"My father never liked me. The last time I saw him, I hid from him. We both went to visit my grandmother at the same time. When I heard that he was on his way, I hid beneath the staircase, and I watched his back as he walked away. I never saw him again. My sister was with him when he died. She says he cried a lot."
"She got The Politest Student of the Month Award."
We are missing 43 students. They were taken away by police officers. They were most likely tortured and probably murdered like the 6 kids they left behind.
Mexico is weeping blood.
We need people from all over the world to help us ask our government to stop the violence. We need help.
Vivos se los llevaron. Vivos los queremos. (They took them alive. Alive we want them)
Little Humans is being released in 32.5 hours! Along with an award-winning* narrative, it’s got 37 of the best kids photos from the last 4 years of HONY. Guaranteed to produce scream-smiles of the variety seen below. You can preorder now online for 50% off.
BARNES AND NOBLE: http://bit.ly/1eawvWE
*The Susie The Dog Award for best kids book written by her dad.
1. Lay on the floor of your shower until you can breathe again. Water will always love to love your skin.
2. Start writing with the intention of filling up one page. Write until your pen stops working.
3. Reread a book that once made you cry. Learn something new on every page. Notice how different chapter make you sad. Notice how the book didn’t change and grow; you did.
4. Sleep with your windows open. You can hear both the rain and boys drunkenly singing Frank Sinatra on their deck. Both are equally good.
5. Don’t forget that honey will always taste sweet, but the best way to eat it is off your fingers, laughing.
6. Remember that, sometimes, getting out of bed is enough.
"For the first time in at least ten years, 30-year-olds with no history of student loans are more likely to have home-secured debt than those with a history of student loans.” - the New York Federal Reserve bank
Good I didn’t want a home anyways
Amsterdam-based collage artist Handiedan recently visited Berlin to add her contribution to Urban Nation’s Project M, arguably one of the coolest buildings in the German capital. The arts organization has been inviting artists to create window installations and large-scale murals (see our coverage of Eine’s recent piece there) and Handiedan recently made her mark on the multi-story facade with an enormous, wheat-pasted mural. While her typical work consists of smaller-scale, textured collages of vintage pin-up girls with baroque flourishes, she seamlessly adapted this style to a larger format. Check out her piece and stay tuned for more coverage of her upcoming solo show “Vesica Pisces,” opening at Seattle’s Roq La Rue this Thursday.
“I was the youngest in the family. I went to Israel first, and the rest of the family was supposed to join me. Nobody made it. We sent letters to each other for the first few years. The last letter I got from Poland came in 1941. It was from my mother. It asked me to send food. Then the letters stopped. I knew that the Germans had occupied Poland, and I heard rumors about the things that were happening. I never learned the specifics of what happened to my family. I never wanted to.”
Feed Your Skin, Feed Your Soul - Clarins x FEED
If you’re sitting in a comfy room surfing the internet on your phone or your computer, you are one of us lucky people in the world who aren’t worrying about where our next meal is coming from.
There are 100 million children around the world who are under-nourished, and 1 in 8 people who go to bed hungry every night. So, since 2011, Clarins has teamed up with the United Nations World Food Programme, “FEED”, as a way of giving back through commerce.
They’re telling us: “Feed your skin, FEED your soul”.
How does it work?
Purchase any of the below treatment serums at TANGS’ Orchard Clarins counter from 3- 17 Oct 2014:
Shaping Facial Lift, Double Serum, HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase, White Plus Serum, Super Restorative Serum
and you will automatically receive a FEED Bag with SGD75worth of products, AND Clarins automatically donates proceeds for 10 school meals on your behalf.
Especially if you’re already a Clarins user. Buying it during this promotion activity incurs no extra cost on your part - you walk home with the full size serum anyway - but you also get an extra pouch of goodies and help do your bit for children in need.
Clarins’ target for 2014 is toreach 5 million school meals by the end of the year. Since 2011, they’ve provided a whopping 3,589,300+ school meals and counting. But there’s still a long way to go to 5 million, so they’re asking us for our help as well!
(For details on similar activities in other countries or more info on the project, visit this link here.)
Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí, perfection