"My lawyer gives the same speech to everyone who wants to do business with me now. ‘Nicki is not one of those artists who allow her representatives to make decisions for her.’ I’m on conference calls all day with lawyers, accountants, and executives—people of power—and they treat me with respect. Because I command respect. I’m not cocky, but I deserve to know what’s going on. It’s my brand and my life. That’s my advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want—and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, Okay, I can’t play games with her. I have to do right by this woman. That’s what it’s all about."

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Nicki Minaj, Elle, April 2013

Adding partial source(via andyhutchins)

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"April shower"
chrystopia:

Is that fish real? Has to be at least 6ft

"I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (I’m not a big one for paying compliments), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain."

- Jonathan Carroll

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moonparlance:

youngblackandvegan:

micdotcom:

A university president just gave up a lot of his salary to raise his school’s minimum wage

In some pretty awesome and uplifting news, Kentucky State University’s interim president Raymond Burse has given up more than $90,000 of his nearly $350,000 salary to help raise university workers’ minimum wage to $10.25 an hour.
"This is not a publicity stunt"


Black male excellence

Amazing

mockingday:

Watch Emma’s speech and take action

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kanjioftheday05:

Shared Stuff 1There is apparently a Chinese character for (almost) every element on the periodic table. For your reference, here are links to information I found online:
Source for Periodic Table of the Elements-Chinese:http://zzzfelis.sakura.ne.jp/
Info on Chinese translation of the elements:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_elements_in_East_Asian_languages#Chinese
Info on Japanese translation of the elements:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_elements_in_East_Asian_languages#Japanese
blue-stars-fco:

FCO!
hynneo:

Neonatural: Watermelon Snow
Watermelon snow, also called snow algae, red snow, or blood snow, is Chlamydomonas nivalis, a species of green algae containing a secondary red carotenoid pigment in addition to chlorophyll. This phenomenon is especially common during the summer months in the Sierra Nevada of California where snow has lingered from winter storms, mainly at altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet.
climbing-musician:

Bioluminescent Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico

bandcorps:

Drum corps mornings.

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"If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day."

- Calvin and Hobbes (via peachical)

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