Diversity in YA: Guest Post by Andre Norton Award... →
diversityinya: When I was a kid, I didn’t think about diversity in fiction. As a half-Korean, half-German boy born and raised in the U.S., my only real connection to my Korean heritage was through my mother — largely founded on a smattering of Korean words I understood; the K-dramas she watched on fuzzy UHF…
fishingboatproceeds: the-blog-of-anne-frank: I just realized that “pun intended” is a pun on “unintended” and I’m literally about to gouge my eyes out I’m so angry This. Changes. Everything.
mental_floss on tumblr: Wonderful Words With No... →
motherjones: mentalflossr: Sometimes we must turn to other languages to find le mot juste. Here are a whole bunch of foreign words with no direct English equivalent. 1. Kummerspeck (German) Excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon. 2. Shemomedjamo (Georgian) You know when you’re… “Grief Bacon”
schoollibraryjournal: “Is a passionate tap enthusiast. Once danced with Mandy Patinkin.” and other fun facts about Judy Blume compiled by Vulture.
NASA and the White House Pay Tribute to Sally Ride →
NASA and President Obama are honoring the life and legacy of Sally Ride on the day a national tribute was held for the first American woman in space. The president announced Monday afternoon Ride will be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House later this year. The Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to...
here is what i've learned in the last year:
emerylord: do not be afraid of your own sincerity.
RunKeeper: I've caught the running bug →
runkeeper: I’ve got a pretty bad case of the runs. There’s something that happens to me when I’m revving up to try running again. Other on-again, off-again runners (and I use the term runner loosely) can probably relate. I start dreaming about running. And in my dreams, I’m running smoothly and painlessly…