“Knowing who you are is confidence. Confidence, not cockiness. Cockiness is knowing who you are and pushing it down everyone’s throat”

Friday Apr 4 @ 10:30pm

instagram:

InstaMeet Roundup | 13

Are you participating in an InstaMeet soon? We want to hear about it! Tell us more here.

Since the earliest days of Instagram, people have been meeting up offline and forming real-life friendships. In only the past few weeks, Instagrammers from all around the world—places as diverse as Brazil, Germany, China, Russia and South Africa—have come together to connect and inspire one another. In Japan, a coordinated InstaMeet took place across three different cities (#sakurasaku_mwjp), and dozens of people traveled 100km for a meet-up at Sun Temple in Ahmedabad, India (#igaroadtrip).

To see photos and videos of people meeting up all across the globe, browse the hashtags from these InstaMeets:

Friday Apr 4 @ 10:00pm

listen here ; a mix for driving and just getting away.

Friday Apr 4 @ 09:30pm

captaincatwoman:

disneygirlwithablog:

Let’s just take a moment to appreciate that Amy Adams had to hold a live fish in her mouth. A LIVE FREAKING FISH

Let’s talk about the fact that the receptionist is Jodie Benson, the voice of Ariel.

Thursday Apr 4 @ 10:30pm

harto-helbig:

netzmare:

scaenica:

[x]

I FUCKING LOVE THIS.

bUT NOTES

Thursday Apr 4 @ 10:00pm
kayleyhyde:

We all know that feeling, vending machine

kayleyhyde:

We all know that feeling, vending machine

Thursday Apr 4 @ 09:30pm
Wednesday Apr 4 @ 10:30pm
lookbookdotnu:

Bluer denim (by Phen Holy)

lookbookdotnu:

Bluer denim (by Phen Holy)

Wednesday Apr 4 @ 10:00pm

smartgirlsattheparty:

"I miss you so much. No one even comes close to you as a friend."

Having a best friend is literally one of the greatest things in the universe. 

Wednesday Apr 4 @ 09:30pm

bluedogeyes:

India teen tells US how to save $400 million by changing font (via The Hindu)

A 14-year-old Indian-origin boy has come up with a unique plan that could help the U.S. save nearly $400 million a year by merely changing the font used on official documents.

Suvir Mirchandani, a student in a Pittsburgh-area middle school, claimed that if the federal government used the Garamond font exclusively it could save about $136 million per year, nearly 30 per cent less than the estimated $467 dollars it spends annually on ink.

An additional $234 million could be saved annually if state governments also implemented the change.

Mirchandani said the idea came to him when he was trying to think of ways to cut waste and save money as part of a science fair project at his school, CNN reported.

The youngster noticed that he was getting a lot more handouts than he did in elementary school and decided to figure out if he could minimize use of paper and ink.

While recycling paper was one way to save money and conserve resources, Mirchandani said little attention had been paid to the ink used on the papers.

“Ink is two times more expensive than French perfume by volume,” he said, adding that he then decided to focus his project on finding ways to cut down the cost of ink.

As part of his experiment, he collected random samples of teachers’ handouts and focused on the most commonly used characters such as e, t, a, o and r.

He noted how often each character was used in different fonts like Garamond, Times New Roman, Century Gothic and Comic Sans and then measured how much ink was used for each letter, using an ink coverage software.

From his analysis, Mirchandani figured out that by using the Garamond font with its thinner strokes, his school district could reduce its ink consumption by 24 per cent and in turn save as much as $21,000 annually.

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He repeated his tests on five sample pages from documents on the Government Printing Office website and got similar results that changing the font would save money.

Mirchandani’s findings have been published in the Journal for Emerging Investigators (JEI), a publication founded by a group of Harvard students in 2011 that provides a platform for the work of middle school and high school students.

One of the journal’s founders Sarah Fankhauser said that of the nearly 200 submissions they have received since 2011, Mirchandani’s project stood out.

“We were so impressed. We really could really see the real-world application in Suvir’s paper,” Fankhauser was quoted as saying…”

Wednesday Apr 4 @ 01:38am

smartgirlsattheparty:

ellendegeneres:

Pharrell on equality. We love this man.

This clip makes us HAPPY!

Tuesday Apr 4 @ 10:30pm

smartgirlsattheparty:

huffingtonpost:

Experts told this artist her dream was impossible. It’s a good thing she didn’t listen.

Smart Girl Pioneer / Adventurer / Smartist Alert!

Tuesday Apr 4 @ 10:00pm
Tuesday Apr 4 @ 09:30pm

meandmycorgi:

Slipping off of the bench… baby Toby!

Monday Apr 4 @ 10:30pm
sanatkaravani:

by  Robert Glen  Müthiş heykel sanatı

sanatkaravani:

by  Robert Glen  Müthiş heykel sanatı

Monday Apr 4 @ 10:00pm
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