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Q7. North of England: (From Imogen Thomas) What does the seagull not have that is provided by part of a knight’s equipment, a pair of Babylonian lovers and the description of a naked person?
An awesome, awesome question from the July 21, 2014, episode of Round Britain Quiz

a-princess-in-disguise:

tell-me-lm-pretty:

I thought this was gonna be a horror thing

but it ended up being adorable

So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide.
Meredith Grey (via tubduckie)
Sears never even met Sethi. Instead, while Sears was traveling in China to promote his own firm’s EB-5 deal, he came to a simple realization — from industry rumbling an a look at the project’s aggressive online marketing — that the Chicago convention center didn’t smell right. Sears says this prompted him to spend 30 minutes filling out a whistleblower form on the SEC’s website. He later explained his suspicions to agency investigators. It was an easy way to make $14.7 million.
Peter Elkind and Marty Jones, The dark, disturbing world of the visa-for-sale program, Fortune, July 24, 2014
theeconomist:

Remembrance: A chart of the first world war’s casualties on the centenary of the outbreak

theeconomist:

Remembrance: A chart of the first world war’s casualties on the centenary of the outbreak


Vincent van Gogh - Starry Night over the Rhone (1888)

Vincent van GoghStarry Night over the Rhone (1888)

As an author, I sometimes feel like the wicked witch. My job is to find someone happily minding their own business, and mess up their happy little lives until they’re upset enough to get off their rump and go change something. It’s seldom a good thing in a character’s life when the author looks at them and says, “You’re happy, aren’t you? My goodness, you’re trying to slip off into a quiet happily-ever-after! Well, don’t get too comfortable my pretty, because I’ve got plans for your future.” The evil cackle is optional, of course, but I find it refreshing.