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hello-kitty:

Which is your favorite card?

Today in… SHIT I NEED: The RED one!

— 5 months ago with 1186 notes
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This is a summary of college only using two pictures; expensive as hell.

That’s my Sociology “book”. In fact what it is is a piece of paper with codes written on it to allow me to access an electronic version of a book. I was told by my professor that I could not buy any other paperback version, or use another code, so I was left with no option other than buying a piece of paper for over $200. Best part about all this is my professor wrote the books; there’s something hilariously sadistic about that. So I pretty much doled out $200 for a current edition of an online textbook that is no different than an older, paperback edition of the same book for $5; yeah, I checked. My mistake for listening to my professor.

This is why we download. 

Spreading this shit like nutella because goddamn textbooks are so expensive. 

not necessarily art related but as someone who couldn’t afford their textbooks this semester this is a godsend

REBLOGGING because after a little digging, I found my $200 textbook for free in PDF form.

friendly reminder that this exists since I know we’re all going back to college soon

(Source: hal-ya, via the-kanto-champion-deactivated2)

— 1 year ago with 783441 notes
#signal boost  #back to school  #college  #fuck  #Fall  #money  #mula  #tuition ya'll 

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I hope I have the strength to do this one day.

— 1 year ago with 88194 notes
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Gunter Sachs.

Take notes this is how it’s done

Alright, can we talk about Gunther Sachs real quick?
He lives a playboy lifestyle until he met his first love. Lived happily until she passed away. Was distraught until he married BRIGITTE BARDOT, then divorced her and married his model wife to whom he stayed faithful until he committed suicide. Why did he commit suicide? He couldn’t face his legacy plagued by dying of Alzheimer’s, so he took it upon himself to die a more dignified death.

postgradfrat:

thepuertoricansocialclub:

Gunter Sachs.

Take notes this is how it’s done

Alright, can we talk about Gunther Sachs real quick?

He lives a playboy lifestyle until he met his first love. Lived happily until she passed away. Was distraught until he married BRIGITTE BARDOT, then divorced her and married his model wife to whom he stayed faithful until he committed suicide. Why did he commit suicide? He couldn’t face his legacy plagued by dying of Alzheimer’s, so he took it upon himself to die a more dignified death.

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— 2 years ago with 11 notes
#Damn  #Gentlemen  #Dapper  #Playboy  #inspiration  #life  #suicide  #money 
Shopping For Equality

As the name of this blog suggests, I try to be as conscious of my actions as I can possibly be. That said, it has been a while since I took complete stock of my shopping habits in order to gauge the impact I make on the social politics that affect my surroundings.

I began by looking up how certain clothing retailers fair on the Human Rights Campaign’s radar. You can do this too by looking up your favorite brands on this site:

http://www.hrc.org/apps/buyersguide/ranking.php?category=1219

While researching the brands I shopped, I discovered that I’m doing pretty good although I need to reconsider shopping at certain places. My most frequented shops seem to really put Human Rights at the forefront, so I was pretty pleased with my findings. These shops included:

  • Gap
  • Nike
  • Macy’s
  • Target

All the above brands score an 85% or higher (and in Nike’s case is even partnered with the HRC). On the other hand, the following stores scored poorly, and I’m glad I don’t shop there often but I really need not to shopping there at all. They include:

  • H&M
  • American Apparel
  • VF brand- which owns Vans
  • Urban Outfitters

I was ridiculously disappointed in the VF brand, as I am a loyal Vans shoe buyer who now has to look at alternatives. As for American Apparel and H&M, both offer protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation but offer no benefits to domestic partners or transgender individuals. Now Urban Outfitters is another story. No self respecting minority should be shopping at this overpriced retailer as they actively donate money and support campaigns that aim to take away basic human rights from minorities. Plus you can find their items for much less at any recyclable fashion retailer.

As far as food and beverage goes, it was pretty much A+ throughout the board. My favorite brands support equality and include:

  • Diageo- which owns Jack Daniels (:D), Smirnoff and Bailey’s.
  • Starbucks- which owns my soul and tastebuds
  • Safeway
  • MillerCoors- which owns Blue Moon

I did find one brand I frequented quite a bit before actually caring about my health. It turns out Hostess does not have Human Rights on their mind. Guess it makes sense for a company who created the Twinkie, and thereby the “Twinkie Defense,” which Harvey Milk’s killer used to have his sentenced lightened.

As for all the other companies that have a hold on my wallet, I was delighted to find they have their philosophies in the right place.

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Limited Brands- Which owns Bath & Body works
  • ebay (!!!)
  • Gamestop

I was a bit upset and surprised to find two of my favorite companies on the negative side of the spectrum.

  • Trader Joe’s
  • Michael’s

Considering the customer for these two companies is most likely a creative and socially aware person, it caught me off guard that they don’t prioritize equality in their bylaws. Guess I won’t be having as much tomato-less salsa or paying way too much for crafting supplies anymore.

With election season within reach, we must seriously contemplate on how our money is used against us and make the right decisions when making purchases. So before you reach for that $20 Urban Outfitters tank top, ask yourself, “Are my rights really worth this purchase?”

How does your consumer dollar affect society. Drop something in my box letting me know how you feel and where you stand.

-Dignifiedroadkill

— 2 years ago
#America  #Clothes  #Consumer  #Election  #Equality  #Food  #Habits  #Human Rights  #Politics  #Retail  #Shopping  #Social  #money  #Vans  #Style  #Fashion  #Books 

That awesome moment in life when you love your job so much you don’t even realize you got a raise!! Gah!

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
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Today in…. SHIT I NEED: This beautiful contraption!!!

Today in…. SHIT I NEED: This beautiful contraption!!!

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Should P. Diddy's son return $54,000 college scholarship? – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs →

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Justin Combs worked hard in high school to improve his football game and earn a 3.75 GPA . He recently received a $54,000 merit-based scholarship to UCLA, where he’ll play football.

In April, Forbes named Justin Combs’ dad,  Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, the wealthiest artist in hip-hop. Some say the family should return Justin’s scholarship, arguing that Combs should pay for his son’s education and taxpayer money should go to students with greater financial need. Other say Justin Combs earned the scholarship through his grades and athletic ability, and deserves to keep it.

What do you think? Should the Combs family keep, return or donate the money? Should students with wealthy parents have access to merit-based scholarships and financial aid? via @CNN_Blogs

His son earned it—My parents didn’t pay for my college education, I paid for my own. Why should it be any different for him?

Though this may seem like grey area, it really isn’t. Sure the kid worked hard for his scholarship, but his father is a very public and wealthy figure. The rules change when you’re of that status. Not to mention the privileges someone who’s that rich got to enjoy, that some other youth did not. $54,000 is nothing to the Combs family. They should really give up the scholarship. 

— 2 years ago with 502 notes
#Money  #Education  #Hip Hop  #Social 
Today in… SHIT I NEED: This!

Today in… SHIT I NEED: This!

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— 2 years ago with 96534 notes
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