Posted 1 month ago

theweekmagazine:

John Oliver explains why net neutrality is really important, as only John Oliver can

Maybe John Oliver has found his post-Daily Show niche: Explaining boring or uncomfortable subjects in a way that makes sense and makes you laugh.

http://fcc.gov/comments and click on Proceeding 14-28.

Posted 1 month ago

thenycstreets:

The super dope and always sharp Esther Quek, Group Fashion Editor of The Rake, before Kris Van Assche Mens AW14, Paris

From my story for models.com -

(via On the Street: London/Milan/Paris - Of The Minute)

Posted 1 month ago

Educating a Friend

  1. Me: So, let's say that you're at school and you see a guy you know. I mean, you guys talk every once in a while and he's pretty cool, but you're not like friends or anything. You just talk to him every once in a while.
  2. Guy Friend: What's his name?
  3. Me: I don't know. Frank?
  4. Guy Friend: No.
  5. Me: Okay, fine. His name is Will. Okay?
  6. Guy Friend: I don't think it really suits him, but okay.
  7. Me: ...So anyway, you're at school during lunchtime and you see Will. So, you notice Will's not eating anything. That's when you realize that Will has no lunch, no money for lunch, and no way of getting either. He's just sitting there like he normally would. He's not acting any differently and he's not asking anyone for anything. Not money, not a fry, not even a salt packet, but you know he's gotta be hungry. So, what do you do?
  8. Guy Friend: Do I have any money?
  9. Me: Yeah. You have enough for you and another meal.
  10. Guy Friend: Duh, I buy him lunch.
  11. Me: Okay, cool. So, like you said, you buy him lunch. You buy your lunch and you buy his lunch and you go over and hand it to him. And, he says, "Wow. You know, that's really nice of you, but I wasn't gonna ask anyone for lunch. I was probably just gonna wait until I got home to eat." And, then you say--
  12. Guy Friend: Nah, it's cool.
  13. Me: Exactly. You say, "Nah, it's cool. I'm just being nice. It's a gift." And, Will says, "You know, that's awesome. You're really nice, bro." And, after that, you guys start hanging out. You guys are like really good buds. You are always hanging out and laughing and just having a good time. So, you guys are friends for a few months, and it's tons of fun. Then, one day, you go up to Will and you say, "Hey, Will, you know, I've been thinking, and I kinda want that five bucks."
  14. Guy Friend: What five bucks?
  15. Me: Hold on. I'm getting there. So, Will says, "What five bucks?" To which, you reply, "Well, we've been hanging out for a long time and it's been really fun, but like, I've done a lot of really nice things for you. Like, I'm always nice to you and I always listen and do things you wanna do, so I was thinking that because I've been so nice, you should pay me back that five bucks I spent to get your lunch right before we started really hanging out."
  16. Guy Friend: What? Why would I--
  17. Me: I'm not done yet. So, then Will looks kinda hurt and he says, "But I thought you were just being nice. I thought that was just a gift." So, you say, "Whether or not it was a gift, don't you think you kinda owe me that five bucks since I've been so nice to you?" And, Will says, "No. I don't think I owe you that!" And you get mad, so you say, "Well, I think that you do, so I think you're being really shitty and stuck up about this and I feel like I've been completely wronged."
  18. Guy Friend: Oh, my God. That's so fucked up of me. I would never do that to Will. Will was nice. We were buds. That's way screwed.
  19. Me: I know, right? Hey, just wondering, have you ever heard of this fictional place called "The Friendzone?"
  20. Guy Friend: Well, yeah, but...
  21. Guy Friend: ...
  22. Guy Friend: ...
  23. Guy Friend: oh
Posted 1 month ago

khinaye:

Freida Pinto GQ 2010

Posted 1 month ago

I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA, where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script. We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles — they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments — the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.

It was fascinating to feel their discomfort [and] to discuss it with them afterward, when they said, “It’s boring to play the girl role!” And I said, “Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world!”

Olivia Wilde crushing it when she talks about women in Hollywood.  (via leanin)
Posted 1 month ago
currentsinbiology:

Switching an antibiotic on and off with light
Scientists of the KIT and the University of Kiev have produced an antibiotic, whose biological activity can be controlled with light. Thanks to the robust diarylethene photoswitch, the antimicrobial effect of the peptide mimetic can be applied in a spatially and temporally specific manner. This might open up new options for the treatment of local infections, as side effects are reduced. The researchers present their photoactivable antibiotic with the new photomodule in a “Very Important Paper” of the journal “Angewandte Chemie.”
Caption: First, an inactivated photo-switchable antibiotic was added to a bacterial lawn. Then, a mask was applied and the lawn was exposed to light for the specific activation of the antibiotic. Credit: Photo: Babii et al., Angewandte Chemie, 2014

currentsinbiology:

Switching an antibiotic on and off with light

Scientists of the KIT and the University of Kiev have produced an antibiotic, whose biological activity can be controlled with light. Thanks to the robust diarylethene photoswitch, the antimicrobial effect of the peptide mimetic can be applied in a spatially and temporally specific manner. This might open up new options for the treatment of local infections, as side effects are reduced. The researchers present their photoactivable antibiotic with the new photomodule in a “Very Important Paper” of the journal “Angewandte Chemie.”

Caption: First, an inactivated photo-switchable antibiotic was added to a bacterial lawn. Then, a mask was applied and the lawn was exposed to light for the specific activation of the antibiotic. Credit: Photo: Babii et al., Angewandte Chemie, 2014

Posted 1 month ago
Posted 1 month ago

explore-blog:

New report from the Women’s Media Center reveals the appalling gender gap in media. Full infographic here.

To think that we haven’t come that long a way since 1970 is culturally embarrassing.

For a heartening antidote, see the story of Nellie Bly, pioneering Victorian female journalist.

Posted 1 month ago

SKINNING TUTORIAL

roadbones:

Alright, so since I’ve been receiving a ton of questions on how I skin animals for their fur and skeletons, I just thought I’d make a step by step picture tutorial. Everything is under the cut, due to the length of it, and for gore as well.

-WARNING- Graphic images under the cut! Do not look if you aren’t okay with seeing the skinning process!

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Posted 1 month ago

All those forty-something year old women who got divorces and then became openly lesbian were geniuses.

ilikecoconutnow:

treesahquiche:

I’m beginning to understand that being in a committed long-term relationship with a man and being in a committed long-term relationship with a woman are not, in fact, equal. The latter is clearly superior, because all other things being equal, you can trust a woman to understand the importance of washing one’s feet — at the very least — before bed, and follow through with it. Also to sort delicates, household linens, and normal wear into separate loads, and put in the correct amount of detergent.

It’s little things like these that will someday keep a marriage intact, through financial hardship, spawn-related hardship, and so on.

Jesse can be counted on to do all of these things more consistently than I would do them. What I’m trying to say is TOO BAD HE’S TAAAAAKEN because I’m often unsympathetic and take a lot of immodest pleasure in flaunting my hawt relationship. I feel like Teresa would maybe appreciate that about me? Or appreciate that Jesse washes feet and sorts laundry? W/e. Good luck, Teresa. Thinking of you all the time. It’s true that I genuinely want you to be genuinely happy, at least. I’m not proud of my lack of compassion, but I’m apparently not very ashamed of it either.

I forgot about JT being a man but not being gross! … I’m sure he’s gross somehow, though, and you’re just blinded by happiness. And you should immodestly flaunt your relationship however much you want. I’m glad you’re genuinely happy! I’m genuinely happy too, I just also get annoyed by things easily.

I was thinking about what it would be like to date myself — but like, myself having grown up in someone else’s family and not actually related to me, and also not being able to read their mind — and I concluded that while it would be nice, it wouldn’t be very interesting.

Posted 2 months ago

wickedrandom:

Bra Fitting 101. This changed my life

I don’t have any complaints with my 36B bras (which I only got after I realized that quadboob was happening with my 36A bras), but I measured myself using the method in the video, and got a 30DD size. Which I guess doesn’t make me feel like a total idiot, because 36B is actually a sister size; it holds the same volume of breast tissue, but just provides better support to someone with a larger frame.

I guess I know what I’m going to shop for when I get my next paycheck. After I get that gym membership. Who knows, maybe I’ll start exercising regularly and then resize myself again.

Posted 2 months ago
Posted 2 months ago

All those forty-something year old women who got divorces and then became openly lesbian were geniuses.

I’m beginning to understand that being in a committed long-term relationship with a man and being in a committed long-term relationship with a woman are not, in fact, equal. The latter is clearly superior, because all other things being equal, you can trust a woman to understand the importance of washing one’s feet — at the very least — before bed, and follow through with it. Also to sort delicates, household linens, and normal wear into separate loads, and put in the correct amount of detergent.

It’s little things like these that will someday keep a marriage intact, through financial hardship, spawn-related hardship, and so on.

Posted 2 months ago

noiseman:

Salome by Jean Benner, 1899.

Posted 2 months ago