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gilbertbielschmidt:

i was joking but then i checked and i—-

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digg:

This could be us but you playin with a piece of popcorn.

digg:

This could be us but you playin with a piece of popcorn.

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mothernaturenetwork:

Is the decline in cursive handwriting a bad thing? Yes, but not for the reason you thinkWith the introduction of devices in the classroom, fewer students are learning cursive handwriting. If you’re wondering why that’s a problem, read on.

mothernaturenetwork:

Is the decline in cursive handwriting a bad thing? Yes, but not for the reason you think
With the introduction of devices in the classroom, fewer students are learning cursive handwriting. If you’re wondering why that’s a problem, read on.

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youknowyouarerussianwhen:

This professor could not find a projector and drew the map of the world himself.

youknowyouarerussianwhen:

This professor could not find a projector and drew the map of the world himself.

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older-and-far-away:

kirbomatic:

happy earth day friends

this is…the best possible use of this particular gif. 

older-and-far-away:

kirbomatic:

happy earth day friends

this is…the best possible use of this particular gif. 

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trvl:

love this.

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pennyfornasa:

Happy Earth Day from all of us at Penny4NASA!
Let’s Build Rockets, Not Bombs! http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/
Buy this poster from our store here: http://www.cafepress.com/spaceadvocates/9569326

pennyfornasa:

Happy Earth Day from all of us at Penny4NASA!

Let’s Build Rockets, Not Bombs! http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

Buy this poster from our store here: http://www.cafepress.com/spaceadvocates/9569326

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sketchprincess:

imgonnamakeachange:

stunningpicture:

This dog just came into the animal hospital I work at because he ate a dozen pot brownies…ಠ_ಠ

aw looks like fozzi bear

Omfg poor baby

sketchprincess:

imgonnamakeachange:

stunningpicture:

This dog just came into the animal hospital I work at because he ate a dozen pot brownies…ಠ_ಠ

aw looks like fozzi bear

Omfg poor baby

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ucresearch:

washingtonpost:

“Some say the world will end in fire,” wrote Robert Frost, “some say in ice.” Um, spoiler much? (via In defense of spoilers, from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘House of Cards’)

Here’s the spoiler: research by UC San Diego psychologists find that spoilers make reading stories more enjoyable (here’s their paper: Story spoilers don’t spoil stories).
How they tested it: Participants in the study were given a series of short stories that they hadn’t read before (covering a variety of genres: an ironic-twist story, a mystery, and a more evocative literary story).  Some participants were given a story with a paragraph that spoiled the story, while others were not.  They then rated the story in terms of enjoyment. 
It turns out that most of the people for whom the story was “spoiled” reported enjoying it more than those who read it unprepared.
This was true whether the spoiler revealed a twist at the end (e.g., that the condemned man’s daring escape is just a fantasy as the rope snaps taut around his neck) or solved the crime (e.g., Poirot discovers that the apparent target of attempted murder was in fact the perpetrator). It was also true when the spoiler was more poetic.
What it means: Spoilers may allow readers to organize developments, anticipate the implications of events, and resolve ambiguities that occur in the course of reading — which is consistent with the idea that we can re-watch a movie or re-read a book and still enjoy it. 

ucresearch:

washingtonpost:

“Some say the world will end in fire,” wrote Robert Frost, “some say in ice.” Um, spoiler much? (via In defense of spoilers, from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘House of Cards’)

Here’s the spoiler: research by UC San Diego psychologists find that spoilers make reading stories more enjoyable (here’s their paper: Story spoilers don’t spoil stories).

How they tested it: Participants in the study were given a series of short stories that they hadn’t read before (covering a variety of genres: an ironic-twist story, a mystery, and a more evocative literary story).  Some participants were given a story with a paragraph that spoiled the story, while others were not.  They then rated the story in terms of enjoyment. 

It turns out that most of the people for whom the story was “spoiled” reported enjoying it more than those who read it unprepared.

This was true whether the spoiler revealed a twist at the end (e.g., that the condemned man’s daring escape is just a fantasy as the rope snaps taut around his neck) or solved the crime (e.g., Poirot discovers that the apparent target of attempted murder was in fact the perpetrator). It was also true when the spoiler was more poetic.

What it means: Spoilers may allow readers to organize developments, anticipate the implications of events, and resolve ambiguities that occur in the course of reading — which is consistent with the idea that we can re-watch a movie or re-read a book and still enjoy it.