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katiecouric:

Design can be a great tool for self-expression. Check out the history of interior design. (via Fast Company)

If you’ve got a few minutes of downtime, try playing with this awesome interactive infographic!

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dogshaming:

That must be one big cat!

Supposedly, expensive Beats by Dre headphones taste good?! Now the cat can’t come and go when he pleases because the cat flap has been covered up! 

dogshaming:

That must be one big cat!

Supposedly, expensive Beats by Dre headphones taste good?! Now the cat can’t come and go when he pleases because the cat flap has been covered up! 

huffingtonpost:

15 PHOTOS OF ERNEST HEMINGWAY BEING THE ULTIMATE ALPHA MALE

Ernest Hemingway was born on this day in 1899 — if he were alive, it’d be his 115th birthday. To celebrate, we’ve wrangled up 15 photos that best illustrate his adventuresome spirit.

(Art from: Aleksandr Petrov)

laughingsquid:

Artist Recreates His Childhood Drawings in Sophisticated Digital Illustrations

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Lykke Li - Gunshot

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nprbooks:

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Today in Book News: Pakistani writer Jamil Ahmad, who published his debut novel, The Wandering Falcon, when he was 79, has died “after a long illness,” his publisher said. He was 83. Ahmad spent decades as a civil servant in the country’s tribal northwest, experiences he drew upon for the book, which was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize. He wrote the novel in the 1970s, but in his words, it “hibernated” for 40 years before finding a publisher.Ahmad said he wrote it because “I want people to understand that tribes are not savage.” 
Also today, Kenyan author Okwiri Oduor has won the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing with her story “My Father’s Head.” And scandal is afoot in the small (yet mighty) poetry community of North Carolina. Gov. Pat McCrory appointed a self-published state employee as the new poet laureate, prompting significant pushback from the state’s literary community. 
Read more here.

nprbooks:

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Today in Book NewsPakistani writer Jamil Ahmad, who published his debut novel, The Wandering Falcon, when he was 79, has died “after a long illness,” his publisher said. He was 83. Ahmad spent decades as a civil servant in the country’s tribal northwest, experiences he drew upon for the book, which was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize. He wrote the novel in the 1970s, but in his words, it “hibernated” for 40 years before finding a publisher.Ahmad said he wrote it because “I want people to understand that tribes are not savage.” 

Also today, Kenyan author Okwiri Oduor has won the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing with her story “My Father’s Head.” And scandal is afoot in the small (yet mighty) poetry community of North Carolina. Gov. Pat McCrory appointed a self-published state employee as the new poet laureate, prompting significant pushback from the state’s literary community. 

Read more here.

marcoslefthalf:

you dont have to agree with his policies but you have to admit hes the coolest president weve had ever

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Me at the Olive Garden.
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Me at the Olive Garden.

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