Nickelodeon Nostalgia Superfan Reveals Himself to Be Clueless White Guy – From the interview: “You might not like this or care, but it’s very hard to be a man in the publishing world. No one talks about that. My agent: woman. My editor: woman. My publicist: woman. The most successful genre is young adult novels — 85% of which are written by women. That discussion doesn’t really come up when it’s the other way around. It is 2014 now. It’s not 1995. Political correctness needs to change.” It’s soooo hard to be a white dude, you guys!!
How Justice Sotomayor Is ‘Busting’ The Supreme Court’s Steady Rhythms – “The salsa scene is of a piece with Sotomayor’s sometimes confrontational style, according to the author. Sotomayor ‘can get in their faces’ during oral arguments, she can ‘cut off’ fellow justices, and when the court convenes in its private conferences to discuss cases, she doesn’t ‘soft-pedal anything,’ Biskupic says.” I like her style.
Etsy’s Trying to Fix Tech’s Women Problem. Why Aren’t You? – “It seems unfair to make women parse the reasons why these things keep happening. Male technologists aren’t being asked about the gender gap unless they’ve just been called out for sending an insensitive tweet, or Valleywag has unearthed a series of their fratty emails from college. I know women in tech are, on some level, as sick of this conversation as the rest of us. But even let’s set the controversies aside for a moment, step back and ask the basic question: ‘My God, how did we get here?’ “
New study confirms that respiratory patients benefit from using the Lung Flute – “Manufactured by Buffalo, New York-based Medical Acoustics, the Lung Flute requires users to simply blow into it. Doing so causes an integrated reed to vibrate, producing low-frequency sound waves which travel down into the patients’ lungs. There, the waves break up the mucus, allowing it to subsequently be cleared when the user forcefully exhales.” Science!