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As it was in the beginning, both now, and always, and to the ages of ages.
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kateoplis:

Ludwig Preyßinger, Astronomic Picture Atlas (Germany, 1851)

"The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he’s in prison."
Fyodor Dostoevsky  (via willstrayham)

(Source: french-lips)


Joel Tettamanti, Uummannaq, Greenland, 2008

Joel Tettamanti, Uummannaq, Greenland, 2008

(Source: brilliantinemortality)

bienenkiste:

Isabelle Bois for & Other Stories

bienenkiste:

Isabelle Bois for & Other Stories

 celticdreamz:

Icelandic descendants of Vikings singing a hymn in a German train station. They totally need to be on the next Thor soundtrack.

thehamsteroflife:


Wringing out a washcloth in space

He looks so frustrated

thehamsteroflife:

Wringing out a washcloth in space

He looks so frustrated

(Source: fencehopping)

In Japan, there are Owl Cafés where you can pet and play with live Owls while enjoying a meal.

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artemisdreaming:

awkwardsituationist:

  • globally, 77,600,000 girls do not attend school
  • there are 33,000,000 fewer girls than boys in primary education
  • girls with secondary education are 6 times less likely to be married as children
  • a girl with 7 years of schooling in the developing world will have 2.2 fewer children
  • a child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5
  • two thirds of the 775,000,000 illiterate adults, and 63% of illiterate youth, are female
  • literate mothers are twice as likely to immunize their children and send them to school
  • a girl who completes basic education is 3 times less likely to contract HIV
  • a girl earns 20% more as an adult for every additional year of education she receives
  • a nation’s GDP rises an average of 3% when 10% more its girls attend school
  • less than 2% of international development funds are specifically allocated to girls
  • school is not free in over 50 countries

sources from girl rising

photos: (1) malala yousafzai; (2) joey l. of a school for the hamar tribe in ethiopia; (3) beawiharta in jakarta of students who risk life crossing a collpased bridge to get to school; (4) muhammed muheisen in pakistan; (5) altaf gadri of an unofficial school run for slum dwellers held under a bridge in new delhi; (6) paula bronstein of burmese refugees in thailand at a school in their refugee camp; (7) noah seelam in hyderabad, india; (8) per anders pettersson, uganda; (9) lana slezic in afghanistan; (10) roberto schmidt in afghanistan, where acid attacks and poisoning of water by the taliban is on the increase at schools for girls