We see clouds so often that it’s easy to forget how amazing they are. Thankfully German astronaut and geophysicist Alexander Gerst is currently aboard the International Space Station where he often spends his free time taking countless extraordinary photos of the Earth as it’s whizzing by 205 miles below.

Gerst is particularly fond of photographing dramatic shadows cast by cloud formations - something that we cannot see down here on Earth. These stunning photos remind how awesome clouds are as they cast shadows that stretch for thousands of miles across the planet’s surface. Shadows so long that they eventually disappear into the black horizon.

Follow Alexander Gerst’s Twitter feed for new photos shared daily.

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If Dr. Seuss Books Were Titled According to Their Subtexts

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The Adventures of George Washington (Part 2) by LadyHistory [more]

Previously: Part One

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lorde’s 17 and shes expected to smile and wave and be perfectly fine in front of millions like hell i get nervous standing up to get off the bus, ya’ll need to leave her alone

britney spears could do it when she was 17 

britney spears had a mental breakdown years later as a result of being put on a silver platter for the media and public this is such a gross response i can’t believe so many people have reblogged this

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[[Please note that there are many very valid criticisms of this project.  If you are interested, my response can be found here.]]

Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power.  I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind:

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HART/COEUR has been selected for the 2014 edition of Raindance Festival in England!See you there maybe (hopefully ;) ?
Screening times and tickets


HART/COEUR has been selected for the 2014 edition of Raindance Festival in England!
See you there maybe (hopefully ;) ?

Screening times and tickets

"People always look for excuses. My favorite one is, “Well that’s easy for you because you have a really popular blog.” As if my really popular blog was something I won in the lottery. I had a really unpopular blog for three years in a row where 10 or 20 people were reading it. When I got started in the book business, I received 900 rejection letters. So you don’t look at the end result — at the Richard Bransons and Maria Popovas — and say, “Well they have that thing that I don’t.” They got that thing by showing up. I am really focused on helping people understand that not showing up is a failure of will more than it is a failure of birth."

Excerpt from an interview with Seth Godin in the 10th anniversary issue of the wonderful Australian creative culture magazine Dumbo Feather

As Tchaikovsky put it, “A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood.” Or, per Isabel Allende, “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.”

More on the role of showing up in creative work here

Also see Godin on vulnerability and how to dance with the fear of failure

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"Artistiek werk vertegenwoordigt een idee, dat zich op een bepaald moment in de tijd kristalliseerde in de geest van de kunstenaar; het is een universeel symbool dat voor altijd de stem van de auteur zou uitdragen in net dat ene, verlichte moment. Wat is daarmee vergeleken de waarde van alle momenten in zijn leven, die vrij van goede ideeën waren?"

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Marines Call It That Two Thousand Yard Stare
“A characteristic of shell shock, the despondent stare reflects dissociation from trauma.”

painting by Thomas Lea

Marines Call It That Two Thousand Yard Stare

A characteristic of shell shock, the despondent stare reflects dissociation from trauma.”