evashandor:

brownfatfemme:

merpldom:

merpldom:

So I’ve seen this post going around in link form, which isn’t super useful to anyone who wants to read it, so I put it up in photo form. Useful for anyone who doesn’t have xkit. :3 Definitely like and reblog the OP, but if it shows up as a link, this helps. :3

I fixed the link for the OP so it works now :)

NEED THIS IN MY LIFE RN!!! THANK YOU TUMBLR!

I suck at cover letters so this is fab

HOW TO SURVIVE IN COLLEGE

theblackparadesdoormat:

mychemicalfuckingromance:

internetrachel:

internetrachel:

depending on the band, you’ll probably want to get there early to be on the barricade. but this guide is not barricade specific, so it won’t really be focused on that!
however it is still a good idea to get there at least a few hours before doors because if you’re short like me you’ll want to be able to see the stage as well as you can and generally it’s best to be as close as possible! don’t worry if you can’t get there early enough for the barricade, you’ll still be able to experience the show perfectly.
hydrate beforehand!! i cannot stress that enough. you will most likely be packed tightly in a crowd of hot and sweaty people, jumping around and singing a lot. you. will. get. thirsty. really thirsty! and you can’t bring a water bottle in with you, so drink water before doors!!! 
if you have hair even remotely long enough to be put in a bun PLEASE DO IT. long hair or even unruly moderately short hair can be a hazard to you and those around you. it can get in people’s mouths, it can be pulled, it can get stuck. just. please do it. also it’ll keep you cooler in the hot crowd!
wear something that is comfortable to move around in. if it’s cold out while you’re waiting in line obviously wear whatever you need to keep yourself warm, but if you have access to a car (yours, your parents, your friends) you should put your stuff in it before you go in! it’s worth it to be a bit chilly for 20 minutes if it means not having to deal with extra clothes in the pit. i usually wear a tshirt and jeans. don’t wear anything that could be ripped off of you or anything like a tube top/dress that could fall down, etc.
DON’T WEAR HEELS OR ANYTHING OPEN TOED. wear shoes that are comfortable to jump around in, that will stay securely on your feet. i wear combat boots or converse, and shoes like vans and sneakers work perfectly fine as well.
loose jewelry is bad!! don’t wear a necklace - it could choke you. don’t wear dangly earrings or anything other than studs - they could get ripped out. if your ears are stretched, you might lose your plugs/tapers/etc because they might fall out. mine have before! my solution was finding metal plugs that screw in to each other and they never fell out. if you have facial piercings, make sure the balls are screwed on tightly because i’ve lost those in crowds as well! and just, don’t wear jewelry you care about. it could get lost very easily.
you don’t need to bring a lot of things in. venues check your bags as you go in and you don’t want to hold up the line as they go through your big bag of things. all you really need is your cell phone and ticket, but there will be sweat and beer and god knows what so you don’t want either of those items to be exposed because phones break and tickets get soggy and gross (some people, like myself, like to save tickets!!). just don’t bring a large backpack. please. 
if you’re a girl you have two options for a place to put your belongings. you can put your phone/tickets in your bra to be safe but put it in a plastic baggie and put THAT in your bra. that way it’ll be safe from elements. another option is to bring a small flat crossbody purse, but those can easily get caught on another person in the crowd and could be painful so be careful.
luckily for dudes, they have big and deep pockets to put their things. seriously, it’s fuckin’ absurd that guys have pockets large enough for water bottles but girls jeans sometimes have FAKE pockets. anyway, if you’re a guy, stick your things in your pockets. issue solved.
if you’re going with friends and one of them happens to decide to hang back and not go in the pit (maybe they don’t like crowds but want to enjoy the rad live tunes, maybe they’re old enough to drink and will hang out near the bar), check prior to the show if they would be kind enough to hold on to your things while you’re in the pit! 
you will be pushed. i often go to shows and hear people complaining about being pushed in the pit. you are at a concert!!! it will happen!!!!! maybe you know you’re going to get pushed but you don’t expect it to be that much and when you get there it’s a shock - please please please refrain from complaining unless you are literally in an emergency and in that case you should be leaving the crowd. if you can’t handle it, know your limits. but don’t complain the whole show because it’ll just piss off the people around you. you’re going to be pushed, and so is everyone else, do either don’t be a big baby about it or leave.
IF SOMEONE FALLS, YOU PICK THEM UP. 
IF SOMEONE FALLS, YOU PICK THEM UP.
IF SOMEONE FALLS, YOU PICK THEM UP.
stick your arms up if there’s a crowd surfer passing over you. it’ll encourage others to do the same, and nobody will get dropped! i’ve been dropped three times and it’s painful and not fun!!!!! even if you’re short and weak, do the best you can to help out. you do make a difference! don’t just cower and wait for other people to do it instead. 
Helping a crowd surfer go on your merry way is easy and beneficial to your safety too - just lift your arms up and push them along. In doing this you can also protect your head and neck from any injuries you might get, as crowd surfers don’t have much control and might accidentally kick you, or worse, fall on top of you.
if someone needs to get out of the pit and is trying to leave a tight knit area, try to help make room for them and ask others to help clear a path so that they can get through!! there are many reasons why someone would need to get out ranging from being sick or scared or hurt, so just help them as much as you can!
if someone is touching you inappropriately, tell them to stop.
don’t touch anyone inappropriately if you can help it. you’re at a show and will be packed tight together like sardines so you’ll be touching regardless but don’t touch wrongly with intent, don’t use being pressed together as an excuse to cop a feel. it’s rude. if you’re afraid someone might get the wrong idea and it’s really nothing, apologize and let them KNOW that you don’t mean for the awkward and compromising touching. and then try your best to move so that it’s less awkward and weird.
I can’t think of anything else to add but I hope this helps a few of you first time concert attendees, or those of you who are going to be at a show with general admission for the first time!!

This summer will be full of first time GA concert goers, so please share this post to help some homies out!

DO NOT FUCKING CROWDSURF OVER THE BARRIER UNLESS YOU ARE BEING PULLED OUT BY SECURITY DUE TO FAINTING OR DIZZINESS. if you CROWDSURF over the barrier, fuck you, the injuries people in barrier get from this is horrible I’ve bled at least three times from it if you wanna go to the back then walk back you lazy fuck heads
Don’t mosh too far back you’ll make someone spill their drinkIf someone tells you there’s not enough space on barrier back the fuck off it will hurt them don’t be an ass they queued longer than youDO NOT BRACKET SOMEONE ON BARRIER WITHOUT PERMISSION. DONT DO THAT. FUCK YOU Dont windmill it makes you look like a cuntIf you get spat on enjoy it If ur at a show with no barrier and the monitor gets really fucked up or falls offstage PICK THAT SHIT UP Pass around the water cups

theblackparadesdoormat:

mychemicalfuckingromance:

internetrachel:

internetrachel:

  • depending on the band, you’ll probably want to get there early to be on the barricade. but this guide is not barricade specific, so it won’t really be focused on that!
  • however it is still a good idea to get there at least a few hours before doors because if you’re short like me you’ll want to be able to see the stage as well as you can and generally it’s best to be as close as possible! don’t worry if you can’t get there early enough for the barricade, you’ll still be able to experience the show perfectly.
  • hydrate beforehand!! i cannot stress that enough. you will most likely be packed tightly in a crowd of hot and sweaty people, jumping around and singing a lot. you. will. get. thirsty. really thirsty! and you can’t bring a water bottle in with you, so drink water before doors!!! 
  • if you have hair even remotely long enough to be put in a bun PLEASE DO IT. long hair or even unruly moderately short hair can be a hazard to you and those around you. it can get in people’s mouths, it can be pulled, it can get stuck. just. please do it. also it’ll keep you cooler in the hot crowd!
  • wear something that is comfortable to move around in. if it’s cold out while you’re waiting in line obviously wear whatever you need to keep yourself warm, but if you have access to a car (yours, your parents, your friends) you should put your stuff in it before you go in! it’s worth it to be a bit chilly for 20 minutes if it means not having to deal with extra clothes in the pit. i usually wear a tshirt and jeans. don’t wear anything that could be ripped off of you or anything like a tube top/dress that could fall down, etc.
  • DON’T WEAR HEELS OR ANYTHING OPEN TOED. wear shoes that are comfortable to jump around in, that will stay securely on your feet. i wear combat boots or converse, and shoes like vans and sneakers work perfectly fine as well.
  • loose jewelry is bad!! don’t wear a necklace - it could choke you. don’t wear dangly earrings or anything other than studs - they could get ripped out. if your ears are stretched, you might lose your plugs/tapers/etc because they might fall out. mine have before! my solution was finding metal plugs that screw in to each other and they never fell out. if you have facial piercings, make sure the balls are screwed on tightly because i’ve lost those in crowds as well! and just, don’t wear jewelry you care about. it could get lost very easily.
  • you don’t need to bring a lot of things in. venues check your bags as you go in and you don’t want to hold up the line as they go through your big bag of things. all you really need is your cell phone and ticket, but there will be sweat and beer and god knows what so you don’t want either of those items to be exposed because phones break and tickets get soggy and gross (some people, like myself, like to save tickets!!). just don’t bring a large backpack. please. 
  • if you’re a girl you have two options for a place to put your belongings. you can put your phone/tickets in your bra to be safe but put it in a plastic baggie and put THAT in your bra. that way it’ll be safe from elements. another option is to bring a small flat crossbody purse, but those can easily get caught on another person in the crowd and could be painful so be careful.
  • luckily for dudes, they have big and deep pockets to put their things. seriously, it’s fuckin’ absurd that guys have pockets large enough for water bottles but girls jeans sometimes have FAKE pockets. anyway, if you’re a guy, stick your things in your pockets. issue solved.
  • if you’re going with friends and one of them happens to decide to hang back and not go in the pit (maybe they don’t like crowds but want to enjoy the rad live tunes, maybe they’re old enough to drink and will hang out near the bar), check prior to the show if they would be kind enough to hold on to your things while you’re in the pit! 
  • you will be pushed. i often go to shows and hear people complaining about being pushed in the pit. you are at a concert!!! it will happen!!!!! maybe you know you’re going to get pushed but you don’t expect it to be that much and when you get there it’s a shock - please please please refrain from complaining unless you are literally in an emergency and in that case you should be leaving the crowd. if you can’t handle it, know your limits. but don’t complain the whole show because it’ll just piss off the people around you. you’re going to be pushed, and so is everyone else, do either don’t be a big baby about it or leave.
  • IF SOMEONE FALLS, YOU PICK THEM UP. 
  • IF SOMEONE FALLS, YOU PICK THEM UP.
  • IF SOMEONE FALLS, YOU PICK THEM UP.
  • stick your arms up if there’s a crowd surfer passing over you. it’ll encourage others to do the same, and nobody will get dropped! i’ve been dropped three times and it’s painful and not fun!!!!! even if you’re short and weak, do the best you can to help out. you do make a difference! don’t just cower and wait for other people to do it instead. 
  • Helping a crowd surfer go on your merry way is easy and beneficial to your safety too - just lift your arms up and push them along. In doing this you can also protect your head and neck from any injuries you might get, as crowd surfers don’t have much control and might accidentally kick you, or worse, fall on top of you.
  • if someone needs to get out of the pit and is trying to leave a tight knit area, try to help make room for them and ask others to help clear a path so that they can get through!! there are many reasons why someone would need to get out ranging from being sick or scared or hurt, so just help them as much as you can!
  • if someone is touching you inappropriately, tell them to stop.
  • don’t touch anyone inappropriately if you can help it. you’re at a show and will be packed tight together like sardines so you’ll be touching regardless but don’t touch wrongly with intent, don’t use being pressed together as an excuse to cop a feel. it’s rude. if you’re afraid someone might get the wrong idea and it’s really nothing, apologize and let them KNOW that you don’t mean for the awkward and compromising touching. and then try your best to move so that it’s less awkward and weird.

I can’t think of anything else to add but I hope this helps a few of you first time concert attendees, or those of you who are going to be at a show with general admission for the first time!!

This summer will be full of first time GA concert goers, so please share this post to help some homies out!

DO NOT FUCKING CROWDSURF OVER THE BARRIER UNLESS YOU ARE BEING PULLED OUT BY SECURITY DUE TO FAINTING OR DIZZINESS. if you CROWDSURF over the barrier, fuck you, the injuries people in barrier get from this is horrible I’ve bled at least three times from it if you wanna go to the back then walk back you lazy fuck heads

Don’t mosh too far back you’ll make someone spill their drink
If someone tells you there’s not enough space on barrier back the fuck off it will hurt them don’t be an ass they queued longer than you
DO NOT BRACKET SOMEONE ON BARRIER WITHOUT PERMISSION. DONT DO THAT. FUCK YOU
Dont windmill it makes you look like a cunt
If you get spat on enjoy it
If ur at a show with no barrier and the monitor gets really fucked up or falls offstage PICK THAT SHIT UP
Pass around the water cups

dieudechou:

jazuthewinchesterprincess:

gleefulfan:

patronsaintofgelflings:

thesecretsauce:

If you’d like the best sound from your iTunes, try out my secret mixture of sound settings with the equalizer. Trust me, I’m a professional with sound. 

the difference this makes, omg. You honestly have to do it to believe it.

I just did this and it really does make a difference. I love it when the internet actually makes your life better.



For future reference

dieudechou:

jazuthewinchesterprincess:

gleefulfan:

patronsaintofgelflings:

thesecretsauce:

If you’d like the best sound from your iTunes, try out my secret mixture of sound settings with the equalizer. Trust me, I’m a professional with sound. 

the difference this makes, omg. You honestly have to do it to believe it.

I just did this and it really does make a difference. I love it when the internet actually makes your life better.

image

For future reference

postgraduatepurgatory:

Essential Productivity Apps for any student:
Caffeine-  Prevents your screen from going into sleep mode. Great if you’re writing notes on an article and the screen keeps dimming, whilst you hope that if you stare long enough, the phrase “homologous ways to a view of hegemony” will start to make sense.
Flux- If you find that you can’t sleep for ages after studying late at night, then this app is a total game changer. It basically turns the light on the screen red, because science people say that blue light keeps you awake and red light doesn’t. (*Full Disclosure* I’m not a scientist)
Focusbar- The annoying voice of your mother nagging you to finish your homework…in app form. You can set the annoying level (I have it set on “wildly annoying”) and a bar will appear in the corner every few seconds to remind you that you’re supposed to be doing something else besides looking at cat photos. 
Microsoft Office- self explanatory, so I’ve linked to an article about life hacks for Microsoft Office instead. Because I’m just that awesome. 
Nag- Does your 5 minute study break keep turning into an hour on Youtube? Then you need Nag in your life. It’s basically an alarm/timer. But an extremely loud and annoying alarm/timer that’s very difficult to ignore. The bells genuinely sound more judgemental the longer you ignore it.  
Self Control-  Also known as Cold Turkey for Microsoft users. If you absolutely cannot be trusted with an internet connection, then you need Self Control in your life. You add a list of websites to the “blacklist”and then set how long you want the app to work for, and for that duration of time you wont be able to access those website. Seriously, not even rebooting your computer or uninstalling the app will let you access the blacklist until your time is up. Tough love at its finest.
Zotero-  The new love of my life. Zotero allows you to manage all your citations and sources in one easy place. It’s an absolute life saver- no joke. There’s an in-word add in, so it will write your bibliography and citations for you in any format you want. There’s a chrome/firefox add in and a mobile app, so you don’t even have to type the citation into Zotero. Just press the button it does all the hard work for you. It even updates itself online, so you can still access your bibliography if your computer crashes. I <3 Zotero 5eva. 

postgraduatepurgatory:

Essential Productivity Apps for any student:

  1. Caffeine-  Prevents your screen from going into sleep mode. Great if you’re writing notes on an article and the screen keeps dimming, whilst you hope that if you stare long enough, the phrase “homologous ways to a view of hegemony” will start to make sense.
  2. Flux- If you find that you can’t sleep for ages after studying late at night, then this app is a total game changer. It basically turns the light on the screen red, because science people say that blue light keeps you awake and red light doesn’t. (*Full Disclosure* I’m not a scientist)
  3. Focusbar- The annoying voice of your mother nagging you to finish your homework…in app form. You can set the annoying level (I have it set on “wildly annoying”) and a bar will appear in the corner every few seconds to remind you that you’re supposed to be doing something else besides looking at cat photos. 
  4. Microsoft Office- self explanatory, so I’ve linked to an article about life hacks for Microsoft Office instead. Because I’m just that awesome. 
  5. Nag- Does your 5 minute study break keep turning into an hour on Youtube? Then you need Nag in your life. It’s basically an alarm/timer. But an extremely loud and annoying alarm/timer that’s very difficult to ignore. The bells genuinely sound more judgemental the longer you ignore it.  
  6. Self Control-  Also known as Cold Turkey for Microsoft users. If you absolutely cannot be trusted with an internet connection, then you need Self Control in your life. You add a list of websites to the “blacklist”and then set how long you want the app to work for, and for that duration of time you wont be able to access those website. Seriously, not even rebooting your computer or uninstalling the app will let you access the blacklist until your time is up. Tough love at its finest.
  7. Zotero-  The new love of my life. Zotero allows you to manage all your citations and sources in one easy place. It’s an absolute life saver- no joke. There’s an in-word add in, so it will write your bibliography and citations for you in any format you want. There’s a chrome/firefox add in and a mobile app, so you don’t even have to type the citation into Zotero. Just press the button it does all the hard work for you. It even updates itself online, so you can still access your bibliography if your computer crashes. I <3 Zotero 5eva. 

shannibal-cannibal:

texasuberalles:

livingwithdisability:

How to remove a ring from a swollen finger without cutting it off.

This is amazingly clever, and absolutely needs to be propagated among healthcare professionals; it won’t be useful often, but when it is, it could seriously save lives, because people hold up their own emergency treatment for sentimental and emotional reasons every day in every ER in the world.

My wedding ring was my father’s ring for 32 years of loving marriage before my mother died, and I would not hesitate to tell an EMT to take the finger off and reattach it later if they could before I would let them cut this ring.

that’s fucking genius

scarvenrot:

militaryfit-bombshell:

Super Silky Summer Legs
Next time you are feeling down, about to binge, going on a date, or just need to pamper yourself, do this. I just did it and I can not stop rubbing my legs together. It feels like I paid for that over expensive pedicure at the salon.
Ingredients
1 1/4 C Sugar (Yup, plain, good-ol’ white sugar)
1/2 C Oil (I used olive oil, but you can use any oil, coconut oil, baby oil, canola oil)
3 tablespoons Citrus (Lime or lemon)
1-2 Razors
Mix everything together in a bowl.
Soak your legs in the tub for 5 minutes.
Shave your legs.
Rub some of this mixture all over your legs. The sugar will help rub off all dirt and dead skin. Rub, rub. Feels like a mini massage.
Rinse it all off, shave again. I would use one razor per leg if you have two. You will be rinsing this razor a lot. I was GROSSED out by the amount of dead skin I was “shaving” off. It was insane! Trust me, you’ll see.
Rub your legs again! Second coat of wax, oh yeah.
Rinse off! You can use a mild soap to help get some of the oil off.
Lotion your legs up, and feel the silkiness!
Now this isn’t just geared to ladies…. guys, if you want to get lucky, I suggest you offer to rub your ladies’ feet with this mix too. It feels awesome, and when you get lucky, you will be thanking me that her rough grandma feet aren’t cutting your legs, if ya know what I’m saying… hahaha.
I have silky arm pits too!!
Try it, I swear, You will want everyone to touch your legs.

Everyone should do this because i just did it and I feel like I lost 5 pounds in gross leg skin alone
IT’S AMAZING

scarvenrot:

militaryfit-bombshell:

Super Silky Summer Legs

Next time you are feeling down, about to binge, going on a date, or just need to pamper yourself, do this. I just did it and I can not stop rubbing my legs together. It feels like I paid for that over expensive pedicure at the salon.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 C Sugar (Yup, plain, good-ol’ white sugar)
  • 1/2 C Oil (I used olive oil, but you can use any oil, coconut oil, baby oil, canola oil)
  • 3 tablespoons Citrus (Lime or lemon)
  • 1-2 Razors
  1. Mix everything together in a bowl.
  2. Soak your legs in the tub for 5 minutes.
  3. Shave your legs.
  4. Rub some of this mixture all over your legs. The sugar will help rub off all dirt and dead skin. Rub, rub. Feels like a mini massage.
  5. Rinse it all off, shave again. I would use one razor per leg if you have two. You will be rinsing this razor a lot. I was GROSSED out by the amount of dead skin I was “shaving” off. It was insane! Trust me, you’ll see.
  6. Rub your legs again! Second coat of wax, oh yeah.
  7. Rinse off! You can use a mild soap to help get some of the oil off.
  8. Lotion your legs up, and feel the silkiness!

Now this isn’t just geared to ladies…. guys, if you want to get lucky, I suggest you offer to rub your ladies’ feet with this mix too. It feels awesome, and when you get lucky, you will be thanking me that her rough grandma feet aren’t cutting your legs, if ya know what I’m saying… hahaha.

I have silky arm pits too!!

Try it, I swear, You will want everyone to touch your legs.

Everyone should do this because i just did it and I feel like I lost 5 pounds in gross leg skin alone

IT’S AMAZING

littlemooch:

rendigo:

allotment86:

How to make a Terrarium in 4 steps …

The size of your container will affect the amount of materials you will need and use:

1. The first layer is rocks, which you can purchase at pet, garden or craft stores. Add enough to the bottom for adequate drainage.

2. The next layer is activated charcoal, which you can get at pet or garden stores (it is used in fish tanks). Add a thin layer over the rocks.

3. Depending on the depth of your container, you will next add soil. Leave enough room for your plant’s roots. 

4. Next is your plant(s). Make sure they are not touching the glass as it will make them brown. One of the trickiest things is finding the right sized and shaped plants. If it won’t hurt the plant, you can divide it and use only a section because it needs room to grow.

5. If your container is going to be closed, you can add moss around the sides of the plant. Open containers with succulents or cacti should be carefully filled in with pebbles on top.  

6. Top your creation with a whimsical inhabitants like Yoda or dinosaurs!

If you’d like to see one made, watch this Martha Stewart video . It’s a good thing.

via  The Notepasser.

im gonna do the thing

I wanna do this for next year!! I want more plants in the apartment!