Stop being so complacent. You’re not the moon, you are the Sun. Now is your time to shine.
Your touch, your skin, where do I begin? No words can explain, the way I’m missing you… | shot by: @mr.creatistic
I finally took the time yesterday to restring my violin, called up my oldest friend to transcribe with me, and rediscovered my motherfuckin spark!
OH MY GOD
…I’m not touching that pizza…
perfect gif usage
I can’t stop laughing
i love stop motion so much.
Also one time he was supposed to write a violin and piano duet, and he wrote the violin part, but he didn’t really feel like writing the piano part, or was too lazy etc. When the concert came up (he played the piano while a fiend played the violin) he set up a blank piece of paper (so people would think he was reading music) and improvised. After the concert he wrote it down so it could be published
okay i’ve reblogged this before but can we just give a shoutout to the orchestra that had to sightread the overture to an audience at the premiere of an opera
With the worst outbreak in history playing out in West Africa, people everywhere are scared of Ebola. Is this a real threat to global health?
Julia Belluz: How is this outbreak different from others in the past?
Art Reingold, the head of epidemiology at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health: This outbreak is certainly really bad. It’s different from the ones we have seen in the past, which generally have started in and often been confined to villages or reasonably limited areas where most of the population is rural and scattered. We now have an outbreak in multiple countries, including urban areas. For this outbreak to be in West Africa is unusual; most have been in Central and East Africa. This represents a new set of challenges people haven’t faced before. It is definitely going to be a real challenge to bring this outbreak under control.
JB: Because this is the worst Ebola outbreak in history—with three Western African nations affected—and because Ebola is so deadly, people everywhere are afraid. What is the actual risk that this virus will spread beyond West Africa?
AR: People should not be concerned about Ebola spreading to the US or other wealthy countries. It’s transmitted entirely through exposure to bodily fluids. In settings with Ebola, there’s bleeding in a variety of places and the virus is present in those excretions, and people need to come into contact with that to get the virus. The people at risk are the family members who are taking care of sick people, those who are preparing bodies for burial, and health-care workers.
JB: Some airlines are enacting travel bans since the outbreak. Are they justified then?
AR: The virus is not transmitted through coughing and sneezing, or through sitting next to someone on a bus or the like. The idea that the virus can somehow mutate and become more readily transmissible from person to person through coughing or sneezing—those are Hollywood scenarios. The idea that Ebola can become more readily transmissible through casual contact is unrealistic and not something we are concerned about. It’s people whose job it is to deal with this virus—those working at the ministries of health, health care providers, those struggling with how to get the outbreak in the affected countries under control—that need to be concerned.
JB: What about a worst-case scenario, if it did spread?
AR: In high-income countries like in Europe and the US, we know how to prevent the transmission of Ebola. It has to do with making sure suspected patients are treated and isolated, and appropriate measures are taken for the health-care workers taking care of them. That’s what worked in Africa in the past and it should be possible to prevent further transmission of the virus. For people in the US, it’s really not a plausible scenario that we are going to start to have to introduce these measures. I would have no fear or concern about getting on an airplane and going to affected countries if I had work to do there.