My ‘granny’ hair is staying – Globe and Mail
Some have said that the granny hair trend has a streak of defiant feminism about it. It does not. Grey hair on the young is not defiance. It’s not acceptance of aging. If anything, it is a mockery of aging, because it is not real. It’s fake grey. And getting old is a very, very real experience, felt in the bones.
For the first time in my life, I am exercising ONLY because I would prefer a strong and boundless body, not because I have visions of a thinner me at the end of the line.
The Open Office Trap – New Yorker
Though open offices often fostered a symbolic sense of organizational mission, making employees feel like part of a more laid-back, innovative enterprise, they were damaging to the workers’ attention spans, productivity, creative thinking, and satisfaction.
Rape Jokes are Finally Funny Because They’re Targeting R – Guardian Instead of Victims.
That rape jokes aren’t funny was an axiom assuming that rape jokes are at the expense of the victim. Something horrible happened to you, hahhahha! . . . People then drew a distinction between punching down (mocking the less powerful) and punching up (aiming at the privileged, the status quo, maybe even striking blows against the empire). The rape joke as it then existed was all about punching down.
How ‘Rock Star’ Became a Business Buzzword – NY Times
Posting a listing for a job for which only ‘‘rock stars’’ need apply casts an H.R. manager as a kind of corporate Malcolm McLaren; that nobody is looking for a front-end developer who is addicted to heroin or who bites the heads off doves in conference rooms goes without saying. Pretty much anyone can be a ‘‘rock star’’ these days — except actual rock stars, who are encouraged to think of themselves as brands.
Canada’s Federal Election Quiz – I Side With
Take the political quiz to see which federal parties your ideals align with.
World’s Most Liveable Cities – Metropolis
In our extensive urban coverage throughout the year, we often look at a variety of facets that contribute to a city’s overall quality of life—i.e., the sum of the housing, amenities, connectivity, and, in a word, pleasures a city has to offer the people who live in it.
He spoke to an expert in animal locomotion to nail down their movement. Even further, he met with a biologist to see about making an artificial rumen (a part of the goat’s stomach) in order to digest grass. To put it simply: He did not take this lightly.
Imagine the madness in the nation’s capital if the men’s football team had won the NFC East championship by beating the Dallas Cowboys? But because these champions don’t have Y chromosomes, it’s crickets.
The study’s goal was to try to gain insights into a longstanding contradiction in fertility in many developed countries between how many children people say they want and how many they actually have.
Five foolproof ways to destroy employee morale – Globe and Mail
Every so often, I come across managers who seem hell bent on doing just the opposite. They say and do things that completely destroy their employees’ self-confidence, drag down team morale, and create a negative working environment.