samlapoint:

"We build too many walls and not enough bridges." - Isaac Newton

samlapoint:

"We build too many walls and not enough bridges." - Isaac Newton

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fastcompany:

Mapping The Wealth Of U.S. ZIP Codes Shows The Haves Hiding From The Have-Nots

This interactive graphic, which lets you see the economic stats for every ZIP code in the country, shows the emergence of “Super ZIPs”—communities where nearly everyone is wealthy.

fastcompany:

Mapping The Wealth Of U.S. ZIP Codes Shows The Haves Hiding From The Have-Nots

This interactive graphic, which lets you see the economic stats for every ZIP code in the country, shows the emergence of “Super ZIPs”—communities where nearly everyone is wealthy.

illuminatizeitgeist:

The 42 Ideals/Laws of Ma’at1. I honor virtue 2. I benefit with gratitude 3. I am peaceful 4. I respect the property of others 5. I affirm that all life is sacred 6. I give offerings that are genuine 7. I live in truth 8. I regard all altars with respect 9. I speak with sincerity 10. I consume only my fair share 11. I offer words of good intent 12. I relate in peace 13. I honor animals with reverence 14. I can be trusted 15. I care for the earth 16. I keep my own council 17. I speak positively of others 18. I remain in balance with my emotions 19. I am trustful in my relationships 20. I hold purity in high esteem 21. I spread joy22. I do the best I can 23. I communicate with compassion 24. I listen to opposing opinions 25. I create harmony 26. I invoke laughter 27. I am open to love in various forms 28. I am forgiving 29. I am kind 30. I act respectfully of others 31. I am accepting 32. I follow my inner guidance 33. I converse with awareness 34. I do good 35. I give blessings 36. I keep the waters pure 37. I speak with good intent 38. I praise the Goddess and the God 39. I am humble 40. I achieve with integrity 41. I advance through my own abilities 42. I embrace the All

illuminatizeitgeist:

The 42 Ideals/Laws of Ma’at

1. I honor virtue 
2. I benefit with gratitude 
3. I am peaceful 
4. I respect the property of others 
5. I affirm that all life is sacred 
6. I give offerings that are genuine 
7. I live in truth 
8. I regard all altars with respect 
9. I speak with sincerity 
10. I consume only my fair share 
11. I offer words of good intent 
12. I relate in peace 
13. I honor animals with reverence 
14. I can be trusted 
15. I care for the earth 
16. I keep my own council 
17. I speak positively of others 
18. I remain in balance with my emotions 
19. I am trustful in my relationships 
20. I hold purity in high esteem 
21. I spread joy
22. I do the best I can 
23. I communicate with compassion 
24. I listen to opposing opinions 
25. I create harmony 
26. I invoke laughter 
27. I am open to love in various forms 
28. I am forgiving 
29. I am kind 
30. I act respectfully of others 
31. I am accepting 
32. I follow my inner guidance 
33. I converse with awareness 
34. I do good 
35. I give blessings 
36. I keep the waters pure 
37. I speak with good intent 
38. I praise the Goddess and the God 
39. I am humble 
40. I achieve with integrity 
41. I advance through my own abilities 
42. I embrace the All

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malformalady:

Replicas demonstrating five pounds of fat, versus five pounds of muscle. Muscle is much denser than fat – it takes up much less space. So even though 1lb of muscle and a 1lb of fat weigh the same they don’t take up the same amount of space.  That’s why you can see two totally different size people weighing exactly the same but one wears a size 3 and the other wears a size 7 – it’s all about the muscle ratio.

malformalady:

Replicas demonstrating five pounds of fat, versus five pounds of muscle. Muscle is much denser than fat – it takes up much less space. So even though 1lb of muscle and a 1lb of fat weigh the same they don’t take up the same amount of space.  That’s why you can see two totally different size people weighing exactly the same but one wears a size 3 and the other wears a size 7 – it’s all about the muscle ratio.

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fastcompany:

New York’s bike share has been around for enough time to start evaluating its success. This infographic takes you through the numbers of the first 100 days: People love the blue bikes.

scinerds:

"Since the 1970s, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have been amassing satellite images of every inch of our planet as part of the Landsat program. Over time, the images reveal a record of change.”

Google created several GIFS, though you can zoom in to anywhere on the globe to see the 30 year change for any spot on Earth! 

Read more: here

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gunsandposes:

TIME TRAVEL 1582

Eat your heart out, Marty McFly. Take your TARDIS elsewhere, Doctor Who. The real king of time travel is Pope Gregory XIII.

They say time is what you make it. When he reformed the calendar, Pope Gregory XIII remade time in a big way. With the the help of Jesuit astronomer Christopher Clavius, the calendar’s chief architect, the pope changed the course of history by commissioning a new calendar because the length of the Julian calendar was too long.

It counted each year as 365 days, 6 hours in length, while the math showed the real average length of a year is slightly less (365 days, 5 hours and 49 minutes). Long story short, they made a new calendar to set things right for the future, but in the process the Western world jumped through time: The Julian calendar day Thursday, 4 October 1582 was followed by the first day of the Gregorian calendar, Friday, 15 October 1582. According to Wikipedia:

In addition to the change in the mean length of the calendar year from 365.25 days (365 days 6 hours) to 365.2425 days (365 days 5 hours 49 minutes 12 seconds), a reduction of 10 minutes 48 seconds per year, the Gregorian calendar reform also dealt with the accumulated difference between these lengths. Between AD 325 (when the First Council of Nicaea was held, and the vernal equinox occurred approximately 21 March), and the time of Pope Gregory’s bull in 1582, the vernal equinox had moved backward in the calendar, until it was occurring on about 11 March, 10 days earlier. The Gregorian calendar therefore began by skipping 10 calendar days, to restore 21 March as the date of the vernal equinox.

It’s amazing how all of humanity, aka civilization, is shaped by the way time is measured and meted out by institutions. Time zones, work schedules, crazy dictators declaring Year Zero. I can remember using the change in daylight savings time to push a parental curfew to get more time with my high school sweetheart. We may not be able to travel through time on the scale of Pope Gregory, but we can bend the rules of time to our advantage.

(Sources: 1, 2)

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kailaetc:

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has an important message about proper attribution. 
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kailaetc:

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has an important message about proper attribution. 

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Why do you weep? Did you think I was immortal? — Louis XIV’s last words (via bebemoon)

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