July 27, 2014

hugglez4eva:

sagansense:

You can read all about it HERE, and it’s as awesome as it looks and sounds.

From the article:

Made With Code is a new Google initiative to motivate future female programmers. Only 18% of computer science degrees are earned by women, and Google is spending $50 million over the next three years to change those numbers.

More than 150 high school girls turned out for the event, including local chapters of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Black Girls Code and Girls Who Code. Kaling, a writer and actress, emceed the premiere, which brought in Google X Vice President Megan Smith, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton, iLuminate creator Miral Kotb, Pixar Director of Photography Danielle Feinberg and UNICEF Innovation cofounder Erica Kochi.

Source: Mashable

I feel like this is a good place to add this TedX talk

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July 23, 2014

ivoryathena:

Badass women from history

  1. Leather clad English rocker girl
  2. Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
  3. Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
  4. Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle

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July 23, 2014

ericscissorhands:

"Creepy girls you’re just my style, blood red lipstick you don’t smile, falling victim to your fantasy - damn, i love that you’re so creepy.”(X)

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July 22, 2014

size10plz:

Here are some peter pan dresses! Most of these go up to 4XL as well!

You can also get $15 off your first order of $50 by signing up here! Also if you have an order over $100 you can use this code on top of the $15 discount and get $20 off! The code is: App20

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July 18, 2014

supernaturalisadrug:

yesmissmori:

THINX Underwear:

OH SHIT YOU GUYS THIS COMPANY IS MAKING UNDERWEAR THAT IS STAIN RESISTANT, ANTIMICROBIAL, AND WILL ABSORB UP TO 6 TEASPOONS OF LIQUID BUT STILL LOOKS FUCKING SEXY

AND DID I MENTION THIS PART:

For every pair of THINX you buy, you help one girl in the developing world stay in school by providing her with seven washable, reusable cloth pads.

AND WHY IS THAT SUCH A BIG DEAL? HERE’S WHY:

After doing some research, Agrawal says she found that more than 100 million girls in the developing world were missing a week of school because of their periods, and using things such as leaves, old rags, or plastic bags in the place of sanitary pads.

THE SIZES RUN FROM XS TO XXL AND THE PRICES ARE NOT INSANE, THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY HIGHER THAN THOSE 5 FOR $10 SALES AT TARGET BUT YOU WON’T HAVE TO THROW THEM OUT BECAUSE YOU MISCALCULATED YOUR FLOW AND BLED ALL OVER THEM BEFORE YOU COULD GET TO A BATHROOM

I’M SORRY FOR SHOUTING I’M JUST REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS

LIKE HOLY FUCKBASKET IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME

NEED

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July 16, 2014

mindofamedstudent:

Tutorial: how to make organized notes.

  1. Read the objectives of the lecture. If there aren’t any, flip through the lecture slides and make an outline. This puts into perspective what you need to be learning and what you should get out of this lecture.
  2. Skim the book to get familiar with how the information is divided compared to your outline or objectives. While doing this, you’ll figure out whether or not you need the extra details from the book. Sometimes the lecture is enough and you could keep the textbook just as a reference to things you don’t get.
  3. Write down the first objective and flip to the page in the book that has the information pertaining to that objective. Read the lecture slide then refer to the book for details.
  4. Combine your lecture notes with the textbook information. Do this by rewriting the information in your own words and try to be as concise as possible. 
  5. Keep doing this for every objective. Paste things if it helps.
  6. Make sure that you’re not just copying information. Use visual aids as much as possible. Put the information in a table, flowchart, diagram, etc.. (refer to this post to see how I make my flowcharts).
  7. When you’re done with all your objectives, go through the lecture and your notes to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

General tips on how to keep them organized:

  • Be systemic. Making objective-oriented notes is one way to do that. 
  • Use two (or more colors). Color-coding information helps me remember it + it doesn’t look that bad.
  • Section your objectives according to the topic. Then make sure that when you’re writing out the information, it’s in a sequence that’s understandable.

Disclaimer: this is the way I’ve been making my notes since I started med school. By no means am I claiming it’s perfect or that everybody should follow it.

Hope this helps and as always, happy studying :)

July 13, 2014
amandaonwriting:

The Writers Write Interview - Lauren Beukes
Lauren was in Johannesburg to promote her latest novel, Broken Monsters. She was charming and irreverent. She believes we should be promiscuous in our reading and try different genres and authors. One of her latest favourite finds has been Jennifer Egan. Her down-to-earth writing advice also inspired us. As she says, ‘There’s no such thing as writer’s block. There is such a thing as a big lump of fear and procrastination and the way to get through it is to chip away at it. Or sneak around it when the block’s not looking.’
Read the interview here

amandaonwriting:

The Writers Write Interview - Lauren Beukes

Lauren was in Johannesburg to promote her latest novel, Broken Monsters. She was charming and irreverent. She believes we should be promiscuous in our reading and try different genres and authors. One of her latest favourite finds has been Jennifer Egan. Her down-to-earth writing advice also inspired us. As she says, ‘There’s no such thing as writer’s block. There is such a thing as a big lump of fear and procrastination and the way to get through it is to chip away at it. Or sneak around it when the block’s not looking.’

Read the interview here

July 13, 2014
lushious:

Possibly the most important book I’ve ever read

lushious:

Possibly the most important book I’ve ever read

July 12, 2014

fyodor-brostoevski:

burntumbra:

doctorsdemons:

whitedarryl:

asatira:

elfgrove:

mmemento:

leaper182:

bead-bead:

the-writers-ramblings:

i cant even make it past the table of contents im laughing too hard

WHAT IS THIS BOOK!?!

It’s called “Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology”
By Cory O’Brien, and it looks highly entertaining. :D

Gilgamesh: THE ULTIMATE BROMANCE

Give it here, now.

Sweet Fluffy Gods why is there not an audiobook version?

I need to find this book.

The first time Iv’e wanted to read something since Metro 2033.

guy

guys…look what we did :D

PS YOU GUYS CAN READ MORE OF THIS STUFF FOR FREE ON THE AUTHOR’S ORIGINAL BLOG/WEBSITE, IT’S ALL HILARIOUS AND BRILLIANT

dude I WANT THIS

(Source: thewritersramblings)

July 7, 2014

noseinabook:

Some books for fans of My Mad Fat Diary