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This is a comic about the backfire effect. The first big expansion pack of Exploding Kittens is now shipping. It contains 20 game-changing cards, along with a human-sized cone of shame. I made a new thing. Next Page » All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2016 Matthew Inman.

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Department of English and Comparative Literature What is a Bildungsroman? In my examination, I will attempt to answer this misleadingly simple question. The term was suggested by Friedrich von Blanckenburg's discussion of Bildung in his 1774 "Essay on the Novel," coined by Karl Morgenstern in the 1820s, and popularized by Wilhelm Dilthey in his 1870 essay on Friedrick Schleiermacher. Therefore, when we 20th Century readers talk of the Bildungsroman, as we often do, we employ a critical lens honed in 19th Century Germany to treat a genre begun in the 18th Century. About Frontiers Frontiers Research Network The Frontiers Research Network is a rapidly growing research network for all academic communities. It includes the world's leading scientists, academics, clinicians, researchers and more. Launched in 2012, the Frontiers Research Network combines the user-friendly and multi-media approaches of online social networking with the extensive content produced by our authors, editors and high-profile academic users every day. The network disseminates updates about publications, conferences and events, video lectures, scientific blogs and news, ebooks and so much more and is fully integrated with our open-access community journals. This powerful networking platform is specially designed for connecting with scientists around the world to easily discover, share and generate cutting-edge research and increase the visibility and impact of researchers and their work.

HELL EXPLAINED BY A CHEMISTRY STUDENT The following is an actual question given on a University of Arizona chemistry mid-term, and an actual answer turned in by a student. Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle’s Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following: First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. AWKWARD ZOMBIE November 1st, 2010 I finally got around to playing and beating MGS4...and it has significantly less Tactical Espionage Action and much more SHOOT EVERYTHING. My playthrough was also literally half cutscene, but I could watch Otacon cry for nine hours and enjoy it, so I'm okay with it.

What Makes a Hero: Joseph Campbell’s Seminal Monomyth Model for the Eleven Stages of the Hero’s Journey, Animated By Maria Popova Nearly four decades before Joseph Campbell (March 26, 1904–October 30, 1987) refined his enduring ideas on how to find your bliss and have fulfilling life, the legendary mythologist penned The Hero with a Thousand Faces (public library) — his seminal theory outlining the common journey of the archetypal hero across a wealth of ancient myths from around the world. Campbell’s monomyth model has since been applied to everything from the lives of great artists to pop-culture classics like Star Wars. This wonderful short animation from TED Ed presents a synthesis of Campbell’s foundational framework for the eleven stages of the hero’s quest — from the call to adventure to the crisis to the moment of return and transformation — illustrating its timeless potency in illuminating the inner workings of so many of our modern myths and the real-life heroes we’ve come to worship:

Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living by Maria Popova Reflections on how to keep the center solid as you continue to evolve. UPDATE: The fine folks of Holstee have turned these seven learnings into a gorgeous letterpress poster inspired by mid-century children’s book illustration. Chemistry Pick Up Lines You are an acid and i am like litmus, everytime i meet you i turn bright red. You are so attractive, i cannot help but form hydrogen bonds with you. My love for you is as strong as a covalent lattice . Curious Incident of the Teacher in the Classroom Introduction to Greek Theatre & Antigone: Tufts University’s Perseus Digital Library “The Development of Athenian Tragedy,” excerpted from Thomas R. Martin’s An Overview of Classical Greek History from Mycenae to Alexander.

Katherine Kam is a journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in health reporting. Baggage Check It’s a tale of two men. Alfred Paine began life in wealth and privilege. His family wasn’t warm or close, but his parents endowed him with a trust fund at birth and later, an Ivy League education. When he died, though, he counted no close friends. He left behind multiple unhappy marriages and adult children… Things People Said: Courtroom Quotations The following quotations are taken from official court records across the nation, showing how funny and embarrassing it is that recorders operate at all times in courts of law, so that even the slightest inadvertence is preserved for posterity. Lawyer: "Was that the same nose you broke as a child?"Witness: "I only have one, you know." Lawyer: "Now, Mrs.

Revision and Editing Checklist for a Critical Essay - Writing About Fiction, Poetry, and Plays By Richard Nordquist When it comes time to revise and edit the next-to-final draft of a critical essay, this checklist should serve as a helpful guide. As a general rule, the best time to revise is not right after you've completed a draft (though sometimes this is unavoidable). Elitism ‘La scultura lingua morta III’, the first solo show at the gallery by Italian artist Giorgio Andreotta Calò. ‘La scultura lingua morta III’ gravitates around sculpture, a discipline that the artist has been following for years, alongside site-specific and performative works. Sculpture is therefore the result of an entropic process of transformation that starts with a human, natural gesture, which extends in space and time and crystallises into an object; an object which represents through its form and material the last stage of the modification of matter. In this way, the form of the Hourglass (Clessidra) provides a synthesis into an absolute form based on the corrosion of wood when left in water, subject to the constant vertical movement of the tide. The wood is copied and is then cast in bronze, a transformation into an incorruptible material which is almost capable of suspending time and revealing it to be static, unmoving. Hourglasses are instruments that measure time.

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