This is pretty sweet
This is pretty sweet
The average high school student has the same levels of anxiety as people put in mental hospitals in the 1950s.
Over 25% of my year group has self harmed recently.
Some of my best friends at school cry themselves to sleep because of the pressure of school.
I’ve talked to people considering suicide and having mental breakdowns because of all the work they have to do and the high expectations.
So don’t you dare tell me that there is nothing wrong with our education system.
i dont know if the issue is with our education system directly for this; but there is no doubt more stresses and pressures on our young people than there ever has been
This is one of the best things I have seen on the internet in a long time.
inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display where users can interact with digital information in a tangible way rendering 3D content physically. The project, made in MIT Labs, can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the table’s surface.
Cybersex is about to get intense
Inside these boxes are enough videotapes to fill a Blockbuster. What’s on these tapes? Well, about 35 years of local and national news, recorded by Marion Stokes, a woman who spent nearly half her life recording the news in the belief that someday it would be useful. It probably isn’t very useful, but it was a pretty epic hobby.
These tapes will actually be incredibly useful. They contain hours of history that can be re-lived, instead of re-imagined, when viewed.
The San Francisco-based Internet Archive plans to digitize the tapes and make them available on their website for searching and viewing. Someday, in the not-too-distant future, you’ll be able to watch ABC News segments on the Iran hostage crisis — the event that launched Nightline. The live CNN video on the Challenger disaster. Little Jessica being rescued from the well. Nightly news segments on the fall of the Berlin wall.
The first Gulf War. The war in Bosnia. TWA 800. Clinton’s impeachment. The Florida “hanging chad” scandal. Hours of videotape on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. The entire war in Iraq as it played out on cable news. The start — and end — of the housing crisis that crippled economy. The election of the first black president.
Marion Stokes might have had an unusual hobby, but her hobby bore a priceless gift that now millions connected to the internet will be able to enjoy. I guess I’d expect nothing less from someone who was once a former librarian.
Epic hobbies I only wish I had thought of
Shawna Howson, a.k.a “Nanalew" on youtube, has entered a Doritos video competition for a chance to work with marvel, win $1,000,000, and have her advertisement aired during the Super Bowl. Watch it, leave it a 5 star rating here if you liked it, and help her out because she’s a terrific content creator. Such a great video, and I’m rooting for you to win Shawna!
I second this!i care about this gal very much. i can’t think of anyone more deserving or talented to make an awesome web series. help her get it funded.
wehhh thanks Alexi :’]
'If I Ran the Zoo' authored by Dr. Suess and published in 1950, was the first known instance of the word 'nerd'. Happy random-book-trivia Monday! :)
Good info to know
It’s that time of the year again - Project for Awesome 2013! Start brainstorming your videos now, and stay tuned for the all new www.projectforawesome.com and this year’s thumbnail, both of which are coming along nicely.
We’re really excited for the livestream and comment spamming on December 17th, and we can’t wait to see all of your great videos!
this is a wonderful thing that is happening sooner than you think
FDA approves pill to prevent HIV infections
The drug, Truvada, is the first medication intended to prevent HIV infections in people having sex with infected individuals.
IT JUST GOT REAL
What good news for the world.
Remember when this made the news weeks ago and US news outlets didn’t find it worth reporting?
This should have like, 1,000% more notes.
This is amazing.
Are you telling me that those Ryan Gosling cupcakes have 45,000 notes and this post hasn’t even reached 5,000?
And it was on this day that this appeared on my dash, and I said “Damn, finally some good news!” and reblogged the hell out of it.
Official FDA Press Release, aka not behind a paywall.