IT EVEN GIVES YOU THE WORK THAT TEACHERS REQUIRE!!
Reblogging because I can see the value of this as a teaching tool; math education failed me so fucking hard. Anything that can help others succeed is worthwhile.
So timely. College starts tomorrow, and this is going to be super helpful, as I dont think the calc class I’m taking is using MyMathLab this semester (which sucks because it is the reason I got A’s in all of the previous math classes I’ve taken)
Bookmarked, shared and pinned in the browser.
This is such a conversation my friends in Saudi and I would have xD (miss them dearly)
watch a man’s ego crumble to shreds in only three messages
tHIS IS OVER THE COURSE OF TEN MINUTES OH MY FUCKING GOD
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT THING.
Ten fucking minutes.
"omg why do you hate men why why why why why why why why why"
Watch a boy’s ego crumble to shreds in only three messages. #TFTFY
I’d laugh if I hadn’t actually see this happen IRL.
i want to force like 75% of male nerddom to watch this conversation
- A lot of nerds/geeks/whatever are self-conscious about their geekyness. Until recently, I used to be this way.
- Non-geeks do still view geeks in a somewhat negative light, for numerous reasons.
- Some geeks are just socially maladjusted, for numerous reasons. Some aren’t.
Unfortunately, those of us who manage balanced geeky lives, tend to occasionally get lumped up with the maladjusted ones. It happens. Display a modicum of intelligence, or passion for a particular subject matter, and you get comments like “oh, you’re a geek, aren’t you?” followed by that leery cringe. I’ve been told by people, who have gotten to know me, how wrong they were to initially assume that I was one of “those” geeks. I personally find such situations similar to being told that I “speak so well” despite my ethnicity (yes, this still happens too. Society, eh?).
So, it’s good to be self-aware, honest, and self-critical. This will allow you to grow out of your shell, and become the best person you can be. Also, it is good to be true to yourself, so that you can flourish and be happy. However, sometimes you just have to accept that not everybody is going to like you, and that sometimes, their reasons are just not valid at all.
You can’t please everybody, you are not obligated to, but don’t use this as a crutch to avoid working on bettering yourself.
Harry Potter MBTI Chart
If you don’t know your type do the test here:
James Potter :3
Extravert(11%) iNtuitive(38%) Thinking(12%) Judging(89%)
- You have slight preference of Extraversion over Introversion (11%)
- You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
- You have slight preference of Thinking over Feeling (12%)
- You have strong preference of Judging over Perceiving (89%
When we send the message that resistance is a form of flirtation—a strategic move in the game of love—we romanticize the imposition of one human being’s will on another. The building block of violence. By looking at love and sex as a game, a chase, a fight, we give violence our social permission, cultivate a rape culture, and throw consent out with the bathwater. If, as Rhiannon says “I don’t know means No. I’m drunk means No. Maybe means No. I don’t seem into it means No,” then that should apply to every aspect of the dating experience. Hard To Get and No Means No don’t—can’t—exist together. One lives in a world of conquest and the other of communication. And if you say No when you mean Yes or infer Yes from another person’s No, I’d say you’re not really communicating.
This is why I’m building on Jackie and Rhiannon’s conclusions about the importance of discussing consent in rape prevention to necessarily include a critical approach to how consent is treated and talked about in romantic relationships. We must ask ourselves if conquest has a place in modern love. Are games like Hard To Get helping us find companionship or hurting us by creating socially-approved spaces where No is treated as a green light instead of a stop sign?
No, I don’t play hard to get. If I like you, you’ll know it. If I don’t like you, you’ll really know it. And if you decide to cross a line despite my big, hand-painted “No Trespassing” sign, we’ve got a problem.
-Rachel Kay Albers (via unwinona)
This sums up pretty much why I won’t bother dating, or playing the so-called “game”. I don’t consider it turtling up, and shutting women out, but rather a conscious choice to not buy into a cultural disease (I’ll call it that for now, as hyperbolic as it may sound), that just tends to over-complicate life in general (putting it nicely).
As a man (and from a male perspective), I’d just rather not deal with this. I wasn’t brought up to, and on a spiritual level, I see the wisdom behind keeping this aspect of social-interaction at bay. Dialing things back to the basics, I think it’s important to keep intentions clear from the get-go. Being an adult means being able to articulate your intentions and stand by them. And, for instance, if you want a long-term steady and serious relationship (i.e. you’re looking to get married, eventually. Again, approaching this strictly from my perspective), I don’t think it is wrong to tactfully (and with some savoir faire) set that I-don’t-want-to-fool-around tone even if you are at the starting-point of a casual friendship. I personally think doing so closes a lot of doors that could lead to people thinking you want to play these games. Keep things direct, and simple. Simplicity is good, and it helps keep people from either inadvertently hurting each other; or going down a path that could lead to something along the lines of what the above post discusses. Some might find it a pretty heavy handed approach, but I say that it all depends on what your goals and beliefs are.
Just some of my thoughts on life and such. This is where I stand.
Ariana Page Russell - Skin
About the series:
"Artist Ariana Page Russell was, born with a skin condition called Dermatographia, any light scratch will raise her skin into rosy welts which last for about 30 minutes. She explains dermatographia as:
A condition in which one’s immune system releases excessive amounts of histamine, causing capillaries to dilate and welts to appear (lasting about thirty minutes) when the hypersensitive skin’s surface is lightly scratched. This allows me to painlessly draw on my skin with just enough time to photograph the results. Even though I can direct this ephemeral response by drawing on it, the reaction is involuntary, much like the uncontrollable nature of a blush.
The photographs from her series Skin capture her body covered in beautiful temporary designs of her own creation. She writes words, creates patterns with floral flourishes and points, and even connects her freckles like stars in a body based constellation.”
I had this problem as a kid. The gentlest scratch would cause my skin to welt up. I entertained myself and my classmates by writing their names on my skin.
I was also allergic to strawberries.
Both conditions have subsided on their own, without any medical intervention.