Bits of Bliss

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In honor of #readwomen2014 – an effort to equalize the gender imbalance in our collective reading habits – here are 14 fantastic, timeless reads by women:
Annie Dillard on presence over productivity
Joan Didion on self-respect
Susan Sontag on photography as aesthetic consumerism and a form of modern violence
Virginia Woolf on the creative benefits of keeping a diary
Helen Keller on optimism
Alexandra Horowitz on the blinders of attention
Anaïs Nin on why emotional excess is essential to creativity
Hannah Arendt on how bureaucracy fuels violence
Jennifer Finney Boylan on what it’s like to be a transgender parent
Anissa Ramirez on saving science education
Jeanette Winterson on adoption and how we use storytelling to save ourselves
Dani Shapiro on the pleasures and perils of the creative life
Virginia Woolf on how to read a book
Susan Sontag on literature and freedom
Artwork above by Joanna Walsh

explore-blog:

In honor of #readwomen2014 – an effort to equalize the gender imbalance in our collective reading habits – here are 14 fantastic, timeless reads by women:

Artwork above by Joanna Walsh

(via mysharona1987)

libutron:

A beautiful macro photo … Anthophora or Amegilla?
Apidae is a large Hymenoptera family which includes the honey bees and a lot of groups of wild bees like carpenter bees and bumblebees. The majority are valuable pollinators.
Perhaps Christy - khrysdiebee -  could refine the ID? 
Photo credit: ©Christodoulos Makris
Locality: Fasouri, Laimassol, Cyprus.

libutron:

A beautiful macro photo … Anthophora or Amegilla?

Apidae is a large Hymenoptera family which includes the honey bees and a lot of groups of wild bees like carpenter bees and bumblebees. The majority are valuable pollinators.

Perhaps Christy - khrysdiebee -  could refine the ID? 

Photo credit: ©Christodoulos Makris

Locality: Fasouri, Laimassol, Cyprus.

sixpenceee:

This is glorious and even thought it doesn’t fit in the range of all the paranormal, creepy and science I usually post, I MUST share

It works like this: You tell Kitestring that you’re in a dangerous place or situation, and give it a time frame of when to check in on you. If you don’t reply back when it checks your status, it’ll alert your emergency contacts with a custom message you set up.

It doesn’t require you to touch anything (like bSafe) or shake your phone (like Nirbhaya) to send the distress signal. Kitestring is smarter, because it doesn’t need an action to alert people, it needs inaction.

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humansofnewyork:

"I have a neck injury so I had to tone it down this year."

humansofnewyork:

"I have a neck injury so I had to tone it down this year."

a-bittersweet-life:

Obviously, directing is different from writing a script. It’s quite different from drawing storyboards. It’s not possible to direct with words. One directs with living human beings.
Akira Kurosawa

a-bittersweet-life:

Obviously, directing is different from writing a script. It’s quite different from drawing storyboards. It’s not possible to direct with words. One directs with living human beings.

Akira Kurosawa

Peace is always available.

uafairbanks:

“When you walk on it you can hear and feel the changes as the bowls adjust to your weight. Your gravity is absorbed by their strength. The less fortunate populations below can’t get past this ceiling, which is a glass floor to the privileged few above.” [X]

uafairbanks:

“When you walk on it you can hear and feel the changes as the bowls adjust to your weight. Your gravity is absorbed by their strength. The less fortunate populations below can’t get past this ceiling, which is a glass floor to the privileged few above.” [X]