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Apparently my little brother was watching porn on my older brother’s Netflix account so he wouldn’t get caught but plot twist my older brother was doing the same thing with my younger brother’s account and now they’re both grounded and I’m the only one allowed on Netflix


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photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

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Arturo is a 29-year-old male polar bear currently living in Argentina’s Mendoza Zoo. He is suffering in 40C (104F) heat in an enclosure that has just 20 inches of water for him to swim in and has as a consequence been displaying worrying behavior.

Please sign this petition or at least spread the word in order to have Arturo transferred to a zoo in Canada which has better facilities for an animal that is used to polar conditions.

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Fluffy Chinchilla Adorably Munches on Dried Fruit

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Logros y retos en la respuesta de MSF a la epidemia de Ébola en Guinea

Algunos pacientes han sido dados de alta de los centros de tratamiento de Ébola de Médicos Sin Fronteras en Guinea tras haber logrado vencer al virus. Al mismo tiempo, los equipos de emergencia de la organización están haciendo frente a los retos que supone la respuesta a la epidemia, habiendo tenido que suspender el trabajo en uno de sus tres centros de tratamiento.

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Foto de Amandine Colin: el cuerpo de un paciente fallecido es entregado a sus familiares para su funeral tras ser desinfectado.


Nos dirigimos hacia el largo pasillo y llegamos a la primera sala: tiene 10 camas y es oscura y amplia. Veo que ya no están dos de los tres pacientes que estaban ayer. Hace casi una semana llegó al hospital una pareja, y aquí siguen: los recuerdo muy bien porque cuando estuvimos en su casa estaban lavando el cuerpo del último de sus hijos. Demasiadas emociones en medio de un silencio sepulcral.

"No podemos dejarles solos", artículo de Luis Encinas, enfermero en la emergencia de Ébola de Guinea, publicado en El País.

Foto de Kjell Gunnar Beraas: personal de MSF preparándose antes de entrar en el área de aislamiento.



Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr’s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It’s a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage.

If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won’t stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won’t want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

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Donnie Yen and Andy On in “The Lost Bladesman.”

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A 15 year old Jet Li wins Hong Kong’s 1978 national Wushu Championships.


Jet Li in “Tai Chi Master,” directed by Yuen Woo Ping.

“Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.”
— Lao Tzu 
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