September 2, 2014

actorswithactionfigures:

agent-sif:

Ladies of the MCU in action.

Love this gifset. Always reblog.

September 1, 2014
matadornetwork:


8 travel lessons from your cat
1. Always take the window seat.

My cat always finds the best seat in the house, and that seat is always right by the window. Sure, an aisle seat may be tempting, especially if you frequent the bathroom and you’re on a nine-hour flight to Austria — but when you touch down in a country you’ve never seen before, you don’t want the two people on your right to be blocking 70% of your view.
Whether you’re on a plane to Uruguay, a train from Amsterdam to London, or in a Parisian cafe, the best seat is where you can see everything that’s happening around you.
2. Nap anywhere you can.
Cats sleep 16-20 hours a day, because being “king of the household” is pretty damn exhausting. Traveling can also be exhausting, especially if you’re saving money by opting for connecting flights and early-morning travel times. So if you can sneak a quick nap in on the bus ride from Vienna to Prague or sprawl out on a rock by the water at the Swiss National Park, do it.
Who knows if you’ll actually be getting any shuteye at your hostel after binge drinking with Australian backpackers all night.
3. Always be alert.
Think your cat isn’t paying attention? Drop something that rolls, dangles, or makes a noise, and I guarantee your cat will spring into action.
In travel, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings. If you’re in an almost empty metro car, should that guy really be standing so close to you? The man you asked for directions says he knows a faster route, but how could this be a shortcut if he’s leading you farther away from the action at Camden Market? Use your gut; if something doesn’t seem right, get out.
4. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want (especially if what you want is food).
No matter what time of morning it is, if my cat’s hungry, she makes it known — by meowing, licking me, and, if all else fails, knocking the heaviest things her little paws can push off of my dresser until she gets fed.
If you’re traveling in Poland and don’t speak the language, point at whatever delicious food you want but can’t even begin to pronounce. I definitely need my fill of krischickies, and I won’t leave until someone sells them to me.
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matadornetwork:

8 travel lessons from your cat

1. Always take the window seat.

My cat always finds the best seat in the house, and that seat is always right by the window. Sure, an aisle seat may be tempting, especially if you frequent the bathroom and you’re on a nine-hour flight to Austria — but when you touch down in a country you’ve never seen before, you don’t want the two people on your right to be blocking 70% of your view.

Whether you’re on a plane to Uruguay, a train from Amsterdam to London, or in a Parisian cafe, the best seat is where you can see everything that’s happening around you.

2. Nap anywhere you can.

Cats sleep 16-20 hours a day, because being “king of the household” is pretty damn exhausting. Traveling can also be exhausting, especially if you’re saving money by opting for connecting flights and early-morning travel times. So if you can sneak a quick nap in on the bus ride from Vienna to Prague or sprawl out on a rock by the water at the Swiss National Park, do it.

Who knows if you’ll actually be getting any shuteye at your hostel after binge drinking with Australian backpackers all night.

3. Always be alert.

Think your cat isn’t paying attention? Drop something that rolls, dangles, or makes a noise, and I guarantee your cat will spring into action.

In travel, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings. If you’re in an almost empty metro car, should that guy really be standing so close to you? The man you asked for directions says he knows a faster route, but how could this be a shortcut if he’s leading you farther away from the action at Camden Market? Use your gut; if something doesn’t seem right, get out.

4. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want (especially if what you want is food).

No matter what time of morning it is, if my cat’s hungry, she makes it known — by meowing, licking me, and, if all else fails, knocking the heaviest things her little paws can push off of my dresser until she gets fed.

If you’re traveling in Poland and don’t speak the language, point at whatever delicious food you want but can’t even begin to pronounce. I definitely need my fill of krischickies, and I won’t leave until someone sells them to me.

Keep reading

September 1, 2014

red-the-sexy-owl:

sweetguts:

yumchocolatemilk:

hotdogcephalopod:

10knotes:

catsbeaversandducks:My Adopted Cat Is The Best Climbing Partner Ever

Via Bored Panda

ARE YOU KIDDING ME

I think I’ve reblogged this before bUT I DONT CARE ITS SO CUTE

a good cat supervises their human during their outings in the wilderness

This could turn into a disney movie, and I want it

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September 1, 2014
Gettin' Geeky in My Kitchen

beinggeekchic:

I am a total wannabe foodie. But then I get in the kitchen and I get overwhelmed almost immediately. My grandmothers were both masterful in the kitchen. One was Italian and taught me everything there is to know about basil and noodles. The other was Scandinavian and had a real talent for meats,…

September 1, 2014

cosplay-refs:

Jack Harkness Cosplay Refs and Help.

Coat: Technically it’s supposed to be a WWII, RAF Officer’s Greatcoat. But since i own a coat made from similiar or the same material as these were traditional made in. I can tell you…those fuckers are not only hot but heavy. Which is why John’s were no doubt made of lighter stuff. He had about 5. Some for stunts, some for just the look.

The one commonly used after Season 1 is made of lighter stuff, and possibly not wool like the original. It also has a belt at the back. Some people have said the fabric might be cotton moleskin. The colour is a toss between grey and blue depending on the lighting. 

Theres a vent at the back between the shoulders, quite a long one. His braid has about four stripes. Except there are no captains in the RAF, just group captains. So theres a mistake there…Buttons have the kings crown on them.

Info: 1.

Buy: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Rest of the Outfit: With the shirt, mainly blues, worn over a plain white tee. One person made a list of the varieties of shirts he’s worn. Military Light Blue, Light Blue, Light Pigment Blue, Medium Blue, Dark Blue, White, Seafoam Green,Medium blue striped with light blue base and White with light blue and brown stripes.

Worn over these are braces, usually in grey. Although there is a red pair. His has a Y Shaped back and button tabs at the front, instead of clips, for fastening them to his trousers. These can be a tad harder to find so if you can’t don’t worry. Either buy a pair of ordinary grey ones and/or remove the clips and make the button tabs. 

His trousers are usually in shades of grey (hah get it? nvm) and appear to be made of a wool like fabric. A belstaff brown belt is usually worn with these (The real one cost up to $70 so make down with a cheap one if you can and when done up, the tongue is always pointing to the left). The trousers have a nice crease down the front so remember to keep them ironed. 

His boots are Caterpillar brand boots in brown, with brown laces.

Other Things: He wears a plain black leather watch. Any will do. He has a RAF Officer’s Webly holster (or it’s supposed to be) in dark brown leather with a closeable flap. It’s always worn on his right, slightly to the back. Occasionally he wears silver spitfire cufflinks. Also waistcoats. Some are black, some navy blue. Usually have lapels with five buttons, the top is always undone.

If he wears the waistcoat, it’s worn with a pocketwatch in gold. The watch is in his right pocket.

There’s also the Vortex Manipulator. Buy: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

The Hair: Short, brown and parted to the side. Any will do. Your own hair or a wig. Good luck! 

Hopefully this is helpful in someway, sorry it took so long.

August 29, 2014
fastcompany:

A designer’s guide to improving end-of-life care.
The world’s population is aging. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2050, the proportion of people 60 years or older in the world will have doubled, from 11% in 2000 to 22% (2 billion people) in 2050. This makes services for the elderly, like hospice care, which seeks to ease the pain (physical and emotional) of terminally ill patients and their families in their last days, even more important.
The problem is, we tend to avoid talking about death and dying, and people don’t always make plans in advance for end-of-life care. And as it stands, today’s hospice care system can be can be impersonal, under-resourced and under-staffed, and plagued with communication issues between care workers, patients, and families. In some cases, the people who provide palliative care are also paid criminally low wages. In the U.S., home hospice care work only recently stopped being classified as “companionship,” meaning workers didn’t qualify for federal labor protections.

Singapore- and Barcelona-based health care design consultancy fuelfor spent nine months researching hospice care and its issues in Singapore, where the designers found hospice to be an “invisible and avoided service.” Commissioned by the Lien Foundation, a Singapore-based philanthropy, and the ACM Foundation, a funeral service company, fuelfor came up with a handful of strategies to improve the way hospice care is run, both in Singapore and in the rest of the world.
The Hospitable Hospice handbook (which won a 2014 International Design Excellence Award) redesigns not only the look and function of hospice care facilities, but also how hospice workers communicate with each other, how people learn about and experience the hospice process, and how people pay for care. Here are seven of their suggestions for better care:
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Really interesting points to consider and act on

fastcompany:

A designer’s guide to improving end-of-life care.

The world’s population is aging. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2050, the proportion of people 60 years or older in the world will have doubled, from 11% in 2000 to 22% (2 billion people) in 2050. This makes services for the elderly, like hospice care, which seeks to ease the pain (physical and emotional) of terminally ill patients and their families in their last days, even more important.

The problem is, we tend to avoid talking about death and dying, and people don’t always make plans in advance for end-of-life care. And as it stands, today’s hospice care system can be can be impersonal, under-resourced and under-staffed, and plagued with communication issues between care workers, patients, and families. In some cases, the people who provide palliative care are also paid criminally low wages. In the U.S., home hospice care work only recently stopped being classified as “companionship,” meaning workers didn’t qualify for federal labor protections.

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Singapore- and Barcelona-based health care design consultancy fuelfor spent nine months researching hospice care and its issues in Singapore, where the designers found hospice to be an “invisible and avoided service.” Commissioned by the Lien Foundation, a Singapore-based philanthropy, and the ACM Foundation, a funeral service company, fuelfor came up with a handful of strategies to improve the way hospice care is run, both in Singapore and in the rest of the world.

The Hospitable Hospice handbook (which won a 2014 International Design Excellence Award) redesigns not only the look and function of hospice care facilities, but also how hospice workers communicate with each other, how people learn about and experience the hospice process, and how people pay for care. Here are seven of their suggestions for better care:

Read More>

Really interesting points to consider and act on

August 29, 2014

thoughtnami:

therevtimes:

No. 169 - “Fedora Enlightenment” 

The guys gets some unwanted advice on the art of women while at the bookstore. This is certainly a No Fedora/Brony Flex Zone indeed.

Ha! Wow! Run!

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August 29, 2014

spasticatt:

xmenthefanficseries:

fuckyeahuncannyavengers:

Uncanny Avengers #23

"Please, God—Don’t make me live through this again!" 

Remender, you should listen to Rogue, cause her fans don’t want to deal with this shit either. 

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August 28, 2014

addictedaddictions:

fieldnotesfromabroad:

policymic:

Reddit users freak everyone out with 2-sentence horror stories

Follow policymic

JEEEEZUS!!

OMG!!!

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August 27, 2014

bea-lullaby:

oceanshex:

longwinter:

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l’héritage en couleur by David Revoy: website | deviantart

this is heartbreaking

Wow

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