Adult purchase of the day: this keyring!

adulting:

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absolutely love this keyring because it anthropomorphizes the need to have a place where my keys always are. Mine’s name is Marie Antoinette Lady Bird Sparrow and as soon as I get home she goes in her lovely home where she is safe and sound and easily find-able. (Available here for $5 USD)

GENIUS

4 months ago
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cartoonpolitics:

The political decision by Republican states not to expand medicaid under the Affordable Care Act will result in the avoidable deaths of many Americans  .. (story and study here)

cartoonpolitics:

The political decision by Republican states not to expand medicaid under the Affordable Care Act will result in the avoidable deaths of many Americans  .. (story and study here)

(via ncliberal)

4 months ago
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Karen Jerzyk — no need to give the link.  Google it.

Karen Jerzyk — no need to give the link. Google it.

(Source: karenjerzykphotography)

2 years ago
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Censorship sucks.

tumblrbot said: WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT ON YOUR PLANET?

the wild west! tumbleweeds, nearly abandoned gas stations in the desert, totally abandoned towns - what’s not to like!

2 years ago
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explore-blog:

Visionary vintage children’s book celebrates gender equality, ethnic diversity, and space exploration with a black female astronaut two decades before that became a reality

explore-blog:

Visionary vintage children’s book celebrates gender equality, ethnic diversity, and space exploration with a black female astronaut two decades before that became a reality

(Source: explore-blog, via npr)

4 months ago
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cloudyskiesandcatharsis:

On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

1 year ago
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mobylosangelesarchitecture:

ok, l.a architecture blog #4. at least i think it’s #4. counting isn’t my strong suit, even if the numbers are less than 5.

so, today’s first house is the opposite of yesterdays house.

yesterday was marcel breuer and clean, crisp, concrete lines with only the tiniest bit of entropy. and today’s first house is the poster child for entropy in l.a. an amazing old house that has, i’m guessing, unintentionally blended almost completely into it’s environment.

at one point it might’ve been a fairly grand l.a country house, nestled into the bucolic hills. but then a few years passed and it became a fairly grand l.a country house completely subsumed by the bucolic hills.

in person it’s actually a bit less chaotic than it appears in these pictures. but it’s still pretty chaotic and fantastic.

and the second house (and 3rd picture) is one of my favorite mid-century houses in l.a. i’m not sure if it’s a noted mid-century house or if it’s a case-study house, but it’s a beautiful and beautifully proportioned perfect little mid-century house nestled beneath the o.d in the hollywood sign.

thanks

moby

2 years ago
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boston:

L.L.Bean marks 100 years with ‘Bootmobile’ tour
- The Maine retailer is launching its celebration with a special outdoor collection, a partnership with the National Park Foundation, and the debut of the “L.L.Bean Bootmobile.”

boston:

L.L.Bean marks 100 years with ‘Bootmobile’ tour

- The Maine retailer is launching its celebration with a special outdoor collection, a partnership with the National Park Foundation, and the debut of the “L.L.Bean Bootmobile.”

(via npr)

2 years ago
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i don’t hate everything.

i’m going to list 10 things I like. I’m going to number them, but it’s important to note that they aren’t in numerical order in terms of importance, only for the sake of neatness. 

1) the internet.

2) wine at 4:30 in the afternoon so the kids’ witching hour is fun!

3) Burt’s Bees chapstick - OG peppermint, thank you.

4) unlimited text messages so I can cope with missing my best friend

5) dirt under my fingernails 

6) unprompted thank yous from my boy

7) sunshine smiles from my baby

8) dinners by my husband (honey basil tomato sauce nommm)

9) nailpolish!

10) egon (a cat that snuggles)

2 years ago
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