People disappeared, reappeared, made plans to go somewhere, and then lost each other, searched for each other, found each other a few feet away.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via alighthouseofwords)
I’ll tell my gran it’s for this…
But it will really be for this…
Or maybe both. It will be full of awesome tools like my dad’s 240v hammer drill and a really good jigsaw and one of those miter boxes that can be set at any angle and a really sweet toolbox with lots of places for lots of types of screws and nuts and bolts and nails and such.
And I can make pretty things like…
And I can have a part with my sewing machine in there and a table big enough to cut fabric on and lots of little compartments inside drawers for buttons and ribbons and such like this…
Only ten times bigger.
I will be the queen of DIY and my place will be gorgeous and full of things I created myself and I will be a happy girl but also probably swimming in furniture, cushions and cool skirts.
And that’s my story.
• Accidentally close a tab? Ctrl+Shift+T reopens it.
• Bananas release dopamine, eat them when you’re sad.
• CTRL+SHIFT+ESC is the one handed version of CTRL+ALT+DEL
• Don’t brush your teeth hard, it makes them sensitive and removes enamel.
• Don’t like spiders? Put citronella oil on your walls and they will not go there.
• Drink one glass of water for every alcoholic drink you have, you’ll get drunk without getting a hangover.
• Get clear ice cubes by boiling water before freezing it
• Heal paper cuts and immediately stop the pain with chapstick.
• If you accidentally write on your dry erase board with a permanent marker, scribble over it with a dry eraser marker to remove it.
• If your shoes smell, put them in the freezer overnight, it will kill the bacteria.
• Make bug bites stop itching with a banana peel.
• Make a paper longer with 12-point text, but 14-point periods and commas.
• Need to get around a blocked website at work? Try replacing the http:// with https://
• Never send your resume as a word file (unless asked) Instead, print it to a pdf file, it’s much cleaner and professional looking.
• Pick a flavor of gum you don’t normally chew, and chew it while studying during a test.
• Place a piece of bread in a container with your homemade cookies and they will stay soft.
• Put a dry towel into a dryer with wet clothes, they will dry faster.
• Put toothpaste on a pimple and it will dry out.
• Practise fake smiling in the mirror every day before going to work/school, you’ll genuinely start to feel happier.
• Rub canola/olive oil on knives before cutting onions, you won’t cry, alternatively chew gum and you won’t either.
• Short on time with a wrinkled dress shirt? Hang it up in the bathroom to steam it flat.
• The night before, place things you don’t want to forget the next morning on top of your shoes.
• Use hydrogen peroxide to remove blood stains from clothing.
• When cleaning windows use newspapers or coffee filters instead of paper towels, they will not leave streaks.
• When microwaving bread products/pizza put a glass of water in with it, it will keep your bread for going spongy.
• When you move into a new place you’re renting, take pictures of any and all damage, then post them on facebook (privately if preferred) so you can use the reference date as proof you didn’t do it.
• When searching plane tickets online delete your cookies prior, prices go up when you visit a site multiple times. <sma
Natalie Portman (via punkgrr)
NEW DELHI (AP) — “their classroom is a flattened patch of dirt and rocks under the elevated rail tracks. their blackboards are rectangles painted on a chipped concrete wall. their teacher is a shop owner with no formal training, but a conviction that education is their only hope.
“for some of these dozens of children of poor migrant workers in India’s capital, this makeshift, open-air school under the rumble ofis the only school they have. others who attend overcrowded and dismal government schools come here as well — to actually learn. here they are provided thanks to a single benefactor with free backpacks, socks and shoes
“india’s right to education act promising free, compulsory schooling to all children ages 6 to 14 was supposed to take full effect march 31, 2013, but millions of children still don’t go to school and many who do are getting only the barest of educations.
“so every morning, more than 50 children gather under the bridge for two hours of lessons at rajesh kumar’s informal school. they sweep the dirt flat and roll out foam mats to sit on, just meters from the bushes were several men had been squatting and defecating minutes earlier.”
photos altaf qadri