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Happy Water Day, World!
We drink it. We swim in it. We inhale it with the air we breathe, and exhale it when we sleep, when we talk, when we laugh, when we stand outside on a cold night watching the stars, our breath made visible. We sail on it, ski on it and whitewater raft on it. We are, to a large extent, made of it.
On World Water Day, we pay tribute to the most wondrous of all elements — the poetically named dihydrogen monoxide.
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Pictured: Kathy Flicker dives at Princeton University’s Dillon Gym pool in 1962.
Happy 100th, Girl Scouts of America.
How often is a preteen celebrated as a genuine pioneer? In 1912 Savannah, Georgia, one 11-year-old girl named Daisy Gordon earned that lofty, evocative appellation when she became the first ever Girl Scout in the United States.
In its November 22, 1948 issue, LIFE — a magazine as proudly and forthrightly patriotic as the Girl Scouts themselves — ran a feature titled, like this gallery, “The First Girl Scout.”
Here, we honor the GSA’s 100th anniversary with the photographs that accompanied that very story.
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor aka Elizabeth Taylor | February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011I have often have wondered what kind of a person I would be today if I did not have these enormous guilts — if everything had gone easily and I had not made such horrific mistakes. I think I would have been the most awful, pontifical goody two shoes. I was really so smug, so sweet, so good, so spoiled — so intolerant of anybody else’s downfall. But tragedy, mistakes, and shame for your mistakes cannot leave you untouched. All the superficial things that one gave so much value to before — money, luxury, indulging in whims — calamity makes them seem so incidental. I swear to God I’d be just as happy living with Richard and the kids in a shack. And I treat the happiness I have now with great respect, great appreciation, because I know how fragile and precarious it is — how easily it can go.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELIZABETH!
Big and lil <3 (Taken with instagram)
For those of you who never had braces, you will not understand how excited I was to eat this (Taken with instagram)
Atlanta, I miss thee </3 (Taken with instagram)