How Many Minimum Wage Hours Does It Take To Afford A Two-Bedroom Apartment In Your State?
What’s noteworthy about this is the “Above 88 hours per Week” portion—in Delaware, you have an easier go of getting a 2 bedroom apartment on a minimum wage, maybe you can even find a deal and do it on about 50 hours a week if you eat ramen a lot but in, for example, NoVa, forget it.
9:20 pm • 5 December 2013 • 316 notes
"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
9:10 pm • 5 December 2013 • 102,352 notes
There's a £60m Bitcoin heist going down right now, and you can watch in real-time
someone jacked 98 million dollars in bitcoin from a silk road ripoff site last weekend but it’s bitcoin so everyone can see them walking about with 98 million dollars in bitcoin
9:10 pm • 4 December 2013 • 319 notes
They say depression and intelligence go hand in hand, well this is Einstein and his therapist.
this breaks my heart
i reblog this every time because i think its an honest reminder of just how human everyone is plus he looks damn adorable
yes sadness is adorable
9:51 pm • 3 December 2013 • 324,552 notes
Here’s an awesome little piece of history:
Archaeologists in the Burnt City have discovered what appears to be an ancient prosthetic eye. What makes this discovery exceptionally awesome is the striking description of how the owner and her false eye would have appeared while she was still alive and blinking:
[The eye] has a hemispherical form and a diameter of just over 2.5 cm (1 inch). It consists of very light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The female remains found with the artificial eye was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of her time. On both sides of the eye are drilled tiny holes, through which a golden thread could hold the eyeball in place. Since microscopic research has shown that the eye socket showed clear imprints of the golden thread, the eyeball must have been worn during her lifetime. The woman’s skeleton has been dated to between 2900 and 2800 BCE.
So she was an extraordinarily tall woman walking around wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun. What an awesome sight that must have been.
SOMEONE DRAW HER PLEASE
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW AN ANCIENT CRAFTSMAN WAS PRESENTED WITH PEOPLE LOOKING FOR HELP TO NORMALIZE THEIR DISABILITY. AND THEN SAID ‘NAH FUCK THIS WE’RE GOING TO MAKE YOU LOOK BADASS.’
9:30 pm • 3 December 2013 • 88,053 notes
Jon Stewart | Manhugs
Hastily thrown together for Lauren, because I can’t hug you in person right now.
9:40 pm • 1 December 2013 • 89 notes
Suneet Varma, The Golden Bracelet- India Bridal Fashion Week 2013
9:30 pm • 1 December 2013 • 9,480 notes
hi im a woman living in a post apocalyptic environment/desert island on a tv show and i have the smoothest armpits u have ever seen
hi im a woman in medieval times and my eyebrows r perfect and I have no leg hair
hello im a viking woman in a movie and i have a thin and trim waist and a huge rack and perfect eyeliner
Hi I’m a woman in a world without power and I wake up with perfect curled hair
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9:10 pm • 1 December 2013 • 167,286 notes
Waffles investigates all suspicious scenes of laundry/paper/furniture/boxes to ensure dear human’s safety
print available: [storenvy]
By Laine [website | tumblr | twitter | storenvy]
9:40 pm • 30 November 2013 • 47,432 notes
“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”
I’ve reblogged this before and I will reblog it again.
This is so great
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9:30 pm • 30 November 2013 • 167,515 notes