September 20, 2014

locsgirl:

tashabilities:

lovelyandbrown:

huffingtonpost:

HERE’S JUST HOW MUCH IT PAYS TO BE CONVENTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE

We’ve come to expect impossible, even improbable standards of beauty to populate our magazines and our television shows. It’s another thing entirely to find they’ve invaded our workplace.

Watch Vox’s full video to see the many other ways these unrealistic beauty standards effect where we work.

Holy schnikes.

Now add Black to it, 

And think about how white people are the ones in the hiring positions, 

And white people never look at us or interact with us for longer than they absolutely HAVE to, 

So most of us are automatically marked ‘unattractive’ simply because we’re Black, 

Aaaaaand you end up with a Black unemployment rate that’s over DOUBLE that of the rest of the country, 

EVEN DURING TIMES OF ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.

Now don’t be black AND unattractive AND fat.

(Source: vox.com, via fabulazerstokill)

September 20, 2014

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September 20, 2014
"I first learned about Bulosan sometime in high school. My dad was an avid reader of history and after his day was done in the fields, he would head straight to the library in his work clothes and would check out anything and everything on American and Philippine history: military history, agricultural history, American labor history, Philippine history during World War II. One day, he brought home America Is in the Heart by Bulosan and the progressive writer Carey McWilliams’ Brothers Under the Skin. I remember flipping through them and being intrigued, but I was an easily distracted high school student and yet to make the connection between those books and my own life and personal history. When I went to community college and took an Asian American History class in Stockton, I read Ronald Takaki’s book Strangers from a Different Shore and of course, Bulosan was mentioned. Then I transferred to UCLA and became a history major and started taking Asian American Studies courses. But it wasn’t until America Is in the Heart was assigned in my Filipino American Experience course taught by Royal Morales that it really transformed me. He talked about my hometown—and about Lafayette and El Dorado Streets—the intersection near my grandfather’s longtime Filipino restaurant that had been shuttered by 1983. Suddenly my family stories became history and I began to understand the context of my life as a third generation Pinay from Stockton. It took leaving home to understand and appreciate home."

— Dr. Dawn Mabalon on the lost history of Filipinos in the organized labor movement, and the stories of women that went untold. (via pag-asaharibon)

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September 20, 2014

foodffs:

Herb Salted Garlic Parmesan French Fries

Really nice recipes. Every hour.

September 20, 2014

the-goddamazon:

Serves you fucking right you little bitch

LMFAOOOO

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September 20, 2014
shmurdapunk:

the-goddamazon:

princekarkat:

for some reason i thought both of these were the same post and i sat for awhile trying to figure out which ice cream face was the weak bitch

ME TOO

it’s batman, fyi

shmurdapunk:

the-goddamazon:

princekarkat:

for some reason i thought both of these were the same post and i sat for awhile trying to figure out which ice cream face was the weak bitch

ME TOO

it’s batman, fyi

(Source: princeloptr)

September 20, 2014

sexioto:

tumblrs message system is a bit like messenger pigeons only they’re chickens and you just kind of throw them in the direction of the recipient and hope they find their way

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September 20, 2014

shmurdapunk:

sabrielshipping-charliebartlett:

"We’re preparing you for the real world"

I don’t meant to alarm you but

the real world has calculators

do you know how many math teachers I had this argument with

there is literally no math related function on the planet they would ever let you do without double-checking your numbers

but we expect students to keep all that shit in their heads

September 20, 2014

sapphrikah:

vergible-woods:

runningmermaids:

getting outfit inspirations from anime characters

gahhhh :D

Oh my goodness.

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September 20, 2014

fyeahlilbit3point0:

Life was much simpler when I was 8 and my career goal was to be a Power Ranger.

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September 20, 2014
runs-on-ramen:

necessary:

he needs those parts for his space ship

he’s going to otter space

runs-on-ramen:

necessary:

he needs those parts for his space ship

he’s going to otter space

(Source: jajaneenee, via solaceames)

September 20, 2014
odielikethedog:

j4ya:

elinious:

effington:

shortformblog:

Fun guy chillin’ in South American rainforest finds plastic-eating fungi
Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source
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Wow

THIS IS AMAZINGGGG
I love nature

THE EARTH IS SO AMAZING IT KNOWS THAT WE’RE FUCKING IT UP AND EVEN THEN INSTEAD OF GIVING US AN APOCALYPSE IT GOES AND GIVES US A SOLUTION TO HELP US FIX WHAT WE FUCKED UP BLESS

odielikethedog:

j4ya:

elinious:

effington:

shortformblog:

Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source

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Wow

THIS IS AMAZINGGGG

I love nature

THE EARTH IS SO AMAZING IT KNOWS THAT WE’RE FUCKING IT UP AND EVEN THEN INSTEAD OF GIVING US AN APOCALYPSE IT GOES AND GIVES US A SOLUTION TO HELP US FIX WHAT WE FUCKED UP BLESS

(Source: shortformblog, via spaced--cadette)

September 20, 2014

The New World Shopping Mall has been abandoned since 1999. It shut its doors after being condemned by local regulators. A few years later a massive fire destroyed the structure’s roof. Not long after that monsoon rains flooded the lower floors.
As a way to combat the spread of mosquitoes and other insects breeding in the stagnant water, locals introduced koi and catfish to the former mall. Not only did the fish take care of the pest problem, they’ve thrived. It is now one of the world’s largest urban ponds.

The New World Shopping Mall has been abandoned since 1999. It shut its doors after being condemned by local regulators. A few years later a massive fire destroyed the structure’s roof. Not long after that monsoon rains flooded the lower floors.

As a way to combat the spread of mosquitoes and other insects breeding in the stagnant water, locals introduced koi and catfish to the former mall. Not only did the fish take care of the pest problem, they’ve thrived. It is now one of the world’s largest urban ponds.

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