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February 20, 2014

Scientology’s Vanished Queen


the-feature:

After the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige disappeared from public view, in 2007, those who asked questions were stonewalled, or worse. Now interviews with former insiders provide a grim picture of Shelly Miscavige’s youth, marriage, and fall from grace — and an assessment of her fate.

Crazy Scientology stories: never enough.


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February 10, 2014

Into it: Jordan Carlyle iPhone covers. (I own the top right.)

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January 29, 2014

aliceandolivia:

For more wonder words visit worldofaliceandolivia:

Another week, another vocab lesson…from Molly Austin!! 

aliceandolivia:

For more wonder words visit worldofaliceandolivia:

Another week, another vocab lesson…from Molly Austin!! 

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December 5, 2013

Christmas and interspecies friendships from a UK department store. Irresistible!

…and a little window into what was maybe my favorite part of our London trip (besides family, etc) — the Christmas spirit! Every street had its own gloriously over-the-top decorating motif. Every street just screamed WE ARE BRITISH AND WE FUCKING LOVE CHRISTMAS.

It was wonderful.

(via champagnetoasts:caseyculture)

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November 22, 2013

Inside The Social Media Strategy That Made Batkid Go Viral


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The event, while heartwarming, didn’t randomly go viral all on its own (few things do), though it may have seemed like it to anyone watching as #SFBatKid showed up every five seconds in their Twitter streams. Rather, it was a carefully crafted campaign from Clever Girls Collective, a…

Interesting!

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November 5, 2013

Stunning! Here’s my contribution.

instagram:

Celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights

To view more photos and videos from Diwali as the festival unfolds, browse the #Diwali hashtag on Instagram.

Diwali, the “festival of lights,” is one of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar. Taking place over five days (November 3-7), the festival marks the start of a new year for many and is celebrated by millions around the world. The name Diwali is actually a shortened form of “deepavali,” or “row of lights,” representing the iconic seas of candles and eye-popping fireworks displays that have attracted Instagrammers across the world.

Diwali signifies a triumph of good over evil, symbolized as the triumph of light over darkness. Small, clay, oil-filled lamps called diyas are lit and left to burn overnight to help the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, find her way into homes. The fireworks are set off to ward off any evil spirits.

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November 4, 2013

Incredible!
Vast, ‘$1.4-billion’ stash of art thought destroyed in Nazi Germany found in Munich apartment

A random background check designed to expose money-launderers traveling to Switzerland has uncovered a treasure trove of modern art thought to have been destroyed in Nazi Germany.
Customs officials seized the haul of 1,500 works — including masterpieces by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Marc Chagall — from the Munich apartment of an elderly man suspected of hiding his wealth in Swiss banks.
The paintings were found stacked in the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, 80, whose father, a prominent Munich art dealer, is believed to have acquired them during the 1930s and 1940s.
"From floor to ceiling, from bedroom to bathroom, were piles and piles of old food in tins and old noodles. Behind it all were these pictures worth tens, hundreds of millions of euros.” (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

(via criminalwisdom)

Incredible!

Vast, ‘$1.4-billion’ stash of art thought destroyed in Nazi Germany found in Munich apartment

A random background check designed to expose money-launderers traveling to Switzerland has uncovered a treasure trove of modern art thought to have been destroyed in Nazi Germany.

Customs officials seized the haul of 1,500 works — including masterpieces by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Marc Chagall — from the Munich apartment of an elderly man suspected of hiding his wealth in Swiss banks.

The paintings were found stacked in the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, 80, whose father, a prominent Munich art dealer, is believed to have acquired them during the 1930s and 1940s.

"From floor to ceiling, from bedroom to bathroom, were piles and piles of old food in tins and old noodles. Behind it all were these pictures worth tens, hundreds of millions of euros.” (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

(via criminalwisdom)

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October 25, 2013

Mont Aiguille, France (via besttravelphotos)
Bundle up! Let’s go.

Mont Aiguille, France (via besttravelphotos)

Bundle up! Let’s go.

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October 20, 2013

Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Girls (via nevver)
So cool.
Total side note — not liking that my name finally made the top 100, grr.

Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Girls (via nevver)

So cool.

Total side note — not liking that my name finally made the top 100, grr.

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October 18, 2013

kateoplis:

“If you don’t drink warm blood and eat fresh meat, you are doomed to die on the tundra.”

"If there were no reindeer we would not exist.”

“As our ancestors live, so will we live; as our ancestors died, so will we die.”

“Better to see once than to hear many times.”

Gorgeous profiles of the world’s indigenous tribes in Jimmy Nelson's Before They Pass.

Best viewed large (click images to seem them so).

(via fotojournalismus)

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