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A Complete Viking Boat Burial Discovered!

The completely intact boat burial of a high-status Viking has been found in Scotland. It’s exciting because not only is the site undisturbed by looting or the elements, but the site is the first undisturbed Viking boat burial to be found in mainland Britain! Besides with his longboat, the deceased was buried with an axe, spear, and sword. But the burial was not all about fighting. They were discovered with a whetstone from Norway, a ring pin from Ireland and pottery from the Hebrides – suggesting a widely-traveled Viking. Sadly little human remains remained, just a few fragments of bone and two teeth.

So far we know very little. The burial appears to date to the late 800s or early 900s CE. The person was high-status. Beyond that, we will have to wait for scientific testing to fill in the story, such as their gender, where they grew up, and what they ate.

When Rhode Island’s teacher of the year took his turn in front of the camera with President Trump, he struck a pose some took as an act of defiance:

Nikos Giannopoulos cocked his head ever so slightly away from the president, toward a black lace fan he’d brought with him. He wore a rainbow pin on his lapel, a ring through his nose and a gold anchor around his neck.

Read more here: A teacher’s decision to be “visibly queer” in his photo with President Trump.

B99 + Childhood Friends AU: in which Jake attends each of Amy’s eleven birthdays at the planetarium.

  • 6 year old Jake alternates between pulling little Amy’s pigtails and running around exhibits with her older brothers. 
    • He tires himself out and falls asleep halfway through the afternoon planetarium space show. Mrs. Santiago has to carry him around the museum for half an hour after that, until he’s awake enough to walk around on his own.
  • 7 year old Jake makes it his personal mission to win every single party game that year. Any other kid might cry over how competitive (i.e. mean) Jake is being, but Amy stands her ground and manages to beat him in nearly every game. 
    • In the end, Jake’s the one who’s in tears. Karen has to pick him up early because he’s inconsolable after losing Pin The Ring On Saturn.
  • 8 year old Jake is on his best behavior through the morning (partly because Karen gave him a lengthy talking-to on the car ride over, but also because he’s been kind of subdued overall since Roger left a few months prior). He does go ham on lunch, especially when they bring out Amy’s blue cake. 
    • Mrs. Santiago has to cradle him in her lap during the space show because he has too much of a tummy ache. (The Santiago brothers make fun of him for at least a week after that, but Amy defends him with her life and also sends him a Get Well Soon! card.)
  • 9 year old Jake has just discovered Star Wars and spends most of the party trying to find planet models of Hoth and Tatooine. While the other kids just laugh at him, Amy informs him that Star Wars is both fictional and inaccurate then proceeds to tell him about how awesome the real universe actually is. 
    • The two of them unknowingly break off from the group at some point because Amy’s too engrossed in telling him about the International Space Station, and Jake’s just hanging on to every word she says. They’re officially lost for a whole 12 minutes, but Mrs. Santiago eventually finds them in the full-scale space shuttle replica, laughing and pretending to be space pilots slash jedi. 

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1) Mourning ring, 1550-75, Europe.

2) Mourning pendant, 1704, Massachusetts, Colonial America.

3) Mourning brooch, early 1800s, England.

4) Mourning brooches, mid 1800s, England.

5) Mourning bracelet, 1840-60.

6) Mourning brooch, 1851.

7) Mourning brooch, 1859, England.

8) Mourning stickpin, late 1800s, England.

9) Mourning brooch, 1887, England.

10) Mourning ring, 1896, England.

Emoji Donuts


Yields 5-6 donuts

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
Dough
  • ¾ cup warm milk
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ vanilla bean
Filling
  • 1 box vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk
Icing
  • Powdered sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Yellow food coloring
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • Whisk
  • Dry pastry brush
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutter ring
  • Candy thermometer
  • Spider
  • Baking sheet lined with paper towels
  • Skewers
  • Decorating bag fitted with a #2A tip
  • Black and red royal icing in decorating bags fitted with #2 tips
  • Small paintbrush
  • Pink luster dust
  • Frying oil

Let’s get started!

  1. In a small bowl, mix warm milk, yeast and sugar and allow to sit for 10 minutes to activate.
  2. In a large bowl, combine yeast mixture, egg yolks, butter and almond extract. Mix until well combined.
  3. Slowly mix in flour, and then add the salt half way through adding the flour.
  4. Once all the flour is mixed in, knead for a few minutes.
  5. Place dough into a greased bowl and allow to sit until it has doubled in size.
  6. Place rested dough into a floured surface and carefully form it into a flat disc.
  7. Use a ring cookie cutter to cut out 5 or 6 donuts. Cover the donuts with a towel adn let them rest about 10 minutes.
  8. Heat oil to 350ºF, keeping track of the temperature with a candy thermometer.
  9. When the donuts have sest for about 10 to 15 minutes, place them in the hot oil.
  10. Fry a few minutes on each side and then use a spider to place each donut onto a baking sheet lined with paper towel. Allow to cool.
  11. Combine pudding mix with 2 cups of colk milk and mix until well combined. Use a #2A tip to fill donuts with vanilla cream.

Time to decorate!

  1. Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice and whisk until desired consistency. Use food coloring to dye the icing yellow.
  2. Pipe Emoji faces onto each donut using red and black royal icing.

Happy NYE! 🎉Stunning pic of my Planchette Amulet on @jmhart 🖤😍🖤 I haven’t decided how I’ll celebrate tonite but I really love seeing all my fellow night creatures dressed up! 🦇⚰️🍾 Also pictured are my fav coven babes @danaglover (bat pin) and @arcana_obscura (rings ✨) I hope everyone has a wonderful nite! Honestly, the outlook for 2017 isn’t great but I love my art and music community and I’m ready to fight to protect everyone and everything that makes it the diverse, magical, safe place it needs to be!!! ✨necklace link in bio✨😘

Witches on a budget🌙

If you can wait a few weeks for shipping, you’ll save SO much money with the Wish app. (I advise using a credit card rather than debit just for safety but I’ve never had any problems nor has anyone I know with the app) 

 There’s all sorts of things:

 ✨Bulk packages vials

 ✨incense burners as well as incense

 ✨crystals, tumbled, assorted, spheres, clusters, wands

 ✨ jewelry, hair pins, rings, bracelets 

✨ journals that are perfect for grimoires and lovely designs!

Here’s a few pictures of the things I’ve found so far. Good luck my witches. Blessed be🥀

criticize me.

Originally posted by baellinswithstyles

baron corbin x reader

prompt: you and baron are always at each others throats, after complimenting him for once, he gets confused about his feelings and confronts you.

warnings: swearing + smut.

A/N: oh god, i never write for wrestlers anymore but i need to start again. it’s not as good as i wanted it to be, but it’s 1:30 and im too damn tired to try harder lol.

your legs swung under you as you sat on a table backstage, not far from the gorilla. your ring gear clinging tightly to your sweaty skin as you mindlessly scrolled through your twitter feed. you ignored everyone as they walked past, only lifting your head to give a smile to renee as she walked past, heading towards her next interview.

“you were sloppy tonight, fucked up a lot. shocker.” came a voice that immediately made you roll your eyes. 

looking up, you sarcastically smiled, “look, it’s the man who’s never held a title, shocker.” you replied, tapping the divas championship that hung around your waist. 

baron narrowed his eyes and crossed his arms tightly over his chest, “handed to you after an unfair match because the ref wasn’t watching.”

“and yet i still have one and you don’t." 

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theme thursday: jewelry + hair accessory pairings

all the geometric metallic finds by anethumjewelry

anethumjewelry is based in philadelphia PA, and i’d love to find one of their local stockists next time i visit for work! i could also easily treat myself to one, two, three or more of their geometric metal pieces to add to my everyday look via etsy ;) these are totally mix-n-match and would look awesome throughout the year.