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In Pictures: Yoga in Sierra Leone

While Sierra Leone has long been at peace, many still suffer the mental effects of its 11-year civil war. The World Health Organization estimates there are 715,000 people with mental disorders. 

Yoga Strength was founded by Tamba Fayia, once a child soldier in Sierra Leone’s civil war, who in 2012 became the country’s first qualified yoga teacher. He says yoga transformed his life.

The organisation focuses on taking yoga to the people that need it. “I work on the streets, in the slums, in the schools” says Mr Fayia. He has even held a class on a remote river island in the jungle.

by Tommy Trenchard

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memeguy-com:

Didnt I say you were grounded

memeguy-com:

Didnt I say you were grounded

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fer1972:

Blue Iceland by Andy Lee

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scienceyoucanlove:

Misumena vatia (Goldenrod Crab Spider)

The Goldenrod Spider is a member of the crab spider family. It is best known for its ability to change its color from white to yellow in order to camouflage among flowers. The female is the one most often seen. She is either yellow or white, depending on where she is, with red streaks on her abdomen. The male is dark reddish-brown, with a whitish abdomen with dark red streaks. The male is smaller (about 1/8 inch) than the female (up to 3/8 inch). Goldenrod Spiders are found wherever there are yellow and white flowers, especially goldenrod and daisies. This is usually in a field or garden.

Goldenrod Spiders eat insects, either by hunting on the ground, or by ambushing from a flower. They especially attack bees, butterflies, and flies which visit flowers for nectar. Grasshoppers and other plant-eating insects are also frequent prey. Goldenrod Spiders have small jaws which contain venom. This venom allows them to take on animals much larger than them. Usually, the Goldenrod Spider grabs its prey with its front legs and injects the venom. It then sucks all the body fluids from its prey.

Goldenrod Spiders can walk forwards, backwards, or sideways. They do not build webs. After mating, female Goldenrod Spiders will spin a silk sac to hold eggs. This is done by folding a leaf over the eggs and wrapping the silk around it. The female usually dies before the young spiderlings hatch. They are on their own from the moment they are born.

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Just because I’m on a different path doesn’t mean I’m lost.
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mymodernmet:

Photographer Dalton Portella captured these dramatic photos depicting the powerful force of the ocean during stormy weather.

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gameofrachel:

Me, everyday.

gameofrachel:

Me, everyday.

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crazycritterlife:

furrsonalitypets:

Group shots on day twenty-nine. The babies are now without their mommy.

This makes me really happy. Baby rats are the best


flashtheparrotlet:

I *think* I’ve got something on my lens. :: Prepping for tomorrow’s wedding and I find this dude sitting in the lens hood with his tiny tushie pushed up against the glass. I could not. stop. laughing. #lifeofaphotographer #flashtheparrotlet #parrotlet #pacificparrotlet #forpus #pet #petbird #bird #canon #dslr #photogear

flashtheparrotlet:

I *think* I’ve got something on my lens. :: Prepping for tomorrow’s wedding and I find this dude sitting in the lens hood with his tiny tushie pushed up against the glass. I could not. stop. laughing. #lifeofaphotographer #flashtheparrotlet #parrotlet #pacificparrotlet #forpus #pet #petbird #bird #canon #dslr #photogear

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bryankonietzko:

avatarparallels:

Voice Actors and Actresses from Avatar The Last Airbender who came back with new characters in The Legend of Korra.

What a cool post! Once again, the hardest working fans in the business. Also, as illustrated by these graphics, if you hear a voice on ATLA/LOK there is a strong chance it was performed by Grey DeLisle. Although Dee Bradley Baker might have more screen time due to all the animal chirps and grumbles. Either way, Grey and Dee could easily voice an entire series together—just the two of them covering all the characters—and the audience would be none the wiser without checking the credits.


bijoux-et-mineraux:

Rubellite - Malkhan, Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast’, Transbaikalia  Russia

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Rubellite - Malkhan, Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast’, Transbaikalia  Russia

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