Uyanga Erdenebold went blind at the age of 14. At age 16, while blind, she taught herself to read and speak English from Braille books (books with bumps on the pages so blind people can read them by touch). She had already read every single Mongolian book available in Braille, and she couldn’t bear the idea of never reading another book.
She won a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study library science in America. She works at the US Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, but dreams of opening a library in Ulaanbaatar so that everyone who loves books can find them.

My dream is to establish a modern library in Ulaanbaatar. As you can see in UB, there are not many libraries that are convenient, or places where people want to stay and read. I want to have a very nice, friendly library, where children, disabled people, elderly are welcome to read their newspapers. I see it as a friendly, sunny place where people would feel comfortable, read books and be happy.



A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at…

I’m convinced it is my comfort food, other words: my friend

I don’t know why I do this to myself, I swear I’m not emo.



Equaldex’s Interactive Map Shows Which Countries Are Most And Least Gay Friendly
Equaldex just released a new interactive visualization of the global opinion of homosexuality. Using PEW Research Center’s 2013 survey data, Equaldex now allows you to visualize which countries are the most and least gay-friendly.
View the global visualization of the acceptance of homosexuality
See also: Map of LGBT rights by country

Check it out! :)