hplyrikz:

Clear your mind here

hplyrikz:

Clear your mind here

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elcomfortador:

Me and Agnes Skinner, before I got beamed away by Fire in the Sky. (at Hollywood Bowl)

elcomfortador:

Me and Agnes Skinner, before I got beamed away by Fire in the Sky. (at Hollywood Bowl)



newyorker:

A cartoon by Carolita Johnson. Take a look at more cartoons from this week’s issue of the magazine.

newyorker:

A cartoon by Carolita Johnson. Take a look at more cartoons from this week’s issue of the magazine.


You become what you believe.
Oprah Winfrey (via psych-facts)

A thunderstorm Monday night had cleared the air over Manhattan and the sunlight of a warm September morning was glinting off the Hudson River as the business day began in the city’s highest buildings.
A description of the conditions in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, before the planes struck the World Trade Center. From our Sept. 12, 2001, story that we pulled from the archives on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. (via latimes)

(via latimes)


We are still afraid to say, “I don’t know.” Asking good questions, something intuitive to us once, becomes something we have to relearn. Yet starting with unknowns opens up more than it shuts down. It’s multiplication, not subtraction. I don’t know is, in fact, the most important secret to reveal.

onaissues:

Today, Netflix, Etsy, Kickstarter, Meetup, reddit, Upworthy, Vimeo, WordPress and a number of other websites are participating in Internet Slowdown Day. While the internet isn’t really slowing down, the websites are mimicking what would happen if it did, by placing spinning pinwheel loading images on their sites to raise awareness about the fight for net neutrality.
NPR provides a quick review of the issue: 

What is net neutrality all about?
The principle generally means that content isn’t prioritized above others, so that a user can go where he wants and do what he wants on the Internet without the interference of his broadband provider. Supporters of net neutrality protections say that without the rules, Internet service providers like Comcast and Time Warner will have economic incentives to charge content providers, such as Netflix, for “faster lanes” to get to you, the consumer. And that Netflix will have to pay up, because regulations are needed to say, “Comcast, you can’t do that.”
…
What can I do if I want to weigh in?
Already, more than one million comments were sent into the FCC about this issue, the most of any rule-making measure in the agency’s history. The vast majority of the comments supported stricter enforcement of net neutrality.
You can still comment. Monday is the last day the public can weigh in on the process by submitting comments to the commission.


Read more: Your Favorite Sites Will ‘Slow Down’ Today, For A Cause : All Tech Considered : NPR

onaissues:

Today, Netflix, Etsy, Kickstarter, Meetup, reddit, Upworthy, Vimeo, WordPress and a number of other websites are participating in Internet Slowdown Day. While the internet isn’t really slowing down, the websites are mimicking what would happen if it did, by placing spinning pinwheel loading images on their sites to raise awareness about the fight for net neutrality.

NPR provides a quick review of the issue: 

What is net neutrality all about?

The principle generally means that content isn’t prioritized above others, so that a user can go where he wants and do what he wants on the Internet without the interference of his broadband provider. Supporters of net neutrality protections say that without the rules, Internet service providers like Comcast and Time Warner will have economic incentives to charge content providers, such as Netflix, for “faster lanes” to get to you, the consumer. And that Netflix will have to pay up, because regulations are needed to say, “Comcast, you can’t do that.”

What can I do if I want to weigh in?

Already, more than one million comments were sent into the FCC about this issue, the most of any rule-making measure in the agency’s history. The vast majority of the comments supported stricter enforcement of net neutrality.

You can still comment. Monday is the last day the public can weigh in on the process by submitting comments to the commission.

Read more: Your Favorite Sites Will ‘Slow Down’ Today, For A Cause : All Tech Considered : NPR


npr:

For America’s public schools, studies show leadership matters — especially at theprincipal level and, not surprisingly, when it comes to teachers.
But what about public education’s de facto CEOs — school district superintendents? They often get lots of media attention, are in charge of big budgets and, in theory, set the educational agenda. Some go on to lead the federal Department of Education, notably Arne Duncan and Rod Paige. Other superintendents are either hailed as saviors or vilified (or both, in the case of the former Washington, D.C., chancellor, Michelle Rhee.)
The Myth Of The Superstar Superintendent?
Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR

npr:

For America’s public schools, studies show leadership matters — especially at theprincipal level and, not surprisingly, when it comes to teachers.

But what about public education’s de facto CEOs — school district superintendents? They often get lots of media attention, are in charge of big budgets and, in theory, set the educational agenda. Some go on to lead the federal Department of Education, notably Arne Duncan and Rod Paige. Other superintendents are either hailed as saviors or vilified (or both, in the case of the former Washington, D.C., chancellor, Michelle Rhee.)

The Myth Of The Superstar Superintendent?

Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR


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lepetitchatblanc:


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NEVER FORGET

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patsandora:

unbloss:

lepetitchatblanc:

best thing I’ve ever read

NEVER FORGET

holy shit

Love this.