Knowledge is Power/Ignorance is Bliss

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Spinach Avocado Stuffed Portobellos…RECIPE


In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us.

swoobats:

swoobats:

alphabet soup more like times new ramen am i right

gUYS THIS IS REALLY FUNNY IM STILL LAUGHING

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“People aren’t supposed to look back. I’m certainly not going to do it anymore.”

—   Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five. (via religion-of-solitude)
neurosciencestuff:

Epilepsy drug turns out to help adults acquire perfect pitch and learn language like kids
A team of researchers from across the globe believe they have discovered a means of re-opening “critical periods” in brain development, allowing adults to acquire abilities — such as perfect pitch or fluency in language — that could previously only be acquired early in life.
According to the study in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, the mood-stabilizing drug valproate allows the adult brain to absorb new information as effortlessly as it did during critical windows in childhood.
A critical period is “a fixed window of time, usually early in an organism’s lifespan, during which experience has lasting effects on the development of brain function and behavior.” They are, for example, what allows children to enter into language without any formal training in grammar or vocabulary.
The researchers postulated that because such periods close when enzymes “impose ‘brakes’ on neuroplasticity,” a drug that blocks the productions of those enzymes might be able to “reopen critical-period neuroplasticity.”
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neurosciencestuff:

Epilepsy drug turns out to help adults acquire perfect pitch and learn language like kids

A team of researchers from across the globe believe they have discovered a means of re-opening “critical periods” in brain development, allowing adults to acquire abilities — such as perfect pitch or fluency in language — that could previously only be acquired early in life.

According to the study in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, the mood-stabilizing drug valproate allows the adult brain to absorb new information as effortlessly as it did during critical windows in childhood.

A critical period is “a fixed window of time, usually early in an organism’s lifespan, during which experience has lasting effects on the development of brain function and behavior.” They are, for example, what allows children to enter into language without any formal training in grammar or vocabulary.

The researchers postulated that because such periods close when enzymes “impose ‘brakes’ on neuroplasticity,” a drug that blocks the productions of those enzymes might be able to “reopen critical-period neuroplasticity.”

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zimas:

Dead Poets Society (1989)

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

On the internet:

Ugh I hate people so much

Applying for a job:

I love working with people and I'm very sociable

music

rissagoosman:

in our basement, we have a wall that has a rack for 5 guitars and 2 dulcimers. sometimes there are guitars against the wall that don’t fit on the rack.
every once in a while I’ll hear a string go -ping- as it falls out of tune.
it makes me very happy to hear that sound.
it reminds me of the fact that the music is right there. waiting to be played. to be born.
it’s almost like it’s calling to me in that small, simple sound.

mrsfaithwinchester:

Watch Supernatural they said

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It has hot guys they said

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it will rip your heart out and stomp on it and burn your bones then resurect you only to shoot you then stab you in the back and give you papercuts all over your bleeding pathetic heart they said

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WELL THEY WERE FUCKIN RIGHT!

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berough:

I stole this from some lovely person on 9Gag.com, but it’s a lovely quote from a fantastic author.

berough:

I stole this from some lovely person on 9Gag.com, but it’s a lovely quote from a fantastic author.

(Source: putitinyourcafeaulait)