uispeccoll:

uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday!  Large and small!  This 1904 set of William Shakespeare’s Complete Works, comes with its own miniature sized shelves, and is hanging out with it much older and larger relative (and our most frequently requested book for class sessions here at Iowa), our copy of Shakespeare’s second folio.

David Bryce and Son, Glasgow, 1904. 

Just bringing back one of our favorite Shakespeare posts to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday week.    

america-wakiewakie:

1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child’s first five years. Thirty-five percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child’s father for that entire time.

2. Absent dads are the problem. Sixty percent of low-income dads see at least one of their children daily. Another 16 percent see their children weekly.

3. Black dads are the problem. Among men who don’t live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids’ lives.

4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult.

5. If you’re not officially poor, you’re doing okay. The federal poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America’s cities and regions.

6. Go to college, get out of poverty. In 2012, about 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of household had a bachelor’s degree.

7. We’re winning the war on poverty. The number of households with children living on less than $2 a day per person has grown 160 percent since 1996, to 1.65 million families in 2011.

8. The days of old ladies eating cat food are over. The share of elderly single women living in extreme poverty jumped 31 percent from 2011 to 2012.

9. The homeless are drunk street people. One in 45 kids in the United States experiences homelessness each year. In New York City alone, 22,000 children are homeless.

10. Handouts are bankrupting us. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47 percent of the federal budget.

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effyeahnerdfighters:

Hey everyone! I (Valerie) would like to create a comprehensive dictionary of nerdfighter terms & language. This list will eventually be included on nerdfighteria.com as part of a sort of ‘orientation’ landing page for new, potential, or confused (because let’s face it, some of our jokes are WEIRD) nerdfighters.

From unique words like “swoodilypooper” and “dooblydoo”, to recurring phrases like “Who the eff is Hank?”, “Stuff on heads”, or “Movie magic!” every nerdfighter-centric term can and should be included!

I’ve created an editable, collaborative google doc that can be used to populate and flesh out the dictionary, which you can find here.

Let’s get this going!

librarylinknj:

challenger23:

How to use Photoshop to restore an old, faded photo

I wrote/gif’d a short ‘how-to’ piece for the dailydot, featuring techniques I used to fix this photo.

Before photos existed only as .jpgs, backed up on Flickr andFacebook and Imgur and in cheap portable hard drives, they were subject to the ravages of time. 

Prints only lasted so long. The negatives, from which they were originally made, were lost or destroyed. Saving these analog memories from their inevitable destruction can be as easy as a one-click desktop scanner, but sometimes the images have already suffered from damage. 

Software like Adobe Photoshop can breathe life back into faded photos—if you know how to do it right.

Read the rest —->

Amazing!

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librarylinknj:

challenger23:

How to use Photoshop to restore an old, faded photo

I wrote/gif’d a short ‘how-to’ piece for the dailydot, featuring techniques I used to fix this photo.

Before photos existed only as .jpgs, backed up on Flickr andFacebook and Imgur and in cheap portable hard drives, they were subject to the ravages of time. 

Prints only lasted so long. The negatives, from which they were originally made, were lost or destroyed. Saving these analog memories from their inevitable destruction can be as easy as a one-click desktop scanner, but sometimes the images have already suffered from damage. 

Software like Adobe Photoshop can breathe life back into faded photos—if you know how to do it right.

Read the rest —->

Amazing!

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petrichoriousparalian:

goldenheartedrose:

This is what happens for real when I can’t find the right words.

Horse Tornado is the only phrase I will use from now on

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18% of online adults have had important personal information stolen such as their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information. That’s an increase from the 11% who reported personal information theft in July 2013.
21% of online adults said they had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over without their permission.The same number reported this experience in a July 2013 survey.

More online Americans say they’ve experienced a personal data breach | Pew Research Center (via onaissues)

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alyreandalute:

a few years ago i trained my dog to respond to harry potter spells and i was just wondering if he still remembered them so i looked at him and said “avada kedavra” and he rolled over and played dead

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adventuresonpaper:

Wow, 5000 followers! thank you so much! This giveaway is to say thanks for following me and putting up with my shenanigans. Featuring some of my favourite YA books!

Guidelines:

  • The giveaway will run until May 16th 2014
  • You must be following me
  • You may like or reblog this post to enter
  • A winner will be chosen on the closing day (above). Keep your askbox open! If the winner does not reply within 24 hrs, I will choose a new winner. 
  • International! I will be ordering through the book depository 
  • The winner will choose two of the above books as their prize (in paperback format)
  • please do not spam your followers by reblogging multiple times at once

good luck!

I FIXED THE TYPO GUYS REBLOG THIS ONE 

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pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. is Assassinated

On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story motel room in Memphis, TN.

Revisit the life and legacy of Dr. King with a special collection from PBS.

A collection of original posters created for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross PBS series features quotations by famous African Americans, including leaders, intellectuals and cultural figures. The posters, which can be downloaded, printed and shared, can be found here: http://to.pbs.org/1efp1fy