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sci-universe:

Entrepreneur and author ShaoLan Hsueh is developing a book, Chineasy, that makes it more simple to learn basic Chinese words and phrases.
Find more at chineasy.org

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Reblogged from sci-universe February 4th, 2014 at 8:15 pm 28,965 notes
IKEA stores now populate the suburbs of America. They spring up wherever there is enough space to hold their gargantuan facilities. Why are they so popular? Price is one factor, but also there’s something called the IKEA Effect: You value something that you build more than something you buy ready-made.

What’s behind the IKEA Effect?

Very interesting read.

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Reblogged from io9.com February 4th, 2014 at 8:07 pm 981 notes

tsuki-chibi:

tashasyar:

the coke super bowl commercial was rad as fuck and i’m so happy right now

I can’t believe I’m calling a commercial beautiful but there it is.

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Reblogged from brnesbucky February 2nd, 2014 at 10:23 pm 128,413 notes

“Mother,” I slowly repeated in Korean. “I am not a boy. I am a girl. I am transgender.” My face reddened, and tears blurred my vision. I braced myself for her rejection and the end to a relationship that had only begun.

Silence again filled the room. I searched my mother’s eyes for any signs of shock, disgust or sadness. But a serene expression lined her face as she sat with ease on the couch. I started to worry that my words had been lost in translation. Then my mother began to speak.

“Mommy knew,” she said calmly through my friend, who looked just as dumbfounded as I was by her response. “I was waiting for you to tell me.”

“What? How?”

“Birth dream,” my mother replied. In Korea some pregnant women still believe that dreams offer a hint about the gender of their unborn child. “I had dreams for each of your siblings, but I had no dream for you. Your gender was always a mystery to me.”

I wanted to reply but didn’t know where to begin. My mother instead continued to speak for both of us. “Hyun-gi,” she said, stroking my head. “You are beautiful and precious. I thought I gave birth to a son, but it is OK. I have a daughter instead.”

Andy Marra, The Beautiful Daughter: How My Korean Mother Gave Me the Courage to Transition (via killtimebaked)

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Reblogged from glittergeek February 2nd, 2014 at 10:13 pm 51,677 notes

phototoartguy:

Meow: It’s the inaugural Kitten Bowl

Marc Lemoine / Crown Media and Monique Toro / Crown Media

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Reblogged from Los Angeles Times February 2nd, 2014 at 8:33 pm 69,637 notes