Bike for Something

humansofnewyork:

"I’m 66, but I bike 55 kilometers every day. I don’t get much from my pension, so I ride along this road and pick up metal scraps to bring to the collection center. I ride my bike everywhere. A few months ago, I rode 170 kilometers to visit my daughter. I left at noon and got there before dark. I wasn’t even rushing!"
(Bila Tserkva, Ukraine)

humansofnewyork:

"I’m 66, but I bike 55 kilometers every day. I don’t get much from my pension, so I ride along this road and pick up metal scraps to bring to the collection center. I ride my bike everywhere. A few months ago, I rode 170 kilometers to visit my daughter. I left at noon and got there before dark. I wasn’t even rushing!"

(Bila Tserkva, Ukraine)

humansofnewyork:

“She never actually told me why she was sick, but people talk. Some of the older kids were like: ‘Yo, your mom has AIDS.’”

humansofnewyork:

“She never actually told me why she was sick, but people talk. Some of the older kids were like: ‘Yo, your mom has AIDS.’”

wefuckinglovescience:


Over 100 HIV experts and advocates may have been on board crashed Malaysian plane

A devastating blow to HIV and AIDS research.
More here: http://bit.ly/1kDzVPg

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wefuckinglovescience:

Over 100 HIV experts and advocates may have been on board crashed Malaysian plane

A devastating blow to HIV and AIDS research.

More here:

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npr:

"Afghan Female Cyclists: Breaking Away, And Breaking Taboos"

There’s one women’s cycling team in Afghanistan. Free-form traffic and open-mouth stares are just a couple of the things they encounter as they pedal the country’s mountainous, potholed roads. 

Photos: Peter Breslow/NPR

nprbooks:

Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America’s best-known writer.
His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. And everything he had written, Garcia Marquez once said, he knew or heard before he was 8 years old.
Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman says Marquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech was one of the author’s most important messages to the world.
"Garcia Marquez is speaking about all the people who are marginal to history, who have not had a voice," Dorfman says. "He gives a voice to all those who died. He gives a voice to all those who are not born yet. He gives a voice to Latin America."
Read our full appreciation here.
Image via See Colombia

I am sad.

nprbooks:

Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America’s best-known writer.

His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. And everything he had written, Garcia Marquez once said, he knew or heard before he was 8 years old.

Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman says Marquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech was one of the author’s most important messages to the world.

"Garcia Marquez is speaking about all the people who are marginal to history, who have not had a voice," Dorfman says. "He gives a voice to all those who died. He gives a voice to all those who are not born yet. He gives a voice to Latin America."

Read our full appreciation here.

Image via See Colombia

I am sad.

Gots to work that core.
composersdoingnormalshit:

Arvo Pärt riding a bicycle.

composersdoingnormalshit:

Arvo Pärt riding a bicycle.

#respect
pulitzerfieldnotes:

"I lost my husband on a Monday afternoon of April 1994, killed by a group of people that were our neighbors. I started running with my two children towards the West of the country and at every checkpoint I was raped by the soldiers. Now I live with Hiv and I had to grow up my kids alone." — Martha

Image by Tomaso Clavarino. Rwanda, 2014.
Forthcoming Pulitzer Center-sponsored project, “We Are the Past.”

pulitzerfieldnotes:

"I lost my husband on a Monday afternoon of April 1994, killed by a group of people that were our neighbors. I started running with my two children towards the West of the country and at every checkpoint I was raped by the soldiers. Now I live with Hiv and I had to grow up my kids alone." — Martha

Image by Tomaso Clavarino. Rwanda, 2014.

Forthcoming Pulitzer Center-sponsored project, “We Are the Past.”

explodingdog:

No you can’t

explodingdog:

No you can’t

trextrying:

T-Rex Trying to climb a tree…
#TRexTrying
#gousc
#beatstanford
#timber

This makes me so happy!

trextrying:

T-Rex Trying to climb a tree…

#TRexTrying

#gousc

#beatstanford

#timber

This makes me so happy!

“There is no problem so bad that you cannot make it worse.”

—   Chris Hadfield (via kateoplis)

This.

(Source: quote-bucket, via kateoplis)

mrwhaite:

Robert Downey Jr. 
A portrait combining props and costumes from:
Tropic Thunder (Kirk Lazarus), 
Chaplin, 
Iron Man 
Sherlock Holmes

mrwhaite:

Robert Downey Jr. 

A portrait combining props and costumes from:

  • Tropic Thunder (Kirk Lazarus), 
  • Chaplin,
  • Iron Man
  • Sherlock Holmes