When I Am Bored At A Graduation Ceremony


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OSTROGOTHIC SILVER EAGLE-HEADED BUCKLEFIRST HALF OF VII century

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OSTROGOTHIC SILVER EAGLE-HEADED BUCKLE
FIRST HALF OF VII century


When I Decide To Go Clubbing


When I Just Saw Brave


When I Get Asked How I Feel About The Kardashians


When It Is Evening And I Still Haven’t Changed Out Of My Pajamas


When I Liked The Band Before They Were Popular


When I Get In Touch With Nature


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Frozen trees in the Australian Outback

Aside from Antarctica, Australia is the driest continent on earth—35% receives so little rainfall that it’s classified as desert. However, the desert regions of central Australia aren’t always the stretching, shimmering wasteland that the word ‘desert’ implies—they’re places of incredible diversity, and they aren’t always completely scorching and arid. On winter nights, the temperatures can drop below freezing point. These images were taken on a recent winter morning in Alice Springs, when temperatures dropped to a chilly –5 degrees Celsius.

(Image Credit: Jeff Medcalf)


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The Mathematics of Beauty

The Fibonacci Sequence is a sequence of numbers where each number is the sum of the previous two—i.e., 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34…and so on to infinity. The ratio of one number to the next is approximately 1.61803, which is called “phi”, or the Golden Ratio. It’s not a magical mathematical equation of the universe, but it definitely reflects natural, aesthetically beautiful patterns. The ratio been used as the ideal proportion standard by artists and architects throughout history, and it’s also found in nature because it’s one of the most efficient way to pack things together. The human body can mostly be divided up in terms of the golden ratio, with one nose, two eyes, three segments to each limb, five fingers on each hand, and our measurements and proportions also reflect the ratio, especially the proportions of the human face—the width of the nose, position of the eyes, length of the chin. Our attraction to another person increases if their body and features are symmetrical and proportional, since we perceive them to be healthier, and so the Golden Ratio appears to be connected with humans ideals of beauty. It’s worth noting, however, that although the ratio can create a beautiful face, it can’t create a beautiful mind.