Carpe Diem
tumblr_m5wz5dR3t51qb645eo1_500 Hello! Nice to meet you, I'm Robin! My mother named me Robin after the European Robin bird popularly associated with Christmas (as I was supposed to be born on Christmas day, though I was in fact born a few days earlier). I like my name (despite many people questioning how a girl can have such a name) it makes sense I am named after an animal, as I think I have a closer affinity to animals than I do humans. I enjoy long cycle rides (hence the url) practising yoga, learning Latin, everything about the many animals that we share this earth with, and also being a part of a multitude of fandoms.

(Grammar and spelling are not one of my strong suits).

-"You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are".


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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!

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!

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allhailthehutch:

Taking naked pictures of yourself does not make you a bad person. People who share them without your permission are bad people.

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Being in hospital and learning more about my illness has made me really seriously think about things. Its given me more drive, courage and appreciation of the wonderful things I do have. Something as simple as being able to walk i couldn’t do a month ago!
Family, friends and significant others are always something I will cherish but nothing makes bonds stronger than being their for someone when they need you. And everyone has been amazing! I am very fortunate to know some truly wonderful people. (Love is the most beautiful, thing cherish it people!!) Now to get myself a job I like on a decent salary… And then my first flat!!! Exciting times!!!!!






victoriousvocabulary:

NUNC SCIO QUID SIT AMOR

[phrase]

Latin: “now I know what love is.” By Virgil, Eclogues VIII.

[Duy Huynh]

charmedsevenfold:

So for my AP United States History class we have to write a research paper; my topic is the gay rights movement in America. Today I began reading one of the books that I chose as a sourceimage

And I opened it up to the dedication page and found this

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And if you don’t think that’s one of the sweetest and most romantic things ever then get out of my face

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paultoes:

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

paultoes:

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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lostgenerationlove:

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lostgenerationlove:

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ourmarilynmonroe:

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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kissingbug123:

Sweetheart | via Facebook on We Heart Ithttp://weheartit.com/entry/108827890/via/xxzxcuzx_m3

kissingbug123:

Sweetheart | via Facebook on We Heart It
http://weheartit.com/entry/108827890/via/xxzxcuzx_m3

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dontgetlostme:

Love na We Heart It.

dontgetlostme:

Love na We Heart It.

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say-it-somehow:

stormageddon-owens:

#I sold your parents out to voldemort #no wait #wrong movie 

NEVER NOT FUNNY

say-it-somehow:

stormageddon-owens:

#I sold your parents out to voldemort #no wait #wrong movie

NEVER NOT FUNNY

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#STILL THE BEST JOKE ON HIMYM EVER

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