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Aug 31, 2014 / 648,443 notes

hey-nnister:

helioscentrifuge:

SHOTS FIRED

Damn that turned innocent to calling out sexism real fast

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intrudaimpala:

bethelionqueen:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

betterthandarkchocolate:

thelipstickontherim:

Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness

As are toiletries!

I would also advice NOT to buy wool socks because yes, they are warm, but wool shrinks very easily, some people are allergic to wool, and wet wool is one of the most uncomfortable things in the world.
Thick cotton socks would be best, they’d last the longest and be the easiest to take care of and clean.
- Jane

Cotton is best. Always cotton

I feel the need to STRESS the necessity of socks. For the event AMOK through Random Acts this year, we went to DTLA to pass out donations. At one point we basically ran out and some of us broke off from the group to buy some more items. We ended up at a convenience store that had two boxes of cotton socks. We bought them and as we were walking one man asked us if we had socks. And we said “Yes.” and gave him a pair and then suddenly we were surrounded by individuals all asking for socks. We were out of socks in a few moments. I can say from personal experience that socks were the most important article of clothing that they wanted.And as far as toiletries go, tampons. TAMPONS AND PADS. One woman was so excited, gracious, and thankful to receive tampons and pads, as it is a donation that seems to be overlooked. So please, of donations that could be given, while all articles of clothing and food and other necessities are more than welcome, socks and tampons and pads are largely needed.
Aug 31, 2014 / 67,843 notes

intrudaimpala:

bethelionqueen:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

betterthandarkchocolate:

thelipstickontherim:

Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness

As are toiletries!

I would also advice NOT to buy wool socks because yes, they are warm, but wool shrinks very easily, some people are allergic to wool, and wet wool is one of the most uncomfortable things in the world.

Thick cotton socks would be best, they’d last the longest and be the easiest to take care of and clean.

- Jane

Cotton is best. Always cotton

I feel the need to STRESS the necessity of socks. For the event AMOK through Random Acts this year, we went to DTLA to pass out donations. At one point we basically ran out and some of us broke off from the group to buy some more items. We ended up at a convenience store that had two boxes of cotton socks. We bought them and as we were walking one man asked us if we had socks. And we said “Yes.” and gave him a pair and then suddenly we were surrounded by individuals all asking for socks. We were out of socks in a few moments. I can say from personal experience that socks were the most important article of clothing that they wanted.

And as far as toiletries go, tampons. TAMPONS AND PADS. One woman was so excited, gracious, and thankful to receive tampons and pads, as it is a donation that seems to be overlooked. So please, of donations that could be given, while all articles of clothing and food and other necessities are more than welcome, socks and tampons and pads are largely needed.

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laughingsquid:

HB Lamp, A Sculptural Lamp Shaped Like a Giant Pencil
Aug 30, 2014 / 838 notes
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Aug 30, 2014 / 3,029 notes

bobbycaputo:

Here’s Why We Need to Protect Public Libraries

We live in a “diverse and often fractious country,” writes Robert Dawson, but there are some things that unite us—among them, our love of libraries. “A locally governed and tax-supported system that dispenses knowledge and information for everyone throughout the country at no cost to its patrons is an astonishing thing,” the photographer writes in the introduction to his book, The Public Library: A Photographic Essay. “It is a shared commons of our ambitions, our dreams, our memories, our culture, and ourselves.”

But what do these places look like? Over the course of 18 years, Dawson found out. Inspired by “the long history of photographic survey projects,” he traveled thousands of miles and photographed hundreds of public libraries in nearly all 50 states. Looking at the photos, the conclusion is unavoidable: American libraries are as diverse as Americans. They’re large and small, old and new, urban and rural, and in poor and wealthy communities. Architecturally, they represent a range of styles, from the grand main branch of the New York Public Library to the humble trailer that serves as a library in Death Valley National Park, the hottest place on Earth. “Because they’re all locally funded, libraries reflect the communities they’re in,” Dawson said in an interview. “The diversity reflects who we are as a people.”

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Aug 17, 2014 / 67,036 notes

Janet Mock on Beyoncé’s feminism.

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johndarnielle:

greg-pak:

Outstanding.
mattmarblo:

oops turns out this is every single person that says this


it’s really easy not to let it happen to you
you just have to remain vigilant
remain vigilant
Aug 13, 2014 / 32,486 notes

johndarnielle:

greg-pak:

Outstanding.

mattmarblo:

oops turns out this is every single person that says this

it’s really easy not to let it happen to you

you just have to remain vigilant

remain vigilant

Aug 13, 2014 / 12,090 notes

It’s ridiculous, how sad poetry greatly outranks happy poetry. As if we’ve been hard wired to recognise negative imagery as the best poetry. All the best poets die young, right? They must’ve been onto something.

But I am trying to lace my words with so much kindness that it will leak through the page and stain the hands of anyone who reads it. To lighten the weight on someone’s shoulders. To inflate their lungs with contentment. Maybe this is how I can change the world.

Kindness, c.o (via thefaultytypewriter)

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Aug 9, 2014 / 20 notes
awwww-cute:

The Pawshank Redemption
Aug 8, 2014 / 361,100 notes

awwww-cute:

The Pawshank Redemption

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Aug 8, 2014 / 142,581 notes

closetsare4clothes:

majestikmajesty:

coffee-and-yoga:

donotcryout:

The Sexy Lie, Caroline Heldman at TEDxYouth@SanDiego

Every single word of this.

The body monitoring though.

jesus h christ hallelujah preach 

My brilliant professor- Caroline Heldman- love her! 

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Aug 8, 2014 / 507 notes

violentwavesofemotion:

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong | Cheek To Cheek

Heaven, I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak

Aug 8, 2014 / 158,911 notes

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theyuniversity:

*bare
But “bear hands” are so much cooler.
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Aug 8, 2014 / 638 notes

theyuniversity:

*bare

But “bear hands” are so much cooler.

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Aug 8, 2014 / 5,318 notes

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