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"We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures."

Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty (via theimperfectascent)

I lost whole years of my life to self-loathing and self-sabotaging because I couldn’t sustain being ‘gifted’.  Don’t make the same mistake.

(via mossonhighheels)

This is so, so important for teachers to understand. I try, in every report card, to focus on effort, not natural ability. And you know what? It makes a big difference in my classroom.

(via anamanagotchi)

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aubernutter:

It’s so ironic how the less you hate yourself the more others hate you.

People automatically assume that if you’re learning to love yourself that you’re arrogant or conceited and judge you for it. It makes no sense. How does my confidence threaten you so much? Are you that insecure?

"Come on, honey, this house is a fresh start for our family!"
White dads in horror stories (via mashamorevna)

runningwithlegs:

AprilIntentions Day 24: Half Chair with transition to Warrior III

No half moon because that pose is my nemesis :( dog invasion though!

My intention today was to live well

allornothingtattoo:

So true. #happysunday #atlpitrescue #pitbulls #rescue #adopt #pibbles #foster #pitbullsofinstagram #adoptdontshop

allornothingtattoo:

So true. #happysunday #atlpitrescue #pitbulls #rescue #adopt #pibbles #foster #pitbullsofinstagram #adoptdontshop

radicalspiirit:

stunningpicture:

This is how I proposed to my girlfriend - she said yes!

omfffffg

radicalspiirit:

stunningpicture:

This is how I proposed to my girlfriend - she said yes!

omfffffg

policymic:

Photographer uses female body hair to challenge traditional beauty standards

Ben Hopper has recently published a photo series of black and white portraits, each capturing beautiful women bearing armpit hair. Hopper notes on his blog: “Although armpit hair is a natural state, it has become a statement. Why is that? For almost a century we have been brainwashed by the beauty industry, encouraging hair removal.” 

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veganvibez:

BUNBUN

veganvibez:

BUNBUN

unb0yfriendable:

you are a celestial being

you are made of love and stardust 

and there is somebody that smiles every time they hear your name

you are precious 

please treat yourself kindly 

and remember that you are one of the universe’s few remaining treasures