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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

carryonstarkid:

I will be writing a sociological research paper about the effects of the lyrics in Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines.

Please reblog this if you are a female who finds the lyrics of this song offensive or upsetting.

The equal post for men can be found here and for nonbinary/genderqueer here.

sandandglass:

vmpreweeknd:

these next 24 hours on tumblr will be the most annoying thing anyone has ever experienced 

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via:delacourrs
source:citri

loki-cat:

Obligatory to reblog this on july 4

onefitmodel:

itsjustjustine:

purifiedd-:

ilovemyskinbeauty:

o-bsolet-ex3eextortion:

“this leaves men confused and unable to pigeonhole you. What they are forced to do instead is… take you seriously.”

Reblog every time

Whoever wrote this dialogue is a freakin’ genius

What is this from?

did some research and it’s from “Syrup,” which looks to be a movie that came out this year. also it’s on netflix. 

Reblogging again

via:harrystyli
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bakrua:

ever wanted to do some stuff? like, different stuff? tired of having to scroll through your huge ref tag? LOOK NO FURTHER!! Have a masterpost of LITERALLY EVERYTHING which took me 5 hours to make so reblog it
Art:
Painting tutorial
Female/male arms
Kneeling + Sitting ref
Dragon head view tutorial
SAI brushes 86786
Drawing expressions
Sai Brushes 1
NGE colour palette 1
100+ colour palletes
Avoiding same face
Face contours/highlighting 
free art MyPaint
Body anatomy help 1
How to shift images using blur in PS
Drawing clothe folding
How to draw ice
Colour palette 1
Colour palette 2
SAI brush settings 2
SAI/PS pixel brushes
Warm/Cool gray
Flower crown tutorial
Skin colour palette
Pink colour sheet
How to draw butts&thighs
The male torso
Drawing glowing stuff in SAI
Drawing horse/animal legs on humans
Drawing clouds
Muscular male with bow stock photos
Pastel colours
Drawing grass fields in SAI
Expressions&Legs
All about the human body
20+ colour palettes 
Colour conversion
Kissing ref
Creature design 
Colour meanings
Creating expression
Tutorial masterpost (100+)
Lineart
Canine
How to colour
Pose studies
Feline comparisons
How to draw penis
Leaf pressing
100+ anatomy references 
How to draw folds
SAI brushes 3
Sitting poses
Colour palette 4
Cloud painting
How to draw 3D rooms
Colour info
Colouring ref
Hair tutorial
Clothing ref
Bodies and poses
SAI brushes 5
Colour scheme designer
Folding ref
Heads&Angles 
Paint tool SAI masterpost
Drawing ref masterpost (10+)
Hair+Fur
How to draw faces
SAI brushes 4
Anatomy of mutant humans
What should I draw?
Free art software
pastel colour ref
Mass art ref
Soft SAI brushes
ways to draw stuff
SAI brush settings
baseball cap ref
Penis ref
Drawing human wings
Cool free art software
Huge art ref
Colour blender
2 SAI brushes
Photoshop for free 
Writing:
Inspiration 1
Instead of ‘whispered’
Music for writing fight scenes
Writing fantasy
Emotions vocab sheet
How to reveal character
Writers block resource
Writing a death scene
BIO help
Music to help you write
Writing prompt generators
Got writers block?
How to torture a character
Degrees of emotion
ULTIMATE writing ref, 500+
Character names
Body language
25 days of fic
HOW TO DRAW ANYTHING
Writing people of colour
nanowrimo start kit
character flaws
General: 
Becoming an adult masterpost
cute OTP things
Resource masterpost
For bored people
Anime + Manga recs
how to make a blanket nest
Getting an apartment
what should i read next?
If you’re bored
Delete tourists from photos
Cute pet nicknames
Family tree explained 
Pulling an all nighter 
masterpost of themes/pixels/emoticons
List of demon names
Demons & Deities in the bible
Moss graffiti 
Types of attraction
Trampoline = outside bed
College textbooks
God masterpost
Creepypasta
OTP necklaces
Super silky summer legs
Plastic keychains
How to write cover letters
make music on itunes sound great
Documentarys 
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Makeup:
Black/gold ref 1
Cosplay eye makeup
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bloody halloween nails
Gender:
Getting gender-neutral pronouns on facebook
Backgrounds:
Pokemon mystery dungeons iphone
Ghosty backgrounds 
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Clothing: 
1000+ everything clothing ref
Awesome jackets
Cheer up/Be happy
If you’re having a bad night
Movies to watch when you’re down
Confidence
Sowing:
8ft giant squid pattern
Food:
Cheeseburger cupcakes
Deep-dish cookie for one
Exercise: 
Burning stomach fat
Games:
PokéRadar guide
Play pokémon games online
Pkmn Shiny hunting guide
Animal crossing new leaf face/hair guide
Free RPG games
Mental health:
Talking about your mental health

bakrua:

ever wanted to do some stuff? like, different stuff? tired of having to scroll through your huge ref tag? LOOK NO FURTHER!! Have a masterpost of LITERALLY EVERYTHING which took me 5 hours to make so reblog it

Art:

Writing:

General: 

Makeup:

Gender:

Backgrounds:

Clothing: 

Cheer up/Be happy

Sowing:

Food:

Exercise: 

Games:

Mental health:

abookblog:

I had to because I have a pile of these. 

[Via Found In Translation]

gunrunnerhell:

And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” - Joseph Rodman Drake

right in the feels. these pictures are heartbreakingly beautiful

bookoisseur:

laughterkey:

terryberrycherrypop:

Interviewer : "You have this little black child who’s gonna grow up in this world.." (x)

God bless this woman!

wilwheaton:

amroyounes:

Growing up, my most fond memories was visiting abandoned places with my brother.  To this day, if opportunity presents itself, I bring my camera and take a few pictures.  These are not my work ofcourse, but I hope you enjoy the visual beauty and maybe it brings fond memories of your own adventures.

Part II:

  1. Abandoned Construction of Nuclear Power Plant. Photo By brokenview
  2. Chatillon Car Graveyard in Belgium
  3. Jiancing Historic Trail in Taipingshan National Forest in Taiwan. Photo By T.-C
  4. Abandoned theme park in nara dreamland, japan. Photo by michaeljohngrist
  5. Clock tower
  6. Old shack in a snow field, Idaho. Photo By James Neeley
  7. Abandoned terminal at Nicosia Airport. Photo By eyesfutur
  8. Milan, New Orleans. Photo By JustUptown
  9. Abandoned church in autumn. Photo by *CainPascoe
  10. Abanonded steam engine in Uyuni train cemetery, Bolivia. Photo By jimmyharris

abandoned porn for the win

imnotbatmanbutyoureclose:

controversial-tabloid-story:

lexxerduglas:

clorinspats:

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thewingedshadow:

elliotexplicit:

cineraria:

How to Fold a Shirt in Under 2 Seconds - YouTube
伊東家の食卓

I just did this. Legit.

the fuck

Clearly this is black magic at work here

been folding my shirts like this for so long that it feels weird to do it any other way

WHAT THE SHIT

I just did this for my mom and she screamed.

This is not worth selling your soul to satan