16 4 / 2014

16 4 / 2014

ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

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16 4 / 2014

"I wish friends held hands more often, like the children I see on the streets sometimes. I’m not sure why we have to grow up and get embarrassed about it."

Stephanie Perkins (via loveless-people)

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16 4 / 2014

frivolouswhim:

How do you know something bad is going to happen? Regina smiles.

frivolouswhim:

How do you know something bad is going to happen? Regina smiles.

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16 4 / 2014

16 4 / 2014

mountain-sadist:

finding-peace-w1thin:


Skull in a salt lake

Wow that is the highest quality gif I have ever seen!

It looks like I’m actually there

mountain-sadist:

finding-peace-w1thin:

Skull in a salt lake

Wow that is the highest quality gif I have ever seen!

It looks like I’m actually there

(Source: osteo-princess, via onceupona-tumble)

16 4 / 2014

"im gonna start working on this in 10 minutes no exceptions"

me fucking lying to myself (via youtubeofficial)

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16 4 / 2014

durkin62:

watchoutboy:

OH MY GOD WHY, WHY DO YOU DO THIS ON A SITE WITH 13 YEAR OLDS WHO WILL ACTUALLY TRY THIS, STOP

Natural selection.

durkin62:

watchoutboy:

OH MY GOD WHY, WHY DO YOU DO THIS ON A SITE WITH 13 YEAR OLDS WHO WILL ACTUALLY TRY THIS, STOP

Natural selection.

(Source: theothermayor, via motheroflesbians)

16 4 / 2014

holodaxy:

Jemma Simmons + Ties

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16 4 / 2014

critter-of-habit:

Queen Margaery - breaker of awkward moments.

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16 4 / 2014

tmas-parrilla:

i swear to god lana parrilla is getting more darn attractive as the series goes on, and i didn’t even think that was humanly possible…

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15 4 / 2014

sylviaplth:

the fact that kids feel physically ill and have mental breakdowns at the very idea of going to school should be a clue to some people that maybe something isnt fucking right

(Source: sylviaplth, via cantcontrolthegay)

15 4 / 2014

effyfurrow:

nointerrruption:

I’M ACTUALLY A REALLY NICE PERSON IM JUST USED TO BEING WALKED ALL OVER AND DISRESPECTED SO SOMETIMES I COME OFF AS MEAN BUT I JUST CANT LET PEOPLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ME AND I HAD TO GROW UP REALLY FAST OK BUT I PROMISE I HAVE A GOOD HEART AND GOOD INTENTIONS AND I DONT WANT TO EVER HURT PEOPLE’S FEELINGS BUT SOMETIMES I JSUT HAVE TO HAVE THE UPPER HAND AND MAKE SURE I DONT GET HURT IM SORR YI LOVE EVERYONE

SOMEBODY FUCKING SAID IT 

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15 4 / 2014

in which regina mills comes full circle

(Source: anyavee, via princesscharming1983)

15 4 / 2014

plasticbagvevo:

introducing your friends to tumblr

image

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