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Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Dhaka, Bangladesh. More than 1,100 people were killed. As detailed in this story, some progress has been made in improving conditions for Bangladeshi factory workers, but there is still a long way to go, particularly as large American retailers like Target and Wal-Mart haven’t signed on to the international inspection agreement. (They say they’re doing their own inspections.)

The victims’ fund also remains critically underfunded as many brands that bought clothes from the factory—including JC Penney and Benetton—have failed to make contributions.

We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.
Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour. More on sleep here. (via medicalschool)

queenlovett:

mischiefmagicandmayhem:

febricant:

natreidess:

lbrossoit:

Well he missed a pretty god damn big one didn’t he

u fucked up, Tony

u fucked up big time

you had one job, Tony

what if he did find it though?

what if after the avengers, he just archived the data, fully intending to look at it all later, and then kind of forgot about it because he was too busy trying to tinker his trauma away?

what if after iron man 3 he got bored one day, went through his data banks, found all this damning evidence, and figured it out?

what if he found out during winter soldier and tried to contact someone, but steve and natasha were already underground, fury was faking the dead, hill was with fury, coulson and his team were being held hostage on the plane, clint was nowhere to be found, thor was in asgard, and bruce was on vacation in hawaii?

what if he couldn’t do anything about it because he’d gotten rid of all the suits?

what if he was building one from his old files and going to try to do something about it, but then jarvis brought up the news and all he could do was sit there and watch the helicarriers fall because as good as his tech was, it still couldn’t finish the armor fast enough for him to help?

what if he knew but he couldn’t do a thing to fix it?

noOOOO

yamino:

sandetiger:

earlystagesofanorgy:

sandetiger:

alittleballoon:

fanufactured:

lightspeedsound:

hip-hip-poohray:

The most iconic commercial in television history? I think YES.

omfg beyonce just did the “chick” part of the “boom boom chick” by MAKING THE CHAINMAIL ON HER ASS MOVE LIKE A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT 

Britney’s strangled cat runs in the midst of Pink and Bey killing it will always be my favorite.

omfg That’s Enrique Iglesias as the king, wonderful!

U guiz… it’s emperor. Roman emperor.

fun facts guys gladiatorial combat included corporate sponsorship, dramatic music, and even female combatants at times, so like 90% of this is plausible

the costumes are even p realistic considering gladiators would fight with loinclothes and minimal armor. you can even see beyonce armed w the trappings of the reitarius or ‘net-fighter’. That’s good commercialing.

roman nerd u give me life

This is… this is everything I ever wanted

beckaford:

micahelizabeth:

  • Eat” the damn Play-doh cookies.
  • Slurp the invisible soup.
  • Pretend that they’re not causing grievous bodily harm as they “brush” your hair.
  • Always be serious when asked what you’d like for dinner, and never say something silly like rabbit soup. Because they will go get their stuffed one off the bed, put it in your best pot, and fill said pot with water. Then place it on your desk.
  • Greet their make believe friends and ask how their day was.
  • Always kiss the teddy bear goodnight. It has feelings too.
  • Always pretend to die when they shoot you.
  • If you are having a fake war with them and you shoot them and they say they can’t die because they are invincible, you don’t shoot them again, because they are invincible.
  • Yes, their drawing does look like a butterfly, not a bunch of jumbled up lines.
  • Them pounding on the piano is the best thing you have ever heard.

THISTHISTHISTHIS

no but seriously it’s very important to a child’s development to not be shut down by parents and other caregivers

slashmarks:

Apparently this needs said again.

It is not okay to tell people to kill themselves, no matter what they do.

It isn’t okay because this is basically using someone’s mental illness/trauma against them if they misbehave, if they are mentally ill, and if not, it is using those things as a punishment.

It isn’t okay because it is going to trigger bystanders who are not guilty of anything.

It isn’t okay because if you approve of violent death threats they are going to be used in situations where they are not remotely appropriate. Once you make a tactic socially sanctioned, you do not have control over its use anymore.

It isn’t okay because violent death threats are hardly ever remotely appropriate. All people believe fucked up things, because we live in a society that teaches fucked up things. People are not trash people because they are works in progress.

It isn’t okay because while there are situations where violence is an appropriate response, even the only appropriate response, telling people to kill themselves on the internet is not violence in self defense. In all likelihood it is going to have no effect whatsoever on any target that deserves violence.

It will, however, reinforce the idea that it is okay to use suicide as a punishment.

That’s not okay.

Telling people to kill themselves because they did a messed up, bigoted thing is the same as misgendering trans people for doing messed up, bigoted things, or hurling slurs at people for doing messed up, bigoted things. It’s not acceptable. If you do it, we are not friends. We are not allies. I don’t want you anywhere near me.

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