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Mehek. 20. Graduating college this year. I have opinions and they're all here, so read.

I'm an Indian American Immigrant(First Gen), and a Cisgender Lesbian trying to re-connect with Hinduism and learn Hindi.

I like books, video games, writing and politics.
Find me on the internet at:
mehekwrites.wordpress.com
makeupbymehek.wordpress.com
videshimagazine.com

coffeepeople:

College is not right for everyone. Just because we live in a society that shames you for not having a degree, does NOT mean that people without degrees or who struggle with school are stupid. 

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killing-our-darlings:

sshubashushu:

So you have your ask.

STEP ONE:
Highlight the word “block”
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STEP TWO:
Right click the word block.
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STEP THREE:
Click “View Selection Source”
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STEP FOUR:
Something like this should pop up:
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Highlight the “IP” (the blacked out part).
STEP FIVE:
Copy the IP address and paste it to this website:
http://whatismyipaddress.com/ip-lookup
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Paste the IP address into there, press enter or “Lookup IP Address” and all the information should come up. 

Anon u r in trubl

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pixelatedtoys:

I cant help right now, but hopefully some of y’all can.

Amazing. Please help if you can.

I wish I had the money.

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allthislife:

The Brown Girl’s Guide to Western Acceptance 

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learnhowtoadult:

kiplinger:

1) Develop a marketable skill

2) Establish a budget

3) Get insured

4) Make a debt-repayment plan

5) Build an emergency fund

6) Start saving for retirement

7) Build up your credit history

8) Quit the Bank of Mom and Dad

9) Clean up your online presence

10) Get your key financial documents in order

Learn more on kiplinger.com.

Interesting article. What do y’all think?

- Mike

So until I was about 19, my mother would wake me and drag me out of bed in the morning. When I moved out and realized, “shit, I have to wake myself up,” I was immediately fucked.

I am a morning person with a bad sleep routine. I love staying up late, and hate waking up, but I am most productive in the morning. I have had two semesters in a row where I have had to wake up way too early every week day, so here are my tips for making it work.

  • Go follow unfuckyourhabitat. They post a list every night as a night time routine and it’s great. Things like setting out clothes, setting up food, cleaning your dishes, helps a lot in the morning when you’re scrambling. I follow it most nights, and it helps a lot.
  • The whole routine takes me about 30 minutes(depends on spoons and ability, obviously, so it may take you longer or shorter). I like to turn on some music and then turn off my computer when I’m done with all of these tasks. Then I pull out a book . Reading for 30 minutes helps your brain relax a little. So this whole routine takes an hour. Meaning if I want to get up at 7am, I start the routine at 10pm, and turn the lights off at 11pm. 
  • Sort out breakfast in advance: Go to your grocery store, buy a dozen eggs, a bag of granola(whatever you like, gf, vegan, regular whatev), and get a bag of cheese sticks(these are expensive bc of the packaging, so in a pinch, get block cheese, and cut it into slabs and put them in sandwich bags). Spend an thirty minutes on Sunday hard boiling your eggs, and putting your granola in a sandwich bag for each day. Then in the morning, grab the egg and cheese out of the fridge and your granola out of the pantry. You have a full, low spoons breakfast with zero effort on actual work days. If you don’t like this option, other ideas can include fruit and some individual box cereal, or whatever. I like the egg/cheese/granola option because you have carb and protein so you’re full til lunch, and you can prep this for the whole week at once. If you really hate boiling eggs, they now sell pre-boiled eggs by the dozen in a baggy for super convenience(it costs like 30 cents more than regular eggs.)
  • Buy a proper alarm. DO NOT USE YOUR PHONE. I always sleep through my phone alarm. I have an alarm I got at wal-mart for like $4, runs on a battery and it will wake you up. 
  • Try and give yourself a task in the morning that has to be done. Taking out the trash, the last problem of homework, etc. Whatever it is, it should take no more than 5 minutes but it’s something you have to do. It gives a purpose to waking up. I do showers in the morning so I have to get up early enough to do that. 
  • Give enough time for proper transportation. I take the same bus every morning at the same time. I know what time it leaves and what time it gets there, so I get to class/work on time. Obviously, shit happens(buses get late, you forget something etc.), but try and make a routine out of how you get there. 

So mostly, I do a lot of prep so I don’t have to do a lot in the morning. I shower, dry my hair, eat something, watch the news while this is going on, and leave. It gets easier over time, trust me, and once you’re in a routine, it’s easy to do. Your body will naturally get tired, and you will naturally want to go to bed*. 

Cut out caffeine after about 4pm. It will help with trying to go to bed. I switch solely to water or decaf tea. 

And try to keep this up on the weekends. With my routine of naturally waking at 7, I tend to lounge around in bed, read, or volunteer.  

I hope this helps. I saw someone reblog something about how they don’t adult well, and I figured that I am a semi-functional, kinda independent adult, so I could try to help

*barring mental illness/insomnia. I’m able bodied, don’t have insomnia, but have/had depression/anxiety. 

guyrim:

dezeen:

The “first man-made biological leaf” could enable humans to colonise space»

if you aren’t hyped about synthetic life and colonizing space then get out of my face

Or we could fix some of the ecological mistakes we made here…and not think about colonization in a way that is positive. Because it’s never positive. 

Let’s do right by the planet we have. When we have stable weather patterns, fix the hole in the ozone, and reverse or slow down global warming, then we can think about exploring other planets.

Can we not glorify colonization?

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margorothspiegelmanthegreat:

ray-winters-sings:

You never know how much they say “Wildcats” in High School Musical til you have to drink everytime they do.

I’m reblogging this not because they say Wildcats a lot but because we’re acting on the assumption that people who are old enough to drink sit around playing drinking games to HSM and that’s beautiful. 

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Kiki’s Delivery Service Computer Backgrounds for 

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ideal-fatalist:

ice-sandwiches:

It looks like a cat version of Toothless.

Clawless

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autostraddle:

Barbie Doesn’t Earn Feminist Empowerment Badge for Becoming A Girl Scout

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Mattel has an elaborate bullpen of “I Can Be” Barbie dolls dressed for careers as various as “Pet Vet” to “Fashion Designer” and, thanks to a new partnership between Mattel and Girl Scouts USA, Barbie has a new…

Oh, and the careers on that game are so arbitrary. Everyone is in a sparkly dress or jeans, so the distinction between artist, architect, dolphin trainer and pediatrician is literally nothing.

Girl scouts, why did you agree to this?

equalityfl:

BREAKING: LOVE WINS AGAIN! Moments ago, Miami-Dade County Judge Zabel ruled that Florida’s marriage ban is unconstitutional! There is an immediate stay on the ruling, which means no wedding bells in Florida just yet. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has already filed an appeal on the decision. Click “like” to celebrate and to read the ruling, click here: http://bit.ly/1kfB9pk

equalityfl:

BREAKING: LOVE WINS AGAIN! Moments ago, Miami-Dade County Judge Zabel ruled that Florida’s marriage ban is unconstitutional! There is an immediate stay on the ruling, which means no wedding bells in Florida just yet. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has already filed an appeal on the decision. Click “like” to celebrate and to read the ruling, click here: http://bit.ly/1kfB9pk