Gender disparity is a problem that's deeply engrained in our society. Within the tech industry, the numbers are staggering. Carnegie Melon University took note with their famous Dave-to-Girl ratio. After realizing the number of men named Dave in their computer science program outstripped overall females, they implemented changes to their department that would attract a broad spectrum of students. Four years later, the program boasted 40% women which goes to show ... Read More
BY Samantha Vincenty
on Mar 29, 2012
The cross stitches found at DefiantDamsel's Etsy shop are a hilarious collection of pop culture gems. There's nothing like embroidery to lend a quaint charm to a filthy "Heathers" quote. You can get the pattern and stitch it yourself, or if you're craft-challenged like me (clumsy sausage-finger hands and no attention span) you can buy the finished product in a frame. I think Joel McHale would look great in my den.
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BY Intern Maura
in Style File
on Feb 27, 2012
So clip-on earrings aren't exactly "on-trend" as far as I know, but ever since my earlobe ripped (it's pretty gnarly and I'm strangely proud of it), I've had to acquire an appreciation for them-- which wasn't difficult! The thing about clip-on earrings is that many of them--especially vintage ones--are like little brooches for your ears. They're often much prettier and more intricate than regular earrings, they're unique, and they stand out more. At the same time, ... Read More
There are various opinions on the day that is Valentine's Day, but me? I love it. I like hearts. I like candy. I like the color pink. I'm all for it. I'm also all for post-Valentine's Day candy sales (yum!). I think Valentine's Day is as good a day as any to spread a little love in the world, whether that means sending your bestie surprise macaroons from the macaroon queen, buying yourself a little "something something," spending quality time with your ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Feb 01, 2012
The station attendant at the Broadway/Lafayette subway stop is the cutest lady ever (totally blowing up her spot!). The whiteboard in her cubicle displays pertinent train information, but I noticed recently that she also writes inspiring messages and aphorisms that make even a tired, black-hearted, cranky commuting jerkface like me smile. Today, in a rainbow of dry-erase marker, she wrote HAVE A WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY!
"Whimsy" and the other "whim" words ... Read More