abbyjean: Seasonal Affective Disorder – The Basics Much of the work on seasonal depression (SAD) suggests that it appears in response to the changes in daylength – the photoperiod. While other aspects of the weather, e.g., brightness, temperature, etc., may modulate the response, the basic mechanism appears to be the same way other mammals time their seasonal activities, including...
on fat, trans, and the pitfalls of comparing... →
But as much as feminists hammer on the “choice” ideal, reproductive choice in...– America’s Fertility Crisis — Feministe
The realization that you can’t slow down your biological clock often comes...– Blog
Role modeling language assumes that inequality exists due to lack of imagination...– Melissa Harris-Perry, reminding folks that marginalized populations are marginalized due to structural reasons (i.e. institutional racism), not because there haven’t been enough black presidents for little kids to look up to. I saw MHP in the flesh yesterday, talking about her new book “Sister...
vruz: shameful. it’s not a white life, nor a black life, but a human life that...– [comment on] a quote from the Atlanta Post on Obama’s silence in connection with the extremely questionable execution of Troy Davis that will take place at 7pm tonight in Atlanta, Georgia. (via bohemianarthouse) (via vruz) Oh, but this is still about this being a black life.
come on up to the house: thetart: White kids? I... →
thetart: White kids? I need y’all to listen. We are not all Troy Davis. This would not happen to us. No, cork it and let that settle in for a second. This would not happen to us in this country and in this “justice” system and in this white supremacist culture that lets us think it’s the…
[Jon Stewart] hasn’t really aged like a president. He’s aged like...– Print - Jon Stewart and the Burden of History - Esquire
The only two conferences that can feel completely secure right now are the Big...– The Geography of College Football Fans (and Realignment Chaos) - NYTimes.com
Even with the losses of Texas A&M, Nebraska and Colorado, the Big 12 — as it...– The Geography of College Football Fans (and Realignment Chaos) - NYTimes.com
The A.C.C. had about 900,000 fans per team prior to adding Syracuse and...– The Geography of College Football Fans (and Realignment Chaos) - NYTimes.com
The S.E.C.’s interest in Texas A&M becomes easier to understand once you...– The Geography of College Football Fans (and Realignment Chaos) - NYTimes.com
Contagion” is, of course, a 9/11-anniversary movie, though probably not one that...– David Denby’s review of “Contagion.” (via ilyagerner)
When I’m driving, I sometimes turn on the radio and I find very often that what...– Noam Chomsky from the Chomsky Reader edited by James Peck, this is from the opening interview in the book. (via johnnydib) vruz: beyond belief, indeed. (via vruz) Rafer sez: Lifelong personal pet peeve. (via rafer) It’s VERY easy to know when you’re wrong in sports: your team...
In short, the vast majority of people in the middle class and above have the...– Daily Kos: Looks discrimination can lower your income, but lack of money can cause looks discrimination, too Good points, some of them not made enough in the quick glance at discrimination stats. (via dixiecupua)
I annoy people at the gym and you should too
ilyagerner: In a post titled “Be the Change you Want to See in the World,” Matt Yglesias offers some advice for people who are frustrated with pace of progressive political change and want to do something something about. I’m sure he will get plenty of push-back for having a weak Theory of Politics — eg, a lack of concern for building the labor movement and other institutions that balance the...
Google: Owning versus Organizing
continuations: When Larry Page became CEO, I set out my hopes for how Google might evolve its role in the Internet marketplace under his leadership. In particular, I was hoping that Larry would be: Supporting independent third party services instead of either trying to acquire them or competing head on with them. Figure out how to succeed by making others succeed. While the purchase of Zagat...
Oregon’s Chip Kelly Admits Pac-12 Is Inferior To... →
Kelly pointed specifically to the defensive linemen which isn’t surprising considering the beating they took in consecutive games by the Auburn defensive line and the LSU defensive line. “They got a little bit different athlete running around out there,” he said. “Look at their defensive linemen. Standing next to them, walking off the field, they don’t look like a lot of the guys we...
Moreover, in numerous African cultures and African-Diasporic spiritual...– Randy P. Conner, “Rainbow’s Children: Diversity of Gender and Sexuality in African-Diasporic Spiritual Traditions,” in Fragments of Bone: Neo-African Religions in a New World, ed. by Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, pp. 143-144 (via dusttracksonaroad)
LSU is 28-1 in nonconference games under Les Miles...
secfootball: The Tigers’ only nonconference loss was to Penn State in the Capital One Bowl following the 2009 season. Click the source for more SEC Did you know Week 1 from ESPN.
What would probably be different, if Vick were white, would be that the gaggle...– Making Sense Of The ‘New’ Michael Vick Experience | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture