Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.
(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
As long as this is our mouthwash.
Worth a try, right?
"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!