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Salinger was an extraordinarily complex, deeply contradictory human being. He was not — as we’ve been told — a recluse for the final fifty-five years of his life; he traveled extensively, had many affairs and lifelong friendships, consumed copious amounts of popular culture, and often embodied many of the things he criticized in his fiction. Far from being a recluse, he was constantly in conversation with the world in order to reinforce its notion of his reclusion.

laughingsquid:

My Neighbor Magritte, A Comic About Living Next Door to Surrealist Artist René Magritte
mothernaturenetwork:


 Prisoners save shelter dogs from death row  



'Paws in Prison' programs pair inmates with dogs that would've been euthanized, and both the prisoners and dogs benefit from training sessions, which make the dogs more adoptable.

mothernaturenetwork:

'Paws in Prison' programs pair inmates with dogs that would've been euthanized, and both the prisoners and dogs benefit from training sessions, which make the dogs more adoptable.

think-progress:

The “Gay Agenda” revealed at long last. via Being Liberal

think-progress:

The “Gay Agenda” revealed at long last. via Being Liberal

mothernaturenetwork:

Did you know that 68 percent of tiny house dwellers live mortgage-free?

mothernaturenetwork:

Did you know that 68 percent of tiny house dwellers live mortgage-free?

awesomepeoplereading:

Unidentified man reads at Librairie de France. See below for why that qualifies as awesome.

mortisia:

Librairie de France, 30 Rockefeller Center, 1939 
Jewish immigrants Isaac Molho and Vitalis Crespin opened Librairie de France in 1935. During WWII their shop served as an important voice of the oppressed people of Nazi-occupied France. It featured the books of French authors who had fled their country after the German invasion. The most famous of these books would have to be The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. [source]

mothernaturenetwork:

London’s largest and lushest living wall attracts critters, prevents floodingAcross town from the sizzling death rays generated by London’s newest glass skyscraper, a luxury hotel in Victoria unveils a verdant vertical garden designed to combat urban flooding, clean the air and promote biodiversity.

mothernaturenetwork:

London’s largest and lushest living wall attracts critters, prevents flooding
Across town from the sizzling death rays generated by London’s newest glass skyscraper, a luxury hotel in Victoria unveils a verdant vertical garden designed to combat urban flooding, clean the air and promote biodiversity.

mothernaturenetwork:

Why babies love the call of the lemurIn a new study, lemur sounds engaged infants on a cognitive level as much as human sounds did.

lemur power!

mothernaturenetwork:

Why babies love the call of the lemur
In a new study, lemur sounds engaged infants on a cognitive level as much as human sounds did.

lemur power!

flavorpill:


My hatred of the drink that makes its annual debut — and, in fact, celebrates its tenth anniversary — today is a combination of two things, the first being that I just don’t like the taste of sugar, chalk, and chemicals in my mouth.

Jason Diamond puts it out there in “I Hate the Pumpkin Spice Latte”

i don’t like them either.

flavorpill:

My hatred of the drink that makes its annual debut — and, in fact, celebrates its tenth anniversary — today is a combination of two things, the first being that I just don’t like the taste of sugar, chalk, and chemicals in my mouth.

Jason Diamond puts it out there in “I Hate the Pumpkin Spice Latte

i don’t like them either.

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Diana Nyad, 64, Swims From Cuba To Florida Without A Shark Tank

(Source: thefrisky)

Believe in yourselves. Dream. Try. Do good.

Mr. Feeny (via mylittlebookofquotes)
jtotheizzoe:

Lego unveils a new female scientist figurine, who looks normal and well-adjusted and is even wearing lab gloves. This is a huge step in the right direction for the company that was behind Lego Friends, which was not exactly an A+ in the feminism department (see this video and this video).
Read Maia Weinstock’s take on the new Lego scientist at Scientific American (she waited in line to get that figurine up there).
I recently released a miniature Lego Joe as a limited edition of one.

jtotheizzoe:

Lego unveils a new female scientist figurine, who looks normal and well-adjusted and is even wearing lab gloves. This is a huge step in the right direction for the company that was behind Lego Friends, which was not exactly an A+ in the feminism department (see this video and this video).

Read Maia Weinstock’s take on the new Lego scientist at Scientific American (she waited in line to get that figurine up there).

I recently released a miniature Lego Joe as a limited edition of one.

jtotheizzoe:

The Periodic Table As Underground Map
The periodic table is really a wonderful thing. So simple, yet so dense with information. At the moment it was thought up by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869, even though a majority of the elements that we know of today hadn’t been discovered, their place was already set at (or rather on) the table. The arrangement of periods and groups immediately relates like with like, and illustrates atomic differences in a simple table.
But it doesn’t illustrate all the relationships, which is why many alternative periodic tables have been proposed. Mark Lorch’s periodic table Underground map is the latest artistic entry into that category.
New relationships come to light: Life depends mostly on the downtown turquoise line, and there’s a new connector train between the metals mercury and gallium, thanks to their liquid properties at certain temperatures.
Read more about the table from the creator himself at The Guardian.

jtotheizzoe:

The Periodic Table As Underground Map

The periodic table is really a wonderful thing. So simple, yet so dense with information. At the moment it was thought up by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869, even though a majority of the elements that we know of today hadn’t been discovered, their place was already set at (or rather on) the table. The arrangement of periods and groups immediately relates like with like, and illustrates atomic differences in a simple table.

But it doesn’t illustrate all the relationships, which is why many alternative periodic tables have been proposed. Mark Lorch’s periodic table Underground map is the latest artistic entry into that category.

New relationships come to light: Life depends mostly on the downtown turquoise line, and there’s a new connector train between the metals mercury and gallium, thanks to their liquid properties at certain temperatures.

Read more about the table from the creator himself at The Guardian.