Sunday, July 17, 2011 Sunday, May 29, 2011
Studies show very clearly that in our country, in the college-educated part of the population, men are more ambitious than women. They’re more ambitious the day they graduate from college; they remain more ambitious every step along their career path. We will never close the achievement gap until we close the ambition gap. Sheryl Sandberg
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Monday, May 23, 2011
Dizzy yet? (via NotCot)

Dizzy yet? (via NotCot)

Sunday, May 22, 2011
Life, except for the obvious physical needs, is not so much defined by the external situation as by the inner one. Having money won’t change your internal makeup. If you’re an anxious sonofabitch without money, you’re going to be an anxious sonofabitch with a lot of money. Jacob Needleman, Money and the Meaning of Life
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Lava shoots from an Icelandic volcano in this dramatic image by  Skarphedinn Thrainsson, who regularly risks injury from falling rocks  and lava to get his pictures

Lava shoots from an Icelandic volcano in this dramatic image by Skarphedinn Thrainsson, who regularly risks injury from falling rocks and lava to get his pictures

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Flottille by Etienne Cliquet - a lovely video of tiny pieces of folded paper opening slowly into water through capillary action (via Metafilter)

Sunday, May 15, 2011
If someone suggested the idea of public libraries now, they’d be considered insane. If you said you were going to take a little bit of money from every taxpayer, buy a whole load of books and music and games, stick them on a shelf and tell everyone, ‘These are yours to borrow and all you’ve got to do is bring them back,’ they’d be laughed out of government. Peter Collins, The Secret Life of Libraries