June 29, 2014
breakingnews:

'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor dies
USA TODAY: Meshach Taylor, best known for his role as assistant Anthony Bouvier in ‘Designing Women,’ died Saturday at 67.
Photo: Danny Feld, Pearson TV via USA TODAY
 

breakingnews:

'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor dies

USA TODAY: Meshach Taylor, best known for his role as assistant Anthony Bouvier in ‘Designing Women,’ died Saturday at 67.

Photo: Danny Feld, Pearson TV via USA TODAY

 

June 29, 2014
9 Resume Mistakes That Might Cost You A Job

fastcompany:

Some may be obvious, like watching out for typos and misspelled words, but others—like cookie-cutter copies or file names—might be more sneaky mistakes you’re making when looking for a job. 

June 26, 2014
huffingtonpost:

Germany beats the US 1-0

huffingtonpost:

Germany beats the US 1-0

June 26, 2014
nprfreshair:

Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews The Most Dangerous Book by Kevin Birmingham, about the publication and censorship battles over James Joyce’s Ulysses. 

There are many heroes in the tale of how James Joyce’s masterpiece, Ulysses, which was banned for over ten years throughout the English-speaking world, finally won its long battle to be legally published, sold, and read.   Kevin Birmingham tells that extraordinary story in his new book about Ulysses, called The Most Dangerous Book; as I said, there are many heroes in it, but James Joyce himself isn’t one of them.  Narcissistic, manipulative, mean, and dissolute, Joyce was a handful from the time he was a teenager.  Here’s an example: when Joyce was just twenty, an intermediary arranged a meeting for him with W.B. Yeats, whom Joyce had publically criticized as a sentimental sell-out. Nonetheless, Yeats was gracious throughout their meeting, even offering to read the younger man’s poetry.  Joyce eventually stood up to leave and, in a parting shot, asked Yeats how old he was.  Yeats said he was thirty-six and Joyce replied:  “We have met too late.  You are too old for me to have any effect on you.”

Photo - Young James Joyce

nprfreshair:

Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews The Most Dangerous Book by Kevin Birmingham, about the publication and censorship battles over James Joyce’s Ulysses. 

There are many heroes in the tale of how James Joyce’s masterpiece, Ulysses, which was banned for over ten years throughout the English-speaking world, finally won its long battle to be legally published, sold, and read.   Kevin Birmingham tells that extraordinary story in his new book about Ulysses, called The Most Dangerous Book; as I said, there are many heroes in it, but James Joyce himself isn’t one of them.  Narcissistic, manipulative, mean, and dissolute, Joyce was a handful from the time he was a teenager.  Here’s an example: when Joyce was just twenty, an intermediary arranged a meeting for him with W.B. Yeats, whom Joyce had publically criticized as a sentimental sell-out. Nonetheless, Yeats was gracious throughout their meeting, even offering to read the younger man’s poetry.  Joyce eventually stood up to leave and, in a parting shot, asked Yeats how old he was.  Yeats said he was thirty-six and Joyce replied:  “We have met too late.  You are too old for me to have any effect on you.”

Photo - Young James Joyce

June 26, 2014
newsweek:

A 180-pound black bear crashed through an Alaska couple’s skylight while they were getting ready to celebrate their child’s birthday. The unexpected visitor proceeded to feast on the cupcakes after the panicked parents fled the room. Definitely not your average birthday party.
But as Ryan Scott of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game points out: “There probably isn’t a neighborhood or place where we have homes where the potential isn’t there for you to run into a bear or observe a bear.” The incident involving the juvenile male black bear happened on Wednesday in Juneau; the couple’s home sits along a mountainside that overlooks the downtown region.
Bear Falls Through Skylight Into Party, Then Eats All The Cupcakes

newsweek:

A 180-pound black bear crashed through an Alaska couple’s skylight while they were getting ready to celebrate their child’s birthday. The unexpected visitor proceeded to feast on the cupcakes after the panicked parents fled the room. Definitely not your average birthday party.

But as Ryan Scott of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game points out: “There probably isn’t a neighborhood or place where we have homes where the potential isn’t there for you to run into a bear or observe a bear.” The incident involving the juvenile male black bear happened on Wednesday in Juneau; the couple’s home sits along a mountainside that overlooks the downtown region.

Bear Falls Through Skylight Into Party, Then Eats All The Cupcakes

June 26, 2014
centuriespast:

Reverie
Camille Corot 
(French, Paris 1796–1875 Paris )
Date: ca. 1860–65
Medium: Oil on wood
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Reverie

Camille Corot 

(French, Paris 1796–1875 Paris )

Date: ca. 1860–65

Medium: Oil on wood

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

June 26, 2014
allthingseurope:

Nesso, Italy (by RiserDog)

allthingseurope:

Nesso, Italy (by RiserDog)

June 26, 2014
theweekmagazine:

Prospect Park Zoo welcomes endangered baby lion tamarin
Squee!

theweekmagazine:

Prospect Park Zoo welcomes endangered baby lion tamarin

Squee!

June 26, 2014
Protect Yourself from Mold

usagov:

Stuffy nose, irritated eyes, wheezing. Seems like Allergies, right? But it could be mold. Find out if it’s mold, and how to deal with it.

June 26, 2014
"Why aren’t girls opting into computer science? What’s the issue? And so much of it is about culture. It’s the messages we’ve subtly and unconsciously sent to girls: that computer science and math is not for you … I think we teach girls at a very young age not to get dirty, to be nice, this whole princess myth. We indoctrinate our girls to behave in a certain way."

Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code in an interview for ThinkProgress (via women-in-science)