The joy of cloudspotting: 10 incredible visions in clouds A “cloud on the horizon” means that something bad is about to happen. Meanwhile, someone with their “head in the clouds” is thoroughly out to lunch. As Gavin Pretor-Pinney points out in today’s talk, clouds get a bad rep when it comes to language. Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Cloudy with a chance of joy“But I think they’re beautiful, don’t you?” he says. Pretor-Pinney is the founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society and, in this talk, he asks each of us to do something we excelled at when we were kids — looking up at the clouds and letting our imaginations run wild. Below, Pretor-Pinney (and a few guests) shares a few cloud images with the TED Blog. A heart-shaped cloud, spotted by Angelo Storari of Ancona, Italy. A fish in the sky, spotted by Gavin Tobin of the Blasket Islands in Ireland. Spotted by Andrew Kirk of Deep Springs, California. A cloud in the shape of a UFO, spotted by Ron Biggs in Puerto de la Cruz in Spain. Spotted by Ron Engels over Central Brazil. Clouds, in wave form.
Money Mic: Why I Choose Not to Be Super Rich In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses. Today, one man explains why amassing a vast amount of wealth isn’t part of his plan—and why embracing a non-rich lifestyle suits him best. Around 10 years ago, when I was 20, I traveled to Sri Lanka. It was a trip I’d dreamt about for years—and a country that, for some inexplicable reason, had always fascinated me. The vacation was everything I’d wanted it to be, and it ignited one of the biggest passions in my life: travel. One afternoon, while in the outskirts of Sri Lanka’s capital city, Colombo, I took a walk with my friend’s grandfather through the fields near his house. I savored the food for its flavor, but I felt a sense of guilt, too. One of them held my hand and said, “It’s nothing. My friend’s grandfather later explained that Sri Lanka is a country rich in natural resources, so people generally have enough to eat.
Mindfulness Rituals: 9 For Making Your Day Better “Smile, breathe and go slowly.” - Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk Post written by Leo Babauta. Are you simply moving through your day, without fully living? I did this for many years. It was as if life were just passing by, and I was waiting for something to happen. I always felt like I was preparing for something later. But today isn’t preparation for tomorrow. Fully live today by being mindful. You don’t need to do all of these, but give a few of them a try to see if they make your day better. Mindfulness Rituals Ritual isn’t about doing a routine mindlessly. Here are a few of my favorites: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. These rituals aren’t the only time you should be mindful, but they’re great reminders.
Making Sense Of Suicide With Sylvia Plath Nature Knows: Amazing macro-photography of individual snowflakes [10 Pictures] Photographer Alexey Kljatov takes incredible close-up photos of snowflakes in his backyard in Moscow. "I capture snowflakes on the open balcony of my house, mostly on glass surface, lighted by an LED flashlight from the opposite side of the glass, and sometimes in natural light, using dark woolen fabrics as background." Source:
Robin Williams and Why Funny People Kill Themselves You ever have that funny friend, the class-clown type, who one day just stopped being funny around you? Did it make you think they were depressed? Because it's far more likely that, in reality, that was the first time they were comfortable enough around you to drop the act. The ones who kill themselves, well, they're funny right up to the end. By now you know that Robin Williams has committed suicide, but I'm not here to talk about him. He's gone, and you're still here, and suicidal thoughts are so common among our readers and writers that our message board has a hidden section where moderators can coordinate responses to suicide threats. Because Cracked is driven by an army of aspiring comedy writer freelancers, the message boards are full of a certain personality type. That's honestly the equivalent of "How can that cow be dead? In lieu of comedy in this piece, please accept these humorous animated gifs. "What, you're saying Cracked writers are a bunch of tortured literary geniuses? 1.
Most Beautiful Forests in The World Bluebells in Halle`s forest, Belgium. From late April to early May a few acres of woodlands are covered by a splendid carpet of wild bluebell hyacinths. Photo by: Raimund Linke Thick grove of poplar trees, Oregon. Arashiyama, a bamboo forest in Kyoto, Japan. Magical winter in Quebec forest, Canada. The Black Forest during night in Baden-Württemberg region, southwestern Germany. Deep in the green forest, France. Natural the tunnel near Halnaker, England. Mysterious glowing light in a Finland forest. Beautiful forest from a fairy tale, Belgium. White carpathians forest in autumn. Splendid yellow forest. Deep in the moss forest, Spain. United States Captured In 8 Beautiful Photos - Explore King What many people living in the United States of America (U.S.A.) don’t know is that this country is actually a great place to travel around, because it offers tons of stunning scenery. The United States is one of the most visited countries in the world for good reasons. Enjoy these 8 Beautifully captured photos. Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source
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21 Most Beautiful Nature Photos On Stumbleupon These are the 21 most beautiful nature photos on Stumbleupon. Stumbleupon is big society where you can spend all your day and all you life with smile on your face. On that site you can find lots of things, like photos, animals, home stuff and many more, nature photos like these one below. These nature photos are really beautiful and very amazing and that is the proof just how much our Earth is beautiful place. 13 Most Beautiful and Famous Trees on Earth | Nature Landscapes “A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food,warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade tothose who wield an axe to cut it down” – Buddha. There are probably hundreds of majestic and magnificent trees in the world – of these, some are particularly special: 1. Cherry Blossom: Sakura, Tokyo In Japan they don’t celebrate Easter but springtime in Japan is when everything goes Cherry Blossom (Sakura) crazy. 2. The Angel Oak Tree is a Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) located in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston, South Carolina. 3. Árbol del Tule, a Montezuma Cypress, is located in the town center of Santa María del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca . 4. The Lone Cypress Tree near Monterey is probably the most famous point along the 17-Mile Drive, a scenic road through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach. 5. General Sherman is a Giant Sequoia located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in California. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.