Michelle Obama stands on stage with actress Amy Poehler, during a visit to the Gwen Cherry Park NFL/YET Center on February 25, 2014 in Miami, Florida.
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By design, Wal-Mart depends on minimum wage jobs to extract billions in profits as the government covers the workers’ needs for living and eating.
Raising the minimum wage helps end the systemic exploitation of american workers.
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Marriage equality will, in time, fundamentally destroy “traditional marriage,” and I, for one, will dance on its grave.
It’s not a terribly difficult conclusion to draw.
As same-sex couples marry, they will be forced to re-imagine many tenets of your “traditional marriage.” In doing so, they will face a series of complicated questions:
Should one of us change our last name? And if so, who?
Should we have kids? Do we want to have kids? How do we want to have kids? Whose last name do our kids take?
How about housework, work-work, childcare? How do we assign these roles equitably? How do we cultivate a partnership that honors each of our professional and personal ambitions?
As questions continually arise, heterosexual couples will take notice — and be forced to address how much “traditional marriage” is built on gender roles and perpetuates a nauseating inequality that has no place in 2014. — Marriage Equality Is Destroying “Traditional Marriage,” And Why That’s A Good Thing (An Open Letter) | Carina Kolodny for the Huffington Post Gay Voices (via samtarly)
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Basically any time there is public speaking at my job (I’m the one getting pushed tho)
If corals get stressed they die, so if I was coral I would be dead
what do coral even get stressed about
guys, i work at an aquarium and my coworkers and i have literally laughed at this for three days straight. everytime we pass each other we whisper “current events” and crack up. our customers think we are nuts.
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No more Victoria’s Secret for you.
So no more Sabra for me. But also no Tribe because they’re owned by Nestle.
Peru has never competed in the winter Olympics before.
So when Roberto Carcelen — their first ever winter Olympian, now competing in Sochi — broke a rib in training, he wasn’t about to let that little detail stop him from competing in the arduous 15km cross-country ski race.
Carcelen was badly out-gunned in the intense competition.
Knowing he was dead last, he finished the race with his country’s flag over his head, crossing the finish line with pride. But that’s when he saw the gold medallist, Cologna from Switzerland and Nepal’s Dachhiri Sherpa, waiting for him.
To show his appreciation for the competitor, a first-time winter Olympian from his country, for the drive to compete despite injury, Cologna and Sherpa hung around the finish line for an extra 30 minutes after winning gold just to shake Carcelen’s hand. (Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)