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Fashion, Fresh, and Love: MENDING MATTERS STITCH, PATCH, AND REPAIR KATRINA RODABAUGH YOUR FAVORITE DENIM & MORE A Slow Fashion guide for a well-loved ward robe growingthings: goingtiny: I have degrees in costume design and textiles so I got mending through advanced mending as part of my higher education, but there were both aesthetics and techniques that I found fresh in Katrina Rodabaugh’s MENDING MATTERS.  Make slow fashion one of your things in 2019. Whether you are brand-new or an old-hand at mending, this book has simple instructions for practical fixes that make clothing more interesting and will help you get more mileage out of your most-favorite shirts and pants.  Great guides for patching differently depending on what part of the garment you are trying to fix and whether you want a visible repair or an invisible one.  It’s all drawn from the Japanese technique known as sashiko, get down the basics and then adapt and apply in all the little ways that work for you.   I have some beloved jeans where I have completely burned through the upper inner thighs and they are about to get some mending love…. [Image description: a photograph of the cover of ‘Mending Matters’ by Katrina Rodabaugh. Under the title says ‘stitch, patch and repair your favourite denim & more’. Below the title and text is a large pile of 7 folded denim jeans which have been visibly repaired in decorative ways with white thread. Below them says ‘a slow fashion guide for a well-loved wardrobe.’]

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Cars, Fucking, and Run: SheStayFabulous @Shestayfabulous Man old cars really were made to last 1/5 Ayton SZN @ReeceDontTweet ) his car ain't break a sweat becausedragonage: freshest-tittymilk: princealigorna: And this is why we used to make cars out of STEEL instead of FIBERGLASS! Sure, fiberglass is a lot lighter in weight and hence a hell of a lot better for gas mileage. But you hit anything at more than 20 mph and the entire body explodes off the fucking thing, and now you’re spending more to repair the car than it’s worth because you need a entire front end, read end, or side panel. They can’t just take the damaged section off, beat it out with a hammer, sand it, and repaint it. Everything is made with the idea of it being easier to replace than to maintain, aka planned obsolescence. Thanks, capitalism You guys are obscenely, dangerously wrong.  It’s not planned obsolescence, it’s physics. Modern cars crumple to absorb and distribute the forces of impact in an accident in an effort to protect the occupants. When cars didn’t have those crumple zones, the occupants, being the soft, squishy things they were, took those forces and were mangled or killed in horrible ways. Also, those older cars took hidden damage that often went unnoticed and made them very dangerous to drive.  I recently watched a TV show where a small sedan was run over by the trailer of an eighteen-wheeler. Run. Over. They had to unwrap the crumpled ball of a car from the undercarriage of that trailer. Guess what? The driver suffered only minor injuries because the car collapsed in exactly the way it was designed to so that she, in the very strong frame surrounding the passenger compartment, was protected.  And no, don’t thank capitalism for these modern cars. Thank Ralph Nader and countless other safety activists who worked tirelessly to make car manufacturers accountable for the safety of the people who drove their cars. 
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Cars, Fucking, and Run: SheStayFabulous @Shestayfabulous Man old cars really were made to last 1/5 Ayton SZN @ReeceDontTweet ) his car ain't break a sweat becausedragonage: freshest-tittymilk: princealigorna: And this is why we used to make cars out of STEEL instead of FIBERGLASS! Sure, fiberglass is a lot lighter in weight and hence a hell of a lot better for gas mileage. But you hit anything at more than 20 mph and the entire body explodes off the fucking thing, and now you’re spending more to repair the car than it’s worth because you need a entire front end, read end, or side panel. They can’t just take the damaged section off, beat it out with a hammer, sand it, and repaint it. Everything is made with the idea of it being easier to replace than to maintain, aka planned obsolescence. Thanks, capitalism You guys are obscenely, dangerously wrong.  It’s not planned obsolescence, it’s physics. Modern cars crumple to absorb and distribute the forces of impact in an accident in an effort to protect the occupants. When cars didn’t have those crumple zones, the occupants, being the soft, squishy things they were, took those forces and were mangled or killed in horrible ways. Also, those older cars took hidden damage that often went unnoticed and made them very dangerous to drive.  I recently watched a TV show where a small sedan was run over by the trailer of an eighteen-wheeler. Run. Over. They had to unwrap the crumpled ball of a car from the undercarriage of that trailer. Guess what? The driver suffered only minor injuries because the car collapsed in exactly the way it was designed to so that she, in the very strong frame surrounding the passenger compartment, was protected.  And no, don’t thank capitalism for these modern cars. Thank Ralph Nader and countless other safety activists who worked tirelessly to make car manufacturers accountable for the safety of the people who drove their cars. 
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Apparently, Dad, and Fashion: 110ROGER ZELAZNY 44 your purpose and you had to die. They left us small rights, we should have killed you--and you know it ng you with your life forfeit for attem it my lip. There were many things I might say. But THE HAND OF OBERON something approximating the truth, he did have a point. And I k Shadow physically in a somewhat similar fashion. He lays his min place he would visit, forms a kind of mental doorway, and simp steps through. For that matter, I believe he can sometimes tell what peopl thinking It is almost as if he has himself become some sort of livin these things because I have seen him do them. Near the enc ahen we had him under surveillance in the palace he had eluded us onc is was the time he traveled to the shadow Earth and ha times We did not yet know that he could summon things through Shadov he became aware that you had escaped your confinemen e summoned a horrid beast which attacked Caine, who was then his bood "Eric," he said, "figured that your eyesight might eventhually be knowing the way we regenerate-given time. It was a vety deet he can travel through Shadow with his mind, tha he seeks in Shadow, and then bring it not understand the power that he possesses," he said, "but it i chair locate what anyone's satisfaction-exce a move to sure his own continued reign beyond the t And I wil tell you frankly that he simply wanted to imprion vor an act of will without moving from the chair, and he ca pt for killing you. That would have been tor are "The whose idea was the blinding?" He as silent again for a long while. Then he spoke very sodil on oubls f Bedlam. After his recapture, one of us remained wit me out, please. It was mine, and it may have saved inst you had to be tantamount to death, ot their bet some future time. They could have used your Trump b thi t in the ibary when we brought him back. I which I do not understand re we could, and I did not see him again you, or they could have used it to free you in order to another move against Eric. Blinded, however, there was and you were of no use for an you by taking you out of the picture for a time, and it saved us from a noNot tota egregious act which might one day be held against us. As we saw t, he e once, wealy t totaly, then.," he said no choice. It was the only thing we could do. There could be no Fiona has similar strengths, and I believe Bleys did also. Between th of them, they could apparently annul most of Brand's power while the a case, I wonder how they managed to confine him at all?" ng e th r a time, have in mind Not totlly," I said. "He got a message to Random. In fact, he reache leniency either, or we might be suspected of having some use for gnke though the deteones The moment you assumed any such semblance of value you would hre heWht do you know of all their byplay with me-con a dead man. The most we could do was look the other way wheneve lil me, saving me." Rein contrived to comfort you. That was all that could be done. know of all their byplay with me-confining me, trying That I do not understand," he said, "except that it was part of the pow trugle within their own group. They had had a falling out amongst ther whe, and one side or the other had some use for you. So, naturally, o had ecover your sight that quickly, nor that you would be able to ou did. How did you manage it?" tleeas tying to kill you while the oth d couse, Bleys got the most mileage out of you, in that attack he launched "Does Macy's tell Gimbel's?" I said. shadow Earth, Well hati wWhat Brand told me, but it jibes with all sorts of secon "I said-never mind. What do you know of Brand's imprisommet He regarded me once more. "All I know is that there was some sort of falling out withoide afraid to let him run loose. When we freed him from their compm And you said you feared him enough to to l y now, after all this time, when all of this is history and the plen at tht a he ted again? He was weak, virtually helpless. Wathamk Tla you countenance Fiona in Amber," 1 said. "In fact, you are mo sosy mles id of us all. Pity Dad was always k the particulars. For some reason, Bleys and Fiona were afad d was apparently more afraid of having prisonment-Fiona Courne, he said, smling, "I have always been very fond of Fior ed. literatureandtrees:🌱

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A Dream, College, and Finish Line: rottenest-boi so last night I had a dream that everyone in scooby doo went to college or something except for shaggy and scooby and shaggy was morosely trading in the mystery machine for a prius and the last thing I remember before waking up was scooby saying raggy why" and shaggy goes "we need a car with better gas mileage scoob tiwaztyrsfist although character backgrounds are fairly fluid through the Scooby Doo franchise, of all the gang, Norville "Shaggy Roberts is A> the most financially well of, and B>the most likely to get an athletic scholarship Daphne's parents are rich, but she has for sisters, and the money is her parents still. Shaggy however is the sole beneficiary of the estate of his late uncle Beauregard, who left him an unspecifiedly large fortune and a large southern plantation. Shaggy is independently wealthy Shaggy is also said, at multiple points across the various series, to have, in high school, won numerous awards in both Track and gymnastics. Coupled with the fact that he can outrun Scooby at times, and Great Danes can sustain speeds of 30 mph, means Shaggy can outrun Usain Bolt, atleast is there's a mummy behind him, or a pizza at the finish line TL:DR Shaggy is doing fine and you don't need to worry about him. Now, let's talk about how, CANNONICALLY, Scooby can speak human languages because he is distantly related to dread Cthulhu gunzomi of all the useless information compiled on this website, this is the best thing I've ever heard Source: rottenest-boi 163,562 notes scooby doo dream

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Being Alone, Facts, and Life: WHY IS DENMARK THE HAPPIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD? FREE CHILD CARE FREE HEALTHCARE FREE UNIVERSITY $20 MINIMUM WAGE 33 HOUR WORKWEEK <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tomfromdenver.tumblr.com/post/141976723559">tomfromdenver</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://gop-tea-pub.tumblr.com/post/141976169192">gop-tea-pub</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p> 1) Free Child Care: FALSE</p> <p> “You must pay for child care.” That statement is plainly found on the Child Care page at <a href="http://workindenmark.dk/">http://workindenmark.dk/</a> Furthermore, it points out that child care for workers is handled and set up by municipalities, in other words, not at the national level. They do have national legislation mandating no more than 25% - 28% coming from the working parents’ own pockets, but other than that, it’s left up to cities how to accomplish the task. It can be in private homes or in city-built institutions. Either way, it’s not nearly so cut-and-dried as “free child care” from the government.</p> <p> 2) Free healthcare: MISLEADING</p> <p> Denmark does have a public health system, but it’s not absolutely free (even if you discount taxation). There are still fee-for-service procedures, and things like prescriptions are not necessarily provided free-of-charge, let alone over-the-counter items. Even on the state health insurance system, people still have to pay out of pocket for things. Additionally, the health system, like child care, is managed and taxed at the regional and municipal levels, rather than the national level. </p> <p> It’s also worth noting that Denmark spends only 11.2% of its GDP on healthcare, while in the U.S., we spend 17.9% of GDP. In other words, even though Denmark has a public health system, it is run in such a way that there is less national involvement, and is more efficient, both in pure dollars and as a percentage of GDP. In other words, it’s not necessarily a larger government causing the better outcome, but more a more efficient system based more on local and regional needs.</p> <p> 3) Free University: TRUE-ish</p> <p> Denmark does provide free university tuition to its citizens (as well as EU citizens and several other types of people), and tuition costs are fairly regulated by the government. Some things to consider about Denmark, however, are that compulsory schooling only goes to age 15/16 and that one does not HAVE to take the government-funded choices in university education. Furthermore, Denmark only outperforms the U.S. in a handful of areas according to the OECD factsheet for citizens with specific levels of education. Is the trade-off worth it? Well, choosing between the two systems, Denmark still comes out as more economically free than the US (10 vs 12), so probably.</p> <p> 4) $20 Minimum Wage: FALSE</p> <p> This one is actually a flat-out lie. Denmark has no government-mandated minimum wage at all. Period. They do have (as in a free market) relatively free association with unions and employer associations though, of which about 75% of the population chooses to use. They also have a much more lax hiring/firing process than the U.S., resulting in around 25% of the working population changing jobs annually. The entire labour market is much more free market than in the U.S., resulting in a higher effective minimum wage of $20 per hour, but again, this is NOT set in law and is a result of the market itself. Denmark’s minimum wage, according to the definition U.S. citizens use, is $0.</p> <p> They DO have a more comprehensive “safety net” system for the unemployed, however. Again, we find this taking a smaller chunk of the government’s spending than the U.S., and being much more competently managed.</p> <p> 5) 33 Hour Workweek: MISLEADING</p> <p> Again, the meme tries to insinuate that this is a result of government regulation. It is not. This is merely the average length of the work week. There is no government-mandated work week, and as shown in the fourth point, the overall approach to labour (minus the safety net) is much more free-market-like than the same system in the U.S.</p> <p> Conclusion:</p> <p> While Denmark does provide some services from the government that the U.S. does not, their systems are generally run through the municipal and regional (equivalent to our local and state) governments, rather than at the nation (our federal) level. In other words, they recognize the benefit of decentralization, even in government, where many proponents of similar government services in the U.S. do not. As a result, they manage to beat the U.S. in overall economic freedom. So while there are some true points in the graphic, it is entirely misleading when liberals attempt to apply this to the U.S.</p> <p> One last thing to consider: Denmark is roughly the size of New Hampshire and Vermont combined in area (discounting Greenland, which is largely unpopulated compared to its square mileage), and has roughly the population of Wisconsin. This is divided into 5 administrative regions, then further into cities. So while we make comparisons to the federal/state/local levels in the above writing, it’s worth noting that on sheer scale, it’s more proper to equate state/county/municipal for the U.S.</p> <p> In other words, Denmark’s government is much more efficient, and it utilizes the equivalents of our county and municipal governments far more for the things that American leftists want under Federal control. Additionally, many of the benefits touted in the graphic are actually a result of more free-market-like policies. Overall, the leftist pining after Denmark as an example of a larger state working better is a pipe dream that simply doesn’t stand up to the facts.</p> <p> -Martin-</p> <p> Citations:<br/> 1) <a href="https://www.workindenmark.dk/en/Find_information/Information_for_job_seekers/Life_in_Denmark/Child_care">https://www.workindenmark.dk/…/I…/Life_in_Denmark/Child_care</a><br/> 2a) <a href="https://www.workindenmark.dk/Find_information/Information_for_job_seekers/Life_in_Denmark/Health_service/Purchasing_medicines">https://www.workindenmark.dk/…/Health_…/Purchasing_medicines</a><br/> 2b) <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_Denmark">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_Denmark</a><br/> 2c) <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS">http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS</a><br/> 3a) <a href="http://gpseducation.oecd.org/CountryProfile?primaryCountry=DNK&amp;treshold=10&amp;topic=EO">http://gpseducation.oecd.org/CountryProfile…</a><br/> 3b) <a href="http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/factbook-2013-en/10/01/06/index.html?contentType&amp;itemId=%2Fcontent%2Fchapter%2Ffactbook-2013-77-en&amp;mimeType=text%2Fhtml&amp;containerItemId=%2Fcontent%2Fserial%2F18147364&amp;accessItemIds">http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/…/factboo…/10/01/06/index.html…</a><br/> 3c) <a href="http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking">http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking</a><br/> 4a) <a href="http://denmark.usembassy.gov/living-in-denmark.html">http://denmark.usembassy.gov/living-in-denmark.html</a><br/> 4b) <a href="http://denmark.dk/en/society/welfare/flexicurity/">http://denmark.dk/en/society/welfare/flexicurity/</a><br/> 5) <a href="http://denmark.dk/en/society/welfare/flexicurity/">http://denmark.dk/en/society/welfare/flexicurity/</a></p> </blockquote> <p>So well documented, I have to repost!</p> </blockquote>

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Anaconda, Apple, and Click: everyone is gay SECOND OPINIONS anita dolce vita <p><a href="http://everyoneisgay.tumblr.com/post/101760294238/so-im-agender-and-im-going-to-a-wedding-i" class="tumblr_blog">everyoneisgay</a>:</p> <blockquote><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>&ldquo;So I’m agender, and I’m going to a wedding. I need formal wear, but neither dresses nor suits work for me. I was thinking of just wearing a waistcoat over a dress shirt and pants, along with a tie, but I’m worried that it won’t be formal enough. Are there any other formal clothing options that might work, or should I just go with the possibly informal outfit and hope for the best?&rdquo;</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><span> - Question asked by Anonymous and answered by <a href="https://twitter.com/DolceFemmeAnita">Anita Dolce Vita</a> as a part of <a href="http://everyoneisgay.com/second-opinions/">Everyone Is Gay: Second Opinions</a>.</span></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>—</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><a href="https://twitter.com/DolceFemmeAnita">Anita</a> says:</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Your question really hits home for me because my partner is currently in the same boat as you. While she identifies as female, she presents as androgynous. (<a href="http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/05/separating-identity-expression/">Gender identity and gender expression are two different concepts</a>. They can be related, but do not have to be.) She is filled with dread whenever we get an invitation to a wedding, graduation, or any other event that calls for formal attire because, like you, she does not want to wear a dress, but also feels that suits are too masculine. Conversely, I get super excited for formal events because I love dressing up and I can never turn down a good excuse to shop for a new dress. While I’m happily pursuing stores in search of the perfect dresses and stilettos and chandelier earrings, my partner is following me around, depressed that she cannot find anything to wear. Sometimes, she gets so stressed that it takes the joy out of attending formal events for both of us, because I feel sad and worried when she’s unhappy at the event and the days leading up to it.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Recently, she and I have been throwing around the idea of having a commitment ceremony. Once again, the issue of what she could wear reared its ugly head; It is truly frustrating that clothing options are so limited, narrow, and binary!!! She and another reader inspired me to write <a href="http://www.dapperq.com/2013/10/ask-dapperq-androgynous-not-masculine-wedding-attire/">a piece on androgynous wedding attire</a> for dapperQ. This piece may be a good starting point for you. But, as I mentioned to the reader who submitted a similar question, providing individualized wedding attire recommendations is a bit challenging without knowing the general theme of the wedding (colors, setting, flowers, etc.), the level of formality (black-tie, casual, etc.), location (outdoor, indoor, beach, ballroom, city, country, etc.), season (winter, summer, etc.), and your personal style (preppy, street Goth, hipster, etc.)<span class="apple-converted-space"> I’m going to give you a few options based on style. I’ve also created </span><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/anitadolcevita/agender-androgyny/">a Pinterest mood board to give you a ballpark visual idea of these recommendations</a><span class="apple-converted-space">, as well as some pattern, color, and texture inspiration. </span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span class="apple-converted-space"><strong><u>Preppy</u></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span class="apple-converted-space">You mentioned you were going to wear a vest. However, in my opinion, a good blazer or sport coat can be just as formal and gender-neutral as a vest. (Check out dapperQ’s post on </span><a href="http://www.dapperq.com/2012/09/blazerssport-coatssuit-jackets-differences-and-how-to-wear/">the difference between a sport coat, blazer, and suit jacket</a><span class="apple-converted-space">.) The typical preppy uniform might look something like a button-down shirt under a navy blazer, paired with tan dress trousers and brown dress loafers. But, you can infuse your own personal style in this traditional, preppy template by adding unexpected touches. For example, if you’re comfortable going bold, wear a button-down with a unique pattern or interesting color, like plaid or hot pink, under your navy blazer. Additionally, instead of wearing a necktie or bow-tie, I recommend affixing an </span><a href="http://thegtguide.com/2012/01/27/3-ways-to-wear-a-brooch-or-demystyfing-the-brooch/">eye catching brooch</a><span class="apple-converted-space"> or </span><a href="http://thewelldressedman.net/decoration-collar-bars/">collar bar</a><span class="apple-converted-space"> where your collar buttons at the top-center of your shirt. An anchor brooch could really drive home a preppy, nautical theme. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span class="apple-converted-space"></span><span class="apple-converted-space"><strong><u>Heritage</u></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span class="apple-converted-space">There is much debate about what exactly constitutes heritage style (think </span><span>tweed, corduroy, patterned knits</span><span>)</span><span class="apple-converted-space">, but the aesthetic is definitely popular now and one you can use as inspiration if you want to stick with a vest rather than wearing a jacket. Opt for a herringbone vest and, as I suggested above, let interesting patterns and colors tell your style story. I personally really like the combination of tweed vests and red or burgundy colored dress trousers. You can go sans tie and add some cool accessories like a </span><a href="http://us.asos.com/Designsix/Designsix-Spider-Pocket-Chain/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4556248&amp;cid=17545&amp;sh=0&amp;pge=0&amp;pgesize=-1&amp;sort=-1&amp;clr=Gold&amp;totalstyles=100&amp;gridsize=3">vest pocket chain/watch</a><span class="apple-converted-space">, </span><a href="http://www.dapperq.com/2014/01/dapper-and-swags-livery-and-adornments-collar-chains/">collar chain</a><span class="apple-converted-space"> (antler collar chains are a fun option for a heritage ensemble), or a </span><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/HookandFurl">stylish lapel pin</a><span class="apple-converted-space">. Oh, and socks! Don’t forget that you can get a lot of style mileage out of </span><a href="http://www.dapperq.com/2012/10/ask-dapperq-how-to-wear-match-cool-socks/">a good pair of patterned socks</a><span class="apple-converted-space">.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span class="apple-converted-space"><strong><u>High Fashion</u></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span class="apple-converted-space">Musicians, artists, and cool hunters can be pretty good at bucking classic styles. If you are bold, fashion-forward, and like to draw outside the lines, you can get really creative. How about a black blazer or vest paired with a leopard print button-down, teal trousers, a collar chain, a </span><a href="http://www.societyofrevellers.com/lafrique-est-le-futur-series-pocket-tees/mens-brooch-wedding-boutonniere-everyday-wear-ankara-african-wax-print-blue-lilac-and-avocado-swirls/">homemade lapel pin</a><span class="apple-converted-space">, and studded dress shoes? Or, go all out </span><a href="http://www.dapperq.com/2013/04/power-clashing-who-what-when-where-why-how/">power-clashing</a><span class="apple-converted-space"> in a long, tailored black vest, a pair of plaid dress pants, and a polka-dot or stripped button-down? After all, it’s a wedding…not a funeral.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing">***</p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><em><a href="http://everyoneisgay.com/second-opinions/">Click through to read more about Anita and our other Second Opinions panelists!</a></em></p></blockquote> <p>Everyone is gay. Hmm.</p>

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