Zapped-tree
It’s called Alpha. Stop calling it fish.
Pre- Calculus Teacher (via mathprofessorquotes)
Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth — more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid … Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.
brit:

Society6 now sells RUGS and we want all of them. 

brit:

Society6 now sells RUGS and we want all of them. 

urbanoutfitters:

Like sleeping on a cloud. (Shannon Clark for DENY.)

urbanoutfitters:

Like sleeping on a cloud. (Shannon Clark for DENY.)

smartgirlsattheparty:

nprbooks:

Image: Brittney Griner puts up a shot against Japan during a 2013 preseason WNBA game in Phoenix. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
At 23, Brittney Griner is one of the best female basketball players in the world. She came out as a lesbian while playing at Baylor University, and today she brings a defiant gender nonconformity to the court and to the culture that surrounds it. But she wasn’t always so sure of herself. She tells NPR’s Neda Ulaby:  

"Growing up, I always got ‘She’s a man,’ or ‘She plays too hard,’ or ‘There’s just no way that she can be that good because, you know, a girl can’t do that.’ And I struggle with it a little bit. I’m like: Well, am I going too hard? And then I just realized, like, I’m a competitor. I want to go as hard as I can, and if I look like a guy out there playing ball, well, hey, I feel sorry for the opponent."

Griner’s memoir, In My Skin, is out this week. You can read (or listen to) Neda’s profile of her here.

Smart Girl Athlete Alert!!

smartgirlsattheparty:

nprbooks:

Image: Brittney Griner puts up a shot against Japan during a 2013 preseason WNBA game in Phoenix. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

At 23, Brittney Griner is one of the best female basketball players in the world. She came out as a lesbian while playing at Baylor University, and today she brings a defiant gender nonconformity to the court and to the culture that surrounds it. But she wasn’t always so sure of herself. She tells NPR’s Neda Ulaby:  

"Growing up, I always got ‘She’s a man,’ or ‘She plays too hard,’ or ‘There’s just no way that she can be that good because, you know, a girl can’t do that.’ And I struggle with it a little bit. I’m like: Well, am I going too hard? And then I just realized, like, I’m a competitor. I want to go as hard as I can, and if I look like a guy out there playing ball, well, hey, I feel sorry for the opponent."

Griner’s memoir, In My Skin, is out this week. You can read (or listen to) Neda’s profile of her here.

Smart Girl Athlete Alert!!

Getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks, is what life is. If you’re not good, who cares? You got out there and tried.
Amy Poehler  (via ucbcomedy)

jungleindierock:

Chlöe Howl - No Strings (Noisey Acoustics)

Nineteen-year-old Chlöe Howl performs “No Strings” on a Brooklyn rooftop for Noisey acoustic sessions. 

Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination.
 Jhumpa Lahiri (via thatlitsite)