July 29th, 2014

aonodreamland:

Suzuran aka Lily of The Valley

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mediumaevum:

Are these your ancestors?

Faces of medieval Scots digitally reconstructed after their skulls were unearthed in a cemetery (read on)

kakimari:

#13 Queen Beryl
I DIDN’T WATCH SAILOR MOON I’M SORRY

kakimari:

#13 Queen Beryl

I DIDN’T WATCH SAILOR MOON I’M SORRY

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laclefdescoeurs:

Maxfield Parrish

laclefdescoeurs:

Maxfield Parrish

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July 28th, 2014
oldbookillustrations:

It was dashed upon the icefield with a fearful crash.

Jules Férat, from The fur country, by Jules Verne, Boston, 1874.

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oldbookillustrations:

It was dashed upon the icefield with a fearful crash.

Jules Férat, from The fur country, by Jules Verne, Boston, 1874.

(Source: archive.org)

How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works.

Don’t say anything if she’s lost weight. Don’t say anything if she’s gained weight.

If you think your daughter’s body looks amazing, don’t say that. Here are some things you can say instead:

“You look so healthy!” is a great one.

Or how about, “you’re looking so strong.”

“I can see how happy you are – you’re glowing.”

Better yet, compliment her on something that has nothing to do with her body.

Don’t comment on other women’s bodies either. Nope. Not a single comment, not a nice one or a mean one.

Teach her about kindness towards others, but also kindness towards yourself.

Don’t you dare talk about how much you hate your body in front of your daughter, or talk about your new diet. In fact, don’t go on a diet in front of your daughter. Buy healthy food. Cook healthy meals. But don’t say “I’m not eating carbs right now.” Your daughter should never think that carbs are evil, because shame over what you eat only leads to shame about yourself.

Encourage your daughter to run because it makes her feel less stressed. Encourage your daughter to climb mountains because there is nowhere better to explore your spirituality than the peak of the universe. Encourage your daughter to surf, or rock climb, or mountain bike because it scares her and that’s a good thing sometimes.

Help your daughter love soccer or rowing or hockey because sports make her a better leader and a more confident woman. Explain that no matter how old you get, you’ll never stop needing good teamwork. Never make her play a sport she isn’t absolutely in love with.

Prove to your daughter that women don’t need men to move their furniture.

Teach your daughter how to cook kale.

Teach your daughter how to bake chocolate cake made with six sticks of butter.

Pass on your own mom’s recipe for Christmas morning coffee cake. Pass on your love of being outside.

Maybe you and your daughter both have thick thighs or wide ribcages. It’s easy to hate these non-size zero body parts. Don’t. Tell your daughter that with her legs she can run a marathon if she wants to, and her ribcage is nothing but a carrying case for strong lungs. She can scream and she can sing and she can lift up the world, if she wants.

Remind your daughter that the best thing she can do with her body is to use it to mobilize her beautiful soul.

artgalleryofontario:

Cottages by a River with a Boat in the Foreground, 1651Goyen, Jan vanBlack chalk, brown and grey wash on paper17.6 x 28.2 cmPurchase, 1980© 2014 Art Gallery of Ontario

artgalleryofontario:

Cottages by a River with a Boat in the Foreground, 1651
Goyen, Jan van
Black chalk, brown and grey wash on paper
17.6 x 28.2 cm
Purchase, 1980
© 2014 Art Gallery of Ontario

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fuckyeahsexanddrugs:

this is literally what happens when a young adult starts working full time

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valvala:

delilahsdawson:

ladyattercop:

Katie Brumbach was one of fourteen children born to circus performers Philippe and Johanna Brumbach. In her early years, Katie performed with her family. Katie’s father would offer one hundred marks to any man in the audience who could defeat her in wrestling no one ever succeeded in winning the prize. It was during one such performance that Katie met her husband of fifty-two years, Max Heymann.

Brumbach once defeated the famous strongman Eugene Sandow in weightlifting contest in New York. Katie lifted a weight of 300 pounds over her head, which Sandow only managed to lift to his chest. After this victory, she adopted the stage name “Sandwina” as a feminine derivative of Sandow.

Sandwina worked in the United States with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for many years, until she was nearly 60. One of her standard performance feats was lifting her husband (who weighed 165 pounds) overhead with one hand. She performed many other feats, such as bending steel bars and resisting the pull of four horses. Sandwina’s record stood for many years until being eclipsed by women’s weightlifter Karyn Marshall in 1987.

Text from her Wikipedia page.

Criminy’s Caravan needs a strongwoman…

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