Quote 31 Aug 94,612 notes

I read several dozen stories a year from miserable, lonely guys who insist that women won’t come near them despite the fact that they are just the nicest guys in the world.

..I’m asking what do you offer? Are you smart? Funny? Interesting? Talented? Ambitious? Creative? OK, now what do you do to demonstrate those attributes to the world? Don’t say that you’re a nice guy — that’s the bare minimum.

“Well, I’m not sexist or racist or greedy or shallow or abusive! Not like those other douchebags!”

I’m sorry, I know that this is hard to hear, but if all you can do is list a bunch of faults you don’t have, then back the fuck away..

..Don’t complain about how girls fall for jerks; they fall for those jerks because those jerks have other things they can offer. “But I’m a great listener!” Are you? Because you’re willing to sit quietly in exchange for the chance to be in the proximity of a pretty girl (and spend every second imagining how soft her skin must be)? Well guess what, there’s another guy in her life who also knows how to do that, and he can play the guitar. Saying that you’re a nice guy is like a restaurant whose only selling point is that the food doesn’t make you sick. You’re like a new movie whose title is This Movie Is in English, and its tagline is “The actors are clearly visible”.

— 

David Wong, 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

This never gets old. 

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Photo 30 Aug 27,621 notes while-she-kips:


Astronomical Clock. Old Times Square, Prague

cooooooooooooooooooolest thing ever

while-she-kips:

Astronomical Clock. Old Times Square, Prague

cooooooooooooooooooolest thing ever

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Video 29 Aug 385,106 notes

sherlockedbadwolf24601:

kasumychan:

myed89:

I do what I want

You do not control me!

Can we talk about how much freaking effort it took for that diver to get into all of that gear just to take that stupid picture in the hot tub? You’re all fucking losers and I love you

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Photo 29 Aug 177,599 notes shaebay:

panburger-partner:

besturlonhere:

arineat:

tryingtodisappearcompletely:

God I hope this is true.
Oh my god it is.

OMFG

i dropped my monster space condom for my magnum astro dong

Besides all of that, my favorite part is that NASA has spent untold amounts of money doing research on urine collection systems and in the end, they just use condoms that are TAPED on to their peen. The reason is that there is no gravity in space, so unless you’re actively urinating, it isn’t moving - it just floats there. And the best way to ‘trap’ it is to collect collect it close to the body and the astronauts themselves figured out that capillary action is awesome and so they’ll pee on to a washcloth because it works better than any container. Read Mike Mullane’s book (and also Mary Roach’s book!) to learn about how, despite their best efforts, liquids are super difficult to contain and there are droplets of urine (and worse) floating around the space shuttle all the time. Also, there’s very little ventilation so whatever smells are created in the shuttle STAY in the shuttle until they come back to Earth. The people who open the capsule from the outside have gas masks on because, ew.
In fact, bodily functions of any kind are so unpleasant (not to mention the fact that your co-workers are 2 feet away and all of “Houston” is listening to you while you’re pooping) that astronauts tend not to eat much or at all while in space to avoid having to void.

Space travel is so glamorous

shaebay:

panburger-partner:

besturlonhere:

arineat:

tryingtodisappearcompletely:

God I hope this is true.

Oh my god it is.

OMFG

i dropped my monster space condom for my magnum astro dong

Besides all of that, my favorite part is that NASA has spent untold amounts of money doing research on urine collection systems and in the end, they just use condoms that are TAPED on to their peen. The reason is that there is no gravity in space, so unless you’re actively urinating, it isn’t moving - it just floats there. And the best way to ‘trap’ it is to collect collect it close to the body and the astronauts themselves figured out that capillary action is awesome and so they’ll pee on to a washcloth because it works better than any container. Read Mike Mullane’s book (and also Mary Roach’s book!) to learn about how, despite their best efforts, liquids are super difficult to contain and there are droplets of urine (and worse) floating around the space shuttle all the time. Also, there’s very little ventilation so whatever smells are created in the shuttle STAY in the shuttle until they come back to Earth. The people who open the capsule from the outside have gas masks on because, ew.

In fact, bodily functions of any kind are so unpleasant (not to mention the fact that your co-workers are 2 feet away and all of “Houston” is listening to you while you’re pooping) that astronauts tend not to eat much or at all while in space to avoid having to void.

Space travel is so glamorous

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Photo 29 Aug 166,353 notes sunshinychick:

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]




I knew it was coming! It always seemed obvious to me that that was where we needed to go. Just imagine these on every window in New York City! Or any big city!

sunshinychick:

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]

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I knew it was coming! It always seemed obvious to me that that was where we needed to go. Just imagine these on every window in New York City! Or any big city!

Photo 28 Aug 898 notes

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Quote 28 Aug 18,873 notes
In the United States, access to tampons and pads for low-income women is a real problem, too: food stamps don’t cover feminine hygiene products, so some women resort to selling their food stamps in order to pay for “luxuries” like tampons. Women in prison often don’t have access to sanitary products at all, and the high cost of a product that half the population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply, well, bullshit.
— 

- The case for free tampons (via stuffmomnevertoldyou)

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody suggest that toilet paper or paper towels in public bathrooms shouldn’t be free.  We’d consider it outrageous if that very basic necessity were to be missing, or provided only for purchase.

And yet.

(via animatedamerican)

STRONGLY AGREE. Even “on sale” at bulk discount stores like Target or Walmart, tampons are often $8.99 per box and I’m not the only woman out there that needs 2 or more boxes per month. For me, there is only one brand/type that really suits my purposes (and that’s not me being picky, it’s physiology). Sure, there are sometimes off-brand varieties of tampons/pads but they don’t always work as well — you truly get what you pay for.

This is why when I donate items to charity or shelters, I always include a box of name-brand tampons. I know that somewhere there will be someone who is in need and will appreciate it more than mushroom soup.

(via shaebay)

I need to go donate some feminine care products now. This is ridiculous. I am just glad that I like my Diva cup and am spared the expense month after month for all this stuff. Not every lady likes alternative feminine care products or can use them. I am lucky. And that is sad to say. I am lucky that I have products to take care of my body while it does the thing it is supposed to do every month. It is really horrifying to me to think that some ladies don’t have access to something so basic. I mean, feminine care products are as essential as water,  food, and shelter to us ladies. 

Quote 28 Aug 3,755 notes
Hiding your hurt only intensifies it. Problems grow in the dark and only become bigger and bigger. But when exposed to the light of truth, they shrink. You are only as sick as your secrets. So take off your mask, stop pretending you’re perfect and walk into freedom.
— Rick Warren (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Photo 28 Aug 132,249 notes fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:
- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.
- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 
- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.
- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.
- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 
- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.
White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

It is kinda like global warming. It is real. It exists. But the news likes to make a debate about it. Come on people. Get with the times. Admit it is a thing. And DO something real about it.

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:

- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.

- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 

- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.

- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.

- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 

- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.

White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

It is kinda like global warming. It is real. It exists. But the news likes to make a debate about it. Come on people. Get with the times. Admit it is a thing. And DO something real about it.

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