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ikkimikki: philtippett: ithelpstodream: Once the children were asleep, Sajjad headed out on an urgent shopping mission. “We are Muslims and we’d never had a Christmas tree in our home. But these children were Christian and we wanted them to feel connected to their culture.” The couple worked until the early hours putting the tree up and wrapping presents. The first thing the children saw the next morning was the tree. “I had never seen that kind of extra happiness and excitement on a child’s face.“ The children were meant to stay for two weeks – seven years later two of the three siblings are still living with them. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/03/muslim-foster-parents-it-has-been-such-a-blessing?CMP=fb_gu this is a beautiful article and i just want to include a few other highlights from the above family as well as another profiled: …she focuses on the positives – in particular how fostering has given her and Sajjad an insight into a world that had been so unfamiliar. “We have learned so much about English culture and religion,” Sajjad says. Riffat would read Bible stories to the children at night and took the girls to church on Sundays. “When I read about Christianity, I don’t think there is much difference,” she says. “It all comes from God.” The girls, 15 and 12, have also introduced Riffat and Sajjad to the world of after-school ballet, theatre classes and going to pop concerts. “I wouldn’t see many Asian parents at those places,” she says. “But I now tell my extended family you should involve your children in these activities because it is good for their confidence.” Having the girls in her life has also made Riffat reflect on her own childhood. “I had never spent even an hour outside my home without my siblings or parents until my wedding day,” she says. Just as Riffat and Sajjad have learned about Christianity, the girls have come to look forward to Eid and the traditions of henna. “I’ve taught them how to make potato curry, pakoras and samosas,” Riffat says. “But their spice levels are not quite the same as ours yet.” The girls can also sing Bollywood songs and speak Urdu. “I now look forward to going home. I have two girls and my wife waiting,” says Sajjad. “It’s been such a blessing for me,” adds Riffat. “It fulfilled the maternal gap.” […] Shareen’s longest foster placement arrived three years ago: a boy from Syria. “He was 14 and had hidden inside a lorry all the way from Syria,” she says. The boy was deeply traumatised. They had to communicate via Google Translate; Shareen later learned Arabic and he picked up English within six months. She read up on Syria and the political situation there to get an insight into the conditions he had left. “It took ages to gain his trust,” she says. “I got a picture dictionary that showed English and Arabic words and I remember one time when I pronounced an Arabic word wrong and he burst out laughing and told me I was saying it wrong – that was the breakthrough.” The boy would run home from school and whenever they went shopping in town, he kept asking Shareen when they were going back home. She found out why: “He told me that one day he left his house in Syria and when he had come back, there was no house.” Now he’s 18, speaks English fluently and is applying for apprenticeships. He could move out of Shareen’s home, but has decided to stay. “He is a very different person to the boy who first came here,” she says, “and my relationship with him is that of a mother to her son.” What a beautifully loving family. : The Observer Muslim foster parents: We'd never had a Christmas tree it made them so happy ikkimikki: philtippett: ithelpstodream: Once the children were asleep, Sajjad headed out on an urgent shopping mission. “We are Muslims and we’d never had a Christmas tree in our home. But these children were Christian and we wanted them to feel connected to their culture.” The couple worked until the early hours putting the tree up and wrapping presents. The first thing the children saw the next morning was the tree. “I had never seen that kind of extra happiness and excitement on a child’s face.“ The children were meant to stay for two weeks – seven years later two of the three siblings are still living with them. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/03/muslim-foster-parents-it-has-been-such-a-blessing?CMP=fb_gu this is a beautiful article and i just want to include a few other highlights from the above family as well as another profiled: …she focuses on the positives – in particular how fostering has given her and Sajjad an insight into a world that had been so unfamiliar. “We have learned so much about English culture and religion,” Sajjad says. Riffat would read Bible stories to the children at night and took the girls to church on Sundays. “When I read about Christianity, I don’t think there is much difference,” she says. “It all comes from God.” The girls, 15 and 12, have also introduced Riffat and Sajjad to the world of after-school ballet, theatre classes and going to pop concerts. “I wouldn’t see many Asian parents at those places,” she says. “But I now tell my extended family you should involve your children in these activities because it is good for their confidence.” Having the girls in her life has also made Riffat reflect on her own childhood. “I had never spent even an hour outside my home without my siblings or parents until my wedding day,” she says. Just as Riffat and Sajjad have learned about Christianity, the girls have come to look forward to Eid and the traditions of henna. “I’ve taught them how to make potato curry, pakoras and samosas,” Riffat says. “But their spice levels are not quite the same as ours yet.” The girls can also sing Bollywood songs and speak Urdu. “I now look forward to going home. I have two girls and my wife waiting,” says Sajjad. “It’s been such a blessing for me,” adds Riffat. “It fulfilled the maternal gap.” […] Shareen’s longest foster placement arrived three years ago: a boy from Syria. “He was 14 and had hidden inside a lorry all the way from Syria,” she says. The boy was deeply traumatised. They had to communicate via Google Translate; Shareen later learned Arabic and he picked up English within six months. She read up on Syria and the political situation there to get an insight into the conditions he had left. “It took ages to gain his trust,” she says. “I got a picture dictionary that showed English and Arabic words and I remember one time when I pronounced an Arabic word wrong and he burst out laughing and told me I was saying it wrong – that was the breakthrough.” The boy would run home from school and whenever they went shopping in town, he kept asking Shareen when they were going back home. She found out why: “He told me that one day he left his house in Syria and when he had come back, there was no house.” Now he’s 18, speaks English fluently and is applying for apprenticeships. He could move out of Shareen’s home, but has decided to stay. “He is a very different person to the boy who first came here,” she says, “and my relationship with him is that of a mother to her son.” What a beautifully loving family.

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thatsthat24: shitshilarious: queerqueerspawn: james-tiqueerius: queerqueerspawn: glampersand: glowcloud: kittiesinqueerland: robalyn: the highlighted area is where Jason Derulo knows what the girls want. london to taiwan. new york to haiti greenland is right out ummm no offense but new york to haiti should be measured as the area between the two latitudes, not the longitudes. this graph is incorrect and vastly underestimates the total region of the earth in which Jason Derulo knows what the girls want Even measuring that way, Greenland remains right out, as does the entirity of Brazil. Have we considered measuring by neither latitude nor longitude but in all area that would extend perpendicular from the diagonal of the two places?There are many different interpretations of the data, and until more is available, we ought not conclude anything at this point. In light of that, I posit this alternative map of regions where Jason Derulo is potentially claiming where he knows what girls want: As we can see, if we assume that model, the vast majority of the area where Jason Derulo knows what girls want is either open ocean (the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea) or sparsely populated (the northern Sahara, the northern Arabian Desert, various desert portions of Iran and Afghanistan, and the southern Tibetan Plateau). Four of the ten most populated countries on the planet have no territory in it (Nigeria, Brazil, Japan, and Indonesia), and two which do have relatively little territory in it (the US and Russia). It is suggested that for all his boasting, Jason Derulo does not know what a probable majority of the world’s girls want. Perhaps Jason Derulo’s intention was never to proclaim to be omnipotent to the interests of the female gender. Perhaps he was instead expressing his humanity, or the limits of his knowledge. I applaud Jason Derulo. Jason Derulo is not just another 2 dimensional character. Jason Derulo has depth.Jason Derulo has limitations and has come to terms with them. Jason Derulo knows Jason Derulo. Thats why he makes it a point to say his name so much. But again, Greenland is right out : Finland Sweden Iceland Russia Norway United Kingdom Canada Poland Germanyraine Kazakhstan France Mongolia Spain Italy orth acific cean United States North Turkey China South Korea Atlantic Ocean Afghanistan aq rnkistan Algeria Libya Egyp Mexico i Arabia India Thailand Mali Niger Nigeria Ethiopia zuela DR Congo, Kenya Indonesia Papua New Guinea Tanzania Brazil Peru Angola h Namibia Indian Ocean Botswana Madagascar South Pacific Ocean South Atlantic Ocean Australia Chile South Africa Argentina New Zealand thatsthat24: shitshilarious: queerqueerspawn: james-tiqueerius: queerqueerspawn: glampersand: glowcloud: kittiesinqueerland: robalyn: the highlighted area is where Jason Derulo knows what the girls want. london to taiwan. new york to haiti greenland is right out ummm no offense but new york to haiti should be measured as the area between the two latitudes, not the longitudes. this graph is incorrect and vastly underestimates the total region of the earth in which Jason Derulo knows what the girls want Even measuring that way, Greenland remains right out, as does the entirity of Brazil. Have we considered measuring by neither latitude nor longitude but in all area that would extend perpendicular from the diagonal of the two places?There are many different interpretations of the data, and until more is available, we ought not conclude anything at this point. In light of that, I posit this alternative map of regions where Jason Derulo is potentially claiming where he knows what girls want: As we can see, if we assume that model, the vast majority of the area where Jason Derulo knows what girls want is either open ocean (the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea) or sparsely populated (the northern Sahara, the northern Arabian Desert, various desert portions of Iran and Afghanistan, and the southern Tibetan Plateau). Four of the ten most populated countries on the planet have no territory in it (Nigeria, Brazil, Japan, and Indonesia), and two which do have relatively little territory in it (the US and Russia). It is suggested that for all his boasting, Jason Derulo does not know what a probable majority of the world’s girls want. Perhaps Jason Derulo’s intention was never to proclaim to be omnipotent to the interests of the female gender. Perhaps he was instead expressing his humanity, or the limits of his knowledge. I applaud Jason Derulo. Jason Derulo is not just another 2 dimensional character. Jason Derulo has depth.Jason Derulo has limitations and has come to terms with them. Jason Derulo knows Jason Derulo. Thats why he makes it a point to say his name so much. But again, Greenland is right out
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kloperslegend: scarlettwittch: Omg so my university posted ways to relieve stress during finals week based on your Hogwarts house in all the bathrooms and This is fantastic! : college. In these situations, USt with the freedom of creating your own schedule and managing your time. With this new time management comes the stress of finding balance between school, work, relationships and a social life. Students also worry about maintaining a healthy body weight and getting enough exercise. Keep in mind that there is no cure for stress. However, finding techniques that work for r Testst you can minimize how stress affects your body. In doing so you can improve your health, increase productivity, increase your happiness, sleep better, and improve your satisfaction in life! r Tests Even Wizards Get Stressed! In the Harry Potter novels and movies, each student is "sorted" into a Hogwarts House that suits their personality. The key to maintaining stress is to understand yourself. But most importantly you need to focus on knowing your personality, your behaviors, your habits, your stress triggers, Mar for a and your relaxation methods. Listed below are some unique stress relief tips for each personality! tress cur aviors ers Impulsive Brave geting Dedicated Patient Fair Loyal Wit Greativity Originality Independence Resoutceful anning Ambitious Proud swings Daring Ghivaltous 1 SLYTHERIN-Visualize relaxation. Stretch often. Talk yourself through it. Remember the little things. Reach out. Acknowledge the stress. Avoid multi-tasking. RAVENCLAW-Make a mantra. Write it out. Take a tea or coffee break. Be kind with yourself. Take a walk. Try not to overthink. Find a favorite poem or quote. HUFFLEPUFF- Take a break. Put yourself first. Celebrate the positives. Express your stress. Practice conflict management. Eat right. Remember you can say no. Month GRYFFINDOR- Hang out with friends. Run off your stress. Practice time-management. Reflect on your achievements. Put yourself in the present. Put what's important first. f classes EVERYONE- Don't stress about stress! Surround yourself with positive people. Pamper yourself. ester? Play your music loud. Make a sleep schedule. Take a break from social media. SMILE ness at correct wing for Wellness PEERS CARE Educate. Engage. Empower. FLORIDA 6ELE COASY UNINERSIYS mess is located on the right-hand side of the Welliness Center. Find us online: http://fgcu.edu/wellness kloperslegend: scarlettwittch: Omg so my university posted ways to relieve stress during finals week based on your Hogwarts house in all the bathrooms and This is fantastic!

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elizabethan-ho: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: chaoswolf1982: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: firey-rising-demon: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: infernoking: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: forgotten-firefly: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: inhumansforever: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: peggys-magic-sex-feet: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: tinyredbird: ceescedasticity: consultingtimelordfromasgard: intoxifaded: what if every single spider in the world was just replaced by a cat i think that’s a world I would love to live in but imagine finding a cat in your bath just a wild cat in the bath waiting Looking out the ninth floor window and seeing a giant cat clinging to the glass Utopia Would there be different sized cats like there are different sized spiders? australian cats would just be bengal tigers Would they still make little Kitteh Webs is another important question Tiny cats descending from your ceiling Landing on your shoulder I’m not seeing a downside here… I see only positives here :D Tiny cats descending from trees while you have your earbuds in running..Thatd kill me. WITH CUTENESS Downside: if they can still spin webs, then they can still be venomous too. I would risk it O.O I had a spider hanging off my side mirror one day while I was driving….so in this universe, I would’ve had a tiny kitten flying beside me instead? :D YES Also Peter Parker would be bitten by a radioactive kitten :D Kitten-Man seems like they would be too busy being adorable and fluffy to be very effective at fighting crime. But How could any criminal fight a kitten? EFFECTIVE But would they still kill flies, gnats, and mosquitoes? That’s the best part of spiders. : elizabethan-ho: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: chaoswolf1982: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: firey-rising-demon: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: infernoking: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: forgotten-firefly: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: inhumansforever: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: peggys-magic-sex-feet: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: tinyredbird: ceescedasticity: consultingtimelordfromasgard: intoxifaded: what if every single spider in the world was just replaced by a cat i think that’s a world I would love to live in but imagine finding a cat in your bath just a wild cat in the bath waiting Looking out the ninth floor window and seeing a giant cat clinging to the glass Utopia Would there be different sized cats like there are different sized spiders? australian cats would just be bengal tigers Would they still make little Kitteh Webs is another important question Tiny cats descending from your ceiling Landing on your shoulder I’m not seeing a downside here… I see only positives here :D Tiny cats descending from trees while you have your earbuds in running..Thatd kill me. WITH CUTENESS Downside: if they can still spin webs, then they can still be venomous too. I would risk it O.O I had a spider hanging off my side mirror one day while I was driving….so in this universe, I would’ve had a tiny kitten flying beside me instead? :D YES Also Peter Parker would be bitten by a radioactive kitten :D Kitten-Man seems like they would be too busy being adorable and fluffy to be very effective at fighting crime. But How could any criminal fight a kitten? EFFECTIVE But would they still kill flies, gnats, and mosquitoes? That’s the best part of spiders.
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virtualfossilmuseum: Above: A resolved Tree of Life with eukaryotes colored red, archaea green and bacteria blueDefining the tap roots to the tree of life It was way back in 1977 that American microbiologist Carl Woese applied phylogenetic taxonomy 16s ribosomal RNA to discover the third Domain of Life, the Archaea, depicted in green in the phylogenetic tree above. Phylogenetics based on the comparison of the slow-evolving ribosomal genes thus replaced those solely based on the subjectivity of organism morphology. Prior to Woese, all prokaryotes were lumped together. Ever since Woese, there has been increasing acceptance of the three-domain tree of life with taps roots of the Bacteria, the Archaea and the Eukarya. Moreover, it has been increasingly accepted that the Eukarya are descended from the Archaea, and not Bacteria. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS, also called deep sequencing) is now enabling science to apply ever more rigorous tests of the three-domain hypothesis; no small feat given that events in question likely occurred well more than a billion years ago. Technological advances have brought the cost of sequencing down to less than $1000/per full genome. In the 6 May issue of Nature, Sprang et al. present research using NGS with impressive bioinformatics to define a new group of Archaea named Lokiarchaeota, and present strong evidence that places it as the closest known prokaryotic relative of the eukaryotes. Moreover, Lokiarchaeota’s genetic machinery are consistent with requirements for carrying out endocytosis or phagocytosis, as would have been required for a prokaryote to engulf a cyanobacterium as prescribed in the theory of endosymbiosis, leading to the mitochondrial powerhouses of eukaryote cells. This work portends that technology has reached a stage that many hypotheses about evolution in deep geologic time well be tested in the years ahead.: Animals Fungi Gram-positives Chlamydiae Slime molds Green nonsulfur bacteria Plants Actinobacteria Algae Planctomycetes Spirochaetes Protozoa Fusobacteria Crenarchaeota Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) Nanoarchaeota Euryarchaeota Thermophilic sulfate-reducers Acidobacteria Protoeobacteria virtualfossilmuseum: Above: A resolved Tree of Life with eukaryotes colored red, archaea green and bacteria blueDefining the tap roots to the tree of life It was way back in 1977 that American microbiologist Carl Woese applied phylogenetic taxonomy 16s ribosomal RNA to discover the third Domain of Life, the Archaea, depicted in green in the phylogenetic tree above. Phylogenetics based on the comparison of the slow-evolving ribosomal genes thus replaced those solely based on the subjectivity of organism morphology. Prior to Woese, all prokaryotes were lumped together. Ever since Woese, there has been increasing acceptance of the three-domain tree of life with taps roots of the Bacteria, the Archaea and the Eukarya. Moreover, it has been increasingly accepted that the Eukarya are descended from the Archaea, and not Bacteria. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS, also called deep sequencing) is now enabling science to apply ever more rigorous tests of the three-domain hypothesis; no small feat given that events in question likely occurred well more than a billion years ago. Technological advances have brought the cost of sequencing down to less than $1000/per full genome. In the 6 May issue of Nature, Sprang et al. present research using NGS with impressive bioinformatics to define a new group of Archaea named Lokiarchaeota, and present strong evidence that places it as the closest known prokaryotic relative of the eukaryotes. Moreover, Lokiarchaeota’s genetic machinery are consistent with requirements for carrying out endocytosis or phagocytosis, as would have been required for a prokaryote to engulf a cyanobacterium as prescribed in the theory of endosymbiosis, leading to the mitochondrial powerhouses of eukaryote cells. This work portends that technology has reached a stage that many hypotheses about evolution in deep geologic time well be tested in the years ahead.

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