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Hello precious. (at The Windmill)

🏆 Achievement Unlocked: Two Shows in One Day.
#isawpippin #gentlemansguide #gardenstateofmind #seattweet (at Times Square NYC)

The best kind of touchdown. #ewr #newarkliberty #gardenstateofmind #jerseypicspam #imhome

I found a red stadium next to a practice bubble next to a river with red banks. RUTGERS!!!!! #flyover #gardenstateofmind #jerseypicspam

I made it to the airport, like, Dad early. Who am I?
Hey United - can we leave early???
#gardenstateofmind #goinghome #wannagonow (at Orlando International Airport (MCO))


i don’t want to be a part of a college system where plagiarism is a worse crime than rape

Via Breakfast at Dior

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)


Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

(via bansheewhale)

Via thinking out loud











And then I find out the fanfic hasn’t updated for over a year.



me. all the time, me.

Via I'm All Ears...




Welcome to Cardboard Box Office – our homemade creations of some of your favorite movie scenes built from some of our favorite domestic junk.

The project began after finding that we had accumulated both a lot of cardboard boxes (due to moving to a new country) and a baby (due to giving birth). With our social lives drastically altered we decided to find a way to make some of those housebound weekends a little more fun.

The costumes, props, and sets in Cardboard Box Office are created entirely out of everyday household items, toys, cardboard, and three individuals slowly losing their sanity. Enjoy!”

A+ parenting.

love it.

(Source: cardboardboxoffice.com)

Via Snaily snails.

Another beautiful water park day with @sweetblues10 👫 (at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park)


Silhouette Man Wonders WTF is Wrong with Americans

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This comic uses some text from the Letter of Support for Quebec Students from Nordic Students. The letter is written by a coalition of student unions from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

UPDATE: The original version of this poster cited the above mentioned letter, and the Student Union in Finland was not included among the letter’s authors. That caused some confusion. The poster has been updated to include Finland, because it does have essentially the same higher education policy as its Nordic neighbors.

UPDATE #2: Since my posting this on DailyKos, this comic has been shared about a half-million times over two days. Here’s KOS founder Markos Moulitsas on the comic:


UPDATE #3: It’s been interesting to watch how many officials from the for-profit “schools” mentioned in this comic, and their law firms, have visited this site to view this comic.

UPDATE #4: This comic has now been shared well over 3-million times across the Internet.

I wonder that sometimes too, Silhouette Man.


Why is this not taught universally.

terrible that women are taught/have to think this way. but still a useful tip to have.

(Source: sfgifs)

Via Snaily snails.




im a bad person who thinks bad thoughts like ‘ew what is that girl wearing’ and then remember that im supposed to be positive about all things and then think ‘no she can wear what she wants, fuck what other people say damn girl u look fabulous’ and im just a teeny bit hypocritical tbh

I was always taught by my mother, That the first thought that goes through your mind is what you have been conditioned to think. What you think next defines who you are.

My professor talked about this in my cognitive psych class and it is so true. I find myself doing this a lot. I am breaking out of it

well thank goodness because I’m totally that first person. I’m constantly back & forth between “don’t be sexy just because they tell you to” and “own your sexuality; do what you want, it’s your body”

I’m still a judgmental bitch but now it’s more based off your reasons than your appearance.

Via Snaily snails.
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