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Why Walking Helps Us Think


Christmas Angels Medley .mp3


The College Risk Report | Financial Risk Analysis of College and Career Path

This website allows you to pick a college and a degree, then tells you the value of your education, time that it will take to pay the loan back, as well as how it compared to a 2 year and No Degree at all



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Camilo Jose Vergara on Looking at the World Trade Center

View from abandoned pier, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1970.
— “All of a sudden you would look around 360 degree angle, and there was the Trade Center.”


ALLAN GRANT: “AMERICAN CAMPERS” (1940’s) | gallery


Best of 2014

We recommended 1,642 articles this year, from 1,364 writers and 417 publishers. Collectively, they were read over 10 million times.


Japanese soldier holding the severed head of a Chinese civilian, Nanjing, China, Dec 1937-Jan 1938

bob seger Rock And Roll Never Forgets .mp3


What It’s Like Being A Black Woman In A Dom/Sub Relationship With A White Man


Violence Is Currency: A Pacifist Ex-Con’s Guide To Prison Weaponry


a gallery of models and artists

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Jacob Lawrence Migration Series


Lawrence’s renowned collection of 60 paintings depicts the Great Migration of about 1.6 million African Americans who in search of better opportunities for their families journeyed from rural southern states to northern and midwestern industrial states between World War I and World War II.

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Matthieu Bourel’s Surreal Collages Are Quietly Strange


bob seger collection–30 songs


Glue sniffers, Whitehaven, Cumbria, England 1980



WWI’s ‘Christmas truce’ remembered with ‘international language’ of soccer


Anton Dostler A German Infantry General being tied to a post before his execution for War Crimes [1945]

First Corporate Inversion Invented by Liberal Tax Lawyer


The 2014 Year in Review


What Book Changed Your Mind?

The Chronicle Review asked 12 scholars what nonfiction book published in the last 30 years has most changed their minds—not merely inspired or influenced their thinking, but profoundly altered the way they regard themselves, their work, the world.


Good Politics, Bad Policy: Our Disastrous War on Drugs -


Evolution in our national science museum, thanks to David Koch

Say what you will about the Koch brothers (and there is much to say), but thanks to GOP billionaire David Koch, 8 million people per year are schooled in the reality of evolution at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.
—You see, among other socially liberal causes like PBS, Koch has funded an entire “evolution” exhibit at the federal government’s only national science museum.


South Korean Illustrator Gives Western Fairytales A Refreshing Makeover

the little mermaid


Could ibuprofen be an anti-aging medicine? Popular over-the counter drug extends lifespan in yeast, worms and flies


The Prime Meridian At The Royal Observatory, Greenwich

The Prime Meridian, also known as the Greenwich Meridian, passes through longitude 0° 0′ 0” and on its journey from pole to pole, it passes through England, France, Spain, Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana and Antarctica, dividing the earth into east and west, just as the Equator splits it into north and south. The meridian’s position is marked in hundreds of places, but the best place to see this all important imaginary line is in Greenwich Park in London. The marker is located at the Royal Observatory, a former observatory and now a museum, that played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation. Its path is determined by the location of a historic telescope, the Airy Transit Circle, which is housed at the observatory’s premises.
—The Royal Observatory was established in 1675, and since then the British astronomers have used it as a basis for astronomical measurement. In 1851, the astronomer Sir George Biddell Airy built an instrument called the transit circle for timing the passage of stars across the local meridian, and in doing so established the location of the Prime Meridian. Three years later, in 1884, the Prime Meridian was adopted, by an international decree, as the official zero-degree longitude. To mark the line, a brass strip was laid down across the courtyard, which was later upgraded to stainless steel. In December 1999, an additional marker was installed – a powerful green laser that shines north across the London night sky.


Stephen Colbert’s greatest hits: Our favorite moments from 9 years of “The Colbert Report”

“The Colbert Report” ends its nine-year run tonight. Here’s a look back at some of its most amazing segments VIDEO

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Simon Brown photographs old books in his series, “The Weight of Knowledge.”


Whale Fall (After Life of a Whale) – Aeon Video

Whale Fall (After Life of a Whale)

The lifespan of a whale is 50-75 years. Its afterlife can be just as long and equally spectacular


Avatar therapy


An extra from Voices in the dark: an audio story

This clip shows an avatar used in the clinic’s treatment of schizophrenia.



Night and Day: 1958

Billie Holiday performing circa 1956-59, nearing the close of her career and the end of her life.<...via.

Rare Live Footage of one of the firtst anti rascism songs ever.

The Big Picture – The Boston Globe

2014 Year in Pictures: Part II

Photographs from May-August on a range topics from around the world.– By Lloyd Young (28 photos total)


64% of gun deaths in U.S. are suicides


American Ancients: 10 of the United States’ Most Intriguing Archaeological Mysteries


Slavery and Capitalism

Few topics have animated today’s chattering classes more than capitalism. In the wake of the global economic crisis, the discussion has spanned political boundaries, with conservative newspapers in Britain and Germany running stories on the “future of capitalism” (as if that were in doubt) and Korean Marxists analyzing its allegedly self-destructive tendencies. Pope Francis has made capitalism a central theme of his papacy, while the French economist Thomas Piketty attained rock-star status with a 700-page book full of tables and statistics and the succinct but decisively unsexy title Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Harvard University Press).


Black and White Photos of Berlin in Ruins in 1945

On 2 May 1945, after one of the most intense battles in human history, the guns at last stopped firing amongst the ruins of Berlin. According to Soviet veterans, the silence that followed the fighting was literally deafening


This was a Suffrage Protest at the White House in 1918. In this case, the police actually move in and arrest the protesters. You can see the police in the foreground, and back by the fence you can see the top of the banner of one of the protesters…. via.

pot smoking Santa removed

SAN PEDRO ( — A medical-marijuana dispensary has removed a depiction of a pot-smoking Santa Claus after receiving hundreds of complaints.
–The holiday decorations in the 1400 block of S. Gaffey Street were painted on the windows of the Harbor House of Dank in San Pedro last week.
–The portrayal also included a picture of a snowman holding a prescription bottle.
–The depictions, however, drew hundreds of complaints on Facebook and other websites.
–By Tuesday afternoon, all the paintings had been removed.

16 unethical life hacks you won’t learn in school!

Sometimes we are in a hurry or don’t have enogh money to pay some fine. That are moments when we would do anything just to avoid obligations and satisfy our needs. That moments don’t happen everyday, but when they happen we must be prepaired and ready to do exactly what have to be done. In these needs we can’t play good, brave and benign people, and sometimes must act like noone good person would. See these 16 unethical life hacks that can save your wallet and show you as better person.

1) Get out of tickets in a different way


re-post: 2014: The Year In Tiny Desk Concerts : NPR

Truth be told, you should really set aside a weekend and watch all 83 sets back-to-back. But until then, here’s a cross-section of favorites, from pop to opera, hip-hop, jazz, rock, country and whatever genre is broad enough to contain the Sun Ra Arkestra.


American troops battle ISIS as they see off attempted attack by militants on Iraqi base


Islamic State militants attempted to overrun Ein al-Asad base on Sunday

US support troops and advisers killed an unknown number of the militants

The troops were supported during the battle by F18 fighter jets

ISIS forced to retreat after suffering casualties during two hour firefight


That Girl Is Poison: A Brief, Incomplete History of Female Poisoners


9/11: The View From the Midwest

By David Foster Wallace | August 19, 2011

Suddenly everbody has flags out – big flags, small flags, regular flag-size flags.



France: The Fêtes de Bayonne