anonymous asked:

I've been sterilizing my son's bottles and pacifiers after each use ever since he was born, he's now 6 months. When is this no longer necessary?

*nervously looks around* errrr I never did that and now I’m panicky. I sterilize them when they like hit the ground, or when I first buy them but that’s about it.

Although looking it up, they say that you should do it until at least a year. As hardy as they seem at six months compared to their little newborn selves, they’re still pretty fragile and their immune systems are underdeveloped.


Now excuse me while I go boil some pacis. -Q

anonymous asked:

would a mutation on like underdeveloped fins/gills be okay on a high blood that's kind of in between purple high blood and purple seadweller?

yeah that would be a cool mutation, p easy to hide too


anonymous asked:

kenz i'm fourteen, gonna be fifteen on the 21st of this month and i found out today that i'm (3+ weeks according to the test) pregnant and i'm so scared and i'm so disappointed in myself and my family literally is struggling so bad already so if they know about this they'll break and god help me breathe please i'm so terrified i don't know what to do i'm not ready like even if i were to have the baby, my body is still so underdeveloped it'd be so unsafe

i feel like u need to talk to a counselor or something because u need support and hopefully that person will encourage u to tell ur parents or have u look at other options for u okay? don’t worry u will be fine and i wish u the best of luck honestly

Opinion on the Cophine Issue

Cosima is being hella childish. It’s frustrating but I understand where she’s coming from. She’s dying, her girlfriend dumped her, and she had a near death experience. She’s trying to adjust to that, and they’re not easy things to get used to.
Delphine is also being incredibly cold in the situation, but I understand her too. She wants to protect Cosima and the other clones. She’s doing the best she can and she doesn’t deserve to be shut out by Cosima.
I like Shay, but she’s underdeveloped and shady. And I’m not a fan of what’s happened to Cophine, but hopefully it will be sorted out by the end of the season. (I don’t want this fandom to suffer like the Shameless fandom).

Why Aren't Our Nations Better Off?

African nations have had independence for so so many years: Why aren’t our nations better off? That is the question Nadia Zeine asked on twitter a couple of days ago. It is question I have often tried to answer. Off the top of my head, I can think of these five reasons; Leadership, Followership, Aid, Corruption, Neocolonialism and Religion.

We haven’t been too lucky with the leaders we have had in the past 3 decades or so. We have had very ignorant, selfish and greedy leaders who have done nothing but robbed our nations of their wealth and signed contracts primary school children wouldn’t even sign. Development can come when we have strong development-oriented leaders who are interested in the welfare and development performance rather than vague policies, nepotism and ethnic divisions.

I have maintained that ’in as much as we have a leadership crises in Africa, I believe we have a followership crises as well.’ We have followers who don’t analyse or pay attention to the real issues and vote accordingly; we have sycophants who only seek their well-being and not that of the state. Followers have failed to criticise leaders constructively and vote the right people into power. Followers have been more interested in what they get rather than what nation.

Aid, Aid and more Aid. I am just one chapter deep in Dambisa Moyo’s Dead Aid but I share her views on aid; Aid has been and continues to be, an unmitigated political, economic and humanitarian disaster for most parts of the developing world. Aid has done nothing but led to the underdevelopment of our continent. Aid has been seen as a end rather than a means to an end. Governments have become lazy because of aid. We have become too dependant on aid that we have failed to generate the money we need for development. This is one area we can learn from China. China in its economic transformation sought foreign aid as a supplement to national resources and as a means to acquire know-how and management skills. The opposite is true with Africa. Governments after governments boast how much aid they were able to secure. This has to change!

Corruption continues to be one of the reasons for our underdevelopment. Although we have some good examples in Botswana, Cape Verde, Seychelles and Mauritius, African countries continues to be in most corrupt nations. I have always said we don’t punish corruption enough in Africa. We live in countries where corrupt public servants are ‘asked to proceed on leave.’ How do you deal with corruption in a state like that? The only way to deal with corruption is not true fruitless education drives we have seen around the continent but to give out stiffer punishments.

Before the end of the cold war, Africa was the ground for the proxy wars; Mozambique, Angola which have caused tremendous damage to their economies. Neocolonialism continues to be a problem for the continent. Today, it has taken economic dimensions through unfair trade practices.

It is my view that every society which is over-religious or over superstitious will always remain underdevelopment. Our being over-religion and over-superstitious has affected the development of our continent. We take religion too seriously. We would do whatever the pastor, imam or priestess says even if it’s wrong. We rely too much on religion to solve our problems. Religion won’t! I believe in religion but I think religion comes in where science can’t provide an explanation.

Africa’s future is up to Africans. The earlier we take our destiny into our hands and correct these wrongs, the better.


Maybe there is.

This is the moment where Jemma Simmons realizes that she needs to talk to Fitz. That she needs to talk to him about how she feels. But why?

Why is this the moment that Jemma figures out her feelings? Why not before where she must have shared a similar moment with Fitz when he was in the coma? Why not the many times she knew she could have lost him in the field, that he could die and she wouldn’t be with him anymore? I think the answer has several layers.  

The first and foremost is that Jemma is idealistic. We’ve seen this translate into how she acts as a person and as a scientist, as a SHIELD agent. It’s what drew her to the organization. Jemma has a vision of how things should be. And while not explicitly stated, I believe that this applies to romance just as well. A by-the-books romance has passion and love at first sight. It’s a fire that destroys you instantly. The flame she’s held for Fitz has always been slow-burning and constant; it’s not a mad and all-consuming love - so what if that’s just their friendship?

The second part of this answer is that while Jemma may not always be in touch with her own emotions, she is very much in touch with others. She knows that what Bobbi and Hunter have is love. That despite all their arguments and differences, Hunter will go willingly into a trap because of the off-chance that it will save Bobbi, and Bobbi will put herself between a gun and him no matter the personal cost. That Hunter will stand at Bobbi’s bed side, waiting for her to come to, before even going to wash the blood of his face. At the end of the day, at their core, they matter more to each other than whatever has been keeping them apart. And, as we saw when SHIELD collapsed, or when she left for HYDRA, that Jemma knows that when push comes to shove, Fitz’s safety and well-being matters to her the most.

And I think in this moment, Jemma realizes that what she feels for Fitz overlaps with what she knows Bobbi and Hunter feel for each other. That love is what’s there at the end of the day, when there’s nothing and nobody more important to you than the other person. When the other person is more than that. It’s been a love that Simmons couldn’t recognize, until she did.  And I think that’s why Jemma didn’t know how to broach the subject with Fitz all these months, despite their fighting and problems. Because she didn’t know how she felt or what she could say. But now, maybe there is something for her to say. 

‘In contrast with the surging growth of the countries in our socialist camp and the development taking place, albeit much more slowly, in the majority of the capitalist countries, is the unquestionable fact that a large proportion of the so-called underdeveloped countries are in total stagnation, and that in some of them the rate of economic growth is lower than that of population increase.

‘These characteristics are not fortuitous; they correspond strictly to the nature of the capitalist system in full expansion, which transfers to the dependent countries the most abusive and barefaced forms of exploitation. It must be clearly understood that the only way to solve the questions now besetting mankind is to eliminate completely the exploitation of dependent countries by developed capitalist countries, with all the consequences that this implies.’

—  Che Guevara, 1964. (Taken from How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney)
  • What she says:I'm fine.
  • What she means:I mean I understand that Sora is the main character but I just think that Kairi's potential is just so huge and I am honestly devastated that it's been wasted all these years. And I don't mean to complain before the game even comes out but I just really want Kairi's to have more development in Kingdom Hearts 3. She deserves it. I'm just tired of her being a background character and I'm tired of having to defend her. She's such a wonderful ball of potential. And I understand when people say mean things about her because she is just so under developed but it's just so unfair because she deserves so much more than she's given.
  • And literally don't even get me started on the other girls. Like why are our girls underdeveloped and under appreciated. It's so unfair.

Konoha Hiden, chapter one

Translator’s Note: FINALLY. I have prevailed against the laptop. So yup, as many have guessed, Konoha Hiden is much more slapstick than Shikamaru Hiden was. Here’s Lee’s chapter, I hope you all enjoy it! ^_^ 

If you like the chapter, please buy a copy of the novel to support the original author!

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Wedding presents, full throttle!

If you asked people about ‘the hidden villages of shinobi’, then you’d find a large number of citizens –the kind with no love for shinobi or their homes– who imagined those hidden villages as small towns enclosed by mountains on all sides.

Surely, those citizens would say, hidden villages are completely cut off from the outside world, isolated completely from everyone else. A sort of ‘floating island in the sea’, backwards and underdeveloped.

Definitely, they’d say, a hidden village is a place that normal people would be idiots to want to visit, and on top of that, somewhere you could only find with great difficulty. A ‘hidden shinobi village’ absolutely had to be that kind of place. 

That was what a lot of people thought.

However, the reality was very different.

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MIAMI — Leaders of more than a dozen Caribbean countries are launching a united effort to seek compensation from three European nations for what they say is the lingering legacy of the Atlantic slave trade.

The Caribbean Community, a regional organization that typically focuses on rather dry issues such as economic integration, has taken up the cause of compensation for slavery and the genocide of native peoples and is preparing for what would likely be a drawn-out battle with the governments of Britain, France and the Netherlands.

Caricom, as the organization is known, has enlisted the help of a prominent British human rights law firm and is creating a Reparations Commission to press the issue, said Ralph Gonsalves, the prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, who has been leading the effort.

The legacy of slavery includes widespread poverty and the lack of development that characterizes most of the region, Gonsalves said, adding that any settlement should include a formal apology, but contrition alone would not be sufficient.

“The apology is important but that is wholly insufficient,” he said in a phone interview Wednesday with The Associated Press. “We have to have appropriate recompense.”

Underdeveloped VS Developed

Aries: Savage Vs Warrior

Taurus: Possessive Vs Guardian

Gemini: Gossip Vs Genius

Cancer: Instability Vs empathy

Leo: Narcissism Vs Love

Virgo: Fretful Vs conscientious

Libra: Judgmental Vs Peacekeeping

Scorpio: Invasive Vs Truth Seeking

Sagittarius: Wandering Vs Wisdom

Capricorn: Power Hungry Vs Ambition

Aquarius: Chaotic Vs insightful 

Pisces: Insubstantial Vs Transcendent 

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