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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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Ass, Children, and Community: Verizon 1x 3:15 PM 61%D Post Turns out cutting off 15" of her hair last time she touched scissors wasn't a big enough lesson.she cut her bangs AGAIN. So now she's BALD. I think this time the lessons gonna sink in a little deeper! Write a comment.. Post News Feed Requests MessagesNotifications More savage-affinity: Context to the story:The girl cut her hair once so that she could have bangs. The mother disapproved and decided to cut off 15 of her hair as punishment. The girl later again decided to change her hair style and the above was the result; she shaved her daughters head.Having a few personal experiences with this kind of invasive behaviour it really hurts to see someone go through these kinds of things, where the parent tries to live vicariously through their childs life, to attempt to shape them and make their decisions for them depending on what THEY would do and give their child NO independence or self expression.Thankfully, this mother thought her actions were 100% justifiable and posted it to Facebook as a bit of a “haha, teach my kid a lesson” and has been hit with brutal recrimination from her community and has had visits from Child Protective Services.For so many young (and older) girls their hair is their self expression, and in several months I hope this girl will have hers back. YikesYikesYikesYikesYikes.This fucking awful. And I have a huge ass problem with the trend of publicly “disciplining” your children on social media to begin with. Thankfully I haven’t seen as much of it lately but I remember a few years ago it was all over the place. That shit ain’t fucking cute. Learn how to raise your children without getting a bunch of random internet strangers involved with it and humiliating them for life.
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Animals, Bailey Jay, and Community: gluklixhe: ironbite4: fluffmugger: crazythingsfromhistory: archaeologistforhire: thegirlthewolfate: theopensea: kiwianaroha: pearlsnapbutton: desiremyblack: smileforthehigh: unexplained-events: Researchers have used Easter Island Moai replicas to show how they might have been “walked” to where they are displayed. VIDEO Finally. People need to realize aliens aren’t the answer for everything (when they use it to erase poc civilizations and how smart they were) (via TumbleOn) What’s really wild is that the native people literally told the Europeans “they walked” when asked how the statues were moved. The Europeans were like “lol these backwards heathens and their fairy tales guess it’s gonna always be a mystery!” Maori told Europeans that kiore were native rats and no one believed them until DNA tests proved it And the Iroquois told Europeans that squirels showed them how to tap maple syrup and no one believed them until they caught it on video Oral history from various First Nations tribes in the Pacific Northwest contained stories about a massive earthquake/tsunami hitting the coast, but no one listened to them until scientists discovered physical evidence of quakes from the Cascadia fault line. Roopkund Lake AKA “Skeleton Lake” in the Himalayas in India is eerie because it was discovered with hundreds of skeletal remains and for the life of them researchers couldn’t figure out what it was that killed them. For decades the “mystery” went unsolved. Until they finally payed closer attention to local songs and legend that all essentially said “Yah the Goddess Nanda Devi got mad and sent huge heave stones down to kill them”. That was consistent with huge contusions found all on their neck and shoulders and the weather patterns of the area, which are prone to huge inevitably deadly goddamn hailstones. https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura/videos/10154065247212728/ Literally these legends were past down for over a thousand years and it still took researched 50 to “figure out” the “mystery”. 🙄 Adding to this, the Inuit communities in Nunavut KNEW where both the wrecks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were literally the entire time but Europeans/white people didn’t even bother consulting them about either ship until like…last year.  “Inuit traditional knowledge was critical to the discovery of both ships, she pointed out, offering the Canadian government a powerful demonstration of what can be achieved when Inuit voices are included in the process. In contrast, the tragic fate of the 129 men on the Franklin expedition hints at the high cost of marginalising those who best know the area and its history. “If Inuit had been consulted 200 years ago and asked for their traditional knowledge – this is our backyard – those two wrecks would have been found, lives would have been saved. I’m confident of that,” she said. “But they believed their civilization was superior and that was their undoing.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/16/inuit-canada-britain-shipwreck-hms-terror-nunavut “Oh yeah, I heard a lot of stories about Terror, the ships, but I guess Parks Canada don’t listen to people,” Kogvik said. “They just ignore Inuit stories about the Terror ship.” Schimnowski said the crew had also heard stories about people on the land seeing the silhouette of a masted ship at sunset. “The community knew about this for many, many years. It’s hard for people to stop and actually listen … especially people from the South.”  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sammy-kogvik-hms-terror-franklin-1.3763653 Indigenous Australians have had stories about giant kangaroos and wombats for thousands of years, and European settlers just kinda assumed they were myths. Cut to more recently when evidence of megafauna was discovered, giant versions of Australian animals that died out 41 000 years ago. Similarly, scientists have been stumped about how native Palm trees got to a valley in the middle of Australia, and it wasn’t until a few years ago that someone did DNA testing and concluded that seeds had been carried there from the north around 30 000 years ago… aaand someone pointed out that Indigenous people have had stories about gods from the north carrying the seeds to a valley in the central desert. oh man let me tell you about Indigenous Australian myths - the framework they use (with multi-generational checking that’s unique on the planet, meaning there’s no drifting or mutation of the story, seriously they are hardcore about maintaining integrity) means that we literally have multiple first-hand accounts of life and the ecosystem before the end of the last ice age it’s literally the oldest accurate oral history of the world.   Now consider this: most people consider the start of recorded history to be with  the Sumerians and the Early Dynastic period of the Egyptians.  So around 3500 BCE, or five and a half thousand years agoThese highly accurate Aboriginal oral histories originate from twenty thousand years ago at least Ain’t it amazing what white people consider history and what they don’t? I always said disservice is done to oral traditions and myth when you take them literally. Ancient people were not stupid.
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9gag, Bad, and Club: ASA LONGTIMEMEMBER TD LIKE TO SHARE A FEW COMMEN/UNCOMMEN KNOWN AND WIERD FACTS/OLD RULES IN 9GAG 1.THE NAME "OGAG ORIGINATED FROM THE TIME WHEN EACH PAGE ONLY HAD9 POSTIGAGSL INSTEAD OF UNLIMİTED SCROLLING. 2. FRESH AND TRENDING WAS NAMED VOTE. WHEN THE "GIRLS SECTION ARRIVED IT QUICKLY BECAMEA GIF PORN SECTION. 3. LONG POST WAS HATED AND THE COMMUNITY ALWAYS DEMAND印A POTATO PICTURE AND THETEXT "SORRY FOR THE LONG POST AT THE BOTTOM OFTHE POSI OTHERWISE PEOPLE WOULD SPAM TLDR" ITOO LONG, DIDNT READT IT USED TO BE ALMOST IMPOSSBLE TO REACH HOT WITH A REPOSTAS THE COMMUNITY WAS SMALL PEOPLE WOULD SPAM REEEEEEPOST IM COMMENTS AND REPORT THE POST 5. THE REASON WHY VETERANS 9GAGGERS ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE PRESENT 9GAG, IS BECAUSE IT USED TO BEA REALLY SMALL, WIERD AND NERDY COMMUNITY. AS IT GREW, THE POSTS AND TMEMES CHANGED INTO WHAT IT IS TODAY I STILL HERE THO. 6. THERE USED TO BEA "DARK COMMUNITY IN 9GAG, POSTING DISGUSTING POSTS LIKE ILLIGAL PORN, GOREAND MORE ITS GONE NOW,I THINK 1. BACK IN THE DAY ALL THE POSTS IN FUNF[NOW HOTI USED TO RAGECOMIC AND MEMES 8.AN USER ONCE MADE A SUMMARY POST ABOUT THE APPARENCE OF MEMES. HE COUNTED SEVERAL THOUSAND OF POSTS TO ANALYZEIT AND GIVE APPARENCE % SICK SHT DUDE 9. THERE ARE SEVERAL FAMOUS 9GAGGER ACCOUNTS. THERE WAS EVEN A 9GAGGER A FEW YEARS AGO GIVING FREE KEBAB TO 9GAG USERS. HE MADE A FORTUNE ON IT SORRY FOR THE LONG POST. HERE IS YOUR POTATO AND I'M VERY SORRY FOR THE BAD ENGLISH ITS MY THIRD LANGUAGE laughoutloud-club: Old school rules and sayings. Sorry for bad english
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Dad, Halloween, and Love: Anonymous 03/28/08(Fri)00:14 No.561195 So ur with ur honey and yur making out wen the phone rigns. U anser it n the vioce is "wut r u doing wit my daughter?" U tell ur girl n she say "my dad is ded". THEN WHO WAS PHONE? THIS IS THE STORY OF A DAY WHERE THERE WAS ALL THIS BLOOD. A MAN WAS WALKING AROUND AND BLOOD STARTED COMING OUT OF HIM EVERYWHERE. THERE WAS SO MUCH BLOOD THAT IT FILLED UP AN ELEVATOR. HE WENT TO THE STORE AND THERE WAS JUST BLOOD ALL OVER THE PLACE! PEOPLE WERE SLIPPING IN IT AND THEY WERE ALL GROSSED OUT. HE TRIED TO GO SWIMMING AND ALL OF THE SHARKS WENT NUTS AND BITTENED EVERYBODY. HE GOT CHASED BY ALL THE VAMPIRES EVER. ONE TIME THE BLOOD GOT A KID AND A DOG. AT THE END OF THE DAY EVERYONE DECIDED THEY WOULD SEND HIM TO SPACE SO THAT HE WOULD STOP GETTING BLOOD EVERY WHERE. THE SCARIEST PART IS THAT THE MAN WAS YOU!!! (OR HE WAS A LADY IF YOUU ARE A LADY) AND YOU FORGOT THAT THIS HAPPENED Anonymous 06/19/12(Tue)00:38 No. 10311088 man & girl go out to drive under moonlight. they stop at on at a side of road he turn to his girl and say baby, i love you very much what is it honey? our car is broken down. i think the engine is broken. ill walk and get some more fuel." ok. ill stay here and look after our stereo. there have been news report of steres being stolen" good idea. keep the doors locked no matter what. i love you sweaty so the guy left to get full for the car. after two hours the girl say where is my baby, he was supposed to be back by now. then the girl here a scratching sound and voice say "LET ME IN the girl doesnt do it and then after a while she goes to sleep. the next morning she wakes up and finds her boyfriend still not there. she gets out to check and man door hand hook car door "A FEW YEARS AGO A MAN WAS WALKING DOWN A ROAD BECAUSE HIS CAR BROKE DOWN AND HE SAW A CAR COMING UP BEHIND HIM SO HE STUCK OUTHIS THUMB TO HITCH HIKE AND THE CAR STOPPED AHEAD OF HIM. HE RAN UP TO THE PASSENGER SIDE AND OPENED THE DOOR. WHEN HE OPENED THE DOOR A SKELETON POPPED OUT" v1als: in honour of halloween behold the four horsemen of the apocalypse

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Food, Homeless, and Life: major impact in the food world CAN www.ma man-cans.com 8BQ pit www.man-cans.com Pizza :HART MAIN Hart Main, 17, was so fed up with his sister's flowery candles a few years ago that he decided to make his own. He created ManCans: candles with rugged smells (like campfire or coffee) that come in soup cans. To collect the cans, Hart buys soup and donates the contents : to homeless shelters. He sells his candles online, and to date he has provided 80,000 meals to soup kitchens in four ee more ing culinary n Rachael vs. ids Cook-off, emiering gust I7 at states. man-cans.com MIKAILA ULMER reinwulf: renegadebusiness: angryisokay: c-a-bergamot: Deleting all comments because only in this site you will find people throwing shit at a 17 year old boy who has voluntarily fed 80'000 people by starting his own business because he has a very particular idea lf masculinity which happens to threat only people with paper feelings. His business has a line of ‘SheCans’ with names like ‘Unstoppable’, ‘Awesome’, ‘Fearless’ and ‘Beautiful’. Anyone who is bitter about this kid’s business needs to step back and reevaluate their life. ^^Reblogging again because of that comment also this article is misleading. there is nothing on the site that says the lad was “sick of his sister’s flowery candles” he got the idea from his sister who was selling them for a school fundraiser and wanted more scents that appealed to him, as the overwhelming majority of scented candles are marketed towards women.
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9gag, Bad, and Community: ASA LONGTIMEMEMBER TD LIKE TO SHARE A FEW COMMEN/UNCOMMEN KNOWN AND WIERD FACTS/OLD RULES IN 9GAG 1.THE NAME "OGAG ORIGINATED FROM THE TIME WHEN EACH PAGE ONLY HAD9 POSTIGAGSL INSTEAD OF UNLIMİTED SCROLLING. 2. FRESH AND TRENDING WAS NAMED VOTE. WHEN THE "GIRLS SECTION ARRIVED IT QUICKLY BECAMEA GIF PORN SECTION. 3. LONG POST WAS HATED AND THE COMMUNITY ALWAYS DEMAND印A POTATO PICTURE AND THETEXT "SORRY FOR THE LONG POST AT THE BOTTOM OFTHE POSI OTHERWISE PEOPLE WOULD SPAM TLDR" ITOO LONG, DIDNT READT IT USED TO BE ALMOST IMPOSSBLE TO REACH HOT WITH A REPOSTAS THE COMMUNITY WAS SMALL PEOPLE WOULD SPAM REEEEEEPOST IM COMMENTS AND REPORT THE POST 5. THE REASON WHY VETERANS 9GAGGERS ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE PRESENT 9GAG, IS BECAUSE IT USED TO BEA REALLY SMALL, WIERD AND NERDY COMMUNITY. AS IT GREW, THE POSTS AND TMEMES CHANGED INTO WHAT IT IS TODAY I STILL HERE THO. 6. THERE USED TO BEA "DARK COMMUNITY IN 9GAG, POSTING DISGUSTING POSTS LIKE ILLIGAL PORN, GOREAND MORE ITS GONE NOW,I THINK 1. BACK IN THE DAY ALL THE POSTS IN FUNF[NOW HOTI USED TO RAGECOMIC AND MEMES 8.AN USER ONCE MADE A SUMMARY POST ABOUT THE APPARENCE OF MEMES. HE COUNTED SEVERAL THOUSAND OF POSTS TO ANALYZEIT AND GIVE APPARENCE % SICK SHT DUDE 9. THERE ARE SEVERAL FAMOUS 9GAGGER ACCOUNTS. THERE WAS EVEN A 9GAGGER A FEW YEARS AGO GIVING FREE KEBAB TO 9GAG USERS. HE MADE A FORTUNE ON IT SORRY FOR THE LONG POST. HERE IS YOUR POTATO AND I'M VERY SORRY FOR THE BAD ENGLISH ITS MY THIRD LANGUAGE Old school rules and sayings. Sorry for bad english
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