“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”


Sara: English major/Gender and Sexuality Studies minor, working at a nonprofit that gets young women ready for and interested in running for office/maybe soon applying to grad school, writer, clarinetist.

I post and reblog: things I think are pretty, things that intrigue me, things I'm a fan of, and things I care about.

Common themes include: books, writing, movies, more books, cozy beds, breakfasts, Doctor Who, Sherlock, feminist issues, and occasional pieces of my life.




den-of-cin-of-feels:

juliacaesaris:

River isn’t looking at the Silent.
River can’t remember the Silent.
So how does River know there’s even something back there?
Rory looks scared.
River shot a monster because her father was scared.

FEELS. ALL THE FEELS.

den-of-cin-of-feels:

juliacaesaris:

River isn’t looking at the Silent.

River can’t remember the Silent.

So how does River know there’s even something back there?

Rory looks scared.

River shot a monster because her father was scared.

FEELS. ALL THE FEELS.

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Did you kill your wife, Nick? - Gone Girl (Dir, David Fincher 2014)



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capitaldee:

unhistorical:

Greatest Olympic Moments: Jesse Owens, Berlin, August 1936.

In August of 1936, American athlete Jesse Owens won four gold medals, setting three world records and tying a fourth in the 100 yard dash - all in front of Adolf Hitler, who had planned to use the Games as a tool to promote the physical superiority of the Aryan race. 

Video here.

I don’t think anyone could understand how important this man is to me.

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Belle (UK, 2013)

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5 days ago • 941 notes • originally from in-love-with-movies
#reblogged #photo #photoset #gif #gifs #belle

Ok, so, I work for an org that works to get young women interested in politics, but we also do tons of mentoring, particularly surrounding the young women in our network needing help getting a job.

It’s incredibly common to feel like there aren’t any jobs—even entry-level jobs—that you’re totally qualified for. Everyone’s familiar with the entry-level position that requires 3 years of experience, right? Or there’s a job you can totally see yourself doing and loving and excelling at, but they have a list of 15 qualifications and you only meet 8.

So, what do you do?
Well, here’s my answer, based on being jointly responsible for hiring multiple rounds of interns, on hearing from tons of professionals about their career paths, and on hearing direct advice from professionals who hire people:
***Don’t make the mistake of only applying to things you feel perfectly qualified for based on the descriptions!***

More advice with plenty of gifs below. Seriously, it’s good info and includes a great example of a really cool woman who works at the White House!
[[MORE]]Apparently, this perspective is a widespread trend among women in particular: the idea that if you only meet maybe 6 of 10 qualifications that it’s not worth applying. Not true! A huge part of a successful application is finding relevant examples and spinning the heck out of them to show how great you’d be for a job so that the hiring manager, or whoever, sees that you’d be a great fit even if you don’t already know how to use a particular database, or whatever.
Through work, I know a woman who currently works as a speech writer for the First Lady and also works with the White House Council on Women and Girls who was previously a speech writer for the President. She had to be asked THREE times to apply for the Presidential speech writing job by a colleague involved in the hiring process because she didn’t think she was qualified or experienced enough, but she finally went for it and look where it got her!

My work is encouraging young women to see themselves as political leaders and run for office, and this anecdote pops up in our world all the time: while men often wake up and just think, “Yeah, I think I’ll run for President, or Senator, etc.” women who are EQUALLY AS UN-/QUALIFIED worry that they’re not ready and don’t have enough qualifications. But of course they do. There are no formal qualifications aside from age, residency, and sometimes citizenship, and not only that, but the men who just decide to run (and who WIN) are their peers, with just as much or little education and experience as they have. This difference in the self-assessment of qualifications definitely exists in the nonpolitical job hunt world, as well.
Despite job descriptions often seeming to have strict formal qualifications, those are more like guidelines for the totally perfect skills for the job.

But the fact is, almost nobody has every single qualification and employers tend to highly value but not list out attributes like being a good fit in the office, being a quick learner, and taking initiative. Often, these attributes easily outweigh a few pesky details, especially if they think you’ll be able to learn quickly enough on the job.

The other important element is that, especially these days, getting a job can be a bit of a numbers game. You really have to be submitting as many applications as you can rapidly churn out. Like probably at least a dozen or a few dozen a week. People can submit 50 applications and only get 2 requests for an interview.

tl;dr: You have to apply to a sickening number of jobs to get enough positive responses to work from, and you have to just go ahead and reach for positions you’re not sure you’re totally qualified for. Because plenty of people just as qualified or not as you are getting those jobs. Make sure you also have a chance by at least sending in an application.
Go do!

Ok, so, I work for an org that works to get young women interested in politics, but we also do tons of mentoring, particularly surrounding the young women in our network needing help getting a job.

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It’s incredibly common to feel like there aren’t any jobs—even entry-level jobs—that you’re totally qualified for. Everyone’s familiar with the entry-level position that requires 3 years of experience, right? Or there’s a job you can totally see yourself doing and loving and excelling at, but they have a list of 15 qualifications and you only meet 8.

image

So, what do you do?

Well, here’s my answer, based on being jointly responsible for hiring multiple rounds of interns, on hearing from tons of professionals about their career paths, and on hearing direct advice from professionals who hire people:

***Don’t make the mistake of only applying to things you feel perfectly qualified for based on the descriptions!***

image

More advice with plenty of gifs below. Seriously, it’s good info and includes a great example of a really cool woman who works at the White House!

Read More



anostalgicnerd:

In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines…

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6 days ago • 240,096 notes • originally from anostalgicnerd
#reblogged #photo #photoset #gif #gifs #madeline

I’d been holding onto a couple of business cards for sentimental reasons but they’ve since become wildly inappropriate for various reasons so I JUST CUT THEM INTO TINY PIECES INTO MY RECYCLING.



redathene:

Eavesdropping could be considered a very bad thing…unless you’re looking to fall in love, like in Much Ado About Nothing.

Kenneth Branagh & Emma Thompson knocked it out of the park in this one.

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hedda-hopper:

Maria, West Side Story (1961)

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300 FAVORITE MOVIES (in no particular order)

205. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

"Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?"

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1 week ago • 520 notes • originally from foxyfoxy
#reblogged #photo #photoset #gif #gifs #it's a wonderful life

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1 week ago • 28,427 notes • originally from forever90s
#reblogged #photo #gif #matilda

comedycentral:

Click here to watch Jon Stewart discuss the child immigration debate. And stick around for his extended interview with Hillary Clinton.

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And then we have Alison.

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fuckyeahthesupremes:
The Supremes, 1965

fuckyeahthesupremes:

The Supremes, 1965

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1 week ago • 4,530 notes • originally from fuckyeahthesupremes
#reblogged #photo #gif #the supremes