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newyorker:

Orangutans, Ferris Jabr writes, possess an extraordinary intellect and have demonstrated a capability for cultural learning:

"At Camp Leakey, the orangutans had plenty of opportunity to observe and imitate people. They soon developed a habit of stealing canoes, paddling them downriver, and abandoning them at their destinations. Even triple and quadruple knots in the ropes securing the canoes to the dock did not deter the apes."

Photograph by Patrick Stollarz/AFP/Getty

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abadplanwellexecuted:

If you have the right-of-way but don’t take the right-of-way, you are not being nice and are, in fact, actively contributing to the decline of civilization.

Posted 4 days ago

Skill I clearly need to learn.

(Source: ithelpstodream)

Posted 4 days ago

She doesn’t take long to make herself welcome in the new furniture.

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aka14kgold:

factsofcanada:

The reason Canadians are so nice is easily explained. Once a year, on the sixth full moon all Canadians gather beneath the stars and perform a ritual that sucks all their meanness and cruelty and places it in Canadian Geese.

[sic: Canada Geese]

attn!: quothtehblackbirdnevermoar

Posted 6 days ago

newyorker:

Andrew Solomon on the terrifying dilemma facing pregnant women who suffer from depression:

“The choice is a difficult one: to be depressed during pregnancy, with troubling consequences, or to be on medication during pregnancy, with unclear ramifications.”

Photograph by Ian Waldie / Getty

Posted 1 week ago

Have I been living with him for too long or did that all just make sense?

(Source: gillanesque)

Posted 1 week ago

A Void in the History of 9/11

newyorker:

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Twenty-eight pages of Congress’s report on the 9/11 attacks remain classified. Lawrence Wright looks at whether—thirteen years after the tragedy—there is still a reason to keep the document a secret.

Above: President George W. Bush meets with Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, on August 27, 2002, at Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas. Photograph by Eric Drapper/The White House via Getty

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Me, to toddler sobbing on the hard floor: Are you sad?
Him: No, I just have tears and I’m drawing with them all over the floor!

Posted 2 weeks ago