venuscomb
sdzoo:

Scientists explain the orangutan’s unique approach to problem solving with this example: If a chimpanzee is given an oddly shaped peg and several different holes to try to put it in, the chimp immediately tries shoving the peg in various holes until it finds the correct hole. But an orangutan may stare off into space or even scratch itself with the peg. Then, after a while, it offhandedly sticks the peg into the correct hole while looking at something else that has caught its interest.
Photo by Bob Worthington

sdzoo:

Scientists explain the orangutan’s unique approach to problem solving with this example: If a chimpanzee is given an oddly shaped peg and several different holes to try to put it in, the chimp immediately tries shoving the peg in various holes until it finds the correct hole. But an orangutan may stare off into space or even scratch itself with the peg. Then, after a while, it offhandedly sticks the peg into the correct hole while looking at something else that has caught its interest.

Photo by Bob Worthington

chronicpainwarrior

operationobservation:

huffingtonpost:

DEBI JACKSON, MOTHER OF TRANSGENDER CHILD, GIVES MOVING SPEECH

The best part of the video may be when Jackson addresses the comments she’s heard about her daughter and sets the record straight about statements like you “wanted a girl so you turned your child into one” and “kids have no idea what they want or who they are — my kids wants to be a dog, should I let him?”

So watch the full video to see her answers to those difficult questions here.

Chills down my whole body. This is how parents should react.

crackedbrain321
rabbica:

Paris Synagogue Firebombed
Chicago Public Schools Refuses to Call “Jew Incinerator” Game by Students Anti-Semitic
Anti-Jewish Leaflets Found on Chicago Cars
Another Synagogue in France Attacked
Shooting at a Jewish Museum in Belgium/
Shooting at a JCC in Kansas
I firmly believe that Palestine has the right to defend itself but can we seriously just stop pretending anti-Semitism magically disappeared after the Holocaust? First of all, Jews pointing out Anti-Semitism isn’t some recent thing- it’s just that everyone-including most progressives- other than Jews ignores it. Being critical of Israel without being Anti-Semitic is completely possible, but stop pretending the anti-Israel movement is never Anti-Semitic. Fuck off with this weird Oppression Olympics that assumes Jews in Diaspora don’t experience violence. The oppression of Palestinians and of Jews worldwide is not mutually exclusive. Of course Jews are sticking up for ourselves and calling out anti-Semitism because if we don’t, nobody else will. Zionism literally exists because of anti-Semitic shit like this.
Shit like this is why I’m so hesitant to identify with the Free Palestinian Movement.

rabbica:

Paris Synagogue Firebombed

Chicago Public Schools Refuses to Call “Jew Incinerator” Game by Students Anti-Semitic

Anti-Jewish Leaflets Found on Chicago Cars

Another Synagogue in France Attacked

Shooting at a Jewish Museum in Belgium/

Shooting at a JCC in Kansas

I firmly believe that Palestine has the right to defend itself but can we seriously just stop pretending anti-Semitism magically disappeared after the Holocaust? First of all, Jews pointing out Anti-Semitism isn’t some recent thing- it’s just that everyone-including most progressives- other than Jews ignores it. Being critical of Israel without being Anti-Semitic is completely possible, but stop pretending the anti-Israel movement is never Anti-Semitic. Fuck off with this weird Oppression Olympics that assumes Jews in Diaspora don’t experience violence. The oppression of Palestinians and of Jews worldwide is not mutually exclusive. Of course Jews are sticking up for ourselves and calling out anti-Semitism because if we don’t, nobody else will. Zionism literally exists because of anti-Semitic shit like this.

Shit like this is why I’m so hesitant to identify with the Free Palestinian Movement.

bio-mechanic

monicalewinsky1996:

cindymayweather:

"One fun fact I learned while on the air with Keith Olbermann was that humans on the Internet are scumbags. People say children are cruel, but I was never made fun of as a child or an adult. Suddenly, my disability on the world wide web is fair game. I would look at clips online and see comments like, "Yo, why’s she tweakin?" "Yo, is she retarded?" And my favorite, "Poor Gumby-mouth terrorist. What does she suffer from? We should really pray for her." One commenter even suggested that I add my disability to my credits: screenwriter, comedian, palsy."

Maysoon Zayid on TEDWomen (x)

this is SO IMPORTANT I AM YELLING

bellalinguista

omfg "talk about" is a lot cuter than ask me

  • 1: Talk about the first time you watched your favorite movie.
  • 2: Talk about your first kiss.
  • 3: Talk about the person you've had the most intense romantic feelings for.
  • 4: Talk about the thing you regret most so far.
  • 5: Talk about the best birthday you've had.
  • 6: Talk about the worst birthday you've had.
  • 7: Talk about your biggest insecurity.
  • 8: Talk about the thing you are most proud of.
  • 9: Talk about little things on your body that you like the most.
  • 10: Talk about the biggest fight you've ever had.
  • 11: Talk about the best dream you've ever had.
  • 12: Talk about the worst dream you've ever had.
  • 13: Talk about the first time you had sex/how you imagine your first time.
  • 14: Talk about a vacation.
  • 15: Talk about the time you were most content in life.
  • 16: Talk about the best party you've ever been to.
  • 17: Talk about someone you want to be friends with.
  • 18: Talk about something that happened in elementary school.
  • 19: Talk about something that happened in middle school.
  • 20: Talk about something that happened in high school.
  • 21: Talk about a time you had to turn someone down.
  • 22: Talk about your worst fear.
  • 23: Talk about a time someone turned you down.
  • 24: Talk about something someone told you that meant a lot.
  • 25: Talk about an ex-best friend.
  • 26: Talk about things you do when you're sick.
  • 27: Talk about your favorite part of someone else's body.
  • 28: Talk about your fetishes.
  • 29: Talk about what turns you on.
  • 30: Talk about what turns you off.
  • 31: Talk about what you think death is like.
  • 32: Talk about a place you remember from your childhood.
  • 33: Talk about what you do when you are sad.
  • 34: Talk about the worst physical pain you've endured.
  • 35: Talk about things you wish you could stop doing.
  • 36: Talk about your guilty pleasures.
  • 37: Talk about someone you thought you were in love with.
  • 38: Talk about songs that remind you of certain people.
  • 39: Talk about things you wish you'd known earlier.
  • 40: Talk about the end of something in your life.