montereybayaquarium:

Did you know that green sea turtles are a bit of an enigma? They travel far and wide, riding currents across the open ocean. Females return to the same beach each year, using magnetic clues as a map back home. They live to be a remarkable 80 years old, and our two are at least 50! Watch them on our live cam

montereybayaquarium:

Did you know that green sea turtles are a bit of an enigma? They travel far and wide, riding currents across the open ocean. Females return to the same beach each year, using magnetic clues as a map back home. They live to be a remarkable 80 years old, and our two are at least 50!

Watch them on our live cam

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"Withered" by Alex SchaeferThis weekend I had the opportunity to visit an abandoned psychiatric hospital. The entire building was in a state of decay and covered in vines and overgrowth. I was fascinated with this contradictory idea that we can look at something and say it is decaying despite being overgrown with news kind of life.This image takes that one step further. I wanted to introduce a lifeless subject: someone who is not dead but whose life is void of meaning. The idea that they, too can be taken over by new forms of life resonated with me because it reminded me of a time in my life when I felt I had no distinct purpose.What I realize in retrospect having visited this location is that even if we feel that our talents or experiences or goals have no value, there will always be new life and new experiences to carry us forward and compel us to search for meaning.
by Alex Schaefer  (alexschaeferphotography.tumblr.com)

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"Withered" by Alex Schaefer

This weekend I had the opportunity to visit an abandoned psychiatric hospital. The entire building was in a state of decay and covered in vines and overgrowth. I was fascinated with this contradictory idea that we can look at something and say it is decaying despite being overgrown with news kind of life.

This image takes that one step further. I wanted to introduce a lifeless subject: someone who is not dead but whose life is void of meaning. The idea that they, too can be taken over by new forms of life resonated with me because it reminded me of a time in my life when I felt I had no distinct purpose.

What I realize in retrospect having visited this location is that even if we feel that our talents or experiences or goals have no value, there will always be new life and new experiences to carry us forward and compel us to search for meaning.

sharpslut:

FEELING LIKE YOU ANNOY THE ONLY PERSON YOU WANT TO TALK TO SUCKS

(Source: 13hr, via forgave)

"To get a gun in Japan, first, you have to attend an all-day class and pass a written test, which are held only once per month. You also must take and pass a shooting range class. Then, head over to a hospital for a mental test and drug test (Japan is unusual in that potential gun owners must affirmatively prove their mental fitness), which you’ll file with the police. Finally, pass a rigorous background check for any criminal record or association with criminal or extremist groups, and you will be the proud new owner of your shotgun or air rifle. Just don’t forget to provide police with documentation on the specific location of the gun in your home, as well as the ammo, both of which must be locked and stored separately. And remember to have the police inspect the gun once per year and to re-take the class and exam every three years."

A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths (via buttension)

see, that’s gun control
you don’t take away a person’s right to bear arms
you take away a person’s ability to abuse their arms
i mean it’s high maintenance but i really think it’d be worth it if it saves lives  

(via vintagedressesandavocados)

Its not higher maintenence than dead kids.

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