Simply Me

My personal blog on what i like, what i write, and more! <3
It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.
Eartha Kitt  (via freyjageist)

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If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
Fred Devito  (via elige)

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milkshakesandheartaches:

I wish to dissolve

into the moon’s essence

as seasons possess

a little of my life

every day.

I celebrate my pain

by dancing

under the stars

and knowing

what truly satisfies

this heart.

neurosciencestuff:

Research presented by Dr. Lynn Raymond, from the University of British Columbia, shows that blocking a specific class of glutamate receptors, called extrasynaptic NMDA receptors, can improve motor learning and coordination, and prevent cell death in animal models of Huntington disease. As…

s-c-i-guy:

Where Genes Come From

Some four billion years ago, when cellular life emerged, a typical primordial microbe likely had only a small set of genes. Today, however, genes abound. We, for example, have 20,000 genes that encode proteins. Dogs have their own set, and so do starfish and fireflies and willow trees and every other species on Earth.

Somehow, in all that time, evolution produced a lot of new genes. As [Carl Zimmer] explains in his story, one way to make a new gene is to copy an old one. The two duplicates can then evolve in different directions. Duplicate each of them, and now one gene has become four. There’s plenty of evidence that gene duplication drives the origin of a lot of new genes.

But there are other ways. In his story, Carl focus’s on one example. In animals and plants and related species (known collectively as eukaryotes), protein-coding genes are nestled in vast stretches of DNA that don’t code for proteins. It takes only a modest mutation to non-coding DNA to get a cell to read some non-coding DNA and treat it like a gene. The protein the cell makes may be a complete mess, or it may be harmless. As he writes in his story, there’s a growing body of evidence that this process generates new protein-coding genes at a steady clip. In fact, so many new genes have arisen that scientists are trying to figure out why species don’t have many more genes than they do. (The answer seems to be that sometimes the new genes get accidentally deleted as DNA gets copied.)

You can read Carl Zimmer’s entire article here on the New York Times.

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It takes a great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it.
Oscar Wilde (via with-drops-of-jupiter)

(via doe-eyed-debtor)

He stopped by

for a while

to tell me

he loved how

the moon

reflected such

beauty in

my eyes

and how he

could imagine

forever by

the perfume 

the wind

left in

my hair.

It was only

for a little while, 

but the

truth in

each moment

will last

an eternity.

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Communication is the heart and soul of the human experience. The process communication mainly includes speaking, listening, and writing. Nobody actually learns grammar to learn his/her own mother tongue. It is a natural phenomenon that we start speaking what everybody speaks around us. We gradually develop a better sense of understanding through the passage of time. 

We don’t study grammar of our own mother tongue to use it for daily speaking, but when we need to polish our own mother tongue, we need to study it’s grammar and we usually do that. When we come to learning a new language, like English language, we need to study it’s grammar, the importance of grammar cannot be neglected and before we do that, we need to understand what grammar is. 

Grammar is the study of words and the ways words work together. An invisible force that guides us as we put words together into sentences. Any person who communicates using a particular language, is consciously or unconsciously aware of the grammar of that language. 

To speak in a clearer and more effective manner we study grammar. A person who has unconscious knowledge of grammar may be sufficient for simple language use, but the ones who wish to communicate in an artful manner and well, will seek greater depth of understanding and proficiency that the study of grammar provides. 

My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield (via bookmania)