intensely-accented
sun-rays-bring-my-paranoia:

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

GUYS! This is actually really amazing! I’m only on the beginner levels but i’m actually picking this stuff up quite fast.  

sun-rays-bring-my-paranoia:

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

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I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

image

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

image

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

GUYS! This is actually really amazing! I’m only on the beginner levels but i’m actually picking this stuff up quite fast.  

dangerousdare

There is literally only one post on this entire site with 11 million notes

exvind:

silentxwriter:

It is this one. Occasionally, the original text/pic gets deleted and replaced with a gif of your OTP or that actor in that one show or a quote from that thing you like. But it’s not them. It never was them. It has always been, and always will be, a lie.

And now it’s a sick picture of a T Rex.

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You’re welcome.

searchbeauty

clarabeau:

Ladies, I am holding out my hand. Do you trust me?

I need you to open Google Maps. Locate your nearest mall. Get in your car. Drive to Yankee Candle.

Past the seasonal pumpkin display, near the back of the store, you will find a trash pile Man Candle section. You will see…

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oneoftheguiltyones:

An Important List of US Hotlines:

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-439-4253GLBT National Help Center: 1-888-843-4564 *this phone number is not 24/7, please refer to their calling hours.

The Trevor Project

www.thetrevorproject.org
 (866-488-7386)
TrevorText-  Available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.
TrevorChat - Available 7 days a week (3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT). 

A List of Helpful Websites

USA recoveryourlife.com
UK selfharm.co.uk/home
Find Cute Animal Pictures and Videos:
cuteroulette.com
gruntle.me 
Comfort Someone and Seek Comfort: 
thequietplaceproject.com/thedreamsroom/comfortspot
 Get Comfort: 
thequietplaceproject.com/thedawnroom
Go to a Quiet Place: 
thequietplaceproject.com/thequietplace
Share your Thoughts:
thequietplaceproject.com/thethoughtsroom
Guided Relaxation:
calm.com
Hear Rain Noises:
rainymood.com
rainfor.me
Hear Nature Sounds:
calmsound.com
Do Nothing for 2 Minutes
donothingfor2minutes.com
All of The Quiet Place Project
thequietplaceproject.com

A list of Self Harm Alternatives 

Write or draw it out
Tear paper into pieces
Go for to gym or work out
Dance and/or sing
Splatter paint
Take a bubble bath or shower
Break sticks
Write on yourself
Burn paper outside
Write out song lyrics
Watch your favorite comedies 
Take a walk, jog, or run
Bake or cook
Read your favorite book
Re-decorate your room
Write or draw it out
Lay outside
Learn to swear in foreign languages 
Learn to swear in sign language 
Let yourself cry
Watch funny Youtube videos
Talk to a friend or pet
Eat ice cream
Create a safe place and go there
Crush or crunch ice
Snap a rubber band or hair tie against your wrist
Learn a new hobby                                                  
Get a group of friends together
Cuddle with a pet, stuffed animal, friend, or family

Feel Good Songs

 Ain’t No Way We’re Going Home –R5
All You Need is Love—The Beatles
Best Song Ever—One Direction 
Brave—Sara Bareilles
Breakaway—Kelly Clarkson 
Classic—MKTO
Crazy 4 U—R5
Counting Stars—One Republic
Dancing Through Life—Wicked Cast
Don’t Rain on My Parade—Barbra Streisand
Don’t Stop Believing—Journey 
Double Rainbow—Katy Perry
Everybody Talks—Neon Trees
Eye of the Tiger—Survivor
Firework—Katy Perry
For Good—Wicked Cast
Forget About You—R5  
Fun Fun Fun—The Beach Boys
Free—Bonnie Dune
Girls Just Want to Have Fun—Cyndi Lauper
Glad you Came—The Wanted 
I’ve Gotta Be Me—Sammy Davis Jr. 
Just the Way you Are—Billy Joel
Keep Holding On—Avril Lavigne
Lean on Me—Bill Withers 
Let it Be—The Beatles
Listen to your Heart—Roxette
Loud—R5 
Memory Lane—McFly 
On Our Way—The Royal Concept 
Pass Me By—R5
Roar—Katy Perry
Smile—Nat King Cole (Comp. Charlie Chaplin) 
Some Nights—FUN. 
Somebody to Love—Queen
Stand—Lenny Kravitz
Story of My Life—One Direction
Tonight Tonight—Hot Chelle Rae
Uptown Girl—Billy Joel
We Are Young—FUN.
What Makes you Beautiful—One Direction
When I’m Sixty-Four—The Beatles
Who Loves you—Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons 
You’re My Best Friend—Queen
867-5309/Jenny—Tommy Tutone
[listen on Spotify here] [listen on youtube]

A Collective List of International Hotlines:

Argentina: 800 5555 5522
Australia: 1800 799 338
Austria: 800 5555 5522
Belgium: 800 5555 5522
Brazil: 0800 891 7391
Canada: 866 246 9224
China: 800 5555 5522
Colombia: 800 5555 5522
Costa Rica: 00 800 5555 5522
Denmark: 00 800 5555 5522
Finland: 800 5555 5522
Germany: 800 5555 5522
Hong Kong: 800 5555 5522
Hungary: 800 5555 5522
India: 000 800 1006 614
Ireland (Republic of): 800 5555 5522
Israel: 800 5555 5522
Italy: 800 5555 5522
Japan: 800 5555 5522
Luxembourg: 800 5555 5522
Malaysia: 800 5555 5522
Mexico: 001 800 514 3716
Netherlands: 800 5555 5522
New Zealand: 800 5555 5522
Norway: 800 5555 5522
Philippines: 800 5555 5522
Portugal: 800 5555 5522
Russia: 810 800 2643 1012
Singapore: 800 5555 5522
South Africa: 800 5555 5522
South Korea: 800 5555 5522
Spain: 800 5555 5522
Sweden: 800 5555 5522
Switzerland: 800 5555 5522
Taiwan: 800 5555 5522
Thailand: 800 5555 5522
United States: 866 246 9224
United Kingdom(includes Isle of Man and Channel Islands): 800 5555 5522

UNITED KINGDOM HELPLINES

Samaritans (for any problem): 08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org
Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem): 08001111
Mind infoline (mental health information): 0300 123 3393 e-mail: info@mind.org.uk
Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice):0300 466 6463 e-mail: legal@mind.org.uk
b-eat eating disorder support: 0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: help@b-eat.co.uk
b-eat youthline (for under 25’s with eating disorders): 08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)
Cruse Bereavement Care: 08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk
Frank (information and advice on drugs): 0800776600
Drinkline: 0800 9178282
Rape Crisis England & Wales: 0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk
Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight

When all else fails: MY ASKBOX

oneoftheguiltyones:

An Important List of US Hotlines:

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433

LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255

Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743

Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438

Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673

Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272

Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000

Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-439-4253
GLBT National Help Center: 1-888-843-4564 *this phone number is not 24/7, please refer to their calling hours.

The Trevor Project

www.thetrevorproject.org

 (866-488-7386)

TrevorText-  Available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.

TrevorChat - Available 7 days a week (3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT). 

A List of Helpful Websites

USA recoveryourlife.com

UK selfharm.co.uk/home

Find Cute Animal Pictures and Videos:

cuteroulette.com

gruntle.me 

Comfort Someone and Seek Comfort:

thequietplaceproject.com/thedreamsroom/comfortspot

 Get Comfort: 

thequietplaceproject.com/thedawnroom

Go to a Quiet Place:

thequietplaceproject.com/thequietplace

Share your Thoughts:

thequietplaceproject.com/thethoughtsroom

Guided Relaxation:

calm.com

Hear Rain Noises:

rainymood.com

rainfor.me

Hear Nature Sounds:

calmsound.com

Do Nothing for 2 Minutes

donothingfor2minutes.com

All of The Quiet Place Project

thequietplaceproject.com

A list of Self Harm Alternatives

Write or draw it out

Tear paper into pieces

Go for to gym or work out

Dance and/or sing

Splatter paint

Take a bubble bath or shower

Break sticks

Write on yourself

Burn paper outside

Write out song lyrics

Watch your favorite comedies

Take a walk, jog, or run

Bake or cook

Read your favorite book

Re-decorate your room

Write or draw it out

Lay outside

Learn to swear in foreign languages

Learn to swear in sign language

Let yourself cry

Watch funny Youtube videos

Talk to a friend or pet

Eat ice cream

Create a safe place and go there

Crush or crunch ice

Snap a rubber band or hair tie against your wrist

Learn a new hobby                                                 

Get a group of friends together

Cuddle with a pet, stuffed animal, friend, or family

Feel Good Songs

 Ain’t No Way We’re Going Home –R5

All You Need is Love—The Beatles

Best Song Ever—One Direction

Brave—Sara Bareilles

Breakaway—Kelly Clarkson

Classic—MKTO

Crazy 4 U—R5

Counting Stars—One Republic

Dancing Through Life—Wicked Cast

Don’t Rain on My Parade—Barbra Streisand

Don’t Stop Believing—Journey

Double Rainbow—Katy Perry

Everybody Talks—Neon Trees

Eye of the Tiger—Survivor

Firework—Katy Perry

For Good—Wicked Cast

Forget About You—R5 

Fun Fun Fun—The Beach Boys

Free—Bonnie Dune

Girls Just Want to Have Fun—Cyndi Lauper

Glad you Came—The Wanted

I’ve Gotta Be Me—Sammy Davis Jr.

Just the Way you Are—Billy Joel

Keep Holding On—Avril Lavigne

Lean on Me—Bill Withers

Let it Be—The Beatles

Listen to your Heart—Roxette

Loud—R5 

Memory Lane—McFly

On Our Way—The Royal Concept

Pass Me By—R5

Roar—Katy Perry

Smile—Nat King Cole (Comp. Charlie Chaplin)

Some Nights—FUN.

Somebody to Love—Queen

Stand—Lenny Kravitz

Story of My Life—One Direction

Tonight Tonight—Hot Chelle Rae

Uptown Girl—Billy Joel

We Are Young—FUN.

What Makes you Beautiful—One Direction

When I’m Sixty-Four—The Beatles

Who Loves you—Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

You’re My Best Friend—Queen

867-5309/Jenny—Tommy Tutone

[listen on Spotify here] [listen on youtube]

A Collective List of International Hotlines:

Argentina: 800 5555 5522

Australia: 1800 799 338

Austria: 800 5555 5522

Belgium: 800 5555 5522

Brazil: 0800 891 7391

Canada: 866 246 9224

China: 800 5555 5522

Colombia: 800 5555 5522

Costa Rica: 00 800 5555 5522

Denmark: 00 800 5555 5522

Finland: 800 5555 5522

Germany: 800 5555 5522

Hong Kong: 800 5555 5522

Hungary: 800 5555 5522

India: 000 800 1006 614

Ireland (Republic of): 800 5555 5522

Israel: 800 5555 5522

Italy: 800 5555 5522

Japan: 800 5555 5522

Luxembourg: 800 5555 5522

Malaysia: 800 5555 5522

Mexico: 001 800 514 3716

Netherlands: 800 5555 5522

New Zealand: 800 5555 5522

Norway: 800 5555 5522

Philippines: 800 5555 5522

Portugal: 800 5555 5522

Russia: 810 800 2643 1012

Singapore: 800 5555 5522

South Africa: 800 5555 5522

South Korea: 800 5555 5522

Spain: 800 5555 5522

Sweden: 800 5555 5522

Switzerland: 800 5555 5522

Taiwan: 800 5555 5522

Thailand: 800 5555 5522

United States: 866 246 9224

United Kingdom(includes Isle of Man and Channel Islands): 800 5555 5522

UNITED KINGDOM HELPLINES

Samaritans (for any problem): 08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org

Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem): 08001111

Mind infoline (mental health information): 0300 123 3393 
e-mail: info@mind.org.uk

Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice):0300 466 6463 
e-mail: legal@mind.org.uk

b-eat eating disorder support: 0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) 
e-mail: help@b-eat.co.uk

b-eat youthline (for under 25’s with eating disorders): 08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)

Cruse Bereavement Care: 08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk

Frank (information and advice on drugs): 0800776600

Drinkline: 0800 9178282

Rape Crisis England & Wales: 0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) 
e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk

Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight

When all else fails: MY ASKBOX