mt
ridge:

my love and hate for twitter is so real

ridge:

my love and hate for twitter is so real

immaplatypus:

are you a sim

immaplatypus:

are you a sim

terrakion:

anderson cooper is a top

terrakion:

anderson cooper is a top

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alpharagnar:

Derek Hales tank top appreciation

I’m all about the tank top and the arms and the pecs BUT CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT THE BUTT.

deleted-scenes:

alpharagnar:

Derek Hales tank top appreciation

I’m all about the tank top and the arms and the pecs BUT CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT THE BUTT.

I’m gonna teach you…

shadow-nanner:

vegan-vulcan:

thinksquad:

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.

danieljlayton:

thedapperproject:

Photographer Mattias Klum from National Geographic

Big cats are so beautiful. It makes me terrified to think they could be gone needlessly one day.

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vampire-daughter:

awwww-cute:

Don’t use the vacuum in the same room as her

OH MY GOSH DYING

vampire-daughter:

awwww-cute:

Don’t use the vacuum in the same room as her

OH MY GOSH DYING

nikolasdraperivey:

Relevant to current events. Had to sketch this out to express how I feel about things lately.

nikolasdraperivey:

Relevant to current events. Had to sketch this out to express how I feel about things lately.