thomassobien:

A small Palestinian boy lies on a sofa while the Israeli bombardment of Gaza lights up the window behind him. July 29, 2014.
(Source) (Photo Credit: Suha Najjar)

thomassobien:

A small Palestinian boy lies on a sofa while the Israeli bombardment of Gaza lights up the window behind him. July 29, 2014.

(Source) (Photo Credit: Suha Najjar)

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jas0nwaterfalls:

manamana6672:

missespeon:

outofcontextarthur:

can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal

Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode? 

It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.

Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.

Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.

Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.

Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.

The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.

The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.

pretty incredible

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feminismisatrick:

misanthrpologie:

Saving Face (2012), acid attacks on women in Pakistan

Meanwhile, in America, feminists are complaining about how dress codes are oppressive.

You idiots have never experienced oppression, and pray you never do, because this is what it looks like.

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heroes-get-made:

Important Things About the Ebola Outbreak
You’re not hearing enough about it because it’s happening in Africa. Plain and simple. Western Media (of which I was once a naive member) does not consider the deaths of non-whites and non-Westerners as important, so while this disease kills, it isn’t killing the right people to get enough attention.
With that said, officials have made it clear that they think there’s no chance the disease could spread outside of Africa, and definitely not to the United States.
That’s bullshit, in my opinion. I’ve spent a lot of time researching disease transmission, viruses, etc., both professionally and in my spare time. It may not spread, but they can’t know that at this stage. It’s the largest outbreak of Ebola EVER. There are already hundreds dead, and the number is growing.
"Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients." [x]
There is no cure and no vaccine, and most people are not educated on protecting themselves from this disease.
Don’t freak out, but we should all be paying attention.

heroes-get-made:

Important Things About the Ebola Outbreak

  • You’re not hearing enough about it because it’s happening in Africa. Plain and simple. Western Media (of which I was once a naive member) does not consider the deaths of non-whites and non-Westerners as important, so while this disease kills, it isn’t killing the right people to get enough attention.
  • With that said, officials have made it clear that they think there’s no chance the disease could spread outside of Africa, and definitely not to the United States.
  • That’s bullshit, in my opinion. I’ve spent a lot of time researching disease transmission, viruses, etc., both professionally and in my spare time. It may not spread, but they can’t know that at this stage. It’s the largest outbreak of Ebola EVER. There are already hundreds dead, and the number is growing.
  • "Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients." [x]
  • There is no cure and no vaccine, and most people are not educated on protecting themselves from this disease.
  • Don’t freak out, but we should all be paying attention.

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An artist from Oakland, California collects trash and makes tiny mobile homes for the homeless.

housewifeswag:

did-you-kno:

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so this is pretty incredible

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ironicdavestrider:

You know if Arizonans actually had proper sex education maybe this wouldn’t have happened.

ironicdavestrider:

You know if Arizonans actually had proper sex education maybe this wouldn’t have happened.

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nellow:

moon83:

Sparkle palace cocktail table by John Foster

Portfolio // Tumblr

Fudge that’s cool.

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hybridthry:

wearing all black today to mourn the death of my motivation

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chipotlazy:

never underestimate the power of a low quality webcam to make you look good in a selfie

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nakimedicalblog:

uaortho:

compoundfractur:

This patient was bitten by a snake in Laos and promptly discharged when they couldn’t pay for the anti-venom and treatment. Over the course of the following week they watched their leg decay until it auto-amputated and fell off.

Access to orthopaedic care is sparse at best in the 3rd world

Couldn’t pay?
This is so wrong.
What happened to Equitable Distribution of Primary Health Care?
What happened to humanity? :(

nakimedicalblog:

uaortho:

compoundfractur:

This patient was bitten by a snake in Laos and promptly discharged when they couldn’t pay for the anti-venom and treatment. Over the course of the following week they watched their leg decay until it auto-amputated and fell off.

Access to orthopaedic care is sparse at best in the 3rd world

Couldn’t pay?

This is so wrong.

What happened to Equitable Distribution of Primary Health Care?

What happened to humanity? :(

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hippyearthchild:

thealienbabe:

im so mad

hell ya