1. (Source: Spotify)

  2. (Source: Spotify)

  3. This might actually be the first Springsteen song I have consciously opted to listen to. Will admit I first heard it on the Good Wife soundtrack :o)

    (Source: Spotify)

  4. Being likeable and being respected aren’t mutually exclusive.
  5. Too often we rely on the adage, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’ but those words lead to what I call the ‘law of suckage,’ which means by the time you figure out you suck, you’ve sucked for a very long time.
  6. wnycradiolab:


    the remote and little known rice terraces of yuanyang county in china’s yunnan province were built by the hani people along the contours of ailao mountain range during the ming dynasty five hundred years ago. the terraces, once planted during the early spring season, are then irrigated with spring water from the forest above, which reflect sunlight to create the images seen here.

    photos by jialiang gao, javarman, isabelle chauvel and thierry bornier

    (previous posts on the rice terraces of the philippines and vietnam)


    So the coolest part about experiencing this post was seeing the first few photos and thinking, “Hey, is this Yunnan?” and then scrolling down to find confirmation.  No matter what happens in a few months, I know a part of my heart will be in China forever.  Yes, that was very cheesy.

    (via nprradiopictures)

  7. Construction Workers Use Empowering Cat-Calls In This New Snickers Ad

    It’s a great adaptation of the long-running theme, but also a sad indictment of the builder cliche. The funnier we find it, the farther away we actually think gender politics and perhaps our own attitudes are from the spoof’s respectful ideal. Have yourself a lovely day.

    I most appreciate this last part of the article.

  8. Sigh.  Good Wife.  What a show.

  9. woodendreams:

(by Derek Kind)
  10. Feel-good song as I drown in this presentation…

    (Source: Spotify)