“One year later, we also stand in awe of the men and women who continue to inspire us — learning to stand, walk, dance and run again. With each new step our country is moved by the resilience of a community and a city.” - President Obama
Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will pay tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings today at 12 p.m. ET. Watch here.

One year later, we also stand in awe of the men and women who continue to inspire us — learning to stand, walk, dance and run again. With each new step our country is moved by the resilience of a community and a city.” - President Obama

Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will pay tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings today at 12 p.m. ET. Watch here.

A battle with cancer in the 1940s left artist Henri Matisse confined to a wheelchair. Poor health prevented him from painting, but didn’t stop him from creating art. Instead of using a paintbrush, he began — as he described it — “painting with scissors.”

Learn more about his cut-outs.

These cheetah cubs might soon become foster siblings.
Zookeepers are hoping their mom will adopt another set of cubs who had to be taken away from their own mother.
Learn more. 

These cheetah cubs might soon become foster siblings.

Zookeepers are hoping their mom will adopt another set of cubs who had to be taken away from their own mother.

Learn more. 

This sloth bear cub is being raised by zookeepers at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., after her mama ate her siblings.
And yes, this baby bear is in fact trying to kiss the camera.
Learn more about why mothers in the wild sometimes eat their babies.

This sloth bear cub is being raised by zookeepers at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., after her mama ate her siblings.

And yes, this baby bear is in fact trying to kiss the camera.

Learn more about why mothers in the wild sometimes eat their babies.

"It was love for their comrades that defined their last moments."

President Obama spoke about the fallen victims of the Fort Hood shooting earlier Wedesday.

Watch here.

Haunting photos of World War I reveal how little Europe has changed in 100 years.

See more photos here.

"Kurt spoke to the underdog, the music freaks, the outcasts, the people fed up with top 40 and hair bands. He changed not just how music was played, but how we listened to music."
20 years after Kurt Cobain’s death, we asked Talib Kweli, The Pixies, Girl Talk, radio host John Richards and more how they remember Nirvana’s frontman.

"Kurt spoke to the underdog, the music freaks, the outcasts, the people fed up with top 40 and hair bands. He changed not just how music was played, but how we listened to music."

20 years after Kurt Cobain’s death, we asked Talib Kweli, The Pixies, Girl Talk, radio host John Richards and more how they remember Nirvana’s frontman.

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Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock

Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.

Beautiful gif art. <3

The art of the subtle gif.

(via npr)

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Mary-Faith Cerasoli is an adjunct professor of Spanish and Italian with a master’s degree from Middlebury College.
She’s also homeless.

Mary-Faith Cerasoli is an adjunct professor of Spanish and Italian with a master’s degree from Middlebury College.

She’s also homeless.

“What can I do in case I’m raped?”

In Mexico, a common question women ask before crossing the U.S. border.

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