17 Real-Life Would-You-Rathers I, a Woman, Have Had to Ask Myself
anti-GMO sentiment has hindered the development of a hypoallergenic peanut which could be a life-changing boon for those with nut allergies
One of my favourite childhood books
As you’d expect where bulls and silly ideas about manhood are concerned, Ernest Hemingway also had an opinion
"There is no small extent to which, if this planet ends up with a tombstone, what is written on the tombstone may be, at least in part, 'they didn’t really understand what it’s like to be a paperclip maximizer.'"
Always fun to think linguistics.
Schulz does it again
Good friends of yours will say withering things about mermaids.
Tarot cards and probabilities
When we cling to the idea of motherhood as sacrifice, what we really sacrifice is our sense of self, as if it is the price we pay for having children.
the brains of women from both categories reacted to the baby smell as if it were a delicious treat, or even a drug.
One part of him had become almost like an artificial intelligence—narrow but extraordinarily capable—while the rest of him lived this simple human life.
This is my favourite thing
It is imperative to understand the need to find other ways of dealing with conflict or safety issues besides calling the police, given who the police serve and who the police jail and kill with impunity.
RIP Lucky Peach
They were plainspoken teetotalers — “cold-water singers,” against slavery and for women’s rights
“Way too much information about yams”
We’re not haters at the castle.”
The state of our science is strong, but it’s plagued by a universal problem: Science is hard — really fucking hard.
If Anakin hadn’t been frightened out of his mind about the deadly capacities of Padme’s fallopian tubes, he wouldn’t have turned to the Dark Side.
There are very few rigorous randomized trials on prejudice reduction
Loved this. And the touches of levity that come with it.
This is wonderful.
A knife and a fork are not merely utensils for eating. They are utensils for eating in a society in which eating is done with a knife and fork. And that is a special kind of society.
“[I] can’t knock anyone for succeeding,” a laborer told her. “There’s a lot of people out there who are wealthy and I’m sure they worked darned hard for every cent they have,” chimed in a receiving clerk. Why the difference? For one thing, most blue-collar workers have little direct contact with the rich outside of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. But professionals order them around every day. The dream is not to become upper-middle-class, with its different food, family, and friendship patterns; the dream is to live in your own class milieu, where you feel comfortable — just with more money. “The main thing is to be independent and give your own orders and not have to take them from anybody else,” a machine operator told Lamont. Owning one’s own business — that’s the goal.