mothernaturenetwork:

Meet the Marine Big 5 of South Africa
Gansabaai, South Africa is the primary habitat for 5 of the world’s most endangered marine animals. Here are facts about each of them.

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Too many women throw themselves into romance because they’re afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won’t do that.
Julie Delpy in Before Sunset (via skeletales)

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500 posts!

500 posts!

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omnidaily:

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Checkmate

omnidaily:

16

Checkmate

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chicken or egg?

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mothernaturenetwork:

Aerial archaeologist finds bittersweet beauty in geological photo surveys
Ever since earning his private pilot license 26 years ago, German photographer Klaus Leidorf has made it his mission to capture a bird’s-eye perspective of the way humans have shaped the world — a study known as aerial archaeology.

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Let’s beat it.

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spiritualseeker:

Face Reading (Physiognomy): Smiles and Teeth

The art of determining character or personal qualities from the features or form of the body, especially the face. 

SMILES:

  • A. Natural Smile (lips relaxed, full smile, teeth, but no gums showing): You are comfortable with your sensuality, neither flaunting nor hiding it. You also feel comfortable with your own sexuality.
  • B. Gums Showing (gums show in a full smile): This indicates that you believe you are desirable for what you can give and do. You may be inappropriate in how much you give, finding it difficult to accept that you are lovable for just being yourself. You try to earn love through what you give and do for others. You may be one of those people who wants to give everyone a Christmas present whether you receive one in return or not. 
  • C. Stretched Tight Smile (upper lip tight across teeth): This “overly sincere” smile is a mask that hides the owner’s true agenda with an attempt to communicate an unfelt sincerity or caring. It is a deception flashed to make an impression.
  • D. Pursed/Kissy Lips (lips are naturally close together when smiling): You are communicating that you want to maintain your distance. Your smile says, “I’m being polite, don’t rush me. It takes time to get to know me, but don’t stop trying”
  • E. Crooked Smile (one side higher than the other): You have a practiced performance smile that is designed to make a good impression but doesn’t reflect your true feelings. You may just be “smiling for the camera.”
TEETH:
  • F. Even Teeth (all teeth are same length): You have a logical approach and learn life’s lessons quickly. You make decisions with poise and self-confidence. (America’s obsession with straight teeth pays off)
  • G. Gap Between Front Teeth (space b/t teeth): You are willing to take risks even when you are not sure of the outcome. In fact, given a choice between playing it safe or going for it, you will choose to go for it. The larger the gap, the stronger the trait. Your friends may see you as something of a daredevil because you make intuitive decisions in the moment and don’t hide from danger. (Well, this explains my adventurous teacher who is almost always in a cast.)
  • H. Big Front Teeth (much larger than other teeth): Once you finally make your mind, that’s it! You can be stubborn as a mule and someone has to show you that you are wrong before you will change your mind. You have the ability to hang on to your position when faced with opposition.
  • Small Even Teeth (no image): Simply indicates a quick learner, -or- a person who may shy away from leadership positions.
  • I. Crooked Teeth (especially bottom teeth): You see both sides of every issue. While you might be good at debate, you hate to be wrong, so you will often double check your facts before proceeding. Your challenge is that you hold yourself to impossibly high standards, weighing every decision. (I know a family who’s four kids are all involved in Speech and Debate… and their bottom teeth are very crooked)
  • J. Buck Teeth (front teeth protrude/stick out): You have had to overcome the shyness you felt as a child when you would lean over backwards to please and try to get along with others. Your challenge is that you have had to struggle to become more outgoing. 

Click here for more: [Face Reading: Eyebrows]

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Jokowi Nyalon 2014

Gw bukan orang yang tau politik, sok tau juga enggak, mungkin saking pragmatisnya. Bukan juga orang yang kuat dengan prinsip dan komitmennya. Intinya disini cuma berpendapat tentang pencalonan Bapak Jokowi sebagai presiden. Menurut gw terlalu terburu-buru. Kenapa gak diselesaikan dulu masa jabatannya sebagai gubernur sampai tuntas, habis itu beliau bisa terima tawaran dari Ibu Mega untuk pemilu tahap berikutnya. Bukan apa-apa, tapi beliau sudah berkomitmen untuk Jakarta selama masa jabatannya itu. Nah, kaya waktu di Solo dulu, beliau juga gak tuntas masa jabatan. Oke kalaupun beliau bagus kinerjanya, mungkin tetap ada politik yang bekerja di belakangnya. Jadi pendapat gw disini, meskipun gw juga sebenernya dukung Jokowi nyapres pada akhirnya, tapi melihat tentang sejarah batu loncatannya, gw lebih kontra dalam masalah pencalonan presiden beliau terlalu dini.

Group 3.
Philosophers (INTP, ISTP, ISFP, INFP):
Introverts with right-brain predominance

“I came into this world not to be in a hurry”

Members of this group mostly appreciate a calm life with a relatively lax agenda. As Introverts, they seek for some regulating and even limitation of their relations with the outer world. As a “right-brain persons”, they like variety of impressions and non-standard approaches. Such kind of combination creates Philosophers - people who take life, like most of us take weather: with both curiosity and philosophical resignation, including portion of humor.

The Philosopher’s dominant mental process is either Introverted Thinking or Introverted Feeling – so these people are born with a mental prototype of the world, which implies personal philosophy, with all the reasons and explanations for life. This philosophy is also the Philosopher’s shelter from the outside “bad weather”. To be healthy, Philosophers have to lead the life without heavy outside push. Any pressure is undesirable to these people. They are ‘in love with contemplation’ and prefer adapt to reality, which is already created in their mind. So the more life offers a variety of wishful environment, the better feels any Philosopher.

Being in chime with both their maxims and the outer world, Philosophers do not express too much emotions and/or assertive guidance to others – they just prefer enjoying life without pomp. The main problem here is an incapacity for existing in a “harsh climate”. That means that Philosopher cannot see any opportunities, promising enough for forming a desirable reality without breaking of his/her innate principles. This non-fitment with the world might cause periods of a deep melancholy, which can develop into severe depressions. Being healthy, Philosopher has the reputation of a very wise and balanced, though partly leisurely person.

Tips for Philosophers:

Do not be embarrassed by your taste for a “sweet serenity”;
Do not expect the whole world would live by your personal principles;
Try to be more favorable to other’s views and experience;
Try to enrich your philosophy by real life experience – as much as you can.

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theatlantic:

How Barbie Affects Career Ambitions

Among the things to hate about Barbie is that she’s styled such that no woman could ever have her proportions and remain bipedal. Many say she’s too thin, too made-up, and too passive-looking to be a role model for the modern girl. (Barbie’s response, of course, is #unapologetic.)

There’s already evidence that Barbie affects girls’ body image. But through her many iterations, Barbie has now been a paleontologist, a pilot, and a Marine. With options like those, surely she doesn’t cause any lasting damage to girls’ career aspirations? … Right? Right?

A duo of researchers at Oregon State University hypothesized that playing with sexualized dolls not only hurts self-esteem, it influences the way young girls think about their adult lives.

Past research in the U.K. has shown that nearly a third of female teenagers want to be models, while only 4 percent wanted to be engineers. Adolescent girls, it seems, are drawn to careers based on appearance, not knowledge.

Is Barbie the one steering young girls away from the Python code and toward the catwalk?

Read more. [Image: mjtmail (tiggy)/plounsbury/Flickr]

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