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Speak Your Mind: #BanBossy?

Speak Your Mind: #BanBossy?

It’s no secret that the behavior of girls and women are judged differently than that of boys and men. Where men are assertive, women are bossy. There’s been an effort recently to “ban bossy” in favor of other, more accurate words to describe powerful women. The idea behind the campaign is that bossy is so vague as to be useless, with different connotations for different peo... »

Speak Your Mind: Penny for Your Thoughts

Speak Your Mind: Penny for Your Thoughts

Yesterday I read a weird article from NPR. They just asked the Internet if there was something you thought as a kid that turned out to be hilariously untrue. As unnecessary as this article seemed to be, it produced some interesting results. Here are a few of my favorites: “We were a Jewish family in the South, and I always thought the cover at the top of our chimney was so Santa would know n... »

Speak Your Mind: Ride into Spring

Speak Your Mind: Ride into Spring

March has arrived, which means that it’s officially acceptable to look forward to spring. In the northern hemisphere, at least. Sure, where I live the high was -1ºF just a couple of days ago and the ground is still covered in snow. But it’s March, dammit. Spring is just around the corner. I’m actually especially looking forward to warmer weather this year because I recently got a... »

Speak Your Mind: Lego Literature

Speak Your Mind: Lego Literature

Waterstones is playing with Legos and it is amazing.  They are recreating scenes from famous literature.  This isn’t as wonderful as The Brick Testament, who create entire stories, rather than just scenes, out of Legos.  They are, however, limited to Bible stories at the Brick Testament.  Not that Bible stories aren’t gloriously gory and nonsensical, but there are so many wonderful boo... »

Speak Your Mind: Sochi or Bust

Speak Your Mind: Sochi or Bust

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that the 2014 Winter Olympics began last week in Sochi, Russia. In the run-up to the Games, there was quite a bit of news from journalists who tweeted their experiences with unfinished hotels and unnerving pictures of Putin. But, despite a little hiccup with the fifth Olympic ring during the opening ceremony, things seem to be going O... »

Speak Your Mind: Loving Things

Speak Your Mind: Loving Things

I’m not afraid to get excited about things. I’m actually very easily excitable. But, as far as I can remember, I have never been as excited as this little girl who is experiencing rain for the first time. The video isn’t too long. Give it gander. I’m actually incredibly jealous of this tot. Just look at her! She is so in awe of something as simple as rain, something that sh... »

Speak Your Mind: State Stereotypes

Speak Your Mind: State Stereotypes

I was perusing my RSS feed today when I came across this map of Google autocomplete results for “Why is [state] so…”. The map comes from the Twitter account @Amazing_Maps. It’s basically a map of stereotypes, legitimized by King Google. I tested a few, and the map seems pretty accurate. I have to admit, these give me a bit of a chuckle. Some are predictable – the flat... »

Speak Your Mind: Jelly Donut…IN SPAAAAAAACE

Speak Your Mind: Jelly Donut…IN SPAAAAAAACE

GUYS. Important news. There is a rock on Mars. But not just any rock. A MYSTERIOUS ROCK. It wasn’t there one day, and then it was. What is happening? Oh what? You believe those “scientists” who say that the Opportunity rover just “flipped” over a loose piece of rock? Bah! Only sheeple would believe such a transparent lie. No robot could possibly flip a rock like that.... »

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