Fantasy & Fanfiction — little-jar-of-dragons: But what if your...
But what if your childhood was shitty and traumatizing and you were meek and quiet as a kid so get a sweet little kitten and eventually as you grow and realize your worth and become more confident that kitten slowly grows into a lion.
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11 hours ago
Robert Downey Jr. on Iron Man's "Second-Tier" Status | GQ
Downey is in fact one of the few human beings on the planet Earth to know what it feels like to do a billion. Both Avengers movies made that worldwide. So did Iron Man 3. Think about that. What a strange and massive and surreal and bittersweet accomplishment that is. Name an actor over the past decade—actually, name an actor, period, short of maybe Leonardo DiCaprio—who has more seamlessly and improbably wed art and commerce. May marks the release of Captain America: Civil War, in which Downey's Iron Man once again plays a large role, and it's fascinating to look back on what he's done with this character. Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy often gets the credit for bringing a high-art seriousness to the superhero genre. But no one has made the genre more fun than Downey. His Tony Stark—mischievous, morally blurry, and more alive for it—embodies the feeling people are seeking when they go see these films, which are increasingly the only films that get made, and that's because of him, too. He and Marvel have built an astonishingly large business out of this, a business that has now spread across the film industry like kudzu, choking everything else out, including many of the more modest, performance-driven films that Downey used to star in, back when he was frequently hailed as one of the greatest actors of his generation, rather than merely the most highly paid. The reality is, these days he's a little bit of both.
15 hours ago
What is Life Coaching?
Life Coaching is a profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client's personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.
What is Life Coaching? | SkillsYouNeed
Often people that use a life coach are short of self-confidence and find themselves in a routine or rut that lacks enjoyment or excitement.

Their self-worth is low or the challenge facing them too high. A life coach essentially seeks to reinstall an individual’s faltering confidence and ensure they have it within themselves to live up to their potential.
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — @spocksplum requested some recs the other day and...
@spocksplum requested some recs the other day and to that i say [as you wish]
fic  recs  k/s  kirk/spock  st:tos  st 
How to Price and Package Your Coaching Services
Of all the decisions that coaches need to make, setting fees/pricing is probably one of the hardest… and one of the most important! Pricing not only determines your bottom line, it also impacts whether or not someone becomes a client.

While there are many factors that influence pricing, ultimately you are just picking a number. And the good news is, you can change that number when you want to.

There are 3 main ways that coaches typically charge for their services:
(7.16.18) Mentor Monday: You can't take the credit, so you can't take the blame - Life Coach Training Institute
Some time ago, I was contacted by an individual who just had just signed their first client; however, fear had settled in, and they were really struggling with self-confidence issues.

In just a few minutes of our conversation, we boiled down their greatest fear to be:

What happens if my client doesn’t get results?

I said, “Great question.  What do you think?”

They responded that they felt like they would be a failure as a coach if their client doesn’t get results.

I replied, “So I guess that means that you get to take all the credit if they do succeed?”

And they said, “Of course not.  If they succeed, then they get the credit.”

I said, “Well that’s interesting.  You can’t take credit if they succeed, but you have to take the blame if they don’t succeed.  Does that sound right to you?”

Even on a Skype call to this coach on the other side of the country, I could see the light bulb go off as a hopeful twinkle appeared in their eyes.

At that point, I shared 7 mindset shifts to enable them to own what they are actually responsible for as a coach and to allow the client to own what are their responsibilities:

#1 You cannot guarantee the success of a client.
Most of the time, the bigger the goal, the longer it takes to reach, and the more steps and plans change.

Change is difficult for people.  Getting extraordinary results requires things like followthrough, tenacity, unexpected events, flexibility, etc.

And the reality is, all of these things are out of your hands as a coach.
Emma Rutland of Belvoir Castle: A thoroughly modern duchess - Telegraph
Three weeks into their tenure, she was woken by the children announcing that water was pouring into the two libraries. “I pulled my Barbour on over my nightie, yanked on my wellies and made my way on to the roof, several children in tow.” A dead pigeon had blocked a drain. To a giggling audience, she slid down the lead roof on her bottom and dug it out with her bare hands. “That dead pigeon taught me a lot.” The castle now has its own birds of prey.

She wrote to the most famously entrepreneurial of the old pros, Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. “Help!” she begged. “Where do I start?” Over lunch at Chatsworth, she received a lively tutorial in how to manage an ancestral pile without losing its integrity, or her sanity.
aristocracy  emmarutland  duchessofrutland 
3 days ago
Here's What London Looked Like In The 1940s | Londonist
London in the 1940s was dominated by the second world war. Suffering horrific bombing during The Blitz, large parts of the city were destroyed, especially the industrial areas in east London. Looking through some of these photos you'll notice the statue of Anteros in Piccadilly Circus is missing. It was removed for safekeeping, and returned in 1948.

The 1940s was also the decade that saw London host the Olympics, the Queen married Prince Philip, and the Empire Windrush brought excited and hopeful young people from the West Indies to London.
4 days ago
KATZ, Frederick Carl (1877–1960) Senator for Victoria, 1947–51 (Australian Labor Party) | The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate
Frederick Carl Katz was born in Adelaide on 21 May 1877, the son of Carl August, a goldsmith and jeweller, and Jane, née Wiltshire. Carl (or Charles, as he became known) was a French-born German who arrived in Adelaide on board the Northern Monarch in 1876. Fred’s family moved to Victoria in the late 1880s, and settled in Melbourne. In 1899 Fred was working as a packer and resided in Fitzroy. At the time of his marriage in April 1900 to 22-year-old Melbourne-born Alicia Watkins, at St Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Brunswick, Fred described himself as ‘Traveller’. The couple’s only child, Olive Amelia, was born in 1901.[1]
familyhistory  fredkatz 
4 days ago
Savvy Housekeeping » Grow A Sunflower House
Remember how I told you about growing a bean teepee for the kids to play in this year? Well here’s a similar idea: grow a sunflower house.
nature  reference  gardening  diy  flowers 
5 days ago
Dammit Gym – Tee Fury LLC
Dammit Gym - in tank top only so far as I can work out
tshirts  tobegot  waaaaaaant  retailtherapy 
5 days ago
Trappings of Zed
James Buchanan Bucky Barnes, science nerd for life, casually accepting the alien babies of Orcs/Demogorgons and talking raccoons with shotguns. Then practical mother-fucker the Winter Soldier going, this raccoon can have my 6, nice, and picking Rocket up and spinning him around like a murderous little kid on a summertime picnic. 
And…and finally…the best performance Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes has ever given us. One word. One whispered, confused, heartbreaking, word: “Steve?”
meta  fanmeta  buckybarnes  sebastianstan 
9 days ago
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — theanishimori: lovingthepretty: ...
Sometimes when I’m down, I remember that scene at a convention when Leonard Nimoy and De Kelley are reading fanfiction to the audience, and they pause at a scene to remember the destroyed Enterprise and place their hands over their hearts

and De does a double-take, skips over to Nimoy, and fixes his hand so it’s on his lower ribcage, where the vulcan heart actually is, and then goes back to his spot and remarks something like “I should know I’m his doctor” and continues on.
st  startrek  leonardnimoy  deforestkelley 
10 days ago
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — little-smartass: can we talk about how in the...
can we talk about how in the motion picture novelisation kirk was literally asked “are you and spock fucking” and instead of just saying “haha nah we’re just friends :)” he went on a paragraph-long weird-ass ramble about spock’s refusal to address to those rumours, the nature of love vs gratification, completely avoids answering the question or even, like addressing it, and uses blatantly comparative language to describe sex with women indicating that he also has sex with people who aren’t women

all I can see is kirk going back to spock like “I PANICKED” and spock with his head in his hands like “…that is evident”
fanmeta  st:tos  st:tmp  k/s 
10 days ago
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — solitary-woman: pon-farr: (McCoy:) The Captain...
(McCoy:) The Captain left a message tape. It was his order
that it be reviewed by both of us should he ever be declared dead.
You have just declared Jim dead.
Alright, time to geek out about this. This scene, even though I’ve watched it a hundred times, is still so goddamn powerful. Let’s break this down.

This whole episode was essentially made to explore the relationship between McCoy and Spock. They often seem hostile towards one another but there is a deep admiration between them. At times it seems that their tenuous friendship is bound together by Kirk. In reality, McCoy is a emotional guy and is frustrated by Spock’s seeming indifference. As the series goes on, McCoy comes to understand Spock better and their bickering takes on a lighter - almost good natured - tone.

Right before this scene they where arguing. Past the point of their usual bickering, McCoy is lashing out, and even accusing Spock of wanting command of the enterprise and willfully endangering the crew for Spock’s own benefit. Now, Spock of course, doesn’t lash out, but throws himself into work. This frustrates McCoy even more because what McCoy wants is to ‘talk it out’, but Spock can’t do that.
fanmeta  st  st:tos  spock  mccoy  kirk 
10 days ago
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — kinklock: Someone asked Leonard Nimoy how he...
Someone asked Leonard Nimoy how he came to develop the complex relationship between Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock that was one of the chief strengths of the old Star Trek series. How had he gone about working out such a deep and authentic friendship beforehand? Nimoy simple said that he hadn’t–and in fact couldn’t have–worked it out in advance. Had he consciously mapped out Spock’s relationship with Kirk, that relationship would never have been any deeper than the plan he had worked out. Instead he played the character intuitively, and there was no limit to the depth the relationship could attain. 
st:tos  spock  leonardnimoy 
10 days ago
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — sp00ky-spock: i love how even sarek’s like ‘who...
i love how even sarek’s like ‘who the actual fuck else would he join with, like- ???’
fanmeta  st:tsfs  st:tos  k/s  kirk  sarek 
10 days ago
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — the-girl-with-three-faces: I’m watching TOS with...
I’m watching TOS with my 7-year-old little brother and he just turned to me and asked which episode Spock and the Captain get married in.
fanmeta  st:tos  k/s 
10 days ago
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — mostlyhydratrash: mysticben: What the fuck ...
What the fuck

#i also love how this was totally uncalled for#like they were just chilling in spock’s quarters#and spock is just randomly like ‘you know i love you with every fiber of my existence right’#idk#this scene kills me every time
fanmeta  st:twok  st:tos  kirk/spock 
10 days ago
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — museaway: Do you think when Jim’s having a bad...
Do you think when Jim’s having a bad day, there’s emotional spillover, so Spock is pissed off too, and the whole bridge crew just sits there on pins and needles.
fanmeta  k/s  kirk  spock  kirk/spock  st:tos 
10 days ago
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — prettyarbitrary: 22drunkb: ...
“Friend” was used as code or cover for homoerotic subtext in entertainment during intolerant time periods.  While perhaps not the writer’s intention, that context exists.
“Friendship” isn’t really a feeling anyway.  Which adds to the sense that Spock is confused and struggles to identify and label emotional urges.
He is “ashamed” of the feeling.  Not just feelings in general, but this specific one.  Yet in later episodes, he seems to have no problem labeling Kirk as a friend.  So again, it stands to reason there’s not just “friendship” at play here.
Years later, Roddenberry would invent a word for Kirk and Spock’s relationship that translates to some mysterious combination of “friend/brother/lover.”  i.e. he allowed for ambiguity.
Therefore, in hindsight it’s conceivable that Spock was referring to a t’hy’la-like feeling in this scene - a nebulous jumble of intense platonic bonds and potential romanticism.
meta  fanmeta  st:tos  kirk/spock 
10 days ago
Misha Is My Angel • One of my all-time favorite thing happens during...
one of my all-time favorite thing happens during the opening credits of the search for spock. they show william shatner name then there is a glorious near 7 second gap where there is no name then deforest kelly is shown. the second place where leonard’s name is always shown is a blank space but it is still acknowledged because no one can take that place. and it kind of truly implies the journey of the movie and the entire series. that spock belongs by kirks side even if he is not there anymore. that space could be empty visibly but can never be fulfilled by anything or anyone. that’s kirk spock.that’s star trek.
meta  fanmeta  st  st:tos  spock  leonardnimoy 
10 days ago
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — benane: “There is a detailed account of the...
“There is a detailed account of the filming of this episode in the 1975 book Star Trek Lives! Co-author Joan Winston had the opportunity to spend six days on the set while “Turnabout Intruder” was being shot. Winston wrote that Shatner was very ill with the flu at the time, and had considerable difficulty in picking up and carrying Sandra Smith, the actress who played Dr. Lester, for take after take. Winston also recalled many amusing anecdotes that took place during the shooting. For example, William Shatner flubbed the line, “Spock, give it up. Come back to the Enterprise family. All charges will be dropped. And the madness that overcame all of us on Camus II will fade and be forgotten.” Instead, he blurted out, “Spock, it’s always been you, you know it’s always been you. Say you love me too.””
st  st:tos  startrek  williamshatner  kirk/spock 
10 days ago
Ex Astris, Scientia
After taking a closer look at the instances where the touch telepathic abilities of Vulcans are mentioned and or used during TOS and TMP I wanted to sum up the results in one last post on the subject.

The first time the Vulcan Mind Meld is used occurs in the first season episode “Dagger Of The Mind” (S1E11 in production order). Here Spock melds with Dr. Gelder to find out what happened to him. During the series there are a number of occasions when Spock has to meld with someone or something. It is always a last resort and only if there is no better way to solve the problem or handle miscommunication (remember the Horta?).

It took me by surprise to realize that the first Mind Meld with Jim only happens in season three. Episode 56 to be precisely. In “Spectre Of The Gun” Spock melds with the entire crew to convince their minds that what happens to them is not real, in order to save their lives. At first this doesn’t seem to be that much of an indicator for intimacy, but looking at the reactions of the other crew members it does prove interesting. While Scotty and McCoy freeze and seem terrified by having another mind in their head, Jim is comfortable and doesn’t display any signs of distress.
st  startrek  st:tos  meta  fanmeta  vulcans  spock  kirk  kirk/spock  k/s 
10 days ago
Star Trek Jefferies Tubes #5: Convention Pioneer Joan Winston
In 2006, we conducted a sociological survey of 8,000 science fiction fans from 54 nations, and among the “fascinating” results was that female Star Trek fans were among the most active in engaging their sci-fi hobby in creative ways: cos playing, writing fan fiction, and producing artwork generally more than their male counterparts. The strong connection with Star Trek by female fans has its roots in the initial days of fandom when pioneers like Bjo Trimble, Eileen Becker, Elyse Pines, Shirley Maiewski, Devra and Deborah Langsam, and Jacqueline Lichtenberg helped pave the way for many of the same fan activities in existence today.
startrek  fandom  fandomhistory 
10 days ago
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — Today I went to visit a new therapist and she was...
Today I went to visit a new therapist and she was an older lady and asked me about my interests and I shyly said, “…Star Trek…”

And she gasped and pulled her shirt down to reveal a Starfleet command insignia tattooed on her chest.

They’re out there you guys………..
st  startrek 
11 days ago
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — thylaforever: princenimoy: “[W]e were in the...
“[W]e were in the water, standing on the hull of the ship, and as far as the story’s concerned, the storm’s now over, the whales have been saved, and as we stood there, victorious upon the hull, I said to everybody, “Let’s just have fun with this.” And then I looked over at you, and I knew I’d made a mistake, because I knew exactly what you were going to do. I could see that evil gleam in your eyes, and I knew immediately that you were determined to tear me loose from that fucking thing and throw me in the water.”
startrek  leonardnimoy  williamshatner 
11 days ago
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — onedamnminuteadmiral: I love the idea of Spock...
I love the idea of Spock falling in love with Jim first. It’s this steady progression of emotion starting from the day they meet, and building over years. Little moments feed into it, to the point that he doesn’t know exactly when it began or if it would ever end, just that it’s been happening all along. And he’s okay with it. Just like, “this is a beautiful emotion, and– even though I’m not supposed to feel it– I’ll treasure it. And him.”
meta  fanmeta  k/s  kirk/spock 
11 days ago
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — princenimoy: princenimoy: Star Trek: TOS Fan...
In case anybody feels out of the loop, here are my recommendations on a well-rounded fan experience.

Everything is linked if possible.
k/s  kirk/spock  resources  archives 
11 days ago
Hello, Alice. Welcome to Wonderland. — victorian-sexstache: girlkirk: jim googled ‘how...
Subtextually, Spock is saying that Jim could never be replaced in his heart. It’s one of those great scenes where Spock finds a subtle way to tell Jim that he is 1701% devoted to him that we Spirk shippers just love. (That sneaky romantic Vulcan.) Thus, Jim’s confidence is restored and he’s able to save the day when the computer inevitably goes rogue.

It’s based on a joke, yeah—like I seriously doubt that Spock would actually fall in love with a computer—but as I mentioned in this post long ago, there’s an interesting parallel between Spock and the Enterprise in the movies in relation to Jim. You could even say that this is foreshadowing to Spock’s connection with V’Ger in TMP and his epiphany that he’d rather feel things like love and be with Jim surround himself with friends than live as a cold emotionless loner.
k/s  kirk/spock  st:tos  kirk  spock 
11 days ago
One Shirt Two Shirt Red Shirt Dead Shirt — Plato’s Stepchildren. Yes my legendary children,...
It is not what was done to him personally, but it is what Parmen did to Jim that is upsetting Spock beyond his ability to conceal or control it. Parmen humiliated Jim, hurt him, nearly killed him – worst of all, Parmen attempted to make Spock personally do it. And Spock. Cannot. Handle it.

This is one of the first times we see Spock in a rare moment exhibiting strong emotion without some outside influence or catalyst rendering the moment disingenuous. He is completely sound of mind, no spores, no plak tow, no being thrown back in time and regressing to ancient Vulcan savagery – this is a pure unfiltered organic Spock feeling, ladies and gentlemen.

And Spock. Is. Pissed.
fanmeta  meta  st:tos  spock  kirk  k/s  kirk/spock 
11 days ago
This Mom's Hack For Soothing A Sunburn Has Gone Viral
The secret is this stuff — menthol shaving foam. Seriously.
sunburn  lifehacks  awesome 
11 days ago
I was the 'perfect' rape victim but still I didn't go to police - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Earlier this year I read the influential book on the physiological impacts of trauma called The Body Keeps The Score. The culmination of the life's work of renowned psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk, the 2014 book explains the lasting impacts of traumatic events on the immune system, nervous system, muscular system and brain.

The longer a physical assault or accident is held in these systems without being treated, van der Kolk says, the more likely it will eventually manifest as a physical dysfunction.

According to van der Kolk, the reason the body reacts so strongly to trauma is that the fight, flight or freeze response — while extremely useful in terms of survival — is very difficult for the body to cope with long-term.

When traumatic events are not treated, the memory of the event remains in the state in which it was experienced: dissociated, disjointed, fragmented.

It cannot be rearranged into a logical narrative, and instead remains trapped in the brain as flashes of light, sound, smell — rogue fragments of an unbearable memory that leak out in the mind's weakest moments.

How the justice system lets down victims of sexual assault

Being raped was the first of countless challenges I faced as a victim of sexual assault.
Each time one of the fragments leaks out — when we smell a familiar smell, for example, or hear a sound that plays in the background of the memory — our brain reacts not as though it is something that has happened in our past, but as though it is still happening; as though it is a mortal threat we are still trying to escape.

Our brain and body dutifully re-enter fight, flight or freeze, sometimes for long periods, despite there being nothing to run from.

There is an authoritative body of research that shows it is possible to heal almost all physical symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, but the stigma surrounding sexual assault leads many people to go years without seeking the help they need.

Many medical professionals now believe that the digestive system's dysfunctional response to untreated trauma is one of the causes of abdominal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, and endometriosis. It is also believed to cause migraines, fibromyalgia, and generalised chronic pain.
psychology  trauma 
13 days ago
Inside Australia's death cafe
The conversation has moved between discussions on ashes (both what to do with them, and how unexpectedly heavy they are to carry) to dying with dignity, and we’re now musing about whether there’ll be an app that automatically updates your will in the future.

Personal stories have been shared, too. Women have worn pained expressions as they spoke of their deceased husbands; one man spoke about the trauma of having to tell his son his stepdad had taken his own life, and another opened up about the grief of losing both parents.

No one has batted an eyelid over such seemingly taboo subjects. We knew what kind of topics to expect when we requested tickets to tonight’s event. That’s because nestled in the back-room of a co-working space in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, is a Death Cafe.
death  psychology  cafe  melbourne 
14 days ago
Rewind: The Making Of The Aussie Classic, Proof | FilmInk
Back in the early ‘90s, the local film industry was on a roll. Comedies like Strictly Ballroom, Muriel’s Wedding, and Priscilla were spraying audiences with a new sense of uniquely Australian style – camp, brightly coloured and in-your-face – while Romper Stomper projected a darker side of the national psyche with equally cinematic bravura. These films gave birth to a new generation of local talent, with actors Russell Crowe, Rachel Griffiths, Guy Pearce, and Toni Collette, and directors, Baz Luhrmann and P.J. Hogan going on to successful international careers. And strangely, until recently, it was rare to see a name-check for the film that set the ball rolling: Jocelyn Moorhouse’s startlingly original Proof?
film  australia  proof 
14 days ago
Oh God Not Again! Chapter 1, a harry potter fanfic | FanFiction
So maybe everything didn't work out perfectly for Harry. Still, most of his friends survived, he'd gotten married, and was about to become a father. If only he'd have stayed away from the Veil, he wouldn't have had to go back and do everything AGAIN.
fanfic  harrypotter  toberead 
14 days ago
Fighting Naturalist
How could I not share with everyone, for all love?

These are narrated by in the incomparable Patrick Tull. These were zipped down into smaller sizes, so you need to download each part and use your file zipping program of choice to get the complete file. Then please go buy the full audiobook series, because it’s literally worth every penny. I am an audiobook junkie, and only the Roy Dotrice Song of Ice & Fire audiobooks even come close to comparing to how excellent Patrick Tull’s Aubreyad performance is.
audio  audiobooks  masterandcommander  aubreyad 
14 days ago
DIY: All-Purpose Spray | dōTERRA Essential Oils
There is no need to pull out your rubber gloves and surgical masks when you clean your home. It might surprise you to know that you can concoct simple and inexpensive non-toxic cleaners from ingredients already lying around your house. Using essential oils to create your own cleaning spray is not only safe on the environment, but is safe for your family as well. This spray is perfect for cleaning hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, etc.
doterra  essentialoils  useful 
15 days ago
DIY: Dry Shampoo | dōTERRA Essential Oils
Give your hair to take a break from the shampoo every once in a while. This dry shampoo made with essential oils is a great way to keep your hair looking, smelling, and feeling great for those days between washes.
essentialoils  doterra 
15 days ago
DIY: Deep Hair Conditioner | dōTERRA Essential Oils
Dry, damaged hair? Millions of people can relate. Buying deep hair conditioning products or getting a conditioning treatment at a spa can be expensive, and most treatments contain unnatural ingredients. This homemade deep hair conditioner is easy to make and will leave your hair soft and smooth.
doterra  essentialoils 
15 days ago
DIY: Jewelry Polish | dōTERRA Essential Oils
Keeping your jewelry bright and shiny doesn't have to be a hassle anymore. This easy jewelry polish made with essential oils can be made at home and can help bring the shine and sparkle back to your favorite accessories.
doterra  essentialoils  useful 
15 days ago
DIY: Essential Cologne | dōTERRA Essential Oils
These cologne recipes have been tried and tested by both men and women and have all been unanimously given two thumbs up. Feel free to switch up the oils to make your own personal blend.
doterra  essentialoils  useful 
15 days ago
DIY: Glass Cleanser | dōTERRA Essential Oils
Make your own natural household cleaner glass cleanser at home. It is affordable, easy, eco-friendly, and more effective than store-bought cleaners.
essentialoils  doterra  useful 
15 days ago
DIY: Bergamot Foot Mask | doTERRA Essential Oils | dōTERRA Essential Oils
You don't have to stress about cracked heels on your feet this summer. Try this nourishing foot mask made with Bergamot essential oil (and other feet-friendly ingredients) for nourished and beautiful feet.
essentialoils  doterra 
15 days ago
DIY: Makeup Brush Cleanser | dōTERRA Essential Oils
Are your makeup brushes in need of some deep cleaning? This makeup brush cleanser is super easy and only takes three simple ingredients.
doterra  essentialoils  useful 
15 days ago
DIY: Wood Polish | doTERRA Essential Oils | dōTERRA Essential Oils
Wood furniture is an investment and it is important to take care of it. Although polishing wood furniture  should only be done every couple months, it is important to continually keep it clean by dusting it or wiping it with a damp wet microfiber cloth.
essentialoils  doterra 
15 days ago
DIY: Fizzing Bath Bombs | dōTERRA Essential Oils
Creating a spa like environment in your home can easily be done using simple household ingredients and essential oils. Bath bombs are a fun way to add excitement to your senses while enjoying the benefits of essential oils. They are also entertaining to use and are loved by both kids and adults alike.
doterra  essentialoils  gifts 
15 days ago
DIY: Spring Fling Room Spray | dōTERRA Essential Oils
Looking for the perfect spring/summer room spray? This Spring Fling spray is light, fresh, and has a touch of sweetness and tart.
doterra  essentialoils 
15 days ago
DIY: Ginger Lime Brown Sugar Scrub | dōTERRA Essential Oils
Make this easy Ginger Lime Brown Sugar Scrub to help exfoliate and soften your skin during harsh winter and fall months. Use one to two times a week on hands, feet, legs, or arms. You can also add your favorite essential oils and give this scrub as a gift. 
essentialoils  scrubs  gifts 
15 days ago
Why an early Italian drawing of a cockatoo rewrites what we know about trade routes - The Local
A resulting collaboration between Dalton and trio revealed that Frederick's bird was likely to have been either a female Triton or one of three sub-species of Yellow-Crested Cockatoo. This means it originated from Australia's northern tip, New Guinea or the islands off New Guinea or Indonesia.

Essentially, it indicates that trade off Australia's north was taking place much earlier than previously thought, and linked into sea and overland routes to Indonesia, China, Egypt and beyond into Europe, Dalton said.

"Although our part of the world is still considered the very last to have been discovered, this Eurocentric view is increasingly being challenged by finds such as this," she said.

"Small craft sailed between islands buying and selling fabrics, animal skins and live animals before making for ports in places such as Java, where they sold their wares to Chinese, Arab and Persian merchants.

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"The fact that a cockatoo reached Sicily during the 13th century shows that merchants plying their trade to the north of Australia were part of a flourishing network that reached west to the Middle East and beyond."

According to the National Library of Australia, the first documented landing by a European in the country was in 1606. There are claims of earlier landings by the Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Arabs and Romans, but there is little credible evidence.
history  australia 
18 days ago
And Now, Here's Mark Hamill With A Truly Grim Realisation About Luke's Arc In The Last Jedi | Gizmodo Australia
Mark Hamill's own early hesitation about Luke's story in The Last Jedi has been used by some disgruntled Star Wars fans to decry that something is rotten in the state of Coruscant.

However, the actor himself has spent the months since the movie's release defending the choice to give us a Luke Skywalker haunted by his failures to break a cycle of rising darkness that has once again plunged the galaxy far, far away into turmoil.

In an engrossing new interview with IGN, Hamill touched on how at first he thought that someone so resolutely idealistic as the Luke Skywalker of the original trilogy - the embodiment of what the Jedi should be, a rebel hero, a boundless source of naive optimism among his more cynical allies - falling so sharply into despair was impossible.

But then the actor realised something grim: Luke's own trajectory from idealism to cynicism matched his own.
markhamill  lukeskywalker 
21 days ago
Oven Baked Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce
This oven baked salmon is drizzled generously in a simple and delicious lemon cream sauce (classically known as lemon beurre blanc). The sauce will become your secret weapon for seafood recipes. It’s great with salmon, scallops, crab cakes and all kinds of fish. It is easy to make and brings so much amazing flavor.
23 days ago
Zucchini Brownies | i am baker
If you’ve never added zucchini to your baked goods drop everything you are doing and do it now! These Zucchini Brownies are unbelievably moist and rich. A chocolate lovers dream!
23 days ago
Chicken in Garlic and Herb Sauce - Jo Cooks
Chicken in Garlic and Herb Sauce – incredibly juicy chicken thighs in a simple and amazing garlic, herb and sherry sauce all in one pot. 
23 days ago
Honey Lime Chicken Skewers - Cooking Classy
These Honey Lime Chicken Skewers have that perfect slightly tangy, slightly sweet combo that no one can resist! Bite size pieces of chicken are soak in an easy, flavorful marinade, threaded onto skewers, then cooked over hot flames to get that fire kissed flavor. A must have summer recipe!
23 days ago
Spirit of the frontier | Life and style | The Guardian
Here was a woman who recognised "that in my own life I represented a whole period of American history". Born in 1867, just two years after the end of the civil war, Wilder was part of a pioneer family who moved west to farm the "unpopulated" western prairies. She lived through the coming of the railroad, the mass eviction of the Osage Indian tribe (documented in Little House on the Prairie) and the rise of Elvis Presley. She died aged 90 in 1957, just seven months before the launch of Sputnik. Having slowly grown in prosperity after the great 1893 panic and banking collapse, she and her husband Almanzo Wilder saw their life savings wiped out in the 1929 Wall Street Crash.

Her novels – progressively darker and more ambivalent – revealed a woman with a robust hatred of debt and credit, and a deep suspicion that only the government and rich financiers back east made any money out of the great land-rush dream. She married in her black cashmere dress to save the trouble and expense of an elaborate wedding, and refused to say "I obey" in her marriage vows, defying social convention. She wrote, "I could not obey anybody against my better judgment" – a view possibly forged by watching her mother suffer from her father's disastrous financial decisions.
24 days ago
Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West review – a catalogue of sexual conquests | Books | The Guardian
In his new biography of Sackville-West, Matthew Dennison whizzes through her childhood and these court cases. His interest, in spite of the vague protestations he makes in the preface, seems to lie mostly in his subject’s sex life, a frisky business that was never going to be compromised by her marriage in 1913 to the writer and diplomat Harold Nicolson, who was gay. As a result, his narrative consists for the most part of a somewhat well-rehearsed catalogue of conquest, Vita’s béguins – this is his preferred term for the many women with whom she falls into bed – lined up one after the other in what quickly comes to resemble a kind of sapphic beauty pageant. The roll call begins in 1917 with Violet Keppel, the daughter of Edward VII’s mistress (“I know that when you fall into V’s hands your will becomes like a jellyfish addicted to cocaine,” wrote Harold, who couldn’t help wishing the manipulative Violet would simply drop dead); it ends with Alvilde Lees-Milne, the wife of the diarist James Lees-Milne. Along the way it takes in, among many others, Virginia Woolf; Hilda Matheson, a director of talks at the BBC; and Gwen St Aubyn, Vita’s sister-in-law. Faced with this seamless parade, the reader has little choice but to agree with another lover, the cruelly abandoned and unfortunately-named Olive Grinder, who wrote to Vita in 1932: “You do like to have your cake and eat it – and so many cakes, so many, a surfeit of sweet things.” There are times when the reader simply cannot tell these female confections apart. Poor Matheson stands out in the memory only because Vita charmingly likened her blue-stocking darling to “a strong purge… a hair shirt”.
biography  vitasackvillewest 
24 days ago
Just a Baker Street Muse
y’all didn’t even add a tutorial of how to do this so imma put one right here

1. type in cmd.exe into your windows search and right click on Command Promt search result and select “Run as Administator”.
2. Type/Copypase in  net.exe stop “Windows Search” and make sure Windows Search is in quotations. It should then respond saying “The Windows Search service is stopping” and then tell you it’s stopped.

This is only a temp fix though, if you want it switched off permanently then do THIS:

1.  Press the Windows key + R at the same time and type in services.msc.
2.  Scroll until you find Windows Search and double click it to enter its Properties window.
3.  Change the Startup type to Disabled. Apply this change and you can exit out.


Reblog to save a life
windows10  fixes 
24 days ago
Anglo Saxon Era -
The Anglo Saxon Era extends from the end of Roman Britain in the early fifth century to the the Norman conquest in 1066.  This era lasted over six hundred years and saw a great deal of political and social change, with the arrival of new groups to Britain, including the Angles, Saxons and Vikings. Historians have been very interested in this period, and the many important archaeological finds in recent decades has greatly expanded our understanding of the history of Anglo Saxon Britain.
anglo-saxons  toberead 
25 days ago
Dress pins from Anglo-Saxon England
Dress pins from Anglo-Saxon England: Their production and typo-chronological development
anglo-saxons  toberead 
25 days ago
Helen Goh's fennel and cheese bourekas
Bourekas can be made with many kinds of pastries and fillings. My preference is for a flaky pastry such as puff, but you could use filo. This recipe began in my mind as silverbeet and ricotta, but there was not a bunch of silverbeet to be found on the day I tested it, so I used fennel to simulate the white stalks and never looked back.
26 days ago
Portobello Baked Eggs with Sundried Tomatoes | MyFitnessPal
Who doesn’t love a protein-packed, 20-minute egg breakfast? We’re willing to bet once you try Uproot Kitchen’s Portobello Baked Eggs with Sun-dried Tomatoes you won’t want to share the other one––so it might be wise to plan accordingly!
recipe  recipes  vegetables  omnomnom 
28 days ago
Baked Zucchini Sticks | MyFitnessPal
We guarantee that even the pickiest of eaters will love these baked zucchini sticks from The Skinnytaste Cookbook! The only complaint you’ll expect to hear is that you didn’t make enough. Zucchinis are very low in calories and provide high levels of antioxidants in addition to being a good source of potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C.
recipe  recipes  vegetables  omnomnom 
28 days ago
Baked Green Bean Fries - Damn Delicious
recipe  recipes  vegetables  omnomnom 
28 days ago
Low-Carb, High-Protein, Three-Ingredient Pancakes | MyFitnessPal
Simplify mornings with our tasty three-ingredient pancakes. These fluffy babies are protein-packed, potassium-rich and give a slight cinnamon kick. For a tasty start, serve with a drizzle of honey and plenty of fresh fruit!
recipes  recipe  healthy  omnomnom 
28 days ago
The Underwater Graveyards of Tryweryn Valley, Wales – The Post-Mortem Post
 In 1956, the Liverpool City Council sponsored a private bill that was pushed through parliament which allowed the council to flood the Tryweryn Valley in Wales without the consent of local representatives. The village of Capel Celyn, located in the valley, was one of the last Welsh-only communities at that time; In 1956, the Welsh language was being oppressed both politically and socially by the British government. During a vote for the proposed drowning of the Tryweryn Valley, 35 of the 36 Members of Parliament in Wales voted against the bill, with one abstention. The villagers of Capel Celyn, Wales fought the bill for eight long years. Many residents participated in a march from their doomed village to London in order to protest. In London, a reporter from BBC asked one protester why he wished to save the village when it was not by any means the most important or beautiful community in Wales. He responded, “Listen. My wife may not be the most important woman in Wales, nor the most beautiful. But I love her! And I certainly wouldn’t drown her.”. Despite the efforts of Welsh citizens and local representatives, the valley of Tryweryn Wales was drowned in 1965. Today, two churches and their graveyards (one of which is a Quaker cemetery) still remain underwater in the former village of Capel Celyn along with a school, a post office and other flooded structures and farmlands.
wales  graveyards 
4 weeks ago
10 Crafty Ways to Eat Cauliflower Under 300 Calories | MyFitnessPal
These days, cauliflower is basically a substitute for every other carb. Beyond being a stellar substitute for less healthy foods — Think: bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, etc. — cauliflower provides added nutrients like vitamins K, C and B6. Add these 10 recipes to your low-carb, pro-cauliflower arsenal to impress friends and family who haven’t jumped on the cauliflower bandwagon (yet).
cauliflower  recipes  om 
4 weeks ago
Loaded Cauliflower Bake | MyFitnessPal
Cheesy, creamy and full of flavor, this loaded cauliflower mash is a low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes. Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C and is also high in fiber to help with satiety. Topped with bacon and cheese, this makes a perfect side dish to any meal.
food  cauliflower  omnomnom 
4 weeks ago
Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters | Just a Taste
I’m always on the hunt for fast and flavorful ways to add a veggie component to any meal, from tucking creamy avocado into homemade egg rolls to transforming cauliflower into tater-less tots. And now, if you have 25 minutes and a handful of pantry and fridge staples, you have the easiest and tastiest way to eat your veggies: Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters.

The setup on this one is extra-simple: Shred zucchini and carrots then toss them together with eggs, garlic, scallions and a touch of flour. Scoop the mixture into a hot pan and wait for the crackling to cue you to flip ’em. The result is crispy vegetable fritters perfect for pairing with a dollop of tangy sour cream or refreshing yogurt.
recipes  vegetables  healthy  omnomnom 
4 weeks ago
It's time for Melburnians to embrace 'hygge'
Recently, Scandinavian design has come into vogue, and with it the Danish concept of "hygge". You can buy an assortment of books about it and how to incorporate hygge in your life and decor. Hygge essentially means "cosiness". It's about rugging up inside in front of the fireplace, it's talking with friends over a hardy calorie-dense meal, it's lighting candles to create your own light in the dark winter. Hygge – and equivalent concepts in other Scandinavian languages – is the reason why Nordic folk are still happy even if it's minus 20. Because it's understood that cold isn't something that should make you miserable, but rather an opportunity for polar fleece and hot chocolate.
melbourne  weather  hygge 
4 weeks ago
Princess Margaret’s Revenge – Royal Foibles
Before one delves into this fateful row, probably the most fateful the royal sisters ever had, it’s instructive to first describe the state of the Queen and Prince Philip’s marriage in the years immediately following Elizabeth ll succeeding to the throne. Determined to keep his role as minimal as possible, the Queen’s chief courtiers, led by her first Private Secretary, Sir Alan Lascelles, and with the secret blessing of the Queen Mother, did everything within their power to insure Philip had virtually no influence over the monarchy. Nicholas Davies describes in his book, Queen Elizabeth ll, A Woman Who Is Not Amused, the various means by which they drove a wedge between Her Majesty and her husband. From these men in gray, as they’re often called, refusing to change the reigning house’s name from Windsor to Elizabeth’s married name of Mountbatten, which was a direct contravening of British royal precedent, to not allowing Philip to attend Privy Council meetings, to inundating Elizabeth with busy work so she couldn’t see her husband throughout most of any given business day, his position within the new monarchy soon became untenable. Forced to give up his naval career because of his wife’s accession, yet faced with a new existence where he was made to feel utterly useless, His Royal Highness reverted to his favorite pastime: carousing about town with his friends, and womanizing.
4 weeks ago
Dreamy photographs will make you see East London in a new way | Metro News
Lee Street, Stean Street, 10.42am to 11.17am, 25 June 2010 (near rash and stefan's, though now eight years old)
pictures  london  eastlondon 
4 weeks ago
Kate Williams picks five books about royal marriages | Books | The Guardian
oyal weddings would not exist in their present form had it not been for Queen Victoria. Her 1840 extravaganza of white and purity was meant to show how different she was from her predecessors George IV and William IV, who were seen as immoral and extravagant. Before Victoria, brides wore any colour and royal weddings were quiet, usually late-night affairs. When she drove to the ceremony in an open carriage, wearing a white gown, the giant white wedding was born, with a celebration that was designed to foster and secure public support. As Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan show in their compelling study Victoria and Albert, it was the beginning of the royal couple’s stellar propaganda campaign, selling an image of the ideal family to the country and the empire.
royalty  biography 
4 weeks ago
#Sloshed T-shirt | Elizabeth Windsor Clothing
- a picture of her maj on horseback during the trooping of the colour and a passed out guardsman with the hashtag #sloshed on it, from the @queenuk website. :D
tshirts  waaaaaaant  retailtherapy 
4 weeks ago
Jenny Lam MasterChef 2018 Elimination Interview | POPSUGAR Celebrity Australia
Jenny: My cookbook is coming out in March next year. We already started writing and doing photography for the front cover, which is exciting! The book is called Eat Like a Viet and it's very lighthearted, and being Vietnamese-Australian, there are so many cultural things that a lot of my friends and relatives my age don't know, because they grew up in Australia. So the introduction to the book is going to be kind of funny and share things like, for example, if you get invited to dinner, you never tap chopsticks at the table because the superstition is you're going to become poor, or eat before the elders give you permission . . . Just cute things like that, as well as what you'll need cooking as a Vietnamese chef, like a cleaver, all these cool nuances that you wouldn't know unless you're Vietnamese.

There will be 90 recipes and it'll be all about easy, authentic, Vietnamese home cooking. In the meantime, Brendan and I are also going to be at the Good Food and Wine Show with a dumpling stall in Perth. For now, those are my two main projects, and the long-term goal is to open up a cooking school and restaurant in Swan Valley.
masterchef  food  recipes  vietnamese  tobegot 
5 weeks ago
Life Coaching Certificate | Online Course | Home Study
Learn about human behaviour and counselling , coaching, counsellor, finance, fitness, state of mind, and how to help others to improve all aspects of their lives
- online course. Costs $3114. Haaaaah.
lifecoaching  coaching 
5 weeks ago
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