Viscerality

Passions include: classical and modern music, jazz, basketball, elegant prose, surfing, cooking, and more. Star-struck on a daily basis by my wife.

ryanpanos:

Costa Rica Covered in Flower Pedals | Nick Meek | Via

Worldwide advertising agency mccann has commissioned photographer Nick Meek to visualize the images for the campaign of sony‘s new 4k TV, a monitor which promises four times the detail of full high definition. The team flew to the colorful tropics of costa rica, where they collected thousands of lush, vibrant botanical life — like multicolored flower petals and leaves — for more than two weeks. These materials would become the fundamental medium for the project: to illustrate the excellence in focus, the petals were blown and exploded throughout the island landscape, whirled through the prismatic suburban streets, blasted out from a neighboring volcano, and blanketed on a pathway where a young skateboarder drifts past. the detailed vistas, which describe the extreme caliber of sony’s new device, are so sharp and clear that the viewer is immediately enveloped in the hyper-realism.

Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in.

—my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri)
to be fair, the man could have been bragging with a self-loathing, sardonic tone, but that doesn’t make uncle’s post less true.

(via zackarooo)

unforgettabledetritus:

newsweek:

For years, social scientists have tried to explain why living together before marriage seemed to increase the likelihood of a couple divorcing. Now, new research released by the nonpartisan Council on Contemporary Families gives an answer: It doesn’t. And it probably never has.
This is despite two decades of warnings from academics and social commentators who pointed to studies that claimed a correlation between “shacking up” and splitting up—warnings that increased as the number of couples living together before marriage skyrocketed.
As it turns out, those studies that linked premarital cohabitation and divorce were measuring the wrong variable, says Arielle Kuperburg, a professor at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, who produced much of the research released Monday.
The biggest predictor of divorce, she says, is actually the age at which a couple begins living together, whether before the wedding vows or after.
Best predictor of divorce? Age when couples cohabit, study says

Go, go, old pal Arielle K., who did this research!

unforgettabledetritus:

newsweek:

For years, social scientists have tried to explain why living together before marriage seemed to increase the likelihood of a couple divorcing. Now, new research released by the nonpartisan Council on Contemporary Families gives an answer: It doesn’t. And it probably never has.

This is despite two decades of warnings from academics and social commentators who pointed to studies that claimed a correlation between “shacking up” and splitting up—warnings that increased as the number of couples living together before marriage skyrocketed.

As it turns out, those studies that linked premarital cohabitation and divorce were measuring the wrong variable, says Arielle Kuperburg, a professor at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, who produced much of the research released Monday.

The biggest predictor of divorce, she says, is actually the age at which a couple begins living together, whether before the wedding vows or after.

Best predictor of divorce? Age when couples cohabit, study says

Go, go, old pal Arielle K., who did this research!