After learning my flight was detained 4 hours, I heard the announcement: If...– Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952), “Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal.” I think this poem may be making the rounds, this week, but that’s as it should be. (via finedineonmyvegangenitalia)
White Out: Media Heap Suspicion On Brown People In... →
verbalresistance: WASHINGTON — Hours after the Boston Marathon bombing, there was alreadyInternet chatter that a “Saudi national” was the suspect. Police raided the apartment of Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi, a 22-year-old student from Saudi Arabia, as he was recovering from the blasts in a Boston hospital. Next, CNN’s John King raised the alarm about a more elusive “dark-skinned male” who the TV...
Oppressive and grey? No, growing up under... →
When people ask me what it was like growing up behind the Iron Curtain in Hungary in the Seventies and Eighties, most expect to hear tales of secret police, bread queues and other nasty manifestations of life in a one-party state. They are invariably disappointed when I explain that the reality was quite different, and communist Hungary, far from being hell on earth, was in fact, rather a fun...
Your Phone vs. Your Heart →
In short, the more attuned to others you become, the healthier you become, and vice versa. This mutual influence also explains how a lack of positive social contact diminishes people. Your heart’s capacity for friendship also obeys the biological law of “use it or lose it.” If you don’t regularly exercise your ability to connect face to face, you’ll eventually find yourself lacking some of the...
We’re living in a bad science fiction story →
I have been worrying about giving the President of the United States unlimited power to order killing by means of flying killer robots, but the world is moving on. Now we have to worry about giving computer algorithms power to order killing by means of autonomous flying killer robots. Research is going forward on how to program flying killer drones so they can respond automatically without...
If a homeowner shoots an intruder, or a police officer fires on and kills a...– Obama Kills Without Taking Responsibility When Innocents Die (via azspot)
Inhale the fumes: Shiny Hair Using Homemade... →
blowkissesnotboys: Try honey to add shine to dull hair. Mix 3 tbsp. of honey and 1 pt. of warm water. Rub the mixture into hair and scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes. (Cover hair with a shower cap.) Rinse hair thoroughly with cool water and blow-dry hair on medium high. Save the remaining honey mixture and use once…