TeeMallard

174 Flips | 4 Magazines | 128 Likes | 3 Followers | @TeeMallard | Keep up with TeeMallard on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “TeeMallard”

'Civility' Is What Gave Us Trump in the First Place

To fight injustice, you need incivility.<p>The black waiter kept quietly coming over to my table as though afraid of being noticed. He knew, as I did, that we lived in an area where civility has long been used to kill and maim and make second-class citizens of people like us. It’s a place where police …

Rights & Freedoms

Wet Plate Photography Makes Tattoos Disappear

Here’s something you may not have known about the 1800s wet plate collodion photography process: it can make certain tattoos disappear in photos. …

Tattoos

12 Monkeys showrunner Terry Matalas breaks down series finale, philosophy of time travel

There were explosions, battles to the death, a whole lot of splintering, and some killer twists in the series finale of SYFY’s <i>12 Monkeys</i> — but how …

Time Travel

'The day I found a box of letters that revealed a secret love affair my mother had hidden for 80 years'

It is almost 60 years ago, but the memory of that summer afternoon in the garden of a house in Buckinghamshire still shines in my mind, as if it were yesterday. Whichert House was named after the local word for ‘white earth’, the mixture of lime and straw used in the construction of houses in this …

Red Cross

The Commander Of The Tent Facility Holding Separated Immigrant Children Says It Was A Dumb Policy

"I'm totally against the separation. Should never have happened," said the incident commander of the detention center near the Tornillo port of entry in Texas.<p>TORNILLO, Texas — The incident commander of the Tornillo tent facility, where 326 immigrant children are currently being detained, called …

Immigration

'It's only a beer': the unwritten contracts between men and women

The first time I failed to pay up, I was a high school student at a bowling alley in my small town in central Pennsylvania. An older man bought me a beer and talked to me while he shot pool. Smoking and drinking in that grungy bowling alley bar in the seediest part of town, I felt cosmopolitan and …

Feminism

No Nerves From 19-Year-Old Royal Wedding Cellist

If you were one of the millions of viewers who tuned into the royal wedding last weekend, you may also have been one of the many who were impressed by a young cellist.<p>Nineteen-year-old Sheku Kanneh-Mason played three pieces during the interlude in which Prince Harry and Meghan Markle signed the …

Bob Marley

Harry and Meghan Look to the Future, but Some Royals Never Change

Well, that was fun. A good time was had by all. In the words of one well-placed source, “the ceremony was over very quickly, in about fifteen …

Somebody Is Stocking Up On Napalm

A gun dealer that sells firearms to the CIA has been shopping for napalm — but won’t reveal the customer or how it will be used.<p><b>A troubled Arkansas</b> arms company that sells specialty guns to the Central Intelligence Agency has been trying to purchase large quantities of napalm, the notorious …

Can you hear these silent GIFs? You may have a new form of synesthesia.

IamHappyToast Scientists are starting to figure out why these GIFs are so damn loud. Can you “hear” visual motion? If so, you’re hardly alone. …

The internet made sex work safer. Now Congress has forced it back into the shadows

Offline and back into the dark Although FOSTA, or the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, was just signed on April …

Meghan McCain Manages to Enrage Every Single One of Her View Co-Hosts

Today on The View, aka Let’s All Just Gaslight Each Other to Death, Meghan McCain pulled one helluva Meghan McCain, and attempted to complain that …

The Great High School Impostor

What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p><b>Before putting the plot</b> into motion, before the five-year masquerade, before the honors and the scholarships and the arrests and the deportation, before any of that, he rode into town on a …

School Administration

See the Terrifying But Also Cute Moment When a Bear Sits Down Next to a Photographer

Wildlife photography can be really peaceful in its own way: you're sitting in the wilderness, watching the wonder of nature, enjoying the quiet. …

25+ Inspirational Shots Of The Aurora Borealis That Will Keep You Up At Night

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos that show the aurora borealis in this photo contest with chances to win a PRO Aluminum …

Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 28 years of mind-blowing space pictures

NASA astronauts Steven Smith and John Grunsfeld perform a spacewalk during a December 1999 mission of the space shuttle Discovery to service the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>Hubble flew into orbit on April 24, 1990, aboard Discovery. The first major optical telescope to be placed in space, Hubble has …

Cosmology

All-Natural Homemade Weed Killers That Really Work

Yes, your lawn is manicured and beautiful, but did you know that such perfection can actually make it more susceptible to weeds? Dandelion, crab …

Spectacular Architecture Photography by Mathias Mattéo

Stunning architectural photographs by <b>Mathias Mattéo</b>, talented 27-year-old self-taught photographer, traveler and artist based in Brussels, Belgium. …

NASA Releases Astounding Video Of The Lagoon Nebula To Celebrate Hubble's Birthday

The nebula is a "raucous star nursery full of birth and destruction," NASA says.<p>Ever wanted to zoom near that central bulge in the Milky Way in the Sagittarius constellation where stars are born? NASA has almost made it possible thanks to the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. As a kind of a …

Ikea Appeals to Sneakerheads With Slick Storage Solutions That Show Off Your Shoes

With the launch of their latest collaboration, the Stampd x Ikea Spänst collection, the Swedish retailer is appealing to a different group of …

Bizarre Squid Seen Alive for First Time

The deep-sea creature, which might be a new species, has marine biologists flummoxed.<p>In the Gulf of Mexico, a strange creature lurks in the deep: a blood-red squid with stubby arms, missing tentacles, and a knack for swimming like a nautilus.<p>The unusual squid, which might or might not be a new …

Zoology

How to Make Your Pre-Cooked Ham Taste Amazing

Besides mini chocolate eggs, pre-cooked spiral cut hams—also known as “city hams”—have always been my favorite part of Easter. Since there is no …

Cooking

This Is What It Feels Like When the Teenage Dream Looks Like You

As I exited my middle school years and faced the frequently-fictionalized but never-not-daunting prospect of high school, I decided that ABC, the television network, was trying to ruin my life. First, in 1989, they premiered the television show <i>Family Matters</i>, which would provide a vehicle for the …

TV

Dogs or Cats Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best dog or cat photos in the Dogs or Cats Photo Contest Photo contest with chances to win a …

Pets

The Winners Of The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Have Been Announced

This year The Sony World Photography Awards celebrates its 11th anniversary. It is one of the most respected and influential photography competition. …

Photography

Improve Your Composition With This One Simple Change

When it comes to taking a great photo, many photographers argue that it starts and ends with great composition. I’m not sure I’m so black and white …

Landscape Photography

27 Holy Grail Hair Products That Actually Work

<i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Winter's Tale: Photos by Kilian Schonberger

Fantastic winter scenes around Central Europe captured by German photographer Kilian Schonberger. Using his favorite subject matter, forests and …

Central Europe

What We Learned This Week: "Getty of China" Buys 500px; ImageBrief Folds

The stock photography landscape has changed.This week we learned that photo-sharing site 500px was acquired by Visual China Group (VCG), the …