Mirrors and Windows is a portrait series by Italian photographers Gabriele Galimberti and Edoardo Dilelle that draws insight into the lives of women across the world based on their intimate living spaces. See if you can guess the country and click the link to find out.
I was talking to my brother about women’s attitudes towards their bodies, especially regarding weight/fat, and when he said “most guys don’t notice/care about that kind of thing,” I tried to explain why it was a lot more complicated than that. I ended up telling this story.
Body image is something that’s so hard to talk about, and it’s hard to express body positivity without sounding cheesy, false, or overly simplistic. But I’m gonna try. This is only my own experience, and it didn’t magically cure me of all my body image issues - but it was a major turning point for me nonetheless.
video installation, 1 min. 30 sec. loop
For Subway, Erlich sets a life-sized stainless steel door within a wall and positions video as window into a subway car. The video becomes a realistic extension of the architecture and evokes great depth to create the illusion of looking ‘through’ it extending into the distance.
Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias
Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop. Scientists have long assumed that memories and learned experiences built up during a lifetime must be passed on by teaching later generations or through personal experience. However, new research has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, found that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. The results may help to explain why people suffer from seemingly irrational phobias – it may be based on the inherited experiences of their ancestors. (via Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph)
LOOK AT ALL THE BUTT WIGGLES
SO MANY BUTT WIGGLES
Gave myself about a hour and a half to draw this morning. I’m so out of practice. D: Hopefully going to make this a daily thing!
Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.
Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.
Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.
breathe into the ＢＥＥ ＯＲＢ to reveal your fate
“The Earth and All Its Efforts” 8.25”x10.25” oil on primed moleskine sketchbook.It’s going to be part of the third annual ‘Moleskine Project’ Show at Spoke Art Gallery(San Francisco, CA). This exhibition will cover the gallery walls with framed Moleskine sketchbooks, spread open to the double page that each artist completed. There are 70 artists contributing from a wide variety of fields including Concept Art, Comics, Fine Art and Illustration.
Address: 816 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94109
Reception: This Thursday, December 5; 6pm-10pm
Show Duration: December 5th - December 21st
Hi guys!! I can’t believe I have any followers at all, much less 350!! I barely talk to any of you (ha..) but I’m so grateful for all of you!! Truly. you guys seem very sweet.
but yeah I’m giving away one kigurumi!! I own two and they are the best things i ever bought especially now that its winter. you will get to choose what kigurumi you want if you win!! (there’s a bunch of different animal ones)
- you must be ok with giving me your address/receiving a package
- you can reblog once and like for another entry too!
- you do not have to be following me, but if you are I will also ship you an extra gift that I will pick out for you based on your interests (or if i can’t decide, it will be a stuffed cat)
- no giveaway blogs, etc
this giveaway ends december 10th!! I want to try to get your kigu to you by dec. 25th!!
got a racist response while applying to colleges in the uk, and the social justice in me just couldn’t not respond.
jsyk, this is from Cardiff university in wales, who also notably sold “rape joke” posters in their student union (reading “I was raping a woman last night and she shouted ‘think of my children!’. kinky bitch!”). last month their football team was reprimanded for promoting date rape at a social event.
basically: fuck cardiff university