24 4 / 2014

condenasttraveler:

Quiet life in the Swiss Alps. Photographed by @spatari. #swissalps #switzerland #takemethere (at Interlaken, Switzerland)

I need to go

condenasttraveler:

Quiet life in the Swiss Alps. Photographed by @spatari. #swissalps #switzerland #takemethere (at Interlaken, Switzerland)

I need to go

24 4 / 2014

shademag:

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BAE

Valentine’s Day is often associated with romantic love and leaves some of us basking in our lack thereof, maybe leaving us to wonder “why?”

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(via unmuelle)

24 4 / 2014

whore-for-couture:

Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 RTW


Mmmm

whore-for-couture:

Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 RTW

Mmmm

(Source: amberlynnmckay, via tarebeartaraxx)

24 4 / 2014

23 4 / 2014

"It doesn’t make me nervous that we’ll become extinct, it doesn’t frighten me at all. There is a wonderful thing that Martin Luther the reformer said when he was asked, “What would you do if the world would disappear tomorrow in the apocalypse?” And Luther said, “Today, I would plant an apple tree.”"

Werner Herzog

(Source: magnificentruin.com, via thesecretofexistence)

23 4 / 2014

chibiknightcrossing:

current mood: tamagotchi after it poops

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(via tarebeartaraxx)

23 4 / 2014

Franny flings foliage

Franny flings foliage

23 4 / 2014

sashastergiou:

“Come to me now and loosen me from blunt agony. Labor and fill my heart with fire. Stand by me and be my ally.” ― Sappho, The Complete Poems [Credit - The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts - Moscow, Russia]

sashastergiou:

“Come to me now and loosen me from blunt agony. Labor and fill my heart with fire. Stand by me and be my ally.” ― Sappho, The Complete Poems [Credit - The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts - Moscow, Russia]

(via tarebeartaraxx)

23 4 / 2014

23 4 / 2014

nprbooks:

Libraries in many big cities often serve as de facto homeless shelters — a place for people living on the streets to find quiet and warmth — and it can make others, there to just check out books or videos, uncomfortable. 
KQED’s Scott Shafer reports that’s why the San Francisco Public Library has hired a full-time social worker. She spends her days roaming the library floors, keeping an eye out for regulars who look like they could use her help. And sometimes she hires the formerly homeless patrons she’s helped, like Joe Bank, to do outreach under her supervision.

nprbooks:

Libraries in many big cities often serve as de facto homeless shelters — a place for people living on the streets to find quiet and warmth — and it can make others, there to just check out books or videos, uncomfortable.

KQED’s Scott Shafer reports that’s why the San Francisco Public Library has hired a full-time social worker. She spends her days roaming the library floors, keeping an eye out for regulars who look like they could use her help. And sometimes she hires the formerly homeless patrons she’s helped, like Joe Bank, to do outreach under her supervision.

(via npr)

23 4 / 2014

whimsicalethnographies:

The whole point is that in London, the way people are, they’re just very insular and no one ever looks at each other. You don’t look at each other on the subway. You literally step over people with their hands in the air every day asking for money. There’s this thing of you can live in a city and be completely alone, not notice anything going on around you. - Simon Pegg

Even outside of London, the double-meaning slaps you in the face.  I live in a suburb outside of a mid-sized city in New York State, and this hit me as “auto-pilot.”  The way I, and many others, go about our daily lives.  Living Zombies.

(Source: peggman, via weirdbitterdays)

23 4 / 2014

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23 4 / 2014

thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.

Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

(via illanaglazer)

23 4 / 2014

99percentinvisible:

The Eone Bradley Watch is a watch you can read by touch.

It marks the minutes and hours with two ball bearings, which are set in tracks in the  titanium body and change positions via hidden magnets inside. 

So one does not look rude when checking the clock.

23 4 / 2014

universalequalityisinevitable:

From this episode of Nature on PBS that gives numerous examples of how plants, contrary to popular belief, are a lot like animals.

I LOVE PLANTS.

(via black-footed)