nudityandnerdery:

Remembered I never reblogged with my actual review of this book, so here it is:
Honeybee is heart-breaking, in the sweetest ways. Trista Mateer’s poetry often seems like it can best be described as a bloody wound, spilling out ink and words. In Honeybee, she walks through the messy end of a relationship and that painful process of figuring out how- and when- you became so detached from someone else’s life, while wondering how you didn’t manage the same escape.
Her poetry is vivid. Trista turns out phrases that make me jealous in the way they stick in my mind and my heart, and her poems carry so much openness in them. There are no heroes or villains in the breakup she paints, just two people who came together and took a grip on each other, so that it hurt that badly when they fell apart. 
Love and relationships isn’t meant to be taken simply in manageable pieces, and Honeybee is the same way. You shouldn’t take it a poem at a time. Get your tea or coffee or whiskey, sit in a chair that you can disappear into, and read the whole book in one sitting. And probably read it again. I’ve read it through twice now since I got it in the mail this afternoon, and I feel like it still needs more reading. It’s a bleeding wound, splattered on the page with ink instead of blood, and it needs to be breathed in.
Honeybee is a book that wants bent corners and notes scribbled in margins, because poetry about something so messy seems out of place on pristine pages. It gives me echoes of heartbreak I left behind years ago. I don’t have enough good words to tell you about this book, I just love it so much.
Go read her stuff. Go buy her book. Support an artist. Do it.

nudityandnerdery:

Remembered I never reblogged with my actual review of this book, so here it is:

Honeybee is heart-breaking, in the sweetest ways. Trista Mateer’s poetry often seems like it can best be described as a bloody wound, spilling out ink and words. In Honeybee, she walks through the messy end of a relationship and that painful process of figuring out how- and when- you became so detached from someone else’s life, while wondering how you didn’t manage the same escape.

Her poetry is vivid. Trista turns out phrases that make me jealous in the way they stick in my mind and my heart, and her poems carry so much openness in them. There are no heroes or villains in the breakup she paints, just two people who came together and took a grip on each other, so that it hurt that badly when they fell apart. 

Love and relationships isn’t meant to be taken simply in manageable pieces, and Honeybee is the same way. You shouldn’t take it a poem at a time. Get your tea or coffee or whiskey, sit in a chair that you can disappear into, and read the whole book in one sitting. And probably read it again. I’ve read it through twice now since I got it in the mail this afternoon, and I feel like it still needs more reading. It’s a bleeding wound, splattered on the page with ink instead of blood, and it needs to be breathed in.

Honeybee is a book that wants bent corners and notes scribbled in margins, because poetry about something so messy seems out of place on pristine pages. It gives me echoes of heartbreak I left behind years ago. I don’t have enough good words to tell you about this book, I just love it so much.

Go read her stuff. Go buy her book. Support an artist. Do it.

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mediamattersforamerica:

Fox spent much of its VMA coverage questioning Beyonce’s ability to promote feminism while being "extremely sexual."  

Megyn Kelly labeled Beyonce’s message and lyrics as “skanky,” while a FoxNews.com article claimed the singer “seemed to ensure her behind was the focus on each song, all the while educating young viewers about feminism.”

On The Five, Fox hosts suggested “she’s auditioning for a future husband,” and Greg Gutfeld announced that ”the greatest thing about pop culture is convincing women that acting like strippers is empowering.” 

What Fox failed to recognize is that expressing sexuality does not automatically remove a woman’s right to discuss equality. Instead, the network righteously slut-shamed Beyonce and used her performance as basis to attack feminism as a whole. In reality, such policing of women’s sexuality has harmed progress toward equality. The very same mindset has been used to dismiss women’s need to access contraception, and blame rape survivors for their own assaults. 

If anyone is going to be shamed, it should be Fox and its irresponsible coverage of women’s issues. 

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wittacism:

It’s essay writing season for tons of students!

After being a college writing tutor for over a year, I thought I would share my advice with all you awesome people on tumblr. This is how I write essays, but if you’ve got more tips, feel free to add them below. 

Happy writing. You can do it!

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http://funeral--girl.tumblr.com/post/96453397701/super-saiyan-princess-click-here-to-help-suzi

super-saiyan-princess:

Click here to help Suzi Bee get off the streets and into an independent living community

youthxcrew69:

toopunkforfriends:

PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY! I don’t know a lot of folks on tumblr & I am in desperate need of donations and support. Anything helps,…

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samsangel:

Hello fellow nerds!

A new school year is approaching, and since I have to nail my A* this year I put together a masterpost with helpful links and tips that I have gathered throughout my school years. Good luck this year: you´ll do just fine!

1. Learn ´em languages

Learn terms and glossary in Quizlet.
Learn a language for free on Duolingo.
Learn a language for free on Busuu.
Oxford Dictionaries.
Games and fun activities for English learners.
Irregular English verbs.

2. Do your research

Google scholar.
Scholarpedia.
You can learn anything (KhanAcademy).
Didn´t listen in class? (Crash Course).
Simple Wikipedia.
Learn littérature without having to read it (SparkNotes).
Wolfram Alpha.
TED.
Open 2 study. (Online studying) 
Free college courses.

3. Learn how to write like a God

10 practical tips for writing better exam essays.
Writing an essay.
Harvard writing resources.
Writing application essays.
Writing a personal statement.
Genre characteristics.
Writing a literary analysis essay.
Answering essay questions.
Get feedback.
Bibliography maker.
What is the word you´re looking for?

4. Oh yes sweet reading

8 tips to remember what you read.
How to read Shakespeare.
Effective reading and note-taking.
How to take notes while reading.
Note taking tips.
170 free textbooks.
1000 free textbooks.

5. Get your studying and organization game on

Time Management
Get your school life in order with organization.
Reach your goals.
Goals worksheet.
Finding information on the internet.
Using sources.
Get a hold on mind mapping.
How do you learn best?
Sound without music (Such as cafes).
Make flashcards.

6. Stress and anxiety management because school is stressful

Coping strategies.
Stress reduction tips.
Stress relief for students.
Managing test anxiety.
Dealing with test anxiety.
Self help: Keeping calm.
Introverts in college.
Coping and calming down. N.1
Coping and calming down. N.2
Do nothing for two minutes. 

7. Go get ´em tests

Study skills for test taking.
Study tips for finals.
Multiple choice exams guide.
The seven days study plan.
15 steps to success.
How to prepare for a test.
Checklist for essay tests.

8. Classroom participation - because teachers love that shit

Active listening.
Classroom discussions.
Presenting projects in the classroom.
Preparation before class.
Participating tips.


9. Software and pages for us nerdy kids

Openoffice and Libreoffice.
Dropnote.
Google docs.
EverNote.
Prezi (For presentations.)
Calculator.
Grade calculator.
Grammar check.
Staying focused for Mac, Chrome and Firefox.
Plagiarism check.
Best apps for students masterpost.
Homework help.

10. Yo! Take some time to care ´bout yo´self

100 000 stars.
Workout masterpost.
Movie masterpost of masterposts.
Self-help masterpost.
8Tracks.
Learn and do yoga.
Voulenteer. 
Learn to play guitar.
The thoughts room.
Disney games because hell yeah.

samsangel:

Hello fellow nerds!

A new school year is approaching, and since I have to nail my A* this year I put together a masterpost with helpful links and tips that I have gathered throughout my school years. Good luck this year: you´ll do just fine!

1. Learn ´em languages
2. Do your research
3. Learn how to write like a God
4. Oh yes sweet reading
5. Get your studying and organization game on
6. Stress and anxiety management because school is stressful
7. Go get ´em tests
8. Classroom participation - because teachers love that shit
9. Software and pages for us nerdy kids
10. Yo! Take some time to care ´bout yo´self

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furbearingbrick:

aimeefrommars:

septemberism94:

schim:

Cats who can’t figure out walls [x]

PLEASE TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET IF YOU SEE THEM DOING THIS BEHAVIOR OVER TIME.

It’s called “head pressing” and it occurs in dogs and cats. 

Head pressing is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other object for no apparent reason. This generally indicates damage to the nervous system, which may result from a number of varying causes, including prosencephalon disease (in which the forebrain and thalamusparts of the brain are damaged), or toxic poisoning.

http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/neurological/c_ct_headpressing

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/toxoplasmosis.cfm (head pressing is listed as a symptom)

http://sevneurology.com/patients/clip-multilobular-osteochondroma (About a dog’s brain tumor but head pressing is listed as a symptom)

I wasn’t going to reblog this until I read the important caption dang thank you!!!

YOU JUST SAVED THE LIFE OF MY CAT THANK YOU!

SPREAD THIS LIKE WILDFIRE. THIS COULD SAVE YOUR KITTIE’S LIFE!

(Source: fuckyeahfelines)

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DEBUNKING THE MEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT

plansfornigel:

DEBUNKING THE MEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT

POSTED BY
DEBUNKINGMRAS

POSTED ON
MARCH 12, 2014

What follows is a response to a popular list of claims and arguments made by men’s rights activists.

1. SUICIDE: Men’s suicide rate is 4.6 times higher than that of women’s. [Dept….

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Lushington's Lounge Kickstarter!

ladyattercop:

Have you ever wanted to drink a cocktail made from creme de menthe, lime juice, bitters & gin? Me either. But the Victorians sure did!

Back our Kickstarter to fund Lushington’s Lounge, a vintage cocktail drinking show with puppets!

If you want to drink along with us…

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Adult women are now the largest demographic in gaming

dailydot:

Congratulations, gamer girls—you’re officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent. 

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moonfacegio:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….


Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 





The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.
















Disgusting

moonfacegio:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….

Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 

The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?

And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.

Disgusting

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