.

Organizations that take abuse seriously do not expect to handle everything internally. They will tell you that if it seems that a crime has been committed, that you should call the police *before* you report it internally. Non-criminal forms of misconduct can be handled internally; crimes should not be. When crimes are investigated only internally, organizations cover things up.

An organization that takes abuse seriously will care more about protecting people than protecting its image or identity as a safe place where abuse doesn’t happen.
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hey-youngbutt asked:

Hi! I'm writing a book about a group of four who deal with events and matters that are too dangerous for police, but I can't think of a good name for the agency they belong to. (That's literally what I've called it, the Agency.) Any tips on how to think of a good name for it?

HA HA I AM SO BAD AT NAMING THINGS LIKE THIS for real I’ve spent months trying to name a particular group and I’m not happy with it still. Here’s some things I’ve looked into:

  • Past Organizations/Secret Societies. The Templars are a favorite in fiction, but there’s plenty more out there. If your organization is hush-hush, this may be the way to go, but be careful! Some names and groups may be well-known in fiction already, or overused. Another danger is that a perfectly innocent sounding name might have been used by shitty assholes and is forever tainted, so do some digging.
  • Acronyms. If your group has a government-link or some official status, there’s no reason why you can’t go the FBI route and find a catchy acronym that’ll match with their general function.
  • Private Sector Company Names. They can have a name that doesn’t say what they do, but has (or takes on) a connotation to it. Think Blackwater - it doesn’t indicate what the company does, but it has (or gained) a sinister ring to it nonetheless.
  • Don’t Go Name Overload. Sometimes simple is better. If you have too many groups using too many names, you’ll lose the reader and hopelessly obscure what these groups are known for. If you do want to go for that technical ring, it’s not uncommon for groups to gain nicknames that clarify what they are (or just make fun of them), like just calling the FBI ‘the feds.’*

I hope you have better luck than I have!

Agent Black

(*'The feds’ can apply to a number of federal authorities, but I hope you see what I mean.)


Yves Morieux: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify (by TED)

A good destillation on how organizations should battle the increasing complexity.

The Expansion of the UN



Your map about countries joining the United Nations has an error. The Republic of China (known as Taiwan) was part of the UN since 1945. This was switched to the People’s Republic of China in 1971. Two separate governments have considered themselves ‘China’ since 1949/1950 as a result of the Chinese Civil War. So technically PRC should go gray in 1949/1950, and then PRC goes blue/ROC goes gray in 1971.