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"Your mental and physical health comes before anything. Exams can be redone. Your life can’t."
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lebeeson:

I have been so blessed to portray such a phenomenal woman as Dana Scully. She has taught me about strength and self-worth and personal power. In early episodes, when I was called upon to address large groups of male FBI agents with authority and self assurance, I felt so scared and weak that my voice would come out high-pitched and shaky. But the more I “acted as if” I was self-assured, the more I felt powerful. And believe it or not, it can be that simple. "Acting as if" is sometimes all it takes to empower oneself, and I have learned to carry this into other areas of my life. When meeting with high-powered directors and producers, or presenting an award at an award ceremony, or doing a talk show; I act as if I am a strong, capable, worthy woman of power. And the more I do this, the more people listen to what I have to say and value my opinion. 
- GA, Girl Boss Foreword

lebeeson:

I have been so blessed to portray such a phenomenal woman as Dana Scully. She has taught me about strength and self-worth and personal power. In early episodes, when I was called upon to address large groups of male FBI agents with authority and self assurance, I felt so scared and weak that my voice would come out high-pitched and shaky. But the more I “acted as if” I was self-assured, the more I felt powerful. And believe it or not, it can be that simple. 

"Acting as if" is sometimes all it takes to empower oneself, and I have learned to carry this into other areas of my life. When meeting with high-powered directors and producers, or presenting an award at an award ceremony, or doing a talk show; I act as if I am a strong, capable, worthy woman of power. And the more I do this, the more people listen to what I have to say and value my opinion. 

- GA, Girl Boss Foreword

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meekobits:

"I see. Then does Jim require anything?"
"A pillow."
"Very well."

meekobits:

"I see. Then does Jim require anything?"

"A pillow."

"Very well."

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facts-i-just-made-up:

whale-summoner:

Behind the scenes of a pipe organ. Although most people, if they think about it at all, assume that the keys are linked directly to the pipes, and that pressing a key lets compressed air flow from a reservoir, through the appropriate pipe in order to sound the note, this is simply not the case. The keys actually send messages to the person sat behind the pipes (in this case, Mary Jones, 24, of Oklahoma), telling her which pipes to blow through. The compressed air actually runs the system of pneumatic tubes which deliver the messages to Mary. The official job title associated with the position is Organ Operator, although the keyboard players used to refer to it as “The Blow Job”. It was agreed by most organ keyboardists that Barry Chuffworth (1914-1989) gave the best Blow Jobs. However, so little is known about music these days that I’d you ask any five schoolboys who gives the best Blow Jobs, they will likely all agree that it’s your mum.

I am so ashamed I didn’t write this.

facts-i-just-made-up:

whale-summoner:

Behind the scenes of a pipe organ. Although most people, if they think about it at all, assume that the keys are linked directly to the pipes, and that pressing a key lets compressed air flow from a reservoir, through the appropriate pipe in order to sound the note, this is simply not the case. The keys actually send messages to the person sat behind the pipes (in this case, Mary Jones, 24, of Oklahoma), telling her which pipes to blow through. The compressed air actually runs the system of pneumatic tubes which deliver the messages to Mary. The official job title associated with the position is Organ Operator, although the keyboard players used to refer to it as “The Blow Job”. It was agreed by most organ keyboardists that Barry Chuffworth (1914-1989) gave the best Blow Jobs. However, so little is known about music these days that I’d you ask any five schoolboys who gives the best Blow Jobs, they will likely all agree that it’s your mum.

I am so ashamed I didn’t write this.

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup - The Messy Baker Blog →

literaryfirearms:

literaryfirearms:

beccaeve:

Danger!

FFFFFFF- bECCA WHY

This is a nice recipe, but after making it, it needs work! I’ve been tweaking it all day, and I think I have it figured out. Here are my proposed modifications: 

1 cup water

1 ½ cups brown sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp ground ginger

½ tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp cloves

½ cup pumpkin puree

1 tbsp vanilla extract

This version will yield I think about 1 ½ cups of syrup, but it will taste more like Pumpkin Spice. To explain my changes… 

The original recipe has WAAY too much water and too little simmering time, and your “syrup” ends up really thin. All you have to do is supersaturate the solution, which you can do with less water and some heat (as the recipe already requires). I ended up having to reduce the stuff for HOURS to even resemble something thicker than water, so if the recipe is to retain its short prep time, you need less water. 

I vie for just brown sugar over white sugar to really push that caramel syrup flavor. Putting regular sugar in was a rather mundane flavor. 

I adjusted the spice ratio. It’s really easy to overdo cloves, so I dulled them down a bit to resemble my pumpkin pie recipe. 

With the proposed amount of pumpkin, this syrup BARELY tasted like pumpkin! I had to double the amount of puree before it tasted like more than cinnamon sugar. With a full half cup, you can actually taste the PUMPKIN in pumpkin spice. 

I also reduced the vanilla extract. My current batch has 1 tsp + a gratuitous and unmeasured dash, but I think it amounts to about a tablespoon. 

Otherwise, follow the same directions. If you don’t feel like clicking the link: 

1. Put the water in a medium saucepan. Add heat. Stir in sugar and supersaturate that sunuvagun.

2. Turn the heat down. Add spices and pumpkin. Whisk so everything dissolves nicely. Don’t let it bubble. 

3. Turn off heat. Once it’s room temperature/cooler, stir in vanilla.

4. If you want you can strain it, but I didn’t find a lot of residue myself.  

THAT’S IT YOU’RE DONE YAAAY. Keep it in the fridge. 

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superwholockfangirl:

beautiful-tragicinthefalloutboy:

"Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons."

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

superwholockfangirl:

beautiful-tragicinthefalloutboy:

"Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons."

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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hungryghoast:

omercifulheaves:

So hey, it turns out that Gillian Anderson dressed up like Morticia Addams was something we all needed in our lives.

[takes a knee]

hungryghoast:

omercifulheaves:

So hey, it turns out that Gillian Anderson dressed up like Morticia Addams was something we all needed in our lives.

[takes a knee]

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