Tea and Breathing

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

tastefullyoffensive:

But first, let me take a sealfie. [x]

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llbwwb:

(via 500px / Night in the Canyons by Rick Rose)
did-you-kno:

Police officers in Thailand are forced to wear a pink Hello Kitty armband if they break the law or rules of duty.
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did-you-kno:

Police officers in Thailand are forced to wear a pink Hello Kitty armband if they break the law or rules of duty.

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sdzoo:

First one to blink loses by Ion Moe
A pygmy hippo and a Wolf’s guenon monkey come face to face at the San Diego Zoo.

sdzoo:

First one to blink loses by Ion Moe

A pygmy hippo and a Wolf’s guenon monkey come face to face at the San Diego Zoo.

llbwwb:

New Born Dall Sheep Lamb & Ewe (by AlaskaFreezeFrame)

llbwwb:

New Born Dall Sheep Lamb & Ewe (by AlaskaFreezeFrame)

photos91:

Amazing views while you go up Mount Vodno with the gondola.

photos91:

Amazing views while you go up Mount Vodno with the gondola.

zipping:

British Library

zipping:

British Library

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jailor:

These are my favorite dog pics.

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this-is-wild:

(via 500px / Volcano by Geo Messmer)
imustseeitall:

Over the Edge (Explore) by matt_frankel on Flickr.

skunkbear:

The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.

(via npr)