Millions of Americans Have Nothing to Celebrate on the Fourth of July To ring in another July Fourth, most Americans will kick off celebrations with beer, BBQ and fireworks. Most, but not all. On Independence Day, the stirring words of Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence, promising "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness," set the tone. Buried a bit further down, however, is another passage that is somewhat less well-known: "...the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions." 177. FRIDA KAHLO: Strange like me Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) was a Mexican painter. Unlike the figure from my previous comic, the stoic Marcus Aurelius, Frida was the exact opposite. Her life was ruled by emotion, passion, love and suffering. She was a remarkable woman, whom I was completely ignorant about until a friend of mine suggested I adapt one of her quotes (shout out to Morganna). Frida painted mostly self-portraits. As she said “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.”
A Dog, 8 Birds And A Hamster Are The Most Unusual Best Friends Ever Meet Bob, the friendly golden retriever. Bob lives in São Paulo, Brazil, along with his human and at least eight pet birds. The cute canine has started to attract attention on Instagram by posting photos of him posing peacefully with his bird room-mates, traveling the world, and generally being adorable. If this is a dog’s life, then sign me up! More info: Facebook | Instagram (h/t: rocketnews)
Llewellyn Worldwide - Articles: Why You're Not Good at Tarot I talk to people about tarot all the time, and one of the things I hear a lot is, "Oh, I'm not good at tarot," or, "I've tried and it just doesn't work for me," or, "I just don't feel it with the cards." Well, first of all, you might not feel it, and that's okay. I grew up playing cards, from Go Fish through Hearts and Gin Rummy, everyone in my family played cards with everyone else. Call her 'dark,' call her 'skinny,' call her 'beautiful.' Just don’t ever call her 'Iman.' Mari Malek went from terrifying violence in Sudan, to the hostile life of a refugee in Egypt, to freedom in America. But moving to New Jersey was far from the end of her problems — racism was just as bad there as it had been in Egypt. She was teased and harassed for being black and for being dark. By the time she turned 16, though, modeling agencies had decided she had what it takes to become a fashion model.
Metal fans are happier than everyone else “Metal health will drive you mad,” insisted Quiet Riot on the title track of the first heavy metal album to top the Billboard charts, back in 1983. It turns out they weren’t just a little wide of the mark, but completely wrong – because a new study has found 80s metalheads “were significantly happier in their youth, and better adjusted currently” than their peers, and current college students. Three Decades Later: The Life Experiences and Mid-Life Functioning of 1980s Heavy Metal Groupies, Musicians and Fans – published in the journal Self and Identity (via Pacific Standard) – found that while “metal enthusiasts did often experience traumatic and risky ‘sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll’ lives, … the metalhead identity also served as a protective factor against negative outcomes.” The study looked at 377 adults: 154 who had been metal fans, musicians or groupies in the 80s, 80 who listened to different music at the time, and 153 California college students.
Proof That the Human Body is a Projection of Consciousness Brandon West, ContributorWaking Times In this article we will explore how your body is a holographic projection of your consciousness, and how you directly influence that hologram and thus have complete control over the physical health of your body. We will also specifically explore the exact mechanism behind this principle, and don’t worry, I will provide scientific evidence so let your rational mind be at ease.
14 Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, SO I WILL Everyone has rolls when they bend over.Everyone. Let's just get this out of the way right off the bat. In the last few months, I've had over 30 women ranging from rail thin to extra large naked in my bed and I would routinely ask them to hug their knees. You won't believe this... ALL OF THEM HAD TUMMY ROLLS. Not one was exempt. Giant Minion Causes Traffic Chaos In Ireland A 33-foot-tall inflatable Minion float in northern Dublin (Santry) blew off of its mooring and ran amok, causing traffic chaos (and some hilarity) in the process. Fortunately, the Minion’s brief, reckless escapade ended relatively safely, with just one car losing its sideview mirror. City council members in Santry are investigating whether any safety regulations were violated when inflating the minion, and are hopefully fortifying the town against a possibly impending giant Minion invasion as well. More info: journal.ie “I’m not sure how it got loose but I just saw it… flying across the road,” said witness Erin
Here are 5 American sex norms Europeans think are crazy Europeans tend to see a lot of American ideals and behaviors as bizarre. In particular, they aren’t wild about our politics and our food (though they love our television and our movies). And when it comes to sex? Well, Europeans tend to view us as the land of the free, home of the batshit crazy. Below are some of the biggest sexual WTFs Europeans have about America.
French Journalist Parodies High Fashion By Showing How Average Women Would Look As Models How does it feel like to be in a high fashion photo shoot? French fashion stylist Nathalie Croquet decided to find out by putting herself in front of the camera. Along with Photographer Daniel Schweizer, she recreated photos that had previously featured the likes of Kate Moss, Edie Campbell, and others. As for the meaning behind Croquet’s work? “Women, consumption, retouching, cosmetics, aging, beauty, those all come to mind, but truly those issues are up for debate,” she told Buzzfeed. “I feel people need a more spiritual approach to life, and good fun,” she said.
Toby Morrison: One Comic Perfectly Sums Up Class Differences in Society We all know that class differences exist in society, but just how bad can it be? Check out the comic below by Auckland-based artist Toby Morrison.