What if superpowers were real? A series of TED-Ed lessons explores the science of flight, super speed, invisibility and more

Thought this looked interesting, however i think it might ruin the dream! 🙂

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By Logan Smalley

Everyone fantasizes about what it would be like to lift a building, run faster than a speeding bullet, or temporarily turn on their invisibility. However, not everyone takes the time to consider the scientific ramifications of utilzing such spectacular gifts.

For instance, did you know that being invisible would render you blind? The transparent retina in your eye would be unable to reflect light, therefore providing no information for your brain to interpret as “sight.” More gruesomely, if you could fly above the clouds at any respectable speed, your face would experience extreme heat due to friction. Sure, you could slow down, but then you might get a little chilly at such high altitudes (assuming you could breathe.) You could fly below the clouds, but you’d need to be quite nimble to avoid the millions of bugs that would inevitably obstruct your path! The list goes on….

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Eye-Catching Onomatopoeia for the curious-minded!

Scrolling down the page on the Scientific American website led me to an article about visual onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia reminded me of English class so I decided to have a look…..

Eventually, i saw these pictures and I thought they were pretty cool. They were created by designer Ji Lee from his book: Word as Image.  So feast your eyes on these images! 🙂

Moon by Ji Lee

Gravity by Ji Lee

Parallel by Ji Lee

Horizon by Ji Lee

Source: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/2013/06/25/word-as-image-ji-lee-onomatopoeia-for-your-eyes.

If you want to see more, check out Ji Lee’s video: Word as image Ebook (with 90 animated words) on Youtube.

Yours Sincerely,

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Inverted Edge x The Style Voyager Giveaway Part I

Love this outfit especially the Floral Pleated Skirt! 🙂

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Photographs by dear mom : )

Cap Sleeve Wool Vest by Post December, Floral Pleated Skirt by Nineteen Eighty, Long Line Sheer Rib Shirt by Michael Lo Sordo (All available at Inverted Edge! ) Zara heels and clutch.

The Style Voyager is all about affordable fashion. But once in a while we all need to spice up our wardrobe with truly unique pieces. Online designer boutique Inverted Edge approached me sometime ago for a collaboration, and has kindly offered my readers a series of giveaways! Wohoo!!!

Positioned itself as an e-commerce which promotes independent fashion designers whose aesthetics transcend the globe, Inverted Edge carries a selection of emerging designer brands from Asia-Pacific regions, including Michael Lo Sordo (Australia), Stolen Girlfriends Club (New Zealand), Nineteen Eighty (Korea) and local Hong Kong brands like Daydream Nation and Twisted Sisters. Each designer has their profile page where visitors…

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Peru in Pictures: The Colors

This is absolutely beautiful! 🙂

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I finally got through the 1,400+ photos from our recent trip to Peru. There were so many that I loved, so I’ll be sharing a few (or 40) each day this week if you’re interested. Throughout our trip, we were constantly mesmerized by the beautiful colors we encountered in this country – from the textiles, to the people, to the city and countryside, everywhere you look there’s vibrant color .

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the long walk.

Russia seems like a place full of culture and history! I totally want to own authentic Russian Babushka dolls and learn the Cyrillic alphabet. Is anyone else fascinated or is it just me?

Life in Russia.

This past weekend, I went for a long walk.  My goal was to walk by the Mariinsky Theatre, but I did not make it there because I went a bit further than I had anticipated and I needed to find my way back to a recognizable street.  These are some of the photos I took along the way.  The more industrial looking photos are from the end of town I found myself lost in.  It was at that point that I decided I should try to find my way back uptown.  As you can see, it was not the most attractive neighborhood!  I think I will take the metro to Mariinsky next time.

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Wendy Davis, a kick-ass woman!

I’m a bit late on the bandwagon about this, but i’m here. Here’s what you need to know if you don’t already know:

Democratic Senator Wendy Davis was seeking to filibuster (speaking to stop legislative assembly continue) a law that would restrict the access of abortion for women after 20 weeks. Basically, part of this filibuster meant that she had to SPEAK for 13 hours without leaning, sitting, going to the bathroom, eating or talk about something unrelated. She even wore pink sport shoes! 🙂 Obviously, my day was a hell of a lot easier!

Wendy Davis!

The fact is whether you condone abortion or not, it doesn’t matter. This is a woman’s choice, her right to make a decision whether it is moral or not. Abortion is not something most people will take for granted.

Take a look at the case of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland, it made worldwide headlines. She was suffering from a miscarriage which led to her dying of blood poisoning. Her child was not going to survive, but she wasn’t allowed to abort the already dying child because the law would not allow it.

This isn’t a case of morality. The real question is why conservative, let’s face it, middle-aged Republican men are making decisions for women and their health. When is it okay for men to be making these decisions for issues relating to pregnancy.

Wendy Davis has allowed women to not be silenced, something uncommon in history so thank you.

uncomplicating the world,

finderseeker.