Asked in their engagement interview whether she in fact did display a poster of...– “Fixating on a Future Royal as Elusive as Cinderella,” Sarah Lyall, The New York Times
And the National Grid, the company that provides Britain’s electricity...– “London Readies for Royal Wedding,” Ravi Somaiya, The New York Times
To discourage plagiarism, for example, we punish those caught doing it — nine...– “Editorial: On the TItle IX Investigation,” The Daily Princetonian Shocking fact. I wish this had been a Prince investigative series rather than a editorial driven by the fact that there is an ongoing investigation of the university.
The single-most popular search term users entered into PornHub, the most heavily...– From A Billion Wicked Thoughts, whose authors analyzed the results of a billion (billion!) anonymous Web searches, a million websites, erotic videos, and digital romance novels to bring us what the Internet reveals about our sexual desires. (via cheatsheet)
Jesus Shaves →
tetw: by David Sedaris “And who brings the chocolate?” the teacher asked. I knew the word, and so I raised my hand, saying, “The Rabbit of Easter. He bring of the chocolate.” My classmates reacted as though I’d attributed the delivery to the Antichrist. They were mortified.
McDonald's betting commuters will gobble up salad... →
Suddenly remembered this blast from the past today: McDonalds’ Salad McShakers. At age 9, I thought they were so fun. McDonald’s newest entree in Southern California comes in a 21-ounce plastic container and easily fits into most car cupholders. You can pick it up during your morning commute and it will stay fresh most of the day - until you dump on the dressing and shake it up. ...
I, RICK PERRY, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the...– A proclamation by Texas Governor Rick Perry asking Texans of all faiths to pray for rain in the state of Texas. According to the proclamation, the state “is in the midst of an exceptional drought.” (via officialssay)
Consider the Lobster →
All I could think about while watching that video.
How to Cook a Lobster, from The Kitchy Kitchen. (Hint: Catch one first.)
"The Economist" To Halt Production For Month To... →
theeconomist: This post courtesy of our friends at The Onion.
My advice for young female writers would be to shoot high and not cower.– Jennifer Egan, in the Wall Street Journal, just minutes after winning the Pulitzer. (via anaees) Q: Over the past year, there’s been a debate about female and male writers and how they come off in the press. Franzen made clear that “Freedom” was going to be important, while others say that...
You know all the jokes to the effect of “If I had known I was going to live this...– Sidney Harman’s My Turn column in Newsweek, written soon after he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
Ethersnap: Floating in time. →
littleyanners: “US Identifies Vast Mineral Riches in Afghanistan” (July 2010) The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that …
jmud: A simple song. Not Dante’s Inferno, and...
California Stories →
tetw: by Joan Didion Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream This is a story about love and death in the golden land, and begins with the country. The San Bernardino Valley lies only an hour east of Los Angeles by way of the San Bernardino Freeway but is in certain ways an alien place: not the coastal California of subtropical twilights but a harsher California, haunted by the Mohave just beyond...
The Grand Tour →
A really great look at the large groups of Chinese tourists roaming through Europe, by Evan Osnos in The New Yorker Back on the gold bus, rolling west across the wintry scrub of Champagne-Ardenne, Li wanted to add an important exception to his demands for efficiency. “We have to get used to the fact that Europeans sometimes move slowly,” he said. When shopping in China, he went on, “we’re...
It’s ironic that Ikea looks on the U.S. and Danville the way that most people in...– In Sweden, IKEA factory workers start at $19 an hour with five weeks of paid vacation. At the company’s only American plant, workers get $8 an hour and 12 vacation days — eight of which are chosen by the corporation. via the L.A. Times. (via washingtonpoststyle)
Bolthouse’s traditional packaging worked only for the produce aisle and...– “How Carrots Became the Next Junk Food,” by Douglas McGray, Fast Company
LAPD agrees to avoid ticketing tardy students on... →
latimes: “The Los Angeles Police Department has agreed to avoid ticketing tardy students for being truant if they are on their way to school, advocates for students announced Thursday. The tickets, which can result in hundreds of dollars in fines and lost school time, are exactly the wrong approach for achieving better attendance, according to those who are involved,” reports Howard Blume. ...
I always thought I was gonna have like really cool phones and stuff. … We can’t...– President Barack Obama, overheard talking to campaign donors about White House technology and other issues. (via officialssay)
The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click...– “This Tech Bubble is Different,” by Ashley Vance, Businessweek
Meet The Guy Who Has Totally Reinvented Bloomberg... →
theweekmagazine: That’s the amount of money the gender pay gap ads up to over a 40-year career. In other words, over 40 years, women make nearly three-quarters of a million dollars less than their male counterparts. Other numbers: 80 Percent of the average man’s salary that his female counterpart makes one year out of college. “The gap between men’s and women’s salaries begins immediately...