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Apr 17, 2014 / 56,170 notes

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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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Cristina Blackwater
Apr 17, 2014 / 437 notes

zepsternerd:

Cristina Blackwater

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"I do social work, focusing on young families. Basically I play and dance with babies."
Apr 17, 2014 / 5,878 notes

humansofnewyork:

"I do social work, focusing on young families. Basically I play and dance with babies."

A tree I drew yesterday. As a perfectionist, mindless doodling is kind of a big deal for me :)
Apr 17, 2014

A tree I drew yesterday. As a perfectionist, mindless doodling is kind of a big deal for me :)

booklikes:

Books are maps of our souls.
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booklikes:

Books are maps of our souls.

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Apr 17, 2014 / 756 notes
Beautiful reading places
Reading books is not a simple process for many people. Most of them want to create the perfect atmosphere to be able to enjoy the book as much as they can. Some like to read in nature, others where it’s comfortable and quiet. 
That’s why we’ll show you some beautiful places from around the world, which are chosen as the best reading places and also have the best look. The choice of the book is up to you. 
  1. Library Acqua Alta in Venice
  2. Shakespeare and Company in Paris
  3. House of Rock in Wisconsin 
  4. New York Public Library
  5. Royal reading room of Portugal
  6. The library at Hearst castle in California

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The smallest coffins are the heaviest
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bled:

IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS FOREVER
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bled:

IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS FOREVER

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19th & 20th century tiaras

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