There are many kinds of good to be done in the world. But if you wish to promote...– Should You Give to Harvard? - The Moral of the Story Blog - NYTimes.com
Should You Give to Harvard? - The Moral of the... →
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obamu: (v.) To ignore inexpedient and inconvenient facts or realities, think...– “To Obama” in Japanese - James Fallows
A fellowship with all the mutilated and incomplete things in the world …...– Italo Calvino, The Cloven Viscount
If only I could halve every whole thing like this, so that everyone could escape...– Italo Calvino, The Cloven Viscount
Lives - The Lost Student - NYTimes.com →
and this embodies and explains the things that (REALLY) bother me about Teach For America. it’s what idealism can’t accomplish. two years at an urban school is not long-term, not sustainable, ineffective. service shouldn’t about what good it does us, the volunteers, what ideals we’re carrying out. it’s not enough to just do good things in principle. it must have clear...
Mind - When Parents Are Too Toxic to Tolerate -... →
Granted, no parent is perfect. And whining about parental failure, real or not, is practically an American pastime that keeps the therapeutic community dutifully employed. snicker.
Love does not traffic in a marketplace, nor use a huckster’s scales. Its...– De Profundis, Oscar Wilde (via @ekblack)
Students push for chastity center - The Daily... →
yes. this is for real. thanks for laying the smackdown, shirley. Tilghman, however, said this assessment of the University’s already-established centers was incorrect. “There are a number of problems with this argument,” she said in the e-mail. “First it implies that the Women’s and LGBT Centers are there to support a non-chaste or non-abstinent lifestyle, which is not the case, and would be...
How Addicting is Social Media? | Retrevo →
Social Media After Sex By the way, if you do tweet after sex, you’re in good company as we found 36% of people under the age of 35 often use Facebook or Twitter after sex. Moreover men are twice as likely to exhibit this behavior than women and if you’re an iPhone owner you’re three times more likely to go social media after you know what than Blackberry owners. so guilty i should join a support...
Selling foreign goods in China: Impenetrable | The... →
Despite widespread hope that China will help pull the world out of recession, foreigners are finding it as arduous as ever to do business there.
MIT program looks at ways to change the world... →
mmm i love the intersection of technology and development.
This is the central front in the war on poverty, the civil rights issue of our...– Op-Ed Columnist - Democrats and Schools - NYTimes.com kthnxbai. disclaimer: i am only linking for this quote. i don’t know enough about teacher quality (except that it could be better) and teachers’ unions issues to form an opinion.
There are no silver bullets, but researchers are gaining a better sense of what...– Op-Ed Columnist - Democrats and Schools - NYTimes.com
Arianna Huffington: Announcing HuffPost Impact:... →
I’m thrilled to announce the launch of HuffPost Impact, our new section devoted to service, causes, volunteering, and giving back. Developed in partnership with the impassioned team at Causecast, HuffPost Impact will use the tools and power of online journalism to help people get involved, work together, and bring about real change. It offers our readers the opportunity to read a news story...
Chinese people on both sides of the straits tend to see history from their own...– Untold Stories of China and Taiwan - NYTimes.com
the small battles
Today I sent this email to 103.5 “The Beat of New York” KTU radio station: Hi KTU, This afternoon at 12:45 PM one of your DJ’s, Diane Prior, commented on the cold front that’s moving through the northeast and then joked, “Global warming? Al Gore must have anti-freeze in his veins.” I understand that it’s part of a radio DJ’s job to spew a lot of...
Just a few hours after the launch, though, Democrats are claiming the site...– Dems Say New RNC Website Suggests ‘True’ Future For GOP | TPMDC oh snap.
Does your social class determine your online... →
An economist solves the mysteries of dating. - By... →
(via sevenlbsoflove, who sent it to me to debunk the white men love asian women rumor)
Paul Krugman - The Uneducated American -... →
After less than nine months in office, President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize...– World Reaction to a Nobel Surprise - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com i laughed out loud.
Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics....– In Surprise, Nobel Peace Prize to Obama for Diplomacy - NYTimes.com
Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s...– In Surprise, Nobel Peace Prize to Obama for Diplomacy - NYTimes.com
again, the forest for the trees
An incident tonight really set me off. I’d like to write more specifically about it but it might get me in trouble personally and maybe even professionally. In any case, I wore myself out chewing over it tonight so I’d like to say something, even if it is in the form of sweeping generalities. Let’s see … How should I say this … People often confuse politics with...
Relationships 2.0: How Technology is Redefining... →
This reminds me of Charles Karelis’s “The Persistence of Poverty.” The basic...– Ezra Klein (via abbyjean) (via apsies)
Has the pill changed the rules of sexual... →
The contraceptive pill alters monthly fluctuations in hormones associated with the menstrual cycle, mimicking the more stable hormonal conditions associated with pregnancy. This might not only disrupt the natural processes which influence women’s choice of partner, but it could also make them less able to compete with women who have a natural menstrual cycle, a paper published this week...
Carla Bruni - Le Toi Du Moi I am your tail and...
A drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts.– T’s friend, I think…
Dang. It’s difficult to believe that the Lawrence Summers who as President of Harvard University attributed uneven gender distribution in math and science accomplishments to ‘intrinsic abilities’ is the same Lawrence Summers who as Chief Economist of the World Bank wrote that investment in women offers the highest returns available in the developing world. Guess he believes in educating women so...