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"Let what flow?" Life.


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amerikkkan-stories:

copacetic:

cubebreaker:

E-Nabling the Future is an organization of volunteers who produce 3D-printed prosthetic superhero arms for kids in need.

This is bloody brilliant!

All week long I’ve had the radio on and it’s: FEARFEARFEARFEARFEARFEARFEARFEARFEAR!!

It’s nice to see some good news circulating. 

Stuff like this - healthcare - should be FREE. 

girl-havoced:

I believe in free education, one that’s available to everyone; no matter their race, gender, age, wealth, etc… This masterpost was created for every knowledge hungry individual out there. I hope it will serve you well. Enjoy!

FREE ONLINE COURSES (here are listed websites that provide huge variety of courses)

IDEAS, INSPIRATION & NEWS (websites which deliver educational content meant to entertain you and stimulate your brain)

DIY & HOW-TO’S (Don’t know how to do that? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Here are some great websites.)

FREE TEXTBOOKS & E-BOOKS

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES & JOURNALS

LEARN:

1. LANGUAGES

2. COMPUTER SCIENCE & PROGRAMMING

3. YOGA & MEDITATION

4. PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMMAKING

5. DRAWING & PAINTING

6. INSTRUMENTS & MUSIC THEORY

7. OTHER UNCATEGORIZED SKILLS

Please feel free to add more learning focused websites. 

*There are a lot more learning websites out there, but I picked the ones that are, as far as I’m aware, completely free and in my opinion the best/ more useful.

elijahd0m:

Cykeem White & Alexander Dominguez

(Source: elijahd0m.com )

childhood/nostalgia

(Source: hellyeahcinema)

the-snow:

avraham-chaim:

clarityfairy:

peeerfectt:

retroluminati:

ideasunknown:

This is how the solar system is actually moving as it traverses the galaxy.

omfg

So beAutiful

Wait

Yeah it’s not circular as you’ve been taught. It does revolve around the sun, but like every other star, the sun travels, and pulls us too. Fih-boe-nah-chi

Just makes it all the more amazing that this all came to exist, being flung through space.

the-snow:

avraham-chaim:

clarityfairy:

peeerfectt:

retroluminati:

ideasunknown:

This is how the solar system is actually moving as it traverses the galaxy.

omfg

So beAutiful

Wait

Yeah it’s not circular as you’ve been taught. It does revolve around the sun, but like every other star, the sun travels, and pulls us too. Fih-boe-nah-chi

Just makes it all the more amazing that this all came to exist, being flung through space.

What’s this bullshit about productivity?

This morning it happened. 

When I’m driving, my body (and I’m sure yours too) has a way of magically (although probably more scientifically) driving me to places without having to really think about it. But today, my brain just couldn’t remember the directions. 

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I’ve been to a particular gym 5 out of the 7 past days. I can picture it right now including what street it’s on and what building it sits next to. But, this morning I couldn’t remember how to get there. My knowledge of the city started to fail me. I knew I went too far on the interstate, but I couldn’t remember if the interstate and the street did in fact intersect. Then I started to think, “maybe I am on the wrong freeway…maybe? Yes? No. Yes?” I pulled out my phone, input the address, and waited for the GPS instructions. 

Today, I couldn’t remember how to get to the gym that is down the street from my house and that freaked me out.

Between the the early morning work outs, full time job, community work, and extra projects I am tired. Mentally and physically exhausted. 

They (hyper productive folks and the like - myself included before today) say that there are 24 hours in a day which means there is plenty of time to get everything and anything done.  Beyonce is even brought into it. “She too has 24 hours in the day and is touring the world! If she can do that you can do you X,Y,Z,B,Q, annnnd 1,2,3 TODAY! Work, work, work, work!” image

This is total bullshit because A. Beyonce has assistants. I’m certain more than a few. B. I am me. I have needs that I have to meet to be my best self including 8 hours of sleep (especially during the week), cooking dinner,  leisure reading, and putting energy into things / activities that fuel me.

With that being said, there is a myth about productivity (and how productive one should be in their personal lives) that I refuse to fall for anymore. Rest IS extremely important. Days where you do absolutely nothing are CRUCIAL. And most importantly “no” is your friend. For the people in your life who do not understand that you can’t be all things to all people, that your days of rest are just as important as your days of work, that having your mind, body, and spirit in order is a must for a healthy life, let them go. They care only about what you can do for them, and not about you.

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The driving situation was rough but necessary. It gave me clarity. It forced my hand. It opened my eyes to the importance of truly taking care of myself, of oneself. So, to you I say, don’t get lost (literally or figuratively) in the idea that being busy all of the time is a good thing. Take care of yourself. You truly deserve it.  

(Source: thelifeoflsb)

comedycentral:

Key & Peele have some tips for attending a gay wedding in this new sketch from the Season Four premiere, airing tonight after South Park.

mightyhealthyquest:

IT’S ALWAYS TEA TIME!

Why start anew what you can simply improve?

The lost files

Pieces left unheard and unseen.
Those never finished as perfection is key.

Behind Closed Doors

I’ve found myself back where I was Friday, September 2, 2011: emerged in art.

The large wooden doors of the exhibit perfectly matched the exhibit’s title.  I stopped and pondered if this was done on purpose, but I quickly dismissed the notion as those doors are always closed. As I pulled back the handles of the large wooden rectangles, warmth embraced me and pulled in in past the second entrance.

Red fills the room and covers the walls with a sense of power, as it should. In this space I have the opportunity to explore the belongings of sixteen through nineteenth century elite Spanish homes.

http://albuquerquemuseum.org/art-history/upcoming-exhibitions?/exhibition/33

Up Heartbreak Hill 

Culture: The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.

The understanding of a variety of cultures aids in growth and understanding of oneself and others. Knowledge of other’s customs and beliefs opens our scope of reality. What we’ve known to be true can be strengthened by new knowledge or our once truth can transform to only a strong belief.

"Up Heartbreak Hill" strengthens views about human nature and gives insight to life on a native reservation. This documentary follows three Navajo students - Thomas, Tamara and Gabby - who contemplate their futures after high school. Their exterior lives are different than what those who live off the reservation experience. Common luxuries that many consider necessities are not available on the reservation. There is one nearby store, no running water, and the only recreation center is closed.

The students face internal turmoil while deciding to leave the reservation understanding that the Navajo culture is at risk as fewer young Navajos know the language or traditional Navajo customs. However, their internal private lives these students face battles that many high school students can relate to:

Gabby is an artist. She began taking pictures when her mother gave her a camera to cure her boredom. Gabby’s mother is the breadwinner of the home as her father is mentally and physically disabled. Gabby has experienced physical abuse from a past boyfriend and has witnessed physical abuse in her home.

Thomas is a star cross country runner on the Pine High School track team. Thomas’ father is a recovering alcoholic after being in a vehicular accident which put his father in a coma for three months. Thomas’ mother is in and out of his life.

Tamara is class president and the only female at Pine High who is in calculus. She is a bright student with dreams of going to college out of state, while her parents push her to stay close to home.

Breaking The Woman Code

As many times as I’ve visited Old Town, today was quite different. I decided to explore areas that were uncommon to me. I knew that today, I would embark on something new and exciting.

Long alleys go unnoticed due to the Pueblo-Spanish architecture which creates Old Town. The spaces between the pueblos are small, and without looking to the end of the corridor, it’s hard to tell the beauty lies on the other side. Typically, I would pass by these nooks, looking straight ahead ignoring the less traveled path. But not today. Today, I would break the woman code. Today I would walk through an alley alone.

Imperfection.
Incompleteness. 

And the rest of us are not treated like human beings. Period.(x)

(Source: yugottabesonice)

ishyagrrrl:

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Yesterday I got a call from my sister Cheeraz Gormon in St. Louis who was standing with poet Elizabeth Vega. They wanted me to know that a few women had created, on lawns, in the streets, healing stations, a place where the youth could come and scream and cry and be held and heard in love. Mighty work.Dream Hampton

this made me cry.

(Source: superphazed)

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