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Here’s a general rule. When an insult is directed at a woman, consider how it would have sounded directed at a man. If the result is ridiculous, then it’s probably sexist.

- came across this great comment on an article Ruby Tandoh (Great British Bake Off Runner Up) wrote for The Guardian (via aconits)

(Source: ismisesarah)

chibird:

Self confidence lesson #1! Let your strengths outshine your weaknesses.

chibird:

Self confidence lesson #1! Let your strengths outshine your weaknesses.

ivoryathena:

Badass women from history

  1. Leather clad English rocker girl
  2. Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
  3. Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
  4. Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle

The first pic is from a 2009 photoshoot (thx Reddit), but these are all great anyway.

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes to everyone else’s highlight reel.

- Steve Furtick (via mybelovedfool)

(Source: corner-of-positivity)

fuckyeahjosswhedon:

Joss Whedon Makes More ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

Someone summoned Joss on Twitter and wished for more Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Then this happened!

adviceforvegans:

Arturo lives in the blistering sun of Argentina. A naturally Arctic animal spends his days living in 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) of nothing but heat. 

If this upsets you as much as it upsets me, please consider signing the following petitions:

Please allow Arturo to have a better life in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada

Quickly issue a special import permit to Canada for Arturo the Polar bear.

Free Arturo, Argentina’s only polar bear, from living hell!!!

FREE ARTURO: The Polar Bear In Despair

If you know of any more petitions I can add, please let me know and I’ll add them right away. 

Let’s rescue this poor little guy together!

lions-and-snails making more front page news. No big deal. :D

lions-and-snails making more front page news. No big deal. :D

cinemove:

Boyhood (2014) dir. Richard Linklater

(Source: iraffiruse)

emmyc:

Sunhat girl

emmyc:

Sunhat girl

xysciences:

The lilac breasted roller bird.
[Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]

xysciences:

The lilac breasted roller bird.

[Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]

smartgirlsattheparty:

unlucky-artist:

Maybe the best sarcastic conversation in tv history 

So. Good. 

xysciences:

Andromeda’s actual size in our night sky if only it was darker.
[Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]

Original picture by Stephen Rahn, composite by Tom Buckley-Houston, legitifimication by Phil Plait.

xysciences:

Andromeda’s actual size in our night sky if only it was darker.

[Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]

Original picture by Stephen Rahn, composite by Tom Buckley-Houston, legitifimication by Phil Plait.

stuffman:

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People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

Did this game challenge my perception of my world? Did this game change the way I am going to relate to my children? Did this game gift me insight into another human’s perspective? Did this game make me smile or surprised or feel a sense of aesthetic wonder?

- Simon Parkin — Why indie gaming’s obsession with moneymaking hurts us all