When people are abused and assaulted, it is like the doors to their souls slam shut. The goal of Joyful Heart is to let the light, and the life, back in—to banish the darkness and let the healing begin.
- Mariska Hargitay, Founder & President of the Joyful Heart Foundation
- See more at: http://joyfulheartfoundation.org/
This is incredibly powerful to me. You never know how important your life is until you’ve been attacked and SURVIVE.
Second-grader Christian Bucks had the amazing idea of installing a “Buddy Bench” at his school’s playground for people who felt lonely during recess. These benches encourage classmates to reach out and join those who need a friend. Even at such a young age, Christian found an awesome way to facilitate community; how can you do the same in your daily routine?
Twerking is really not that hilarious. Please stop trying to twerk as if you are somehow being ironic. The only reason why you consider twerking to be a joke is because you consider black people to be a joke. The subtle racism implied in acting “ghetto” or “ratchet” is…not that subtle.
21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear On A Daily Basis brought to you by nortonism. Don’t be racist, people!
Hashtag Highlight: @ifitwags’s #peanutbutterseries
The origins of the #peanutbutterseries, started by Stephanie McCombie (@ifitwags) and her two German Shorthair Pointers, are just as straightforward as you might imagine. “I was watching the boys eating peanut butter one day and burst out laughing at the faces they were making,” says Stephanie of her pups Travis and Gus, “so I grabbed my camera and started shooting. The photos ended up being so funny I wanted to see other dogs in action!”
Since the first #peanutbutterseries photo was posted last month, Travis and Gus—both rescues whom Stephanie calls #thepointerbrothers—have inspired hundreds of other pups and their humans to break out jars of peanut butter and start snapping.
Want to join in on the fun? Stephanie offers these tips: “Don’t be afraid of a little mess and have lots of peanut butter on hand. Shooting in a space with lots of light works best… must avoid blurry tongues!”