"Selfishness is blind."- Mahatma Gandhi (via fuckyeahyoga)
In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama stated that in the United States, women still only make 77 cents to a man’s dollar. TIME Magazine reimagined how various amounts of dollar bills would look if women had their own currency — the results are provocative and highlight the persisting gender-based wage gap.
Bench to Bedroom: Urban Furniture Turned Homeless Shelters
"Whereas London and Montreal have installed spikes on the sidewalks to keep homeless people from getting too comfortable, Vancouver offers a kind welcome with benches that transform into mini-shelters. A nonprofit called RainCity Housing teamed up with Spring Advertising to create the modified public benches in order to provide a covered place to sleep while simultaneously raising awareness….”
In Bhubaneshwar, India, a 60 year-old-woman was beat, stripped naked, and tied to an electric pole after she was accused of killing an 18-year-old boy using witchcraft. Even though medical records show the boy died of malaria, villagers in Odisha state’s Mayurbhanj district left her tied up for around 12 hours. The woman was rescued and brought to a local hospital.
Despite there being a law against it, the practice of assaulting and killing women accused of being witches is common. “According to government statistics, there were 160 cases of murder linked to witch hunts in 2013, and 119 the previous year,” says Reuters author, Jatindra Dash.
Read more via Thomas Reuters Foundation.
"Go out into the woods. Go out where no one can see and pour your heart out to divine mystery. Let mind flow out from mind until silence sublimes. Let thought’s confused insistence slip from tongue and lip until silence settles. Then true prayer awakens."- Traktung Yeshe Dorje (via lazyyogi)