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Children, College, and Confidence: Maya's Homework 5:32 PM (9 minutes ago) Bunmi Laditan to Hello Maya's teachers, Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She's been very stressed and is starting to have physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4AM worrying about her school workload. She's not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We've consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy family time and we'd like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this. Thank you for understanding. warmly, Bunmi vaporwavevocap: ryttu3k: darkwizardjamesmason: dienaziscum: fishcustardandclintbarton: huffingtonpost: Mom declares her daughter is done with homework in viral email. Blogger Bunmi Laditan sent her 10-year-old’s school a clear message. “Hello Maya’s teachers, Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She’s been very stressed and is starting to have physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4 a.m. worrying about her school workload. She’s not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy family time and we’d like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this.” A++++ parenting 💜 I’ve talked with a whole cadre of child therapists and psychiatrists about this very issue. There is little conclusive evidence that homework significantly improves elementary school children’s grades, understanding of subjects, or facility with various operations, processes, etc. However, plenty of evidence suggests that ever-increasing amounts of homework for young children lead to stress, anxiety, emotional fatigue, resistance toward academics in general, lack of leisure time to build social/interpersonal skills, and poorer family relations.  (My kids were doing about 3 hours a week IN KINDERGARTEN, at age 5 – so that’s ½ hour every night, after a 6.5 hour school day, or else saving it up for long slogs over the weekend, even more disruptive. And that wasn’t including reading practice!) We have stopped doing homework altogether with my 7 year old as a result of severe anxiety/depression and a learning disability. She had gotten to a place where she had so little self confidence and truly believed that she was stupid and worthless, not just because of homework of course – but every time we tried to sit down to do homework with her, it’d end in tears with her really vehemently berating herself, and no amount of encouragement could ameliorate the damage done. Now, granted, she’s got other things going on besides just an overload of school work. But in NO WAY did the homework help her, either academically or emotionally.  No little kid should have to spend an hour or more each night getting through homework. Now, my deal with Siena is that if she wants to give her homework a shot, I will absolutely help her if she wishes for help, but I no longer force her to complete all of it or to work on it for some set length of time before finally throwing in the towel.  Guess what? With the pressure taken off, she’s actually doing MORE independent work now, purely out of the desire to learn and practice, than she ever was before we’d decided with her therapy team and school that homework was just not a thing this kid could handle. Luckily for my older daughter my school’s 3rd-grade team decided to hand out homework only 3x/week, and the sheets take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete. That is totally reasonable for 8-9 year olds!  Anyway tl;dr just because the school system may require it sure as shit doesn’t mean parents can’t, or shouldn’t, fight it. Do what’s right for your kid, and above all, let them be kids.  I eventually stopped doing homework because I was overwhelmed by it. There was an article just the other day in the local paper about a primary school that’s abolishing homework! You can read it here (autoplay video, gives you a few seconds to stop it). Homework is intrusive in a young child’s life. It makes sense for adults who will likely have to bring work home with them so in college it’s good training. But for young kids. No. Seriously I’m 100% on board with this. There are high school students expected to do three or four hours and beyond worth of homework every day. It’s fucking ridiculous. And I work in elementary school where we literally have little kids develop anxiety disorder and have panic attacks over homework and testing. This shit is not normal.
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Butt, Community, and Crush: penfairy I visited the museum and I heard two bros in the dinosaur exhibit having an earnest discussion about the best way to kill a T-Rex with a sword and what kind of armour should be worn into the battle and they spoke with such passion I really wish the scientific community could have heard them. I'd love to know how palaeontologists would weigh in on The Great Debate penfairy For instance, was the bro in the weed shorts right? is it pointless to wear heavy armour when battling a T-Rex? Is it truly better to go into battle naked wielding dual swords? Or was the bro in the backwards cap correct? Should you go for a double-handed sword and iron armour? Will light bouncing off the armour really confuse and blind the beast? Realistically, what protection is armour against a dinosaur? Was Weed Shorts right when he proposed to use his superior agility to slash its tendons and stab the eyes when he brought it down? Or was Backwards Cap right when he said charge and slash open its sot belly?? What is the truth??17? excessively-english-little-b Hello, palaeontologist-in-training herel Thought I'd have a litte think into this because hey, who wants to do coursework on trilobites when you could be considering T, rex instead? Light and maneuverable is probably best when facing a rex. It's big and t's powerful but it's not going to making any quick sharp tums any time soon. According to our current estimates, a T rex would be able to crush a small car with its jaws, so realistically, no amount of armour is gonna protect you if it grabs you If the T. rex manages to grab you you re dead regardless. It could probably eat you within a couple of bites if it was trying Figures 1 & 2: Theoretical T. rex bite-force model fucking up a mini. Thank you, Bill Oddie and BBC's The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs. As far as armour goes, lighter is better, and at the end of the day isn't going to mean shit anyway. T rex can't slash at you with claws, so it's bite or bust, and if it bites YOU'RE bust So, lets say a point to Weed Shorts. Why NOT fight a T rex butt naked with swords T rex had good binocular vision. Dont believe Jurassic Park's lies-T rex was a hunter and could probably see you brilliantly whether you moved or not. " .That said, a T rex's eyesight will work about the same as modem birds of prey. Think hawk, or eagle. I reckon light bouncing off anything would be a fairly minor hindrance, or at least, wouldn't affect it any more than any other hunting bird. So, using light to blind and confuse the rex? May potentially work but might be hard and wouldn't do much for long. Don't rely on this for strategy τ rex actually had gastralia, sometimes called 'belly-ribs. protected and supported the internal organs. There would also be some seriously thick abdominal muscles to get through. Unless you're planning to do some precision stabbing with a very long sword, chances are you're not gonna be killing a rex by slicing open it's stomach. Also, being under its stomach is gonna put you in-reach of the Jaws of Death. These " I'm not sure how easy it would be, or how well it would work, to try and cut a T rex's tendons. Theoretically, sounds like it should work. However you're gonna need a lot of strength to get through them, probably I'd personally cut the throat rather than stab through the eyes once the rex is down, but that's probably personal preference. Once you've felled it, it's dead either wayl A T. rex unable to hunt is a dead T rex . Gastralia Figure 3: The gastralia of a T. rex. Bless u Scott Hartman for your skeletal As far as attack goes, the belly is not as weak a s pot as it seems. So, point to Weed Shorts on his execution plan. Sounds pretty solid. Overall, I'd say that Weed Shorts had the best plan to defeat the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. If you ever see him again, congratulate him on his solid plan of attack My favorite thing about paleontologists (and any scientist really, but paleontologists in particular) is that you can ask them COMPLETELY BATSHIT INSANE questions and by God, they will give you a completely Serious answer Source penfairy move it #trex #dinosaurs #go for the throat is how wolverine did it #science side of tumblr So you need to sword fight a T. rex
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Bad, Driving, and Life: No way! His yelp got the others' attention, and Matt was pre- dictably the next to react. He bolted past Neil to starea the car. "What are you doing with a Maserati?" "Driving it," Andrew said, like it should be obvious, and got in the driver's seat Matt reached for the hood with both hands but didn't touch it, like he thought his fingerprints might ruin the perfect exterior. The blatant awe on his face had Neil loo- king to Andrew. Andrew met his gaze through the windshield but didn't hold it for long. He reached for the door to close it, but Matt darted around and put his hand in the way. He leaned over to look inside, owl-eyed and rapturous. Nicky had fewer reservations about putting his Matt beckoned to Andrew. "Start it up! Let me hear it." f1 Andrew twisted the key in the ignition. and the ca came to life with a quiet roar. Matt threw his hands up and spun away like he was orchestrating a symphony. jsteneil: I love the moment everyone discovers the Maserati, because Andrew did not have to play along with Matt’s admiration. Andrew’s words are always measured and important: he didn’t have to say anything to Matt’s “What are you doing with a Maserati”. But he does say something, and he lets Matt look inside–interrupting his movement to close the door– even though he’s already in the driver’s seat, which means that Matt is leaning over him inside the car. And then, he starts it up when Matt asks! And Matt isn’t even part of his “family”.  Like, he’s so bad at pretending he doesn’t feel anything when he just went and bought himself a freaking Maserati!!

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Anaconda, Andrew Bogut, and Fanfiction: WORD COUNT GUIDE FOR FICTION CATEGORY AVERAGE WORD COUNT FLASH FICTION SHORT STORY NOVELETTE NOVELLA NOVEL 300 TO 150O WORDS 1500 TO 750O WORDS OR 5.0OOO TO 10,00O WORDS FOR LONG SHORT STORIES 7,500 TO İ 7,500 WORDS 17,500 TO 50,000 WORDS 40,00O TO 110,00O WORDS 50,000O TO 100,000 WORDS ROMANCE YOUNG ADULT NEW ADULT SCI-FI/FANTASY THRILLER/MYSTERY HORROR URBAN FANTASY PARANORMAL HISTORICAL MIDDLE GRADE 50,00O TO 80,000 WORDSS 60,000 TO 85,000 wWORDS 90,000 TO | 20,000 WORDS 70,00O TO 90,000 WORDS 80,00O TO 100,000 WORDS 70,00O TO 90,000 WORDS 85,00O TO 1O0,000 WORDs 80,000 TO | 20,000 WORDS 20,00O TO 50,000 WORDS Share Image fuckingconversations: nkfloofiepoof: redseeker: deathcomes4u: peaceheather: caitlynlynch: Adding to this because of @illogicalilse‘s tags “ #*steeples fingers in-front of face*#i’ve read fanfiction longer than all of these “ “Over 150,000 words = Epic Fanfiction” Yeah, what do you call 400k? Insanity @devcon03 I remember you were wondering about this. friendly reminder that fanfic authors write full length novels for free, and all most of us ask in return is exposure in the form of recommendations, reblogs, and feedback Not just full length novels, but full-length BOOK SERIES. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stones was 76,944 words.Eragon was 157k wordsThe Hobbit was 95,022.words (and yes, those 22 at the end are very important words~) Anyway, please PLEASE review, comment, and share the fanfictions you like. These authors are, for free, giving you hours and hours and hours of entertainment. Thank them.
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Af, America, and Bailey Jay: THE MOST FAMOUS PIRATES #16 HAYREDDIN BARBAROSSA century, but was forced to flee the Eastern Mecitetraneanober b kingthe wrong candidate for sultan Hebecame known as Barbrossa n Europe, a nane he inhenited from hisder her Orug Reis after he was klied in a battle with the Spanish in Algeria. Becoming aplrate, his enemies took his base leaing him homeless once agaln. Tired of and started one for himself the Regency of Nigiers (presene-day geria, Turiva and parts ef Moraccal He did this by pledging alince to the Oioman sultan and getting in return enough ships and we Sattle of Preveza153 using his fleet of 122 ships, Barbarossa retired ossa Hayneddin Pasha died in 1546 in his seaside pslace in Istenbul #17 KLAUS STÖRTEBEKER nd Sweden to fight the Danish and supply the be ieged Swecish ca pital Stodholm with provis ons After the end of the war the Victus and named themselves "Likedeelers.A large number of myths andle withone gup'in ldGemun.The moniker refers to the pirate's ability o empty a four-tie mug of beer in ore guip Stortebeker entered Brothers from the Batic island of Godand, where they had set up a ed by Simon of Utrecht caught up wh Stortebeker's foroe near Hel ed by a trafor who cast molten lead into the Iniks which held the ker offered a chain of goldlong enough toenclose the whoke of Ham bung in eochange for his lfe and freedon, However Stortebeker and all his 73 corepanions were sentenced to death It is said that Storte beler asked the mayor of Hamburg to release however many of his companions he could walk past after being beheaded The rather rs alegedly çot up and walked pest twelve of hls compenions before the #18 CHING SHIH lso knownan ChengISn.Ching Shih s not only the most successful fal female pianes sheis a'se the mest fascinating She gained eqa her adopted son, Cheung Po Tsal the captain of her fleet lwhich oqualed that of al the other nost successtul pisanes combinedi Beau hips wth 80 000 men,androbbed andtaoond towns, plundering ships long the coast of the South China Sea all the whleenfaring a strict code of conduct upon har men. She also mamed her adopted son eother hand, were able to keep their riches and were given military jobs She livedout her63 years incharge of a casiho and brothel wih plundened Spanish chies oft tha coast of Florida, gving him tha nick name El Draque or Dace (the Drgonm). Most famous of his con- quest wene on the port af Nombe de Diosin 1572 and ports of Sando Oomingo and Cartagens in 1585 King Philp I was said to huwe offe- red a reward for his capture or deah of 23.000 ducats, about E$6S mlion by modem standards Healso saled to North America and cla- ned new landon the Pacifc coast for Queen Elizabeth becoming the successfulEngish colonists af Roancke bland off the coast of the Ca oins and gree them pasage to England wbound his wisel After an Bustrious creer Dake died off the coast of Fanama to something as #20 HENRY MORGAN The Wakh Captain Henry Margan is one of the mest amous pirtes buit ha neputation as a piate when he plundered Santiago De Cb Worgan became the beed of the Jamalcan feet and successfully un hy Panama City with thirty sips and 1.200 men,aquring his largest plunder yet.it was dlue to his aid on Panama City that he was anested him ล5 deputy govermor of Jamaica There, he lived a very welespec. SORRY FOR LONG POST HERE'S A PIRATE POTATO HAVE A NICE DAY) The Most Famous Pirates - Part 4
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Books, Facts, and Game of Thrones: FUN FACTS ABOUT GAME OF 1HRDNES IA SONG DFICE ANDFIRE GEORGE R.R. MARTIN STARTED WRITING THE BOOKS IN 1994, AND STILL WRITES ON A DOS WORD PROCESSOR IN HIS CHILDHOOD, HE OFTEN WROTE STORIES ABOUT HIS TURTLES KILLING EACHOTHER IN 2012, THERE WERE OVER 160 BABIES NAMED KHALEESI' IN THE U.S.A. EVEN THOUGH IT'S A TITLE, NOT A NAME GEORGE SENT ACTOR ACK GLEESON UOFFREY A LETTER SAYING "CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR MARVELOUS PERFORMANCE, EVERYONE HATES YOU SIBEL KEKILLI(SHAE) USED TO BE A PORN STAR KRISTIAN NAIRN (HODOR) IS A SUCCESFUL DJ AND WORLD OF WARCRAFT FAN HE WAS ALSO THE FIRST OPENLY GAY ACTOR ON THE SHOW PETER VAUGHAN (MAESTER AEMONIWAS ACTUALLY BLIND THE EVENTS OF THE STORY WERE BASED ON THE REAL LIFE WAR OF THE ROSES SOPHIETURNER (SANSA) ADOPTED THE DOG THAT PLAYED HER DIRE WOLF ALMOST EVERYONE IS A LOT OLDER IN THE SHOW THAN IN THE BOOKS 16 JON DANY SANSA ARYA 24 BRIENNE THEON DAVOS 32 16 49 37 GAME OF THRONES IS THE MOST ILLEGALY DOWNLOADED SHOW IN THE WORLD THE SHOW MAKES SEVERAL REFERENCES TO MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL GANDALF'S SWORD GLAMDRING IS A PART OF THE SHOW'S IRON THRONE SAMWELL TARLY AND SHIREEN BARATHEON WERE SECOND COUSINS JORAH MORMONT WAS THE UNCLE OF MARGAERY AND LORAS TYRELL DAENERYS IS THE SECOND COUSIN OF THE LATE KING ROBERT BARATHEON THERE HAVE BEEN OVER 150.000 ON-SCREEN DEATHS ISO FAR CONTESTANTS FOR THE CROWN CERSE LANNISTER 61 AL-PRESENT DAENERYS TARGARYEN B2 AL-PRESENT EURON GREYJOY 260 AL-PRESENT JON SNOW 28T AL-302 AL-PRE and this cunt i quess ARMIES OF WESTEROS 25.00D LANNISTER FOOTMEN 5.000 IRONBORN 8.CO0 UNSULLIED 150.000 0OT RAKI SCRLAMERS FOCKIN DRAGONS 10.000IRONBORN 10.000 KORTH FOOTMEN 18.000 VALE FOOTMEN/KNIGHTS 500 WILDLINGS 35.500 34 BROTHERS 34 POTENTIALLY EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER DIED WERE FUCKED NUMBERS&STUFF COMMON TONGU SORRY FOR LONG POST HERE'S SOME ROAST CHICKEN HAVE A NICE DAY :) Fun Facts about Game of Thrones
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