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I apologise for the lack of posts!

I’m staying at the hospital to take care of my father; he’s had a stroke. Thank you for being understanding.

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pyropokemon:

intern-skylar:

the-treble:

I was a little bothered by their use of the word “pussy” but other than that, this was a good piece. (source)

"being a real man is about knowing oneself as a man"

"being a real man is about knowing oneself as a man"

"being a real man is about knowing oneself as a man"

Women and men should read this yo 


alousywizard:

xghoststreak:

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I thought watermelon just had too much rind and that was wrong until I saw the next gif 

Even easier solution: eat it all. Rind? Eat it. Peel? Eat it. Skin? Eat it.


geiszlerrs:

ryden-gg:

With modifications becoming more commonplace every year, it’s not surprising to see that many people know next to nothing about modifications, but still choose to get them with only the information that everyone knows. So here are some things that you probably didn’t know about modifications. (Like tattoos, piercings, and stretched lobes.)
You cannot get a tattoo when you’re drunk. This is because alcohol causes the blood to thin. When a tattoo gun touches your skin, it creates little cuts. Getting a tattoo while drunk can cause you to lose a lot of blood. Not to mention the fact that it might mess with the quality of the tattoo.
Some inks will react differently to your skin. For example, many people are allergic to red ink. This can cause a rash, which also might mess up the quality of your tattoo. Additionally, yellow ink fades really easily.
Acrylic is a big no no in all piercings. This includes stretched lobes. Acrylic is a bad material to use because it is porous. This means that it’s more likely to carry bacteria, which can really mess up your piercing and make you sick. Additionally, do NOT buy plugs that are made out of polymer clay. This is also extremely porous and can royally jack up your ears. Some good materials are Surgical Steel, Stone, and Glass.
TAPERS ARE NOT JEWELRY. Tapers are a stretching instrument that looks a bit like a cone. While these can be used up to a 2g, some piercers suggest avoiding them completely. Tapers should never be worn for more than a few minutes. This is because they weigh unevenly on your lobes, which can cause a bad stretch, tearing, and blowouts. Alternatively, bondage tape (which you can get at any Spencers) can be used to properly stretch your lobes.
Piercing guns are bad news! They’re completely unsterile, and they can cause serious tissue trauma. A piercing gun basically forces a blunt piece of jewelry through the skin. This causes the skin to rip open to make room for the jewelry. Then it places the jewelry snugly against the skin, giving no room for the piercing to breathe. An actual needle piercing, done by a professional, is much safer and MUCH less painful.
Tattoos are much more sensitive than you think, and they take a lot longer to heal than what people may tell you. First of all, while the pain can go away after a week or two, the tattoo will not be fully healed for at least two months. While healing, you have to keep the tattoo as safe and clean as possible. That means no baths, no tanning, no swimming, etc. You also must lotion it often (don’t over-saturate it) and wash it three times a day. Think of it as any other open wound. You wouldn’t let it get dirty, would you?
Everyone has a different pain tolerance. Asking your friend how much their tattoo or piercing hurt won’t be accurate to you, since you might have a higher or lower pain threshold.
Stretching your lobes is absolutely NOT supposed to be painful. At most, you’re supposed to feel a little pressure, but that’s it. When done right, it is painless. For some reason, people seem to keep saying that stretching is like getting a piercing over and over again, but that is completely untrue. Stretching is literally just that, the stretching of the skin. Additionally, you MUST wait between stretches. You need to give your skin time to relax into the stretch and regain elasticity.
I think this about wraps it up. I hope this was informative. I welcome (correct) additions to this post.
PHOTO SOURCE

i know so many people who need to read this

geiszlerrs:

ryden-gg:

With modifications becoming more commonplace every year, it’s not surprising to see that many people know next to nothing about modifications, but still choose to get them with only the information that everyone knows. So here are some things that you probably didn’t know about modifications. (Like tattoos, piercings, and stretched lobes.)

You cannot get a tattoo when you’re drunk. This is because alcohol causes the blood to thin. When a tattoo gun touches your skin, it creates little cuts. Getting a tattoo while drunk can cause you to lose a lot of blood. Not to mention the fact that it might mess with the quality of the tattoo.

Some inks will react differently to your skin. For example, many people are allergic to red ink. This can cause a rash, which also might mess up the quality of your tattoo. Additionally, yellow ink fades really easily.

Acrylic is a big no no in all piercings. This includes stretched lobes. Acrylic is a bad material to use because it is porous. This means that it’s more likely to carry bacteria, which can really mess up your piercing and make you sick. Additionally, do NOT buy plugs that are made out of polymer clay. This is also extremely porous and can royally jack up your ears. Some good materials are Surgical Steel, Stone, and Glass.

TAPERS ARE NOT JEWELRY. Tapers are a stretching instrument that looks a bit like a cone. While these can be used up to a 2g, some piercers suggest avoiding them completely. Tapers should never be worn for more than a few minutes. This is because they weigh unevenly on your lobes, which can cause a bad stretch, tearing, and blowouts. Alternatively, bondage tape (which you can get at any Spencers) can be used to properly stretch your lobes.

Piercing guns are bad news! They’re completely unsterile, and they can cause serious tissue trauma. A piercing gun basically forces a blunt piece of jewelry through the skin. This causes the skin to rip open to make room for the jewelry. Then it places the jewelry snugly against the skin, giving no room for the piercing to breathe. An actual needle piercing, done by a professional, is much safer and MUCH less painful.

Tattoos are much more sensitive than you think, and they take a lot longer to heal than what people may tell you. First of all, while the pain can go away after a week or two, the tattoo will not be fully healed for at least two months. While healing, you have to keep the tattoo as safe and clean as possible. That means no baths, no tanning, no swimming, etc. You also must lotion it often (don’t over-saturate it) and wash it three times a day. Think of it as any other open wound. You wouldn’t let it get dirty, would you?

Everyone has a different pain tolerance. Asking your friend how much their tattoo or piercing hurt won’t be accurate to you, since you might have a higher or lower pain threshold.

Stretching your lobes is absolutely NOT supposed to be painful. At most, you’re supposed to feel a little pressure, but that’s it. When done right, it is painless. For some reason, people seem to keep saying that stretching is like getting a piercing over and over again, but that is completely untrue. Stretching is literally just that, the stretching of the skin. Additionally, you MUST wait between stretches. You need to give your skin time to relax into the stretch and regain elasticity.

I think this about wraps it up. I hope this was informative. I welcome (correct) additions to this post.

PHOTO SOURCE

i know so many people who need to read this


listoflifehacks:

If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it!



spankedbabygirl:

his-blithe-handmaid:

thenaughtygentelmen:

Desires-of-a-dominant-man ::

I thought I would update the list of BDSM links and resources I posted a while ago, as some links were no longer working and I had several new ones to add, including a list of books. These should be particularly helpful to those who are new to BDSM and looking to explore D/s relationships, as the best way to go about that is to first read everything you can and then read even more! Not only will this allow you to educate yourself, help keep you safe and avoid any potential mistakes or regrets, but also the more you understand something, the less intimidating it will seem.

If you have anything to add, please don’t hesitate to let me know and I will update this list, in particular if there any books that a submissive might find helpful or informative, as most of the books I have read or included are intended for Dominants.

Note: For the sake of consistency and readability, I have used capitals throughout this document and have not used lower case when referring to submissives or slaves.

Websites:

  • Babygirls ‘n’ Daddy Doms: Website dedicated to littles, babygirls and Daddy Doms, with a lot of useful information on the subject.
  • Collarme: A free BDSM dating website and community, that is probably the most popular and a better option than the commercial alternatives.
  • DS Arts: Academy of DS Arts, fairly self explanatory.
  • Evil Monk: Ambrosio’s BDSM Website, featuring many useful articles.
  • Fetlife: An online BDSM community that I would highly recommend and which is perhaps best described as Facebook for the kinky, allowing users to create a profile, publish photos or writing and join interest groups where you can ask questions.
  • Kink Academy: An online resource with many educational and instructional videos on various aspects of BDSM, although users must pay a small fee to access all of the content.
  • Submissive Guide: As the name suggests, this is an online resource for submissives.
  • The Iron Gate: A general BDSM online resource, with many aticles, essays and even stories on the subject.

Dating and Relationships:

Play:

Safety:

Checklists, Communication and Negotiation:

Sub Drop and Aftercare:

Dominance and Dominants:

Submission and Submissives:

Books:

because education is always a good thing***


ATTENTION HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES/CRITICAL THEORY NERDS

annaham:

Duke University Press has around 1,600 of their academic titles available to read online FOR FREE on eDuke Books. You can search by title, author and/or subject! Here is their general list of subjects.

This is a fantastic option for students who need textbooks, research material(s), or individual chapters for various projects but who may not want to cart a ton of books around, need an iPad or browser-friendly format, don’t want to buy books for an intense markup only to get a few bucks back at the end of the semester—or, if you’re not a student but are interested in theory and such (hi). 

eDuke also adds new books sometimes, so keep checking back.


captain-benny-of-the-ss-destiel:

Yoooooo I’m going to college soon and I thought I’d make a post about useful shit for ANY situation, in ANY stage of life, in no particular order.
Disclaimer: I haven’t tried ALL of these sites, only put them together. Use at your own discretion. I’m not being paid to advertise for any of these, I promise. It’s mostly USA-centric, but I did try to find things for elsewhere as well, but they’re probably less further down the line as this list started to burn me the hell out. If any sites are problematic or you have something to add, shoot me an ask and I’ll edit this post. (Eventually. I don’t ever want to see this damn thing again.)
If, for some reason, I change my URL and don’t leave a way to find my new one—highly unlikely—and you aren’t able to click the Read More, I reblogged this post in its entirety (sans Read More) on my resources blog, Merlin’s Shoebox.
Here’s a Table of Contents so you can just Ctrl-F these suckers.

FINANCES
Saving, Planning, Tracking, and Budgeting
Coupons and Free Samples
Financial Aid
Scholarships and Grants
Government Programmes and Resources
WORK
International
General Employment
Military to Civilian
Health, Hospital, Dental, Social Service
Information Technology
Science and Engineering
Holy Shit This Part is Getting Too Long So Please Just Go
FOOD
Need It?
Have It?
Keep It
HOUSING
Rental and Housing Assistance (+ Bill Help)
Homelessness and Shelters
HEALTH
Treatment
Medicines
Mental Health and Safety
Reproductive Health, Pregnancy, and Parenting
LGBT+
STUDENTS
Mental Health
Disability and Chronic Conditions
Textbooks (Downloading)
Textbooks (Buying—Last Resort)
Free Books
Continuing Education Sites
Language Learning Sites
Open Source
Study Resources
Tips, Tricks, and Masterlists
Background Noise
Unwind

Please reblog if you find it in any way helpful!

FINANCES

Saving, Planning, Tracking, and Budgeting
Feed The Pig
Mint and the MintLife Blog
WiseBread's list of 190 Resources for Saving Money
Money Dashboard (UK)
The Money Advice Service (UK)
Tuition.io
Becoming an Adult Cheat Sheet
Affordable Colleges Online (THIS ONE IS SO IMPORTANT)
Coupons and Free Samples
MySavings
Get It Free
Latest Free Stuff (UK)
The Krazy Coupon Lady
Magic Freebies UK (UK)
Coupons.com
supersavvyme (UK)
StartSampling
UK Couponing (UK)
WomenFreebies: USA, UK, CAN, AUS, NZ
Free Mania
Along with BOGO specials and coupons and a small selection of medications they provide FREE for as long as your doctor prescribes (five types of antibiotics, amlodipine, lisonopril, and metformin), Publix offers coupon clubs for pets and babies, and even a programme to save money for your own child’s education, all free to sign up.
Financial Aid
FAFSA
Go Financial Aid
Alltuition
FinAid
FAFSA Online
Gov.uk (UK)
Affordable Colleges Online (STILL SO IMPORTANT)
Scholarships and Grants
Fastweb
Scholarships.com
Scholarships.net
Scholarship Experts
A-Z List of Prospective Student Awards (UK)
College Board’s Scholarship Search
Sallie Mae
International Student’s financial aid page (For students wanting to study in USA, UK, or AUS)
FinAid
Making College Affordable: An Online Guide for Hispanic Students
CHCI
Foreign Students (For students wanting to study in the UK)
United Negro College Fund
ForeignBorn (For students wanting to study in the US)
Affordable Colleges Online (PLEASE JUST READ ALL OF THIS)
Government Programmes and Resources
Benefits.gov
LowIncomeHelp.us
The Beehive

WORK

International
Indeed Worldwide
Going Global
CareerBuilder
Monster
About.com’s list
General Employment
51 Job Search Sites for the USA
The Big Five:
Snagajob
iHire
Indeed
Beyond
Jobs.net
Military to Civilian
VA
TAOnline
VetJobs
Corporate Gray
RecruitMilitary
Veteran Jobs
Health, Hospital, Dental, Social Service
Hospital Jobs Online
Hospital Jobs
Health Jobs Nationwide
Professional Therapy and Rehab Services
Parallon Workforce Solutions
Dental Jobs
HEALTHeCAREERS
JobsInHealthCare.com
Association of Surgical Technologists
Med IT
Medical Workers
iHire Network: Health and Social Service / Physicians / Nursing / Pharmacy / Radiology / Therapy / Nutrition / Med Techs / Healthcare Administration / Medical Secretaries / Mid Level Practitioners / Dental / Optometry / Mental Health / Social Services
Information Technology
Dice
ComputerJobs (Global)
Science and Engineering
Engineering Central
EngineerJobs.com (US and CAN)
iHire Network: Biotechnology / Chemists / Engineering / Manufacturing Engineers
Holy Shit This Part is Getting Too Long So Please Just Go
Here

FOOD

Need It?
Apply for SNAP.
Go to the library and print out coupons from the sites I listed above. Printing is cheap at the library.
See if United Way 2-1-1 is available in your area. They’re a free information referral service that can guide you to where you need to go and what you need to do to get help.
FoodPantries.org
FindAFoodPantry.org
Feeding America
WhyHunger / 1-866-348-6479 (English) or 1-877-842-6273 (Español) Mon-Fri/Lunes-Viernes from 9AM-6PM EST.
HSD
Need Help Paying Bills
The Trussel Trust (UK)
Have It?
Supercook
Recipe Matcher
Recipe Key
Recipe Puppy
Allrecipes
Food.com
My Fridge Food
Epicurious
foodgawker
Open Source Food
TasteSpotting
Yummy Mummy Kitchen (Check out the links at the bottom of her sidebar!)
26 Alternatives to TasteSpotting and foodgawker
Keep It
StillTasty
EatByDate
UNL Food
Love Food Hate Waste
FoodSafety.gov
Nutrition.gov
National Center for Home Food Preservation
Real Simple
LifeHacker
Choose My Plate

HOUSING

Rental and Housing Assistance (+ Bill Help)
RentalAssistance.us
HousingAssistanceOnline
HUD
LowIncomeHousing.us
National Tenant Resources
Need Help Paying Bills
Talk to your local Department of Human Services; they might be able to help with rental deposits, utility bills, and other resources.
Contact your county’s Housing Authority.
Homelessness and Shelters
National Coalition for the Homeless (Has Homelessness Prevention and Imminent Homelessness resources)
Homeless Shelter Directory
HomelessShelterSite.org: Homeless / Women’s / Family / Youth
AFC National LGBT Youth Online Resource Guide
HUD
HUD Exchange
HHS

HEALTH

Treatment
FreeMedicalSearch.org
FreeDentalCare.us
NeedyMeds
Need Help Paying Bills
Free and low-cost treatment centers for substance abuse
Medicines
NeedyMeds
PPA
RxAssist
FTC
KP
Need Help Paying Bills
Along with BOGO specials and coupons and a small selection of medications they provide FREE for as long as your doctor prescribes (five types of antibiotics, amlodipine, lisonopril, and metformin), Publix offers coupon clubs for pets and babies, and even a programme to save money for your own child’s education, all free to sign up.
Most (if not all) pharmaceutical manufacturers offer programmes for those who have no health insurance and/or can’t afford their medications. Talk to your pharmacy and ask for the manufacturer name. Usually, they’ll have the 1-800 numbers for said manufacturers for you to call. Most doctors are aware of these programmes and their staff can help you find the phone numbers, or give you forms you may need to fill out. All of the companies can be found on the internet.
Mental Health and Safety
Suicide Hotlines
Tumblr Mental Health Community Masterlist
Merlin’s Shoebox: Crisis / Support / Recovery
Emotional Bag Check
Reddit
Sensory Overload and how to cope
Reproductive, mental, physical, and relationship health resources for teens, along with substance abuse.
For hotlines and chat sites for depression, self-injury, suicide, domestic abuse, sexual assault, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, teens, runaways, pregnancy, emergency contraception, abortion, parenting, LGBT resources, medical resources, eating disorders, grief support, and help finding a therapist, PLEASE GO HERE.
Reproductive Health, Pregnancy, and Parenting
FuckYeahSexEducation
Sex Ed and Contraceptives
WIC
TheBump
BabyCenter
Emma’s Diary (UK)
Resources for pregnant teens. (Useful for everyone.)
Pregnancy and Parenting Classes: Babies “R” Us / Birth & Babies Online Classes / YWCA
Child Day Care Centers
Look for a menstruation/ovulation calender/calculator, either online or an app on your phone. It could help prevent pregnancy, or tell you when you’re most likely to succeed in getting pregnant.
For hotlines and chat sites for domestic abuse, sexual assault, pregnancy, emergency contraception, abortion, and parenting, PLEASE GO HERE.
Along with BOGO specials and coupons and a small selection of medications they provide FREE for as long as your doctor prescribes (five types of antibiotics, amlodipine, lisonopril, and metformin), Publix offers coupon clubs for pets and babies, and even a programme to save money for your own child’s education, all free to sign up.
Check out the freebies and coupons section above; most sites offer pregnancy and baby stuff, too.
Pregnancy and Baby Freebies, Coupons, and Savings: TheSavvyBump / BabiesOnline / Parents.com / lovetoknow / Free Stuff For Baby! / TheFunTimesGuide for Moms and Baby / Emma’s Diary (UK) / Top 10 companies that offer baby freebies
LGBT+
LGBT Resources Tag
LGBT Advice
The LGBT Blog
Masterlist of Trans Resources
Trans Clothes Swap
For sex ed, coming to terms with your sexuality and/or religion, learning your rights/battling discrimination, activism, LGBT minorities, LGBT POC, intersex resources, mental wellness/recovery, book lists, and suicide prevention, PLEASE GO HERE AND/OR HERE.

STUDENTS

Mental Health
I’m gonna need a minute here because 4/10 of the first page of results for “resources for college students” on Google are mental health resources specifically for students holy fucking shit that is heartbreaking what is education doing to us
Okay I’m good let’s go I got this I got you
Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students
The Jed Foundation
ULifeline
Active Minds
ACHA
Campus Mind Works
Disability and Chronic Conditions
Think College: College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities
College Express
College Students Living with a Chronic Condition
Coping with a Chronic Illness and Overcoming Doubts about College
Impact of Chronic Illness on College Planning
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
Invisible Disabilities Association
Managing the Stress of Chronic Disease at College
According to the National Service Animal Registry, along with being able to register your dog (and, in some cases, miniature pony) as a trained Service Animal for the physically disabled, you can also register your dog as a trained Psychiatric Service Dog for people with an emotional or psychiatric disability so severe that it substantially limits his/her ability to perform at least one major life task including, but not limited to, asthma (or other breathing problems), diabetes, dizziness/balance problems, epilepsy, seizures, physical weakness, and speech problems. To learn more, including the qualifications, rules, and exceptions, please click HERE.
Also according to the National Service Animal Registry, along with registering your dogs as SA’s and PSD’s, you can register your pet as an Emotional Support Animal for people with emotional or psychological disabilities including, but not limited to, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, depression, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social or other phobias. Unlike SA’s and PSD’s, ESA’s do not need to be formally trained because the presence of the animal itself is what helps the patient. An ESA can be any domesticated animal, like cats, dogs, mice, rabbits, birds, snakes, hedgehogs, rats, mini pigs, ferrets, guinea pigs, and many more animals, of any age (meaning kittens and puppies count!). For more information, along with the qualifications, rules, and exceptions, please click HERE.
Like tumblr user impactings said in this viral post, registering your animal grants you certain legal protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), registering your pet as an SA, PSD, or ESA means that you can’t be denied housing because you have a pet, or because of the kind of pet you have; you cannot be denied housing because the landlord doesn’t approve of the size, breed, or species, or because you have a pet in the first place. You can even fly with your animal in the cabin of an aircraft without being charged a fee. Also in place for SA’s and PSD’s are laws prohibiting discrimination in areas that include state and local government services, places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, employment, telecommunications, and transportation. That means that you can register your animal and they can go with you almost everywhere that an able-bodied person can go. This means that you would be protected by law to be accompanied by your trained SA or PSA in places like hotels, restaurants, theatres, grocery stores, banks, museums, food banks, and many more, regardless of the effects on that place’s insurance coverage or rates. Before those considering registering their animal get too excited, there are restrictions and exceptions to the housing laws, and aside from housing and aircrafts, no other public or private entity (motels, restaurants, stores, trains, taxis, busses, theatres, parks, beaches, libraries, zoos, etc.) is required to allow your ESA to accompany you and in all other instances, your ESA has no more rights than a pet. That means they aren’t protected by law to accompany you into any public place that does not allow pets. That doesn’t mean these places won’t let you, it just means that there are no laws in place that require them to allow your animal on the premises. To learn more about your rights, please click HERE for SA’s and PSD’s, HERE for ESA’s, HERE for for the housing laws, HERE for flying with your animal, and HERE for a brief summary of the ADA laws. I also encourage you to click the ADA links up there.
What you get upon registration: two patches, two photo IDs, two leash clips for said IDs, an official NSAR Service Animal or ESA certificate complete with the NSAR embossed seal, and permanent Inclusion of your animal in the NSAR database. The cost of registering any and all SA’s, PSD’s, and ESA’s is $64.95 plus shipping.
Textbooks (Downloading)
Read This
And This
FullBooks
Text Book Nova
Reddit
Bookboon
Textbook Revolution
ebook3000
Ebookee
BookFinder
FreeBookSpot
Free-eBooks
getfreeebooks
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources
Get (Almost) Any Book For Free!
Free Textbooks Online (HUGE Masterlist)
Flat World
Textbooks (Buying—Last Resort)
BookFinder
DealOz
SlugBooks
BIGWORDS
Chegg
FreeTextbooks (misleading-ish name, sorry!)
CampusGrotto’s Best Places to Rent Textbooks
Free Books
Book Resources (HUGE Masterlist)
LilBookOfKell’s Tag (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED WOWIE WOW)
Merlin’s Shoebox’s Tag
Continuing Education Sites
LilBookOfKell’s Tag
Merlin’s Shoebox’s Tag
TED-Ed
Coursera
A List of Resources for Self Education
The Science of Reality’s Education Tag
No Excuse List
Class Central
LearnersTV
Skillshare (Global)
Self Made Scholar
Hoagies’ Gifted
Virtualology
Top Audio and Video Educational Resources for Lifelong Learning
BBC (UK)
Language Learning Sites
Helpful Websites To Learn Languages (HUGE Masterlist)
DuoLingo
Open Source
List of free and open-source software packages
67 Open Source Replacements for Really Expensive Applications
Open Source Living
Study Resources
Study Skills and Other Helpful Resources for Students
101 Indispensable Apps, Sites, Services & Resources for Students
50 Amazing Online Study Resources for College Freshmen
25 Online Resources for Reliable, Researched Facts
CollegeGrants.org - Education
DailyTekk - College & Roundups
Knowledge Knuggets
FUCKING HOMEPAGE - Useful Websites
HabitRPG
How to Pull an All-Nighter Effectively and Still Do Well on Your Exam (open image in a new tab!)
Lifehacker
GetDegrees’ must have apps to get you through college
Back to School Masterpost
7 Essential Productivity Apps for any student
The Everything Post
Tips, Tricks, and Masterlists
Home Storage Solutions 101
Soap Deli News Organisation Tips x / x / x
Beautifully BellaFaith Organisation Tips x / x (Check out the credit links!)
Cheat Sheet to Becoming an Adult
The Everything Post
Merlin’s Shoebox’s Tags: Masterlist / Masterpost
Captain Benny’s Tags: Masterlist / Masterpost / Note to self
Background Noise
8tracks
Songza
Pandora
Captain Benny’s Tags: Music / Mixes
SimplyNoise
MyNoise
RainyMood
Coffitivity
Soundrown
NatureSoundPlayer
NatureSoundsForMe
Unwind
Wikipedia Entries to Read in the Dark
Play Miniputt
Merlin’s Shoebox’s Tags: Games / Films / Television / Paranormal
Orisinal: Morning Sunshine
Haunt the House
Newgrounds
Armor Games
Play GameBoy Colour games online!
Play NES games online! Here, too!
Playr
Nitrome
FunkyPhotos Games
100 Awesome Anti-Aging Brain Games (Online and Off)
521 of the best flash games. Big List!
Largest Free Online Games List
YouTube: How It’s Made / DecoCookie / Gifs With Sound

captain-benny-of-the-ss-destiel:

Yoooooo I’m going to college soon and I thought I’d make a post about useful shit for ANY situation, in ANY stage of life, in no particular order.

Disclaimer: I haven’t tried ALL of these sites, only put them together. Use at your own discretion. I’m not being paid to advertise for any of these, I promise. It’s mostly USA-centric, but I did try to find things for elsewhere as well, but they’re probably less further down the line as this list started to burn me the hell out. If any sites are problematic or you have something to add, shoot me an ask and I’ll edit this post. (Eventually. I don’t ever want to see this damn thing again.)

If, for some reason, I change my URL and don’t leave a way to find my new one—highly unlikely—and you aren’t able to click the Read More, I reblogged this post in its entirety (sans Read More) on my resources blog, Merlin’s Shoebox.

Here’s a Table of Contents so you can just Ctrl-F these suckers.

FINANCES

  • Saving, Planning, Tracking, and Budgeting
  • Coupons and Free Samples
  • Financial Aid
  • Scholarships and Grants
  • Government Programmes and Resources

WORK

  • International
  • General Employment
  • Military to Civilian
  • Health, Hospital, Dental, Social Service
  • Information Technology
  • Science and Engineering
  • Holy Shit This Part is Getting Too Long So Please Just Go

FOOD

  • Need It?
  • Have It?
  • Keep It

HOUSING

  • Rental and Housing Assistance (+ Bill Help)
  • Homelessness and Shelters

HEALTH

  • Treatment
  • Medicines
  • Mental Health and Safety
  • Reproductive Health, Pregnancy, and Parenting
  • LGBT+

STUDENTS

  • Mental Health
  • Disability and Chronic Conditions
  • Textbooks (Downloading)
  • Textbooks (Buying—Last Resort)
  • Free Books
  • Continuing Education Sites
  • Language Learning Sites
  • Open Source
  • Study Resources
  • Tips, Tricks, and Masterlists
  • Background Noise
  • Unwind

Please reblog if you find it in any way helpful!

FINANCES

Saving, Planning, Tracking, and Budgeting

Coupons and Free Samples

Financial Aid

Scholarships and Grants

Government Programmes and Resources

WORK

International

General Employment

Military to Civilian

Health, Hospital, Dental, Social Service

Information Technology

Science and Engineering

Holy Shit This Part is Getting Too Long So Please Just Go

FOOD

Need It?

Have It?

Keep It

HOUSING

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  • NeedyMeds
  • PPA
  • RxAssist
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  • KP
  • Need Help Paying Bills
  • Along with BOGO specials and coupons and a small selection of medications they provide FREE for as long as your doctor prescribes (five types of antibiotics, amlodipine, lisonopril, and metformin), Publix offers coupon clubs for pets and babies, and even a programme to save money for your own child’s education, all free to sign up.
  • Most (if not all) pharmaceutical manufacturers offer programmes for those who have no health insurance and/or can’t afford their medications. Talk to your pharmacy and ask for the manufacturer name. Usually, they’ll have the 1-800 numbers for said manufacturers for you to call. Most doctors are aware of these programmes and their staff can help you find the phone numbers, or give you forms you may need to fill out. All of the companies can be found on the internet.

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Disability and Chronic Conditions

  • Think College: College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities
  • College Express
  • College Students Living with a Chronic Condition
  • Coping with a Chronic Illness and Overcoming Doubts about College
  • Impact of Chronic Illness on College Planning
  • Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
  • Invisible Disabilities Association
  • Managing the Stress of Chronic Disease at College
  • According to the National Service Animal Registry, along with being able to register your dog (and, in some cases, miniature pony) as a trained Service Animal for the physically disabled, you can also register your dog as a trained Psychiatric Service Dog for people with an emotional or psychiatric disability so severe that it substantially limits his/her ability to perform at least one major life task including, but not limited to, asthma (or other breathing problems), diabetes, dizziness/balance problems, epilepsy, seizures, physical weakness, and speech problems. To learn more, including the qualifications, rules, and exceptions, please click HERE.
  • Also according to the National Service Animal Registry, along with registering your dogs as SA’s and PSD’s, you can register your pet as an Emotional Support Animal for people with emotional or psychological disabilities including, but not limited to, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, depression, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social or other phobias. Unlike SA’s and PSD’s, ESA’s do not need to be formally trained because the presence of the animal itself is what helps the patient. An ESA can be any domesticated animal, like cats, dogs, mice, rabbits, birds, snakes, hedgehogs, rats, mini pigs, ferrets, guinea pigs, and many more animals, of any age (meaning kittens and puppies count!). For more information, along with the qualifications, rules, and exceptions, please click HERE.
  • Like tumblr user impactings said in this viral post, registering your animal grants you certain legal protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), registering your pet as an SA, PSD, or ESA means that you can’t be denied housing because you have a pet, or because of the kind of pet you have; you cannot be denied housing because the landlord doesn’t approve of the size, breed, or species, or because you have a pet in the first place. You can even fly with your animal in the cabin of an aircraft without being charged a fee. Also in place for SA’s and PSD’s are laws prohibiting discrimination in areas that include state and local government services, places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, employment, telecommunications, and transportation. That means that you can register your animal and they can go with you almost everywhere that an able-bodied person can go. This means that you would be protected by law to be accompanied by your trained SA or PSA in places like hotels, restaurants, theatres, grocery stores, banks, museums, food banks, and many more, regardless of the effects on that place’s insurance coverage or rates. Before those considering registering their animal get too excited, there are restrictions and exceptions to the housing laws, and aside from housing and aircrafts, no other public or private entity (motels, restaurants, stores, trains, taxis, busses, theatres, parks, beaches, libraries, zoos, etc.) is required to allow your ESA to accompany you and in all other instances, your ESA has no more rights than a pet. That means they aren’t protected by law to accompany you into any public place that does not allow pets. That doesn’t mean these places won’t let you, it just means that there are no laws in place that require them to allow your animal on the premises. To learn more about your rights, please click HERE for SA’s and PSD’s, HERE for ESA’s, HERE for for the housing laws, HERE for flying with your animal, and HERE for a brief summary of the ADA laws. I also encourage you to click the ADA links up there.
  • What you get upon registration: two patches, two photo IDs, two leash clips for said IDs, an official NSAR Service Animal or ESA certificate complete with the NSAR embossed seal, and permanent Inclusion of your animal in the NSAR database. The cost of registering any and all SA’s, PSD’s, and ESA’s is $64.95 plus shipping.

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