I couldn’t help myself in lab yesterday - I changed the label on a drawer from “crusibles” to “crucibles.” This is why you shouldn’t let humanities majors into science programs!
This is what I wore a couple weeks ago (yea have not blogged in a while I know). I have very little care when it comes to matching prints. I would love to say I’m cool enough to know what goes with what or have some rules to how to do it but, mostly I’m just keen on what I like put together. Yes there are a few rules like “bigger print with smaller ones” “keep in the same color family”, but since I don’t think I even do those most of the time don’t take it from me. I think if it looks good together to you the more the merrier? I think I ran off about this in a post a while ago. I just love prints!! Lately I think it is the interest in the The Man Repeller , and my new found love for brands SUNO and Altuzarra that have made me think an article of clothing is only worthy of being owned by me if it has a print.
Side note, to those who have noticed yes I’m working on a layout change since I have moved to Tumblr!
I rang the literary editors of a few ‘respected’ papers and asked them how much space they were giving to women writers in their ‘review’ sections. Perfectly predictable response. They all said the allocation was fair. One said it was equal, and one prominent editor went so far as to say women are dominating the reviews!
… What happened when I asked who was doing the talking in mixed sex conversations? Well, it was the women of course. And then when you get to measure it you find that women get to talk about 10-20% of the time in conversations with men. A woman who talks about a third of the time is seen to be dominating the talk.
And what happened when I asked teachers who got their attention in class? Well, it was all equal, wasn’t it? No preferences there. And you measure it and find that girls get about 10-20% of the teacher’s attention. Any more, and the boys think it unfair - and go into revolt.
So what do you think I found with the reviews?
I would have predicted about 10-20% of the space went to women’s books. Well, it is less than 6% of the column inches. And the reasonable editor who thinks that women are getting more than their share is one of the worst offenders. Poor boys! It really tells you something when they think only 94% of the review section is not enough, doesn’t it? When 6% for women is too much you get some idea how much men think they are entitled to - as a fair deal.”
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Perhaps you’ve noticed a toddler’s sagging swim diaper and wondered if it’s really keeping the poop out of your neighborhood pool.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has the answer for you: no.
Last summer, researchers at the federal public health agency collected 161 filter samples from public swimming pools in the Atlanta area. More than half of those samples, 58 percent, were contaminated with E. coli.
That, the CDC reported today, “signifies that swimmers introduced fecal matter into pool water.”