Untitled
beingblog:

Amazing photo and colors in this photo.

Amazing!!!

beingblog:

Amazing photo and colors in this photo.

Amazing!!!

newsounds-wnyc:

The wall of music submissions behind the desk of John Schaefer. Nearly as high as a thigh!

The man is awesome!!!

newsounds-wnyc:

The wall of music submissions behind the desk of John Schaefer. Nearly as high as a thigh!

The man is awesome!!!

wnyc:

We’re getting so many great submissions to our bodega cat bracket! 
If you fancy a local bodega cat, take a photo, add some descriptive details (location, disposition, cute name, quirks, etc.) and tag it #bodegacatbracket. 
We’ll pick the Sweet 16 and open it up to the city to vote. The deadline for submissions is March 26. 

Would you consider a flower shop cat?

wnyc:

We’re getting so many great submissions to our bodega cat bracket!

If you fancy a local bodega cat, take a photo, add some descriptive details (location, disposition, cute name, quirks, etc.) and tag it #bodegacatbracket.

We’ll pick the Sweet 16 and open it up to the city to vote. The deadline for submissions is March 26. 

Would you consider a flower shop cat?

theatlantic:

In Focus: In Syria, Three Years of War

Last weekend marked the third anniversary of Syria’s civil war, a conflict that has, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, claimed the lives of more than 146,000 people, at least a third of them civilians. As forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appear to be making slow progress against rebel forces, the humanitarian crisis has grown astronomically — as many as 2.5 million Syrians have now fled the country. Fractured rebel groups continue to fight each other, as well as Assad’s troops, with civilians bearing the brunt of attack and counterattack, their neighborhoods reduced to rubble by mortar shells and barrel bombs. Gathered here are images from Syria over the past few months.

Read more.

Devastation !!!

beingblog:

Today at 1 pm Pacific, The California Endowment is live-streaming video of their day-long symposium in Los Angeles that explores everyday courage and resilience. What research, policies, and practices can help communities overcome adversity and provide a path to make health happen in schools and in neighborhoods.

Here’s a tentative line-up of some of the talks and conversations that will be happening:

[12:30 pm - 1:20 pm] Health Happens with Everyday Courage with Dr. Robert K. Ross, president & CEO of The California Endowment

[1:25 pm - 1:45 pm] Dissolving Stress with Bob Roth, executive director of the David Lynch Foundation 

[1:45 pm - 2:15 pm] The Brain Science of Adversity - Krista Tippett, host of our program On Being interviews Joyce Dorado of UCSF HEARTS Program

[2:15 pm - 2:40 pm] Paper Tigers with Jamie Redford, documentary filmmaker

[3:00 - 4:00 pm] Building Community Resilience - Krista Tippett, host of our program On Being interviews Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock of the Soul Repair Center and James Anderson of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition 

[4:00 - 4:25 pm] 3PA > 1NT with RZA, leader of Wu-Tang Clan

beingblog:

An excellent TED Talk by Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who speaks so eloquently about the danger of a single narrative. Our lives, our cultures, she says, are composed of many overlapping stories. If we don’t allow for the multiplicity of voices and narratives of a land and a people, then we risk something greater: understanding others, and ourselves.

beingblog:

Even though Alaska and Hawaii are strangely absent, we get the point: Africa is one massive continent.
(via @historyinpics)

beingblog:

Even though Alaska and Hawaii are strangely absent, we get the point: Africa is one massive continent.

(via @historyinpics)

thenationmagazine:

In a lengthy speech this morning on the Senate floor, Dianne Feinstein openly accused the CIA of spying on Congressional staffers who investigated the agency’s illegal detention and interrogation programs under President George W. Bush.
Via George Zornick. 

Great American

thenationmagazine:

In a lengthy speech this morning on the Senate floor, Dianne Feinstein openly accused the CIA of spying on Congressional staffers who investigated the agency’s illegal detention and interrogation programs under President George W. Bush.

Via George Zornick

Great American