Recycle Bin Turns Bottles Into Food For Stray Animals


imageIn many cities around the world stray dogs are part of city life. One such city is Istanbul, where 150 thousand stray dogs and cats share the streets with 14 million human inhabitants. A clever device by the Turkish company Pugedon aims to increase recycling while providing food and water to stray dogs and waking up our kindness and humanity.

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Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t even fucking understand English yet work hard despite it all. Here’s to the fast food workers who work hard to see their family smile. Here’s to the laundry man at the Marriott who told me with the sparkle in his eyes how he was an engineer in Peru. Here’s to the bus driver, the Turkish Sufi who almost danced when I quoted Rumi. Here’s to the harvesters who live in fear of being deported for coming here to open the road for their future generation. Here’s to the taxi drivers from Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt and India who gossip amongst themselves. Here is to them waking up at 4am, calling home to hear the voices of their loved ones. Here is to their children, to the children who despite it all become artists, writers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, activists and rebels. Here’s to Western Union and Money Gram. For never forgetting home. Here’s to their children who carry the heartbeats of their motherland and even in sleep, speak with pride about their fathers. Keep on.

Immigrants. First generation.

Ijeoma Umebinyuo.

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Vegan Tattoo Info: How to make sure your tattoo is vegan! ↘



Tattoos are awesome, but in a world where animals are so exploited they are in almost everything, how can you make sure that your tattoos are aligned with your ethics?

Before you go to your tattoo artist, there are a few things you need to know.
never assume that everything…



Baby Turkeys Rescued by Farm Sanctuary Take First Steps Outside! 

#Animalrights #turkeys #freedom #love

I can’t believe a GIF from MY video that I made for Farm Sanctuary just popped up on my tumblr feed… PRETTY DAMN COOL!!! Thanks everyone for all your support of Farm Sanctuary!! We wouldn’t be where we are today without you all!

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It’s exactly what you think it is and you need to listen to it.

bastille // no scrubs

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Meaning of the name “Christina”:

Christina is a female Greek name, commonly found in all corners of the country, both in the islands and the mainland. Christina is the female respective of name Christos and the Greek version of the name Christine, found in many European languages and western countries. Same as Christos, Christina is mainly associated with Christ, although the etymology of the word refers to the ancient Greek word hrio, which means “to anoint”.

Although most people associate name Christina with Jesus Christ and celebrate the name day on December 25th (Christmas day), there are some Greek women that prefer to celebrate their name day on the 24th of July, when the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the memory of  Martyr Christina.

Christina was the daughter of a pagan Roman officer. Her father figured out early that his daughter believed in Christianity and imprisoned her in a tower full of pagan idols, trying to persuade her to change her religion. Christina managed to sell all these precious items and raise money for the poor, infuriating her father, who tried to kill her. Christina was miraculously saved, but her Christian beliefs made her suffer more in the hands of the ruler of a new city where she ended up escaping her father.

The emperor Ioulianos killed Christina, who had managed to bring approximately 3,000 people to the new religion. The Church recognized Christina as a martyr, celebrating her memory on July 24th. Although women named Christina have the chance to celebrate their name day twice in a year, rarely will you find a woman doing so in Greece and the vast majority of Christinas celebrate their name day on Christmas day.