(Reblogged from azspot)
when people focus on a score rather than on improvement, they develop a fixed idea of their intellectual abilities. They come to see school not as a place to grow and learn, but as a place to demonstrate their intelligence by means of a number
The more profound truth behind friend clutter may be that, as a general rule, we don’t handle endings well. “Our culture seems to applaud the spirit, promise and gumption of beginnings,” writes the sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot in her absorbing new book, Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free, whereas “our exits are often ignored or invisible”. We celebrate the new – marriages, homes, work projects – but “there is little appreciation or applause when we decide (or it is decided for us) that it’s time to move on”. We need “a language for leave-taking”, Lawrence-Lightfoot argues, and not just for funerals. A terminated friendship, after all, needn’t necessarily signal a horrifying defeat, to be expunged from memory. One might just as easily think of it as “completed”.
(Reblogged from randomberlinchick)

Protect Your Textbooks

(Reblogged from fakescience)

"Derrick Rose breaks into tears at the adidas D Rose 3 launch (by theassociation)”

Poor guy, I wish him a full recovery

this is innovation.

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fun music for a captivating video

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