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You might think that determining the age of the Earth would be relatively straightforward. But no. Human beings would split the atom and invent television, nylon, and instant coffee before they could figure out the age of their own planet.
Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything (via whats-out-there)

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Oct 21, 2014 / 66 notes
Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.
Jaime Lyn Beatty (via unmaiden)

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Oct 21, 2014 / 118,700 notes
As humans, we waste the shit out of our words. It’s sad. We use words like “awesome” and “wonderful” like they’re candy. It was awesome? Really? It inspired awe? It was wonderful? Are you serious? It was full of wonder? You use the word “amazing” to describe a goddamn sandwich at Wendy’s. What’s going to happen on your wedding day, or when your first child is born? How will you describe it? You already wasted “amazing” on a fucking sandwich.
Louis C.K. (via bl-ossomed)

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Oct 21, 2014 / 152,986 notes
Traveling is the best education. You see the world through another lens. You realize your homeland isn’t the only reality, there’s many.
Mark Patterson (via sunflower-mama)

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Oct 20, 2014 / 18,728 notes
harvestheart:

Endless fields of purple flowers in foreground, Mount Fuji still capped with snow in the background.  
Oct 20, 2014 / 57,596 notes

harvestheart:

Endless fields of purple flowers in foreground, Mount Fuji still capped with snow in the background.  

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"I decided that I was a feminist. This seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists. Apparently, [women’s expression is] seen as too strong, too aggressive, anti-men, unattractive."
Oct 20, 2014 / 37,004 notes

"I decided that I was a feminist. This seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists. Apparently, [women’s expression is] seen as too strong, too aggressive, anti-men, unattractive."

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Oct 20, 2014 / 3,250 notes

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Oct 19, 2014 / 152,543 notes

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Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]

SO IMPORTANT.

I started my period when I was 10 years old. But we didn’t tell my grandma for three years because she subscribed to the “old traditions”, where a woman on her period could not enter the house, not even to bathe. Where she had to sit outside in front of the house (where the whole village could be witness to her shame and isolation) for the entire duration.

My friend started her period unexpectedly while we were at our local temple (in America) for dance class. Asking around if any of the parents had pads (all of them apologized and acted like adults about it), I thought surely the front office has a first aid kit. Don’t they have pads? When we asked, not only did they not have any, when one of the women gave one from her purse, the head secretary told us “There are men who need to use the first-aid kit, ya? So we don’t keep period things there.” Not even ibuprofen (which has so many more uses than period pain).

There are girls in India and Nepal (and other places, but I just read an in-depth piece about the situations in Nepal) who have to go to the “period hut” when their period comes and not leave until its over. They can’t wash and dry their cloth pads in the daylight, so they do it at night when the pads won’t dry properly before their next use, making them vulnerable to infection.

It is incredibly important, especially in India, to break the taboo surrounding periods. Break the secrecy around an event that happens to almost every woman, every month for literally half of her lifetime. Break the hiding, break the cover-up, break the SHAME.

Just break EVERYTHING. So little girls can go to school every day of every month without feeling ashamed. So women can work every day of every month to provide for their families without being glared at. So single fathers can confidently take care of their daughters’ health. So that women can talk about how terrible their period is or isn’t and give each other advice on how to deal with it without looking around to make sure men aren’t listening.
So that Whisper doesn’t have to be called Whisper, it can be called SHOUT. It can be called PROUD. So that we don’t NEED to fucking WHISPER about our bodies and our health.

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electric-daisy-forest:

I’m deathly afraid of heights, but I totally want to do this. Like what better way to get over my fear 
Oct 19, 2014 / 30,417 notes

electric-daisy-forest:

I’m deathly afraid of heights, but I totally want to do this. Like what better way to get over my fear 

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sfilate:

Gemma Ward for Country Road
Oct 19, 2014 / 273 notes

sfilate:

Gemma Ward for Country Road

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Oct 19, 2014 / 95,636 notes
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no-this-is-jarod:

they got mad


Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong wrote this about his father, who died of cancer on September 1st, 1982. At his father’s funeral, Billie cried, ran home and locked himself in his room. When his mother got home and knocked on the door to Billie’s room, Billie simply said, “Wake me up when September ends.”
So I’d be angry too if people kept this shit up every single year.
Oct 19, 2014 / 460,237 notes

causeallidoisdance:

no-this-is-jarod:

they got mad

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Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong wrote this about his father, who died of cancer on September 1st, 1982. At his father’s funeral, Billie cried, ran home and locked himself in his room. When his mother got home and knocked on the door to Billie’s room, Billie simply said, “Wake me up when September ends.”

So I’d be angry too if people kept this shit up every single year.

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And like the sea, I’m constantly changing from calm to hell.
Dallas Green (via wanduring)

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Oct 18, 2014 / 208,109 notes
Life is too short for shitty sex and bad relationships.
So go find someone who fucks you right and treats you how you deserve to be treated.
Oct 18, 2014 / 581,106 notes

"This is not a dollhouse, this is Gaza"
Oct 16, 2014 / 38,188 notes

"This is not a dollhouse, this is Gaza"

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