Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jennifer Aniston Says Her 'Value As A Woman' Has Nothing To Do With Having Children

Jennifer Aniston Says Her 'Value As A Woman' Has Nothing To Do With Having Children: "In an interview with Carson Daly for the Today Show published this morning, Aniston discussed her personal experience as a childfree woman and the constant questioning she is subjected to because of it.

Daly referenced the 45-year-old's interview with Gloria Steinem this past February at the MAKERS conference where Aniston said, "Being a woman, your value and worth is associated with your marital status or whether or not you've procreated.""



'via Blog this'

Coming to the Mission Next Year: San Francisco's First Raised Bikeway - San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Coming to the Mission Next Year: San Francisco's First Raised Bikeway - San Francisco Bicycle Coalition: "San Francisco is set to get its first raised bikeway next year! The showcase bikeway is part of the Mission/Valencia Gateway project and will stretch southbound on Valencia Street from Cesar Chavez Street to Duncan Street. This one-block bikeway heralds a completely new type of bicycle infrastructure to our city, one that will become more common in the next few years, as raised bikeways are integrated into the Masonic Avenue and 2nd Street projects."



'via Blog this'

If We Gave Men the Same Rape Advice We Give Women, Here's How Absurd It Would Sound - Mic

If We Gave Men the Same Rape Advice We Give Women, Here's How Absurd It Would Sound - Mic: "Undercover Colors is simply the latest in a slew of anti-rape products that don't necessarily make the world a safer place, but do make women's lives more difficult by adding yet more items to the list of things they "should" do to avoid rape. The logic of these products rests on some decidedly problematic assumptions about what causes rape in the first place, and also suggests that men are unable to control themselves.

Women, like men, have the right to move throughout the world without constantly fearing for their safety, yet the burden of prevention continues to fall squarely on women's shoulders. One can't help but wonder, what would it look like if we talked to men about rape prevention in the same way we talk to women? "



'via Blog this'

Scientists May Have Discovered How to Stop Your Peanut Allergies for Good - Mic

Scientists May Have Discovered How to Stop Your Peanut Allergies for Good - Mic: "If you or someone you know is one of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, we have some great news for you. Researchers at New York University Medical Center have not only figured out why people are allergic to certain foods, they have also come up with a way to potentially treat or even extinguish food allergies.

The team found that young children overexposed to antibiotics were at greater risk of developing food allergies. Thankfully, though, they also discovered a way to combat the impact of antibiotics, which, theoretically, could potentially cure people of their food allergies."



'via Blog this'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Witness | Texas Monthly

The Witness | Texas Monthly: "When Michelle first went to work for TDCJ, in 2001, she had begun each weekday morning by driving into town, past the picturesque courthouse square and toward the Walls Unit, the 165-year-old penitentiary that is Huntsville’s most iconic landmark. The prison, whose ramparts measure more than thirty feet high, is a colossal, foreboding structure crowned by razor wire—a two-block-long, red-brick fortress that houses the most active death chamber in the country. Michelle’s office occupied a corner of an administrative building directly across the street from the Walls, and one of the requirements of her job as a public information officer had been to attend every execution the state carried out. She had also attended executions for her previous job, as a reporter covering prisons for the hometown newspaper, the Huntsville Item. Michelle spent many evenings—hundreds, in fact—standing shoulder-to-shoulder with witnesses in a cramped room that afforded a view of the death chamber, where she watched as men, and two women, were injected with a three-drug cocktail that stopped their hearts. All told, she had seen 278 inmates put to death."



'via Blog this'

Indonesian Christian free after Islamic court lifts khalwat conviction - Yahoo News Malaysia

Indonesian Christian free after Islamic court lifts khalwat conviction - Yahoo News Malaysia: "The Indonesian, born a Catholic, was accused of being in close proximity with a person of the opposite gender who is not her spouse or relative at a reflexology centre along Jalan Seang Teik at 11.40am on December 8, 2011."



'via Blog this'

Grocers Introduce Kid-Friendly Snack Section In The Produce Aisle : The Salt : NPR

Grocers Introduce Kid-Friendly Snack Section In The Produce Aisle : The Salt : NPR: "Bolthouse Farms, the food company that rolled out the successful extreme baby carrot campaign, is behind the effort.

The company has been developing products such as pureed fruit tubes that kids can suck and slurp, all-fruit smoothies and bags of baby carrots called Veggie Snackers that come with pouches of bright-colored, bold-flavored seasonings.

When kids open the package and shake in the seasoning, the carrots take on some of the characteristics of chips like Doritos. "They give you that crunch and flavor," says Jeff Dunn, CEO of Bolthouse. "You're going to lick your fingers, and get that same sensory [experience] you get with salty snacks.""



'via Blog this'
 
Think local. Act global. Learn more about the Peace Corps