step up to cancer

Aries: Youve made it so far. You can see the scars you’re overcoming. Ive never been more proud.take time and celebrate. You earned it.

Taurus: Recconect. Get back in touch with your roots so you know where to go when things really start to change. When the wind really comes howling in.

Gemini: Take a breath. Someone needing some space doesnt mean they hate you. Sometimes people just need time. Give them that. I promise their worth it in the end.

Cancer: dont be afraid to step up. To take control of a situation.I know youre scared. I am too. But you wont know wjat youre really capable of if you never try it. Youre destined for greatness, my dear.

Leo: Where is your voice? Your strong opinion? Did they flee you now? You cant just be loud when it is convient. You need to speak up for what you believe in. Even when it means making sacrifices.

Virgo: dont be scared. Youve been through so much. The time for fear has passed.theres no more monsters to fear. Youve finally found where you fit right in. Enjoy it.

Libra: Stop expecting doom. Learn to live in the moment. Dont worry about how the futures gonna play out. Just accept that this moment is the best one youve got and cherish.

Scorpio: trust in your people. Youve made good allies. Made good friends. Fall back and trust that no matter what they will be thwre to help you pick up all the pieces. Whatever may come.

Sagittarius: You don’t need to shine brighter then the sun all the time. Its okay to be sad.  Its okay to let the optimism go and take in reality. As brutal and painful as it is.

Capricorn: build walls. Protect yourself. You want to fix everyone and that is so sweet. But you cant keep sacraficing yourself to do it. Grab a sword and fight. Please. I cant lose you too.

Aquarius:  Whatever happens is what is meant to happen. It may not be your plan, but have faith in the universe. Its guiding you to exactly where you need to be. Its all gonna pay off in the end.

Pisces: Stop jumping all over the place. Find a goal and stick to it. You want something with all your heart, only problem is its something new every week. If you could maintain you could accomplish the world. You have it in you. I know you do.

—  This weeks horoscope

Well now, since some people have caught on who plays the newest space badass lady (@ashermajestywishes @spacemonkeyg78 i’m looking at you! ;P) I thought I’d make this little compilation. Just for us, The Discourse Club, to have that little giddy feeling I simply like to call ‘In your face!’. 

Sonequa Martin-Green. Then: Tamara, villain. 7 total episodes, killed off in a following season premier. Now: Lead role and the de-facto face of the newest Star Trek series. 

Sinqua Walls. Then: Sir Lancelot. 6 total episodes. Physically replaced with a white woman on screen, presumed dead, Put on a Bus later on. Now: One of the leads in a brand-new series “The Breaks” based on a critically acclaimed movie of the same name.  

Meghan Ory. Then: Put on a bus after S2, her character was used for the Token LGBT ‘representation’ in the Very Special Episode. Now: Main Lead in her own series on Hallmark “Chesapeake Shores”. 

Rose McIver. Then: Tinker Bell. 9 episodes. Used mainly as a plot device to create and further 0Q in the narrative. Now: Lead in her own series “iZombie”, that is quite well received by critics and audiences alike, despite being on CW. 

So here we are. Seems like many of those who shook off the chains are finding much better alternatives. What would you know. 

Of course, I haven’t included actors who were already big names and whose careers wouldn’t be affected by 0uat regardless. For the likes of Giancarlo Esposito, Joaquim de Almeida or Tzi Ma – 0uat was no more than a blip on the radar. 

PS. The Unhappy Mentions. 

  • Elliot Knight is now playing a main role in a new series, too. However, it’s on CW and has all the appearance of making a comedy out of being a cancer patient / survivor. Sadly, not a step up for him in my opinion. 
  • There is no info on Christie Laing getting any exiting roles at all. :(
  • Alexandra Metz’s (The Enchanted Forest Rapunzel) career is sadly unchanged. Guest appearances and TV movies. 
The Signs as People in my Class (art school quotes)

Aquarius: “Are you filling that canvas with gay?”

Pisces: “Sometimes I’m bothered by really random things, like my tongue  

              feeling uncomfortable in my mouth.”

Aries: “Maybe your tongue would feel more comfortable in my mouth.”

Taurus: “I am deeply bothered by the fact that we have to log into the WIFI 

              network EVERY FUCKING DAY.”

Gemini: “Art History is upstairs. Fuck that shit, ain’t nobody going up all those 

             steps.”

Cancer: “I went to the toilet and now I can’t breathe.”

Leo: “I wonder what would happen if we’d like not show up for class.”

Libra: “PUPPY!!!” - trips - “Puppy… over there…” - bleeds - 

Virgo: “Does anyone know if the stop motion studio that needs to be opened 

            with a key really needs to be opened with a key?”

Scorpio: - bleeding to death - “must… finish… hanging… pictures… on…  

                these… walls… only… way… to… pass… this… class.

Sagittarius: Can I use charcoal as eyeliner?

Capricorn: “Don’t kill me, but [insert bad joke here]”

quotes for the signs

aries: “dance with me, you pretty soul. we will run away under the streetlights and through this deserted midnight town.”
taurus: “only when she’s lost in her dreams does her mind find reality and her eyes agree with her smile.”
gemini: “for a while I stayed at rock bottom. but then I realized I could use the rocks around me to build steps to get back up.”
cancer: “and somehow, someway, I will mean something to someone, someday.”
leo: “if traveling was free, you’d never see me again.”
virgo: “you are the greatest undiscovered adventure of your lifetime.”
libra: “do not be a prisoner to your past. laugh in its face and dance on its grave.”
scorpio: “all she wanted to do was create art. but then she realized, she is the art.”
sagitarrius: “and you say you are broken, but broken mirrors like you create the most beautiful patterns of light.”
capricorn: “after so many years of chasing the light I finally realized there was no way I could catch it. so I had to become the light instead.”
aquarius: “the one thing the world will never have is enough of the outrageous.”
pisces: “there is always someone there when you are not tall and when you feel as if you’re going to fall.”

“this is my wife, Wendy! and this is my husband, Cemil!”

Polyamourous families are the best! These are the parents of my oc, Penny Erens! Alima and Cemil are married legally, but this triad of a union isn’t recognized. All three took care of Penny in their youth and Wendy stepped up to bat as mother when Alima passed away due to cancer. 

Fun Facts:

  • Penny is Alima and Cemil’s biological child. 
  • Cemil is autistic. Penny inhereted his autism
  • Wendy is South Korean
  • Both Alima and Wendy are bisexual
  • Alima is the shortest of the triad at 5′2″
  • Cemil is the tallest at 5′10″
  • Wendy is 5′6″
  • Wendy remarried to Cemil when Alima died so they are Penny’s legal guardians
  • Wendy and Cemil wear glasses but they arent pictured with them at the moment

ok to tag as kin/id/me

characters ; alima erens, wendy erens, cemil erens ; helping hand

How to Seduce Your Zodiac Sign!

Aquarius – will be most attracted to intellectual and eccentric offerings as they love to learn and experiment however, don’t get too excited about a possible relationship because Aquarius is the sign of friendship and will run at the first sight of emotions and sentiment.

Pisces – will be in heaven on a dock at the lake listening to the waves splash around while you lay out the perfect picnic and, if there’s a promise of star gazing later, you’ll be up all night lost in the romance of the beauty in the universe.

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The signs as things my math teacher has said

Aries: personally, I’m a princess celestia kinda guy

Taurus: *very loud grunting* aaaahhhhhermmmmm. I think I got somethin stuck in my throats.

Gemini: Step one to becoming a successful teen… Hm… Shutting the hell up!

Cancer: *makes a reference that no one gets* what? Does no one watch Barbie princess castle???

Leo: Cirrrr… Cummmm… Scribe…

Virgo: Picture that equation as a wet paper bag…and algebra your way out

Libra: I have to write you a pass to the office that way if you get murdered or abducted, I won’t get blamed

Scorpio: That’s impressively bad handwriting dude

Sagittarius: Canada can have Seattle, they’re just a bunch of liberal pot heads anyway

Capricorn: If you guys don’t feel like answering then I’ll just teach silently

Aquarius: Bacon has a time and place in the world… JUST NOT ON MY DONUT!

Pisces: If this angle is 20°, how much can it eat OMMMMNOMNOMNOm Nomnom ….the answer is 20.

beautifulxruins  asked:

Do you have a list of charities and charitable events Beyonce and Jay Z have been involved in over the years. Even ones that media might not have highlighted, Just so I can have something to pull out next time someone tries to say they don't give back.

I have a few, maybe I missing some, but this would be enough for you to go HAM..

Beyoncé Charity Work, Events and Causes

She is not only one of the great survivors of the music industry, but also someone who cares deeply about people.

The Survivor Foundation, an organization she founded with fellow Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. The foundation’s accomplishments are many, including the Music World Cares Christmas Carnival that enabled over 300 low-income households to enjoy a fun-filled day of food, entertainment, a visit from Santa Claus and free toys from the toy giveaway. The singer also held a series of food drives before her concerts in 2006 to collect the food that was so desperately needed by victims.

Beyoncé was also an Ambassador for the 2005 World Children’s Day, and released “Stand Up For Love,” the anthem for the event which takes place annually around the world on November 20 to raise awareness and funds for children’s causes.

In 2007, Beyoncé partnered with a variety of anti-hunger organizations, including Feeding America, The Houston Food Bank and The Global Food Banking Network, in conjunction with her Beyoncé Experience tour.

Beyoncé and her mom Tina, joined forces to give back to the community, they opened the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center at the Phoenix House Career Academy, located in Brooklyn, N.Y.
She first came to know the Phoenix House, the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of substance abuse and prevention services, when she was preparing for the role of Etta James in the 2008 film, Cadillac Records. She donated her entire salary from the production.
The Beyoncé Cosmetology Center, was founded to help people addled by drug and alcohol addiction, offers a seven-month cosmetology training course for adult men and women, teaching the theory and practical skills that the recovering addicts need to pass the New York State cosmetology licensure exam.
They pledged to donate $100,000 annually.

Beyoncé is a co-founder of CHIME FOR CHANGE, a platform designed to empower women and girls through education, health and justice.

Last year at the one-year anniversary of The Sound Of Change Live, she donate $500,000 to fund Chime projects for girls and women in the areas of Education, Health and Justice, as follows:
EDUCATION:
$125,000 to support 100 school girls at Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) schools in Kenya for one year.

HEALTH:
$125,000 to provide 320 Embrace infant warmers to 100 rural health facilities in 11 Millennium Village sites across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Mali, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, and Ethiopia). The Embrace infant warmers will help more than 1,900 at-risk newborns survive and thrive.

JUSTICE:
$125,000 to provide 600 Sisters in Strength Youth Leaders and Alumni in New York City with the critical educational and mentoring support, job training, counseling services, and resources they need to successfully navigate and graduate from high school and college through Girls for Gender Equity.

JUSTICE:
$125,000 to provide 25 human trafficking survivors in Los Angeles with counseling, medical care, legal services, and individual recovery treatment to rebuild their lives through the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST).

Beyoncé donated a handbag to an auction benefitting Women’s Fund for Scotland. But her concern for people is sometimes more discreet, as was shown when she visited two people who were injured during a fireworks accident at one of her concerts, arriving at the hospital shortly after the concert ended. Head nurse Darryl Williams said, “She was just very concerned about the people injured in the audience. It was unannounced and we kept it very low-key so that she could spend time with them.”

Charities & foundations supported 

46664 American Foundation for AIDS Research Artists for Peace and Justice Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes Boys & Girls Clubs of America Candie’s Foundation CHIME FOR CHANGE Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Clothes Off Our Back Entertainment Industry Foundation Feeding America Food Bank For New York City GEMS Global Poverty Project Kids Wish Network Love Our Children USA Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation MusiCares Music Rising Oxfam Phoenix House Prince’s Trust Save The Music Foundation Small Steps Project Stand Up To Cancer Survivor Foundation The Lunchbox Fund The Samburu Project Women’s Fund for Scotlan

Causes supported

AbuseAddictionAIDS & HIVAnimalsAt-Risk/Disadvantaged YouthsBullyingCancerChildrenCreative Arts,DiabetesDisaster ReliefEducationFamily/Parent SupportGrief SupportHealthHuman RightsHunger,MiscellaneousPovertyRape/Sexual AbuseUnemployment/Career SupportWaterWomen

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And there is BeyGOOD  Launched in 2013, inspires people everywhere to be kind, be charitable and get involved in their local communities. To date, over 2 million fans have joined in to raise awareness and resources for causes important to them. 

Jay-Z Charity Work, Events and Causes

Jay-Z sent more than $2,500 worth of designer street wear to the Spring Hill Campaign for Adolescent and University Student Empowerment (CAUSE) in appreciation of their community efforts.

His November 2006 concert in New York city raised over $250,000 for PlayPumps International.

On August 9, 2006, he met with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan at the organization’s headquarters in New York. The rapper pledged to use his upcoming world tour to raise awareness of–and combat–global water shortage.

Also in 2006, he visited Africa and produced a documentary entitled Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life.

He pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross’ relief effort after Hurricane Katrina.

Shawn Carter Foundation, the mission of the Shawn Carter Foundation is to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at institutions of higher learning. Students served by the Shawn Carter Foundation represent diverse backgrounds, and face significant barriers to success such as teen pregnancy, homelessness, poverty, former incarceration, sexual and domestic abuse, and gang membership. The Foundation supports these students on the run to greatness through its scholarship fund, annual college tours, study abroad experiences, counseling initiatives, and holiday toy and meal drives

Jay Z set up an educational trust for Sean Bell’s kids. They lost their father at the hands of the NYPD (Jay has paid and is still paying for the tuition of the children)

Charities & foundations supported  

Artists for Peace and Justice Boys & Girls Clubs of America Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Global Poverty Project GRAMMY Foundation Music for Relief PlayPumps Red Cross Robin HoodCauses supportedAIDS & HIVAt-Risk/Disadvantaged YouthsChildrenCreative ArtsDisaster ReliefEconomic/Business Support,EducationEnvironmentHealthHuman RightsMiscellaneousPovertyWatersrc I made a  little post before, this may help you (Just because you don’t know about it doesn’t mean Jay Z isn’t ultra conscious and charitable by Shaun King) by the way, they joined forces

Beyonce And Jay Z On The Run For Charity
“On The Run: Beyonce and JAY Z,” in partnership with #BeyGOOD, donated $1 from every ticket purchased to the Shawn Carter Foundation to support students. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from each Chase Lounge VIP Ticket Package also was donated to The Shawn Carter Foundation.

The greatest form of giving is anonymous to anonymous. So here y’all go, I promise this. Jay Z (Nickels and Dimes)

Hope this help you! :D

  • Zodiac signs as Vampire Weekend songs
  • Aries: A-Punk
  • Taurus: White Sky
  • Gemini: Diane Young
  • Cancer: Step
  • Leo: Giving Up The Gun
  • Virgo: Hannah Hunt
  • Libra: Diplomat's Son
  • Scorpio: Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
  • Sagittarius: Cousins
  • Capricorn: Young Lion
  • Aquarius: Unbelievers
  • Pisces: Ya Hey
The signs as Exo Showtime quotes
  • <p> <b>Aires:</b> "I have eaten chicken for 3 consecutive meals."<p/><b>Taurus:</b> "Its not ssan namja!"<p/><b>Gemini:</b> "If I dont wear make up, i dont click even one selfie."<p/><b>Cancer:</b> "He steps well... on me."<p/><b>Leo:</b> "Our groove is different."<p/><b>Virgo:</b> "Lets not talk, I cant hear."<p/><b>Libra:</b> "Nae style aniya"<p/><b>Scorpio:</b> "What on Earth is your style?"<p/><b>Sagittarius:</b> "Ahhh kkaebsong!"<p/><b>Capricorn:</b> "Thats car gas!!!!!!!!!!"<p/><b>Aquarius:</b> "Yehet!"<p/><b>Pisces:</b> "You're feeling awkward right?"<p/></p>
Americans Breathing Easier With Fewer Particulates In The Air

by Michael Keller

We may not have noticed it, but Americans are breathing a little easier thanks to a great story for the country’s air quality.

A Rice University study concludes that states are successfully reducing a harmful air pollutant called fine particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) in diameter, which can stay suspended in the atmosphere for weeks and has been linked to chronic and fatal diseases. 

In fact, the study found that state efforts have been so successful that most urban areas had already lowered PM2.5 to more stringent levels instituted in 2012 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The improvements are good enough to translate into Americans living slightly longer lives. 

“The trend across the country is that air quality is improving,” says Daniel Cohan, an atmospheric researcher and associate professor of environmental engineering. “Power plants are getting better at controlling emissions. There are more industrial controls to pollution. Cars are getting cleaner.”

Keep reading

Horoscope for May 5th, 2016
  • Aries: A friend might be feeling a little depressed today and need some cheering up. Social events or group activities could be of great help in doing that, and it would do you some good as well. A long-term goal may finally be reached, justifying a celebration. Interacting with a group could take up a lot of your time and concentration, but take care not to get too tired.
  • Taurus: Pivotal career matters may need to be thought through today. A lot could be at stake at work in the very near future. Whatever tasks you need to tend to could require a lot of effort and concentration. There's a danger of sinking into a gloomy mood over it, but try to avoid this trap. You'll probably accomplish whatever it is you're hoping to do, so hang onto that thought. Go to it!
  • Gemini: Today you might find that a long-term dream finally comes true. Perhaps a trip that you've fantasized about for a long time finally shows promise of actually happening. A practical and methodical approach to arranging the details should make it seem that much more real to you. However, do take care to plan each step carefully so that you don't end up working harder than necessary.
  • Cancer: Some strange and rather gloomy dreams could come your way tonight. They could, if you let them, catapult you into a rather depressed mood during the day. Writing them down might help exorcise the negative emotions. You could also be a bit depressed over money. This isn't a good day to make investments, start a new business, or open up a savings account. Wait a few days until the planets relax a little.
  • Leo: A lack of communication with an unhappy family member could have you feeling a little downhearted. You might wonder if you've done something to offend this person. Chances are you haven't. The best way to handle situations like this is to encourage the person to communicate with you. If there's no response, wait a day or so and ask again. The gloomy mood will pass, so don't make yourself crazy over it.
  • Virgo: The promise of a promotion or raise could be on your mind today. You might try to visualize the next steps and anticipate tasks that take more effort and concentration than you're used to. Don't panic. It's better to not push yourself so hard. Wait a few days until the planets relax a little and just do what you need to do - no more, no less. You'll be successful in the long run.
  • Libra: You might decide to spend a large part of the day working on a project that requires a lot of mental energy. Plans to spend some time with either a close friend or lover might not turn out to be quite what you'd hoped. Your friend could be in a rather gloomy mood. A relaxing evening, perhaps a concert or funny movie, can release tension and boost bad moods. Enjoy!
  • Scorpio: A gloomy guest could arrive today, and likely need some cheering up. Do the best you can, but don't try to do it by cooking a meal. The results of your efforts might not be all that exciting. This is a great day to go for fast food. Take your friend to a movie, concert, or art gallery. This could get your mind off his or her troubles and your mind off your friend!
  • Sagittarius: Some rather depressing information could come your way, but don't take it at face value. It might not be as bad as it seems. Check the facts before making yourself crazy. This isn't a good day for visiting or running errands in your neighborhood, as the traffic could be a nightmare. Anything you try to read today could seem boring, so movies are likely to be the best entertainment now.
  • Capricorn: Gloom over money matters might catch up with you at some point today. However, there's nothing really major to worry about. Financially, your business affairs should be going well, so you're probably doing better than you think. A little caution might be in order, especially regarding impulse buying or purchasing luxuries. You don't want to end up having to take items back to the store.
  • Aquarius: Today you might find yourself feeling a little low, but it doesn't seem as if there's any real reason for it. You may just have had a bad night and need some extra sleep. Some good news from far away could cheer you up in the afternoon. You might receive an invitation to go out to dinner with a close friend. You should be feeling like your old self again by evening.
  • Pisces: Old memories, traumas, and phobias from the past could affect your mood today. You might feel depressed without really knowing why. An event in your life has brought these feelings near the surface without revealing the source. If you've had any disturbing dreams or visions lately, write them down. They might offer a clue as to what's bothering you. Meditation or free association could also bring the release you need.
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This song made me cry, it’s so sad. Taylor Swift paid tribute to a little boy named Ronan who died last year because of neuroblastoma on the Step Up 2 Cancer telethon earlier. She wrote the song after reading the blog of Ronan’s mom. After the telethon aired, she made it available on iTunes and all the proceeds will go to charities for cancer.