CALLA SS14 via instagram
CALLA’s fun, flirty and feminine aesthetic was proven to be once again,a success in their latest collection. The broad color palette ranging from pale to bold pinks all the way to grey’s and navy blues, showed versatility but the fun textures and embellishments took each piece to another level. Leave it to a French brand like CALLA to give us something fun, fashionable and somehow timeless.
- RACHEL SCHWARTZMANN
Hey ya’ll, if you’re struggling with towns or scenes, this is great
Hey, everyone, I just reached 1,000 followers, and this is my very special thank you to each of you for well, a lot of reasons that would take me a while to list. Let’s just say, it feels nice to be included in something that means something to you even if it’s “just books”. So, for the rest of the year, this will be my main giveaway. There will be no more big ones like this for the rest of the year.
Above is the “Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Boxset” (I know a lot of people fancy these editions) which includes:
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- Jane Erye by Charlotte Bronte
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Now, the rules for this giveaway are as follows:
- You must be following me.
- If you win, you must be willing to give me your address. I will not share it with anyone, and I will not save it. It will be strictly for shipping purposes only.
- If you live on Earth, you may enter. It’s w-w-w-worldwide.
- No, you DO NOT have to pay for shipping.
- You may like and reblog as many times as you want.
- And hey, if you’re really desperate for that extra entry, you can follow me on twitter (you don’t have to at all). My twitter is @__aprilreads.
- This giveaway will end on December 31, 2013 and the ONE winner will be chosen by a random number generator.
Good luck, and thank you so much for everything!
So you attempt to hide your loneliness in public, to behave, in fact, as though you have too many friends already, and thus you hope to attract people who will unwittingly save you. But it never works that way. Your condition is written all over your face, in the hunch of your shoulders, in the hollowness of your laugh. You fool no one.
Believe me in this; I’ve tried all the tricks of the lonely man.
- David Marusek (via phosphenedreams)
J.K. ROWLING ‘The fringe benefits of failure’
Growing up, my most fond memories was visiting abandoned places with my brother. To this day, if opportunity presents itself, I bring my camera and take a few pictures. These are not my work ofcourse, but I hope you enjoy the visual beauty and maybe it brings fond memories of your own adventures.
- Abandoned Construction of Nuclear Power Plant. Photo By brokenview
- Chatillon Car Graveyard in Belgium
- Jiancing Historic Trail in Taipingshan National Forest in Taiwan. Photo By T.-C
- Abandoned theme park in nara dreamland, japan. Photo by michaeljohngrist
- Clock tower
- Old shack in a snow field, Idaho. Photo By James Neeley
- Abandoned terminal at Nicosia Airport. Photo By eyesfutur
- Milan, New Orleans. Photo By JustUptown
- Abandoned church in autumn. Photo by *CainPascoe
- Abanonded steam engine in Uyuni train cemetery, Bolivia. Photo By jimmyharris
(Looking for Alaska by John Green)
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"We think we are invincible because we are."
Until recent years, the study of dreams has mostly been in the dark. With many of the data being inconclusive as it is such an illusive function of the brain to grasp.
But new studies from unexpected places could shed some light on where our dreams are formed, which would in turn explain for such extraordinary visuals when in the act of dreaming.
As some of my old time followers may already be aware of, I have a deep obsession with dreams. So I went and did some personal researching to find out or get some clues on the leading theories of where our dreams may be forged. The following are two separate excerpts one from a Journal of Neurology and another from a Scientific American article on The Science Behind Dreaming:
The term Charcot–Wilbrand syndrome (CWS) denotes dream loss following focal brain damage. We report the first case of CWS, in whom neuropsychological functions, extension of the underlying lesion, and sleep architecture changes were assessed.
A 73-year-old woman reported a total dream loss after acute, bilateral occipital artery infarction (including the right inferior lingual gyrus), which lasted for over 3 months. In the absence of sleep–wake complaints and (other) neuropsychological deficits, polysomnography (sleep study) demonstrated an essentially normal sleep architecture with preservation of REM sleep. Dreaming was denied also after repeated awakenings from REM sleep.
This observation suggests that CWS (1) can represent a distinct and isolated neuropsychological manifestation of deep occipital lobe damage, and (2) may occur in the absence of detectable REM sleep abnormalities. Ann Neurol 2004
In other words:
A very rare clinical condition known as “Charcot-Wilbrand Syndrome” has been known to cause (among other neurological symptoms) loss of the ability to dream. However, it was not until a few years ago that a patient reported to have lost her ability to dream while having virtually no other permanent neurological symptoms.
The patient suffered a lesion in a part of the brain known as the right inferior lingual gyrus (located in the visual cortex). Thus, we know that dreams are generated in, or transmitted through this particular area of the brain, which is associated with visual processing, emotion and visual memories.