thisfuturemd:

buxombibliophile:

wheremylitnerdsat:

hiddlestonhug:

inessentialhouses:

Happy 48th Birthday, J.K. Rowling (b. July 31, 1965)

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.”

Happy Birthday, Ms. Rowling. Thank you for absolutely EVERYTHING you have ever done.

The mother of a generation who helped remind us all over again that the world can be changed by words.

This marvelous woman had a huge impact on my childhood and her series will definitely be something I read to my future children.

Thank you and Happy Birthday, J.K. Rowling! :D

revengeoftheblacknerds:

hail-robert:

Frank Ocean - Bad Romance (Lady Gaga Cover)

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"Education is what people do to you, learning is what you do to yourself."

— MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito at #TED2014. Pair with this excellent read on how to fuel the lifelong engine of learning beyond formal education.    (via rnnyssnc)

(Source: explore-blog, via medicalexamination)

efflourescent:

where can I download a 6’2” and slightly tousled literature enthusiast 

(Source: bessmertny, via goodgirlssayiloveyou)

southernshellsandweddingbells:

THIS IS LITERALLY A DESCRIPTION OF MY LIFE

southernshellsandweddingbells:

THIS IS LITERALLY A DESCRIPTION OF MY LIFE

(Source: bowsbrosandbacrdi, via violenceandscience)

iapollogise:

I love pirates because they have no concept on albeism. oh you have no leg? here have a peg leg. no hand?? well guess we gotta put a hook on that, give those sons of bitches a surprise. Blind in one eye, put an eyepatch on no one fucking cares, youre deaf??? go man the canons you glorious bastard.They dont care if youre disabled bcus as long as you can fuck shit up they literally dont fucking care.

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Not one single hurtful thing ever got changed by someone grinning and bearing it.

Hurtful things changed because people have said ‘That hurts me. Stop.’

And every time you try to silence someone and tell them that they shouldn’t be hurt, shouldn’t be offended, shouldn’t choose this battle, that this isn’t important and that other things are more important - you are serving the hurtful rather than the hurt.

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— (via moniquill)

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"If you want to know why millennials are far more economically liberal than other generations, consider the news that colleges have started opening on-campus food banks to keep their students from going hungry."

Starving College Students and the Shredded Social Contract (via azspot)

The college I work for has two food banks one on each campus.

(via camembertlylegal)

I was talking to my mom about starting salaries for kids out of college, and she said when she got her first job in 1976, her starting salary was $10,000 a year. I checked an inflation calculator - that’s more than $41k/year in 2014 dollars. College students are broker than ever before, and recent grads are lucky to crack the poverty line in their first year out of school. It’s going to be really interesting in the next half century to see how this generation reacts to starting off in life so far behind.

(via thebicker)

(via violenceandscience)

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