This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don't want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste.

 

This years Halloween costume may require multiple wardrobe changes.

candentia:

Cora Emmanuel in 'Virgos'
Photographer: Anthony Maule
Dresses: Azzedine Alaïa F/W 2013/14
CR Fashion Book Issue #3

candentia:

Cora Emmanuel in 'Virgos'

Photographer: Anthony Maule

Dresses: Azzedine Alaïa F/W 2013/14

CR Fashion Book Issue #3

pbstv:

Her celebrated photograph Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, yet few know her story.
Explore the struggles and profound body of work from the woman who created that portrait in tonight’s premiere of Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning at 9/8c on pbsamericanmasters.
See the trailer.

pbstv:

Her celebrated photograph Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, yet few know her story.

Explore the struggles and profound body of work from the woman who created that portrait in tonight’s premiere of Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning at 9/8c on pbsamericanmasters.

See the trailer.

kenyatta:

skunkbear:

Have you heard of the mystery of the sailing stones? It’s not a Hardy Boys novel — it’s the strange phenomenon of rocks leaving zig-zagging tracks across Death Valley.

Well, they solved the mystery at last.

Image: Momatiuk - Eastcott/Corbis / Video: Jim Norris

love this:

"I think that a lot of people thought, ‘Why are you putting GPS trackers on rocks?’ "

But it paid off. Here’s how Norris remembers that December day at the lake bed, just before dawn: “It was beautiful sunny conditions — this sort of light breeze blowing, that was not even strong enough to blow your hat off.”

Rain had fallen the day before, he says, and, overnight, a thin sheet of ice had formed on the desert surface.

Then the sun came up.

"And at that point the ice began to melt out in the center of the playa," Norris says, "and the ice began to pop and crackle all across the playa surface as the ice began to move."

Sheets of ice — thin, but 40 or 50 feet across — were sliding atop a film of melted water. “It’s basically being like a tugboat or a bulldozer,” Norris says. “It’s pushing the rocks very slowly along.”

What you seek is seeking you.

Rumi

kenyatta:

redtemplo:

micdotcom:

India replaces the Ice Bucket Challenge with the much more sustainable Rice Bucket Challenge 

After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”

It’s fairly simpleFollow micdotcom

Go off x1000000

This is great. Funny how it also wouldn’t have been effective without the prior art ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Ideas are funny that way.
newsweek:

Uber is arming teams of independent contractors with burner phones and credit cards as part of its sophisticated effort to undermine Lyft and other competitors.
Interviews with current and former contractors, along with internal documents obtained by The Verge, outline the company’s evolving methods. Using contractors it calls “brand ambassadors,” Uber requests rides from Lyft and other competitors, recruits their drivers, and takes multiple precautions to avoid detection.
The effort, which Uber appears to be rolling out nationally, has already resulted in thousands of canceled Lyft rides and made it more difficult for its rival to gain a foothold in new markets.
Uber calls the program “SLOG,” and it’s a previously unreported aspect of the company’s ruthless efforts to undermine its competitors. Together, the interviews and documents show the lengths to which Uber will go to halt its rivals’ momentum.
The San Francisco startup has raised $1.5 billion in venture capital, giving it an enormous war chest with which to battle Lyft and others. While the company’s cutthroat nature is well documented, emails from Uber managers offer new insight into the shifting tactics it uses to siphon drivers away from competitors without getting caught.
It also demonstrates the strong interest Uber has taken in crushing Lyft, its biggest rival in ridesharing, which is in the midst of a national expansion.
After The Verge asked Uber for comment on its report, the company stalled for time until they could write this blog post introducing Operation SLOG to the world. “We never use marketing tactics that prevent a driver from making their living — and that includes never intentionally canceling rides,” the company said.
This is Uber’s playbook for sabotaging Lyft | The Verge

newsweek:

Uber is arming teams of independent contractors with burner phones and credit cards as part of its sophisticated effort to undermine Lyft and other competitors.

Interviews with current and former contractors, along with internal documents obtained by The Verge, outline the company’s evolving methods. Using contractors it calls “brand ambassadors,” Uber requests rides from Lyft and other competitors, recruits their drivers, and takes multiple precautions to avoid detection.

The effort, which Uber appears to be rolling out nationally, has already resulted in thousands of canceled Lyft rides and made it more difficult for its rival to gain a foothold in new markets.

Uber calls the program “SLOG,” and it’s a previously unreported aspect of the company’s ruthless efforts to undermine its competitors. Together, the interviews and documents show the lengths to which Uber will go to halt its rivals’ momentum.

The San Francisco startup has raised $1.5 billion in venture capital, giving it an enormous war chest with which to battle Lyft and others. While the company’s cutthroat nature is well documented, emails from Uber managers offer new insight into the shifting tactics it uses to siphon drivers away from competitors without getting caught.

It also demonstrates the strong interest Uber has taken in crushing Lyft, its biggest rival in ridesharing, which is in the midst of a national expansion.

After The Verge asked Uber for comment on its report, the company stalled for time until they could write this blog post introducing Operation SLOG to the world. “We never use marketing tactics that prevent a driver from making their living — and that includes never intentionally canceling rides,” the company said.

This is Uber’s playbook for sabotaging Lyft | The Verge