humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"We went to war when we were 18."
“What’s your strongest memory from the war?”
“My unit was being transported by train when German planes began to attack us. We jumped out and started to run across a field. I had to carry my wounded friend on my shoulders, so I was moving pretty slow. One of the planes circled around, and dropped a bomb right near me. I felt something hit me in the back and I got thrown to the ground. I thought for sure I was hit, but I couldn’t see any blood. When I finally got to some cover, I pulled my backpack off my back, and saw that it had a giant hole in it. When I opened it up, I discovered that a piece of shrapnel had torn through everything and lodged itself in the leather sole of my boot.”

(Bila Tserkva, Ukraine)

Veterans!

humansofnewyork:

"We went to war when we were 18."
“What’s your strongest memory from the war?”
“My unit was being transported by train when German planes began to attack us. We jumped out and started to run across a field. I had to carry my wounded friend on my shoulders, so I was moving pretty slow. One of the planes circled around, and dropped a bomb right near me. I felt something hit me in the back and I got thrown to the ground. I thought for sure I was hit, but I couldn’t see any blood. When I finally got to some cover, I pulled my backpack off my back, and saw that it had a giant hole in it. When I opened it up, I discovered that a piece of shrapnel had torn through everything and lodged itself in the leather sole of my boot.”

(Bila Tserkva, Ukraine)

Veterans!

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americanexpress:

Avocado Boats: 5 Recipes

Pico De Gallo: Chopped tomato, red onion, garlic granules, jalapeño, cilantro, Himalayan sea salt, and lime juice.

Turkey BLT: Off the bone turkey breast, nitrate-free bacon, chopped tomato, fresh spinach.

Israeli Salad: A household favorite! Recipe here.

Baked Egg: Crack an egg into the center of your avocado half. Bake on 350 for 20 minutes until egg whites are opaque.

Tropical Salsa: Delicious and refreshing. It’s also delicious on top of fish! Recipe.

by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen is a regular paid contributor to the American Express Tumblr community.

Omg! Gotta make this

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forestfeast:

Hope everyone had a fun Labor Day weekend! Guess what- we had a baby boy! Little Ezra has arrived and we couldn’t be more excited, grateful, happy or in awe! Now we are a forest family.

As we enjoy these last days of summer, I thought I’d share a recipe that I did for the current issue of Remedy Quarterly, a fantastic foodie magazine that everyone should know about.

Enjoy!

Loooks good!

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unexplained-events:

Stars

Just want to take a break from the usual stuff to talk about how amazing stars are. When we look at stars we get to look into the past. Due to the way and speed light travels(186,282 mps) in, we see stars as they once were. It takes light, from the closest star to us, to travel to Earth in about eight minutes. When Earth based telescopes look at the sun, they are seeing it as it was eight minutes ago. Using Earth based telescopes and advancing technology we can see stars that no longer exist.

There are stars out there that are more than thousands, millions or billions of of light years away. So, if a star is a million light years away and died a million years ago, we will see it die now.  If another star died four million years ago, but is a hundred million light years away, we’ll still be able to see it for another 96 million years.