A picture taken on October 18, 2013, shows a rebel fighter standing behind a broken television in the Salaheddin district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (Photo: Karam al-Masri) (Via al-Akhbar)
Jeremy Glass, We Can’t Get Lost Anymore (via stay-ocean-minded)
This is so true. Unplug yourselves. Ditch the freaking smart phone. And just chill.
Hong Kong’s Cramped Apartments Shot Directly from Above
In cosmopolitan Hong Kong there are 1.3 million people who live below the poverty line in cramped apartments unfit for habitation. In an attempt to draw attention to the issue, human rights organization Society for Community Organization recently commissioned a series of photographs showing these interiors through a camera installed on the ceiling. The resulting images show people living in dirty and unsafe conditions crammed together like sardines.
Way worse than Manhattan.
A Palestinian boy reacts as he attends a rally of the Islamic Jihad militants against Israel in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, on October 24, 2013. (Photo: AFP - Said Khatib) (via Al-Akhbar)
"What was the happiest moment of your life?"
“Europe in the summer of 1959.”
“What happened there?”
“I was nineteen. I’d just lost 100 pounds and had a whole new set of clothes. I toured Paris and Rome and everyone was paying me so much attention. They were even asking for my photograph! Of course inside I still felt like an awkward, overweight girl. It was all so overwhelming and wonderful!”
“Why’d you go to Europe?”
“To have sex, of course. And I did! I was the first in my whole group of friends. I came home and told everyone that I’d done it with a charming Frenchman. In reality it was some creepy dude from Chicago.”
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