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Watch The Clouds Move Above Tokyo In This Awesome Timelapse Video

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I Want To Go To There

This gorgeous timelapse video of the clouds over Tokyo will make you want to drop everything and hop on a flight to Japan. Filmmaker Darwinfish105 put the short together over the course of this spring and summer using four different cameras and then paired it with the song “Her Breath” by Arizono Kazuhiro. The end result is stunning! [Laughing Squid]

Not Having Access To An Abortion Can Make It Harder To Leave An Abusive Relationship

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  • Researchers at UCSF have found that not having access to an abortion when you want one makes it harder to leave an abusive relationship. [Feministing]
  • Michael Daly looks at the strange history of Hannah Graham’s abductor’s crimes. [The Daily Beast]
  • Joanna Coles, the editor who brought political content to Cosmopolitan in recent years, is now helming Seventeen. [Flavorwire] Keep reading »

“Assassin’s Creed” With Kittens Is Way Better Than Plain Old Regular “Assassin’s Creed”

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Kittens: Tough Than They Look

Kittens really do make everything better — even video games. In this little film, the game “Assassin’s Creed Unity” becomes “Assassin’s Kittens Unity”, which is obviously way more fun for everyone involved. Also, I’m going to make the assumption that there is someone out there in the world who is employed to make patterns for kitten film costumes. Life dream status. [Jezebel]

Watch The Horrible Beauty Of “The Eyes Of Hitchcock”

"You shouldn't have kept souvenirs of a killing!"

I’d say that “The Eyes of Hitchcock” from video essayist kogonada is right in time for Halloween season, but let’s be real, here, Hitchcock season is all year round. My best friend in high school indoctrinated me on Hitchcock, and this video illustrates beautifully why he’s possibly the greatest director of all time. By today’s standards there’s not much that’s shocking or scary-in-the-surprising-way about Hitchcock’s films, but there’s something supremely off-setting about John Ferguson’s obsessions in Vertigo, for example, that no other director could have captured so well. Well, enjoy, and perhaps it’s about time I got around to watching Rebecca, eh? [Juxtapoz]

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UK Troll Sentenced To 18 Weeks In Prison For Rape Threats

Remember last year, when a UK politician was supporting an effort to get Jane Austen put on the 10-pound note and got flooded with rape threats on Twitter? No? I vaguely remember — vaguely, because it’s just one of the many, many, many instances in which women have received rape threats over Twitter in the last two years and it’s made the news. Plus, it seems like maybe the mildest thing in the world to try to get Jane Austen’s face on a bank note. Not that trolls are ever justified for making rape threats but … Jane Austen? Really? How does one manage to use Jane Austen as an excuse for rape threats? Keep reading »

10 Questions I Have For The Guy Who Accidentally Microwaved His Stool Sample At Work

The subreddit Today I Fucked Up is a source of endless amusement, full of truly facepalm-worthy tales of shame and embarrassment, but I think maybe it has finally reached its pinnacle with this particular tale of woe. While I’m not naive enough to think this fantastically foul story is absolutely 100 percent true, nor do I want to make light of the poster’s obvious drinking problem if it is authentic, I am suspending my disbelief (and concern) for the endless LULZ and mind-blowing questions it inspires. Take it away, MicrowavedMyFeces: Keep reading »

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