Quickies: Thing in the Addams Family, Tim Kaine’s Feminism, and Autism in Girls
- United Nations for Intersex Awareness – The UN is starting an Intersex Awareness campaign and they’ve also created a video. From their site: “Intersex children don’t need to be ‘fixed’; they are perfect just as they are! The United Nations is calling on governments and parents to protect intersex children from harm.”
- This Woman’s Job: Smearing Makeup Globs Just Right For Photos – I have to admit, I’ve always wondered about who does the photoshoots of the smushed makeup.
- Meet the talented magician who played Thing in The Addams Family – “A still-active stage magician by trade, Hart played a number of disembodied and/or possessed hands in films and television in the 1990s. Whenever a movie script called for a hand to crawl around on its own, Hart was the man for the job.”
- How to Get Rich Tricking People Into Buying Overpriced Weight Loss Shakes – “Herbalife, Shakeology, and Advocare are among the brands that promise you can quit your day job or even earn millions as a shake pusher. We’re not saying that these companies are evil, just that if you did want to set up a lucrative and borderline illegal pyramid scheme to get rich at others’ expense, you could learn a few lessons from them.” (Evil Week at Lifehacker is one of my favorite things. Not that I’m advocating any of this but still, it’s fun to see how the sausage is made.)
- Tim Kaine’s feminism – “Voters vote for presidential candidates, not vice presidential candidates, and so Kaine’s personal qualities aren’t a huge factor in this election. But the Clinton campaign really did manage to find the man who is temperamentally and biographically the opposite of Trump.”
- Girls and autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk – “The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition.”
Featured Image: The Addams Family