1. sweetntreat:

    Avocado and Romaine Salad

    (via perfectlybeautifulbodies)

  2. Visit ShareaCoke.com to learn how you can Share a Coke Zero this summer.

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  3. jtotheizzoe:

    Earth is definitely warming… thanks to this sick burn!

    I know what you’re thinking. There’s no way you’re gonna watch seven minutes of C-SPAN2. You wouldn’t even watch seven minutes of C-SPAN1, amirite?!

    What if I told you that contained within this seven minutes is the most epic smackdown of congressional climate science denial ever uttered in the halls of the U.S. Capitol? Perhaps the most sick and depressing call-out of those who refuse to accept science since John Oliver invited Bill Nye out on stage?  

    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is about to give that to you.

    Here he is scolding climate conspiracy theorist, science denier, and recipient of more than $1 million from the fossil fuel industry, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Alternate Reality), after Inhofe blocked a resolution that would have simply acknowledged the reality of man-made climate change.

    "The only place… where denial is anything credible any longer, is here in Congress, where the money from the fossil fuel industry still has a vicious effect."

    If it weren’t such a dire issue, I’d be smiling. Thanks to Phil Plait for posting this.

  5. upworthy:

    This Comic Might Seem Absurd, But It Makes A Valid Point About A Certain Craft Store

    Ah, those Supreme Court justices didn’t think of the one thing about religious freedom that’s often overlooked — there’s more than one religion in the universe.

  6. wwalk3:







    4 Year Old Foils Babysitter’s Robbery Plot - Video

    Let’s just blame the black guy…

    believe a little girl in 30 seconds but won’t believe the black man after 5 hours….lol ok.

    Says a lot.

    It really does. I think it’s wonderful that she told that truth however, this is a prime example of white privilege. At 4 years old, she actually had systematic power over the fate of a Black male. White privilege is a very real and impactful thing.

    I know that this story is heartwarming in it’s own way. Yes, the 4 year old has more in the way of ethical fiber in her pinky than her babysitter has in her whole body. Yes, it’s case closed on a wrongfully accused case that could have had very serious consequences for the neighbor involved…

    but there’s something really chilling about an otherwise law abiding citizen being arrested and questioned in handcuffs for 5 hours on the casual implication of a 17 year old. 

    Here for the comments, especially the last one.

    (via cognitivedissonance)

  7. united-nations:

    Wednesday’s International Day of Friendship serves as a timely reminder that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

    Find out more here http://j.mp/15QVMMu

    (via upworthy)

  9. mothernaturenetwork:

    Australian town built underground so residents can escape extreme heat, dust storms
    Faced with frequent dust storms and daily temperatures in excess of 110 degrees, the Australian town of Coober Pedy has had to move underground.

  10. diy:

    Given Tablets but No Teachers, Ethiopian Children Teach Themselves

    With 100 million first-grade-aged children worldwide having no access to schooling, the One Laptop Per Child organization is trying something new in two remote Ethiopian villages—simply dropping off tablet computers with preloaded programs and seeing what happens.

    The goal: to see if illiterate kids with no previous exposure to written words can learn how to read all by themselves, by experimenting with the tablet and its preloaded alphabet-training games, e-books, movies, cartoons, paintings, and other programs.

    Early observations are encouraging, said Nicholas Negroponte, OLPC’s founder, at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference last week.

    After several months, the kids in both villages were still heavily engaged in using and recharging the machines, and had been observed reciting the “alphabet song,” and even spelling words. One boy, exposed to literacy games with animal pictures, opened up a paint program and wrote the word “Lion.” (Read more)

    Source: Technology Review