Constant Wanderlust

Boston, MA-based illustrator, graphic designer, I'll-try-any-craft-er, gardener/flower grower, and dog owner. Prints can be found at: HeritageCurrentCo.
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photojojo:

The fine folks at Boomf printed some of the photos from the Photojojo Instagram feed on MARSHMALLOWS!

Photos + Mallows. Does life get any sweeter?

Print Your Photos Onto Yummies

Umm, yes, it does because James Middleton (yes, Kate Middleton’s aka The Duchess of Cambridge’s brother) is involved in this venture.

Totally wouldn’t expect that.

I found empirical support for the idea that the Harry Potter series influenced the political values and perspectives of the generation that came of age with these books. Reading the books correlated with greater levels of acceptance for out-groups, higher political tolerance, less predisposition to authoritarianism, greater support for equality, and greater opposition to the use of violence and torture. As Harry Potter fans will have noted, these are major themes repeated throughout the series. These correlations remained significant even when applying more sophisticated statistical analyses – when controlling for, among other things, parental influence.

"Harry Potter did help shape the political culture of a generation" by Anthony Gierzynski (The Conversation)

Totally fascinating research into how reading shapes political beliefs.

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Supposedly people who read Chekhov instead of “beach reading”-type books are more able to put themselves in other people’s shoes. Fascinating, right?

Basically, only hang out with people who read good books. Especially if you’re sleeping with them.

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unforgettabledetritus:

This happened to an ex-coworker of mine — AFTER she dropped $700 in the store.

Anthro’s corporate HQ is handling it terribly. (Surprise!)

First off: no apology to Ingrid.

Second: an official statement that claims their aim is to ensure that “all women — all mothers — be comfortable” in their stores. (Which seems, still, to submit to the popular notion that breastfeeding is “icky,” and also employs an incredibly strange construction that places mothers in a clarifying position, as if non-mother women are slightly less important to them? Usually you’d say “all mothers — all women" to show your broad support. Not narrow it, as if you’re backtracking.)

Third: supporters who take to social media to express their dissatisfaction are snidely told to “Kindly read the official statement.” If you’re going to go to the trouble of responding to individuals, you damn well better make sure it is an individualized response. Saying, “Helen, read the statement,” is equivalent to saying “Helen, pipe down, we’ve said all we’re going to say on the matter and if you’re still upset it’s your problem.”

Breasts EXIST to feed babies. They are nutritive first and sexual second. 

I mean, what’s the difference between women wearing low-cut outfits out in public and a woman breastfeeding? Was anyone banned from the VMAs for leaving almost nothing to the imagination? And a lot of women breastfeeding in public wear a cover anyways (not that they should have to).

If my kid could latch, I would breastfeed in public all the time instead of pumping. I’m actually jealous that I can’t.

thesixthduke:

yum

Note to self: find some of these molds for Christmas cookies

photojojo:

Richard Silver is using photography to show how iconic buildings change in appearance from day to night.

Throughout the day, Silver snaps around 35 photos from the same spot, later combining them into a single composite image.

Composite Photos Show Iconic Buildings From Day to Night

via Colossal

Beautiful descent into night

Hey, the world’s kind of going to s**t lately, so let’s stare at this peaceful garden and charming house in the middle of nowhere with our fingers in our ears going “la la laaaaa!”, okay? #indenial #escapism

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npr:

The tech giant has launched a new tool for teachers. “Google Classroom” is paperless, and integrates with the rest of Google’s apps, like Google Docs. 

While it’s too soon to tell how Classroom will be received, Google Apps for Education is already changing how early adopters teach — and raising some important questions about the transition to tech-enabled classrooms.

Is Google’s Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR

Can someone please read all the studies pointing out how terrible screen time is for kids before we get all “teaching kids with computers and screens all day is the future”?

Also, look up the studies about how a lack of movement because of decreased recess time and increased screen time is leading to an obscene lack of muscle tone in children.

#endrant #letkidsbekidsandbeACTIVE