Morgan Lives Here

earwithfeet:

Lena Dunham talks about Tori! (starts at 05:18)

Big thanks to Felipe Robles who submitted this video.

Tori love from Lena. I knew it! 

Don't touch women and don't talk to them.

emilygould:

Last night after the No Regrets event I took the F home and there were two incredibly drunk guys in my car, middle-aged white guys in button-down shirts, not young fratty bros. They were hugging a pole in the middle of the crowded car, talking to each other loudly, moving unsteadily, slurring…

This. 

jamiatt:

Book #9 of 2014

THE BEST. 

jamiatt:

Book #9 of 2014

THE BEST. 

nprfreshair:

Today our guest Jennifer Senior discusses the “paradox of modern parenthood,” which is the subject of her new book All Joy and No Fun. In today’s interview she talks about how parenting has changed over time. Here she explains how the linguistic shift from “housewife” to “stay-at-home-mom” influenced the culture of parenting: 

In the 1960s if you stayed home with your kids, what were you? You were a “housewife.” You focused on your house. You didn’t focus on your kids. You focused on your house. Your house had to be clean. You had to master the differences between oven cleaners and floor waxes and stuff that made your wood nice and shiny but you put your kids in a playpen, that’s what you did.
And now if you stay home with your kids, you are a “stay-at-home-mom,” you focus on your kids. You are a professional mom and you focus on the right toys for your kids, the right educational things for your kids. So all the women who are working, when they’re not working they want to be professional moms too so they’re pouring all of this energy into their children in their off hours. And by the way, their houses are suffering. Their houses are a mess. If you look at the American Time Use Surveys, no one takes care of their house anymore. That’s a very clear downward slope.


Here’s an interesting perspective. 

nprfreshair:

Today our guest Jennifer Senior discusses the “paradox of modern parenthood,” which is the subject of her new book All Joy and No Fun. In today’s interview she talks about how parenting has changed over time. Here she explains how the linguistic shift from “housewife” to “stay-at-home-mom” influenced the culture of parenting: 

In the 1960s if you stayed home with your kids, what were you? You were a “housewife.” You focused on your house. You didn’t focus on your kids. You focused on your house. Your house had to be clean. You had to master the differences between oven cleaners and floor waxes and stuff that made your wood nice and shiny but you put your kids in a playpen, that’s what you did.

And now if you stay home with your kids, you are a “stay-at-home-mom,” you focus on your kids. You are a professional mom and you focus on the right toys for your kids, the right educational things for your kids. So all the women who are working, when they’re not working they want to be professional moms too so they’re pouring all of this energy into their children in their off hours. And by the way, their houses are suffering. Their houses are a mess. If you look at the American Time Use Surveys, no one takes care of their house anymore. That’s a very clear downward slope.

Here’s an interesting perspective. 

WednesDIY: Our Bookish New Year’s Resolutions

thisisteen:

A new year means new resolutions. We don’t know about you, but our annual vows to diet or work out always seem to lose their appeal after a couple days months or so, so this year, we’re changing things up.We’ve made some bookish resolutions that we know will still be appealing — even in November!

So, without further ado, we present our 2014 bookish resolutions poster! Feel free to print it out for yourself, or to make your own! 

Happy New Year!

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So cute. 

If a painting really works down in your heart and changes the way you see, and think, and feel, you don’t think, ‘oh, I love this picture because it’s universal,’ ‘I love this painting because it speaks to all mankind.’ That’s not the reason anyone loves a piece of art. It’s a secret whisper from an alleyway. Psst, you. Hey kid. Yes you.

—This, from The Goldfinch, about art, is how I feel about books. (via irisblasi)

huffposttv:

The only GIF you need to see from “The Sound of Music Live!”

Truth.

huffposttv:

The only GIF you need to see from “The Sound of Music Live!”

Truth.