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Zürich - Switzerland (by Anton Vlasov)

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Zürich - Switzerland (by Anton Vlasov)

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57thstreetbooks:

The start of the school year is great time for new introductions. oupacademic's  Very Short Introductions, that is.

Spotted in the Wild: So many Very Short Introductions! Thank you, 57th Street Books and University of Chicago’s Seminary Co-Op for sending us a picture of your VSI shelf! (Side note: our Tumblr editor loves photos from her alma mater.)

But tell me:  how can I get a VSI-sized bookshelf for my home?  I’ve tried buying directly from bookstores or from OUP but to no avail.  Any advice?

oupacademic:

57thstreetbooks:

The start of the school year is great time for new introductions. oupacademic's  Very Short Introductions, that is.

Spotted in the Wild: So many Very Short Introductions! Thank you, 57th Street Books and University of Chicago’s Seminary Co-Op for sending us a picture of your VSI shelf! (Side note: our Tumblr editor loves photos from her alma mater.)

But tell me: how can I get a VSI-sized bookshelf for my home? I’ve tried buying directly from bookstores or from OUP but to no avail. Any advice?

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sit up straight then reblog this so your followers sit properly too you’re welcome

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amypoehler:

Everything about Amy Poehler is impishly angelic. This delightful juxtaposition runs deeply through her comedy, as well, starting with the stark contrast between her appearance and love of raunchy humor. A Massachusetts native, expletives come naturally to her. She follows each shocking and Boston-accented “f*ckin’ asshole” (words she has uttered on many talk shows, to the audience’s delight) with a full-bodied and gleeful laugh. “Poehler’s laugh begins as a chuckle and crescendos to a side-splitting guffaw,” describes Sean Evans of the Daily News. However, her adorableness is not cloyingly sweet nor that of a girlish people-pleaser, but rather a misleading outer appearance that makes her raunchiness and ridiculousness all the more comedic. x

happy birthday, amy! (16.09.1971)

Happiest of Birthdays to this delightfully remarkable Smart Girl ♥ 

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Santorini - Greece (by Danny Xeero) 

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Santorini - Greece (by Danny Xeero

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Calling all scientists, techies, engineers, and mathematicians in the making! Register for F.P’s free upcoming STEMinism event today!  
Featuring keynote speaker Professor Meg Urry, Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics and President of the American Astronomical Society, and breakout sessions with Girls Who Code, The Museum of the Moving Image, and CUNY’s Julie Des Jardins among others!

thefeministpress:

Calling all scientists, techies, engineers, and mathematicians in the making! Register for F.P’s free upcoming STEMinism event today!  

Featuring keynote speaker Professor Meg Urry, Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics and President of the American Astronomical Society, and breakout sessions with Girls Who Code, The Museum of the Moving Image, and CUNY’s Julie Des Jardins among others!

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Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China. 

For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment. 

Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles. 

From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.

She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.

SOURCE

I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics. 

Inspirational Smart Girl!

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rachemchul:

Favorite People: Amy Poehler

The minute anybody makes you feel weird and non-included or not supported, you know, either beat it or tell them to beat it.

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