3/4 c unsalted butter

last-snowfall:

geardrops:

swanjolras:

out of all the aspects of millennial-bashing, i think the one that most confuses me is the “millennials all got trophies as a kid, so now they’re all self-centered narcissists” theory

like— kids are pretty smart, y’all. they can see that every kid on the team gets a trophy and is told they did a good job; they can also see that not every kid on the team deserves a trophy, and not everyone did do a good job

the logical conclusion to draw from this is not “i’m great and i deserve praise”— it’s “no matter how mediocre i am, people will still praise me to make me feel better, so i can’t trust any compliments or accolades i receive”

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

where did this whole “ugh millennials think their so-so work is super great” thing even come from it is a goddamn mystery

what fucking kills me is, yeah, maybe we got the trophies, but who gave them out

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

Which is pretty much what mental health practitioners observe happening.

It’s also what I observed happening as a singing teacher: the older kids literally would not believe a positive word I said until I had proved I would tell them they screwed up/had done badly/etc. I did so in as useful a way as possible (“So this passage. We really need to work on this passage. A lot. This passage is not good yet.”), but with almost every adolescent I taught I had to prove I would give them straight-up criticism before they would parse my praise as anything other than meaningless “the grownups always do this” noise.

frigginjabroni:

Went from comedic to real as fuck in like 2 seconds

oxblivxn:

SHOUTOUT TO EVERYONE TAKING A STAND AGAINST SAM PEPPER

lazyboho:

honeyttea:

sixpenceee:

A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)

speechless.

Holy fudge

goingtopshelf:

I love how most things in hockey can be solved with a bum tap from your teammate

-took a penalty? *bum tap* 

-Broke your leg? *bum tap* 

-Got in a fight? *bum tap* 

-Missed an open net? *bum tap* 

-A lil sad? *double bum tap* 

stoopid-girl:

dan-mcneely:

ircimages:

My friend went to a nerd factory. They gave him a bag of rejects and said “Enjoy your bag of diabetes.”

#i want a bag of reject nerds#oh wait i’m on tumblr they’re everywhere

i hate you

stoopid-girl:

dan-mcneely:

ircimages:

My friend went to a nerd factory. They gave him a bag of rejects and said “Enjoy your bag of diabetes.”

i hate you

blibblobblib:

Breakfast around the world


@ladygaga: Almost ready. Just time to choose which girl I’m wearing today. Italian Curls? I think yes. I feel best singing jazz with that hair. So free.

@ladygaga: Almost ready. Just time to choose which girl I’m wearing today. Italian Curls? I think yes. I feel best singing jazz with that hair. So free.