Motivated Slacker
I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.
thejewelryvault:

Creator: Louis Comfort Tiffany, circa 1915 Stone(s): Moonstone, Diamond, Blue Sapphire Metal: Unknown Source: Sotheby’s Note: Sold

Ooh, pretty.

thejewelryvault:

Creator: Louis Comfort Tiffany, circa 1915 
Stone(s): Moonstone, Diamond, Blue Sapphire
Metal: Unknown
Source: Sotheby’s
Note: Sold

Ooh, pretty.

cybergata:

"John Bevins Moisant, a pioneer United States aviator, was never without his beloved tabby cat, Mademoiselle Fifi. Even when performing aerial maneuvers over cities or racing his Blériot monoplane around the Statue of Liberty, Fifi was always at his side. Hence, the daredevil pilot earned the nickname of Captain Kitty." <via>

My back appears to have become a mass of knots and tension. Fantastic.

thejewelryvault:

Creator: Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany &amp; Co. Stone(s): Moonstone, Blue Sapphire Metal: Platinum Source: Sotheby’s Note: Sold

thejewelryvault:

Creator: Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany & Co.
Stone(s): Moonstone, Blue Sapphire
Metal: Platinum
Source: Sotheby’s
Note: Sold

archiemcphee:

We decided that Kitty Hawkins deserved to get the World’s Best Cat Trophy for her general adorableness and special talent as a mouser. 
Doesn’t your cat deserve one too?

I&#8217;m pretty sure if I got my cat this she would bat it off the shelf and break it.

archiemcphee:

We decided that Kitty Hawkins deserved to get the World’s Best Cat Trophy for her general adorableness and special talent as a mouser. 

Doesn’t your cat deserve one too?

I’m pretty sure if I got my cat this she would bat it off the shelf and break it.

therevtimes:

No. 168 “The Unarmed” 

Rest In Peace…

to Michael Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell And the countless other lives that have been taken away from this world due to prejudice.

And an honor to the many people in Ferguson standing up, fighting, hoping that some kind of justice can be had in the midst of chaos.

essayofthoughts:

indigoumbrella:

essayofthoughts:

indigoumbrella:

huffpostarts:

In The Not So Distant Future, Glow-In-The-Dark Trees Could Replace Street Lights

Is that… is that even healthy?

There are sea organisms and fungi which glow in the dark and there’s fireflies and jellyfish which glow in the dark. It doesn’t do them any harm nor does it do the people around them any harm. I would say its pretty healthy, as well as it would mean more photosynthesis happening in cities which mean cleaner air.

I was just curious about how they were doing it and for some reason I didn’t think to click the link. But thanks! It makes more sense now. I was afraid it was some kind of chemical thing.

nah just genetic modification using existing bioluminescent genes. Genetics is really cool, and so is bioluminescence. I mean they’ve already made pigs glow using jellyfish genes and pigs are waaay more complicated than trees iirc. So they’re actually (i think) less likely to muck it up with trees.

In which case

GLOWY

FORESTS

GLOWY

TREES

GLOWY

EVERYTHING

(I like glowy things)

If it’s just the leaves that glow (which is how it appears in the pictures here), that would not be super useful in many climates during various parts of the year. Unless you do it with evergreen trees, I guess.

mayahan:

Beautifully Sloping Wooden Staircase Creates a Sense of Flow in the Home

These fill me with a certain amount of dread.