Take The Money And Run of the Day: Good god, finally!
Karen Huff Klein, the New York bus monitor who was verbally abused by a bunch of juvenile delinquents back in June, collected her $700,000 in donations today in a ceremony in Toronto.
More than 30,000 people from 84 countries were inspired to send money, which Klein will use to fund an anti-bullying initiative — as well as her well-deserved retirement.
Berlin father helps his dress wearing son feel comfortable by wearing a skirt himself.
Egyptian Aisha Mustafa, 19, has dazzled the physics world with a new invention that could launch spacecraft off the Earth’s surface and soaring through space without any fuel. Space is filled with a billowing sea of quantum particles that jump in and out of existence, and Aisha Mustafa proposes using thin silicon panels, spaced closely together, to trap these particles and then move against them, creating a propelling force. This innovation would make space exploration lighter, safer and cheaper than the traditional “blast off” method. Mustafa still has some design work to do, but unfortunately her research is currently limited by lack of state funding for space science departments at the university level, though her school’s science club did help fund her application for a patent.
What a woman.
(Source: , via shawnblog)
One can study a flower’s parts for years and not completely understand everything about it, but then look deeper - beyond the mechanics - and into the chemistry as well. Allow yourself to see beyond just what’s in front of you and watch as rain comes down the mountains and through your tap and onto your hands and face. Stop to see that once you break everything in the universe down to the most basic parts, we are all the same. We are part of the universe and the universe is part of us. Take refuge in this and show your love and appreciation to everything.
CBS New York recently aired a short story on organizations working with the visually impaired to give em surfing lessons. Watch the video for the full story, only about a minute long :)
conjoined s’mores pancakes
Every Thursday is pancake day for the girls. Last week when she was eating these s’mores pancakes, Fallie said that she knows Thursday hasn’t always been pancake day, but she can’t remember what else it might have been before.
It’s the little things like this that make me smile :)
this seems even more relevant tonight