People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

This is so important. Girls pay attention. Boys, if you are a brother, father, cousin of a girl, pay attention.

I love that the actor that plays her brother even looks bothered. He’s like “wtf why she’s so much better at it”

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As for learning to fly, a kamikaze pilot might not be the ideal instructor…
Empire of the sun. J G Ballard

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.


Laughter truly is the best medicine….

Amazing raspberry and white chocolate truffle made by the incredible lady at

It was not that war changed everything, but that it left things the same in odd and unsettled ways.
Empire of the Sun. J G Ballard

Our culture teaches us to be independent, to solve our own problems, to be the masters of our own destinies. While I agree with that in some senses, it needs to be held in tension with another truth: we need each other, and our lives become far richer when we live in a state of inter-dependence.

Directly, or indirectly, everything we write is for someone

Made me think of the exact reason I started this blog. (via grief-observed)

God can make good use of all that happens. But the loss is real.
C.S Lewis, Voyage to Venus

We have to be continually reminded of what we believe. Neither this belief or any other will automatically remain alive in the mind. It must be fed. And as a matter of fact, if you examined a hundred people who had lost their faith in Christianity, I wonder how many of them would turn out to have been reasoned out of it by honest argument? Do not most people simply drift away?
C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

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