1. thelifesomewhatartistic:

    A small selection from Ethan Murrow’s recent show: American Ego.

  3. ota-con:



    in 11th grade art we had to make mythical creatures with clay but i didn’t want to do that so i made a log and added a lil worm friend on top of it but my teacher got mad and said i had to make it mythical so i added a horn to it and made it a uniworm

    this is why art classes in schools suck. That is a bloody amazing log. look at the texture, the colour. The worm is incredible and the teacher is unhappy because it was supposed to be mythical? Who the fuck cares? will the teacher have their pay docked if a student makes a logworm instead of a basilisk???

    This furthers the argument that school is about following instructions, not learning. That really is a great sculpture, by the way.

    (Source: snapchatting, via my-life-with-eds)

  4. awkwardsituationist:


    tropical rainforests cover only 2 percent of the earth’s surface but contain over half of the planet’s plant and animal species. the current rate of deforestation is about 1 acre every second (or an area the size of a football pitch, as seen in the third photo). this accounts for 20 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, which is double what all cars, trucks and planes emit combined. rainforests also produce a fifth of the oxygen we breath (though most actually comes from phytoplankon in the ocean.)

    photos by per anders petterson in fiejo, acre state, brazil, showing the average three acres that are cut down there every minute, and stian bergeland in altamira, para state, brazil. lungs of the earth by conservation international

  5. humanrightswatch:

    China: Exams Accessible to the Blind a Breakthrough

    The Chinese Education Ministry’s decision to provide Braille or electronic exams for national university entrance will improve access to higher education for candidates who are blind or have visual impairments. Up to now, students who are blind or partially sighted were effectively barred from mainstream higher education because no provision was made to accommodate their disability.

    Making exams accessible to the blind would help to minimize discrimination against and maximize respect for people with disabilities in China. This is an important breakthrough after years of advocacy by disability rights advocates in China.

    Photo: Students prepare for the university entrance exam in a classroom in Hefei, China on June 2, 2012. © 2012 Reuters

  6. victoriousvocabulary:



    to travel; to move from one place to another.

    Etymology: Latin.

    [Justin Gerard]

  7. In honor of earthday and my patchy wifi, I decided to walk arround the back yard. I went over to where my cat is burried for the first time. There’s a patch of tiny wild strawberries just growing there in the grass.

  8. antolovich:



    Land of the free home of the rich

    What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

    …wait, what?

    (Source: socialismartnature, via bspolitics)


  9. I think the thing about resting bitch face is that it says more about the person reading the neutral expression…. like a Rorschach test. I think fear and social anxiety leads us to interpret each others faces negatively. Other times there truely is a negative expression if maybe a person is always preoccupied with more serious thoughts, negative thoughts, or injustice.

  10. nextyearsgirl:

    The absence of women in history is man made.

    (via emmaphorisms)