My life is a beach

You don’t test a gentle person the way that you don’t steep tea for too long. Submerge me and I will imbue, and what was sweet will be bitter. I will be strong on your tongue and unpleasant to the taste, and you’ll regret drowning me in your guile.

My gentleness is not for your taking.
n.t.   (via thatkindofwoman)

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So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide. Meredith Grey (via pursuitofbeing)

He’ll, yes

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Snoozers Are, in Fact, Losers

newyorker:

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Maria Konnikova explains why hitting the snooze button actually makes the wake-up process more difficult: http://nyr.kr/1buGCgH

“If you manage to drift off again, you are likely plunging your brain back into the beginning of the sleep cycle, which is the worst point to be woken up—and the harder we feel it is for us to wake up, the worse we think we’ve slept.”

Photograph: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone/Getty.

(Source: newyorker.com, via emergentfutures)

nprfreshair:

Beyoncé's super secret album just dropped this morning, causing quite a stir. In one of the songs, “Flawless” she samples Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TEDx talk on feminism. In the song she says:

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller

We say to girls – you can have ambition, but not too much

You should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man

Because I am female I am expected to aspire to marriage

I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important

A marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support

But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same?

We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or for accomplishments,

Which I think can be a good thing

But for the attention of men

We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are

Feminist: A person who believes in the economic, social and political equality of the sexes.

If you haven’t yet, check out Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s interview on Fresh Air for her newest book Americanah. The book also made the NPR best list for 2013.

Added bonus: book critic Maureen Corrigan’s review of the book.

theclearlydope:

In my mind he says “Acting” in a British accent. 
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theclearlydope:

In my mind he says “Acting” in a British accent. 

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