As a black person this makes me really proud but at the same time it really frustrates me because the news never focus on the positive qualities of blacks which in reality actually out weighs the negatives but the media only focus on the negatives.. why does a 4 year old black boy cussing makes huge media headlines but a 4 year black girl genius does not……that’s what really frustrates me. 

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Google now supports Cherokee language. (via Google Blog)

With the help of Cherokee Nation staff and community members, we’ve added Cherokee as an interface language on Google, making a small contribution towards preserving one of the world’s endangered languages.

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Paralyzed woman walks again with 3D-printed robotic exoskeleton
3D Systems, in collaboration with Ekso Bionics, has created a 3D-printed robotic exoskeleton that has restored the ability to walk in a woman paralyzed from the waist down. The Ekso-Suit was trialled and demonstrated by Amanda Boxtel, who was told by her doctor that she’d never walk again after a skiing accident in 1992. (via Paralyzed woman walks again with 3D-printed robotic exoskeleton)


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Is the world ready for a physical version of Flappy Bird in a box? One you can make by yourself?  

#awesome stuff#interesting#videos#keeping forever







Woman Photographs Herself Receiving Strange Looks in Public

“I now reverse the gaze and record their reactions to me while I perform mundane tasks in public spaces. I seek out spaces that are visually interesting and geographically diverse. I try to place myself in compositions that contain feminine icons or advertisements. Otherwise, I position myself and the camera in a pool of people…and wait.

The images capture the gazer in a microsecond moment where they, for unknowable reasons, have a look on their face that questions my presence. Whether they are questioning my position in front of the lens or questioning my body size, the gazer appears to be visually troubled that I am in front of them.”

Photographer: Haley Morris-Cafiero

Project: Wait Watchers 


Thought this was actually really cool and I’d share it with you guys! Takes a lot to get up there and do something like this. Love it!

this is such a fucking important project to me because i am constantly stared at in public in a negative way and turned into some disgusting object for the amusement of others and this is a peaceful way to confront those people

turning the spectators into the spectacle

she’s one of the professors at my college, and I have so much respect for her. She’s a really chill person. 

so about that whole thin privilege thing

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Married, but separated on different plantations William and Ellen Craft devised a plan to escape the horrors of slavery.

Ellen, who was very fair-skinned, passed as a young white woman. Her husband William played her doting servant.They set out on December 21, 1848 and traveled luxuriously by train and ferry. During a four-day trip they were almost thwarted, but quick wits and good old-fashioned luck kept them on their way. After arriving in the free city of Philadelphia they were given a crash course in reading and writing. After a short stay, they moved to Boston where William resumed work as a cabinetmaker and Ellen became a seamstress. Two year later slave catchers showed up, but they quickly fled to England to avoid their captors. They remained in Europe for over 20 years and had five children. 

In 1860, the couple wrote “Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom,” chronicling the escape. The Craft’s returned to the United States in the 1870s and established a school for newly freed African Americans.

Learn more about their story in Smithsonian Magazine


Read their book here: 


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What sort of personality traits would a humanized form of a season be like? (Human traits of autumn, fall, summer, winter)

Asked by Anonymous



For the northern hemisphere:


  • Death/End: I know this seems like it would fit in winter, but a lot of cultures associate late fall with death and dying. This can translate into a personality of a person who puts an end to things. They might have a knack of “getting the last laugh” or they might be able to settle disputes.
  • Change: Nature changes in the fall, but it goes from life to death. A character who is supposed to be fall should go through a lot of change. This will probably be negative change while spring change would be positive.
  • Open: The leaves fall off most trees in the fall. This leaves the trees bare. Characters who are bare are easily read and are not good at hiding secrets, thoughts, feelings, and back story. The reveal of themselves will be involuntary.
  • Closed: Alternatively, leaves falling off trees can translate into characters being open at the beginning (with lots of leaves), but then closing themselves off and stripping themselves of everything important to them by losing these leaves.
  • Warm: Depending on the region, fall can be full of warm colors. A warm character is one who is kind and open to others. They make other people feel safe and god.
  • Dull: Although there are lots of colors in fall, they tend to be neutral, dull colors. A dull character can still be interesting to the reader, but they won’t be interesting to other characters.


  • Cold: This one is obvious. Cold characters are people who set other people off or who have a frightening demeanor.
  • Biting: Frost bite occurs when it’s cold. A biting character is someone who nips and nags at other people. They work fast and can be witty.
  • Sharp: There’s just something about winter that makes it seem sophisticated and sharp (probably the ice?). Sharp characters know what to say, what to wear, and how to behave.
  • Introverted: Self-explanatory.
  • Never Goes Away: Just when you think snow, ice, and cold is gone, it comes back. Sometimes it’ll hail in the summer because winter just never goes away. This type of character is always pushing themselves into the lives of other people and making a place for themselves in places they don’t belong.


  • Regrowth: Spring is a time for birth and rebirth. These characters might have gone through a recent transformation or might bring new light, ideas, and hope to others.
  • Change: Spring is a season that changes a lot. If your character is Spring, they’ll probably go through a lot of character development. This change might go from negative to positive.
  • Innocence: This trait is often associated with spring.
  • Optimistic: The change that spring goes through is positive because it’s all about new life and new things. Optimistic characters always look ahead with good intentions and believe that something good can come out of the worst situations.
  • Flooding: Rain is common in the spring and with that comes floods. Characters who are flooding may talk too much, be over emotional, or may over-do something. They override other characters.
  • Nurturing: Spring is associated with love, fertility, and lust. A nurturing character is caring of other people, heals them, and supports them.
  • Youthful: Again, with birth and rebirth, spring is young. It is a fresh start and represents youth. Your character does not have to be young, but they can act young or have a youthful demeanor.


  • Lively: Summer is when everything is done growing and lush with life. Lively characters can be loud, optimistic, caring, happy, jolly, colorful, exciting, and energetic.
  • Dried Up: This can go two ways. Sometimes, summer can be so dry and hot that it kills nature. This type of character might run people dry, tire them, drain them of emotion, or otherwise affect them negatively. The other way would be this character being too dried up in the same way.
  • Calm, but Deadly: Most summers are calm in terms of weather with the occasional hurricane, thunderstorm, or other storm. Calm but deadly characters are able to control themselves most of the time, but if something sets them off there is nothing you can do to suppress their emotions or actions.
  • Extroverted: Self-explanatory.

Flip spring and fall, and summer and winter for the southern hemisphere.

For more personality traits, look at mythical creatures and mythologies associated with seasons (like Jack Frost) and look at their personalities or abilities.

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#GOD HOLY SHIT I LOVE SEASONAL SYMBOLISM#symbolism#writing#awesome stuff


i decided a big photoset was in order cuz they’d all fit and im proud of em

and because i cant shut up about it

they are all available for purchase as tshirts and what not on my redbubble

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"Scott Allen…skates right into the heart of the crowd as he captures a bronze medal for Uncle Sam; only fourteen years old…"

From:  Universal Newsreel Volume 37, Issue 12, 02/10/1964

via Media Matters » This Week in Universal News: The Beatles Come to America

50 years ago at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games, 14 year old figure skater Scott Allen wins the bronze medal for the United States in Men’s Figure Skating, becoming the youngest Olympic medalist in an individual Winter event.