boburnhamdaily:

"Do you get back to see your family a lot? Do you go back to Massachusetts?"
"Um, yeah. I wanna get back to Boston more. I was supposed to go home for Easter, but, I’m sort of terrified of Easter, because… eight years ago I knocked out my two front teeth, during a blindfolded Easter egg hunt."

teenviolet:

jenny holzer
"We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures."

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Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty (via theimperfectascent)

I lost whole years of my life to self-loathing and self-sabotaging because I couldn’t sustain being ‘gifted’.  Don’t make the same mistake.

(via mossonhighheels)

This is so, so important for teachers to understand. I try, in every report card, to focus on effort, not natural ability. And you know what? It makes a big difference in my classroom.

(via anamanagotchi)

(Source: magnetosaur)


"better get off Tumblr now"

disneyismyescape:

bacon-and-cute-butts:

image"but wait what is that?!"

so accurate it hurts

(Source: hugs-and-good-music)

whats-my-name-i-forgot:

saemiligr:

catbunting:

Note to self

This movie means more to me than words can say

one of the best speeches in movie history   

(Source: jacknicholson)

jst-br34th3:

Stay Open on Flickr.
canvaspaintings:

Gray Watercolor, fine art print of original watercolor painting, nature wall art, black gray minimal botanical 8x10, 11x14 print by moonflowermuse (20.00 USD) http://ift.tt/1jP9acm

smallcitysecrets:

pizza-party-in-the-tardis:

thebloggerbloggerfun:

smallcitysecrets:

I simultaneously feel like I’m a toddler and a thousand years old.

image

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I can’t believe this happened to me.

casssthemonster:

divasdishblog:

"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."
- Our Bodies, Ourselves.


TRUTH

Brett Whiteley (Australian, 1939-1992), The Divided Unity, 1974. Screenprint, 66.5 x 93.5 cm. Edition 63/70.

obligatorymeangirlsreference:

Well there goes the rest of my life.