The True Size of Africa: Blame the Mercator projection. Developed by a Flemish cartographer in 1569, the map has become the standard world map for its ability to represent longitudinal and latitudinal lines as straight and perpendicular to each other. It has one major flaw, though: To accomplish that feat, Gerardus Mercator had to vary the scale from place to place. Because most people are accustomed to viewing maps that depict a smaller area and hence maintain a uniform scale, we don’t realize when looking at a Mercator projection that Greenland is really about the size of Algeria and not, as it appears, as big as of all Africa. But size matters, and our sense of Africa’s importance in the world might be greater if we realized that it’s as big as the U.S., China, India, Japan, and most of Europe combined.
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why are straight white boys so against pumpkin spice? maybe they should be against other things like I don’t know date rape?

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Q: Your so cute and so is your baby(:

ur cute! 



Today we were climbing boulders and another kid climbed his rock and out of no where pushed my sweet boy off of an 8ft high rock. It was traumatizing.
So now he’s meditating…And I am just in awe that his body is so resilient 

Love that he meditates inside his hoop, I totally do that too.


Haitian woman defending her son in the Dominican Republic.

This picture is raw

get it mama mineralists:

Azurite El Cobra Mine, Mexico
sorry :(


the fact that i had to find out about whats going on in ferguson via tumblr bc none of the news stations are talking about it and the fact that my family had no clue of it until i mentioned it genuinely concerns and scares me

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Q: I love that you see the beauty in everything, it makes me happy. And your daughter is beautiful <3

Omg I just saw this!!! I don’t know when you sent this, but thank you :) :) :*



i love GIRLS and i love when girls LOVE THEMSELVES and i love when girls LOVE OTHER GIRLS and this is so AMAZING 

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