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leopoldfitz:

"The cellist” — it was meant to be a throwaway line, a small piece of insight into Agent Phil Coulson as he took more of a center-stage role in Marvel’s The Avengers. Instead, viewers latched onto the idea that their fan favorite might have a bit of a mysterious love life…and ever since, speculation has swirled over if we would ever hear more.

(via pizza-is-my-buziness)

Disney Princesses as Game of Thrones characters by DjeDjehuti.

(via jennception)

policymic:

Study says Barbie is stunting girls’ career aspirations

The study, conducted by the psychology lab at Oregon State University, gave girls ages 4 to 7 one of three dolls to play with: Barbie dressed as a fashion model (which was, in fact, her original incarnation), Barbie dressed as a doctor, or Mrs. Potato Head. Those who played with either of the Barbies later viewed themselves as having fewer career options than boys do, and espoused a preference for more “pink collar” jobs like teacher or flight attendant. Those who played with Mrs. Potato Head, on the other hand, were able to envision themselves in more varied — and less gendernormative — roles, like firefighter or pilot.

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Queerbaiting is the silent killer in our televisions. Please, make sure your favorite shows get tested early and often. In the first stages of queerbaiting, the disease is regularly mistaken for actual representation and the start of a romantic arc. Symptoms include lingering physical contact, intense gazes, vague but seemingly meaningful confessions and innuendo-filled dialogue. One of the most prevalent symptoms is referred to by the medical community as “eye sex,” with hundreds of cases on record. So far, the only cure for queerbaiting seems to be not engaging with the show itself, but the more time that passes, the deeper the investment and thus the more difficult the treatment.

equalityforher:

Women’s History Month - Margaret Chan

Margaret Chan is known throughout the world for her efforts to increase global health. During her 9 years as Director of Health in Hong Kong she implemented new services to combat the spread of disease. Margaret Chan gained recognition for handling many different health issues including the avian influenza outbreak in Hong Kong in 1997 and the SARs outbreak in 2003. Chan is the World Health Organization’s current Director General for Pandemic Influenza and Communicable Diseases. Her current efforts lie with helping “people in the greatest need”, focusing on the health of people in Africa and the health of women. She has been recognized globally for her achievements and has received several awards. In 1997 she was awarded by the Royal Colleges of Physicians in the United Kingdom and was declared an Office of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth. In 1999 she was awarded the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health in Thailand. Margaret Chan’s strides toward global health make her a leading figure in the health community.

(via womenrockscience)

chibird:

You never really get a break because as soon as one round of tests/essays/projects are over, another one comes along.

popculturebrain:

Trailer: ‘Jersey Boys' - June 20

Directed by Clint Eastwood, starring John Lloyd Young, Christopher Walken, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda and Mike Doyle.

I’m pleasantly surprised by this. The movie could have gone way too far with the camp (as I think the show is a really campy musical), but by the trailer, it seems to be blending the right amounts of realism and fantasy. The breaking of the fourth wall looks pretty good on camera in fact. I’m definitely more interested than I was previously.

No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had.
Gabriel García Márquez (via policymic)
mathani:

Get you best paper, cut a circle and fold it, fold it so that the circumference falls on a fixed point inside. Repeat, using random folds. Now see the creases. This is how you paper-fold an ellipse.

mathani:

Get you best paper, cut a circle and fold it, fold it so that the circumference falls on a fixed point inside. Repeat, using random folds. Now see the creases. This is how you paper-fold an ellipse.

(via visualizingmath)