buildingbagend:

jtotheizzoe:

LEGO has announced that they will produce a female scientist minifigure set!

After last year’s release of a single female scientist minifigure by LEGO, designer Alatariel Elensar submitted concepts for a full minifigure set of female scientists to the LEGO Ideas competition. This week, after more than ten thousand people voted for Elensar’s project, LEGO announced that they are putting the set into production for late summer 2014!!

The figures above (still concepts, not the final sets) are doing what female scientists do, devoid of pink, and full of awesome. As Maia Weinstock notes at Scientific American in her rundown of the LEGO project, toy companies have an enormous amount of power to determine what children think, helping them form their ideas about how the world is, and how it should be.

I’m proud of my favorite toy company for doing their part to inspire young minds. Sounds like we’ve got the perfect holiday gift idea, for young girls AND boys :)

Exciting, am I right?  I can already promise the paleontologist will be joining the group when she comes out, because DINOSAURS.

no-more-ramen:

*~vegan chocolate mousse~*
hi from your mod! my boyfriend’s mom sent me this recipe and i can testify that it is not only DELICIOUS, but accommodating of a ton of dietary restrictions!
to make this more affordable, i bet it can be made with nesquik or ovaltine instead of cocoa powder, or any kind of milk rather than almond. items like vanilla extract are great to keep stocked anyway because they last forever. if anyone tries it with substitutions, i’d love for you to submit your take on this yummy, simple dessert! <3

no-more-ramen:

*~vegan chocolate mousse~*

hi from your mod! my boyfriend’s mom sent me this recipe and i can testify that it is not only DELICIOUS, but accommodating of a ton of dietary restrictions!

to make this more affordable, i bet it can be made with nesquik or ovaltine instead of cocoa powder, or any kind of milk rather than almond. items like vanilla extract are great to keep stocked anyway because they last forever. if anyone tries it with substitutions, i’d love for you to submit your take on this yummy, simple dessert! <3