via compoundchem:
Today, a look at the contributing compounds to ‘old book smell’, and the origins of the less well researched ‘new book smell’: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-hV

via compoundchem:

Today, a look at the contributing compounds to ‘old book smell’, and the origins of the less well researched ‘new book smell’: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-hV

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bookporn:

firstbook:

Q. What’s better than cute little kids with brand-new books?A. Nothing.Ms. Hoskins sent us this picture of her class, kindergarten room 115 at Burton International Academy in Detroit, showing off the new books they received from First Book and our friends at the Detroit Federation of Teachers.

Look at those smiles <3 Please support firstbook!

bookporn:

firstbook:

Q. What’s better than cute little kids with brand-new books?
A. Nothing.

Ms. Hoskins sent us this picture of her class, kindergarten room 115 at Burton International Academy in Detroit, showing off the new books they received from First Book and our friends at the Detroit Federation of Teachers.

Look at those smiles <3 Please support firstbook!

hope-in-every-book:

books-and-butterflies:

If you marry me, you also marry my bookshelves. 

Just kidding, don’t touch my books.

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charleypollard:

no.
exempli gratia (for example)
and
id est (that is)
I didn’t take three years of Latin to deal with this.

charleypollard:

no.

exempli gratia (for example)

and

id est (that is)

I didn’t take three years of Latin to deal with this.

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katsv:

This moment is when Darcy realises that Elizabeth is something more to him. The look on her face when she lets go of his hand. The curl of his fingers around hers, the delicacy to hold her hand and of course, the way he flexes when he walks away already yearning and feeling the warmth of her touch fade as he leaves.

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dajo42:

"tea is just leaf water!" "yeah well coffee is just bean water!" wow, it’s. it’s like everything is made of things. this door is just wood rectangle. this poster is just ink paper. this lemonade is just lemon water. wow, it’s like you can combine ingredients to make things that are more enjoyable than the initial parts of the equation. sure is a magical world we live in

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caroltilley:

David Horsey of the LA Times created this most excellent editorial cartoon. Context &amp; source here: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/topoftheticket/la-na-tt-immigrant-kids-20140725-story.html

caroltilley:

David Horsey of the LA Times created this most excellent editorial cartoon. Context & source here: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/topoftheticket/la-na-tt-immigrant-kids-20140725-story.html

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opod:

#GoingPlaces

colchrishadfield:

An interesting way to see who you’re sharing time with. The link slowly spins: xkcd.com/1335/

colchrishadfield:

An interesting way to see who you’re sharing time with. The link slowly spins: xkcd.com/1335/

disneyvillainsforjustice:

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

To Be Takei documentary official website. 

- Mod Dawes Sr. 

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inurashii:

What I love best about this exchange

is that Iroh knows full well what his family is like

but there’s a line

and the line is made out of tea.

(via rrrowr)

piratelyssa:

nekotin:

baileythebookworm:

thebanegrimm:

Left is the new Wonder Woman. Being deemed still too skinny and frail. Right is Kacy Catanzaro, the first female to advance to the finals of American Ninja. Considered strong and inspiring to female athletes. Stop assuming someone is weak based off your closed minded ignorant ideals.

Okay right but Wonder Woman is LITERALLY AN AMAZON, they are supposed to be big and tall and thick and heavily muscled. Kacy Catanzaro is a gymnast, which requires an entirely different category of strength, relying more on agility, flexibility, balance, etc. This is not even a valid comparison. 
Note that I’m not saying Catanzaro isn’t strong, she’s clearly a beast, but this is just a goofy argument to be making about Wonder Woman. 

I love the point you are making and wanted to find a way to word it myself! It’s the difference between batman and robin essentially no one is saying robin can’t preform fantastic feats but batman is made more for delivering the punches so to speak. Also like numerous others have pointed out wonder woman should be amazonian and tall and muscular/large. A change to showcase a different body type than the sterotypical one we already get to see in blackwidow I’m still excited to see where they will go and excited about the diverse casting but just because Kacy Catanzaro is fantastic and impressive doesnt mean the build should hold true for wonderwoman too

Also: Fucking heels. Or wedge heels. I HATE THIS TREND FOR FEMALE SUPERHEROS. 

piratelyssa:

nekotin:

baileythebookworm:

thebanegrimm:

Left is the new Wonder Woman. Being deemed still too skinny and frail.
Right is Kacy Catanzaro, the first female to advance to the finals of American Ninja. Considered strong and inspiring to female athletes.
Stop assuming someone is weak based off your closed minded ignorant ideals.

Okay right but Wonder Woman is LITERALLY AN AMAZON, they are supposed to be big and tall and thick and heavily muscled. Kacy Catanzaro is a gymnast, which requires an entirely different category of strength, relying more on agility, flexibility, balance, etc. This is not even a valid comparison. 

Note that I’m not saying Catanzaro isn’t strong, she’s clearly a beast, but this is just a goofy argument to be making about Wonder Woman. 

I love the point you are making and wanted to find a way to word it myself! It’s the difference between batman and robin essentially no one is saying robin can’t preform fantastic feats but batman is made more for delivering the punches so to speak. Also like numerous others have pointed out wonder woman should be amazonian and tall and muscular/large. A change to showcase a different body type than the sterotypical one we already get to see in blackwidow I’m still excited to see where they will go and excited about the diverse casting but just because Kacy Catanzaro is fantastic and impressive doesnt mean the build should hold true for wonderwoman too

Also: Fucking heels. Or wedge heels. I HATE THIS TREND FOR FEMALE SUPERHEROS. 

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lotsofdisney:

Disney Heroines and lines from “Let It Go”

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