How does the cerebellum work?
Nothing says “don’t mess with me” like a deeply-fissured cortex. Even the sharpest jaws and claws in the animal kingdom are worthless without some serious thought muscle under the hood. But beneath the highly convoluted membrane covering the brains of the evolutionary upper crust hides the original crumpled processor—the cerebellum. How this organ might actually work is the subject of a review published in Frontiers of Systems Neuroscience by researchers at the University of Minnesota.
Australian Sea Lion | Neophoca cinerea
We did a lot of Child’s Pose in yoga this morning ;D
Here is the only thing that gets me excited about the World Cup! GENDERFUCKING!! I wrote profile on Jayiah Saelua, the first transgender player to compete in a World Cup qualifier. Even though she would prefer that you called her something else:
Fa’afafine, which translates to “in the manner of a woman,” is American Samoa’s recognized and embraced third gender. Fa’afafine are Polynesians who are born biologically male but dress and live essentially like women. They take male lovers, wear makeup, and wrap their bodies in dresses, but they do not consider themselves women.
“In my culture, we believe there are two spirits inside every person,” Saelua says, “one masculine and one feminine. A fa’afafine is more in touch with the feminine spirit, but we still have a male spirit inside us.” According to Saelua, the fa’afafine of American Samoa aren’t trans, cross-dressers, or drag queens—they’re not even queer. “There’s no such thing as gay on the island,” Saelua says.
Hey, weekend. Good to see you.
La Di Da Di, we like to party.You’ve heard those lines in tons of songs because Slick Rick + Dougie Fresh’s seminal hit “La Di Da Di” is the 5th most sampled song of all time. Listen to hear how the song has evolved, with different artists sampling it over time.
The fact that coasters have become necessary in my life is a point of pride. Here’s to owning tables that are worth keeping nice, even if you did buy them from a stoop sale for $20. -MB
There’s nothing I like more than browsing $2 shops. My favourite things are the ‘cheap’ versions of crafty items like washi tape, cabochons, etc. On a trip to find motor oil I came across bundles of rope for $2 (bargain) and purchased a few bundles - and then came across this project! Serendipitous! I’ve been looking for some cool coasters for my coffee table but haven’t been able to find anything I loved, but these are perfect. I plan on making these with yellow neon string to match my pillows - if you’re going to make them, you could even make larger versions for placemats!