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aspiring designer and writer
student of the world; observer of human nature
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The Actual Difference Between Women Who Are Hot And Who Are Beautiful | Elite Daily ↘

Beautiful is genuine. Beautiful is timeless. Beautiful is happiness.

Be the beautiful you you are, the beautiful you you want to be. To hell with what everyone else thinks.

King’s Cross Station, c1852 (by London Metropolitan Archives)

This is one of the best flickr collections I’ve ever come across!

King’s Cross Station, c1852 (by London Metropolitan Archives)

This is one of the best flickr collections I’ve ever come across!

What happened to color in home decor?

I’ve been in a home decor rut for years and, to yank myself out of it, I’ve been turning to Pinterest, Architectural Digest and a lot of home decorating blogs for inspiration. I must admit I’ve been overwhelmingly wowed by some images but, for the most part, I am underwhelmed by the stark amount of white that seems to be taking over. Especially in bedrooms.

I don’t know about you but I want to live in a home that is full of color, that is vibrant, that breathes, that inspires laughter and creativity, that tells my life story. While white is clean, full of light and relaxing, it’s also clinical, impossible to keep clean and kind of boring. Yes, I want my bedroom to be a sanctuary and a source of calm. But I want to believe—no, I need to believe—there are better ways to get that feeling than with white walls, white furniture and white bedding. 

Welp, the hunt for inspiration continues.

Why Don't More Women Want to Work With Other Women? - Olga Khazan - The Atlantic ↘

Here’s hoping more people will stop caring about the sex of their coworkers and more about the quality of their work.

theatlantic:

The History of Popular Music, According to Google

Google unveiled a new way to look at the history of music today, Music Timeline. 
Drawing on the songs that reside in the collections of millions of Google Play users, the company created a visualization of the popularity of various artists and genres from 1950 to today. 
That time period captures the explosion of guitar-based music in the form of country and rock, and all their variants. It charts the rise of hip hop and the various resurgences of R&B. It even tries to parse the many sub-genres of rock with the kind of are-you-serious precision employed by teenage aficionados everywhere.
Read more.


Get ready to lose a lot of time playing with this!

theatlantic:

The History of Popular Music, According to Google

Google unveiled a new way to look at the history of music today, Music Timeline

Drawing on the songs that reside in the collections of millions of Google Play users, the company created a visualization of the popularity of various artists and genres from 1950 to today. 

That time period captures the explosion of guitar-based music in the form of country and rock, and all their variants. It charts the rise of hip hop and the various resurgences of R&B. It even tries to parse the many sub-genres of rock with the kind of are-you-serious precision employed by teenage aficionados everywhere.

Read more.

Get ready to lose a lot of time playing with this!

There’s this prevailing thought that hiring managers and supervisors can screen social media/community manager candidates through their own personal profiles. I don’t buy into that. 

Mostly because I’m a social media manager who detests personal use of most social media networks (The one major exception is Pinterest. I’m completely addicted but that’s another story for another day). You wouldn’t be able to tell much about me besides the fact that I make terrible decisions when it comes to television shows, that I like sharing Boston news, and, once I fall into the Buzzfeed black hole, I can’t get out without sharing a few (ok, many) stories and LOLz. I’m fiercely protective of my privacy and, for me, putting things out there on the world wide web is unnatural and a little terrifying. 

However, I think this makes me a much better social media/community manager. I have no ulterior motivators or interests. I don’t need to incorporate myself into the mix unless it’s completely necessary and vital to the brand’s story. I have no need to take credit for growth. I won’t confuse the brand’s fans and followers as my own. I won’t put my own interests in front of the brand’s. And I’m more than able to separate the personal and the professional.

Today has been an Eeyore sort of day.

Today has been an Eeyore sort of day.

Last Defense at Troubled Reactors: 50 Japanese Workers ↘

I’m in awe of these people. If I was in any of their shoes, I don’t think I would be able to make myself stay. And, even if I did stay, I probably wouldn’t be able to function and continue to fight the good fight against nuclear meltdown.

I hope I would. But I also hope I would never be put in such a situation.

Lovely day for a late winter walk!

Lovely day for a late winter walk!

inothernews:

College courses based around Star Trek aren’t anything new, but this one at Syracuse University, titled “Star Trek and the Information Age,” has a cool poster.  :-)
Oh, and I’m sure the professor knows to count the approximately 23 hours worth of Trek motion pictures, as well.
(via the Syracuse Post-Standard)

I seriously love my alma mater.

inothernews:

College courses based around Star Trek aren’t anything new, but this one at Syracuse University, titled “Star Trek and the Information Age,” has a cool poster.  :-)

Oh, and I’m sure the professor knows to count the approximately 23 hours worth of Trek motion pictures, as well.

(via the Syracuse Post-Standard)

I seriously love my alma mater.