breakingnews:

Pirates raid oil tanker, steal fuel and abduct crew
BBC News: Pirates have attacked a Japanese oil tanker in the Malacca Straits, abducting several crew members and stealing a large amount of diesel fuel, officials in Malaysia say.
Photo: File photo: Ships anchored off Singapore’s coastline (AFP)

breakingnews:

Pirates raid oil tanker, steal fuel and abduct crew

BBC News: Pirates have attacked a Japanese oil tanker in the Malacca Straits, abducting several crew members and stealing a large amount of diesel fuel, officials in Malaysia say.

Photo: File photo: Ships anchored off Singapore’s coastline (AFP)

pittsburghisbeautiful:

Phipps Conservatory in Schenley Park in Oakland.

pittsburghisbeautiful:

Phipps Conservatory in Schenley Park in Oakland.

The female ‘confidence gap’ is a sham

Women’s lack of confidence could be just a keen understanding of just how little society values them, writes Jessica Valenti  (via guardian)

(Source: theguardian.com, via guardian)

thefoodogatemyhomework:

Gorgeous brick Greenwich Village townhouse lovingly renovated by Sawyer Berson, all in spring bloom.

thefoodogatemyhomework:

Gorgeous brick Greenwich Village townhouse lovingly renovated by Sawyer Berson, all in spring bloom.

newsweek:

Let’s say you’re a family making $50,000, married with one child. Let’s also say you put 2 percent of your wages toward a 401(k), don’t itemize, and claim the Saver’s Credit and Child Tax Credit. This is what your tax receipt might look like. You’re paying $440 to have the finest military on the planet. You’re paying $9.59 on unemployment insurance. You’re paying $15.98 to ensure that the federal government can help you out if there’s a natural disaster that takes out your town. You’re also paying about $4,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes.
The Details, plus more charts: How America Pays Taxes—in 10 Not-Entirely-Depressing Charts)

newsweek:

Let’s say you’re a family making $50,000, married with one child. Let’s also say you put 2 percent of your wages toward a 401(k), don’t itemize, and claim the Saver’s Credit and Child Tax Credit. This is what your tax receipt might look like. You’re paying $440 to have the finest military on the planet. You’re paying $9.59 on unemployment insurance. You’re paying $15.98 to ensure that the federal government can help you out if there’s a natural disaster that takes out your town. You’re also paying about $4,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes.

The Details, plus more charts: How America Pays Taxes—in 10 Not-Entirely-Depressing Charts)

policymic:

23 ways feminists have made the world better for women

It may seem like a bizarrely obvious statement, but somewhere between earning women the right to vote, pushing through legislation opening up universities to female students and advancing the Civil Rights movement (to name just a very few examples), feminism has indeed made life much, much better (and as a result, happier) — not just for American women, but American men as well. Far removed from the stereotypical and inaccurate image of the bra-burning activist, feminists have proven time and time again that women’s rights are human rights. And as the Declaration of Independence so elegantly points out, the ideals of life and liberty are intrinsically tied up with that third pursuit: happiness. 

Read the full list | Follow policymic

(via smartgirlsattheparty)

dragonsigma:

mediavengers:

Avengers in the headlines 20100-2011

MediAvengers is an MCU media blog.  Magazine spreads and newspaper articles made by fans, for the fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

You have no idea how much I adore fictional documents

(Source: mediavengers, via helenbang)

hunters-in-the-sherlocked-tardis:

elluvias:

heterophobicgoat:

stupidandreckless:

NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK  FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY

This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.

IF YOU ARE SEXUALLY HARRASSED YOU REPORT THAT SHIT

i will handle it on my own alright i will fucking kill him and bury him like the dog that he is you better hope i’ll file a report because if i don’t i’m trying to minimize evidence

(via mary-freaking-morstan)

(Source: 1o93, via laureninlilly)

pearlsandcurlsandpreppygirls:

Meringues are the tastiest treats on a rainy day :)

pearlsandcurlsandpreppygirls:

Meringues are the tastiest treats on a rainy day :)

(via pearlsandcurlsandpreppygirls)

smithsonianmag:

With Google Maps, It’s Now Possible To Travel Through Time

We can all be Marty McFly thanks to a new tool in Google Street View that offers seven years of views from street corners around the globe

By Helen Thompson

A lot can change in seven years: buildings rise and lanscapes change. Whether you’re standing near the ocean in Japan or in the middle of Times Square, your view will likely be quite different in less than a decade.

That’s the premise behind Google Maps’ newest time-lapse tool, launched today. Since it was released in 2007, Google Street View has allowed users to explore a given area from the perspective of walking along a sidewalk, but with the new tool, they’ll actually be able to see how the street and its surroundings have changed.

Read more and see more images at Smithsonian.com.

fallontonight:

Kristen Bell got complimented in a big way by the amazing Idina Menzel!

(Source: theladyelsa, via fallontonight)

allthingseurope:

Liguria, Italy (by nedualismineregole)

allthingseurope:

Liguria, Italy (by nedualismineregole)