"The fighting got very bad. When I left Syria to come here, I only had $50. I was almost out of money when I got here. I met a man on the street, who took me home, and gave me food and a place to stay. But I felt so ashamed to be in his home, that I spent 11 hours a day looking for jobs, and only came back to sleep. I finally found a job at a hotel. They worked me 12 hours a day, for 7 days a week. They gave me $400 a month. Now I found a new hotel now that is much better. I work 12 hours per day for $600 a month, and I get one day off. In all my free hours, I work at a school as an English teacher. I work 18 hours per day, every day. And I have not spent any of it. I have not bought even a single T-shirt. I’ve saved 13,000 Euro, which is how much I need to buy fake papers. There is a man I know who can get me to Europe for 13,000. I’m leaving next week. I’m going once more to Syria to say goodbye to my family, then I’m going to leave all this behind. I’m going to try to forget it all. And I’m going to finish my education." (Erbil, Iraq)
I just spent $87 in hearing test copays to clinically prove my 4yo is just ignoring me.
Reasons I can definitely wait to have kids
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calls U.S. Soccer’s Tim Howard to thank him for defending the U.S. at the World Cup
Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí was born today in 1852. This grille is from Casa Milà, his final civil project.
[Antoni Gaudí. Grille from the Casa Milá (La Pedrera), Barcelona, Spain. 1906-1912.]
Barcelona was one of my favorite places I visited in Europe, in part because of the incredible work of Gaudi. Happy Birthday, creative genius!
Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
Austrian artist Klemens Torggler has reinvented the door, and it’s mesmerizing. The Evolution Door, referred to as the “flip panel door” or (“Dryehplattenüh”) by the artist, consists of four panels that fold together effortlessly. The product is currently a prototype and comes in glass, steel and wood.
— L. Katz
So bad ass. I need this for every door in my house!!