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Poet Calls Out Our Culture’s Absurd Ideas About Body Hair

Desireé Dallagiacomo doesn’t care if a woman’s body hair makes you uncomfortable.

Earlier this month at the 2015 Women Of The World Poetry Slam, the 25-year-old poet performed her spoken word poem “Shave Me.” The slam poem is a smart and hilarious take down of body hair beauty standards for women.

Watch the full poem here. 

Horoscope - August 1 2015

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

By all appearances this is a day made in heaven to play, party and perform. Normally, you’re not the shy one and would be the first to jump on stage and entertain the crowd. However, you may be in a more serious mood now and can’t seem to snap out of it. Stop worrying about what might go wrong. If you continue to focus on the negative, you’ll inadvertently bring it about. Instead of fretting that you may squander this opportunity for fun, just accept the cosmic energy as it is. You can’t help but do what’s right for you if you go with the flow.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You’re happiest in the comfort of your own pasture, but even you easygoing Bulls can benefit from exploring the greener grass on the other side of the hill. You might try to justify your desire to stay at home and let the day pass you by without much action on your part. However, it’s prudent to recognize your sense of balance is off kilter today. Free your mind and widen your horizons. The potential for pleasure is much greater now than you can imagine.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Your larger-than-life perceptions may lead you astray today, so don’t rush to judgment before you have all the facts in place. Although your future is bright, not everything is as rosy as you currently think. You might draw the wrong conclusions now, even if you have plenty of good information at your disposal. Unfortunately, you could easily mix up reality with your illusions that are influenced by your desires. Positive change is in the air if you let go of your expectations and get out of your own way.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

A clash over personal values with someone you love is unsettling to say the least. Although you’re often the one to rein in your feelings if you fear rejection, it might be time to take a leap of faith and express what’s in your heart. However, there’s no reason to overreact and threaten the security of a meaningful relationship. This isn’t a tug of war that requires someone to win and someone to lose; it’s about being honest and accepting that intelligent people can possess differing viewpoints while still respecting and cherishing each other.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may be suffering from an emotional hangover as the bright light of yesterday’s Full Moon begins to wane. Unfortunately, there’s no rest for the weary when your name has top billing and you’re expected to dazzle the crowd. Part of you loves the idea of an encore, but your inner voice is reminding you that you’ve had enough for now. You don’t need the applause to know that you’re adored. Let go of your leading role and see what it’s like to work behind the scenes, instead.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

A little peace and quiet may be yours for the asking today if you don’t go looking for trouble. But cutting yourself off from your friends won’t bring you the long-term emotional satisfaction you seek. Nevertheless, taking a break from your regular weekend activities could be enough to replenish your spirit. Being on your own for a while enables you to reengage socially later in the day with a fresh new attitude on life and love. A grateful heart is a powerful heart.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It’s nearly impossible to contain your joie de vivre these days. You might even consider running away with the circus while a pack of rowdy planets in your 11th House of Social Networking encourages you to connect with people who live life as an adventure. Although it’s important to find like-minded souls who share your interests, don’t give all your energy away to others today. There’s magic inside you that needs to find a way out, so don’t sacrifice your own creativity for the sake of the group.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You thrive on demonstrating your competence today as the universe challenges you to achieve your goals. Luckily, you have already established a new direction in your life and are happily on your way to your destination. But although you’re skipping down the yellow brick road, the closer you get to Oz the further away it appears. Don’t trust your five senses now; your ability to make logical decisions may be impaired but your imagination can save the day. Follow your intuition wherever it leads.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You’re so eager to rush off to the next amazing activity you can’t even contain your excitement. Everything looks like it’s coming up roses, but you are less in touch with reality the more extreme an imagined adventure seems. Scaling your expectations down to size is the first step to getting your life back on solid ground. Don’t wait for the looming reality check to force you to do what you already know needs to be done. Your preemptive strike clears the air more efficiently than being struck by the lightning of karma.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You might discover your resources are stretched further than you realized but you don’t want others to know about your error in judgment. However, it’s counterproductive to let your pride stand in the way when your closest friends are more than willing to help. Whether it’s time, money or moral support you need, give someone a chance to be your personal hero for the day. Not only will you be able to accomplish your goals, you’ll set the stage for a solid relationship built on real trust.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

People seem to think they know what’s best for you today, but the truth is you’re the captain of your own ship. Unfortunately, you might go overboard carrying your flag of independence too far. Others can play an important role by supporting your dreams if you let them. The trick is finding the sweet spot between cooperation and self-reliance. Collaborating is a positive experience if you don’t lose your unique voice in the process.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

There’s too much drama going on today for your personal taste but it seems as if there isn’t much you can do to avoid it. However, visualizing how you want things to play out just might have a subtle influence on the course of events. Use your imagination to paint a picture that’s more in harmony with your preferences. Don’t worry about the circumstances that are beyond your control; a minor adjustment to your behavior could alter your trajectory enough to change your destination.

Source : Rick Levine

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dornedaily presents our Fancast Masterpost, a project listing performers, series, and movies useful for fancasting Dorne. If you have a suggestion that we haven’t included, send us an ask.

Ten of eliaofdorne’s favorite fancasts: Katrina Kaif as Arianne Martell, Avan Jogia as Quentyn Martell, Kaizer Akhtar as Trystane Martell, Deepika Padukone as Elia Martell Aishwarya Rai as Queen Nymeria, Hrithik Roshan as Mors I Martell, Iddo Goldberg as Gerris Drinkwater, Mahesh Jadu as Lewyn Martell, Sibylla Deen as Mariah Martell, and Supriya Pathak as Meria Martell

WWE is deeply saddened that Roderick Toombs, aka “Rowdy” Roddy Piper — WWE Hall of Famer and Intercontinental Champion — passed away today at the age of 61.

WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Toombs’ family, friends and fans.

“Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE, beloved millions of fans around the world,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “I extend my deepest condolences to his family.

anonymous asked:

Halsey needs all the attention she can get so she says things people want to hear so she can be even more relevant even though it's painfully obvious that she's just trying too hard to be noticed. There's really nothing special about the girl tbh.

She’s a bisexual, half black woman in the music industry. She stands up for LGBT+ rights because she knows how shitty it is to be rejected basic human rights. She stands up for racial and gender equality because she knows how shitty it is to be treated differently based on something you can’t control. She stands up for men and women of all sizes because she knows how shitty it is to be judged solely on how you look. She hasn’t gained much of a fanbase just because of what she’s said, she’s gained a fanbase because people like her music. She’s still a really small artist, that’s why she’s performing on the smallest stage at Lollapalooza this weekend. If she was doing this all for attention, don’t you think more people would notice? She has a lot to say so she’s saying it and if that’s why people like her, so be it. If you don’t like her, that’s fine, but saying she’s defending people for attention is a shitty move.

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曾捷ONTIME: 为你的敬业点个赞,三天睡眠不足六小时美国录完专辑回京当天飞往长沙,对自己的每个动作音效都非常挑剔多次劲歌热舞录制完成后真的累垮了!黄子韬加油!
[TRANS] A thumbs up for your dedication. 3 days without enough sleep and 6 hours flying back from the U.S. to Beijing and then to Chansha, but still very strict about dance moves and music sound effects. You must be really tired after recording the performance. Huang Zitao jiayou!
Trans credit: baidutaobar

Heechul’s new look for Devil really suits him, and he seems to enjoy the song a lot, because while performing he looks happier and more energetic than ever. And I’m really glad, because I was afraid that he wasn’t enjoying performing as much as he did before. He was never the best dancer or the best singer, but on stage, he would always do little things that were exciting to see.

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KANEKO’S CRIB NOTES XXVII: TANGATA MANU

Next on the list is the perennial scrub and eponymous bird-man of Easter Island, Tangata Manu. Being the central figure of an 18th century cult is certainly no way to get ahead in the compendium, or so it would seem.

The Tangata Manu ceremony itself, performed in honor of the supreme god Make-Make, was supposedly held annually around September, during which the sacred Manutara would settle and lay their eggs on the island of Moto Nui. Tribal leaders were charged with selecting representatives to participate in a competition to swim from Rano Kau to Moto Nui in order to retrieve the newly laid eggs. 

The first to return straddling one of the eggs within a sort of ceremonial headband was proclaimed victor, the various honors of which were then conferred to the relevant chief-sponsor, whose person was made inviolable and set to be revered as a “Bird-Man”. In addition, the victorious tribe was allowed a greater stake in the island’s shared resources. The fun raged on until 1866, when, as is often the case, newly arrived Catholic missionaries put the kibosh on the whole “pagan” ordeal.  

Kaneko’s design is of course based on the various petroglyphs found on the rock surfaces of regions such as Orongo, all depicting the Manu in the iconic crouching profile. The Kaneko treatment features little in the way of embellishment, save for a pair of stylized wings that, while not necessarily present in traditional depictions, reflect the “flat” appearance of petroglyphs and rock paintings.