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"People call it whatever, but I don’t want to name it cause it’s bs to name it. As soon as it gets named that’s when you start marketing it. And it’s like ‘Ah, this is hipster.’ Cause hipster was cool until it became hipster…"
Childish Gambino
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And here they are:
Thermoception:  Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.
Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other. 
Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock. 
Equilibrioception:  The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes. 
Magentoception:  This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields. 
Tension Sensors:  These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.
Nociception:  In a word, pain.  This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system.  There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).
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sixpenceee:

And here they are:

Thermoception:  Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.

Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other. 

Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock. 

Equilibrioception:  The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes. 

Magentoception:  This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields. 

Tension Sensors:  These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.

Nociception:  In a word, pain.  This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system.  There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).

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introvert-loser:

Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” and Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” in one painting

introvert-loser:

Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” and Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” in one painting

swegener:

Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era

Bae…

Equanimity: A Short Essay on the Teachings of the Dalai Lama

Equanimity

Equanimity is the mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper. A person may have a calm attitude, but complete equanimity is determined when one is faced with a difficult situation. The whole point of maintaining a calm, even mindset is to, at one point, be able to spread peace and love naturally. Complete equanimity is one part of the Dalai Lama’s curriculum he teaches. He believes we should overcome our feelings of partiality and maintain the same level of intimacy with others, as we do with our loved ones. Complete equanimity may be too idealistic for some, but if we are able to aspire towards complete equanimity, we are naturally going to spread peace. To achieve peace, we must, first, understand that everyone wants to find happiness and, second, we must treat everyone with an equal respect, maintaining a stable persona with everyone.

With everything going on in the news and media, it’s hard for us Americans, in particular, to find a common ground. Sometimes, we tend to look too far into situations, and we forget about our common sense. Let’s take a step back, shall we. What do we all want out of life? What does a Democrat and a Republican have in common? I can assure you, not very much, in terms of political issues. But I can assure you, that you and I, Democrats and Republicans all want to find happiness. This is a fundamental right we all are entitled to. Happiness. So look around, wherever you are. Everyone you see, has one goal. That goal is to be happy. Now, they might have different beliefs and different ways of achieving happiness, that you may not agree with, but everyone’s overall outcome of their set goals, are happiness. Recognizing that everyone in this world has at least one thing in common, is the first step to achieving world peace.

“A feeling of closeness toward all others can be developed based on the simple recognition that, just like myself, all wish to be happy and avoid suffering.” - Dalai Lama

The second step to achieving self-equanimity is to treat everyone with an equal respect and maintain a continual persona with everyone we come in contact with. We must live by this principle even with our loved ones, inside the home. Achieving complete equanimity will not tolerate any feelings of favoritism. According to the Dalai Lama, “If we reserve ethical conduct for those whom we feel close to, the danger is that we will neglect our responsibilities toward those outside the circle.” We must balance our love evenly and distribute our love evenly to everyone inside and outside of the home. Only distributing our love to our family members is limiting our ability to spread world peace. We must treat everyone evenly, with respect, and that is the second step to achieving world peace.

The ideas the Dalai Lama proposes may be too idealistic for our circumstances, here in America, but the overall points the Dalai Lama makes can be very beneficial to us. We can experiment with these two basic steps of: recognizing everyone’s common goal of feeling happiness, and treating everyone with a mutual, consistent respect. If we are able to incorporate the basis of the Dalai Lama’s teachings into our lives, we are already heading towards world peace. Let’s take it one day at a time, young America. Let’s keep improving one day at a time, and let’s just be happy. After all, who wants to be in the dun drums all day? Not me. :-)

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Sk8 highs: $60
Feeling like a fre$h fuckboy: priceless

Versace shirt: $1,000
Margiela leather pants: $5,000
Sk8 highs: $60
Feeling like a fre$h fuckboy: priceless

What is Truth

What is truth these days? What even distinguishes something to be truthful or false? These are questions that have no universal answer. The answer lies within each of us. 

Nowadays we are bombarded by controversial predicaments going on in our world, brought to us by the media, and what we fail to notice, sometimes, is that most of these claims are biased opinions. 

It’s important to educate ourselves so that we’ll be able to distinguish between a truthful statement or a biased claim. But nowadays everyone is correct. For example, conservatives believe gay marriage is wrong, when liberals believe we shouldn’t discriminate. 

Both of these beliefs are valid, despite your individual thinking. It seems that that the people of America, in particular, are drifting apart. 

Even though racism has been a problem in our country for centuries, I feel that all the black, teen murders are finally reaching a boiling point. Is America strong enough to withstand all this tension? Are there any Americans in this country who still truly love this country? America, as we all know, has been powerful for so many years. But I don’t know how much longer we can go on like this. We already pay almost half of our annual income to taxes. It’s hard to support the people in need when the middle class America is already suffering.

Yet, we look on the news, and we are not presented with these facts. It makes me wonder if I am even in control of my life or is a higher government brainwashing our youth…

How is it that America is almost 21 trillion dollars in debt, yet taxes are still continuing to rise? 

So what is truth? What is truth when the facts are being hidden? I’ve come to a conclusion. Fuck it. I am not going to rely on anyone to present me with the “truth.” The truth is what I make of it. I can watch television, I can go on Tumblr, but at the end of the day, I am going to choose what is relevant to my life.

I was reading an article written by the Dalai Lama and he proposed that everyone is the same. 

Gays, homophobes. Republicans, Democrats. Black panthers, white supremacists. We are all the same, in terms of love and the pursuit of happiness.

We all want to be happy and to not suffer. That may be the only universal truth that we can all agree on. With love and compassion, we can see that we are all the same. With envy and jealousy, we are heading for destruction. 

But when certain media are putting out these particular biased claims, it is just ruining our country. It’s not helping us in any way. All we are doing is degrading ourselves back to high school, spreading rumors.

Like I said, it’s important to educate ourselves, the best way we can, so that we can distinguish between truthful facts or false, biased claims.

Be in control of your own life, young America. The truth is what you make of it.

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Aerial - Joseph Ford

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On a trip to Sicily, Mauritius and Morocco photographer Joseph Ford spent several days flying around over all sorts of terrain in a helicopter. After showing the aerial pictures to some friends they suggested shooting a series mixing fashion and landscapes. Juxtaposing clothes and aerial landscape, the piece of work was selected for the Association of Photographers Awards in the UK and had an Honorable Mention in the International Photography Awards.
The combination of images creates a fascinating interaction, highlighting the appeal of each image, which would have been less remarkable on their own. But by identifying an unexpected relationship with other images each picture develops a gripping impression.