18 June, 2013
nbcnightlynews:

Sesame Street debuts first Muppet to have a parent in jailStory: http://nbcnews.to/19dwN8s

nbcnightlynews:

Sesame Street debuts first Muppet to have a parent in jail

Story: http://nbcnews.to/19dwN8s

10 June, 2013

hypervocal:

Fur the win: Right meow, this candidate is feline pretty good about his chances of becoming mayor of Xalapa. READ THIS ASAP! 

26 June, 2012
reuters:

Day Two of Cat Week here on the Reuters Tumblr. Here’s your cat fact and cat photo of the day.
Cat fact: Cats once busted an espionage event at the Holland embassy in Moscow, Russia. Two Siamese cats, much to the annoyance of their owners, kept clawing at the walls of the building and meowing. The cat owners investigated and found microphones inside the walls hidden by Russian spies. The cats apparently heard the microphones when they were activated. [source]
Photo: Street musician James Bowen busks with cat Bob in Covent Garden in London March 13, 2012. Bowen has written a book named “A Street Cat Named Bob” about the experiences of the then homeless pair and how they met. [REUTERS/Luke MacGregor]
FULL FOCUS: The best Reuters photography over the past 24 hours

reuters:

Day Two of Cat Week here on the Reuters Tumblr. Here’s your cat fact and cat photo of the day.

Cat fact: Cats once busted an espionage event at the Holland embassy in Moscow, Russia. Two Siamese cats, much to the annoyance of their owners, kept clawing at the walls of the building and meowing. The cat owners investigated and found microphones inside the walls hidden by Russian spies. The cats apparently heard the microphones when they were activated. [source]

Photo: Street musician James Bowen busks with cat Bob in Covent Garden in London March 13, 2012. Bowen has written a book named “A Street Cat Named Bob” about the experiences of the then homeless pair and how they met. [REUTERS/Luke MacGregor]

FULL FOCUS: The best Reuters photography over the past 24 hours

22 June, 2012

huffingtonpost:

According the American Pet Products Association, 1.4 million people take their dogs to work every day.

Many offices are becoming dog-friendly, as companies realize both the personal and work benefits of allowing dogs to roam the office.

Aside from the occasional barking and shedding, allowing pets at the workplace is said to increase worker productivity, staff morale and camaraderie. Workers who bring dogs to the office may also be encouraged to work longer hours.

As of 2006, one in five business allowed dogs at the office.

I feel like I need to post this somewhere in my office. 

21 June, 2012

Why immigration is a solution, not a problem

univisionnews:


“Above all, it is the right thing to do, period” — Pres. Obama announcing new immigration measures on June 15th.

By STEPHEN KEPPEL

President Obama’s announcement last week that he would use executive authority to halt deportations and grant work permits for certain younger undocumented immigrants provoked both celebration and outrage.

Read More

(Source: thisisfusion)

15 October, 2011

"Dear Occupy Wall Street Protesters"

newsweek:

Stay leaderless and anonymous. It appeared at first that not having a leader, a single face people could relate to, would be your fatal flaw. Now it seems to be the mark of your collective genius. The media would pounce on a leader, or leaders, and reduce your entire movement to a life story, a personality. Now they have nothing to grasp but your ideas, and your outrage. Then, too, leaders can be flattered, rewarded, ego-gratified and tamed. Once someone who speaks for you appears (gulp) on the cover of a national magazine, you’re done for.

Don’t give them any kind of story. They’re waiting for it. They’re waiting for the guy who throws the rock, the girl who overdoses, the person who dies suddenly, mysteriously while camping out. Stay controlled. If the unfortunate or tragic thing happens, move on quickly with something dramatic and serious.

Be inclusive. Protest the government’s indifference to the physical and mental health problems and the often-vulnerable financial circumstances of returning veterans. Cry out against the callousness toward the first responders to the Twin Towers on 9/11. Embrace everyone hurt by the greedheads and their political enablers.

Keep your nature mercurial. Drop leaflets off the top of Trump Tower. March (I love you for wanting to do this) on the millionaires’ (billionaires is more like it) homes. Have some real people with real stories—perhaps their faces covered with black hoods as though they were in government custody; you get the idea—tell their heartbreaking tales of losing their homes, their jobs, their uninsured loved ones to illness. Go faster than the nanosecond news cycle. You will drive the News Brain insane.

Come up with a slogan a day. Something like (forgive my forwardness) “No representation without taxation.” Increase and diversify the velocity of your messages to a maddening pace.

- That’s Lee Siegel, writing on the Beast, with a handful of advice for how Occupy Wall Street can avoid cooptation

15 October, 2011

What a way to spend a weekend—at a royal wedding. Here’s our full album of exclusive Bhutan wedding photos, taken by Jered Barclay for Condé Nast Traveler.

(Source: condenasttraveler)

7 October, 2011
minnpost:

OccupyMN Day 1: Tweets, photos, and other dispatches
Also, check out more of Terry’s protest photos in our OccupyMN slideshow.

minnpost:

OccupyMN Day 1: Tweets, photos, and other dispatches

Also, check out more of Terry’s protest photos in our OccupyMN slideshow.

5 October, 2011
minnpost:

New report shows dramatic differences in lives of Minneapolis residents of color, whites
Median household income is $45,538 and the median home value is   $220,900. Almost one-quarter of the city’s residents live in poverty.

minnpost:

New report shows dramatic differences in lives of Minneapolis residents of color, whites

Median household income is $45,538 and the median home value is $220,900. Almost one-quarter of the city’s residents live in poverty.

13 September, 2011
shortformblog:

thedailyfeed:

He didn’t know anyone was watching, but as Robert Peraza, 68, fell to one knee, bowed his head and placed his left hand over his son’s name at the National September 11 Memorial, a photographer with a long lens captured the very private moment. Overnight, the photo went viral, becoming the iconic image of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. [more]

An amazing photo. An amazing story. An amazing reflection.

shortformblog:

thedailyfeed:

He didn’t know anyone was watching, but as Robert Peraza, 68, fell to one knee, bowed his head and placed his left hand over his son’s name at the National September 11 Memorial, a photographer with a long lens captured the very private moment. Overnight, the photo went viral, becoming the iconic image of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. [more]

An amazing photo. An amazing story. An amazing reflection.

(Source: thedailyfeed, via shortformblog)