salparadisewasright:

pantheisticsunshine:

Science has proven that: 

  • Humans have auras
  • Humans have organs that sense energy
  • We inherit memories from our anscestors
  • Meditation repairs telomeres in DNA, which slows the process of aging. 
  • Compassion extends life
  • Love is more than just an emotion
  • Billions of other universes exist 
  • Meditation speeds healing

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cracked:

"Better let that camera know I’m spooked!"
20 Weird Rules That Only Exist in Movie Universes

cracked:

"Better let that camera know I’m spooked!"

20 Weird Rules That Only Exist in Movie Universes

wordplay2007:

You put your heart and soul into something and get left wondering if it matters at all…

wordplay2007:

You put your heart and soul into something and get left wondering if it matters at all…

Schooling came to be understood not as an ideologically benign agency of socialization and enculturation into the American way of life, nor as simply an instrument for upward social mobility, but rather as the central tool of class dominance.

papadaftpunk:

american sex education be like

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cookienun:

wait

cookienun:

wait

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shybooklover:

You’ll never hate the Percy Jackson movies like Rick Riordan hates them

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An Alternative School Reading List: Here Is Every YA Novel With Lesbians

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The Trouble With Bright Girls

lisalu22:

The Trouble With Bright #Girls. Very good read from Psychology Today. Let’s help girls feel empowered by #education and in the classroom. We absolutely must get girls to pursue #STEM. 

I’m thinking about the fixed mindset vs. growth mindset today. 

I feel that the narrative of, “I was told as a girl that I was supposed to be everything, which stressed me out” comes up a lot. This would explain some of how that phenomenon has occurred.

It seems the problem is that one is supposed to “be everything” and make it look easy. The effort of success is erased. We don’t talk enough about our struggles and failures. In erasing those and keeping them personal, we also feel like we are the only ones who aren’t smart, talented, or bright. 

I’m thinking about this because it also seems to be the root of Impostor Syndrome in graduate school. 

Easy, breezy brilliance is not a thing for most of us. We succeed through many hours of hard work. We succeed through failing and trying again. We succeed through frustration and wrong answers and C+’s. There is no such thing in graduate school as a paper returned with the comment, “perfect.” There will be revisions. Criticisms. Horrible drafts. 

But we grow. We get better. 

If you struggle with this, I highly recommend doing some reading on the fixed vs. growth mindset. 

You can start here:

The Effort Effect

I’ve always felt like the message that ‘you don’t need to be afraid’ is not the correct message. It’s OK to be afraid — there are a lot of things that I’m afraid of and it’s about walking through those fears…I think your nightmares are the gatekeepers to your dreams, really. You know, I do a lot of stuff in my business — I write and I act and I sing songs and I jump between all sorts of different material clearly. And it’s not because I’m born gifted and all of these things. I really believe that it’s because I’m not afraid. And I’m not afraid to be bad at something until I’m good at it. And I’m OK with things not doing well and other things being real successes so, I think it’s OK to be afraid and to work through it.
The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families
Okay, I just realized Voldemort didn’t just plan to kill Harry in Book 4

miraniel:

In all other cases except the Triwizard cup, portkeys only go one way at one specific time. Touching them again does not activate them to return to their place of origin. Also, when Harry grabs the cup a second time, it does not return him to the middle of the maze. It takes him to…

Here’s a theory that might solve all of my complaints about book 4. I’ll have to think on it for a bit, though

i-think-i-thought-i-saw-you-try:

adrians1:

adrians1:

a friend came round to help me revise and forgot to log out of her facebook on my laptop so I’ve spent the last 20 minutes devoting her facebook to trains.

I’ve also got the middle name “ILikeTrains” pending and have joined 50 “I love trains” groups.

UPDATE: 

TODAY BETH RECEIVED THIS LETTER FROM A TRAINSPOTTING ORGANISATION. THIS FRAPE IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL THING I’VE DONE IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.

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how can this person even say no friends of trains has a thriving gift shop

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