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We’re not the same person we were a year ago, a month ago, or a week ago. We’re constantly changing. Experiences don’t stop. That’s life.
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Communication. It’s the first thing we really learn in life. Funny thing is, once we grow up, learn our words and really start talking the harder it becomes to know what to say. Or how to ask for what we really need.
 Meredith Grey (via psych-facts)
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stormy; as the sea or sky.

Etymology: Latin procellōsus - stormy.

[Cyril Rolando]

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hey guys! this summer i’ll (hopefully) be making more facts, quotes, and vocab bookmarks. choose an average of 4 quotes, facts, or vocab words (3 if they’re long, 5 if they’re short, that sort of thing) or a combination if you want! Hopefully I’ll be able to mail them like a letter with just a postage stamp so shipping won’t cost anything. ^-^

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Infographic of the Day: The Literal Meaning of Every State Name in the United States

Check out the latest “North American” edition of the Atlas of True Names, a unique world mapping project that aims to chart the origin and history of the names of thousands of cities, states and rivers. Illustrated by American cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust, the recently released maps of the United States and Canada reveal that some names of cities and states translate more beautifully than others, such as Texas (Land of Friends) and New Mexico (New Navel of the Moon) in comparison to, say, Chicago (“Stinky Onion”)

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Everybody wants to lock himself up after having undergone a few transformations in adolescence and perhaps for a few years after that; everybody chooses some state of being, usually without even realizing that he chooses it, and says, more or less explicitly: that is the way I am, or happen to be. Or: I have always said that… Or: I am the kind who. Or one takes refuge in heredity and environment. Or, if one has read some of the psychoanalysts, one blames one’s parents’ mistakes: it is all their fault: “Choose to be changed” is not only a call for continual growth; it is an implicit denunciation of all these myths and of any security that may be found in a tradition or expected from a single conversion; it is an invitation to the most precarious life imaginable.
Walter Kaufmann, From Shakespeare to Existentialism, “Nietzsche and Rilke” (via heteroglossia)

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The Planet with Four Suns

A binary system is a solar system in which two stars orbit one another, locked in a dance around their centres of gravity. Astronomers estimate that about half the stars in the universe are found in pairs, but not long ago, we were unsure whether these systems could actually host planets—but in the past couple of years, we’ve found over sixteen binary systems with planets orbiting them. One of these planets, PH1, is particularly interesting. Last year, volunteers on the citizen science website Planet Hunters, Kian Jek of San Francisco and Robert Gagliano of Cottonwood, Arizona, discovered an exoplanet in a system of not one, not two, but four stars. This quadruple star system is named KIC 4862625 and is about 3,200 light-years from Earth. Its planet, named PH1, is thought to be a gas giant the size of Neptune, with about half the mass of Jupiter, and the radius of its orbit is 1000 times bigger than Earth’s. But it’s not orbiting four stars; rather, the planet is orbiting a pair of binary stars, which are then being orbited by another pair of binary stars. So from PH1, the sky would have two suns (imagine a double sunset!), then there would be also be two very bright stars in the night sky, wandering along against the backdrop of the universe. Finding exoplanets in binary systems is both incredibly fascinating and incredibly important, because it sends astronomers back to the drawing board with their models of planetary formation, trying to figure out how planets could evolve in such a dynamic environment.

Check out Planet Hunters—data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope is uploaded for anyone to scan through and search for exoplanets

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