“I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to.”
Donnie Darko (2001) dir. Richard Kelly
“A scarlet steam engine was waiting next to a platform packed with people. A sign overhead said Hogwarts Express, eleven o’clock. Harry looked behind him and saw a wrought-iron archway where the barrier had been, with the words Platform Nine and Three-Quarters on it.
Smoke from the engine drifted over the heads of the chattering crowd, while cats of every color wound here and there between their legs. Owls hooted to one another in a disgruntled sort of way over the babble and the scraping of heavy trunks.”Happy September 1st, y’all!
“It’s so hard for me to let go of her. And I went into, like, a week of mourning because a part of me left with a part of her. She’ll always be there with me. I’m so proud of her. I don’t think I would have been so upset that she died if she wasn’t so special to me. But she really was. It’s so sad. I don’t know what to say. I definitely feel it too. I feel it. She is real to me.” - Crystal Reed about Allison Argent.
In one experiment, mothers were asked to guess the steepness of a carpeted slope that their 11-month olds would be able to crawl. Then the children actually crawled the slope, and the difference between actual and mother-predicted angles was noted.
The results showed that both boys and girls were able to crawl the same degree of incline. However, the predictions of the mothers were correct within one degree for the boys and underestimated their daughter’s ability by nine degrees.
What this shows is that the presumption that boys are more physical causes parents to encourage their boys more in physical activities while cautioning their girls. This further translates into providing more opportunities for boys to be physical and fewer for girls.
Boys actually do develop stronger physical skills than girls. But not because of anything innate or biological, but rather because of the gender roles that the parents subconsciously projected onto their babies.
The experiment mentioned is available in full HERE.
Stop. This is important.
there is not one search term here that isn’t magical
i know ive reblogged this before at least twice but i decided to read through the entire thing this time and im in pain from how hard i am laughing please forgive me
There is not one time - NOT ONE - when this makes it around to my dash and I don’t lose my shit at “collapsed lung home remedy.” Not. One.
This raises an important question, though: what do babies know about me?
Me (located in Iceland) and my friend (located in New Zealand) made the biggest sandwich of all time.
Who’s better: Dr. Oz or Dr. Dre?
Should You Trust That Doctor? Matrix [Click for full chart]
Love how far south Dr. Oz is.
Over/under on where House relates to Doctor Quinn and Dr. Huxtable?
i love that NPH is on opposite ends of the spectrum.
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