July 25, 2014
awesomonster:

obese-starving-artist:

the-treble:

nowyoukno:

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That was super nice of them.
And now I’m mad that nobody told us we were given cows. Cause that’s really f*cking nice and nobody mentioned it at all.

American media tends to disregard that anyone donates to the US. And then Amurricans complain about money going abroad because “nobody helped the US in our disasters.”
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Also, do you know how much a cow costs? O.O

It isn’t just a matter of how much a cow costs, its a matter of considering that Masai life is based around their cattle. Its their wealth, their food, and a significant part of their religion. Here’s a quote from Wikipedia:
“Traditional Maasai lifestyle centres around their cattle which constitute their primary source of food. The measure of a man’s wealth is in terms of cattle and children. A herd of 50 cattle is respectable, and the more children the better. A man who has plenty of one but not the other is considered to be poor.[37] A Maasai religious belief relates that God gave them all the cattle on earth, leading to the belief that rustling cattle from other tribes is a matter of taking back what is rightfully theirs, a practice that has become much less common.[38]”
So its not just “they gave us 14 cows”, its that they gave us something that is very important and significant to them, it is more than just a kind gesture that definitely deserves to be known and its a genuine shame that more people don’t know about it.

awesomonster:

obese-starving-artist:

the-treble:

nowyoukno:

Source for more facts on your dash follow NowYouKno

That was super nice of them.

And now I’m mad that nobody told us we were given cows. Cause that’s really f*cking nice and nobody mentioned it at all.

American media tends to disregard that anyone donates to the US. And then Amurricans complain about money going abroad because “nobody helped the US in our disasters.”

>.>

Also, do you know how much a cow costs? O.O

It isn’t just a matter of how much a cow costs, its a matter of considering that Masai life is based around their cattle. Its their wealth, their food, and a significant part of their religion. Here’s a quote from Wikipedia:

Traditional Maasai lifestyle centres around their cattle which constitute their primary source of food. The measure of a man’s wealth is in terms of cattle and children. A herd of 50 cattle is respectable, and the more children the better. A man who has plenty of one but not the other is considered to be poor.[37] A Maasai religious belief relates that God gave them all the cattle on earth, leading to the belief that rustling cattle from other tribes is a matter of taking back what is rightfully theirs, a practice that has become much less common.[38]

So its not just “they gave us 14 cows”, its that they gave us something that is very important and significant to them, it is more than just a kind gesture that definitely deserves to be known and its a genuine shame that more people don’t know about it.

(via pizza)

July 25, 2014

"Clashes all over West Bank, 2 Palestinians Killed and several hundreds wounded. There, too, Israel oppresses everyone"  

(Source: merosezah, via skinnymini-13)

July 25, 2014

standwithpalestine:

(Photos: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters, July 25, 2014)

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July 24, 2014

psych2go:

For more posts like these, go visit psych2go

Psych2go features various psychological findings and myths. In the future, psych2go attempts to include sources to posts for the for the purpose of generating discussions and commentaries. This will give readers a chance to critically examine psychology.

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July 24, 2014
See Spot Get Depressed

newyorker:

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Joshua Rothman reads “Animal Madness,” a new book about mental illness in animals: http://nyr.kr/1A5Ym1H

“Animals living in captivity—even pets—are more often pushed to the edge of sanity, frequently by factors wholly outside of their control. Constant visibility, social isolation, and…

(Source: newyorker.com)

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July 24, 2014
"Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough."

Ira Glass to Lifehacker. I’m Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work.

Quick tip for things to do immediately post-interview:

When I come out of an interview, I jot down the things I remember as being my favorite moments. For an hour-long interview usually it’s just four or five moments, but if out I’m reporting all day, I’ll spend over an hour at night typing out every favorite thing that happened. This is handier than you might think. Often this short list of favorite things will provide the backbone to the structure to my story.

Read through for the gear This American Life uses and its editing process.

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July 24, 2014
neaq:

Massachusetts is the ninth state to pass bill banning shark fin trade.
Learn more about the bill and the threat posed by shark finning on marine ecosystems worldwide in an article in today’s Boston Globe.
Photo credit: Brian Skerry // file

neaq:

Massachusetts is the ninth state to pass bill banning shark fin trade.

Learn more about the bill and the threat posed by shark finning on marine ecosystems worldwide in an article in today’s Boston Globe.

Photo credit: Brian Skerry // file

July 23, 2014
laughingsquid:

Socialist, A Handy App for Organizing and Sharing Lists of Things Like Restaurants and Movies

laughingsquid:

Socialist, A Handy App for Organizing and Sharing Lists of Things Like Restaurants and Movies

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Filed under: apps socialist 
July 23, 2014
http://www.refinery29.com/2014/07/71611/bedtime-snacks-better-sleep?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=post

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Filed under: sleep health 
July 23, 2014

eretzyisrael:

In Photos: Thousands Rally For Israel In NYC.

Thousands of people came by to express support for the Jewish state amid its military operation against Hamas’s terrorist infrastructure in Gaza.

(Source: vosizneias.com, via blazeberg)