28 2 / 2014

28 2 / 2014

28 2 / 2014

28 2 / 2014

28 2 / 2014

sophspiration:

We are constantly bombarded by the media, and it’s not until you begin to be critical of it that you can fully appreciate how much it can mess with people’s minds. People are mostly passive when consuming media, and when you don’t think properly about it, it’s much more likely to affect you.

Pick up a marker pen, and critique your magazine. Think about things like the choice of models, what they have to say about beauty, what techniques do the adverts use, etc. Consider how parts of the magazine make you feel, why that is the case, and what their motives are for doing it.

Be thoughtful, be eloquent, be angry, be whatever you want. Writing all over the magazine can be extremely useful in organizing your thoughts, and can also be very therapeutic  When doing this, you will begin to realize why you have some of the attitudes towards beauty (and other issues) that you do - because the media pushes those ideas onto us.

If you want to, you can take pictures of your defaced magazines and upload them to tumblr. Tag them ‘defaceyourmagazines’ if you want to share them, and take a look at the tag if you want to see other people’s.

(via thesexuneducated)

29 9 / 2013

vurtual:

Guiding Light (by Bob Small)

vurtual:

Guiding Light (by Bob Small)

29 9 / 2013

theatlantic:

Killer Hornets Are Wreaking Havoc in China

Spurred by global warming, the insects have accounted for more than two dozen deaths in the country.
Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]

theatlantic:

Killer Hornets Are Wreaking Havoc in China

Spurred by global warming, the insects have accounted for more than two dozen deaths in the country.

Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]

29 9 / 2013

29 9 / 2013

29 9 / 2013

thisistheverge:

Taran Killam of ‘Saturday Night Live’: the new season, comic books, and ‘NBA Jam’
If you watch Saturday Night Live, you know Taran Killam. The dancing zombie Mokiki? Eddie, the jerky older brother that just loves yelling in Justin Bieber’s face? The late-night lip-sync video of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” that made the rounds a few years back? That’s all Killam. SNL’s 39th season kicks off tomorrow night, and with several high-profile names having recently left the show, the stage is set for a year of fresh faces and new energy. We spoke with Killam earlier this week about his fourth year with the program, the comic project The Illegitimates, and his obsession with gaming consoles. 

thisistheverge:

Taran Killam of ‘Saturday Night Live’: the new season, comic books, and ‘NBA Jam’

If you watch Saturday Night Live, you know Taran Killam. The dancing zombie Mokiki? Eddie, the jerky older brother that just loves yelling in Justin Bieber’s face? The late-night lip-sync video of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” that made the rounds a few years back? That’s all Killam. SNL’s 39th season kicks off tomorrow night, and with several high-profile names having recently left the show, the stage is set for a year of fresh faces and new energy. We spoke with Killam earlier this week about his fourth year with the program, the comic project The Illegitimates, and his obsession with gaming consoles. 

29 9 / 2013

29 9 / 2013

lindsaychrist:

mediahascookies:

In the wake of the Barilla chairman’s anti-gay remarks, rival pasta makers leaped at the chance to proclaim their support for gay rights and marriage equality.  

pasta wars

(via lipstick-feminists)

29 9 / 2013

29 9 / 2013

29 9 / 2013

nativeamericannews:

Apple Bans Redskins Name from App Store
Apple Inc., the company that created iTunes, has banned the word Redskins from its Canadian app store. But, its competitors the Redskins App on Google Play and the Washington Redskins Official Mobile App still allow the word to be used on their platforms.

nativeamericannews:

Apple Bans Redskins Name from App Store

Apple Inc., the company that created iTunes, has banned the word Redskins from its Canadian app store. But, its competitors the Redskins App on Google Play and the Washington Redskins Official Mobile App still allow the word to be used on their platforms.

(Source: indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com, via upworthy)