"I don’t know one of my friends who doesn’t have an issue with their weight. Even the guys. Just eat pies and be sexy." - Billie Piper

"I don’t know one of my friends who doesn’t have an issue with their weight. Even the guys. Just eat pies and be sexy." - Billie Piper

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"I love meeting people and hearing their stories, learning from their experiences. Each individual journey is so unique and different but what drives your life says a lot about who you are. I’ve made my fair share of mistakes but I do my best to be a person who loves and gives without expectations, hoping to inspire and encourage."

"I love meeting people and hearing their stories, learning from their experiences. Each individual journey is so unique and different but what drives your life says a lot about who you are. I’ve made my fair share of mistakes but I do my best to be a person who loves and gives without expectations, hoping to inspire and encourage."

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huskies in a basket

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averypottermormon:

soniico:

feliciakainzandtorishai:

science side of tumblr, explain this please

gooey goo slippy on the dots.

thank u science side

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ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

geekscoutcookies:

hipsterloli:

A friend just told me and i had no idea that the 2013 blu ray edition of Matilda had a reenactment of the iconic chocolate cake scene with all the original actors made on their reunion party 

OH MY GOD THIS IS AWESOME

WHOA PUBERTY DID WELL

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Disney/ Avatar: The Last Airbender Crossovers by Robby Cook (x)

This is epic!

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bluedogeyes:

India teen tells US how to save $400 million by changing font (via The Hindu)

A 14-year-old Indian-origin boy has come up with a unique plan that could help the U.S. save nearly $400 million a year by merely changing the font used on official documents.

Suvir Mirchandani, a student in a Pittsburgh-area middle school, claimed that if the federal government used the Garamond font exclusively it could save about $136 million per year, nearly 30 per cent less than the estimated $467 dollars it spends annually on ink.

An additional $234 million could be saved annually if state governments also implemented the change.

Mirchandani said the idea came to him when he was trying to think of ways to cut waste and save money as part of a science fair project at his school, CNN reported.

The youngster noticed that he was getting a lot more handouts than he did in elementary school and decided to figure out if he could minimize use of paper and ink.

While recycling paper was one way to save money and conserve resources, Mirchandani said little attention had been paid to the ink used on the papers.

“Ink is two times more expensive than French perfume by volume,” he said, adding that he then decided to focus his project on finding ways to cut down the cost of ink.

As part of his experiment, he collected random samples of teachers’ handouts and focused on the most commonly used characters such as e, t, a, o and r.

He noted how often each character was used in different fonts like Garamond, Times New Roman, Century Gothic and Comic Sans and then measured how much ink was used for each letter, using an ink coverage software.

From his analysis, Mirchandani figured out that by using the Garamond font with its thinner strokes, his school district could reduce its ink consumption by 24 per cent and in turn save as much as $21,000 annually.

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He repeated his tests on five sample pages from documents on the Government Printing Office website and got similar results that changing the font would save money.

Mirchandani’s findings have been published in the Journal for Emerging Investigators (JEI), a publication founded by a group of Harvard students in 2011 that provides a platform for the work of middle school and high school students.

One of the journal’s founders Sarah Fankhauser said that of the nearly 200 submissions they have received since 2011, Mirchandani’s project stood out.

“We were so impressed. We really could really see the real-world application in Suvir’s paper,” Fankhauser was quoted as saying…”

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Getting a 4 hour night’s sleep in order to take the early bus home for break. I guess I’ll sleep when we’re driving. Going to be a long day. 5:30am-1:30pm projected travel time.