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Excavations restart on ancient wonder

archaeologicalnews:

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Excavations are set to restart on İzmir’s Temple of Artemis, one of the most important monumental structures of the ancient age and widely considered one of the seven wonders of the world.

The head of the excavations in the ancient city of Ephesus, Professor Sabine…

Writing Research - The Middle Ages

ghostflowerdreams:

Middle Ages (or Medieval period), lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. The Middle Ages is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: Antiquity, Medieval period, and Modern period. The Medieval period is itself subdivided into the Early, the High, and the Late Middle Ages. [1] [2]

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Society & Life

Commerce

Entertainment & Food

Hygiene, Health & Medicine

Fashion

Dialogue

Justice & Crime

me-za-me-ro:

Updated Toboe overdose!

characterandwritinghelp:

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

If anyone else has an interest in learning languages, connect (and compete) with me on Duolingo! I have been using Duolingo for a while now and I absolutely love it. I would love to speak with more foreign language learners.
-Headless

characterandwritinghelp:

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

image

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

image

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

image

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

If anyone else has an interest in learning languages, connect (and compete) with me on Duolingo! I have been using Duolingo for a while now and I absolutely love it. I would love to speak with more foreign language learners.

-Headless

legit-writing-tips:

gaymergirls:

aww nasa has a page for space technology terms you can use in science fiction

nerds

This is actually pretty frickin’ incredible. I love you, NASA. 

harry osborn + deleted scenes

p4-proswagonist:

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Interracial Relationships & Avoiding Fetishizing

writingwithcolor:

Anonymous asked: My story has a black character that eventually falls in love with a white one, and I fear that maybe it will come out as this black character is fetishized. What can I do to avoid that?

You don’t fetishize them. Simple as that. This means no comparisons to chocolate, candy or any other food/desserts when the White character references the Black character or their skin.

Also make sure that your Black character isn’t viewed as something the White character is “trying out” like some edgy experiment.

And no “jungle fever” which is essentially and quite bluntly saying one has an illness for their attraction to Black people so I’m not sure why people find that flattering.

Basically your Black character shouldn’t have to trip across any of these 10 Warning Signs for POC in Interracial Relationships.

Your characters don’t have to be “colorblind” and ignore the fact that they’re different races, especially if something comes up in their relationship that forces them to acknowledge it (racist/questioning friends or family, disapproving looks in public, facing discrimination) but it also doesn’t have to be a major thing either.

They should treat each other just as folks should treat their significant other in any healthy relationship (assuming it is one). Just avoid the mentioned habits above, and you should be fine.

~Mod Colette

Can we just take a moment to fully appreciate this photoshoot? 

In which Mat Tan is totally cute done with Brandon’s shit

lordbryndenrivers:

I every much enjoy ASOIAF theories, so I decided to make myself a master post of various theories and share it with you! Many of these theories range was serious to plain silly. Some of these links are very long and some of them are just a paragraph. Many of there theories come from Westeros.org, Reddit, asongoftheories and other tumblr users.
I know there are many more theories out there and if you would like me to put them on this list you may message me! (:
Identities: 
The Cleganes: gravedigger - x x video robert strong - x x
Jon Snow: x x x x x x video
Secret Targaryens: x x x x x x
The Knight of the Laughing Tree: x x x
Coldhands: x x x x x x
Aegon VI: x x x x x x
The Reeds: x x x x
The Hooded Man: x x x
Septa Lemore: x x x
Alleras the Sphinx: x x 
Quaithe: x x x
Jaqen H’ghar: x
Melisandre: x x
The Valonqar: x x x x
The Harpy: x video
Tysha: x x
Rhaegar Targaryen: x x x
Missandei: x
Conspiracy:
Varys: x x x
The Tyrells: x x
Faceless Men: x x
Purple Wedding: x x
Targaryen and Blackfrye Alliance: x 
The North: x x x x x video
Southron Ambitions: x 
The Vale: x 
The Citadel: x x
The Dornish: x video
Dreams & Prophecies:
Patchface: x x
Bran Stark: x x x x
Arya Stark: x
Jon Snow: x x x
Shireen: x
Melisandre: x x 
Moqorro: x
House of the Undying: x x x
Ghost of High Heart: x x x
Maggy the Frog: x x
Quaithe: x x
Mirri Maz Duur: x
Azor Ahai: x x x x x x x x x x
Other:
Oberyn poisoning Tywin: x x
Balon Greyjoy’s Death: x
Roose Bolton: x video
Syrio Forel: x x
Sansa Stark: x x
Arya Stark: x
Bran Stark: x x
Daenerys: x x
King’s Landing: x x
Summerhall: x
Winterfell’s crypts: x
Khal Drogo’s Fire: x
Shireen’s Purpose: x x
Benjen Stark: x x x
Meereen: x x
The Pink Letter: x x video
ASOIAF and the Revelations: x
The ending: x x x x x x
Multiple Theories: video

lordbryndenrivers:

I every much enjoy ASOIAF theories, so I decided to make myself a master post of various theories and share it with you! Many of these theories range was serious to plain silly. Some of these links are very long and some of them are just a paragraph. Many of there theories come from Westeros.org, Reddit, asongoftheories and other tumblr users.

I know there are many more theories out there and if you would like me to put them on this list you may message me! (:

  • Identities: 
  1. The Cleganes: gravedigger - x x video robert strong - x x
  2. Jon Snow: x x x x x x video
  3. Secret Targaryens: x x x x x x
  4. The Knight of the Laughing Tree: x x x
  5. Coldhands: x x x x x x
  6. Aegon VI: x x x x x x
  7. The Reeds: x x x x
  8. The Hooded Man: x x x
  9. Septa Lemore: x x x
  10. Alleras the Sphinx: x x 
  11. Quaithe: x x x
  12. Jaqen H’ghar: x
  13. Melisandre: x x
  14. The Valonqar: x x x x
  15. The Harpy: x video
  16. Tysha: x x
  17. Rhaegar Targaryen: x x x
  18. Missandei: x
  • Conspiracy:
  1. Varys: x x x
  2. The Tyrells: x x
  3. Faceless Men: x x
  4. Purple Wedding: x x
  5. Targaryen and Blackfrye Alliance: x 
  6. The North: x x x x x video
  7. Southron Ambitions: x 
  8. The Vale: x 
  9. The Citadel: x x
  10. The Dornish: x video
  • Dreams & Prophecies:
  1. Patchface: x x
  2. Bran Stark: x x x x
  3. Arya Stark: x
  4. Jon Snow: x x x
  5. Shireen: x
  6. Melisandre: x x 
  7. Moqorro: x
  8. House of the Undying: x x x
  9. Ghost of High Heart: x x x
  10. Maggy the Frog: x x
  11. Quaithe: x x
  12. Mirri Maz Duur: x
  13. Azor Ahai: x x x x x x x x x x
  • Other:
  1. Oberyn poisoning Tywin: x x
  2. Balon Greyjoy’s Death: x
  3. Roose Bolton: x video
  4. Syrio Forel: x x
  5. Sansa Stark: x x
  6. Arya Stark: x
  7. Bran Stark: x x
  8. Daenerys: x x
  9. King’s Landing: x x
  10. Summerhall: x
  11. Winterfell’s crypts: x
  12. Khal Drogo’s Fire: x
  13. Shireen’s Purpose: x x
  14. Benjen Stark: x x x
  15. Meereen: x x
  16. The Pink Letter: x x video
  17. ASOIAF and the Revelations: x
  18. The ending: x x x x x x
  19. Multiple Theories: video

dudewithabow:

after you’ve been through like a string of fandoms and you’ve decided your favourite character/s for each one, there will come a day when you will list all your faves from each fandom side by side and look at them carefully and realise

you have a type

the pacific
five characters — merriell ‘snafu’ shelton