Some easy-to-care-for plant suggestions for beginners:
• Chlorophytum (spider plant)
• Dracaena (any species)
• Pothos vine (Epipremnum aureum)
• Heartleaf philodendron
• Rubber plant
• Pilea (Chinese money plant)
• Peperomia (any species)
• Bromeliad (most varieties, but Guzmania is probably the easiest)
• Peace lily
• Snake plant
(Made boostable at @Kiki's request! ☀️)
opinions; Meme described in text Show more
Drake dances disapprovingly toward: retconning Sybok (I'm looking at you ST Disco)
Drake dances approvingly toward: retconning all of Enterprise
The Gaston diet:
* 5 dozen eggs qd
Stop diet when #gainz approximate the mass of the ocean-going vessel of your choice
Apple discourse Show more
Red delicious: when getting half of your product name to be accurate is good enough
Canada politics Show more
Don't forget, it's: Justin "Electoral Reform" Trudeau
Old weird sci-fi; military mention Show more
We watched The Cat From Outer Space (1978) last night
What stood out most to me was the way the military was depicted as sort of a bumbling comic villain
And it struck me that a movie like that could never get made today
Modern movies aren't allowed to make the military look even slightly bad or incompetent
The "RESPECT THE TROOPS" ideology is too deeply believed
@balrogboogie "At first it was a shock, but after a few days, my personal assistant was more than happy to print out my emails for me"
@nightingale Hi welcome!
If you're new here, be sure to read our Community Standards: https://scholar.social/about/more
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Emotional health in academia Show more
This is a general reminder that it is perfectly okay to not see academia and the work associated with it as a source of emotional validation, and that it might in fact be a strategically correct move to withdraw those aspects of oneself from this area of life
"I'm the research fairy, here to make your academic problems disappear"
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