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themamafox:

teachthemhowtothink:

ask-kurracolt:

ted:

The world’s most viewed TED Talk. In GIFs!

I just can’t reblog this enough. If I filled up my tumblr with just this it wouldn’t be enough. Most of all I wish I could tell my immediate family about this because they perpetuate me growing out of creativity -.-

If you haven’t seen this TED Talk, I highly recommend it.

One of the things I’ve really focused on as a parent is making sure my kids know that making lots of mistakes is the best way to learn something new.  If you get something on the first try it might be exciting, but you haven’t really learned anything.  This is definitely something I was not taught as a child, unfortunately, which made me averse to trying anything new out of a fear of failure.  It’s taken me a long time to retrain my thoughts to not take errors as huge blows to my self-confidence. 

My kids deserve better.  All kids deserve better.  ~JJ

Mistakes mean you are trying and that is never wrong. 

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Filed under oh... my gosh... this hit me super fucking hard truth and beauty bombs and slaps to the face jeez

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femmefatty:

moniquill:

strugglingtobeheard:

descepter:

An Illustrated Comparison of Land Area

these white power nations are much smaller than they want you to think!

Can we talk about how horrendously misleading most of the maps being used to teach geography to children (and utilized all through out lives/culture/existence) are now?

Yeah, I wanna start that discussion. And see realistic maps.

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Filed under this is confusing my brain truth and beauty bombs jeez

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death-limes:

venipede:

osteophagy:

endcetaceanexploitation:

Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.
One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:
"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." [23]
Washoe herself lost two children; one baby died shortly after birth of a heart defect, the other baby, Sequoyah, died of a staph infection at two months of age.

more about Washoe:
after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”
the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.
*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.

Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.

now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face

death-limes:

venipede:

osteophagy:

endcetaceanexploitation:

Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.

One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:

"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." [23]

Washoe herself lost two children; one baby died shortly after birth of a heart defect, the other baby, Sequoyah, died of a staph infection at two months of age.

more about Washoe:

after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”

the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.

*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.

Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.

now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face

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Filed under oh my GOOOSSSSHHH go google this guys!! it's so so so cool although omg washoe was raised by humans and only ever communicated through sign she didn't realize she wasn't human until she met other chimps that makes me really sad?? like can you imagine jeez

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girlwithg0ldeyes:

qalbesaleem:

How quickly we forget – How Muslims Helped Ireland During The Great Famine
Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also known as the Great Hunger, this famine had lasting effects: at least one million people died due to famine-related diseases and more than one million Irish fled, mainly to the United States, England, Canada, and Australia.
The Islamic State (Ottoman) ruler at that time Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid declared his intention to send £10,000 sterling to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested that the Sultan send only £1,000 sterling, because she had sent only £2,000 sterling herself. The Sultan sent the £1,000 sterling but also secretly sent 3 ships full of food. The British administration tried to block the ships, but the food arrived secretly at Drogheda harbour.
This generous charity from a Muslim ruler to a Christian nation is also important, particularly in our time when Muslims are often unfairly accused of human rights violations. Likewise, the appreciative plaque and overall reaction of the Irish society in return for this charity deserves to be applauded. We hope that the Turkish-Irish friendship sets a model for peace among different nations.
In commemoration of the Ottoman aid, Drogheda added the Ottoman crescent and star to its coat of arms. Their football club’s emblem retains this design til this day.

Fun Fact, and one I learned in school: another great help during the famine were the Native American Choctaw tribe. They sent us cornmeal, which probably helped thousands of people survive, and $710 (althought some say it was $170. Either way, that was still a fuckton of money back then). Due to them only recently suffering the Trail of Tears, their hearts were open and sympathetic with the Irish peoples plight. To this day in Ireland, their kindness has not been forgotten.

girlwithg0ldeyes:

qalbesaleem:

How quickly we forget – How Muslims Helped Ireland During The Great Famine

Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also known as the Great Hunger, this famine had lasting effects: at least one million people died due to famine-related diseases and more than one million Irish fled, mainly to the United States, England, Canada, and Australia.

The Islamic State (Ottoman) ruler at that time Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid declared his intention to send £10,000 sterling to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested that the Sultan send only £1,000 sterling, because she had sent only £2,000 sterling herself. The Sultan sent the £1,000 sterling but also secretly sent 3 ships full of food. The British administration tried to block the ships, but the food arrived secretly at Drogheda harbour.

This generous charity from a Muslim ruler to a Christian nation is also important, particularly in our time when Muslims are often unfairly accused of human rights violations. Likewise, the appreciative plaque and overall reaction of the Irish society in return for this charity deserves to be applauded. We hope that the Turkish-Irish friendship sets a model for peace among different nations.

In commemoration of the Ottoman aid, Drogheda added the Ottoman crescent and star to its coat of arms. Their football club’s emblem retains this design til this day.

Fun Fact, and one I learned in school: another great help during the famine were the Native American Choctaw tribe. They sent us cornmeal, which probably helped thousands of people survive, and $710 (althought some say it was $170. Either way, that was still a fuckton of money back then). Due to them only recently suffering the Trail of Tears, their hearts were open and sympathetic with the Irish peoples plight. To this day in Ireland, their kindness has not been forgotten.

(Source: razormind.co.uk, via that-vicious-vixen)

Filed under WHOA truth and beauty bombs further shit i should've learned in school jeez

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tragicka:

just-a-skinny-boy:

Coke advertising is brilliant

CORPORATIONS WITH EXPONENTIALLY MORE POWER AND INFLUENCE THAN YOU MAKING PEOPLE DO THINGS THEY DON’T WANT TO DO TO GET THINGS THEY DIDN’T THINK THEY WANTED.

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Filed under every heart all of the hearts all of them ALL THE HEARTS jeez i love the whole world i just really do sometimes

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waxjism:

generek:

WOW FUQ Y’ALL

LIKE ARE YOU JOKING ME RN

BRB CALLING IN SICK TO LIFE

SO I CAN UGLY SOB FOR A FUCKING WEEK

OH MY GOD

while this motherfucker is PRETTY SOBBING

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Filed under derek constantly has reasons to look this upset i'm p glad he doesn't though or the world would like collapse under the weight of all the tears being shed and fists beating the ground as fangirls shriek and wail also if he looked like this the clamour for the show to be about him would be ungodly can you even imagine he's not allowed to look this tragic he's the alpha and an asshole cut it out hoechlin stop having a face jeez

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overconfidence-and-a-screwdriver:

toriandrelativedimensionsinspace:

thetardis:

Murray Gold giving us a taste of the South, playing the Doctor Who theme on the slide.

(Edit: So this would be the perfect theme to any Firefly x Doctor Who crossovers, no?)

Firstly, holyburninggallifrey, this is one of the most epic things I have ever heard. 

Second, YES, THE ABOVE COMMENT. ALL OF THE CROSSOVERS.

Third, why is Murray Gold so damn attractive? O_o

Well, now, looks like the Doctor’s headin’ on down to tha Bayooou.

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Filed under time and relative dimensions sounds SCREAMING oh my god murray gold GET OUT OF MY LIFE could get it what the fuck man how dare you how dare you be so cute you little cutie music making person you jeez

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colfricans:

reminder that your favorite celebrity probably masturbates

wow see i don’t know if this was supposed to make me like

giggle

or what

but all it has done is distract me

because my mind immediately went “benedict cumberbatch”

and then it went “oh my god”

and now it kind of

can’t stop??

or i don’t want it to…

whichever

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Filed under dang sorry ben i guess i will put this under a ben tag of which i have like three at this point and none are appropriate oh well let's go with benedict cumberbatch's stupid fucking face his stupid fucking O face is what jeez