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Matt Damon Does Ice Bucket Challenge With Toilet Water For 800 Million Without Clean H2O

Matt Damon was conflicted when friends Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck called on him to complete the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Find out who Damon challenges here. 

I love him. He’s just adorable. He’s one of those (few) people nowadays one can really look up to for their balanced, practical understanding of the world, their deep commitment to meaningful causes, and their love and respect they afford themselves as well as others.

And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.

The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)

Let all who may listen do so.

nevver:

Tunisia

Cool stuff!

youngblackandvegan:

the older i get

the more i realize the value of privacy

of cultivating your circle and only letting certain people in

you can be open, honest, and real while still understanding not everyone deserves a seat at the table of your life

Amen.

Pray to God even after He gives you what you were praying for.
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Remember …

Stop looking for a partner. Focus on your goals and rebuilding your life. The right person will eventually find their way to you.
KushandWizdom. (via deserted-streets)
Seoul: Streets (at 서울 종로구)

Seoul: Streets (at 서울 종로구)

thisbigcity:

newsweek:

“Enter Pyongyang” is another stunning collaboration between city-­branding pioneer JT Singh and flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth. Blending time-lapse photography, acceleration and slow motion, HD and digital animation, they have produced a cutting‐edge panorama of a city hardly known, but one emerging on the visitor’s landscape as North Korea’s opening unfolds.

North Korea was the last country seemingly immune to change—but no longer. Recent years have witnessed mobile phone penetration, a surge in tourists, and even a marathon. Numerous special economic zones have been launched in cooperation with China, Russia, and South Korea, with railways planned linking all countries in the region. “Enter Pyongyang” captures not just the city, but this dynamism and sense of potential.

This video is the single most significant multi-­media contribution to transcending clichés about North Korea as a society defined by reclusiveness and destitution. To travel there is to witness a proud civilization, though one caught in a Cold War time-warp. Korean cultural traditions are meticulously preserved and displayed in authentic richness. Anyone who has witnessed the awe-inspiring Mass Games knows that, with great sacrifice, North Koreans can pull off a performance unparalleled in its precision.

Learning about one of the world’s most secretive cities.

theeconomist:

Workers of the world, log in: LinkedIn has already shaken up the way professionals are hired. Its ambitions go far beyond that

theeconomist:

Workers of the world, log in: LinkedIn has already shaken up the way professionals are hired. Its ambitions go far beyond that

Seoul: Random Alley (at 인생의 단맛)

Seoul: Random Alley (at 인생의 단맛)

Seoul: Buildings (at Gongpyeong-dong)

Seoul: Buildings (at Gongpyeong-dong)

Seoul: Jonggak Station (at 종각역 (Jonggak Stn.))

Seoul: Jonggak Station (at 종각역 (Jonggak Stn.))

Seoul: Changgyeonggung-ro (at 명동길 (Myeongdong-gil))

Seoul: Changgyeonggung-ro (at 명동길 (Myeongdong-gil))

Seoul: Dongdaemon II (at Dongdaemon)

Seoul: Dongdaemon II (at Dongdaemon)