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I don’t aspire to own a Hermès Birkin bag, no matter how delicately crafted or visually stunning it may be. The idea of dropping the cost of a college education on a purse pretty much gives me heart palpitations. And judging from the public outcry over Tyler Shields' and Francesca Eastwood’s brilliant (note the sarcasm) idea of setting a bag worth $100k ablaze, most of you are holding your chests along with me. Apparently, when Shields isn’t shooting Mischa Barton dancing with a panda or slapping...
Diane Tran is a straight-A student at Willis High School near Houston, Texas. She takes advanced placement and dual credit courses, and works hard for her good grades. She works two jobs outside of school to support her older brother and younger sister, for whom she is financially responsible. She is also, according Texas law and Judge Lanny Moriarty, a criminal. Tran was recently sentenced to 24 hours in jail and a $100 fine for missing too many days of school. According to Texas truancy law,...
I’ve always been fascinated by outer space. It’s so easy to feel small and almost lost in the vastness of the universe when you stop and think about just how big it really is. (Although I’m reminded of a Neil deGrasse Tyson quote that advises otherwise: “I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe; we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.” But I digress.) One...
We saw this post on "Food Pervert" Laura Vincent's blog HungryandFrozen.com, and had to share it with you.  I thought that Gin and Tonic Ice Cream would be nice. Gin and tonic go together so excellently well, so why wouldn't they excel together in ice cream form? Well, it wasn't so much "nice" as "high-kick-then-landing-in-a-split-ingly rapturous", but you be the judge.   You no more need an ice cream machine for this than you need to know how to do the splits. It really couldn't be easier. Or more...
  Here in the US, we're constantly reminded of the systematic inferiority of women in the workplace– we earn 77 cents on the man’s dollar (and women of color make less than that - African American women make 64 cents and Hispanic women make 54 cents on the white man's dollar). Women out-earn men only in the “personal care” sector of the workforce. Even though the pay gap is currently the smallest it’s ever been in the US of A, it’s kind of baffling that this imbalance...