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1st September 2014

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iguanamouth:

proto-hipsters:

iguanamouth:

a lot of people are burned out on emoticons but one that ill never get tired of is :> because it looks like youre being talked to by a friendly bird

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I see it like

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still a bird

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1st September 2014

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daniellecaliforniaa:

The primary teaching of every religion? Don’t be an asshole.

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1st September 2014

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1st September 2014

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fact-tory:

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

smellyanne:

lookatthisfuckinradfem:

Well, you know…shit.

why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks for doing nothing

you have a very, very odd definition of “doing nothing”.

Why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks to care for a child (which is, as the previous comment states, in no way “doing nothing”)?
Allow me to answer that for you:
A study of 16 European countries from 1969-1994 found that “more generous paid leave is found to reduce deaths of infants and young children”; specifically, mathematical models found that
"a 10-week increase in paid leave is predicted to reduce infant mortality rates by between 2.5% and 3.4%,"
"a 10-week extension [in leave] is predicted to decrease post-neonatal deaths by 3.7 to 4.5% and child fatalities by 3.3 to 3.5%," and
"rights to a year of job-protected paid leave are associated with roughly a 20% decline in post-neonatal deaths and a 15% decrease in fatalities occurring between the first and fifth birthdays" (x)

A more recent study again of 16 European countries plus the USA and Japan found that “a 10-week extension in job-protected paid leave is predicted to decrease infant mortality rates, post-neonatal mortality rates, and child mortality rates by 2.6%, 4.1%, and 3%, respectively” but that these effects were not found if the leave was not job-protected or paid (x)
Women who receive pad leave are more likely to be employed, 54% more likely to report wage increases, and have a 39% lower likelihood of receiving public assistance and a 40% lower likelihood of receiving food stamps in the year after the child’s birth; men were also less likely to receive public assistance and food stamps if they received paid family leave (x)
"Maternity leave legislation in Europe effectively increases job protection and female labour market attachment" (x)
"An increase in leave duration is associated with a decrease in [post-partum] depressive symptoms until six months postpartum" (x)
"Shorter maternity leave (<12 weeks) was associated with higher maternal depression, lower parental preoccupation with the infant, less knowledge of infant development, more negative impact of birth on self-esteem and marriage, and higher career centrality" (x)
"Breastfeeding duration increased sharply, by over a month, and the proportion of mothers attaining the public health benchmark of 6 months exclusive breastfeeding increased by nearly 40% [after Canada increased the length of mandated paid maternity leave]" (x)
"Maternity leave led to small increases in birth weight, decreases in the likelihood of a premature birth, and substantial decreases in infant mortality for children of college-educated and married mothers, who were most able to take advantage of unpaid leave [in the US]" (x)
"Increased time with the child [due to mandated maternity leave in Norway] led to a 2.7 percentage points decline in high school dropout and a 5% increase in wages at age 30" (x)
"Children whose mothers return to work early are less likely to receive regular medical checkups and breastfeeding in the first year of life, as well as to have all of their DPT/Oral Polio immunisations (in approximately the first 18 months of life)" and "children whose mothers return full-time within 12 weeks are more likely to have externalising behaviour problems at age 4" (x)
Does that about answer it?

fact-tory:

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

smellyanne:

lookatthisfuckinradfem:

Well, you know…shit.

why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks for doing nothing

you have a very, very odd definition of “doing nothing”.

Why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks to care for a child (which is, as the previous comment states, in no way “doing nothing”)?

Allow me to answer that for you:

  • A study of 16 European countries from 1969-1994 found that “more generous paid leave is found to reduce deaths of infants and young children”; specifically, mathematical models found that
    • "a 10-week increase in paid leave is predicted to reduce infant mortality rates by between 2.5% and 3.4%,"
    • "a 10-week extension [in leave] is predicted to decrease post-neonatal deaths by 3.7 to 4.5% and child fatalities by 3.3 to 3.5%," and
    • "rights to a year of job-protected paid leave are associated with roughly a 20% decline in post-neonatal deaths and a 15% decrease in fatalities occurring between the first and fifth birthdays" (x)
  • A more recent study again of 16 European countries plus the USA and Japan found that “a 10-week extension in job-protected paid leave is predicted to decrease infant mortality rates, post-neonatal mortality rates, and child mortality rates by 2.6%, 4.1%, and 3%, respectively” but that these effects were not found if the leave was not job-protected or paid (x)
  • Women who receive pad leave are more likely to be employed, 54% more likely to report wage increases, and have a 39% lower likelihood of receiving public assistance and a 40% lower likelihood of receiving food stamps in the year after the child’s birth; men were also less likely to receive public assistance and food stamps if they received paid family leave (x)
  • "Maternity leave legislation in Europe effectively increases job protection and female labour market attachment" (x)
  • "An increase in leave duration is associated with a decrease in [post-partum] depressive symptoms until six months postpartum" (x)
  • "Shorter maternity leave (<12 weeks) was associated with higher maternal depression, lower parental preoccupation with the infant, less knowledge of infant development, more negative impact of birth on self-esteem and marriage, and higher career centrality" (x)
  • "Breastfeeding duration increased sharply, by over a month, and the proportion of mothers attaining the public health benchmark of 6 months exclusive breastfeeding increased by nearly 40% [after Canada increased the length of mandated paid maternity leave]" (x)
  • "Maternity leave led to small increases in birth weight, decreases in the likelihood of a premature birth, and substantial decreases in infant mortality for children of college-educated and married mothers, who were most able to take advantage of unpaid leave [in the US]" (x)
  • "Increased time with the child [due to mandated maternity leave in Norway] led to a 2.7 percentage points decline in high school dropout and a 5% increase in wages at age 30" (x)
  • "Children whose mothers return to work early are less likely to receive regular medical checkups and breastfeeding in the first year of life, as well as to have all of their DPT/Oral Polio immunisations (in approximately the first 18 months of life)" and "children whose mothers return full-time within 12 weeks are more likely to have externalising behaviour problems at age 4" (x)

Does that about answer it?

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1st September 2014

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1st September 2014

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1st September 2014

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gifs-gifs-gifs-gifs-gifs:

Best Wins

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1st September 2014

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youllbesorrysweetie:

onlydillon:

when you’re talking to a really attractive person and then you realize they are in a relationship 

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I watched this 3 times before reblogging

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1st September 2014

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jbbbarnes:

Fangirl Challenge [3/7 funny scenes]

Jensen’s elevator scene.

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1st September 2014

Chat reblogged from I-Am-Sherlocked7437 with 189,579 notes

List of Harry Potter Spells

  • Accio: Brings an object to you
  • Aguamenti: Creates a gush of water from the tip of the spell caster’s wand
  • Alohomora: Opens locks
  • Aparecium: Makes invisible ink become visible
  • Avada Kedavra: The Unforgivable Curse; Kills your opponent; taken from “Abra Cadabra”
  • Avifors: Turns things into birds
  • Avis: Makes birds fly out of the end of your wand
  • Bombarda: Causes a small, locally contained explosion. To make a bigger explosion, one could use “bombarda maxima”
  • Colloportus: Closes a door and binds it so that it can’t be opened.
  • Confringo: AKA the Blasting Curse; Causes the item targeted to explode
  • Confundus: Confounds your target, or makes them temporarily confused
  • Conjunctivitis: Damages the eyesight of your opponent, making them seem to have pink eye
  • Crucio: The Second Unforgivable Curse, the Cruciatus Curse; Tortures your opponent mercilessly
  • Deletrius: Erases the last spell cast by a wand so that it can’t be discovered
  • Densaugeo: Makes teeth grow out of control
  • Diffindo: Makes seams split open, severs an object into two pieces
  • Dissendium: Opens a specific passageway into a cellar, may be useful in other instances; may be only a password
  • Duro: Turns an item to stone.
  • Enervate: Mistaken spell. Changed to Rennervate. Used to wake up a stunned person
  • Engorgio: Makes an item larger, as in swollen
  • Episkey: Heals relatively minor wounds.
  • Evanesco: Causes an item to immediately dissolve away, as if it had never existed
  • Expecto Patronum: Creates Patronus
  • Expelliarmus: Disarms the target of the spell, such as knocking their wand out of their hand
  • Fera Verto: Transforms animals into water goblets!
  • Ferula: Binds a broken limb with a splint and bandages, tightly wrapped
  • Fidelius: Allows a secret to be hidden within the secret keeper’s soul; very powerful spell
  • Finite Incantatem: Stops any spell
  • Flagrate: Allows the user to write or draw in the air with fire
  • Flipendo: Also knows as the Knockback Jinx, pushes or flips something backwards
  • Furnunculus: Causes a person to break out in boils
  • Geminio: Creates a duplicate of an item (a twin, as in the zodiacal sign Gemini).
  • Homorphus: Man-Shape; makes a werewolf or person disguised as an animal resume their human shape
  • Immobulus: Immobilizes the target
  • Impedimenta: Puts up an impediment that slows down something or someone that is coming toward you
  • Imperio: The third unforgivable curse. Allows the user to assume complete control of another person
  • Impervius: Repels water from a surface
  • Incarcerous: Conjures up ropes, which then bind an opponent
  • Incendio: Lights a fire
  • Legilimens: Allows the user to gain access to another’s mind and memories
  • Levicorpus: Turns your opponent upside down and dangles them in thin air
  • Liberacorpus: “Liberates”, or frees a body that has been caught up by the levicorpus spell
  • Locomotor Mortis: The Leg-Locker Curse; locks an opponent’s legs together
  • Lumos: Creates light, usually by making the tip of the wand glow. More light can be created using “lumos maxima”
  • Mobiliarbus: Used to move a tree from one place to another
  • Mobilicorpus: Used to move a body from one place to another
  • Morsmordre: or Morsmorde Used to summon the Dark Mark
  • Muffliato: Causes a buzzing noise to surround a limited area so that those in the area can carry on a private conversation
  • Nox: Extinguishes light, used to douse the light created by “Lumos”
  • Obliviate: Makes a person “oblivious”, erasing their memories of an event
  • Orchideous: Conjures a bunch of flowers from the user’s wand
  • Petrificus Totalus: Total petrification; petrifies an opponent totally
  • Point Me: The Four Point Spell; makes the user’s wand act like a compass
  • Portus: Turns any item into a Portkey, which can then be used to transport a person or persons to another location.
  • Prior Incantato: Reveals to you the last spell that a wand was used to cast
  • Protego: Protects the user, and sends a spell back on an opponent
  • Quietus: Makes things quiet, used to muffle “Sonorus”
  • Reducio: Shrinks an item
  • Reducto: Blasts solid objects into pieces
  • Relashio: Releases something from being constrained or held
  • Rennervate: Was originally “ennervate”, but corrected by author; means to energize or wake up
  • Reparo: Repairs broken items
  • Repello: Repels something
  • Repello Muggletum: Makes an area invisible to Muggles
  • Revelio: Causes something that is hidden to be revealed
  • Rictusempra: Causes a person to curl up in laughter, as if being tickled
  • Riddikulus: Makes a boggart assume a “ridiculous” form, thereby making it funny instead of terrifying
  • Salvio Hexia: Unclear; seems to strengthen other protective spells, or to deflect any hexes cast toward a specific location
  • Scourgify: Used to clean dirt or other material off of a surface
  • Sectumsempra: Causes lacerations to appear all over an opponent’s body, as if they had been cut by an invisible sword
  • Serpensortia: Conjures a snake
  • Silencio: Makes the target of the spell unable to make any sound.
  • Sonorus: Amplifies the user’s voice
  • Stupefy Stupefies an opponent, or knocks them insensible temporarily
  • Tarantallegra: Forces an opponent’s legs to dance uncontrollably
  • Tergeo: Scours something clean
  • Waddiwasi: Removes a stuck object, as in a wad of gum that is stuck in a keyhole
  • Wingardium Leviosa: Allows the user to make an object levitate

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