scientific happiness

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if ur happy and talk about it online people can start getting envious… however u can protect people from the energy of the evil eye with heart emojis. reply to ur mutuals’ posts with heart emojis every now and then to keep them safe

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So this might not be the most *beautiful* illustration I’ve ever done, but it’s my first professional scientific illustration and I’m happy about it!!! It’s a tunicate (sea quirt) larva with it’s nervous system inside drawn for a professor working at the Georgia Institute of Technology. It was difficult to figure out the placement of everything inside this organism that I had no idea about previously, but I’m really proud of it. Science is really important to me (especially in this particular day and age) so I hope I can do more scientific illustration in the future.

forever disappointed that most tog fanartists never did anything for doraelin/celaorian and that I even saw once a reply to such possibility that was the equivalent to “yuck they’re so bad I’d rather die”

and then they all do stuff for aelin+ratplagueis and praise that… excuse.

ofc, sure, lets bash the soft ship that had innocent bickering and a soft boy supporting the cranky girl through and through and keeping her afloat and instead ship the ship that lives on toxicity and that started with pushing an already depressed person further into depression, like, duh!

pyropelove413  asked:

Wait I forgot the best one! Juzo/happiness!!

The ship is my: OTP that I would literally lay down my life for.

I consider this ship’s feelings: Mutual | Mixed | Strange | Awkward | Platonic | Sibling-like | One-sided | They don’t really like each other | Juzo deserves happiness even if he thinks he doesn’t.

I’d consider the relationship: Healthy | Awkward | Abusive | Doesn’t work properly | They’d never get together | Scientifically speaking, Juzo being happy makes the world a better place. 

Children: No | Yes | They’d think about it | IF CHILDREN WOULD MAKE JUZO SAKAKURA HAPPY THEN SO BE IT!

General Opinion: best ship everybody time to pack it up and go home.

anonymous asked:

I'm loving Amadeus, but how does he keep himself up with such scrawny looking legs??? He looks heavy af and there's no way those legs can hold him up. You obviously know more about him than I do. I don't know much about owl/beast/man creatures :'D

Oh, well thank you, I’m glad you’re interested~! And he is very, very heavy, probably a few ton. But his legs are just about as heavy, if not heavier. They’re more of an ivory or naturally metallic construct, rather than purely bone-like. He’s also a digitigrade creature, so his body is more naturally balanced than it looks, considering the weight of his thighs and legs combined weigh about the same as his head and torso. 

So his body is naturally stable, no matter how he stands, as long as he’s grounded. Thanks for asking! 

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But I can scientifically make myself happy 
I can travel galaxies 
I get help with my Meeseeks 
But I’m not having any fun! 

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DALAI LAMA: BEHIND OUR ANXIETY, THE FEAR OF BEING UNNEEDED

By: THE DALAI LAMA and ARTHUR C. BROOKS
NY Times, NOV. 4, 2016

In many ways, there has never been a better time to be alive. Violence plagues some corners of the world, and too many still live under the grip of tyrannical regimes. And although all the world’s major faiths teach love, compassion and tolerance, unthinkable violence is being perpetrated in the name of religion.

And yet, fewer among us are poor, fewer are hungry, fewer children are dying, and more men and women can read than ever before. In many countries, recognition of women’s and minority rights is now the norm. There is still much work to do, of course, but there is hope and there is progress.

How strange, then, to see such anger and great discontent in some of the world’s richest nations. In the United States, Britain and across the European Continent, people are convulsed with political frustration and anxiety about the future. Refugees and migrants clamor for the chance to live in these safe, prosperous countries, but those who already live in those promised lands report great uneasiness about their own futures that seems to border on hopelessness.

Why?

A small hint comes from interesting research about how people thrive. In one shocking experiment, researchers found that senior citizens who didn’t feel useful to others were nearly three times as likely to die prematurely as those who did feel useful. This speaks to a broader human truth: We all need to be needed.

Being “needed” does not entail selfish pride or unhealthy attachment to the worldly esteem of others. Rather, it consists of a natural human hunger to serve our fellow men and women. As the 13th-century Buddhist sages taught, “If one lights a fire for others, it will also brighten one’s own way.”

Virtually all the world’s major religions teach that diligent work in the service of others is our highest nature and thus lies at the center of a happy life. Scientific surveys and studies confirm shared tenets of our faiths. Americans who prioritize doing good for others are almost twice as likely to say they are very happy about their lives. In Germany, people who seek to serve society are five times likelier to say they are very happy than those who do not view service as important. Selflessness and joy are intertwined. The more we are one with the rest of humanity, the better we feel.

This helps explain why pain and indignation are sweeping through prosperous countries. The problem is not a lack of material riches. It is the growing number of people who feel they are no longer useful, no longer needed, no longer one with their societies.

In America today, compared with 50 years ago, three times as many working-age men are completely outside the work force. This pattern is occurring throughout the developed world — and the consequences are not merely economic. Feeling superfluous is a blow to the human spirit. It leads to social isolation and emotional pain, and creates the conditions for negative emotions to take root.

What can we do to help? The first answer is not systematic. It is personal. Everyone has something valuable to share. We should start each day by consciously asking ourselves, “What can I do today to appreciate the gifts that others offer me?” We need to make sure that global brotherhood and oneness with others are not just abstract ideas that we profess, but personal commitments that we mindfully put into practice.

Each of us has the responsibility to make this a habit. But those in positions of responsibility have a special opportunity to expand inclusion and build societies that truly need everyone.

Leaders need to recognize that a compassionate society must create a wealth of opportunities for meaningful work, so that everyone who is capable of contributing can do so. A compassionate society must provide children with education and training that enriches their lives, both with greater ethical understanding and with practical skills that can lead to economic security and inner peace. A compassionate society must protect the vulnerable while ensuring that these policies do not trap people in misery and dependence.

Building such a society is no easy task. No ideology or political party holds all the answers. Misguided thinking from all sides contributes to social exclusion, so overcoming it will take innovative solutions from all sides. Indeed, what unites the two of us in friendship and collaboration is not shared politics or the same religion. It is something simpler: a shared belief in compassion, in human dignity, in the intrinsic usefulness of every person to contribute positively for a better and more meaningful world. The problems we face cut across conventional categories; so must our dialogue, and our friendships.

Many are confused and frightened to see anger and frustration sweeping like wildfire across societies that enjoy historic safety and prosperity. But their refusal to be content with physical and material security actually reveals something beautiful: a universal human hunger to be needed. Let us work together to build a society that feeds this hunger.

Mano a mano

fandom: Stony (Steve x Tony)

summary: Tony and Steve keep flirting during training, the rest of the team decides to do something about it

length: 1 520 words

a/n: this was requested on my dA and the request was “All against Steve and Tony in a “team bonding exercise””. you guys know how I feel about such fics, can’t take them further past a certain point, so I hope that at least it will be amusing. let me know what you think!

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Mano a mano

“You think you’re so tough?”

“At least as much as your thick skull, Shell head.”

“Oh, that’s some big talk coming out from a scrawny kid from Brooklyn!”

“Come on, rich boy. Let’s take it a few rounds.”

And they did. Tony lounged at Steve, trying to push the soldier out of the wrestling mat. Steve gave him a second, his eyes turning the softest shade of blue, as he looked at the genius trying very hard, but, well, Steve was like a brick wall. He wrapped hands back around Tony, and locked them together, lifting the smaller man in the air to gain some space.

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Scientists Made Color-Changing Paint Out of Gold Nanoparticles

Something unexpected happened when scientists at the University of California, Riverside, started stringing together nanoparticles of gold. 

The gold wasn’t golden anymore. It changed colors. 

“When we see these gold particles aggregate, we find out they have very, very beautiful blue colors,” chemist Yadong Yin told me. That bright blue would dissipate like a sunset—morphing into purple, then red—when scientists warped the strings, breaking apart the nanoparticles.

The finding was one of those happy scientific accidents that turns into something bigger. “So after we found out the reason why they show blue colors and what the structure was, then we started to think what kind of use they could have,” Yin said.

What Yin and his colleagues came up with: Sensors made of gold nanoparticles that change colors as you press on them. Think of it as a Hypercolor—those color-changing T-shirts all the cool kids had in the ‘90s—but for touch instead of heat.

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