The Murray Doctrine

Organic intellectual; elitist; student of Hemingway; a pupil of Lincoln; relationship connoisseur; burgeoning writer; prideful; narcissistic personality disorder; a phenomenal judge of character; intimidating--so I've been told; arrogant--so I hear; Brooklynite; Marco's closest advisor; a lover of the semicolon; melancholic; introvert; unfair; affectionate--both physically and verbally; a politico in his nascent stages; a brilliant legal mind in a few years; lover of Little Debbie's Pecan Spinwheels; Mark.

  • fastcompany:

    How Republican are your cornflakes? How Democratic your Spaghetti-Os? If these are the sorts of questions that keep you up at night, BuyPartisan is a new app that advertises itself as “like a nutritional label for your political values.” Just scan the barcode of a food you like, wait for the melodious beep (*Bleep-bleep!*), and the app will spit out a pie-chart breakdown of how much money the company has donated to political causes over the past 10 years.

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    Interesting

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  • hoodethicist:

    underground-shawty:

    frazierfanatic:

    tinalikesbutts:

    Fucking kids care more about each other than we do

    This is so sweet.

    I love how she’s so shocked about his new haircut,fucking adorable

    Tyler has the juice.

    Innocence.

    (Source: sizvideos, via ambitiousloudfunnyme)

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  • meelianthi:

    et-saxophone-home:

    angelclark:

    99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

    Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

    Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

    She just amazes me.

    This is incredible

    Ineffable

    (via ambitiousloudfunnyme)

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  • fastcompany:

    No more excuses: Stop procrastinating and get to work with these tips.

    One of the biggest problems you need to solve if you work for yourself is how to make yourself do work.

    The best entrepreneurs have figured it out and just pound out the work they need to do.

    But many others put off their dream careers, or stay in jobs they don’t like, because they’re afraid to figure this out. Being in a job, or staying in college, means that you have someone else imposing work and deadlines on you, and you’ll get fired (or dropped from school) if you don’t do the work. So you put off doing the work until you can’t anymore because of the fear of being fired.

    What does this say about us? It’s saying that we can’t trust ourselves enough to figure out how to motivate ourselves. I know, because I was in this boat for many years. It wasn’t until I started to learn to solve this problem that I found the courage to work for myself.

    It’s solvable. It’s not easy, but it’s doable. And you can do it just as much as I can—I’m no superman, trust me. I feel lazy, I procrastinate, I fear failure, just like anyone else. But I’ve learned a few things that work for me.

    What works for you will be different, but here are some ideas I use that might help:

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    Good read…

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  • humansofnewyork:

    "I was seven years old when it happened. It was about 9 pm at night. We heard the neighbors screaming so we knew that the rebels were in the village. There were many people visiting in my house at the time, so all the men gathered in the main room. We had no guns, only knives. Soon the dog started barking, then we heard footsteps, and then we heard a knock on the door. They started calling for my father to come out. We didn’t answer, so they started shooting into the house. Everyone pushed against the door to try to keep it closed, but they knocked it down. My father saw that he couldn’t run, so he gave himself up. They took him away. Then they gathered all the men and boys, and marched us out of the back of the house. My brother tried to jump and climb up on the roof, but they saw him and shot him. I knew I had to try something different, so I waited until we were rounding a corner, and I jumped into a bush, and I kept crawling until I reached the other side, then I got up and ran. I ran all the way to the neighbor’s house, but they turned me away and locked the door. So I hid all night in the graveyard. The next day I returned to my house. They’d taken everything. They dumped my sick mother onto the floor and took her mattress. I found my father’s body in the barn. They’d cut off his arms and his legs.”

    (Kampala, Uganda)

    Whoa…

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  • whiteguiltconfessionals:

    Booost.

    ALL Ferguson Voters have the power to make this happen! Make it go viral and share!

    Knowledge is power.

    -M

    WOW!.. Let’s see if the people can pull it off.

    (via ambitiousloudfunnyme)

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  • yeahwriters:

    theparisreview:

    Washington Square gives less sense of the neighborhood than of interiority.”

    Sadie Stein on Henry James’s New York stories.

    Note to self read all of these

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  • humansofnewyork:

    “Everything was fine at breakfast. We talked normally. I went to work thinking that it was just a normal day. Then when I came home, the door was locked, which was strange, but I didn’t think much of it. Everything seemed to be in place when I went inside the house. So I sat down and watched TV, expecting them to come home any minute. After awhile, I went upstairs to the bedroom. And that’s when I noticed all her clothes were missing. Then I ran to the children’s room, and all their clothes were missing too. After seventeen years, she left me without saying a word.” 

    (Nairobi, Kenya)

    I’m always reminded that I’m making the right decision about romance. I pity this gentleman.

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  • Eat up.

    (Source: fitandhealthyhero)

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