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I believe the children are our future.
Founded and produced by Society for Science & the Public, the Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Named for visionary companies Westinghouse from 1942–1997 and Intel from 1998–2016, program alumni include recipients of the world’s most coveted science and math honors, including 11 National Medals of Science, five Breakthrough Prizes, 18 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, two Fields Medals and 13 Nobel Prizes.
5 Intangible Ways to Make Your Friends Feel Loved.
The Female Price of Male Pleasure–I feel like everyone has probably seen this somewhere (I feel like I’ve seen it about eight times on various social media and other sites) but just in case you haven’t, here it is. It’s excellent.
Related, this article about the use and effectiveness of the word no is Seven God Damn Years Old and still so excruciatingly relevant I thought it had been published in the last few weeks until I went back up to check the date after reading the whole thing.
People feel less empathy for women who wear revealing clothing (abstract of the study).
Thoughts about transphobia, TERFs, and TUMFs, including a breakdown of the author’s use of the terms Trans-antagonistic, Trans-suspicious, Trans-unaware to replace the overarching and often too-general “transphobic.”
Heads-up, frequent users of YouTube–you might want to check that your ad blocker is taking care of this most recent problem.
YouTube was recently caught displaying ads that covertly leach off visitors’ CPUs and electricity to generate digital currency on behalf of anonymous attackers, it was widely reported.
Word of the abusive ads started no later than Tuesday, as people took to social media sites to complain their antivirus programs were detecting cryptocurrency mining code when they visited YouTube. The warnings came even when people changed the browser they were using, and the warnings seemed to be limited to times when users were on YouTube.
Complaining has its uses, but constant, repeated griping is detrimental to your mental and physical health.
If you’re a fan of A Tribe Called Red, this is a fantastic piece on them. If you haven’t heard of them yet, it’s a great introduction.
Anybody here who was/is a fan of urban fantasy (especially War for the Oaks or Shadowrun types) really needs to check out Balmain’s Fall 2018 collection.
A blog post on the fashion history of purple.
Fighting Mortality With Glittery Shit
I sure as hell don’t subscribe to the whole “people at the club trying to sate some nebulous void in their souls” sentiment, but I do think there’s something to be said for acknowledging that behind every pair of disco tits draped in glittery shit is, like, a real person. And inside that real person is a confluence of influences that merge somewhere between reclamation and objectification. And underneath that intersection is an issue that eclipses — for me, at least — everything else: a clamoring for invincibility.
(don’t miss the amazing and probably NSFW Tove Lo video embedded in the article)
A dozen camels were disqualified from a beauty pageant because they received botox injections.
Not being a procrastinator and (as such) an infrequent reader of advice about it, I don’t know if this article is actually as helpful as it sounds like it could be–but it looked good from here?
I take action just fine, once I’ve decided. It’s the “deciding” part that often takes me a minute. I’ve stayed in relationships too long, lingered at jobs that didn’t fit; it took me forever to start a business — because I wasn’t sure. Once I make a choice, I flip a switch and move forward almost without thought or emotion, but getting to that point takes me more time than I think it should.
People love to say that procrastinators procrastinate due to:
- Fear of judgment or failure
First of all: those are exactly the same damn thing. But furthermore: research suggests these aren’t the real reasons.
People also like to say procrastination is “giving in to temptation” or “poor time management,” but those aren’t the real issue, either. It’s also not motivation, or skill set, or rebellion…
That’s not to say those aren’t part of procrastination. They may be. But these are all other effects — not the actual cause.
Naomi Parker Fraley, the real Rosie the Riveter, died on January 20. Quartzy had a nice, image-filled article, as did USA Today (but beware the auto-loading video).
This is good news for a couple reasons: Wonder Woman 2 will be the first production to adopt new anti-sexual harassment guidelines. (Release date December 13th, 2019, with Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot returning)
The maternal instinct is a myth.
“Baby fever” is an effective marketing tool for baby showers, and a popular (albeit trite) plot for Hollywood rom-coms, but little more. “The ‘maternal instinct’ concept pathologizes women who don’t want to have children,” says Dr. Ragsdale. “We have a problem with patriarchy. It’s advantageous to portray women as natural caregivers so that they feel it’s a duty.”
And just in case you missed it in the comments of last week’s dump:
I think I’ve watched it, like, five times a day since last week.