Archive for September, 2017

September 25, 2017

The Banned Japanese Feminist Magazine That Showed You How to Leave Your Husband

“Bluestockings” was the “Sassy” for young women of Meiji-era Japan.

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September 17, 2017

Study into fluid dynamics of cats wins big at 2017 Ig Nobel Prize

From the brain’s responses to cheese aversion to the fluid dynamics of cats, WIRED picks its favourite Ig Nobel Prize winners for 2017

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September 17, 2017

Hot Spots – Ensia Edge

Climate change will not affect everyone equally. A close-up look at seven regions poised to really feel the pain—and what they’re doing about it.

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September 10, 2017

In Praise of Idleness, by Bertrand Russell

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September 7, 2017

Fractured Identity: The 12 Best Vietnam War Books – Signature Reads

The Vietnam War was one of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history, and these twelve are some of the best Vietnam War books out there.

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September 7, 2017

An Illustrated Guide to Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, 60 Years Later

On the 60th anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, we’re taking an illustrated look back at its major players, from Allen Ginsberg to Neal Cassady.

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September 7, 2017

When the Racist Is Someone You Know and Love

“Don’t worry, pretty lady. I’ll make sure to use a good, strong lock to keep the niggers out.”

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September 6, 2017

Got the End-of-Summer Blues? Here’s How Marijuana Can Help

The possibility that a woman could have painless labor became an idée fixe of H. L. (“Doc”) Humes, a literary wunderkind and MIT science prodigy who developed some intriguing theories about cannabis. When his wife was giving birth at their home on July 4, 1977, they tried an experiment involving marijuana, breathing exercises, and massage. Humes gave her some marijuana to inhale just before each contraction and this helped her immensely.

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September 6, 2017

Wednesday Words: Active and Passive Voice Explained — Finally!

A reader wrote and asked if I would explain Active and Passive voice, because she has been using an electronic grammar checker and it keeps…

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September 6, 2017

How Dick Gregory Forced The FBI To Find The Bodies Of Three Slain Civil Rights Workers

The real story of how Dick Gregory helped find the bodies of three slain Civil Rights workers killed during Freedom Summer.

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