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Beard, Click, and Confidence: emotion & body language body language: emotion Shiiting,1idgeting,grinning,L1Cking 11PS anticipation rubbing hands together slack-jawed, fixed gaze, unable to move awe clapping hands, shaking with laughter amusement slapping thighs, throwing head back biting smile back furrowed/lowered brow, flushed face, pointing ander or table, clenched fist/jaw, baring teeth throbbing veins in neck, scowling glaring, eye rolling, pressed lips, sighing annoyance fidgeting, sweating, playing with jewelry quickened breath, dry mouth/swallowing anxiety biting nails, stuttering, biting lip yawning, fridgeting, doodling, tapping feet boredom or shaking leg, playing with pen/pencil/hair lifted chin, head high, puffed chest, back straight, shoulders back, deliberate movement confidence tilted head, furrowed brow, shrugging, squinting confusion lifted chin, smirk, sneer, purse lips contempt emotion & body language body language: emotion twisted lips, twisted smile, half smile, shaking head, rolling eyes cynical one shoulder shrug, playing with hair/ring necklace/earring/earlobe, scratching face/ nose/neck, shuffling, fidgeting, looking down deceptive hesitation in speech, nodding while saying no shaking head while saving ves, licking lips covering/touching mouth crossed arms, hands hidden, keeping object or person between self and percieved threat defensive winking, touching hair or clothing, eye contact, looking up through lashes, arching des1ire dilated pupils, stretching wide-eyed (shocked), narrow-eyed (suspicious) raised brows (shocked),low brow (suspicious), crinkled nose, curled lip, turning away clenched eyes, covering mouth/nose, flinch disqust frown, creased brows, crossed arms, pressed lips, narrowed eyes displeasure fidgeting, rubbing/scratching neck, wide-eyed distress plaving with iewelry, rapid-breathing, fixing sleeves, holding self, trembling blush, stuttering, stammering, unable to embarrassment make eye contact, covering face, holding self, blinking back tears, looking down or at lights rubbing eyes/temples, yawning, staring off slouching, closing eyes, moving slow fatique emotion & body language body language: emotion shrinking back, wide-eyed, hunched shoulders, flinching, shaking/trembling, holding self fear shaking head, pinching bridge of nose frustrationrubing temples, clenching hands grinding/clenching teeth shaking with sobs, staring off, trembling, shuddered breaths, gasping sobs, curling in on self, lashing out/hitting things grief smile, laugh, hum, whistle, dancing, jumping hugging, giggling, crinkled eyes happiness eye contact, open posture, smiling, looking honesty upwards tapping feet, shaking leg, taping fingers impatience twirling pen, nodding quickly, checking time sighing, looking away crossed arms, sneer, narrowed eyes, sour expression, tight 1ips jealousy hands clenched or gripping something overwhelmed wide-eyed, missing time/conversations, palms to forehead, staring off talking fast, leaning forward, nodding, raised brows, wide-eyed, eager, double handed passionate handshake smiling, nudging, teasing, poking, winking goading, giggling, laughing playful emotion & body language body language: emotion head back, parted 1ips, eyes wide or closed, flushing, quick breath/pulse, arch neck/back pleasure chin up, back straight, shoulders back, chest out, firm handshake, open/spread posture pride biting lip, pressed lips, crossed arms dragging feet, pinching bridge of nose reluctance slouched posture, holding self, hesitant, sadness quivering, crying, sobbing, shaking, tremblling tight smile, hiding hands in pockets/crossed arms, looking down/away, covering face secretiveness bury face in hands, looking down/away slumped posture, pressed lips, straight mouth, wet eyes shame eyebrows raised, mouth open, gasp, hands over mouth, freezing, stepping back/away shock dropping objects in hand (s) avoiding eye contact, looking away/down blushing, bending head, keeping distance shyness stepping away, holding self smirk, one raised eyebrow, corners of mouth twitch upwards smugnesS narrowed eyes, furrowed/creased brow, frown tight lips, pressed lips, glance sideways watchful agaze closed eyes, staring off, stroking/touching thoughtfullness neck or jewelry, pinching bridge of nose stroke face/beard, rest chin on hand theonlysaylor: A Writing Cheat Sheet: for linking actions with emotions.  As always, click for HD.
Beard, Click, and Confidence: emotion & body language
 body language:
 emotion
 Shiiting,1idgeting,grinning,L1Cking 11PS
 anticipation rubbing hands together
 slack-jawed, fixed gaze, unable to move
 awe
 clapping hands, shaking with laughter
 amusement
 slapping thighs, throwing head back
 biting smile back
 furrowed/lowered brow, flushed face, pointing
 ander
 or table, clenched fist/jaw, baring teeth
 throbbing veins in neck, scowling
 glaring, eye rolling, pressed lips, sighing
 annoyance
 fidgeting, sweating, playing with jewelry
 quickened breath, dry mouth/swallowing
 anxiety
 biting nails, stuttering, biting lip
 yawning, fridgeting, doodling, tapping feet
 boredom
 or shaking leg, playing with pen/pencil/hair
 lifted chin, head high, puffed chest, back
 straight, shoulders back, deliberate movement
 confidence
 tilted head, furrowed brow, shrugging,
 squinting
 confusion
 lifted chin, smirk, sneer, purse lips
 contempt

 emotion & body language
 body language:
 emotion
 twisted lips, twisted smile, half smile,
 shaking head, rolling eyes
 cynical
 one shoulder shrug, playing with hair/ring
 necklace/earring/earlobe, scratching face/
 nose/neck, shuffling, fidgeting, looking down
 deceptive
 hesitation in speech, nodding while saying no
 shaking head while saving ves, licking lips
 covering/touching mouth
 crossed arms, hands hidden, keeping object
 or person between self and percieved threat
 defensive
 winking, touching hair or clothing, eye
 contact, looking up through lashes, arching
 des1ire
 dilated pupils, stretching
 wide-eyed (shocked), narrow-eyed (suspicious)
 raised brows (shocked),low brow (suspicious),
 crinkled nose, curled lip, turning away
 clenched eyes, covering mouth/nose, flinch
 disqust
 frown, creased brows, crossed arms, pressed
 lips, narrowed eyes
 displeasure
 fidgeting, rubbing/scratching neck, wide-eyed
 distress
 plaving with iewelry, rapid-breathing, fixing
 sleeves, holding self, trembling
 blush, stuttering, stammering, unable to
 embarrassment make eye contact, covering face, holding self,
 blinking back tears, looking down or at lights
 rubbing eyes/temples, yawning, staring off
 slouching, closing eyes, moving slow
 fatique

 emotion & body language
 body language:
 emotion
 shrinking back, wide-eyed, hunched shoulders,
 flinching, shaking/trembling, holding self
 fear
 shaking head, pinching bridge of nose
 frustrationrubing temples, clenching hands
 grinding/clenching teeth
 shaking with sobs, staring off, trembling,
 shuddered breaths, gasping sobs, curling
 in on self, lashing out/hitting things
 grief
 smile, laugh, hum, whistle, dancing, jumping
 hugging, giggling, crinkled eyes
 happiness
 eye contact, open posture, smiling, looking
 honesty
 upwards
 tapping feet, shaking leg, taping fingers
 impatience twirling pen, nodding quickly, checking time
 sighing, looking away
 crossed arms, sneer, narrowed eyes, sour
 expression, tight 1ips
 jealousy
 hands clenched or gripping something
 overwhelmed wide-eyed, missing time/conversations, palms
 to forehead, staring off
 talking fast, leaning forward, nodding,
 raised brows, wide-eyed, eager, double handed
 passionate
 handshake
 smiling, nudging, teasing, poking, winking
 goading, giggling, laughing
 playful

 emotion & body language
 body language:
 emotion
 head back, parted 1ips, eyes wide or closed,
 flushing, quick breath/pulse, arch neck/back
 pleasure
 chin up, back straight, shoulders back, chest
 out, firm handshake, open/spread posture
 pride
 biting lip, pressed lips, crossed arms
 dragging feet, pinching bridge of nose
 reluctance
 slouched posture, holding self, hesitant,
 sadness
 quivering, crying, sobbing, shaking,
 tremblling
 tight smile, hiding hands in pockets/crossed
 arms, looking down/away, covering face
 secretiveness
 bury face in hands, looking down/away
 slumped posture, pressed lips, straight
 mouth, wet eyes
 shame
 eyebrows raised, mouth open, gasp, hands
 over mouth, freezing, stepping back/away
 shock
 dropping objects in hand (s)
 avoiding eye contact, looking away/down
 blushing, bending head, keeping distance
 shyness
 stepping away, holding self
 smirk, one raised eyebrow, corners of mouth
 twitch upwards
 smugnesS
 narrowed eyes, furrowed/creased brow, frown
 tight lips, pressed lips, glance sideways
 watchful agaze
 closed eyes, staring off, stroking/touching
 thoughtfullness neck or jewelry, pinching bridge of nose
 stroke face/beard, rest chin on hand
theonlysaylor:
A Writing Cheat Sheet: for linking actions with emotions. 
As always, click for HD.

theonlysaylor: A Writing Cheat Sheet: for linking actions with emotions.  As always, click for HD.

Bad, Beautiful, and Children: This hen hatched a clutch of ducklings after accidentally sitting on the wrong nest of eggs. The farmer said: "Hilda doesn't seem bothered at all the ducklings follow her around just as chicks would." MEME TAPİCTURE.COM more awesome pictures at THEMETAPICTURE.COM advanced-procrastination: gokuma: roddaprime: daysofstorm: dalmonite: “These are my children.” “They look nothing li—” “LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL THEY ARE.” for some reason I really like that she’s called Hilda. This happened on my grandmothers farm when my mom was little, baby ducks act a lot like baby chickens so in the beginning it wasn’t so bad the main problem is that baby ducks  LOVE water, but baby chickens get very very dead from it, so you can imagine the mother hens surprise and horror the first time they go by the farm pond and ALL THE BABIES RUN TO THE WATER AND JUMP IN my grandmother had to come out of the house to investigate all the noise the hen was making The mother hen was clucking and screeching in distress and running circles around the pond while the duckies were having the time of their lives. This happened a few more times before Momma hen was like FUCK IT YOU WANNA SWIM SEE WHAT I CARE , and would sit a distance away watching them in the pond. if the ducks ever abandoned any eggs my grandmother would always put it under that particular hens nest cause from then on she always knew how to deal with her “water loving” delinquent children BEST ADOPTED MUM “Half my children are fucking idiots but they’re my children and i love them”
Bad, Beautiful, and Children: This hen hatched a clutch of ducklings after accidentally sitting on
 the wrong nest of eggs. The farmer said: "Hilda doesn't seem
 bothered at all the ducklings follow her around just as chicks would."
 MEME TAPİCTURE.COM
 more awesome pictures at THEMETAPICTURE.COM
advanced-procrastination:
gokuma:

roddaprime:

daysofstorm:

dalmonite:

“These are my children.”
“They look nothing li—”
“LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL THEY ARE.”

for some reason I really like that she’s called Hilda.

This happened on my grandmothers farm when my mom was little,
baby ducks act a lot like baby chickens so in the beginning it wasn’t so bad
the main problem is that baby ducks  LOVE water, but baby chickens get very very dead from it,
so you can imagine the mother hens surprise and horror the first time they go by the farm pond and ALL THE BABIES RUN TO THE WATER AND JUMP IN
my grandmother had to come out of the house to investigate all the noise the hen was making
The mother hen was clucking and screeching in distress and running circles around the pond while the duckies were having the time of their lives.
This happened a few more times before Momma hen was like FUCK IT YOU WANNA SWIM SEE WHAT I CARE , and would sit a distance away watching them in the pond.
if the ducks ever abandoned any eggs my grandmother would always put it under that particular hens nest cause from then on she always knew how to deal with her “water loving” delinquent children

BEST ADOPTED MUM


“Half my children are fucking idiots but they’re my children and i love them”

advanced-procrastination: gokuma: roddaprime: daysofstorm: dalmonite: “These are my children.” “They look nothing li—” “LOOK HOW BEAUTIF...

Bodies , Children, and Climbing: Drowning in real life looks nothing like in the movies, and in fact many parents actually watch their children drown, having no idea that it's happening Ultrafacts.tumblr.com faikitty: mermaibee: ultrafacts: According to the CDC, in 10 percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch the child do it, having no idea it is happening. Drowning does not look like drowning—Dr. Pia, in an article in the Coast Guard’s On Scene magazine, described the Instinctive Drowning Response like this: “Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically unable to call out for help. The respiratory system was designed for breathing. Speech is the secondary or overlaid function. Breathing must be fulfilled before speech occurs. Drowning people’s mouths alternately sink below and reappear above the surface of the water. The mouths of drowning people are not above the surface of the water long enough for them to exhale, inhale, and call out for help. When the drowning people’s mouths are above the surface, they exhale and inhale quickly as their mouths start to sink below the surface of the water. Drowning people cannot wave for help. Nature instinctively forces them to extend their arms laterally and press down on the water’s surface. Pressing down on the surface of the water permits drowning people to leverage their bodies so they can lift their mouths out of the water to breathe. Throughout the Instinctive Drowning Response, drowning people cannot voluntarily control their arm movements. Physiologically, drowning people who are struggling on the surface of the water cannot stop drowning and perform voluntary movements such as waving for help, moving toward a rescuer, or reaching out for a piece of rescue equipment. From beginning to end of the Instinctive Drowning Response people’s bodies remain upright in the water, with no evidence of a supporting kick. Unless rescued by a trained lifeguard, these drowning people can only struggle on the surface of the water from 20 to 60 seconds before submersion occurs.” This doesn’t mean that a person that is yelling for help and thrashing isn’t in real trouble—they are experiencing aquatic distress. Not always present before the Instinctive Drowning Response, aquatic distress doesn’t last long—but unlike true drowning, these victims can still assist in their own rescue. They can grab lifelines, throw rings, etc. Look for these other signs of drowning when persons are in the water: Head low in the water, mouth at water level Head tilted back with mouth open Eyes glassy and empty, unable to focus Eyes closed Hair over forehead or eyes Not using legs—vertical Hyperventilating or gasping Trying to swim in a particular direction but not making headway Trying to roll over on the back Appear to be climbing an invisible ladder So if a crew member falls overboard and everything looks OK—don’t be too sure. Sometimes the most common indication that someone is drowning is that they don’t look like they’re drowning. They may just look like they are treading water and looking up at the deck. One way to be sure? Ask them, “Are you all right?” If they can answer at all—they probably are. If they return a blank stare, you may have less than 30 seconds to get to them. And parents—children playing in the water make noise. When they get quiet, you get to them and find out why. Source/article: [x] Follow Ultrafacts for more facts! BOOST FOR THE SUMMER. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. Can I just say thank you to OP for putting such a detailed description on this? I’ve been a lifeguard for 6 years now and of all the saves I’ve done, maybe two or three had people drowning in the stereotypical thrashing style. And even those, like the save I made last weekend, it was exactly like OP describes where the person’s head is going in and out of the water but it isn’t long enough to get any air. Mostly you recognize drowning by the look on someone’s face. If someone looks wide eyed and terrified or confused, chances are they’re drowning. That look of “oh shit” is pretty easily recognizable. And even if you can’t tell for sure: GO AFTER THEM ANYWAY. I’ve done “saves” where a kid was pretending to drown and I mistook it for real drowning, but that’s preferable to a kid ACTUALLY drowning. Also please remember that even strong swimmers can drown if they have a medical emergency, get cramps, or get too tired. If your friend knows how to swim but they’re acting funny get them to land. And even if someone can respond when you ask them if they need help, if they say they do need help? GO HELP THEM. However . If the victim is a stranger, I can’t recommend trying to get them. Lifeguards literally train to escape “attacks,” because people who are drowning can freak the fuck out and grab you and make YOU drown as well. If you do go in after someone, take hold of them from the back and talk to them the whole time. IF YOU ARE GRABBED: duck down into the water as low as you can get. The person is panicking and won’t want to go under water and should release you. Shove up at their hands and push them away from you as you duck under. Don’t die trying to save someone else. Please guys, read and memorize this post. Not all places have lifeguards. Being able to recognize drowning is such an important skill to have and you can save someone’s life.
Bodies , Children, and Climbing: Drowning in real life looks nothing like in the
 movies, and in fact many parents actually
 watch their children drown, having no idea
 that it's happening
 Ultrafacts.tumblr.com
faikitty:
mermaibee:

ultrafacts:

According to the CDC, in 10 percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch the child do it, having no idea it is happening. Drowning does not look like drowning—Dr. Pia, in an article in the Coast Guard’s On Scene magazine, described the Instinctive Drowning Response like this:
“Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically unable to call out for help. The respiratory system was designed for breathing. Speech is the secondary or overlaid function. Breathing must be fulfilled before speech occurs.
Drowning people’s mouths alternately sink below and reappear above the surface of the water. The mouths of drowning people are not above the surface of the water long enough for them to exhale, inhale, and call out for help. When the drowning people’s mouths are above the surface, they exhale and inhale quickly as their mouths start to sink below the surface of the water.
Drowning people cannot wave for help. Nature instinctively forces them to extend their arms laterally and press down on the water’s surface. Pressing down on the surface of the water permits drowning people to leverage their bodies so they can lift their mouths out of the water to breathe.
Throughout the Instinctive Drowning Response, drowning people cannot voluntarily control their arm movements. Physiologically, drowning people who are struggling on the surface of the water cannot stop drowning and perform voluntary movements such as waving for help, moving toward a rescuer, or reaching out for a piece of rescue equipment.
From beginning to end of the Instinctive Drowning Response people’s bodies remain upright in the water, with no evidence of a supporting kick. Unless rescued by a trained lifeguard, these drowning people can only struggle on the surface of the water from 20 to 60 seconds before submersion occurs.”
This doesn’t mean that a person that is yelling for help and thrashing isn’t in real trouble—they are experiencing aquatic distress. Not always present before the Instinctive Drowning Response, aquatic distress doesn’t last long—but unlike true drowning, these victims can still assist in their own rescue. They can grab lifelines, throw rings, etc.
Look for these other signs of drowning when persons are in the water:
Head low in the water, mouth at water level
Head tilted back with mouth open
Eyes glassy and empty, unable to focus
Eyes closed
Hair over forehead or eyes
Not using legs—vertical
Hyperventilating or gasping
Trying to swim in a particular direction but not making headway
Trying to roll over on the back
Appear to be climbing an invisible ladder
So if a crew member falls overboard and everything looks OK—don’t be too sure. Sometimes the most common indication that someone is drowning is that they don’t look like they’re drowning. They may just look like they are treading water and looking up at the deck. One way to be sure? Ask them, “Are you all right?” If they can answer at all—they probably are. If they return a blank stare, you may have less than 30 seconds to get to them. And parents—children playing in the water make noise. When they get quiet, you get to them and find out why.
Source/article: [x] 
Follow Ultrafacts for more facts!


BOOST FOR THE SUMMER. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.

Can I just say thank you to OP for putting such a detailed description on this?
I’ve been a lifeguard for 6 years now and of all the saves I’ve done, maybe two or three had people drowning in the stereotypical thrashing style. And even those, like the save I made last weekend, it was exactly like OP describes where the person’s head is going in and out of the water but it isn’t long enough to get any air. Mostly you recognize drowning by the look on someone’s face. If someone looks wide eyed and terrified or confused, chances are they’re drowning. That look of “oh shit” is pretty easily recognizable. And even if you can’t tell for sure: GO AFTER THEM ANYWAY. I’ve done “saves” where a kid was pretending to drown and I mistook it for real drowning, but that’s preferable to a kid ACTUALLY drowning.
Also please remember that even strong swimmers can drown if they have a medical emergency, get cramps, or get too tired. If your friend knows how to swim but they’re acting funny get them to land. And even if someone can respond when you ask them if they need help, if they say they do need help? GO HELP THEM.

However . If the victim is a stranger, I can’t recommend trying to get  them. Lifeguards literally train to escape “attacks,” because people who are drowning can freak the fuck out and grab you and make YOU drown as well. If you do go in after someone, take hold of them from the back and talk to them the whole time. IF YOU ARE GRABBED: duck down into the water as low as you can get. The person is panicking and won’t want to go under water and should release you. Shove up at their hands and push them away from you as you duck under. Don’t die trying to save someone else.
Please guys, read and memorize this post. Not all places have lifeguards. Being able to recognize drowning is such an important skill to have and you can save someone’s life.

faikitty: mermaibee: ultrafacts: According to the CDC, in 10 percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch the child do it, ha...

Alive, Animals, and Children: (Ja)ded @thefathippy 20h maooo000 Judy Harris Yesterday at 5:04 PM. 0+ Why the zoo charge us to look at animals they stole? this ain't even yall shit Sharon @MySharona1987 Replying to @thefathippy To be fair, they are doing a lot to help pandas screw. 4:56 AM- 11 Jul 2018 mysharona1987: little-butch-crouton: severelynerdysheep: somehavegonemissing: spookyboyfelix: princess-nakamoto: mysharona1987: No, seriously: I do think zoos do a *lot* of good. Much of the time. It’s not necessarily a Seaworld situation. Yeah a lot of animals don’t even have habitats anymore anyway. So zoos are just giving them a home. Even if people come to see them nearly everyday, its better then being kicked out of their habitat eventually by man. The funds from zoos are often used to feed the animals anyway (most zoos are non profit they cant use that money for people) if you pay to go to the zoo you are paying to keep those animals alive Zoos also educate people about animals, allowing for people to fall in love with the weird and wonderful. They help promote habitat preservation and putting a stop to poaching. Please don’t dismiss zoos, they’re not the same places as they used to be in the 1800s, or even the mid 1900s. So while Zoos are absolutely miles better than they were historical, there are still many serious issues. In terms of education, while I totally get why most people believe that zoos teach people (children especially) about how to protect animals and their habitats and are great places of education, this is not actually the case. In reality viewing captive animals in zoos only teaches people how animals react to boredom, depression, and stress in captive situations. The most effective methods of education in zoos come via presenting videos, documentaries, interactive modules, graphic displays, and computer simulations. which all show animals in their natural environments and do not require any animals to actually be kept in zoos. In terms of the work Zoos to in regards to species conservation and habitat preservation, zoos really are not effective, especially compared to other conservation and preservation work. While there are zoos that do good conservation work, most of the significant conservation work is not from zoos but other organizations that work with wildlife and natural habitats. Most animals in captivity are not even classified as endangered, with the priority of Zoos being in getting hold of animals popular with visitors, rather than those who face extinction. When it comes to breeding programs (and breeding animals in captivity aren’t the best way to help in conservation)   zoos do spend plenty of money on these programs however half of the animals being bred by Zoos are not classed as endangered in the wild and 25% are not threatened species but ones popular with visitors. It’s also actually massively more expensive to keep animals captive in zoos than to protect equivalent numbers of them in the wild! When it comes to the research, few Zoos actually support meaningful scientific research (with fewer employing scientists with full-time research jobs) and of those that do employ scientists its common for these scientists to study free-living animals rather than those within the zoo. Due to the nature of any research that does take place in zoos, the results of this research also generates little information about how to best conserve species in the wild as studies of captive animals have limited benefits to animals in the wild and animals brought up in captivity are less likely to survive in the wild if reintroduced as they often don’t have the natural behaviors needed for survival in the wild. More effective methods of habitat preservation and species conservations would be a multipronged approach tackling habitat loss and climate change, investing in conservation programs in the wild, education, working with local communities, seriously addressing poaching etc. and also to move away from the Zoo model towards more ethical and effective models of species conservation.  Just a few of the other ethical issues with Zoos include surplus animals, who, when grow older, and are less attractive to patrons, will often be sold or killed. Animals who breed frequently also are sometimes sold to game farms and ranches where hunters pay to kill them and other surplus animals are sometimes sold to roadside zoos,, private individuals, animal dealers, or to laboratories for experimentation purposes. The animals not sold often end up being fed to other zoo animals. In terms of the health of these captive animals, many develop health conditions and mental health problems such as Zoochosis. Of course, a major problem with zoos as well is that the animals who live there are kept in enclosures that don’t allow them to live their lives in a natural way and don’t compare with the natural habitat the animals were meant to be in. Zoo animals have to spend day after day, week after week, year after year in the exact same enclosure. This makes their lives very monotonous. Take elephants, for example, elephants in the wild, are used to traveling many miles a day in herds of about ten related adults and their offspring but in zoos are usually kept in pairs or even isolated in incredibly small enclosures compared to what they are used to in the wild. Elephants kept in zoos often show many signs of being mental distress and the average lifespan of elephants in zoos is around 16-18 years, instead of the 50-70 years they can live in the wild. I’m just going to copy paste your response when people ask me what I’m going to school for. I’m very pro zoo and I want animals in their natural habitat just as much. This is genuinely quite an interesting discussion.
Alive, Animals, and Children: (Ja)ded @thefathippy 20h
 maooo000
 Judy Harris
 Yesterday at 5:04 PM.
 0+
 Why the zoo charge us to
 look at animals they stole?
 this ain't even yall shit
 Sharon
 @MySharona1987
 Replying to @thefathippy
 To be fair, they are doing a lot to help pandas
 screw.
 4:56 AM- 11 Jul 2018
mysharona1987:

little-butch-crouton:
severelynerdysheep:

somehavegonemissing:

spookyboyfelix:

princess-nakamoto:


mysharona1987:


No, seriously: I do think zoos do a *lot* of good. Much of the time.
It’s not necessarily a Seaworld situation.


Yeah a lot of animals don’t even have habitats anymore anyway. So zoos are just giving them a home. Even if people come to see them nearly everyday, its better then being kicked out of their habitat eventually by man.


The funds from zoos are often used to feed the animals anyway (most zoos are non profit they cant use that money for people) if you pay to go to the zoo you are paying to keep those animals alive

Zoos also educate people about animals, allowing for people to fall in love with the weird and wonderful.  They help promote habitat preservation and putting a stop to poaching. Please don’t dismiss zoos, they’re not the same places as they used to be in the 1800s, or even the mid 1900s. 

So while Zoos are absolutely miles better than they were historical, there are still many serious issues. In terms of education, while I totally get why most people believe that zoos teach people (children especially) about how to protect animals and their habitats and are great places of education, this is not actually the case. In reality viewing captive animals in zoos only teaches people how animals react to boredom, depression, and stress in captive situations. The most effective methods of education in zoos come via presenting videos, documentaries, interactive modules, graphic displays, and computer simulations. which all show animals in their natural environments and do not require any animals to actually be kept in zoos.
In terms of the work Zoos to in regards to species conservation and habitat preservation, zoos really are not effective, especially compared to other conservation and preservation work. While there are zoos that do good conservation work, most of the significant conservation work is not from zoos but other organizations that work with wildlife and natural habitats. Most animals in captivity are not even classified as endangered, with the priority of Zoos being in getting hold of animals popular with visitors, rather than those who face extinction. When it comes to breeding programs (and breeding animals in captivity aren’t the best way to help in conservation)   zoos do spend plenty of money on these programs however half of the animals being bred by Zoos are not classed as endangered in the wild and 25% are not threatened species but ones popular with visitors. It’s also actually massively more expensive to keep animals captive in zoos than to protect equivalent numbers of them in the wild! When it comes to the research, few Zoos actually support meaningful scientific research (with fewer employing scientists with full-time research jobs) and of those that do employ scientists its common for these scientists to study free-living animals rather than those within the zoo. Due to the nature of any research that does take place in zoos, the results of this research also generates little information about how to best conserve species in the wild as studies of captive animals have limited benefits to animals in the wild and animals brought up in captivity are less likely to survive in the wild if reintroduced as they often don’t have the natural behaviors needed for survival in the wild. More effective methods of habitat preservation and species conservations would be a multipronged approach tackling habitat loss and climate change, investing in conservation programs in the wild, education, working with local communities, seriously addressing poaching etc. and also to move away from the Zoo model towards more ethical and effective models of species conservation. 
Just a few of the other ethical issues with Zoos include surplus animals, who, when grow older, and are less attractive to patrons, will often be sold or killed. Animals who breed frequently also are sometimes sold to game farms and ranches where hunters pay to kill them and other surplus animals are sometimes sold to roadside zoos,, private individuals, animal dealers, or to laboratories for experimentation purposes. The animals not sold often end up being fed to other zoo animals. In terms of the health of these captive animals, many develop health conditions and mental health problems such as Zoochosis. Of course, a major problem with zoos as well is that the animals who live there are kept in enclosures that don’t allow them to live their lives in a natural way and don’t compare with the natural habitat the animals were meant to be in. Zoo animals have to spend day after day, week after week, year after year in the exact same enclosure. This makes their lives very monotonous. Take elephants, for example, elephants in the wild, are used to traveling many miles a day in herds of about ten related adults and their offspring but in zoos are usually kept in pairs or even isolated in incredibly small enclosures compared to what they are used to in the wild. Elephants kept in zoos often show many signs of being mental distress and the average lifespan of elephants in zoos is around 16-18 years, instead of the 50-70 years they can live in the wild.


I’m just going to copy paste your response when people ask me what I’m going to school for. I’m very pro zoo and I want animals in their natural habitat just as much.

This is genuinely quite an interesting discussion.

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Bodies , Family, and Love: satanbird floretsilva teaboot Humans are adorable Supporting evidence 1. Humans say 'ow', even if they haven't actually been hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet. 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better although each individual has a unique taste for style and colouring 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that long, they just love to splash! 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves in soft, fluffy bedding 5. Some humans spend time in each other's nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest, they're just visiting each other 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes! 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt creatures from other species into their family units They don't seem to notice the obvious differences, and often raise them alongside their own young! 8. If a human sees another creature in distress, they can commonly be observed trying to help! Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply compassionate creatures! 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of annoying themselves! 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely adorable. Especially when the human in question becomes frustrated 11. Humans love treats!!! Some more than others Many humans will save these treats specifically for a later date when they are in need of comfort or reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, etc 12. They're learning to travel in space!!! They can't get very far, but they're trying!!! So far, they've madeit to the end of their yard, and have found rocks shakespork this sounds like it was written by a really enthusiastic alien humanologist Couldnt help but crack a smile
Bodies , Family, and Love: satanbird
 floretsilva
 teaboot
 Humans are adorable
 Supporting evidence
 1. Humans say 'ow', even if they haven't actually been
 hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they
 might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet.
 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their
 bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better
 although each individual has a unique taste for
 style and colouring
 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious
 species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to
 play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that
 long, they just love to splash!
 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans
 become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves
 in soft, fluffy bedding
 5. Some humans spend time in each other's
 nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest, they're just
 visiting each other
 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make
 their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach
 shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes!
 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt
 creatures from other species into their family units
 They don't seem to notice the obvious differences,
 and often raise them alongside their own young!
 8. If a human sees another creature in distress,
 they can commonly be observed trying to help!
 Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply
 compassionate creatures!
 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound
 or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of
 annoying themselves!
 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely
 adorable. Especially when the human in question
 becomes frustrated
 11. Humans love treats!!! Some more than others
 Many humans will save these treats specifically
 for a later date when they are in need of comfort or
 reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, etc
 12. They're learning to travel in space!!! They can't get
 very far, but they're trying!!! So far, they've madeit to
 the end of their yard, and have found rocks
 shakespork
 this sounds like it was written by a really enthusiastic
 alien humanologist
Couldnt help but crack a smile

Couldnt help but crack a smile

Bodies , Family, and Love: teaboot Humans are adorable Supporting evidence: 1. Humans say 'ow, even if they haven't actually been hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet. 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better although each individual has a unique taste for style and colouring 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that long; they just love to splash! 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves in soft, fluffy bedding 5. Some humans spend time in each other's nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest, they're just visiting each other. 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes! 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt creatures from other species into their family units. They don't seem to notice the obvious differences, and often raise them alongside their own young! 8. If a human sees another creature in distress, they can commonly be observed trying to help! Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply compassionate creatures! 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of annoying themselves! 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely adorable. Especially when the human in question becomes frustrated 11. Humans love treats!!! Some more than others. Many humans will save these treats specifically for a later date when they are in need of comfort or reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, eto 12. They're learning to travel in space!!! They can't get very far, but they're trying!!! So far, they've made it to the end of their yard, and have found rocks Humans are Adorable!
Bodies , Family, and Love: teaboot
 Humans are adorable
 Supporting evidence:
 1. Humans say 'ow, even if they haven't actually been
 hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they
 might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet.
 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their
 bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better
 although each individual has a unique taste for
 style and colouring
 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious
 species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to
 play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that
 long; they just love to splash!
 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans
 become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves
 in soft, fluffy bedding
 5. Some humans spend time in each other's
 nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest, they're just
 visiting each other.
 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make
 their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach
 shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes!
 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt
 creatures from other species into their family units.
 They don't seem to notice the obvious differences,
 and often raise them alongside their own young!
 8. If a human sees another creature in distress,
 they can commonly be observed trying to help!
 Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply
 compassionate creatures!
 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound
 or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of
 annoying themselves!
 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely
 adorable. Especially when the human in question
 becomes frustrated
 11. Humans love treats!!! Some more than others.
 Many humans will save these treats specifically
 for a later date when they are in need of comfort or
 reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, eto
 12. They're learning to travel in space!!! They can't get
 very far, but they're trying!!! So far, they've made it to
 the end of their yard, and have found rocks
Humans are Adorable!

Humans are Adorable!

Alive, Anaconda, and Animals: i-should-be-writing-rn: inlovewithaleheather: thecuckoohaslanded: gerbthenerd: alexander-lamington: thelizardprincess: biglawbear: blacksirencry: swaglexander-the-great: #That’s a#That’s a blue ringed octopus#You’re going to die do you realise that#It is literally one of the most deadly animals in the world#Not just in Australia or just in the ocean in THE WORLD#Put it DOWN#And go to a hospital jfc via platonic-rabbit  me tryna find out if this fool died “The blue-ringed octopus, despite its small size, carries enough venom to kill twenty-six adult humans within minutes. Their bites are tiny and often painless, with many victims not realizing they have been envenomated until respiratory depression and paralysis start to set in.[8] No blue-ringed octopus antivenom is available yet, making it one of the deadliest reef inhabitants in the ocean.” Holy shit And this is why I don’t go in the ocean anymore Also the blue rings literally only show up when it is distressed so this person has angered it!!! You are in danger friend!!! Actually this guy keeps them as pets they’re on his instagram (william_exotique) and he frequently holds then and I just? Don’t know why? And also every picture or video he posts of them shows the blue rings so they’re always in distress I just do not understand why he’s doing this #AMY EXPLAIN HOW DUMB THIS GUY IS  I mean OP pretty much covered it.  A blue ringed octopus is almost on the level of CONE SNAIL on the list of things you ABSOLUTELY DO NOT PICK UP UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. But ask and you shall receive,  On this episode of “Fun Facts With Cuckoo,” DEAD.  YOU’RE DEAD.  EVERYTHING IS DEAD AND YOU SHOULD NEVER TOUCH ANYTHING IN THE OCEAN EVER AGAIN. There are many things that will kill you. [citation needed] There are fewer, but still many things that will kill you FAST. There are yet fewer things that kill you fast and by such an overwhelming margin of overkill that nervous laughter is our only solace in the dark of this terrible, surprisingly Lovecraftian world of unearthly horrors that we live in. Of the things that I know about which will kill you fast via just plain insultingly potent venom, which is a not insignificant number of things because I know a not insignificant number of things, there are about 3 things in the ocean – IN THE WHOLE OCEAN – which are so insanely, mind-bogglingly deadly that there is pretty much no possible hope for survival (I mean you CAN, but god help you if you’re ever in that situation, because god’s just about damn near the only thing that CAN help you).  THE. WHOLE. OCEAN. Those three things are the Irukandji (a tiny (1cm) species of box jellyfish, which has stingers not only on its tentacles but on its BELL, for reasons no one has definitively figured out, and is so toxic despite its size its sting can cause a severe brain hemorrhage), the cone snail (a group of carnivorous sea snails that is accepted to be the most venomous animals on earth, with a STUPIDLY fast acting and extremely powerful neurotoxin that has in at least one case killed a human ALMOST INSTANTANEOUSLY, because the swimmer who found two beautiful shells (unfortunately cone snails tend to have very pretty shells which makes people want to pick them up) was holding them up for a picture and ended up being stabbed in the neck by not one but TWO cone snails at the same time, and it is believed that she was literally dead before she hit the ground, I mean LITERALLY in a 100% non-fictional and non-exaggerated way, in between the time the two cone snails stabbed her and the time her limp body hit the sand, she was not alive anymore), and the blue ringed octopus. It is POSSIBLE to survive any of these.  But not without immediate medical attention.  Of these three, the Irukandji is by far the most treatable, because Australia and other coastal regions (including Florida and other parts of the US) are kind of experienced in dealing with box jellyfish. The blue ringed octopus will fucking kill you.  There’s no antidote for their venom, ONE COMPONENT OF WHICH (tetrodotoxin) is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.  It’s a powerful neurotoxin (most of the worst venoms are because the species that produce them need to kill or at least paralyze their prey quickly, like jellyfish whose fragile tentacles could be damaged if their food doesn’t stop struggling) that attacks the sodium channels and causes muscle paralysis.  It doesn’t necessarily kill you quickly.  It PARALYZES you quickly, so that you can’t really call for help or describe the problem, and you will probably end up slowly suffocating from a paralyzed diaphragm.  Tetrodotoxin can be metabolized by the body in a matter of hours, but it can also kill you in a matter of minutes if you get a lethal dose (which isn’t much, the LD50 or median lethal dose, the dose at which you have a 50% chance of survival, is only 8 MICROGRAMS per kilogram of body weight (as tested in mice)).  This is, by venom standards, not a large amount, which means the animal that is capable of putting this venom inside your body is very very good at killing the absolute shit out of you. DON’T TOUCH THE BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS. Now, because overkill is my motto, let me briefly explain why Conus geographus is the undisputed champion of YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE, AND FURTHERMORE FUCK YOU FOR THINKING OTHERWISE. A cone snail walks into a bar.  You’d expect the bartender to ask, “what’s your poison,” but they were paralyzed before they could ask and OH LOOK they’re already FUCKING DEAD ON THE GROUND. Conus geographus is about 4-6 inches long and nature’s equivalent of Avada Kedavra.  Cone snails literally have their own KIND of toxins named after them: conotoxin.  Not only is there no antidote, but their venom AGGRESSIVELY RESISTS our ability to find a cure, because we barely understand how it works AND conotoxins are so internally varied, even within a single species, that any one antidote isn’t going to help because they’re constantly mutating and evolving their venom to prevent their prey from evolving a resistance to it.  Plus their venom is like, a bunch of different venoms all at once JUST IN CASE any one of them wasn’t good enough. I want you to read these two sentences from the wiki page on conotoxin: “Conotoxins have a variety of mechanisms of actions, most of which have not been determined.” “The LD50 of conotoxin is 50 ng/kg.” Remember how the LD50 of tetrodotoxin is 8μg/kg?  Conotoxin is 160 times more potent.  FIFTY NANOGRAMS PER KILOGRAM HAS A 50% CHANCE OF KILLING YOU. A 220-POUND HUMAN HAS A 50% CHANCE OF SURVIVAL AGAINST JUST 5 MICROGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN.   I DID SOME MATH.   IT WOULD TAKE 7-9 MILLIGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN TO KILL A BLUE WHALE, THE HEAVIEST ANIMAL TO EVER LIVE. (based on weight estimates from 300-400,000 lbs.) Conus geographus is so fucking deadly that “In two cases of envenomation, only 0.0002-0.0005 mg resulted in severe paralysis.” THIS THING KILLS STUFF SO HARD THAT BEFORE YOU HEAR THE FIRST “MORTAL KOMBAT” IN THE MORTAL KOMBAT THEME, THERE’S PROBABLY ALREADY BEEN A FATALITY. And guess what?  Cone snails don’t do that NOOB SHIT with the superficial biting or stinging.  Your wetsuit or gloves won’t protect you.  Because homeboy didn’t bring teeth to evolution’s knife fight.  Oh no.  It brought a motherfucking radula POISON HARPOON.  It’s lightning fast and has way more piercing power than some silly little cnidocytes or salivary bacteria. Another component of their venom is being researched for its potential as a pain reliever.  “WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT????” you might reasonably ask.  And you would be right to do so, because science has gone too far and has surely sinned against the very image of Mollusca Kedavra.  Well, it turns out the answer is “Research shows that certain component proteins of the venom target specific human pain receptors and can be up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine without morphine’s addictive properties and side-effects.”  That’s right, the part of their venom that SPECIFICALLY DOESN’T HURT YOU is up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Also, Conus geographus (along with one other cone snail species, C. tulipa) is the only known non-human animal to weaponize insulin.  In addition to the normal insulin that the snails produce for their own use, their bodies manufacture an ADDITIONAL insulin molecule that is similar to the kind produced in fish (which they eat) for the sole purpose of stunning their prey through hypoglycemic shock.  BECAUSE APPARENTLY THEY DON’T FEEL LIKE THEY’D KILL YOU HARD ENOUGH OTHERWISE. IF you are going to survive the ALMIGHTY CONE SNAIL, WHO KNOWS NO FEAR, TRIUMPHANT HEDGEMON OF THE MOLECULAR ARMS RACE, TRUE BORN HEIR TO THE SCYTHE OF DEATH ITSELF, FISHSLAYER, GOD AMONG MOLLUSKS, WHOSE WRATH IS MERCIFUL ONLY IN ITS BREVITY, ADMIRABLE IN ITS BEAUTY AND UNSULLIED BY THE UNWORTHY TOUCH OF MORTAL HANDS OR SCALES OR REALLY ANYTHING IN RANGE OF ITS RADULA HARPOON, then literally the only thing that’s going to save you is for you to be kept alive artificially (externalizing your respiratory functions to force your body to continue breathing, basically) until the effects of the venom wear off.  And because of how quickly this venom acts, you need to get that medical attention VERY, VERY FAST. And if you don’t get it, you will still be conscious while the paralysis slowly suffocates you to death. Don’t touch the pretty shells. I’ve never been so intrigued to learn how easily I could be fucking exterminated from existence by the overpowered sea creatures of the world. You’ve done a better job at keeping my attention then any of my teachers ever have. You know what I’m putting this on the writing blog cause I personally can see potential in some fantasy villain attempting to weaponise cone snailsIn which case, all hail snail king 🐌
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#That’s a#That’s a blue ringed octopus#You’re going to die do you realise that#It is literally one of the most deadly animals in the world#Not just in Australia or just in the ocean in THE WORLD#Put it DOWN#And go to a hospital jfc via platonic-rabbit 
me tryna find out if this fool died


“The blue-ringed octopus, despite its small size, carries enough venom to kill twenty-six adult humans within minutes. Their bites are tiny and often painless, with many victims not realizing they have been envenomated until respiratory depression and paralysis start to set in.[8] No blue-ringed octopus antivenom is available yet, making it one of the deadliest reef inhabitants in the ocean.”
Holy shit


And this is why I don’t go in the ocean anymore


Also the blue rings literally only show up when it is distressed so this person has angered it!!! You are in danger friend!!!


Actually this guy keeps them as pets they’re on his instagram (william_exotique) and he frequently holds then and I just? Don’t know why? And also every picture or video he posts of them shows the blue rings so they’re always in distress I just do not understand why he’s doing this



#AMY EXPLAIN HOW DUMB THIS GUY IS 
I mean OP pretty much covered it.  A blue ringed octopus is almost on the level of CONE SNAIL on the list of things you ABSOLUTELY DO NOT PICK UP UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
But ask and you shall receive,  On this episode of “Fun Facts With Cuckoo,” DEAD.  YOU’RE DEAD.  EVERYTHING IS DEAD AND YOU SHOULD NEVER TOUCH ANYTHING IN THE OCEAN EVER AGAIN.
There are many things that will kill you.

[citation needed]
There are fewer, but still many things that will kill you FAST.
There are yet fewer things that kill you fast and by such an overwhelming margin of overkill that nervous laughter is our only solace in the dark of this terrible, surprisingly Lovecraftian world of unearthly horrors that we live in.
Of the things that I know about which will kill you fast via just plain insultingly potent venom, which is a not insignificant number of things because I know a not insignificant number of things, there are about 3 things in the ocean – IN THE WHOLE OCEAN – which are so insanely, mind-bogglingly deadly that there is pretty much no possible hope for survival (I mean you CAN, but god help you if you’re ever in that situation, because god’s just about damn near the only thing that CAN help you).  THE. WHOLE. OCEAN.
Those three things are the Irukandji (a tiny (1cm) species of box jellyfish, which has stingers not only on its tentacles but on its BELL, for reasons no one has definitively figured out, and is so toxic despite its size its sting can cause a severe brain hemorrhage), the cone snail (a group of carnivorous sea snails that is accepted to be the most venomous animals on earth, with a STUPIDLY fast acting and extremely powerful neurotoxin that has in at least one case killed a human ALMOST INSTANTANEOUSLY, because the swimmer who found two beautiful shells (unfortunately cone snails tend to have very pretty shells which makes people want to pick them up) was holding them up for a picture and ended up being stabbed in the neck by not one but TWO cone snails at the same time, and it is believed that she was literally dead before she hit the ground, I mean LITERALLY in a 100% non-fictional and non-exaggerated way, in between the time the two cone snails stabbed her and the time her limp body hit the sand, she was not alive anymore), and the blue ringed octopus.
It is POSSIBLE to survive any of these.  But not without immediate medical attention.  Of these three, the Irukandji is by far the most treatable, because Australia and other coastal regions (including Florida and other parts of the US) are kind of experienced in dealing with box jellyfish.
The blue ringed octopus will fucking kill you.  There’s no antidote for their venom, ONE COMPONENT OF WHICH (tetrodotoxin) is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.  It’s a powerful neurotoxin (most of the worst venoms are because the species that produce them need to kill or at least paralyze their prey quickly, like jellyfish whose fragile tentacles could be damaged if their food doesn’t stop struggling) that attacks the sodium channels and causes muscle paralysis.  It doesn’t necessarily kill you quickly.  It PARALYZES you quickly, so that you can’t really call for help or describe the problem, and you will probably end up slowly suffocating from a paralyzed diaphragm.  Tetrodotoxin can be metabolized by the body in a matter of hours, but it can also kill you in a matter of minutes if you get a lethal dose (which isn’t much, the 

LD50

 or median lethal dose, the dose at which you have a 50% chance of survival, is only 8 MICROGRAMS per kilogram of body weight (as tested in mice)).  This is, by venom standards, not a large amount, which means the animal that is capable of putting this venom inside your body is very very good at killing the absolute shit out of you.
DON’T TOUCH THE BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS.
Now, because overkill is my motto, let me briefly explain why Conus geographus is the undisputed champion of YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE, AND FURTHERMORE FUCK YOU FOR THINKING OTHERWISE.
A cone snail walks into a bar.  You’d expect the bartender to ask, “what’s your poison,” but they were paralyzed before they could ask and OH LOOK they’re already FUCKING DEAD ON THE GROUND.
Conus geographus is about 4-6 inches long and nature’s equivalent of Avada Kedavra.  Cone snails literally have their own KIND of toxins named after them: conotoxin.  Not only is there no antidote, but their venom AGGRESSIVELY RESISTS our ability to find a cure, because we barely understand how it works AND conotoxins are so internally varied, even within a single species, that any one antidote isn’t going to help because they’re constantly mutating and evolving their venom to prevent their prey from evolving a resistance to it.  Plus their venom is like, a bunch of different venoms all at once JUST IN CASE any one of them wasn’t good enough.
I want you to read these two sentences from the wiki page on conotoxin:
“Conotoxins have a variety of mechanisms of actions, most of which have not been determined.”


“The LD50 of conotoxin is 50 ng/kg.”
Remember how the 

LD50 of tetrodotoxin is 8μg/kg?  Conotoxin is 160 times more potent.  FIFTY NANOGRAMS PER KILOGRAM HAS A 50% CHANCE OF KILLING YOU. A 220-POUND HUMAN HAS A 50% CHANCE OF SURVIVAL AGAINST JUST 5 MICROGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN.  
I DID SOME MATH.  
IT WOULD TAKE 7-9 MILLIGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN TO KILL A BLUE WHALE, THE HEAVIEST ANIMAL TO EVER LIVE. (based on weight estimates from 300-400,000 lbs.)
Conus geographus is so fucking deadly that “In two cases of envenomation, only 0.0002-0.0005 mg resulted in severe paralysis.”
THIS THING KILLS STUFF SO HARD THAT BEFORE YOU HEAR THE FIRST “MORTAL KOMBAT” IN THE MORTAL KOMBAT THEME, THERE’S PROBABLY ALREADY BEEN A FATALITY.
And guess what?  Cone snails don’t do that NOOB SHIT with the superficial biting or stinging.  Your wetsuit or gloves won’t protect you.  Because homeboy didn’t bring teeth to evolution’s knife fight.  Oh no.  It brought a motherfucking radula POISON HARPOON.  It’s lightning fast and has way more piercing power than some silly little cnidocytes or salivary bacteria.
Another component of their venom is being researched for its potential as a pain reliever.  “WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT????” you might reasonably ask.  And you would be right to do so, because science has gone too far and has surely sinned against the very image of Mollusca Kedavra.  Well, it turns out the answer is “Research shows that certain component proteins of the venom target specific human pain receptors and can be up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine without morphine’s addictive properties and side-effects.”  That’s right, the part of their venom that SPECIFICALLY DOESN’T HURT YOU is up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine.
Also, Conus geographus (along with one other cone snail species, C. tulipa) is the only known non-human animal to weaponize insulin.  In addition to the normal insulin that the snails produce for their own use, their bodies manufacture an ADDITIONAL insulin molecule that is similar to the kind produced in fish (which they eat) for the sole purpose of stunning their prey through hypoglycemic shock.  BECAUSE APPARENTLY THEY DON’T FEEL LIKE THEY’D KILL YOU HARD ENOUGH OTHERWISE.
IF you are going to survive the ALMIGHTY CONE SNAIL, WHO KNOWS NO FEAR, TRIUMPHANT HEDGEMON OF THE MOLECULAR ARMS RACE, TRUE BORN HEIR TO THE SCYTHE OF DEATH ITSELF, FISHSLAYER, GOD AMONG MOLLUSKS, WHOSE WRATH IS MERCIFUL ONLY IN ITS BREVITY, ADMIRABLE IN ITS BEAUTY AND UNSULLIED BY THE UNWORTHY TOUCH OF MORTAL HANDS OR SCALES OR REALLY ANYTHING IN RANGE OF ITS RADULA HARPOON, then literally the only thing that’s going to save you is for you to be kept alive artificially (externalizing your respiratory functions to force your body to continue breathing, basically) until the effects of the venom wear off.  And because of how quickly this venom acts, you need to get that medical attention VERY, VERY FAST.
And if you don’t get it, you will still be conscious while the paralysis slowly suffocates you to death.
Don’t touch the pretty shells.


I’ve never been so intrigued to learn how easily I could be fucking exterminated from existence by the overpowered sea creatures of the world. You’ve done a better job at keeping my attention then any of my teachers ever have.


You know what I’m putting this on the writing blog cause I personally can see potential in some fantasy villain attempting to weaponise cone snailsIn which case, all hail snail king 🐌

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Life, Saw, and Steam: fandomsandfeminism There is a phrase used to describe people, often strangers, as "ships passing in the night." The phrase is meant to describe how fleeting the intersection of two lives can be, how briefly people we don't know can flicker in and out of our lives. But when I read about the Titanic, I think we can push the phrase further. Because sometimes, as you pass another ship in the night, you may hear a cry in the dark. A person in danger. A shout for help. Distress rockets and SOS signals wailing into the night. A stranger in crisis. And in those fleeting moments as your ship passes theirs, you get to make the choice- are you the Californian, the closest ship to the Titanic, which saw the distress rockets and saw the lights on the horizon and sat and did nothing; or are you the Carpathia, turning on a dime, pushing all steam to the engines, racing to help? We can not say for sure what caused the Californian to not help the Titanic in that night of crisis. Whether is was apathy or incompetence or fear, we don't knovw But we know that every single soul who survived the Titanic survived because of the Carpathia. Because the crew and the passengers of that ship raced nearly 60 miles through ice fields above their maximum speed in the dead of night, readying life boats, readying triage, to pull them from the water. So, yes, we are ships passing in the night, and when given the chance to turn away or do good, always err on the side of reckless compassion. concept: bystanders should be called californians.
Life, Saw, and Steam: fandomsandfeminism
 There is a phrase used to describe people,
 often strangers, as "ships passing in the night."
 The phrase is meant to describe how fleeting
 the intersection of two lives can be, how briefly
 people we don't know can flicker in and out of
 our lives.
 But when I read about the Titanic, I think we
 can push the phrase further. Because
 sometimes, as you pass another ship in the
 night, you may hear a cry in the dark. A person
 in danger. A shout for help. Distress rockets
 and SOS signals wailing into the night. A
 stranger in crisis.
 And in those fleeting moments as your ship
 passes theirs, you get to make the choice- are
 you the Californian, the closest ship to the
 Titanic, which saw the distress rockets and saw
 the lights on the horizon and sat and did
 nothing; or are you the Carpathia, turning on a
 dime, pushing all steam to the engines, racing
 to help?
 We can not say for sure what caused the
 Californian to not help the Titanic in that night
 of crisis. Whether is was apathy or
 incompetence or fear, we don't knovw
 But we know that every single soul who
 survived the Titanic survived because of the
 Carpathia. Because the crew and the
 passengers of that ship raced nearly 60 miles
 through ice fields above their maximum speed
 in the dead of night, readying life boats,
 readying triage, to pull them from the water.
 So, yes, we are ships passing in the night, and
 when given the chance to turn away or do
 good, always err on the side of reckless
 compassion.
concept: bystanders should be called californians.

concept: bystanders should be called californians.

Bodies , Cute, and Family: satanbird floretsilva teaboot Humans are adorable Supporting evidence: 1. Humans say 'ow, even if they haven't actually been hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet. 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better, although each individual has a unique taste for style and colouring 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that long; they just love to splash! 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves in soft, fluffy bedding 5. Some humans spend time in each others nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest, they're just visiting each other 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes! 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt creatures from other species into their family units. They don't seem to notice the obvious differences, and often raise them alongside their own young! 8. If a human sees another creature in distress, they can commonly be observed trying to help! Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply compassionate creatures! 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of annoying themselves! 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely adorable. Especially when the human in question becomes frustrated 11. Humans love treats!! Some more than others. Many humans will save these treats specifically for a later date when they are in need of comfort or reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, etc 12. Theyre learning to travel in space!!! They can't get very far, but they're trying!!I So far, they've made it to the end of their yard, and have found rocks shakespork this sounds like it was written by a really enthusiastic alien humanologist Humans are cute!
Bodies , Cute, and Family: satanbird
 floretsilva
 teaboot
 Humans are adorable
 Supporting evidence:
 1. Humans say 'ow, even if they haven't actually been
 hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they
 might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet.
 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their
 bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better,
 although each individual has a unique taste for
 style and colouring
 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious
 species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to
 play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that
 long; they just love to splash!
 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans
 become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves
 in soft, fluffy bedding
 5. Some humans spend time in each others
 nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest, they're just
 visiting each other
 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make
 their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach
 shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes!
 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt
 creatures from other species into their family units.
 They don't seem to notice the obvious differences,
 and often raise them alongside their own young!
 8. If a human sees another creature in distress,
 they can commonly be observed trying to help!
 Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply
 compassionate creatures!
 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound
 or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of
 annoying themselves!
 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely
 adorable. Especially when the human in question
 becomes frustrated
 11. Humans love treats!! Some more than others.
 Many humans will save these treats specifically
 for a later date when they are in need of comfort or
 reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, etc
 12. Theyre learning to travel in space!!! They can't get
 very far, but they're trying!!I So far, they've made it to
 the end of their yard, and have found rocks
 shakespork
 this sounds like it was written by a really enthusiastic
 alien humanologist
Humans are cute!

Humans are cute!

Target, Tumblr, and Blog: lucinx: Sorrow (noun) - a feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others
Target, Tumblr, and Blog: lucinx:
Sorrow (noun) - a feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others

lucinx: Sorrow (noun) - a feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others

Amazon, Bless Up, and Curving: Smooches from his fren make him very happy So as y’all know smash suffer from insomnia, depression, anxiety, sadness, and general concern that bees are dying at an alarming rate 😰. However on top of this melancholy interior is an exterior of a reasonably handsome - moderately humorous lad so ppl fux with me and I am somewhat enjoyable to be around - thank u God 😍. Anyway to fix the sleep problem people been recommending I buy a weighted blanket. Went to amazon and clicked on the amazon choice and this bish said “Natural weight of the blanket, feeling like being hugged by your lover.” FAM!! 😂 U KNOW lonely people buying this! Why u rubbing it in?! “your lover” ... bish who? Where she at? Not in my bed! Wildin 😂. Anyway that bish came today and I picked up the box quick asf and cot damn near pullt a muscle. And I lift weights! Heavy! But I forgot I ordered this beast of a blanket 😂. Anyway y’all wish me luck. I do be getting big time middle of the night wood so if this blanky weigh my lil homie down and deform him I am suing amazon for EVERYTHING. Emotional distress, name it. The PP curve beautifully right now so if this weighted blanket heck me up and u see me in a Bentley Coupe with Draya Michelle in the passenger side just know that lawsuit money came thru O...krrrrrrrrrrrrrr! 😂 bless up 😍😂😂
Amazon, Bless Up, and Curving: Smooches from his fren make him very
 happy
So as y’all know smash suffer from insomnia, depression, anxiety, sadness, and general concern that bees are dying at an alarming rate 😰. However on top of this melancholy interior is an exterior of a reasonably handsome - moderately humorous lad so ppl fux with me and I am somewhat enjoyable to be around - thank u God 😍. Anyway to fix the sleep problem people been recommending I buy a weighted blanket. Went to amazon and clicked on the amazon choice and this bish said “Natural weight of the blanket, feeling like being hugged by your lover.” FAM!! 😂 U KNOW lonely people buying this! Why u rubbing it in?! “your lover” ... bish who? Where she at? Not in my bed! Wildin 😂. Anyway that bish came today and I picked up the box quick asf and cot damn near pullt a muscle. And I lift weights! Heavy! But I forgot I ordered this beast of a blanket 😂. Anyway y’all wish me luck. I do be getting big time middle of the night wood so if this blanky weigh my lil homie down and deform him I am suing amazon for EVERYTHING. Emotional distress, name it. The PP curve beautifully right now so if this weighted blanket heck me up and u see me in a Bentley Coupe with Draya Michelle in the passenger side just know that lawsuit money came thru O...krrrrrrrrrrrrrr! 😂 bless up 😍😂😂

So as y’all know smash suffer from insomnia, depression, anxiety, sadness, and general concern that bees are dying at an alarming rate 😰. Ho...

Doctor, Fall, and Harry Potter: Helen Ingram @drhingram Not a fan of the new Harry Potter book Criminalising cont PAPER Herpes genitalis and the philosopher's stance Kilian Dunphy ABSTRACT not just episodic physical discomfort but recurrent This artide considers the evidence on herpes intervened and to what extent health professionals sexual liaison. This change of one's sexua For many people, living with genital herpes generates into that of a potential agent of harm a echo themes from the fall in the garden of emotional distress, centred on concems about how to is oddly coincidental that snakes are studi live and love safely without passing infection to others. sciece of herpetology, from the Greek h creep"), to the sexual subtext of vampire transmission, levels of sexual risk, when the law has to present day paranoias concerning i HIV transmission. The emotional ramifi should advise with respect to these issues. It proposes a this are potentially great. A qualitative mechanism by which moral philosophy might provide a around 2000 questions posed in a he rational basis on which to counsel concerning sexual room online over 2 years revealed that monest single anxiety expressed was tl transmission.12 The authors note that, difficult topic is the psycho-social impact Genital herpes is a condition caused by infection ing genital herpes'. As a doctor conveying behaviour with the Herpes simplex virus (HSV). The infection there is a temptation to avoid compos is sexually transmitted and has the potential to hurt of a h with h
Doctor, Fall, and Harry Potter: Helen Ingram
 @drhingram
 Not a fan of the new Harry Potter book
 Criminalising cont
 PAPER
 Herpes genitalis and the philosopher's stance
 Kilian Dunphy
 ABSTRACT
 not just episodic physical discomfort but recurrent
 This artide considers the evidence on herpes
 intervened and to what extent health professionals
 sexual liaison. This change of one's sexua
 For many people, living with genital herpes generates into that of a potential agent of harm a
 echo themes from the fall in the garden of
 emotional distress, centred on concems about how to is oddly coincidental that snakes are studi
 live and love safely without passing infection to others. sciece of herpetology, from the Greek h
 creep"), to the sexual subtext of vampire
 transmission, levels of sexual risk, when the law has to present day paranoias concerning i
 HIV transmission. The emotional ramifi
 should advise with respect to these issues. It proposes a this are potentially great. A qualitative
 mechanism by which moral philosophy might provide a around 2000 questions posed in a he
 rational basis on which to counsel concerning sexual room online over 2 years revealed that
 monest single anxiety expressed was tl
 transmission.12 The authors note that,
 difficult topic is the psycho-social impact
 Genital herpes is a condition caused by infection ing genital herpes'. As a doctor conveying
 behaviour
 with the Herpes simplex virus (HSV). The infection there is a temptation to avoid compos
 is sexually transmitted and has the potential to hurt of a h
 with h
Bodies , Family, and Love: satanbird floretsilva teaboot Humans are adorable Supporting evidence: 1. Humans say 'ow', even if they haven't actually been hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet. 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better, although each individual has a unique taste for style and colouring 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that long; they just love to splash! 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves in soft, fluffy bedding 5. Some humans spend time in each other's nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest; they're just visiting each other. 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes! 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt creatures from other species into their family units. They don't seem to notice the obvious differences, and often raise them alongside their own young! 8. If a human sees another creature in distress, they can commonly be observed trying to help! Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply compassionate creatures! 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of annoying themselves! 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely adorable. Especially when the human in question becomes frustrated 11. Humans love treats!!! Some more than others. Many humans will save these treats specifically for a later date when they are in need of comfort or reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, etc 12. They're learning to travel in space!! They can't get very far, but they're trying!!! So far, they ve made it to the end of their yard, and have found rocks shakespork this sounds like it was written by a really enthusiastic alien humanologist Crosspost from me_irl
Bodies , Family, and Love: satanbird
 floretsilva
 teaboot
 Humans are adorable
 Supporting evidence:
 1. Humans say 'ow', even if they haven't actually been
 hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they
 might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet.
 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their
 bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better,
 although each individual has a unique taste for
 style and colouring
 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious
 species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to
 play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that
 long; they just love to splash!
 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans
 become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves
 in soft, fluffy bedding
 5. Some humans spend time in each other's
 nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest; they're just
 visiting each other.
 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make
 their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach
 shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes!
 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt
 creatures from other species into their family units.
 They don't seem to notice the obvious differences,
 and often raise them alongside their own young!
 8. If a human sees another creature in distress,
 they can commonly be observed trying to help!
 Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply
 compassionate creatures!
 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound
 or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of
 annoying themselves!
 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely
 adorable. Especially when the human in question
 becomes frustrated
 11. Humans love treats!!! Some more than others.
 Many humans will save these treats specifically
 for a later date when they are in need of comfort or
 reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, etc
 12. They're learning to travel in space!! They can't get
 very far, but they're trying!!! So far, they ve made it to
 the end of their yard, and have found rocks
 shakespork
 this sounds like it was written by a really enthusiastic
 alien humanologist
Crosspost from me_irl

Crosspost from me_irl

Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you. The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence Accountability Reseacher John Bargh has found that people will focus on small mindless tasks rather than real productive work 90 Days Research by Janet Polivy shows that our brain often fails to commit to long-term goals because it fears big projects, leading us to quit our new venture at the first sign of distress. Focus vs Distracted Research by Anders Ericsson showed that the best performers were not spending more time on their craft, rather, they were being more productive during their practice sessions. in an attempt to avoid our most important projects. Habits According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day Daily Reflection Empirical research has repeatedly shown that striving toward self-concordant goals consistently strengthens the link between goal progress and well-being. Gratitude People who regularly practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits including stronger immune systems, stress resiliance, higher levels of personal happiness and increased generosity Progress Tracking Researcher John Bargh describes robotic behavior ('busywork) as the #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress tracking is a known strategy for culling busywork. The Power of Questions Everytime we ask and contemplate a question our brain develops new neural connections, leading to new insights and creativity Meditation Meditation has been linked to increased brain volume in certain areas of the cerebral cortex, along with less volume in the brain's amygdala, which controls fear and anxiety - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER SOY BASED INK LAYS FLAT! awesomage: Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater peace, purpose and productivity. Fully funded in less than 4 hrs and 300% funded so far. Only a few early birds left, HURRY UP to lock in your pledge now: http://bit.ly/monk-manuals
Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you.
 The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that
 helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live
 each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence

 Accountability
 Reseacher John
 Bargh has found that people will
 focus on small mindless tasks
 rather than real productive work
 90 Days
 Research by Janet Polivy shows that
 our brain often fails to commit to
 long-term goals because it fears big
 projects, leading us to quit our new
 venture at the first sign of distress.
 Focus vs
 Distracted
 Research by Anders Ericsson
 showed that the best performers
 were not spending more time on
 their craft, rather, they were being
 more productive during their
 practice sessions.
 in an attempt to avoid our
 most
 important projects.
 Habits
 According to researchers at Duke
 University, habits account for about
 40 percent of our behaviors on any
 given day
 Daily Reflection
 Empirical research has repeatedly
 shown that striving toward
 self-concordant goals consistently
 strengthens the link between goal
 progress and well-being.
 Gratitude
 People who regularly practice
 gratitude consistently report a host of
 benefits including stronger immune
 systems, stress resiliance, higher
 levels of personal happiness and
 increased generosity
 Progress Tracking
 Researcher John Bargh describes
 robotic behavior ('busywork) as the
 #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress
 tracking is a known strategy for
 culling busywork.
 The Power of
 Questions
 Everytime we ask and contemplate a
 question our brain develops new
 neural connections, leading to new
 insights and creativity
 Meditation
 Meditation has been linked to
 increased brain volume in certain areas
 of the cerebral cortex, along with less
 volume in the brain's amygdala, which
 controls fear and anxiety

 - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH
 - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE
 -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD
 PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER
 - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI
 - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER
 SOY BASED INK
 LAYS FLAT!
awesomage:
Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing
A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater peace, purpose and productivity.
Fully funded in less than 4 hrs and 300% funded so far. Only a few early birds left, HURRY UP to lock in your pledge now: http://bit.ly/monk-manuals

awesomage: Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most imp...

Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you. The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence Accountability Reseacher John Bargh has found that people will focus on small mindless tasks rather than real productive work 90 Days Research by Janet Polivy shows that our brain often fails to commit to long-term goals because it fears big projects, leading us to quit our new venture at the first sign of distress. Focus vs Distracted Research by Anders Ericsson showed that the best performers were not spending more time on their craft, rather, they were being more productive during their practice sessions. in an attempt to avoid our most important projects. Habits According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day Daily Reflection Empirical research has repeatedly shown that striving toward self-concordant goals consistently strengthens the link between goal progress and well-being. Gratitude People who regularly practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits including stronger immune systems, stress resiliance, higher levels of personal happiness and increased generosity Progress Tracking Researcher John Bargh describes robotic behavior ('busywork) as the #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress tracking is a known strategy for culling busywork. The Power of Questions Everytime we ask and contemplate a question our brain develops new neural connections, leading to new insights and creativity Meditation Meditation has been linked to increased brain volume in certain areas of the cerebral cortex, along with less volume in the brain's amygdala, which controls fear and anxiety - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER SOY BASED INK LAYS FLAT! awesomage: Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater peace, purpose and productivity. Fully funded in less than 4 hrs and 300% funded so far. Only a few early birds left, HURRY UP to lock in your pledge now: http://bit.ly/monk-manuals
Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you.
 The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that
 helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live
 each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence

 Accountability
 Reseacher John
 Bargh has found that people will
 focus on small mindless tasks
 rather than real productive work
 90 Days
 Research by Janet Polivy shows that
 our brain often fails to commit to
 long-term goals because it fears big
 projects, leading us to quit our new
 venture at the first sign of distress.
 Focus vs
 Distracted
 Research by Anders Ericsson
 showed that the best performers
 were not spending more time on
 their craft, rather, they were being
 more productive during their
 practice sessions.
 in an attempt to avoid
 our most
 important projects.
 Habits
 According to researchers at Duke
 University, habits account for about
 40 percent of our behaviors on any
 given day
 Daily Reflection
 Empirical research has repeatedly
 shown that striving toward
 self-concordant goals consistently
 strengthens the link between goal
 progress and well-being.
 Gratitude
 People who regularly practice
 gratitude consistently report a host of
 benefits including stronger immune
 systems, stress resiliance, higher
 levels of personal happiness and
 increased generosity
 Progress Tracking
 Researcher John Bargh describes
 robotic behavior ('busywork) as the
 #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress
 tracking is a known strategy for
 culling busywork.
 The Power of
 Questions
 Everytime we ask and contemplate a
 question our brain develops new
 neural connections, leading to new
 insights and creativity
 Meditation
 Meditation has been linked to
 increased brain volume in certain areas
 of the cerebral cortex, along with less
 volume in the brain's amygdala, which
 controls fear and anxiety

 - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH
 - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE
 -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD
 PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER
 - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI
 - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER
 SOY BASED INK
 LAYS FLAT!
awesomage:
Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing
A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater peace, purpose and productivity.
Fully funded in less than 4 hrs and 300% funded so far. Only a few early birds left, HURRY UP to lock in your pledge now: http://bit.ly/monk-manuals

awesomage: Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most imp...

Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you. The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence Accountability Reseacher John Bargh has found that people will focus on small mindless tasks rather than real productive work 90 Days Research by Janet Polivy shows that our brain often fails to commit to long-term goals because it fears big projects, leading us to quit our new venture at the first sign of distress. Focus vs Distracted Research by Anders Ericsson showed that the best performers were not spending more time on their craft, rather, they were being more productive during their practice sessions. in an attempt to avoid our most important projects. Habits According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day Daily Reflection Empirical research has repeatedly shown that striving toward self-concordant goals consistently strengthens the link between goal progress and well-being. Gratitude People who regularly practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits including stronger immune systems, stress resiliance, higher levels of personal happiness and increased generosity Progress Tracking Researcher John Bargh describes robotic behavior ('busywork) as the #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress tracking is a known strategy for culling busywork. The Power of Questions Everytime we ask and contemplate a question our brain develops new neural connections, leading to new insights and creativity Meditation Meditation has been linked to increased brain volume in certain areas of the cerebral cortex, along with less volume in the brain's amygdala, which controls fear and anxiety - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER SOY BASED INK LAYS FLAT! awesomage: Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater peace, purpose and productivity. Fully funded in less than 4 hrs and 300% funded so far. Only a few early birds left, HURRY UP to lock in your pledge now: http://bit.ly/monk-manuals
Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you.
 The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that
 helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live
 each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence

 Accountability
 Reseacher John
 Bargh has found that people will
 focus on small mindless tasks
 rather than real productive work
 90 Days
 Research by Janet Polivy shows that
 our brain often fails to commit to
 long-term goals because it fears big
 projects, leading us to quit our new
 venture at the first sign of distress.
 Focus vs
 Distracted
 Research by Anders Ericsson
 showed that the best performers
 were not spending more time on
 their craft, rather, they were being
 more productive during their
 practice sessions.
 in an attempt to avoid our
 most
 important projects.
 Habits
 According to researchers at Duke
 University, habits account for about
 40 percent of our behaviors on any
 given day
 Daily Reflection
 Empirical research has repeatedly
 shown that striving toward
 self-concordant goals consistently
 strengthens the link between goal
 progress and well-being.
 Gratitude
 People who regularly practice
 gratitude consistently report a host of
 benefits including stronger immune
 systems, stress resiliance, higher
 levels of personal happiness and
 increased generosity
 Progress Tracking
 Researcher John Bargh describes
 robotic behavior ('busywork) as the
 #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress
 tracking is a known strategy for
 culling busywork.
 The Power of
 Questions
 Everytime we ask and contemplate a
 question our brain develops new
 neural connections, leading to new
 insights and creativity
 Meditation
 Meditation has been linked to
 increased brain volume in certain areas
 of the cerebral cortex, along with less
 volume in the brain's amygdala, which
 controls fear and anxiety

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Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you. The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence Accountability Reseacher John Bargh has found that people will focus on small mindless tasks rather than real productive work 90 Days Research by Janet Polivy shows that our brain often fails to commit to long-term goals because it fears big projects, leading us to quit our new venture at the first sign of distress. Focus vs Distracted Research by Anders Ericsson showed that the best performers were not spending more time on their craft, rather, they were being more productive during their practice sessions. in an attempt to avoid our most important projects. Habits According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day Daily Reflection Empirical research has repeatedly shown that striving toward self-concordant goals consistently strengthens the link between goal progress and well-being. Gratitude People who regularly practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits including stronger immune systems, stress resiliance, higher levels of personal happiness and increased generosity Progress Tracking Researcher John Bargh describes robotic behavior ('busywork) as the #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress tracking is a known strategy for culling busywork. The Power of Questions Everytime we ask and contemplate a question our brain develops new neural connections, leading to new insights and creativity Meditation Meditation has been linked to increased brain volume in certain areas of the cerebral cortex, along with less volume in the brain's amygdala, which controls fear and anxiety - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER SOY BASED INK LAYS FLAT! awesomage: Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater peace, purpose and productivity. Fully funded in less than 4 hrs and 300% funded so far. Only a few early birds left, HURRY UP to lock in your pledge now: http://bit.ly/monk-manuals
Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you.
 The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that
 helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live
 each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence

 Accountability
 Reseacher John
 Bargh has found that people will
 focus on small mindless tasks
 rather than real productive work
 90 Days
 Research by Janet Polivy shows that
 our brain often fails to commit to
 long-term goals because it fears big
 projects, leading us to quit our new
 venture at the first sign of distress.
 Focus vs
 Distracted
 Research by Anders Ericsson
 showed that the best performers
 were not spending more time on
 their craft, rather, they were being
 more productive during their
 practice sessions.
 in an attempt to avoid
 our most
 important projects.
 Habits
 According to researchers at Duke
 University, habits account for about
 40 percent of our behaviors on any
 given day
 Daily Reflection
 Empirical research has repeatedly
 shown that striving toward
 self-concordant goals consistently
 strengthens the link between goal
 progress and well-being.
 Gratitude
 People who regularly practice
 gratitude consistently report a host of
 benefits including stronger immune
 systems, stress resiliance, higher
 levels of personal happiness and
 increased generosity
 Progress Tracking
 Researcher John Bargh describes
 robotic behavior ('busywork) as the
 #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress
 tracking is a known strategy for
 culling busywork.
 The Power of
 Questions
 Everytime we ask and contemplate a
 question our brain develops new
 neural connections, leading to new
 insights and creativity
 Meditation
 Meditation has been linked to
 increased brain volume in certain areas
 of the cerebral cortex, along with less
 volume in the brain's amygdala, which
 controls fear and anxiety

 - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH
 - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE
 -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD
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 - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER
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Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you. The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence Accountability Reseacher John Bargh has found that people will focus on small mindless tasks rather than real productive work 90 Days Research by Janet Polivy shows that our brain often fails to commit to long-term goals because it fears big projects, leading us to quit our new venture at the first sign of distress. Focus vs Distracted Research by Anders Ericsson showed that the best performers were not spending more time on their craft, rather, they were being more productive during their practice sessions. in an attempt to avoid our most important projects. Habits According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day Daily Reflection Empirical research has repeatedly shown that striving toward self-concordant goals consistently strengthens the link between goal progress and well-being. Gratitude People who regularly practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits including stronger immune systems, stress resiliance, higher levels of personal happiness and increased generosity Progress Tracking Researcher John Bargh describes robotic behavior ('busywork) as the #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress tracking is a known strategy for culling busywork. The Power of Questions Everytime we ask and contemplate a question our brain develops new neural connections, leading to new insights and creativity Meditation Meditation has been linked to increased brain volume in certain areas of the cerebral cortex, along with less volume in the brain's amygdala, which controls fear and anxiety - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER SOY BASED INK LAYS FLAT! awesomage: Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater peace, purpose and productivity. Fully funded in less than 4 hrs and 300% funded so far. Only a few early birds left, HURRY UP to lock in your pledge now: http://bit.ly/monk-manuals
Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you.
 The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that
 helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live
 each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence

 Accountability
 Reseacher John
 Bargh has found that people will
 focus on small mindless tasks
 rather than real productive work
 90 Days
 Research by Janet Polivy shows that
 our brain often fails to commit to
 long-term goals because it fears big
 projects, leading us to quit our new
 venture at the first sign of distress.
 Focus vs
 Distracted
 Research by Anders Ericsson
 showed that the best performers
 were not spending more time on
 their craft, rather, they were being
 more productive during their
 practice sessions.
 in an attempt to avoid our
 most
 important projects.
 Habits
 According to researchers at Duke
 University, habits account for about
 40 percent of our behaviors on any
 given day
 Daily Reflection
 Empirical research has repeatedly
 shown that striving toward
 self-concordant goals consistently
 strengthens the link between goal
 progress and well-being.
 Gratitude
 People who regularly practice
 gratitude consistently report a host of
 benefits including stronger immune
 systems, stress resiliance, higher
 levels of personal happiness and
 increased generosity
 Progress Tracking
 Researcher John Bargh describes
 robotic behavior ('busywork) as the
 #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress
 tracking is a known strategy for
 culling busywork.
 The Power of
 Questions
 Everytime we ask and contemplate a
 question our brain develops new
 neural connections, leading to new
 insights and creativity
 Meditation
 Meditation has been linked to
 increased brain volume in certain areas
 of the cerebral cortex, along with less
 volume in the brain's amygdala, which
 controls fear and anxiety

 - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH
 - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE
 -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD
 PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER
 - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI
 - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER
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Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you. The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence Accountability Reseacher John Bargh has found that people will focus on small mindless tasks rather than real productive work 90 Days Research by Janet Polivy shows that our brain often fails to commit to long-term goals because it fears big projects, leading us to quit our new venture at the first sign of distress. Focus vs Distracted Research by Anders Ericsson showed that the best performers were not spending more time on their craft, rather, they were being more productive during their practice sessions. in an attempt to avoid our most important projects. Habits According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day Daily Reflection Empirical research has repeatedly shown that striving toward self-concordant goals consistently strengthens the link between goal progress and well-being. Gratitude People who regularly practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits including stronger immune systems, stress resiliance, higher levels of personal happiness and increased generosity Progress Tracking Researcher John Bargh describes robotic behavior ('busywork) as the #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress tracking is a known strategy for culling busywork. The Power of Questions Everytime we ask and contemplate a question our brain develops new neural connections, leading to new insights and creativity Meditation Meditation has been linked to increased brain volume in certain areas of the cerebral cortex, along with less volume in the brain's amygdala, which controls fear and anxiety - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER SOY BASED INK LAYS FLAT! awesomage: Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater peace, purpose and productivity. Fully funded in less than 4 hrs and 300% funded so far. Only a few early birds left, HURRY UP to lock in your pledge now: http://bit.ly/monk-manuals
Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you.
 The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that
 helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live
 each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence

 Accountability
 Reseacher John
 Bargh has found that people will
 focus on small mindless tasks
 rather than real productive work
 90 Days
 Research by Janet Polivy shows that
 our brain often fails to commit to
 long-term goals because it fears big
 projects, leading us to quit our new
 venture at the first sign of distress.
 Focus vs
 Distracted
 Research by Anders Ericsson
 showed that the best performers
 were not spending more time on
 their craft, rather, they were being
 more productive during their
 practice sessions.
 in an attempt to avoid
 our most
 important projects.
 Habits
 According to researchers at Duke
 University, habits account for about
 40 percent of our behaviors on any
 given day
 Daily Reflection
 Empirical research has repeatedly
 shown that striving toward
 self-concordant goals consistently
 strengthens the link between goal
 progress and well-being.
 Gratitude
 People who regularly practice
 gratitude consistently report a host of
 benefits including stronger immune
 systems, stress resiliance, higher
 levels of personal happiness and
 increased generosity
 Progress Tracking
 Researcher John Bargh describes
 robotic behavior ('busywork) as the
 #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress
 tracking is a known strategy for
 culling busywork.
 The Power of
 Questions
 Everytime we ask and contemplate a
 question our brain develops new
 neural connections, leading to new
 insights and creativity
 Meditation
 Meditation has been linked to
 increased brain volume in certain areas
 of the cerebral cortex, along with less
 volume in the brain's amygdala, which
 controls fear and anxiety

 - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH
 - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE
 -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD
 PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER
 - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI
 - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER
 SOY BASED INK
 LAYS FLAT!
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Anaconda, Andrew Bogut, and Bored: Kate Crawford @katecrawford Following Meanwhile, Amazon's latest patent is for Alexa to detect when people are sick, bored or unhappy. "Alexa would listen out for if users are crying and then class them as experiencing an "emotional abnormality telegraph.co.uk/technology/201 132 130 Alexa, "cough I'm hung sniffle 120 100 Would you lke a recipe for chicken soup? No, thanks 134 Ok, I can find you something else. By the way, would you like o order cough drops with 1 hour delivery? That wouki be awesome Thanks for asking! 110 No probiem. Pil email you an order confirmation. Feel better! 7:54 AM 10 Oct 2018 570 Retweets 655 Likes imaginedsoldier: the-tired-tenor: tankies: Me: *crying* Alexa: This seems sad, now playing Despacito Y’all need to have a greater degree of 1- healthy suspicion in Alexa and corporate surveillance devices personal assistants, and 2- understanding of how dangerous this kind of algorithm is in the hands of a multinational company (and anyone for that matter.)  To begin with, that data is both available for sale and able to be subpoenaed by the government. Alexa’s records and recordings have already been used in criminal trials. In the US, a digital record of your emotional patterns can be used to deny you housing, jobs, and to rule on your ability to exercise your basic rights. Consider that psychiatric stigma and misdiagnosis can already be wielded against you in legal disputes and the notion of a listening device capable of identifying signs of distress for the purpose of marketing to you should be made more clearly concerning.  Moreover we have already seen the use of algorithms like this on Facebook and other “self-reporting” (read: user input) sites capable of identifying the onset of a manic episode [1] [2] [3], which have been subsequently been linked to identifying vulnerable (high-spending) periods to target ads at these users, perhaps most famously in selling tickets to Vegas (identified in a TedTalk by  techno-sociological scholar Zeynep Tufekci where she more generally discusses algorithms and how they shape our online experiences to suggest and reinforce biases).  The notes on this post are super concerning- we are being marketed to under the guise of having our emotional needs attended to by the same people who inflicted that emptiness on us, and everyone is just memeing.
Anaconda, Andrew Bogut, and Bored: Kate Crawford
 @katecrawford
 Following
 Meanwhile, Amazon's latest patent is for
 Alexa to detect when people are sick, bored
 or unhappy. "Alexa would listen out for if
 users are crying and then class them as
 experiencing an "emotional abnormality
 telegraph.co.uk/technology/201
 132
 130
 Alexa, "cough I'm hung
 sniffle
 120
 100
 Would you lke a recipe for
 chicken soup?
 No, thanks
 134
 Ok, I can find you something
 else. By the way, would you like
 o order cough drops with 1 hour
 delivery?
 That wouki be awesome
 Thanks for asking!
 110
 No probiem. Pil email you an
 order confirmation. Feel better!
 7:54 AM 10 Oct 2018
 570 Retweets 655 Likes
imaginedsoldier:

the-tired-tenor:

tankies:


Me: *crying*
Alexa: This seems sad, now playing Despacito

Y’all need to have a greater degree of 1- healthy suspicion in Alexa and corporate surveillance devices personal assistants, and 2- understanding of how dangerous this kind of algorithm is in the hands of a multinational company (and anyone for that matter.) 
To begin with, that data is both available for sale and able to be subpoenaed by the government. Alexa’s records and recordings have already been used in criminal trials. In the US, a digital record of your emotional patterns can be used to deny you housing, jobs, and to rule on your ability to exercise your basic rights. Consider that psychiatric stigma and misdiagnosis can already be wielded against you in legal disputes and the notion of a listening device capable of identifying signs of distress for the purpose of marketing to you should be made more clearly concerning. 
Moreover we have already seen the use of algorithms like this on Facebook and other “self-reporting” (read: user input) sites capable of identifying the onset of a manic episode [1] [2] [3], which have been subsequently been linked to identifying vulnerable (high-spending) periods to target ads at these users, perhaps most famously in selling tickets to Vegas (identified in a TedTalk by  techno-sociological scholar Zeynep Tufekci where she more generally discusses algorithms and how they shape our online experiences to suggest and reinforce biases). 
The notes on this post are super concerning- we are being marketed to under the guise of having our emotional needs attended to by the same people who inflicted that emptiness on us, and everyone is just memeing.

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Be Like, Club, and Confidence: Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers All body language must be considered in context, but if you've set your scene and established your characters, a little body language can help! Anger Distress Anger is one expression of fight-or-flight mode an automatic, instinctive reaction to a threat. In many cases, there is an underlying fear of being harmed. Thanks to autonomic nervous system arousal, the heart rate increases, pupils dilate and the face may flush. Other signs of anger: Men in particular have a tendency to stroke or rub the nape of the neck when they're upset. It acts as a self-soothing gesture to deal with a "pain in the neck. Crossed arms arms act like a protective barrier Self-hugging- arms are crossed, hands gripping upper arms One-arm cross one arm crosses the body to hold or touch the other arm women keep a hand on a purse or bag strap to make this look more natural Clutching a purse, briefcase, or bag with both arms Adjusting cuffs or cuff-links (men's version of the purse-strap grab) Folding the hands together in front of the crotch (men) " Balling the fists Crossing the arms tightly Clenching the fists once arms are crossed Tight-lipped smile Clenched teeth Shaking a finger like a club Stabbing a finger at someone - " " - Attraction " " Pupils dilate - Women will cross and uncross legs to - draw attention to them Mirroring (usually unconsciously) mimicking the other person's body anguage Lying Lying causes a subtle tingling in the face and neck, so the gestures below are attempts to eliminate that feeling Closed to Conversation - Covering the mouth can be like a shh Keeping the hands in the pockets (esp men) gesture, or they may cover the mouth completely some people try to cover it by coughing Touching or rubbing the nose or just below the nose often a quick, small gesture, not a scratch Rubbing the eyes (especially men) Scratching the neck with the index finger Arms and legs crossed " Sitting back - Folding the hands together on a table . (creates a barrier) - The "figure-four leg cross (setting the . ankle of one leg on the knee of the other) and then grabbing the lower half of the top leg with both hands " Superiority, Confidence, Power, Dominance " Steepling the fingers (aka setting the - Folding the hands behind the back Opennesss and Honesty Exposure of the palms Arms and legs unfolded Leaning forward tips of the fingers together) Thumbs sticking out from pockets when hands are in pockets (can be front or back pockets) Submissive Signals - Smiling that's why some people smile - Hands on hips Straddling a chair when they're upset or afraid -" Slumping the shoulders - Doing anything to appear smaller . Hands folded behind the head while sitting up (in men; in women this thrusts the breasts out and becomes sexual) THE FICTION WRITERS GUIDE PSYCHOLOGY © Archetypewriting. com-Got psychology/writing questions? Visit The Fiction Writer's Guide to Psychology May be reproduced freely for personal and educational purposes only lunarmoment: theinformationdump: Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers As described by Selnick’s article: Author and doctor of clinical psychology Carolyn Kaufman has released a one-page body language cheat sheet of psychological “tells” (PDF link) fiction writers can use to dress their characters. Because I realize all my characters do is look at each other and have their eyebrows shoot up. Sometimes they even lower their eyebrows too!
Be Like, Club, and Confidence: Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers
 All body language must be considered in context, but if you've set your scene and established your
 characters, a little body language can help!
 Anger
 Distress
 Anger is one expression of fight-or-flight mode
 an automatic, instinctive reaction to a threat. In
 many cases, there is an underlying fear of being
 harmed. Thanks to autonomic nervous system
 arousal, the heart rate increases, pupils dilate
 and the face may flush. Other signs of anger:
 Men in particular have a tendency to
 stroke or rub the nape of the neck when
 they're upset. It acts as a self-soothing
 gesture to deal with a "pain in the neck.
 Crossed arms arms act like a
 protective barrier
 Self-hugging- arms are crossed, hands
 gripping upper arms
 One-arm cross one arm crosses the
 body to hold or touch the other arm
 women keep a hand on a purse or bag
 strap to make this look more natural
 Clutching a purse, briefcase, or bag with
 both arms
 Adjusting cuffs or cuff-links (men's
 version of the purse-strap grab)
 Folding the hands together in front of
 the crotch (men)
 "
 Balling the fists
 Crossing the arms tightly
 Clenching the fists once arms are
 crossed
 Tight-lipped smile
 Clenched teeth
 Shaking a finger like a club
 Stabbing a finger at someone
 -
 "
 "
 -
 Attraction
 "
 " Pupils dilate
 - Women will cross and uncross legs to
 -
 draw attention to them
 Mirroring (usually unconsciously)
 mimicking the other person's body
 anguage
 Lying
 Lying causes a subtle tingling in the face and
 neck, so the gestures below are attempts to
 eliminate that feeling
 Closed to Conversation
 - Covering the mouth can be like a shh
 Keeping the hands in the pockets (esp
 men)
 gesture, or they may cover the mouth
 completely some people try to cover it
 by coughing
 Touching or rubbing the nose or just
 below the nose often a quick, small
 gesture, not a scratch
 Rubbing the eyes (especially men)
 Scratching the neck with the index finger
 Arms and legs crossed
 " Sitting back
 - Folding the hands together on a table
 .
 (creates a barrier)
 - The "figure-four leg cross (setting the
 .
 ankle of one leg on the knee of the
 other) and then grabbing the lower half
 of the top leg with both hands
 "

 Superiority, Confidence, Power, Dominance
 " Steepling the fingers (aka setting the
 - Folding the hands behind the back
 Opennesss and Honesty
 Exposure of the palms
 Arms and legs unfolded
 Leaning forward
 tips of the fingers together)
 Thumbs sticking out from pockets when
 hands are in pockets (can be front or
 back pockets)
 Submissive Signals
 - Smiling that's why some people smile
 - Hands on hips
 Straddling a chair
 when they're upset or afraid
 -" Slumping the shoulders
 - Doing anything to appear smaller
 . Hands folded behind the head while
 sitting up (in men; in women this thrusts
 the breasts out and becomes sexual)
 THE FICTION WRITERS GUIDE
 PSYCHOLOGY
 © Archetypewriting. com-Got psychology/writing questions? Visit The Fiction Writer's Guide to Psychology
 May be reproduced freely for personal and educational purposes only
lunarmoment:
theinformationdump:

Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers
As described by Selnick’s article:

Author and doctor of clinical psychology Carolyn Kaufman has released a one-page body language cheat sheet of psychological “tells” (PDF link) fiction writers can use to dress their characters.


Because I realize all my characters do is look at each other and have their eyebrows shoot up. Sometimes they even lower their eyebrows too!

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