I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.

Jonathan Carroll (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

spiderbotontheweb:

reallymadscientist:

SOMEONE SEND ME SOMETHING SOOTHING I ACCIDENTALLY TOOK TOO MUCH OF MY ADD MEDICATION AND NOW I FEEL LIKE FRY WHEN HE DRANK 500 CUPS OF COFFEE

There is an island in Japan that has many bunnies. Like 10 buns.

There is also a penis festival every year.

Hope that helps.

P.S. Not on the same island or at the same time. I understand that the wording could become misconstrued. Sorry.

10 buns is not a lot of buns. They are statistically very close to extinction. This fact is not very soothing.

I do like penises though.

reallymadscientist:

SOMEONE SEND ME SOMETHING SOOTHING I ACCIDENTALLY TOOK TOO MUCH OF MY ADD MEDICATION AND NOW I FEEL LIKE FRY WHEN HE DRANK 500 CUPS OF COFFEE

TOO MUCH FOCUS

SOMEONE SEND ME SOMETHING SOOTHING I ACCIDENTALLY TOOK TOO MUCH OF MY ADD MEDICATION AND NOW I FEEL LIKE FRY WHEN HE DRANK 500 CUPS OF COFFEE

We’re not at a convention but we’re at a place where they’re doing a play based on the Chuck Shurley books. So not only are these books based on our lives, now people are doing a play based on these books, and someone is haunting it, so we go and try to investigate what’s going on at this play, based on the books about our lives.

Jared Padalecki on the 200th episode (x)

The noise I just made was completely inhuman.

(via winjennster)

kqedscience:

“There’s a new development in the story about 12-year-old Lauren Arrington’s remarkable science fair project about the invasive potential of lionfish. A marine biologist is now claiming that the project was based on published work he did back in 2011 — and that the girl is the daughter of his former supervisor’s best friend.”
Read more from io9.

This is one of the reasons we need more career development courses as undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields. It seems like most of this stemmed from the fact that one researcher did the field work, while his research supervisor published the paper without his name on it. I’ve personally seen scientists get completely screwed over by publishing parts of their dissertation work without their name or without their permission. It’s so important to discuss authorship and publishing dynamics UP FRONT with your advisor or collaborator, and it’s a concept that many learn the hard way. We need to be taught how to prevent these situations and how to handle them in the event that they do occur. 

kqedscience:

There’s a new development in the story about 12-year-old Lauren Arrington’s remarkable science fair project about the invasive potential of lionfish. A marine biologist is now claiming that the project was based on published work he did back in 2011 — and that the girl is the daughter of his former supervisor’s best friend.”

Read more from io9.

This is one of the reasons we need more career development courses as undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields. It seems like most of this stemmed from the fact that one researcher did the field work, while his research supervisor published the paper without his name on it. I’ve personally seen scientists get completely screwed over by publishing parts of their dissertation work without their name or without their permission. It’s so important to discuss authorship and publishing dynamics UP FRONT with your advisor or collaborator, and it’s a concept that many learn the hard way. We need to be taught how to prevent these situations and how to handle them in the event that they do occur. 

nebulasnovasandnightsky:

look if you unironically say ‘money can’t buy happiness’ then either you’ve never faced a real financial struggle or you’ve achieved enlightenment, because goddamn does financial security feel an awful lot like happiness when it’s something you’re not used to

spenceromg:

I hate it when netflix pauses and asks me if im still watching like yeah you actually think i got up and started doing something with my life bitch put my show back on