Riveting Things

ask away   23. Portland State University. Sociology. Nerd. Artist. Student. Liberal. Dork. This is what I find fascinating, beautiful, and/or important.

sassykardashian:

my heart says yes but my bank balance says no

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Get To Know Me meme | Favourite Movies

↳ [2/5] The Secret Garden (1993)

"The spell was broken. My uncle learned to laugh, and I learned to cry. The secret garden is always open now. Open, and awake, and alive. If you look the right way, you can see the whole world is a garden."

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amare-habeo:

Auguste Rodin  (1840 - 1917) - Étude de main, N/D
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amare-habeo:

Auguste Rodin (1840 - 1917) - Étude de main, N/D

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micdotcom:

9 human rights tragedies the world needs to stop ignoring

It’s a tragically long list: missing women, ethnic cleansing and spreading diseases. Pick any country — including the United States — and there’s most likely a tragedy you’ll uncover that seriously violates international laws and standards. While unleashing international outrage can sometimes hurt more than it helps, there are some situations where it can make a real impact. 

Here are 9 that deserve more attention | Follow micdotcom 

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ask-ashestorture-thedemonvampire:

sakibatch:

altnonfic:

Feb 28, 2013 - By wearing different colored hats, over 2,600 employees at Genentech (in San Francisco) celebrated the 60th anniversary of the discovery of DNA

holy heck this is brilliant!

the science is strong in this one

ask-ashestorture-thedemonvampire:

sakibatch:

altnonfic:

Feb 28, 2013 - By wearing different colored hats, over 2,600 employees at Genentech (in San Francisco) celebrated the 60th anniversary of the discovery of DNA

holy heck this is brilliant!

the science is strong in this one

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  by Calvin Seibert

artist  manages to construct nearly impossible shapes from one of the world’s most delicate mediums. While Colossal has seen its fair share of art made with sand I’ve never seen anything so perfectly angular and geometric

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Congressman: Some Border Kids Are ‘Not Children’ →

privilegetoengtranslationservice:

blood-just-like-the-atlantic:

Holdon, I speak Old White Man. Let me translate.

"These kids are from places that have been ravaged by American via imperialism and ludicrous drug policies, and as such have been robbed of their childhood and innocence, are forced to grow up too fast and are forced out of their home countries, and therefore do not meet my standards of what it means to be a middle-class white American child, so let’s send them back into places where they may well be the victims of violence, because fuck ‘em."

An expert in one of the newer world languages—Old White Man—has thoughtfully translated this oration for us!

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pangalacticgargleblaster:

ifreakinlovebooks:

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fearnotthepen:

I don’t understand why books have shifted from having summaries on the back of the covers to having one-line reviews.

Seriously though. I want to know what the book is about. Not that someone from the Evening Standard thinks it’s a masterpiece. 

I have been waiting for this post my whole life.

THANK YOU

THANK YOU, again, because once is not enough

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artemisdreaming:

Pomegranate Heart

Salvador Dali

Description from 1stdibs: “The “Pomegranate Heart” was designed by Dali in the 1950’s with rubies and diamonds. This example was fabricated by Henryk Kaston who made all of Dali’s jewelry from 1980 to 1990. The stones include 17 pear shaped and oval cabochon cut rubies, for a total weight of 6.44 carats. The brooch is further highlighted by 63 full cut round diamonds for a total weight of .63 carats. The brooch is signed Dali by Kaston.” 1stdibs.com

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