- Alice Bradley – Blog – On being an object, and then not being an object
Alice Bradley – Blog – On being an object, and then not being an object :
There were other incidents, too; so many incidents. Every one underscored the message that I wasn’t safe, that I deserved whatever was coming to me, because I was young and a woman and that was how it was and also I should appreciate it. I tried to look unapproachable, but I don’t think my face works that way; I just looked sad and then men barked at me to cheer up, to give them a smile. I wanted to look hard and angry. Lord knows I wanted to be intimidating. It just didn’t work.
These days I feel like I’m off the hook. Like I’m free. I still do want to be intimidating, though. There are days when I want to be terrifying.
- The Challenges of Burying the Dead in Urban Asia – Arts & Lifestyle – The Atlantic Cities
The Challenges of Burying the Dead in Urban Asia – Arts & Lifestyle – The Atlantic Cities:
What began as a physical problem has given rise to novel spiritual rituals in many Asian cities. In the February issue of Urban Studies, Lily Kong, a geographer at the National University of Singapore, describes how commemorative practices in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China have changed in response to shrinking amounts of physical space for the dead.
- Neuroskeptic: Take Your Placebos, Or Die
Neuroskeptic: Take Your Placebos, Or Die:
Here’s the big finding: in the placebo group of 1174 patients, the people who took all of their placebo pills on time (the good adherers), were significantly less likely to die than the patients who missed lots of doses. People who took over 75% as directed were 40% less likely to die than those with less than 75% adherence:
- Sex Isn’t Going to Harm Most Heart Patients—But Avoid Having Affairs – Susan H. Scher – Health – The Atlantic
Sex Isn’t Going to Harm Most Heart Patients—But Avoid Having Affairs – Susan H. Scher – Health – The Atlantic:
In those very rare cases when sex-related cardiac death occurs, it’s almost always in men and mostly in those who are having extramarital sex, in most cases with a younger partner in an unfamiliar setting and/or after excessive food and alcohol consumption.
- "Make good stuff, then make it easy for people to buy it. There’s your anti-piracy plan."
“Make good stuff, then make it easy for people to buy it. There’s your anti-piracy plan.”
Jonathan Coulton is wise.
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