For people who don’t have time to bathe or access to fresh water, a South African college student has a solution: a shower gel users simply rub onto their skin. One small packet replaces one bath, and users never need any water. Ludwick Marishane’s inspiration was a lazy friend, but his invention will be a boon to people who live in areas where clean water is in short supply.
Image via Science History and Facts.
Jade Willoughby: A Native Model Does Her First New York Fashion Week
She was told from the beginning that her look “would never work” and “no client will ever want to work with you.”
Now, seven years later, Jade Willoughby, a Whitesand First Nation citizen, is living in the Big Apple and is signed with her “dream agency,” the prestigious Wilhelmina Models agency.
Canada’s slave-owning history is being ignored, says expert, as Black History Month kicks off.
HOW DID I NOT KNOW ALL THIS!?!?!?!
'Cause history involving black people is always erased, that's why.
Because a lot of us were taught that once you got to north you were free, but if you could get the Canada you were safe from being dragged back into slavery by hunters. It was like Canada was best place you could be if you were trying escape slavery (per US history classes)
‘Author and historian Afua Cooper has described slavery in the Great White North as “Canada’s best kept secret.” She says that between 1628 and 1833, Canada had approximately 8,000 slaves, but it’s a part of the country’s history that is not well known.
“Canada conveniently forgot its own history of slave-holding, because that would make the country look immoral, indecent,” says Cooper […]
Before the British conquest of 1760 when Canada was still a French colony, nearly 60 percent of slaves were aboriginal and 40 percent were of African descent, Cooper estimates. After Britain took over, the ratio of aboriginal slaves declined as the British brought in more slaves from Africa, the West Indies, and the Caribbean, as well as from its 13 American colonies.
Slave-owners in the American South were largely plantation owners, but in Canada they ran the gamut, from merchants and fur traders to farmers and even religious institutions.
“The slave owners were everybody, in every social class,” says Cooper. “Members of the clergy owned large amounts of slaves.”’
“A few decades ago, nobody believed in the confession of sins except the Church. Today everyone believes in confession – with this difference: some believe in confessing their own sins; others believe in confessing other people’s sins. The popularity of psychoanalysis has nearly convinced everyone of the necessity of some kind of confession for peace of mind. This is another instance of how the world, which threw Christian truths into the wastebasket in the nineteenth century, is pulling them out in isolated secularized form in the twentieth century, meanwhile deluding itself into believing that it has made a great discovery. The world found it could not get along without some release for its inner unhappiness. Once it had rejected confession and denied both God and guilt, it had to find a substitute.”— Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (via confessionsofsomeoneanonymous)
The Hannibal fandom extends a cordial invitation to ALL THE FANDOMS in Tumblr to join us for dinner.
Our beloved show is currently struggling with ratings, and as you all understand, that can be quite a sticky situation to be in if you want to have a show you love renewed for another season.
So here we are, asking you people to help us help Will Graham and get the show going for many more seasons. We would be more than thrilled to have more people to share this intelligent, elegant and utterly superb show with, as well as the madness of our fandom.
Watch Hannibal Friday at 10/9c on NBC.
I think “helpushelpwillgraham” just became the tag for this
I know this is a Benedict blog, but this is important to me. This isn’t a “hey turn on our tv show to insult Bieber fans.” This is a legit plee. I understand that the show is gory and trigger-some to people. If you have recording ways on cable or dish, just hit record. It counts as a view. You can delete it right after! No need to even see it! Please, if you can, do this for us!
The Fannibals is one of the cutest fandoms ever. I’m not going to watch it live (yeah, my stomach won’t last) But they need to go on!
this goddamn portrait kills me
IT’S SO FUCKING HUGE LOOK AT IT IT’S BIGGER THAN LEA
and it’s nowhere to be seen in the flashback with Ansem the Wise and Mickey in KH2, which probably means Xehanort had it commissioned and hung it up after they banished Ansem
like apparently it was just REALLY IMPORTANT to him to have a comically large picture of himself hanging within sight at all times
do you think he ever sat in there and stared at it like, “Sure, I don’t have a clue who I am….but I do know that I’m outrageously beautiful. Mmm…God, look at me. Look at me.”
YOO, YOU SHOULD TOTALLY DO THIS. GO MINA
I have completed the test! But now I must five the top five tropes! Darn you Nautilus.
French Maid Child Costume [x]
"French Maid Child Costume includes cute Dress with Attached Ruffles, Matching Apron, Pink Head Ruffle, and Choker. Your child can dust all the dust bunnies in this adorable French Maid child costume. This hot girl costume is new from our tween collection."
Although, I’m just starting out on this journey everyone tells me that I have an opportunity to impact the world with my story, to change people’s lives. As you go down this path there are some days you just know that magic will occur, you can feel it. You know something special will happen.
The Power of Our Presence: Black Women in Hollywood 2014 (ღ)