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l0kasenna:

lunarobverse:

A brilliant metaphor

6. Cycle lanes are built just for you, and then the cars drive in those too.

The story of Cassandra, the woman who told the truth but was not believed, is not nearly as embedded in our culture as that of the Boy Who Cried Wolf—that is, the boy who was believed the first few times he told the same lie. Perhaps it should be.
In her cover essay on silencing women in the October 2014 issue of Harper’s, Rebecca Solnit once again proves that she is one of our era’s greatest essayist – further evidence here and here. (via explore-blog)
13 Life Hacks/Tips to Simplify Your Life #4

ultrafacts:

Bug bite? Press a “warm* spoon onto the spot. The heat will destroy the protein that caused the reaction and the itching will stop.

Bikes have serial numbers. Write yours down and keep it in a safe place in the event your bike is stolen so you can easily identify your property off craigslist and such.

When delivering a speech, print it and change the text color every four lines to keep your place.

Use “Crtl + Backspace” to delete entire words at a time.

To avoid a generic answer: Ask, “What have you been listening to lately?” instead of, “What kind of music do you like?”

Can’t focus at the computer? Play music from a video game soundtrack. It’s designed to keep you engaged, and helps you focus on what you’re working on.

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I’m not Tumblr famous.

octoberrainfall252:

  • Getting asks isn’t a regular thing, I still smile when I see Messages (1).
  • People don’t reblog me ASAP. Sure, I get reblogged 20 or 30 notes, if I’m lucky.
  • I don’t get asked for pictures of me.
  • People don’t ask me for requests.
  • I don’t have a lot to offer.
  • most of my blog is 99.9% reblogs
  • i LOVE every little follower of mine 

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waitinghopingliving:

blueeyesandsadgoodbyes:

tepitome:

Cake

i need need need the library one for my birthday pls pls pls

You can say you’re not in the cake fandom but EVERYONE is in the cake fandom

be-blackstar:

thenobleflesh:

listoflifehacks:

If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it!

LEARN SISTERS AND BROTHERS. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

they said “bra wearer” 

respect, lifehacks. 

jamesfactscalvin:

mynameisanthony:

lookhowishineforyou:

schizophrenic-stoner:

shakespearean-rose:

phyerfly:

"Those people with stretched ears and tattoos are all bad news."

107,000 NOTES IS NOT ENOUGH.

i’ve reblogged this about 6 times. i’ll never not reblog this.

"And all guys who take AP classes and play sports are tasteful &great respectful young men"

like I get the point but regardless real men do rape they aren’t imaginary and they aren’t reptilian overlords they are men and very much real

then no you don’t get the point. the meaning of the phrase isn’t literal, it’s metaphoric. obviously actual men commit rape, the point is if you’re someone who would do that then you have no right to call yourself a man, let alone a human being.
you’re a piece of crap who’s unworthy of walking on the face of the earth

jamesfactscalvin:

mynameisanthony:

lookhowishineforyou:

schizophrenic-stoner:

shakespearean-rose:

phyerfly:

"Those people with stretched ears and tattoos are all bad news."

107,000 NOTES IS NOT ENOUGH.

i’ve reblogged this about 6 times. i’ll never not reblog this.

"And all guys who take AP classes and play sports are tasteful &great respectful young men"

like I get the point but regardless real men do rape they aren’t imaginary and they aren’t reptilian overlords they are men and very much real

then no you don’t get the point. the meaning of the phrase isn’t literal, it’s metaphoric. obviously actual men commit rape, the point is if you’re someone who would do that then you have no right to call yourself a man, let alone a human being.

you’re a piece of crap who’s unworthy of walking on the face of the earth

rebeccamartin2:

thenewenlightenmentage:

The Women Who Mapped the Universe And Still Couldn’t Get Any Respect
In 1881, Edward Charles Pickering, director of the Harvard Observatory, had a problem: the volume of data coming into his observatory was exceeding his staff’s ability to analyze it. He also had doubts about his staff’s competence–especially that of his assistant, who Pickering dubbed inefficient at cataloging. So he did what any scientist of the latter 19th century would have done: he fired his male assistant and replaced him with his maid, Williamina Fleming. Fleming proved so adept at computing and copying that she would work at Harvard for 34 years–eventually managing a large staff of assistants.
So began an era in Harvard Observatory history where women—more than 80 during Pickering’s tenure, from 1877 to his death in 1919— worked for the director, computing and cataloging data. Some of these women would produce significant work on their own; some would even earn a certain level of fame among followers of female scientists. But the majority are remembered not individually but collectively, by the moniker Pickering’s Harem.
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When Neil deGrasse Tyson told the accomplishments of “Pickering’s Harem” on Cosmos, he added the postscript, “I’ll bet you never heard the names of any of these women.”
"I wonder why."  Some of the best shade thrown, ever.

rebeccamartin2:

thenewenlightenmentage:

The Women Who Mapped the Universe And Still Couldn’t Get Any Respect

In 1881, Edward Charles Pickering, director of the Harvard Observatory, had a problem: the volume of data coming into his observatory was exceeding his staff’s ability to analyze it. He also had doubts about his staff’s competence–especially that of his assistant, who Pickering dubbed inefficient at cataloging. So he did what any scientist of the latter 19th century would have done: he fired his male assistant and replaced him with his maid, Williamina Fleming. Fleming proved so adept at computing and copying that she would work at Harvard for 34 years–eventually managing a large staff of assistants.

So began an era in Harvard Observatory history where women—more than 80 during Pickering’s tenure, from 1877 to his death in 1919— worked for the director, computing and cataloging data. Some of these women would produce significant work on their own; some would even earn a certain level of fame among followers of female scientists. But the majority are remembered not individually but collectively, by the moniker Pickering’s Harem.

Continue Reading

When Neil deGrasse Tyson told the accomplishments of “Pickering’s Harem” on Cosmos, he added the postscript, “I’ll bet you never heard the names of any of these women.”

"I wonder why."  Some of the best shade thrown, ever.