I thought I’d be the lover of orchids who finds red trillium growing in...– Brown Circle (Ararat), Louise Glück
neurosciencestuff: Researchers find far-reaching, microvascular damage in uninjured side of brain after stroke While the effects of acute stroke have been widely studied, brain damage during the subacute phase of stroke has been a neglected area of research. Now, a new study by the University of South Florida reports that within a week of a stroke caused by a blood clot in one side of the...
There is one thing we know about storms. They are ultimately manifestations of...– Why Global Warming’s Effects Will Be Worse Than You Were Thinking (via garyschroeder)
congragulation: “Ah, yes, my psychiatrist, Hax Murderer. He has been helping me profile this ax murderer.”
Roland Garros suffers more set back as Juan Martin... →
Argentina’s world No.7 Juan Martin del Potro on Wednesday pulled out of the French Open with an ongoing viral infection.
The Red Poppy - Louise Glück
The great thing is not having a mind. Feelings: oh, I have those; they govern me. I have a lord in heaven called the sun, and open for him, showing him the fire of my own heart, fire like his presence. What could such glory be if not a heart? Oh my brothers and sisters, were you like me once, long ago, before you were human? Did you permit yourselves to open once, who would never open again?...
Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare...– Bill Watterson (via mikekarnell)
neurosciencestuff: Practice makes perfect? Not so much Turns out, that old “practice makes perfect” adage may be overblown. New research led by Michigan State University’s Zach Hambrick finds that a copious amount of practice is not enough to explain why people differ in level of skill in two widely studied activities, chess and music. In other words, it takes more than hard work to become an...
Cosmetics are an extension of the will. Why do you think all men paint...– Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless (via greenkneehighs)
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what...– Steve Maraboli (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Identified patient, or “IP”, is a term used in a clinical setting to describe...– Peter L. Rudnytsky, Reading Psychoanalysis. (via mawriaa)
ikenbot: Huge Asteroid to Fly Past Earth This Month A big asteroid will cruise by Earth at the end of the month, making its closest approach to our planet for at least the next two centuries. Image: The asteroid 1998 QE2, which is about 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) long, will come within 3.6 million miles (5.8 million km) of Earth on May 31, 2013. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The May 31 flyby of...
The question is how we react to this great prejudice against women. The rule of...– Pioneering software engineer Ellen Ullman, author of the fascinating Close to the Machine, on how to be a ‘woman programmer.’ Pair with Margaret Atwood on literature’s ‘woman problem’ and Caitlin Moran on how to be a woman. (via explore-blog)
There is a labyrinth which is a straight line.– Jorge Luis Borges (via druuuuuu)
In a field I am the absence of field. This is always the case. Wherever I...– Mark Strand, “Keeping Things Whole” (via arpeggia)
When I wake up just before dawn and hear the throbbing voices of birds as they...– Rachel Corrie, Let Me Stand Alone (via awritersruminations)
neurosciencestuff: Temporal Processing in the Olfactory System: Can We See a Smell? Sensory processing circuits in the visual and olfactory systems receive input from complex, rapidly changing environments. Although patterns of light and plumes of odor create different distributions of activity in the retina and olfactory bulb, both structures use what appears on the surface similar temporal...
I’ve been quite fascinated by the relative insignificance of human existence,...– Laura Marling (via ohfairies)
I just realized that 42 seconds into 4:23 pm on August 4, 2015, that will be the only moment in our lifetime where the date is all of The Numbers from Lost in order: 4/8/15, 16:23:42
Being a good writer is 3% talent and 97% not being distracted by the internet.– (via worldinink) — the writer reblogs, being distracted by the internet (via cameralinz)
Like our hearts: darkness showed us their capacity. Our full hearts—at...– From the Japanese (The Triumph of Achilles), Louise Glück
The psychological definition of loneliness hasn’t changed much since...– The Science of Loneliness: How Isolation Can Kill You | New Republic I recommend reading the whole article, it’s really interesting. (via twistednuns)
As a child I never heard one woman say to me, “I love my body.” Not my mother,...– Kate Winslet (via weaverofstars)