beesandbombs:

rainbow spinners

beesandbombs:

rainbow spinners

undeadthug:

where do grandmas and aunties even buy this shit? It’s not in stores???do they have a dealer who sells to them???? 

undeadthug:

where do grandmas and aunties even buy this shit? It’s not in stores???do they have a dealer who sells to them???? 

A new study from the University of Texas at Austin suggests that although many people frown upon so-called filler words (“Like” “I mean,” “you know,” “like,” “uh,” “um”), those who use them often are actually more likely to be thoughtful and deliberate.

Saying “like” all the time isn’t as bad as you think (via gallifreygal)

this is also important because they say that the use of these words might “imply [the speaker’s] desire to share or rephrase opinions to recipients” which is a feature trained into women’s speech in english. women’s speech, for example, includes more tag questions aka statements phrased as a question to include the listener and invite them to speak as well (‘…., right?’ ‘….,isn’t it?’). this is often interpreted by men as stupidity or indecision or weakness, because men are horrible. so the fact that ‘like’ and ‘y’know’ are being tied to conscientiousness, to compassion, to consideration, is also a clue that this study also tells us a lot about how perfectly normal, acceptable ways of talking get twisted into weaknesses and mocking fodder by misogyny.

that, and that these filler words are “more common among women”…

when people talk about how using words like “like” and “um” and “i mean” make you sound stupid, they really mean that you sound more like a woman.

(via nortonism)

Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians »

hodie-scolastica:

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Æthelflæd (d. 918 CE), eldest child of Alfred the Great,* was raised during the height of the Viking invasions of England. Some have argued that this was why she attained the power she did, but it is clear that her…

marinscodraws:

not to brag but i feel like ive exponentially improved this movie

marinscodraws:

not to brag but i feel like ive exponentially improved this movie

thatscienceguy:

The glass tank is filled with a gas called Sulfur Hexaflouride which is a one of the more dense gases, and it also happens to be as transparent as air so it gives the illusion of something floating in mid air, when it is really just acting like a boat in water.

thatscienceguy:

The glass tank is filled with a gas called Sulfur Hexaflouride which is a one of the more dense gases, and it also happens to be as transparent as air so it gives the illusion of something floating in mid air, when it is really just acting like a boat in water.

fallontonight:

daryat:

fallontonight:

Iliza Shlesinger jokes about the ways we all use Pinterest.

Me and friken weddings

Iliza Shlesinger puts some real thought into her fake baby showers! 

fallontonight:

daryat:

fallontonight:

Iliza Shlesinger jokes about the ways we all use Pinterest.

Me and friken weddings

Iliza Shlesinger puts some real thought into her fake baby showers! 

takeyourheaven:

theliberatedbillie:

AHHH.  I love babies. 

That baby rhino oh my fucking god

cinematicsymphony:

This is so accurate. At school, we literally have children who will watch our facial expressions to see if them falling is as bad as they think it might be.

djferreira224:

Charleston, South Carolina

djferreira224:

Charleston, South Carolina