onism - n. the awareness of how little of the world you’ll experience Imagine standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over with strange place names like other people’s passwords, each representing one more thing you’ll never get to see before you die—and all because, as the arrow on the map helpfully points out, you are here - The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
You Ll Experiment, Airports, Departur Screens, Onism R, Awareness, Strange Places, People Password, Maps Help, The World
"Onism" ~ The Awareness of How Little of the World You'll Experience <3 the frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time, which is like standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over with strange place names like other people's passwords, each representing one more thing you'll never get to see before you die-and all because, as the arrow on the map helpfully points out, you are here.
I need something like this in my home office.
Home Office, Ikea Desk, Photo
Featuring 27" iMac, Ikea desk, a second-hand recliner and Innovative 7500-1500 monitor arm. Make sure your work areas are safe ...
Microbiology humor... sad, but true.
Petri Dishes, Support Bacteria, Water Well, Science Jokes, Some People, Well Advice, Stir Worry, Funny Stuff, Nightmare Bacteria
SUPPORT BACTERIA It's the only culture some people have
This Day in History: May 31, 1852: Julius Richard Petri, bacteriologist and inventor of the Petri dish, is born - http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/2013/05/this-day-in-history-may-31-1852-julius.html
In The News - Outbreak Of 'Nightmare Bacteria' Stirs Worry In Illinois - The Truth About Water
WELCOME! TO FINALS WEEK! the 5 stages of FINALS! lol so funny and so true!!
Student Life, Late Night, Finals Week, Mental Health, Schools Work, Health Tips, Time Management Tips, Colleges Student, Gifts Student
Mental health benefits of your college education and career
How to Navigate the 5 Stages of Procrastination and Not Panic (with Ryan Gosling GIFs) : Student Life Network Blog
15 Everyday Health Tips for College Students
Gifted Student and the Pressure, Stress
Finals Week. Let the late nights and panic begin
Time management tips for college students.
Context is everything.
Hmmmm Interesting, Laughing, English Language, Awesome, Funny, Creative Writing, Sentences, So True, Random Inspiration
@Bridget Baker I hate the English language
Ahhhh.. I emphasized every word 7 times and laughed. So true!
mind. blown. This sentence has 7 different meanings depending on the stressed word...
This is awesome!
Nobody Lives Here / The 4,871,270 U.S. Census Blocks with Zero Population [This introvert would happily live in any of those green blocks!]
Big Cities, North America, Life, Maps, Green Area, Rural Area, Census Blocks, U.S. States, United States
Nobody lives here: The nearly 5 million Census Blocks with zero population A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied. Green shading indicates unoccupied Census Blocks. A single inhabitant is enough to omit a block from shading. Update Jan 2015: Prints and canvas of the Nobody Live Here map are now available. Update 2014.05.01: I’ve received a couple questions about Canada. Just to be clear, this map is of the United States only. It is based on 2010 data published by the U.S. Census Bureau, which for reasons I hope are apparent, does not include data on our friends in the Great White North. For a similar depiction of Canada, see this map whipped up by Michael Chung. Map observations The map tends to highlight two types of areas: places where human habitation is physically restrictive or impossible, and places where human habitation is prohibited by social or legal convention. Water features such lakes, rivers, swamps and floodplains are revealed as places where it is hard for people to live. In addition, the mountains and deserts of the West, with their hostility to human survival, remain largely void of permanent population. Of the places where settlement is prohibited, the most apparent are wilderness protection and recreational areas (such as national and state parks) and military bases. At the national and regional scales, these places appear as large green tracts surrounded by otherwise populated countryside. At the local level, city and county parks emerge in contrast to their developed urban and suburban surroundings. At this scale, even major roads such as highways and interstates stretch like ribbons across the landscape. Commercial and industrial areas are also likely to be green on this map. The local shopping mall, an office park, a warehouse district or a factory may have their own Census Blocks. But if people don’t live there, they will be considered “uninhabited”. So it should be noted that just because a block is unoccupied, that does not mean it is undeveloped. Perhaps the two most notable anomalies on the map occur in Maine and the Dakotas. Northern Maine is conspicuously uninhabited. Despite being one of the earliest regions in North America to be settled by Europeans, the population there remains so low that large portions of the state’s interior have yet to be politically organized. In the Dakotas, the border between North and South appears to be unexpectedly stark. Geographic phenomena typically do not respect artificial human boundaries. Throughout the rest of the map, state lines are often difficult to distinguish. But in the Dakotas, northern South Dakota is quite distinct from southern North Dakota. This is especially surprising considering that the county-level population density on both sides of the border is about the same at less than 10 people per square mile. Update: On a more detailed examination of those two states, I’m convinced the contrast here is due to differences in the sizes of the blocks. North Dakota’s blocks are more consistently small (StDev of 3.3) while South Dakota’s are more varied (StDev of 9.28). West of the Missouri River, South Dakota’s blocks are substantially larger than those in ND, so a single inhabitant can appear to take up more space. Between the states, this provides a good lesson in how changing the size and shape of a geographic unit can alter perceptions of the landscape. Finally, the differences between the eastern and western halves of the contiguous 48 states are particularly stark to me. In the east, with its larger population, unpopulated places are more likely to stand out on the map. In the west, the opposite is true. There, population centers stand out against the wilderness. :: Ultimately, I made this map to show a different side of the United States. Human geographers spend so much time thinking about where people are. I thought I might bring some new insight by showing where they are not, adding contrast and context to the typical displays of the country’s population geography. I’m sure I’ve all but scratched the surface of insight available from examining this map. There’s a lot of data here. What trends and patterns do you see? Errata The Gulf of California was missing from the original version. Though it was quickly fixed, that version keeps popping up across the Internet. It displeases me whenever I see it, yet I’m often ammused that people keep reposting it without noticing the error. Some islands may be missing from the hi-res edition if they were not a part of the waterbody data sets I used. :: ©mapsbynik 2014 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Block geography and population data from U.S. Census Bureau Water body geography from National Hydrology Dataset and Natural Earth Made with Tilemill USGS National Atlas Equal Area Projection
A Map of all the Places in the U.S. Where Nobody Lives - Dark green areas represent U.S. Census blocks where the reported population equals zero.
People east of the Mississippi don't understand when you try to explain what it means to live in a "rural area" out west, they think driving an hour from the "big city" is rural or country. Nope you gotta go out west where you can look for miles in any direction and not see any sign of another human.
Impressive Questions to Ask An Interviewer
Idea, Job Interview Questions, Impressions Questions, Job Search, Job Hunt'S, Job Interviews, Tough Interview Questions, Interview Tips, Jobinterview
Job interview questions to ask the interviewer. I'm definitely not job hunting but this is good info!
Job interview questions that impress! #jobinterview #jobsearch
Impressive Questions to ask an Interviewer. Insight from Employers on Those Tough Interview Questions!
Job interview tips- impressive questions to ask the interviewer
A list of questions you should ask during your job interview. Such a good idea!
Job interview questions to ask the interviewer. Visit http://www.entryleveljobsinnyc.com for more job search advice.
Shades, Reading, Nerdy, Funny, Book, Nerd Girls, Grey, Middle Earth, Gandalf
GANDALF the Grey; the only Shade of Grey. Keeping it nerdy
Nerd girls and Lord of The Rings
One Shade to Rule Them All Lotr, Geek, Nerd, Shades, Reading, Book, Grey, Middle Earth, Gandalf - FunJolt.
GANDALF the Grey.. lol too funny
There are no rules.
Laughing, Grammar Rules, Grammar Humor, English Language, Quote, English Teacher, Funny Stuff, Spelling Rules, The Rules
Grammar Humor... It's sad that I laughed at this..😁
Grammar Humor - That crazy English language. There are always exceptions to the rules. " I before E except after C or when pronounced A as in neighbor or weigh." (That is what we were taught).
The problems of the English language and its spelling rules. LOL!!! |Humor||Spelling funny||Sarcasm|
this would make english teachers everywhere so mad... they would have to re-explain the rules of english!
The high number of exceptions to the rule always make me chuckle when kids quote it
Grammar rules where the rule is usually the exception
Eye Candy, 2 Broke Girls, Funny Pics, Funny Pictures, Girls Stupid, So True, Funny Stuff, Smart Girls, True Stories
I don't know what these are called... But they make smart girls stupid. .... TRUE STORY
Making smart girls stupid // funny pictures - funny photos - funny images - funny pics - funny quotes - #lol #humor #funnypictures. Known fact
I don't know what these are called... but they make smart girls stupid <~(Previous Pinner) SOOO true! Oh so true!
"I don't know what these are called... but they make smart girls stupid." 2 Broke Girls.
Valentine's Day Card
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Funny Valentine's Day Card.
Valentines Card. Lol!
Funny Valentines Card
Spock and Kirk
Geek, Best Friends, Nerdy, Funny, Stars Trek, So True, Startrek, Spock, Kirk Relationships
Spock and Kirk's relationship in a nutshell #StarTrek
Yup, I'm a Star Trek geek!
Spock and Kirk in a nutshell. Lol so true
funny spock and kirk star trek
Don't do the thing. #StarTrek The best summary of my relationship with my best friend -_-) #infj & enfp
Science Penguins, Cute Penguins, Awesome, Giggles, Funny Stuff, Hilarious, Smile, Science Plea, Animal
Yes, I would like to science, pleas
science penguin | I love how all of these adults can't help but stop to see and smile at the sight of the penguin.
funny stuff Click on the picture to see hundreds more!
I giggle every time I see this!
Insult TNG and we can't be friends.
I Hate You, Nerd Relationships, Stars War, Stars Trek, Star Wars, So True, Negative Comment, Star Trek, Say Anything
nerd relationships. haha so true....
The fine line between love and hate is one negative comment about Star Trek. - SO TRUE!
That “fine line“ I hate you and I love you lol
Star Trek is awesome! Dont say anything different!!!
The fine line between love and hate is one negative comment about Star Trek. (TRAITOR! I say Star Wars.)
"Have you tried turning it off and on again??
Work Funny, It Work, Scoreboard, Lifesupport, Life Support, Funny Stuff, Computers Humor, Tech Humor, Nur Humor
Thats crazy enough to work. Hey, it worked before.. If I am ever on life support, unplug me... Then plug me back in. See if that works...
If I am every on life support, unplug me and plug me back in, see it that helps. #computercare #lifesupport #plugmein #unplugme
I'm not the only one!
Order Arrival, Reading, Books Order, Amazons, Funny, Arrival Today, Bookworm, Dreams Coming True, True Stories
#bookworm wishes #books #reading
My book order arrived today! my dream come true
My book order arrived today! Oh yeah , Amazon would verify this.
Books and Reading •~• My book order arrived today...
Should last me for at least a week. True story.
My book order arrived today! (I must admit, this is not really me, I still buy most of my books in a local bookshop. But it still funny. )
25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College | Mashable
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these 25 apps will help make your college experience a little easier.
25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College Dude. College isn't exactly a walk in the park. Thankfully, these 25 apps will help make your experience a little easier.
TECH TIP: "25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College" #apps #iphone @Jolene Klassen Klassen Elizabeth @Sarah Chintomby Chintomby Plaster
Dude. College isn't exactly a walk in the park. Thankfully, these 25 apps will help make your experience a little easier. This is good for high school too
25 apps for college life
25 Apps for College Students.
Movies Show, Wednesday Adam, Adam Families, The Addams Family, I D Pity, Funny Stuff, Movie Quotes, The Addams Families, Wednesday Addams
" I'd pity him. " Wednesday Addams gets me
The Adams Family
Lol I love the Addams family...
Wall Outlets, Usb Wallplug, House, Things, Great Ideas, Wall Socket, Usocket Usb, Usb Outlets, U.S. Socket Usb
Look around you. Chances are pretty good there are at least half a dozen things within arm's reach of you that are plugged into a power outlet. Replace your existing wall outlets with USB charging ports.
How awesome is this!? I think I should replace all the wall sockets in the house w/ these > U-Socket USB Wallplug @ThinkGeek
USB Wall Socket - Great idea for every home, on sale now! $25
U SOCKET USB WALL PLUG Replaces your existing wall outlets with one including two extra USB charging ports $24.99
USB Outlet; Now My House Can Geek Too
ThinkGeek :: U-Socket USB Wallplug Replaces your existing wall outlets with one including two extra USB charging ports. Supplies up to 2.1 Amps through each USB Port! Made for US 110v only households only.
All words, in every language, are beautiful.
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The most beautiful words in the English language via iwastesomuchtime #Words #Beautiful. not really a quote. but it's just to good.
For the word lovers… 100 beautiful English words
For the word lovers… The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English - Good to know when writing papers.
The 100 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language - #Beautiful, #English, #Words
Ladder, Dreams Libraries, Bookshelves, Dreams Home, Houses, Home Libraries, Interiors, Bookca, Heavens
If you haven't noticed.. I love bookshelves so high they need a ladder. Dream library.
This bookcase (+ ladder) paired with comfy recliner chairs & little reading lamps = home library heaven.
My dream house will contain tons of books!! My dream library most certainly will require a ladder to reach all the books!!
My dream home true room. Always, always wanted a room with tons of books and a ladder. I am sure this is a room somewhere in Heaven.
Graph of Students over time.