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bluedogeyes:

India teen tells US how to save $400 million by changing font (via The Hindu)

A 14-year-old Indian-origin boy has come up with a unique plan that could help the U.S. save nearly $400 million a year by merely changing the font used on official documents.

Suvir Mirchandani, a student in a Pittsburgh-area middle school, claimed that if the federal government used the Garamond font exclusively it could save about $136 million per year, nearly 30 per cent less than the estimated $467 dollars it spends annually on ink.

An additional $234 million could be saved annually if state governments also implemented the change.

Mirchandani said the idea came to him when he was trying to think of ways to cut waste and save money as part of a science fair project at his school, CNN reported.

The youngster noticed that he was getting a lot more handouts than he did in elementary school and decided to figure out if he could minimize use of paper and ink.

While recycling paper was one way to save money and conserve resources, Mirchandani said little attention had been paid to the ink used on the papers.

“Ink is two times more expensive than French perfume by volume,” he said, adding that he then decided to focus his project on finding ways to cut down the cost of ink.

As part of his experiment, he collected random samples of teachers’ handouts and focused on the most commonly used characters such as e, t, a, o and r.

He noted how often each character was used in different fonts like Garamond, Times New Roman, Century Gothic and Comic Sans and then measured how much ink was used for each letter, using an ink coverage software.

From his analysis, Mirchandani figured out that by using the Garamond font with its thinner strokes, his school district could reduce its ink consumption by 24 per cent and in turn save as much as $21,000 annually.

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He repeated his tests on five sample pages from documents on the Government Printing Office website and got similar results that changing the font would save money.

Mirchandani’s findings have been published in the Journal for Emerging Investigators (JEI), a publication founded by a group of Harvard students in 2011 that provides a platform for the work of middle school and high school students.

One of the journal’s founders Sarah Fankhauser said that of the nearly 200 submissions they have received since 2011, Mirchandani’s project stood out.

“We were so impressed. We really could really see the real-world application in Suvir’s paper,” Fankhauser was quoted as saying…”

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angrydragon90:

hobbitkaiju:

emiii-chan:

psfashion:

Say Good-bye to Chub Rub!
When I find a product this great, this “revolutionary,” I just can’t keep it to myself! Say good-bye to chub rub and hello to Bandelettes!
Bandelettes are ingenious little bands of lace that you slip over your thighs, and are a perfect substitute for shapewear or creams/gels. Let’s not kid ourselves; shapewear is ugly and can be unbearably hot in the summer, and who wants to re-apply cream on their thighs all day long? Bandelettes solve those problems for good, and look sexy at the same time! (And for only $14.99, they’re completely affordable!)
I’ve been wearing a pair all day and I’ve not had to readjust them even once! They have thin silicone bands inside that run along the top and bottom of the band, which helps secure them in place. Normally I’m stuck in shapewear all spring/summer if I want to wear a dress, but with Bandelettes I think I might be able to have a Spanx-free summer!
(I was provided a pair of Bandelettes free of charge but was not asked to do a review.)

Saw this post and immediately went to check out the website and ordered a pair!

I NEED A PAIR OF THESE YESTERDAY

Son of a bitch I need these.

Reblogging because I want to get biege and black after I get paid.

coolgame:

angrydragon90:

hobbitkaiju:

emiii-chan:

psfashion:

Say Good-bye to Chub Rub!

When I find a product this great, this “revolutionary,” I just can’t keep it to myself! Say good-bye to chub rub and hello to Bandelettes!

Bandelettes are ingenious little bands of lace that you slip over your thighs, and are a perfect substitute for shapewear or creams/gels. Let’s not kid ourselves; shapewear is ugly and can be unbearably hot in the summer, and who wants to re-apply cream on their thighs all day long? Bandelettes solve those problems for good, and look sexy at the same time! (And for only $14.99, they’re completely affordable!)

I’ve been wearing a pair all day and I’ve not had to readjust them even once! They have thin silicone bands inside that run along the top and bottom of the band, which helps secure them in place. Normally I’m stuck in shapewear all spring/summer if I want to wear a dress, but with Bandelettes I think I might be able to have a Spanx-free summer!

(I was provided a pair of Bandelettes free of charge but was not asked to do a review.)

Saw this post and immediately went to check out the website and ordered a pair!

I NEED A PAIR OF THESE YESTERDAY

Son of a bitch I need these.

Reblogging because I want to get biege and black after I get paid.

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the-sexylosers-club:

mcpeace323:

Stretch marks? 

You mean sick ass lightning tattoos 

Best description I’ve ever heard

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nbchannibal:

meganmachine:

Happy Earth Day!! Isn’t nature beautiful?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by nature.

nbchannibal:

meganmachine:

Happy Earth Day!! Isn’t nature beautiful?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by nature.

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pizzafemme:

I’ve been having a really hard time lately please send me positive messages

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10 Old Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Make Cool Again

  • 1. Coming to the door to pick someone up.
  • 2. Trying to dress really nicely for a date.
  • 3. Bringing flowers or other tokens of affection to the first date.
  • 4. Going dancing that’s not grinding on a grimy club floor.
  • 5. Straightforwardly asking someone out and not calling it “hanging out.”
  • 6. Additionally, being clear about when you’re “going steady.”
  • 7. Romantic gestures like writing poems.
  • 8. Turning electronics off and just being with one another.
  • 9. The general concept of asking permission for things.
  • 10. Not assuming sex is to be had at any point in time.
  • by Kate Bailey
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YES SOMEONE ELSE SAW IT I FREAKED OUT WHILE I WAS WATCHING THIS EPISODE AND I SAW THAT THE JEM WAS MISSING

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poetofsmut:

misslayton:

50shadesofacceptance:

superdodirty:

it ok to not be ready

Please spread this shit like wildfire. People go on and sit through the whole experience and they’re uncomfortable because they just want to please their partner and they don’t tell them that they want to stop because they are not ready. It’s okay not to be ready. 

I’m not sure about “not ready” rhetoric. Yes, it is OK to not be ready, but really, it’s OK to just not want to. At any particular time.

Saying “it’s OK to not be ready” suggests that once you are ready, or once you have been ready at least once, you’ve lost your excuse. I mean, if you were ready for it last week, and enjoyed it, how can you be not ready now?

Well put!

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bailarina-raven:

“I don’t want people to like her anymore, almost, that sounds really, really bad.I want people to realize that actually she’s not the same anymore. You can’t root for her forever, because she’s not there to be your favorite character. That’s not what she’s there for. She’s real. People go down bad paths and they make bad decisions, but it’s always justified in their head. I want the audience to differentiate that and not just be like, ‘Oh, it’s Arya, we love her.’ Because actually look at what Arya’s doing. She’s being eaten away from the inside out, and she’s not stopping it.” - about Arya

bailarina-raven:

“I don’t want people to like her anymore, almost, that sounds really, really bad.I want people to realize that actually she’s not the same anymore. You can’t root for her forever, because she’s not there to be your favorite character. That’s not what she’s there for. She’s real. People go down bad paths and they make bad decisions, but it’s always justified in their head. I want the audience to differentiate that and not just be like, ‘Oh, it’s Arya, we love her.’ Because actually look at what Arya’s doing. She’s being eaten away from the inside out, and she’s not stopping it.” - about Arya

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cynique:

popculturebrain:

Leading Men Age, Leading Women Don’t | Vulture

There are more charts if you click through.

I’m so glad this info graphic is going around, because so many people don’t realize how ageism and misogyny play hand in hand and how the sexualization of young girls play into this.

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thefrogman:

Biddy is a 2-year old male African Pygmy hedgehog who goes on amazing adventures with the help of his people parents Thomas and Toni. 

[instagram] [h/t: wonderous-world]

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ileolai:

Sex work by choice, sex work by necessity, and sex slavery are three different situations that require different approaches in confronting the issues that are unique to them

STOP CONFLATING THE THREE

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"A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does"

Socrates (Peaceful Warrior)

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