jtotheizzoe:

Baffling Balloon Behavior

Not only does Destin have one of the best YouTube channels on this fair planet, but he is also a wizard. 

Just kidding, he just has an eye for science in everyday life. In the latest Smarter Every Day, Destin and his two adorable assistants make a helium-filled balloon do something very, very strange inside their accelerating minivan. So strange, in fact, that you might feel like his family car is a secret portal to a land where physics is broken.

Here’s an idea: After Destin shows you the trick, pause the video for a few minutes and see if you can figure out what’s going on. Then, if you don’t understand or agree with his explanation, head on over to Reddit to continue the discussion!

kateordie:

emeraldcitycomicon:

Love the Cosplay Is Not Consent posters at Sakura-Con! (at Sakura-Con 2014)

It takes one convention to make a public stance about this. I don’t know if ECCC was the first, but it’s the first one I noticed really making a point. I love that it’s spreading!

kateordie:

emeraldcitycomicon:

Love the Cosplay Is Not Consent posters at Sakura-Con! (at Sakura-Con 2014)

It takes one convention to make a public stance about this. I don’t know if ECCC was the first, but it’s the first one I noticed really making a point. I love that it’s spreading!

Second to last week of classes starts tomorrow.

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"For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever."

— Lev Grossman (The Magicians)

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thedogist:

Super Max, English Bulldog, McCarren Park, Brooklyn, NY

thedogist:

Super Max, English Bulldog, McCarren Park, Brooklyn, NY

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glorychildren:

NO PHOTOSET HAS MADE ME HAPPIER.

MY FAVORITE PHOTOSET IS BACK

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Happy Easter! [x]

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"We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures."

— Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty  (via commovente)

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