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commonly misused words - learn the proper usage of these words to get your way up to any English proficiency exams - IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, etc.

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JERKING OFF TO THIS

OH GOD LESS VERSUS FEWER THANK YOU FOR ACKNOWLEDGING MY PERSONAL GRAMMATICAL VENDETTA.

By accident. On purpose. Never on accident.

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miscellaneousdesserts:

Salted Caramel Brownie Bites (recipe)

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dollneedle:

Here it is, as I promised!

So, my first tutorial I actually put some time into doing.
I would be ever so happy if people would tell me what they like/don’t like about it so I know in the future how to adjust it. If there is anything you wish to know about it, just ask.
I know the Pictures look kinda… bad, but I did what I could with what I had and I, atleast, loved the outcome. I have a new pair of “frillies” and I love them and I tried my best to do this tutorial as simple to follow as possible.

When making this, I used a fabric with cotton/linen mix.
Thats why it gets so wrinkly so fast, but its still a good fabric for undergarment since it breath and is very soft. This tutorial is a basic, so you can decorate your bloomers as much as you wish and in any way you wish.

When following this tutorial, I used the pattern for mens torusers to make the bloomers a bit more casual. I also made the waistline lower, since I don’t really like when things are to tight around my waist. I guess I’m sensetive.
Haha.

Good luck with your sewing and don’t forget to comment and “follow”. :D

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the-library-and-step-on-it:

The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth.Book Review by the-library-and-step-on-it


When I first saw this book I was in a bookstore in Liverpool and I fell in love the second I opened it to a random page. I looked, closed it again, said “yep, you’re coming with me,” and bought it about two minutes later. The page I saw had an detailed anatomical drawing of a pegasus (you know, a mythological horse with wings), complete with a list of Latin terms for all the different bones and muscles. Have I piqued your interest yet?
The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black is part fictional biography, part anatomical sketches, and tells the story of a nineteenth-century surgeon who tries to develop his theory that mythological creatures were our evolutionary ancestors. The biography is fairly dry and not too interesting if you’re already familiar with Frankenstein or H.P. Lovecraft, but thankfully it’s only 65 pages long (warning: the story gets quite gory. Skip if you’re sensitive about vivisection). However, the main appeal of the book are the drawings. They are detailed, well thought out, and look completely believable. If you’ve ever wondered what the respiratory system of a siren looks like, this book can tell you.
The writing may not be very impressive, but the artwork makes this book a great curiosity, perfect if you’re a coffee-table display kind of person. Or want to trick your children into believing that centaurs are real.
Either.
Both.

Find more reviews here.

the-library-and-step-on-it:

The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth.
Book Review by the-library-and-step-on-it

When I first saw this book I was in a bookstore in Liverpool and I fell in love the second I opened it to a random page. I looked, closed it again, said “yep, you’re coming with me,” and bought it about two minutes later. The page I saw had an detailed anatomical drawing of a pegasus (you know, a mythological horse with wings), complete with a list of Latin terms for all the different bones and muscles. Have I piqued your interest yet?

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black is part fictional biography, part anatomical sketches, and tells the story of a nineteenth-century surgeon who tries to develop his theory that mythological creatures were our evolutionary ancestors. The biography is fairly dry and not too interesting if you’re already familiar with Frankenstein or H.P. Lovecraft, but thankfully it’s only 65 pages long (warning: the story gets quite gory. Skip if you’re sensitive about vivisection). However, the main appeal of the book are the drawings. They are detailed, well thought out, and look completely believable. If you’ve ever wondered what the respiratory system of a siren looks like, this book can tell you.

The writing may not be very impressive, but the artwork makes this book a great curiosity, perfect if you’re a coffee-table display kind of person. Or want to trick your children into believing that centaurs are real.

Either.

Both.

Find more reviews here.

fucktonofanatomyreferencesreborn:

A scrumptious fuck-ton of human mouth references.

[From various sources]

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koryos:

If you love Scottish fold cats, I’m going to tell you something you don’t want to hear. Please, please read on anyway. If you are considering adopting a Scottish fold, PLEASE continue reading. This information needs to be more widely known.

In 2008, the Journal of Small Animal practice released a short report on disorders associated with breeds of cats. In this report, the authors mentioned the Scottish fold:

People who own them may be “charmed” by their round faces and open expression (and they may not realise that the reason the cats do not move around too much is because they are variably crippled with arthritis).1

The gene that causes the cute fold in the Scottish fold’s ear also leads to the development of a degenerative disorder called osteochondrodysplasia. ALL Scottish folds have this disorder, whether they show symptoms or not- the fold in their ears is caused by a cartilage deformity that also affects their joints.

Osteochondrodysplasia leads to crippling osteoarthritis, which affects Scottish folds at much younger ages than other breeds of cats. In cats heterozygous for the gene, the disease’s progression can be seen in cats as young as six months. In homozygous cats, it can be seen as early as seven weeks old.

Affected cats may be grossly deformed, with short wide limbs and a short, inflexible tail. They show lameness, swollen wrist (carpal) and ankle (tarsal) joints, have an abnormal gait, and are reluctant to move and jump. Severely affected individuals become crippled and unable to walk.

Many affected cats are euthanased earlier in life due to the profound effects of this disease.2

The breed is often described as “placid” and “calm.” This is due to the fact that they are constantly in pain due to this disorder. Even in mild, ‘asymptomatic’ cases which can occur in heterozygous cats, they may still be experiencing pain due to cats’ tendency to hide their suffering.

Many breeders of Scottish folds claim that not all heterozygous cats have the disorder, because the studies that examined the cats (which were all, heterozygous or not, shown to have it) had small sample sizes.

In 2003, Lorraine Shelton, a specialist in genetic diseases, offered to pay for 300 x-rays of healthy adult Scottish folds to prove that the disorder was not present in some heterozygous cats.

…She has asked a list of 300 Scottish Fold breeders from around the world to go to their vet to get X-rays done. She had offered to pay for these X-rays but not a single breeder had taken up that offer. You could not know whether this problem existed unless an X-ray was taken. If somebody would send her an X-ray of a healthy hind leg of a folded eared cat, she would be grateful as she wanted to see the very first one.3

To date, no one has taken her up on the offer. The breeders’ unwillingness to have their cats examined speaks volumes. The authors of all studies on these cats agree: it ethically wrong to continue breeding these cats.

It disturbs me that any breeder would knowingly continue to create animals that will be in pain throughout their lives. As a cat lover myself, I am begging you, please do not buy Scottish folds. Do not support these unethical breeding practices, or the concept that it is acceptable to intentionally breed unhealthy animals for the sake of how they look.

Citations

Breed-related disorders of cats (discusses issues with other breeds as well)

Genetic welfare problems of companion animals: osteochondrodysplasia (a thorough description of the disease and its prevalence)

FIFe meeting notes (leading to a decision not to recognize Scottish folds as an offical breed due to the disorder)

There was also a follow-up email about Shelton’s offer which can be read here.

Studies on osteochondrodysplasia in Scottish Folds

Osteochondrodysplasia in Scottish Fold cats

Incomplete dominant osteochondrodysplasia in heterozygous Scottish Fold cats (this is the source of the above x-ray pictures)

Before you buy ANY animal, please do your research. If a breed suffers from high incidences of genetic disorders, don’t use your money to support the creation of more animal suffering.

This is important enough to be posted to my main blog. I know I reblogged this months and months ago, but not enough people know about this.

There is absolutely no way to “cure” the Scottish folds of this. The gene that causes the ear to look so cute and floppy is because of the cartilage not forming properly, which is what causes the health problems — even in cats that are bred Fold x Non Fold.

What’s fucking worse is that they’re cross breeding Scottish folds with other cats. As soon as I saw them crossed with Sphynxes (anyone who follows me is probably aware of the three Sphynxes we have and how much I love them), my heart sank. This is called a “Skinderlop”

Breeding is supposed to be about breeding healthy cats/animals free of defects, and about examining mutations to see what the health risks are, if there are any. It is not supposed to be about creating more cats who are doomed to horrible health problems from birth. That is so cruel it’s unbelievable - and people still defend this breed’s continued existence…

If you know anyone who is looking into getting a kitten from a breeder, PLEASE let them know about the health problems associated with Scottish folds and cross breeds so that they don’t continue to support this sort of thing. It is needlessly cruel.

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antivian:


When I was first starting the whole process of finding applying to colleges, I was blessed enough to attend one of the best charter schools in the country, with several great teachers and a CAP Advisor that put so much time and effort into helping us figure out what we were going to do with our futures. I know not everyone is so lucky to have access to the same sort of people or resources, so here’s a long masterpost of many useful links and lots of great information you can use. If you ever want advice or to talk about college, feel free to message me!

Guides and Articles to Help Decision Making and Overall Process
For first-generation college students
For finding colleges and scholarships (A MUST CLICK FOR ALL)
Questions to ask yourself when deciding your major
Should you double major?
Is studying abroad right for you?
For High School Students
Check out fee waivers for AP testing AND the SATs
How do things change from high school to the real world?
11 college tips they won’t tell you in school
9 myths about college life that aren’t necessarily true
10 common mistakes made by college freshmen
15 tips on conquering your college freshmen fears
For Students in Florida
MDC is a great+cheap place to start your college education
Even better if you can apply and study in their Honors College
Attending MDC? See if you can be an American Dream Scholar
Check your eligibility for Bright Futures Scholarship
For College Students
How to pass a college class
What to do if you failed a class
10 college mistakes to avoid
A student’s guide to surviving college finals
A guide to surviving living on campus and having roommates
GED
What is the GED test?
What is on the test?
Free online GED  prep course
Sample GED test questions
Free practice GED test
Multiple free GED practice exams by 4Tests
SAT
What is the SAT?
When to take the test
Register for the SAT (Ask your school for waivers if you can)
Official SAT Question of the Day
Official SAT practice questions
Help donate rice to the hungry by answering practice questions
5 sources for free SAT Prep
ACT
ACT Test 101
Official ACT test prep
ACT Question of the Day
ACT practice questions and sample writing prompts
Free ACT practice exam by 4Tests
7 sources for free ACT practice
21 strategies to improve your ACT score
TOEFL
What is the TOEFL?
Here’s a free TOEFL practice exam
Free TOEFL practice exam by 4Tests
Financial Aid
College financial aid terms defined
What can I use the financial aid office for?
Common financial aid myths
Important college financial aid deadlines
FAFSA deadlines by State
10 tips for getting the most out of college financial aid
Apply for Federal Student Aid (Which you NEVER have to pay for)
Paying for college with grants
The ins and outs of scholarships
Scholarship for women/POC studying to work in video games
Student Loans
Student Loans 101
Federal Student Aid - What you need to know about loans
8 tips for taking out student loans
Volunteer for the community and get help paying off your loans
Saving, Managing, and Making Money
Buying/renting textbooks/learning materials at really cheap prices
35 discounts your student ID could get you
5 way to relax for under $5
Managing and saving money in college
5 ways to track your college expenses
20 different ways to make money in college
You can travel cheaper as a student
Youth and student discount cards
Scheduling Courses
4 tips for creating the perfect class schedule
Do research on the professors of the classes you want to take
Tips for Using the Rate My Professor Website
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Take your notes and flashcards with you everywhere you go
Help donate rice to the hungry by studying any of these subjects
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23 science-backed study tips
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How to get motivated to study
Google smarter
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Project Gutenberg offers over 45,000 free eBooks
Writing Essays + Papers
The 5 best free word processors
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When you’re not sure where to capitalize in a title
Help in building your works cited
For when you need even more help making citations
For when the word you want is on the tip of your tongue
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Alternatives to the word “said”
Common errors in English usage
Common English grammar errors to avoid
The importance of the oxford comma
Other Helpful Resources
How To: Become An Adult
Really long and great masterpost that I use all the time
Good advice for submitting art school portfolios
Musical Theatre Auditions Masterpost
A Self Help Masterpost of Masterposts
Recovery resources
Contraceptives Masterpost
Essential Productivity Apps for any student
How to keep your laptop in tip-top shape

antivian:

When I was first starting the whole process of finding applying to colleges, I was blessed enough to attend one of the best charter schools in the country, with several great teachers and a CAP Advisor that put so much time and effort into helping us figure out what we were going to do with our futures. I know not everyone is so lucky to have access to the same sort of people or resources, so here’s a long masterpost of many useful links and lots of great information you can use. If you ever want advice or to talk about college, feel free to message me!

Guides and Articles to Help Decision Making and Overall Process

For High School Students

For Students in Florida

For College Students

GED

SAT

ACT

TOEFL

Financial Aid

Student Loans

Saving, Managing, and Making Money

Scheduling Courses

High-Quality Studying+Productivity Resources (FOR FREE!)

Writing Essays + Papers

Other Helpful Resources

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asylum-art:

Erevos Aether – Wake the Serpent Not

Erevos Aether’s AW 2014-15 collection, Wake the Serpent Not, contrasts sheer, romantic, fragile textures with armorlike iridescent leather and metallic elements. The architectural qualities of this tough, invulnerable aspect combine with its softer side to create a high sci-fi look that is dark and impressive.

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proofmathisbeautiful:

I’m not even kidding guys…I already ordered 2!

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

Andrew Liszewski

A Leatherman multi-tool hanging off your belt is a great way to stay prepared for emergencies, but it means you look like someone with a Leatherman hanging off their belt—and that part’s not so great. This innocuous hair clip is a better alternative. It manages to replicate the functionality of quite a few tools, but will all but disappear when used to keep your bangs at bay.

It can serve as a flat-head screwdriver, even for fixing those tiny screws on your glasses. It’s got a 5/16 wrench for tackling the occasional bolt, and there’s a serrated edge for hacking through rope, but hopefully not hacking through your hair when worn. It could very well be the smallest multi-tool you can buy for just $10, trumped only by the Q-Tip when it comes to cost versus functionality.