New trend in wedding cakes. It’s a good trend.
why wasn’t I told about this
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This Ad Has a Secret Anti-Abuse Message That Only Kids Can See
In an effort to provide abused children with a safe way to reach out for help, a Spanish organization called the Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation, or ANAR for short, created an ad that displays a different message for adults and children at the same time.
The secret behind the ad’s wizardry is a lenticular top layer, which shows different images at varying angles. So when an adult—or anyone taller than four feet, five inches—looks at it they only see the image of a sad child and the message: “sometimes, child abuse is only visible to the child suffering it.” But when a child looks at the ad, they see bruises on the boy’s face and a different message: “if somebody hurts you, phone us and we’ll help you” alongside the foundation’s phone number.
The ad is designed to empower kids, particularly if their abuser happens to be standing right next to them. And while this is a great and worthwhile use of lenticular images, how long will it be before toy companies start doing to the same thing to hawk their products directly at kids?
I got my first tattoo today. It wraps around my wrist a bit; sorry for the awkward angle.
"The enemy’s gate is down" is a battle cry, a reminder that no goal is impossible, that success is yours if you would but reach out and grab it, and a call to think outside of the box.
It’s safe to say Ender’s Game is my favorite book. I’ve read it six or seven times now, and it’s never failed to inspire me. A few years ago I was thrust into a leadership position I didn’t really ask for, and wasn’t ready for. I had 70 pairs of eyes watching me, assessing me, waiting for me to step up. I looked up to the character of Ender Wiggin during those times, and he was one of the mentors who led me to become the person I am today.
Ender’s leave at the lake, where he is reunited with Valentine, is a scene that has always been extremely poignant to me. It’s Ender saying, “We have to go. I’m almost happy here” that particularly wrenches at my heart.
A message from the book that I’ve found relevant multiple times in my life is that when you understand someone, truly understand them, even your enemy… you cannot help but love them.
I don’t like Orson Scott Card as a person, but you have to admit he wrote a brilliant book.
They should have been following key economic indicators like #TBT and #CerealsIfTheyWereNickiMinajSongs.
#5. The Fate of the Stock Market
…when the researchers decided to compare the national online emotional state to the Dow Jones industrial average, they found something surprising: The Twitter Mood “calmness” synced with the fluctuation of the stock market — but three or four days in advance. To clarify, after measuring the nation’s overall mood level via stupid goddamn tweets, the algorithm could predict with 86.7 percent accuracy if the market would close up or down several days before it happened. It was, effectively, seeing the financial future by reading the misspelled racist tea leaves of Twitter.
I LOVE the effect that pigments can give, what I don’t love is how messy they are. For starters I can never get just the right amount of product on my brush and they end up everywhere. Your hands, vanity, on the floor, even on the walls. So instead of pushing my pigments to the back of my makeup…
Lee Friedlander - Mannequin (2009-11)
“Friedlander roamed the sidewalks of New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, focusing on storefront windows and reflections, which speak to marketplace notions of sex, fashion and consumerism. Thoroughly straightforward, their unsettling and radical new compositions suggest photographs that have been torn up and pasted back together again in near-random ways.”