tristeycansadaa:

a-cumberbatch-of-cookies:

prettyarbitrary:

nuedvixx:

blusterousiris:

Robyn Lawley, Jada Sezer, and Gabi Gregg for Swimsuits For All. 

😻😻

Now THIS is how you sell a fucking bikini.

WHAT WHAT LEGIT CHUBBY GIRLS IN ADS?! NOT JUST HOLLYWOOD CHUBBY BUT FOR REALS CHUBBY THANK YOU BLESS

THANK YOU FOR THIS.

DAMN ladies be looking amazing. Dying for that blue bikini


anuraglahiri:

Maybe my ways are passive, passive-aggressive, sly, avoidant… or just culturally sensitive. Regardless, this is what works for me these days.

  1. I made a safe zone sign for my multilingual immigrant work place and asked my dad for help proofreading the translations. He asked…
nybg:

Brave New Gardening for Brave New Climates

“Awareness is changing in a way that is here to stay,” said Brian Sullivan, a vice president for landscapes at The New York Botanical Garden. “Yard by yard, region by region, the overall environmental impact of this trend, which I think is very positive, is substantial.”

With drought a very real threat for much of the country, and indeed the world, that classic English lawn is looking decidedly less appetizing, no matter how easy it is on the eyes. Water bills and fertilizing issues only exacerbate the problem. That said, ripping out your entire lawn and replacing it with hardy local plants and vegetables is quickly becoming a more reasonable option than the average H.O.A. is willing to admit.
Head through for a nifty article on the growing popularity (and environmental boon) of conscientious lawns, from using hardier grass cultivars to full on xeriscaping. —MN
Photo credit: Michael Savageau/Associated Press

nybg:

Brave New Gardening for Brave New Climates

“Awareness is changing in a way that is here to stay,” said Brian Sullivan, a vice president for landscapes at The New York Botanical Garden. “Yard by yard, region by region, the overall environmental impact of this trend, which I think is very positive, is substantial.”

With drought a very real threat for much of the country, and indeed the world, that classic English lawn is looking decidedly less appetizing, no matter how easy it is on the eyes. Water bills and fertilizing issues only exacerbate the problem. That said, ripping out your entire lawn and replacing it with hardy local plants and vegetables is quickly becoming a more reasonable option than the average H.O.A. is willing to admit.

Head through for a nifty article on the growing popularity (and environmental boon) of conscientious lawns, from using hardier grass cultivars to full on xeriscaping. —MN

Photo credit: Michael Savageau/Associated Press

janemba:

the biggest fuck you to every beyonce hate article written by a white feminist

janemba:

the biggest fuck you to every beyonce hate article written by a white feminist

(Source: twitter.com)

floozys:

my feminist goal is not to convince men that girls are of value, my feminist goal is to achieve a future where the judgement of our value isn’t in the hands of men. 

(Source: floozys)


thesharkinwinterfell:

witchsistah:

evolutia:

omondii:

dynastylnoire:

I heard his story on NPR. His mom raised him to “not see color” etc. And the cops beat  the hell out of him when they pulled him over. It took seeing him in jail beaten half to death for her to see that race matters every day.

Wow. I am a half black male raised by a white mother…but I’m fortunate to be Canadian. This stuff doesn’t happen here. I’m treated the same wherever I go in this country, and have had very few people assume anything about me because of my ethnicity. That wasn’t a luxury I was given when I lived in the US for 3 years. It’s mindblowing how race is still a serious issue in many parts of the country south of mine. If the cops did anything like that here they would all be held accountable, discharged, and jailed. Wow.

No racism in Canada? I recently made a post pertaining to an 11 year old Black Canadian boy who was harassed and attacked to the point of considering suicide. So for you to say their isn’t racism in Canada is nothing but a farce. Canada, just like the US brutally exterminated their indigenous population and still haven’t made appropriate reparations including recognizing indigenous sovereignty. How do you not know anything about where you live? I mean come on.

I’m transracially adopted with two white parents and unlike this women here, they actually educated themselves and we taught very early on that I would have hurdles white children wouldn’t. That it’s essential that they instilled a sense of pride and not ignore hardships I would face due my skin color. Colorblind ideology is very harmful because those who subscribe to that ideology willfully ignore the social construct of race and people are harmed because of it.

So for those who want to consider having a mixed race child or consider adopting someone who is another race, if you are “colorblind” you will hurt your child. Race is a factor that always has to be considered, that’s life.

Wonder what he’s got to say about this, cuz he just waved off First Nations issues on my post here. Wonder if he’ll respond to this at all or is content to waggle a finger in America’s face (and what the fuck is that doing for American Black folk except going “Neener! Neener! Neener! Sux to be YOU!” at us).

I don’t know what that guy is talking about, I’ve been stared down and followed by cops, had my family openly discriminated against, fuck the police chief of my city even admitted that the rate at which black men and other men of colour are “stopped and frisked” compared to their white peers is alarming. Not to mention the deplorable treatment of our First Nations people. Racism is alive and well in Canada don’t trust anyone who says otherwise.


potadont:

scissorscars:

princeofhugs:

thecorpse-bitch:

I know its hard to look past all the terrible grammar but I’m just gonna leave this here….

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the scum of the earth.

THIS. IS. RAPE. CULTURE.

also adding: the owner of this page automatically assumed this girl was a feminist, she could have very well been transporting a piece for a project. But given the information that she was a feminist, people took a negative approach to the situation 


afro-dominicano:

dynastylnoire:

I heard his story on NPR. His mom raised him to “not see color” etc. And the cops beat  the hell out of him when they pulled him over. It took seeing him in jail beaten half to death for her to see that race matters every day.

"I thought that love would conquer all and skin color really didn’t matter. I had to learn the really hard way when they almost killed you."

fishingboatproceeds:

Mario Balotelli is an Italian footballer who may soon become a Liverpool player. He has long been one of my favorite players, and I can’t help but think that the way his reputation in Europe is shaped by race. (Balotelli has been the victim of horrific racist chants throughout his career, but I also think institutional racism shapes media coverage and popular opinion, as pointed out here and elsewhere.)
Balotelli is certainly an unusual footballer: Once, while signing an autograph for a child, Balotelli learned the kid was being bullied, and then drove across town to confront the bully and discuss the matter with the school principal. And he is famed for his generosity, although this is often portrayed popularly as an inability to handle his money well.
He also has a reputation for volatility and immaturity, and is often criticized for getting in fights with teammates. He once threw a dart at a younger player. You hear a lot that Balotelli is crazy and/or lazy. You hear that he stays out late.
Now, I think some of Balotelli’s professional behavior has been poor, and I’m not here to defend it. But look at the way we treat white players:
Liverpool’s Robbie Fowler once PRETENDED TO SNORT THE WHITE POWDER OF THE TOUCH LINE after scoring a goal, in reference to his cocaine use.
Craig Bellamy drunkenly beat a teammate with a golf club. 
Peter Beagrie once drunkenly stole someone’s motorbike and drove it through a hotel’s plate glass window. 
Point being, in all the cases above (and many, many, many more) the offenses were seen as youthful indiscretions, or as hilarious examples of Boys being Boys.
Fowler is now a coach; Beagrie is now a well-respected commentator; and Bellamy is still playing. You rarely hear about his on- and off-field indiscretions, even though they’re probably more numerous than Balotelli’s. Meanwhile, Balotelli makes the news (and gets fined $200,000) for eating curry.
Those of you who follow football will begin to hear a lot about Balotelli if he returns to play in England. You will hear about how he cried after being substituted (although you might not hear that he cried because he had to sit on the bench while racist chants rang through the stadium). You will hear about how he is “wild” and “unpredictable” and “lazy.” 
But watch him play. Watch how good and smart and creative he can be, how he can find paths to goal that make people call him lazy (they called Messi lazy, too, remember) when really he is just waiting, like the chess master who sees four moves ahead. Watch him off the ball, moving to reshape the opposition’s defense.
And then watch him score, turn around unsmiling, and lift his shirt to ask the immense and complicated question.

fishingboatproceeds:

Mario Balotelli is an Italian footballer who may soon become a Liverpool player. He has long been one of my favorite players, and I can’t help but think that the way his reputation in Europe is shaped by race. (Balotelli has been the victim of horrific racist chants throughout his career, but I also think institutional racism shapes media coverage and popular opinion, as pointed out here and elsewhere.)

Balotelli is certainly an unusual footballer: Once, while signing an autograph for a child, Balotelli learned the kid was being bullied, and then drove across town to confront the bully and discuss the matter with the school principal. And he is famed for his generosity, although this is often portrayed popularly as an inability to handle his money well.

He also has a reputation for volatility and immaturity, and is often criticized for getting in fights with teammates. He once threw a dart at a younger player. You hear a lot that Balotelli is crazy and/or lazy. You hear that he stays out late.

Now, I think some of Balotelli’s professional behavior has been poor, and I’m not here to defend it. But look at the way we treat white players:

Liverpool’s Robbie Fowler once PRETENDED TO SNORT THE WHITE POWDER OF THE TOUCH LINE after scoring a goal, in reference to his cocaine use.

Craig Bellamy drunkenly beat a teammate with a golf club

Peter Beagrie once drunkenly stole someone’s motorbike and drove it through a hotel’s plate glass window

Point being, in all the cases above (and many, many, many more) the offenses were seen as youthful indiscretions, or as hilarious examples of Boys being Boys.

Fowler is now a coach; Beagrie is now a well-respected commentator; and Bellamy is still playing. You rarely hear about his on- and off-field indiscretions, even though they’re probably more numerous than Balotelli’s. Meanwhile, Balotelli makes the news (and gets fined $200,000) for eating curry.

Those of you who follow football will begin to hear a lot about Balotelli if he returns to play in England. You will hear about how he cried after being substituted (although you might not hear that he cried because he had to sit on the bench while racist chants rang through the stadium). You will hear about how he is “wild” and “unpredictable” and “lazy.” 

But watch him play. Watch how good and smart and creative he can be, how he can find paths to goal that make people call him lazy (they called Messi lazy, too, remember) when really he is just waiting, like the chess master who sees four moves ahead. Watch him off the ball, moving to reshape the opposition’s defense.

And then watch him score, turn around unsmiling, and lift his shirt to ask the immense and complicated question.

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]