Another great article shared by X.

“We are nice because we want people to like us; it has an agenda, formed from our own weaknesses and vanities. Being nice is much easier than being kind, and often has a more immediate pay-off. Being kind might not benefit you immediately, or in ways that you can measure, but it’s infinitely more important.”
Visited the Harvard forest today! Magnificent trees and a solid hike, though the persistent bugs detracted from the experience. Enjoyed the company, but also wish to have enjoyed the silence as well. The forest seems similar to the economy: competition (birches replacing redwoods), occasional but guaranteed disasters (fire/hurricane/etc every 100-150 years), exploiting trends (deer and moose destroy species of trees based on their tastes), etc. Not sure if that is completely correct… going to learn more about the economy. Visited the Harvard forest today! Magnificent trees and a solid hike, though the persistent bugs detracted from the experience. Enjoyed the company, but also wish to have enjoyed the silence as well. The forest seems similar to the economy: competition (birches replacing redwoods), occasional but guaranteed disasters (fire/hurricane/etc every 100-150 years), exploiting trends (deer and moose destroy species of trees based on their tastes), etc. Not sure if that is completely correct… going to learn more about the economy. Visited the Harvard forest today! Magnificent trees and a solid hike, though the persistent bugs detracted from the experience. Enjoyed the company, but also wish to have enjoyed the silence as well. The forest seems similar to the economy: competition (birches replacing redwoods), occasional but guaranteed disasters (fire/hurricane/etc every 100-150 years), exploiting trends (deer and moose destroy species of trees based on their tastes), etc. Not sure if that is completely correct… going to learn more about the economy. Visited the Harvard forest today! Magnificent trees and a solid hike, though the persistent bugs detracted from the experience. Enjoyed the company, but also wish to have enjoyed the silence as well. The forest seems similar to the economy: competition (birches replacing redwoods), occasional but guaranteed disasters (fire/hurricane/etc every 100-150 years), exploiting trends (deer and moose destroy species of trees based on their tastes), etc. Not sure if that is completely correct… going to learn more about the economy. Visited the Harvard forest today! Magnificent trees and a solid hike, though the persistent bugs detracted from the experience. Enjoyed the company, but also wish to have enjoyed the silence as well. The forest seems similar to the economy: competition (birches replacing redwoods), occasional but guaranteed disasters (fire/hurricane/etc every 100-150 years), exploiting trends (deer and moose destroy species of trees based on their tastes), etc. Not sure if that is completely correct… going to learn more about the economy. Visited the Harvard forest today! Magnificent trees and a solid hike, though the persistent bugs detracted from the experience. Enjoyed the company, but also wish to have enjoyed the silence as well. The forest seems similar to the economy: competition (birches replacing redwoods), occasional but guaranteed disasters (fire/hurricane/etc every 100-150 years), exploiting trends (deer and moose destroy species of trees based on their tastes), etc. Not sure if that is completely correct… going to learn more about the economy.

Visited the Harvard forest today! Magnificent trees and a solid hike, though the persistent bugs detracted from the experience. Enjoyed the company, but also wish to have enjoyed the silence as well. The forest seems similar to the economy: competition (birches replacing redwoods), occasional but guaranteed disasters (fire/hurricane/etc every 100-150 years), exploiting trends (deer and moose destroy species of trees based on their tastes), etc. Not sure if that is completely correct… going to learn more about the economy.

Beautiful view of Eliot and the Charles yesterday.

Great Harbor Islands trip yesterday! The highlight was climbing down the fort on Georges Island to the ocean. I really like the ocean, and enjoy beach trips despite my lack of swimming skills. I am terribly sunburnt right now though. It was very cloudy, but we did roam around for 5 hours. Lesson for the future: generous SPF 30 sunscreen for any outing.

Great article. Susan Patton’s message is right - it is certainly important to be an independent woman, but independence and romance should not be mutually exclusive. Also, if you have to be drunk to hook up, you KNOW something is wrong. 

to-do list

I’m like a raven that wants to collect ALL the shiny objects. If I see something interesting in my textbook, I’ll stop studying and look it up. This leads to a Wikipedia binge, which leads to a Reddit binge, which leads to God-knows-where. I then awaken from my web-surfing stupor and realize that I have only read 5/25 pages, and it is midnight (late for me!). I am very guilty of this, and I want to stop.

This summer, I am doing research, which is my number one priority, since I am paid for it. But during my free time, I will work on my to-do list’s tasks.

Now, to prevent raven-like behavior, I must finish a task before proceeding to the next on the list. So if I get bored of #1 and am horribly tempted to start #2, I am still not allowed to do #2. 

Without further ado, below is my list:

1. Finish learning Python, and make a game. 

2. Finish the current assignment of Coding the Matrix.

3. Watch a lecture and finish the homework for Stat110.

4. Read (and UNDERSTAND) a chapter of GEB.

5. Finish reading a section from here.

Here’s to an educational and productive summer (Future Jasmine, no cheating)!

Trying something different

It’s been a while! This time around, I am trying something new. I’ve spent a lot of time listening to other people. Listening is certainly swell, but as a result, I haven’t yet carved out my own values/principles.  

So from now on, it’s all original content! I’ll post my own thoughts daily, mostly for my own benefit (since I don’t have many followers and don’t plan on linking people to this either). This blog is taking a self-centered turn, but introspection is only the first step. I hope to understand myself better, and from there, listen to the world on solid footing.

(Darn, I’ve already edited this short post a lot - another goal is to curb my self-censorship.)

infinity-imagined:

City lights photographed from the International Space Station and Neurons imaged with fluorescence microscopy.
Source images; Cities (1) (2) (3) (4) (5), Neurons (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
infinity-imagined:

City lights photographed from the International Space Station and Neurons imaged with fluorescence microscopy.
Source images; Cities (1) (2) (3) (4) (5), Neurons (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
infinity-imagined:

City lights photographed from the International Space Station and Neurons imaged with fluorescence microscopy.
Source images; Cities (1) (2) (3) (4) (5), Neurons (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
infinity-imagined:

City lights photographed from the International Space Station and Neurons imaged with fluorescence microscopy.
Source images; Cities (1) (2) (3) (4) (5), Neurons (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
infinity-imagined:

City lights photographed from the International Space Station and Neurons imaged with fluorescence microscopy.
Source images; Cities (1) (2) (3) (4) (5), Neurons (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
infinity-imagined:

City lights photographed from the International Space Station and Neurons imaged with fluorescence microscopy.
Source images; Cities (1) (2) (3) (4) (5), Neurons (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
infinity-imagined:

City lights photographed from the International Space Station and Neurons imaged with fluorescence microscopy.
Source images; Cities (1) (2) (3) (4) (5), Neurons (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
infinity-imagined:

City lights photographed from the International Space Station and Neurons imaged with fluorescence microscopy.
Source images; Cities (1) (2) (3) (4) (5), Neurons (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
infinity-imagined:

City lights photographed from the International Space Station and Neurons imaged with fluorescence microscopy.
Source images; Cities (1) (2) (3) (4) (5), Neurons (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
infinity-imagined:

City lights photographed from the International Space Station and Neurons imaged with fluorescence microscopy.
Source images; Cities (1) (2) (3) (4) (5), Neurons (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

infinity-imagined:

City lights photographed from the International Space Station and Neurons imaged with fluorescence microscopy.

Source images; Cities (1) (2) (3) (4) (5), Neurons (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

wolframalpha:

Having fun with our curves and laminae?

Here’s another one.

Faves:

Age-otori (Japanese): To look worse after a haircut

Forelsket (Norwegian): The euphoria you experience when you are first falling in love

Gigil (pronounced Gheegle; Filipino): The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute

Mamihlapinatapai (Yaghan): A look between two people that suggests an unspoken, shared desire

Meraki (pronounced may-rah-kee; Greek): Doing something with soul, creativity, or love. It’s when you put something of yourself into what you’re doing

Nunchi (Korean): the subtle art of listening and gauging another’s mood. In Western culture, nunchi could be described as the concept of emotional intelligence. Knowing what to say or do, or what not to say or do, in a given situation. A socially clumsy person can be described as ‘nunchi eoptta’, meaning “absent of nunchi”

Tingo (Pascuense language of Easter Island): to borrow objects one by one from a neighbor’s house until there is nothing left

Waldeinsamkeit (German): The feeling of being alone in the woods

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mrgulogulo:

Photographs of dancers taken with long exposure 

uhh why is no one freaking out about how cool this is?
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mrgulogulo:

Photographs of dancers taken with long exposure 

uhh why is no one freaking out about how cool this is?
bendingsilverspoons:

mrgulogulo:

Photographs of dancers taken with long exposure 

uhh why is no one freaking out about how cool this is?
bendingsilverspoons:

mrgulogulo:

Photographs of dancers taken with long exposure 

uhh why is no one freaking out about how cool this is?
bendingsilverspoons:

mrgulogulo:

Photographs of dancers taken with long exposure 

uhh why is no one freaking out about how cool this is?
bendingsilverspoons:

mrgulogulo:

Photographs of dancers taken with long exposure 

uhh why is no one freaking out about how cool this is?
bendingsilverspoons:

mrgulogulo:

Photographs of dancers taken with long exposure 

uhh why is no one freaking out about how cool this is?
bendingsilverspoons:

mrgulogulo:

Photographs of dancers taken with long exposure 

uhh why is no one freaking out about how cool this is?
bendingsilverspoons:

mrgulogulo:

Photographs of dancers taken with long exposure 

uhh why is no one freaking out about how cool this is?
bendingsilverspoons:

mrgulogulo:

Photographs of dancers taken with long exposure 

uhh why is no one freaking out about how cool this is?

bendingsilverspoons:

mrgulogulo:

Photographs of dancers taken with long exposure 

uhh why is no one freaking out about how cool this is?

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creativesomething:

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol.

With anything there are a lot of options – you could choose to stay in bed for an extra ten minutes tomorrow morning, or get up ten minutes early and make a better breakfast. The artist…