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Massive Stars more Common than Believedcaterina

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 01:25:21 +0000

When the news gets you down–and it’s been getting me down consistently since November 8, 2016–it’s good to be reminded of how insignificant all of this is on a galactic scale.Here’s today’s “let’s put it in perspective” news story: Massive Stars are more Common than Believed. We’re talking huge stars, 15-200x larger than the sun, […](image)

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Harassment: ways to copecaterinaCxCutEXUcAEwE3u

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:25:15 +0000

• How to raise a feminist son. Unfortunately, raising feminist daughters doesn’t have much effect unless we also raise feminist sons. Dads! Husbands! Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. • How to make things right if you’ve made a mistake. Dale Dougherty, the CEO […](image)

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Heard, read and seencaterina

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:02:21 +0000

• An image of Totoro, comprised of the entire screenplay written by hand in Japanese. • My favorite anecdote from Emma Cline, author of The Girls, interviewed by Vendela Vida at City Arts and Lectures. Cline grew up in a family with 7 children, and on their birthdays each kid would get their very own […](image)

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No difference at allcaterina

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:27:46 +0000

“I was working for the city as a janitor in a neighborhood elementary school and, in summer, collecting litter in the park alongside the East River near the Williamsburg Bridge. I felt no shame whatsoever in these activities, because I understood what almost no one else seemed to grasp: that there was only an infinitesimal […](image)

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2000 Index Cards, and Learning Languagescaterina

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:38:48 +0000

When I acquired 2000 index cards, my friends asked what they were for. Lots of things, but here I am using them for watercolored mnemonics for French phrases. Having conceded that Finnish is unmasterable, not only because of its grammatical complexity but because an English speaker in Helsinki never has a chance to speak it, […](image)

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When the internet is overClassics-Dads-8trackscaterina

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:44:45 +0000

“When the Internet is put into storage with the 8-track, things will be different. People will talk about stuff again, or go shopping at a store, or journey to someone’s house to watch a film. Who knows? No one can guess what form it will take, of course, but like Christianity, Wiki-Google’s days are numbered. […](image)

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Perfect Potato and Perfect Carrotcaterina

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:57:05 +0000

“unless you grow your own or are friends with a farmer with a sense of humor, you never see a potato or a carrot like these beauts. that’s unfortunate. in our modern mediated globelife we decry fakery in all it’s forms. no matter the field — consuming, political or social — we demand a semblance […](image)

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What happened in the 70s?caterinaproductivity-versus-wages

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 03:52:21 +0000

Jyri posted an article on Facebook, Where Inequality Took Root: “In the mid-70’s, we traded in our post-World War II social contract for a new one, where ‘greed is good.'”  This amazing graph shows something big happened in the 1970s to prevent workers from sharing the gains of productivity in the workplace, but the question […](image)

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Women’s Eyebrow Fashionscaterinabf265bf2245fa0778d441d71f0ac0d9b.jpg7b0fc5a25a23f4cf9ad6366ffaf075b5.jpgf23f3e77d7f5a5d1ac013d3b5eea4cee.jpg

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:57:28 +0000

Women in the courts of the T’ang Dynasty (618-907) painted their eyebrows green; the standard of beauty was brows as delicately curved as the antennae of moths. Foreheads were powdered yellow with massicot, a lead oxide, for yellow was the color of vitality. There are at least 24 hairstyles mentioned in the poetry, some a […](image)

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Henry James on Artcaterina

Wed, 10 May 2017 18:14:46 +0000

“It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes important, for our consideration and application of these things, and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.” –Henry James, letter to H.G. Wells(image)

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