"Food doesn’t taste better or worse when documented by Instagram. Laughter is as genuine over Skype as it would be sharing a sofa. Pay attention. Take in nature, hold someone’s hand, read a book. But don’t ever apologize for snapping a photo of a sunrise after a hike, or blogging about the excitement of having a crush, or updating your goodreads account. All of these things are good and should be celebrated. Smile at strangers on the sidewalk and like your friends’ selfies. It’s all good for the human spirit."
via What’s Your Grief:
Grief is not a race with a start and finish line, it’s a labyrinth with twists and turns and dead ends. Grief is like trying to swim past the break in the ocean – you wade in but every once in a while a wave comes up and knocks you back a few feet. You’re still deeper than when you started, but not as deep as you were before the wave hit. How long will it take you to get past the break? It depends on your strength, the ocean, the tide and the weather.
Grief cannot be mapped on a timeline, although ‘Normal Grief’ should be negatively correlated with time. This means the more time that passes, the less extreme and agonizing grief feelings should be. There will still be bad days, but overall it’s average intensity will diminish. It looks a little something like this…
So feelings of grief will diminish, but not disappear. Grief is infinitas which means ‘being without finish’ . Grief doesn’t end, but with time it should look different – more peaceful, hopeful, constructive and positive.
hold on, lemme just grab this FREAKING BASEBALL FLYING AT YOUR HEAD AT 100 MPH for a second ouchie my hand
her mouth is hanging open ldkjlgkj
I’d like to speak to you about the Avengers Initiative.
Longoria spent several hours in Bradenton one night in the middle of spring training filming a Gillette commercial with ESPN’s Kenny Mayne, then shot the viral video in just a few minutes, said Trevor Gooby, the Pirates’ director of Florida operations. Pirates employees had no idea what the commercial would be like.
"I shot the actual Gillette commercial for like six or seven hours that day and I’ve heard a few things about that. But that footage of me catching the ball there literally took two minutes to shoot on a handheld camera," he said. "It’s crazy. That’s how people become famous on YouTube. You put up a video that goes viral and before you know it, over a million people have seen it."
If you look closely you’ll see “Gillette” signs across the roof’s facade — those were computer graphics
"My best friend’s husband was a police officer who died in a shootout. For a few days, the media presented the story as a tragedy. Then I guess everyone got bored with that angle, because the story changed after a few days, and the media started reporting on the size of the insurance settlement my friend received. The story completely changed based on what they chose to focus on. I haven’t watched TV since."
I loved this college football player’s coming out story on Outsports (I have generally really been impressed by the quality of their approach to these narratives) but then I checked the kid’s Twitter and this post really wins the prize. No one should be afraid to participate in dumb internet memes just because they play football! If you can meme, you can meme! Man Crush Monday for all!
This is so adorable.
The #FreeAJStaff social action has a Tumblr now. This a photo of the staff of the Amnesty Press.
The mobile game “Flappy Bird” generates $50,000 per day in ad revenue for its Vietnamese developer, Dong Nguyen. Nguyen told The Verge Feb. 5 that the game will not likely receive any more updates because “anything added to the game will ruin it somehow.”
I promised myself I wouldn’t download Flappy Bird, but then I gave in last night. This game feeds on all my most base mobile gaming compulsions. I love it. I hate it.
I forced myself to uninstall over lunch. My high score was 17.