“While toy libraries target younger children, libraries that offer video games draw teens. A librarian at the Houston Public Library tells NPR that offering game consoles and iPads “results in a 15% to 20% increase in the circulation of books.” The games themselves also seem to help struggling readers, with some reading text in video game format “that was up to eight grades above their reading level,” says Constance Steinkuehler, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin.
— The case for making libraries full of toys and games – Quartz (via infoneer-pulse)
Having gaming available at libraries has other advantages as well. It gives lower-income youth the chance to play games they may not be able to afford; offers teenagers a safe place; and helps teens understand that the library is a place where they can belong.”
sarcastic sherlock is my sexuality
Here, this is why this scene worked for me. Look at John. He is not actually angry. He is almost laughing. I can almost HEAR his internal monologue: “oh thank God we’re not going to die that is awesome and also I don’t have to sit here and think about all the emotion I just horked all over Sherlock or even look him in the eye and acknowledge it because he fucking tricked me and now I can call him a cock, which he is, and he can be sarcastic at me and whew that was a close one but we can go back to our normal relationship but I got to say that thing and he got to say that thing and it was real but we get to pretend it didn’t happen because we’re emotionally constipated so we can laugh it off but we know that we love each other in that way that makes us punch each other and thank God for that and he is still a cock, but he is MY cock and oh my that sounded iffy, didn’t it?”
i havent seen ANYONE discuss what fox news said about muslims. and the growing tension towards muslims after news stations saying they’re scared of ISIS sleeper cells in the US (because muslims are always, always targeted and bombarded with…
BRUTAL HONESTY HOUR.
- A - If I'm in love.
- B - Who the last person I talked to on the phone was.
- C - How long it's been since I've kissed.
- D - If I have a preference for boys or girls.
- E - How many holes I have in my ears.
- F - Give me any options, like 'hot or cold?'
- G - The last person I said 'I love you' to.
- H - The last person I hugged.
- I - The last time I felt jealous, and why.
- J - Are you insecure. What about?
- K - What my full name is.
- L - If I have siblings.
- M - If I forgive betrayal.
- N - If you want to know how I treat my friends.
- O - If I like my school.
- P - What kind of music I like.
- Q - What the last party I went to was, and when the next will be.
- R - For me to tell 10 of my curiosities.
- S - 2 habits.
- T - 5 things I love unconditionally.
- U - How many texts I send daily.
- V - 3 big dreams.
- W - An idol.
- X - If I've done something I regret very much.
- Y - If I like my town and why.
- Z - Ask any question you want.
reauirements to date me: likes myst or is willing to learn about myst
This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.
Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.
boost the fuck out of this, and make sure you include their goddamn names and country of origin.
I’d like to thank the makers of sherlock for releasing the pilot so we know what teen sherlock looked like
I mean look at that little bb genius
if you don’t think this is the cutest shit I don’t know what to say to you
look poor teenaged Sherlock’s gone and got a drink in his face at the pub, maybe if he weren’t such a dick
partied a lil too hard there buddy, it’s okay adorable pilot lestrade will help you out
this concludes my thank you