public attitudes

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.
—  Brian Tracy
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You’ve got to watch this bad ass musical trailer for the paralympics showing the true meaning of “differently abled”

“This campaign is the most important we have ever undertaken, and isn’t just about Rio,” Channel 4 CMO Dan Brooke told Adweek. “It’s about revolutionizing public attitudes to disability forever." 

Gifs: Channel 4 (UK Paralympic Broadcaster)

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BTS Reacts: Your Bratty Attitude in Public but Shy Demeanor When Alone

Request: Bts reaction to their s/o acting bratty in public but turns super shy when they’re alone together (love your blog btw <3)

A/N: I really hope this was okay Anon! I kind of took the idea and ran away with it OTL

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Seokjin (Jin)

“Yah!” Seokjin shrieked but laughter quickly spilling out over his dinner in front of him. He lowered his chopsticks piled with noodles and grinned at you. He caught you mid reach towards Noodles, quietly watching from the floor, chopsticks flinching open at his screech. You watched happily as your puppy made quick work of the noodles, small tail wagging away.

“Oh, no you don’t. You were so set on having ramen tonight, you begged me and then practically threw them at me in the store, and now you’re feeding it to the puppy. I swear, kids these days don’t appreciate a thing. When I was your age-,”

You pursed your lips and scrunched your nose as he continued on with his rant, shaking his head from side to side, but smiling none the less.

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Yoongi (Suga)

You could feel the heat radiating from Yoongi’s body, his hand perched against the wall, precariously close to your burning red neck. You leaned more against the cool wall of his bedroom, heart stampeding through your chest. You licked your dry lips, Yoongi’s eyes darting to trace the motion, a crooked smile playing on his lips. “What happened to the girl back at the party? You were quite full of yourself there, teasing me with that mouth of yours.”

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Hoseok (J-Hope)

“All right guys, one more time and then we’ll call it quits.” Hoseok called out, motioning for the music to cue one more time. A chorus of groans sounded from the dance studio as you stretched and tried, but failed to stifle a yawn.

“(Y/N), would you like to show us the routine since I can’t seem to keep you awake?” Hoseok called you out as a lop-sided smiled appeared on his face. You immediately straightened your posture as 14 other pairs of eyes landed on you.

“Only if you join me,” You challenged, angling your chin up and smiling. He quirked his eyebrow, a sly smile playing at the corner of his lips.

The music cued and your body moved easily with Hobi beside you, hours of sweat and practice noticeable in your movements, your attention to every detail; just the way he had taught you. 

You watched as your classmates left for their next class, and quickly finished packing up your jacket and water bottle. You felt your face heat up as you caught Hoseok watching you from across the now empty studio. You averted your gaze and quickly slinging your backpack over your shoulder, you made a beeline for the door. You inwardly cursed as you felt Hoseok grab hold of your small wrist and turn you around.

“You are going to be the death of me, little girl, I swear,” he chuckled deeply.

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Namjoon (Rapmon)

“(Y/N)! Stop!” Namjoon’s deep laugh couldn’t stop from bubbling over in his throat as you continuously splashed water on him. You grinned in triumph, wanting nothing more than to hear the sound again.

“Make me!” you laughed as you kept splashing, eyes shut tight when you felt the force of your body being tackled into the water.

You lunged yourself to the surface, coughing at the intake of water and glared as Namjoon laughed harder, standing in the stomach-high water, his hair and face dripping, just like you.

You didn’t think twice and leaped in his direction, latching your arms around his neck, your weight causing him to tumble backwards, and fall back into the water. You quickly waddled as fast as you could away from the still submerged Namjoon, and made your way over to one of the many large tunnels the waterpark offered.

Namjoon followed seconds later, grabbing your wrist and lightly pushing you against the wall. Something like regret immediately filled your chest and you couldn’t seem to meet his eyes. You felt your face fill with color at the thought of him so close to you in public and you quickly patted your cheeks with your wet hands in hopes of calming them down.

“Make you? Is that a challenge?” he smirked, voice low, his face just inches from yours.

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Taehyung (V)

“Come on Tae! I wanna see the giraffes~” You whined, dragging out the last word and throwing yours arms around dramatically. Your fussing earned one of his boxy smiles and a low chuckle.

Tae quickly downed the rest of his cola and threw away the can. “Okayyyyyyyy~” he mimicked your whining, smiling once more when your lip jutted out in a pout. You lightly swatted at his arm, earning you an over-exaggerated yell from Tae and a full blown show of him on his knees, holding onto his upper arm where you had hit him.

You giggled at his antics and whined more. “Come ON Tae!” You bounced on your toes in place, excitement running through you.

Aish, you’re cute Jagi,” Tae exclaimed as he pulled himself up from the walkway.  You half bounced, half pulled Taehyung along as you saw the sign for the African animal exhibit.

“Look Tae! There they are!” You announced loudly, pointing in the animals direction and looked back at the boy you had called. He smiled fondly at you, and watched as you ran the rest of the way to the ledge and handrail that led out to the large open field.

You bounced more in excitement, holding onto the rail and looked around for any sign of the wildlife. “Jagi,” Tae called softly, lips brushing your ear, his arms snaking around your waist. You stiffened at the public display of affection, a deep blush crawling up your neck and onto your cheeks. “I swear, you’re too cute for your own good.”

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Jimin

“Jimin-ah, I just styled your hair. Do you have to ruffle it already?” You questioned the idol as he sat in your styling chair, shaking his head and running a hand through his bangs. “Don’t make me ask you to sit on your hands like I do my niece.”

“I’m sorry Noona, its just a nervous habit.” he apologized, setting his hands down neatly in his lap. You watched as he played with his thumb and forefinger, another nervous habit you knew he had.

“(Y/N), hurry up, they’re on in five,” another member of the styling team chided you and you sighed in frustration. You eyed the other members as they exited out into the hall and turned your gaze back onto Jimin.

He was looking up at you, while you watched him through the mirror, deciding on how to fix his hair quickly. “You’re really pretty, Noona,” you barely heard him mumble. Color immediately shot to your face as you tried to focus on anything other than him and how his eyes fell on your lips.

You naturally licked your now dry lips, his eyes following the motion intently. You cleared your throat, willing your voice to sound normal as you spoke. “I need to fix your hair,” you mumbled more to yourself to alleviate some of the tension that was now filling the room. The stare he was giving you was enough to melt you to the floor. You could feel his gaze on you as he traced your features with his eyes while you blow-dried the front of his bangs.

“I’ll see you later, Noona,” He smiled softly minutes later, as he exited the room.  

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Jungkook

A/N: Guys I can’t this gif is too f*cking cute

“Alright, come on you guys! Time to get up!” you yelled, hoping your voice would carry to all 4 rooms as you walked down the hallway of their dorm. You heard groaning from multiple rooms, which meant you were doing your job properly. You had just started maybe a month ago as one of the managers for BTS, and being the new kid, you got the short end of the stick on jobs. Which meant you were usually the one to wake them up, go on coffee runs, and even grocery shop if they didn’t have time.

You greeted the boys cheerfully as they filed out from their shared rooms, either them mumbling a “Hello” in return or eyes still closed in hopes of sleep and completely missing your presence. You silently counted heads as they made their way towards the living room to be notified of today’s schedule, and in the end, only counting 6.

You peeked in to the rooms to see bed covers half-hazardly thrown to the side or completely off the bed, your eyes finally landing on a still sleeping mass of blankets you could only assume to be Jungkook.

A soft sigh escaped your lips as you walked over towards the sleeping form and gently shook what you assumed to be his shoulder. “Kookie, come on. You need to get up so we can get today started.”

Jungkook gave a lack-luster groan and a barely recognizable “Five more minutes”. You contemplated your options; Dumping water on him would probably be too harsh, but you also really needed to get him up before the other boys started falling asleep in the living room.

You blinked, your eyes focusing back on the lump in front of you. You watched as the blankets were slowly pulled down from his head to reveal just the top of his eyes.

“I’m still here Jungkook,” you deadpanned.

The maknae pulled the covers down from his face and gave a toothy grin, a small giggle escaping. You pulled your arms across your chest, a hand resting over your mouth in an attempt to hide your smile and your slight blush. This kid is really too cute. You tried to push away the invading thought, but it just wouldn’t leave. An exasperated sigh left you and you ruffled his hair in fondness, letting your full smile fill your features.

          I still have a million questions about the politics and legislation of Insomnia as well as the social climate, especially since this would heavily affect Prompto.

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This corporate giant is openly calling for government censorship and propaganda, total information dominance, and the manner he describes is reminiscent of the Orwellian model all the way down to utilizing the children to control the adults. I don’t care what your political persuasion is or what you think about fake news. Everyone should find this attitude, this public campaign, deeply disturbing.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/02/10/fake-news-killing-peoples-minds-says-apple-boss-tim-cook/

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Jhonattan Burjack first caught our attention back in May 2016 in a shoot for Made In Brazil magazine.
Since then the Brazilian new face has gone on to sign with agencies worldwide, make his catwalk debut, shoot editorials for publications including Attitude magazine, and gain an impressive following on social media!
Q&A STATS AGENCIES

Age: 22
Full name: Jhonattan Lucas Tolentino Burjack
Place of birth: Brasilia
Ethnic Origin: Italian/Brazilian
Nickname: Johny
How were you scouted: My girlfriend introduced me to an agency
What is your best feature: Hard face and athletic body
Your favorite fragrance: 1 million Paco Rabanne
What’s been your most lavish purchase?: My iPhone 6
Hobbies: Sports and drawing
Fitness regime: I run every day
What was the last movie you watched ?: Harry Potter
What is your biggest fear?: Losing my family
What is your dream country to visit?: Australia
If you were not modeling, what would you be doing: Studying architecture
If you got to relive one day in your modeling career it would be …: My first editorial in Rio de Janeiro
If you could trade lives with a celebrity, who would it be? Leonardo Dicaprio
How would you describe happiness? Living on a deserted beach with my whole family
Who has been the most influential person in your modeling career to date? Giorgio Armani
If you could be on the cover of any magazine, it would be: Vogue or L’Officiel Hommes…
What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you on a shoot?: The photographer was drunk and couldn’t stand up.
What was the last thing to make you cry?: Leaving my family
What is your favorite fashion city and why?: New York because it has many opportunities
Who are your idols?: My mom
What was the last dream you remember: I was driving around in a sports car
What would you do if you found out the world was ending in 24hrs: I would thank god for giving me many incredible moments, and then eat delicious food with the people that I love.
One word to describe yourself: Warrior
Instagram: @jhona_burjack
How much money would you need to shave your hair off? Enough money to buy a wig with some change leftover!

I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. When I feel pain, that’s when I start counting, because that’s when it really counts.
—  Muhammad Ali 
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On this day in music history: March 11, 1972 - “Talking Loud And Saying Nothing” by James Brown hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, also peaking at #27 on the Hot 100 on March 18, 1972. Written by James Brown and Bobby Byrd, it is the thirteenth chart topping single for “The Godfather Of Soul”. Co-written with longtime stalwart Bobby Byrd, “Talking Loud” expresses Brown’s frustration at various things going on his personal life, from pressures he faces in both business and personal relationships, to the disingenuous attitudes of public political figures. The song is first recorded on February 24, 1970 at King Studios in Cincinnati, OH with band members John “Jabo” Starks" (drums), William “Bootsy” Collins (bass), Phelps “Catfish” Collins (guitar), Bobby Byrd (organ), Johnny Griggs (congas), Clayton “Chicken” Gunnells (trumpet), Darryl “Hassan” Jamison (trumpet), Robert McCollough (tenor saxophone), and St. Clair Pinckney (baritone saxophone). This first version is cut with a straight ahead “rock” arrangement with a fuzz guitar part played by “Catfish” Collins. It is issued as a single but is quickly withdrawn from sale, when Brown has a change of heart about its commercial chances. The band re-cut the song on October 1, 1970 at Bobby Smith Studios in Macon, GA, instead of James’ original choice of near by Capricorn Studios. The new version is scheduled for release that Fall, but the singer changes his mind yet again, shelving “Talking Loud” in favor of “Soul Power” in March of 1971. The second recording “Talking Loud And Saying Nothing” is finally issued as a two part single in February of 1972, nearly a year after Brown dissolves the band that recorded it after a European tour. A longer version of the song clocking in at over five and a half minutes turns up on the album “There It Is” in June of 1972. A remixed version of the track running over seven and half minutes is first released on the compilation album “In The Jungle Groove” in 1986, and is also added to CD release of “There It Is” in 1992. The complete, unedited version of “Talking Loud And Saying Nothing” running over fourteen and a half minutes, is released on the compilation “Funk Power 1970: A Brand New Thang” in June of 1996.

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Diana, Princess of Wales {July 1,1961 - August 31,1997}

“Caring for people who are dying and helping the bereaved was something for which Diana had passion and commitment. When she stroked the limbs of someone with leprosy, or sat on the bed of a man with HIV/AIDS and held his hand, she transformed public attitudes and improved the life chances of such people. People felt if a British princess can go to a ward with HIV patients, then there’s nothing to be superstitious about.”

(Nelson Mandela, at a press conference in London 2002.)

“Hillary and I admired her for her work for children, for people with AIDS, for the cause of ending the scourge of land mines in the world and for her love for her children William and Harry.”

(American President Bill Clinton)

“Princess Diana in her official position and in a personal capacity has made an extraordinary contribution not only to her country but to the world.”

(Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien)

“She was well loved and admired across the Commonwealth and was emerging as a potent symbol of our common humanity in her evident commitment to others less fortunate than herself.”

(Commonwealth Secretary General Emeka Anyaoku)

“She represented Britain with nobility and warmth and she captured the imagination of millions throughout the world with her dedication to her children and to innumerable worthy causes. Her untimely death is a shock to all who admired her and who will cherish her memory.”

(Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

“Her genuine concern for the plight of others and her ability to talk to anybody and make them feel special were her remarkable qualities. Her loss has been felt here very deeply because of the wonderful work she did here with patients. She will be very deeply missed.”

(Rebecca Mosley, The Royal Marsden NHS Trustt’s communications manager)

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”Caring for people who are dying and helping the bereaved was something for which Diana had passion and commitment. When she stroked the limbs of someone with leprosy, or sat on the bed of a man with HIV/AIDS and held his hand, she transformed public attitudes and improved the life chances of such people. People felt if a British princess can go to a ward with HIV patients, then there’s nothing to be superstitious about.” -Nelson Mandela 

“We clicked in an intangible way’ probably because of our upbringing.” -George Michael 

“She was fun and accessible, that’s why people loved her.” -Sir Elton John

“Only in storybooks do you get to dance with a princess until midnight. But it happened to me.” -John Travolta 

“Hillary and I admired her for her work for children, for people with AIDS, for the cause of ending the scourge of land mines in the world and for her love for her children William and Harry.” -President Bill Clinton

“Losing a close family member is one of the hardest experiences that anyone can ever endure. My mother Diana was present at your launch 15 years ago, and today I am incredibly proud to be able to continue her support for your fantastic charity, by becoming your royal patron. Never being able to say the word ‘Mummy’ again in your life sounds like a small thing. However, for many, including me, it’s now really just a word – hollow and evoking only memories.”  -HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge 

“I really miss Diana. I loved her so much. She was one of the quickest wits I knew; nobody made me laugh like her.” -Sarah, Duchess of York

“I always think of my mother in everything I do. I hope she would be proud of my work. My brother and I often ask ourselves: what would our mother have done in this situation? My mother was to me, like my brother, a role model. And also to many people worldwide. I believe people took to her so warmly because she possessed the ability to take away their embarrassment in whatever situation she met them in. She was immediately sympathetic. Exactly like her, I know that I enjoy a privileged position as a member of the royal family and I must use what was given to me to try to make a difference in important topics.” -HRH Prince Henry of Wales

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INDISCREET JEALOUSY (A DEREK HALE ONE SHOT)

A/N: I hope this is what you wanted. I can see Derek not backing down from the threat so I just kinda went with that. Hope this good and thank you for requesting!

Warnings: Mild language (?), suggestive content

Derek and you had been dating since Senior year of high school. When you were accepted into the university of your dreams, Derek had been super supportive… until you joined the theatre club. And scored the leading role in the upcoming play. And learned the romantic interest was Ken Bek.

Despite his cocky and confident attitude in public, Derek was terrified of losing you because you thought he wasn’t good enough. Because of this, he often compared himself to others. Usually he found others weren’t a huge threat, but Ken Bek was different.

Like Derek, Ken had a strong, muscular frame and what you liked to call “a strong-ass jaw line”.

So to say Derek wasn’t thrilled about this would be an understatement.

Everyday for your last class, you spent two hours with Ken. Then, you spent another four with him to rehearse.

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