Arturo is a 29-year-old male polar bear currently living in Argentina’s Mendoza Zoo. He is suffering in 40C (104F) heat in an enclosure that has just 20 inches of water for him to swim in and has as a consequence been displaying worrying behavior.
Please sign this petition or at least spread the word in order to have Arturo transferred to a zoo in Canada which has better facilities for an animal that is used to polar conditions.
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What is your acne telling you?
1 & 2: Digestive System — Eat less processed or junk food, reduce the amount of fat in your diet, step up water intake and opt for cooling things like cucumbers.
3: Liver — Cut out the alcohol, greasy food and dairy. This is the zone where food allergies also show up first, so take a look at your ingredients. Besides all this, do 30 minutes of light exercise every day and get adequate sleep so your liver can rest.
4 & 5: Kidneys — Anything around the eyes (including dark circles) point to dehydration. Drink up!
6: Heart — Check your blood pressure (mine was slightly high) and Vitamin B levels. Decrease the intake of spicy or pungent food, cut down on meat and get more fresh air. Besides this, look into ways to lower cholesterol, like replacing “bad fats” with “good fats” such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, fish and flax seed. Also, since this area is chock-full of dilated pores, check that your makeup is not past its expiry date or is skin-clogging.
7 & 8: Kidneys — Again, drink up! And cut down on aerated drinks, coffee and alcohol as these will cause further dehydration.
Zone 9 & 10: Respiratory system — Do you smoke? Have allergies? This is your problem area for both. If neither of these is the issue, don’t let your body overheat, eat more cooling foods, cut down on sugar and get more fresh air. Also keep the body more alkaline by avoiding foods that make the body acidic (meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar) and adding more alkalizing foods like green veggies and wheatgrass juice. Another thing that most of forget – dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two of the top acne culprits and this area is what they affect the most!
Zone 11 & 12: Hormones — This is the signature zone for stress and hormonal changes. And while both are sometimes unavoidable, you can decrease their effect by getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, eating leafy veggies and keeping skin scrupulously clean. Another interesting point: breakouts in this area indicate when you are ovulating (and on which side).
Zone 13: Stomach — Step up the fibre intake, reduce the toxin overload and drink herbal teas to help with digestion.
14: Illness — Zits here can be a sign that your body is fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Give it a break, take a yoga class, take a nap, take time to breathe deeply, drink plenty of water and know that everything always works out!
So the next time you break out or notice dark under-eye circles, look to your face map: your skin is probably trying to communicate on behalf of the internal organs. However, do remember that, as with all medical issues, it is always best to see your doctor or dermotologist for a proper prognosis. This is just a general guide to head you off in the right investigative direction – just because you break out between the brows doesn’t always mean you have a bad liver!
whoa. I’m keeping this.
I DONT THINK ANYONE REALIZES HOW MUCH THIS HAS HELPED ME OH MY GOD
"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.” - Gary Provost
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Hey Shey. Sorry for this late reply, I just saw I had messages. I get this question a lot. ”Do you have a TIP on how I get into Disney as an animator/character designer/concept artist- its my dream”.
I’m answering you, but posting this for all to see.
(NOTE: Shey, ignore any snarky-ness in my tone, you don’t deserve it and seem like a very nice person. This is a global answer since I’m posting it and not necessarily directed toward you. I just get this question A LOT and, hopefully unlike yourself, by people that just want to dream it; not work for it.)
First of all, when you ask someone that question, you really should have your portfolio in your hand and have JUST SHOWN that person it. Without that, I truly am just giving you the most general of answers. That said, you just want a “tip” on how to do it? The easy answer is to Google search it and most likely you’ll end up at Disney animation’s website where I assume (I’ve never looked) they probably have some instructions on how to submit your portfolio online and (hopefully) an idea of what they want you to have in it. That’s a tip.
But here’s the honest answer and its a bit more than a tip. The real question you should be asking is, “What do i need to do to make it as a professional artist at one of the biggest/oldest/ most respected/ competitive animation studios in the world?” I’ll be even more direct: by not even knowing what you are REALLY asking, it tells me you’re not ready. The person asking how to become what took me 25 years and looking for a “tip” for an answer has a long way to go to understand the competitive effort and strong work ethic needed to make it at a major animation studio, much less get that first entry level job as an artist. First, take an honest look at your work and compare it to PROs. Not your peers. Not your Deviant Art followers, your parents, siblings, or high school friends- but compare it to the people’s work who’s JOB you want to take away. Sounds tough, right? At many studios, that’s what it comes down to: Someone has to leave for a job to be open, so there’s some truth to it. But that mentality of looking at your ARTISTIC HEROES as your competition will give you a good sense to what you are up against. The best of the best. Yes, there are entry-level positions at most of the studios, but you don’t want that. You want to jump past that and be an animator, character designer, concept artist. Not a storyboard revisionist. Not an intern. Maybe you’ll take those positions to get your foot in the door? Good, because that’s all you’re gonna get offered to you. Even if you draw like the teen version of Glen Keane (if you don’t know who he is then you’re also showing how “not ready” you are) you still don’t have that precious commodity that producers put equal weight on: Experience. So, buckle down remember you’re young still (unlike me) and do the work needed and expect an entry level position for all that hard work. It’s fact. How long you stay in that entry level position is where you’re ability will pay off though. Some climb high and fast. Others, their whole career is a struggle. Hard work can make a difference, but I believe there is a mysterious “A” gene that is a bit bigger in some people’s DNA than most. And that “A” stands for “Ability”.
I can shorten it to a TIP though: DRAW EVERY DAY.
I know I sound like a crodgity-old man (and part of me is) but know that I am answering this question not for you, but for ALL the people that have asked it. BUT- even more importantly- know that I’m ALSO not answering this just for me but for all the other artist pros that have been asked it. Listen to these words: Wake up. Quite dreaming and start WORKING.
You’ll have my job in no time. :)
Estos son los consejos que uno espera recibir <3
Me encanta, y es re relajante!
Esta canción me copó, igual que la banda xD
Wata biútiful song! Que me iega, que méeeee! :’)
Hace mucho que no pintaba en la compu, yey~