“In a recent survey, 24 percent defined the American dream as “not being in debt.” They’re not trying to get ahead. They’re just trying to get to zero.”

RIP, the middle class: 1946-2013

24%. Nearly a quarter of people whose deepest hope isn’t a vacation home or a third car or a business of their own. But just to not spend their life worrying about how much they owe someone else.

And how much of that debt is for things we’ve been told were necessary- student loans, auto loans because public transit isn’t an option, credit cards and medical expenses because they can’t afford health insurance. Yeah, I’m sure some of it is on other things, less necessary things, but so much of our culture is bent on tying people down to as much debt as it possibly can.

(via imoverthinkingitagain)

(via endquestionmark)

miseengarde:

white girls who want my culture’s bindis and saris and henna 

take my skin colour too

and my dark brown lips

take my self-hatred because i don’t fit into the euro-centric ideals of beauty

take the oppression too

take the history of colonization that has devastated my country

and the drones that currently devastate my country

take all the bad stuff too

not just the pretty, shiny, sparky bits

take the ugly, dehumanizing and shitty parts too

(via marrtinfreeman)

erindizmo:

zooophagous:

shugarskull:

thelibrarianpax:

blewuptheship:

Tank maintenance getting you down? Teach your fish to clean up after themselves.

Jock the octopus, a star attraction at Scotland’s Loch Lomond Aquarium has learned to clean the glass on his own aquarium. He was apparently intrigued when staffers would clean his tank, and one day took over the task. Jock has become such a neat freak he even cleans up after dinner, stacking discarded crab shells in a pile.

Read the rest of the story here.

*Is very pleased!*

Octopi are so cute

…. I WANT AN OCTOPUS

Cephalopods are truly the greatest.

(via vegancatinist)

theladyserket:

today is bisexual awareness day. be aware of bisexuals. they are out there, and they are dangerous.

(via platanosandprejudice)

hunters-in-the-sherlocked-tardis:

you’d think this is an exaggeration but it’s really not

hunters-in-the-sherlocked-tardis:

you’d think this is an exaggeration but it’s really not

(via aubbreyplazza)

kittening:

the onion on point yet again kittening:

the onion on point yet again

kittening:

the onion on point yet again


"I’m on a mission. Miss America has always been the girl next door, but Miss America is evolving. And she is not going to look the same anymore. I am Nina Davuluri, and I celebrate diversity through cultural competency."

"I’m on a mission. Miss America has always been the girl next door, but Miss America is evolving. And she is not going to look the same anymore. I am Nina Davuluri, and I celebrate diversity through cultural competency."

"I’m on a mission. Miss America has always been the girl next door, but Miss America is evolving. And she is not going to look the same anymore. I am Nina Davuluri, and I celebrate diversity through cultural competency."

"I’m on a mission. Miss America has always been the girl next door, but Miss America is evolving. And she is not going to look the same anymore. I am Nina Davuluri, and I celebrate diversity through cultural competency."

"I’m on a mission. Miss America has always been the girl next door, but Miss America is evolving. And she is not going to look the same anymore. I am Nina Davuluri, and I celebrate diversity through cultural competency."

"I’m on a mission. Miss America has always been the girl next door, but Miss America is evolving. And she is not going to look the same anymore. I am Nina Davuluri, and I celebrate diversity through cultural competency."

"I’m on a mission. Miss America has always been the girl next door, but Miss America is evolving. And she is not going to look the same anymore. I am Nina Davuluri, and I celebrate diversity through cultural competency."

"I’m on a mission. Miss America has always been the girl next door, but Miss America is evolving. And she is not going to look the same anymore. I am Nina Davuluri, and I celebrate diversity through cultural competency."

(via anieliza)