Every Halloween, every year, always.

(Source: pb-awesome, via performanceandprotest)

Princeton University psychologist Susan Fiske took brain scans of heterosexual men while they looked at sexualised images of women wearing bikinis. She found that the part of their brains that became activated was pre-motor - areas that usually light up when people anticipate using tools. The men were reacting to the images as if the women were objects they were going to act on. Particularly shocking was the discovery that the participants who scored highest on tests of hostile sexism were those most likely to deactivate the part of the brain that considers other people’s intentions (the medial prefrontal cortex) while looking at the pictures. These men were responding to images of the women as if they were non-human.

The Equality Illusion (via lesilencieux)

Petrifying.

(Source: thoughtfulcynic, via performanceandprotest)

thenewrepublic:

A million dollars means as much to Michael Bloomberg as $1.56 means to the average American family. 

Well done.
npr:

Come inside a rural one-room library, where librarian Rachel Reynolds Luster calls herself a “curator, not just a librarian.”
Luster scanned her shelves for the one book she felt every library must have: the Greek epic The Odyssey. "I looked, and we didn’t have one — no library in our system had one," she says.

More from NPR’s series on America’s public libraries. 


Another great library / library

npr:

Come inside a rural one-room library, where librarian Rachel Reynolds Luster calls herself a “curator, not just a librarian.”

Luster scanned her shelves for the one book she felt every library must have: the Greek epic The Odyssey. "I looked, and we didn’t have one — no library in our system had one," she says.

More from NPR’s series on America’s public libraries.

Another great library / library

cheatsheet:

North-eastern China has a bit of a smog problem today. Slide between the before and after image with our interactive. 

Choking on truth.

cheatsheet:

North-eastern China has a bit of a smog problem today. Slide between the before and after image with our interactive

Choking on truth.

performanceandprotest:

nprmusic:

Achingly pretty and melancholy, Daughter's music conjures a pitch-perfect mix of gloom, desire and hostility. Watch the London band play NPR’s Tiny Desk.

So in love with Daughter. 

Can not stop listening. can not stop.

performanceandprotest:

nprmusic:

Achingly pretty and melancholy, Daughter's music conjures a pitch-perfect mix of gloom, desire and hostility. Watch the London band play NPR’s Tiny Desk.

So in love with Daughter. 

Can not stop listening. can not stop.

kateoplis: "45% of Japanese women aged 16-24 are ‘not interested in or despise sexual contact’. More than a quarter of men feel the...

kateoplis:

"Japan’s under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren’t even dating, and increasing numbers can’t be bothered with sex. For their government, ‘celibacy syndrome’ is part of a looming national catastrophe. Japan already has one of the world’s lowest birth…

Evolution?

(Source: theguardian.com)

The fear of saying something stupid (which stupid people never have) has censored far more good ideas than bad ones.

And in the end, we were all just humans.. drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.

F. Scott Fitzgerald   (via exoticwild)

(Source: cwakawaka, via performanceandprotest)

Continue to share your heart with people even if it has been broken.

Amy Poehler, Harvard Speech (via infinite-paradox)

(Source: quotethat, via performanceandprotest)

donkeysalright:

kileyrae:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

Get in loser, we’re getting health insurance.

I apologize, but the internet is just really on today.


I’m actually not sorry at all.

oh, this. :)

donkeysalright:

kileyrae:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

Get in loser, we’re getting health insurance.

I apologize, but the internet is just really on today.

I’m actually not sorry at all.

oh, this. :)

dailydot:

A psychological history of the NSA.

When you break down the various test scores, you find the high-income kids, high-achievers are holding their own and more,” Rebell said. “It’s when you start getting down to schools with a majority of low-income kids that you get astoundingly low scores. Our real problem regarding educational outcomes is not the U.S. overall, it’s the growing low-income population.