This blog is an eclectic collection of interesting things I've seen and heard on Tumblr, the rest of the web, and beyond. Its name is taken from this quote by Dinah Craik:

"Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away."
Nemo est qui non amet.

Augustine

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These Maps Show Just How Segregated New York City Really Is

New York City may be one of the most diverse cities in the world, but it’s also one of the most segregated cities in the United States.
Take a look at these maps from Daniel Kay Hertz, a masters student at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Hertz used data from the 2012 Census American Community Survey to show how segregated New York City really is.

These Maps Show Just How Segregated New York City Really Is

New York City may be one of the most diverse cities in the world, but it’s also one of the most segregated cities in the United States.

Take a look at these maps from Daniel Kay Hertz, a masters student at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Hertz used data from the 2012 Census American Community Survey to show how segregated New York City really is.

popmech:

Why 2048 Isn’t (Legally) a Rip-off
Rats and roaches live by competition under the law of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.

Wendell Berry (via azspot)

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laughingsquid:

Map of The United States Distorted by Population
Have we hit peak beard?: Beards Are Less Attractive When They’re Everywhere
The Shirt On Your Back: An Interactive Documentary 
wnyc:

Time Is A Flat Circus takes Rustin Cohle quotations from True Detective and applies them to Family Circus cartoons.  It’s the best thing the internet has given us this week.
—Sean, Studio 360

wnyc:

Time Is A Flat Circus takes Rustin Cohle quotations from True Detective and applies them to Family Circus cartoons.  It’s the best thing the internet has given us this week.

—Sean, Studio 360

24 Amazing Hotels You Would Rather Be Sitting In Right Now
fastcodesign:

“Searching for an architectural parable on the obliteration of the American Dream? Look no further than the story of McMansions, those massive suburban homes that have become ubiquitous in wealthy suburban America.” - McMansions: An Architectural Parable On The Death Of The American Dream 

fastcodesign:

Searching for an architectural parable on the obliteration of the American Dream? Look no further than the story of McMansions, those massive suburban homes that have become ubiquitous in wealthy suburban America.” - McMansions: An Architectural Parable On The Death Of The American Dream 

newsweek:

A surprising map of the world’s most and least religiously diverse countries.

Andrew Sullivan has a good roundup of the news about Stephen Colbert taking over The Late Show.

laughingsquid:

The First Three Seasons of ‘Game of Thrones’ Summarized in Less than 5 Minutes with Maps

Very basic, but good recap.

Is organic food better for you?

Scientists make breakthrough with peanut allergy therapy.

Children can be protected from the dangerous effects of peanut allergy by slowly building up their tolerance, research has shown. […]
Study leader Dr Andrew Clark, from Cambridge University Hospitals, said: “This treatment allowed children with all severities of peanut allergy to eat large quantities of peanuts, well above the levels found in contaminated snacks and meals — freeing them and their parents from the fear of a potentially life threatening allergic reaction.

Scientists make breakthrough with peanut allergy therapy.

Children can be protected from the dangerous effects of peanut allergy by slowly building up their tolerance, research has shown. […]

Study leader Dr Andrew Clark, from Cambridge University Hospitals, said: “This treatment allowed children with all severities of peanut allergy to eat large quantities of peanuts, well above the levels found in contaminated snacks and meals — freeing them and their parents from the fear of a potentially life threatening allergic reaction.