Narcissus taking a selfie is the ACTUAL best.

    Photographer Dana Cole has posted an album of pics of folks dressed up to go see Black Panther

    There are more, and they’re fabulous! Check out the link!


    Azuki the hedgehog is a bit of an Instagram star, with over 160,000 followers to his name. Recently he went on a ‘camping’ trip and was kitted out with all the gear. This included a mini tent, camping stove and kayak, all of which appears to have been custom made by outdoor brand Coleman.


    coleman just earned my business again.


    Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (2017)


    I am so here for the women who are saying look, I’m not about that casual sex life and I’m not settling for bullshit either. I rather be single then dealing with fuck shit. GIRL yes ma’am


    I’m just gonna reblog and quote this from the article:

    “These days, Rihanna isn’t playing the field or doing the casual sex thing: “If I wanted to I would completely do that. I am going to do what makes me feel happy, what I feel like doing. But that would be empty for me; that to me is a hollow move. I would wake up the next day feeling like shit. When you love somebody, that’s different. Even if you don’t love them per se, when you care enough about somebody and you know that they care about you, then you know they don’t disrespect you. And it’s about my own respect for myself.”

    And gentlemen today don’t impress her either because “now men are afraid to be men. They think being a real man is actually being a pussy, that if you take a chair out for a lady, or you’re nice or even affectionate to your girl in front of your boys, you’re less of a man. It’s so sick. They won’t be a gentleman because that makes them appear soft. That’s what we’re dealing with now, a hundred percent, and girls are settling for that, but I won’t. I will wait forever if I have to…but that’s okay.

    “You have to be screwed over enough times to know, but now I’m hoping for more than these guys can actually give. That’s why I haven’t been having sex or even really seeing anybody because I don’t want to wake up the next day feeling guilty. I mean I get horny, I’m human, I’m a woman, I want to have sex. But what am I going to do—just find the first random cute dude that I think is going to be a great ride for the night and then tomorrow I wake up feeling empty and hollow? He has a great story and I’m like…what am I doing? I can’t do it to myself. I cannot. It has a little bit to do with fame and a lot to do with the woman that I am. And that saves me.”

    RiRi is “fearful of relationships because I feel guilty about wanting someone to be completely faithful and loyal, when I can’t even give them 10 percent of the attention that they need. It’s just the reality of my time, my life, my schedule.” Of course, as Taylor Swift said before her, it’ll take a very special person to change things. “A very extraordinary gentleman, with a lot of patience, will come along when I least expect it. And I don’t want it right now. I can’t really be everything for someone. This is my reality right now.” Preach, girl.“

    Staying independent, 

    raising 100k for coats for Chicago kids, 

    hosting open mic events for Chicago teenagers, 

    giving the music away for free and still making a substantial life off tours and merch. 

    When we say “independent” that just means he doesn’t have a label telling him what tracks he can and cannot put out. Like, he just has total creative freedom.

    This is #BlackExcellence    

    “It’s a well-worn trope that women are paid less than men because they aren’t as aggressive in asking for raises. They are more concerned with fitting in, goes the argument, and they don’t want to be perceived as overly demanding. In short, it’s women that are the problem, not their bosses.

    But a new study (pdf) offers a different scenario.

    Researchers from Cass Business School and the universities of Warwick and Wisconsin examined data from the Australian Workplace Relations Survey (AWRS), which studied 4,600 randomly sampled workers across 840 Australian workplaces between 2013-2014.  

    On first glance, the data upholds the conventional wisdom: 75% of males said they had asked for a pay rise, compared with 66% of women. But when the researchers controlled for hours, comparing part-time women with part-time men, and full-time women with full-time men, the difference vanished: men and women asked for raises with the same frequency.

    But there was a huge difference in outcomes. Men were 25% more likely to get a pay rise, the study found. In other words, it is not that women don’t ask for more money, only that they don’t get it.

    “We were shocked,” said Amanda Goodall from Cass Business School, part of City University of London. “ We thought that we would find women were genuinely more reticent, and less likely to ask for a pay rise. And that is not what we found.”

    If women are asking for raises as much as men, the big unanswered question is, why aren’t they getting them?

    The study also debunked the popular myth that women are more concerned about negatively impacting their workplace relationships by asking for a raise. Among men, 14.6% said they had not tried to get a pay rise because of concern for their relationships in the workplace, compared with only 12.9% of women. “There seems not to be evidence for that idea, either, in the data,” the authors wrote.

    The researchers did find some significant differences in men’s and women’s employment situations. Women were less likely to be in a job where pay is negotiated. And when it came to part-time workers, both men and women were less likely to ask for and get raises. This disproportionately affects women, who work in more part-time positions.

    And there was one hopeful sign: The researchers found that women and men under 40 both asked for and received pay rises at the same rate.

    Only time will tell, as this group ages, whether some generational change is underway—with women negotiating more effectively or workplaces becoming more aware of gender discrimination.”

    Read the full piece here

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