At Yahoo we have a lot of experience with artificial intelligence and search in...– Marissa Mayer on how Yahoo will help Tumblr (via soupsoup) You mean the search function might actually be functional at some point in the future? Game changer.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you...– Eleanor Roosevelt (via wendesgray)
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coketalk: I’m constantly yelling at people for not having a sense of scale when pondering their relative insignificance in the grand scheme of things. Maybe this will help.
DiCaprio and Mulligan, meanwhile, don’t seem like star-crossed lovers so much as...– People Magazine’s review on ‘The Great Gatsby’ (via aeferg)
Dave: Oh no.
Dave: I'm about to say something that is going to freak you guys out, but has no impact on your life at all. It's just something I will deal with.
Me: What's wrong?
Dave: I have flaming hot Cheetos in my car and I want them but I don't want any of you to eat them.
Talyor: Man, I saw those earlier. I asked you 'how hot are those Cheetos?' and you said 'flaming hot'.
Sometimes I forget that I'm an introvert.
I’ll spend too much time hanging out with people and then get irritable and overemotional for dumb reasons. Only to realize later that OH DUH I overdid it.
student: can i borrow a pencil
teacher: i don't know, CAN you?
student: yes, also colloquial irregularities occur frequently in any language and since you and the rest of our present company understood my intended meaning being particular about the distinctions between "can" and "may" is purely pedantic and arguably pretentious
You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not...– Azar Nafisi (via endangerment)
Clearly, we are a violent country. Our murder rate is three to five times that...– Is American Nonviolence Possible? (via azspot)
“expression is the need of my soul i was once a vers libre bard but i died and my soul went into the body of a cockroach” Every few years I joyfully rediscover Archy and Mehitabel. The best.
If that’s making you happy that’s brilliant. You know? People shouldn’t be so...– Björk
Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than...– Maya Angelou
The Hell of American Day Care: The Shady Business... →
stfuconservatives: Even I didn’t know it was this bad. Trigger warning for abuse and the death of young children. Fun fact from this article: Congress passed a bill that would have broadly expanded affordable, high-quality daycare. Nixon vetoed it because - you guessed it! - it was too big-government-y. Another fun fact: there’s already a response article out there blaming the lack of...
The Average Fourth Grader Is A Better Poet Than... →
mykicks: chels: wnyc: Here are some lines written by students in grades 3rd-6th: ———————————— [Writing about a family member’s recent death] The life of my heart is crimson. My brother went down to the river and put dirt on. Away went a dull winter wind that rocked harshly, and bent you said, ‘Father, father’. ————————————— [writing about a terminal illness] I am feeling burdened...
kateoplis: “ONE man here weighs just 77 pounds.... →
kateoplis: “ONE man here weighs just 77 pounds. Another, 98. Last thing I knew, I weighed 132, but that was a month ago. I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity. I’ve been detained at Guantánamo for 11 years and three…
He showed the words ‘chocolate cake’ to a group of Americans and recorded their...– Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (via dark-rye)
le-paon-blanc: loser-baby: Why are “naturally thin” and “born with a fast metabolism” totally acceptable explanations for weight, but “naturally fat” and “born with a slow metabolism” seen as “excuses” for “laziness/irresponsibility/greediness”? Answer: ignorance, fat stigma and discrimination. this is so relevant.