todayinlaborhistory:

Today in labor history, April 10, 1917: 133 workers, mostly women and girls, are killed in an explosion at the Eddystone Ammunition Works in Eddystone, Pennsylvania. A monument in the Chester Rural Cemetery marks the final resting place for the remains of the 55 unidentified victims.

todayinlaborhistory:

Today in labor history, April 10, 1917: 133 workers, mostly women and girls, are killed in an explosion at the Eddystone Ammunition Works in Eddystone, Pennsylvania. A monument in the Chester Rural Cemetery marks the final resting place for the remains of the 55 unidentified victims.

fastcodesign:

Jeff Schultz has what’s possibly one of the world’s funnest jobs: He’s been the Iditarod Sled Dog Race’s official photographer since 1982.
More> An Intimate Look At The Life Of A Sled-Racing Dog

fastcodesign:

Jeff Schultz has what’s possibly one of the world’s funnest jobs: He’s been the Iditarod Sled Dog Race’s official photographer since 1982.

More> An Intimate Look At The Life Of A Sled-Racing Dog

The key factor is accountability. We can’t have officials like [national intelligence director] James Clapper who can lie to everyone in the country, who can lie to the Congress, and not even face criticism.

eenumbers:

Counties of Scotland - inspired by this post (x)

To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man.
Marcel Marceau (via observando)

Nina Simone, 1969 (via)

"What kept me sane was knowing that things would change, and it was a question of keeping myself together until they did." 

moc-tod-ffuts-modnar:

Meet Lammily!

I haven’t seen this around tumblr just yet, so I wanted to put my own word out about it.

This is a fashion doll created by an illustrator that has been modeled to the standard proportions of the average 19 year old girl. She’s healthy, sporty, wears natural makeup, and GOSH DARNIT LOOK HOW POSABLE SHE’LL BE.

The project is technically fully funded now, but the more support and preorders it gets, the more influential it will be. My mom just got one for the sole purpose of keeping in the box, because best case scenario, these things become the next barbie and they’re worth big bucks later on; worst case scenario, she helped support an artist with a good cause. 

Preorders aren’t outrageous at all. $25 for a first-edition doll that will NOT be sold in retail stores. Please spread the word and help get this doll known!

kateoplis:

"Rajesh Kumar is a shopkeeper by profession but spends hours every morning teaching around 80 children from the poorest of the poor in India’s capital. The 43-year-old visited the construction of the Delhi transit station a few years ago and was disturbed by the sight of  many children playing at the site instead of attending school.

When he questioned the parents working at the sites they all said there were no schools in the vicinity and no one cared. Consequently, his open-air class room was born - between pillars and beneath the tracks of the Delhi transit system, known as the Metro.

Every few minutes a train passes above, the children unperturbed by its sounds. There are no chairs or tables and the children sit on rolls of polystyrene foam placed on the rubble. Three rectangular patches of wall are painted black and used as a blackboard.

Anonymous donors have contributed cardigans, books, shoes and stationery for the children, as their parents cannot afford them. One unnamed individual sends a bag full of biscuits and fruit juice for the pupils every day - another incentive for the children to turn up for their studies.”

Thank you, frenchchairs.

Thoughts on being back in NY.

Thoughts on being back in NY.

nprfreshair:

Check out the Best Actress gowns over the years… Wishing  Katharine Hepburn went in 1934—and every other year she won—so we could’ve seen what she wore [awesome pantsuit?]
infographic via mediarundigital

nprfreshair:

Check out the Best Actress gowns over the years… Wishing  Katharine Hepburn went in 1934—and every other year she won—so we could’ve seen what she wore [awesome pantsuit?]

infographic via mediarundigital

explore-blog:

Inside the writing rooms of famous authors. Pair with famous writers’ sleep habits, daily routines, and odd creative customs

policymic:

Infographic: Why we need to raise minimum wage

Some people argue raising the minimum wage will only help a few million teenagers, but this is not true. One in four Americans in the private sector makes less than the $10.10 an hour proposed by President Obama. An increased minimum wage would benefit breadwinners, including more than 70% of government contract employees and 17 million total workers by 2016 according to the economic study.

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