At This Very Moment

Dead stare

When your cab driver makes two sexists jokes in the brief 10 min ride. Not funny, buddy. Know your audience.

— 4 hours ago with 1 note
#puns please 
uchicagoadmissions:

calumet412:

The Art Institute, 1907, Chicago.

#Chicago

uchicagoadmissions:

calumet412:

The Art Institute, 1907, Chicago.

#Chicago

— 21 hours ago with 97 notes
thepredatorblog:

eduardleonard:

When this little fella wonders into my parents camp. #krugerpark #southafrica #hyena Looks like mom is beating at becoming a @natgeo photographer

what is going on with the legs 

thepredatorblog:

eduardleonard:

When this little fella wonders into my parents camp. #krugerpark #southafrica #hyena Looks like mom is beating at becoming a @natgeo photographer

what is going on with the legs 

— 1 day ago with 1360 notes
"Thirty-two hours of higher quality work is better than 40 hours of lower quality work"
— 1 day ago with 1144 notes
maritsa-met:

nprfreshair:

Today an avalanche on Mt. Everest killed 12 Nepalese Sherpas. According to The Guardian, the accident occurred while the Sherpas were fixing ropes for other climbers in an extremely dangerous ice fall area. Tourism ministry spokesman Mohan Krishna Sapkota says they were preparing the route for the climbing season that starts later this month. 
Grayson Schaffer, senior editor for Outside Magazine, wrote an article last year called Disposable Man about the extreme risk Sherpas face and what little financial protection they have—for themselves and for their families—if they are injured, maimed or killed on the job. 

Schaffer spoke to Fresh Air last summer about the dangerous work Sherpas do on Everest:

"The thing to understand about the Sherpa workforce is that there’s no other tourism industry in the world that so frequently kills and maims its workers for the benefit of paying clients. And it’s something that people haven’t yet connected the dots on. That a 1 percent mortality rate for someone choosing to climb a mountain is acceptable, but a 1 percent mortality [rate] for the people that they rely on to get their stuff up the mountain as a workplace safety statistic is outrageous. …
If you’re a Western climber, you’re climbing the mountain once and you’re done. If you’re a Sherpa, you’re doing lap after lap after lap through this roulette wheel of hazards that we know has a death rate, long term, of 1.2 percent, and that number makes climbing Everest as a Sherpa more dangerous than working on a crab boat in Alaska. It makes it more dangerous than being an infantryman in the first four years of the Iraq War. The thing that hides that number is that the season is relatively short … and [has] a relatively small workforce.”


Photograph by Cory Richards, National Geographic 

This interview was the first thing I thought of when I read the news. The Sherpas’ families get very little if any compensation when they die. The writer talked about one woman who was trying to help the widow of a Sherpa who died on her trek, but she was the exception. It’s pretty unconscionable.

maritsa-met:

nprfreshair:

Today an avalanche on Mt. Everest killed 12 Nepalese Sherpas. According to The Guardian, the accident occurred while the Sherpas were fixing ropes for other climbers in an extremely dangerous ice fall area. Tourism ministry spokesman Mohan Krishna Sapkota says they were preparing the route for the climbing season that starts later this month. 

Grayson Schaffer, senior editor for Outside Magazine, wrote an article last year called Disposable Man about the extreme risk Sherpas face and what little financial protection they have—for themselves and for their families—if they are injured, maimed or killed on the job. 

Schaffer spoke to Fresh Air last summer about the dangerous work Sherpas do on Everest:

"The thing to understand about the Sherpa workforce is that there’s no other tourism industry in the world that so frequently kills and maims its workers for the benefit of paying clients. And it’s something that people haven’t yet connected the dots on. That a 1 percent mortality rate for someone choosing to climb a mountain is acceptable, but a 1 percent mortality [rate] for the people that they rely on to get their stuff up the mountain as a workplace safety statistic is outrageous. …

If you’re a Western climber, you’re climbing the mountain once and you’re done. If you’re a Sherpa, you’re doing lap after lap after lap through this roulette wheel of hazards that we know has a death rate, long term, of 1.2 percent, and that number makes climbing Everest as a Sherpa more dangerous than working on a crab boat in Alaska. It makes it more dangerous than being an infantryman in the first four years of the Iraq War. The thing that hides that number is that the season is relatively short … and [has] a relatively small workforce.”

Photograph by Cory Richards, National Geographic 

This interview was the first thing I thought of when I read the news. The Sherpas’ families get very little if any compensation when they die. The writer talked about one woman who was trying to help the widow of a Sherpa who died on her trek, but she was the exception. It’s pretty unconscionable.

— 1 day ago with 286 notes
""I love women," is not a get out of jail free card. Thicke pulled the same bullshit when he was accused of degrading women in "Blurred Lines": "When we made the song, we had nothing but the most respect for women," he said. How nice of you to say so, Mr. Thicke. Alas, your work shows the opposite to be true. I am fairly certain many of the men who buy sex and consume porn also think they do it because they really, really, love women. NOPE. You love women like I love wine — as something I consume selfishly for my personal benefit and as a product."

Meghan Murphy (No, “female-appreciation” is not the same thing as feminism)

hahaha i saw this happen on facebook tonight hahahah i fucking hate bro creeps.

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And that is why I fucking HATE that song and anyone that disagrees with the above statement.

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(Source: casocracy, via laughterkey)

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bricksandmortarandchewinggum:

There already was a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel and it was perfect. 

bricksandmortarandchewinggum:

There already was a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel and it was perfect. 

— 2 days ago with 101 notes
"Horrifyingly, many girls said they believed that men cannot keep themselves from harassing or grabbing women, describing men as ‘unable to control their sexual desires.’ According to the report, ‘they perceived everyday harassment and abuse as normal male behavior, and as something to endure, ignore, or maneuver around.’"
— 2 days ago with 1913 notes
"Wherever perfectionism is driving, shame is riding shotgun. Perfectionism is not about healthy striving, which you see all the time in successful leaders, it’s not about trying to set goals and being the best we can be, perfectionism is basically a cognitive behavioral process that says if I look perfect, work perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid shame, ridicule, and criticism. It’s a defense mechanism."

"Why Doing Awesome Work Means Making Yourself Vulnerable"

So, I’ve been waiting for someone to explain this extremely simple concept to me my entire life.

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Hooooly shit I needed to read this article.

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— 2 days ago with 300 notes