"We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures."

— Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty  (via commovente)
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(For the record anyone signing up for the Hogwarts is Here site and is in Hufflepuff, come join my dorm, #4428, there’s 3 spots open, let’s be roomies.)

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zuzuhiddles:

It’s official, I can drop out of school and go to Hogwarts. [x]

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mybeardforhire:

xteamlads:

A Summary Of: Let’s Play - GTA IV Witness Protection

(P.S. thank you for 100 followers)

I feel like this gifset accurately describes anything they play

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itswalky:

Shortpacked!: Patch

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bitterassfandom:

petition to have a falcon movie

just imagine how excited anthony mackie would be for it, like that in itself would make my day

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The Patch #42 + Ryan’s eyebrows (x)

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starexorcist:

Gavin’s Heist was a good one

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timekeeperart:

Everyone seems to be posting their Cabin Pressure Artbook pieces, so I’m here to join the party!

Order a copy of Alpha Romeo Tango at the Storenvy here. It’s full of excellence.

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siriuus:

do action movies know they can have more than one female character

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laughingsquid:

Barbershop Quartet Performs ‘God Only Knows’ From the Video Game ‘BioShock Infinite’ at PAX East

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