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22-year-old Fatu Kekula of Liberia never imagined how critical her nursing training would become until her family was struck with the Ebola virus. Thanks to her dedication and ingenuity, three of four family members who caught the virus survived — and despite providing them constant care, Fatu never contracted the disease herself due to her innovative “trash bag method.” Now, aid workers are teaching Fatu’s techique to other West Africans who don’t have access to hospitals o…

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Shut. The fuck. Up.


Ironically, the next actor to leave Community is the one who had the incredibly meta Season 5 monologue that asked what the point of “Saving Greendale” was if everyone they loved was already gone or leaving…



Yaaaaass. Internalized misogyny is not cool, ladies.


5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

I’ve only seen the first two episodes of this show, but I feel like this scene wraps up the whole season in a nutshell. XD

When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog.
A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States (via 391705)



When did doing something ‘like a girl’ become an insult?

Watch the full Always commercial that seeks to answer this question.

The part that gets me is at the end of the commercial, when they ask one of the first ladies if she had a chance to do her demonstration of “running like a girl” over again, what would she do differently and she says, “I would run like myself.” I legit cried.

Dude!! This commercial is so important! Good for Always in bringing this issue to light.