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A Visual Alphabet-Dictionary of Unusual Words

inhernature:

A visual A-Z of the hidden treasures of language. As a lover of language and words, especially obscure and endangered words, I was instan

Hamartia

The character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall.

Biblioclasm

The practice of destroying, often ceremoniously, books or other written material and media.

Fanfaronade

Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.

Infandous

Unspeakable or too odious to be expressed or mentioned.

Ktenology

The science of putting people to death.

Tarantism

A disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to dance.

Welter

A confused mass; a jumble; turmoil or confusion.

Yonderly

Mentally or emotionally distant; absent-minded.

Scripturient

Possessing a violent desire to write.

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(Source: thisquarterofacentury)

inhernature:

perseidbadger:

the best kind of friendships are fierce lady friendships where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other, and think the other deserves the world.

creatingaquietmind:

 

weird-amphibious-dolphin:

kiei:

Super Mario vs Pacman by Unknown

This was a ride from beginning to end

creatingaquietmind:

 

weird-amphibious-dolphin:

kiei:

Super Mario vs Pacman by Unknown

This was a ride from beginning to end

creatingaquietmind:

[sarahseeandersen]

im-eh-dreamer:

grandparemington:

kalamazoocockgoddess:

yesmissmori:

THINX Underwear:

OH SHIT YOU GUYS THIS COMPANY IS MAKING UNDERWEAR THAT IS STAIN RESISTANT, ANTIMICROBIAL, AND WILL ABSORB UP TO 6 TEASPOONS OF LIQUID BUT STILL LOOKS FUCKING SEXY

AND DID I MENTION THIS PART:

For every pair of THINX you buy, you help one girl in the developing world stay in school by providing her with seven washable, reusable cloth pads.

AND WHY IS THAT SUCH A BIG DEAL? HERE’S WHY:

After doing some research, Agrawal says she found that more than 100 million girls in the developing world were missing a week of school because of their periods, and using things such as leaves, old rags, or plastic bags in the place of sanitary pads.

THE SIZES RUN FROM XS TO XXL AND THE PRICES ARE NOT INSANE, THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY HIGHER THAN THOSE 5 FOR $10 SALES AT TARGET BUT YOU WON’T HAVE TO THROW THEM OUT BECAUSE YOU MISCALCULATED YOUR FLOW AND BLED ALL OVER THEM BEFORE YOU COULD GET TO A BATHROOM

I’M SORRY FOR SHOUTING I’M JUST REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS

LIKE HOLY FUCKBASKET IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME

Always reblog. Once i have money again, I’m buying a pair.

Buying these. If you subscribe to their newsletter, you get a $10 off coupon. 

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL INNOVATION FOR UNDERWEAR. I was actually thinking the other day “Why isn’t there underwear that can absorb period blood without ruining it? Because mother nature can be such a poop head and give you your period early!!!!

(via peppermint-winterx)

Gallbladder’s Last Day

“Grad school changed reading for me in ways I both appreciate and regret. My reading life has a depth to it that maybe wasn’t there before, but not the ease it once possessed. My motivations for reading have changed and even the magic of reading feels different to me now, but it still feels like magic and I am still incapable of describing it (I just spent 45-minutes trying). I’m relieved to call myself a reader again.”

—   from Reading After Grad School by Ashley Riordan (via bookriot)

Margarita, with a Straw || Kalki Koechlin stars as an independent and sexually curious student and writer with cerebral palsy

(I hope they release this in theatres here)