We Don't Need To Whisper

Aug 31

ted:

Squeeee! We can’t stop looking at these portraits of critters by Nat Geo photographer Vincent J. Musi.

Watch his hilarious talk on the excitement (and drama) of photographing wild animals»

Aug 31

quote I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?

— Ernest Hemingway (via jheneaiko)

(Source: purplebuddhaproject)

Aug 22

Things I want to tell people, that I wish people had told me: →

hello-the-future:

  • You don’t have to achieve great things by the time you’re 25
  • You have intrinsic value above and beyond your perceived utility to other people and society at large. 
  • You don’t have to have sex, or have sex in any way that you find uncomfortable or unpleasant, to keep anyone’s love or good opinion of you. They didn’t love you or think very well of you to start with if they demand it. 
  • You don’t have to stay with someone who isn’t meeting your emotional or sexual needs because they need you, or you’ve been with them for awhile, or you need to be in a relationship. You need you. Your time is your own and it is finite. 
  • It’s ok to work at a job you enjoy that doesn’t make you miserable even if it’s not a career and it won’t “lead to anything.” 
  • Your life is not a narrative. It is not leading to anything, there is no overarching thesis, it does not have themes beyond the usual shared cultural experiences of your time and place. This is ok. It does not mean that your life is without purpose or meaning. 
  • It’s ok not to like or get along with the vast majority of people you encounter, so long as you afford them the same respect, courtesy and dignity that they afford you. 
  • Expensive is not always better. 
  • Failure is temporary if you’re still alive. 
  • People are both much better and much worse than you’d suspect, but usually not all at once. 
  • Stop thinking of your future self as a different person and it will be easier to prevent money and health problems. 
  • Let people help you, lean on them when you need to, and be available to help, but don’t swing too far in either direction. Try to carry your half of the life basket as evenly as you can. 
  • Set boundaries, and do not be afraid to kick people out of your life who disregard them. You will not end up alone and unloved. People who love you will be ok with your boundaries. 
  • Your power does not come from money or beauty, but from seeing life steadily and wholly, from a curious and thoughtful mind, and from your ability to say no when you want to, and yes when you want to, and I don’t know when you don’t know. 
  • There will be bad times, maybe lots of bad times, but not only bad times. 
  • Love will not heal the wounds in your soul, but love can give you the impetus to begin the work of healing yourself. 
  • Life might be a long series of starting over, and that’s alright. 
  • You’re really cool, you’re really beautiful, you’re really special. Really. Not to everyone, but to a lot of someones sometimes.

<3

(Source: sehnsuchttraum)

Aug 19

True for both students AND teachers... →

teaching-everydayisdifferent:

  • It is hard to sleep the night before school starts.
  • Your first day of school outfit is super important—first impressions are everything.
  • When you have lunch determines your social life for the rest of the year.
  • There is never enough time between classes.
  • Homework (grading) is hard.
  • School…

- You’re excited and nervous to see who is in your class.

- You’ve counted out the days until the first vacation and winter break.

- You’re excited to hear (and share) about things that happened over summer break

- You still are thinking about all the things you meant to do over the summer.

- Personal expectations are high to improve upon last year.

Aug 18

adventuresinlearning:

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarizati…

Really important report!

John Oliver is great and this spot on.

Aug 18

thebrainscoop:

murmurousocean:

Check out the article about this: Global catches, exploitation rates, and rebuilding options for sharks

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X13000055

I’ve got a video on this. 

(Source: underthevastblueseas)

Aug 16
spaghettimaestra:

hbbits:

yahooentertainment:

Here’s a dancing baby Groot for your blog

yahoo really knows how to play the game

I need groot for my classroom

Desktop Groot please&#8230;.

spaghettimaestra:

hbbits:

yahooentertainment:

Here’s a dancing baby Groot for your blog

yahoo really knows how to play the game

I need groot for my classroom

Desktop Groot please….

Aug 15
the-dude-sisco:

If there is one picture i post on here that i really wish y’all would reblog the fuck out of, it’s this one.
PLEASE. It could save many people that are under the ridiculous police state going on right now in Ferguson Missouri. Those people need our help.

the-dude-sisco:

If there is one picture i post on here that i really wish y’all would reblog the fuck out of, it’s this one.

PLEASE. It could save many people that are under the ridiculous police state going on right now in Ferguson Missouri. Those people need our help.

Aug 04
shipwreckd:

😍

shipwreckd:

😍

(Source: subtleelevation)

Jul 31
wwbioteach:

Nailed it.

Yup

wwbioteach:

Nailed it.

Yup