I Follow Rivers
Lykke Li

arianasradmusicblog:

I, I follow, I follow you

deep sea, baby

I was tagged by schadenfreudessa.

YOU CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT SOMEONE BY THE TYPE OF MUSIC THEY LISTEN TO. HIT SHUFFLE ON YOUR IPOD, PHONE, ITUNES, MEDIA PLAYER ETC AND WRITE DOWN THE FIRST 20 SONGS. THEN PASS THIS ON TO 10 PEOPLE. ONE RULE: NO SKIPPING

  1. "Take a Message Maria" by Dandy Livingstone
  2. "Are You a Hypnotist" by The Flaming Lips
  3. Brahms: Concerto In A Minor For Violin & Cello, Op. 102, “Double” - 3. Vivace Non Troppo” by David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich; George Szell: Cleveland Orchestra
  4. "Black Star" by Radiohead
  5. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" by The Beatles
  6. "Howl" by Florence and the Machine
  7. "Calypso" by John Denver
  8. "Hey Tonight" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  9. "Hypnotize" by The White Stripes
  10. "Thelma" by Paul Simon
  11. "Nunca Mas" by Superzero
  12. "Elgar: Variations On An Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma" - 14. Romanza:" by Adrian Boult: London Symphony Orchestra
  13. "Black Mud" by The Black Keys
  14. "Burn Them Prisons" by Leftover Crack
  15. "Intro" by The xx
  16. "De Puntillas" by Potito with Estrella Morente
  17. "Karma Police" by Radiohead
  18. "Ode to Divorce" by Regina Spektor
  19. "When I Grow Wings" by Neal
  20. "Idioteque" by Radiohead

I’m not tagging anyone this time but you can claim I did if you want to do the meme.

Don’t just hope for something; make it happen.

Words of wisdom that, in this case, could get me deported.

Construction for my assigned housing in Edinburgh is behind schedule, so the university has made “alternate arrangements” for the first few weeks I’ll be there. Turns out these arrangements are really nice apartments right next to campus.

I almost hope something goes wrong and construction takes even longer than estimated.

ART HISTORY MEME | 9 PAINTINGS
New York, NightGeorgia O’Keeffe1929Oil on canvasSheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

ART HISTORY MEME 9 PAINTINGS

New York, Night
Georgia O’Keeffe
1929
Oil on canvas
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

theafrocentricasian:

World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.
New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.
The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.
Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.
Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.
Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.
The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.
The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.
Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa

theafrocentricasian:

World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.

New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.

The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.

Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.

Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.

Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.

The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.

The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.

Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa

shit

Found this absolute gem while digging through old newspapers this afternoon.

A SPIDER FIGHT.
It Was Fast and Furious and to the Death.

Idaho Daily Statesman | July 21, 1897

Found this absolute gem while digging through old newspapers this afternoon.

A SPIDER FIGHT.

It Was Fast and Furious and to the Death.

Idaho Daily Statesman | July 21, 1897

Protip for people writing university/grad school/fellowship/scholarship applications.

This site is a great resource for writing personal statements, which everyone knows is the worst part of any application.

Stay With Me
Sam Smith

boyfriend-music:

Sam Smith “Stay With Me

Oh, won’t you stay with me ?
‘Cause you’re all I need
This ain’t love, it’s clear to see
But darling, stay with me

lol. It’s lucky and unlucky I guess. Unlucky that you can’t apply to them all, lucky that you had so many good options. I think I had like 10 schools that actually fit all my PsyD criteria, and some of them were in boring places.

History departments tend to be pretty big, so it’s not a huge challenge.

17 personal statements = a fucking death wish

aka why I am never actually going to do that

Narrow it down by programs most specific to what your most interested in, then program set up/quality of professor, and then places you’re most interested in living?

These 17 programs already fit two of your three criteria. I’ve even already been in touch with 15 of them and had it confirmed that the professors I want to work are taking on new students. I could probably eliminate a couple based on location, though…