HI EVERYONE!

I finally got internet in my new apartment and am starting to feeling more happy and at home, here - but I am still super busy with a bunch of things that keep my mind and hands occupied. Right now, this is why I am extending my tumblr break for a bit longer.

I will be available via email and skype - I am not vanishing from the face of the earth, I promise!

Love you guys, see you around here once things irl are less insane!!

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Deleted scenes from The Avengers script #476

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earthlynation:

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went to a historical museum on Friday - found dormant titans

Anonymous said: Hi! I was wondering, if you have the time and are so inclined, if you could recommend some reading (books, articles, whatnot) about the relationship between mental illness and violence? There's always so much talk about it, but I'm interested in knowing what the research actually says but, as a layperson, have no idea where to look.

approachingsignificance:

Repeatedly research since the 1990s has shown a positive relationship between violence and mental illness. More specifically, criminologists are fully aware that serious mental illness increases the likelihood of violence compared to those without mental illness, especially when hallucinations or delusions are involved. It isn’t fashionable to say, but serious mental illness is associated with higher levels of violence. You’ll see posts that claim persons with mental illness or disabilities are less likely to engage in violent behavior, but that is an artifact of how they create their categories. Of course there isn’t going to be a relationship when all categories are lumped together to represent mental illness as a whole.

When persons with mental illness do engage in violence, they are more likely to commit more anti-normative violence. See the deviance hypothesis. Persons with mental illness also have a higher likelihood of being violently victimized.

Start with this article that I linked a few weeks ago. From there, see the articles that are cited in the body and look them up in the references. If you want an article and can’t find it through google scholar first, shoot me an email. There should be something in that first article that says “for a review see…” Those are great review articles. There is also this article, but it deals more with the prison population. there are some good cites in the body as well.

lhecters:

"I must say I find that girl utterly delightful. Flat as a board, enormous birth mark the shape of Mexico over half her face, sweating for hours on end in that sweltering kitchen while Mendel, genius though he is, looms over her like a hulking gorilla, yet without question, without fail, always and invariably she is exceedingly lovely." The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014 (dir. Wes Anderson)

lhecters:

"I must say I find that girl utterly delightful. Flat as a board, enormous birth mark the shape of Mexico over half her face, sweating for hours on end in that sweltering kitchen while Mendel, genius though he is, looms over her like a hulking gorilla, yet without question, without fail, always and invariably she is exceedingly lovely." The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014 (dir. Wes Anderson)

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attack-of-the-feels:

have you ever started reading a book and just put it down and thought “i have read better fiction by fifteen-year-olds with microsoft word and a fanfiction.net account”

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farenmaddox:

Hey, y’all.

I don’t know if any of my followers here at Tumblr would be interested in following me elsewhere, but I’ve created a new blog to talk about my experiences with attempting to move to Germany.  I’ll be updating it regularly with short essays and photos. (This particular photo is Felix. He’s my bike)

If you’re interested, just follow the link!

I’m really looking forward to reading more on this blog, bb - this is such a fun idea :D

matthewkeys:

Starbucks will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company and the university will announce on Monday.
The program is open to any of the company’s 135,000 United States employees, provided they work at least 20 hours a week and have the grades and test scores to gain admission to Arizona State. For a barista with at least two years of college credit, the company will pay full tuition; for those with fewer credits it will pay part of the cost, but even for many of them, courses will be free, with government and university aid.
“Starbucks is going where no other major corporation has gone,” said Jamie P. Merisotis, president and chief executive of the Lumina Foundation, a group focused on education. “For many of these Starbucks employees, an online university education is the only reasonable way they’re going to get a bachelor’s degree.”
Starbucks is, in effect, inviting its workers, from the day they join the company, to study whatever they like, and then leave whenever they like — knowing that many of them, degrees in hand, will leave for better-paying jobs.
NYTimes: Starbucks to offer free college education to employees

matthewkeys:

Starbucks will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company and the university will announce on Monday.

The program is open to any of the company’s 135,000 United States employees, provided they work at least 20 hours a week and have the grades and test scores to gain admission to Arizona State. For a barista with at least two years of college credit, the company will pay full tuition; for those with fewer credits it will pay part of the cost, but even for many of them, courses will be free, with government and university aid.

“Starbucks is going where no other major corporation has gone,” said Jamie P. Merisotis, president and chief executive of the Lumina Foundation, a group focused on education. “For many of these Starbucks employees, an online university education is the only reasonable way they’re going to get a bachelor’s degree.”

Starbucks is, in effect, inviting its workers, from the day they join the company, to study whatever they like, and then leave whenever they like — knowing that many of them, degrees in hand, will leave for better-paying jobs.

NYTimes: Starbucks to offer free college education to employees

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seraphica:

Harry Potter Tribute Exhibition [x]

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fieldofclover:

farenmaddox:

tarmachan:

fakevermeer:




Test Your Vocabulary: how many words do you know?


Most Native English adult speakers who have taken the test fall in the range 20,000–35,000 words. And for foreign learners of English, we’ve found that the most common vocabulary size is from 2,500–9,000 words.
I scored 21,500 FUCK YES


30,700!

34.000 !!!! 

34,000 !!!!
DAMN, WE REALLY ARE TWINS FAREN

23,200, NEAT :D

fieldofclover:

farenmaddox:

tarmachan:

fakevermeer:

Test Your Vocabulary: how many words do you know?

Most Native English adult speakers who have taken the test fall in the range 20,000–35,000 words. And for foreign learners of English, we’ve found that the most common vocabulary size is from 2,500–9,000 words.

I scored 21,500 FUCK YES

30,700!

34.000 !!!! 

34,000 !!!!

DAMN, WE REALLY ARE TWINS FAREN

23,200, NEAT :D

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asylum-art:

Rafael Sottolichio: Hallucinatory Tales

Rafael Sottolichio  is a Quebec-based painter with a talent for creating hallucinatory tales. His dream-like portraits often includes trailed liquids, vivid colours and random geometric shapes to throw any observer off-guard and into an astral trance.

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