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lifehackable:

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WHY THE FUCK DIDNT I THINK OF THAT
Jul 31, 2014 / 1,190 notes

lifehackable:

More Female Life Hacks Here

WHY THE FUCK DIDNT I THINK OF THAT

nybg:

You’re right, that’s just a rendering up there. But the designer of this tree, artist Sam Van Aken, is hoping to see the real things produce a similar sherbet rainbow when his “Trees of 40 Fruit” mature. Consider this the Frankenstein (or Mr. Stitch, if you saw that one) of grafting experiments.
Not a genetic experiment so much as a patient grafting of 40 different stone fruit branches onto a single trunk, this tree is designed to not only produce fruits of all sorts throughout the year, but create a stunning palette in the process. And according to Van Aken, it’s also about preserving uncommon local stone fruit varieties, some of which he stuffs into each tree he creates.
So far there are 16 young trees planted around the country. We’ll see what comes of them. Head through for the full story. —MN
(Photo credit: The Verge, Tree of 40 Fruit)
Jul 31, 2014 / 257 notes

nybg:

You’re right, that’s just a rendering up there. But the designer of this tree, artist Sam Van Aken, is hoping to see the real things produce a similar sherbet rainbow when his “Trees of 40 Fruit” mature. Consider this the Frankenstein (or Mr. Stitch, if you saw that one) of grafting experiments.

Not a genetic experiment so much as a patient grafting of 40 different stone fruit branches onto a single trunk, this tree is designed to not only produce fruits of all sorts throughout the year, but create a stunning palette in the process. And according to Van Aken, it’s also about preserving uncommon local stone fruit varieties, some of which he stuffs into each tree he creates.

So far there are 16 young trees planted around the country. We’ll see what comes of them. Head through for the full story. —MN

(Photo credit: The Verge, Tree of 40 Fruit)

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anarchydiver:

The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
PHOTOGRAPHY BITCHES

A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.

These are some fun fucking facts
Jul 30, 2014 / 332,638 notes

aconnormanning:

prokopetz:

anarchydiver:

The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.

PHOTOGRAPHY BITCHES

A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.

These are some fun fucking facts

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hermionepinklady:


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Jul 30, 2014 / 268 notes

hermionepinklady:

For more blasphemy pictures click here.

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think-progress:

How the U.S.’s ZERO weeks of paid family leave compares to the rest of the world.

discoverynews:

#SpaceOut Talks Mars Curiosity: Today, 4pm PDT

At 4pm PT (7pm ET) today, Discovery News and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will team up to bring you the latest news from NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory by the scientists and engineers who drive and care for the Curiosity rover.
Joining DNews’ Trace Dominguez and Ian O’Neill will be:
Ashwin Vasavada, MSL deputy project scientist (at JPL Mission Control).
Nagin Cox, MSL tactical uplink lead (JPL Mars Yard). Twitter: @nasa_nagin
Matt Heverly, MSL rover driver (JPL Mars Yard). Twitter: @Matt_Heverly
Amy Shira Teitel, space historian and DNews space guest host. Twitter: @astVintageSpace
The Google+ Hangout will also feature live video from the Mars Yard at JPL. We’ll get the low down on Curiosity’s health, the team’s hopes for the future and a look back over it’s biggest discoveries from its first Mars year on the red planet. We will also be taking live questions from our viewers via the G+ event page and on Twitter. Make sure you also keep an eye on @DNews, @NASAJPL and @MarsCuriosity for updates and use the #SpaceOut hashtag if you have any questions for the JPL team.
This will be one #SpaceOut you cannot afford to miss! Check out the Hangout event page for more info.
Jul 30, 2014 / 96 notes

discoverynews:

#SpaceOut Talks Mars Curiosity: Today, 4pm PDT

At 4pm PT (7pm ET) today, Discovery News and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will team up to bring you the latest news from NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory by the scientists and engineers who drive and care for the Curiosity rover.

Joining DNews’ Trace Dominguez and Ian O’Neill will be:

  • Ashwin Vasavada, MSL deputy project scientist (at JPL Mission Control).
  • Nagin Cox, MSL tactical uplink lead (JPL Mars Yard). Twitter: @nasa_nagin
  • Matt Heverly, MSL rover driver (JPL Mars Yard). Twitter: @Matt_Heverly
  • Amy Shira Teitel, space historian and DNews space guest host. Twitter: @astVintageSpace

The Google+ Hangout will also feature live video from the Mars Yard at JPL. We’ll get the low down on Curiosity’s health, the team’s hopes for the future and a look back over it’s biggest discoveries from its first Mars year on the red planet. We will also be taking live questions from our viewers via the G+ event page and on Twitter. Make sure you also keep an eye on @DNews, @NASAJPL and @MarsCuriosity for updates and use the #SpaceOut hashtag if you have any questions for the JPL team.

This will be one #SpaceOut you cannot afford to miss! Check out the Hangout event page for more info.

A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: “There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up.

Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg  (via thisisendless)

FUCK

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I’m just frozen. Absences of women in history don’t “just happen,” they are made.

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irresponsiblewanderlustofthesoul (via love-some-gallifrey-boys)

We talked about this in my American literature course for about two seconds. When I asked the professor why there were no female poets on our syllabus from that era he just said “there was nothing really of note”.

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Studies show that one in four preschool-age children experience a traumatic event by the start of kindergarten. Because so many of these children respond to traumatic stress by acting out, they prove a challenge to teachers and caregivers, who find that traditional methods of, like scolding them or putting them in a time-out, don’t work. In fact, these methods often makes things worse, leading to suspension or expulsion.

…In Head Start Trauma Smart, safety comes first. The first thing you have to do is make them feel safe. And if you’re not making them feel safe, they are not going to learn or improve. So, most of how we teach starts with complete social-emotional. I am here. I will keep you safe. Help me keep it that way.

In training programs held year-round, Head Start Trauma Smart teachers learn to validate extreme emotions using calm and quiet voices. They are also armed with practical and cognitive tools to help kids soothe themselves. In our room, the safe spot is in a really quiet corner, and it’s filled with kind of pillows and blankets. And then we have a calm down box. There are several sensory things that they can play with. We have squishy balls. We have sunglasses. All of the methods are aimed at quieting a tidal wave of emotions that often overwhelms these kids…and it’s not just teachers and therapists who practice these techniques. Bus drivers, cooks, everyone who is in the life of that child.

Some of the Head Start Trauma Smart results are harder to measure. But to those who care for these children, they are impossible to miss.

Jul 30, 2014 / 126 notes
artagainstsociety:

Death and Life by Gustav Klimt
Jul 30, 2014 / 107 notes

artagainstsociety:

Death and Life by Gustav Klimt

A warrior feeds her body well. She trains it, works on it. Where she lacks knowledge, she studies. But above all, she must believe in her strength of will and purpose and heart and soul.
David Gemmel (via theantiquated)

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Jul 30, 2014 / 31,434 notes
confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Loves tuna and kitchen counters, hates feminism and tape.

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Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth
Jul 30, 2014 / 206 notes

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Loves tuna and kitchen counters, hates feminism and tape.

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth

"Among the poor, marginalized women are found, and among marginalized women, prostitutes are found. Through the teachings of Jesus, we are led to the conclusion that the poor person is Jesus. The prostitute is Jesus. Whoever does not help the prostitute does not help Jesus. Whoever claims to love the God who cannot be seen and does not love the prostitute who can be seen is a liar."

-Dom Antonio Fragoso, Brazilian bishop
Jul 29, 2014 / 11 notes

"Among the poor, marginalized women are found, and among marginalized women, prostitutes are found. Through the teachings of Jesus, we are led to the conclusion that the poor person is Jesus. The prostitute is Jesus. Whoever does not help the prostitute does not help Jesus. Whoever claims to love the God who cannot be seen and does not love the prostitute who can be seen is a liar."

-Dom Antonio Fragoso, Brazilian bishop

Jul 29, 2014 / 7 notes

seattlejew said: So I saw that you have a very beautiful bush as well as full hairy armpits and I was wondering if people treat you differently and people ostracize you for this?

Thanks for the compliments! I appreciate them and it encourages me to take more photos!!

Sometimes having hair gives the impression I think it should be the preferred form of body expression for all women. We all express ourselves within different contexts. I do not judge the choices of individual women to shave or not. I want women to have safety, healthcare, economic, and social equality and not a particular hairstyle or look. The reaction that makes me the saddest is that I judge other women for not shaving. I don’t. My hustle is for my life and my rent and directed at parties interested in the sensory experience if hair.

That said, it does provoke some reactions more extreme than other things I’ve done with my hair. I’ve had mohawks, a shaved head, and every shade under the sun except green. Watching jaded hardcore pornographers physically react in shocked revulsion to my bush & pubes after they grew in was delightful and I knew what I was getting into because it shows how unexpected hair can be in certain social spheres. My preferred mode of dating is inside my friend circle, I’m not on any dating/hookup sites so I don’t have the acute, immediate experience of being rejected for my hair. People with MRA assumptions about feminism or dudes who think I’m hot except my hair and feel entitled to harass me or reveal their perspective that chicks should dress for their desires in totally casual settings like bars or pools can put me in a bad mood but the internet makes it a bigger deal than meat world. In the meat world it’s much more subtle.

I have never experienced the racist jokes that often intersect with sexist beauty standards. Hairiness is more acceptable on my body in ways that it isn’t for everyone for these reasons and more because of where I live and the privileges afforded to me. Out here, I might have hairy pits under my halter top but it’s San Francisco and the person next to me is probably doing something more eye catching involving the elements shiny, technicolor, and naked. Having been pedantic enough, the body hair experience is multi variable and highly non-linear in nature.

The number one write-off: I’m a castrating feminist with purely reactionary politics. If there’s anything I lost, it’s doing bdsm/fetish porn which I enjoyed, especially bondage. The bondage world is still resistant to hair. I am jonesing for bondage with my body hair but it’s just not a thing right now it seems.

XoXo!

Really loving this book so far!
Jul 28, 2014 / 15 notes

Really loving this book so far!