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Currently serving or RPCV:

How do you do it?
How do you miss the weddings? This isn’t rhetorical- I’m actually asking, what gets you through knowing you’re missing out on such a special time? :/

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mywestern:

Thrilled to have students back on campus! If you can’t get to Red Square for the Info Fair in the next 80 minutes, remember that we’re doing it all again tomorrow, from 11 to 3. #WesternWelcome

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Wish I were at the info fair!

mywestern:

Thrilled to have students back on campus! If you can’t get to Red Square for the Info Fair in the next 80 minutes, remember that we’re doing it all again tomorrow, from 11 to 3. #WesternWelcome

Photo by @rrhys

Wish I were at the info fair!

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dreamswork:

relationship goals

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"Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life."

— Robin Sharma (via theohpioneer)

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Zoe Saldana by Diego Uchitel for C Magazine

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silnettumbler:

ASL Nook Disney in ASL

I used to watch her videos and I love Disney! Adorable!!!

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Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign

Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign

(Source: emccwatson, via daydreamingexistentialist)

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How American to suggest that we should learn a new language because it’s good for us, improving our brain function, rather than because it’s a source of great pleasure.

I’ve been studying Italian for several years now, and it has deepened my appreciation of English, introduced me to new friends and new literature, and given me a broader understanding of the world.

Those benefits are in addition to the fact that, when you find a compatible teacher, the lessons themselves are fun.

And travel in Italy is even more of a delight than it was when I fell in love with the country in the first place.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/opinion/Learning-a-New-Language-Challenges-and-Joys.html?mabReward=RI%3A12&_r=0 (via urashimajoe)

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classof1999:

living-in-gmajor:

Pulled a fast one on us 6 year-olds, Disney.

she knew what was up

Holy shit :O

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garden-of-vegan:

Avocado and pepper on a sprouted grain English muffin + Veggie tofu scramble (extra-firm tofu, green pepper, mushrooms, nutritional yeast + spices and black salt.)

garden-of-vegan:

Avocado and pepper on a sprouted grain English muffin + Veggie tofu scramble (extra-firm tofu, green pepper, mushrooms, nutritional yeast + spices and black salt.)

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banjosandbogs:

Summer Trails from the West.

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Science and crafts with kids!

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"Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final."

— Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of Hours (via cosmicroots)

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