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He-aint-heavy-hes-my-brother-8yearold-boy-carries-disabled-brother-through-triathlon-9637332. Six-year-old Lucas has a rare genetic neurologic condition called Lissencephaly, which severely affects his motor skills, meaning he cannot sit or walk, speak or eat by himself. But his eight-year-old brother Noah has never seen this as a reason that either of them should not be able to play together, bike or ski together, or indeed complete a triathlon together, and duly signed the pair up for the sporting event organised by the local YMCA in Boise, Idaho, in America. "I like everything about him; he’s perfect," Noah told KTVB. They both like to watch cartoons together, Noah said, explaining that Mickey Mouse is Lucas’s favourite show.

"He’s just like any other kid out there," he said. Loading gallery He ain't heavy, he's my brother: Noah and Lucas Aldrich 1 of 8 Their mother, Alissa Aldrich, told the New York Daily News of how proud she was of her sons: "It was a little nerve wracking but exciting and exhilarating at the same time. Danny MacAskill - "Way Back Home".

Heavenly Nipples celebrates sexual diversity at the Glastonbury Festival | Zoe Cormier | Science. After spending five days at the Glastonbury Festival in a tent stacked to the rafters with labia weights, latex nipples, testicle sweets, pubic wigs and bumhole paint, you can imagine how hard it is to find one singular moment that encapsulates the entire experience. But this is it: pasting a new nipple onto the scar of a woman who has had a mastectomy. “Thank you,” is all she said. Because there was nothing more that she needed to say. Even if the entire festival had flooded with mud, all our equipment had been destroyed, and we wound up five thousand pounds in the red, it would have been worth it just for that single moment.

Six months ago Guerilla Science decided to tackle a singular puzzle: the pervasive discomfort humans have with the sexual diversity that defines our species. And where better to open shop than Shangri La, Glastonbury’s epicentre of shambolic, hedonistic, glorious, riotous, filthy, after-hours revelry. For half a year, devising this venue seemed utterly bonkers. LilacLounge : @andymack1966 Love this ... It’s Probably One Of The Best Reactions You Can Give To Someone Who Doesn’t L... Jim Lenkin: In your 40 years of mediating conflicts between warring factions around the world, what is the most important thing that you do that creates peace between the people involved? Marshall Rosenberg: First, I never hear what they think. See, I get called a lot of names by people who hear what I'm saying. I think you'll see, if you've read my book, you probably can recall I was in a refugee camp in Palestinian Authority and when all the crowd had to do was hear from my interpreter that I was an American and then a gentleman jumps up and screams at me "murderer" and another one jumps up "assassin" and another one calls "child killer!

" Within an hour, the guy that had called me a murderer invites me to a Ramadan dinner at his house. I didn't hear what'd he thought of me. And he looks at me in a kind of a stunned way. So, I heard what was alive in the guy. He said, "What do you want to say to us? " Jim Lenkin: How would you engage these people in peace talks? I work in Rwanda. The Center for Nonviolent Communication | Center for Nonviolent Communication. LilacLounge : @andymack1966 Saw this & ... SmartAssBastard : Just know that if ever for ... LilacLounge : @andymack1966 and I ❤️ ... Relatedship : The best thing in life is finding ... Fact : You meet thousands of people, ... Bedbound-patient-given-gift-of-the-outdoors-in-dying-wish-to-see-woods-one-last-time-9541148.

In his former years, Ed (his surname is unknown) enjoyed the country life, but after becoming sick he was unable to do the tasks that he previously was, confined to the interior of an adult family home. He confessed to the chaplain of Evergreen Health Hospice in Washington, US, that he wanted to experience, just one more time, the feeling of being outside. Chaplain Curt Huber then spoke to the rest of the staff before contacting the Snohomish County Fire District to see if they would be able to assist with transporting Ed in one of their emergency vehicles.

They didn’t hesitate. The volunteers escorted Ed to Meadowdale Beach Park - a 108-acre woodland park with a one-mile-long nature trail, an accompanying stream and saltwater beach. DOING SOMETHING MEANINGFUL. What The Hell Do People Believe In If They Don't Believe In God? This Guy Has... French Bulldog Puppy Meets Door Spring from That Happened! A Dog's Purpose According To A 6 Year Old. May 24, 2011 | 70 Comments » | Topics: Dog, Heartwarming, Writing Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.” Startled, we all turned to him. The six-year-old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.” LilacLounge : This, via the lovely @Evie_G_L, ... Video: When Dogs Fly – Dean Potter Takes His Dog Whisper BASE Jumping. “All Whisper wants is to be with her pack family. When we go on adventures, she goes on adventures. She’s just a loyal pup with a very adventuresome papa.” —Dean Potter BASE jumping with a dog … it sounds like a completely crazy idea.

But that’s just what one of our longtime adventurers has done—and the experience was not what he expected. Dean Potter‘s evolution over the past two decades from innovative rock climbing and linewalking to free-solo climbing to his hybrid free-BASE climbing and BASE-line walking have made him one of the most iconic and pioneering adventurers of his generation. Anyone who knows Potter knows that his beloved best friend, Whisper, is always at his side. Below, Potter answered some of our questions about this project and how the experience changed him. Adventure: How and when did you evolve from rock climbing into wing-suit flying?

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“Because of the dog’s joyfulness,” Mary Oliver wrote in her exquisite Dog Songs, “our own is increased. It is no small gift.” Dogs have inspired literature, been muses to art, and garnered the label of “genius.” That’s exactly what British singer, songwriter, and guitarist Nat Johnson captures with equal parts playfulness and poignancy in her single Dog — an homage not to Dog as a creature or a pet but as a disposition to the world, a way of life. Oh, yes, and there’s an impossibly wonderful animated music video for added delight: Complement Dog, which is also available on iTunes and Bandcamp, with this lovely animated adaptation of Bob Dylan’s If Dogs Run Free, then revisit Jim Homans’s breath-stopping meditation on what dogs are for. Donating = Loving Bringing you (ad-free) Brain Pickings takes hundreds of hours each month.

You can also become a one-time patron with a single donation in any amount. Share on Tumblr. Epic Arts Cambodia perform 'Happy' Pharrell Williams. Andymack1966 : Saw this and thought of you... Dogs Annoying Cats With Their Friendship. Prepare to Have Your Mind Blown by a Balloon and a Minivan. A thirteen year-old eagle huntress. A photographer who snapped what could be the world's only girl hunting with a golden eagle says watching her work was an amazing sight.

Most children, Asher Svidensky says, are a little intimidated by golden eagles. Kazakh boys in western Mongolia start learning how to use the huge birds to hunt for foxes and hares at the age of 13, when the eagles sit heavily on their undeveloped arms. Svidensky, a photographer and travel writer, shot five boys learning the skill as well as the girl, Ashol-Pan.

"To see her with the eagle was amazing," he recalls. "She was a lot more comfortable with it, a lot more powerful with it and a lot more at ease with it. " The Kazakhs of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia are the only people that hunt with golden eagles, and today there are around 400 practising falconers. They hunt in winter, when the temperatures can drop to -40C (-40F). Bahak Birgen is renowned as Mongolia's youngest male eagle hunter Continue reading the main story. Architect Ricardo Bofill Buys Abandoned Cement Factory and Transforms It. No, this isn’t just an old factory, crumbling to pieces. It used to be a cement factory, sure, but now this sprawling structure is the incredible home of architect Ricardo Bofill. He discovered The Cement Factory in 1973 and it was completely abandoned (and partially in ruins).

It couldn’t have looked like much, but Ricardo saw its true potential. He bought it and began renovating. When Ricardo purchased the factory in 1973, it looked like this. Over the course of two years, the architect completely transformed the industrial building located in Barcelona, Spain. The total floor area is over 3,100 square meters. The original industrial complex included over 30 silos, huge machine rooms and underground structures. He designed it to be the headquarters of the Taller de Arquitectura, but it also includes his own living quarters and guest rooms. Some of the original complex was torn down. The many different elements within this gorgeous building complex are all striking.

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But whether you are getting married this year or are not, we would love it if you joined with us to stand up for people around the world who can't. Check out our beautiful wedding and celebration materials here. And here are seven big reasons we think you should be supporting Amnesty: 4 We use comedy to challenge homophobia. Photo by: Søren Malmose. Andymack1966 : Gotta love scientists, I know... LilacLounge : Love is not about possession. What are the odds -Scott Rinckenberger Photography Blog. I’ve been shooting photos for 20 years. I’ve made my living in the profession for the last 15. I can count on one hand the number of times that everything lined up perfectly and a truly rare image was created.

Now, I don’t want to toot my own horn about this shot, but the fact that, during a 30 second exposure, after a 10 second timer (during which I hopped down from the roof of my truck where the camera was on a tripod, and joined the scene by the fire), a meteor(or so they tell us) would enter the sky EXACTLY in the corner of the frame and explode in the very part of the frame that needed balance, just as I had finally worked out the correct exposure and lighting to match the foreground with the night sky, is beyond rare. It’s a non-chance. There is no way to plan for something like this. No way to even hope for it. But lest you get the impression that I’m subscribing to a lifestyle of reliance on freakish luck, there is a deeper game at play here. GoldieBlox commercial rewrites the Beastie Boys, urges young girls to pursue engineering, is fabulous.

How @twitter made our new film #Lot13 - MeatBingo. I don’t have the money to make films, but here I am, promoting my latest short Lot 13. How did it get made? Simple – Twitter made it. There’s two types of technological democracy at work here. Firstly, DSLRs – cheap cameras like the Canon 600D have made it possible for really quite nice looking films to be made by amateurs and edited at home on a basic computer. But the real democracy lies with Twitter – I can’t afford to fund films or indeed fully promote them via festivals. Lot 13 managed 2000 views on the first day of release, a modest but previously unattainable benchmark for the Meat Bingo gang.

My name is John Panton. It turns out I work in David Quantick’s old school in Exmouth, Devon. Twitter? Liz Buckley mentioned the film on Twitter.Michael Spicer saw it, retweeted it, and followed me. I read the script and agreed to direct it (even though it was clearly ‘unfilmable’). In the meantime, on Twitter, people kept retweeting someone called Moose Allain.

And then to Lot 13. The best examples of street art in 2012 (48 pictures. Leo Buscaglia on Education, Industrialized Conformity, and How Stereotypes and Labels Limit Love. Russell Brand Takes On Jeremy Paxman (Plus Beard) On BBC Newsnight. HuffPostUK : 'REVOLUTION' from @rustyrockets... Fascinatingpics : Being human means learning... Factsionary : At the University of Munich...