I thought this was gonna be a horror thing

but it ended up being adorable

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The ability to present women like Ginsburg, Clinton and Davis as bone-crushingly robust yet simultaneously appealing, revered—practically adorable!—in their rugged severity, is a crucial expansion of the American imagination with regard to powerful women.

Rebecca Traister, How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became the Most Popular Woman on the Internet, The New Republic, (July 10, 2014). (via notoriousrbg)

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There needs to be a code word or something that means “my brain is fighting me every step of the way today and I feel like I’m going to vibrate out of my skin, so I need you to forgive everything and go slowly and speak softly and lower your expectations.” And then we could all just be like, “I know I said we could go to a movie tonight but… tangerines.” And the other person would nod and squeeze your elbow or rub your head and you wouldn’t feel like a failure.

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Beware the Dog | The Griswolds

we used to joke and it felt like gold
but now it’s all just hazy

the best :’) 

You have this kind of pull, like gravity.
I’m so lucky that I fell into your orbit.

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Empathy isn’t just something that happens to us—a meteor shower of synapses firing across the brain—it’s also a choice we make: to pay attention, to extend ourselves. It’s made of exertion, that dowdier cousin of impulse. Sometimes we care for another because we know we should, or because it’s asked for, but this doesn’t make our caring hollow. The act of choosing simply means we’ve committed ourselves to a set of behaviors greater than the sum of our individual inclinations: I will listen to his sadness, even when I’m deep in my own. To say ‘going through the motions’—this isn’t reduction so much as acknowledgment of the effort—the labor, the motions, the dance—of getting inside another person’s state of heart or mind.

This confession of effort chafes against the notion that empathy should always arise unbidden, that genuine means the same thing as unwilled, that intentionality is the enemy of love. But I believe in intention and I believe in work. I believe in waking up in the middle of the night and packing our bags and leaving our worst selves for our better ones.

Leslie Jamison, “The Empathy Exams” (via The Believer)

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The idea to display the pets inside the store started in Singapore as a collaboration between Ikea and two animal shelters, according to Business Insider. Together they formed the project Home for Hope.

Find out which state in the United States will be adopting rescue pet displays in Ikea stores here.

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From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity.

Edvard Munch, Sustainable Landscape Construction (via funeralfaerie)

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RIP Supreme Court

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Writes Scathing 35-Page Dissent In Birth Control Case ›

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