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Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1941“It’s always the husband. Just watch Dateline,”the best criticism I found was that it's some kind of Men's Rights wet dream I actually found that movie one of the more feminist things i'd watched lately - it's weird how people see different narratives in it. If memory serves, the only man she kills is pretty rapey and controlling in the first place, and honestly, even after seeing the Big Twist occur, I kind of maintained my belief that Nick deserved what he fucking got. There's this part in the... [corb1:01 PM on March 27, 2015Making More Time For WorkIndeed. You didn't have to be some kind of genius to predict this; in fact, I find the whole "oooohhh, the internet has helped polarize society into entitled Silicon Valley assholes and part-time delivery workers, who could have predicted it" thing to be pretty disingenuous. Lots of people did predict it; it was obvious, has been obvious to anyone who has a worker-centered or working class outlook on the world.... [more]Frowner1:23 PM on March 27, 2015pay for reviewMy BA advisor was a full professor at a prestigious college who'd ever, in his entire career, published one book- his dissertation- and one, count it, ONE, book review. That was his entire history of publication. At a reunion I had a drink with another full professor, a pillar of the institution, who in his academic career had ever published exactly nothing. No book, not one research article, not even one book review, nada, nothing. He was hired to teach undergrads and that was that.... [more]ethnomethodologist9:13 AM on March 28, 2015Yes, I agree that asking authors to pay for expedited review is wrong. But given how many hours I spend every year on peer reviews, and the profits that Elsevier, Wiley, and Nature Press are making off of largely unpaid labor and government funded research, the idea of getting paid something for doing a review is appealing. It's sort of amazing to me how much time and money we as academics put into journal articles, knowing that the publisher makes money while we get only "prestige".... [more]hydropsyche3:49 AM on March 28, 2015Try not to get stuck!It's the mystery of the unknown. Once you've got the fever, you will crawl through the gates of hell to see what's on the other side. It's paid off in spades a few times- there's nothing quite like the feeling of breaking through into a new room or passage that no human on Earth has ever seen before. The worst is when you crawl until it just gets too tight & you have to back out. I've had a couple dicey moments in downward crawls where I had a gravity assist on the... [more]Devils Rancher6:50 AM on March 28, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1935The 2016 campaign’s most interesting long shotI think it's quite upsetting that someone so highly respected is probably suffering from a mental break. That's the assessment of some who have known him for a long time. I also think it's quite interesting to note that it's impossible, at least on a casual level, to distinguish mental illness from the current Republican agenda.jimmythefish10:27 PM on March 25, 2015Hot Town, Summer in the CityIf memory serves me correctly, articles like this (not to mention various documentary films were a staple of growing up during the Cold War. Yup - you wanna know why Gen-X seemed so moody and emo? It's because shit like THIS was part of the background radiation of OUR CHILDHOODS.EmpressCallipygos7:55 AM on March 25, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1932I almost entirely removed the words "no" and "don't" from my vocabulary.Well, the article itself does not recommend the crap sandwich. It gives a really good and clear example of what works: She went from telling kids "don't drop your elbow" to "keep your elbow up" and saw a 180 degree turnaround in both attitude and performance. The human mind doesn't do well with "not" statements. I like the general rubric that suggests that a good example is the best way to teach. Giving people a... [more]
Michele in California11:21 AM on March 23, 2015Phredward: "Managing isn't about telling your reports to toughen up and accept criticism."
Has anyone done any research on not calling your people "reports"? Because that term (as well as other dehumanizing ones) gnaws at my very core.
Joakim Ziegler11:15 AM on March 23, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1930TedCruz.comAlso, it begins, "Dear Gary". My name is not Gary. He doesn't think your name is Gary; he's hoping your name is, in fact, Indiana, so that he'll say Gary and you'll say Indiana and you'll go back and forth like that a few times, "Gary", "Indiana", "Gary?", "Indiana!" and he can finish off with a smug "...is the place where I am from!" and some jazz hands and you'll be bowled... [cortex2:33 PM on March 23, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1929I thought I was the only oneI'm semi-obsessed with type (although probably more obsessed than I'd care to admit given I got FPPed for writing about once). Indeed, myself and several other semi-obsessives (all of whom work in the publishing industry in some way) actually have an ongoing competition. The objective is to keep an eye out for the most unexpected or inappropriate instance of Comic Sans. Whenever one of us sees it used in a way we feel seta a new low, we grab some evidence (either photo or copy of whatever... [more]garius3:42 AM on November 16, 2009
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1927(Big) CAT scanWhen a gun store doesn't sell gunsI'm super anti-gun. Other than Team Fortess, but still. What the anti-gun lobby, and this video, doesn't get is that they don't see gun culture as a culture. You can't beat a culture in the short-term, just like you can't outlaw a religion and expect its adherents to go, "Yep, we're done here with the Jesus thing. Team Xenu!" So, when you say, "This gun killed a kid," the reaction you're going to get is a... [Cool Papa Bell12:53 PM on March 21, 2015