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October 16, 2014 7:00 am

Ira Glass: gap between good taste and what you actually produce

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September 29, 2014 8:35 pm
notyourexrotic:


This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZPhoto credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

notyourexrotic:

This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. 

The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” 

In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.

This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” 

To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ

Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

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September 25, 2014 12:03 am

fanserviced:

Etude House Memebox Giveaway

There’s a newish company called Memebox that sends boxes full of Korean skincare and makeup to customers around the world. They recently announced a new box filled with just Etude House products. Since SHINee and Sulli and Krystal from f(x) endorse Etude House and Etude House makes some really great makeup, I bought a box to give away to one lucky fan.

Ends: Thursday, 16 October at 11:59pm U.S. EST

To enter: a total of two possible entries: one like and one reblog. Additional reblogs do not count.

Following: not necessary

Shipping: international, but ONLY to the countries to which Memebox ships (check the list of 51 countries here). The box will be shipped directly from Memebox in Korea to the winner on 6 November 2014 (the shipping date for the Etude House box).

Here’s what you’ll win: one Etude House Memebox Superbox (value: $32 + shipping)

This is a box filled with 4-8 full-size mystery beauty products made by Etude House. Memebox has promised lots of cute, adorable things in this box. If you’re not familiar with the mystery beauty box concept or Memebox check out my reviews on fan-b, the fanserviced beauty blog.

If you want to buy this box you can find it here. If it sells out check out similar boxes with cute, fun themes like the CutiePieMarzia 2 Superbox (coming out this week!^^), K-Style 4 Memebox, Princess Edition Cinderella Memebox, Pinkaholic Superbox, Princess Edition Tinkerbell Memebox, and Makeup Edition 2 Superbox.

Rules: Following is not required to win or enter. / Purchase is not required to enter. / Likes count as one entry and reblogging counts as one entry (reblogging more than once does not count). Each blogger may thus earn two entries for this giveaway. / No giveaway blogs. / One winner will be selected by a random number generator. / Your ask must be open at the conclusion of the giveaway so I can message you if you win. / If you do not respond to the message informing you that you have won within 48 hours another winner will be selected from the list of entrants via the same process. / The winner must agree to allow me to announce their url at the conclusion of the process so that I can demonstrate that this is a legitimate giveaway with a successful conclusion. / The winner will need to provide an address for shipping the items, so please have permission to provide that, if necessary. / This box will be shipped internationally by Memebox to the winner starting 6 November, but only to the countries to which Memebox ships; please check the list before entering. / If shipped internationally any duties or taxes charged in relation to the package are the responsibility of the winner; Memebox does take care to mark packages with a low value to avoid these fees, but they are nonetheless the responsibility of the winner.. / The prize may contain some items that are fragile. Memebox will do their best to ship them safely, but the blog is not responsible in the event that the items are damaged during shipping. / At the conclusion of the giveaway the url of the winner can be found in the announcement tag on fanserviced.com. / This post contains affiliate links which help to support giveaways like this. / Good luck!

September 7, 2014 3:50 pm

bluerobotto:

My first giveaway on tumblr *c*

You can win one messenger bag from the ones available in BlueRobotto’s shop (Check out the shop for more pics and the description of each bag)

PRIZE:

1 person will be randomly selected as winner from the notes in this post.  The winner will chose 1 bag from the ones available and it will be sent to them without charge.

If this post gets more than 500 notes 2 winners will be chosen.

If this post gets more than 1000 notes 3 winners will be chosen.

How to participate:

  • You don’t have to follow BlueRobotto.
  • Reblog this post to participate, only 1 reblog to prevent spam.
  • Likes count too.
  • If you win I should be able to contact you through your tumblr.

Things to consider:

  • Shipping to anywhere in the world, BlueRobotto will cover the shipping expenses.
  • Any question feel free to send a messege :)

The givaway will end on saturday september 20th, at 10:00 PM Central America time.

Good luck to everyone who participates :D

You can also contact BlueRobotto on twitter @bluerobotto if you want to ask anything.

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July 4, 2014 4:56 am
#glitter #nails for Fourth of July! #Lippmann Do ya think I’m sexy, #OPI Crown me already, and Lippmann Across the universe

#glitter #nails for Fourth of July! #Lippmann Do ya think I’m sexy, #OPI Crown me already, and Lippmann Across the universe

December 1, 2013 4:52 am

pikarar:

When you suck at something you’re supposed to be good at
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4:51 am

lltqyuna:

All That Skate 2013

Stephane Lambiel

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November 27, 2013 5:43 pm

Many of my movies have strong female leads - brave, self-sufficient girls that don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe in with all their heart. They’ll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man.” - Hayao Miyazaki

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November 26, 2013 12:58 am

fanoudraws:

Sorry this post is so long (open images in new window for better quality, tumblr apparently decided to butcher them :().

I don’t really have proper words for this thing, just that it’s about something very important in my life, and after ten years, I’m glad I could finally write this.

Magnus is a great opportunity for the chess world to evolve a little bit : he’s young, he’s charismatic, and he’s got a great public image. I’m really glad that he won, even though his opponent (Vishy Anand) is a fantastic and lovable player as well. 

I know this “letter” will not reach him, but it wasn’t really written for him. For other players, yes, I guess? I’m sad that I don’t have much friends left in chess so I can’t give that to the community. So this is for you, comics/illustration lovers from tumblr <3

Thanks a lot to Martin and Valerie who helped me translate it <3 All mistakes are mine, though, since I changed the text so much!

October 12, 2013 3:21 am