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fastcompany:

Kids Need A Flashlight To Read This Adorable Pop-up Book

Motion Silhouette tells a story through its shadows.

Reading by flashlight when you’re supposed to be asleep is practically a rite of passage for kids. An adorable new children’s book celebrates that tradition.

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mazverdagon:

The Four Seasons of Disney (insp.)

psychotherapy:

“For me, language is a freedom. As soon as you have found the words with which to express something, you are no longer incoherent, you are no longer trapped by your own emotions, by your own experiences; you can describe them, you can tell them, you can bring them out of yourself and give them to somebody else. That is an enormously liberating experience, and it worries me that more and more people are learning not to use language; they’re giving in to the banalities of the television media and shrinking their vocabulary, shrinking their own way of using this fabulous tool that human beings have refined over so many centuries into this extremely sensitive instrument. I don’t want to make it crude, I don’t want to make it into shopping-list language, I don’t want to make it into simply an exchange of information: I want to make it into the subtle, emotional, intellectual, freeing thing that it is and that it can be.”
—Jeanette Winterson

psychotherapy:

“For me, language is a freedom. As soon as you have found the words with which to express something, you are no longer incoherent, you are no longer trapped by your own emotions, by your own experiences; you can describe them, you can tell them, you can bring them out of yourself and give them to somebody else. That is an enormously liberating experience, and it worries me that more and more people are learning not to use language; they’re giving in to the banalities of the television media and shrinking their vocabulary, shrinking their own way of using this fabulous tool that human beings have refined over so many centuries into this extremely sensitive instrument. I don’t want to make it crude, I don’t want to make it into shopping-list language, I don’t want to make it into simply an exchange of information: I want to make it into the subtle, emotional, intellectual, freeing thing that it is and that it can be.”

Jeanette Winterson

largecoin:

what a day!!!!!!!! nothing happened and i was tired

queen-elsa-of-pokemon:

reluctantisthehero:

Stop. Read this.

That shirt looks great on you.

I like it when you smile

I care about you.

It’s gonna be okay.

I’m so happy you’re alive.

Stay strong, everyone.

This needs to be on everyone’s dash

Jul 4

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.

- Logan Pearsall Smith (via atlas-of-fellings)

(Source: de-la-valliere)

Jul 1

Knowledge is important, but only if we’re being kind and gentle with ourselves as we work to discover who we are.

- Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection (via psychotherapy)

Jul 1
picturesquegoddess:

More stuff from class, we had to create an illustration using no colour (not even gray scale, just B/W) and show objects and characters looking 3D. Some classmates said it looked like it could be the cover of a comic so I added the text over it to give a vague idea of what it could look like as a cover.
It was inspired by something my mum keeps saying to my dad “Mine is an undying love” literally meaning she wouldn’t die for him. The play on that here is that neither of the characters shown in the image are alive.

picturesquegoddess:

More stuff from class, we had to create an illustration using no colour (not even gray scale, just B/W) and show objects and characters looking 3D. Some classmates said it looked like it could be the cover of a comic so I added the text over it to give a vague idea of what it could look like as a cover.

It was inspired by something my mum keeps saying to my dad “Mine is an undying love” literally meaning she wouldn’t die for him. The play on that here is that neither of the characters shown in the image are alive.

sebastiandebeste:

*hears a single word from a foreign language that i know* Wow. haha not to toot my own horn or anything but did you guys know that you are in the presence of a sophisticated linguist

thingsthedoctortaughtme:

#76: The souffle isn’t the souffle. The souffle is the recipe. - Clara Oswald, “The Name of the Doctor” (S7 Ep13)

thingsthedoctortaughtme:

#76: The souffle isn’t the souffle. The souffle is the recipe. - Clara Oswald, “The Name of the Doctor” (S7 Ep13)

holymelancholy:

sassycelery:

dere you go

I DONT HAVE A MICROWAVE IM SO MAD

(Source: jealoustink)

45-Second Cookie in a Mug

thedarkisnight:

There have been a lot of these going around, but this is the recipe that I’ve tested and works the best.  Trust me, this one is yummy. I use it myself all the time.

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/8 or 4 drops tablespoon vanilla extract or flavoring
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  1. In a mug, melt the butter in the microwave (on high, 30 seconds).
  2. Add sugar, light or dark brown sugar, vanilla and stir.
  3. Add egg yolk, stir.
  4. Add flour.  If the consistency is too dry, add a splash of milk.  If the consistency is too runny, add another pinch or so of flour to thicken the dough.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Microwave on high for 45 seconds.
  7. (Optional) Top with a scoop of your favorite ice cream and enjoy!

Handy conversions and tips: 1 tablespoon equals 3 teaspoons.  If you want a sweeter, or less sweet cookie, try adding 1 more or 1 less teaspoon of the light/dark sugar.  When you melt the butter, you don’t want it too hot (i.e. bubbling), it okay if you still have some solid spots after you take it out of the microwave. As long as the majority of the butter is liquified, the rest will melt when you stir it.  It doesn’t matter what kind of flour you use, just regular all purpose will do, or what ever you have on hand.

aseaofquotes:

Paula McLain, The Paris Wife

aseaofquotes:

Paula McLain, The Paris Wife

I'm sorry, I like asking you questions lol. Do have any tips for writing your personal statement on the med school application?

ladykaymd:

Lady Kay’s 10 Steps To Writing A Genius Personal Statement

**I can’t guarantee that your personal statement will be genius. That’s on you.**

1) Tell a story

A personal statement shouldn’t be a long list of why you’re awesome. Instead tell a story that highlights this. Find a story about a time something meaningful happened in your life, or a moment that tells why you chose medicine. 

2) Tell them why you’d be a good doctor—don’t just say you’ll be one

Don’t just say “i’m caring and compassionate so I’ll be a good doctor”. Instead you should tell them how you’ll be one. Because almost everyone who applies to medical school would be a reasonably good doctor. But instead show them a time in your life where you already had the qualities that would make you a good one. Everyone can say they’re “doctor material”, but have you proven it at one point in your life?


3) Tell what makes you different from all the other candidates

What’s your unique story? What is it about you that makes it so they should pick you over the 1,000 other people? Go ahead and talk about whatever it is you’re really passionate. Talk about how you love to run marathons and that taught you about perseverance. Talk about how you love to work with animals and volunteer at your local shelter and that taught you about helping out other beings on the planet. Whatever it is that you love, talk about that!


4) Be memorable

Remember they have to read 800 of these a day. So tell a joke. Write one line of your personal statement in your native language of Chinese or Spanish. Tell something unexpected about you—about how you were the bully in middle school or you won a contest for rapping. Tell them something that makes you stick out in their mind. 


5) Be honest

Don’t say you want to be a primary care doctor in a small town if you don’t want to! BE HONEST! Tell them your real motivations for why you want to do medicine and stop worrying about saying the “right things”. Just be you.

6) Have other people read it! 

Ask a couple people you trust to read your personal statement—ask friends and family members, ask councilors and bosses and professors. Get it into as many hands as you can to get opinions on it! You need to know what a bunch of people think. 

7) Ask your personal grammar genius friend to read it.

You can’t proofread your own stuff very well because you know what you “meant” to say. That’s why editors exist. So find whichever friend is sending you back the texts that say “you’re*” and have them check your commas and your spelling. I did this for several people over the years because I am definitely that friend. 

8) Check the Reqs

Make sure you don’t go over the word count, make sure your formatting is as requested, and be positive that you don’t get your submission thrown out for something as stupid as a formatting error! 

9) Read it out loud

A personal statement should feel like YOUR voice. Could you see yourself telling your friend all this about you over a glass of wine?? Don’t try to sound like someone you’re not in your personal statement. Do your best to sound like you. If you read your personal statement and it sounds fake or saccharine coming out of your mouth, that’s a red flag! 

10) Put it down and walk away

Once you’ve written one draft, put it away for a week or two so you can come at it with fresh eyes. I went through several drafts of my personal statement before I found one that I really liked. Don’t be afraid to scrap it and start over if you don’t find what you like when you reread it the next week. 

GOOD LUCK!

Jun 3
andatsea:

Early morning in the soundless grey.

andatsea:

Early morning in the soundless grey.

(Source: 3daysmarch.net)