It is time we started living.

First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.

this is the most important thing right now.

First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.

this is the most important thing right now.

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"I’ve been fighting to be who I am all my life. What’s the point of being who I am, if I can’t have the person who was worth all the fighting for?"
Stephanie Lennox, I Don’t Remember You (via hqlines)


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I don’t think people love me.
They love versions of me I
have spun for them, versions
of me they have construed
in their minds.

The easy versions of me,
the easy parts of me to love.

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"Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’"
Lena Dunham (x)

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ya hes cute…….but is he conscientious of the social inequalities and corruption in hierarchies of power that plague this world

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"I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what."
 Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird (via feellng)

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute:

Comb jellies are beautiful gelatinous animals that live throughout the world’s oceans.

They have ‘combs,’ or rows of cilia which are used to swim. Some have tentacles, some have lobes, some have neither, but all ctenophores have eight comb rows at some point in their life. Ctenophores are hard to figure out from photos — they are usually perceived “backwards” from their natural orientation since the mouth is on the “front”, and does not trail behind like in a typical pulsing jellyfish.

Ctenophores are predators using a variety of strategies, and live from top to bottom. There is even a group of ctenophores that live just above the seafloor. They attach to the tube or stalk of a benthic animal, using a notch in their mouth. Safely secured, they cast out their tentacles behind them in the current to catch small prey floating near the sediment.

Ctenophores are important to understanding the early evolution of animals and how complex forms and systems evolved, since they split off from other animals near the time when multicellular organisms originated. The Biodiversity and Bioptics lab has been studying this fascinating group this week on the R/V Western Flyer and have captured some amazing images of a variety of ctenophores.


T - undescribed lobate ctenophore, closely related to Lampocteis

B - undescribed species, w/ 2 long tentacles, depths of over 3,000 m

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