Quickies: Token Women Have More Stress, the Long Con of Buttered Coffee, and Jorge Ramos’s Immigration Question
- ‘George’ Wants You To Know: She’s Really Melissa – George is a book about a transgender child, due to be released this month from Scholastic. Check out this author interview. I definitely want to get a copy!
- Women in Male-Dominated Jobs Have More Stress – “Indiana University Bloomington researchers looked at daily stress hormone patterns from more than 440 women in a large U.S. survey who worked in jobs where at least 85% of the workforce were men. In academic terms, a woman is considered an ‘occupational token’ when 15% of colleagues in her occupation are women. That definition included jobs like construction supervisors, engineers, painters and groundskeepers.” From Amy.
- Butter In Your Coffee and Other Cons: Stories From a Fitness Insider – One of the co-founders of Fitocracy writes about how much of the modern fitness business is about marketing and hype instead of actual science.
- The question Jorge Ramos tried to ask — and why more reporters should ask it, too – “Let’s get to the actual question — and what Jorge Ramos tried to ask Donald Trump last night: How does he plan to deport more than 11 million undocumented immigrants, as he has often repeated?”
- In The Search For The Perfect Sugar Substitute, Another Candidate Emerges – “Chemically speaking, it’s almost identical to ordinary sugar. It has the same chemical formula as fructose and glucose, but the atoms of hydrogen and oxygen are arranged slightly differently. And that slight difference means that my body won’t turn this sugar into calories.”
- Study Tracks Vast Racial Gap In School Discipline In 13 Southern States – “The researchers examined more than 3,000 school districts in those states. In 132 of those districts, they found, the suspension and expulsion rates of blacks were off the charts, with suspension rates far greater than their representation in the student body.”