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How People Learn to Become Resilient

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Maria Konnikova writes about resilience and the skills that researches say can be learned to acquire it.
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Donald Trump’s slander of Captain Humayun Khan’s family is horrifying, even for Trump

Donald Trump’s slander of Captain Humayun Khan’s family is horrifying, even for Trump | For safe keeping | Scoop.it
This is not a question that needs to be asked in most elections, but it needs to be asked in this one: what kind of person is Donald Trump?
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History tells us what will happen next with Brexit & Trump — Medium

History tells us what will happen next with Brexit & Trump - Medium
See Clay Shirky’s Twitter Storm on this point.
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Government refuses to guarantee EU citizens living in UK can stay

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Minister says it would be unwise to offer guarantee without assurances about UK nationals living in other EU countries
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A warning to Gove and Johnson - we won’t forget what you did | Jonathan Freedland

A warning to Gove and Johnson - we won’t forget what you did | Jonathan Freedland | For safe keeping | Scoop.it
Though events are moving fast, it’s crucial to hold on to our fury at the selfishness that caused this crisis
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Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies

Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies | For safe keeping | Scoop.it
Danica Savonick and Cathy N. Davidson Overview The often unconscious and unintentional biases against women, including in academe, have been well documented in the autobiographical writings of authors such as Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Patricia Williams, and bell hooks. But is the experience they document merely “subjective”?  Several recent social science research studies, using strictly controlled methodologies, suggest that these first-person accounts of discrimination are representative, not simply anecdotal.
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80% of 12-year-olds in Switzerland told they can't go to university

80% of 12-year-olds in Switzerland told they can't go to university | For safe keeping | Scoop.it
Relatively few qualify for university in Switzerland. To apply you need to score well in school exams at the age of 11 or 12, enter the academic stream and graduate from it, normally at the age of 19. In 2014, only 20% of Swiss-based 19 year olds gained the chance to apply for entry to a Swiss unive
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Why won't some women pay it forward?

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New research shows that some senior women are so reluctant for workplace gender equality they pull the ladder up after them. Gaby Hinsliff considers if, and why, we should expect more sisterly solidarity
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Lab Rats: How the Misogyny Police and Sloppy Journalists Smeared a Top Scientist

Lab Rats: How the Misogyny Police and Sloppy Journalists Smeared a Top Scientist | For safe keeping | Scoop.it
Sir Tim Hunt’s troubles began when Connie St. Louis, a science journalism lecturer at London’s City University, tweeted that a luncheon for female scientists at the World Conference of Science Jour...
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The media did cover attacks on *insert country here*. You just weren’t reading it. — Medium

The media did cover attacks on *insert country here*. You just weren’t reading it. — Medium | For safe keeping | Scoop.it
On Friday night, terrorists stormed a rock concert and a restaurant in Paris, as well as detonating bombs outside the Stade de France.
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Ryan Adams’s 1989 and the mansplaining of Taylor Swift

Ryan Adams’s 1989 and the mansplaining of Taylor Swift | For safe keeping | Scoop.it
Despite good intentions, Ryan Adams’s 1989 has enabled dozens of music journalists to mansplain Taylor Swift’s own album to her.
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How Outrageous Beauty Expectations Hold Women Back

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Women who wear makeup earn more and are treated better. This has steep costs, in both money and time.
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The fascinating history of Jews in Wales

The fascinating history of Jews in Wales | For safe keeping | Scoop.it
A long and illustrious chapter of Welsh history that is both quintessentially Welsh and quintessentially Jewish
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Clinton makes history! A look at newspaper front pages from across the United States of America

Clinton makes history! A look at newspaper front pages from across the United States of America | For safe keeping | Scoop.it

The Democratic Party made history on Tuesday night by nominating Sec. Hillary Clinton for president. What follows is a sampling of how history was reported by print newspaper front pages from across the country.



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EU tells Swiss no single market access if no free movement of citizens

EU tells Swiss no single market access if no free movement of citizens | For safe keeping | Scoop.it
Swiss-EU talks reveal determination of EU to make no concessions to UK over Brexit terms
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A Good Little Girl

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When you are a woman in a male-dominated STEM field, weird things happen to you. People say weird shit or give you weird looks or write weird letters of recommendation for you. And this is just the good guys, the male colleagues who are at the core respectful and supportive of you. A few years ago, there was some paperwork…
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An Open Letter to My Friends Who Support Donald Trump

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I'm cool with you removing me from your friends list if you don't like this post. You can even disown me if you like. But Donald Trump isn't a good person, nor would he be a good president. I can u...
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One Weird Trick That Makes a Novel Addictive

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In January, Adelle Waldman wrote an excellent essay for the New Yorker’s Page Turner blog called “The Ideal Marriage, According to Novels.” In it, she notes that men and women write about marriage differently. Roth and Bellow write about mysterious attractions and breast shape; Ferrante and Austen write about the practical quest to find an intellectual and emotional peer. While reading Waldman’s essay, I remembered a quote from Douglas Adams:
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#WheresRey: Why Do We Still Need Fan Outcry to Get Hasbro to do What It Should Have Done in the First Place? - Women Write About Comics

#WheresRey: Why Do We Still Need Fan Outcry to Get Hasbro to do What It Should Have Done in the First Place? - Women Write About Comics | For safe keeping | Scoop.it
In a not so shocking sexist merchandising twist, fans learned that the latest edition of Star Wars Monopoly would not include Rey, the main character of The Force Awakens film. After the fan outcry, Hasbro announced that it would remedy this issue by including Rey in the updated version. In a statement to Entertainment WeeklyRead More
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Rey is not a role model for little girls (major spoilers ahead) Mike Adamick

Rey is not a role model for little girls (major spoilers ahead) Mike Adamick | For safe keeping | Scoop.it
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'I'm Gonna Rise Above What I Was Doing'

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Chicago taught Tavaris Sanders how to survive among gang members. Is there room for him to thrive at a liberal-arts college?
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How likely is an all-male speakers list, statistically speaking? A mathematician weighs in. - Lauren Bacon's Curiosity Labs

How likely is an all-male speakers list, statistically speaking? A mathematician weighs in. - Lauren Bacon's Curiosity Labs | For safe keeping | Scoop.it
If, like me, you still find yourself shaking your fist at the abysmal numbers of women speakers at your average STEM conference, and you enjoy a bit of geeking out over math, then today’s post is going to make your toes curl in delight. A few months back, my mathematician friend Greg Martin at the University of British …
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12 brilliantly literal Welsh words that say exactly what they mean

12 brilliantly literal Welsh words that say exactly what they mean | For safe keeping | Scoop.it
If there's a better description for peach than 'woolly plum', then we haven't heard it
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