This is my favorite thing ever.
"your made-up pronouns aren’t real words"
ah yes, as an english major i can confirm that no one has ever made up words to compensate for gaps in the language
all words occur naturally in caves located deep in the Amazon rainforest, where they are carefully handpicked by linguists and preserved in dictionaries
Col. Chris Hadfield loves Crash Course, and Crash Course loves Chris Hadfield!
A Gentleman’s Dignity
What distinguishes a selfie from an artist’s self-portrait? Look through a selection of photographs: http://nyr.kr/1hzvpEZ
Above: Jun Ahn, “Self-Portrait” (2008)/Courtesy Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich
This one was a lot of fun to do. First time doing something longer than 1 page. Also the first time doing something so text heavy. I think I might resort to more than one page more often, so much more room for activities!
Robert Downey Jr. (gif)
Do you want to know how to start looking better? Simplify.
Stop wearing clothes with logos, prints and crazy details.
Instead, focus on great basics. When I say basics, I mean basics. White t-shirt. Blue dress shirt. White oxford. Blue jeans. Gray wool pants. Khaki chinos. Blue blazer. Gray suit. Great boots. Basic shoes. Focus on blue, white, gray. Buy good clothes that fit.
It’s OK for your clothes to be a simple frame for what’s important: you.
Academic prose is, ideally, impersonal, written by one disinterested mind for other equally disinterested minds. But, because it’s intended for a very small audience of hyper-knowledgable, mutually acquainted specialists, it’s actually among the most personal writing there is. If journalists sound friendly, that’s because they’re writing for strangers. With academics, it’s the reverse.Joshua Rothman on why academic writing remains remote and insular: http://nyr.kr/1fFowLp (via newyorker)
- seven the number of CNN journalists who had their press credentials revoked or denied in Venezuela, a direct response to the country’s icy reaction to the network’s coverage of the country’s current protest-heavy situation. “Enough war propaganda,” President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech. “I do not accept war propaganda against Venezuela. If they do not rectify things, get out of Venezuela, CNN, get out.” source
photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around Nagoya City, Japan. By keeping the camera’s shutter open at a low aperture Cyan captures every bioluminescent flash of each insect resulting in dotted light trails that criss-cross the frame.
We never get tired of fireflies.