lovealwaysla:

Just hit 70.6 lbs lost so far. About 8 lbs left until my final goal! (Left photo; February 2013, Right photo; Last Friday, September 2014) Follow the blog, www.lovealwaysla.com for healthy tips, product reviews, Q&A’s & more.  💪👟🍎 motiveweight

lovealwaysla:

Just hit 70.6 lbs lost so far. About 8 lbs left until my final goal! (Left photo; February 2013, Right photo; Last Friday, September 2014) Follow the blog, www.lovealwaysla.com for healthy tips, product reviews, Q&A’s & more.  💪👟🍎 motiveweight

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

ultrafacts:

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mylittleblogcantbethislame:

Japan never ceases to amaze me.

mylittleblogcantbethislame:

Japan never ceases to amaze me.

 - like one of my Japanese animes
704 plays!

vapor-wave:

that’s enough internet for tonight

if you ever think you cant do something just remember that my lorry driver dad went from being totally sedentary and five stone (70lbs) overweight to losing three stone (42lbs) and running the london marathon thrice in five years. that with his efforts and time and dedication, half marathons are a piece of piss for him now, he keeps getting personal bests, and if you keep trying, you can always do better than the person you were yesterday, a week ago, a month ago, a year ago. 

and even my granddad (who is well over 70) has managed to run multiple half marathons and 10km races by putting time and effort into his training.

dont give up

if you ever think you cant do something just remember that my lorry driver dad went from being totally sedentary and five stone (70lbs) overweight to losing three stone (42lbs) and running the london marathon thrice in five years. that with his efforts and time and dedication, half marathons are a piece of piss for him now, he keeps getting personal bests, and if you keep trying, you can always do better than the person you were yesterday, a week ago, a month ago, a year ago.

and even my granddad (who is well over 70) has managed to run multiple half marathons and 10km races by putting time and effort into his training.

dont give up

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Roasted Brussels Sprouts - This is just a basic recipe, but there is a reason — it’s just plain good. These pint-sized cabbages take on a nutty flavor when roasted. It’s the difference between a boiled or baked potato.

the denny’s tumblr makes me uncomfortable

If you sneeze in my face, I’m sorry, but I’ll have to kill you, because you’ve just killed me.
youknowyourebritishwhen:

Oh…

stuning:

huntelaarr:

2005 wasn’t just 2005

it was the beginning of an era

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omfg i remember this

velvetrunway:


givenchyrunway:

Milly Spring/Summer 2015

velvetrunway:

givenchyrunway:

Milly Spring/Summer 2015

appledoze:

Social Justice

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Tumblr “Social Justice”

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nadinenihongo:

Guide to Self-Studying Japanese
A large proportion of Japanese learners self-study. Finding places to learn Japanese in a classroom environment can be difficult and expensive. Here’s a guide on how you can learn Japanese for free and from the comfort of your sofa.

When learning Japanese, the most important step is to learn Hiragana and Katakana, the writing alphabets of Japanese.
The best way I’ve found to do that is to make flashcards. Make sure you practice writing as well as recognizing them, this will not only be a great skill to have but will also reinforce the shapes in your mind.
Resources:
[Hiragana 42], the best guide I’ve found to learn the Hiragana (in a day!)[Hiranana and Katakana Quiz Site][Kana Invaders Game][Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Vocabulary….

The next step is to start learning vocabulary. Where can you find what to learn? Use a site like Memrise to find word lists (for example, there is a word list for all the vocabulary in starter textbooks like Genki), and use the amazing interface to learn them and keep them in your long term memory.
Resources:
[Memrise] as mentioned above to find and learn vocabulary lists.[Most Common Words List][Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Kanji….

While encountering vocabulary, you’re likely to be coming across super-complicated-looking Kanji. You can learn Kanji through Memrise as above, but there are some other websites that may be of interest.
Resources:
[Kanji Damage] A great site where you can learn Kanji through Mnemonics.[WaniKani] by the same people ho make TextFugu (below) can help you learn Kanji from scratch.[Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Kanji….

The next step is to apply that new vocabulary to grammar points and start making sentences.
If you can’t get your hands on textbooks like Genki, don’t fear! There are a lot of great online grammar resources.
Resources:
[TextFugu] a highly rated ‘online textbook’ which will guide you right from the beginning of learning Japanese.[Guide to Japanese] another online textbook with a lot of grammar points and excellent explanations.

The Fun Parts: Using Japanese Online Media
So you probably have learnt Japanese because you have some interest in Japanese media. Time to start using it to your learning advantage!
Aside from the obvious watching Anime, J-dramas and films, why not try Reading Japanese News? Watching Japanese TV? Just make sure you are making these activities productive - note down new vocabulary, add them to Anki, and keep learning! It’s much easier to learn things you’re interested in. Try translating Japanese songs, etc.

The most important but difficult part of self-studying Japanese is getting your own compositions checked. Utilize all that grammar and vocabulary and write a short piece, it could be a diary entry or a short essay. Get it recorded for you by a native on RhinoSpike, and checked for grammar and consistencies on Lang-8.These sites also give you the chance to connect with Japanese natives, and perhaps start up some language exchanges!
For more resources, take a look at my Ultimate Resources List

Any more tips? Comment below!

nadinenihongo:

Guide to Self-Studying Japanese

A large proportion of Japanese learners self-study. Finding places to learn Japanese in a classroom environment can be difficult and expensive. Here’s a guide on how you can learn Japanese for free and from the comfort of your sofa.

When learning Japanese, the most important step is to learn Hiragana and Katakana, the writing alphabets of Japanese.

The best way I’ve found to do that is to make flashcards. Make sure you practice writing as well as recognizing them, this will not only be a great skill to have but will also reinforce the shapes in your mind.

Resources:

[Hiragana 42], the best guide I’ve found to learn the Hiragana (in a day!)
[Hiranana and Katakana Quiz Site]
[Kana Invaders Game]
[Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Vocabulary….

The next step is to start learning vocabulary. Where can you find what to learn? Use a site like Memrise to find word lists (for example, there is a word list for all the vocabulary in starter textbooks like Genki), and use the amazing interface to learn them and keep them in your long term memory.

Resources:

[Memrise] as mentioned above to find and learn vocabulary lists.
[Most Common Words List]
[Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Kanji….

While encountering vocabulary, you’re likely to be coming across super-complicated-looking Kanji. You can learn Kanji through Memrise as above, but there are some other websites that may be of interest.

Resources:

[Kanji Damage] A great site where you can learn Kanji through Mnemonics.[WaniKani] by the same people ho make TextFugu (below) can help you learn Kanji from scratch.
[Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Kanji….

The next step is to apply that new vocabulary to grammar points and start making sentences.

If you can’t get your hands on textbooks like Genki, don’t fear! There are a lot of great online grammar resources.

Resources:

[TextFugu] a highly rated ‘online textbook’ which will guide you right from the beginning of learning Japanese.
[Guide to Japanese] another online textbook with a lot of grammar points and excellent explanations.

The Fun Parts: Using Japanese Online Media

So you probably have learnt Japanese because you have some interest in Japanese media. Time to start using it to your learning advantage!

Aside from the obvious watching Anime, J-dramas and films, why not try Reading Japanese News? Watching Japanese TV? Just make sure you are making these activities productive - note down new vocabulary, add them to Anki, and keep learning! It’s much easier to learn things you’re interested in. Try translating Japanese songs, etc.

The most important but difficult part of self-studying Japanese is getting your own compositions checked. Utilize all that grammar and vocabulary and write a short piece, it could be a diary entry or a short essay. Get it recorded for you by a native on RhinoSpike, and checked for grammar and consistencies on Lang-8.These sites also give you the chance to connect with Japanese natives, and perhaps start up some language exchanges!

For more resources, take a look at my Ultimate Resources List

http://nadinenihongo.tumblr.com/post/47984748297/ultimate-japanese-resources-list

Any more tips? Comment below!

wantering-blog:

Free People Knee High Socks: Why are they the most popular fashion item on Tumblr right now?
We’re kind of obsessed with knee high socks and the team at Free People makes them SO WELL. High enough that they won’t fall down throughout the day and thick enough that they keep your legs warm. That’s why they’re the most popular fashion item on Tumblr right now.
The key to wearing knee highs is to make sure your skirt, dress or shorts sit mid-thigh or higher, otherwise it won’t look right. You can also do some layering tricks with a pair of tights and boots.
Free People Speckled Slouch Tall Socks. GET IT HERE. 
Peace, love & good style,
Kathleen, Wantering Editor

wantering-blog:

Free People Knee High Socks: Why are they the most popular fashion item on Tumblr right now?

We’re kind of obsessed with knee high socks and the team at Free People makes them SO WELL. High enough that they won’t fall down throughout the day and thick enough that they keep your legs warm. That’s why they’re the most popular fashion item on Tumblr right now.

The key to wearing knee highs is to make sure your skirt, dress or shorts sit mid-thigh or higher, otherwise it won’t look right. You can also do some layering tricks with a pair of tights and boots.

Free People Speckled Slouch Tall Socks. GET IT HERE

Peace, love & good style,

Kathleen, Wantering Editor