Time named the picture, The Final Embrace. No one knows who these people are or what their relation is to each other but their emotions of fear and reaching for affection in their last terrifying moments is evident. To me, that’s all that matters.
Bee populations have been in decline for the past decade. It was a mystery at first and no one could figure out why it was happening. Even today there is heavy debate between researchers, farmers and agriculturists as to what is causing this decline. The European Commission in response to recent research linking bee deaths …
By planting these hardier trees, it ensures that the future varieties can be counted upon to survive severe climatic changes.
Remember this one?
Using pre-fabricated buildings, stripping out air-conditioning and even training visitors to help with post-operative care, the group believes it can cut the cost of heart surgery to an astonishing 800 dollars.
Here is a list of articles that I’ve found illuminating, informative and plain irritating.
What’s interesting here: Japan as a case study for the best toilet nation. They’ve taken the shame out of toilets.
If you live in the United States and you have a job, even if you can’t afford to live on your own and have a diet that doesn’t subsist entirely on Ramen, you’re probably somewhere in top 20 percent.
The problems with having a lot of kids are obvious: not enough food, not enough money, not enough education. All of these concerns perpetuate the cycle of poverty for generations down the road.
Reblogged from THE 50 MILLION MISSING CAMPAIGN BLOG ON INDIA'S FEMALE GENDERCIDE: I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved…So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you. ~ Dr. B. R. Ambedkar (1891-1956, …
Amid the good news that teen pregnancy is down (even though it is high in comparison to other western nations), research has now shown that it is safe to prescribe IUDs to teenagers.
A majority of sexual assaults during wartime are committed against children.
The recent influx of counterfeit money has caused the local sex-workers union to start a program to show women how to spot counterfeit cash.
31 prisoners as of last Monday are refusing food and living of off water.
The dental clinic of Dr. Wayne Harrington in Tulsa has been accused of re-using needles, using unlicensed assistants and pouring bleach on open wounds.
Get ready to have your heart stomped on.
This month we have created a video about our book of the month: The Feminine Mystique.
Reblogged from My Small Window to the World: Ms. Ritsuko Kenmoku from Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo, said she had been very happy to learn new things little by little at school. When she was a child, she was unable to finish junior high school due to World War II and housework. She had a …
Each area is so specific to how poverty and access is limited that a country-wide policy seems impractical if not impossible, which is why Wal Mart’s initiative to open 300 new stores in food deserts is ill-fated.
Reblogged from brokenrulesmagazine: Bullying is an extremely prevalent problem in all societies round the world. It comes in all forms, some visible and some not. Many children and teenagers who experience bullying are too afraid to speak up about it, and those who do are either dismissed as over-dramatic or told to ignore it. But, …
Reblogged from FeministsSA.com: By Athambile Masola I’m not a fan of glossy magazines. I often buy one when I’m mentally exhausted and I’m looking for something frivolous to peruse and perhaps bitch over— “why does their skin look like plastic?” or I’m trying to build up a stock of magazines I will need for a …
You know you were just on Facebook anyway.
On the off chance that you’re wondering why we haven’t covered Kimani Gray, the Steubenville rape trial or the decade-long anniversary of Iraq War, aside from reblogging and occasionally mentioning them offhand, I feel that I owe you an explanation as to why.
Reblogged from The Belle Jar: I don’t have to tell you that Steubenville is all over the news. I don’t have to tell you that it’s a fucking joke that Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, the two teenagers convicted of raping a sixteen year old girl, were only sentenced to a combined three years in …