the stories we shared

if nothing else i want to deconstruct the way i see the world, and build it from scratch. join me.

prefessionalu:

Fashion blogger Leandra Medine, of ManRepeller.com, explains why fashion doesn’t have to be serious, how she initially started her blog to get a job and why there is no reason that brains and beauty can’t coexist.

(Source: Fast Company, via fastcodesign)

To be nobody but
yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.

—E.E. Cummings (via kushandwizdom)

(via katuriankaturiankaturian)

—(via stoweboyd)

i wish i could sit on a green grassy hill with my best friend and eat ice cream and watch the sun set and feel like everything was going to be okay.

betaknowledge:

Standing as if waiting for signals from another world, these men on the Djibouti shores hope for a faint cellphone signal from neighboring Somalia. (via)

betaknowledge:

Standing as if waiting for signals from another world, these men on the Djibouti shores hope for a faint cellphone signal from neighboring Somalia. (via)

(via emergentfutures)

humansofnewyork:

"We’ve been friends for 43 years. Every few years, we meet for a few hours, and pick right back up."

humansofnewyork:

"We’ve been friends for 43 years. Every few years, we meet for a few hours, and pick right back up."

[The modern Western economist] is used to measuring the “standard of living” by the amount of annual consumption, assuming all the time that a man who consumes more is “better off” than a man who consumes less. A Buddhist economist would consider this approach excessively irrational: since consumption is merely a means to human well-being, the aim should be to obtain the maximum of well-being with the minimum of consumption.

Buddhist Economics – fantastic, timely read from 1973 (via explore-blog)

To truly live a creative life means that you will need to experiment in as many different fields as possible.

-Moby  (via good)

boxes in progress

There were boxes everywhere she could see. She felt she was packing bits and pieces of her heart, rather than scattered objects from 28 years at 135 Sunset Lane. Not too recently ago, her life had become a constant stream of leavings. People leaving, her leaving, family leaving—it was all too much. She demanded a cease-fire. But life was deaf to cries it likely could not heed. 

It turns out that cultures with a history of dairy farming and milk drinking have a much higher frequency of lactose tolerance – and its associated gene – than those who don’t. Drinking milk is just one of example of the way that traditions and cultural practices can influence the path of our evolution. Culture and genetics are traditionally thought of as two separate processes, but researchers are increasingly realizing that they are intimately connected, each influencing the natural progression of the other. Scientists call it “gene-culture co-evolution.” Why does it matter? If we can pin down how culture influences our genetic makeup – and how the same processes apply to other creatures too – then we can be better understand how the way we act as a society today could influence our future.

fastcompany:

This Company’s Business Plan Includes Trespassing

Wanderlust Projects is an event design company that creates and curates original events, but there’s a twist: Attending one of their events could get you arrested.

"Our lives are full of boundaries," says Austin. "Anytime you cross those, the transgression of doing something you’re not supposed to be doing opens up something inside you."

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Okay, faith restored