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    Strange Fruit

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    Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic

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    Billie Holiday

75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.

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12 Foods For Boosting Your Brain Power

Studying for a big test? Rather than weighing your mind and body down with empty calories and junk food, eat smart with healthy foods that are known for decreasing your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease, keeping your neurotransmitters healthy, and increasing blood and oxygen flow to your brain.

You can always stand to eat more vegetables, and you can never go wrong with broccoli, spinach, and other dark green leafy vegetables. For a quick snack, munch on blueberries, nuts, hummus, and dark chocolate. Oily fish, curry, and olive oil can be incorporated into a full meal for a truly brain-boosting meal.

For more brain power tips, check out my other guides for some non-food-related ways to improve your memory and tricks to motivate you into getting things done.

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Fertilization

A beautifully done animation on how you became you.

See the full video here as I left out some really cool parts.

From 300 or so million down to ONE.

YOU. MADE. IT.

NIGGA WE MADE IT

Aside from “male-/female-genetic material”, this is pretty awesome.

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the best gifset thus far on tumblr!!

Amazing!

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