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Crossing the street in West Farms, Bronx, a.k.a. the worst thing

Crossing the street in West Farms, Bronx, a.k.a. the worst thing

…Positioning motherhood this way is actually terrible for women. For one, it offers up a definition of motherhood that creates an impossible standard, setting off a ripple of guilt that reaches even the most liberated mothers, present company included. It also ignores this guy — I think they call him “Dad” — who in recent decades we discovered is completely capable of helping cook dinner and tucking the kids in at night while mom catches up on Nashville. Get this: He can even man the house while mom takes a weekend away with a friend.

Though you know who else this fetishization of mother as martyr hurts? Kids. If I ever see tears well up in my son’s eyes over all that I sacrificed for him I will feel like I did something really wrong.

Elissa Strauss on that fake job interview video 

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beeslikehoney:

Embossing rolling pin - Geometric pattern - cirles. by ValekRollingPins (25.00 EUR) http://ift.tt/1nFiCnf

beeslikehoney:

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huffingtonpost:

Do yourself a favor and watch this vine exactly one billion times with the sound on here and see this Llama frolic to DMX.

huffingtonpost:

Do yourself a favor and watch this vine exactly one billion times with the sound on here and see this Llama frolic to DMX.

mapsbynik:


Nobody lives here: The nearly 5 million Census Blocks with zero population
A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.

mapsbynik:

Nobody lives here: The nearly 5 million Census Blocks with zero population

A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.


Late-arriving aircraft account for the bulk of the difference in the timing of delays. Ever have one of those days when you’re 10 minutes late to your first appointment and never make up the time? Airplanes are the same way. Early in the morning, almost all of them are in position from the previous evening. But there isn’t much slack. Once they’re late, their schedule may be off for the rest of the day.

Nate Silver on when to fly

Late-arriving aircraft account for the bulk of the difference in the timing of delays. Ever have one of those days when you’re 10 minutes late to your first appointment and never make up the time? Airplanes are the same way. Early in the morning, almost all of them are in position from the previous evening. But there isn’t much slack. Once they’re late, their schedule may be off for the rest of the day.

Nate Silver on when to fly

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Until it was fixed—which it was, in secret, as a hurricane loomed—there was a 1-in-16 chance that the Citicorp Building would collapse for every year it stood.

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