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This is a pug in a basket on a bike. It’s really doesn’t get much better than this! Please follow @stinkpuglove ! #pug #pugs #pugsofinstagram #summerpugcation

pugsofinstagram:

This is a pug in a basket on a bike. It’s really doesn’t get much better than this! Please follow @stinkpuglove ! #pug #pugs #pugsofinstagram #summerpugcation

kelsium:

curiousgeorgiana:

tealandsympathy:

dotsara:

"It’s a motherfucking walk-off."
Hooboy, I forgot how funny this is.

Never forget.

Season 2 of Project Runway is legitimately great reality TV

flyartproductions:

Niggas have a dinner table in Paris
A dinner table at night (1884), John Singer Sargent / Niggas in Paris, Kanye West & Jay-Z

flyartproductions:

Niggas have a dinner table in Paris

A dinner table at night (1884), John Singer Sargent / Niggas in Paris, Kanye West & Jay-Z

“And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.”
"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)

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In 2003, Charlan Nemeth, a professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, divided two hundred and sixty-five female undergraduates into teams of five. She gave all the teams the same problem—“How can traffic congestion be reduced in the San Francisco Bay Area?”—and assigned each team one of three conditions. The first set of teams got the standard brainstorming spiel, including the no-criticism ground rules. Other teams—assigned what Nemeth called the “debate” condition—were told, “Most research and advice suggest that the best way to come up with good solutions is to come up with many solutions. Freewheeling is welcome; don’t be afraid to say anything that comes to mind. However, in addition, most studies suggest that you should debate and even criticize each other’s ideas.” The rest received no further instructions, leaving them free to collaborate however they wanted. All the teams had twenty minutes to come up with as many good solutions as possible.

The results were telling. The brainstorming groups slightly outperformed the groups given no instructions, but teams given the debate condition were the most creative by far. On average, they generated nearly twenty per cent more ideas. And, after the teams disbanded, another interesting result became apparent. Researchers asked each subject individually if she had any more ideas about traffic. The brainstormers and the people given no guidelines produced an average of three additional ideas; the debaters produced seven.

Nemeth’s studies suggest that the ineffectiveness of brainstorming stems from the very thing that Osborn thought was most important. As Nemeth puts it, “While the instruction ‘Do not criticize’ is often cited as the important instruction in brainstorming, this appears to be a counterproductive strategy. Our findings show that debate and criticism do not inhibit ideas but, rather, stimulate them relative to every other condition.” Osborn thought that imagination is inhibited by the merest hint of criticism, but Nemeth’s work and a number of other studies have demonstrated that it can thrive on conflict.

Groupthink: the Brainstorming Myth" by Jonah Lehrer [The New Yorker]

Now that is stupid interesting..

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newsweek:

A group of American Quakers are operating what they call a “new underground railroad” to help a few LGBT Ugandans flee their country, where a recent law imposes harsh penalties for homosexuality. The Friends New Underground Railroad (FNUR), based in Washington state, sees itself as continuing the work of Quakers who historically helped slaves escape the American South.
As of this Monday, they say they have worked with unnamed Ugandan “conductors” to fund and coordinate passage out of the country for 107 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Ugandans, nine of whom have reached Sweden, while several dozen others are “being processed for asylum status in countries around the world,” according to the group’s FAQ page.
American Quakers are Running an ‘Underground Railroad’ to Help LGBT Ugandans Flee

newsweek:

A group of American Quakers are operating what they call a “new underground railroad” to help a few LGBT Ugandans flee their country, where a recent law imposes harsh penalties for homosexuality. The Friends New Underground Railroad (FNUR), based in Washington state, sees itself as continuing the work of Quakers who historically helped slaves escape the American South.

As of this Monday, they say they have worked with unnamed Ugandan “conductors” to fund and coordinate passage out of the country for 107 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Ugandans, nine of whom have reached Sweden, while several dozen others are “being processed for asylum status in countries around the world,” according to the group’s FAQ page.

American Quakers are Running an ‘Underground Railroad’ to Help LGBT Ugandans Flee

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skeptictank:

naturallyfanatical:

micdotcom:

Dramatic photos capture the rapid decline of a single Detroit block

It’s a heartbreaking story told in just six pictures.

After a fire destroyed nine houses on one block of Garland Street in Detroit, the Detroit News looked back to tell the block’s story. While their reporting went back nearly a century, the images only need to go back seven years to make an impact.

The dangerous epidemic sweeping Detroit

wow

Whenever I hear someone who isn’t from the area tell me some “I’m thinking about buying a house in Detroit for a dollar” type of statement I always wish them luck & this is why. There’s a reason we don’t all just toss a few dollars to a title company and cut a lawn and move into one. It’s not because we’re not into chasing our dreams & stuff. You just don’t want to build your dreams 40’ away from kindling in every direction. You can hardly get anyone to insure the houses that are worth anything because the property values are so low. Luck isn’t enough.

iamlittlei:

wwbioteach:

abendlichter:

kittensaysfuckyou:

White privilege is never having to spell your last name.

you… you’ve never met a polish person have you

I have to spell my name every single time I do anything no matter how many times I’ve been there and dealt with the same people.

As a Polish person…

lololololololololol

I benefit from lots of white privilege, but in my experience living and teaching having to spell your name and skin color really are not linked.

My last name has an easy way to spell it. That is not the way it is actually spelled. And then there’s the Polish side…