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An oddity with a taste for deeper meaning ////
"Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment." Eckhart Tolle ////

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Designing out Insecure Societies: Vera Winthagen at TEDxHagueAcademySalon

Conventional responses to issues ranging from bike theft to terrorist threats — security cameras, fences, tougher punishments — only contribute to a climate of fear, says Vera Winthagen. She argues that we need to look carefully at the reality behind our fear, and she proposes a fresh approach to society’s security concerns: design thinking. Vera Winthagen heads the Designing Out Crime programme at Eindhoven University of Technology.

 


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Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose - John Singer Sargent, 1885-6

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Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose - John Singer Sargent, 1885-6

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose - John Singer Sargent, 1885-6

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Fun Food Flags! Can you guess which countries are represented? Hint: The food used to make the flag is usually associated with that country…

Source (and answers!) here: http://bit.ly/n2Uxn8

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Kelly Gale - Vogue India November 2013

Photos by Signe Vilstrup

Styling: Priyanka Kapadia & Lorna McGee

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lookatthewords:

I come here tonight and plead with you. Be proud of yourself and believe that you’re somebody. I said to a group last night, “Nobody else can do this for us.” No document can do this for us. No Lincolnian proclamation can do this for us; no Kennedysonian or Johnsonian civil rights bill can do this for us. If the negro is to be free he must move down into the inner resources of his own soul and sign, with a pen an ink of self-asserted manhood, his own Emancipation Proclamation. Don’t let anybody take your manhood. Be proud of our heritage; as somebody said earlier tonight, we don’t have anything to be ashamed of.

Somebody told a lie one day. They couched it in language.They made everything black, ugly and evil. Look in your dictionary and see the synonyms of the word “black.” It’s always something degrading and low and sinister. Look at the word, “white.” It’s always something pure, high. Well I want to get the language right tonight.

I want to get it so right that everybody here will cry out, “Yes I’m Black and I’m proud of it. I’m Black and beautiful.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. -Somebody Told a Lie

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Tyra, Beverly and Naomi photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Vogue May 1992

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Tyra, Beverly and Naomi photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Vogue May 1992

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Roadtrip pre 1991 Somalia 

molecularlifesciences:

Top 5 misconceptions about evolution: A guide to demystify the foundation of modern biology.

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Here is an infographic to help inform citizens.  From my experience most people who misunderstand evolution are actually misinformed about what science is and how it operates.  That said, here are five of the biggest barriers faced when one explains evolution - I have faced these and they are documented in the literature.

I hope you can build on my work and improve the communication between the scientists and the public.

Want to do more?  If you want to donate to the cause of science education I suggest the National Center for Science Education http://ncse.com, your local university, or an equivalent organization.  Volunteering at schools and inviting scientists into classrooms are two ways to encourage an informed society.  Attend hearings if school boards start questioning evolution’s role in public curriculum.  Raise a storm if anyone tries to ban science.  Plus, it never hurts to reblog a well made evolution post.

Thank you followers for all your support!
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The Kiss in Syria
Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” on the facade of a bullet-ridden building in Damascus. Artwork by Tammam Azzam.

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The Kiss in Syria

Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” on the facade of a bullet-ridden building in Damascus. Artwork by Tammam Azzam.