this cat is very beautiful and contemplative. owner wants to play with cat but cat is thinking about bigger things. cat thinks about life.
Halloween is right around the corner folks…
Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community
New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition.
Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs of her community. Many of her impoverished neighbors lacked basics such as electricity, as well as stoves and ovens to cook food.
Though resources in the high desert are limited, Raquel realized one was inexhaustible: the sun. “That’s where I got the idea of building a solar oven,” the teen says.
She researched solar ovens and found that most incorporate mirrors or other expensive materials. Raquel wanted to create a design that anyone could easily afford and replicate, using readily available materials.
GO NEW MEXICO! GO NAVAJO NATION! GO BRILLIANT TEENAGE GIRLS!
FUCK YEAH EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!!
my grandmother said something that’s resonated with me. she said “people don’t understand that when they’re ill, they go to sleep knowing they’ll wake one day soon feeling better. you have go to sleep every night hoping, and it never happens.”
That is a very powerful message. And hard for people without illnesses to comprehend.
I’ve made a few posts in the last couple of months about how much I love doing crafts and making my own jewelry, and I’ve finally reached the point of having made too much to keep to myself. Right now, I’m only listing earrings — you will get new pairs made on-demand, so you’re not getting my old earring posts or earnuts! — but if these are successful, I will start listing brooches, necklaces, and possibly some homewares, too.
The colors are hand-mixed and may vary slightly, but will always be bright and beautiful. All of my stud earrings are handpainted, so they may vary slightly within the pair and from the photographs. I only send out high-quality results.
Materials: Glass, acrylic, epoxy. No clear nail polish is ever used on my jewelry due to its cracking/yellowing tendencies. All products made and stored in a smoke-free, pet-free, mold-free environment.
Please help me thin out my craft supply stash and supplement my income at the same time! :)
Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.
In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:
“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”
In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts."
This is one of many reasons why I’m planning on getting my Masters of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Gender Issues. Even well-meaning teachers can be doing harmful things like this.(via marshmallowfluffwoman)
taking a nap is always so risky like when will I wake up? in thirty minutes? in 2 hours? in 7 years?? no one can be sure