there may be better sources for news

In May of 2015, the first warm blooded fish was discovered. Lampris guttatus (otherwise known as Opah or Moonfish) is a deep-sea dwelling endotherm,  meaning it internally regulates its body temperature. This is very unique because all other fish are ectotherms and rely on the environment as their heat source. The Opah’s endothermic nature means that it can swim faster, see better, and respond to its environment quicker.

Reposted art

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that to the best of my ability, at least as far as fanart is concerned, I try to NOT post things that have been reposted.
If you source back to the artist, then I may reblog it, but many times I will only do so if there’s also expressed permission.
Just letting you know how my blog works! If you notice a post that is not credited or given permission, let me know and I will happily take it off my own blog!
In other related news, if you would like to repost my work on another site, please do give me credit. I sign most of my works, though I’m inconsistent, so I’ll try to be better about that. I’m also so happy when I get asked permission and sent a link! I’m sure you know how much we all like feedback!
Thanks everyone!

((Please don’t just get your news from tumblr))

((Please don’t pretend to comprehend ridiculously complex and nuanced history/societies/cultures etc… because you read what is usually a rather short sighted tumblr post)) 

((Please don’t think that complicated social issues will be solved by a single social media site trying to oversimplify the problem))

Tumblr is not a good source to base your knowledge or opinions on. And it’s not a good place to rely solely on for news. It’s presentation of subjects is overwhelmingly biased and oversimplified. There are much better sources you can reference; these sources may have political leaning or generally side with one opinion over the other, but they will generally be much better at giving the full story than tumblr. If you want to understand news, go onto a news site. If you want to understand politics, watch the news or read books on political science and theory. If you want to understand history, buy a history book or watch a documentary. You want to understand a social issue, talk to people, campaign, hell- even go on a social media site that isn’t tumblr (tumblr has a generally bad rep when it comes to social issues so I would argue activism on tumblr is less likely to accomplish anything than on other sites.) There’s no such thing as a perfect source, but there are far more reliable sources than tumblr. Everything is far more complicated than much of tumblr would lead people to believe. There’s nothing wrong with tumblr posts raising awareness to things. Hell, I myself post a loooot of news and opinions. But do yourself a favour and do your own research in addition; don’t take it at face value. Just please, don’t let tumblr be your only source for information. Stay informed. Try to rise above misleading, misinformed, oversimplified or obviously leaning sources.

Randos at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

Charlize. NicoleUma. Arnold. Clint. Will.  The Cannes Film Festival attracts some of the biggest movie stars and moviemakers in the world. This year, however, it seems to also have attracted a crew that is better known for making headlines that making movies. Take a look at some of the people who have nothing to promote at Cannes other than … themselves.

Kourtney Kardashian

When your life is the storyline, you show up everywhere — or so it seems. Kourtney Kardashian left her three kids at home (again!) to accompany her little sister, Kendall Jenner, to Cannes and to have some fun with her new man, model Younes Bendjima. Here they are leaving a nightclub at 4 a.m. on May 23. Who has time for movie screenings when you have a boytoy?! (Photo: Splash News)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner traveled all the way to the south of France and forgot the bottom part of her dress. The only KarJenner who seems to work (besides momager Kris), the model actually walked the runway at the Fashion for Relief gala in Cannes on May 21. (Photo: Getty Images)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner

Otherwise, it’s been all about rocking retro bikinis and being seen for the leggy reality star, pictured aboard a yacht with her big sis on May 23. Movies schmovies! (Photo: BACKGRID)

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Scott Disick

When your paychecks are dependent on how many headlines you generate, you fly to Cannes — along with your babe of the week (see: Bella Thorne) — to stir up trouble with your baby mama ex. That seems to be Scott Disick‘s m.o. when he touched down at the Nice Côte d’Azur Airport on May 23 with actress Bella Thorne. His presence there will make good fodder for Kourtney’s storyline on Keeping Up With the Kardashians — and give the nannies for their three children some serious overtime. (Photo: Alex Huckle/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Bella Thorne

While Bella Thorne‘s idea of movie-making is live-streaming her Brazilian bikini wax, here she is at Cannes. The Disney Channel alum flew to France with Scott Disick, whom she is maybe hooking up with, and is well on her way to being better known for her off-set shenanigans than her acting work. (Photo: Alex Huckle/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock)

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Lindsay Lohan

It ain’t a party for movie stars with nothing going on professionally until Lindsay Lohan arrives. While she may have that career comeback (someday!), for now she’s just there to party. But cheers to her, pictured here at the Love on the Rocks bash on May 23, for always having a pretty dress and travel accommodations despite no longer earning movie star money. She’s clearly doing something right. (Photo: David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images )

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Mischa Barton

What we just said about Lindsay Lohan, but with Mischa Barton‘s name subbed in. Here’s The O.C. actress, who recently made headlines for being drugged, crashing a U-Haul, and being a victim of revenge porn, photographed outside the five-star Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez on May 21. (Photo: Jacopo Raule/GC Images)

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Paris Hilton

The socialite was at Cannes this year to announce… the sequel to her megahit film House of Wax. Just kidding! There is no sequel (thankfully!), and she was only there so that she could pose like this for photographers on May 21. That’s what she does. (Photo: BACKGRID)

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Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski‘s nearly nude Instagrams have made more of a buzz than her movie roles (FYI: she was in Gone Girl), but here she is on the scene anyway. The brunette posed for photogs outside the Hotel Martinez on May 18, but shared the more revealing bikini shots on social media, as she does. (Photo: Spread Pictures/BACKGRID)

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Hailey Baldwin

For whatever reason, the Cannes Film Festival is crawling with models — and that’s not really new. Many beauties walked in the Fashion for Relief show — and beauty brands like L’Oréal Paris flew their brand ambassadors (including Julianne Moore and Susan Sarandon) there for events. Justin Bieber ex Hailey Baldwin, a model, is riding that wave … all the way to a screening of Ismael’s Ghosts (Les Fantomes d’Ismael) on May 17.” We wonder if she stayed for the movie beyond the photo op. (Photo: Venturelli/WireImage)

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Sofia Richie

Sofia Richie, also a model and ex of Justin Bieber, apparently got the memo that models are at Cannes … and tada! Here she is arriving at the Nice airport on May 23. (Photo: Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

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Rita Ora

Singer Rita Ora, pictured at the Love on the Rocks party on May 23, is dabbling in movies these days (50 Shades Darker), which may explain why she’s there? But then again, she’s pretty much everywhere. The girl doesn’t miss many (any?) big events. (Photo: Gisela Schober/Getty Images)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Ashley Benson

With Pretty Little Liars over (the final episode airs June 27), Ashley Benson has some free time … to selfie at Cannes. (Photo: Ashley Benson via Instagram)

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Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick keeps smiling and shining … all the way to Cannes. While we wondered why she was there (would she and Aretha Franklin be bringing their beef to France?), the singer is actually the subject of a new documentary — and they’re launching sales for the project in Cannes. That’s what film fests are for! (Photo: BACKGRID)

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anonymous asked:

Does your muse like to read the news?

Totally. He’s an intel operative. He reads up on current events regularly, even if he has better sources then news outlets. They’re still information that can be sifted through and often shine light on stuff his own agents don’t bother too; like his community and the people in it. They’re literally the people he serves, he doesn’t want to lose touch with them. Like the bake shop down the street that may or may not have an old tunneled hole in it that can smuggle people in (Or out, during the Scourge invasion). Or the leather shop that regularly fixes his armor that has an old prohibition style cellar where Fel addicts used to gather speakeasy style. 

Not everything has to be world ending for him to want to know about it. He’s a very big knowledge is power kind of guy, and reading so much about just everything only makes him smarter and more precise when he has to take action. He prides himself turning over rocks and finding things out. 

News outlets are certainly a tool employed to some extent.

Thanks nonny
The Loves And Losses Of Jennifer Lawrence

Rumors surround Hollywood A-lister Jennifer Lawrence, concerning her break-up with Chris Martin and a possible new romance with a ‘Hunger Games’ co-star.

Not to be left out in the cold, Jennifer has moved on, as well. Ms. Lawrence has always shared a friendship with her Hunger Games co-star Liam Hemsworth, but it now seems that relationship has blossomed into romance. A source close to the family have also indicated that, while Jennifer’s parents may not have directly arranged for the relationship to develop between the Hunger Games co-stars, they have strongly encouraged it.

Liam and Jen have always been close — there’s a real bond between them and they turn to each other when they have problems…Her friends and family are desperate for her to ditch Chris — they feel Liam’s a better match and doesn’t carry all the baggage of Gwyneth and children.

Even before this news, Jennifer’s affection for Liam has always been apparent in her praise of him as both a person and as a professional. Some of the adjectives Ms. Lawrence used to describe Hemsworth — sweet, wonderful, kind, and funny to name a few — indicate that there has at least been the possibility for romance between them. While there is still no official word and, if Ms. Lawrence has anything to say about it, there may never be any confirmation, statements from inside sources suggest the relationship Jennifer shares with her Hunger Games co-star has grown.

They’ve always had insane chemistry, but they’ve never been single at the same time before. In fact, when they first met on the set of The Hunger Games, Liam’s then-fiancé Miley Cyrus flew out, possibly to keep an eye on them, I think, because she was jealous. Jen and Liam have been friends for years and she’s always confided in him about the drama in her love life.
BREAKING: President Obama Proposes Free Community College For Two Years

An estimated 9 million students could benefit from the program with each full-time student saving an average of $3,800 per year, the White House said.

President Obama will announce in Tennessee Friday his proposal for two years of tuition-free community college.

Obama’s proposal is called the America’s College Promise and will offer the first two years of college tuition free for students who meet a minimum GPA.

The White House said if all states participate, an estimated 9 million students could benefit from the program with each full-time student saving an average of $3,800 per year. Students will be required to be enrolled at least half-time and maintain a 2.5 GPA to be in the program.

States will have to choose to opt-in to the program. If they choose to participate, they will be required to either offer classes that transfer to local public four-year colleges and allow students to earn half of their credits needed to complete a four-year degree, or offer occupational training programs with high success rates that lead to useful degrees and certificates.

The federal government will pay for 75% of the two-year tuition, while states will be required to cover the remainder. No specifics were given about how much this will cost the federal government, but officials said it would be included in the budget.

The president also is proposing a related initiative called American Technical Training Fund that will teach technical skills to help people get better paying jobs. The programs may be offered through current community colleges or other training institutions.

The American Technical Training Fund is based off a program called Tennessee Tech Centers, which trains low-paid employees to do work in energy, IT, and advanced manufacturing, allowing them to move into a middle-class job.

Source: Michelle Broder Van Dyke for Buzzfeed News

I don’t think you should beleive a statistic without checking its sources. 

The picture above is Fox News statistics and I thought that was a great example.

This may seem like a well accepted opinion, but way to many people will accept any made up statistic as fact and act on it. Especialy on Tumblr.

I had a group assignment in school in an attempt to better it. The winner got to submit their findings to the principal for assistance fixing the problem. We decided to do a report on body image. We went on the school’s website and posted a poll. It basically asked the students if they felt pressure to look a certain way and if they were happy with the way they looked. and what lead them to the decision (media, other students, ect. ) We split it by gender and each student could only vote once. By the end, We found that just under 50% of the boys (I believe it was 48%) and just over 50% of the girls felt that they were not happy with the way they  looked and that they felt pressured by media and fellow students. The final touch up on the presentation was done by my teammate the night before. When we went to show our findings, I saw that my partner had thrown out all data for males. It was a report strictly on how the girls at the school felt unhappy with their appearance. I was really irritated that she didn’t use all of the info. We won the privilege to talk to the principal and he ended up putting up posters everywhere that basically told boys to not make girls feel bad about themselves. We even had people come to our school assembly and talk about how bad girls have it and how much guys need to change how they act. I’m not even a guy and I am offended. The boys in our school who were just as unhappy with themselves as the girls were completely ignored and blamed. (this isn’t directed at feminists or anything, it just happened at school)

My teacher couldn’t do anything to fix it, but we learned that this is  what happens everywhere. Those who fund a scientific study will throw out results if they don’t help the cause, even when it shows a serious problem. There are studies that make up info. All you have to do is say “sorry, we messed up” and you don’t get in trouble, but once news is out there, people will believe it. 

So my unpopular opinion is that people should absolutely look through the sources before mindlessly agreeing or reblogging a study. If you end up being wrong, you are just aiding in spreading lies.
Lea Michele, Robert Buckley Split

Moving on. Lea Michele and Robert Buckley have split after a few months of dating, Us Weekly can exclusively reveal.

“[They] just found they were better off as friends and wanted to support each other’s careers,” a source tells Us. Additionally, their busy schedules were partially to blame for the breakup.

Us broke the news in May that the Scream Queens actress, 29, and the One Tree Hill alum, 35, introduced via mutual friends, were an item. They were first spotted getting close and affectionate over dinner at Milo & Olive in Santa Monica on May 9.

“They were sitting at the bar all cuddly. He pushed her chair in for her and everything,“ an onlooker told Us at the time. A second added: “They were interlocked the whole time they were sitting at the counter, like arms wrapped around each other at their seats and rubbing each other’s backs.”

Michele and Buckley’s romance may be over, but their professional relationship isn’t. The actors star in the upcoming sci-fi series Dimension 404. Buckley shared a photo of Michele on set last month.

“So much love for this amazing group of women, their patience with me has been unbelievable,” he wrote at the time. “Big thanks to all of the #Dimension404 cast and crew.”

Michele also posted a photo of the two in-between takes. “Just us and our very subdued director,” she captioned an Instagram pic on June 15. “#oldemoneyboyz #Dimension404.”

My Thoughts on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' | Jayme K.

I don’t understand how anyone of sound mind can tune into The Daily Show on a consistent basis. I’ve said it many times before, but Jon Stewart no longer serves a purpose as host of the program. He’s not ‘the voice of reason’, he’s a talking point. That’s all. He hasn’t been subversive, or particularly clever or interesting in years. And that is because he refuses to update his politics to the current landscape of America. He, like the show’s other correspondents, are still in 2008-mode. The period where America was reeling from the fallout of Bush’s presidency and looking to liberals as this country’s last hope.

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EXO Will Not Be Performing on This Week’s “Music Core”EXO

EXO will not be participating in the May 10 broadcast of MBC’s “Show! Music Core.” While it had previously been revealed that EXO was a part of the lineup, the group decided on May 9 that it would be better not to perform on this week’s “Music Core.” As May 10 is the first broadcast for “Music Core” since the Sewol ferry tragedy, the lineup consists of mostly ballads, featuring artists such as Lee Eun MiPark Wan KyuJaurimJung Joon IlUrban Zakapa, etc. EXO would have been the only artist hitting the stage with a comeback performance, and after consideration, the decision was made to postpone EXO’s “Music Core” comeback to next week. That leaves yesterday’s (May 8) “M-Countdown” performance of “Overdose” EXO’s only comeback stage of the week. 

source: soompi