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I haven’t posted in a while because of this cutie. Oliver Jackson is 7 weeks old today. Being a mom is pretty awesome!

I haven’t posted in a while because of this cutie. Oliver Jackson is 7 weeks old today. Being a mom is pretty awesome!

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If Congress were to pass a plan backed by President Obama to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour — a hefty 39 percent hike — it would result in a significant reduction of the poverty rate among Americans between the ages of 18 and 64, and raise about 4.6 million people out of poverty.
John Aziz, in How a $10.10 minimum wage could raise 4.6 million Americans out of poverty (via theweekmagazine)

And then the “poor” wouldn’t be poor enough for assistance, while at the same time, not be wealthy enough to pay their own way without the assistance.

(via cognitivedissonance)

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nprfreshair:

Allie Brosh, the creator of the beloved blog “Hyperbole and a Half" speaks to Terry Gross today about her struggle with depression:

I think there’s a common misconception that depression is about something or depression is sadness or some form of negativity. It can represent a sadness or a self-loathing, as the first half of my depression did. It sort of circled back on itself and made me dislike myself more because I was so sad and I didn’t know why and I felt like I needed a reason. … It took me a long time to figure out that something was broken on a fundamental level. There was no reason behind it; it was just the way things were.

Read more interview highlights or an excerpt from her book via the link above.

Image from “Depression Part Two" courtesy of Hyperbole and a Half

nprfreshair:

Allie Brosh, the creator of the beloved blog “Hyperbole and a Half" speaks to Terry Gross today about her struggle with depression:

I think there’s a common misconception that depression is about something or depression is sadness or some form of negativity. It can represent a sadness or a self-loathing, as the first half of my depression did. It sort of circled back on itself and made me dislike myself more because I was so sad and I didn’t know why and I felt like I needed a reason. … It took me a long time to figure out that something was broken on a fundamental level. There was no reason behind it; it was just the way things were.

Read more interview highlights or an excerpt from her book via the link above.

Image from “Depression Part Two" courtesy of Hyperbole and a Half

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Q:
How many MRAs does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A:
Who's there?
Q:
No, uh, I'm not telling a knock-knock joke.
A:
Yeah, but, did you know that knock-knock jokes also happen sometimes?

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arstotzka:

"stop being a mindless slave and quit your boring job and go do what you really want, using the money you obviously have, because I don’t understand class struggles or intersectionality"

(via hilaroar)