June 4, 2014
washingtonpost:

This is where certain letters appear most often in English words.

I find this chart immensely satisfying.

washingtonpost:

This is where certain letters appear most often in English words.

I find this chart immensely satisfying.

June 2, 2014
washingtonpost:

Not the stuff of sci-fi satire. This is a real finding from a real study: Female-named hurricanes kill more than male hurricanes because people don’t respect them.

This is mildly depressing but deeply hilarious.

washingtonpost:

Not the stuff of sci-fi satire. This is a real finding from a real study: Female-named hurricanes kill more than male hurricanes because people don’t respect them.

This is mildly depressing but deeply hilarious.

May 30, 2014
weird-but-fabulous:

this motivates me 

why is this so inspiring

weird-but-fabulous:

this motivates me 

why is this so inspiring

(via learnhowtoadult)

May 28, 2014
Found this on the whiteboard by my desk after a day off from work. #goodtoknowimneeded (at HubSpot)

Found this on the whiteboard by my desk after a day off from work. #goodtoknowimneeded (at HubSpot)

May 27, 2014

skunkbear:

A few moments from Skunk Bear’s new video about Milena Channing — a woman blinded by a stroke — who begins to see moving objects:

You can hear Lulu Miller’s amazing radio piece on Milena Channing here.

(via npr)

May 24, 2014
Have I mentioned recently that I love it here

Have I mentioned recently that I love it here

May 22, 2014
learnhowtoadult:

ngjenkins:

selectorretrodisco:

HAVE YOU?

This made my day.

I BELIEVE IN YOU, 3PO.
- Mike

This is perfect.

learnhowtoadult:

ngjenkins:

selectorretrodisco:

HAVE YOU?

This made my day.

I BELIEVE IN YOU, 3PO.

- Mike

This is perfect.

May 5, 2014
nprfreshair:


tUnE-yArDs is Merrill Garbus. She writes the songs, which frequently consist of musical riffs broken into pieces and shards, glued together with an organizing rhythm. She provides most of the multi-layered vocals, much of the percussion, as well as various keyboards, ukele and other instruments and objects. Working with bassist Nate Brenner and occasionally a few other singers and instrumentalists, Garbus gives electrifying performances that showcase her remarkably flexible singing voice. In her ability to create music that sounds at once invitingly familiar and disorientingly new, Garbus is the real thing — an original artist.

Check out Ken Tucker's full review of Nikki-Nack 


I bought blue eyeliner today to celebrate the release of Nikki-Nack. Can’t wait to see her live in June!

nprfreshair:

tUnE-yArDs is Merrill Garbus. She writes the songs, which frequently consist of musical riffs broken into pieces and shards, glued together with an organizing rhythm. She provides most of the multi-layered vocals, much of the percussion, as well as various keyboards, ukele and other instruments and objects. Working with bassist Nate Brenner and occasionally a few other singers and instrumentalists, Garbus gives electrifying performances that showcase her remarkably flexible singing voice. In her ability to create music that sounds at once invitingly familiar and disorientingly new, Garbus is the real thing — an original artist.

Check out Ken Tucker's full review of Nikki-Nack 

I bought blue eyeliner today to celebrate the release of Nikki-Nack. Can’t wait to see her live in June!

(via npr)

May 5, 2014
washingtonpost:


“Rope Cypress, standing in canoe shooting bow and arrow, clouds above, The Everglades, Florida, 1910” (AMNH Digital Special Collections)

washingtonpost:

May 4, 2014
Professors Love Answering Cold Emails from White Dudes, "Meh" on Everyone Else

twssonline:

jhameia:

sarahjhuynh:

writeswrongs:

Two more kickers: “There’s absolutely no benefit seen when women reach out to female faculty, nor do we see benefits from black students reaching out to black faculty or Hispanic students reaching out to Hispanic faculty,” and, “In business academia, we see a 25 percentage point gap in the response rate to Caucasian males vs. women and minorities.” Word, this sounds great, we’re doing great. [NPR]

But white male privilege doesn’t exist?

And then there’s this:

Milkman found there were very large disparities between academic departments and between schools. Faculty at private schools were significantly more likely to discriminate against women and minorities than faculty at public schools. And faculty in fields that were very lucrative were also more likely to discriminate. So there was very little discrimination in the humanities. There was more discrimination among faculty at the natural sciences. And there was a lot of discrimination among the faculty at business schools.

Uh-huh tell me again how science and money are ideologically neutral.

Wowza.

Oof.

(via edwardspoonhands)

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