the charites

“Rihanna has charitably built a state-of- the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados. She has also created the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program [named for her grandmother and grandfather] for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries, and supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, a multiyear campaign that will provide children with access to education in over 60 developing countries, giving priority to girls and those affected by lack of access to education in the world today.” ~ S. Allen Counter, the Harvard Foundation’s director.

IM SO FUCKING PROUD OF HER! A GIRL FROM THE WEST INDIES ACHIEVING SO MUCH IN HER 20s.

Lessons for the Signs
  • Aries: Think before you act. Sometimes, you are too impulsive and make decisions which can affect you negatively. Be selective of who you open to, but don't be scared to open up to people.
  • Taurus: You are smarter than you think you are. Give yourself some credit and try not to be too harsh on yourself. Learn how to vent your anger in a healthy way for yourself and the people around you.
  • Gemini: Make a concious effort to put your best in everything. Leave no room for messy work. Take charge of your own life and let go of others, especially toxic people who are getting you down.
  • Cancer: You need to let things go and remove the guilt you always feel. You need to move in and leave things behind in times of distress. Try to be more confident and believe in yourself. You're stronger than you think you are.
  • Leo: You need to learn how to love yourself without the approval and flattery from other people. Stop heding from yourelf and let yourself shine, without worrying about what other people think. Try to keep an open mind in all aspects.
  • Virgo: You need to understand that nobody is perfect and sometimes it's okay to ask for help when you need it. Embrace people close to you and be more charitable of their flaws. You also need to ube spontaneous once in a while.
  • Libra: You neeed to cut out toxic people from your life, for the betterment of yourself. You have to take charge of yourself and make decisions. However, try not be someone who you are not. You are going to just end up wasting your time.
  • Scorpio: Stop pushing people who love you away. You need to understand that relationships with other people are very important, and pushing people away will just hurt you. Try to admit when you're wrong. This will help you improve as a person.
  • Sagittarius: Stop biting off more than you can chew. This can make you very overwhelmed. Make fewer plans and stick by it. If something really bothers you, talk about it and let it out. Find your balance in your life.
  • Capricorn: You need to trust others and open up about your emotions. Let them know how you feel, and people will appreciate you in return. Sometimes, you also need to take some risks once in a while.
  • Aquarius: Don't bottle up your emotions inside. It isn't good for your health. Be honest more often, even though it can be hard. Start to embrace people as they are and your life will improve tremendously.
  • Pisces: You need to reliaze you're not alone. There are a lot of people who go through the same thing as you do. Don't feel like you are burdening others with your problems. You are allowed to have friends.

anonymous asked:

What do you think about Bernie still standing and fighting for what he believes whilst Hillary has seemingly vanished from the face of the earth?

1) Bernard is a sitting senator. He doesn’t get extra plaudits for doing his job.

2) Hillary has been front and centre in politics for 30 years. As a lawyer, as First Lady of Arkansas and then the country, as New York senator and as SecState. From April 2015, she WAS the front line against Trump and all he stood for. She was out there every single day for a year and a half offering a viable, experienced, informed, dedicated and - yes - progressive alternative to Trump. When you ask the question “What was this person doing to fight Trump?”, Hillary Rodham Clinton was standing up and saying “PICK ME. I’M 69 AND I WILL FORGO A CALM AND HAPPY RETIREMENT IN ORDER TO SPEND EVERY DAY OF HOPEFULLY THE NEXT EIGHT YEARS OF MY LIFE FIGHTING FOR YOU AGAINST THIS KIND OF BULLSHIT. PICK ME. I’M READY. I’M WILLING. PLEASE.”

And what did she get for it? The same patronising, sexist bullshit she got the 30 years prior. A primary opponent who falsely introduced an entire generation to her as ‘The Goldman Sachs Lady’. A legion of “concerned liberals” in key swing states voting for Jill Fucking Stein in numbers that made up the vote-difference and more. Twitter Eggs and Facebook Bros saying “She’s just as bad if not worse than Trump.” WORSE THAN TRUMP. SERIOUSLY. And that wasn’t enough. As a final slap in the face, despite winning 3 million more votes than THAT opponent, despite being educated and capable and experienced and diligent and caring and ready, she was denied the office she respected so deeply, (in contrast to the coward who sits in it now), denied the opportunity to serve the country she was willing to sacrifice her Golden Years for on a technicality, through an arcane, archaic system. And just to make sure she wasn’t allowed to end this farce with even the faintest shred of dignity, faithless electors stripped her of electoral college votes she DID win, instead voting for the male primary opponent she FAIRLY beat by every democratic metric, a woman who didn’t even run for President, and a Republican. Oh, and then be told “Bernie would have won.”

If Hillary had been elected, Bernard wouldn’t HAVE to be “still standing and fighting.” Sure, he’d be working. He’d be doing his damn job. He’d be making sure the progressive wing of the Democratic party was heard.

But would President Hillary Clinton have signed a Muslim ban? Would President Hillary Clinton have moved to repeal the ACA on day one? Would President Hillary Clinton have appointed an Education Secretary who literally hasn’t got the first clue about the education system? Would President Hillary Clinton have picked an Attorney General who actively tried to withhold voting rights from Black America? Would President Hillary Clinton have named to her inner circle, and to high-ranking governmental positions, people with strong, evidential ties to hostile foreign powers? The answer to those questions and more would be a resounding “HELL FUCKING NO.” But she was never given the opportunity to prove that. Because she gave a few speeches. And because she sent a few emails. And because her husband was the figurehead of a charitable foundation.

So if, as a private citizen, Hillary wants to walk her dogs in the woods for a bit, so she should. Lord knows she earned it. She played her part, and she was burned for it. She deserved better than the vitriol to which she was subjected in the election, and she deserves better than the scorn with which she’s now treated by people who chose not to tick the box because they wanted to cling to their vain, ill-measured notion of ideological purity. She’s not the one who should be paying the price for the fucking godawful cock up swing state voters made.

Thank you SO much for asking what I’m sure you intended to be a purely innocuous question, and my apologies that you got the brunt of my intense frustration - I’ve been holding that inside for rather a long time. It feels good to get it out.

Oh. One final thing. Please might I direct your attention to Hillary’s twitter feed - I think you’ll find she’s far from ‘vanished’.

I think I'm just overall attracted to assertiveness and ambition. If my significant other doesn't possess these qualities and my encouragement constantly falls on deaf ears, I'm gonna feel like I'm doing charitable work, and I wasn't born to raise anyone's sons.

- Meggan Roxanne

Meet Alfie, the 3-Year-Old Therapy Pug

Follow Alfie’s adventures — and learn more about what matters most to him — on @alfiethepug_beat.

Hello, world! Today’s #WeeklyFluff is Alfie (@alfiethepug_beat), a very dapper 3-year-old therapy pug from the UK. Alfie has a kitten named Cheese who he loves to cuddle up and goof off with, but he’s also a charitable fellow who supports causes like Beat, an organization dedicated to helping people overcome eating disorders.

The Best Perfume Insults

I love people’s writing about perfume, because it’s forced to be so creative.  Scent is hard to talk about, so people have to resort to stories and metaphors, all of them intensely personal to the writer.

And when they don’t like a perfume, that creativity gives forth some of the best insults.  I have here curated my favorites from Perfumes: The Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez.  The list is long, but trust me, they’re all worth reading.

A disclaimer: The same thing that makes perfume reviews fun to read also makes them super subjective.  I have never found less of a consensus on anything than on perfume.  In other words, if you find your favorite perfume on this list, please don’t take it personally (and don’t blame me- I haven’t smelled most of these myself!)

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silly chloe headcanons
  • “whatever happened to that old medieval brand chivalry? you know where knights laid themselves facedown in the mud and let you walk across their backs so your dress wouldn’t get dirty.” 
    • “that’s….not how that goes, chloe.” 
    • “oh thank god, patent the idea for me, and do you think kim would be interested?”
  • she holds the record for most online purchases made while procrastinating during a single class period (five Lancôme palettes, four Louis Vuitton handbags, three Chanel dresses, and seventeen Louboutin heels). thank you unlimited platinum credit cards. 
  • “wait…you only have one bathroom in your whole house!?”
  • chloe forgot about a history exam one day and straight up slipped mme. bustier an envelope of €500 so that she could “overlook this whole test thing.”
    • she got sent to the principal’s office, all the while complaining that “daddy bribes his staff to overlook things all the time!”
  • whenever chloe insults someone, adrien blackmails her by saying he’ll reveal her crunchyroll premium account and all of her fandom blogs if she doesn’t apologize that same day. it’s his most effective method of keeping her in check, and she highly resents it
  • she’s super instagram famous and likes to post a lot of makeup videos, fashion hauls, and nail tutorials when she’s bored
    • no one will admit to it, but everyone in the class watches her instagram videos all the time because holy shit her highlight is immaculate and how on earth does she get her nail gradients to look so neat?
  • she’s scarily good at the knife game??? one day she was bored in class and was fiddling around with her metal nail file and pretty soon she was an expert. it’s great for scaring away stupid boys who try to bother her during study hall. 
  • one time marinette was complaining in the hallway that she forgot her eyeliner at home and didn’t have anything to touch up her makeup with, and on instinct chloe pulls out her emergency makeup kit and asks “pencil, gel, or liquid?”
    • she may hate the girl but forgetting your touch up bag at home is about the most tragic thing chloe’s ever heard in her life
  • “im a very charitable person! just this morning i told a woman leaving her hotel room that her dress looked like a burlap sack that a drunk, colorblind, has-been artist just finished throwing up all over. a lesser person would’ve let her walk outside in that monstrosity.” 
Chart Ruler
  • Aries rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Mars
  • Dynamism, proactive essence, challenger, intuitive
  • Taurus Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Venus
  • Socialite, beauty, appreciation of art, tender, indulgent
  • Gemini Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Mercury
  • Clever, quicksilver, talkative, mysterious, youthful
  • Cancer Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Moon
  • Harmonic, hidden, receptive, habitual, indulgent
  • Leo Rising: Chart Ruler:
  • Chart Ruler: Sun
  • Effervescent, commanding, entitled, vital, showy
  • Virgo Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Mercury
  • Reactive, intelligent, technical, youthful
  • Libra Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Venus
  • Sociable, amicable, reflective, transparent, grace
  • Scorpio Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Mars/Scorpio (depends on strength of aspects, sign, and house position. If Mars is in dignity, or receives multiple aspects, or via elevated chart position, Mars is the chart ruler. The same application for Pluto)
  • Mars: Controlling, passionate, desiring, seductive
  • Pluto: Hypnotic, mysterious, compulsive, surveilling
  • Sagittarius Rising: C
  • Chart Ruler: Jupiter
  • Bohemian, spirited, prosperous, contemplative, sunny
  • Capricorn Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Saturn
  • Security conscious, guilty, reticent, wise, sad
  • Aquarius Rising: Saturn/Uranus
  • (depends on strength of aspects, sign, and house position. If Uranus is in dignity, or receives multiple aspects, or via elevated chart position, Uranus is the chart ruler. The same application for Saturn)
  • Saturn: Guarded, intelligent, isolated, different, moody
  • Uranus: Utopian, reckless, obscure, ingenious, intuitive
  • Pisces Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Jupiter/Neptune
  • (depends on strength of aspects, sign, and house position. If Jupiter is in dignity, or receives multiple aspects, or via elevated chart position, Jupiter is the chart ruler. The same application for Neptune)
  • Jupiter: Charitable, spiritual, generous, devoted, searching
  • Neptune: Mystical, confused, tranquilized, sufferer
  • -C.
Throwing Some Good Karma Your Way

Look to your Jupiter Sign for luck and good karma.

Aries Jupiter brings good karma into their life when they lead, inspire, and when their confidence and ego are balanced. 

Taurus Jupiter brings good karma to them when they are patient, grounded, and giving. Learning healthy detachment brings good karma.

Gemini Jupiter brings good karma to them when they follow their curious spirit, are friendly, and has an open mind.

Cancer Jupiter brings good karma to them when they’re nurturing, comforting,sympathetic, and charitable. Intuition has strong ties to karma. 

Leo Jupiter brings good karma to them when they are self-expressive, generous, and follow their heart.

Virgo Jupiter brings good karma to them when they are honest (especially with themselves), helpful, and practical.

Libra Jupiter brings good karma to them when they are kind, fair, and idealistic.

Scorpio Jupiter brings good karma to them when they are devoted and passionate towards a cause.

Sagittarius Jupiter brings good karma to them when they are tolerant, generous, and inspiring. Has a lot of natural good luck.

Capricorn Jupiter brings good karma to them when they are mature, act ethically, is respectful, and is patient.

Aquarius Jupiter brings good karma to them when they are objective, cooperative, and innovative.

Pisces Jupiter brings good karma to them when they are compassionate, sacrificing, devoted, and gentle.

Fire Signs in Jupiter have a connection to “making their own luck”.

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Dan + charity singles:

Band Aid 30 - Do They Know It’s Christmas? (December, 2014, for victims of the ebola crisis)

Artists For Grenfall - Bridge Over Troubled Water (June, 2017, for victims of the Grenfall Tower inferno)

Ascending Ascension 

The ascending sign is our experience of individual awareness….just knowing that “I” exists… … it is a key in human interaction and social activity. without other people there to witness, the ascending-descending axis vanishes. the ascending sign can express most purely through our presentation. some people’s rising signs are so evident in their features. this is where you can get a real visual of the signs at play through the ascendant. the ascendant sign indicates the chart’s ruler through the sign’s ruling planet. 

Aries rising:
Chart Ruler: Mars
Dynamism, proactive essence, challenger, intuitive. Pushes personal boundaries in search of experience

Taurus rising
Chart Ruler: Venus
Socialite, beauty, appreciation of art, tender, indulgent. Uses resources and beauty as an extension of personal identity

Gemini rising 
Chart Ruler: Mercury 
Clever, quicksilver, talkative, mysterious, youthful. Zig-zagging through multiplications of duality and resolution, and to reconcile these oppositions through communication

Cancer rising
Chart Ruler: Moon
Harmonic, hidden, receptive, habitual, indulgent. Identity expression drawing from waters of ancestors, emotions, and memories

Leo rising 
Chart Ruler: Sun
Effervescent, commanding, entitled, vital, showy. Enveloping material, heart, spiritual, and emotional into a gallery

Virgo rising 
Chart Ruler: Mercury 
Reactive, intelligent, technical, youthful. Synthesising mind with material, the needs of the self with other

Libra rising
Chart Ruler: Venus
Sociable, amicable, reflective, transparent, grace. Playing with other personalities gives sparkle to the marble identity, a synthesis of social experiences, understanding ‘i’ to become ‘us’

Scorpio rising
Chart Ruler: Mars/Pluto (depends on strength of aspects, sign, and house position. If Mars is in dignity, or receives multiple aspects, or via elevated chart position, Mars is the chart ruler. The same application for Pluto)
Mars: Controlling, passionate, desiring, seductive
Pluto: Hypnotic, mysterious, compulsive, surveilling
Potent desires surface through the immediate expression, an erotic display of continual transformation, conflict, and obsession

Sagittarius rising 
Chart Ruler: Jupiter
Bohemian, spirited, prosperous, contemplative, sunny. A cinema size projector is raised to create a life exhibition displaying experience

Capricorn rising 
Chart Ruler: Saturn
Security conscious, guilty, reticent, wise, sad. Attempting to escape the parent’s moulding the individual summons talent, material, and applicable creative resource

Aquarius rising 
Chart Ruler: Saturn/Uranus
(depends on strength of aspects, sign, and house position. If Uranus is in dignity, or receives multiple aspects, or via elevated chart position, Uranus is the chart ruler. The same application for Saturn)
Saturn: Guarded, intelligent, isolated, different, moody
Uranus: Utopian, reckless, obscure, ingenious, intuitive
Identification with higher forces and reflection of the self in everything

Pisces rising 
Chart Ruler: Jupiter/Neptune
(depends on strength of aspects, sign, and house position. If Jupiter is in dignity, or receives multiple aspects, or via elevated chart position, Jupiter is the chart ruler. The same application for Neptune)
Jupiter: Charitable, spiritual, generous, devoted, searching
Neptune: Mystical, confused, tranquilized, sufferer
Sensitivity and vagueness diffuses like melting mist

-C.




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It’s Dr Seuss’s Birthday. So here is me reading Green Eggs and Ham for a charitable Good Cause.

♂ Mars Energy
  • mars in the 1st: Energy goes into expression of themselves, of who they are. Often fights for themselves. They also fight for those they deem as weak, the underdogs. If athletically inclined, these people tend to also put energy into sports-related matters.
  • mars in the 2nd: Energy goes into protecting possessions and accumulating material worth. Often fights for their values, their Self and what they own, but also for those they’re attached to.
  • mars in the 3rd: Energy goes into intellectual activities, learning or any kind of activity that promotes growth of knowledge or prevents restlessness. Fights for their knowledge. May also fight for siblings/family or others from the early childhood/environment.
  • mars in the 4th: Energy goes into achieving comfort and emotional security for themselves, and putting time into their private life (such as family). Fights for themselves, but also anyone who is let into their private life. Often inclined to protect children.
  • mars in the 5th: Energy goes into creative expression of the self, of creative endeavors (such as hobbies). Fights for themselves; their identity, but also for those they are loyal to and for those who are loyal to them. Often inclined to protect children and may also put energy/time into athletic activities.
  • mars in the 6th: Energy goes into intellect, into learning, routine or anything that improves self-growth. Fights for their knowledge but also for themselves and those they dedicate themselves to.
  • mars in the 7th: Energy into stabilizing themselves, but also into seeking and maintaining healthy and fulfilling relationships with others. Venus is at work here, there is a strong sense of fair justice and so they may put time into defending the under dogs/sustaining equilibrium among others.
  • mars in the 8th: Energy is put into protection of personal security and of their strong convictions. Can also put energy into gaining or maintaining a position of power in a situation. Strong healing powers if spiritually inclined, so may put time into healing others through plutonian or mars-related themes. Likely to be fiercely interested in the occult and thus put time into matters relating to it.
  • mars in the 9th: Energy is put into seeking inner truth and personal freedom. Can put time into their beliefs and discovering what it means to be alive. Jupiterian energy is very generous and charitable, so these people may also put time into helping others such as in the form of spreading understanding & knowledge. May also put energy into athletics.
  • mars in the 10th: Energy is put into their ambitions and forming + maintaining self-reliance. They’re their own motivational force, with strong independence so they’re inclined to fight for themselves first and foremost. Tradition is strong, may fight to maintain familiarity or the “rules.”
  • mars in the 11th: Energy is put into matters greater than themselves. There is a sense of justice here, but only if the rules “make sense” to their standards. Fights for community, equality, society, friendships and humanity. This house is ruled by an higher octave planet (Uranus), the energy is being integrated into transpersonal states of consciousness.
  • mars in the 12th: Energy is put into restoring themselves, as they’re apt to be reflective and are absorbent of outside influences, thus alone time is needed. Spiritually predisposed and inclined to feel compassionate of others, and so time may be spent in helping those in need and/or introspective and meditative activities to exercise the mind. This is a house ruled by a higher octave planet (Neptune), energy is being (or must be) directed to higher purposes.

Chart Ruler The ascending sign is our experience of individual awareness….just knowing that “I” exists… … it is a key in human interaction and social activity. without other people there to witness, the ascending-descending axis vanishes. the ascending sign can express most purely through our presentation. some people’s rising signs are so evident in their features. this is where you can get a real visual of the signs at play through the ascendant. the ascendant sign indicates the chart’s ruler through the sign’s ruling planet. 

Aries rising:
Chart Ruler: Mars
Dynamism, proactive essence, challenger, intuitive. Pushes personal boundaries in search of experience

Taurus rising
Chart Ruler: Venus
Socialite, beauty, appreciation of art, tender, indulgent. Uses resources and beauty as an extension of personal identity

Gemini rising
Chart Ruler: Mercury
Clever, quicksilver, talkative, mysterious, youthful. Zig-zagging through multiplications of duality and resolution, and to reconcile these oppositions through communication

Cancer rising
Chart Ruler: Moon
Harmonic, hidden, receptive, habitual, indulgent. Identity expression drawing from waters of ancestors, emotions, and memories

Leo rising
Chart Ruler: Sun
Effervescent, commanding, entitled, vital, showy. Enveloping material, heart, spiritual, and emotional into a gallery

Virgo rising
Chart Ruler: Mercury
Reactive, intelligent, technical, youthful. Synthesising mind with material, the needs of the self with other

Libra rising
Chart Ruler: Venus
Sociable, amicable, reflective, transparent, grace. Playing with other personalities gives sparkle to the marble identity, a synthesis of social experiences, understanding ‘i’ to become ‘us’

Scorpio rising
Chart Ruler: Mars/Pluto (depends on strength of aspects, sign, and house position. If Mars is in dignity, or receives multiple aspects, or via elevated chart position, Mars is the chart ruler. The same application for Pluto)
Mars: Controlling, passionate, desiring, seductive
Pluto: Hypnotic, mysterious, compulsive, surveilling
Potent desires surface through the immediate expression, an erotic display of continual transformation, conflict, and obsession

Sagittarius rising
Chart Ruler: Jupiter
Bohemian, spirited, prosperous, contemplative, sunny. A cinema size projector is raised to create a life exhibition displaying experience

Capricorn rising
Chart Ruler: Saturn
Security conscious, guilty, reticent, wise, sad. Attempting to escape the parent’s moulding the individual summons talent, material, and applicable creative resource

Aquarius rising
Chart Ruler: Saturn/Uranus
(depends on strength of aspects, sign, and house position. If Uranus is in dignity, or receives multiple aspects, or via elevated chart position, Uranus is the chart ruler. The same application for Saturn)
Saturn: Guarded, intelligent, isolated, different, moody
Uranus: Utopian, reckless, obscure, ingenious, intuitive
Identification with higher forces and reflection of the self in everything

Pisces rising
Chart Ruler: Jupiter/Neptune
(depends on strength of aspects, sign, and house position. If Jupiter is in dignity, or receives multiple aspects, or via elevated chart position, Jupiter is the chart ruler. The same application for Neptune)
Jupiter: Charitable, spiritual, generous, devoted, searching
Neptune: Mystical, confused, tranquilized, sufferer
Sensitivity and vagueness diffuses like melting mist

-C.