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Sarah Rios

Sarah Rios 

Amateur writer and gamer chick. Love me some sci-fi!

Occupation: Writer, Student

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Birthday: 10/17

Followers: 43,001

Following: 799

Views: 9,349,397

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Most comments: 49

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2016-09-21 10:25:55 (49 comments; 15 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

CLIMATE CHANGE

Thanks, everyone! A+ for denial efforts.

Most reshares: 34

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2016-08-26 23:53:42 (41 comments; 34 reshares; 302 +1s; )Open 

KFC RECIPE

Go forth and chicken!

Most plusones: 302

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2016-08-26 23:53:42 (41 comments; 34 reshares; 302 +1s; )Open 

KFC RECIPE

Go forth and chicken!

Latest 50 posts

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2016-09-28 23:19:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

SPIDERMAN

Actual cinnamon roll Tom Holland on set.

SPIDERMAN

Actual cinnamon roll Tom Holland on set.___

2016-09-28 14:39:21 (22 comments; 1 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

DEBATE ANALYSIS

This is largely what I saw during the debate, too. Copypasta'd here for your convenience:

Hillary Clinton played Donald Trump like a grand piano tonight. And I would like a million encores.

I want everyone to know what Hillary Clinton did tonight. It isn’t just that she ‘won’ the debate; Democratic presidential candidates have been winning these debates on substance since 1980 and often, it doesn’t help them in the election. She went in there tonight with two objectives: 1) make people warm up to her personally and 2) make Donald Trump self-destruct. Donald Trump’s objective was to make people believe that he is a grown-up, or at least that he can pretend to be a grown-up for ninety minutes.

I knew how it was going to go down as soon as she said, “Donald, it’s good to be with you.” I knew for two reasons. First:because she rea... more »

DEBATE ANALYSIS

This is largely what I saw during the debate, too. Copypasta'd here for your convenience:

Hillary Clinton played Donald Trump like a grand piano tonight. And I would like a million encores.

I want everyone to know what Hillary Clinton did tonight. It isn’t just that she ‘won’ the debate; Democratic presidential candidates have been winning these debates on substance since 1980 and often, it doesn’t help them in the election. She went in there tonight with two objectives: 1) make people warm up to her personally and 2) make Donald Trump self-destruct. Donald Trump’s objective was to make people believe that he is a grown-up, or at least that he can pretend to be a grown-up for ninety minutes.

I knew how it was going to go down as soon as she said, “Donald, it’s good to be with you.” I knew for two reasons. First: because she really meant it. She was genuinely pleased to be on a stage with him. And it’s not because she likes him. It’s because she knew she was going to fuck him up and she knew exactly how she was going to do it and she was really looking forward to it.

Second: she called him Donald. She called him Donald all night long. Consistently and deliberately and for three good reasons. One: it reminds everyone that he has never held a position that gives him any right to a title other than “Mr.” Two: it seems friendly, but it also really pisses him off. And three: By calling him Donald, she avoided repeating his brand name.

This is the level on which Clinton and her team are working. Donald Trump has staked everything on his last name–the name he inherited from his father. It’s Trump this, Trump that, Trump the other. When he puts his name on a thing, it doesn’t say Donald anywhere, it just says TRUMP. TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP. Trump is a good brand name. It’s a noun, it’s a verb, it’s triumphant-sounding. “Donald” has none of those qualities. If she’d been calling him “Mr. Trump,” every time she said it, she would be advertising the Trump brand, which is of course the exact opposite of what she’s there to do. So she called him Donald. And he could not take it.

Without losing her temper, raising her voice, or descending to his level, she made that bastard reveal himself to the Jedi. She brought up things that are going to seem completely unsympathetic to voters, but of which Trump himself is really proud: like not paying any federal taxes (”That makes me smart,” Trump said), stiffing his contractors (”Maybe they didn’t do good work,” Trump said; “I took advantage of the laws,” Trump said), his repeated bankruptcies, the $14 million loan from his father (”A very small loan,” Trump called it). She noted that he exploited the housing crisis for personal gain (”That’s called business,” Trump said). She called him out for his racism; he responded by proving that she’s right (Trump, apparently, is aggrieved that he did not get a medal for opening a club that did not discriminate against Black people even though it was in a really nice part of Florida). When he made what to me was a cryptic jab about her “staying home” while he was traveling, she just smiled and said, “I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. And yes, I did. You know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be President. And I think that’s a good thing.”

He tried to talk over her. She ignored him. That was beautiful. One, because it’s exactly the way Trump should be treated, all the time; and two, because it made him even madder. His inability to get a rise out of her made him lose his mind. This is a man who wants to be President of the United States. And he spent an entire 2-minute segment begging people to call Sean Hannity so he could vouch for the fact that Trump was always against the Iraq war. Nobody would talk to Sean Hannity, he complained. Why would no one talk to Sean Hannity?

She was capable of actually remembering the original question and getting around to answering it after dealing with the human distraction standing next to her. He often seemed to completely forget the question seconds into his answer. At times, he was so busy talking over the moderator that he didn’t even hear the question.

Hillary Clinton has been dealing with entitled, narcissistic, patronizing, asshole men her entire life as a Senator and as Secretary of State. She has skills in this area. She used them all tonight; and she enjoyed doing it. She looked like she was at ease, confident, and having a great time. She looked young. That was the way I put it to Mrs. Plaidder, and she agreed. She looked fresh, and energized, and exhilarated by the challenge. And that only made Trump’s “stamina” bullshit seem even dumber.

She stayed focused, despite his distractions. She dropped every bomb she came to drop at exactly the right moment. She used everything he bragged about against him. She made him too mad to put together a coherent sentence. And she smiled.

We knew she could to the job. We now know she can win this election.

During, I believe, the 2012 presidential election, people used to pass around a photo of Obama pointing forcefully at the camera with the caption, “Everybody chill the fuck out. I got this.”

Y’all can chill the fuck out now. Hillary Clinton has this shit handled. She knows how he works and if he is ever fool enough to share a stage with her again she will fillet him. And yes. I AM WITH HER.___

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2016-09-28 09:41:33 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

CHEMISTRY SETS

Apparently much more interesting a couple hundred years ago!

Those of us who grew up on chemistry sets and the like often mourn that the things available for today's children have been so neutralized in the name of "safety" and "not encouraging any bad ideas" that they give virtually no opportunity at all to learn any chemistry. The chemistry sets of the 1960's and 1970's, we remember, were far more exciting.

But that is nothing compared to the manuals provided to children of the 1850's.

This page has many excerpts in it from The Young Man's Book of Amusement, an 1852 book designed to encourage young people to explore science. No baking-soda-and-vinegar volcanos here! These volcanos are made by burying 28 pounds each of iron and sulfur, and waiting 12 hours for the resulting exothermic reaction to blow its way out of the ground. But this is quite tame compared to its detailed instructions for replicating Ben Franklin's nearly-lethal "key and kite" experiment, or Col. Williams' experiments on blowing things up using freezing water, or manufacturing your own fireworks, or experiments with rather fascinating titles like "Method of Receiving the Electrical Shock from a Cat."

It is fortunate that this book was published before most of what we politely call "the chemistry of energetic materials" was developed, or I'm quite certain it would have had instructions for enterprising young fellows to mimic the work of Dr. Nobel or Dr. Haber.

Clearly, I'm going to have to find a copy of this book. ___CHEMISTRY SETS

Apparently much more interesting a couple hundred years ago!

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2016-09-27 01:53:15 (0 comments; 9 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

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2016-09-27 01:13:46 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

DEBATE

Some links for live steam in case you don't have TV.

DEBATE

Some links for live steam in case you don't have TV.___

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2016-09-26 16:50:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

LUKE CAGE

IS IT FRIDAY YET?

IS IT?

IS IT????

"America's ready for a bulletproof black man." -Cheo Hodari Coker #BigScaryBlackMan #LukeCage ___LUKE CAGE

IS IT FRIDAY YET?

IS IT?

IS IT????

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2016-09-24 12:00:40 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

MAP PORN

... Of the literal kinky type!

Having a hard time talking to a partner about breaking the routine in the bedroom? This map of human sexuality lays out fetishes and sexual interests over a landmass, allowing you to stick a pin on the places you've been, places you'd like to live and places you're keen to visit -- and maybe even cross out places you never want to think about again!

A clever way to turn a fraught conversation into a fun activity. Oh -- and the map comes with a glossary, just in case you don't know all the lingo (don't feel bad! I didn't know a lot of it the first time I used the map, either! Also, people are fascinating. It's a lot less weird to bring up your sexual interests when the map has at least 80 far, far weirder things on it 👌👌👌).___MAP PORN

... Of the literal kinky type!

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2016-09-22 23:41:33 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

#ThreeFictionalCharacters

Behold, the Rios in character form!

#ThreeFictionalCharacters

Behold, the Rios in character form!___

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2016-09-22 13:08:19 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

90s

+Bliss Morgan​ here's another for your collection :)

90s

+Bliss Morgan​ here's another for your collection :)___

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2016-09-22 11:09:53 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

MAP PORN

Nodaway, formerly Ogallala

Via +MrsA Wiggins​

This is an interesting proposal. I could go for living in this map's Menominee, if it also included Milwaukee, but I suppose that's not really an option. . . .___MAP PORN

Nodaway, formerly Ogallala

Via +MrsA Wiggins​

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2016-09-21 11:49:57 (11 comments; 11 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

The real Skittles question is "Is my life more important than that of thousands of refugees?"

If you're so terrified of the world that you'd condemn others to poverty, war, and death rather than take any risks. By all means, go lock yourself in your house with your guns. I'll be out on the street greeting our new neighbors.

The real Skittles question is "Is my life more important than that of thousands of refugees?"

If you're so terrified of the world that you'd condemn others to poverty, war, and death rather than take any risks. By all means, go lock yourself in your house with your guns. I'll be out on the street greeting our new neighbors.___

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2016-09-21 10:25:55 (49 comments; 15 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

CLIMATE CHANGE

Thanks, everyone! A+ for denial efforts.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Thanks, everyone! A+ for denial efforts.___

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2016-09-21 10:17:22 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

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2016-09-20 23:20:57 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

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2016-09-20 22:28:50 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

LINGUISTIC SHAMING

Linking to +Amanda Rachelle Warren​'s share of an article, because 1) she's amazing and 2) she's done her research here.

TLDR: don't be a dick about how people talk.

LINGUISTIC SHAMING

Linking to +Amanda Rachelle Warren​'s share of an article, because 1) she's amazing and 2) she's done her research here.

TLDR: don't be a dick about how people talk.___

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2016-09-20 15:32:13 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES

I literally have no idea what to expect with these debates, but I can promise you there will be a lot of frustration for everyone watching and especially for the two participants.

First debate is on Monday the 26th. Prepare your snacks and adult beverages... and maybe those foam brick things some people are fond of for football games.

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES

I literally have no idea what to expect with these debates, but I can promise you there will be a lot of frustration for everyone watching and especially for the two participants.

First debate is on Monday the 26th. Prepare your snacks and adult beverages... and maybe those foam brick things some people are fond of for football games.___

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2016-09-20 14:55:57 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

#SignalBoost  

A thought. If you're a larger black man and a member of this group, would consider this? In light of the horrible Terence Crutcher shooting, I'm thinking of trying to start a Twitter and Facebook trending topic with the hashtag #BigScaryBlackGuy but instead we post pictures of ourselves with our families, or on the job. Kind of a point/counterpoint to the silly, bullshit notion that part of the reason this man may have died is because he was of "intimidating" stature. Anyone want to jump on this?

If you're in, let me know and I'll retweet you. Let's start one hour from now. It's currently 7:30AM PST. If you can't wait, go ahead and put it up and post here your twitter handle and I'll retweet.

RIP Terence Crutcher and every other brotha who has senselessly died for being black.___ #SignalBoost  

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2016-09-19 15:55:29 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

OFFICE SPAM

Tell me I'm not the only one offended here. Like, for a thing advertising help with communication, I feel they may have alienated their core audience in the way they wrote this. If I were looking for help with communication I would not choose this company.

OFFICE SPAM

Tell me I'm not the only one offended here. Like, for a thing advertising help with communication, I feel they may have alienated their core audience in the way they wrote this. If I were looking for help with communication I would not choose this company.___

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2016-09-15 15:38:58 (7 comments; 18 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

SCHOLARSHIP

CAH is getting in on that STEM action.

SCHOLARSHIP

CAH is getting in on that STEM action.___

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2016-09-14 13:55:31 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 44 +1s; )Open 

SPAWN

FB showed me something awesome for once. Memories!

Little Man - white background
Puddin* - blue background

Exact same outfit. Both were 7 weeks old at the time. My babies <3

*Our martial arts instructor has decided to call Puddin "Roo" because he bounces in place instead of standing in place. Roo is both apt and adorable and I may need to switch nicknames now.

SPAWN

FB showed me something awesome for once. Memories!

Little Man - white background
Puddin* - blue background

Exact same outfit. Both were 7 weeks old at the time. My babies <3

*Our martial arts instructor has decided to call Puddin "Roo" because he bounces in place instead of standing in place. Roo is both apt and adorable and I may need to switch nicknames now.___

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2016-09-14 00:48:58 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

APPROPRIATION AND CRITICISM

Go forth and be mindful. Basically, don't do what she did.

___APPROPRIATION AND CRITICISM

Go forth and be mindful. Basically, don't do what she did.

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2016-09-12 18:03:40 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

MOVE CARDS

Mix and match for your own workout!

PE teachers all over the globe have been implementing our workouts during their lessons and we loved how much positive feedback we got throughout the years. One of the popular requests has been the creation of exercise cards to allow students to design their own workouts using DAREBEE illustrations during class.___MOVE CARDS

Mix and match for your own workout!

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2016-09-11 14:01:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

GEAR

For all your workout music needs!

___GEAR

For all your workout music needs!

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2016-09-11 13:24:50 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

KC POKÉ HUNTERS

So uh... Adair Park off of Lee's Summit Road is a reliable nest. Just thought you all should know.



KC POKÉ HUNTERS

So uh... Adair Park off of Lee's Summit Road is a reliable nest. Just thought you all should know.

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2016-09-09 21:39:19 (3 comments; 8 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

FREE MOVIES

Yoooooooooo

FREE MOVIES

Yoooooooooo___

2016-09-09 17:01:50 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

ELECTION EDUCATION

Or, why we are a 2 party system and not a 3+ party system. Quoted from the FB post:

I'm posting this because a lot of people don't actually seem to understand how our voting system works! If neither of the major party candidates gets enough electoral votes to become president, the House of Representatives picks the president. In other words, if a third party candidate got enough electoral votes that neither Clinton nor Trump won, it would go to the congress, which is currently Republican and would presumably choose Trump.

This is why we have a two-party system and will probably never have anything else. It's basically built into the Constitution. If a third party disrupts the election enough to make a difference, the president is chosen by a party already in power. A real third party would actually need to replace one of the two major... more »

ELECTION EDUCATION

Or, why we are a 2 party system and not a 3+ party system. Quoted from the FB post:

I'm posting this because a lot of people don't actually seem to understand how our voting system works! If neither of the major party candidates gets enough electoral votes to become president, the House of Representatives picks the president. In other words, if a third party candidate got enough electoral votes that neither Clinton nor Trump won, it would go to the congress, which is currently Republican and would presumably choose Trump.

This is why we have a two-party system and will probably never have anything else. It's basically built into the Constitution. If a third party disrupts the election enough to make a difference, the president is chosen by a party already in power. A real third party would actually need to replace one of the two major parties to create significant change.

[Edit to further clarify, because some people don't know the math: a candidate must get at least 270 electoral college votes to win. If none of them get at least 270, Congress picks from among the top three.]

Here's my source:
http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/faq.html#no270

What happens if no presidential candidate gets 270 Electoral votes?
If no candidate receives a majority of Electoral votes, the House of Representatives elects the President from the 3 Presidential candidates who received the most Electoral votes. Each state delegation has one vote. The Senate would elect the Vice President from the 2 Vice Presidential candidates with the most Electoral votes. Each Senator would cast one vote for Vice President. If the House of Representatives fails to elect a President by Inauguration Day, the Vice-President Elect serves as acting President until the deadlock is resolved in the House.___

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2016-09-09 16:35:44 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

THE HILLARY MASTER POST
aka On Hillary's Negative Feels

This is it. I've been collecting these links for months to try and express a thing I'm seeing but haven't been able to verbalize. Please read all the links. You'll find both hard facts and well-written opinion here, and I'll update it periodically as I find more excellent words in other places. Feel free to drop more links in the comments.

TLDR: "I just don't like her" for vague or nit-picky reasons is not, in any way, equivalent to disliking the raging bigot that does whatever he thinks makes him look good to his followers in the moment. Democrats are not "as bad" as Republicans. Do they live up to your moral standards? Probably not. But they are not down at the level of the Republicans and to say so is willfully ignorant.

Probably going to be obvious... more »

THE HILLARY MASTER POST
aka On Hillary's Negative Feels

This is it. I've been collecting these links for months to try and express a thing I'm seeing but haven't been able to verbalize. Please read all the links. You'll find both hard facts and well-written opinion here, and I'll update it periodically as I find more excellent words in other places. Feel free to drop more links in the comments.

TLDR: "I just don't like her" for vague or nit-picky reasons is not, in any way, equivalent to disliking the raging bigot that does whatever he thinks makes him look good to his followers in the moment. Democrats are not "as bad" as Republicans. Do they live up to your moral standards? Probably not. But they are not down at the level of the Republicans and to say so is willfully ignorant.

Probably going to be obvious based on the content of the post but prepare for a possible war zone in the comments. I'd prefer everyone keep it civil (no personal attacks, no obvious baiting) but no one is perfect, so I'll try to monitor for problematic comments.

Anyway, here we go:

https://plus.google.com/+DanialHallock/posts/M6V7Xyh2ePP

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/10/fear-of-a-female-president/497564/

http://bluenationreview.com/media-mentioned-hillarys-emails-every-day-of-2016/

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2016/07/26/the-politician-and-the-plague-magma-enemas-shit-scorpions-and-the-truth-about-how-many-boxes-we-get/

http://constablewrites.tumblr.com/post/149101791490/ok-kids-imma-bouta-talk

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/opinion/campaign-stops/i-ran-the-cia-now-im-endorsing-hillary-clinton.html

https://medium.com/@cshirky/theres-no-such-thing-as-a-protest-vote-c2fdacabd704#.mce3er5ql

http://phoenixfire-thewizardgoddess.tumblr.com/post/148453429841/visovari-in-a-one-hour-briefing-with-a-foreign

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2016/08/02/hillary_clinton_may_be_most_pro_life_candidate_running_in_2016_election.html

http://callmebliss.tumblr.com/post/148370445763/gardensgrey-you-wont-see-hillary-clinton-in

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2016/07/29/clinton-and-the-convention-and-where-we-go-from-here/

http://ouyangdan.tumblr.com/post/148155465545/would-you-mind-telling-me-what-it-is-about-hrc

https://www.facebook.com/theodora.goss.9/posts/10153787276722475

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/27/the-trump-russia-money-question-in-24-steps/

http://riosfan.tumblr.com/post/148022278772/hey-heres-some-facts-about-the-dnc-leak

http://www.theferrett.com/ferrettworks/2016/07/oh-for-fucks-sake-in-which-i-gently-talk-to-my-friends-who-are-republicans-democrats-and-the-undecided/___

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2016-09-09 15:16:04 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

ART

Super dig these colors.

Thinking this might be right up +Mz Maau's and +Amanda Rachelle Warren's alleys.

Raul Urias___ART

Super dig these colors.

Thinking this might be right up +Mz Maau's and +Amanda Rachelle Warren's alleys.

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2016-09-09 13:31:55 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

POKEMON CARDS

You saw this coming, right?

Make your own here: http://www.mypokecard.com/en/

POKEMON CARDS

You saw this coming, right?

Make your own here: http://www.mypokecard.com/en/___

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2016-09-08 21:15:14 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

BOOMERS

I get the feeling like Boomers point the fingers at Millennials partly for the same reasons a kid will point at their sibling: "look at this bad thing they did! Pay no attention to me or what I am doing / have done."

... or is that just me?

via +Mike Reeves-McMillan

___BOOMERS

I get the feeling like Boomers point the fingers at Millennials partly for the same reasons a kid will point at their sibling: "look at this bad thing they did! Pay no attention to me or what I am doing / have done."

... or is that just me?

via +Mike Reeves-McMillan

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2016-09-07 15:37:08 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

WORKPLACE ACCOMMODATION

I... suddenly want to work for Microsoft?

This hiring program and the accommodations they're making in the office are amazing. I'm surprised Google hasn't done something like this yet. 

WORKPLACE ACCOMMODATION

I... suddenly want to work for Microsoft?

This hiring program and the accommodations they're making in the office are amazing. I'm surprised Google hasn't done something like this yet. ___

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2016-09-05 05:55:23 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

THE WHITE RABBIT PROJECT

Between this and Bill Nye it's like Christmas come early for science nerds!

___THE WHITE RABBIT PROJECT

Between this and Bill Nye it's like Christmas come early for science nerds!

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2016-09-05 05:28:41 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

SALTY GOODNESS

Recipes with sass!

Via +Amanda Rachelle Warren​

Oh, TOO GOOD to Miss Cookbook!
Seriously.
This is a really fun cookbook and the recipes are great!
#cookbook   #funwithcooking  
I think some folks I know will get a chuckle: +Jon Madsen +Dan J. Wilcox +Terry McNeil +Kimberly Chapman +Will James +Owlfred NightLong +Jared Garner +amy campbell +Sara Wheatcroft +Rugger Ducky +Kelvin Williams +Stuckin D'South ___SALTY GOODNESS

Recipes with sass!

Via +Amanda Rachelle Warren​

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2016-09-03 16:31:04 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

THE ZOO

Hey look who we found hanging out at the KC Zoo today :)

THE ZOO

Hey look who we found hanging out at the KC Zoo today :)___

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2016-09-03 01:04:56 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

BUDDY SYSTEM IS LIVE

AS SOON AS THE UPDATE ROLLS OUT OMG WHERE IS IT.

BUDDY SYSTEM IS LIVE

AS SOON AS THE UPDATE ROLLS OUT OMG WHERE IS IT.___

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2016-09-02 16:50:22 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

TEAM ROCKET MARVEL

#founditontumblr

TEAM ROCKET MARVEL

#founditontumblr___

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2016-08-31 21:03:55 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

BUDDY SYSTEM

So hey we can take our pokemon for a walk soon AND GET ADDITIONAL CANDY FOR IT.

BUDDY SYSTEM

So hey we can take our pokemon for a walk soon AND GET ADDITIONAL CANDY FOR IT.___

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2016-08-31 16:58:27 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

POOL LOLs

You know you want giant bugs as pool floaties. Go on.

POOL LOLs

You know you want giant bugs as pool floaties. Go on.___

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2016-08-31 16:58:13 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

BILL NYE

The Science Guy is awesome!

... and so is World Saving. ehehehehe

via +Bliss Morgan 

Hey +Bliss Morgan : I saw this, thought of you and sprayed coffee all over my computer....

http://www.indiewire.com/2016/08/netflix-bill-nye-saves-the-world-2017-1201721795/___BILL NYE

The Science Guy is awesome!

... and so is World Saving. ehehehehe

via +Bliss Morgan 

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2016-08-31 11:01:23 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

UPDATES

In case you missed this yesterday! We have some sweet sweet updates coming to this little active little ghost town ;)

Via +Yonatan Zunger​

Bringing the new Google+ to more people

Last November, (http://goo.gl/Yn6mjA) we introduced a preview on web of a fully redesigned Google+ to make it easier for people to discover and connect around unique and interesting things. From a Japanese astronaut sharing his experience in the International Space Station (http://goo.gl/JZQ7wH) to food lovers sharing their passion for breadmaking (http://goo.gl/wEh0C8), people are using Google+ to explore their interests more than ever.

Since introducing the new version, twice as many Collections are followed per day and there are 1.6 million daily new Community joins. Many of you have also shared feedback and requests, and we’ve been listening (http://goo.gl/IMLvy7).

Today, we’re announcing three new updates for Google+.

First, some new features. You can now have richer conversations by adding links and photos to your comments. We’re also offering Community owners and moderators more control over who posts what with approved posting. Finally, we're launching a new notifications center on the web where you can see and manage your recent activity on Google+. These features will be available across the web, Android and iOS in the coming weeks.

Second, if you haven’t yet previewed the new Google+, over the next few days we’ll upgrade you to the experience when you sign in on the web. You’ll still be able to toggle back to classic Google+ for the time being.

Finally, businesses have told us that they’ve found Google+ to be a valuable way to help employees share ideas and expertise via Collections and Communities, and we’re looking forward to making it available to more organizations. Today, Google Apps users already using Google+ (http://goo.gl/GxGRXo) will also see the new experience (goo.gl/IJtbah) when they sign in and in the next few weeks, Google+ will become a core Google for Work service.

From the interesting (http://goo.gl/yP2QJp), to the surprising (http://goo.gl/3dk0Xs), and the delightful (goo.gl/gix7s6), we hope Google+ continues to help you discover amazing things from passionate people.___UPDATES

In case you missed this yesterday! We have some sweet sweet updates coming to this little active little ghost town ;)

Via +Yonatan Zunger​

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2016-08-31 10:56:22 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

RESOURCES

A good list from +Lindsey Clements​!

Resource Roundup
#NamasteBitchez

This post will be pinned.

So my app test drive post got me to thinking, and I thought it could be useful to have a resource roundup of sorts that folks could bookmark. Websites and exercises test driven not only by me, but by other followers of Namaste, Bitchez. I'm going to start with my favorite resources and then as people comment, they can contribute their own, and I'll go back in and edit the post to reflect contributions (along with any commentary or recommendations provided, with a PlusMention of the person who recommended it in case you'd like to contact that person in particular.



YOGA

Ekhart Yoga
Level: Beginner through Advanced

Description: Ekhart Yoga began with Esther Ekhart and has now evolved into a collective of yoga instructors with a wide variety of videos, from basic flows to pose tutorials and guided meditations.


Cost: YT videos are free. Main site offers paid subscription.

YouTube:
http://goo.gl/kszwgz
Also found at:
http://www.ekhartyoga.com

YogaGlo
Level: Beginner through Advanced

Description: YogaGlo brings the yoga studio into the home, with a variety of teachers and classes available to yogis, inclusive of tutorials, flows, guided meditations, and others.

Cost: $18/mo but there is a 15 day free trial.

Website:
https://www.yogaglo.com/

Celest Pereira
Level: Some beginner videos, a lot of advanced pose tuorials.

Description: Celest is one of my go-to YouTubers for pose breakdown. I didn't get crow pose until I watched one of Celest's videos. She does offer some beginner flows, but if you're struggling with a pose, she offers some great tips, tricks -- basically hacks -- to nail a pose while still being aware of your body. She's got an amazing, friendly personality, and her vlogs are super entertaining.

Cost: Free.

YT Channel:
http://goo.gl/bwD0dJ


CROSS TRAINING
Resources listed here don't hold to one methodology or another and offer a variety of fitness approaches.

FitnessBlender
Level: Beginner to Advanced

Methods: HIIT, Tabata, strength/resistance (weights and bodyweight), cardio, pilates, yoga, low impact.

Description: Daniel and Kelli are some of the absolute sweetest fitness YouTubers I've ever come across. Kelli has shared some difficult stories over time (her own struggle with an eating disorder and how she overcame, for example), and they're just... they're genuinely nice people. They perform each workout and struggle right along with you. I've laughed in a number of videos with them because they're grunting, I'm grunting, we're all sweaty and wore out at the end, and there's just something super satisfying about the "This workout is complete." at the end of every workout.

Cost: YT Channel is free. Website is also free, with "calendars" for purchase that will walk you through a program. They also sell merch through their site.

YT Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/FitnessBlender
Website:
http://www.fitnessblender.com

Darebee / Neila Rey
Level: Beginner to Advanced

Methods: Circuit, HIIT, Tabata, bodyweight, cardio, stretching, yoga.

Description: Probably best known for TV show themed circuit workouts, Darebee is incredibly popular. The majority of the workouts can be performed at home and even in small spaces, with a little something for everyone. Each workout has been tested by members of the community, designed by one of the trainers with a good amount of experience.

Cost: Free. [Supported by user donations.]

Website:
http://darebee.com/



INFO / EDUCATION / TOOLS
Listed here are general informational and educational resources, as well as helpful tools.

Lose It!
Recommended by: +Linda Teppler
Description: Food journaling and calorie tracking. Sensible goal setting involving lifestyle inputs, as well as sleep, macro tracking, etc. Users can also participate in a variety of challenges that go beyond just food and calorie tracking. Accountability can be found by connecting directly with friends or reaching out through the provided community feature.

Cost: Free. There is a Premium option for $39.99/yr. See website for Premium features.

Website:
http://www.loseit.com
App:
iOS & Android

Out of Milk
Recommended by +Linda Teppler
Description: A shopping app which allows for "...the ability to make specific lists based on specific menus, as many as necessary, is incredibly valuable to someone who shops for lots of fresh food and different fresh food for different exercise regimes. Also allows for inventory of your supplies. These lists can be shared." [from recommendation]

Cost: Free.


General Disclaimer: While I am an ISSA certified trainer, personally, posts in NB and listed resources are not intended as medical advice or as treatment for a medical problem. Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program, particularly if you have a history of medical issues. Please assume some level of risk for injury with beginning any exercise program whatsoever, and use caution, care, and your best judgement. I am not being paid to provide this information, nor am I financially affiliated with any of the organizations or resources recommended.___RESOURCES

A good list from +Lindsey Clements​!

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2016-08-29 19:54:49 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

CINDY POO

She is good people. Help a good people?

So.... I'm having a problem. It's kind of a big one really. I don't want to go into all the details because it is a long convoluted tale that I'd rather not detail. The point is, I need help. I need to move. I have been giving myself a thousand peptalks to try to keep my sanity, but I need to get out of this house. I hit my breaking point with the stress today.

Thus, I am here on the internet with my little hand out. I am not the type to ask for help ever, even when it is sane and logical to do so, but today I fell into the realm of the desperate.

I've found a place that is small and cheap. It is closer to the college I am currently attending, and only a block away from where I will be attending in the Spring. I just need the funds to get out of here. I do not want to wait until December because this situation has become unhealthy and intolerable.

I'm offering rewards in the thing that I'm good at: Art. Specifically, greeting cards with whatever the hell thing you want on them. Like motorcycles? I can do that. Have a thing for ponies? I'm there. Big honking fan of Deadpool? Aren't we all. Just let me know what thing you want, and I'll draw the thing. $25, $50, and $100 reward levels.

If you can help, that would be awesome. If you can share this, that would be excellent.___CINDY POO

She is good people. Help a good people?

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2016-08-29 02:35:58 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

THOR

Taika Waititi is my favorite director. I might have unreasonably high expectations for the next Thor movie.

THOR

Taika Waititi is my favorite director. I might have unreasonably high expectations for the next Thor movie.___

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2016-08-28 22:29:34 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 57 +1s; )Open 

SPAWN

Pikachu and Charmander are ready to go for Halloween! :)

SPAWN

Pikachu and Charmander are ready to go for Halloween! :)___

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2016-08-27 00:15:44 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

TRIGGER WARNINGS

Dear Universities criticising trigger warnings and safe spaces: http://goo.gl/7dGSdx

via +Sarawr Queen of Kings​

A response to U of Chicago's letter to incoming students___TRIGGER WARNINGS

Dear Universities criticising trigger warnings and safe spaces: http://goo.gl/7dGSdx

via +Sarawr Queen of Kings​

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2016-08-26 23:53:42 (41 comments; 34 reshares; 302 +1s; )Open 

KFC RECIPE

Go forth and chicken!

KFC RECIPE

Go forth and chicken!___

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2016-08-26 19:45:14 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

POLL TIME

Hey, I caught one of these polls while it was still live. Wee!

POLL TIME

Hey, I caught one of these polls while it was still live. Wee!___

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