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May 22 2017

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at over four thousand square miles, bolivia’s remote salar de uyuni salt flat is the largest salt flat on the planet. and with a variation in surface elevation of less than a metre, it’s also amongst the flattest land on the planet. but during the raining season, when it becomes covered in a few centimetres of water, the salt flat is transformed into the largest mirror on the planet.

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fyi to you men out there

if your girlfriend fucking bans you from talking to certain people; that is a controlling relationship, it’s not healthy, that’s abusive behaviour. if she doesn’t let you have friends who are women, that isn’t right, that’s not normal. if she’s so controlling that it’s getting in the way of you enjoying a social life, that is a big problem.

i keep seeing people reblogging this and writing in the post or in the tags that one exception is when she bans you from talking to your exes, and i want to say that no that is not fucking okay either

nobody has the authority to order you to not interact with your friends, whether they’re your ex or not. that is not alright.

To clarify: your partner saying “hey, it makes me really uncomfortable when you talk to x for xyz reasons,” and having a DISCUSSION about it (even if that conversation ends with you deciding to not talk to x anymore) is fine and good and healthy.
Your partner saying “hey, it makes me really uncomfortable when you talk to x for xyz reasons, so you can’t talk to them anymore if you love me” is shitty and abusive and not okay ever.


Solar System: Things to Know This Week



It’s the time of year for summer break, swimming, and oh, yes storms. June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season on the Atlantic coast, but we’re not alone. Our neighboring planets have seen their fair share of volatile weather, too (like the Cassini spacecraft’s view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn’s north pole known as “the hexagon”). 

This week, we present 10 of the solar system’s greatest storms.


1. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

With tumultuous winds peaking at 400 mph, the Great Red Spot has been swirling wildly over Jupiter’s skies for at least 150 years and possibly much longer. People saw a big spot on Jupiter as early as the 1600s when they started stargazing through telescopes, though it’s unclear whether they were looking at a different storm. Today, scientists know the Great Red Spot has been there for a while, but what causes its swirl of reddish hues remains to be discovered. More >


2. Jupiter’s Little Red Spot

Despite its unofficial name, the Little Red Spot is about as wide as Earth. The storm reached its current size when three smaller spots collided and merged in the year 2000. More >


3. Saturn’s Hexagon

The planet’s rings might get most of the glory, but another shape’s been competing for attention: the hexagon. This jet stream is home to a massive hurricane tightly centered on the north pole, with an eye about 50 times larger than the average hurricane eye on Earth. Numerous small vortices spin clockwise while the hexagon and hurricane spin counterclockwise. The biggest of these vortices, seen near the lower right corner of the hexagon and appearing whitish, spans about 2,200 miles, approximately twice the size of the largest hurricane on Earth. More>

4. Monster Storm on Saturn 

A tempest erupted in 2010, extending approximately 9,000 miles north-south large enough to eventually eat its own tail before petering out. The storm raged for 200 days, making it the longest-lasting, planet-encircling storm ever seen on Saturn. More >


5. Mars’ Dust Storm 

Better cover your eyes. Dust storms are a frequent guest on the Red Planet, but one dust storm in 2001 larger by far than any seen on Earth raised a cloud of dust that engulfed the entire planet for three months. As the Sun warmed the airborne dust, the upper atmospheric temperature rose by about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. More >


6. Neptune’s Great Dark Spot

Several large, dark spots on Neptune are similar to Jupiter’s hurricane-like storms. The largest spot, named the “Great Dark Spot” by its discoverers, contains a storm big enough for Earth to fit neatly inside. And, it looks to be an anticyclone similar to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. More >


7. Sun Twister 

Not to be confused with Earth’s tornadoes, a stalk-like prominence rose up above the Sun, then split into about four strands that twisted themselves into a knot and dispersed over a two-hour period. This close-up shows the effect is one of airy gracefulness. More >


8. Titan’s Arrow-shaped Storm 

The storm blew across the equatorial region of Titan, creating large effects in the form of dark and likely “wet” from liquid hydrocarbons areas on the surface of the moon. The part of the storm visible here measures 750 miles in length east-to-west. The wings of the storm that trail off to the northwest and southwest from the easternmost point of the storm are each 930 miles long. More >


9. Geomagnetic Storms

On March 9, 1989, a huge cloud of solar material exploded from the sun, twisting toward Earth. When this cloud of magnetized solar material called a coronal mass ejection reached our planet, it set off a chain of events in near-Earth space that ultimately knocked out an entire power grid area to the Canadian province Quebec for nine hours. More >

10. Super Typhoon Tip

Back on Earth, Typhoon Tip of 1979 remains the biggest storm to ever hit our planet, making landfall in Japan. The tropical cyclone saw sustained winds peak at 190 mph and the diameter of circulation spanned approximately 1,380 miles. Fortunately, we now have plans to better predict future storms on Earth. NASA recently launched a new fleet of hurricane-tracking satellites, known as the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), which will use the same GPS technology you and I use in our cars to measure wind speed and ultimately improve how to track and forecast hurricanes. More >

Discover more lists of 10 things to know about our solar system HERE.

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Little louder for the fuck boy in the back.

I reeally wish i would have learned this at 16

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This is so funny because it’s legit true the vikings did this to prevent other ppl to invade the one island they liked for themself.







i really do feel sorry for every actor in the prequels, like luckily most of them got through untouched but god

alll u gotta do is watch one single behind the scenes video and it’ll show you how incompetent of a director george lucas really was

almost all of revenge of the sith was shot in one single room, even the final scene where obi-wan brings luke to tatooine was a green screen, george lucas just shot backdrops while filming attack of the clones bc he didn’t want to shoot on location ever again, like how are you supposed to act on a set with nothing to nothing

i mean look at this, how do you as an actor get emotionally invested when this is all you’ve got to work with

Also, the script for Phantom Menace was kept so tightly under wraps that actors only got a page or two at a time.  So yeah, literally no cues as to where they were, what they were doing, or why they were doing it.  It’s like asking a sculptor to carve marble with their teeth.



hey man i haven’t seen a single similar post (concerning???) so i feel like it’s important to make this.

tomorrow is ramadan. your eating disorder will not magically disappear in ramadan.

allah will not hate you if you relapse in ramadan. be it that you faint or you binge, if you need to break your fast because of your eating disorder THEN YOU BREAK YOUR FAST.

You are not supposed to fast when you are sick. YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO FAST WHEN YOU ARE SICK. IT IS HARAM TO FAST IF YOU ARE SICK BECAUSE IT BRINGS HARM TO YOUR BODY. If you start feeling horribly sick and you know, you haven’t had sufficient suhoor or iftar for a few days or anything of the sort, it is okay to break your fast and even go to the hospital if you need to.

habaybi that have eating disorders, PLEASE take care of yourself during ramadan. It is a month of cleansing and forgiveness, so forgive yourself if you relapse. You can always redo your fast after ramadan.

Jazakallah please reblog this post and ramadan mubarak to you all! ♡

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A good thread on whether “queer” is a slur and if it should be used or not.

May 20 2017

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Lupita Nyong’o | photographed by Mikael Jansson

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Fidget Tools in Schools




(I posted this as a response to another thread about fidgets, but I figured it needed its own post as well)

Hey guys, 1st grade teacher here!

My school banned the fidget spinners almost immediately after they became a thing. However, they let teachers decide how to deal with them in their classrooms.

What I found was that students saw them as toys, not tools, and didn’t know how to use them appropriately. They knew what they were for - to help them focus - but they didn’t use them that way.

My class has a LOT of students (probably a majority) who could benefit from being able to fidget. Some have identified ADHD or Autism, others don’t and probably never will. So rather than banning the spinners, I said okay.

But here’s the catch. I didn’t just let the kids play with them and say “oh, they just need to fidget.”

I took the time one morning to TEACH the kids how to use fidget tools to actually help them focus. It only took one lesson, and my kids are generally not rule-followers.

As someone who uses fidget tools, I was able to demonstrate for them what it looks like when someone is using them to focus. Basically, it means you’re keeping the fidget low and out of sight (in your lap if you’re sitting or down by your side if you’re standing) and your focus is on the task (or speaker) at hand, not the fidget itself.

Now my students know what the expectation is, and they’ve been great with their fidgets ever since. If they start playing with the fidget tools, all I have to do is say “it’s a tool, not a toy,” and they immediately adjust and use it correctly.

Instead of banning fidgets, schools and teachers need to take about 5-10 minutes and teach kids HOW to fidget.

And no, not every kid who needs a fidget is going to be able to get a doctor’s note. That’s just ridiculous.

This is also a good life skill that children could benefit from learning.

I don’t know how to make the clap emoji on my computer but know that is what I’m trying to convey

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“Animating female characters are extremely difficult. They have to go through a range of emotions, and having a film with two female characters and building distinguishing aspects was hard.” — Michael Lee on animating Frozen, explaining why they removed all the female supporting characters and replaced them with men.

Yeah, I call bullshit.

fun addition! did you know the reason the prince in disney’s first full feature film (snow white) is barely animated or appears is because disney said that animating an adult male was harder than animating a girl. the character of the prince didn’t even get a proper name until marketing simply because they were unable to make him have an important role in the film due to how hard it was to animate him.

walt disney himself would have called bullshit back in 1937.



when you havent made plans for the future and then suddenly it is the future and everything didnt just magically work itself out



the purge but in reverse everything is illegal for 24hrs so we all just go to bed and be quiet for a bit

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Someone fucking photoshop Fred in that place. Please.

Ask and you shall receive!

You know I had to Scooby Dooby Doo it to ‘em.

i hate yall so much





me, as i force a dollar bill into the self-checkout machine: thats right…..good boy……vore president washington

im begging all of you to stop reblogging th is

Your actions have consequences

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“Millennialist have it too easy” says a generation that could afford a house from unskilled labor at 21






today on “pettiest shit i’ve ever seen:”

the new york times and the washington post both waited until air force one took off, then each published separate Really Big stories with not a ton of overlap, almost like they’d made a backroom deal to decide which paper got which story and that they should both wait until the president was out of the country to drop them

and then this happened

and the president and his administration are trapped on a plane with reporters for FOURTEEN HOURS

Ok but what were the stories

NYT: Trump Told Russians That Firing “Nut Job” Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

WaPo: Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say

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