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Still can’t re-follow the people I accidentally unfollowed 😓

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Hmmm something odd is going on with my following thingy (science lingo;-))
In either direction it just blinks and goes back to whatever it was. Maybe there is a maximum times you can do it? I got confused (sleepy/meds) with the icon and unfollowed a few people I wanted to follow but actually already did, and now it won’t change it back (even after 24 hours) ...🧐

Hmmm something odd is going on with my following thingy (science lingo;-))
In either direction it just blinks and goes back to whatever it was. Maybe there is a maximum times you can do it? I got confused (sleepy/meds) with the icon and unfollowed a few people I wanted to follow but actually already did, and now it won’t change it back (even after 24 hours) ...🧐

2/2 Yet while I’m sculpting (working with wire or carving in plaster or wood etc) I can listen to an audiobook or a podcast for hours on end and my hands will just keep going. Why is that? What’s the difference between painting/sculpting? I’m genuinely interested. (Next questsion will be about where art and science overlaps 😁)

While reading a thread on twitter about people knitting or doing crochet during lectures and such (thanks Jo Bell) I remembered something I noticed a while ago. Hoping people will chime in!
➡️When I paint I can not listen to or concentrate on an audio book or podcast, while painting I need either quiet or very familiar music so that my brain doesn’t have to “think” too much...1/2

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One of my sculptures in a joint exhibition. “The Weight in Patience”. My obsession for a while has been and drystone walls. This motif keeps coming back in my work; the treasures you find when you stop to look; crystals, plants, lichen, wildlife. And it is all balanced into calmness. There is a common approach in science and art- I think so anyway

Struggling with actual living a bit. Winter, politics, and health are all piling up and conspiring to hinder participation in anything...😞 I’ll come out the other side at some point 🐌

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HPV vaccination programmes around the world have significantly cut rates of virus infection, precancerous lesions and genital warts HPV vaccine has significantly cut rates of cancer-causing infections | New Scientist #health #HPV #vaccine newscientist.com/article/22077

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“This is the first study suggesting that bee decline is a global process, and that the most significant changes have occurred in recent years.”
t.co/kskHyGd7hg

twitter.com/ScienceNews/status

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@ErikaDesign Even if you just love science or want to be surrounded by science people you would be welcome here. No topic restrictions

Ah oops? Explains why not many ppl with same interests to me here. I wonder how I got here then? I only followed a link from an journalist article explaining this new world, didn’t even know there were ‘instances’ when I signed up. Well I suppose my amateur biologist and inherent drive to learn is a bit of link ☺️

qoto.org/@freemo/1035181136432

@freemo question, because you don’t seem to mind 🙈
What does it mean/is happening when an image doesn’t load but shows an exclamation mark in the middle? It doesn’t show the “hidden” option. Is that an image removed after posting or something? (Trying to trawl for other sculptors and seen it a few times now)

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Hey #mastodon, what are some nice people / accounts i can follow? Looking for #comrades.

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How to avoid drama on the fediverse (part 2):

Stop and think before you reply:
- Does this conversation benefit from my input?
- Am I the best person to speak on this topic?
- Do I have a full understanding of what's being said?
- Is that *really* what's being said right now?
- Do I know and/or understand where the OP is coming from?

If you answer "no" to any of these questions, shhhh.

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For the new folks on Mastodon, here are the various ways you can discover new people on here to talk to!

bnolet.me/posts/2019/11/discov

Please boost :)

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@brandon Great article, boosted! I'll just add the #MastoTips hashtag here, so more people might find it.
But you seem to have forgotten perhaps the most important way to find interesting people, or at least the one that I always mention to newbies first. That's #Trunk, a website that sorts users into categories by their interests. Just like the profile directory, it's opt-in, you can only recommend yourself, no one else.
communitywiki.org/trunk/

I ran out of space for searchable hashtags in my previous post 😂 trying it this way.
Looking for conversation really

qoto.org/@ErikaDesign/10352054

Random question, hoping for interaction ☺️
Do any of you have specific dreams (nightmares) when they are extra stressed.
Due to some life crap combining at the moment I am quite stressed. And I’ve noticed that my reoccurring nightmare always is the same: “I’m back to being a first timer high school student- 12/13. And I have to navigate all these classrooms and new schedules in this humongous building. New teachers, tall older kids. The room numbers are always in the hundreds, I’m always late”

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