The Inimitable Tiff

Sep 06

“The data could be boiled down to hardheaded career advice: Men should festoon their desks with baby photos and add PTA membership to their résumés, and women should do the opposite. But ultimately, the solution is a realization that in the 21st century, male and female employees are not so different from one another.

“The best hope we have for getting rid of these effects,” Ms. Correll said, “is policy that very much conveys that people have the right to coordinate work and family.”” — A Child Helps Your Career, if You’re a Man - The Upshot | NYTimes.com by Claire Cain Miller.

bookstodevour:

Bought a long-sought classics, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, in beautiful Penguin edition. #reading #penguinstagram #mobydick #bookworm

bookstodevour:

Bought a long-sought classics, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, in beautiful Penguin edition. #reading #penguinstagram #mobydick #bookworm

(via fuckyeahmobydick)

Sep 05

(via Ichiro Suzuki Uncensored, en Español - WSJ)

(via Ichiro Suzuki Uncensored, en Español - WSJ)

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How Memorizing "$19.05" Can Help You Outsmart the MTA -

iquantny:

We’ve all been there. The train is coming into the station, and you grab your MetroCard and quickly try and swipe it at a turn-style.

"Please Swipe Again". "Please Swipe Again". "Insufficient Fare".

The last two words are killer. You think to yourself “I swear I had a balance on this card”….

Sep 04

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thisiscitylab:

Mapping the world’s migrating ocean pollution: This map shows how ocean currents—and ocean pollution—migrate.
[Image: American Institute of Physics]

thisiscitylab:

Mapping the world’s migrating ocean pollution: This map shows how ocean currents—and ocean pollution—migrate.

[Image: American Institute of Physics]

How municipalities in St. Louis County, Missouri profit from poverty - The Washington Post -

Whoa. Must-read story by @radleybalko on how St Louis County sends police to prey on poor for profit: http://t.co/PGbC6u9SoW

— Mark Schoofs (@SchoofsFeed)
September 4, 2014

Yep, worth your time if you haven’t read it already.  From the piece:

Just about everyone agrees on the main cause of this problem in St. Louis County.

“There are too many towns,” says Vatterott. There are too many towns, and not enough taxpayers to sustain them. How to fix that problem is another matter. There has long been a movement in St. Louis to merge the county with the city. That movement has picked up steam recent years as advocacy groups like Better Together have pushed proposals to merge a number of public services. But real change would require a good portion of these towns to merge with other towns, or to dissolve themselves entirely. That would require the town councils or boards of aldermen to vote themselves out of a job.

“You have these fiefdoms across the county where a small percentage of people hold power over a small bit of territory,” Kirkland says. “They aren’t going to let go of that easily.” Some towns have begun to share police services, or to contract police services out to St. Louis County. That at least means there are fewer cops per resident to hand out fines. But the cops and courts are still geared more toward generating revenue than promoting public safety.

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