Things that matter. Pass ‘em on.
This Too Shall Pass
If one can handle contamination, integrity of structure until the end instead of slowly crumbling containers, this is a great idea.
Who says there’s no time to read?
This is really amazing.
Facebook released its own Snapchat competitor on Tuesday, an app called Slingshot that’s available for iOS and Android.
Snapchat turned Facebook down, and this is the response. But I have to RESPOND to see a sling? My by Snapchat activity (or lack thereof) I can tell I won’t be reciprocating much, and this will not work. Sorry Slingshot.
I often hear black girls complain that their hair is difficult to control, and it’s precisely because we are not meant to control it.
I have always found that jeans hurt my body with waistlines digging into my stomach as I try to exhale.
T shirts that cut into my arms, bras that dig into my flesh leaving scars that remain today.
We were not the architects of this system, of course these things won’t fit us when they come from people who refuse to acknowledge that we exist. We know this because we see their runways, their print ads, their magazines. We are not wrong.
Beige is not the definition of ‘nude’, my hair does not need to be restrained, it needs to be liberated. My hair isn’t so thick, I didn’t go through puberty too early, my mama is not ‘plus sized’ - these statement all use an invented standard of whiteness and then define me in relation to that standard.
Fuck mainstream. Fuck counter culture and sub culture. We are our own mainstream. We are our own culture.
Fuck standards and constructions of normal. Nothing ever grew by being measured. We grow by being nurtured and affirmed for who we are as we are. Standards are always relative.
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ChemE (chemistry?) porn
The iPhone 6 will likely either cost you $0 or $650 — but $200 plans are harder to spot.
Ian Crouch on John Oliver’s news-satire show, “Last Week Tonight”: http://nyr.kr/1j74TwY
“Rather than become the leader of an audience of acolytes, he seems to be out to subtly correct his audience’s prejudices and blind spots. If Stewart is evangelical, Oliver is professorial. His bit on the Indian election was akin to the current rush of explainer journalism, in which a smart person more or less reads the newspaper for you, tells you why this or that thing matters, and nudges you toward a final judgment.”
Photograph: Eric Liebowitz/HBO
New business creation declined by about half from 1978 to 2011.
Interesting. The author talks objectively about the decline in number of new and dissolving firms over time, and tries to reason whether political climate in a state affects that (among other things).
Is there also an element of the increasing benefits of working in another firm v. starting your own firm in terms of growth opportunities, career development, basic compensation, job security etc?