The Baobhan Sith
A life told through pictures, poetry, research, quotes, and fandom posts.
  • theeconomist:

    Kal’s cartoon: this week, Putin, Russia and the West

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  • "Women’s college enrollment and completion rates have been exceeding men’s since the 1980s, and that educational advantage doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Having a degree (or multiple degrees), however, wasn’t previously considered an “advantage” in a marriage: for years, married women who achieved higher levels of education than their husbands were considered to be at higher risk of divorce, and higher graduation rates for women have been associated with a lack of success in romance. Researchers are just now finding that that’s no longer the case, because — shockingly — as social norms change, people generally tend to adjust their expectations to fit new demographic realities."
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  • fictionwritingtips:

    It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what makes a novel so great or why some books sell and some books don’t. The first step, however, will always be to make your novel as polished as possible. As an avid reader, all I can give you is my opinion on what I’m looking for in a…

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  • micdotcom:

    Woman live tweets IBM execs discussing why they don’t hire women, tries not to throw up

    Toronto-based editor Lyndsay Kirkham has started a firestorm this week after overhearing what was apparently an incredibly sexist conversation between IBM executives at lunch — and live-tweeting it.

    Unaware that they were transmitting sexist nonsense to cyberspace, the IBM executives openly discussed “why they don’t hire women.” If you take Kirkham’s account at its word, it actually gets way worse.

    But wait, there’s more Follow micdotcom

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  • "I wonder why progress looks so much like destruction."
    John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America (via quotes-shape-us)

    (via whats-out-there)

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  • (Source: eisflan, via whats-out-there)

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  • asylum-art:

    Spectacular colour  into this arid Utah desert by Guy Tal

    "Every few years, for a few fleeting days, when conditions are just right, these otherwise arid lands burst into color with carpets of Scorpionweed and Beeplant." - Utah’s badlands"

    The Badlands region in the American West is famous (or infamous) for its arid and unforgiving landscape, which is decorated by sharp and eroded spires of stone. If you catch it at just the right moment and in the right conditions, however, these apparent wastelands can give birth to an extraordinary explosion of color and life in the form of beautiful wildflowers.

    (via kiebs)

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  • lori-rocks:

    Autumn At Hardcastle Crag, Yorkshire, by Ray

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  • beautifulquote:

    Beautiful Quote #NewPost [9]

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