butt-floozy:

Get it together, Barack

butt-floozy:

Get it together, Barack

thevisualhag:

‘12 SHOES for 12 LOVERS‘

by Chilean-born, New York-based designer Sebastian Errazuriz.

The pieces reflects on the recollection of the artist’s personal and sexual relationships with former lovers, each of whom became the influence for a series of shoe sculptures. 
Each day, Errazuriz released one image of a new heeled design, completed by an accompanying photo of the footwear’s muse and a small, often explicit story about the duo’s escapades together.

’12 shoes for 12 shoes’ will exhibit at the pop-up shop of Brazilian shoe brand Melissa from December 6th, 2013 to January 6th, 2014 for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013.

iamxlove:

'For the lovers of the evidence'- CC.

iamxlove:

'For the lovers of the evidence'- CC.

Jimmy Carr: Laughing and Joking (2013)
apocketfullofkea:

Aggressive-nutmeg and  mirror-ball squids!
I had to take a photo of this, because the sparkly glitter and silver ink scans really dull and flat and sad. 
Inks and watercolours (and a sparky nail polish). 

apocketfullofkea:

Aggressive-nutmeg and  mirror-ball squids!

I had to take a photo of this, because the sparkly glitter and silver ink scans really dull and flat and sad. 

Inks and watercolours (and a sparky nail polish). 

cranquis:

I originally linked to an article about this research a couple years ago, but the link is dead! So here’s an updated link — and below, a portion of the article which summarizes how just 10 minutes of “expressive writing” before an exam can help curb test anxiety and improve performance on exams.

In the current research, the scholars wanted to determine if students could benefit from writing in the classroom, so they first tested college students to determine if writing about their anxieties improved their performance on a mathematics test.

“We reasoned that if worries lead to poor test performance, and writing helps regulate these worries, then giving students the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings about an impending examination would enhance test performance,” Beilock said.

The researchers also predicted that just one round of writing immediately before a big event would be sufficient to curb choking and boost students’ test scores.

To test those ideas, researchers recruited 20 college students and gave them two short math tests. On the first test, students were told simply to do their best. Before the second test, researchers created a situation designed to produce stress, by saying students who performed well would receive money and that other students were depending on their performance as part of a team effort. Students also were told that their work would be videotaped, and that math teachers would review it.

Half of the students then received 10 minutes to write expressively about their feelings about the upcoming test (expressive writing group), and the other half was told to sit quietly (control group).

“The expressive writing group performed significantly better than the control group,” the authors write. “Control participants ‘choked under pressure,’ showing a 12 percent accuracy drop from pre–test to post–test, whereas students who expressed their thoughts before the high–pressure test showed a significant 5 percent math accuracy improvement.”

dutchster:

heydiddlehiddleston:

does your brain ever just produce disturbingly violent thoughts out of nowhere
like terrible, horrible, thoughts
for no reason at all
and then you snap out of it and you’re like 
i don’t want to kill my mom
what the fuck

they’re called intrusive thoughts and apparently are very common

tanyacoote:

Derren brown what a legend!

tanyacoote:

Derren brown what a legend!

holmesandtheroman:

this right here is the sum up of why I love Martha

WHY THE HECK DOES NOBODY LIKE MARTHA

rebiikeefan:

Colorsmoke itt: We Heart It.

rebiikeefan:

Colorsmoke itt: We Heart It.

jwunderbread:

wastetheday:

A lot covered in one book….

where have you been, jack douglas
what kind of things have you seen

jwunderbread:

wastetheday:

A lot covered in one book….

where have you been, jack douglas

what kind of things have you seen

g0thdetectives07:

Fave family

g0thdetectives07:

Fave family