Elvira's hot spot
(feel my waves)
My Parents, 1977, David Hockney
Wojciech Weiss - 1900
9 Reasons to Love the Amazing Snow Monkey
Snow monkeys are world-famous spa-lovers. They spend tons of time bathing in hot springs with their friends and family and, like humans, dig the aprés ski lifestyle.
Egyptian limestone fragment, from the Amarna Period of the New Kingdom, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum, via their online collections. Accession Number: 16.67.
"Escrime" Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire des sciences, 1751.
Houghton Library, Harvard University
lots of love to the gifs from harvard
Nyc bathrooms #nyc #bathrooms
Period Room, Palais de Tokyo. Paris.
FIber Optics - AT&T Information Age - 1985
Willem van Aelst, Fruit Still Life, 1677, oil on canvas, 58 x 47 cm, Private Collection
After decades of explosive growth, the cost of health care has climbed at a snail’s pace over the past three years. As the White House boasted this week, per-capita medical spending is now rising at just a third the rate the country has seen for the past half century.
The Internet takes over the World
Henri Matisse, Entrance to the Kasbah (1912), oil on canvas. Collection of Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. Via WikiPaintings.
This works well for final papers / projects.
Some lives are worth less than others
John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856-1925 London), Man wearing a laurels, 1874-80, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Francis Schmidt, an art and 3-D animation professor, shared a photograph on Google with his social media contacts: It was his 7-year-old daughter Sophia in a yoga pose wearing a T-shirt that read, “I will take what is mine with fire & blood.” One of those contacts was a dean at the college. The next day, Schmidt said, he was called before college officials, who questioned him as to whether the photo represented a threat against the dean. (via Bergen Community College professor suspended over ‘Game of Thrones’ quote on daughter’s T-shirt - News - NorthJersey.com)
Here’s a better look at momma fox and two of the babies at her left shoulder. They’re already losing their newborn gray, turning rust red on their cheeks.
We’ll need names.
Study says Barbie is stunting girls’ career aspirations
The study, conducted by the psychology lab at Oregon State University, gave girls ages 4 to 7 one of three dolls to play with: Barbie dressed as a fashion model (which was, in fact, her original incarnation), Barbie dressed as a doctor, or Mrs. Potato Head. Those who played with either of the Barbies later viewed themselves as having fewer career options than boys do, and espoused a preference for more “pink collar” jobs like teacher or flight attendant. Those who played with Mrs. Potato Head, on the other hand, were able to envision themselves in more varied — and less gendernormative — roles, like firefighter or pilot.
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Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she was interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.
Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.
Attributed to Giuliano Pesello, The Celestial Hemesphere in the Sagrestia Vecchia ca.1442
RIP Gabriel García Márquez, one of the greats
Are you fucking kidding me? Did we all just wake up in 1938?
Remember how everyone thought it was so ridiculous and uneducated of Tumblr users to think that those people were Nazis and now it looks like they might very well be nazis, amazing
Hummingbirds can beat their wings up to 80 times a second during normal flight and up to 200 times per second during a courtship dive. They are the only bird that can fly forwards, backwards, up, down ,sideways and hover in mid air.
Barbican pissoir. London, March 2014.