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Nov 5

Imposter effect: Women feel like frauds at work because they are high achieving perfectionists.

A nuanced article about the anxieties of success as a woman, and the mixed blessings of humility (which, despite what so many of us were told growing up, is only sort of a virtue).

A few weeks ago: early October, my last crop of ripe tomatoes and padrón peppers. I fried the peppers on high heat, brought it down to medium to add eggs. When eggs were cooked to easy, added sliced tomatoes. Flipped eggs for over-medium. Drizzled with olive oil and enjoyed with whole-wheat toast.

A few weeks ago: early October, my last crop of ripe tomatoes and padrón peppers. I fried the peppers on high heat, brought it down to medium to add eggs. When eggs were cooked to easy, added sliced tomatoes. Flipped eggs for over-medium. Drizzled with olive oil and enjoyed with whole-wheat toast.

Oct 1

When Teachers Take Sick Days

Sick as a child: In warm slippers and fuzzy pants reading comic books, watching cartoons, and putting off your homework for another day or two, while your mom or grandma makes you tea with lemon and honey, and extra-crunchy toast for your sore throat.

Sick as an adult: In warm slippers and fuzzy pants writing emails to babysitting clients, writing lesson plans to email to supervisors/substitutes, paying rent and other bills, and making your own goddamn tea and toast (while realizing you have neither lemons nor the energy to go to the grocery store to buy any).

Oct 1

(Source: drunkonstephen)

Oct 1
think-progress:

climateprogress:

Get the whole story.
via Shifting The Power

Priorities.

Gross. What are we doing drilling for oil and natural gas in our national parks, anyway? That’s gotta stop.

think-progress:

climateprogress:

Get the whole story.

via Shifting The Power

Priorities.

Gross. What are we doing drilling for oil and natural gas in our national parks, anyway? That’s gotta stop.

Gardening friends, I need your advice.

Three little hills of soil, each one with four squash seeds: one hill has delicata, one hill has lemon cucumber, and the last is yellow crookneck. But oh no, I forgot to write down which hill contained which type of squash, and now two of the hills have healthy little squash seedlings, and the third hill’s seedlings got eaten completely by slugs. I don’t know which seeds to re-plant! Anyone know a trick for telling winter squash from summer squash from cucumber, before the seedlings are anywhere near flowering?

(Source: fiftyrainbows)

wordsbydan:

7 Great quotes about libraries on photos of beautiful libraries

With libraries around the world in danger of extinction, Flavorwire posted a series of great quotes about libraries from famous writers. I decided to pair them with some of the world’s most beautiful libraries. You’re welcome;

  1. Trinity College Library - University of Dublin
  2. University Club Library – New York City
  3. Admont Abbey Library – Austria
  4. Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Rio de Janeiro
  5. Suzzalo Library at the University of Washington – Seattle
  6. Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
  7. Canadian Library of Parliament – Ottawa

Click on the photo to see it full size. Support your local library, kids.

Missing from this list is, of course, the vast Bodleian Library—especially the interior of Radcliffe Camera.

retrogasm:

Dorothy and Alice

WHERE CAN I BUY A POSTER OF THIS?!

retrogasm:

Dorothy and Alice

WHERE CAN I BUY A POSTER OF THIS?!