ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

both beautiful, and for reference <3

aintgotnoladytronblues:

a lotta boys need to learn this lesson harder. listen to the man, dude.

(Source: darrylayo)

susemoji:

new hat

(Source: poyzn)

unpacked the laundry/mo creeps up/has a brown paper and string party

unpacked the laundry/mo creeps up/has a brown paper and string party

flashback friday: me &amp; stepho, in london, in the summer between school &amp; college. babies, but hella stylish babies x

flashback friday: me & stepho, in london, in the summer between school & college. babies, but hella stylish babies x

thebooksmith:

Throwback Thursday: A customer found this bookmark from 1977! We were still at our old location. 

thebooksmith:

Throwback Thursday: A customer found this bookmark from 1977! We were still at our old location. 

writing tip #805:

gr8writingtips:

don’t focus on the main character, focus on the mean character: the character that’s the result of adding all of the other characters together and dividing them by how many there are. only when you have perfected them will you truly understand how the others work

notindieiswear:

In Ireland, we don’t say “sorry I’d rather read my book in peace on the train” instead we induce an asthma attack and take away their inhalers and I think that’s beautiful <3

teethofgod:

boys are worthless and i have proof

sisters before misters