"As a woman who only sleeps with women, I need these things spelled out for me, and female pop stars usually leave me wanting. […] But not Lana. Lana speaks a language that I understand. She’s heterosexual, to be sure, but she’s not heteronormative.” — Samantha Allen
The idea to display the pets inside the store started in Singapore as a collaboration between Ikea and two animal shelters, according to Business Insider. Together they formed the project Home for Hope.
“The speakers made a point in saying that the Sudanese government was against the work done by the organization; yet, no other Sudanese representatives from universities or NGOs were invited. There were no black people either… the report was surrounded by the whiteness that put it together and the money that funded it.” — eren
"In 2005, artist Jennifer Kanary’s sister-in-law committed suicide while suffering from a psychotic episode. This event led Jennifer to develop Labyrinth Psychotica, an experience designed to give people more insight into how it feels to suffer through psychosis."
This is a fantastic use of technology to teach empathy. The Oculus Rift, in it’s final form, will no doubt be able to help teach and treat people with mental illness.
My heart goes out to people suffering with mental illness.
"Jameis Winston is a thug; Richard Sherman is a thug; Serena Williams is a "ghetto thug" for arguing with an umpire—John McEnroe was presumably less ghetto and thuggish when he regularly berated refs throughout his career" — Cord Jefferson
Market Wonderful: Six iconic images filmed in one shot: “Icons,” by The Sunday Times.
"How do you put a price on the double-take of a clerk at the welfare office who decides you might not be like those other trifling women in the waiting room and provides an extra bit of information about completing a form that you would not have known to ask about? What is the retail value of a school principal who defers a bit more to your child because your mother’s presentation of self signals that she might unleash the bureaucratic savvy of middle class parents to advocate for her child?" — Tressie McMillan Cottom
"Sometimes the heroes we appoint to solve our problems can say as much about us as about them. Malala’s answer is courage. Our answer is celebrity." — Max Fisher