privilege and why it doesnt matterI’m gonna do that awful obnoxious thing where I quote you directly and then leave you a long-ass response but here you go~
the concept of privilege pisses me off.
2. The Earth’s Crust
8. Phases of Matter
10. Simple Machines
11. The Moon
15. Earth’s Seasons
16. Light and Colour
19. Outer Space
3. Blood and Circulation
4. Chemical Reactions
5. Static Electricity
6. Food Web
7. Light Optics
8. Bones and Muscles
9. Ocean Currents
13. The Sun
14. The Brain
1. Planets and Moon
4. Rocks and Soil
7. Water Cycle
12. Ocean Life
14. Spinning Things
16. Human Transportation
20. Animal Locomotion
1. Rivers and Streams
3. Marine Mammals
5. NTV Top 11 Video Countdown
7. Pollution Solutions
2. Space Exploration
6. Life Cycles
7. Do-It-Yourself Science
8. Atoms and Molecules
9. Ocean Exploration
10. Lakes and Ponds
15. Comets and Meteors
19. Science of Music
I can not count the number of times this trick has saved my ass.
And people say Tumblr doesn’t teach you life skills…
this will come in handy one day
ATTENTION GRADUATING CLASS OF 2012: COLLEGE SURVIVAL 101
REBLOGGING FOR MY SISTER
or you can always make a copy of an mp3 file and re-label it as a doc. it will do the exact same thing
1. Open Culture: Not a large a selection, but high quality texts. If you just want to skim a book to brush up on a course you took in ninth grade, download one of these. I have yet to be disappointed.
2. Book Boon: Provides free college-level textbooks in a PDF format. Probably the widest range of subjects on the web. The site is also pretty.
3. Flat World Knowledge: The worlds largest publisher of free and open college textbooks. Humanitie texts are particularly difficult to come by, this site has a great selection in all disciplines.
4. Textbook Revolution: Some of the books are PDF files, others are viewable online as e-books, or some are simply web sites containing course or multimedia content.
5. Library Pirate: I’ve always had an addiction to torrent based pirating. When this site opened a few months ago, I went a little overboard. After dropping two hundred on a paperback spanish textbook, I downloaded the ebook version illegally. I also got a great Psyc text i’m obsessed with. It will be interesting to see how this site grows- they already have a great selection.
I hate getting ripped off by on campus bookstores that charge you three times the amount that most people online charge for! The truth is that most of the time campus rental stores ignore the fact that your tuition is already very high. With pell grants and student loan interest rates going out the roof, I compiled a list of the best sites that I guarantee will save you up to 70% or give you the highest check for used textbooks.
These are my absolute favorite places to save on textbooks:
Amazon student - You will probably find the cheapest prices through this link. Simple to use, over a million text books from previous students or discount companies at the click of a button. They’re even offering free delivery on sign-up.
Chegg - Plants a tree every time you buy a book (I know, it’s a beautiful business plan). Their delivery is fast and on average you save about 450 dollars per order. Mostly everyone I know buys from here.
RentText - This one is possibly my favorite, it’s very independent and has a wonderful design and customer service. You can only rent or sell books on this one, but with high turn out.
BookByte - Extremely popular with sellers and also very great with purchasing, fast delivery. Super easy to use website.
What are some of your favorite sites?
The internet is poison. We spend hours on tumblr or facebook talking about the lives we have rather than living them. I’m sick of it. The government knows our every move and the racist, sexist, misogynistic pigs in charge will stop at nothing to destroy the hearts and minds of…
Paperback Swap - Trade books for free
BookCloseOut - Bargin Books
ReadPrint - Free Online Books
The Qur’an is a dynamic and intrusive text that constantly seeks to engage with the inner dispositions of man. The Qur’an achieves this by asking profound questions concerning natural phenomena, life and the universe. However the Qur’an does not stop at addressing these themes, it also asks about…
Today, I told my best friend all about my fear of writing prose. About the ideas I keep tucked away to myself, for fear that they won’t come out smooth, luminous, like so much gypsum after the rain.
Without fail, I want to jot down something every day. Recently, my mind has been on the Frank Ocean essay I promised myself months ago. There was just this point where I was listening to Nostalgia, Ultra every day, thinking over and over about how songs like “Swim Good” and “Nature Feels” were doing all this radical work in terms of helping me think about Black eco-critical performance, about Stevie’s conversations with plants and all those writers who took to the sea when terra firma failed them. I wanted to talk about that, but in a way that people could feel, you know? There had to be more there, more to be said, than just the echoes of Derrida I hear in my head every now and again. More than Whitehead’s glorious cosmology, or the shards of Moten I picked up back in junior year that haven’t let go of me since.
What I’m really getting at, I think, is a struggle for voice. I’m a poet that wants to write essays. I’m a loner who constantly meditates on love. I’m an ex-preacher-in-training. Not even sure what that last one brings on stage, other than the fact that I’m a strange dude with a short, complicated history and a lot to say. A gut full of words, but not enough fire under me to make those suckers sing.
In the age of Twitter and Tumblr, I just figure it makes more sense to give my ideas out in pieces. Little glimpses into my mind that will eventually add up to something. Often times (and this may just be my delusions of grandeur speaking) this makes me feel like I’m cheating myself. Like I could maybe make something good, something really, really good, if I just sat still for a week or maybe even a month and just wrote and wrote until it all poured out. Fables with no denouement. Moths and machine hearts and dioramas of heaven.
What do you do with an idea like that? Where do you put it? Am I supposed to just sit on my futon, with my laptop and try to pen some nomadic opus? I can’t even stay on topic for more than a few sentences. And sometimes, I actually want to! I want the work to be understood and imbibed and enjoyed. But I also want to measure up to the great hearts that have coaxed me here.
Put differently, there are books, essays, poems, and songs that have changed my life.
I don’t want the loudest pen. I just want to do justice to that rhythm.