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“ Global companies have an incredible opportunity to do well and accelerate positive social change by innovating to promote sustainable consumption. Aspirational consumers demand it. ”

—    Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer, co-founders SHFT (via theaspirationals)

“ I still consider Vermont home, and I miss it every day. Someone in the music business once told me, ‘Vermont is so great, but you have to earn it to be able to go back there and do music and just relax. I love that, because I want to go back to Vermont and just chill out with my family and friends, but I feel like I need to do this hustle for at least five more years. Then I will have earned the right to go there and live permanently again. ”

—    Myra Flynn

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“ I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center. ”

—    ― Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano

If you’re good enough, you should be able to have your readers subscribe to your site. I’m a tiny site by comparison with no resources. I don’t even have a business department, don’t even have a publisher. And we’ve managed to get 30,000 subscribers or thereabout, $900,000 in revenue last year, and our renewal rate is somewhere around 85 percent.

I’m not sitting here being pious. We’re just a little blog. But what does it tell you that BuzzFeed wouldn’t even dream of asking its readers to subscribe? Daily Beast can’t ask its readership to contribute. Gawker can’t get people to pay for its product. I don’t know why they’re not embarrassed that they can’t get their readers to support their work.

—    Fantastic interview with Andrew Sullivan, whose unrelenting idealism is the greatest antidote we have to such modern travesties of journalism as “native advertising” and sponsored content. Sullivan’s The Dish, which – like Brain Pickings – is supported directly by readers and remains a rare oasis of integrity, in addition to being one of the most interesting sites on the internet. Become a subscriber here and read the full interview here. (via explore-blog)

smartgirlsattheparty:

What’s your favorite film with a female lead?

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Holy the best game of Jenga ever #vscocam (at Spritzenhaus)

Mike Sullivan, via fiftycoffees

“ We waste so many days waiting for weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life. ”

—    unknown (via thatkindofwoman)

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pipsrewards:

Let’s show our trees a little extra lovin’

This blog wins. Of course Beyonce is in all color palettes…

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timeshaiku:

A haiku from the article: Facebook Customizes Gender With 50 Different Choices

I love this tumblr

nadiaaboulhosn:

angeldustmt:

Requested by menoyer 

best edits of me ever!!!

This woman is so stunning. Also..her style? A+

moon-medicine:

veeeveeeganja:

nuug-lyfe:

nervous-princess:

huffingtonpost:

You’ll never look at sweet potatoes the same way again. Find out what causes the differences in growth here.  

see this is why I get anxious about eating “normal”/GMO/non-organic food. what the hell happened to that potato?? do I want that in my body?

I try explaining this to people all the time when they ask me why I am so weird about the food I eat and why I get such bad anxiety. People should really be more concerned about what they are filling their bodies with

I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets anxious about eating gmo foods

it’s frightening.. why i try to buy at my local organic markets.

(via wethetrees)