"You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce."
the great bear rainforest in british columbia is one of the largest coastal temperate rain forests in the world, with twenty five thousand square miles of mist shrouded fjords and densely forested islands that are home to black bears with white fur.
neither albino nor polar bear, these rare black bears (there are fewer than five hundred) are known as kermode bears, or what the gitga’at first nation call mooksgm’ol, the spirit bear — a word no first nations person spoke of to european fur traders lest they be discovered and hunted. to this day, it remains taboo to hunt a spirit bear, or to mention them to outsiders.
the white fur in these bears is triggered by a recessive mutation of the same gene associated with red hair and fair skin in humans. though it remains unclear as to how the trait arose (or disappeared), it is especially pronounced on certain islands, and is known to confer a day time fishing advantage over the black furred bears (consider the first photo).
"It’s a bit like flashcards on steroids."
When we read, our eyes move across a page or a screen to digest the words. All of that eye movement slows us down, but a new technology called Spritz claims to have figured out a way to turn us into speed-readers. By flashing words onto a single point on a screen, much like watching TV, Spritz says it will double your reading speed.
"Um, yeah, of course these leeks are organic"
"Of course my quaint little cottage in this gentrified neighborhood is built with fair trade wood"
"Crimson nirnroot? Of course you haven’t heard of it”
"Why would I have a funeral for that dead body in the background? The funeral industry of Skyrim is commercialized and insincere, her body will decay and return to Nirn just as nature intended"
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