Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jeb Bush Strongly Endorses Puerto Rico Statehood

"If Bush decides to run for President, he will not be the first candidate to firmly endorse statehood for Puerto Rico. As a candidate, President Ronald Reagan explained in a February, 1980 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that he supported Puerto Rico statehood..."

Read the article: Jeb Bush Strongly Endorses Puerto Rico Statehood - April 28, 2015 Puerto Rico Report (Image: laughingsquid.com)

The Trouble with Mr. Bean



Monday, April 27, 2015

US to lower fluoride levels in water

"Federal health officials have decreased the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years to prevent people from getting too much of the mineral." Read the article: US to lower fluoride levels in water by Sarah Ferris, 4/27/2015 The Hill

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Jailed for failure to disclose trans status

From DailyKos: "Although the Scottish transpeople almost universally believe the problem with the relationships should center on the age difference between the participants, that seems not to be the main concern of legal forces." Read the article: Jailed for failure to disclose trans status - by rserven for TransAction, Daily Kos, April 6, 2013

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Muddied Meaning of 'Mindfulness'

It flashed in my mind that the Buddhist word, "sati," is close to the Japanese word, "satori," meaning wisdom, from which my given name was derived. From The New York Times Magazine: "Sati, which Buddhists consider the first of seven factors of enlightenment, means, more nearly, “memory of the present,” which didn’t track in tense-preoccupied English. “Mindfulness” stuck — but may have saddled the subtle sati with false-note connotations of Victorian caution, or even obedience. (“Mind your manners!”)" Read the article: The Muddied Meaning of 'Mindfulness' by Virginia Heffernan, New York Times Magazine, April 14, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Can This Nail Polish Prevent Sexual Assault?



"In 2014, four male undergraduate students from North Carolina State University began to develop an idea. The students wanted to create something that would help empower women and protect them against date rape drugs. The students began to develop color-changing nail polish that could determine if a woman’s drink had been laced with common date rape drugs like Rohypnol, Xanax, or GHB." Continue reading: Can This Nail Polish Prevent Sexual Assault? by Ashley Yenick, uchic.com, April 3, 2015

Enneagram Type 8w7 Sx The Challenger



Take the Enneagram Test with Instinctual Variant results. According to this test, I'm a Type 8w7 Sx. Type 8 is the result I got the first time I took an enneagram test, but since then, I've mostly scored Type 4. I looked up correlations between enneagram and MBTI types and saw that type 8 is mostly associated with ESTJ / ENTJ. Could I be an extrovert and not know it? Also, how could someone who self-identifies as passionate be a Thinking type? Of course I could be an anomaly statistically speaking and be anything, which is the beauty of non-scientific entertainment.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Paintbox Mani + Box Clutch = #FashionMath



Sure, Ivanka, an Asian model + the word "math" = #fashionmath. I like this ad, though, because the model has the prettiest nails (Short nails are beautiful! I'd even consider wearing nail art.), and I like the use of pink paired with images of street style sophistication. Posted by IvankaTrump on You Tube on Oct 29, 2014

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

April 1 Announcement from Berklee




Congratulations to Brian-Michael Medina for his acceptance to Berklee College of Music!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Make Way for Generation Z

Make Way for Generation Z by Michael Hirschon, March 28, 2015 The New York Times