That’s something I look forward to never, ever, ever doing again.
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ordinarysolitude:

"That’ll be €159."

For anyone that does not understand the Internet’s obsession with cat pictures. 

(Source: boobstark)

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So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and for what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt. They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision, and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.

And people like this ultimately fail. They fail, because the future is won by those who build and not destroy and the world is shaped by people like Jim Foley, and the overwhelming majority of humanity who are appalled by those who killed him.
From Obama’s statement on the killing of James Foley. (via shortformblog)
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takepart:

With so many people allergic to nuts, why are airlines still serving them? 

Just wait ‘til you hear about what happened with United Airlines.

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huffingtonpost:

PERUVIAN NURSE CARES FOR 175 CATS WITH LEUKEMIA IN ANIMAL HOSPICE

 At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count.

For more behind Torero’s care for the cats and more photos read the full story here. 

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bobbycaputo:

Here’s Why We Need to Protect Public Libraries

We live in a “diverse and often fractious country,” writes Robert Dawson, but there are some things that unite us—among them, our love of libraries. “A locally governed and tax-supported system that dispenses knowledge and information for everyone throughout the country at no cost to its patrons is an astonishing thing,” the photographer writes in the introduction to his book, The Public Library: A Photographic Essay. “It is a shared commons of our ambitions, our dreams, our memories, our culture, and ourselves.”

But what do these places look like? Over the course of 18 years, Dawson found out. Inspired by “the long history of photographic survey projects,” he traveled thousands of miles and photographed hundreds of public libraries in nearly all 50 states. Looking at the photos, the conclusion is unavoidable: American libraries are as diverse as Americans. They’re large and small, old and new, urban and rural, and in poor and wealthy communities. Architecturally, they represent a range of styles, from the grand main branch of the New York Public Library to the humble trailer that serves as a library in Death Valley National Park, the hottest place on Earth. “Because they’re all locally funded, libraries reflect the communities they’re in,” Dawson said in an interview. “The diversity reflects who we are as a people.”

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pleatedjeans:

20 Pets That Really Didn’t Want to Go to the Vet

I could include Cleo in these pictures.

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takepart:

These heartbreaking photos of a bombed out zoo in Gaza show animals caught in the crossfire of a devastating war.

This just breaks my heart.

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Paper Towns by John Green

If you have not read this novel, it is a must read. There are so many quotes I could write in this post, that are meaningful, and speak to relationships in the crazy world we live in today. Unfortunately my copy of this book is borrowed, or I would have highlighted passages in every chapter. Please read this book. John Green is a wonderful author. I am glad I discovered him this summer. #JohnGreen