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Amazon, Bad, and Be Like: krista (030) y@cherryblushed i used to read 3-4 full sized novels in middle school. now i see anything longer than a paragraph and bounce. i'll miss u brain cells, can't believe u peaked at age 12 15/9/18, 1:04 pm 68 Retweets 238 Likes takingbackmyfirstamendmentrights: dewdrop156: memecage: It do be like that. I was having a surprisingly good conversation with my sister recently and I was talking about how one of the reasons I don’t read as much as I used to is because I don’t have the same resources I did when I was a 4th grader. When I was a kid, I could sit and read all I wanted, all I had to to was exist and go where people took me. I didn’t have to feed myself or pay bills or keep track of things, which of course now I have to deal with all of those things so I can’t read as much and tend to read pretty easy to read books. My sister brought up the really good point that, of course I want to read easy books, I’m a young adult, in a very tumultuous phase of life, constantly being thrown new information, my brain doesnt want a classical novel, my brain wants something readable and immersive. tl;dr don’t feel bad for not reading as much as you used to, it’s okay. Read what you can when you can and don’t stress about the rest But nowadays, there are so many more resources for reading that you can gain access to. Even though you’re busy and stressed out my life, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t continue to strive to read whenever possible. I’ve compiled this basic list of super accessible ways to read in the modern age.1. LibbyLibby is a library app, and it free to use. If you have a library card (which you can either pick up at a branch or online, depending on where you live), you put in your information, and you have access to your library’s ebooks and audiobooks. Generally, you can check ebooks out for two to three weeks, and it gives you the option to renew (if someone isn’t waiting in line for that book) or return early. It’s super user- friendly. If you want to scam the system a little bit, a lot of libraries give you 30 to 60 days after making a card online to come in and actually get a physical card and show your ID. If you are looking for a specific book that your library may not have, make library cards at other locations with fake addresses and check out their supply. I personally have about eight library cards, so I always can find what I’m looking for unless it’s super rare. 2. KindleWhile you can buy the actual Amazon e-reader, you can also just use the free app. There are a bunch of ebooks you can read for free, or for a low price. If you have Kindle Unlimited ($10/month), you can borrow up to ten KU books at a time for as long as you want. A lot of authors have KU books, so it’s a good way to go. 3. NookBarnes and Noble’s Nook is similar to the Kindle—comes in a physical e-reader, but is also usable as a free app. I will say I find that their selection generally costs more than Amazon’s selection, but it’s an option if you prefer to stay away from Amazon products. One thing they do sometime around the end of the year is send you out a refund check for all the books that you purchased through them that were at a higher market price then they would’ve been elsewhere. I’ve gotten like three of these, so I figure it’s a regular thing. 4. AudibleFor people who are sight-impaired or have difficulty sitting down and reading a book, audiobooks are SO the way to go. When you sign up, you can receive up to two free audiobooks, and whatever plan you decide to go with gives you two free audiobooks a month (from a specific selection) in addition to your credits! If you have Kindle ebooks, there is sometimes an option to purchase the accompanying Audible audiobook for a super discounted rate. If you don’t like an audiobook, you can call in to return it at any time. I have something like forty or fifty audiobooks from them, and I’ve exchanged another twenty. These options are all in addition to physical books from your local library, and discount bookstores. The nice thing about ebooks is that generally they have the option to highlight and bookmark pages, change the font size and type, and even change the color of the page if you prefer.I always thought audiobooks were for old people until a few years ago when I was commuting about three hours a day for work. I wasn’t reading nearly as much, and as an avid reader, that distressed me greatly.Finally, I looked into audiobooks and it was a huge life changer. Instead of wasting three hours a day in traffic, I was reading for three hours a day that I would’ve otherwise not been able to. Not only does it make a trip go faster, but it makes it much more enjoyable.And even if you don’t want it for the commute or for the gym, audiobooks are a really good option for people who have vision problems. I have migraines when I stare at screens too much, so I pop on an audiobook and just crochet or do the dishes. I have a friend who has very bad eyesight, and he has not been able to read in something close to a year. I set him up with a library card and a Libby account, and all of a sudden, he was able to catch up on all the books he had been wanting to read!I’m just saying, I promote reading because no matter what you read, you’re learning something. Even though life is stressful and crazy and distracting, there are still ways you can find to sit down and curl up with a good book. “My brother has his sword, I have my books. And a mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.” -Tyrion Lannister

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Complex, Fire, and Friends: 23 EMOTIONS PEOPLE FEEL, BUT CAN'T EXPLAIN tai-korczak: 1. Sonder: The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid 2. Opia: The ambiguous intensity of Looking someone in the eye 3. Monachopsis: The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of 4. Énouement: The bittersweetness of having arrived in the and complex as your own which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable place future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self 5. Vellichor: The strange wistfulness of used bookshops 6. Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat 7. Kenopsia: The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. away, even close friends who you really like out in your head thunderstorm amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist. nobody is listening history will turn out violence plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire experience because people are unable to relate to it 8. Mauerbauertraurigkeit: The inexplicable urge to push people 9. Jouska: A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play 10. Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a 11. Vemödalen: The frustration of photographic something 12. Anecdoche: A conversation in which everyone is talking, but 13. Ellipsism: A sadness that you'l never be able to know how 14. Kuebiko: A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless 15. Lachesism: The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a 16. Exulansis: The tendency to give up trying to talk about arn 17. Adronitis: Frustration with how long it takes to get to know 18. Rūckkehrunruhe: The feeling of returning home after an someone immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness 19. Nodus Tollens: The realization that the plot of your life doesn't 20. Onism: The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that 21. Liberosis: The desire to care less about things make sense to you anymore inhabits only one place at a time 22. Altschmerz: Weariness with the same old issues that you've always had - the same boring flaws and anxieties that you've been gnawing on for years 23. Occhiolism: The awareness of the smallness of your perspective
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Billboard, Fake, and Head: DELETE ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS WARNS THE FOUNDING FATHER OF VIRTUAL REALITY imgflip.com In a new explosive interview, Silicon Valley tech pioneer and creator of the virtual reality 'avatar' Jaron Lanier tells people to delete your social media accounts due to the strong correlation between persistent social media usage and a dramatic societal rise in depression, anger, and anxiety that he says is the result of internet-induced modified forms of behavior. The warning comes in the wake of his new book which details how the creators of social media and the early engineers behind the internet "foolishly laid the foundations for global monopolies." Jaron Lanier is best known as a founding father of the field of virtual reality and throughout his polymath career has written extensively on human-computer interaction, including most recently in his book Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now. Lanier explained in a recent UK Channel 4 interview: When you watch the television the television isn't watching you. When you see the billboard the billboard isn't seeing you... When you use these new designs — social media, search, YouTube — when you see these things, you're being observed constantly and algorithms are taking that information and changing what you see next. According to Lanier's bio, he coined the term 'Virtual Reality' (VR) and in the early 1980s founded VPL Research, the first company to sell VR products. In the late 1980s he led the team that developed the first implementations of multi-person virtual worlds using head mounted displays, as well as the first "avatars," and developed the first widely used software platform architecture for immersive virtual reality applications. As he defiantly asserts on his personal website, Lanier himself has "no social media accounts at all and all purported ones are fake." He's elsewhere said that most internet and social media pioneers in Silicon Valley "have regrets right now" after perfecting what is essentially mass human behavioral engineering and that that internet addiction is not only ruining people's lives but the political process as well. This is what I could call almost a stealthy addiction. It's a statistical addiction.

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Birthday, Comfortable, and Harry Potter: Started talking to yourself? potterweekly Yes, it's the only way I can be sure of an intelligent conversation around here. ✎✐✎ ↯ ⇢ Hermione looks like she's ready to neck herself omg ↯ ⇢ I went to see Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in Concert last night and it was so good! The orchestra literally sounded exactly like the soundtrack, it was so immersive I forgot they were actually playing the music live 😍😂 but it's so nice to have a Potterhead gathering where everyone's super into HP and dressed up etc and just be able to be comfortable in a social environment while being a hardcore fangirl lol, everyone was laughing, shouting, quoting the characters and hooting ↯ ⇢ Please go follow the tagged account! They're featured for the week and deserve more recognition :) if you want to be featured for a week on my account just tag your posts to the hashtag! ✎✐✎ Birthday(s) Of The Day 👇🏼🎂🎉 ⇢ [ please notify me if it is your birthday today or soon! ] ✎✐✎ My Other Accounts: ⇢ @TheWizardWeekly - [ account for blended-video-aesthetic edits ] ⇢ @MarvelsWomen - [ co-owned Marvel account ] ⇢ @HPTexts - [ co-owned Harry Potter text messages account ] ⇢ @LumosTutorials - [ co-owned instagram tutorial account ] ✎✐✎ QOTD : Do you tend to fangirl-fanboy over things in public? Or are you not comfortable with everyone around? AOTD : Omg I do it so much lmao (especially in movie theatres with Marvel or bookstores, I'm certain everyone can hear my commentary)

✎✐✎ ↯ ⇢ Hermione looks like she's ready to neck herself omg ↯ ⇢ I went to see Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in Concert last night...

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Complex, Memes, and Faded: 2 3 E MOTIONS PEOPLE FEEL, BUT CAN'T EXPLAIN tai Orcza 1. Sonder The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own 2. Opia: The ambiguous intensity of Looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable 3. Monachopsis: The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place. 4. Enouement: The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self 5. Vee chor The strange wistfulness of used bookshops 6. Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat 7. Kenopsia: The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet 8. Mauerbauertraurigkeit: The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like 9. Jouska: A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head. 10 Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm 11 Vemodalen: The frustration of photographic something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist 12. Anecdoche: A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening 13 Ellipsism: A sadness that you never be able to know how history will turn out 14. Kuebiko: A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence 15 Lachesism: The desire to be struck by disaster to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire 16 Exulansis: The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it 17. Adronitis: Frustration with how long it takes to get to know Someone 18. Ruckkehrunruhe: The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness 19. Nodus Tollens: The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore 20. Onism: The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time 21 Liberosis: The desire to care less about things 22 Altschmerz: Weariness with the same olc issues that you've always had the same boring flaws and anxieties that you've been gnawing on for years 23. Occhiolism: The awareness of the smallness of your perspective the full set, which is extremely relatable @yourtypicalgiggle

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Complex, Fire, and Friends: 23 Emotions Peole Can Feel But Seldom Notice 1. Sonder: The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own 2. Opia: The ambiguous intensity of Looking simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. 3. Monachopsis: The subtle but persistent someone in the eye, which can feel feeling of being out of place 4. Énouement: The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self 5. Vellichor: The strange wistfulness of used bookshops 6. Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat 7. Kenopsia: The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet 8. Mauerbauertraurigkeit: The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like 9. Jouska: A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head 10. Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm 11. Vemödalen: The frustration of photographic something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist 12. Anecdoche: A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening 13. Ellipsism: A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out. 14. Kuebiko: A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence 15. Lachesism: The desire to be struck by disaster to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire 16. Exulansis: The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it 17. Adronitis: Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone 18. Rückkehrunruhe: The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness 19. Nodus Tollens: The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore 20. Onism: The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time 21. Liberosis: The desire to care less about things 22. Altschmerz: Weariness with the same old issues that you've always had - the same boring flaws and anxieties that you've been gnawing on for years. 23. Occhiolism: The awareness of the smallness of your perspective <p>I Can’t Handle All These Emotions</p>

I Can’t Handle All These Emotions

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