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【單身日記】與其勉強愛著,不如讓我溫柔地被淘汰|女人迷 Womany

單身日記是女人迷的新單元,用 500 字寫繾綣的單身心事。有沒有愛情,你都寂寞著,那份寂寞無關愛情,而是關於你與世界疏離的對視。你一直需要這份疏離,去拯救你自己。想起那個愛上你寂寞表情的人,他只能愛你寂寞的溫柔,不能愛你寂寞的疼痛。(推薦閱讀:當代寂寞考:你不是怕寂寞,你怕的是不再與人有關)<p>「你寂寞 …

愛會在最恰當的時刻來臨:最好的緣分不用尋找|女人迷 Womany

對的人怎麼還不來,春天的花兒甚麼時候才會開?親愛的,屬於你的緣分急不來。我們做的每一步都是為了未來與緣分的相遇作鋪陳,相信我,緣分會在你準備好的時刻悄悄降臨在平凡又豐富的生活裡!(人生的關係練習:愛上一朵玫瑰的任性:小王子教我們的六個關係課題)<p>「總有這樣的日子/一早醒來/感覺烏雲層層逼近/這樣的日子 …

A Letter to Taiwanese Overseas Students

TNL International Edition is sponsored by Tutor A B C<p>Submitted by a TNL reader.<p>Leaving Budapest this morning and waiting for my flight back to Taiwan in an airport in London marked the end of my college graduation trip. While sitting at the terminal, I couldn’t help but start thinking about the …

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San Francisco Bay Bridge - From Treasure Island

Nice little morning weather system sits above the crater on Mt. Yotei in Niseko,Japan. #Niseko #Japan #ski #winter

High Waters

Articles about 26 books you need read if you love design on Dwell.com - Dwell

Trelawny Davis and Jackie Sosa are old friends but had never lived together.<p>We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill.<p>The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.<p>Roses are red, violets are blue.<p>At this point, everyone knows how much we love the outdoors.<p>In the …

Nova Scotia

Hesperia comma

Into the blue

Jockeys Ridge #outerbanks #nagshead

Once upon

Dramatic sunrise at Bangan, Myanmar.

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喝威士忌一定常聽到:這是放「雪莉桶」還是「波本桶」?你知道這兩者味道差在哪嗎

蘇格蘭威士忌竟然有90%都放在二手桶中陳年?全新的不是更好嗎?還是這之中有什麼秘密存在呢?<p>認識新桶<p>新桶New Wood,也就是全新的桶子,剛蒸餾出來的透明無色威士忌,稱為新酒New Make,千萬不要搞錯了。<p>有些人會稱新桶為處女桶(Virgin Cask),兩個其實是一樣的意思,都是代表全新且沒陳年過任何酒類的桶子。<p>新桶的味道<p>新桶陳年威士忌的味道,會十分的強烈,由於是全新的木頭,木質的感覺會非常明顯。再來木桶本身的單寧,會帶有像是辛香料的風味,有些白胡椒、番紅花、肉桂等感覺。<p>為什麼大部分的蘇格蘭威士忌會選用二手桶?因為蘇格蘭威士忌要保留大麥的細緻香氣而使用二手的桶子,這樣可讓桶中木頭以及單寧等 …

Coworkers recreate classic art using props found around the office

We all need something to break up the mundane routines of office life.<p>Coworkers Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick were goofing off at the …

A Look At The Photographer Behind Andy Warhol's Silver Factory

At the mention of Andy Warhol’s name one specific color comes to mind: silver. The artist became known for his Silver Factory -- which, as you may have guessed, was a space covered entirely in silver. It was also the birthplace of many iconic Warhol artworks, from films and Brillo Boxes to the …

Giant panda triplet cubs reunited with mum Ju Xiao in China, in pictures - Telegraph

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"Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself." - Desiderius Erasmus (Image Credit & Copyright: Adel Karimi) #interstellarhd

"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people." - Isaac Newton. (Image Credit & Copyright: Colin Legg) #interstellarhd

NGC 7023: The Iris Nebula. These clouds of interstellar dust and gas have blossomed 1,300 light-years away in the fertile star fields of the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes called the Iris Nebula, NGC 7023 is not the only nebula in the sky to evoke the imagery of flowers, though. Still, this deep telescopic view shows off the Iris Nebula's range of colors and symmetries in impressive detail. Within the Iris, dusty nebular material surrounds a hot, young star. The dominant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characteristic of dust grains reflecting starlight. Central filaments of the dusty clouds glow with a faint reddish photoluminesence as some dust grains effectively convert the star's invisible ultraviolet radiation to visible red light. Infrared observations indicate that this nebula may contain complex carbon molecules known as PAHs. The pretty blue petals of the Iris Nebula span about six light-years. (Image Credit & Copyright: Jimmy Walker) #interstellarhd

The Arms of M106. The spiral arms of bright galaxy M106 sprawl through this remarkable multiframe portrait, composed of data from ground- and space-based telescopes. Also known as NGC 4258, M106 can be found toward the northern constellation Canes Venatici. The well-measured distance to M106 is 23.5 million light-years, making this cosmic scene about 80,000 light-years across. Typical in grand spiral galaxies, dark dust lanes, youthful blue star clusters, and pinkish star forming regions trace spiral arms that converge on the bright nucleus of older yellowish stars. But this detailed composite reveals hints of two anomalous arms that don't align with the more familiar tracers. Seen here in red hues, sweeping filaments of glowing hydrogen gas seem to rise from the central region of M106, evidence of energetic jets of material blasting into the galaxy's disk. The jets are likely powered by matter falling into a massive central black hole. (Image Credit & Copyright: Image Data - Hubble Legacy Archive, Robert Gendler, Jay Gabany, Processing - Robert Gendler) #interstellarhd

Supernova Explodes! New data from our Chandra X-ray Observatory has provided stringent constraints on the environment around one of the closest supernovas discovered in decades. The Chandra results provide insight into possible cause of the explosion. On Jan. 21, 2014, astronomers witnessed a supernova soon after it exploded in the Messier 82, or M82, galaxy. Telescopes across the globe and in space turned their attention to study this newly exploded star, including Chandra. Astronomers determined that this supernova, dubbed SN 2014J, belongs to a class of explosions called "Type Ia" supernovas. These supernovas are used as cosmic distance-markers and played a key role in the discovery of the Universe's accelerated expansion, which has been attributed to the effects of dark energy. Scientists think that all Type Ia supernovas involve the detonation of a white dwarf. One important question is whether the fuse on the explosion is lit when the white dwarf pulls too much material from a companion star like the sun, or when two white dwarf stars merge. This image contains Chandra data, where low, medium, and high-energy X-rays are red, green, and blue respectively. Image Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/R.Margutti et al #nasa #astronomy #space #supernova #chandra #telescope ##science

Moon from Space: Aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Reid Wiseman snapped this image and posted it to Twitter. He wrote, "I missed the #supermoon but it still looked great setting today!" Image Credit

Massive Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841. It is one of the more massive galaxies known. A mere 46 million light-years distant, spiral galaxy NGC 2841 can be found in the northern constellation of Ursa Major. This sharp view of the gorgeous island universe shows off a striking yellow nucleus and galactic disk. Dust lanes, small, pink star-forming regions, and young blue star clusters are embedded in the patchy, tightly wound spiral arms. In contrast, many other spirals exhibit grand, sweeping arms with large star-forming regions. NGC 2841 has a diameter of over 150,000 light-years, even larger than our own Milky Way and captured by this composite image merging exposures from the orbiting 2.4-meter Hubble Space Telescope and the ground-based 8.2-meter Subaru Telescope. X-ray images suggest that resulting winds and stellar explosions create plumes of hot gas extending into a halo around NGC 2841. (Image Credit & Copyright: Hubble, Subaru; Composition & Copyright: Robert Gendler) #interstellarhd

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Messier 20 and 21. The beautiful Trifid Nebula, also known as Messier 20, is easy to find with a small telescope in the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. About 5,000 light-years away, the colorful study in cosmic contrasts shares this well-composed, nearly 1 degree wide field with open star cluster Messier 21 (top right). Trisected by dust lanes the Trifid itself is about 40 light-years across and a mere 300,000 years old. That makes it one of the youngest star forming regions in our sky, with newborn and embryonic stars embedded in its natal dust and gas clouds. Estimates of the distance to open star cluster M21 are similar to M20's, but though they share this gorgeous telescopic skyscape there is no apparent connection between the two. In fact, M21's stars are much older, about 8 million years old. (Image Credit & Copyright: Lorand Fenyes) #interstellarhd

Comet Jacques, Heart and Soul. On July 13th, a good place to watch Comet Jacques was from Venus. Then, the recently discovered visitor (C/2014 E2) to the inner solar system passed within about 14.5 million kilometers of our sister planet. Still, the outbound comet will pass only 84 million kilometers from our fair planet on August 28 and is already a fine target for telescopes and binoculars. Two days ago, Jacques' greenish coma and straight and narrow ion tail were captured in this telescopic snapshot, a single 2 minute long exposure with a modified digital camera. The comet is flanked by IC 1805 and IC 1848, also known as Cassiopeia's Heart and Soul Nebulae. If you're stuck on planet Earth this weekend you can hunt for Comet Jacques in evening skies, or spot a Venus, Jupiter, crescent Moon triangle before the dawn. (Image Credit & Copyright: Dominique Dierick) #interstellarhd

On Aug. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:16 a.m. EDT. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. This flare is classified as an M5 flare. M-class flares are ten times less powerful than the most intense flares, called X-class flares. Pictured here is a close-up of a moderate flare on Aug. 24, 2014, shows light in the 131 and 171 Angstrom wavelengths. The former wavelength, usually colorized in teal, highlights the extremely hot material of a flare. The latter, usually colorized in gold, highlights magnet loops in the sun's atmosphere. Image Credit: NASA/SDO #nasa #sun #solarflare #sdo #solardynamics #space