1. "They cultivated an alternative misogyny, based on resentment of other men and a desire to usurp their patriarchal dominance, rather than overturn patriarchy entirely."

  2. princesswhatevr:



    The Mystical World Of Mushrooms Captured In Photos

    Most people consider mushrooms to be the small, ugly cousins of the plant kingdom, but theirs is  surprisingly beautiful and wonderful world waiting to be explored. These beautiful mushrooms, captured by enthusiastic nature photographers, are a far cry from the ones you find in the woods or your local grocery store.

    Most mushrooms, as we know them, are actually just the reproductive structure of the fungus they belong to – their fungal networks expand far further underground, and some fungi don’t even sprout the sort of mushrooms that we’re used to seeing. In fact, depending on your definition of “organism,” the largest living organism in the world is a fungus – there’s a honey mushroom colony in Oregon that occupies about 2,000 acres of land! ( Bored Panda )


    Nature is amazing.

    (via cadaverfestival)


  3. LOCALE Austin Feature: Sustainable Food Center

    Austin seems to breathe the motto that healthy lives are happy lives. From the runners on trails around Lady Bird Lake, to the bikers whizzing through scenic roads, health is a central piece of the Austin lifestyle.

    All that exercise means Austinites have a lot of healthy eating to do - and lots options for it! By all accounts, Austin’s foodie scene is quickly rivaling its live music scene. Austin’s food trucks have become a worldwide phenomenon and locally sourced meats and produce is one of the hottest trends in 2014.

    Nowhere combines both aspects of the city as well as Austin’s Sustainable Food Center, a 501-3(c) nonprofit founded on the belief that local, sustainable foods and farms are the best for fueling a healthy community.  The nonprofit runs four of the largest urban farmers markets in the nation. Each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday you can find Austinites strolling through marketplaces loaded with local produce and artisans goods from over 100 local vendors and taking advantage of opportunities to connect with local producers in the community.

    Providing access to fresh, healthy local foods is a central tenet of the Sustainable Food Center. Every farmer’s market accepts payment from governmental food assistance programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP - formerly food stamps), Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and Double Dollar Incentive Program (DDIT). This ensures that everyone can truly get access to the incredibly diverse harvest central Texas has to offer.

    In addition, through their Sprouting Healthy Kids program, the SFC partners with local schools to promote education about healthy eating, provide local produce in school cafeterias, and teach hands-on after school gardening and cooking classes. The best way to teach a child is to have them be involved: if they will eat an apple they picked out from the grocery store, imagine their excitement about a carrot they grew themselves!

    From classes to community outreach to primary school programs, the Sustainable Food Center are making an impact on Austin’s food culture and landscape. For more information about the center, you can visit their website at http://www.sustainablefoodcenter.org/.

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  5. Facebook doesn’t really care about your business.

    Why? They hold your followers hostage. You could have 100 likes on a page but not all 100 of those people will see your content. In fact, maybe 5 of them will. This is known as “reach.”

    Facebook does show you each post’s reach, and how many people interacted with it (e.g. likes, comments, shares) so you can figure out how successful each post is.

    Is it better to have 30,000 disengaged fans or 3,000 involved advocates? Just like in your personal/professional life, you network with people who are relevant, important, or interesting to you, versus trying to know the largest number of people (unless you’re running for office). A brand page should focus on people who are excited about the brand.

    Read the rest.

  6. thebabbagepatch:




    this is fucked up. this fucked me up. the teachers fucked up by not showing us this fuck up. fuck.


    dear god

    i’m 28 and never knew this


    hmm i wonder if this works for bigger numbers…


    success! but what if….



    i mean i would hardly describe this as efficient BUT STILL

    (Source: yodiscrepo, via cadaverfestival)

  7. 99percentinvisible:

    The aerial photography of Taiji Matsue  


    The President

    The 3200 year old tree so massive that it had never been captured in a single image until recently.

    This giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall and measures 45,000 cubic feet in volume. The trunk alone measures 27 feet and the branches hold 2 billion needles (more than any tree on the planet).

    This picture took a team of photographers from Nat Geo, 32 days and stitching together 126 different photos to make.


    (via thranduskul)


  11. Social media is the next big thing that will grow your business, and once you get a Facebook page it will increase profits, gain new customers and you’ll even lose five pounds. Sound familiar? While it isn’t the miracle it’s sometimes made out to be, social media is not just important, but vital for businesses today.

    Maybe you have a Facebook page that you remember to update every 3 months, maybe you haven’t set one up yet because you don’t see the need, or maybe you’ve handed it off to the summer intern to take care of.

    With all the hype, it’s easy to forget exactly what social media is, does, and how it should be used for your business.

    What is social media?

    Social Media is exactly what it says on the tin – social. media. It’s media that people either create or find, and then share.

    The power of social media is that it’s democratic – it’s what people decide to talk about, not news organizations. It highlights content that everyday people find interesting or important, and builds relationships and networks.

    Social media offers the opportunity to speak with your customers, provide depth to campaigns, strengthen your brand voice and positioning, and build relationships with industry influencers or members of the press.

    Read the rest here.

  12. ohmygeekblog:





    This is true art right here.

    Humans are great


    Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson’s selfie OMG

    The one with the bear!

    (Source: best-of-memes, via thranduskul)

  13. 2headedsnake:

    Ivan Gaete

    'Supreme weavers (Lovers), 2012

    (Source: ivangaete.com, via psyche-delisex)


  14. The Real Butlers of the .001 Percent

    Call it Downton Abbey syndrome: The newest trend among the world’ s ultra-rich—like, royalty-grade, private-plane-owning Scrooge McDuck rich—is to have a butler. But what type of person would willingly give over his life to serving the outrageously moneyed? As David Katzdiscovers, these are men and women with boundless grace, innate propriety, and the wherewithal to quickly hide six hookers on a mega-yacht.

    Read on GQ.

  15. pewresearch:

    Political polarization and the American public: tracking the trend.

    (via npr)