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Animals, Bad, and Butt: goddamnshinyrock: why-animals-do-the-thing: wolfforce58205: zooophagous: caong: zooophagous: theexoticvet: Tick season is already in full swing and it’s going to be one of the worst years for ticks and lyme disease. Make sure your pets are on flea/tick/heartworm prevention and get your dogs vaccinated against lyme! The sun is shining and the grass is green in minnesota today, what a lovely beginning to the impending TICKPOCALYPSE Remember to cover yourselves appropriately if you’re going places with lots of wildlife! Ticks are dangerous for people as well as pets! I’ve always heard to avoid long pants because ticks are easier to notice and remove when they try to climb a bare leg, but I think it’s a matter of preference tbh. What you really need is to use a good repellant made for use in tick heavy areas. I’m not talking citronella essential oils, I mean a real repellant like Deep woods OFF that uses DDT. Spray it on your shoes and inside your shoes. You would be surprised how many ticks start in your socks and work their way up. I have had waaaaaay fewer guests on me after spraying my shoes as well as my legs. If you want to get REALLY serious you can treat your hiking gear in permethrin, or get permethrin treated exercise gear. It’s a very potent, effective substance that kills ticks and other parasites on contact. It’s present in some flea and tick treatments for dogs. But the kicker is, permethrin is also VERY toxic to cats, so if you have a cat and you feel like you need permethrin treated gear, you MUST keep the gear where kitty can’t get it. Friendly reminder to stock up on tick meds for your pets, and repellent for yourself! This year is going to be a BAD one. ALWAYS check yourself after a hike, or any trip outside. Wear bright clothes so it’s easier to see ticks on you, and make sure to do a full-body check when you’re done. This includes checking your hair line and under waistbands or underwear (last tick I found on me was on my butt, and I had been hiking with pants and a long shirt on…trust me, check under your underwear). Remove ticks as soon as you find them, and keep them in a small container or bag (heads completely squished) for identification purposes just in case your bite looks iffy later on. Clean the bite site thoroughly. Be on the look out for any flu-like symptoms, rashes, or red rings around the bite site like a bulls-eye (note: a slight red ring right afterward is normal, see below for what “bad” looks like). Usually if you get a tick off in the first 24 hours you’ll be ok, so long as you didn’t agitate the tick, but if you notice anything abnormal go to the doctor ASAP. If your tick was engorged when removed, be especially on the lookout. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the nasty diseases ticks can carry. Remember: if you’re buying tick preventatives for your pets, make sure you get one that’s meant for them. Don’t use dog-specific medicine on cats, or vice-versa, and make sure you get the correct weight range for your pet. Failure to do so can lead to serious complications for your pets. If you’re not sure what you should use or what’s safe for pets, contact your local veterinarian and ask. If your pet is bitten by a tick and displays any abnormal behaviors or symptoms of sickness get them to your vet as soon as you can and bring the tick with you. This has been your tick safety reminder post for the season. Reblogging for both human tick safety and the note that permethrin is really deadly to cats. important addition: when you come in from your outdoors activity, as you do your tick check put the clothes you were wearing directly into the wash (or, if you can’t wash them immediately for some reason, into a sealed plastic bag). Don’t sit on your furniture, don’t put the clothes in your hamper with your other things, and don’t delay the tick check. If a tick is on the removed clothing and the clothing isn’t cleaned, they’ll head for the nearest delicious mammal, whether that’s a person or a pet. After you quarantine your clothes and check your whole body (get a buddy or use a mirror for your back), it’s also wise to shower, although that’s by no means foolproof, and won’t have any effect if a tick has already latched on.  When you do your check, focus on the crevices of your body- on people and animals, ticks are most likely to latch on in warm and protected areas. This means that the groin, underarms, and scalp are a prime tick buffet, as well as under your bra and (as someone above said) under your waistband, or any other area where your clothing fits snugly. On pets, they’ll concentrate in the thicker fur at the neck, behind the ears, and in the ‘armpits’, but you’ll likely also find a few elsewhere on the body, especially on pets with fluffy coats.

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Ass, Crazy, and Frozen: #WonderGal @amazonheroicon Follow You don't need to avenge this one. She could remain dusted. Because she's one unnecessary garbage. Smarter person in the world my ass. You morons only say this because she is black. There's no way a teenager can create and develop all this technology in Wakanda. 12 Bullshit. AVENGE THE L L E N MARVEL STUDIOS APRIL 26 Heather Hughson @HNHughson Follow Replying to @amazonheroicon So in a universe of superheroes with magic powers and living Norse gods, the one thing you find unbelievable is a smart black girl from a society that values smart black girls, and has valued them for centuries? 9:28 PM 26 Mar 2019 1,657 Retweets 12,912 Likes yunki luvr @sirenmyg Follow Replying to @amazonheroicon @THICJO0N: "so you can accept a teenage boy who shoots webs and swings from buildings, a man frozen in ice waking up and having super human strength, another man turning big and green before turning back into a human but not a young black girl being crazy smart?" 12:39 PM 26 Mar 2019 607 Retweets 14.469 Likes3O9 wade-wilzon: blackqueerblog: this is a universe where people have superpowers and there are talking trees but this person thinks having a smart teenage girl is unrealistic ok so y’all racists be fine with peter parker having one of the highest IQ scores in the marvel universe at the age of 15 and older and making his own web fluid and web-shooters - a fluid and a mechanism that were never invented before - adn all his suit later on and being an actual no5 in the top 5 most intelligent marvel scientist, but y’all be not ok with a young black girl being just as smart if not smarter? i see.
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Ariel, Barbie, and Birthday: ramsexalicious: mrscriss2012: This is my son, Chester, who is nearly 4. He was invited to his friend Chloe’s birthday party today, the theme was prince and princesses. He asked if he could go as Sleeping Beauty, so I bought him a dress and put a cute little clip in his hair. We arrived at the party to the following comments from the adults present: “Oh that is just cruel.” “Why did you make him wear a dress?” “Poor little man, what’s your mummy playing at?” “He’s going to hate you when he grows up.” “No way I’d let my son dress like a girl.” The fact is, Chester is almost completely gender neutral. I let him wear what he wants, be it boys or girls clothes, and he plays with whatever toys he likes. This usually involves him holding tea parties while wearing his pink Minnie Mouse top, jeans and a tiara. The guests are more often than not a mixture of Winnie The Pooh characters, dinosaurs, Barbie, Dora and solders, and they’re usually transported in his favorite fire engine. When my husband arrived at the party later on, he was subjected to endless ridicule from the other dad’s present about how I must keep his balls in my back pocket because otherwise he would have put his foot down and not allowed Chester out like that. Oh, and by the way, our other son dressed as Ariel. When my husband pointed out that the boys were happy, and the mother of the birthday child made a point of saying how wonderful she thought it was that we allowed them freedom of choice and expression, they then stopped talking about it to our faces and started muttering about us behind our backs. Interestingly enough, not a single child said a word about their choice of costumes, other than to compliment Chester on his new dress. not a single child made a negative comment not a single child made a negative comment not a single child made a negative comment

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Angry Birds, Bad, and Bored: How to Study Likea Harvard Student Taken from Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, daughter of the Tiger Mother 1. Choose classes that interest you. That way studying doesn't feel like slave labor. If you don't want to learn, then I can't 2. Make some friends. See steps 12, 13, General Principles 3. Study less, but study better 4. Avoid Autopilot Brain at all costs. 5. Vague is bad. Vague is a waste of your time 6. Write it down. 7 Suck it up, buckle down, get it done. Plan of Attack Phase I: Class 8. Show up. Everything will make a lot more sense that way, and you will save yourself a lot of time in the long run. 9. Take notes by hand. I don't know the science behind it, but doing anything by hand is a way of carving it into your memory. Also, if you get bored you will doodle, which is still a thousand times better than ending up on stumbleupon or something. Phase II: Study Time 10. Get out of the library. The sheer fact of being in a library doesn't fill you with knowledge. Eight hours of Facebooking in the library is still eight hours of Facebooking. Also, people who bring food and blankets to the library and just stay there during finals week start to smell weird. Go home and bathe. You can quiz yourself while you wash your hair 11. Do a little every day, but don't let it be your whole day. "This afternoon, I will 0 a problem set. Then, I will watch an episode of South Park and go to the gym" ALWAYS BEATS "Starting right now, I am going to read as much as I possibly can...oh wow, now it's midnight, I'm on page five, and my room reeks of ramen 12. Give yourself incentive. There's function worse abyss study time. If you know you're going out in six hours, you're more likely to get something done. 13. Allow friends to confiscate your phone when they catch you playing Angry Birds. Oh and if you think you need a break, you probably don't. Phase 14. Stop highlighting. Underlining is supposed to keep you focused, but it's actually a one-way ticket to Autopilot Brain. You zone out, look down, and suddenly you have five pages of neon green that you don't remember reading Write notes in the margins instead. 15. Do all your own work. You get nothing out of copying a problem set. It's also shady. 16. Read as much as you can. No way around it. Stop trying to cheat with Sparknotes. 17. Be a smart reader, not a robot (lol) Ask yourself: What is the author trying to prove? What is the logical progression of the argument? You can reading the introduction and conclusion of every chapter. Then, pick any two examples/anecdotes and commit them to memory (write them down). They will help you reconstruct the author's argument later on. 18. Don't read everything, but understand everything that you read Better to have a deep understanding of a limited amount of material, than to have a vague understanding of an entire course. Once again: Vague is bad. Vague is a waste of your time 19. Bullet points. For essays, Phase IV: Reading Period (Review Week) 20. Once again: do not move into the library. Eat, sleep, and bathe 21. If you don't understand it, it will definitely be on the exam. Solution tex 22. Do all the practice problems. This one is totally tiger mom are of rote learning. Newsflash: even at great intellectual bastions like Harvard, you will be names and dates. To memorize effectively: stop reading your list over and over again. It doesn't work. Say it out loud, write it down. Remember how you made friends? Have them quiz you, then return the favor 24. Again with the friends: ask them to listen while you explain a difficult concept to them. This forces you to articulate your understanding. Remember, vague is bad. 25. Go for the big picture. Try to figure out where a specific concept fits into the course as a whole. This will help you tap into Big Themes- every class has Big Themes - which will streamline what you need to know. You can learn a million facts, but until you understand how they fit together, you're missing the point. V: Exam Day 26. Crush exam. Get A. e prep-ademic How to study better (long)
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Advice, Aww, and Bodies : 2 how did yov know? I didn't! A lot of aces didn't. A lot of aces STILL donit Know theure ace. How DID You KNOw You WERE ASEXUAL ME?? Asexuality isn't commonly Known. Hence the awareness week. Is a common question I've heard "sarcastic celebration scene Eary ace signs for me: When my friends were Im aloromantic (notI spent late middle school - early high Friends started discovering their sexuaities,experimenting with their aromantic) but romance bodies, school thirking: haube there's something medicaly wrong with me? and sex Media maube I have some weird genetic mutation? maybe it'l develop maube I'm secrety a robot? Aww, maaan ... maube Im broken? but that phase never came to me. akways made me super uncomfortable. I was completely lost. Lydia Fama udiafama.com @ydiafama 2 how did you know? - Pg 2 there's a word for THEN I Knew Somehow, the internet led me to the term "asexual. im not broken! there's other people ike me! i just have a different orientation! "genuine celebration scene A super common tip I read later on ace forums about IDing as ace realy stucK with Use labels if they bring you comfort, but don't feel pressured to if you dont feel liKe you Know yourself wel enough. Me: RepNeS Live life first apply labels second I guess I followed that advice Kindoa involuntari. 2 Lydia Fama udiafama.com @ludiafama lydiallama: (Second comic for Ace Awareness Week) AAW day 2 - about my process of discovering I was ace.  (See first comic for general info about asexuality here)

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Animals, Cars, and Cats: 22%A 1:13 PM Title If you are evacuating to a hotel/motel and they say they DON'T accept pets, don't get ugly, but simply tell them that is against the law & FEMA established that after Hurricane Katrina! The Pets Evacu ion an StandarAct (P TS) was a bi-p rti itiaii he U ited St ort 1on use of re states seeking deral Emergency Management Agency (EMA) assistance to accommodate pets and service animals in their plans for evacuating residents facing disasters The more you know!!! Stay Safe everyon!! writertobridge: The claim that the PETS Act requires hotels/motels to shelter your animals is false. Let me explain. Why Was The PETS Act Passed? The PETS Act was signed into law on October 6th, 2006. The bill was brought forward after the events of Hurricane Katrina. Before and during Katrina, there were no evacuation measures for pets set in place when natural disasters occurred in the United States. None. At all. Because of that, it’s estimated that about 70,000 pets were left behind. It’s believed that 15,000 of them were killed. Images of families leaving their pets behind made international news. One in particular showed a young boy being torn away from his beloved dog, Snowball. Aftermath pictures showed dogs stranded on car roofs and cats swimming to get to safety. The loss and horror was so high, lawmakers decided that evacuation efforts for pets, as well as people, were necessary during future events. What Does The PETS Act Do? The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act allowed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to create guidelines for state and local emergency services to use in regards to pets and families with pets during natural disasters. If states wanted FEMA funding, they needed to create emergency plans that: Allows pets to stay in state or federally funded shelters during natural disasters. Allows families with pets to enter community shelters with their animals. Allows rescue operations specifically to save household pets and service animals. States that included pet rescue and relief efforts in their emergency planning would continue to get FEMA support. Community shelters that allow animals can even be reimbursed for their care later on. Why Does The PETS Act Not Apply To Hotels/Motels? The PETS Act only applies to government agencies. Hotels and motels are not government or state run entities. They are exempt from the law and are not required to shelter animals during natural disasters. It is not illegal for them to turn away pets if it is against hotel policy. Why Is This Important? Many people are reblogging the original post without checking how accurate the sources are, if any sources are even provided. Some people in the path of a hurricane may read and believe said information without finding out the truth until they arrive at a hotel. There were reports of a family having their dogs turned away from a hotel during Hurricane Harvey. Some families may choose to leave their pets in the car and stay into the hotel themselves. Others may lie and then sneak their animals in anyway. Others, still, may leave and try to find more accommodating shelter somewhere else. Either way, this is added stress to an already stressful situation. And it can be dangerous. If families decide to leave and look for different shelter, they could get stuck in flood waters. It only takes a few inches of water for cars to start floating. If they start floating, they can be dragged through the currents and into extremely flooded areas. Something like this happened during Hurricane Harvey. Six people in one van died because their car was submerged in flood waters after the family members tried to escape the area. During times like this, proper safety and shelter information is a must. You should always double-check everything before you reblog it when lives are on the line. You don’t know who’s reading it. You don’t know who will believe it. You don’t know what that misinformation will cost someone.

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Animals, Bad, and Butt: manyblinkinglights: why-animals-do-the-thing: wolfforce58205: zooophagous: caong: zooophagous: theexoticvet: Tick season is already in full swing and it’s going to be one of the worst years for ticks and lyme disease. Make sure your pets are on flea/tick/heartworm prevention and get your dogs vaccinated against lyme! The sun is shining and the grass is green in minnesota today, what a lovely beginning to the impending TICKPOCALYPSE Remember to cover yourselves appropriately if you’re going places with lots of wildlife! Ticks are dangerous for people as well as pets! I’ve always heard to avoid long pants because ticks are easier to notice and remove when they try to climb a bare leg, but I think it’s a matter of preference tbh. What you really need is to use a good repellant made for use in tick heavy areas. I’m not talking citronella essential oils, I mean a real repellant like Deep woods OFF that uses DDT. Spray it on your shoes and inside your shoes. You would be surprised how many ticks start in your socks and work their way up. I have had waaaaaay fewer guests on me after spraying my shoes as well as my legs. If you want to get REALLY serious you can treat your hiking gear in permethrin, or get permethrin treated exercise gear. It’s a very potent, effective substance that kills ticks and other parasites on contact. It’s present in some flea and tick treatments for dogs. But the kicker is, permethrin is also VERY toxic to cats, so if you have a cat and you feel like you need permethrin treated gear, you MUST keep the gear where kitty can’t get it. Friendly reminder to stock up on tick meds for your pets, and repellent for yourself! This year is going to be a BAD one. ALWAYS check yourself after a hike, or any trip outside. Wear bright clothes so it’s easier to see ticks on you, and make sure to do a full-body check when you’re done. This includes checking your hair line and under waistbands or underwear (last tick I found on me was on my butt, and I had been hiking with pants and a long shirt on…trust me, check under your underwear). Remove ticks as soon as you find them, and keep them in a small container or bag (heads completely squished) for identification purposes just in case your bite looks iffy later on. Clean the bite site thoroughly. Be on the look out for any flu-like symptoms, rashes, or red rings around the bite site like a bulls-eye (note: a slight red ring right afterward is normal, see below for what “bad” looks like). Usually if you get a tick off in the first 24 hours you’ll be ok, so long as you didn’t agitate the tick, but if you notice anything abnormal go to the doctor ASAP. If your tick was engorged when removed, be especially on the lookout. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the nasty diseases ticks can carry. Remember: if you’re buying tick preventatives for your pets, make sure you get one that’s meant for them. Don’t use dog-specific medicine on cats, or vice-versa, and make sure you get the correct weight range for your pet. Failure to do so can lead to serious complications for your pets. If you’re not sure what you should use or what’s safe for pets, contact your local veterinarian and ask. If your pet is bitten by a tick and displays any abnormal behaviors or symptoms of sickness get them to your vet as soon as you can and bring the tick with you. This has been your tick safety reminder post for the season. Reblogging for both human tick safety and the note that permethrin is really deadly to cats. Or you can take 0 preventative measures and just fucken get Lyme disease, like I did.
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Fucking, Music, and Run: burndownmiddletown: mr-hoodrat: roe-your-boat: disparition: afloydianslip: fencehopping: Electron microscope video of a needle on a vinyl record. H O W  like you can tell me all you want how the sound is stored in the grooves but fucking H O W  HOW DOES THAT GET INTO THE NEEDLE HOW ARE THE VIBRATIONS TURNED INTO MUSIC THAT YOU CAN HEAR??? H O W The vibrations aren’t “turned into” music, they are music. When vibrations occur inside your inner ear, your brain processes this as sound. The grooves in a record are an analogy for these vibrations, a method of remembering them so that they can be recreated later on.  Put your hand on a speaker while loud music is playing and you’ll feel the vibrations. Those are exactly the same vibrations happening inside your ear when you hear the music.  But how do you capture that?  Take a surface that vibrates strongly when a sound is played, like the skin of a drumhead for example. Connect that surface to a little tool - when sound causes the surface to vibrate, the tool digs a little bit into some wax, leaving behind a pattern that matches - in proportion - the vibrations of the surface caused by the sound. This is your analogy (hence: analog music).  Now, when there’s no sound playing, you run that little tool back over the pattern. This causes the skin to vibrate again, this time in response to the tool running over the pattern instead of because of an external sound. The vibrations should match, proportionally, the original vibrations of the music.. and thus these new vibrations, if you were to amplify them, would be a recreation or “recording” of the original music.  That’s oversimplified of course and things have changed a lot since the days of wax, but that is very basically how the process of recording music worked at first, and the general idea of how sound gets from a groove in a record into your brain.  (reblogging for Disparition commentary)  Thank you Science side of tumblr I hugely appreciate people taking to the time explain stuff like this, as it helps put an end to the “wow, science is magic!” trope that’s become far too common.
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9/11, Ass, and Facts: Stacey Patton @DrStaceyPatton For 2 yrs racists argued Mike Brown, the big black beast, deserved to die because he robbed a store but didn't! New Ferguson Video Adds Wrinkle to Michael Brown Case nytimes.com MaryAnn A. @callmeminxiemay The new footage of Mike Brown is a reminder of how those in power use the demonization of BP to justify reprehensible acts. 3/12/17, 11:09 AM 83 RETWEETS 125 LIKES Sergei Fedorov @Trap_Jesus The owner at Ferguson Mart said all along Mike Brown didn't rob them and that Ferguson PD strong armed them for the tape. 3/12/17, 11:02 AM 262 RETWEETS 239 LIKES Jason Kander @JasonKander Someone in #STL County hid this video. Mike Brown's family deserves to know who cast their late son as a thief. New Ferguson Video Adds Wrinkle to Michael Brown Case mobile.nytimes.com 3/12/17, 9:11 AM 1,173 RETWEETS 1,269 LIKES weavemama: MIKE BROWN WAS INNOCENT  New footage shows that Mike Brown indeed didn’t rob that convenient store afterall. The video shows Mike entering the store at around 1 a.m on August 9th, 2014, to exchange something (possibly marijuana) for cigars. Before he left the store on that night, he went back to the counter to possibly tell the clerk to hold on to the items. Later on that morning, he went back to the store to retrieve the item. That’s it.  Let’s also not forget that the store owner been admitted that Mike Brown didn’t rob the store.  The police lied, the police fabricated, and the police try to defame this young boy in order to cover Darren Wilson’s ass. Unfortunately, this new evidence will not bring Mike Brown back, but it does further expose the extreme corruption within our law enforcement. 
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9/11, America, and Ass: Stacey Patton @DrStaceyPatton For 2 yrs racists argued Mike Brown, the big black beast, deserved to die because he robbed a store but didn't! New Ferguson Video Adds Wrinkle to Michael Brown Case nytimes.com MaryAnn A. @callmeminxiemay The new footage of Mike Brown is a reminder of how those in power use the demonization of BP to justify reprehensible acts. 3/12/17, 11:09 AM 83 RETWEETS 125 LIKES Sergei Fedorov @Trap_Jesus The owner at Ferguson Mart said all along Mike Brown didn't rob them and that Ferguson PD strong armed them for the tape. 3/12/17, 11:02 AM 262 RETWEETS 239 LIKES Jason Kander @JasonKander Someone in #STL County hid this video. Mike Brown's family deserves to know who cast their late son as a thief. New Ferguson Video Adds Wrinkle to Michael Brown Case mobile.nytimes.com 3/12/17, 9:11 AM 1,173 RETWEETS 1,269 LIKES smartalexy: sapphic-enigma: weavemama: MIKE BROWN WAS INNOCENT  New footage shows that Mike Brown indeed didn’t rob that convenient store afterall. The video shows Mike entering the store at around 1 a.m on August 9th, 2014, to exchange something (possibly marijuana) for cigars. Before he left the store on that night, he went back to the counter to possibly tell the clerk to hold on to the items. Later on that morning, he went back to the store to retrieve the item. That’s it.  Let’s also not forget that the store owner been admitted that Mike Brown didn’t rob the store.  The police lied, the police fabricated, and the police try to defame this young boy in order to cover Darren Wilson’s ass. Unfortunately, this new evidence will not bring Mike Brown back, but it does further expose the extreme corruption within our law enforcement.  We already knew he didn’t rob the store cuz the owner said so in the first place but of course white people need three scholarly journals a primary source and 4 different videos to believe black people aren’t the criminals they believe we are We BEEN knowing this. The owner never changed their story and said all along he never robbed the store. Regardless the punishment for petty theft is not BEING GUNNED DOWN. Fact is white america will call Mike Brown a thug and that he deserved to die but Dylan Roof is a lone wolf that deserves our help. That’s how whiteness kills black people daily.
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