notkatniss:

Gillian Flynn droppin some straight up wisdom

notkatniss:

Gillian Flynn droppin some straight up wisdom

learnhowtoadult:

New video: “What If Depression Followed You Online?”

If depressed thoughts (symptoms of depression and anxiety) spoke to you online, how would you cope? Your answer could be the key to real-life recovery.

elphabaheartshaven:

tardis-scooter:

kingarthurofgeek:

WHEN IT IS TIME FOR THE DOCTOR 100th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL:

Matt Smith will be 81. 

David Tennant will be 92. 

Christopher Eccleston, if he is still alive, will be 99. 

And Paul McGann will be 104 and not have aged a day. 

So that means we already know what 3 of the four will look like, then.

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Truth.

A message from redcurlygurl
How is it that you have always told yourself it is worth it? Your art, how can you take yourself seriously when it's not great in the beginning? How can you say "Yes, I can do this. I can have the career if my dreams?" Low self-worth = lost artist
A reply from maggie-stiefvater

Because I love history, and I believe in the weight of all those stories: thousands and thousands of beloved artists who started out mediocre.

The past is full of people who weren’t great, who were doing nothing of import, who made art that wouldn’t last. It’s spattered with people, too, who were the best and brightest — geniuses and visionaries.

In the end, history doesn’t care if you were part of the latter group or the former. History only cares if you were one of the ones who dared: that is brilliance, and anyone can shoot for it.

hermione + text posts

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Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.

In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:

“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”

In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.

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aseaofquotes:

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

aseaofquotes:

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago