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Take a look at this map from the social media analysts at Brandwatch, which shows each state’s ratio of Twitter mentions of kale and bacon. You can see at a glance that the kale vs. bacon breakdown is awfully similar to the election night map.

Food Politics: The United States of Bacon and Kale 

Take a look at this map from the social media analysts at Brandwatch, which shows each state’s ratio of Twitter mentions of kale and bacon. You can see at a glance that the kale vs. bacon breakdown is awfully similar to the election night map.

Food Politics: The United States of Bacon and Kale 


Mirzakhani and Beheshti went to the principal of their school and demanded that she arrange for math problem-solving classes like the ones being taught at the comparable high school for boys. “The principal of the school was a very strong character,” Mirzakhani recalled. “If we really wanted something, she would make it happen.”
The principal was undeterred by the fact that Iran’s International Mathematical Olympiad team had never fielded a girl, Mirzakhani said. “Her mindset was very positive and upbeat — that ‘you can do it, even though you’ll be the first one,’ ” Mirzakhani said. “I think that has influenced my life quite a lot.”

Maryam Mirzakhani: A Tenacious Explorer of Abstract Surfaces
first woman to win a fields medal—GET IT, GIRL!

Mirzakhani and Beheshti went to the principal of their school and demanded that she arrange for math problem-solving classes like the ones being taught at the comparable high school for boys. “The principal of the school was a very strong character,” Mirzakhani recalled. “If we really wanted something, she would make it happen.”

The principal was undeterred by the fact that Iran’s International Mathematical Olympiad team had never fielded a girl, Mirzakhani said. “Her mindset was very positive and upbeat — that ‘you can do it, even though you’ll be the first one,’ ” Mirzakhani said. “I think that has influenced my life quite a lot.”

Maryam Mirzakhani: A Tenacious Explorer of Abstract Surfaces

first woman to win a fields medal—GET IT, GIRL!

Like increasing numbers of low-income mothers and fathers, Ms. Navarro is at the center of a new collision that pits sophisticated workplace technology against some fundamental requirements of parenting, with particularly harsh consequences for poor single mothers.

(Source: pusheen)

As a male CEO, I have been asked what kind of car I drive and what type of music I like, but never how I balance the demands of being both a dad and a CEO.

Friends and colleagues often ask my wife how she balances her job and motherhood. Somehow, the same people don’t ask me. A few months ago, I decided the only way to balance was by stepping back from my job [as CEO of MongoDB].

watermelon + yoga = yes!

watermelon + yoga = yes!

“Thank you for your application to our ballet academy. Unfortunately you have not been accepted. You lack the right feet, Achilles tendons, turnout, torso length and bust. You have the wrong body for ballet. And at 13, you are too old to be considered.”

In other words, the pastime most likely to indicate a person’s membership in the Ivy League is complaining about the Ivy League in exquisite detail.

too real…

Our system of elite education manufactures young people who are smart and talented and driven, yes, but also anxious, timid, and lost, with little intellectual curiosity and a stunted sense of purpose: trapped in a bubble of privilege, heading meekly in the same direction, great at what they’re doing but with no idea why they’re doing it.