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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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Crime, Instagram, and Memes: Chris Harrigan 5 hrs Melbourne, VIC Guys this is the true crime story of the decade: Yesterday a friend told me what might well be the best story I've ever heard. She had caught the train in from Frankston. And while she was waiting for the train to come, she noticed a man sitting down on the platform with a bag of fish and chips. But he wasn't really eating them. He was just sort of letting them air. This attracted a few seagulls, who began to circle the platform. Instead of shooing the birds away, the man offered them a few chips. He'd toss one a foot or so away from him. It was like he was beckoning them to come closer. He kept doing this, eking the chips out slowly, until there was a big group of seagulls in front of him, 15 or 20. A tiny army. He'd throw them a chip every now and then - just enough to keep the birds interested, but not enough to sate them. It was frustrating. They were getting angry. Squawking. It was like he was rearing them up for... something. Then the train came, and everyone got on. But the man stayed on the ground with his chips. Just when the train was about to leave. It happened. Right before the doors closed, the man threw the entire bag of the fish and chips into the train. The entire flock of seagulls followed the bag. And the doors closed. Inside the train: pandemonium The next train stop was five minutes away. 💨 @hitsblunt is the funniest hits blunt page on Instagram! 👺😂

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Christmas, Christmas Tree, and Tree: My sister's cat Luna decided to pose in front of the christmas tree. She's deaf and can't bend her right leg when sitting down

My sister's cat Luna decided to pose in front of the christmas tree. She's deaf and can't bend her right leg when sitting down

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Creepy, Family, and Fanfiction: professorsparklepants Role swap au where Zuko was the Avatar who got frozen for a hundred years, so when he's rescued from the ice instead of a goofy twelve year old Katara catches this mysterious teenager with long hair and a cool scar and a fucking DRAGON Katara: BOY???? HOT BOY?????? HOT TEENAGE BOY????????? Zuko: *speaks* Katara: nevermind I hate him brawltogethernow How does Aang factor into this? I ask because the more l think about it the more I want him to somehow be trying to capture the Avatar. professorsparklepants Aang is 112 years old, decided he was going to be Zuko's airbending teacher, and refuses to take no for an answer brawltogethernow Aang: Aw, the new Avatar doesn't want me Aang: "gets out a weighted net* Time for Plan B then professorsparklepants JDJSHJABDBFJSH brawltogethernow Look, you know how you keep a net from falling on you? YOU AIRBEND IT, SUCKA. Air comes right after fire in the cycle so it's not like the guy has any other options. Do you want a flaming net falling on you? No? Then learn to airbend. Or this tiny old man will cart you away like a trussed turkey and lecture you about the power of laughter, going with the flow, opening your chakras, and other hippie shit brawltogethernow Sokka, slouching against a fence, not moving: Oh nooooooo, that creepy old man stole the Avataaaaaaaaaar Sokka, sitting down on the ground: We should dooooo something Sokka, pulling out his lunch: Otherwise he might actually learn something That would be teeeerrible. Katara, indignant rage coursing through her body: Sokka!!!!! We have to o look for him!!!! Sokka: Might! Actually! Learn! Something! Katara! Katara: wavers* Katara, also sitting down: We have to go look for him... "gets out her own sandwich But, maybe after lunch professorsparklepants I love that this transforms Aang's role in the full Team Avatar familial situation from the baby of the family to the Grandpa with weird hobbies Source: professorsparklepants Fanfiction is good, actually.
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Anaconda, Apple, and Cars: Katie Notopoulos @katienotopoulos What was "the incident" in your high school? 8:28 PM 25 Dec 17 1,992 Retweets 7,994 Likes derpsquadk-pop: chocolate-cloud-artist: foxflaim: cubeget: libertarirynn: Most of my “incidents“ occurred in college because I was homeschooled. They include: The time a mentally ill homeless man looked up porn on the library computer and then wandered campus claiming he was Jesus. The time the school announced in the middle of the week that if we didn’t get our financial shit together immediately, the school would shut down in a few days and those of us in the middle of completing our majors would be boned. The time our financial advisor was caught embezzling a quarter million dollars The guy who wandered campus in a blue gimp suit A clique of students I never personally knew arrived to school with a Mexican flag and hung it up on the wall of the cafeteria when lunch time came around. They then stood up on the tables and proceeded to chant “F*ck Trump” and tried to get others in the lunch room to join in. They were semi-successful, and the crowd grew larger. This was, of course, not 100% safe for school grounds, so all the staff of the school had to step in to calm things down. This only made them more upset, and the group turned into a small riot, ultimately leading up to the police arriving on campus and me being hit in the head by an airborn apple as i was sitting down at one of the lunch tables watching it unfold. I wasn’t even hungry that day. Okay, but you missed a couple things, my dude. Things picked up, not when they tried to calm people down, but when an administrator came in and took the flag down, because it wasn’t appropriate school behavior and it was blocking a clock. And this wasn’t just a food fight, but a full blown riot. I’m talking, trash cans were thrown, people had cuncusioun, someone got a few people were convinced that it wasn’t the police, but ICE, or what ever it was called there to arrest people. The entire school went into lockdown and there was around ten or so police cars in the parking lot. They wouldn’t let us leave through the front door, but made everyone shuffle out through the back bus lot. Also, going to the nearby park, there at least 25 more cop cars waiting just in case.Interesting day. That day was a mess, a literal and figurative mess. It really was😩😩 I was just trying to get to class but got stampeded by all the rioting students who were exiting the cafeteria. Yoooooo wtf?
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America, Ass, and Books: Thomas McFall @thomas_mcfall Hey guys, I know l usually just post shitty jokes on my Twitter but bear with me because l wanted to share something So in one of my Management classes l sit in the same seat in the front every day. Every single day I sit there Now, l also sit next to some foreign guy that 4/9/18, 6:22 AM 83.9K Retweets 151K Likes Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall. 5d 、 barely speaks English. The most advanced thing l've heard this guy say in English is "Wow, my muffin is really good" This guy also has a habit of stackin;g every item he owns in the exact space l sit. His bag, his food, his books, and his phone are ALWAYS right on my desk space 5 t 743 9,104 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d Now, every single time l walk into class this guy says "Ah, Tom. You here. Okay." And starts frantically clearing my desk of his belongings. He then makes it a habit to say "Ready for class, yeah?" And gives me a high five. Every day this quy gives me a high five 714 10.8K Thomas McFall @thomasmcfall 5d Tweet your reply Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d I was ALWAYS annoyed with this guy. l'm thinking "Dude, you know I sit in this seat every day. Why are you always stacking your shit here? And the last thing I want to do is give a guy who barely speaks my language high fives at 8 in the morning" Just get your shit off my desk 682 8,716 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d But today I came to class and was running a few minutes late. I'm standing outside because l had to send a quick text. I could see my usual space through the door out of the corner of my eye. Of course, my desk was filled with his belongings. The usual 4 1652 8,168 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d As I'm standing there on my phone another guy who was also late walks into the class before me and tried to take my seat since it's closest to the door. Tweet your reply 0 The guy sitting next to me stops this dude from sitting down and says "I'm sorry. My good friend Thomas sits here." t 1,125 19.5K Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall. 5d It was then that I realized this guy wasn't putting stuff on my seat to annoy me. He was saving me the seat every morning And this whole time he saw me as a friend but I was too busy thinking about myself to take him into consideration Cheesy as it sounds, I was touched 38 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall. 5d ﹀ l ended up going into class and of course he cleared the seat and said "Ah, Tom You here. Okay." And I did get a high five 02,686 41.1KT At the end of class l ended up asking him if he wanted to get a bite to eat with me We did. And we talked for a while. I got through the broken English 4 0795 15.2K Tweet your reply The guy moved here from the Middle East to pursue a college education in America. He plans to go back after he gets his degree. He's got two kids and a wife. He works full time and sends his all his left over money back home to his wife 6 875 18.1K Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d | asked him how he liked America as well He said he misses his family but it's exciting to be here. He also said "Not every American is nice to me like you are, Tom. I bought lunch, of course. Dude deserves it. He gave me a high five for buying lunch. Gotta keep up tradition 16 0994 23.2K Thomas McFall @thomas_mcfall 5d Moral of the story? Don't do what I do and constantly only think about yourself It took me nearly the entire semester to get my head out of my ass and realize this guy was just trying to be my friend Tweet your reply positive-memes: Student finds annoying foreigner is a friend he didn’t know he had.
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Children, Comfortable, and Food: "Travel isnit always pretty It isn't always comfortable Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that's okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memorY, Your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind." Anthony Bourdain June 25, 1956 June 8, 2018 aliofbabylon: “I used to believe that the human race as a whole was basically a few steps above wolves. That given the slightest change in circumstances, we would all, sooner or later, tear each other to shreds. That we were, at root, self-interested, cowardly, envious and potentially dangerous in groups. I have since come to believe — after many meals with many different people in many, many different places — that though there is no shortage of people who would do us harm, we are essentially good. That the world is, in fact, filled with mostly good and decent people who are simply doing the best they can. Everybody, it turns out, is proud of their food (when they have it). They enjoy sharing it with others (if they can). They love their children. They like a good joke. Sitting at the table has allowed me a privileged perspective and access that others, looking principally for “the story,” do not, I believe, always get. People feel free, with a goofy American guy who has expressed interest only in their food and what they do for fun, to tell stories about themselves — to let their guard down, to be and to reveal, on occasion, their truest selves. … People, wherever they live, are not statistics. They are not abstractions. … I’m not saying that sitting down with people and sharing a plate is the answer to world peace. Not by a long shot. But it can’t hurt.” - Anthony Bourdain

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America, Ass, and Books: Thomas McFall @thomas_mcfall Hey guys, I know l usually just post shitty jokes on my Twitter but bear with me because l wanted to share something So in one of my Management classes l sit in the same seat in the front every day. Every single day I sit there Now, l also sit next to some foreign guy that 4/9/18, 6:22 AM 83.9K Retweets 151K Likes Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall. 5d 、 barely speaks English. The most advanced thing l've heard this guy say in English is "Wow, my muffin is really good" This guy also has a habit of stackin;g every item he owns in the exact space l sit. His bag, his food, his books, and his phone are ALWAYS right on my desk space 5 t 743 9,104 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d Now, every single time l walk into class this guy says "Ah, Tom. You here. Okay." And starts frantically clearing my desk of his belongings. He then makes it a habit to say "Ready for class, yeah?" And gives me a high five. Every day this quy gives me a high five 714 10.8K Thomas McFall @thomasmcfall 5d Tweet your reply Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d I was ALWAYS annoyed with this guy. l'm thinking "Dude, you know I sit in this seat every day. Why are you always stacking your shit here? And the last thing I want to do is give a guy who barely speaks my language high fives at 8 in the morning" Just get your shit off my desk 682 8,716 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d But today I came to class and was running a few minutes late. I'm standing outside because l had to send a quick text. I could see my usual space through the door out of the corner of my eye. Of course, my desk was filled with his belongings. The usual 4 1652 8,168 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d As I'm standing there on my phone another guy who was also late walks into the class before me and tried to take my seat since it's closest to the door. Tweet your reply 0 The guy sitting next to me stops this dude from sitting down and says "I'm sorry. My good friend Thomas sits here." t 1,125 19.5K Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall. 5d It was then that I realized this guy wasn't putting stuff on my seat to annoy me. He was saving me the seat every morning And this whole time he saw me as a friend but I was too busy thinking about myself to take him into consideration Cheesy as it sounds, I was touched 38 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall. 5d ﹀ l ended up going into class and of course he cleared the seat and said "Ah, Tom You here. Okay." And I did get a high five 02,686 41.1KT At the end of class l ended up asking him if he wanted to get a bite to eat with me We did. And we talked for a while. I got through the broken English 4 0795 15.2K Tweet your reply The guy moved here from the Middle East to pursue a college education in America. He plans to go back after he gets his degree. He's got two kids and a wife. He works full time and sends his all his left over money back home to his wife 6 875 18.1K Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d | asked him how he liked America as well He said he misses his family but it's exciting to be here. He also said "Not every American is nice to me like you are, Tom. I bought lunch, of course. Dude deserves it. He gave me a high five for buying lunch. Gotta keep up tradition 16 0994 23.2K Thomas McFall @thomas_mcfall 5d Moral of the story? Don't do what I do and constantly only think about yourself It took me nearly the entire semester to get my head out of my ass and realize this guy was just trying to be my friend Tweet your reply <p><a href="https://positive-memes.tumblr.com/post/172967650881/student-finds-annoying-foreigner-is-a-friend-he" class="tumblr_blog">positive-memes</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Student finds annoying foreigner is a friend he didn’t know he had.</p></blockquote>
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