I am protesting the muzzling of Al Jazeera’s staff in Egypt. #FreeAJStaff  http://thndr.it/1nTMze2

I am protesting the muzzling of Al Jazeera’s staff in Egypt. #FreeAJStaff http://thndr.it/1nTMze2

pakistani:

It is very difficult to nurture your love for a sport if you are born as a girl in South Waziristan. But Maria Toorpakai Wazir defied all odds by training and competing as a boy in Peshawar until she could not hide her gender any longer. Today she is Pakistan’s top female squash player and is ranked 54th in the world.
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Respect her dedication.

pakistani:

It is very difficult to nurture your love for a sport if you are born as a girl in South Waziristan. But Maria Toorpakai Wazir defied all odds by training and competing as a boy in Peshawar until she could not hide her gender any longer. Today she is Pakistan’s top female squash player and is ranked 54th in the world.

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Respect her dedication.

jtotheizzoe:

Albert Einstein holding an Albert Einstein puppet. Sometimes pictures are just better without context.
But I suppose if you really want some context you can get it at Open Culture.

jtotheizzoe:

Albert Einstein holding an Albert Einstein puppet. Sometimes pictures are just better without context.

But I suppose if you really want some context you can get it at Open Culture.

Reblogged from It's Okay To Be Smart
portraitsofboston:

"Hey man, take my picture!"
"I can’t do it. It’s too dark."
"Yeah, we need some light. Let’s go over there."
"Are you homeless?"
"Yes, I am."
"How long have you been homeless?"
"15 years. I’ve been in Boston 8 months. Before that I was in Washington, Virginia, New York, Philadelphia, Louisiana, Florida…"
"Why didn’t you stay in Florida? It’s so much warmer."
"I wanted to see my family. But they don’t want to see me. They don’t understand depression. They treat me like dirt. Homeless people treat me better than my family."
"And what happened 15 years ago? How did you end up on the streets?"
"I tried to burn myself twice. I had 30 surgeries. I was dead two times, but God brought me back. I don’t know why."
"And why did you do it?"
"I was depressed. Why you crying?"
"Because you are a beautiful person, and my family is really messed up, and I’ve been very depressed. I think I can understand you."
"Yes, I am a good person. And when you take people’s pictures, don’t disrespect them."
"No, man, I won’t. I like people. That’s why I take their pictures."
"And when you make your portfolio, don’t denigrate people. Let the pictures speak for themselves."
"I will. Are you safe on the streets?"
"Yes, I am…And now I have $8 to buy me some food."
"That’s all I have. Next time I see you, I will give you more."
"No, man. It ain’t all about money. Give me a hug. And next time you see me, give me a hug again. And thanks for taking my picture."

portraitsofboston:

"Hey man, take my picture!"

"I can’t do it. It’s too dark."

"Yeah, we need some light. Let’s go over there."

"Are you homeless?"

"Yes, I am."

"How long have you been homeless?"

"15 years. I’ve been in Boston 8 months. Before that I was in Washington, Virginia, New York, Philadelphia, Louisiana, Florida…"

"Why didn’t you stay in Florida? It’s so much warmer."

"I wanted to see my family. But they don’t want to see me. They don’t understand depression. They treat me like dirt. Homeless people treat me better than my family."

"And what happened 15 years ago? How did you end up on the streets?"

"I tried to burn myself twice. I had 30 surgeries. I was dead two times, but God brought me back. I don’t know why."

"And why did you do it?"

"I was depressed. Why you crying?"

"Because you are a beautiful person, and my family is really messed up, and I’ve been very depressed. I think I can understand you."

"Yes, I am a good person. And when you take people’s pictures, don’t disrespect them."

"No, man, I won’t. I like people. That’s why I take their pictures."

"And when you make your portfolio, don’t denigrate people. Let the pictures speak for themselves."

"I will. Are you safe on the streets?"

"Yes, I am…And now I have $8 to buy me some food."

"That’s all I have. Next time I see you, I will give you more."

"No, man. It ain’t all about money. Give me a hug. And next time you see me, give me a hug again. And thanks for taking my picture."

Reblogged from Portraits of Boston

sitting straight upright in your chair is bad for your back. You should instead slouch at an angle of 135 degrees.

sitting straight upright in your chair is bad for your back. You should instead slouch at an angle of 135 degrees.

Reblogged from Unbelievable facts

A female shorebird was recently found to have flown 7,145 miles nonstop from Alaska to New Zealand—without taking a break for food or drink.

A female shorebird was recently found to have flown 7,145 miles nonstop from Alaska to New Zealand—without taking a break for food or drink.

Reblogged from Unbelievable facts
Travel. As much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.
Reblogged from Mariquita

Sorting friends on facebook

thinks facebook should let people sort friends based on number of friends in common, my highest # = 71