…we need to stop talking about the economy in ways that make it seem like the weather. The economy is a result of the rules we create and the choices we make. The people who are struggling to make ends meet do so because we have built — through intentional choice — an economy that produces inadequate incomes for more than one-third of all Americans. So we need to have a real debate about what to do to build an economy that doesn’t produce such misery.

oldtimefriend:

India. Photographs by Andrew Jacona.

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It is becoming increasingly clear that trees help people live longer, healthier, happier lives—to the tune of $6.8 billion in averted health costs annually in the U.S., according to research published this week. And we’re only beginning to understand the nature and magnitude of their tree-benevolence.

[…]

"In terms of impacts on human health, trees in urban areas are substantially more important than rural trees due to their proximity to people," the researchers wrote. "The greatest monetary values are derived in areas with the greatest population density (e.g. Manhattan)."

lalondes:

i know there’s a lot going on right now but let’s please not forget that the steubenville rapist went free this week and is back on his high school’s varsity football team

animalsdancing:

Tiny legs

noirbettie:

dandehaane:

if u are scared or worried or stressed please just remember that even if you mess up super badly, doggies on the street will still tug on their owners when u walk by because they wanna say hello to u so badly

This is legitimately comforting.

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whitedevilsophistry:

black—lamb:

POST RACIAL SOCIETY MY ASS….

whitedevilsophistry:

black—lamb:

POST RACIAL SOCIETY MY ASS….

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For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.

So collapse.
Crumble.
This is not your destruction.

This is your birth.
'My name is Robert but I would prefer that you call me Bob.' It's just like that. You know what I mean? And if you were to insist upon calling that person Robert, you would be a colossal dick.

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octoplods:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

pittrainbow:

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act: ‘Null and Void’

In a victory activists were unsure they’d get, Uganda’s Constitutional Court overturned the country’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act today, declaring the anti-LGBT law “null and void” because of a parliamentary technicality in how it was passed.  

The court determined that when members of Parliament passed the law in December 2013, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga had not established quorum — a required minimum number of members present to vote — effectively invalidating the law. 

THIS IS FANTASTIC NEWS FOR ALL LGBTQI UGANDANS RIGHT HERE <3 

And fantastic news for the LGBTQI community worldwide too

SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW :D

THIS IS HUGE AND AWESOME

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