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elisetheviking:

School has started or will very soon so what would be better to do than to gather some great resources for a better school year?
Evernote - keep your research at one place
Khan Academy - over 4,200 educational videos
Mathaway - helps you solve almost every math problem
Cliffnotes - read and prep for school work
Studious - great way to keep track of schedule
iFormulas - references for mathematical formulas
Pocket - save studies and articles much easier
Science glossary - for those hard science words
Studyblue - online flashcards for your next test
Any.do - daily planner 
Dropbox - don’t rely on your computer alone, make sure your notes and papers are safely uploaded online, just in case.
Feed.ly  - gather all your fav websites for research or whatever in one place - I love this myself!
Scribd - online library
Self Control - we all know self control during work or school isn’t always around
TED - lots of good presentation by interesting people
Chegg - don’t have all the money for new text books? Chegg lets you rent many text books for much less than it costs to buy
Duolingo - learning a new language? Then I’ll recommend this one
Mint.com - make sure you’ve got your money straight 
Alarmy - hard to get up in the morning? Well, this alarm makes you take a picture of your sink to turn it off!
Sworkit - don’t forget that exercise will make it easier to concentrate! 
Don’t forget to look at my 27 websites for a new year - where you can find lots of other resources for health, fitness, school/work and div when starting a new year(school year too)
I’ve also got a post called 53 posts for students which contains nutrition and fitness posts especially for students!

elisetheviking:

School has started or will very soon so what would be better to do than to gather some great resources for a better school year?

  1. Evernote - keep your research at one place
  2. Khan Academy - over 4,200 educational videos
  3. Mathaway - helps you solve almost every math problem
  4. Cliffnotes - read and prep for school work
  5. Studious - great way to keep track of schedule
  6. iFormulas - references for mathematical formulas
  7. Pocket - save studies and articles much easier
  8. Science glossary - for those hard science words
  9. Studyblue - online flashcards for your next test
  10. Any.do - daily planner 
  11. Dropbox - don’t rely on your computer alone, make sure your notes and papers are safely uploaded online, just in case.
  12. Feed.ly  - gather all your fav websites for research or whatever in one place - I love this myself!
  13. Scribd - online library
  14. Self Control - we all know self control during work or school isn’t always around
  15. TED - lots of good presentation by interesting people
  16. Chegg - don’t have all the money for new text books? Chegg lets you rent many text books for much less than it costs to buy
  17. Duolingo - learning a new language? Then I’ll recommend this one
  18. Mint.com - make sure you’ve got your money straight 
  19. Alarmy - hard to get up in the morning? Well, this alarm makes you take a picture of your sink to turn it off!
  20. Sworkit - don’t forget that exercise will make it easier to concentrate! 

Don’t forget to look at my 27 websites for a new year - where you can find lots of other resources for health, fitness, school/work and div when starting a new year(school year too)

I’ve also got a post called 53 posts for students which contains nutrition and fitness posts especially for students!

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#for future reference  #school 

moo-im-a-goat-loki:

just-a-gay-bitch:

one time my friend started dating this anti-gay, pro-life conservative boy and she made him liberal but now he’s gay so it sort of backfired except not for me cause i gave him a blowjob

That was wild from start to finish

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amerlcanapparel:

when she says she doesn’t send nudes

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when guys objectify women and expect them to send nudesimage

when someone asks you about your nuclear plans for russia

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When Russia sends you nudes

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cha-kula:

BAKED POTATO and CURRY SPICE SALSA…On a bed of spring cabbage.
I went to the market this morning and came back with a load of beautiful, fresh ingredients to prepare for lunch. This was the result and this is how to do it:
Step 1: Wash a potato and slice it halfway, before seasoning it with Mrs. Shah’s hot curry spice and some coconut oil. Pop it in the oven grill at 200C for 45 minutes or until it’s soft and pillowy all the way through. To shorten the baking time, you can boil or microwave before hand. Time needed will vary depending on the variety of the potato.
Step 2: Line a bowl/plate with a large spring cabbage leaf and season with lemon (and tabasco if you want)
Step 3: Chop and dice some white onion, lightly fry for no more than 3 minutes with a little coconut/olive oil, pumpkin seeds(or any other seeds of your choice), some salt or paprika and a drop of agave (optional)
Step 4: Combine some chopped tomato with the onion and seeds to make a half raw salsa.
Step 5: Sprinkle some salsa on the spring cabbage and put the baked potato on top, then add the rest of the salsa.
If you want, sprinkle a little salt or black pepper on the potato.
ENJOY!
It’s so simple and delicious, wonder why I didn’t try this earlier!

cha-kula:

BAKED POTATO and CURRY SPICE SALSA…On a bed of spring cabbage.

I went to the market this morning and came back with a load of beautiful, fresh ingredients to prepare for lunch. This was the result and this is how to do it:

Step 1: Wash a potato and slice it halfway, before seasoning it with Mrs. Shah’s hot curry spice and some coconut oil. Pop it in the oven grill at 200C for 45 minutes or until it’s soft and pillowy all the way through. To shorten the baking time, you can boil or microwave before hand. Time needed will vary depending on the variety of the potato.

Step 2: Line a bowl/plate with a large spring cabbage leaf and season with lemon (and tabasco if you want)

Step 3: Chop and dice some white onion, lightly fry for no more than 3 minutes with a little coconut/olive oil, pumpkin seeds(or any other seeds of your choice), some salt or paprika and a drop of agave (optional)

Step 4: Combine some chopped tomato with the onion and seeds to make a half raw salsa.

Step 5: Sprinkle some salsa on the spring cabbage and put the baked potato on top, then add the rest of the salsa.

If you want, sprinkle a little salt or black pepper on the potato.

ENJOY!

It’s so simple and delicious, wonder why I didn’t try this earlier!

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— 3 months ago with 1662 notes
#for future reference  #recipes 

cyrilmusic:

burairium:

theneverendingdrums:

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peaceloveandbrittana:

this wins over other pro-gay commercials because you had no idea he was gay and then you can’t tell which one is his husband

they are showing them as people

not as gays and straights

fuckin love this commercial

can we just talk abotu the fact that the husbands arent even bringing the drinks over theyre just standing there next to the drinks and chatting

fuckin useless husbands

they are showing anyone can be useless. Even gay people


they are saying that it doesn’t matter if you are gay or straight. You can still be a useless person

this post got better

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— 3 months ago with 944845 notes
"Some people’s lives seem to flow in a narrative; mine had many stops and starts. That’s what trauma does. It interrupts the plot. You can’t process it because it doesn’t fit with what came before or what comes afterward. A friend of mine, a soldier, put it this way. In most of our lives, most of the time, you have a sense of what is to come. There is a steady narrative, a feeling of “lights, camera, action” when big events are imminent. But trauma isn’t like that. It just happens, and then life goes on. No one prepares you for it."
Jessica Stern, Denial: A Memoir of Terror (via observando)
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chroniclebooks:

"Creativity or talent, like electricity, is something I don’t understand but something I’m able to harness and use. While electricity remains a mystery, I know I can plug into it and light up a cathedral or a synagogue or an operating room and use it to help save a life. Or I can use it to electrocute someone. Like electricity, creativity makes no judgment. I can use it productively or destructively. The important thing is to use it. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use it, the more you have."
—Maya Angelou
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chroniclebooks:

"Creativity or talent, like electricity, is something I don’t understand but something I’m able to harness and use. While electricity remains a mystery, I know I can plug into it and light up a cathedral or a synagogue or an operating room and use it to help save a life. Or I can use it to electrocute someone. Like electricity, creativity makes no judgment. I can use it productively or destructively. The important thing is to use it. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use it, the more you have."

—Maya Angelou

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— 3 months ago with 4553 notes

lacigreen:

themilkoviches:

sex+ with laci green (part 1/?)

sometimes i forget how many friggin videos i’ve made O.O

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— 3 months ago with 15065 notes
"

Ten Women I Have Been Warned Against Becoming:

1. The Girl Who Takes Up Too Much Space, always, her shoulders too wide in stairwells, her hips too big in doorways, her voice too loud in classes. This woman does not understand the art of crumbling, of curling herself tight like the spiral of a fern, soft, delicate, unwilling to reach out the ivy of her fingers to grasp onto what should rightfully be hers. This is a beast, an elephant, a moving mountain and she is capable of flattening you, she is capable of ruining you, she is capable of making you feel as small and insignificant in her life as she is supposed to be. You are this woman’s footnote to history, you are her side note in song lyrics, you are constantly interrupted by her with a witty joke you wish you thought of. I asked what the problem was with being a steamroller instead of a sunflower and I was laughed down.

2. The Beautiful One, the long hair or the slim waist or the pretty eyes or the lips like bowstrings. This woman looks good in everything because she’s confident in whatever you put her in. She’ll cut her hair short on you no matter how you like it, she’ll wear high heels and step on your opinions, she’ll look hot as hell no matter what size she is. See, the reason you can’t trust her is because women like this don’t need your permission, they’ll do as they please and get away with it. They’ll say no to you, over and over. Teach your daughters that beautiful means dangerous, teach them to distrust women who love themselves. Equate beautiful with vapid, equate pretty with stupid, take their power from them. Say they’re vain for their makeup, refuse to see them without it. These women are snakes, they are serpents. I said maybe the problem lies with you being unable to control yourself and was told to get off my pedestal.

3. A Bitch. Women are supposed to be ladies in the street but will tear skin under sheets. I’m told: Never raise your voice. Speak gently. Submit. Hold your opinion against your lips and when you admit to it, make sure it comes out as a butterfly wing suggestion. Don’t disagree. Don’t undermine someone else’s authority, regardless of whether or not they deserve your respect. Someone touches you, just move away from them. Don’t hit. Don’t talk back. Be like the ruins of Rome, only beautiful if you can’t hear your quiet death.

4. The Needy One. I have heard how others spit when they talk about how she gave you everything and you shoved it back down her throat until she choked on it, until she came back crawling and asked you what she did, until her palms and knees were scraped for want of just a little affection - never be this woman, I’m told, because she’s a joke and the joke is that she dared to have more emotion than you did. The truth is, I’m told, the one who cares less in a partnership is the one who wins. I didn’t know this was a competition.

5. The Cock Tease, certified stripper, how dare that girl look like that and not want me to sleep with her. Lust is always personified as a lady in red with a dress slit up her thigh. Lust is sinful because it’s power, it’s not asking for attention - it’s demanding it. I’m told she is the worst kind of woman, that looking good is supposed to be some kind of shame on her kin. I’m told not to leave the house in such a short skirt, not with a shirt so low, not with a lace back, not with high heels, not dressed like that. My lipstick can’t be too red, my hair can’t be too mussed, I can’t just “turn someone on like that and then leave them wanting.” I mentioned that instant gratification actually ruins our psyche and was told that being led on was “exhausting.” I said that there was a difference between purposefully tricking someone into liking you and just being attractive or friendly. I was told there’s also a difference between coffee and tea but both result in caffeine. I said, “I’ve been turned on in class by the girls I talk to but I didn’t expect anything from them,” and they said, “It’s different, you’re not a man,” but couldn’t explain where that difference was.

6. A Slut, obviously ruined by another person’s touch. It doesn’t matter how many people she’s actually been with, it’s all about the rumors she carries with her. Easy. Harlot. You’ll still try to get with her, you’ll still take her into your bed and kiss her and say things you don’t mean - but you’ll defame her name when you talk to your buddies. My father used to say “A slut is fine for the night, but the virgin is who you take home and marry.” Maybe he didn’t know he was teaching his daughter to hate her sexuality. Maybe he didn’t know that every time she’d be kissed, her whole system would shake until she felt ready to combust, shame and self-hatred shivering against her spine. Maybe he didn’t know she’d disconnect emotions and sex because he always told her, “Boys are different, they won’t care about you.” Nobody said to her that it was okay to experiment. See, the funny thing is, I’m a dancer so I know exactly where my center of gravity is. I know how hard I’ll fall in each direction. Yet out of fear of getting hurt, I won’t let a single person inside of my bed.

7. The Soulmate. Never love romance more than you love being cynical. Never show weakness, never like pink, never think maybe you might find someone nice and settle down with them. Someone will find you, I was told, And if you’re lucky, he’ll put up with you when you start getting old. Never be the woman who believes in happily ever after, never be dumb enough to think maybe someone could love you after all of your mistakes. It has nothing to do with whether or not a family is important to you and you’re in a good place where a relationship would make your life better - you’re not a princess. You don’t get married, you settle.

8. The Girl With Strength, who can outrun everyone and who is stronger than her boyfriend. “See the thing about boys,” says my daddy, “Is that you have to let them win.” I sat at home and read stories about Artemis and wanted to become the huntress, too. I wanted to howl at the moon, I wanted to slay the beasts that bested me, I wanted to rule my kingdom with bloody fists. But girls are never athletes, never supposed to be “built,” regardless of the fact civilizations were constructed on our spines and we made homes in war by the steel of our ribs. Never be strong. We are supposed to wilt.

9. The Lady CEO: because if you choose work over family, are you really a girl? How dare you fight your way to the top through every pair of eyes that bore through your blouse, through every meeting where you were hushed by the sound of someone else talking, through every time someone called you “sweetie,” how dare you yearn for something. Is your husband the stay-at-home one? I can’t imagine how that is going. He’s not a real man, after all. I don’t give it long before the divorce. How dare you decide you’re happy being single. Don’t you know you’re supposed to bear children. Where is your honor? Where is your wisdom? Who cares if you are the leader, the best suited for your position, the quickest-thinking, the one who makes the hardest clients come back again. Don’t you see? Across history, women have been terrible at success. They always lose their man in the end. (When I said, “I would rather be a famous author than a mediocre mother,” I was told, “No, don’t worry, you’ll be a fine mommy.”)

10. THE GIRL I AM: FIRECRACKER AND DON’T YOU FUCKING FORGET IT I’LL RIP YOU TO SHREDS AND I WON’T FUCKING REGRET IT I’M NOT YOUR PRETTY GIRL I’M NOT YOUR ANYTHING I’M PERFECT, MOTHERFUCKER, AND I’M NOT GOING TO GIVE UP WHAT I’M DOING. I DON’T WANT TO BE “LADYLIKE” THAT LITERALLY MEANS NOTHING I’M NOT GOING TO STOP STANDING UP AND DEMANDING WHAT’S COMING TO ME. I’M GONNA BE SOMEBODY. I’M GONNA MAKE THEM REMEMBER ME. I REFUSE TO BE OVERSHADOWED IN HISTORY. I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU WERE TRYING TO CREATE BUT YOU MADE ME A DRAGON YOU PUT ME IN THE FIRE AND WHEN I STOPPED BURNING I LEARNED HOW TO GLOW DON’T THINK YOU CAN STOP ME YOU CAN’T TAME A TORNADO.

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In respectful response to a poem tilted, “Ten men women have warned me against becoming." /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)

Damn. Food for thought

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Not science related, but relevant.

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coolchicksfromhistory:

Nakano Takeko
Art by Andy Purviance (tumblr)
Nakano Takeko was a trained warrior who led a battalion of female troops at the Battle of Aizu during the Boshin War.  Takeko killed five or six men with her naginata (Japanese polearm) before she was shot dead by Imperial forces.  Afraid that Takeko’s head would be taken as a trophy by the Imperials, her sister removed Takeko’s head and buried under a tree at Hōkai-ji Temple, a temple dedicated to the souls of samurais.
Today a statue of Takeko marks her final resting place at Hōkai-ji Temple.

coolchicksfromhistory:

Nakano Takeko

Art by Andy Purviance (tumblr)

Nakano Takeko was a trained warrior who led a battalion of female troops at the Battle of Aizu during the Boshin War.  Takeko killed five or six men with her naginata (Japanese polearm) before she was shot dead by Imperial forces.  Afraid that Takeko’s head would be taken as a trophy by the Imperials, her sister removed Takeko’s head and buried under a tree at Hōkai-ji Temple, a temple dedicated to the souls of samurais.

Today a statue of Takeko marks her final resting place at Hōkai-ji Temple.

— 3 months ago with 901 notes