Tao Te Ching Written by Lao-tzu From a translation by S. Mitchell
What is rooted is easy to nourish.
What is recent is easy to correct.
What is brittle is easy to break.
What is small is easy to scatter.
Prevent trouble before it arises.
Put things in order before they exist.
The giant pine tree
grows from a tiny sprout.
The journey of a thousand miles
starts from beneath your feet.
Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion,
you ruin what was almost ripe.
Therefore the Master takes action
by letting things take their course.
He remains as calm
at the end as at the beginning.
He has nothing,
thus has nothing to lose.
What he desires is non-desire;
what he learns is to unlearn.
He simply reminds people
of who they have always been.
He cares about nothing but the Tao.
Thus he can care for all things.
Britain’s Hague warns Israel against actions that undermine Iran nuclear deal; U.K. Foreign Secretary says Britain will be ‘on its guard’ in case any country will try to disrupt Iran interim agreement.
I Went on a Hash Making Holiday in Northern Morocco
Until the Spanish occupation of northern Morocco in the 1920s, Chefchaouen was basically a closed city. In fact, when troops first arrived, they found Jews in the area speaking a medieval form of Castilian Spanish that hadn’t been heard on the Iberian peninsula for around 400 years, and a population that was more opposed to Christianity than reddit’s entire swamp of militant keyboard atheists.
But thanks to the Spanish valiantly wiping out decades of cultural heritage, the city has now opened up to become a popular tourist spot. Backpackers flock in from around the world to take selfies next to its beautiful blue-washed architecture, eat its famous regional goat cheese, and—more than anything else—take advantage of the thriving local hash industry.
Morocco is said to produce nearly half of the world’s hashish, and it’s estimated that around 800,000 Moroccans work in the industry—mostly in the Rif, the mountainous region of northern Morocco where Chefchaouen is located. The debate about decriminalizing that industry has been bubbling away in parliament for a while, with a member of the opposition saying in August that his party hopes to legalize cannabis production within the next three years.
Big Jerk, Bigger Hero; 25 35 15 Rick Barry is one of the sports world’s most important trailblazers. It’s time he got the credit he deserved.
Become a volume vixen with Big Eyes Mascara.
John Bolton: The Only Option in Iran is War
Mondays 8/7c FOX
The faces of homelessness. Photos by TEDxRosario speaker Pachi Tamer, who uses Instagram to share his portraits of people who live on the streets of the world’s metropolises.
In his talk, Pachi (@cachafaz) reveals how the project was born:
I was using Instagram like any other — taking pictures of a sky, a bird — until one day I met this man [living on the street]. I asked him for a portrait, gave him a dollar for the photo, and he told me his story.
Since that day, I focused on taking portraits of people in the street, uploading the pictures along with their names and sometimes their stories. In them, I found the family I was missing.
Watch Pachi’s whole talk here. (WARNING: NSFW. He goes full monty at 16:00 — a first for TEDx, for sure, but it’s all in the name of social justice, guys.)
#Houston police have surrounded a neighborhood/say they’re searching for suspect with a firearm. Details @KPRCLocal2
After losing their boats and houses in the Typhoon Haiyan, fishermen of a destroyed village in Tanauan started building two-seated boats made of abandoned refrigerators and some wood. The first boat was made by a fisherman, whose children gave him the idea as they wanted to play in it, and soon others followed.
The Philippines and international armed forces and aid agencies are struggling to get help to devastated areas due to the extent of the destruction from Typhoon Haiyan, which has left more than 4,000 dead and 4 million people displaced.
Photographs by Damir Sagolj