this is from the network app

“Harry,” Ron tugs at his sleeve, “Harry, how do I ‘reblog’ on Instagram?”

Harry swipes left on a brunette girl with pigtails and answers, “You don’t.”  His best friend makes an exasperated sound and Harry looks up to see him turning the phone Harry has bought him to the side as if to find the reblog button there. “You only like things on Instagram.”

“No, no,” Ron assures, “I want to reblog them too.”

Harry rolls his eyes. “No, I mean, you can only press the hearts, you can’t put them on your own wall.”

Ron looks annoyed. “But how are my followers going to see the things then?”

Harry chuckles and turns back to his phone were a too good-looking-to-be-good Theodore Nott has come up as a potential match. “You don’t have any followers,” he says and swipes left. Ron, muttering, doesn’t contradict him.

They’re on the tube, because Harry doesn’t have a connection into the Floo-network (and Harry’s with Ron because he doesn’t dare to let Ron ride by himself, despite protests from him that he ‘can do it by myself, I’ve gone by tube for years now!’ because although it is true, he has also always been with Hermione).

Leaning over, Ron asks, “Can I get Tinder, too?”

“Mate, it’s only a dating app. Nothing else.”

“Oh,” Ron says, “that’s a no then,” and he moves back to Instagram. Harry swipes left on seven people in four seconds and tells Ron he has enough apps as it is anyway.

Harry had been reluctant to get a Tinder profile in the beginning but somehow Ginny of all people had convinced him.

“I won’t meet the love of my life through a screen,” he’d said.

“Yeah, well you’re missing out on a lot of fun and have absolutely no way of meeting them if you sit in your flat and do nothing all day, either,” she’d responded. There had been no good argument after that and she’d “helped” him with his bio by typing “magical fingers and messy hair” and then swiped right on the first five potential matches before Harry had managed to get his phone back.

At first, he’d been meticulous. Gone through people bio’s and photos and really given everyone an honest chance as well as swiping right on a large number of people. After a couple of very awkward conversations, he changed tactics to not swiping right unless it really felt good but after awhile it got too much to invest himself in everyone so deeply. Soon enough he was not only addicted to swiping left, he also didn’t have the energy to care about anything but the first picture. Nowadays, it is more mindless than anything and there goes another three to the left.

It’s always the one’s that he doesn’t immediately swipe left on that he swipes right on. The one’s who makes him hold up, like this girl with rainbow coloured hair. Something that catches Harry’s eye and then he’s off again. Left left left left left Draco Malfoy. With a posh looking picture…

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anonymous asked:

Where can I meet Korean men online that aren't fuck boys.. I feel like I'm going to feel so secluded and inferior when I go to SK next year bc I'm chubby and short. I kinda just want to be loved ya know? *cries internally*

Ho, boy. I feel like I am going to give a pretty negative answer from quite a cynical perspective/experience. Let me preface this by saying I know people who have met their genuine long-term boyfriends through apps (and nightlife,) so I know it’s possible, but let’s all be real here and admit that it’s not p-r-o-b-a-b-l-e. Don’t be commenting on this saying like “WELL I MET MY BOYFRIEND THROUGH TINDER,” girl, okay, but like, the majority of the trash on Tinder is not boyfriend material. No one is going to recommend Tinder to find a real relationship even though it’s possible.

Honestly, the majority of meet-up/dating websites or apps are going to get you fuckboys or guys just looking for a one-time hookup. That is the reality. There are of course bound to be nice people among them (*hell, you’re there and you’re nice!), but you’re going to have to sift pretty hard.

*this is what I tell myself, hah.

The reality is that by meeting someone online or through apps, you have no other social connection to them, meaning that even though they act like an asshole, no one’s going to know about it once they block and delete you from all of their social media. It’s not like you can talk to your mutual friend about it and ruin his reputation. Clean cut. Snip snip. Ghosting is super common here, for girls and guys, to Koreans and foreigners alike.

Think about it. Why are they using the apps? They probably have a solid network of friends and acquaintances that they have known since elementary school and still contact on the regular (very common in Korea) who could introduce them to someone to date. This is generally the norm here. So why are they there?

Personally, I tend to put more trust into people who have moved to Seoul recently or just moved out of their parents’ house on their own, meaning they’re in a new city/part of town and might be genuinely looking for people to talk to and meet in their neighborhood because they are somewhat cut off from their network. For example, I dated a guy for several months who had moved into my neighborhood who was originally from Daegu and he was nice and real and genuine. But if he was born and raised in Seoul and lives with his parents, why do you think he’s on that app?

Unfortunately, as a foreigner your options of meeting genuine people are a bit limited since Korea doesn’t have a culture of talking to/asking out strangers during the daytime. You can basically meet people through apps or through nightlife. Both have negative implications in this country. If you’re a student you’re lucky because you can meet people at school or through mentor programs or clubs. Maybe then THOSE people can introduce you to their friends, and then you have a link.

Regarding your concerns over your physical appearance, shortness is not a problem (rather the opposite,) and chubbiness is relative. I see many “chubby” Korean girls with boyfriends walking down the street. There are people of all body types these days, especially in the younger generation, so I wouldn’t worry too much about that. Just realize that as a foreigner you may attract people who want to use you to practice their English, people with fetishes, or people who want to act on their stereotype of the concept of “open mindedness” and want to have an experience with a foreign girl. Stay away unless you just want random sex or to be objectified. Don’t take pictures with these guys (or any random guys who approach you) unless you want them to show you off to their friends as the foreigner they nailed.

Here is my advice—I can’t tell you not to use apps, because I use them too. But I caution you to be wary and realistic. If a guy messages you on an app, check his pictures. Do they look like fuckboy pictures? Is he posting other things that make him look like a fuckboy? Does he have FACE pictures, plural? Does he have information on his profile? Did he just make his profile? Does he have an Instagram? Is there a girl in it? Talk to him for a while before you meet up. Fuckboys will tend to lose interest after a couple of days. Use common sense.

Red flags:

  • Talking late at night/wanting to meet up at night/wanting to meet up in a non-public place/wanting to meet up right away
  • “I love foreigners/black girls/blonde girls/etc.”
  • “Do you live alone?”
  • “Can I come hang out at your place?”
  • “You must be lonely…”
  • Asking for sexy/body pictures/wanting to video chat right away
  • Making sexual comments about your body/asking you about sex/asking if you’ve ever dated or been with a Korean guy
  • Asking to contact you on something other than Kakao Talk

Again, use common sense.

Other warnings: Don’t meet random guys from Tumblr because Korean guys have somehow stumbled upon this site thinking it’s an easy way to watch and spread pornography (since porn is technically blocked here.)

On nightlife: In my opinion, more so than where I’m from, Koreans (mostly) see clubbing as a way to find someone to hook up with. Of course this depends on the person, but tell someone sort of average or “pure” that you like to go clubbing and watch their expression. I bet they’ll have made a snap judgment about you. Meeting genuine guys at clubs is not going to be common. Also, while we’re talking about clubs, are there other foreigners at the club? Has this guy tried to dance/talk to/get with all the other foreign girls too? Hmm.

Rather than clubs, you might have more luck at drinking places where “hunting” is common. It’s very normal to go with a group of friends to these places and have guys come up to you and ask you to hang out together and merge groups. You might be able to find someone in this way. Maybe foreign-style bars are similar to this too (but then you’re risking the fetish thing.)

Also, how long will you be in Korea? If it’s a short time, you may have to adjust your expectations accordingly.

Finally, here’s the apps/websites I know of that you can use to meet people for dating or otherwise: instagram, okcupid, pof, badoo, skout, ublove, meeff, 1km, amanda, Tinder, bumble, scruff, grindr, (+ Hello Talk and italki, language exchange apps, GPS capabilities)

You’ll be more likely to find people who want to DATE on sites like OkCupid than places like Tinder. Again, common sense. 

TL;DR: You basically almost can’t! There are several factors that lead to this including dating norms and how friendship works here vs. other countries. Be careful and don’t be naïve. Try more public things like Instagram.

anonymous asked:

i wonder who is the person who narrates all the su promos..i like their voice..

I wonder that too!! It’s someone different from the “voice” of cartoon network who talks on the app and stuff normally, I wonder if they have a different voice for each franchise or something? That would be cool

intj-dictator  asked:

Hey Eila! I remember you talking about how you are an UI/UX designer without having learned about anything like that in school. How did you get interested in this? And how did you learn more and get experience? Any good online resources to suggest?

How to Become a UX/UI Designer - A Comprehensive Guide

I’ll just do a comprehensive guide on this :D

Is UX/UI designing right for you?

You’ll love UX designing if

  • You love analyzing & solving problems - UX designing = designing the most efficient and simplistic way to achieve business goals through a product. You must analyze:
    • 1) The client’s business, their goals & vision
    • 2) The target users’ behaviors & preferences
    • 3) All possible flows that users may interact with your product (e.g. website, app) and achieve what you want them to achieve.
    • Then, find the best solution that translates into user flow charts and wireframes.
  • You love psychology (cognition & behaviors) - As a UX designer, you need to understand different groups of users, the differences in their behaviors, and why they do those things.
  • You love researching - It’s a huge advantage to know what competitors (of your clients) are doing and what worked for them, or recent trends among your target users, or what’s new in the design & tech world. These will help make design decisions.
  • You are able to put functionality and efficiency first - Sometimes you must sacrifice beauty, but if it boosts sales by 20%, so be it.
  • You are attentive to details - There are many more components to a website or app than what you’d usually see. You must think of all scenarios that can happen like error messages, forgot password popups, blank states, on-boarding, etc. You don’t want users to get stuck in limbo somewhere, become frustrated, and quit forever. This comes with experience and studying other people’s products.

You’ll love UI designing if

  • You love to communicate (a clear message) visually - As a UI designer, you’re not just creating whatever you want that looks nice. Your job is to design the best way to visually communicate your client’s brand at first glance. Think of how you can translate these points into visuals:
    • What are they trying to tell their customers?
    • What kind of brand are they? Fun & young, sophisticated & classy, or formal & reliable?
    • What is the most important call to action (in line with business goal)? Getting users to sign up, subscribe, buy something, or sign a petition?
    • What distinguish them for their competitors?
  • You love psychology (perception) - As a UI designer, your goal is to influence users to take the actions you want by using colors, typography, and layout. Understand what catches attention, how to direct the eyes to the most important part first, etc.
  • Your workflow is consistent and systematic - A website/app should have a clear colors scheme with 1-3 fonts, not a big mess of 7 different greens in 12 fonts for no purpose. The same colors and styles should link the same things (e.g. everything related to signing up is orange). Planning what elements you will use and why from the beginning will save you a lot of time.
  • You are adaptable - In the end, you are being paid by a client. You can make suggestions that you think is best, but sometimes it is the client’s final say, especially when it comes to visual style which depends on personal preferences.

Always a bonus

  • Communication skills - You must be able to effectively communicate to your clients why you make certain design decisions, and how they would help improve their business.
  • Basic coding skills - Knowing how to code allows to effectively communicate with developers and avoid impossible designs (i.e. designs that are impossible to code, or would take a way to long to do so). You should at least know how responsive design and bootstrap grid work.
  • Networking skills - This is especially important if you’re a freelancer. One easy way to find work is networking at tech and startup events, as well as getting referred through connections.

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Lea Michele’s New Song ‘Hey You’ Reads Like a Letter to Cory Monteith: ‘Songwriting Is a Form of Therapy’
The Scream Queens star opens up about her personal new album Places

When it came time to write and record her new album, Lea Michele got personal — and she says creating the album was a cathartic experience.

“This is exactly how I’m feeling in my life right now,” Michele, 30, tells PEOPLE of her sophomore LP Places, out now. “I want the world to hear it.”

While her debut album (2014’s Louder) was more of a pop departure for the Broadway veteran, Michele returned to her theatrical roots on Places, flaunting her Streisand-esque pipes on soaring anthems and tear-jerking ballads.

The lyrics of one of those ballads, “Hey You,” read like a letter to her late boyfriend Cory Monteith, who died of a toxic mix of heroin and alcohol in 2013.

“Final days were the hardest / I didn’t think they would be your last,” she sings on the emotional album closer. “I know you had to go away / I’ll tell you every day I miss you.”

Michele won’t confirm the track was inspired by Monteith, saying, “I like to keep certain things private,” but adding: “Songwriting is a form of therapy.”

The Glee actress cowrote “Hey You” with songwriters Ali Tamposi and Wrabel and says it serves as a follow-up to “If You Say So,” a song from Louder which she wrote with Sia. (In 2014, she told Billboard “If You Say So” was about Monteith, telling the magazine: “It will always represent the most devastating thing that’s every happened to me in my whole life.”)

“I love it. I think it is such a beautiful song, and it has such a beautiful message,” Michele says of “Hey You.” “Despite it being about a more sensitive subject matter, when I listen to it, my overall feeling that I get from it is just joy and love.”

Indeed, Michele says she’s in a very positive place in her life these days.

“People have a perception of who I am and where I’m at right now,” she says, “because of everything I’ve been through … But I am so happy. And I feel so strong.”

Watch the full episode on Lea Michele, streaming now on People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the app for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, Xfinity, iOS and Android devices.

Top 9 Animated Shows of 2016

I don’t wish to mince words.  2016 sucked.  It sucked a lot.  In addition to losing several beloved celebrities, including Alan Young, Alan Rickman, David Bowie, just to name a handful, my family lost two pets in as many months, and dealt with several other personal losses that, I’ll be honest, has really dashed my holiday spirits this year.  

It’s been a rough time, but one of the reasons that I adore animation is that it is the window to the fantastic, a mirror of the soul whose only restrictions are the imagination of the writers and artists.  They are my escape, and my passion.  I believe that a good story and good animation can take you on a journey that can rival any book.  I believe that with all of my heart.  

And while 2016 definitely sucked in many, MANY respects…It did not in the Animation department.  With several incredible films including  Moana, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Zootopia, and a strong stable of Animated Television shows as well.  And so for this list, I’m going to included my Nine Favorite shows from 2016.  I will also include the best places to watch said shows online, if you feel like checking them out for yourself.

Without further adu:

9) Kulipari: An Army of Frogs

Where can I watch it?: Netflix Exclusive

Why is it worth my time?: A stellar voice cast including Josh Keaton, Keith David, Charlie Adler, and Mark Hamill–just to name a few.  Character designs by Greg Guler, and snappy writing and direction from Tad Stones.  This is an all around strong show that is tons of fun to watch.  It’s biggest weakness is it is a touch formulaic (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing) but the writing, characters, and animation make up for it.  

8) Milo Murphy’s Law

Where Can I Watch It?: Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney XD App

Why is it worth my time?: From the creative team behind Phineas and Ferb comes the series about Milo Murphy.  The descendant of Edward Murphy, Milo is a afflicted with his curse.  For Milo, anything that CAN go wrong, always WILL go wrong.  What makes it interesting is that Milo goes about his life crazy-prepared, and with an infectiously positive attitude.  Not hurt by the fact that the titular character is voiced by non other than “Weird” Al Yankovic.  With the writing team of Phineas and Ferb, and a star like Weird Al on your billing, naturally many episodes have a fun musical number.  This show is sure to lift your spirits if you’re just having a Milo Murphy kind of day.  

7) Star vs. The Forces of Evil

Where can I watch it?: Disney XD, Disney XD App, Hulu (Season 1 only, as of 12/25/16)

Why is it worth my Time? This fun little show has really started growing the beard since its debut last year.  With an ongoing mystery about Star’s family history underlying the second season, one definitely gets the feeling that much more is going on beneath the surface.  

6) Voltron: Legendary Defender

Where can I watch it?: Netflix Exclusive

Why is it worth my time?: I was never a fan of the original Voltron.  It was before my time. But hearing Josh Keaton–One of my favorite voice actors–Sing the praises of this show over and over again on twitter got me hyped.  Nor was I to be disappointed, for this show was a treat.  There’s distinct nods to the Classic show–Which again, I never saw, but I NEVER once felt like I was missing anything important.  Indeed, I enjoyed every second of this show’s first season, and the amazing cliffhanger it left us on.  I never had any doubts that it would get a second season, and I can’t wait to actually catch that season next month.  

5) Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir

Where can I watch it?: Nickelodeon, iTunes, Netflix (Starting February 14th) 

Why is it worth my time?: I hadn’t heard of this show before a few weeks ago, but now I feel like I seriously missed out.  After after asking some friends, they heartily recommended this French Cartoon.  I dove right into it.  The show is very formulaic, but makes up for it with a great mythology, fun characters, and a downright adorable two-person love square (in which the titular heroes are in love with each other, but due to being ignorant of each others secret identities are in love with the wrong personas, preventing them from actually hooking up) Season 2 drops in May, and promises a shakeup of the status quo dominating the formulaic nature of the episodes, and I can’t wait to see it.   

4) Steven Universe  

Where can I watch it?: Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network App, Hulu

Why is it worth my time?: This show continues to grow an already impressive beard, and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping.  It’s become rather famous within Nerd Circles for the clever writing, long term plot planning, and amazing cast of characters.  

3) Star Wars: Rebels

Where can I watch it?: iTunes, Disney XD, Disney XD App

Why is it worth my time?: This show has been getting better and better each season.  The scrappy crew of The Ghost actually makes me give a crap about Star Wars, in ways I never expected.  As they face down the Empire, while exploring the deep, rich mythology available in the Star Wars Universe.  Bonus points in having some of the scariest villains on TV.  Darth Vader’s appearances on the show actually show why he was an effectively scary villain, delivering a curb stomp battle on our heroes every time he meets them.   And General Thrawn of the current season actually makes me feel like the Rebels have lost ground every time he appears on screen.  Bonus points for fans of the recent film installment Rogue One; that movie is littered with easter eggs and references to this series.  Most obviously?  Look for the Ghost fighting in the battle above Scarif.

2) Trollhunters

Where can I watch it?: Netflix Exclusive

Why is it worth my time?: From the brilliant mind of Guillermo del Toro comes a coming-of-age story that, Quite frankly, is everything I look for in a fantasy series.  This is the show that I want to watch when I think I want to watch a fantasy series.  Starring the late Anton Yelchin as Jim Lake Jr, this show features an all star cast of multi-faceted heroes, villains, and lots of…Grey areas.  I cannot praise this show enough.  It only arrived on Netflix two days ago (as of the writing of this post) and it is one of the best animated shows of the year.  The season finale had me in tears at the end.  And the cliffhanger promises even more great fantasy in the next season (which I very much hope we get, even if del Toro will have to recast the lead due to Anton Yelchin’s sad and unfortunate passing.  Every episode is dedicated to his memory) 

1) Gravity Falls

 Where can I watch it?: Hulu, iTunes

Why is it worth my time?: Gravity Falls remains my second favorite animated show of all time (Though Trollhunters came very close to knocking it down to third.) and it came to an incredibly satisfying conclusion in the early part of this year.  Creator Alex Hirsch chose to end the show on a very high note, closing all of the major story arcs, while still leaving quite a few mysteries left for the fans to decipher.  (Literally in many cases) This is a show about Family, with amazing writing, awesome voice work (much provided by creator Alex Hirsch himself) and a deep, rich inner mythology, this show will be one that I return to again and again.  


And that’s it.  Those are the Nine Shows I enjoyed the most from this hellhole of a year known as 2016.  I hope that these little blurbs encourage you to check out at least one of these shows.  Or even all of them.  And I hope that they bring you the same joy that they’ve brought me this year.  

God Bless, and have a Merry Christmas,

~~The Disney Wizard.  

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danstongue  asked:

Has anyone checked Sherlock: The Network??? It's been pulled from the App Store I think. I scrolled way back through my purchased apps but can't seem to get the page to load, downloading the app now though. Not sure what I'm looking for tbh

Update: Google play hasn’t updated the app since January 6th 2015, I can’t find a date for Amazon, and apple have pulled it from the App Store. Which is odd seeing as it’s available elsewhere? When I found a link that sent me to the App Store page it told me that the game wasn’t available in the UK but told me to change to the Russian store in order to view it. The Russian store told me to change to the UK store. I’m not sure if this is significant but at least worth sharing just in case lmao

Oh that’s really strange! Maybe try contacting the Sherlock Network game on twitter and see what happens? ;) I would check my app but it’s on my dead kindle lol- Sherlock the Network had so many cool clues in it like:

Here- one of the horses was named Inigo Montaya- a character from The Princess Bride.

And here- Beth’s Pool & Mary clue.

So the game is certainly also part of ‘The Game!’ ;)

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Salty Cartoon Network Rant

I’m neutral with Teen Titans Go. It’s fine. Tolerable. Certainly not one of the worst things ever…

What I do hate, however, is how it’s EVERYWHERE! Could Cartoon Network please ease down with Teen Titans Go?! Holy shit, it’s like 24:7 Teen Titans Go is on. Can’t you guys air other shows?

And what the hell is up with your advertising? I just came back from watching Adventure Time Islands and it was amazing! The only problem is that nobody is talking about it because nobody was aware it was on! Adventure Time Islands received 0 advertisements! I’m serious! The only time they did advertise it was during the Steven Bomb! Speaking of Steven Universe…

At least Steven Universe is advertised and is aired from time to time. But what they did with releasing the episodes three weeks before they were supposed to air is awful and a huge “Screw you” to the creators. It’s an awful business practice too. Why would you release episodes on an app nobody has, only to be pirated for other people to watch? Don’t you care about money?! Your main target for Steven Universe is teens and most teens do not want to download the Cartoon Network app!

Also, poor Regular Show. Regular Show was ending and instead of reruning, doing specials, or ,I dunno, doing something a TV station would do to honor one of their shows that helped revive Cartoon Network in all its glory, they decided to say “regular show is ending lol watch it when it comes on.” And when it’s all over, air a We Bare Bears marathon. BECAUSE THATS A GREAT WAY TO SAY THANKS FOR BEING THERE YOU CUCK! I understand the show does not do well in ratings as much as it used to but you can still show a little respect. Or you could air EVERY EPISODE OF TEEN TITANS GO BEFORE THE FINALE.

Cartoon Network, I love ya. But you’re fucking up. The reason why you came back was because you started to air really good shows that everybody loved. But now you’re becoming Nick and that is a terrible thing. Adventure Time is ending and I better expect a good way to end it.

NWSL embarks on its 5th season with new TV deal, new star

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – While a few of the U.S. women’s national team players have opted to go overseas, midfielder Tobin Heath is happy to stay stateside with the Portland Thorns.

And who could blame her? The National Women’s Soccer League team is loaded with talent, including fellow national team players Allie Long, Meghan Klingenberg, Emily Sonnett and Lindsey Horan, as well as France’s Amandine Henry and Canadian star Christine Sinclair. It’s almost like an All-Star team .

But Heath’s decision was based on more than just her club. She genuinely loves Portland.

“I love it here. I’ve played in great training environments all over the world in different leagues and I think it’s fantastic here,” she said. “This is where I want to be.”

The NWSL is about to embark on its fifth season. No other professional women’s soccer league in the United States has lasted as long.

The league has a different look this season, with the defending champion Western New York Flash now the Carolina Courage. And missing are three star U.S. national team players, at least for the start of the season.

Forward Alex Morgan is playing with the French club Lyon this season. She’s expected back with the Orlando Pride by June. Two-time reigning FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd is playing with Manchester City, while Crystal Dunn has joined Chelsea.

Canadian national team player Kadeisha Buchanan opted to play for Lyon rather than play in the NWSL following her career at West Virginia, while Mountaineers teammate Ashley Lawrence went to Paris Saint-Germain.

Heath herself played for PSG in 2012-13. She had five goals in 12 matches.

Heath has been with the senior national team since 2008. At 20, she was the youngest player on the team that won the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. She also has a gold medal from the 2012 London Games.

She scored in the final when the United States won the 2015 World Cup over Japan in Canada.

She was allocated to the Thorns in 2013, the league’s opening season. National team players are distributed throughout the league, with U.S. Soccer paying their salaries.

Heath, however, will sit out the Thorns’ season-opener against the Pride on Saturday because of a back injury. Also likely to miss the match is Brazilian star Marta, who is still working out visa issues to come to the United States and play for the Pride.

Saturday marks opening day for the league with four games. Some other things to know about the league’s fifth season:

MORE MARTA: Known by just her first name as is the custom for Brazilian players, Marta was signed to a multiyear deal with the Pride earlier this month. The five-time FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year has played in Sweden in recent years, but she previously played in the United States from 2009-11 in the now-defunct WPS and helped the Western New York Flash to the league title in 2011.

HEY LOOK, WE’RE ON TV: The Lifetime channel will show an NWSL game each Saturday as part of a deal struck with A+E Networks, which bought a stake in league and became a sponsor.

The NWSL further announced Thursday that it had reached a multiyear contract with Verizon’s go90 to live stream all of its games for free on the go90 mobile app.

MAKING A MOVE: The defending NWSL champion Western New York Flash was acquired by North Carolina FC and moved to a Raleigh suburb in the offseason. The team was renamed the North Carolina Courage, a nod to the Carolina Courage of the now-defunct Women’s United Soccer Association.

It marked the first time in league history that a team had been moved.

PARTNERSHIP: There are three NWSL teams that are aligned with Major League Soccer teams: The Thorns, Pride and Houston Dash. Portland is highlighting the partnership Saturday with a doubleheader. The Thorns’ match against the Pride will be played in the afternoon, followed by the Timbers’ match against Sporting KC.

The Timbers will wear their “Rose City” red jerseys in honor of the Thorns.

SEARCH CONTINUES: The league continues to search for a new commissioner following the resignation of Jeff Plush in the offseason. Plush joined the NWSL in 2015, taking over for founding commissioner Cheryl Bailey. Plush left to pursue new opportunities.

SUSPENSION: North Carolina head coach Paul Riley will serve out the second game of a two-match suspension Saturday when the Courage play the Washington Spirit. Riley was ejected last season during then-Western New York’s semifinal game against the Thorns for making physical contact with a game official. He had to watch the Flash’s championship victory from the stands for the first game of the suspension.

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When her best friend died, she used artificial intelligence to keep talking to him
When the engineers had at last finished their work, Eugenia Kuyda opened a console on her laptop and began to type. “Roman,” she wrote. “This is your digital monument.” It had been three months since Roman Mazurenko, Kuyda’s closest friend, had died. Kuyda had spent...
By Casey Newton

In February, Kuyda asked her engineers to build a neural network in Russian. At first she didn’t mention its purpose, but given that most of the team was Russian, no one asked questions. Using more than 30 million lines of Russian text, Luka built its second neural network. Meanwhile, Kuyda copied hundreds of her exchanges with Mazurenko from the app Telegram and pasted them into a file. She edited out a handful of messages that she believed would be too personal to share broadly. Then Kuyda asked her team for help with the next step: training the Russian network to speak in Mazurenko’s voice.

The project was tangentially related to Luka’s work, though Kuyda considered it a personal favor. (An engineer told her that the project would only take about a day.) Mazurenko was well-known to most of the team — he had worked out of Luka’s Moscow office, where the employees labored beneath a neon sign that quoted Wittgenstein: “The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” Kuyda trained the bot with dozens of tests queries, and her engineers put on the finishing touches.

Only a small percentage of the Roman bot’s responses reflected his actual words. But the neural network was tuned to favor his speech whenever possible. Any time the bot could respond to a query using Mazurenko’s own words, it would. Other times it would default to the generic Russian. After the bot blinked to life, she began peppering it with questions.

Who’s your best friend?, she asked.

Don’t show your insecurities, came the reply.

It sounds like him, she thought.

Hi there. 
I’m Kris and I am not a studyblr.

I’m making this Masterpost because I am intent to make my last year in high school a great one (I’ll actually settle for decent).
I have major depression, anxiety, and several other mental illnesses so I understand more than anyone how tough (to put it simply) school work, and school in general, can be. I have already taken a few steps towards having a more positive attitude going back to school; such as changing my self-image to make myself feel more confident, like cutting/dying my hair, buying nicer clothes and makeup, etc. As well as setting up a desk full of school supplies in a small room off of my bedroom, which will be my study room, and also buying a huge book on how to do well on the SATs. 
Another way on having a calmer attitude is figuring out what you’re going to be doing after this year is done (for me it’s my senior year, I know this won’t be applicable to all). I know it is a hard and stressful subject but having a plan, no matter how small, in place will help a lot. Also, writing positive/motivational letters to yourself to look at. 
I have recently written a short letter called “Dear Past Me” which contain things that I wish I knew in 8th and 9th grade. But it is applicable advice to anyone really. Here it is.
Whenever You’re Feeling Sad/Anxious/Stressed/Bored (Websites & Games, Art, Music/Sounds, Movies, TV Shows, Books, Self-Care, Comfort Food)

I have faith that you will all do well this year. I wish you all the best of luck. 


New Year, New Start, New You

  • New (School) Year Resolutions
  • Goals for 2015
  • 3 Steps For Creating a Powerful Self-Image
  • Personal Image & Appearance (Highly Recommend)
  • Self-Image Makeover
  • How to Change Your Image
  • 10 Ways to Reinvent Your Look
  • How to Change Your Appearance 
  • How to Improve Your Image
  • 7 Drastic Ways to Change Your Appearance Before You Graduate High School
  • How to Choose a Hairstyle
  • Find Your Perfect Hairstyle
  • Choosing a Hairstyle: Men
  • How to Choose the Right Hair Colour
  • How to Take Care of Your Hair
  • 32 Makeup Tips No One Told You About
  • 10 Makeup Tips Every Woman Should Know
  • 57 Life-Changing Makeup Tips
  • How to Take Care of Your Skin
  • 20 Simple Ways to Take Great Care of Yourself
  • Best Nail Tips
  • Healthy Eating
  • 30 Days of Yoga (YouTube Videos)
  • 10 Workout Secrets
  • How to Change Up Your Style
  • How to Change Your Style
  • How to Change Up Your Wardrobe
  • How to Be Confident  

Education

  • Back to School Tips
  • Positive Message
  • Dear Headphone Users
  • Tips for Being an Intellectual Badass
  • Self-Gradebook
  • Unlock Creative Genius
  • 5 Facts That Will Teach You How to Learn
  • What Type of Learner Are You
  • How to Create a Kickass Powerpoint Presentation
  • Tips on Having Neat Handwriting
  • How to Not Fall Behind at School
  • Sending Emails to Teachers
  • Things to Avoid Doing
  • 13 Incredible Back-to-School Hacks You Won’t Believe you Survived Without
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your School Year
  • Free Education
  • Free Online Courses from Top Universities 
  • Things to do to Control Stress During School
  • Search for Information for School Essays
  • Online Version of Photoshop for Free
  • Insanely Cool and Important Research Manager and Academic Social Network
  • Websites Worth Knowing
  • How to Pick Out a Laptop
  • Idk what to do with my Life
  • 10 of the Best Educational Channels on YouTube
  • Educational YouTube Channel Masterpost
  • 6 Resources That Have Changed my Life
  • Top Tips for Top Grades
  • How to Disappear Online
  • Wolfram Alpha
  • Awesome Free Apps for Students
  • 20 Apps for the New School Year
  • 16 Apps All Students Need
  • How to Ask for a Recommendation Letter
  • How To Shakespeare
  • Learn Things for Free
  • Research Websites
  • Healthy Study Snacks
  • Guides to Life
  • The Education System Won’t Really be Teaching you Important Shit Like This
  • Life Hacks
  • Life Hacks Worth Knowing
  • Course Books or Internet

Studying

  • Things to Remember When Studying
  • Reasons to Study NOW
  • Studying Hacks
  • Study Tips Review
  • What Helps us Memorize Stuff Better
  • Study Planning Options
  • How to Get Motivated to Study
  • How I Study
  • 12 Hacks That Will Improve Your Studying
  • A+ Studying Life Hacks
  • Study Playlists
  • How to Study Like a Straight A Student
  • 16 Studying Hacks for Finals Week
  • 14 Life-Changing Studying Hacks & Tips
  • 20 Study Hacks to Improve Your Memory
  • Studying Life Hacks
  • Studying Tips
  • Ways to Prepare for a Test
  • Learning Styles and Study Tips
  • How to Start Studying
  • How to Start a Study Session
  • Studying for People with Terrible Memory
  • Subject- and Class-Specific Study Tips
  • Online Study Guides
  • Learning How to Study Masterpost
  • Study Apps
  • Best Study Apps
  • Learning how to study
  • How a Person Who Hates Math, Studied for Math
  • Red Board Study Tip

Organization

  • My 2015 Organization System
  • Bullet System Journal
  • Bullet Journaling
  • How to Bullet Journal
  • How to Use Your Study Planner
  • How to Create Your Own Life Binder
  • Organization Tips
  • How to Choose the Perfect Planner
  • How to Organize a Research Paper
  • How to Organize Essay Notes
  • Google Keep
  • Printables Masterpost
  • How to Spiraldex
  • Bullet Journals & Planners Masterpost
  • Journal & Planner Masterpost
  • How to Draw Ribbon Banners

Language

  • Asian Languages
  • Language Learning Masterpost
  • Language & Linguistics Masterpost
  • Duolingo - Learn a Language Free
  • Conjuguemos - Online Workbook for Languages
  • Linguistic Approaches to Language Learning: Link Roundup
  • 3 Years of all Things Linguistic
  • Google Translate Alternative: Linguee
  • Language Website
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  • How to Study Spanish
  • Spanish Vocabulary List Masterpost
  • French
  • French Editor Resource
  • German Masterpost

Writing

  • How to Write the Perfect Essay
  • Creating a Fictional Character
  • Essay Checklist
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  • Create Your Own Font
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  • Essay Writing Tips
  • Introductions
  • Conclusions
  • Parts of Speech
  • Words that People Get Mixed Up
  • Microsoft Citation
  • Paraphrasing Tool (One of my favourite sites)
  • Plagiarism Checker
  • Tone Vocabulary List
  • ZenWriter
  • How to Approach Poetry Analysis in an Exam
  • Connecting Words to Essay Writing
  • Tools for Referencing
  • This Site Grades Your Essays
  • Advice for Writing Papers
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  • 60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers
  • Sites for When You Can’t Think of a Word

SAT/ACT

  • How to Study for the SAT/ACT
  • ACT Masterpost
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  • How to Take Standardized Tests
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  • SAT Masterpost
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Health

  • Feeling Sad?
  • A Recipe for Self-Love
  • Mental Health
  • How to Avoid Stress
  • Sleeping Tips
  • Self-Care Masterpost
  • Anxiety Help Links Masterpost
  • 10 Tips on How to Handle Stress
  • The Self-Care Masterpost of Masterposts
  • Productive Self-Care Ideas
  • Self-Care/Self-Soothing Masterpost
  • Relaxing Masterpost
  • Sounds to Soothe Anxiety

Productivity 

  • How to Wake Up Earlier
  • Waking Up Early
  • Good Habits for the Morning
  • How to Wake Up Early
  • Get Rid of Distractions
  • How to Stop Procrastinating 
  • How to Manage Your Time
  • Focus and Energy Management
  • Self Control App
  • Essential Productivity Apps for Any Student
  • How to Become Productive
  • Overcome Procrastination
  • Unconventional Methods to Beat Procrastination
  • How to Motivate Yourself
  • Ten Websites to Visit that Will Help You Stop Procrastinating for Good
  • Time Management
  • Four Rules for a Disciplined Life

Notes

  • Annotations and Note-Taking
  • How to Annotate: Lit Theory Essays
  • How to Annotate: A Novel
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  • 10 Tips for Using a Planner
  • How to Take Notes: Math
  • How to Take Notes: From a Textbook
  • Sketchnoting Tips
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  • How to Get the Most Out of Lectures
  • Getting the Most Out of Lectures
  • How to Take Notes
  • Typing Your Notes
  • Colour Coding Notes 101
  • Note Taking Masterpost
  • How to Mind Map
  • How to Print on Post It Notes
  • How to Illustrate Your Notes Masterpost
  • How to Effectively Take Notes
  • Mind Map Making Software
  • Note Taking System
  • Note System

Specific Subjects

  • Free Courses Masterpost (Arts, Bio & Life Science, Business & Management, Computer Science, Economics & Finance, Education, Energy & Earth Science, Engineering)
  • English Literature Masterpost
  • AP English Language and Review
  • Find Many Different College Exams Featuring Problems Pertaining to Your Subject
  • Math Aid
  • AP Calculus
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  • Chemistry
  • Biology Resources
  • Physics Basics (2)
  • AP Cram Packets Galore
  • AP Psychology  (2)

Masterposts

  • Giant School Masterlist
  • Back to School Masterpost
  • School Resources Masterpost
  • The Ultimate Back to School Masterpost
  • Back to School Masterpost
  • Ultimate Masterpost
  • Shit School is Starting Soon Masterpost
  • Everything You Need to Succeed in School Masterpost
  • Music Masterpost
  • School Masterpost
  • You’re Gonna Ace the Shit out of Everything this year
  • School Masterpost
  • Tips Masterpost
  • Computer Science/Engineering Masterpost

High School

  • Listen up Freshman Babies
  • Hey Sophomore Cuties
  • Junior Year Advice
  • More Junior Year Advice
  • Surviving Junior Year
  • Senior Year Advice
  • More Senior Year Advice
  • Advice for High School Seniors
  • Apps All High School Students Need to Download
  • 33 Things High School Seniors Wish They Knew as Freshmen
  • Expert Nutrition Tips for High School Athletes
  • School Tips
  • Survive High School with out How-to Guide
  • Back to School: Tips for Surviving High School (Video)

College

  • Tips for College Freshmen
  • College Tips
  • 42 College Tips I Learned Freshmen Year
  • College Tips: Advice From a Professor
  • 10 Commandments of Dorm Shopping
  • An Easy Guide to be Healthy in College
  • How to Write the Perfect College Essay
  • College Shopping List
  • 10 Tips for Getting Along With Your College Roommate
  • Big List of Scholarships
  • Scholarships Masterpost
  • Student Discounts
  • 9 Essential Recipes for College Cooking
  • 100 Delicious, Dirt-Cheap Recipes for the Starving Student
  • Dorm Essentials
  • Dorm Packing Cards
  • How to Write a University Level Essay
  • University Tips
  • How to Narrow Down Your College List
  • Angry College Tips for Incoming Freshmen
  • The No Bullshit Guide to College
  • College Students Can Now Get Microsoft Office Free
  • College Survival Masterpost
  • Tips for Writing College Application Essays
  • Back to College
  • No to Low Stress College Study Strategy
  • Welcome to College
  • How to Find Some Fucking Money for College
  • How to Find a Fucking College
  • Virtual College Visits

Reading

  • 2015 Reading Challenge
  • Short Stories
  • Improve Your Reading Speed and Comprehension

Textbooks/Books

  • Free Textbooks
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  • Books for Specific Subjects
  • (Illegal) Books for Free
  • Cheap Books
  • Also Some Free Books
  • 100+ Legal Sites to Download Free Literature
  • Sites Where You Can Get Free Textbooks
  • Textbook Searcher

Jobs

  • Jobs and Careers
  • 7 Questions You Should Ask at the End of Every Job interview
  • Great Cover Letter
  • How to Prepare for an Interview
  • Preparing for an Interview 
  • Strong Words to use on a Resume

Cheats 

  • Essay Typer
  • Select Your Math Class, Insert a Problem, Get the Answer
  • Plug in Any Equation and it will do it out and Solve it for You

More Help/Tips/Advice

What’s the Best Way to Choose Your Profile Pic? Ask Someone Else to Do It

Are you one of the 1.8 billion people who use Facebook at least once a month? Maybe you’re using dating apps like Grindr/Tinder to find a partner, or browsing LinkedIn for job vacancies? If so, you probably have a profile picture on these networks, and people likely infer something about you from this..

The research is in Cognitive Research. (full open access)