Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee says his favorite superpower is luck, because if you’re lucky “whatever you want to do, you accomplish… luck would be the greatest power in the world.” Source
"We’ll go somewhere nice"
the last week of september is sea otter awareness week. where most marine mammals rely on a layer of insulating blubber to keep warm in the water, sea otters make use of their thick fur coat. in fact, their fur is so thick and soft that for centuries humans have hunted the animal. by 1929, they had been virtually eradicated from alaska to california, and while sea otter populations are making a remarkable comeback in british columbia, they remain an endangered species today.
photos by tom and pat leeson (peekaboo otter), veronica craft (vogue otter), hal beral (sleepy eyes otter), brian maxwell (cuddling albino otter), jeff foot (super excited screaming otter), matt maran (shouting otter), joe robertson (holding hands otters) and suzi eszterhas (happy otter)
Vivid flashes of a memory like getting your favorite toy at Christmas, seeing a loved one die, or remembering exactly what you were doing during 9/11, are called “flashbulb memories,” and they are formed during times of high emotion or surprise. Source
They are also nearly always ‘wrong’.
So many hilarious quotes from 12 in this one :D
My super-conservative devout Mormon parents (and society in general) have made a lot of progress toward acceptance since I first came out 11 years ago, and I’m genuinely grateful and impressed. But at the same time, I still feel a lot of hurt, and anger, and frustration at how far they (and society) still have to go. Sometimes it can be difficult to find balance between those extremes. It’s been mostly anger this week.