This is for the best.

12 Aug 2014

medievalpoc:

nationalpost:

Poor father sells all his land so 13-year-old daughter can enroll in microbiology master’s program in India
In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood.
The 13-year-old girl from a poor family in north India has enrolled in a master’s degree in microbiology, after her father sold his land to pay for some of his daughter’s tuition in the hope of catapulting her into India’s growing middle class.
Verma finished high school at 7 and earned an undergraduate degree at age 13 — milestones she said were possible only with the sacrifices and encouragement of her uneducated and impoverished parents.
“They allowed me to do what I wanted to do,” Verma said in an interview, speaking her native language of Hindi. “I hope that other parents don’t impose their choices on their children.” (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

It’s my hope that in the future, women of color will be able to forge careers in STEM without the necessity of sacrifices or financial hardship. Sushma Verma’s accomplishments can hopefully light our way forward.

medievalpoc:

nationalpost:

Poor father sells all his land so 13-year-old daughter can enroll in microbiology master’s program in India

In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood.

The 13-year-old girl from a poor family in north India has enrolled in a master’s degree in microbiology, after her father sold his land to pay for some of his daughter’s tuition in the hope of catapulting her into India’s growing middle class.

Verma finished high school at 7 and earned an undergraduate degree at age 13 — milestones she said were possible only with the sacrifices and encouragement of her uneducated and impoverished parents.

“They allowed me to do what I wanted to do,” Verma said in an interview, speaking her native language of Hindi. “I hope that other parents don’t impose their choices on their children.” (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

It’s my hope that in the future, women of color will be able to forge careers in STEM without the necessity of sacrifices or financial hardship. Sushma Verma’s accomplishments can hopefully light our way forward.

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12 Aug 2014

nerdology:

In the wake of the Robin Williams news, this is your reminder that no one has to go through depression alone. People love you and people want to talk to you.

If you’re depressed or if you think you’re depressed call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Or email me. I’m not a professional but I can help you find help in your area: NerdologyProject@gmail.com

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11 Aug 2014

apsies:

girlwithalessonplan:

This.

One of my students questioned why we read poetry today in class and I quoted from this film.

Oh Captain, My Captain. We are all so devastated in my house tonight.

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11 Aug 2014

(via Female pitcher Mo’Ne Davis lifts team to Little League World Series with 3-hitter)
I don’t give a shit about baseball, but even I know enough to be impressed by Mo’ne Davis. She pitches over 70 miles an hour, and just took her team to the Little League World Series. I can’t wait to see how this turns out! Go get ‘em, Mo’ne!
(read this article about her, too: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/girls-mone-davis-kayla-roncin-may-play-in-little-league-world-series/)

(via Female pitcher Mo’Ne Davis lifts team to Little League World Series with 3-hitter)

I don’t give a shit about baseball, but even I know enough to be impressed by Mo’ne Davis. She pitches over 70 miles an hour, and just took her team to the Little League World Series. I can’t wait to see how this turns out! Go get ‘em, Mo’ne!

(read this article about her, too: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/girls-mone-davis-kayla-roncin-may-play-in-little-league-world-series/)

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11 Aug 2014

think4yourself:

dellbby:

:(

ok….this one did it..

think4yourself:

dellbby:

:(

ok….this one did it..

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11 Aug 2014

(via Robin Williams dies at 63 in apparent suicide - LA Times)

I’m sure everyone has said this (or something like this), and it’s rare that I feel the need to comment on a celebrity death, but Robin Williams was different. He felt like family. He came into our lives and made us laugh and cry, and really FEEL. He was our genie and our Peter. He was our doctor and teacher and friend. 

Rest well, o captain, my captain. Your fearful trip is done.

(via Robin Williams dies at 63 in apparent suicide - LA Times)

I’m sure everyone has said this (or something like this), and it’s rare that I feel the need to comment on a celebrity death, but Robin Williams was different. He felt like family. He came into our lives and made us laugh and cry, and really FEEL. He was our genie and our Peter. He was our doctor and teacher and friend.

Rest well, o captain, my captain. Your fearful trip is done.

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11 Aug 2014

unamusedsloth:

The stages of getting out of bed in the morning.

Success rate: zero.

unamusedsloth:

The stages of getting out of bed in the morning.

Success rate: zero.

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11 Aug 2014

"Who is this?" "The good-looking guy in the sunglasses at your ten o’clock."

(Source: sambuckys, via elerinwen)

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10 Aug 2014

thefrogman:

frogmanslightschool:

Props and Themes

Working with inexperienced models can sometimes be a challenge. You need them to be comfortable and you need natural, compelling expressions.

One way to help is to add props, costumes, and themes to the shoot. It gives them a thing to focus on. If they don’t know what to do with their hands, give them something to hold. Or give them a character to hide in. It can give them a sense of confidence and loosen up their imagination.

Photos by Froggie

You can find me here: [tumblr wishlist]

The Frogmom makes a great photography subject. 

Lots more wonderful photos like these over on Frogman’s Light School!

I have a sudden need for an Appa.

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10 Aug 2014

woodswanderer:

emmilinne:

alienhedgehog:

garbagebagger:

emmilinne:

emmilinne:

Modern Day Greek Gods - Interpretations of the Olympic Pantheon (plus a few more!)

Click these links for descriptions of each character:

Poseidon Zeus Hades Artemis Apollo AphroditeHera Hermes Athena Dionysus Ares Hestia Hephaestus Demeter Persephone

Holy crap! Finally finished, and here’s the masterpost! I’ve had so much fun with all of these. It was a great exercise in character design and I really got into it (lol originally I was only going to do Hera and Zeus).  Thanks for all the lovely comments and encouragement on this project!

Now onto the next!

(also sorry because I know I’ve been spamming you with the last ones all day)

shameless self reblog because whoa I did not expect so many people to like this 

Cool.

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10 Aug 2014

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9 Aug 2014

Damn, that’s a pretty man.

(Source: ivy-and-twine, via elerinwen)

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6 Aug 2014

jayjay022:

etteluor:

listoflifehacks:

If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it!

I couldn’t have clicked the motherfucking follow button faster after I saw the pinata cookies with mini m&m’s inside holy shit let me tell you

Yessss

I’ve made the french toast rollups. As good as advertised. Makes me want to try the rest.

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6 Aug 2014

man, i miss this show :(

(Source: frakyeaheureka, via inquisitivebibliophile)

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6 Aug 2014

rosalarian:

I went to a Batman themed dance party last week in this Batwoman costume I made myself. (Oh, I wish you could see the boots!) I didn’t do a mask, because it didn’t work with the glasses which I desperately need to see. 95% of the people I talked to thought I was Batman Beyond. The other 5% was like the one guy in the whole place who didn’t hit on me because he understood who Batwoman is.

Why does my life not include Batman-themed dance parties?

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