Alex McLean, a licensed pilot and photographer, took these gorgeous photos “just by sticking his camera out the window”.
Photo: Navesh Chitrakar—Reuters
A boy hugs a tree as he prepares to take part in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most number of people hugging trees for two minutes in Kathmandu.
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Real leaders don’t take credit. they give it.
A truly inspiring story about tenacity, bravery and confidence.
"Anthropocentric as [the gardener] may be, he recognizes that he is dependent for his health and survival on many other forms of life, so he is careful to take their interests into account in whatever he does. He is in fact a wilderness advocate of a certain kind. It is when he respects and nurtures the wilderness of his soil and his plants that his garden seems to flourish most. Wildness, he has found, resides not only out there, but right here: in his soil, in his plants, even in himself…
But wildness is more a quality than a place, and though humans can’t manufacture it, they can nourish and husband it…
The gardener cultivates wildness, but he does so carefully and respectfully, in full recognition of its mystery."
Michael Pollan, Second Nature: A Gardner’s Education
"[Physics is] a good framework for thinking. … Boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there."
Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity
At TEDxDelft in The Netherlands, Dr. John Cohn — Chief Scientist of Design Automation at IBM and the force behind 60 patents issued or pending in the field of design automation — gave a rousing talk on why we need to be more playful — in and outside of work and school.
Watch it yourself for a dose of inspiration, and make sure to look out for the smoking pickle (no, really) at 5:22.
(But don’t forget to always seek out adult supervision and be super careful when carrying out experiments. Stay safe and have fun!)
""You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created." — Albert Einstein"
"Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans."
John Lennon, Beautiful Boy, 1980 (via nevermindthewookiee)