July 29, 2014
But we took the analysis one step deeper. We asked: does the displayed match percentage cause more than just that first message—does the mere suggestion cause people to actually like each other? As far as we can measure, yes, it does. When we tell people they are a good match, they act as if they are. Even when they should be wrong for each other.

We Experiment On Human Beings! « OkTrends

Yay, the OKCupid blog returns! It always had interesting findings, but was MIA for a while.

July 28, 2014

amandalynferri:

staff:

courtesy of mtv Fandom Awards

"expert" 

NEGLECTING TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT PART: THAT SHE SHARED THE SCREEN WITH LUCY HALE FROM “PRETTY LITTLE LIARS.”

You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you are too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.
Zen Proverb (via vawlts)

(Source: 3000blackmambas, via kenyatta)

July 27, 2014
This is definitely the trendiest inflatable of 2014. I have seen it all over the place.

This is definitely the trendiest inflatable of 2014. I have seen it all over the place.

It’s wonderful that people who feel uncomfortable with the gender they were assigned at birth are gaining strength and visibility. But, it’s just as important that young people, girls and boys and genderqueers alike, can have as many examples as possible of men and women who don’t conform to gender stereotypes. I like to think I’m doing my part for that by living as an aggressive, competitive, logical, and strong butch woman. (via A butch lesbian rejects a non-binary identity.)

It’s wonderful that people who feel uncomfortable with the gender they were assigned at birth are gaining strength and visibility. But, it’s just as important that young people, girls and boys and genderqueers alike, can have as many examples as possible of men and women who don’t conform to gender stereotypes. I like to think I’m doing my part for that by living as an aggressive, competitive, logical, and strong butch woman. (via A butch lesbian rejects a non-binary identity.)

July 25, 2014
Because today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups… So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing.
Philip K. Dick (via theministryoftruth)

(via kenyatta)

a mangled guitar solo that’s half-hearted and smarmy to the point that it immediately reads as self-parody.

Why I Have To Be So “Rude” | The Hairpin

Definitely my favorite part of that song. There’s an even better (WORSE) guitar solo in this live version around 3:38.

July 24, 2014
July 23, 2014
I was talking to someone about that weird show Catwalk from the 90s, so then I went and watched the opening sequence. A lot of people right now copping this dude’s look.

I was talking to someone about that weird show Catwalk from the 90s, so then I went and watched the opening sequence. A lot of people right now copping this dude’s look.