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Sleep tight.

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Zoom Coolest sunshade ever! Thanks @reallyroy for bringing it up from Disneyland for us!

Coolest sunshade ever! Thanks @reallyroy for bringing it up from Disneyland for us!

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Zoom joanawithonen:

This Shiba Inu “Works” At A Little Shop In Japan And It Is Precious
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Zoom fangirlingoverdemigods:

le-troll-face:

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FINALLY I KNOW THE TRUTH BEHIND THE POPCORN! :’)


WHAT THE FUUUUUUCKKKK

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WHAT THE FUUUUUUCKKKK

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Zoom lolhowdoiunicorn:

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The sun just kinda bounces off like “oh hey it’s nighttime time to set hA nope”

lolhowdoiunicorn:

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The sun just kinda bounces off like “oh hey it’s nighttime time to set hA nope”

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Zoom grumpyfaceurn:

roachpatrol:

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here
I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”
Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.
The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.
Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

FINALLY AN EXPLANATION

 Woking (ptcpl. vb.): Standing in the kitchen wondering what you came in here for.
- Douglas Adams, The Meaning of Liff

grumpyfaceurn:

roachpatrol:

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here

I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”

Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.

The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.

Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

FINALLY AN EXPLANATION

Woking (ptcpl. vb.): Standing in the kitchen wondering what you came in here for.

- Douglas Adams, The Meaning of Liff

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Zoom Look, it’s Olaf! These are the coolest party favors from Nae’s Frozen themed birthday party. Thanks for letting us join in on the  fun @e77esi6 !

Look, it’s Olaf! These are the coolest party favors from Nae’s Frozen themed birthday party. Thanks for letting us join in on the fun @e77esi6 !

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Zoom 🎶how you like yo eggs? Fried or fertilized?!🎶 From one Mari-Anjelica to another Angelica Marie, I hope you had a great time at your surprise bridal shower @anleli !

🎶how you like yo eggs? Fried or fertilized?!🎶 From one Mari-Anjelica to another Angelica Marie, I hope you had a great time at your surprise bridal shower @anleli !

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Zoom Thanks for inviting me to your tea party bridal shower! It was a lot of fun, and you looked beautiful @keekersneaker ! Can’t wait to see you get hitched!

Thanks for inviting me to your tea party bridal shower! It was a lot of fun, and you looked beautiful @keekersneaker ! Can’t wait to see you get hitched!

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You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway” - Walt Disney

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Zoom I’m gonna call out @mariella_dc to post 3 positive things and call out another to do the same for the next 5 days. 

Day 4:
-I went to my first PTA meeting today!
-The Academia side got together so there was definitely good food, good games, and good chats!
-Having kids younger than my cousins and peers meant that my kids won’t have my side of the family  their age to play with….but they have lots of cousins to play with on their daddy’s mom’s side! And I am so grateful they get to experience cousins like I did growing up.

I’m gonna call out @mariella_dc to post 3 positive things and call out another to do the same for the next 5 days.

Day 4:
-I went to my first PTA meeting today!
-The Academia side got together so there was definitely good food, good games, and good chats!
-Having kids younger than my cousins and peers meant that my kids won’t have my side of the family their age to play with….but they have lots of cousins to play with on their daddy’s mom’s side! And I am so grateful they get to experience cousins like I did growing up.

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this naughty kid

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Zoom chrishallbeck:

Kids are fun.

chrishallbeck:

Kids are fun.

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