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istytehcrawk:

wordplaying:

averagefairy:

what even is the 50 shades movie gonna be just like a theatre full of 40 yr old women eating popcorn and gasping and clutching their chests throughout 2 hours of softcore porn???????? please no

Ok so somebody back me up here but this just makes me want to see this movie.

Because, hey, 40yo women who love popcorn and porn? Those are my people.

#I HAVE SO MUCH TROUBLE WITH THIS PROPERTY #BECAUSE I AM NOT HERE TO DEFEND THIS BOOK #BUT THE THINGS IT DID FOR FANDOM WERE BIG #NOT GOOD NECESSARILY BUT BIG #ALSO #SO MUCH OF THE CRITICISM IS ABOUT THE AGE AND GENDER OF THE AUDIENCE #I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE CONFUSED BY THIS #HOW DO WE HAVE BOTH COUGARS AND SCORN FOR 50 SHADES FANS #HARD FACT: WOMEN LIKE TO FUCK EVEN PAST THE AGE OF 30 #ONE DAY YOU WILL BE GRATEFUL FOR THAT (via wordplaying)

entwashian:

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suitfer:

kadam : during snowstorms 

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explore-blog:

Being a scientist is as exciting, creative, and interesting as being an artist. 

Actor Mayim Bialik of Big Bang Theory, who has an actual Ph.D. in neuroscience, tells the story of how she fell in love with science.

Complement with the story of Hedy Lamarr, the original badass starlet-scientist

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#queue

nuditea:

got no problem with watching a full season of tv in one sitting but when it comes time to pick a movie im like “am i really ready to pay attention to something for two hours”

kreyolcoco:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Girls&WomenToKnow: Leanna Archer

Meet Lenna Archer, who started her Leanna Inc. a haircare line at This Long  years old. Leanna all nautral organic hair products has generated over $ $100,000 in revenue. Leana develops and mixes each of her products (the original hair dressing was based on a family formula), and tracks orders and customer correspondence. Her parents and two brothers assist in bookkeeping, packaging, and product testing. The company sells its shampoos, conditioners, shea butter, and other products both in stores and online. 

Leanna is a philanthropist as well in 2008 she founded the Leanna Archer Education Foundation, an organization devoted to providing better opportunities for children in Haiti. Leanna’s goal is to built schools in Haiti, while providing a Safe learning environment for over 150 students.

Leanna as been featured in Forbes Magazine, Success Magazine, INC Magazine (30 under 30) and Ebony Magazine. Online web portal, AOL Black Voices, was also impressed with Leanna and positioned the Teen CEO as #5 on their list of “ Top 9 Young Lions” who are making Black History. Leanna has also been interviewed by several major media outlets, including NBC, MSNBC,ABC,FOX Business and BET.

HAITIAN EXCELLENCE! !!
Anonymous wondered,
"Sometimes, I question the fact that he was able to get into University of Michigan and that he is multilingual. But then he actually says something intelligent and inspiring. I go, wow you are pretty smart Darren. Then I remember all the stupid shit he does. Darren is that person who gets an A on a test, then proceeds to walk into a pole."

bleerios:

Darren is actually an incredibly intelligent, heartfelt, insightful, well-intentioned person, and from what I can tell, he has good instincts and knows when to follow his gut.

There are stories that he ditched class a lot, charmed all the teachers, and isn’t all that academic, but the truth is, he wouldn’t have made it this far if he didn’t have some brains. I don’t think Darren has read all the books in the world or is even trying to. I know he probably strived for integrity, but I don’t even think he was a straight-A student. Intelligence and personal merit doesn’t come down to intellect or test scores, not by a long shot.

He wouldn’t be multilingual if he didn’t have brains, and yes, some people just naturally pick up languages faster than others, academic or not. The fact that he knows how to play a thousand musical instruments and can also speak a thousand different languages is no coincidence. Clearly memorization (repetition) is a skill he’s mastered.

He wouldn’t be a well-rounded person that could hold down a job and a schedule and various responsibilities - as well as a very stable, very private persona - if he didn’t have some brains.

I know this ran a little off-topic from your message, but. I just see a lot of people in this fandom (people who can’t stand him, as well as hardcore stans) assume Darren is a dumb, stupid, blind sheep that can’t make a single decision in his life and relies entirely on his “helpers” to lead the way. When I look at him, I see a guy that really, really has his shit together and knows exactly what he wants to do and how he wants to do it.

The man is smarter than most of us will ever give him credit for.

2damnfeisty:

rozhanitsa:

2damnfeisty:

Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.

And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.

ALL OF THIS

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afro-dominicano:

Geophysicist Estella Atekwana

Estella Atekwana grew up in Cameroon. “My parents very much wanted me to do medicine,” she writes.

“So I got into sciences with that intention. However, I took a course in geology in high school and the teacher indicated that geology was not for girls. I was challenged then to demonstrate that girls could do geology and perform the same as boys or even better. I ended up with the science award that year in chemistry, biology, and geology.”

Image 1: Professor Estella Atekwana teaches Potential Field Methods at Oklahoma State University via Training Tomorrow’s Geoscientists

Image 2: University of Oklahoma seismologist Katie Keranen and Oklahoma State University geophysicist Estella Atekwana install a seismometer following a series of earlier quakes. (Shannon Dulin) via Fracking Spurred Biggest Earthquake Yet

She moved to North America to study the geosciences, earning a bachelor’s and master’s in geology from Howard University and a Ph.D. from Dalhousie University in Canada. “Today, they call me Doctor and that’s fine with my parents.”

She is now Sun Chair at Oklahoma State University, where she is a leader in the new field of biogeophysics [Biogeophysics is a subdiscipline of geophysics concerned with how plants, microbial activity and other organisms alter geologic materials and affect geophysical signatures.].