1. rnusicality:

    fun statistics for adults!
    “when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
    -Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
    -Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
    -Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
    -Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
    -Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
    -Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3

    09:07 pm Thursday, Oct 16th 2014

    Via queen-swire (Originally from rnusicality)

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  2. pbstv:

    Can you believe beer for breakfast was a healthy way to start the day?! That’s right, our ancestors would have several glasses a day! Why? Because the beer brewing process kills disease. So if you live in a dirty part of town, beer was in fact a sensible drink to have.

    Hear more right with on PBS with HOW WE GOT TO NOW.

    10:27 pm Wednesday, Oct 15th 2014

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  3. pbstv:

    Maritime navigation is what drove the advancement in our measurement of time. On land, at the time, there was no need for clocks that were accurate to the second, but at sea, sailors were starting to realize that accurate measurement of time was crucial to navigation. Which means that the need for accurate clocks didn’t come from the calendar, it came from the map.

    Tune in to PBS right now to learn more with HOW WE GOT TO NOW. 

    10:23 pm Wednesday, Oct 15th 2014

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  4. pbstv:

    Once hand-crafted and seen as an elite status symbol for the rich, watches became an affordable breakout hit during the Civil War thanks to a man named Aaron Dennison and his idea to mass-produce a cheaper model on a production line.

    Dennison democratized time and in just two decades with the majority of people owning a watch we started to synchronize our actions.

    Tune in to PBS now to learn more with HOW WE GOT TO NOW.

    10:21 pm Wednesday, Oct 15th 2014

    Via pbstv (Originally from pbstv)

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  5. creppysponge:

blackgirlsparadise:

How….?

STEVEN RUSSELL WAS A FUCKING GENIUS. 
Originally arrested for Insurance Fraud, he met the love of his life Phillip Morris in prison
He got out before Phillip, so he proceeded to GET PHILLIP OUT OF PRISON
He wanted to give Phillip a glamourous life, so he got a big-name job, and then started embezzling funds
he was arrested and then broke out TWICE MORE and kept busting out
then he was arrested again, and the above happened
while he was on the run from this, he was determined to get Phillip (who was in trouble for harboring him) out of prison so he pretended to be a lawyer and hit up Phillip’s jail 24/7. He tried to get Phillip moved to a prison closer to where he was hiding so he couLD VISIT HIM
AND THEN he made a fake identity and tried to get a 75k loan, and was arrested AGAIN, but he FAKED A HEART ATTACK AND LEFT BEFORE HE WAS EVEN PLACED IN PRISON AGAIN
There’s a movie about his life called “I love you, phillip morris” Starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor

    creppysponge:

    blackgirlsparadise:

    How….?

    STEVEN RUSSELL WAS A FUCKING GENIUS. 

    • Originally arrested for Insurance Fraud, he met the love of his life Phillip Morris in prison
    • He got out before Phillip, so he proceeded to GET PHILLIP OUT OF PRISON
    • He wanted to give Phillip a glamourous life, so he got a big-name job, and then started embezzling funds
    • he was arrested and then broke out TWICE MORE and kept busting out
    • then he was arrested again, and the above happened
    • while he was on the run from this, he was determined to get Phillip (who was in trouble for harboring him) out of prison so he pretended to be a lawyer and hit up Phillip’s jail 24/7. He tried to get Phillip moved to a prison closer to where he was hiding so he couLD VISIT HIM
    • AND THEN he made a fake identity and tried to get a 75k loan, and was arrested AGAIN, but he FAKED A HEART ATTACK AND LEFT BEFORE HE WAS EVEN PLACED IN PRISON AGAIN
    • There’s a movie about his life called “I love you, phillip morris” Starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor

    (Source: ultrafacts)

    06:05 pm Wednesday, Oct 15th 2014

    Via jiinsy (Originally from ultrafacts)

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  6. fullyactivated:

    sherlacking:

    Feminism is knowing that you don’t have to wear things to impress a man

    Feminism is also knowing that it’s okay to wear things to impress a man if you want to

    Society forgets the first part, tumblr forgets the second part

    (Source: panemwillfall)

    04:28 pm Wednesday, Oct 15th 2014

    Via queen-swire (Originally from panemwillfall)

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  7. Watch now: Rise of the Black Pharaohs | Full Episode | PBS Video

    lightspeedsound:

    I have re-fallen in love with PBS, mainly because their online selection of videos is so frickin’ BAMF.

    Thought my followers would enjoy this little FULL EPISODE about racism, archaeology, and the fact that YES, THERE WERE BLACK RULERS OF EGYPT AND BLACK PEOPLE IN EGYPT AND GUESS WHAT, THEY KICKED ASS.

    10:57 pm Monday, Oct 13th 2014

    Via racebending (Originally from lightspeedsound)

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  8. blackfemalescientist:

    shmurdapunk:

    justice4mikebrown:

    Mike Brown was murdered 64 days ago

    This is something school lessons really downplay.

    I legit thought it only lasted a week or two and was shocked when I learned otherwise.

    Because to acknowledge the length of the protests/boycotts is to suggest that the United Stated resisted the right thing. They like to pretend like the country just didnt know what it was doing and only had to be tapped gently on the shoulder before it changed everything. They don’t want people to know that the country clung to its racism for almost a decade after the movement really started. Hell, they act like rosa parks, the million man march and the civil rights act all happened in one year or less. It didnt.

    10:55 pm Monday, Oct 13th 2014

    Via likesdinos (Originally from justice4mikebrown)

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  9. You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

    If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

    On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

    The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

    There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

    Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

    This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

    So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

    For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

    an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)

    HOLY FUCK THE TRUTH.

    Can every one of my male followers read this? And please, before you get defensive (“I would never rape anyone!”) keep in mind, women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.

    (via lil-ith)

    It’s also just rude and disrespectful to patently ignore what someone has told you regarding their personal space, body, and time. Get a clue.

    (via geekdomme)

    I will always reblog this. Always.

    (via myherocomplex)

    So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone.

    (via alamaris)

    yes

    (via thefitally)

    (Source: lostgrrrls)

    01:17 pm Monday, Oct 13th 2014

    Via queen-swire (Originally from lostgrrrls)

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  10. existential-nothingness:

    monobeartheater:

    hetalianbae:

    tom-sits-like-a-whore:

    benot-may:

    piikopoko:

    you were either a winx 

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    or a w.i.t.c.h

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    I was totally a spy

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    i was aLL THREE

    was this the old superwholock? 

    the old superwholock? Nah these shows all have examples of POC and well written diverse woman who do not rely on men to build their character

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    01:09 pm Monday, Oct 13th 2014

    Via queen-swire (Originally from piikopoko)

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