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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 »

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  • Everybody Wants To Rule The World
  • Aron Wright

Holy… heard this track on Grey’s tonight. For some reason, this song hella moved me. The composition/layering of sounds are so magical. 

ryanisawake:

mileynation:

(x)

lol miley don’t give no fucks

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notes
date
06-04-2014

jonquiqui:

Dear 10-Year-Old Self,

Before you ask me when you have your first kiss or if you’ll ever have a boyfriend, I need to tell you some more important stuff first. What’s more important than a first kiss, you ask? Plenty.

First of all, don’t let that kid in your class, Danny, who called you fat, make you self-consciously wear oversized sweatshirts for the next four years to hide your body. That kid is horrible and years from now he will be boring and bald and trying to get in touch with you to come to the set of the TV show you work on. No, you don’t work on Cheers. That show’s not on the air anymore. That would’ve been awesome, though.

Another thing: Say thank you, always. Gratitude is the closest thing to beauty manifested in an emotion. When you’re grateful, people are attracted to you.

Also: Make sure you appreciate Mom and Dad. Yes, they never seem to let you do anything now except read books. Once you turn 18 you’ll never get to live with them again, and you’ll live far away, and you will miss them so much it hurts.

Next: Learn forgiveness and bestow it generously.

Finally: Don’t let anyone give you any crap. Mastering a balance of these last two will take you a lifetime, so you had better get started now.

Mindy Kaling

(Source: zachjohnson, via bl-wksses)

  • Bad Romance (Lady Gaga Cover)
  • Frank Ocean

"I wish people wouldn’t just see me as the Asian girl who beats everyone up, or the Asian girl with no emotion. People see Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy, but not me. You add race to it, and it became, ‘Well, she’s too Asian’, or, ‘She’s too American’. I kind of got pushed out of both categories. It’s a very strange place to be. You’re not Asian enough and then you’re not American enough, so it gets really frustrating." -Lucy Liu

Being in that limbo really sucks. I am sure a lot of Asian Americans have this experience at one point or another in their lives.

(Source: davosseaworths, via johnnnnn)

  • Tell Me
  • Michael Holborn & William Henries

Michael Holborn & William Henries - Tell Me

Heard this during #RPDR6

Loving the track, wish it was longer.

Are You Hungry?

jessaycow:

The last call was from the airport, to tell them that I was moving to the East Coast to go to school. My father wasn’t home. My mother said, “The East Coast ? But it’s so cold and far away.” She urged me to remain in San Diego. When I said I couldn’t, she sighed. “I don’t understand you,” she…

This quote nearly made me cry in the middle of Ackerman food court… The feel is real

majd3st1ny:

2NE1 - HAPPY M/V (by 2NE1)

Bom is repping non-binary LGBT symbol at 1:02 and 1:07 :D

scottfoss:

ouijubell:

twostriptechnicolor:

kane52630:

Baby-Doll
Batman: The Animated Series

This is one criminally underrated Batman villain.

This was the first cartoon that made me aware of a real human condition and this scene was SO poignant because Batman KNEW that mirror would get her. He let her defeat herself and didn’t say anything and I was just like…

I can’t recall how old I was but the message was so on point that you could be affected by it at any age.

The animated series wasn’t afraid to remind us that at the heart of it all, Batman’s enemies truly needed help.

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