2. "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
    — Frank Herbert, Dune (via wordsnquotes)

    (Source: wordsnquotes, via wordsnquotes)


  4. smartereveryday:

    We tend to think of West Africa as “over there”. My family doesn’t. My sister, Regan spent 2 1/2 years living in Sierra Leone, so when we heard about the outbreak in Liberia we started paying close attention. She’s especially affected and aware because this outbreak is affecting the lives of…

  6. poyzn:

    Quick and simple lifehacks.

    (via musictoasoul)

  7. asapscience:

    Excellent advice from (arguably) the coolest physicist to have ever lived, Richard Feynman: you don’t have to be a genius to want to study science, you just have to work hard!

    Edit: just realized the initial quote reads: “ordinary” rather than “normal” — our apologies for the screw up! 

    Photo via Vice, quote via whats-out-there

    Sound advice, my friends.

  8. our-unpopularopinions:

    This is all such bullshit! Since when has it become fashionable to rip apart The Big Bang Theory and be unnecessarily offended at every. single. aspect?

    Sheldon displays all of the symptoms of Asperges, yes. But please can someone explain to me why this is a terrible thing? I can only see something positive that has become of his character- the writers have not only ensured that Sheldon is surrounded by people that care for, and love him (despite his characteristics which can prove hugely difficult at times), but they have brought life and laughter to a condition that has been hugely stigmatised for years. 

    The jokes aren’t set up so we can sit back and laugh at a man with Asperges Syndrome, but so we can laugh at the situations that arise due to his condition, and the comical way in which he, and his loving friends deal with it (at the end of each episode the characters all finally come to the conclusion that: hey! We shouldn’t be annoyed at Sheldon because he can’t help the way he can sometimes be in social situations- let’s all kiss and make up).

    I can honestly say that I believe that The Big Bang Theory has opened up so many people’s eyes to the life of somebody with Asperges, to the coping mechanisms they are forced to deal with, and how they are, ultimately, human beings who also feel pain and love and all of the other emotions under the sun, whether or not it may be recognised on the outside or in a “suitable” situation.

    I’m certainly not saying this program should win multiple awards for its achievements or anything, because whilst it’s fun to watch it’s not exactly the most complex or terrific writing in the world, but fucking hell please just lay off the whole “I’m going to be offended by everything this show ever does because Tumblr says I should be”. Rant over.

    Any questions? Fire away hannahnotorange.tumblr.com

    I endorse this.


  9. yolownly:



    we need some new and more powerful swears


    the elder swear

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