labellavita-l:

Please, just take a second to pray for South Korea.

Do also please pray for the above three amazing people.

I still believe in miracles, so please.

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Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.
― Karl Lagerfeld (via psych-quotes)

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scandalgladiators:

luvvdivine:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a queen!

Exactly…now can you staple gun this to a lot of women’s foreheads please?

scandalgladiators:

luvvdivine:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a queen!

Exactly…now can you staple gun this to a lot of women’s foreheads please?


foolish-wisdom:

foolish-wisdom:

ATTENTION EVERYONE:
this is one of my best friends from dance, Kierra. she is the most mature sixth graders I know. the only thing I don’t like about her is that she is convinced that she’s fat. I have tried so hard to convince her otherwise but nothing works. if you guys could reblog this if you think that she is perfect the way she is so I can show her how many people believe that she is not fat, that would be amazing

c’mon guys, I know how powerful you are on this website. it just takes one click. this girl isn’t even 13 yet

(via fearlesslyplayingflute)



thenightingalefloor:

womanistgamergirl:

Dude.
Denny’s is calling out Coachella.
Dude.
Dude.
Denny’s dude. Wow.

They’re one of the few company’s I see actively use their tumblr more than once a day. And I love it.

thenightingalefloor:

womanistgamergirl:

Dude.

Denny’s is calling out Coachella.

Dude.

Dude.

Denny’s dude. Wow.

They’re one of the few company’s I see actively use their tumblr more than once a day. And I love it.

(via faithstar23)


overlordofthelollipopguild:

mischiefmagicandmayhem:

febricant:

natreidess:

lbrossoit:

Well he missed a pretty god damn big one didn’t he

u fucked up, Tony
u fucked up big time

you had one job, Tony

what if he did find it though?
what if after the avengers, he just archived the data, fully intending to look at it all later, and then kind of forgot about it because he was too busy trying to tinker his trauma away?
what if after iron man 3 he got bored one day, went through his data banks, found all this damning evidence, and figured it out?
what if he found out during winter soldier and tried to contact someone, but steve and natasha were already underground, fury was faking the dead, hill was with fury, coulson and his team were being held hostage on the plane, clint was nowhere to be found, thor was in asgard, and bruce was on vacation in hawaii?
what if he couldn’t do anything about it because he’d gotten rid of all the suits?
what if he was building one from his old files and going to try to do something about it, but then jarvis brought up the news and all he could do was sit there and watch the helicarriers fall because as good as his tech was, it still couldn’t finish the armor fast enough for him to help?
what if he knew but he couldn’t do a thing to fix it?

overlordofthelollipopguild:

mischiefmagicandmayhem:

febricant:

natreidess:

lbrossoit:

Well he missed a pretty god damn big one didn’t he

u fucked up, Tony

u fucked up big time

you had one job, Tony

what if he did find it though?

what if after the avengers, he just archived the data, fully intending to look at it all later, and then kind of forgot about it because he was too busy trying to tinker his trauma away?

what if after iron man 3 he got bored one day, went through his data banks, found all this damning evidence, and figured it out?

what if he found out during winter soldier and tried to contact someone, but steve and natasha were already underground, fury was faking the dead, hill was with fury, coulson and his team were being held hostage on the plane, clint was nowhere to be found, thor was in asgard, and bruce was on vacation in hawaii?

what if he couldn’t do anything about it because he’d gotten rid of all the suits?

what if he was building one from his old files and going to try to do something about it, but then jarvis brought up the news and all he could do was sit there and watch the helicarriers fall because as good as his tech was, it still couldn’t finish the armor fast enough for him to help?

what if he knew but he couldn’t do a thing to fix it?

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slythwolf:

loving-myself-loving-healthy:

maggiemunkee:

krakensdottir:

amyelizabeth:

ladyknucklesinshape:

crackerhell:

goodstuffhappenedtoday:


How A Middle-School Principal Persuaded Students To Come To School


by David Kestenbaum

Shawn Rux took over as principal of MS 53, a New York City middle school, last year. At the time, 50 or 60 kids were absent every day. You could understand why they stayed away: The school was chaos.
Twenty-two teachers had quit, the entire office staff had quit, and hundreds of kids had been suspended. The school was given a grade of F from the city’s department of education.
“It was in a bad place,” Rux says.
Rux decided he needed to create incentives for kids to come to school. Incentives that were more obvious to middle-school kids than, “If you come to school you’ll be better off 20 years from now.”
He handed out raffle tickets to anyone who showed up to school on time. One of the prizes was an Xbox. And he threw in an element of randomness: The first kids in line when the doors opened might get 20 tickets.
It worked. Kids started showing up early.“It was … like, ‘Get out of my way, I’m trying to get into school,’ ” Rux says. “It was nice.”Rux also created his own currency. He called it Rux Bux. Teachers hand them out when kids are well behaved. They can be traded in for school supplies, or special lunches. A sixth-grader named Wander Rodriguez is trying to save up 5,000 Rux Bux — enough for a personal shopping spree with Rux.
The principal also stands outside school every morning, greeting the students as they show up. This recognition is another, subtler incentive to come to school. “I like this school,” Wander Rodriguez says. “They treat me like home, they treat me nice, they always give me stuff. … They always say ‘hi’ in the mornings.”The school went from an F to a C. Daily attendance went up to over 90 percent. Then the hurricane hit.
The school is in Far Rockaway, Queens — one of the areas hardest hit by the storm. Some kids’ homes were destroyed. One student who stayed at home through the storm told a teacher, “My apartment complex was in the middle of the ocean.” Rux’s car was destroyed. The first floor of his house was flooded.After the storm, after school started up again, Rux’s goal was to get attendance back to 90 percent. Every day, his staff texts him the attendance numbers. The day I visited last week, 89.2 percent of students attended school. Close, but not close enough for Rux.
The storm has been tough on everyone, he says. But that’s no excuse. Kids have to be in school.



not going to see this man in no news nowhere

damn. and that’s middle school too. God bless his whole existence.

I love him! He’s one of my educator heroes.

BEHOLD! POSITIVE. FUCKING. REINFORCEMENT.
Why we ever use anything else I do not know.

I live in a city with some of the most poverty-stricken inner city schools in the country. I’ve of the local grammar school has about a 90% attendance rate. They give grocery store giftcards to children with good attendance, and each month the classroom with the highest rates gets a pizza party for lunch.
Who’da thunk that helping kids have basic needs met outside the classroom could help?
Mr. Rux, you are an amazing man.

O

MIDDLE SCHOOL IS SO FUCKING CRUCIAL. 90% OF THEM IF YOURE GONNA LOSE THEM MIDDLE SCHOOL IS WHERE IT STARTS.

slythwolf:

loving-myself-loving-healthy:

maggiemunkee:

krakensdottir:

amyelizabeth:

ladyknucklesinshape:

crackerhell:

goodstuffhappenedtoday:

How A Middle-School Principal Persuaded Students To Come To School

not going to see this man in no news nowhere

damn. and that’s middle school too.

God bless his whole existence.

I love him! He’s one of my educator heroes.

BEHOLD! POSITIVE. FUCKING. REINFORCEMENT.

Why we ever use anything else I do not know.

I live in a city with some of the most poverty-stricken inner city schools in the country. I’ve of the local grammar school has about a 90% attendance rate. They give grocery store giftcards to children with good attendance, and each month the classroom with the highest rates gets a pizza party for lunch.

Who’da thunk that helping kids have basic needs met outside the classroom could help?

Mr. Rux, you are an amazing man.

O

MIDDLE SCHOOL IS SO FUCKING CRUCIAL. 90% OF THEM IF YOURE GONNA LOSE THEM MIDDLE SCHOOL IS WHERE IT STARTS.

(via faithstar23)