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If Disney Princesses Were Actually Sloths by Jen Lewis

Previously: Nicolas Cage as Disney Princesses

Give unto me.

We live in an age of sound bites, and there is something about learning how to speak effectively and in small ways that is important. Say big things in small ways.

NPR creative director Liz Danzico on The Great Discontent. Pair with Neil deGrasse Tyson on the art of the soundbite

Legendary anthropologist Margaret Mead once wrote:

If one cannot state a matter clearly enough so that even an intelligent twelve-year-old can understand it, one should remain within the cloistered walls of the university and laboratory until one gets a better grasp of one’s subject matter.

Previous TGD interviews have included Debbie MillmanAustin KleonJohn Maeda, and yours truly.

(via explore-blog)





Early 70’s behind the scenes of Sesame Street with the Muppets.



The top pic, featuring an orange Oscar the Grouch, is literally the best of the bunch.


this gives me life and inspires me to step up my lipstick game


Fireworks light up the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of France’s Bastille Day celebrations. Watch the video here

It’s the first time in 12 years that fireworks have exploded from the Eiffel Tower. The French national day commemorates the beginning of the French revolution with the storming of the Bastille fortress and prison on 14 July 1789


You, a Californian, grow up with an understanding that California is the most beautiful place in the world, a blessed place. Whatever the attributes of anywhere else, they ultimately falter in comparison. No blue was ever so satisfyingly white as a California blue, no trees anywhere else feature such a grayish-purple green.

And it’s true enough, and true-enough keeps you in a place for an awfully long while, and I do miss the Sonoma coast and the endless boulevards of LA and the very, very pink color that the white buildings turn at sunset. But even dingy Jamaica Bay is pretty in a sunset, and it turns out many not-Californias are pretty for all sorts of reasons.

The Earth is a generally attractive area that offers something for every taste.


Lindsi - Gas Works Park, Seattle

Bodysuit by blackmilkclothing

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Lucy-green, Kohei-iwamoto, Madeline Graham and Sir Jon Trimmer in The RNZB production of Coppélia.  



flatiron, new york city
thomas cadrin, 2014


I’m so embarrassed. I’m not a real person yet.

Frances Ha (2013) is Certified Fresh at 93%


This is everything.  Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’hara in Gone with the wind.


This is everything.
Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’hara in Gone with the wind.

I remember my mother telling me that when she was a little girl in Catholic school, the nuns used to hit her left hand every time she wrote with it. Nowadays, if a teacher did that, she’d probably be arrested for child abuse. The optimist in me wants to believe sexuality will eventually become like handwriting: there’s no right way and wrong way to do it. We’re all just wired differently.

It’s also worth noting that when you meet someone, you never bother to ask if he’s right- or left-handed.

After all: Does it really matter to anyone other than the person holding the pen?

Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home (via wrists)