therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: Maybe the world’s been moving fast around you and maybe your thoughts have been moving fast inside your own skull, and either way, things can start to slow down this week. You can find moments of sweet stillness; you can find time just to sit, just to live, just to watch colors in the sky. Everything around you can come into focus. Everything around you can make sense, for now. Just keep your head up and keep your eyes open and keep breathing the clear sweet morning air.
Taurus: You’re going to be so busy this week, busy just building the best life you can, busy growing older, busy growing up. There might be hints of magic and there might be signs of a glowing future somewhere up ahead, but this will mostly be a week for keeping your head, for keeping your feet on the ground, for staying honest. Try to keep believing in your own life. Try to keep believing that all this work matters. Try to get enough sleep. It’s going to be a very good week.
Gemini: This week will present you with some challenges, maybe; it will offer you some choices. This might seem difficult and it might seem like too much, but you’ll know what to do. You already have all the tools you need, you have all the raw materials, you have all the wisdom and the guts. Try not to forget that. Don’t let anyone convince you that you don’t know what you need. You can make warmth out of nothing; you can build joy out of air. There will be nothing that you can’t handle.
Cancer: The world around you can calm down this week, and your days can all start to make sense again. You can sleep so well and you can wake up happy and you can move like you know where you’re going. Things are going to be okay this week, even the things that didn’t seem like they would be, so try to use your time to be kind. Try to use your time to set things right. You can find your own balance again. You can find your own voice. You can find what you need.
Leo: There will be so many things that you don’t know, this week. There will be so many things that can make you feel small. There will be so many kinds of love that will be gentler and weirder and more real than you can even see, and it’s okay. This is a week for learning to let other people live, learning to feel small, learning to feel awe at all the things you don’t know and can’t even predict. Just try to keep your eyes open. Try to keep your heart beating. Try to be kind.
Virgo: Your thoughts have been racing inside you, maybe, working so hard to make sense of the world, working so hard to find a story that makes sense. This week things might start to settle. This week you might start to feel solid again. Things have changed inside of you, and this is a week for adjusting. It’s a week for being as patient as you can. It’s a week for practicing living until it feels natural and easy again. Your days might not make sense yet, but they will.
Libra: This week does not have to be such a big week; this week does not have to bear all the weight of the past and the future, and it does not have to bear the weight of all of your secret dreams. This week, try to give yourself a moment to rest. Take a bath, take a day off, take a minute to watch the sky. You’ve survived so many things already, and all you have to do this week is be very good to other people. All you have to do this week is be kind.
Scorpio: This is a week for trying; this is a week for experimenting. This is a week for doing things you’ve never done before, for talking to strangers or cooking without a recipe or driving without a map. Go to places where you’re never been before, places where there might be sparks and their might be nothing and there might be magic like nothing you’ve ever seen. It’s hard to surprise your own self, so let the world do it for you. Let the world show you what you didn’t know you were looking for.
Sagittarius: It’s okay to let your dreams light you up this week, it’s okay to let them make you happy, it’s okay to let them make you a little gentle. It’s okay to believe in the magic of what’s possible. It’s okay to trust the path that you’re walking on, to believe that it’s leading to the place you’re hoping to find. Either you’ll be right in the end or you won’t, and either way it will be okay, and you’ll keep living, and the sun will still light up your days all gold and bright.
Capricorn: If you’re not so productive this week, or if you don’t spend your time the way you think you should, try not to worry. Nothing’s going to be wasted this week, not even your wasted time. Things are going to keep getting better this week, slowly, quietly, so gently that you might not notice. It’s a week for opening all your windows and watching the light change; it’s a week for watching storms in the afternoon. It’s a week for getting up early and watching the sun rise over the trees and rooftops.
Aquarius: This is a week for waiting and watching and letting the world unfurl itself all bright around you. This is a week for eating lunch outside, a week for looking to the sun, a week for letting your body set its own pace. It’s okay, sometimes, to go through slow seasons and dry seasons and strange seasons. It’s okay to move slowly when you need to. It’s okay to give yourself time to let your brain catch up with your body, time to let your dreams catch up with the sky.
Pisces: There are thing you’ve been working to let go and there are things you’ve been meaning to let go and there are things that you haven’t even noticed hanging over your head, weighing heavy in all your bags and your pockets. There are things that have been taking up too much space in your heart. This is a week for clearing out some space for yourself. You can drop some of this heaviness, and you can be brave enough to carry the rest. Have your friends over for dinner. Fill your dreams with light.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: Maybe the world’s been moving fast around you and maybe your thoughts have been moving fast inside your own skull, and either way, things can start to slow down this week. You can find moments of sweet stillness; you can find time just to sit, just to live, just to watch colors in the sky. Everything around you can come into focus. Everything around you can make sense, for now. Just keep your head up and keep your eyes open and keep breathing the clear sweet morning air.

Taurus: You’re going to be so busy this week, busy just building the best life you can, busy growing older, busy growing up. There might be hints of magic and there might be signs of a glowing future somewhere up ahead, but this will mostly be a week for keeping your head, for keeping your feet on the ground, for staying honest. Try to keep believing in your own life. Try to keep believing that all this work matters. Try to get enough sleep. It’s going to be a very good week.

Gemini: This week will present you with some challenges, maybe; it will offer you some choices. This might seem difficult and it might seem like too much, but you’ll know what to do. You already have all the tools you need, you have all the raw materials, you have all the wisdom and the guts. Try not to forget that. Don’t let anyone convince you that you don’t know what you need. You can make warmth out of nothing; you can build joy out of air. There will be nothing that you can’t handle.

Cancer: The world around you can calm down this week, and your days can all start to make sense again. You can sleep so well and you can wake up happy and you can move like you know where you’re going. Things are going to be okay this week, even the things that didn’t seem like they would be, so try to use your time to be kind. Try to use your time to set things right. You can find your own balance again. You can find your own voice. You can find what you need.

Leo: There will be so many things that you don’t know, this week. There will be so many things that can make you feel small. There will be so many kinds of love that will be gentler and weirder and more real than you can even see, and it’s okay. This is a week for learning to let other people live, learning to feel small, learning to feel awe at all the things you don’t know and can’t even predict. Just try to keep your eyes open. Try to keep your heart beating. Try to be kind.

Virgo: Your thoughts have been racing inside you, maybe, working so hard to make sense of the world, working so hard to find a story that makes sense. This week things might start to settle. This week you might start to feel solid again. Things have changed inside of you, and this is a week for adjusting. It’s a week for being as patient as you can. It’s a week for practicing living until it feels natural and easy again. Your days might not make sense yet, but they will.

Libra: This week does not have to be such a big week; this week does not have to bear all the weight of the past and the future, and it does not have to bear the weight of all of your secret dreams. This week, try to give yourself a moment to rest. Take a bath, take a day off, take a minute to watch the sky. You’ve survived so many things already, and all you have to do this week is be very good to other people. All you have to do this week is be kind.

Scorpio: This is a week for trying; this is a week for experimenting. This is a week for doing things you’ve never done before, for talking to strangers or cooking without a recipe or driving without a map. Go to places where you’re never been before, places where there might be sparks and their might be nothing and there might be magic like nothing you’ve ever seen. It’s hard to surprise your own self, so let the world do it for you. Let the world show you what you didn’t know you were looking for.

Sagittarius: It’s okay to let your dreams light you up this week, it’s okay to let them make you happy, it’s okay to let them make you a little gentle. It’s okay to believe in the magic of what’s possible. It’s okay to trust the path that you’re walking on, to believe that it’s leading to the place you’re hoping to find. Either you’ll be right in the end or you won’t, and either way it will be okay, and you’ll keep living, and the sun will still light up your days all gold and bright.

Capricorn: If you’re not so productive this week, or if you don’t spend your time the way you think you should, try not to worry. Nothing’s going to be wasted this week, not even your wasted time. Things are going to keep getting better this week, slowly, quietly, so gently that you might not notice. It’s a week for opening all your windows and watching the light change; it’s a week for watching storms in the afternoon. It’s a week for getting up early and watching the sun rise over the trees and rooftops.

Aquarius: This is a week for waiting and watching and letting the world unfurl itself all bright around you. This is a week for eating lunch outside, a week for looking to the sun, a week for letting your body set its own pace. It’s okay, sometimes, to go through slow seasons and dry seasons and strange seasons. It’s okay to move slowly when you need to. It’s okay to give yourself time to let your brain catch up with your body, time to let your dreams catch up with the sky.

Pisces: There are thing you’ve been working to let go and there are things you’ve been meaning to let go and there are things that you haven’t even noticed hanging over your head, weighing heavy in all your bags and your pockets. There are things that have been taking up too much space in your heart. This is a week for clearing out some space for yourself. You can drop some of this heaviness, and you can be brave enough to carry the rest. Have your friends over for dinner. Fill your dreams with light.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

tj:

Astoundingly awful story of “every day” sexism and racism from @iSmashFizzle.

If you can’t read it here, see this timeline that I put together.

(Thanks to Matt for explaining how Twitter’s timeline feature wörks.)

"Snail mail was a very different experience from the Internet. A picture postcard came to your mailbox and it was an object you held in your hand. It represented the place where I took 100 Boots, and after recording that place, sent it out to you to pick up in your hand and look at before perhaps slipping it into a desk drawer or taping it to the refrigerator or maybe just throwing it away.

The Internet is not a place. It’s a great void, a black hole, from which you can call up an incredible amount of disorganized information. It’s interactive and can reach millions rather than being something quietly slipped into a small mailbox by a mailman with a big leather bag on his shoulder.

The often ragged edges of the card suggests something of the places the card itself had been before it came to your place. On the Internet, you delete without touching. Germ free. Life free. Sure, you can print it out but that’s just an ugly piece of paper; perhaps if you’re sensitive you realize it’s a bit of stolen property from a tree that was once standing in a real place somewhere. Of course, you can make artworks for the Internet, people are doing it all the time on Facebook, inventing new selves and characters, inventing new truths. The invisible talking to the invisible.”

Eleanor Antin, from here

gettyimages:

Here’s Sergio The Shoe Hunter doing a very important job at London Fashion Week with his GoPro camera outside the Matthew Williamson show during London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015 at on September 14, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

I cannot. I just. Cannot

gettyimages:

Here’s Sergio The Shoe Hunter doing a very important job at London Fashion Week with his GoPro camera outside the Matthew Williamson show during London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015 at on September 14, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

I cannot. I just. Cannot

Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.

In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:

“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”

In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.

lettersfromtitan:

sashaforthewin:

bonerstew:

Mark Ruffalo, eating Ruffles on a Buffalo

You’re my favorite artist

At this point, I’m shocked when I’m seeing these things before they are reblogged by actual Mark Ruffalo.

lettersfromtitan:

sashaforthewin:

bonerstew:

Mark Ruffalo, eating Ruffles on a Buffalo

You’re my favorite artist

At this point, I’m shocked when I’m seeing these things before they are reblogged by actual Mark Ruffalo.

fotojournalismus:

Jason Larkin: Isolated in Eritrea (2010)

“Having fought with most of its neighbours, Eritrea has few friends. It’s 30 year war with Ethiopia finally gained the country its independence in 1992. Colonised by the Italians and British before, Eritrea hasn’t had its own sovereignty for over 100 years and since its last deadly skirmish with Ethiopia in 2000, the country has been trying to find its feet, rebuilding its much needed infrastructure and various state institutions. Offers of help from the West are turned away as the president Isaias Afwerki believes aid does more harm than good.

The President’s view of aid reflects, in the extreme, a growing theory that aid to Africa can cause more problems than it solves. Only a handful of NGO’s are allowed to work there and their scope is extremely limited. The desire for self-reliance is based on more than a century of abuse from successive colonial masters. Afwerki admitted that living in Eritrea is a ‘struggle’ and a ‘hardship’ but claims that ‘charity does not work’.”

(via 5centsapound)

fotojournalismus:

Memories of Pinochet’s Chile

On September 11, 1973, Gen. Augusto Pinochet seized power in a U.S.-backed coup that deposed the democratically elected president, Salvador Allende, who committed suicide rather than surrender and led to 17 years of military rule.

Some 40,000 people suffered human rights abuses in Chile from 1973 to 1990. More than 3,000 were killed or forcibly disappeared, their bodies buried in unmarked graves or dumped at sea.

(Photos by Alvaro Hoppe, Oscar Navarro, Alejandro Hoppe, Juan Domingo Marinello, Hector LopezJulio Etchart)

lifting-spirits:

mr-noodle-arms:

willycheesesteak:

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy - Dancing Groot

“Baby Groot dancing is 100 percent me. I was too embarrassed for anyone to be there, so I made everyone leave the room and I set up a camera and I videotaped myself dancing. Then I sent the video to the animators and had them animate over that. I begged them not to leak the video! Two of my closest friends came to an early screening and said ‘Hey, I recognize those moves! That’s you dancing isn’t it?!’” - Vin Diesel

reblogged before but that comment just makes it that much better