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Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

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coolator:

Sydney Corcoran poses at the finish line one year after she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. More Here

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restlesslyaspiring:

pearlsandink:

Men’s Rights Activists.

OH MY GOD THIS IS A PERFECT REPRESENTATION

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merlotte:

vanessahudgens:

Yesterday was hella gnarly!!!!’

merlotte:

vanessahudgens:

Yesterday was hella gnarly!!!!’

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jlartey:

Emeli Sande

jlartey:

Emeli Sande

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cynique:

popculturebrain:

Leading Men Age, Leading Women Don’t | Vulture

There are more charts if you click through.

I’m so glad this info graphic is going around, because so many people don’t realize how ageism and misogyny play hand in hand and how the sexualization of young girls play into this.

and how absolutely normalized it is via media such as popular film

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anemicprincess:

My old cats, Tom and Little, always slept together in a guitar case. They both lived for seventeen years and my family is still convinced that they were in love. Little was perfectly healthy when Tom died, but a week after his death she stopped eating and would hide behind couches and in corners all day. Within a month, she passed away too. They are buried side by side in our garden.

anemicprincess:

My old cats, Tom and Little, always slept together in a guitar case. They both lived for seventeen years and my family is still convinced that they were in love. Little was perfectly healthy when Tom died, but a week after his death she stopped eating and would hide behind couches and in corners all day. Within a month, she passed away too. They are buried side by side in our garden.

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ltwaswhatever:

sometimes the chains that prevent us from being free are more mental than physical

ltwaswhatever:

sometimes the chains that prevent us from being free are more mental than physical

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4rcticmankeys:

He believes we’re all just lovers, he sees hope in everyone.

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asker

Anonymous asked: Is Switchfoot still a Christian band? If you google "This is why Switchfoot won't sing Christian songs anymore" he kinda explains it, which in a way, makes sense, but I'm not convinced because I believe music was created by God. Do you agree with what he says?

amartyrschallenge:

simplyheavenlyfood:

They claim to be Christians but they no longer play Christian music.  I no longer listen to or buy their music for that reason. There is a video about it.  I will put it up.  God bless you and Maranatha!!! :):)

If I may contribute to the discussion here:

I claim to be a Christian, and I write poetry that doesn’t always have to do with my faith. Am I any less Christian because of that? Of course not. There’s no such thing as Christian poetry. It’s not saved; only humans get saved. Likewise, there’s not a single song that is Christian. So if someone is going to label a band as Christian or not, that shouldn’t concern Christians. What should be the measuring rod is if the content is an expression of beauty or an expression of sin. I listen to songs (and write) about injustice, love, brokenness, beauty, Jesus, and a whole lot of other things, and all of it is just the beautiful creativity that God has placed in us as human beings. 

If you’re the type of Christian that only likes to listen to music about Jesus, I’m not knocking that at all. My concern here is that the image of Christian musicians is that every single song they write has to be about their faith, and if its not then they get thrown out the door and Christians complain about them. Bands are made up of people like you and me, and they have the freedom in Christ to be creative and expressive with all aspects of life, just like we do on a daily basis.

Again, I’m not against anyone who only listens to music that is explicitly about Jesus, but I am concerned at the lack of grace for others who express and appreciate the beauty of life and the world that God has made, or the expression of grief for the way it has been marred. Every song is an expression of creativity, whether it is about God, love, tragedy, experience, or anything else. What matters is if that expression of creativity is sinful or beautiful. 

therothwoman:

fororchestra:

Guy sneezes into a trombone during concert. It’s not even funny but I can’t stop laughing.

are you kidding this is hysterical

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madnessandhoney:

interruptmag:

By 13 years-old 53% of girls say they are unhappy with their bodies. When were we happy? Marie C. photographed and interviewed 4-8 year old girls and asked them what they liked about their bodies to find out.

"I like my body because it is magic."

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